Monday, November 23, 2009

Insigificant Ramblings From A College Student: Part 1

This is Insigificant Ramblings from a College Student Part 1.

Is it normal to feel completley disconnected from where you are and where you want to be?

I feel right now that I want to be out in the world adventuring/ experiencing things while I am young and easily able to.  I feel like I am being held back by college. Isn't that weird? I have learned a lot from this very western type of institution, but in two years I have learned that college drains you of who you really are. I mean who actually learns from a college? who doesn't just cram to pass the next test? What are we going to really remember 15 years from now? It is really interesting to be in a college community. I feel like I have a good grasp of life now that I have been here at college for now almost 3 years. What else is there? This question keeps coming up. This is partially the reason why I am going abroad next semester. There is way more to life than grades, and expectations. You need to go out and live your dreams and learn from your experiences. After all, are you not a product of your experiences?


I know I am.

Listen to Destroyer's song Hey, Snow White.

It seems way more than fitting now.

plus it is from merge records and they are an awesome local record company and you should support them.

Love,
happiness is a warm gun

Listen:

Hey, Snow White - Destroyer


Buy Destroyer

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Shuffle: Delicious Vinyl All-Stars Feat The Pharcyde

This Sunday Shuffle, my iTunes came across a song from the Delicious Vinyl All-Stars album RMXXOLOGY.

This disc was in rotation sometime last year at the radio station when I promptly ripped it to my harddrive. The reworkings of classic Delicious Vinyl artists and songs are really good. I would recommend buying this album if you get the chance.

This week listen to the Hot Chip Remix of Pharcyde's- Passing Me By.


Listen:
Delicious Vinyl All-Stars Feat. The Pharcyde - Passing Me By (Hot Chip RMX)

Buy RMXXOLOGY

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Humpday Covers Presents: Weezer

This week's Humpday Cover artist is Weezer.

We all know who Weezer is. The 90's alternative kings have started itching their way back into our hearts and minds with their comeback release of The Red Album. Anthems like Pork and Beans, and Troublemaker help us kids who grew up in the nineties remember our childhood.

With their brand new album, Raditude, the band once again lets us know that they are still alive and strong. Weezer released some of its songs off of Raditude earlier through their fan-site.

What does all this have to do with covers?

Well, one of the songs off of the extended/special version of the album is a cover of Kids and Pokerface.

This cover has been played pretty frequently at fairly recent Weezer shows but it is nice to hear a clean studio version of the MGMT/Lady Gaga song.

This Humpday I hope you enjoy the 90's powerhouse band Weezer covering MGMT/Lady Gaga.

Listen:
Weezer - Kids/Pokerface (MGMT/Lady Gaga Cover)
buy Weezer

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Beatles Never Broke Up...What?


What would you do if you woke up one morning to a message in your email stating that one of your favorite, most iconic bands in the world had recorded a new album...even after two of the band members are already dead???

Crazy right?

Well according to James Richards, on Sept. 9th, 2009 he received a tape recording of a new Beatles album. James Richard provides a pretty in depth back story to his discovery of the tape. The story goes something like this...

James was letting his dog go pee in the middle of the desert in Livermore, California. His dog then spotted a rabbit and chased after it. James runs after his canine companion only to trip on a rabbit hole and knock himself unconscious.

Here is where it gets weird...

A man by the name of Jonas bandages him up and takes him into his home... in an alternate universe. In this alternate universe the Beatles never broke up. Jonas allowed James to listen to the newest album of the Beatles titled Everyday Chemistry. Jonas told James that he can't take the tape back with him to his universe but he did anyway.

I do not really think that all of this happened, especially given that this happened on Sept. 9th, 2009. (9/9/9) The number 9 has been a significant number for the Beatles and the fact that this event supposedly happened on this date is supposed to give the story more credit.

Read the story for yourself here.


James offers the tape for free download off of his website.

Upon listening to the tape, I can hear snippets of other Beatles songs mastered together in a pretty cool new way. As far as I am concerned, If you think this story is bogus at least you can come away with the experience with a pretty solid Beatles Mixtape with some cool remixed, mash-up, and remastered tracks.

Take a listen and let us know what you think...

Listen:

"The Beatles" - Talking to Myself

Download:

Download "The Beatles" Everyday Chemistry

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Humpday Covers Presents: The Moog Cookbook

Its time for another installment of Humpday Covers.


Today lets travel inside the 8-bit world that is The Moog Cookbook.

Think about a place where your favorite songs are all digitalized and put in to a dance-y, old 8-bit video game. That's what the Moog Cookbook sounds like. These covers make me want to dance but also play side scrolling games on SNES.

Here is the Moog Cookbook doing a cover of Pearl Jam's Even Flow and a cover of David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust



The Moog Cookbook - Even Flow (Pearl Jam Cover)

The Moog Cookbook- Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie Cover)


Buy The Moog Cookbook

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