Friday, January 20, 2006

Birthday tunes!

Well, well, well. Another birthday, another liver-blast fest as Kyle heads to Columbia, S.C. with the tard girl from work (she’s not really THAT bad, but it works better to just rip on her) and her boyfriend. She’s dumb, he’s dumb and who cares. Booze, booze, booze and more booze will be had by all in Spurrierland Sunday.

Work’s been a chaotic mess. People coming, people leaving, egos clashing and attitudes upon attitudes. Clocks ticking on my NC stay…

We’ll be watching the Panthers Sunday, which sucks. Panther mania has swept the Carolinas. Every redneck seems to care now and the millions of those rednecks (with a total of 12 teeth) have chosen Steve Smith as the greatest player ever. Puke, puke, double puke because it should be the Bears. Hopefully Seattle takes care of business. Rumors of Shaun Alexander calling Charlotte home next year since he is tight with Ken “Give me my money” Lucas are surfacing.

Salukis dropped two in a row after inching closer to the top 25. If they would have won those two games, we’d be talking about the nationally ranked Salukis on Monday. Break a brother’s heart. Indiana is coming together and striving in the Big Ten despite injury woes. Want injury issues? Check out the Charlotte Bobcats. Or Shitcats as we refer to them in the newsroom.

Enough yackin. Here are some tunes for the birthday weekend. Tip one for our 24th sometime this weekend.


Cat Power - The Greatest

From Wikipedia: The daughter of divorced parents, Chan (pronounced "Shawn") Marshall was born in Atlanta, but moved to New York City after dropping out of high school, where she began playing shows under the name Cat Power. While opening for Liz Phair in 1994, she met Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth and Tim Foljahn of Two Dollar Guitar, who encouraged her to record, and played on her first two albums, 1995's Dear Sir and 1996's Myra Lee. In 1996 she was signed to Matador Records, and released her third album, What Would the Community Think, which spawned a rare single and music video, "Nude as the News".
In 1998 came Moon Pix, which was recorded in Australia and featured backing musicians Mick Turner and Jim White of the Dirty Three. The album was well-received by critics, and songs such as the luminous "Colors and the Kids," along with the video for the song "Cross Bones Style," helped increase Marshall's profile in the indie rock scene. During the subsequent tours, however, she grew tired of her own material, and two years later released The Covers Record, a collection of cover songs recorded at various sessions in 1998 and 1999. In 2003 she resumed releasing original material with You Are Free, a diverse and critically applauded album which featured guest musicians such as Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, and the Dirty Three's Warren Ellis.
The year 2004 saw the release of the critically polarizing DVD Speaking for Trees, which featured a single, nearly 2-hour static shot of Marshall performing in a woodland, and was accompanied by an audio CD containing the 18-minute song "Willie Deadwilder," featuring M. Ward on guitar. A new record, called The Greatest, is scheduled to be released in January, 2006.
Cat Power — The Greatest [mp3]
Cat Power — Could We [mp3]
Cat Power — Living Proof [mp3]


And who could forget Britian's IT band: Arctic Monkeys
Wikipedia: Arctic Monkeys are a four-piece indie rock band from High Green, Sheffield, England. Their debut single, "I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor", went straight to number one in the UK Singles Chart. Described as a northern Libertines, their post-punk/dance-punk sound and wry lyrics have also been compared to the The Jam, Pulp and The Streets.
Arctic Monkeys — Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor [mp3]
Arctic Monkeys — Still Take You Home [mp3]
Arctic Monkeys — When the Sun Goes Down [mp3]

1 Comments:

Blogger jds said...

Glad to see you guys are back up and at it. I was about to delete you from tbe blogroll - glad I didn't.

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