crush + jellyhead + lyrics = yeeeeeeeeeahhhhhhhh
I hope to plunge this check into repairing my car. I’ve been working a temp gig grading standardized-testing essays… I loved it, I’m a legend at the firm now, in the LeBron mold of accuracy and output. But to get there and back, I had to hop the 3 bus. Hour and a half each way, not counting walk time. Shed some pounds, ate a bunch of homemade lunches (mayo spread at the...
megapop, a playlist by thefossor on Spotify. Off to Houston! Going to see the Astros put up a fight in this intra-state baseball game. And if not, I’ll root for a Yu Darvish triple-digit Game Score. New megapop additions: The Party, The Cheetah Girls, Moby, Universal Robot Band, Sublime, Clyde Alexander & Sanction, Le Kid, Master Saleem, Lee Ann Womack, Deltron 3030, Tara Kemp, the...
megapop, a playlist by thefossor on Spotify. New tracks. Brings it to 900, finally, although that total counts stuff on my hard drive that’s not (yet?) available on Spotify. Trying to keep that to a minimum. Tonight’s inductees: The Barbaras, “Summertime Road” Big Maybelle, “That’s a Pretty Good Love” PJ Harvey, “This Is Love” G Whizz,...
shitmystudentswrite: It is thought that he might also be a homo. .
The Internet dilemma: Do people have a right to be... →
sadyoutube: The Rehtaeh Parsons case coincides with a new debate about the inhumanity of omniscient digital memory Here is an interesting article in The Globe and Mail with some thoughts from me on Sad YouTube.
Oh man I can’t wait to go to bed
Megapop update: swapped out Mahjongg, added no-brainers from Wreckless Eric and the Five Stairsteps. Also Manu Dibango (like the ideal pop radio station, we’re striving to keep instrumentals in the mix), Eruption, Switch, Pilot, Gram Rabbit (cos Hazlewood wasn’t available), Low, Ray Price, Shocking Blue, Sonic Avenues, Soul-Junk, Starz, the Sugar Stems, the System, Terence Boylan, and...
I could sleep to these every night
Adding to megapop. Today’s entries, mostly courtesy of a list of 70s one-hit wonders: B.W. Stevenson, Bill Deal and the Rhondels, Billy Swan, Chas & Dave, the Choir, City Boy, Coven, Crabby Appleton, Denise LaSalle, Eddie Holman, Fol Chen (RIP Scott Miller), the Fortunes, Frederick Wright, Gary Wright, Gomez, Gwen McCrae, the Ides of March, Instant Funk, Jerry Butler, Jimmy...
When Dickens met Dostoevsky | TLS →
isabelthespy: are you up for a really delicious story of the uncovering of a particularly convoluted and long-ranging literary hoax? that’s a trick question, who is ever not up for a good literary hoax story. i mean i’m basically always up for a hoax story but no one is faking terminal illness in this one (although there is an almost definitely fictional car crash). there’s grudges against...
where have you gone, Joey Heatherton
Shamblejam of the day. Pre-chorus sounds like...
Alive ‘N Kickin’; Ashton, Gardner & Dyke; Black Ivory; Blackfoot; Boney M; David Ball; Deep Blue Something (not that song); Delbert McClinton; Elvin Bishop (or that one); Halo of Flies; Kelly Marie; miss A; Nighttrain (couldn’t resist); Paul McCartney; Polar Pair; the Stems; Stories; Walter Egan; Youngbloods. David Bowie and T. Rex entries were replaced: “Sound and...
I’m not good for much these days (answering...
Just a quick reminder that Thatcher is still dead.
when you're going the right way
gifandcircumstance: Source nailed it
The Hollywood Reporter just ethered all the... →
“Months later, it announced a multiyear agreement to feature 901, the premium tequila brand Timberlake launched, as the official tequila of Live Nation venues.” This is how everything works. In one sentence. Beautiful little piece.
Which asshole is writing a piece on modern rock while alternating between Jimmy Eat World and Citizen Cope? this asshole
First advertisement for stamps
In 1841, an advertisement was placed in The Times of London by “a young lady, being desirous of covering her dressing-room with cancelled postage stamps.”
partial Pitchfork data
Since they only did a top 20 for their first couple years, I just averaged the existence of all the bands in their 2000 & 2001 lists, since they were heavily weighted toward bands. We have to drive to Pflugerville for a party, but this is what I have thus far. 2000: Bands 6 years 2001: Bands 6.2 2002: Artists 34.9, Bands 10.4 2003: Artists 29.1, Bands 5.1 2004: Artists 29.7, Bands 6.7 ...
I only endorse cars I can actually fit in.– Charles Barkley, responding to Shaq’s Louis Armstrong dig. (via sportscentr)
So I’m working on a thing, and I went to the Pazz & Jop archives to grab some age-related data. For artists, I used age at the end of the poll year. For bands, the number of years they had been in existence (a band that formed in 1992 and got votes that year, like Basehead, gets a 0). I’ve gone backwards from 2012 in five-year increments, except for 1972, which had no poll, so I...
aceeccentric: That awkward moment when you discover a song you love and have on repeat for a while and then you suddenly realize or look up the lyrics and it’s actually about sex. SPOILER ALERT