Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Music Hitting You Hard

20 years ago today, "Do the Right Thing" was released in theaters. It was 1989 (a number)! Public Enemy dropped the needle on "Fight the Power" and people went out they goddamned minds! I know I did. Still do!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Southern Nights by Allen Toussaint

I've been listening to Glen Campbell's popular version of this summer favorite. After hearing Toussaint sing it, I don't know if I can listen to Campbell's interpretation again. Ah, who am I kidding? The song is inherently great!

Toussaint wrote the song; it's featured on his 1975 album Southern Nights.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The User's Guide to the Alpaca

The alpaca, or Alpaca, in the proper, is larger than a hen but not so tall as a horse, unless we're talking about a small horse, not a pony, but just a smaller horse, because it is younger or has been bred to grow no higher than, say, an alpaca. In such a case, the alpaca is taller than a horse, but no way is it to be mistaken for a giraffe, despite the long neck and unlaced sneakers (this has been determined to not be a fashion statement, but rather the result of both animals being characterized as even-toed ungulates, a condition which leaves you fucked it you want to open a jar of peanut butter, or lace up one's shoes).

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Crayon Angels - Fleet Foxes

Great song written by a great writer (Judee Sill) performed by a great band. There you go.