Suspect Device – Stiff Little Fingers – The Dublin punk rockers biggest hit is an incendiary warning about a possible incineration in the middle of the late 70s back when Ireland was at war. The song has one of the great hooks i”Got a sus-sus-sus-sus-sus-sus-got a suspect device”.
Upholstery – The Beach Bums
You’ll Need thiose Fingers For Crossing – Los Campesinos
Let’s Ride – The Game (with Travis Barker)
Tomorrow Is A Long Time – Rod Stewart
Love T.K.O – Teddy Pendergrast – Left over from my soul crooner listening a coupla days ago, the former Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes was always the best vocalist to come out of the Philadelphia sound. This smash would be a hit if it was released today. Maxwell should be so lucky.
Ray Of Light – Madonna
Lenin – Arcade Fire
Panic In Detriot – David Bowie – Looks a lot like Che Guevara…
My Life – Iris Diment – The wonderful country singer is going to be at the Highline August 22nd.
New Perspective – Panic At The Disco
Folding Chair – Regina Spektor
The Sandman, The Brakeman and Me – Monsters Of Folk – And here is the # 3 (guess Mike Mogis is producing) this time by M. Ward and it’s plonk in the middle. A middling folk swinger -pretty and pretty nothing much.
I See Monsters – Ryan Adams – Speaking of monsters: Adams in the most prolific and consistent songwriter this side of Conor. This gorgeous folk obscurity is off “Love Is Hell”.
Imma Do It- Fabolous and Kobe – I dunno Kobe but his rap on this masterful song off “Loso’s Way” produces an up and come. Fab uses a strings sample to great advantage and the paranoid lyric is very funny and very clever:
C Is The Heavenly Option – Heavenly – Heavenly were part of the Twee Core movement and this song -Los Camp’s cover introduced em to me, should be being played in High Schools all all the country
punk blasts of energy
# 1 where Jack Harlow resides
ear candy trap
Ye’s hatred of Jews is well beyond a bi-polar by product
even by her through the roof skills the three singles we’ve heard have been masterpieces…
Graphic Novel “Merriment”, Written by Joe Steinhardt and Illustrated by Marissa Paternoster, Reviewed
an extended metaphor for Joe and Marissa’s friendship
worse than I remembered it being