Thursday, October 08, 2015

Splashing About

++Very few things get me excited anymore so it's quite noteworthy when something does.. And the color/framing/fashion/visuals in the trailer for Brooklyn just make me swoon. Everyone was going on about it on Twitter last night.


Plus it's a Hornsby joint? Fuggedabboutit!! So there's that to be excited about and the idea I had the other day that when she's a full on senior citizen one day, maybe in AARP mag, someone will write an article titled "Grand Ole' Oprah."


Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Emerald, Sapphire and Gold

++Always reading stories where the person is being criticized for behavior or lifestyle that to me is #goals. Moral compass got tweaked somewhere round 2012.

++Thinking of takin this one to Lost Wages next month.

++Eh, it's midway thru the week and all I gots to talk about is Peaches on WTF. She was way softer and mellower, generally speaking, than I was expecting. Also, quite intelligent! Here is a lesser-known punk band, Bronx troublemakers ESG, that she mentioned to in the interview.


Tuesday, October 06, 2015


++You say, hey SOG, all these years and you're still not tired of Pho puns? I will never ever tire of Pho puns. Even the ones that aren't even trying.(Would not have expected Maine have a Pho Sizzle for some reason.)

++The twist ending is that it was NO.HOST.BAR!!

Monday, October 05, 2015


++Time lapse!

++J Hus: So many quotable lines. That, um, can't be quoted here.


++Do these guys also wish they were a little bit taller, wish they were ballers? I for some reason doubt that their moms sang them to sleep but I do love their stripey style game.

++I was channel surfing over the weekend and caught the trippiest kids show called Talia In the Kitchen. It's about a girl living in Miami who uses magic spices to influence people. There was a marathon. It's got the surreal feel of a Mentos/euro commercial and no laugh track (eerily quiet), everyone dresses unusually so you can't quite place the era, and the characters (including a pet skunk) all act/overact in bewildering ways, such as a villain who speaks in (frankly, kinda clever)puns. For some reason Talia wears her hat backwards all the time. And it's a telanovela I think? The point is, highly recommended.


Sunday, October 04, 2015

The Cook

++People love the name "Storm" for a horse. Always be naming their horses Storm.

++I've been watching these ancient Dinner for Five videos hosted by Jon Favreau. This one with Eddie Izzard and Louis CK was pretty interesting when they talked about how Hitler was a huge fanboy over Charlie Chaplin.

The love wasn't mutual and after Chaplin made The Great Dictator, Hitler was heartbroken and refused to show anymore Charlie Chaplin movies ever again…according to CK.

This led me down a wormhole where I looked up Izzard's movie about a doomed yacht ride in which some one was killed. I won't spoil it. It's seems as if Charlie Chaplin was having an affair with the darling Marion Davies. Anyway it's all too long to go into but if you are interested peep this amazing video with Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle. I also love this quote from Marion Davies:

God, I'd give everything I have to marry that silly old man. Not for the money and security—he's given me more than I'll ever need. Not because he's such cozy company, either. Most times, when he starts jawing, he bores me stiff. And certainly not because he's so wonderful behind the barn. Why, I could find a million better lays any Wednesday. No, you know what he gives me, sugar? He gives me the feeling I'm worth something to him. A whole lot of what we have, or don't have, I don't like. He's got a wife who'll never give him a divorce. She knows about me, but it's still understood that when she decides to go to the ranch for a week or a weekend, I've got to vamoose. And he snores, and he can be petty, and has sons about as old as me. But he's kind and he's good to me, and I'd never walk out on him

… And of course I gotta throw out some Midlake and Roscoe, a fave from way back in the day, that I post every couple years or so.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Not Like You

++Just like in Stupid Cupid by Connie Francis, sometimes what makes a song for me is the simple act of tugging or tweaking with a guitar string. Your old friend Hippie Jonny Richman is touring, though looks like only the East Coast and parts of the Midwest will be surrendering to him.

++All these amethyst geodes are like me, every Monday morning, mouthing "whhhhhyyyyy?!"

++A lot of the old school, long time (mostly male) music bloggers are caring and curious and frankly kind of the best!

++Not even gonna try to see if this is a euphemism for something on Urban Dictionary. (See also.)

++Less catchy Paul Simon song.

++What would be more impressive would be Bea Arthur genius awards because that b-tch had high standards.


Wednesday, September 30, 2015


++The denim short shorts were fine John McVie but you pushed it TOO FAR when paired with the open baseball jersey. Keep a little mystery. One or the can't have it both ways.

++Wonder if 2 Live Crew gets any royalties from that mesothelioma hotline.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Baby's Alright

++These media players on this 40 under 40 list look a little green. Get it, cuz they're pix are green. Sorry! It's Tuesday whaddaya want!

++Chrissy Teigen invented a new way to soften butter, Hedy Lamarr's inventions contributed to the invention of wifi... all I'm sayin is that don't count out the babes.

++This album cover is a pretty good representation of the feels from the Alex G., no relation to Kenny, song above. The G stands for good move abbreviating that one, fine sir.

Monday, September 28, 2015



++Award winner Alexander Rudd has a short and honest answer when asked: "What's the worst part of being a composer?"

++Ooh, Girl Band plays the Bootleg on 11/27, which, yikers mcgee,is not that far around the corner? Eek.

++Not too shabbs.

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  • Sam Smith
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  • The Drums
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  • Kehlani
  • Cut Copy
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  • The Muslims/Soft Pack
  • Childish Gambino
  • La Roux
  • YG
  • Ben Sollee
  • Santo-Santigold
  • Summer Camp
  • Future of the Left
  • Liam Finn
  • Le1f
  • Rosebuds
  • Alex Clare
  • MS MR
  • Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  • Vampire Weekend (sorta mocked'em)/The Very Best
  • Active Child
  • La Dispute
  • Tobias Jesso, Jr.
  • Banks
  • Hozier
  • Heartless Bastards
  • Toki and MNDR
  • Jens Lekman
  • Tove Lo
  • Milky Chance
  • Porter Robinson
  • Black Kids (still ride for that one song, haters)
  • Band of Horses
  • Juliana Barwick
  • Autre Ne Veut
  • Sylvan Esso
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Odd Future
  • Caribou
  • The Antlers
  • Matthew E. White
  • Bruno Mars
  • Kishi Bashi
  • Charli XCX
  • Willis Earl Beal
  • Nicolas Jaar
  • Mount Kimbie
  • Little Dragon
  • Hospitality
  • Mitski
  • Blaze Kidd and Uli K
  • Haim
  • Benjamin Booker
  • Blood Orange
  • Kindness
  • Lucius
  • Tom Misch
  • Tove Lo
  • The 1975
  • Perfume Genius
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  • Wavves
  • Christopher Denny
  • Cate LeBon
  • Fresh and Onlys
  • Paolo Nutini
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  • Wild Beasts
  • Everything Everything
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  • The Neighbourhood
  • Lorde
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Das Racist
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  • Foster the People
  • First Aid Kit
  • Gardens and Villa
  • Silversun Pickups
  • Band of Skulls
  • St. Paul and the Broken Bones
  • Girls
  • The xx
  • Jay Reatard
  • Local Natives
  • Vivian Girls
  • Miike Snow
  • Passion Pit
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Oh Land (Not popular but das my girl right there, CHEA!)