Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Jam of the Day: Tommy Au Top - "Words"

Sleek pop from Danish act Tommy Au Top recalls the work of bedroom auteurs Junior Boys.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Jam of the Day: Jamie xx - "Gosh"

Chunky percussion highlights this track from Jamie xx's upcoming debut album In Colour. I really like the Orbital-esque breakdown at the end.

Videos of the Week

Let's slide into the weekend with these clips:

FKA twigs gets into a woodland vogue-off in this stylish clip.

Nighttime skateboarders are the focus of the video for Jamie xx's beautiful track featuring vocals from Romy Madley-Croft.

Dramatic clip from Florence + the Machine.

Surreal video from Modest Mouse.

Really fun clip from Shamir where everyone turns into muppets at a shopping mall.

Intense clip from Algiers.

Strobe light heavy video for this buoyant track from Passion Pit.

Brilliant animated clip for this sludgy track from Torche.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jam of the Day: Jhene Aiko - "Living Room Flow"

Gorgeously languid track from Jhene Aiko.


Damn, that is some fur.

Beef is what's for dinner.

Ginger fur goodness.

Such a sweet looking face.

Killer beard.


Bubba couple.




Nice pelt.

Welcome mat.


Sexy stomach.


Sir, yes Sir.

Sexy cigar man.


Love some back fur.


Too darn cute.


Anytime, anyplace.


Sexy daddy.


Amazing body.

Massive chest.

I don't care that he has no fur.

Sexy profile.

I just want to cuddle with him.

Damn damn damn.

Hot belly.

Flex for me.

Hey there cowboy.



I'll take both.


Epic beard.


I'd get dirty with him.

The eyes have it.


Must. Rub. Belly.


Perfect belly.



I really hate it when someone you need a response from doesn't respond to two emails.

It amazes me how many people can't just be alone with themselves.

I have to give it to Apple, I brought my phone in with a relatively minor issue and they gave me a new phone with no questions asked.

Depeche Mode went to hell when Alan Wilder left.


After an intensive two day business development course, I have no energy left.

While it is good in theory, Gofundme just seems to bring out the greedy in people.

The current crop of prospective Republican presidential candidates is sadly full of psychotics.

I will have to say I was rather underwhelmed by this season of House of Cards.

There comes a time when the constant stream of pics of your new relationship begs the question, who are you trying to convince?

It will be "restful."

If I tell you to stop messaging me and you continue to do so, I will report and block your ass.

Although I am glad to have had this project for over a year, I am sort of ready to move onto something different.

The season finale for Girls was amazingly good. The final scene with Adam and Hanna was perfectly written and acted.

I've never understood people who wait until well after the fact to tell you that something is wrong. If I have done something wrong on a project, let me know so I can fix it. And don't give me vague information; tell me exactly what is wrong. Don't leave me to figure it out on my own.

Nothing like being blindsided in a meeting.

I agree.

I am really getting tired of waking up at 3am and not being able to go back to sleep.

Albums this year have been exceptionally good so far.

Stop trimming everything!

An issue arose with a project I am working on and I was worried that I had really messed something up, but I was able to find a quick solution to it, and crisis was averted.

I am very ready for a weekend with no plans.


All relationships evolve and change; you just have to be prepared to evolve with it or be left standing alone in the dust.

A vacation to a beach is going to be a necessity soon.

I would love to visit the Berlin club Berghain, however, if I had to put up with their legendarily picky bouncers I probably wouldn't bother.

I'm actually quite sad that Looking was canceled. I'm perplexed why HBO's dreadful Togetherness was renewed.

The new Hot Chip record is really good, but I still hate the singer's voice.

I need to get new glasses. This prescription is far too weak.

Your cute for the day.

Lyrics Rattling Around My Brain

"The evil it spread like a fever ahead
It was night when you died, my firefly
What could I have said to raise you from the dead?
Oh could I be the sky on the Fourth of July?

Well you do enough talk
My little hawk, why do you cry?
Tell me what did you learn from the Tillamook burn?
Or the Fourth of July?
We’re all gonna die

Sitting at the bed with the halo at your head
Was it all a disguise, like Junior High
Where everything was fiction, future, and prediction
Now, where am I? My fading supply

Did you get enough love, my little dove
Why do you cry?
And I’m sorry I left, but it was for the best
Though it never felt right
My little Versailles

The hospital asked should the body be cast
Before I say goodbye, my star in the sky
Such a funny thought to wrap you up in cloth
Do you find it all right, my dragonfly?

Shall we look at the moon, my little loon
Why do you cry?
Make the most of your life, while it is rife
While it is light

Well you do enough talk
My little hawk, why do you cry?
Tell me what did you learn from the Tillamook burn?
Or the Fourth of July?
We’re all gonna die."

Sufjan Stevens
"Fourth of July"

"You send a photo out your window of Tokyo
Told me you were doing fine
You said the cherry blossoms were blooming
And that I was on your mind

But I couldn't make you through the glitches
It's how it always seem to go
So we say our goodbyes over messenger
As the network overloads

You're my wanderer
Little wanderer
Off across the sea
You're my wanderer
Little wanderer
Won't you wander back to me
Back to me

Always fall asleep when you're waking
I count the hours on my hands
Doing the math to the timezone you're at
Was an unseen part of the plan

But if you'd be my bluebird returning
I'll be your evergreen
Standing tall on your horizon
Guiding you home to me
Guiding you home to me

You're my wanderer
Little wanderer
Off across the sea
You're my wanderer
Little wanderer
Won't you wander back to me

You're my wanderer
Little wanderer
How I wish that you could see
Little wanderer
Little wanderer
How I need you back with me
Back with me

You send a photo out your window of Paris
Of what you wish that I could see
But someone's got be the lifehouse
And that someone's got to be me

And I hope your absence makes us grow fonder
I hope we always feel the same
When our eyes meet past security
We embrace in the baggage claim
When we kiss in the baggage claim

You're my wanderer
Little wanderer
Off across the sea
You're my wanderer
Little wanderer
Won't you wander back to me."

Death Cab for Cutie
"Little Wanderer"

Appealing Things

Spring morning sunrises
Andrew's meatloaf
The new Death Cab for Cutie record Kintsugi
Sufjan Stevens
Seeing some progress at the gym
The return of Mad Men
Oreo McFlurries

Annoying Things

Dreary, rainy Sundays
People who bring food into a meeting
People who wear lots of cologne/perfume to the gym
Ted Cruz
Work related nightmares