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An almost off the top of my head Sunday morning ABCB.
I’ve lost more friends to lovers
Than lovers to friends myself
It’s delightfully ambitious
To never lose yourself
Before you get to thinking
I’ve no one by my side
My love and I are happier
Without the need to hide
STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN THEME
John Dad is a superhero who disciplines other people’s children (sometimes with force). He also imparts a lesson on the crappy parents too. His superpowers are a stern voice and condescending lessons.
His uniform is loose-fitting button-down shirt and khakis (shorts on weekends).
We can probably get a L.L. Bean sponsorship and an AC/DC theme song.
I’m going to be using the exact scripts/dialogue from “The Mad Men” show you all are talking about but peppered with slang like “Dude” and “Yeah, man.” There’s a talking dog too (who play the Pete Campbell role).
This is the first time I’ve ever used Garageband and so I “re-imagined” the Seinfeld theme with laser sounds, random applause, 90s synth sounds, and of course, slap bass.
There might be some dog barks too.
If you like this please tell NBC and John Seinfeld of the Seinfeld show.
Anthony POORdain’s Yes Destitution:
A spin-off on the curmudgeon-y chef’s popular “No Reservations,” the show features Bourdain foraging his way through the culinary mysteries of the disgusting streets of New York City for two weeks as a homeless man.
I tend to purposely stay behind the times with new music. It gives me perspective and I like digging into bands with history and seeing their story and eventual trajectory.
Nonetheless (in no order), here are some albums and songs I enjoyed in 2011.
PS. I’ll be adding/editing to this list…
Mike Viola “Electro De Perfecto” LP
Solid, concise, and definitely Viola’s most stripped-down “rock” LP (cut live as a trio no less). The lyrics are his most direct and border on oversharing (i.e “Me & My Drinking” “Inside Out”) but that’s part of the almost-uncomfortable fun in honest songwriting that Viola does better than anyone else.
St. Vincent “Surgeon”
The strangest yet enticingly sexual song I have ever heard. The build-up towards the end is as orgasmic as music gets. Pardon that expression. Whatever.
Pretty & Nice “Yonkers”
Musical seizures give way to one of the best choruses I’ve heard in years.
The go-go section blows my mind. One of the best live bands in Boston.
Tame Impala “Sundown Syndrome”
The Beatles rehearsing in overtime on acid playing only George’s songs.
Spirit Kid “Happiness” EP
Ultra-catchy & smart pop. No gimmicks. Tight songs and high energy.
Smith Westerns “Weekend”
For such a catchy and fantastic song it’s a bummer the rest of the “Dye it Blonde” LP is sadly forgettable.
Fountains of Wayne “Sky Full of Holes” LP
Sparse arrangements and a noticeable lack of cheeky lyrics make this LP one of their best in years. This isn’t the FOW you remember. Playing with them twice over the summer made this my soundtrack by default.