10 golden years

golden years

it’s december. wow. 2010 went by so quickly, yet i can barely remember january. this was my first post of 2010 where i declared that i would ‘go out and see more stuff’. i’m not sure i lived up to my resolution. i’d like to be hopeful in thinking that 2011…

got something for you

it’s almost a month till christmas. and if your supermarkets are anything like ours, you’ve been bombarded with christmas music since october. if only they’d play this holiday album from target, filled with tunes from rad bands like wavves, best coast and coconut records amongst others. you’ll be able to download the songs for free on 28 november.

bowie, golden years

this has pretty much been my theme song lately. i have listened to it every single day… sometimes on repeat. man! what i would give to be in that crowd, funking it up to bowie. please take notice of the dancers on the stages, they have the best moves! bowie…

you called me after midnight

hello troublemakers, here’s a little bonus october mix for you! kind of an early morning with a slight hangover and i can’t play anything too upbeat mix. or perhaps an i’d like to play some music at 1am without waking up the neighbours mix. most of these songs actually got me through…

fine folk

october music mix is here! this past month i’ve been spending a lot of quality time with my ipod listening to tunes on my own – in airports, on long flights, walking around in a strange city, driving in my car… and i kept returning to the same kind of music. would…

hit-the-road

hit the road

september music mix is here! this is not really a ‘road trip’ mix, per se (no tracy chapman / fast car …) – but certainly tunes i love playing in my car. load up your ipod and go for a drive… sing along, too. hit the road. tracklist: stornoway -…

niel: things i like right now

things i like right now by niel of a hymn

  1. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
  2. Black Prairie – Feast of the Hunters’ Moon
  3. Jonsi – Go
  4. Titus Andronicus – The Monitor
  5. Spaghetti Bolognese (eating it and making it)
  6. Long weekends with nothing to do.
  7. Starting work at 10 every Monday
  8. Yellow = (0 Cyan) (20 Magenta) (100 Yellow) (0 black)
  9. My secret free mp3 websites that I can’t tell you about because they are secret.
  10. This presentation
  11. Anything that can stop the censorship of the press. Without freedom of speech we are nothing.

newspaper image from brandon long

the banjolin song / awake my soul

mumford & sons in paris – two of my favourite things in one beautiful video. oh to be that woman in the window! this post is dedicated to niel who, by the way, introduced me to funkdoobiest many years ago

interval workout mix

if you’re a gym goer, or even if you run outside, you might be interested in this 35 minute interval workout mix i put together – it’s all fun electro and remixes of cheesy pop songs. i’ve done a session on the treadmill with this puppy & it’s super helpful…

second hand songs

i was compiling my favourite cover songs and thought it would be a pretty great playlist to share. the list was so long that i had to cut it down, and as expected it boiled down to mostly indie / alternative artists. that’s not to say that more well known…

doo wop

my copy of the miseducation of lauryn hill was basically the soundtrack to my life when i was 15 (as well as the fugees, actually). to the point where not only did i know the words to all the songs, but i knew the words of the interludes of the…

02 june is nice

june is nice

a new music mix for you! mostly newish music, but one old (superb) paul simon tune thrown in for good measure. song list is as follows: the shins – goodbye girl arcade fire – the suburbs good old war – my own sinking ship fanfarlo – atlas she & him…

fools rush in

i know i’ve contributed plenty to the 38,000+ views that she & him’s cover of fools rush in has garnered on youtube, but if you haven’t seen it yet… enjoy: [audio:http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/8/6/2037036/Levis_She___Him_Fools_Rush_In.mp3]

alive

new goldfrapp music video directed by legs Q: How would you describe this video in under 140 characters? A: Goldfrapp leads Black Metal heads through sexed up aerobics – they are joined by neon nymphs who seduce and sacrifice them for rainbow blood.