August 31st, 2005

ipod war

iPod War #2: the snobbing

You can use my ridiculous scoring suggestions to aid your voting decision, or use whatever method you choose: this is war, not everything is fair. Just don't vote for your own and we're all set. All of these are pretty terrific, though, so... good luck, bitches!

The Sea and Cake, "Choice Blanket"
Jethro Tull, "A New Day Yesterday"
Lilys, "The Generator"
Pavement, "Drunks with Guns"
Peter Gabriel, "That Voice Again"
Boards of Canada, "Sixtyten"
Super Furry Animals, "Father Father, No.1"
Phish, "Waste"
The Clash, "Train In Vain (Stand By Me)"
Jimi Hendrix Experience, "One Rainy Wish"

Jem - They
Gorillaz - 19-2000
Soundgarden - Spoonman
Atmosphere - Say Shhh
Sloan - I Wanna Thank You
Bob Dylan - Buckets of Rain
Elliott Smith - The Last Hour
The Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait
The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
The Coasters - Charlie Brown

1. The Game - "The Documentary" - The Documentary
2. The Clash - "Revolution Rock" - London Calling
3. Saigon - "Come Again" - Warning Shots: Street Classics & Freestyles
4. Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Green River" - Green River
5. Soul Coughing - "Unmarked Helicopters" - Lust In Phaze
6. Kasabian - "Reason Is Treason" - Kasabian
7. Radiohead - "True Love Waits" - I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings
8. Jimi Hendrix - "Manic Depression" - Are You Experienced?
9. Elliott Smith - "2:45 AM" - Either/Or
10. The Velvet Underground - "Venus In Furs" - The Velvet Underground & Nico

Nigel Kennedy and the Kroke Band - Dafino
Bjork - Oll Birtan
Radiohead - The Tourist
Gang Gang Dance - Glory In Itself, Pt 1
Squarepusher - Massif (Stay Strong)
Asa Chang & Junray - Tabla Bol (Catastrophe)
Spiritualized - Home Of The Brave
Apoptygma Berzerk - Until The End Of The World
Beck - Lonesome Tears

1. Better Days - The Jayhawks
2. Into the Wind - John Wesley Harding
3. Kissin' and a Huggin' - Joan Armatrading
4. Oh Well - Fiona Apple
5. By the Time it Gets Dark - Yo La Tengo
6. Houston - Glen Campbell
7. Springtime in New York - Jonathan Richman
8. Weather With You - Crowded House
9. A Tether That Can Hold Me Back - The Ether Family Presents
10. Prince of Darkness - Indigo Girls

1. The Lovin' Spoonful - "Fishin' Blues"
2. David Bowie - "Oh! You Pretty Things"
3. Belle & Sebastian - "Judy is a Dick Slap"
4. A Tribe Called Quest - "Rap Promoter"
5. Roy Orbison - "In Dreams"
6. Quincy Jones - "Serenata"
7. The Police - "Masoko Tanga"
8. Queen - "Flash's Theme"
9. Yo La Tengo - "Sea of Love"
10. The Zombies - "Remember You"

Those To Come/The Shins/Chutes Too Narrow
Fit But You Know It/The Streets/A Grand Don't Come For Free
(Letter from Home)/DJ Shadow/The Private Press
Land Locked Blues/Bright Eyes/I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
Oh!/Sleater-Kinney/One Beat
Variation 17/Glenn Gould/Bach Goldberg Variations 1981
We Luv Deez Hoez/Outkast/Stankonia
Vaudeville Villan/Viktor Vaughn/Vaudeville Villain
Rest Stop/Sweep The Leg Johnny/Going Down Swingin'
In The Backseat/Arcade Fire/Funeral

1. The Scoop, Beastie Boys
2. Thin Line, Jurassic 5
3. Moon Dreams, Miles Davis Nonet
4. Book of Love, The Monotones
5. Let's Begin, Ella Fitzgerald
6. Kill Bill teaser music, Hotei
7. Brother and Sisiter/Father and Son/The Fleet Enters Hyperspace, Return of the Jedi
8. The Boy in the Bubble, Paul Simon
9. Who Loves the Sun, Velvet Underground.
10. No Woman No Cry (live), Bob Marley

1. The Verve, "Come On"
2. Blur, "End of a Century"
3. Beastie Boys, "Flute Loop"
4. Carl Orff, "Dies, nox et omnia +" (from Carmina Burana)
5. Miles Davis, "John McLaughlin"
6. Bad Religion, "Supersonic"
7. PJ Harvey, "Horses In My Dreams"
8. D'Angelo, "Shit, Damn, Motherfucker"
9. King's College Choir, "Like as the hart desireth the waterbrooks"
10. Howard Shore, "A Storm Is Coming" (from The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King")

Poll #562252 iPod War #2

Who wins iPod War #2?

ipod war

Who's going to watch you die?

1. Voting is still open! We currently have a 3-way tie. Bring it, people! If President George Bush can whittle away the hours in the face of a national crisis, surely you can, too.

2. Yeah, I don't know what or how to comment about the post-Katrina catastrophe. I donated $100 through the NY Chapter of Red Cross, as the main Red Cross site seems to be overwhelmed, and I don't really know what else I can do. The tsuanmi of a few months back was mind-bogglingly surreal, and yet, because it was on the other side of the world, I didn't really truly connect with it. I'm not saying I can connect with what's happened in NOLA, either - hell, I disconnected myself in the weeks after 9/11, and I was living here at the time. There are plenty of interesting, non-MSM-reported stories out there - one of you linked to a very interesting AP photo comparison wherein 2 white people had "found" water and bread, but a black teenager had "looted" from nearby stores. And also that one of the reasons why the levees failed was because Bush had pulled necessary funding for those very levee-supporting projects in order to help pay for the glorious victory in Iraq (here's a link, courtesy of nothinganything). Whatever, that's not the point - the point is that I hope that all of you who are either (a) down there or (b) have people down there are OK, and hanging in, and if you're not down there, that you donate money or blood or both.

3. Last week I'd mentioned that the new Death Cab album had been "leaked", and that it might not necessarily be a "must-have-purchase-as-soon-as-it's-released" sort of album, but that it was still good. Well, I downloaded it last night and I've listened to it pretty much nonstop since then; it's better than I thought it was. It's certainly a continuation of the kind of stuff they were doing on "Transatlanticism", which is a contiunation of what they'd been doing before that. Look, Death Cab for Cutie is never going to pull a Kid A on us (even Postal Service is still very Death Cab at heart) - they do their thing, and they do it well, and each new record sounds better than the last. The second half of "Different Names For The Same Thing" remains glorious (and you can imagine Will Ferrell saying that word if you want). The second half of "What Sarah Said" is almost a carbon copy of the "I need you so much closer" section from "Transatlanticism", but that's OK because that part gives me chills.