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Sunday, July 17, 2005 :::

Dan will blow your mind, and your ear drums.

I put new songs in the jukebox. I was thisclose to including The Who's Pinball Wizard this time, but the jukebox's format conversion tool didn't like it for some reason and basically threw up when I requested it be included. I took it as a sign.

I'm currently obsessed with the brand new New Pornographers song, even though I'm not really a fan of the band. The chorus makes me giddy. Meanwhile, the new unreleased Sufjan MP3, The Lord God Bird, was recorded exclusively for NPR, and is legally available for free download here. By the way, the new Sufjan CD (from which I've been playing random tracks for the last three months) just got four stars in Rolling Stone, a nice write-up in Entertainment Weekly, and Pitchfork's highest rating for any CD released so far this year. I'm just sayin' that maybe it's time to jump on this bandwagon.

Also, there were better Peaches songs that I would've liked to include, but they are mostly incredibly vulgar by nature so I ended up wussing out and picking a safer, less interesting track. I don't want to offend your sensitive ears, after all. Having said that, be forewarned that the Sinead O'Connor song has a dirty word in it.

And finally, Stacy recently informed me that The Decemberists are coming to Minneapolis the one weekend in October that I will be out of town, so I am mad at them. Therefore, no Decemberists tracks this time out of spite.

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Nice! I look fwd to listening

By Blogger Satisfied '75, at 1:22 AM  

I haven't heard anything yet by The New Pornographers that makes me jump up and down as much as Neko Case's solo efforts; especially her "Furnace Room Lullaby" CD. Might be kinda twangy for some, but if that's not your thing, her lyrics definitely make up for it. I suggest "Mood to Burn Bridges" for starters.

By Blogger Nick, at 9:35 AM  

Yes, the Sufjan Stevens (pronounced Soofyan) is real good. It's kind of like an american belle & sebastian...

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:18 AM  

I've read your post three times now looking for the slightest bit of credit to introducing you to Moloko and Roisin Murphy...but alas, I see none. Did you forget our agreement when I burned you a copy of it on CD? Why? Why would you want to make me so mad?

I don't care, I know the real truth. Besides, everyone should buy Ruby Blue right now (or download it from itunes) because Roisin Murphy is a musical genius. She spits on your stupid Decemberists and Sufjan, then does the running man on their terribly designed CDS. "Flash Bang Big Bang Bing Bong Ding Dong"

By Blogger brent, at 10:26 AM  

Oh my god, are freaking kidding me? I just scrolled down...Annie? I thought you didn't like that CD!? Mr. "I Downloaded Her CD In 2004 But Never Listened To It Or Told Brent About It But Now It Is Good Enough To Be On My Blog List." are trying way too hard right now to be cool in front of your blerdie friends.

What's next? Or do you have to wait until your next issue of Spin arrives to post anything new?

By Blogger brent, at 10:35 AM  

Oh Brent! Dan you got BURRRRNED!


I found out the Decemberists are coming to Philly a few dates before they come to you, but they're coming to my least favoritest venue ever! Damn. Now I'm torn about whether I want to go.

I've been listening ot the new Sufjan (thanks for the random comment correcting us all on our pronunciation because i guess we weren't pronouncing it right??) album and I like it alot...I (heart) blog jukebox.

By Blogger Biglug, at 11:01 AM  

Everybody: Brent introduced me to Roisin Murphy.

There you go, Brent.

By Blogger dan, at 11:02 AM  

(I was just teasing on the pronunciation thing by the way - not trying to start some sort of crazy comment war)

By Blogger Biglug, at 11:02 AM  

AND...Moloko. And The Gilmore Girls, Penut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Flat Front Khaki Pants, and T-shirts. Socks and Birkenstocks however were Maurice. I know better than that.

Thank you.

By Blogger brent, at 11:12 AM  

Did y'all hear the story associated with the Sufjan Stevens song? It was as poignant as the song...

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:24 PM  

Yeah the story that the song is based on sorta made me mist up a little bit.

By Blogger dan, at 9:43 PM  

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