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Friday, August 19, 2005 :::


Stacy "tagged" me with a song poll last week, and my jukebox needed a refill, so these are the songs that are gracing my playlist lately, which you can listen to over on the right:

Get it Together by The Go Team - Because they are finally releasing this CD in the US, and because every single song on this CD makes me happy. Yay for whistles and flutes!

The Predatory Wasp by Sufjan Stevens - because it builds to an emotional coda that almost makes me a little misty. * sniff *

This Will Be Our Year by the OK Go - Because they are an underrated band who write underrated pop songs.

The Bleeding Heart Show by The New Pornographers - Because it's interesting and unpredictable.

It's the Nightime by Josh Rouse - Because it makes me happy to sing along.

The History of Lovers by Iron and Wine with Calexico - Because even with all the pedal-steel twang goin' on, it's still the perfect collaboration between two great bands.

The Trapeze Singer by Iron and Wine - Because it's almost 10 minutes long and basically repeats the same melody over and over and over, yet I still can't stop listening to it.

Born in the 70's and The Wind That Blew My Heart Away by The Fruit Bats - Because I currently play this CD more often than any other, which was a complete surprise, and because I actually was born in the 70's so it gets a little added undeserved appreciation. And because I love the falsetto.

The Storm by Doves - Because it has an undeniably cool vibe.

Different Names for the Same Thing by Death Cab For Cutie - I'm not the hugest fan of this band at all because they are kind of the definition of wuss rock, but every once in a while they record a song that makes me not care.

Fix You by Coldplay - Because even though it is really cool to hate Coldplay right now and even though the lyrics are embarrassingly trite, the bombastic melodrama of the last half still somehow appeals to my inner drama queen.

Between Us by Brendan Benson - Because it is the perfect pace for jogging in synch with my stride.

Chewing Gum by Annie - Because I can like retarded pop music just like the next guy, and because it will piss B* off.

MX missiles by Andrew Bird - Because I get to see him live next month, and I've heard he's an idiot savant, only for music, and because this is from one of the best CDs that I've purchased all year.

Ride a White Swan by T Rex - Because I think T-Rex was an underappreciated genius. Mix this with Donovan's Hurdy Gurdy Man and you got the start of the best 70's mix tape evar!

When I Go Deaf by Low - Because I don't know why. Hometown pride, I guess.

Sugar by Ladytron - Because Ladytron is 80's new wave retro in a very very good way.

Gold Digger by Kanye West - Because this Jon Brion produced track is infectious like the flu in kindergarten, as they say.

I'm also sad, because I'm way too embarrassed to put Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights in there. Because yes, I do care what you think. Damn my insecurities. Damn them all to hell.

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Last time I checked, this is, not, so stand up and put whatever music you desire on your jukebox.

By Blogger stapler, at 5:59 AM  

AM I so out of it I think Kate Bush is cool...

I guess most of my jukeboxwould consist os irish reels and jigs so don't answer that

I would get cool points to offset my irish fasination nerd points for my overplayed obsession with the Decemberists though.

By Blogger Stacy, at 8:09 AM  

Ha.. the only group i know up there is Death Cab for Cutie, and Kayne West... i find that kinda funny.. i would listen to the music in ur jukebox.. but.. my computer sucks. Also Death Cab for Cutie is awesome.. as well as The Postal Service... xD

~~~Someone named Melissa~~~

By Anonymous ~~~Someone Named Melissa~~~, at 11:16 AM  

If you're in my Favorites list, you're cool, dude. (Though I'm not sure I can forgive you for posting those ugly dog pictures.)

By Blogger Smartypants, at 4:57 PM  

Man...Kate Bush rocks it and I don't care who knows, and neither should you.

"Is there so much hate for the ones we love?
Tell me, we both matter, don't we?
You, it's you and me.
It's you and me won't be unhappy."

Honestly though, she's never a favorite that I mention to people, not a lot of fans in my circles. But you know you've leapt into a higher realm of radicalness with me, anyways. Uh...I'm done now.

By Blogger Elle Marie, at 9:19 PM  

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By Blogger Elle Marie, at 9:19 PM  

I've always liked the song rubberband girl for some reason. Nothing wrong with a little Bush now and again...

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:07 AM  

Hands up who's going to see the Go! team at Leeds festival this weekend. Ooh, me! ME!!!!

By Anonymous RiaBeer, at 6:29 AM  

Love that OK Go song and we're gonna go see the New Pornographers in October. Chris is in love with Neko Case.

By Blogger Biglug, at 11:33 AM  

You should put whatever music you really like on your page; otherwise, what's the point of having your own playlist? Who cares what people think, if we all fell in line with what was popular amongst the masses wed be tapping our toes to Mariah Carey and dressing like Paris Hilton, or at the very least whoring ourselves out in a night vision sex tape.

Interesting tidbit: Coldplay's "Speed of Sound" was an attempt to achieve the sound Kate Bush did on "Running Up That Hill".

By Blogger Samara, at 3:23 PM  

Also, you are responsible for my now abiding love of Iron & Wine, so... thank you, thank you very much planetdan.

By Blogger Samara, at 3:27 PM  

Get some Ambulance Ltd on there, I say... other than that, looks mighty fine - re Death Cab - I know what you mean about some of their stuff, but Crooked Teeth is on heavy rotation for me at the moment - also, have you heard The Postal Service at all? Bit bleepy, but occasionally wonderful.

By Anonymous Neil, at 9:15 AM  

Kanye West...I'm glad you finally put a song by someone I've heard of on here. You're from Minnesota, right? You could at least put a little Prince on there.

By Anonymous Dream, at 3:16 PM  

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