Different People – No Doubt Got to Get You Into My Life – Earth, Wind & Fire Green Onions – Booker T & The MG’s I Got You – Wilco Keep on Pushing – The Impressions Keep Reachin’ Up – Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators Love You I Do? – Jennifer Hudson No Nostalgia – AgesAndAges Raise Up – Ledisi Stand Up – Sugarland This – Darius Rucker We Used To Wait – Arcade Fire You’ve Got the Love – Florence and the Machine Your Smiling Face – James Taylor Roll with the Changes – REO Speedwagon Everyday America – Sugarland Learn to Live – Darius Rucker Let’s Stay Together – Al Green Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra My Town – Montgomery Gentry The Best Thing about Me Is You – Ricky Martin, featuring Joss Stone You are the Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne Keep Marchin’ – Raphael Saadiq Tonight’s The Kind of Night – Noah and the Whale We Take Care of Our Own – Bruce Springsteen Keep Me In Mind – Zac Brown Band The Weight – Aretha Franklin Even Better Than The Real Thing – U2 Home – Dierks Bentley
It was probably a wise decision to not include Young Jeezy & Jay-Z’s track, “My President Is Black.” Probably.
I won’t let love disrupt, corrupt or interrupt me. I sometimes forget what a poet this man is. Poetic & just recently having announced his new album, Blunderbuss,he remains unstoppable. After some Racontours & Dead Weather stints, it seems Jack is resorting back to his original White Stripes sound. I’m really excited. Once you’ve listened to the first single, take a listen to its B-side called “Machine Gun Silhouette” here.
Swoony pop to start your Thursday right. We can all relate to referring to our “better self” in the third person. Probably because moreoftenthannot that self is at bay. Tennis’ new album, Young & Old, is to be released soon(ish).
“At a time when Americans owe more in tuition debt than credit card debt, this Congress needs to stop the interest rates on student loans from doubling in July. Extend the tuition tax credit we started that saves middle-class families thousands of dollars. And give more young people the chance to earn their way through college by doubling the number of work-study jobs in the next five years.”—Barack Obama, State of The Union address
ShoeMint. What is it?!? Based on paper, I can tell you it’s a brand designed by stylist Nicole Chavez with Rachel Bilson and produced with Steve Madden. Supposedly, after signing up, you take a style quiz and, each month, a new collection of shoes are received in your online showroom that you can either pick or pass. What does this mean?!? Not quite sure. Online showroom?? Pick or pass?? Is there some sort of shoe nazi that forces me to recite my credit card number aloud every month for a new pair of wedges? Awesome. Now I’m intrigued. Regardless, I’ll give it a shot. Plus, it helps that Rachel Bilson goes hard (#funnyordievideo). You can sign up right here.
She’s not a huge fan of remixes. But who passes up the opportunity to have David Lynch remix your track? So here we have the first and only official authorized Zola Jesus remix, “In Your Nature,” as heard through the ears of Mr. Lynch himself.
In accord with my previous post and what’s bumping in my headphones today, I deem today “Reeeeeemiiiix Day.” I got some good ones up my sleeve. Starting with this we’regoingbackwayback remix of Biggie’s “Going Back To Cali.”
Last night, as part of SF’s Sketchfest 2012, I had the pleasure of going to watch Stella, the classic nightclub show consisting of the comedy trio Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, & David Wain, at the Mezzanine. Someone asked me to explain the type of comedy show it was. The standup itself is incredibly hard to explain, but I assured them it was decidingly funny (‘tis true). Plus, there was a cameo from my favorite Leslie Knope opponent, Paul Rudd. Additional performers included Ron Runches, Will Franken, Marguerite Moreau, Jessi Klein, Matt Besser, Brent Weinback, Bobcat Goldwait, and house band, Release The Sunbird. If you ever get the opportunity to see Stella’s standup, I highly recommend. Also, SF Sketchfest continues through February 4. Check out the schedule here to see what other worthwhile shows you can catch this following week. I suggest one of the Reggie Watts’ shows between Jan 31-Feb 2.
Multiple instruments. Whistles. Xylophones. Not too much of a surprise from the folk maestro’s first cut from his upcoming album, Break It Yourself. As Consequence of Sound describes,
“The guitar-centric number has the initial rumblings of some giant arena-rock number before Bird chirps in. From there, the cut grows and swells throughout, from quiet ’50s slow jam to straight ahead rock and roll bliss.”