Song #311: 311 - Purpose
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Ok, so Real World... it's 3:01 am Saturday, but the second I slept through the entire afternoon after a near all nighter. I hope this doesn't mess me up, I'm fairly susceptible to changes in sleeping patterns. I've spent a decent amount of time with all sorts of weird somnias. I was going to play "Brain Stew" by Green Day to express what's going on inside my head, but aI could only get through one minute of the video before I have to close it out... unbearable. Here's my all-time favorite Hendrix song.
Song #310: Jimi Hendrix - The Burning of the Midnight Lamp
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Meet Wye Oak, a Maryland duo consisting of Jenn Wasner on guitar and vocals and Andy Stack on both drums and keys simultaneously. Get their album The Knot as soon as possible and then make sure you catch them if they make a stop in your area. I just missed their last round of NYC shows and I regret it on a regular basis. It's definitely my favorite album I've heard this year (eventhough it came out in 2009), maybe the millennium thus far.
Song #307: Wye Oak - For Prayer
Monday, October 11, 2010
Christopher Columbus is an icredibly polarizing figure. You can only appreciate his exploratory prowess for so long before you realize what a dick he was.
“They… brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks’ bells. They willingly traded everything they owned…. They were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features…. They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane…. They would make fine servants…. With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.”
~Christopher Columbus writing about the Arawaks in his journal, as quoted from Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.
Song #306: Peter Tosh - 400 Years