Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The new iTunes Genius thing,

Genius is an understatement. This thing is a Harvard grad on steroids and heroin. Unfreakingstoppable. You pick a song, it makes you a playlist. For example:
I gave it Lost in Love - Air Supply and it provides:
Babe - Styx
On and on - Stephen Bishop
Reminiscing - Little River Band
Can't Fight This Feeling - Reo Speedwagon
Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
Dance With Me - Orleans
The Things We Do For Love - 10cc
True - Spandau Ballet
Who's Crying Now - Journey
Do You Believe In Love - Huey Lewis & The News
Goodbye Girl - David Gates
In Too Deep - Genesis
Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
All Out of Love - Air Supply
Beth - Kiss
How Much I Feel - Ambrosia
I'm So Excited - The Pointer Sisters
Longer - Dan Fogelberg
Still The One - Orleans
I'd Really Love to See You Tonight -England Dan and John Ford Coley
Ride Like the Wind - Christopher Cross
Baby Come Back - Player
Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon

AMAZING!! I'll try something more interesting next.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Gentleman Jesse and His Men - s/t

While we're still in powerpop land (there's that word again!) allow me to bend your ear on this fine release from Douchemaster Records. I LOVE this album. I was singing along on like the second go-thru. The cover is certainly an homage to Mr. Costello, and the music captures the excitement of those first few Attractions records. We have the CD in stock, the vinyl may be gone for good.

Milk N' Cookies - s/t Vinyl Reissue

Radio Heartbeat has been putting out beautiful vinyl reissues of impossible to find 70s awesomeness (I don't like to pigeonhole it as "powerpop" because that is a dirty word to some ROCK fans) and this Milk N' Cookies reissue is a really lovely thing to behold. The first LP is the scrapped Island full length from 1974 (later out on Sire in 1976) and the second LP is a 45 RPMer of singles. These guys had a timeless look that I'd place as suburban Ramones and the sound is not-as-cheezy Bay City Rollers fuck yeah. If you dig current bands like the Busy Signals and Cheap Time and also have a sweet tooth, I would pick this up ASAP. I can't imagine it being around for long. Serious dance around your room good time stuff here.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Slow News Day?

Poison stops in Boise, gives $25 tip to server

You almost don't have to read the article with that headline, but you should.