Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Something Awful is still awesome.

Leeloo Dallas in:

words like conviction can turn into a sentence

Friday, January 26, 2007

Top 100 songs

I got bored with my mammoth playlist of everything that isn't crap in my mp3 collection, so I distilled it into a greatest-hits-type thing. Probably it's not my actual 100 favorites, some things should be switched in or out, but I would get up, dance, and sing along to anything on it. (Well, except for the orchestral stuff.) Read or ignore at your pleasure; they're shuffled, so in no particular order, and the concentration of Elvis Costello is mostly because there's more of him in my collection than anyone else, since my dad owns nearly every CD he ever released. I could make most of them mp3 links but for my mother the sysadmin probably throwing a fit if I did--wherever there is a link, that means there's a legal mp3 available there.

Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz
Get Over You - The Undertones
I've Got Some Falling to Do - Lemon Demon (a great web-based musician)
High Fidelity - Elvis Costello and the Attractions
TKO (Boxing Day) - Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Let Them All Talk - Elvis Costello and the Attractions (computers suck at random numbers)
Peace and Love - Fountains of Wayne (one-hit wonder for God knows what reason; one of my favorites albums ever)
Final Fantasy I-III - Nobuo Uematsu
Train in Vain - The Clash
I Feel Fantastic - Jonathan Coulton (an incredible web-based musician)
Bones - The Killers
Tempted - Squeeze
Punk Rock Girl - The Dead Milkmen
She Turns Me On - Smashmouth
Heart - Rockpile
Blues Drive Monster - The Pillows
Come On Eileen - Save Ferris (great song, even greater cover)
God's Comic - Elvis Costello again
What You Live By - Harvey Danger (who are actually giving away the album online, which is utterly fawesome)
When I was 19 - Songs to Wear Pants To
Radio, Radio - Elvis Costello
Ride on Shooting Star - The Pillows
Tenderness - General Public
The In Set - Smashmouth
When You Were Young - The Killers
Everything is Alright - Motion City Soundtrack
Take Me Away - Joe Jackson (with one of the greatest bassists ever, Graham Maby)
Wine, Women and Song - Harvey Danger (again, giving away.)
Deep Dark Truthful Mirror - Elvis Costello
Mexican Wine - Fountains of Wayne
Adagio for Strings (Agnus Dei) - Samuel Barber (better known as the song from the first level of the computer game Homeworld)
Wonderboy - Tenacious D
Penny Arcade Theme - MC Frontalot
Gary Gilmore's Eyes - The Adverts
Logos Naki World (The World Without Logos) - Yasushi Ishii (theme to the Hellsing TV show)
Bought for a Song - Fountains of Wayne
Strength - The Alarm
CARNIVAL - The Pillows
Love Plus One - Haircut 100
...Not Forever - Tsunami Bomb
Sleep (Finger's [sic] Lullaby) - Boomtown Rats
Tramp the Dirt Down - Elvis Costello
Mandelbrot Set - Jonathan Coulton (best song ever about a mathematical concept)
Fett's Vette - MC Chris
Goody Two Shoes - Adam Ant
Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger (this one isn't on that particular album)
Weapon of Choice - Fatboy Slim
The Jeep Song - Dresden Dolls
Here It Goes Again - OK Go
The Sound of the Suburbs - The Members
Creep - Radiohead
Possesion - Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Fresh Dog - MC Frontalot
In Between Days - The Cure
Sing Along Forever - Bouncing Souls
Little Busters - The Pillows (I get a little teary-eyed whenever I hear this song, no lie. That's how much FLCL affected me.)
Little Red Light - Fountains of Wayne
Veronica - Elvis Costello
Valley Winter Song - Fountains of Wayne
Please Do Not Go - Violent Femmes
Half Jack - Dresden Dolls
Hackensack - Fountains of Wayne
Bonzo Goes to Bitburg - The Ramones
Little Round Mirrors - Harvey Danger
Rolling Thunder - Gray Code (they're Danish, I think, though they sing in English. My friend Rutger of linked me to them.)
Sunday Papers - Joe Jackson
Duvet - Boa (theme song to Serial Experiments Lain)
Tank! - Yoko Kanno (theme song to Cowboy Bebop. Why are anime themes so often awesome?)
Ana Ng - They Might be Giants
Skullcrusher Mountain - Jonathan Coulton (a touching tale of a mad scientist and the woman he loves)
20 Tons of TNT - Flanders and Swann
We Like the Moon - Joel Veitch (remember those Quiznos commercials, with the mutated hamster things? This was the original.)
Just What I Needed - The New Cars
No One's Looking - Tsunami Bomb
Pinch Me - Barenaked Ladies
Rudie Can't Fail - The Clash
Grits Ain't Groceries - Andrew Strong/The Commitments
Dr. Who on Holiday - Dean Gray (made off with the mp3 before the site got shut down. RIP, American Edit.)
Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town - Talking Heads
Fools In Love - Joe Jackson
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
We Want the Airwaves - The Ramones
Bright Future in Sales - Fountains of Wayne
The Invasion from Within - Tsunami Bomb
Tribute - Tenacious D
Alternative Ulster - Stiff Little Fingers
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
Needles & Pins - The Ramones
The Fields of Athenry - Dropkick Murphys
All Of This - Shaimus (from Guitar Hero)
I Should Be Allowed to Think - They Might Be Giants
Hey Julie - Fountains of Wayne
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Kiss Off - Violent Femmes
Bangs - They Might Be Giants
One Step Beyond - Madness
Blank Generation - Richard Hell and the Voidoids
Bad Habit - Dresden Dolls

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Dresden Files books are awesome, but the TV show was laaaaaame. I'll still watch the next few episodes, just in case, but...laaaaaame.

(also the line about loving something so much i'm almost insane, in that recent post, that was a song lyric and not part of the post. just fyi.)

And while it’s killing you dead it will mess with your head/And it’s the light in the dark that will guide you

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Oh dear god so awesome

i love you so much that I’m almost insane

Friday, January 05, 2007

I do desperately need to post more. But i saw this, and as it said i'm blogging it right now. The music's mediocre but the video's pretty interesting. click.