Tuesday, October 31, 2006

ack! FF 2.0

Okay, so Firefox 2.0 doesn't seem to like the embedding technique for a couple of the non-YouTube videos on this page. Until I figure out why, here are the links to the videos in the now-disabled posts.


Gay Boyfriend

Sunday, October 29, 2006

can i just say...

that I think they have just about the best harmony two voices can enjoy? Tegan and Sara, I mean...


Somdays you make me so sad

Saturday, October 28, 2006


I would just like to point out I've done a fine job of blogging this month. I think I need some comment-lovin'. Also, GALLE! (That's all I have to say about that...)

Friday, October 27, 2006

sufjan ward

You guessed it: another strained Pooh-analogy... But tell me I'm wrong, go on! This is totally a good one you guys. It's Sam Amidon. I like him. I found out about him because, oddly, I was browing Icelandic music festival lineups. Never fear, though; I think he's from Pennsylvania. And he totally sounds like m.ward singing for Sufjan Stevens...

Sam Amidon - Another Man Done Gone


Sorry for a couple of broken links on here. For some reason, box.net is now giving me grief for linking directly, but it worked fine when I tested it. Perhaps it was because I complained to their support personnel that the links didn't have file type, so the snifty little "playTagger" function wouldn't work.

Well, their interface is far better than EZArchive, and site response time much better, so I'll probably transfer my subscription in a few days. In the meantime, the links will be doomed to failure...

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

wooden wand...

...and the Vanishing Voice.
...and the Sky High Band.
...and the Omen Bones Band.

Which ever name they're using today, they're fun psychedelic folk from the awesome KillRockStars stable. And theirs is another show (along with Joseph Arthur's) that I'll be missing tomorrow in Austin. Check them out!

Being broke-like sucks. Being broke-like and in College Station sucks more.

Wooden Wand - Portrait In The Clouds

Wooden Wand - Eagle Claw

Monday, October 23, 2006

back on final fantasy for a moment...

Here's a video of the song posted below being performed live. His live shows look great. Watch how he builds the song up, etc, etc... Yeah, whatever. We all know the real meat of the show is the bitch in the bun doing visuals. Check this out. It's hilarious :-)

the format

A New Friend (more later if you're I'm lucky) recently recommended The Format. Naturally, since I had never heard of them before, I was intrigued. Then he said they were opening for Fallout Boy (hiss) on tour soon...

But nevertheless, not wanting to disappoint New Friend, I checked them out. I was shocked to discover some smart, tolerable - nay, enjoyable - power-punk-pop. Good hooks without getting gimmicky or overly commercial. Perhaps just the right amount of angsty whine. (Okay, to be fair, they've had the benefit of seeing Dashboard Confessional wring that dishtowel dry...) Literate - if not demonstrably literary - lyrics...

Continuing a trend, I'll stab at a most-likely-bad analogy: they're like what Jimmy Eat World might sound like if the Postal Service couldn't touch an instrument but were in charge of all production. And helped write the songs, too, but only after a night of drinking and rowdy showtune-singing... Umm, and that's early Jimmy Eat World, for all you post-Bleed American posers.

The Format - She Doesn't Get It

Don't be afraid to like this song. The album is diverse...

Note to the Tiger half of this blog: I gave you Static Prevails in 1999, which I had claimed from the demo bin. I need to be cool for that.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

out of touch

So, it's been a month and somehow I just learned that darling Owen (a.k.a. Final Fantasy) won a prestigious Canadian music award for He Poos Clouds, his sophomore effort.

Yes, it's called "He Poos Clouds". Shut up. I think it's charming. More so before I learned it was a Dungeons & Dragons reference and not some over-the-top romantic characterization of his boyfriend, but still...

Final Fantasy - This Is The Dream of Win & Regine

(A song from his previous album, Has A Good Home. Honestly, I like that album better.)

And the lyrics:

This is the Dream of Win & Regine
by Final Fantasy

Crown myself the prince of buzz
Can't wait until you, can't wait 'til you unsubscribe
I'll be a lonely scribe

But - what if they like it,
And lock us in a cannery with your accordian
Until we canned our love?
We can get along
We can get along

Montreal might eat it's young
But Montreal won't break us down

Now I got a VCR
If we put our hearts in twenty thousand tiny jars
They'd never leave their homes
We can get along
We can get along

Montreal might eat it's young
But Montreal won't break us down

I tried and tried and tried and tried
and tried and tried to keep the crowds away
I tried and tried and tried and tried
and tried and tried to keep the crowds away

the deportees

The Deportees have struck upon the catchiest hook in the history of pop music, I think. And a video that kills... Of course, they're Swedish.

Props to perennial fave swedesplease for the crib.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

just in case...

If you haven't seen this brilliant little piece of pop music video, you must watch now :-) This post is directed at the 3 people on the internet who haven't seen Ok Go on treadmills...

just an observation...

Tiger? We're great people but really shitty bloggers.