Midweek Playlist: 4/26/12

Apr 26, 2012 | No Comments

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the midweek playlist is born again.

    1. Best Coast – “The Only Place”
    2. Flights – “Taller”
    3. Spanish Prisoners – “November Third”
    4. U.S. Royalty – “Sleepy Eyes”
    5. Germany Germany – “Disconnect (ft. Steffaloo)”
    6. The Dalai Lama Rama Fa Fa Fa – “Sun”
    7. Sleeping In The Aviary – “You Don’t Have To Drive”
    8. Hundred Visions – “The Last Cab To Tunis”
    9. Futurebirds – “Megachills”
    10. Beach House – “Myth” 
    11. Lemonade – “Neptune”
    12. Jacques Greene – “Another Girl” 

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On Sports

Sep 9, 2011 | No Comments

The latest episode of Radiolab was all about Games, and included a story from Stephen Dubner (co-author of Freakonomics) about growing up as a sports fan. Even as a long-time non-sports fan, I can agree with his very succint summary of Why Sports Matter:

“You can put too much of your emotional life in the hands of people who don’t know you and have no responsibility for you, but I think sports fandom is a fantastic gift with almost immeasurable value. It’s a proxy for real life, but better. It renews itself, it’s constantly happening in real time. There are conflicts that seem to carry real consequences but at the end of the day don’t – it’s war where nobody dies. It’s a proxy for all our emotions and desires and hopes, I mean, heck, what’s not to like about sports?”

Midweek Playlist: 9/7/11

Sep 8, 2011 | No Comments

Let’s keep this playlist train rollin.

    1. Unouomedude – “Frequency”
    2. Veronico Falls – “Come On Over”
    3. Washed Out– “Amor Fati”
    4. Wavves – “I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl”
    5. The Wilderness of Manitoba – “Orono Park”
    6. Wise Blood – “Nosferatu”
    7. Woodsman – “In Circles”
    8. Yellow Ostrich – “Left Behind”
    9. Yo Can’t Win, Charlie Brown – “Over the Sun/Under the Water”
    10. Rich Aucoin – “Brian Wilson is A.L.I.V.E.” 
    11. Dum Dum Girls – “Bedroom Eyes”
    12. Luke Temple – “Ophelia”

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Midweek Playlist: 8/31/11

Aug 31, 2011 | One Comment

It must be some kind of miracle because two midweek playlists in a row hasn’t happened in a while. I’d most highly recommend “Relaxin'” and “Boss”.

    1. Floating Action – “50 Lashes”
    2. G-Side & G-Mane – “RELAXIN'”
    3. Ganglians – “Cryin’ Smoke”
    4. Howlin’ Woods – “Boss” (Live)
    5. Josh Rouse & The Long Vacations – “Oh, Look What the Sun Did!”
    6. Lord Huron – “The Problem With Your Daughter”
    7. Mesita – “Jet Trails”
    8. Neon Indian – “Polish Girl”
    9. No Ceremony – “HURTLOVE”
    10. Purity Ring – “Ungirthed” 
    11. Siskiyou – “Twigs and Stones”
    12. Trailer Trash Tracys – “Dies in 55”

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2 Years in Pictures: Part 2

Aug 28, 2011 | No Comments

The saga continues with hiking, rodeos, and a crazy crab…

1/10/10: January included a trip to the Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve in the Oakland hills. I was expecting an active volcano, but my disappointment was quickly swept away thanks to the marginally entertaining labyrinth paths. 

2/11/10: In February I saw a Citroën DS which has to be the most fake futuristic car ever. Recently I saw one in The 10th Victim.

4/19/10: On my birthday Anna and Baimba did some clever hair-trick at La Pinata in Alamenda. 

4/24/10: Kris and I had an epic Fresno weekend which included a pretty great turn-out at the Clovis Rodeo.

6/3/10: KKMM starring in Newsies

6/16/10: Merle Haggard at the Mountain Winery was everything I thought it would be.

7/29/10: Not sure which North Beach date this was, but Kris in front of American Zoetrope suddenly felt very European. 

7/31/10: Jenness made this bomb-ass cake for someone’s birthday.  

8/10/10: In August a love affair began. 

 8/27/10: KKMM is very well read. 

Midweek Playlist: 8/26/11

Aug 26, 2011 | No Comments

It’s been a while since the midweek playlist was actually posted on a Wednesday (or at all), but I was recently able to get caught up with music blogs, and thought I’d share some findings. “Top Bunk” is my favorite and thus gets top billing. Enjoy!

    1. Gauntlet Hair – “Top Bunk”
    2. Atlas Sound – “Terra Incognito”
    3. Branded Stilts – “Forest, Oh Forest, Protect Me”
    4. Blitzen Trapper – “Love The Way You Walk Away”
    5. Bon Accord – “Lopsided”
    6. Born Blonde – “Solar”
    7. Cass McCombs – “The Same Thing”
    8. Chaweewan Dumnern– “The Sound of Siam”
    9. Dan Mangan – “Oh Fortune”
    10. DUDES – “Narcissists Anonymous”
    11. The Exits – “You’ve Got To Have Money”
    12. Fruit Bats – “Tangie and Ray”

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