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18 Jul

Hi there.  Let’s see if this works.

 

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The Wall

24 Jan

Image The best part of my little apartment is this section of the main room with my stereo setup.  I keep all of my equipment, records, CDs, DVDs, etc. in 2 black/brown IKEA Expedit units.  Above, I have haphazardously displayed a collection of posters.  Most of these posters are from bands I’m really into, some are free promo posters that my local record store gives away (shout to Wazoo in Ann Arbor, MI), and the rest are poster inserts from the records themselves.  It gives the room that record store atmosphere that I very much enjoy.  I made a playlist on Grooveshark which includes all of the albums from the posters.  I recommend hitting shuffle and letting ‘er rip.  Cheers.

The Wall (Playlist)

 

Happy Xmas

15 Dec

The Beautiful Mix

6 Dec

In November, my lovely girlfriend, Alex reached the beginning of her 24th year of existence.  I made a mix for her in the style of one you might find on GvB.  It’s pretty good.  Have a listen and click the link for tracklisting.

 

The Beautiful Mix via Soundcloud

2011 – This Could Be The Buzzpocalypse

1 Dec

So last night as I was posting this year’s Top 10 LPs list, I couldn’t help but think about just how disappointing 2011 was for new music.  After bathing in the sweet and bountiful buzz waters of 2009 I came to expect hearing a mind-blowing new record at least once or twice a month. (Animal Collective, Gorillaz, Dirty Projectors, etc.)  This year, not a single thing really excited me like many of those 2009 and 2010 records did.  This year just seemed to continue the trend of the drop-off after that great year.  Even my favorite from this year, Tomboy, just didn’t pop.  Maybe everyone’s tired.  

 

My thoughts were confirmed this morning after I checked out the recent Grammy Nominations.  Now, we all know the Grammy awards are hardly the barometer for great music, but usually the nominations include a respectable choice in almost every category.  But, you’re going to nominate Bruno Mars for album of the year, and not even put Kanye in there?  That’s disgusting.  They got it right last year with The Suburbs and to this day I still can’t believe that won.  Looks like it’s back to the old ways this year.  And yes, I like to read Hipsterrunoff.com

Top Ten LPs: 2011

1 Dec

Making lists are stupid, but so is blogging.  That’s why I vlog.

10)Peaking Lights – 936

9) Unknown Mortal Orchestra – S/T

Thought Ballune (Video)

8 ) Jay-Z/Kanye – Watch The Throne

The Joy

7) Radiohead – The King of Limbs

6) Gang Gang Dance – Eye Contact

5) Ty Segall – Goodbye Bread

Goodbye Bread (Video)

4) Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde

Weekend (Video)

3) Real Estate – Days

It’s Real (Video)

2) Pure X – Pleasure

1) Panda Bear – Tomboy

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