Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Spring Mix 2010

Last weekend I mowed the lawn for the first time this year, so that must mean it's also time for my Spring Mix.

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Not all of the songs on this spring's mix are available for streaming above, so the rest are here (YouTube links provided when available):

The Innocence Mission - "And Hiding Away"
King Missile - "My Heart Is a Flower"
Jason Lytle - "Ghost of My Old Dog"
Caedmon's Call - "Bus Driver"
This Picture - "Naked Rain"
Discovery - "I Want You Back (In Discovery)"
The RiffTones - "Sparkly Vampires"
Clem Snide - "Denver"
Frightened Rabbit - "Fun Stuff"

Other seasonal mixes of mine can be found here, here, here, here, here, and Doctor.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Song to close out the weekend: "Alison" by Elvis Costello


I should've been at last night's Elvis Costello show at the National. Stupid Ticketmaster and my refusal to pay upwards of $10 for the "convenience" of purchasing a ticket through them.

Oh well, I'll just have to catch him next time he comes to Richmond, whenever that will be.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Crush of the Week: Kate Nash

This week's Crush is singer/songwriter Kate Nash. And she's quite the crumpet.

Her new album My Best Friend Is You is okay, but it didn't immediately grab me like her wonderful Made of Bricks.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Requiem for the father of jazzy hip-hop

R.I.P. Guru, 1966-2010.

His work with Gang Starr was legendary. And Jazzmatazz wasn't bad, either. We knew his steez.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Quick movie reviews

Kick Ass: To avoid the obvious positive evaluation of this movie, let me just say it walloped my derrière. Chloe Moretz as the foul-mouthed Hit Girl was the film's highlight, followed closely by Nic Cage's Adam West-channeling Big Daddy. As for the titular character, I haven't seen a costumed crimefighter so bumbling since "The Greatest American Hero". This was simply a fun time as the movies, but it's not for the faint of heart. Kick Ass revels in the old ultraviolence.

I Love You, Man: I was a bit let down by this. It was funny - and twisting the romantic comedy formula by having the story focus on two heterosexual men was inspired - but not as hilarious as I had expected it to be. Paul Rudd was great, as usual. His status as my mancrush remains unchanged.

The Foot Fist Way: Another disappointment. I love Danny McBride and think "Eastbound & Down" is simply brilliant, but this just didn't click for me. I think I know why: McBride was missing the source of his comedic powers, his signature mullet.

Role Models: Now, this one lived up to the hype. Hilarious. You know, usually I despise it when adorable moppets take center stage in a comedy (or any film, actually), but if you really nerd them up or make them talk like a sailor on shore leave, then they can be tolerable. Paul Rudd is still the man. And it’s always open season for making fun of LARPers. Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter/Opening Day!

To commemorate both joyous occasions, here's a video of George Brett talking about pooping his pants.


Thursday, April 01, 2010

Crush of the Week: Nancy Pelosi

This week's Crush is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Her power and natural beauty - and that fact that she's not the least bit smug or annoying - made her choice a no-brainer.

April Fossor!