Holy shit man, I really love this original version of the song. “Emaline” was cut from their debut album because “it had a guitar,” and Folds considered it “illegal,” but this demo might be my favorite version of the song, even if it doesn’t have any guitar in it (like the “Naked Baby Pictures” version does).
I’ve had this on my mind for some time, and I just need to air it out.
It’s not enough for the people in my life to be real with me, but I need the people in my life to be real to everyone else, to be truthful and honest in a general sense. Phoniness is a major turn-off, and I don’t care for people who simply live to keep up a particular image, people who feel that they have something to prove and feel they need to keep up appearances…even if you’re real with me, if you can’t be truthful in the rest of your life, how am I supposed to trust you?
i might need to purchase a universal remote today...
…and a flat iron.
I’ve spent the past hour-and-a-half searching for my television remote control without any luck. I give up…and I desperately need to sleep. I’ve reached the point where the necessity for sleep has superceded my anal-retentive tendacy which would prevent me from hitting the sack before said slumber. No, I need sleep…and I can buy a decent universal remote later today when I wake up.
As for the flat iron…my hair is getting long and I am actually that vain and douchey, and I don’t feel like getting short hair anytime soon.
Flume (Live from Radio City Music Hall) Bon Iver ft. My Brightest Diamond Found via Box of Boom
For those of you intent on mellowing out tonight…here’s a pretty sweet rendition of Bon Iver’s flume featuring a band I just recently found, My Brightest Diamond. I’m really digging the pairing of Bon Iver and MBD’s textures behind the song. The original version is really great…and this version turns the song into a really sweet duet. Turn down the lights and just let this song sink into you.
Here’s another poppy jam to keep you in a good mood whether you’re partying or chilling at home. Have yourself a little 2-and-a-half-minute dance party…it’ll be good for you. "I wish I had a pizza and a bottle of wine," that’s a winning lyric.
It dawns upon me that not everyone has been partying all weekend. Some of you lucky souls might be just up late at night, at home, with your significant other…or your would be significant other. Maybe you just need a nice twangy mellow jamb to lighten the mood. If you happen to be a couple of those lucky souls, I’m pretty sure this ditty will get you smiling at each other. Pour another glass of wine and turn this one up.
Many Shades Of Black (New Version) The Raconteurs ft. Adele Found via Box Of Boom
So, let’s kick off this late night block of music with a little bit of Jack White backing Adele in this redo of “Many Shades of Black.” I just got off of another night of work, and I’m not winding down anytime soon…this song is just motivating me to stay up even more. I’m just loving the heavy horns on this song…reminiscent of the “Wall of Sound.” If you’re still in a party mood, turn this one up…talk about the song with the cool kids…make out with the coolest one.
Maybe you don’t feel like mellowing out just yet. Maybe you just feel like reflecting upon all the shenanigans you got into tonight, or that extra shot you didn’t need to take, or that girl or guy you didn’t need to flirt/kiss/make-out-with/fuck tonight. Here’s a song for that.
I Never Said I Was Deep Jarvis Cocker Found via Heavy Soil
Been out partying? I have…well, it’s my work…still, I need to wind-down nonetheless. Here’s a jamb that I’ve stumbled upon that kicks-off the mellowing process nicely. Man…I’m loving the horn section in this song…and the subtle background vocals during the hook.
Right now, I’m trying to map out the plot for the script I’m working on…I hate overthinking things, but right now I need to put my mind into overdrive to develop these characters and figure out who they are to have a coherent story. So far, I think it’s working. I’m just trying to figure out how the characters’ stories intertwine and how the relationships develop so that it doesn’t become too predictable of a plot. However, it is a semi-romantic-comedy…ugh…because the world needs more of those. Still, how many different ways can you get a guy and a girl together without it being a completely hackneyed story-line? I think that’s the biggest challenge.
Feeling Good My Brightest Diamond (originally by Nina Simone) Found via Box of Boom
Goddamn, just…give this one a listen…then maybe click over to Box of Boom and listen to the original Nina Simone version. Both versions, the original and the cover, rock real hard…and Box of Boom is right, the original Simone version is like a sunny version while the MBD plays out the darker tones and becomes this real smooth “rainy day companion.”
I’m pretty sure this is gonna end up on a mixtape sometime soon. It’s just such an incredibly mellow song…and the pulse of the bass drum just seems so fitting for that drive home late at night. I’m keeping this song in mind while I work on my script.
Waking Up In Vegas (Calvin Harris Remix) Katy Perry
I’m not one to post Katy Perry stuff all that often…but damn, this is a pretty sweet dance track that I’m gonna start sneaking into the playlists during my nights at the bar. This is one of those songs that makes me feel like I just got my second wind after going on a tear at the bar in the club.
“You guys have it real easy. I never had it like this where I grew up. But I send my kids here because the fact is you go to one of the best schools in the country: Rushmore. Now, for some of you it doesn’t matter. You were born rich and you’re going to stay rich. But here’s my advice to the rest of you: Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs and take them down. Just remember, they can buy anything but they can’t buy backbone. Don’t let them forget it. Thank you.”—
Herman Blume, Rushmore
God, this is probably one of the best character introductions I’ve ever seen on film. You really get a sense of who Herman Blume is and where he’s been. Wes Anderson did a great job with the film, and Bill Murray did an incredible job with the character.