Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Bonus Jonas

Sorry for the blogging absence, I wish could blame it on a fugue state or maybe a bender in Reno, but really I have a far more mundane excuse: finals and long hours at work.  Boring, anyway...

Previously on Children's Hospital...maybe you're like I was this time last week and these words don't mean anything to you, if so then listen up.  Children's Hospital, a little gem of a show, is funny and actually does the medical genre right, ie it shamelessly makes fun of it.  My little brother forced me to watch the new season premier with massive amounts of passive aggression last week, I put up fight, but thankfully wasn't a match.  Episodes are only 15 minutes, and a welcome reprieve from the normal shite of popular "pop" culture.  So be prepared for nuggets like the bonus Jonas, ridicule of the healing power of laughter, and my new mantra "Sometimes no matter how smart you are, you have to do what your brain jelly tells you to do."  Watch full episodes on the adultswim site.

Okay, 5 songs for the 5 days of our upcoming work week...I'm going to need 'em.  Download below.

Luna: Bonnie & Clyde

Austra: Beat and the Pulse
Timber Timbre: Woman
Nancy Sinatra: Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham
The Rosebuds: Second Bird of Paradise

Oh, by the way, in case you're not a 13 year old girl, the bonus Jonas refers to the fourth, unknown Jonas brother not it the band.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Heading Into Empty Space

I really wanted to write a witty one-liner for this post.  Realistically, it's not going to happen.  I can't decide if it's because I haven't slept in over 40 hours or if I just don't have it in me.

Pro tip though: combine sleep deprivation, a strange sense of removal, and a dark room for optimal listening of this song:

Sound familiar?  Lead vocals on this track done by the xx's professional etherealalist Romy Madley Croft.  Anyway, this is Creep, just another Brooklyn duo making great, twisted electro.  Can't wait for more from these two ladies.