Monday, September 03, 2007

ZHMMM - Labor Day Edition (with special guest!)

Hey kids. d of Mishaps, Mayhem and Merriment has graciously agreed to be your fearless leader through this edition of ZHMMM. Thanks, yo! Enjoy.

For some strange reason, Blythe asked me to fill in for her today to give you guys this week’s ZHMMM. She will probably live to regret this day more than that one where she slept with that guy she didn’t really like because she was sorta drunk and he was available.

So, here’s some old stuff and some kinda new stuff for your listening pleasure.

More than Summer | Scissors for Lefty | Bruno
Turn it on and make sweet, sweaty love. Or bust out that fife that’s mildewing in the bottom of your closet and start marching, man. Whatever works.

Breakin’ Up | Rilo Kiley | Under the Blacklight
When you’re really happy about ditching that shitty person you dated last, crank this bad boy up!

Bitches in Tokyo | Stars | In Our Bedroom After the War
Don’t just play it once. Keep hitting that repeat button. ‘Til the neighbors knock on your door and tell you to turn it the fuck off already. You’ll never tire of it. Promise.

You! Me! Dancing! | Los Campesinos! | Sticking Fingers into Sockets
Do what the song says and bust a move brotha. (I know. I just said, ‘bust a move.’ I’m old and white, whaddya want?)

Call and Response | or, the whale | Light Poles and Pines
Because every single summer mix has to have a little harmonica and hand clapping on it. Otherwise, it just doesn’t feel like summer.

A-Punk | Vampire Weekend | EP
I know Blythe won’t shut up about these guys, but I feel that I must reiterate: buy this already. It’s some of the best music I’ve heard in a long, long time.

That Summer at Home I Had Become the Invisible Boy | The Twilight Sad | Fourteen Autumns, Fifteen Winters
If the Irish accent doesn’t get you, the sad, sad lyrics will. It could make the baby Jesus cry. And everyone knows he’s got a cold, iron bolt for a heart.

Disaster | The Besnard Lakes | The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse
Do you like the Beach Boys? Are you sick and tired of everything they ever produced? Well, here you go then.

What We Do | Get Him Eat Him | Arms Down
It’s just so… earnest. If you don’t like it, your soul is dead.

My Madonna | Two Gallants | The Throes
A little Bob Dylan, a little Hank Williams, a little Zepplen. Play it loudly and sing along at the top of your lungs.

Liar and the Thief | Tin Cup Prophette | Liar and the Thief

Always on the Telehone| The Ladybug Transistor | Can’t Wait Another Day
70s-era pop. With a horn section!

Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe| Okkervil River | The Stage Names
Classic Okkervil. This album is getting a lot of bad press by some extremely stupid naysayers. Don’t listen to any of ‘em, ‘cause it’s gorgeous. I want to have Will Sheff’s babies.

Bones| Christians and Lions | More Songs for the Dreamsleepers and Very Awake
I’m obsessed with this band. And I can’t stop talking about it. Somebody slap me upside the head already. Or don’t. I’m happy with my neuroses.

Alright. That’s it for this guest installment of ZHMMM.

Let me have it.


The [Cherry] Ride said...

Aside from Rilo Kiley, I have not heard of a single act on your list. But, I am generally not considered "cool" or "someone you'd want to hang out with."

Where is Blythe?

Michael5000 said...

Awright, I've got Christians and Lions and The Twilight Sad downloading. What the hell.

d said...

cherry: oh, i'm not cool either. don't be afraid. i hit blythe over the head and put her in the closet. she'll be back tomorrow.

m5000: right on! you won't regret it. (or maybe you will. i have no idea since i don't know you. hope you don't though. don't hunt me down if you do, k?)

Dre said...

Under the Blacklight is one of my new fave
albums lately... good choice.

blythe said...

we throw parties, you throw knives!

i am pleased as punch with these choices, d. i think, unfortunately, labor day weekend sucked away my audience of five, but man, they are missing OUT! good work.

stew said...

ummmm, which are the band names and which are the songs?

never mind, I'm too old to be cool. I'll just sit here with my Ozark Mountain Daredevil 8 tracks and my watermelon wine.

these are probably way cool. way to go.

d said...

b - thanks for the props yo

stew - order goes: song name | band name | album name

have fun with your 8 tracks.

d said...

dre - sorry i forgot to say, blacklight is on heavy rotation for me as well. it's a toe tapping good time.

Jeannette said...

People keep making new music and I cant keep up. I wouldnt even dare type the 4 CDs I bought today.