Ben Folds and Nick Hornby - “Levi Johnston’s Blues”
Ben Folds’ latest album features an incredibly catch stadium rock sing-a-long about everyone’s favorite douche of the month. The chorus goes as such:
"I’m a fuckin’ redneck I live to hang out with the boys Play some hockey, do some fishin’ and kill some moose.
I like to shoot the shit, do some chillin’ I guess, You fuck with me, and I’ll kick your ass.”
Seriously, remember those lyrics and you’ll be singing them for a week.
Off Lonely Avenue
EDIT: I’m actually retracting a little from what I said about Mr. Johnston being a douche. He’s not a complete douche, he’s just an 18-year old acting in a position of being thrust into the spotlight on a national scale. No, he’s not the brightest bulb in the bunch (the Playgirl shoot was a little/lot tasteless), but he’s not a bad person. That’s Sarah’s job.
Do you ever have one of those songs that you’ve had on your iPod for so long that it seems almost routine for you, until one day you take a step back and you remember how freaking cool it was the first time you heard it?
Daily Doses: WALSH “I Drive The Perv3rt Van” (2010)
New York Times Headlines:
Brandon Biondo goes through a quarter-life crises and changes his name to WALSH.
Releases more amazing tracks.
Crowd goes wild.
Just to make sure we ride that comfortable line between spreading lies, and disseminating a truth before it occurs. I’m not saying this IS the headlines for the New York Times, I’m saying it SHOULD BE.
It also really established that when it came to the current beatsmiths I promote, Brandon Biondo is the king of the night life. Since then he’s proven in other tracks he has a pretty diverse style, so I might not pigeon hole him into that any longer, but the jams of his I like to most do tend to be the bangers.
Enter “I Drive The Perv3rt Van”, an aptly named song that seems like it’s perfect video counterpart would be a guy in a Volkswagon van, a pair of glasses, a thick pair of shades and a tiny pair of shorts.
And if you’ve ever wondered if you could dance with that image stuck in your head, I’m here to tell you that if you’ve got this song blasting…
Mochi Beats - Time After Romance (Lady GaGa vs Cyndi Lauper vs Three 6 Mafia)
Just killed 3 finals this weekend and cannot even begin to describe my exhaustion, but we’re going to disregard that for now and frolick about the city with a bottle of wine and this song entertaining our tired brains.
Daily Doses: Police Academy 6 and Unouomedude “Icarus” (From the upcoming Police Academy 6 LP)
Icarus was a dreamer.
While others might be content to sit back and float along, he took his new wings and pushed to the limits, gave into temptation and just followed his heart. Of course in the end he played too fast and loose with the sun and paid for it. Falling to his death in the ocean below.
For two artists that have made their name with synth odes to the sun and the waves, it’s a great basis for a song.
Police Academy 6, who have released a series of singles tapped Unouomedude, who recently released the beautiful Marsh E.P. for this beautiful first single off their upcoming LP. It’s a perfect meeting of their two worlds, the deep bass jams of PA6 with the synth spread of Uno. The dark depths of the sea, with the cool spray of a summer beach.