Friday, December 17, 2010
anyways, here is the playlist. december 2010 will be posted soon.
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00 song - artist
01 undertow - warpaint
02 bombay - el guincho
03 heart in your heartbreak - the pains of being pure at heart
04 not in love (ft. robert smith) - crystal castles
05 tablasaurus - bear hands
06 the base of a dream is empty - yuck
07 mediator - prussia
08 backyards - broken social scene
09 heartbreaker - girls
10 drink drank drunk - a sunny day in glasgow
11 flaws - bombay bicycle club
12 pretend the devil isn't real - memory tapes
13 weekend - smith westerns
14 knoll demo - compartment
15 babies - pulp
17 fool's day - blur
18 get some - lykke li
20 mirrorage - glasser
21 rill rill - sleigh bells
22 take me somewhere - tennis
23 take me in - wild nothing
24 a picture postcard - the promise ring
25 journal of ardency - class actress
27 downhill express - coyote clean up
28 can we go wrong - hesta prynn
29 endless spring (new division fall remix) - houses
31 forget - twin shadow
32 sprawl II (mountains beyond mountains)
***this is an incomplete version of this mix- hence the missing numbers. an updated version will contain tracks by twin shadow, deerhunter and small black - all bands that have superb albums out right now.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Monday, June 07, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
has flown by.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
There are so many bands out there these days- so why give a fuck about just one?
This is a question that I have posed to myself many times. With all these bands out there, it’s literally becoming difficult for people to remember a band, let alone their name. But let me tell anyone whom reads my godforsaken Internet posts- remember the band name “Bad Cop.”
Bad Cop’s debut album is called “Harvest the Beast” and it will be arriving to the public (legally) by ROIR records later this year. When that album drops- collective minds will be blown. Bad Cop is the real deal rock band. Just take a visit to their myspace page (http://myspace.com/badcopnashville) to understand what I mean. “Daylight” is a rock song with real anima and depth that shows Bad Cop’s roots in post-punk as well as psychedelic rock.
Moult works as some sort of combination of Jim Morrison meets Ian Curtis, Alex Hartness provides a full on guitar attack (providing whatever he needs to provide and providing it well) and Karl Merkley and Dylan Rowe (drums and bass, respectively) deliver the kind of tight smart rhythm that makes Bad Cop tic.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Saturday, April 03, 2010
within the last week i discovered this band called two door cinema club. honestly, they are really fucking awesome. they are young, they are irish (the lead singer looks like the little brother i never had) and they write some of the tightest, catchiest indie pop songs that i have heard all year. i've had a crazy week and i've been busy and this band has been fueling my fast paced life in the best way. it seems every song i have by this band is seriously amazing, and i promise you, they will be stuck in your head.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
earlier today my friend wrote me an email and informed me that one of his good friends is doing a runway show. now i'm not sure if she is modeling, displaying clothes or just organizing the event, but long story short, my friend wanted me to find some music for his friend, for the runway.
Monday, March 29, 2010
i'm up really late, it's in the a.m. on monday morning. i'm in a bad mood, mainly because i have class tomorrow (amongst other things) but all i'm doing right now is listening to ostentatiously poppy indie rock music.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
so i already kind of wrote on this topic but i'm going to go there again. has anyone seen the movie called "remember me" yet? yes, that is the new movie with heart throb robert pattinson. but the truth is that the heart throb can act and the movie is amazing. the writing, the acting, the style, the tones, i loved everything about this film. so of course, critics trash it.
along with other amazing movies such "wicker park" and "garden state" that came before it, i am afraid that "remember me" is going to be lumped solely into the romance category. when, in truth that people don't realize, the majority of the movie is being told from perspective of the male lead character. robert pattinson even narrates at points throughout the film.
even though critics hated this film and even stupid publications and zines like entertainment magazine tore "remember me" to shreds, it should be clear to everyone that this movie is incredible and all these bad reviews are just not true and that all this nay say is just hear say.
remember me is a truly fantastic movie that showcases the great acting skills of robert pattinson, who plays a role that allows him to express his talent in a role that more suits him. a smaller based movie with more intensity fits robert pattinson well, as does it to the rest of the cast, whom all act beautifully.
emilie de ravin has her biggest claim to fame through the tv show "lost" so, like pattinson, ravin may be looked upon as just an "it" person in Hollywood, so in turn it seems that "remember me" has the potential to just try and be an "it" movie with "in" people.
but really, robert pattinson, emilie de ravin, chris cooper, pierce brosnan and others fully deliver in the emotionally riveting and shockingly intense movie. not to mention the sound track is incredible, which also lumps it into that category of "great under rated movies" along with "wicker park" and "garden state".
some love movies are done well and focus more on issues deeper than love so that the story can just evolve without limits. remember me is one of those movies. so go see it. go see remember me. because you might be bored soon, and there is simply no reason not to see this amazing movie.
-adam smith, march 2010
also, you can go watch the trailer RIGHT HERE
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
alright so, if you haven't noticed yet, it is nice out. and if you still haven't noticed, i'm loving it. honestly, maybe i'm just being overly eccentric this year but i feel as though my general quality of life has been proving ever since the start of march. good things are happening people.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
there are things that are worth posting about on this blog that aren't solely involving music. although this post definitely does have something to do with music. but other stuff too.
so there are all these things all over the internet, facebook, myspace, twitter, whatever, and since i started at the beginning by getting a blog, i feel like i need to keep it up so i try and get whatever stupid bullshit people come up with to interact with each other through the interweb.
but there is this new website called formspringme and i have to say, it actually is a lot of fun. basically you set up an account and people visit your page and randomly, and most importantly, anonymously, ask you questions. it's like a little social interview done by all your best friends without you knowing who any of them are. it's kind of great.
so my most recent question was:
"If there is one moment in your life where you were truly inspired, what is it? "
and i answered that question, quite well i might add, with three specific moments from my life that hold great significance with me. and i thought i would share those moments with some other people too, because, why the fuck not?
now i realize this is my third blog post within the last three hours, so i promise i'll lay off, because my eyes are starting to hate me for how much i stare at my computer screen. but here is my response...
if there is one moment in your life where you were truly inspired, what is it?
when i was fourteen years old i went to st andrews hall to see the killers. they were my favorite band at the time (hot fuss is still a killer album) but one thing i realized when i was there was kind of the ugly truth of rock and roll. listening and following and watching the killers (until that point) was one of the main thing that really inspired me to try and just, do it, ya know? brandon flowers made me want to grab a microphone and just own it i guess.
but then i saw them. and they weren't bad live or anything, it was just kind of at that point (RIGHT before they blew up) i realized they were kind of douche bags. which is okay, because pretty much anyone involved with music is a d-bag.
anyway, the most important thing that happened that night was that ambulance ltd (one of my now all time favorite bands) opened up for the killers. ambulance fucking killed it. they just got up there, just the four of them, their lead singer dreamily strumming his guitar and crooning, and the rest of the band kind of just effortlessly making this gorgeous music.
and here is the real kicker: ambulance almost got booed off stage. people were drunk and pissy and, well just being detroiters and they wanted the killers so boos were yelled and beer bottles were thrown but ambulance soldiered on and, i really just looked at them in such awe. with such respect. that was kind of a moment where it all came together for me. my first real live show in a club, seeing bands with real talent, and getting no respect for it. and now that is kind of the way i live my life.
so that's big for me.
i'm sure there are some other times too but really there are just a few main ones. there are a couple brilliant and just incredible people i've encountered over the years that have really inspired me, most of them being teachers.
my fifth grade teacher was a woman named mrs. boik. she was simply one of the most incredible educators i've ever had the pleasure of being taught by and one of the most amazing human beings i've ever had the pleasure of knowing. she was just one of those people that knew how to handle EVERYTHING. she was just so fucking good at her job it was just like nothing could stop her.
then right in the middle of that year, tragedy struck, as it does, and mrs. boik got cancer. she didn't make it. she passed on that summer after that year and it was so fucking sad but every time i saw her, even right up to the end, she never lost that spark in her eye. she was just an incredible human being and if i could ever affect even one other person in this world as positively as she did to me (and countless others) then i would be truly happy.
as cheesy as it sounds that is pretty much why i want to be a teacher. i think people loose focus of what is important. so what i might not make a shit ton of money, i get to mold little minds and that is just incredible.
the third and final story i will recount happened more recently. it involves my father, who has always been a big part in my life, because he has paid my expenses since birth, provided for my family, worked his ass off and been a generally good dad.
but it wasn't until recently that i got to level with him as an adult. and that is something really special when that happens. when you can look your own father in the eyes as your own man and have a real conversation.
we were driving somewhere, maybe to or from atlanta, maybe to or from a movie or something but we were just talking and it hit me mid conversation how real we were being. and it made me realize how much i respect and adore my father and it made me realize how important he really is in my life. because he is the one person that when he turns to me and says "it's going to be all right," i actually believe him. and that is big.
ps. my formspring account can be found here if you want to ask me questions, and i highly suggest to everyone that they immediately download the latest album, "big echo" by the band called - the morning benders. it is a gorgeous album, and as i told my friend, it makes me think of a darker dr. dog. take care.