Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pick for the Overrated Artist/Band of the decade award

The first one that comes to mind is Animal Collective and I know I'd have Pat's backing which legitimizes it big time and yet the Fleet Foxes irritate me a little more but I probably shouldn't piss where I eat or whatever.

What to do.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Karaoke Lecture

So, last Wed I went to a lecture on karaoke at On The Boards. The thesis was karaoke is fun, lectures are boring, so the night would be so-so. It was.
The lecturer is a local art curator who happens to really enjoy karaoke. He would talk a little about authenticity, ownership and participation and then invite someone (a ringer) to sing something they had worked out beforehand. It was fun. Before and after the lecture it was just regular karaoke. I didn't do it. I was shy.
But, later in the evening, the lecturer got up and said that someone had signed up for "Stroking". Wow, it true. It is in the book and someone does want to sing it. He announced that he does not allow that song to be performed. He was sorry, but the person who requested it is free to request another song.
Well. I can't say I didn't see it coming.

Friday, November 13, 2009

What song can you listen to on repeat for an hour or longer?


Gina and I listened to "Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros" on repeat driving from Philly but I don't think it was for an hour.

"There ain't no party like my nanna's tea party Heigh! Ho!"

Saturday, November 7, 2009

No of songs in Marcy's itunes library weighing in under 2 minutes

The magic number is 145!

The artist with the most songs in this category:
Tom Waits - 20 songs
The Magnetic Fields - 16 songs
The Beatles - 11 songs

Friday, November 6, 2009

East Coast is comin' home...

...and am begging, on bended knee, to have an honest-to-god face-to-face meeting with y'all! I know I'm only hanging on by the skin of my teeth, to mix too many metaphors, with my Ween and Edward Sharpe submissions, but I hear-tell that the Dec/Jan session is in the scheduling process. Any chance of a Tues, Dec. 29th meeting, for a poor wayward traveler?? (sniff) (sob) (sigh) (etc.) Or an alternative date, somewhere between December 19th and January 2nd?

Music Club #6: Songs You Like (for a Drum Circle)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Top 40 update

I am listening today to the final 55 songs in the Top 40 songs of the decade project, and am placing them into five tiers in order to get an inital ranking idea.

So far I've heard 42 songs. By tier:
Tier 1 -- 5
Tier 2 -- 10
Tier 3 -- 11
Tier 4 -- 16
Tier 5 -- zero.

I have problems letting go.

Update: Final tally:
Tier 1 -- 8
Tier 2 -- 13
Tier 3 -- 11
Tier 4 -- 23
Tier 5 -- zero.


UPDATE: We are down to 40.