Archive for December, 2008

MPP 320

Posted in music on December 31, 2008 by Shiv

There isn’t much that I feel I need
A solid soul and the blood I bleed.
With a little girl, and by my spouse
I only want a proper house

I don’t care for fancy things
Or to take part in a vicious way
And to provide, (for the one who asks)
I will, with heart, on my father’s grave

I don’t mean
To seem like I care about material things
Like a social status
I just want
Merriweather Post Pavillion

.. in 320. Not my link.


Posted in big old titties, los angeles on December 29, 2008 by John

Tonight’s News of the World


No More Waitin’

Posted in music with tags , on December 29, 2008 by Shiv

Our favorite does it again. And does it bigger. And does it better. This is stellar. Thanks A.C. for once again, being my thoughtful and fun and guiding older brothers. You really know how to make me feel good. Nuff said, listen up. (This is not the 320, which I am still waiting for. But this doesn’t disappoint!). 2009 rules!

Merriweather Post Pavillion

Music to Go Mad With

Posted in music, out-of-body experiences, women on December 29, 2008 by John

This is a good album to listen to with a cold, after working for 8 hours at a retail store and heading straight to Fry’s because you didn’t buy anyone gifts and it’s two days before Christmas and you didn’t have time before because besides that nice trip to L.A., you’ve been working 7 days a week.  Yma Sumac has already flipped her lid. She’s nuts, but she’s having fun going mad.  She makes a good companion on these trips.

Yma Sumac – Mambo! (1954)


P.S. All better now.


Also, GvB has a live, simplified version of Guys Eyes that really is one of the best songs I’ve heard in a couple years.  Even if you’re not the biggest Animal Collective fan, it’s worth a listen(, David).

H COLUMN’s (in conjunction with Put It Up) top 10 albums of 2008

Posted in 2008, blogs, lists, music on December 23, 2008 by Micah Gordon

10. ATLAS SOUND – let the blind lead those who can see but cannot feel

9. THE STREETS – everything is borrowed

8. BRITISH SEA POWER – do you like rock music?

7. FRIGHTENED RABBIT – midnight organ fight

6. CUT COPY – in ghost colours

5. BONNIE “PRINCE” BILLY – lie down in the light

4. FLEET FOXES – fleet foxes

3. NO AGE – nouns

2. THE WALKMEN – you and me

1. DEERHUNTER – microcastle/weird era cont.

Top 10 songs of 2008 PLUS top 10 college albums sept ’04-may ’08, maybe

Japanese Game Show (Cute Animal Cruelty)

Posted in 2008 with tags , on December 22, 2008 by Shiv

The Year’s Best Photo

Posted in 2008, lists, photos on December 18, 2008 by John


No yucks, this is it.  This one strikes fear into you.  And it’s during a volcanic eruption.  My goodness. (The photo also got top spot on 2 of 4 links below).

Now for some hot links: