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Interests: music, film, the great outdoors, the white stripes, good will hunting, macs, seinfeld, curb your enthusiasm, moulin rouge, ben folds, john legend, the original british version of the office, the family guy, the soundtrack channel, writing, the beach, computers, baseball, swimming, wakeboarding, skiing, singing, arrested development, nickel creek, the thief of baghdad, paris to the moon, phish, scuba, the big city, da ali g show, john mayer, dancing
Recent Activity
WWW.MOOSICO.COM so after much deliberation and a crapload of work, the moosico blog (formerly 'song of the day') has been moved to tumblr. all the old posts have been transferred to the new site, including posts for the past few weeks which i never made available here. so by switching your bookmarks, you won't miss a thing. plus there will be a bunch of new features like moosmixes and the ability to play songs either one at a time or as part of a playlist. it's still a bit of a work in progress, but it's up and running and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2010 at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: Motownphilly ARTIST: Boyz II Men ALBUM: CooleyHighHarmony (1993) seriously, how hot was this track? i remember being totally blown away when jason bodie played this for me for the first time. it was at his 7th grade birthday party, i believe. and it still totally holds up. #195 my arse. -d Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2010 at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: My Lovin' ARTIST: En Vogue ALBUM: Funky Divas (1992) funny story about #166 here. so it's middle school, and pat broderick and i decide we're gonna share a tent at scout camp (which neither of us have any interest in attending). in an effort to make the week bearable, we decide that one of us will be responsible for bringing a stereo w/ lots of D batteries, and the other will bring the music. wires get crossed, and we both show up to camp w/ boomboxes and batteries, and no music. other than the 'funky divas'... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2010 at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: In The Meantime ARTIST: Spacehog ALBUM: Resident Alien (1995) ah spacehog. never really heard too much else from them, did we? well in addition to coming in at a respectable #125 on the pitchfork list, this track (along w/ 'pain lies on the riverside' by live) played a formative role in what is now a well-documented weakness of mine for songs with excellent running bass lines. and speaking of, how is there not a single Live track on this list? not even that awful lightning crashes song? people loved that song... -d Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2010 at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: Girls and Boys ARTIST: Blur ALBUM: Parklife (1994) a few days ago, the adorable blowhards at pitchfork released yet another of their wonderfully comprehensive and utterly questionable 'best of' lists. this time, they've graced us with their not-at-all esoteric picks for the top 200 tracks of the 1990's. after being raised through the 80's on a steady (and much appreciated) vinyl diet of beatles, cat stevens and james taylor, the 90's represented my first real interaction with popular music. so in theory, this list should reflect a pretty formative time for me. but like every pitchfork... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2010 at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: Bad Blood ARTIST: Beck ALBUM: True Blood Vol. 2 (2010) beck beck beck. if there were ever a musician i aspire to be like. sigh. the man records whatever he wants. there are no rules for genre. he writes what he likes, and he nails it every single time. i mean, listen to this! this is the same guy who sings 'tropicalia' and 'black tambourine' and 'sunday sun'? it's just unreal. the guy is a monster. i will spend my weekend in awe. -d *incidentally, the 'true blood' soundtrack compilations are pretty incredible from start to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: One (Your Name) ARTIST: Swedish House Mafia feat. Pharrell ALBUM: One (Your Name) (2010) these days, it's entirely redundant to tag a track as both dance and hip-hop. and nobody knows that better than pharrell. lending his vocals to a dance track that's already huge in europe only ups his cred as the most forward thinking producer in hip hop, and somehow makes an already rad track even better. crossover heaven. -d (thanks for this one, lance) *the original SHM track, as well as the obligatory 7 minute remixes, are all on the EP. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2010 at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: A Token of Gratitude ARTIST: The Radio Dep't ALBUM: Clinging To A Scheme (2010) this is a great album. and to be honest, there are much better songs on the album than this. but not for today. though i have a hunch a few of you could have guessed that already. so. "this is for you." -d Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: Dominos ARTIST: The Big Pink ALBUM: A Brief History Of Love (2009) another kcrw/lieux favorite. it's a pretty epic sound for a little duo that produced their own album. and it's got enough heft to pick you up after a 3-day weekend, and all the good feelings befitting the start a short 4-day work week. -d Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2010 at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: Clocks [Remix] ARTIST: Coldplay & Buena Vista Social Club ALBUM: Rhythms Del Mundo: Cuba (2006) i know this is old, but it's still one of the most clever and well done remixes i've ever heard. besides, if there's one point i've tried to make with this blog, it's that timeliness ranks very low on my list of priorities. -d Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: The Bully Plank ARTIST: Paper Tiger ALBUM: Made Like Us (2010) i don't really know what genre of music this falls into, unless 'sounds kinda like moby' counts as a genre. paper tiger is a minneapolis-based DJ who pulled together a pretty nice album downtempo beats. i dig. -d Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at song of the day
thats all probably true. except the part about it being your favorite from Ray. thats a lie.
indeed. you would have met your cousin, Hillary. Hillary, Chris. Chris, Hillary.
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: In The Stream ARTIST: S. Carey ALBUM: All We Grow (2010) i know it's a little lowkey for a friday, but it's quiet and foggy here, and a stranger just did me a great kindness. this is what today feels like. -d *plus sean carey is the drummer from bon iver. chances of me not loving this are pretty slim. *plus his name sounds like the spanish word for frightening. see? it is friday. that was totally a friday joke. Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: Devil's in the Jukebox ARTIST: Ray Lamontagne & the Pariah Dogs ALBUM: God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise (2010) i had high hopes for this album. between the title, the cover art and the opening track ('repo man'), i was ready for a full disc of dirty, dusty, bass-drumming, butt-kicking blues. but it wasn't meant to be. instead, i had to wade thru 8 tracks of weepy alt-country and lover's lament crap before i found another good track. the other good track. this one. yes, it's good. and yes, two good tracks is better than... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: Paris ARTIST: Friendly Fires ALBUM: Friendly Fires (2008) i should have posted this a long, long time ago. and i really have no excuse. i've had it for almost 2 years, and it's not like it's one of those albums that is just okay at first and then slowly grows on you. you love it the first time you hear it, and it only gets better. and i honestly i could post this entire album. i actually considered just doing an all friendly fires week. but that seemed lazy. so i picked this track in honor... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: Stop, Drop, Roll ARTIST: Can't Stop Won't Stop ALBUM: Kitchen Clean EP (2010) now, you might think -- and rightly so -- that any music falling into an illustrious subgenre like 'provo hip-hop' would be conspicuously excluded from a music site curated by someone who feels as i do about that blessed town. indeed, such music would more likely be the subject of open mocking, and perhaps even a call to bloody arms. and yet, here we are, listening to a track by a couple of white boys from p-town with a sound that's perfectly anchored... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2010 at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: Little Boxes ARTIST: The Real Tuesday Weld ALBUM: Sing Me To Sleep - Indie Lullabies (2010) i couldn't resist throwing another song on here from the indie lullaby album from a few days back. it really is quite nice. plus it's another of great cover of that pete seeger song from the 'weeds' opening credit sequence (which, incidentally, has been pretty much the only reason to watch weeds since the 2nd season ended). it also gives me a reason to talk about the real tuesday weld, which if you're not into them, you should probably get... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: Power (Remix) ARTIST: Kanye West feat. Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz ALBUM: Exclusive Free Download (2010) say what you want about Kanye's ego or lack of a social filter, but as dewey finn said, 'he's got it. i don't even know what it is. but he's got it.' -d Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: Pure Imagination ARTIST: The Rest ALBUM: Sing Me To Sleep - Indie Lullabies (2010) sure the bridges are a little weird -- to say nothing of the band. (on the site, click the 'history' link. if you understand it, please let me know.) but can i really be expected to pass up a cover of a song from the original willy wonka and the chocolate factory that's not by maroon 5? (man their cover sucks.) i mean, it even starts with the musical lock*. plus the guy's voice has a nice rufus wainwrightiness to it. AND... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: Water and a Flame ARTIST: Daniel Merriweather feat. Adele ALBUM: Love & War (2009) i really like daniel merriweather's voice. great style too. this song is just alright, off a similarly just alright album. (most of the songs sound pretty similar, and they're all really really sad. i do really like the distortion on his voice when he turns it up. very effective.) but this track made the cut b/c of adele. she's got arguably my favorite set of pipes to come out of the UK soulsurgence, and the combination of these two together is something... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2010 at song of the day
especially right around 2:10 when he just starts yelling. love it
you cant go b/c youll be at PMBC all night. oh wait, so will i. hmm. should we take the kids? its an all ages show...
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2010 on 'helix nebula' / anamanaguchi at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: Helix Nebula ARTIST: Anamanaguchi ALBUM: Power Supply EP (2006) by their own admission, anamanaguchi makes "loud, fast music with a hacked NES from 1985". what sets them apart from most of the rest of the chiptune world (and where their modesty sells them way short) is that they actually write super catchy poppunk tunes that just happen to be primarily 8bit. most chip music is about the sounds. this stuff is actually music. and damn good music at that. -d *the album link above is a FREE DOWNLOAD from 8bitpeoples. and that link there will take... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2010 at song of the day
PLAY / PAUSE TRACK: Hold Music (Max Tundra Remix) ARTIST: Architecture in Helsinki ALBUM: Like It Or Not (2008) oh man, this is a lake song if ever there was one. loud, brash and happy, it's that classic trying-to-barefoot-but-ending-up-skipping-across-the-water-on-your-back-with-your-shorts-around-your-ankles kind of music that we can all relate to and you can't help but groove to. drink it in. -d *these guys put on a bangup show. if they ever finish their stupid album and go back on tour, try to catch them. miss you cc! Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2010 at song of the day