It’s Friday! Let’s talk about doin’ it and rock and roll!
I love whip-smart girls with filthy mouths—it’s like an express ticket to bonertown.
(Whatever. I’m still doing better than Joss Whedon. I’m surprised he let Eliza Dushku out of her cage long enough to do this week’s The League.)
Anyway. I, like many of you, also like lo-fi surf rock and fuzzed out guitars. So, over the years, I’ve created a sort of catalogue of girls singing about fucking in blissed-out retro tones. A catalogue I would like to share with you today!
Here’s a comic book flavored animation of the movie Drive soundtracked by Portland, Oregon’s best no wave/glam rock/italo disco band, Glass Candy. It’s pretty, reminds me of Dick Tracy, and while being stylistically totally different retains the character of the original film.
Oh, and the video shows what happens in the movie, so consider yourself alerted of SPOILERS.
This in it of itself is not news but the album in question is one I wanted to love and absolutely hated. I want to rub this record’s nose in it like a naughty puppy.
And it’s going to get talked about a lot because it’s Donald Glover, who is an anchor for one of the best shows to ever come around. If there were ever three groups of fans who love to endlessly dissect shit on the internet, I’d have to guess it’s comedy, TV, and music nerds.
Go read the review and listen to “Camp” without paying for it if you must. The whole thing is like listening to anyone who has ever owned a second piece of property talk about said property for an hour straight punctuated by how many Asians they’ve banged there. Honest to god, it’s like Gwyneth Paltrow made a rap album.
For those of you who use Spotify (those who don’t, how the fuck do you survive?) you may have noticed they are rolling out their own version of apps. Since my coffee maker is trying to run apps these days, I was a little wary.
But it’s actually really good, you guys! There’s one to make playlists based on your mood (although it’s lacking a sad/Elliot Smith button). Pitchfork and Rolling Stone have their reviews and lists on there.
But the coolest thing is an app with songkick on it. It takes your most listened to/favorited artists and then lets you know if they are playing near you soon. If that’s not the best thing ever I don’t know what is! Between this and Siri I might actually remember any of the things I say I’m going to do.