The aformention and promised indie rock. Course, it's not all that indie, and none of it's new, but my promises are always empty.
Let's discuss: The Blur song is the infamous anthemic "woo hoo" song. It seems apropos now as I'm sure somewhere, someplace it's playing in honor of some national soccer team. It's got head-bopping, it's got a singable chorus of nonsense, what more do you need to make 'em happy? An early Rilo Kiley track from the Initial Friend EP. Oh how I love this song. Simple, silly, light and airy and yet full of Jenny Lewis-sass. Not the masterful band they became but good nonetheless. Yeah there is a bit about getting naked, but you know what, my daughter literally does that a lot and it's just fine in the confines of our home. The community pool? Well that's another story entirely. I think I posted this Nellie McKay song before but oh well. It's a good one, a fam favorite. There is barking. Sparks? What can I say, songs about monsters work, even these kinds of monsters. It just makes me think of Valley Girl. Ah, Nick Cage's trianglular shaped patch of chest hair, I knew yee well. Saw that flick only about 48 times when I was in high school. And lastly, my daughter's favorite song, by her (and my) favorite band, but this one is singalong style, solo and live from the Letters to Santa Benefit that Jennings at rbally.net has been posting. Let me just say now, he's good that rbally guy and these tracks just make me so freaking happy, even when I'm spent. So, go check out his fabulous blog.
Blur, "Song 2"
Rilo Kiley, "The Frug"
Nellie McKay, "The Dog Song" (m4a)
Sparks, "Eaten By The Monster of Love"
Jeff Tweedy, "Magazine Called Sunset"
Also, fyi, I'm working on my superclea site and my yer little sister blog. I'm actually combining them and right now, it's a mess, so excuse me, pardon me, I'll let you know when it's working. On an only marginally related note, my book and I got a write up in the Bratz magazine. This bums me out to no end. Yep, that's my press. Woo hoo indeed. Please buy my book, I apparently need help.