Someone should have warned me to not watch this at work. It’s going to be hard to explain why I’m weepy. I’ve always loved this song and it fits perfectly.
So this is it. This is going to be my last “Lost” post. Thanks to the YouTube user Jovianrich19 for creating such a fitting final tribute to “Lost”.
“Bloodbuzz Ohio” Has Flown Into The List Of Songs That I Like So Much That They Are On My Favorite Song List
After several weeks in which I’ve listened to The National’s latest album, “High Violet”, at least once a day, I’ve now decided that “Bloodbuzz Ohio” is in my Top Five Favorite Songs Ever. Yes, this is true even though this album debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts, which usually disqualifies me from liking a band. You can’t be an indie music snob and like popular music now can you?
Here’s the updated list, which I cannot be held to due to constant fluctuations. It’s like the Dow Jones.
5. “Bloodbuzz Ohio”, The National
4.”Oliver’s Army”, Elvis Costello & The Attractions
3. “God Only Knows”, The Beach Boys
2. “Rearviewmirror”, Pearl Jam
1. “Why Do They Leave?”, Ryan Adams
Yes, I realize this list is insane. Oh, here’s the video for “Bloodbuzz Ohio”.
When you go to an all-weekend music festival, you should know going in to expect lots and lots of indie bands with most of the headlining acts being some big name artists that still seem hip or cool. For example, the last time I attended ACL, Tom Petty was the final act. Sure, Petty’s sold millions of records and is a huge star, but he still maintains a hipster image of cool. So, in my snobby/douchey hipster mind, he remains cool.
Well, the 2010 ACL lineup was just announced and the headliners are some of the worst I’ve seen. Let’s look at them shall we?
- The Eagles: If The Dude hates the Eagles, I hate the Eagles. Oh, just kidding. I dig The Eagles. Now, do I think that they should be headlining ACL? Not a chance. They are going to be so out of place, especially after following the next band on Sunday night…
- The Flaming Lips: Search for this band on this blog and that should explain how I feel about them. They are greatness. They are rock heroes. They will make The Eagles look 500 years old after they finish their set.
- Muse: Vomit.
- Norah Jones: Won’t there be enough weed at Zilker Park to put people to sleep? The last thing we need is Jones to come out and knock everyone out.
- The Strokes: Okay, now we’re talking. They haven’t really played together in years and it will be interesting to see if I like them as much as I did six or seven years ago.
- Phish: Dear Lord. My only hope is that all the dirty, disgusting burnout dopes that still think this band is actually good clear out of Austin after they are done on Friday night. This band is so musically irrelevant…I…I…I really can’t think of anything truly cruel enough to say about how much I despise this band.
Now, there are several bands that make my indie snob pants go crazy. Here are the bands that you should be wanting to see because they are playing really great music that you’ll not be wanting to be missing.
- Vampire Weekend
- Broken Bells
- Beach House
- LCD Soundsystem
- Monsters Of Folk
- Matt & Kim
- The xx
- The Temper Trap
- Local Natives
- Bear In Heaven
Sunday Sunday Sunday!
- The Flaming Lips
- Band Of Horses
- The National
- The Morning Benders
I am a fan of all these bands and can personally vouch for their awesomenicity.
How can my brain handle the deadly combo of Craig Ferguson’s genius and the beauty of “Airplanes” by Local Natives? I really can’t. Honestly, you need to hop on board with this band before Apple or Cadillac buys one of their tunes and bombards you with it in an effort to sell products. Damn you capitalism! Can’t we just buy music from these people? Why do you evil companies have to try and make money in addition to bands that sell their songs in an effort to make money?
It’s difficult to type sarcasm sometimes.
You have to give it to Jimmy Fallon’s booking department. They go out and get some of the best indie bands going today. Not many shows would stick The National on there and have them play the first song of an album that hasn’t even been released yet.
Here’s another winner from Fallon’s show. You get The Flaming Lips on and they do a killer version of Pink Floyd’s “Breathe”. This is easily the best tune from their cover of the “Dark Side Of The Moon” album. Yes, you read that right, they recorded the album in its entirety. I love this band and I still haven’t passed judgment on the album because it’s just so damn different. Now their actual album “Embryonic”? 100% Flaming Lips gold my friend.
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