It’s a rainy Monday morning in Southern California, which is great news as on Friday afternoon it was raining ash at my house from the fire in Malibu and I had to close the windows because my place was filling up with smoke.
Additional great news this morning is that Hollywood Forever just announced that The National is playing there on August 11. Tickets go on sale here, this Friday. They’re 47 bucks, which seems a bit steep to me, but I’ve never see The National live before. Maybe it’s totally worth it.
In any case, let’s all take three minutes and fifty five seconds to remember how incredible “Mr. November” is.
Repeat, Kaskade is not playing EDC. All these folks are though. And the “we” in the article, that’s me.
1. Push It - Salt and Pepa
2. Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen
3. Brass Monkey - Beastie Boys
4. That Smell - Lynard Skynard
5. Walk This Way - Aerosmith/Run D.M.C.
Leo smiles like that and all of the sudden I’m 13 years old again, leaving the movie theater in Ashwaubenon, WI after seeing William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet for the first time thinking, “What is this overwhelming feeling I’m feeling?”
(It was desire).
NPR is streaming the The Great Gatsby soundtrack right now, and it’s major. Goosebumps for Andre 3000’s and Beyonce’s ominous synthed out siren call cover of Back to Black. (Yeah, you read that right. I know, holy shit). Other highlights: Jay Z’s 100 Bill and Jack White’s cover of U2’s Love is Blindness. This thing has also got The xx, Florence and the Machine, Sia, Gotye, Nero, and Lana del Rey. All in all, quite possibly one of the most epic movie soundtracks since the soundtrack to Romeo + Juliet, which I purchased at the Sam Goody in the mall immediately after the movie. Pretty sure it was the first time I heard Radiohead. And Garbage. And Lovefool by The Cardigans. I still play that damn album.
Thanks to Lo for bringing this NPR stream to my attention. She was totally with me in the movie theater in Ashwaubenon that day. We liked (like!) this song a lot.
This is all.
jam of the day:
Do you like electro-pop? (Of course you do. Everyone does). This Smalltown DJs remix of WinWin’s Landloper is a primetime example, with some slick bass thump and a BPM to carry you clear into the weekend.
WinWin is from New York, btw, and their video for Landloper is a digital era new classic. So check it.
Anyways, let’s dance. Because we have hearts that beat and legs that work just fine. Because it’s Friday. Because we can.