Posts tagged “Kay Hanley”

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Mix CD: November 2013

Mix CD: October 2013

I’m Missing a Bunch of Album Art!

Still no baby! Everything’s ready for her (including us), but no birth over the weekend. Instead, I made a couple of Mix CDs. Yes, actual, physical CDs. Yes, I still do that sometimes, though it has actually been a couple of years since I’ve done so. So because it’s been so long, I decided to make a double-disc. I also threw out my rule about trying to have only one repeat from previous discs (there are a lot of repeats on these).

For this set I just arranged my collection alphabetically by artist and started at the top. I tried not to use more than 2 songs for any given artist chosen. I got down to the “P” artists before I filled up two discs! I fudged the order a couple of times (Julia Massey shouldn’t be on the first disc, for example), but whatever.

So here are the track lists. Wherever possible I tried to link to somewhere where you could download the song, or at least to a place where you can listen to the song. I was actually able to find them all… except for the songs that I wrote myself…

Anyway, enjoy! There are some good stuffs on these:
Mix CD: October 2013
Disc 1

  1. Ducktails – Moon by The Advantage
  2. Black Velvet by Alannah Myles
  3. Paradise by Ana Laan
  4. Airbrushed by Anamanaguchi
  5. All the Same to Me by Anya Marina
  6. Title Screen Music from the Animal Crossing OST
  7. Around the Bend by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  8. Search for the Giant Squid by Ballzack
  9. Draw a Crowd by Ben Folds Five
  10. Stay the Same by Bonobo with Andreya Triana
  11. Avantcore by Busdriver
  12. The Story of the Earth, So Far by Julia Massey & the Five Finger Discount
  13. The Factory by The Crazy Boy Floyds
  14. Photograph by Def Leppard
  15. Mercy by Duffy
  16. Lazy Bones by Esquivel
  17. Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand
  18. The Frug by Rilo Kiley
  19. Little Fighter X by Fighter X
  20. Skeleton by Jimes
  21. Queen of Wishful Thinking by Saucecore
  22. Me and My Brother by Ballzack
  23. Haunted House by The Crazy Boy Floyds

Disc 2

  1. Spin Around by Josie & The Pussycats
  2. Spaceships by Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount
  3. Take It Like a Man by Kay Hanley
  4. LonLon Ranch by Koji Kondo
  5. Awake by Leeni
  6. Nice Weather for Ducks by Lemon Jelly
  7. Chemistry by Locust Street Taxi
  8. Just Another Day from the Lost Viking OST
  9. Bucky Done Gun by M.I.A.
  10. Good Morning Moon by Marian Call
  11. Over and Over by Leeni
  12. Crashman Stage from Mega Man 2 OST
  13. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Us by Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount
  14. Daybreak by Michael Haggins
  15. No Myth by Michael Penn
  16. Lollipop by Mika
  17. Zanac – Area 2 by Miyamo Shant
  18. Taste the Bass by Mono Puff
  19. Dear Carbon Nanotubes by Locust Street Taxi
  20. Starry Eyed Surprise by Oakenfold
  21. Experimental Dream FLCL by Open Mike Eagle
  22. Things I Think About On Planes by Palmdale

Categories: Links, Music.

Monday, 15 November 2010

“Of the Month” November 2010

Link of the Month:
Link of the MonthFreakAngels
A weekly webcomic by Warren Ellis? I’m in! FreakAngels is a very British post-apocalypse story, one in which the post-apocalyptic world is pretty messed up, yeah, but people seem to be able to eek out a relaxed and somewhat comfortable life for themselves. It probably helps that the folks of Whitchapel (the setting for this story) are protected by a group of godlike super-powered people. It probably doesn’t help Whitechapel, though, that these super-powered people are basically a bunch of squabbling drama queens… A thoroughly enjoyable read. And it’s weekly. And free! Though you can of course buy the books if you want. I’m sure Warren Ellis wouldn’t stop you.

Album of the Month:
Album of the Month Palmdale: How to be Mean
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Kay Hanley of Palmdale is one of my favorite songwriters. I don’t know how she does it again and again, but her songs are just so damnably catchy. This “How to Be Mean” EP is a perfect companion to the Palmdale EP that came out earlier this year, “Get Wasted.” Together they make one full album of hooks, hooks, hooks, and catchy, catchy, catchy melodies. Rock on.

Game of the Month:
Game of the Month Cave Story
Love old-school, side-scrolling, platform exploration games like Super Metroid, Blaster Master, or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night? Then pull up a keyboard or a Wiimote, my friend, because you’ll love Cave Story. It’s got quite a bit more whimsy than any of those titles, but a surprising amount of depth. You’re allowed to make specific choices throughout the game that have serious effects on the later parts of the game, and there are multiple endings depending on whether you’ve done specific actions in various parts, making Cave Story have a fantastic amount of replay-value. Plus it’s damnably fun—great play control, cool weapons and items, intriguing mysteries and a good variety.

Categories: Of the Month.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Mix CD for June

Hey! It’s been a while since I made a new mix CD! Hey! I’ve gotten a metric tonne of new music in 2010! Hey! I’ve made a mix CD with a couple of songs from a bunch of new albums I’ve collected! Hey! Here it is:

  1. Stylo – Gorillaz feat. Bobby Womack & Mos Def
  2. West Coast Serenade – Palmdale
  3. Art Rap Party – Open Mike Eagle
  4. Stuff – Locust Street Taxi
  5. Mike Kripke’s Basement – Three Ninjas feat. Light Bear
  6. If It Feels Good It Is Good – The Jesus Rehab
  7. Rapper O’s – Dumbfoundead
  8. Blame It On the Girls – Mika
  9. Catacombs – Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount
  10. On Melancholy Hill – Gorillaz
  11. Happiness Has a Half-Life – Palmdale
  12. I Rock – Open Mike Eagle
  13. I Miss You (It’s Quiet) – Locust Street Taxi
  14. Five Finger Discount – Three Ninjas
  15. Seattle – The Jesus Rehab
  16. Night Riders – Dumbfoundead
  17. Touches You – Mika
  18. WTF is Art Rap? – Open Mike Eagle
  19. Fruit Tree/Motorcycle Bong – Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount

That’s one hour and thirteen minutes of fine, quality music right there. Plus, this mix CD has a definite pattern. See if you can discern it—there’s one song out of place! Can you guess which one!?

Categories: Music.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Welcome to Palmdale


Yesterday something very exciting happened. Kay Hanley released a 5-song EP from her new music project, Palmdale. It’s called “Get Wasted” and, like most of Kay Hanley’s other music, it is terribly catchy.

Who is Kay Hanley, you ask? You may know her as the leader of Letters to Cleo, or perhaps the singing voice of Josie in the Josie & the Pussycats movie (she also helped write the soundtrack album). She is one of my favorite all-time songwriters. She tends towards bubblegum power-pop-rock, and her songs are frighteningly, unbelievably catchy. Hooks, hooks, hooks! Riffs, riffs, riffs! They strike a certain part of my brain that instantly switches on and says, “Yes! THIS is how power-pop-rock should sound!”

So I recommend you all go over to Amazon and download the MP3s of “Get Wasted” now. It’s less than $5.00 for the full 5-song EP, so wha’d’ya got ta lose?

Categories: Links, Music.