Thursday, April 29, 2010

Song Frenzy

My girlfriend thinks I'm insane. But I can't get over this song. I don't think I've ever listened to anything so many times in 48 hours. Twice on the way to school today. Twice on the way home. Once on the way to dinner. Once back. And when I post it here, it's gonna have to be played to make sure it works properly.

I don't know why I like it. It's the official song of World Cup 2010 (fuuuuuuck yeah), so maybe that's it. Football and global camaraderie kinda give me chills anyway.

It's also that classic chord progression - used by many songs - but it stands out here. The lyrics are bombastic and cheesy, and it has that subtle undertone of Disney-fied (Rachael said it sounded like the Lion King soundtrack) "world" music. Like, just exotic enough to be cool, but totally safe for housewives. Like Slumdog Millionaire.

Regardless, I can't get it out of my head, and it was giving me major, major chills on my way to school today.

By the way, this is the World Cup remix, the original can be heard here.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


I just had an epiphany, the day that the new panhandling abatement law goes into effect in Arcata. What if, using the same guidelines for targeting nuisance or aggressive spanging, we fined those caught giving money, rather than those receiving it. The long term effect would be the same, corner campers and the like would give up because their business would go away. People who otherwise want to give would be directed to donate in the appropriate way, and the houseless would feel less targeted. Thoughts?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

G Dazzle Theme Hour - Numbers Part 2

Part 2 of G Dazzle Theme Hour: Numbers...

Beach Boys - 409

Public Enemy - 911 Is a Joke

Rolling Stones - 2000 Light Years From Home

Green Day - 2000 Light Years Away

10,000 Maniacs - Everyday is Like Sunday

Captain Beefheart - Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles

Tommy Tutone - Jenny

Bill Haley and the Comets - Rock Around the Clock

The Searchers - Love Potion # 9

The Decemberists - 16 Military Wives

Morphine - Slow Numbers

Panic! at the Disco - Nine in the Afternoon

Tom Waits - 16 Shells From a Thirty-Ought-Six

Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent black Lightning

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

G Dazzle Theme Hour

# Numbers #

The Fixx - Saved By Zero

Three Dog Night - One

Marvin Gaye - It Takes Two

The Doors - Five to One

White Stripes - Seven Nation Army

Beatles - Eight Days a Week

Dolly Parton - Nine to Five

The Crests - 16 Candles

Alice Cooper - Eighteen

Avett Brothers - Four Thieves Gone

Paul Simon - 50 ways to Leave Your Lover

? and the Mysterians - 96 Tears

Nena - 99 Red Balloons

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen

Prince - 1999