a lot of folks like to countdown to their number one spot, i say fuck it, may as well just get it out of the way. if anyone has been paying attention to these parts, none of these should come as any surprise, but still this is final, and im sticking with it. Show More Summary
After several years of writing songs to be sung by others, Susan Cattaneo decided to write for herself. The result is an album that has a classic feel, filled with songs that sound like timeless standards yet are infused with a contemporary freshness. From the heart-wrenching “Done Better” to the country swagger of “Worth the [...]
Part 71 of 71 in the series Terry McAuliffe, carmogul VALUATION: Terry McAuliffe says his lawyers and accountants are working on the disposition of his GreenTech stock holdings. By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau RICHMOND, Va. — Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe pledges to run a “transparent” administration. As Inauguration Day approaches, his holdings in an...
It wouldn't be the end of the year and the holiday season if there wasn't a heap of weird, wild, and wooly stuff going on in the news! This week, Larry and Justin put on their Santa beards (it doesn't translate well over audio, but the...Show More Summary
Wet “Dreams” I love how this song, even before you get to the lyrics, just radiates this vibe of kindness and generosity. I feel like it’s not that hard for music to convey love or lust, but genuine kindness is a bit more tricky. “Dreams” is basically someone trying to be supportive of someone they […]
Okkervil River “Stay Young” I’ve wondered in the past what a purely American version of Jarvis Cocker would be like, and I think this song may actually be it. The resemblance is there on a musical level – there’s a similar spin on ’80s rock aesthetics, and the melody is very much something Cocker would […]
One Direction “Little Black Dress” Maybe you didn’t know this, but One Direction’s new album has a lot of power pop on it. As in, this particular song sounds like it could be a song that Alex Chilton forgot to record with Big Star, and that the general dynamics of the album is far more […]
Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads, plus free and legal live sets from around the internet. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Barton Carroll: "Every Little Bit Hurts" [mp3] from Avery County Barton Carroll: "The...
Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads, plus free and legal live sets from around the internet. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: The Antlers: 2013-06-12, New York [mp3,ogg,flac] The Antlers: "Endless Ladder" [mp3] The Deep...
While the luxury end of the commercial art world was trying to attract billionaires in Miami, Roberta Smith reviewed “Come Together: Surviving Sandy,” an exhibition of and about the New York art community’s post-storm resilience. Christopher Knight asks how it took a Strozzi 70 years to make its way through the Nazi era to LACMA when [...]
The Overthinkers tackle two related musical works: The Sound Of Music live telecast and Rebecca Black's "Saturday." Episode 284: Forging Correctness in the Iron Crucible of Condescension originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]
I was in Aberdeen this week, and I happened to leave town at about half three, on my way home, at which point it was pretty much fucking pitch black already. Because the Gulf Stream keeps the UK cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter you tend to forget just how very, very […]
Everything you need to to know about the updates to Bluetooth as it relates to the internet of things, plus a few gifts for those far more fortunate await you on this week's podcast.
The best part of the wedding was being surrounded by so much love and joy as our diverse groups of family and friends became one community for the weekend. I worried during planning about the seating, the food, the music, the weather,...Show More Summary
Sledging is in the news, so David Hinchliffe and Mark Garaway take a look at the coaching side of mental disintegration, and talk about Kevin Pietersen's method for dealing with aggression. Plus there is a discussion on using the crease,...Show More Summary
The book lists the tax that importers have to pay on approximately every single thing in the universe — and raises a key question about the Planet Money T-shirt.