Monday, December 31, 2007

(Another) Top 10

2007 was an ok year, but it's over tomorrow and that's ok. I saw some good shows, heard some good tunes, and lived through the second snowiest December in Madison's history (unless we get 2.2 inches of snow by midnight, which is unlikely).

As a blogger, albeit a severely lazy one, it is my obligation, like Danny's, to compile an end-of-the-year-best-of-something list just like everyone else, and because I am a.) lazy (as previously stated) and b.) boring, it's just going to be albums. Top 10 motherfucking albums of 2007:

1. Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil
2. A Place to Bury Strangers - S/T
3. Walker Kong - Deliver Us from People
4. Spoon - Ga (x5)
5. Menomena - Friend and Foe
6. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights
7. Radiohead - In Rainbows
8. Glass Candy - B/E/A/T/B/O/X
9. Caribou - Andorra
10. Vampire Weekend - Blue CD-R

Honorable Mention:
Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are you the Destroyer
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Kanye West - Graduation
The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
No Age - S/T
Dean & Britta - The Back Numbers

And there you have it. In other news, how fucking annoying are those stupid shoes-that-turn-into-skates-that-every-fucking-idiot-kid-has? I swear, the next time I'm in Target to buy paper towels or a toothbrush and I almost fall over because some terrible parent allowed their delinquent-in-training to even own a pair of those monstrosities, much less wear them to a crowded public retail outlet, I'm going to punch someone in the face. The same goes for airports.

Monday, December 17, 2007

!Top Ten of 2007!

Hastily compiled- excluding reissues (obviously)

1. Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil
2. Devin the Dude - Waiting to Inhale
3. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
4. Glass Candy - BEATBOX
5. Blonde Redhead - 23
6. Radiohead - In Rainbows
7. Pissed Jeans - Hope For Men
8. Magik Markers- Boss
9. King Khan & The Shrines - What Is?!
10. UGK - Underground Kingz

Honorable Mention
1. Psychedelic Horseshit - Magic Flowers Droned
2. The Thrills - Teenager
3. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
4. Times New Viking - Present The Paisley Reich
5. Jana Hunter - There's No Home
6. Dr. Dog - We All Belong
7. Dan Deacon - Spiderman of The Rings

Bonus - Comedy Top Two!
1. Patton Oswalt - Werewolves & Lollipops
2. Michael Showalter - Sandwiches & Cats

Pretty good musicssss put out in 2007. This list is subject to change.

Bye bye,

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Gayness

So I met this gay dude the other day. He had his iPod with him and he sat with me and my friends at this bar. He had pretty good stuff on his iPod. He even had Fad Gadget and Gang of Four! How many random "straighties" (the gay community's word for us straight people) would have those bands on their iPod? So guess what his favorite artist was. Nope, not Skrewdriver...good guess though. It was Rufus Wainwright. "Of course you like Rufus Wainwright!" I callously, drunkenly exclaimed. I was fuuuucked up!

We got drunk(er) with this kid and we somehow decided a gay bar would be a good next destination. So we went to three...thereby fulfilling a lifelong dream I had. We all knew the Montrose is the Houston "gayborhood"... but let me tell you, there is this little enclave of gay bars that aren't visible to the naked eye. You have to be with a gay guy to see them. They're seriously hidden really well. Gay people love to dance! And talk...oh Jesus they love talking politics (and apparently buying into some gay ultra liberal trend). There were guys dancing in thongs.

Basically, stereotypes exist for a reason. They're all correct!

Love ya gay guys!