Monday, April 17, 2006
i've seen you with your hair down at least five times

I'll Make You A Tape

So, in what will hopefully become a semi-regular fixture here (like the One Song posts), this is the first of many themed mixes. We'll shoot for once a month or so... but actually post whenever inspiration strikes (so really frequently in the next couple of months, settling down once the novelty wears off a bit). With that...

download: Geek Love (or lack thereof)

1. A Camp - Algebra
Nina Persson may be skinny, blonde (sometimes), and model-like, but math is math.

2. Shotgun & Jaybird - Long Distance Dates
"Searching through my pockets for a bus schedule, I'll pick you up at 6:12pm." Slick. The title also conjours images of internet dating or something for me.

3. Final Fantasy - The Chronicles of Sarnia
It doesn't make any D&D references, but it is brilliantly (and nerdily) titled as a play on C.S. Lewis and everybody's (maybe) somebody's favourite Ontario town, by a guy whose stage name is pinched from a series of intense video RPGs. Extra dork points if know what both "D&D" and "RPG" stand for.

4. Britta Persson - Defrag My Heart
Scrapped titles: "ReFormat My Love," "UnZip My Soul," "DeRootKit My Affection"

5. The Decemberists - Angel, Won't You Call Me?
It's the Decemberists.

6. Jens Lekman - Your Arms Around Me
I love Jens Lekman, but he's no Marvin Gaye. It may be musically brilliant to find beauty in the mundane, but smooth and debonair, it ain't.

7. Herman Dune - You Stepped On Sticky Fingers
The delivery is all frantic and unconfident, full of "should've... should've... should've's." Not to mention that the song's epiphany comes after the girl in question steps on a Daniel Johnston cassette. This is for every musicgeek that finds themselves infatuated when someone of the opposite (or same) sex asks about their record collection.

8. Sloan - Deeper Than Beauty
If High School age awkwardness has been better summed up in under 3-minutes, I have yet to hear it.

9. Catatonia - Mulder and Scully
Love problems? Call the detectives from X-Files. The science fiction reference trumps the utter cool of Cerys Matthews smoky croon.

10. Art Brut - Emily Kane
While everything about Art Brut fills me with joy, there is something more than a little pathetic about a song about being hung up on your highschool girlfriend... tongue in cheek or not.

11. Weezer - Jamie
Sweet, cute sounding lyrics about lost love... it even has some distortion on the guitar to make it a little more ballsy, and offset the harmonies. It's also about Weezer's former lawyer.

12. The White Stripes - Hand Springs
Back before the Coke commercials, beating the crap out of dudes in other bands, and marrying models, Jack still had it in him to deliver a song with such depressingly unsure lines like, "I took my girlfriend bowling downtown at the Red Door/After and argument I started 'cause I thought she didn't like me anymore/I can't help it. Sometimes I feel so pitiful/And of course, she's so young and beautiful." The date just gets worse from there.

now playing: Fuck Me USA - Infinite Slope



Dungeons & Dragons; Role-playing Game

By Blogger Trevor, at 2:37 p.m.  

why is it some of weezer's best songs are b-sides?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:21 p.m.  

the yousendit doesn't work... or maybe it's exceeded its limit already. boo.

By Blogger fenny, at 3:50 p.m.  

damn. that was fast.

links back up for another 25 d/l's

By Blogger Quinn, at 5:20 p.m.  

Alright quinn, this has nothing to do with music, but it's sorta like those games of capture the flag etc. you've been hosting all year.
Check out and then scroll down to "counter flash mob". I'd better see you there.

By Anonymous mads, at 5:31 p.m.  

Holy crap. I haven't heard or thought about that Weezer song in YEARS. Time to bust out that Weezer b-sides cd I made in grade 10. Good times.

By Blogger Claudia, at 1:28 a.m.  

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2/8 Twin Sister, Eleanor Friedberger, and Ava Luna @ the Media Club
2/9 David Choi @ the Rio
2/10 Secret Chiefs 3 and Dengue Fever @ the Rickshaw
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2/14 The Ballyntines and Pleasure Cruise (TT) @ the Biltmore
2/18 Grimes w/Born Gold @ Fortune (early)
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2/18 Cursive w/UME @the Media Club
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3/6 Slow Club w/Signals @ the Media Club
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3/8 Islands @ the Rio
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3/18 Magnetic Fields @ the Vogue (AA)
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4/6 Chairlift w/Nite Jewel @ the Electric Owl
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4/10 Andrew Bird w/Laura Marling @ the Vogue (AA)
4/13 The Odds and the Grapes of Wrath @ the Rickshaw
4/14 The Joel Plaskett Emergency @ the Vogue (AA)
4/24 School of Seven Bells w/Exitmusic @ the Electric Owl
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4/27 Yukon Blonde @ the Commodore
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5/6 Delta Spirit w/Waters @ the Electric Owl
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more shows
the biltmore
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culture club
damaged goods
east van soul club
glory days
ice cream social
no more strangers
wild zero

local favourites

mostly music
a day in the life of...
a reminder
chipped hip
duncan's donuts
expressway to my skull
goodnight neverland
hero hill
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radio zero
the skinny
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red cat

formed a band
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the clips
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cam dales
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expendable youth
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tyler fedchuk

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safe amplification site society
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urban diner
vancouver is awesome
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for the 'records'
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i am fuel, you are friends
i (heart) music
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mad decent
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more cowbell
music (for robots)
my old kentucky blog
the outernet
palms out sounds
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rock, paper, pixels
said the gramophone
soul sides
songs: illinois
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you ain't no picasso

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on repeat
i'll make you a tape
one song
promo pile

previous posts
if you got it, you gotta move it
in the walls
sweet troubled soul
i was good with names, i had a way with faces
sleeping with a gun under my pillow
bigger boys and stolen sweethearts
summer's gonna hurt you
a testament to youth in verse
field music
let's sing a song about an empty stage


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