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Flashback. Throwback. Back back back

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So, my sister came over (Hi Michaela!) and we some how got to discussing songs we remember our dad playing when we were kids. Jimmy Buffett, Neil Young, Traveling Wilburys, Bob Dylan, John Prine…the hippie stuff!

But then I remembered…

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January 14, 2010 at 5:15 pm

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And just when you thought things were getting too serious & “artsy” with this damn blog…I bring you The Midnight Beast! This video is their parody of Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok”. I actually saw THIS video before I ever even heard this Lady Gaga wannabe’s original version. I have a sick feeling that this Ke$ha chick is going to be “all the rage” in 2010, or at least for a few months anyway. So, my goal is to make EVERYONE in America think of these three British boys and their video whenever Ke$ha and her glitter make some sort of pop bullshit appearance on tv in the coming months.


(Bio & Interview coming soon!)

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January 11, 2010 at 3:37 pm

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You’re doing it all backwards.

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Today just keeps getting better! First I find Cookie Monster in a tree, and now THIS!

So, I know in the new year you aren’t necessarily supposed to dwell on the past. You are supposed to leave it behind you, forget it, forgive it, grow from it. Well, for most situations this holds true. But I believe MUSIC is the only thing that comes with us year after year after year!

Where am I going with this?

I just set up my old college computer [circa 2002] and am crying, laughing, freaking out to all the music I have on this thing!! I plan on having an ALL NIGHT LISTENING SESSION fueled by several 5 Hour Energy (SHOUT OUT TO 5 HR ENERGY….WHERE’S MY SPONSORSHIP!??) I will then pull out some of my favorites and list them right here. In no particular order of course….

OH GOD, 1 song down, 6404 more to go! & it has already started!!

1. Michelle Branch – Breathe
2. Astronautalis – Oceanwalk (whom I believe is opening a few Tegan & Sara shows in CANADUH later this year!)
3. Matt Costa – Darling Be Home Soon (which is a remake of Joe Cocker’s 1969 original, which you can see HERE!)
4. Brad Paisley ft. Alison Krauss – Whiskey Lullaby (oh yeah, I got down to some country in my hay day!!)
5. The Starting Line – Best Of Me (well this seems fitting since they were just here! Brings back so many memories!)
6. Evan and Jaron – Crazy For This Girl (LYKE OMG!! But seriously…what movie was this song from!?)

[For those of you who are worried, Operation Steal That Cookie Monster From That Tree will probably get underway in 4-5 hours. It has to be a night mission. I’ll keep you posted!]

7. Phoenix – Run Run Run (BEFORE the car commercial, bitches!!)
8. The Fratellis – Flathead (Ha, remember these guys? This song was the jams in the day! Where’d they get to?)
9. Blessid Union Of Souls – I Believe Love Will Find A Way (Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!)
10. Natalie Imbruglia – Wishing I Was There (“Put that face away I’m melting for you.”)
11. Justin Timberlake – My Love ft. T.I. & Like I Love You (“It’s just Justin!” Duh! I miss you Justin!!)
12. Straylight Run – Hands in the Sky (Big Shot) (This song LIVE > This song NOT LIVE. Find out for yourself, trust me!)
13. Our Lady Peace – Life (Life is waiting for you.)
14. Lifehouse! (Seriously! So many good Lifehouse songs I forgot about! Just go listen to all the old stuff!)

[TIMEOUT! So, while listening to music from this old computer I’ve also been browsing all the pictures. 99% of them = GROSS and will never be moved off of this hard drive…EVER! However, I did come across 1 so far that I MUST SHARE! Our dear Harry, our first Boston Terrier! He forever changed the Rucci family. I love this dog!]

We miss you Harry Woogle!

15. Robots In Disguise – Turn It Up (This is all I think of when I listen to this song: SILVIAOMG!)
16. Aqualung – Strange & Beautiful (The OC Season 1 what whaaaaat!!?)
17. Augustana – Boston (Actually listened to this all the way to Boston once.)
18. Tegan and Sara – Living Room (Will probably always be my favorite song of theirs!)
19. Mike Doughty – Tremendous Brunettes (“Slow down, don’t fuck with my high!)
20. The Perishers – Pills (Now I remember why I love music. Please LISTEN HERE!)
21. Butch Walker – This Is The Sweetest Little Song (Off of his amazing albumThe Rise and Fall of Butch Walker & The Let’s-Go-Out-Tonite’s)

[Operation Steal That Cookie Monster From That Tree Update: 10:33pm EST – About to go take a recon walk on the block the said Cookie Monster was located to see if he is still in distress.

11:03pm EST – He is still there. Plan to steal him around 1 a.m. I will report back later! Expect pics!]

22. John Mayer – Comfortable

[ 1:10am EST – I GOT HIM!!!! He’s like the size of a 5yr. old <33]

23. Marvelous 3 – Cigarette Lighter Love Song (Wait, I just Wiki’d this and it says David Bowie helped write it? NO! Seriously? NOOOO!!?)
24. Goldfrapp – Strict Machine (Back when Nip/Tuck was actually good. TRUTH!)
25. Azure Ray – Leap Year (*sigh*)

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January 4, 2010 at 6:44 pm

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SILVIA: Then & Now

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Silvia. The name of this gorgeous girl I happen to know. A girl I have been through A LOT with. Now, when I say A LOT, and I capitalize it like that, you need to know that I mean A FREAKIN’ LOT! Ups. Downs. And plenty of sideways. I consider her one of my best friends. [No Lies, Just Love]

Silvia. Also the name of an amazing song by Miike Snow that I can’t stop listening to lately!

Miike Snow – Silvia

And check their tour dates in 2010. Pretty damn sure this will be their first US Tour, seeing as they only formed in 2007 and Miike Snow, their debut album was only just released this year!

On a side note, they are touring with Delorean, a band I am sure we will hear more of in 2010. Hailing from Barcelona, Spain this quartet has opened for Phoenix in the past and remixed such bands as The xx (we know I love them) and Franz Ferdinand. Here’s a track just to give you a taste:

Delorean – Monsoon


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December 10, 2009 at 6:05 pm

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Music Monday Part 1!

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So after an alcohol & NE Philly green fueled revelation last night at the Icky Thump Manor, brought on by being surrounded by several intense, sensual lovers of music, I realized I need to get back on the grind when it comes to listening to more new music, dusting off old albums, and just trying to find bands and artists to get excited about again! This is probably all largely due in part to a little band that goes by: The xx.

Before stumbling upon this band I had felt musically LOST for quite some time! The xx hail from London, England. FIGURES! Their self-produced debut album xx dropped into our laps this past summer and it’s been a hot & heavy love affair ever since! I can’t keep my hands off of them! They are currently on what I believe (don’t quote me on this) their first American tour by themselves!? I don’t know. But they hop back over the pond in December for a full blown European tour, so CATCH THEM in a city near you before they’re gone and you are like, “Oh man, that xx band is soooooo good dude, let’s go see them live, oh wait….” Fortunately for me, Philadelphia is amazing and Dave P at Making Time is even radder than amazing and he brought them to us, along with Phenomenal Hand Clap Band (I’ll throw in their music video for “15 to 20” because they ARE indeed phenomenal and you DO indeed clap your hands a lot during their live show!)

Now, when I say that this night was spectacular, I mean it! (HERE are pics to prove it!) The xx sounded amazing! You might as well have been in a room with headphones on and 1000 of your closest friends, just listening to their record! Crisp! Clean! Perfect! Brilliant! Heaven! Quick give me more descriptive adjectives to explain to the masses (or simply my mom, because she might be the only person who reads this) how good this band is! Now I’ll shut up and let you listen!


(And as I promised, “15 to 20” by Phenomenal Hand Clap Band!)


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November 16, 2009 at 12:59 am

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