Monday, March 31, 2008

Billie the vision and the dancers

Billie the vision and the dancers, inca o trupa suedeza minunata, de data asta de la Malmo, Au 3 albume: I Was So Unpopular in School and Now They´re Giving Me This Beautiful Bicycle (2004), The World According to Pablo (2005), Where the Ocean Meets My Hand (2007)

Toate albumele lor pot fi downloadate integral & FREE de pe site-ul lor.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Under the covers

Am o adevarata de colectie de coveruri, dar nu ma gandisem la un post numai cu coveruri pana cand am vazut posturile de pe blogul dlui clover (thanks again for the inspiration! :)

So, here's my current top 5:

1. Jens Lekman - You can call me Al (Paul Simon)

2. Antony and the Johnsons - Crazy in Love (Beyonce)

3. Klaxons - My Love (Justin Timberlake)

4. The Mountain Goats - The Sign (Ace of Base)

5. Maximo Park - Shiver (Natalie Imbruglia)


Menomena este o trupa de indie rock din Portland, Oregon. S-au lansat in 2000 datorita Pitchfork Media care i-a promovat in "New Music Section", si le-a acordat un calificativ foarte bun pentru primul lor EP, I am the Fun Blame Monster! - self-released in 2003. In mare masura, Pitchfork i-a propulsat (ca pe multi altii, de altfel) spre un contract cu o casa de discuri pentru primul lor album, Under an Hour aparut in 2005. In 2007 a aparut Friend and Foe, cel mai recent album Menomena (Barsuk Records)

Friday, March 28, 2008

A Supermarket in California

A Supermarket in California
          Allen Ginsberg 

What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for

I walked down the sidestreets under the trees with a headache

self-conscious looking at the full moon.

In my hungry fatigue, and shopping for images, I went

into the neon fruit supermarket, dreaming of your enumerations!

What peaches and what penumbras! Whole families

shopping at night! Aisles full of husbands! Wives in the

avocados, babies in the tomatoes!--and you, Garcia Lorca, what

were you doing down by the watermelons?

I saw you, Walt Whitman, childless, lonely old grubber,

poking among the meats in the refrigerator and eyeing the grocery


I heard you asking questions of each: Who killed the

pork chops? What price bananas? Are you my Angel?

I wandered in and out of the brilliant stacks of cans

following you, and followed in my imagination by the store


We strode down the open corridors together in our

solitary fancy tasting artichokes, possessing every frozen

delicacy, and never passing the cashier.

Where are we going, Walt Whitman? The doors close in

an hour. Which way does your beard point tonight?

(I touch your book and dream of our odyssey in the

supermarket and feel absurd.)

Will we walk all night through solitary streets? The

trees add shade to shade, lights out in the houses, we'll both be


Will we stroll dreaming of the lost America of love

past blue automobiles in driveways, home to our silent cottage?

Ah, dear father, graybeard, lonely old courage-teacher,

what America did you have when Charon quit poling his ferry and

you got out on a smoking bank and stood watching the boat

disappear on the black waters of Lethe?

Berkeley, 1955

Thursday, March 27, 2008


pentru cine a uitat, sa-si aminteasca! finest slit-your-wrists music 'cause i'm nice like that.

as i was saying ... thank god for xanax, lexotan, rum, coke and good mixing skills.

Golden boy

Julien Dore a castigat in iunie 2007 concursul Nouvelle Star, un fel de American...err, French Idol. We can all see he's golden alright. A reusit sa faca piesa Moi Lolita sa sune chiar bine, who would've thought it was even possible? Golden Boy can sing.


Pourras-tu le faire
I'm lost...
Pourras-tu le dire
Tu dois tout essayer
Tu dois devenir

Tu dois voir plus loin
Tu dois revenir
Egaré en chemin
Tu verras le pire

Pour trouver le sud
Sans perdre le Nord
Après les certitures
Au-delà des bords

I'm lost but I'm not stranded yet
I'm lost but I'm not stranded yet

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Le malaise d'aujourd'hui

in cuvintele lor despre mintea de pe urma, instinct si glume proaste
... later edit: despre things that go around and eventually do come around.

There is no deadline
There is no schedule
There is no plan we can fall back on
The road this far can't be retraced
There is no punch line anybody can tack on
There are loose ends by the score
What did I come down here for?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Shout Out Louds

Did you stay up all night
or did you hide it all away
to make us think
is this what I think it is
it's the ink on your fingers that makes you sick
what do you think?

Shout Out Louds pe Myspace

Monday, March 24, 2008

Fleet Foxes

: if you think My Morning Jacket is awesome

Despre Fleet Foxes puteti afla mai multe urmand linkurile:

Fleet Foxes pe Myspace & Sub Pop Records

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Downtown, everything's waiting for you

When you're alone and life is making you lonely
You can always go - downtown
When you've got worries, all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know - downtown
Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose?

Friday, March 21, 2008

bad education

Thursday, March 20, 2008

we are exceptions to the rule

Soltero este proiectul lui Tim Howard. Noul album Soltero, You're No Dream - out April 11, 2008!

"Sublimely baroque.... To our ears, Soltero sounds like Grandaddy jamming with Ryan Adams, which is to say that the band should be much bigger than it is. As soon as we heard Howard sing, 'She was drunk and I was high/ And so was she and so was I/ With the blessings of the backdoor punks/ And the savoir-faire of fall-down drunks' (from the new song 'Acadian Coast'), we knew this was a kindred barroom spirit." - James Reed, Boston Globe

So look me in the eyes under expanding winter skies
You'll find a feeling there that never knows the cold
Look me in the eyes and the skeptic in me dies
The skeptic is a fool
We are exceptions to the rule

Soltero @ Myspace.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Somewhere I know there's nothing, nothing but unsailed seas

Singer/songwriter canadian. Dupa o serie de inregistrari facute ori la el acasa, ori in cadrul unor labeluri foarte mici, Chad a semnat cu SubPop records in 2005.

Chad @ Myspace

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The heart of Texas

Okkervil River sunt o trupa de folk/indie rock din Austin, Texas. Cantece hipnotizante, genul care iti paralizeaza gandirea si iti provoaca un mare gol in stomac. Daca, inainte de a-i descoperi, as fi inchis ochii si m-as fi gandit la Texas, asta ar fi auzit.
Per-fect, si nu spun asta des.

Solistul Will Sheff canta si in formatia Shearwater.

And the doorknob becomes your enemy,
and the window you see through a haze.
Dear Mother, I wish you could stand inside and see all my bad days.

My bad days all got together and they stood in a row for me,
and I plunged deep into the row,
and I couldn’t hear and I couldn’t see.
And I came out after thousands came and thousands passed away.
Now I stand all alone at the foot of the stairs and I wait for more bad days.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Tiger Lou

Tiger Lou s-a format in 2001 in Stockholm. Au 2 albume, Is my head still on? (2004) si The Loyal (2005)

Ii gasiti si pe Myspace aici

Sunday, March 16, 2008

this is where your arm can't go

The Twilight Sad inseamna James Graham, Andy MacFarlane, Craig Orzel si Mark Devine. S-au format prin 2006 intr-un orasel in apropiere de Glasgow, iar albumul de debut a iesit anul trecut si e intitulat Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

I'm on fire

Cover dupa "I'm on Fire", one of my favorite Springsteen tracks.
Courtesy of the wonderful J (thank you!)

Friday, March 14, 2008

outside your window, in a carriage I will be waiting

Desi azi este una dintre acele zile de vineri cand in playlist am numai Hurricane Jane, m-am hotarat ca e momentul pentru un post pe care l-am tot amanat (prietenii stiu de ce!)

Un cantaret care inseamna foarte mult pentru mine, si o piesa care inseamna inca si mai mult. Dar nu asta este motivatia postului, ci vocea lui FENOMENALA, timbrul special, versurile, simplitatea (imi spunea cineva la un moment dat ca ceea ce e simplu e mai mereu frumos)

I just love Damien Jurado. Si culmea, omu' asta provine din Seattle! Once again, thank you SubPop/Secretly Canadian.

it seemed better than shooting myself

Tindersticks este o trupa din Nottingham formata la inceputul anilor '90. Wikipedia zice ca desi trupa nu a ajuns mainstream, in Anglia exista un adevarat cult Tindersticks. Asa o fi. Nu e si cazul Romaniei, desigur.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

All we could do was sing

Sau altfel spus, muzica pentru zile nasoale ca asta.

Port O'Brien pe Myspace
Official website

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

you're the night, Lilah

In cei 10 ani de activitate, pana la infarctul ce i-a fost fatal solistului Mark Sandman in 1999, Morphine nu s-a bucurat intr-adevar de succes decat in Franta, si poate in alte cateva tari europene. Spre deosebire de alti performeri carora moartea subita le-a adus faima, fie ea si post-mortem, in cazul lui Sandam acest lucru nu prea s-a intamplat. Eu am descoperit Morphine in liceu, si din nefericire, nu-mi mai amintesc circumstantele in care i-am auzit pentru prima oara. Ca sa fiu fie si doar partial multumita de acest post, ar trebui sa uploadez cel putin 5 piese Morphine. O sa las insa bucuria descoperirii celor care vor fi incantati de piesa pe care am ales-o, The Night.

Recomandarile mele: Hanging on a curtain, Yes, Honey White, Buena, You look like rain, Let's take a trip together, You speak my language.

Monday, March 10, 2008

The art of kissing

Indie pop catchy si melodios marca Scotia; 4 albume la activ. Check 'em out.

And a little despair
Will go a long, long way

Myspace: ballboy

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Today I wish I was in Jacksonville

Cu alte cuvinte, feel-good tunes for a truly lousy day. Cine are o problema cu romgleza, sa ma pupe in le derriere.

Acum, in ceea ce priveste Black Kids, sunt o formatie relativ noua, formata prin 2005-2006 in Florida batraneilor ce asteapta moartea in bermude si polo-uri pastel. Inca o formatie cu mult membri si titluri de cantece dintre cele mai suprinzatoare... pe mine ma inveselesc oricand i-as asculta, asa ca m-am gandit sa mai apelez la ei inca o data, taman azi, in ziua glorioasa de 8 martie.

pentru cel mai frumos martisor pe care l-am primit.

In al doilea rand, dintr-un post cu feel-good music nu puteau lipsi Guillemots.

Guillemots - Trains to Brazil

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Coco, Poni, Jem.... The Ettes.

Mai multe piese aici

And a personal favorite... (Oh, Canada!)

(post cu dedicatie de la fata cu blogul "posh" pentru J.)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Ma intreb ce i-ar spune Arthur. Ma intreb daca s-ar plimba cu ea pe calea Victoriei, daca si-ar tine mainile indoite la spate si s-ar uita in pamant in timp ce ea ar povesti vrute si nevrute. Oare si-ar petrece amiezile insorite la o terasa in pasajul Villacrosse? Ar manca briose si ar purta ochelari retro?

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

My Rocky

Este una dintre serile in care desi am de lucru destul de mult, iar maine am multa treaba, nu reusesc sa ma apuc. In plus, Mr. Rocky Votolato - alintat Rovo - nu ma ajuta deloc, fiindca ma trage la uitat in gol, si oftat in serie.
I'm a serial sigher. A chain sigher.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Friska Viljor

Tune of the day

Am decretat.