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Patti Page – Conquest

I posted the White Stripes version of this song a few days ago but had no idea it was a cover. The song was written by Corky Robbins and performed by Patti Page way back in the 50s.

Here’s a version of the White Stripes cover not too many are familiar with, the acoustic mariachi version, fresh.

Patti Page – Conquest


Chromeo – Rage!

From their debut “She’s in Control,” if all you know of Chromeo is “Fancy Footwork” it’s time to get on iTunes and learn some history. The funkiest Arab/Jewish collaboration “since the beginning of time.” Great production, great song.

You always told me you wanted something more, I couldn’t give you what you were looking for. Is that a reason to stab me in the back? Now tell me baby what you think about that? (Is it revenge) Is it a sin? Is that the way you treat your mother fucking friend? I’m just saying I do no wrong, I just felt like writing this song. Rage! You got me in a state of rage.”

Chromeo – Rage!

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Andrew Bird – Tenuousness

There aren’t too many “soft spoken” acts that actually manage keep people’s attention, aside from Bon Iver and maybe two or three others I usually end up tuning into something more engaging. Andrew Bird however is another exception. Maybe its his musicality that keeps you involved, could be his very peculiar choice of instrumentation, who knows but I’m really starting to dig his new stuff, looking forward to the album. Good music.

Andrew Bird – Tenuousness


PNAU – Embrace ft. Ladyhawke (Fred Falke & Miami Horror remix)

Awesome remix. If you like Empire of the Sun, you’ll like these guys. Great party music.

PNAU – Embrace ft. Ladyhawke (Fred Falke & Miami Horror Remix)


Justice – Stress

These days it seems like a song can be discovered, blow up and fade away all in the same week. Unfortunately, this video was a victim of this new rapid pace consumption. Possibly inspired by Mathieu Kassovitz’s “La Haine,” “Stress” captures the not so romantic side of the Paris suburbs. Hard. † Here’s the live performance of “Stress” from “A Cross the Universe.” Sounds like your watching Hitchcock or something, I can only imagine how crazy this concert was.

Justice – Stress


Wu-Tang Clan – M.E.T.H.O.D. Man

I’ve decided something: Commercial things really do stink. As soon as it becomes commercial for a mass market it really stinks.” – Andy Warhol

If Drella was around in the early 90’s he would have listened to Wu-Tang. Regardless of genre or even art form, not many artist achieve what Wu-Tang did with their early music. Trying to explain it could be a book.

360 degrees of perfected styles, raw art at its best.

Wu-Tang Clan – M.E.T.H.O.D. Man


The White Stripes – Conquest

This song is bad ass.

The White Stripes – Conquest


Andrew Bird – Oh No

Wesleyan (MGMT, Santogold, Boy Crisis, Amazing Baby) seems to just pump out musicians like Duke breeds NBA basketball players. Andrew Bird sits quite comfortably with the aforementioned, perhaps the best musician from the bunch, he can play violin, guitar, mandolin, and glockenspiel and he’s a great whistler. His music is not as new sounding as some would like but in now way is it lacking. “Oh No” is the highlight from his upcoming album “Noble Beast.” Good stuff.

Andrew Bird – Oh No


Lily Allen – 22

I like Lily Allen ; ]

This song is about a girl who spent her 20’s partying it up, living the life and soon realized she was 30, alone, in a mediocre job and with no sight of love. Tragic.

Cause all she wants is a boyfriend, she gets one night stands.
She’s thinking how did I get here? I’m doing all that I can…
It’s sad but it’s true how society says her life is already over.
There’s nothing to do and there’s nothing to say.
Until the man of her dreams comes along picks her up an puts her over his shoulders. It seems so unlikely in this day and age.”

Lilly Allen – 22

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Dee Dee Sharp – I’m Not In Love

Dee Dee Sharp

Don’t know how many time’s I’ve tried to explain this to my ex-girlfriends. The intro and outro are absolute bliss.

Im not in love, so don’t forget it
Just a silly phase I’m going through.
And just because I call you up,
Don’t get me wrong, don’t think you gotten me…
I’d like to see you, but then again that doesn’t mean you mean that much to me.
So if I call you, don’t make a fuss,
Don’t go and tell your friends about the two of us…”

Haha, you can’t take yourself too serious when you like someone ; ) One of the most authentic love songs I’ve ever come across. High quality.

Dee Dee Sharp – I’m Not In Love

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