Tuesday, April 4, 2017

16 Favorite albums of 2016


-       Karl Blau – Introducing Karl Blau
-       Rosemary Fairweather –  Heavenly
-       Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
-       Selector Dub Narcotic – This Party Is Just Getting Started
-       David Bowie – Blackstar
-       July Talk – Touch
-       Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
-       Tele Novelle – House Of Souls
-       Messer Chups – The Voice of Zombierella
-       Berwanger – Exorcism Rock
-       Savages – Adore Life
-       Eddy Crampes – ST
-       Russel the Leaf and Lissums – Arts & Crafts
-       Free cake for every creature – talking quietly of anything with you
-       Brothers Osborne – Pawn Shop

-       Bennie Benman – Rhythm of the Road

Favorite Movies of 2016







Monday, January 4, 2016

My 15 Favorite Albums of 2015 (with 15 runners up)

I thought about writing why these are my favorites, but then I realized no one cares. Anyhow, I put the links to the albums in the titles if you want to listen and see how awesome they are, cause they totally are.


15- Jabuticaba – Fisch Loops & Applegreen



14- The Kickstand Band – In The Sun



13- Palehound – Dry Food



12- Mia Loucks – Sister Honey Demos



11- Superheaven – Ours Is Chrome



10- TEXARKANA 9-8603 – Operation Ostego



9- Princess Chelsea – The Great Cybernetic Depression



8- The Stammer – Days In Between



7- Ryan Adams – 1989



6- Say Hi – Bleeders Digest



5- Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands



4- Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit



3- Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material



2- Thee Ahs – Names

























1- Rosie June – Post Listening





























15 Runners Up:
  • Sports - All Of Something
  • Rocky Votolato – Hospital Handshakes
  • Wild Ones - Heatwave
  • Soko – My Dreams Dictate My Reality
  • Pins – Wild Nights
  • Belle and Sebastian – Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance
  • Tuxedo – S/T
  • The School – Waisting Away And Wondering
  • Automatically Yours - The Trouble With The World Is Me
  • Little Wings – Explains
  • Them Are Us Too – Remain
  • Lebanon Hanover  - Besides The Abyss
  • Whitey Morgan and the 78’s – Sonic Ranch
  • Russel The Leaf - The Gary Matters
  • All Dogs - Kicking Every Day

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

My top 25 albums of all time (as of now)


Most are in for nostalgia, I didn't do more than 1 album a band, greatest hits, or comps (not that there would be much difference if I did). I also noticed my favorite music taste isn't as diverse as my casual music taste. In fact you may be disappointed by how boring this list looks. But it's honest, I'm not trying to look cool. These are the albums that I know front to back, that I can listen to any time, and made some sort of impact in my life. Here they are in order of year released:

- The Nat King Cole Trio - After Midnight (1956)
- Pink Floyd – The Wall (1982)
- Daniel Johnston – Yip/Jump Music (1983)
- Beat Happening – You Turn Me On (1992)
- Jonathan Richman – I, Jonathan (1992)
- Counting Crows – August and Everything After (1993)
- Jeff Buckley – Grace (1994)
- Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (1994)
- The Rentals – Return Of The Rentals (1995)
- Weezer – Pinkerton (1996)
- Fiona Apple – Tidal (1996)
- Squirrel Nut Zippers – Hot (1996)
- Alkaline Trio – Goddamnit! (1998)
- Belle & Sebastian – The Boy With The Arab Strap (1998)
- Groovie Ghoulies – Fun In The Dark (1999)
- Jimmy Eat World – Clarity (1999)
- Mirah - Advisory Committee (2002)
- Ben Kweller – Sha Sha (2002)
- Rocky Votolato – Suicide Medicine (2003)
- Kings Of Convenience – Riot On An Empty Street (2004)
- The Mountain Goats – Get Lonely (2006)
- July Talk – S/T (2012)
- Lebanon Hanover – Why Not Just Be Solo (2012)
- Rosie June – Listening Post (2013)
- Ryan Adams – S/T (2014)

Monday, August 24, 2015

My Top 50 Movies of All Time

Here's a list of movies I can watch over and over, had a personal effect on my life, or simply fills me up with nostalgia bliss. In the order of release date. Here we go!


-The Swimmer (1968)
- Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
- Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)
- Harold and Maude (1971)
- Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
- The Many Adventures Of Winnie The Pooh (1977)
- Pete’s Dragon (1977)
- The Shining (1980)
- The Evil Dead (1981)
- A Christmas Story (1983)
- Footloose (1984)
- The Neverending Story (1984)
- The Goonies (1985)
- Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
- The Breakfast Club (1985)
- Back To The Future (1985)
- Labyrinth (1986)
- Little Shop Of Horrors (1986)
- A Muppet Family Christmas (1987)
- The Princess Bride (1987)
- Lost Boys (1987)
- Beetlejuice (1988)
- Edward Scissorhands (1990)
- Rubin and Ed (1991)
- The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
- Jurassic Park (1993)
- Dazed And Confused (1993)
- Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
- Dumb and Dumber (1994)
- Empire Records (1995)
- James and The Giant Peach (1996)
- SLC Punk (1998)
- Six-String Samurai (1998)
- The Iron Giant (1999)
- O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
- Dancer In The Dark (2000)
- Amelie (2001)
- Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (2001-2003)
- 28 Days Later (2002)
- American Splendor (2003)
- Elf (2003)
- Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)
- Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
- Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
- The Devil and Daniel Johnston (2005)
- The Dark Knight (2008)
- Coraline (2009)
- Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (2010)
- Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
- Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014)