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Day 243: [BELATED… yet again] Moves by The New Pornographers

15 Feb

Man am I failing at updating or what?!

Anyways, I’ve got a few great posts coming up in the next few minutes so check em out!

I wanted to feature this video when it came out last week, but I unfortunately forgot… so here goes nothing!

“Moves” by The New Pornographers is their newest single off of their 2010 album Together (which is awesome, by the way… go check it out if you can).

The video for “Moves” is brilliant and clever and I wish it were real life. Mainly because all these actors and musicians in the same place at the same time would be glorious.

The video features celebs such as Donald Glover (Community), John Oliver (Daily Show), John Hodgeman (Mac Vs PC commercials), Ted Leo (of Ted Leo & The Pharmacists), Horatio Sanz (SNL), Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), Julie Klausner (Best Week Ever), Kevin Corrigan (Fringe and The Departed), Jon Wurster (Squidbillies), Paul Rudd (Role Models)  and Bill Hader (SNL). All these are featured in a fake movie called “Moves: The Rise and Rise of the New Pornographers”… a dramatic tale of how the worlds most chillest indie band became big and bigger. It’s awesome.

Check out “Moves” by the New Pornographers, and see what I mean for yourself!

Day 222: The Bones Of An Idol by The New Pornographers

22 Jan

Hey guys!

So yesterday was a great day. I felt really confident about my test, got finished with my project, and just felt good.

To be honest with you guys, my life has been a little odd so days like these are super fantastic.

But I feel like I couldn’t have done it without this song: “The Bones Of An Idol” by The New Pornographers.

I’m a huge fan of this band, and while their name rings of something raunchy, the band is incredibly great! I’m also a little embarrassed to admit that I hadn’t listened to their CD Twin Cinema all the way through until yesterday… even though I’ve had it for like 4 years. It’s always a struggle – should I listen to The Electric Version or Twin Cinema? (I always pick the one I know best).

But anyways, the song popped onto my iPod yesterday, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. It’s really great and mystical in a strange way…

So enjoy “The Bones Of An Idol” by The New Pornographers

Day 82: Inside Of Me by Starlight Mints

10 Aug

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

To continue Paste Mag Video Week, I bring you “Inside of Me” by the Starlight Mints.

Throughout the 90s, Starlight Mints have gone through numerous band members and come out on top of the game! Their music is a combination of indie rock and power pop, and it is fantastic for your ears.

If you’re a fan of Crowded House, The New Pornographers, or The Apples In Stereo, check out Starlight Mints!

So enjoy, “Inside Of Me” by Starlight Mints!

Day 18: Slip Away by Kathryn Calder

7 Jun

Hello there! If this is your first time on the website, be sure to check out the about page in the top right hand corner.

So today is my last day in Eugene for three months. As I pack my stuff and say goodbye to friends new and old, I have been trying to keep an uplifting spirit. But it has been hard.

On the bright side, I did find out that I got a promising job on campus next term, so that shall be both a challenge and an advantage for the year to come.

Anyways, today I bring you a new song!! It’s called “Slip Away” by Kathryn Calder (who is the keyboardist in one of my favorite bands, the New Pornographers). This is the first song from her solo project, and as far as I know it was released today!!

So enjoy!!

Goodbye, Eugene! And everyone living here! I’ll be back in three months!

Day 4: Crash Years by The New Pornographers

24 May

Hello there! If this is your first time on this blog, be sure to check out the about page (in the top right corner).

Today has been a bit upsetting… what with the car that almost ran me over and just the dreary outdoors.

But, I still haven’t forgotten what is most important: seeing the optimism in the world.

So as I made my way to my Tai Chi class, I put on the New Pornographer’s newest CD Together and heard the following song. And instantly, my day was better.

I hope you enjoy it as much as me! (specifically the whistling part). I feel like I need to take a hike through the woods or on the bank of a river.