Steve Steve: An MP3 Blog

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The King lives

Continuing Keith's "songs you've heard before" theme, Elvis Presley - "Marie's The Name (His Latest Flame)" reminds me of some other song that I can't recall. The Smiths cover it: "Rusholme Ruffians". Can someone think of a contemporary copy of this song?*

BONUS: You're going to hate me for this song when the chorus gets stuck in your head and haunts your dreams - Hot Chip - "The Warning"... hot chip will break your legs/ snap off your head...

*thanks to Eve Tushnet's mix-cd for the elvis and smiths songs.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Some Songs You've Heard Before.

  • Radiohead "Creep"
  • The Flaming Lips "Fight Test"
  • The White Stripes "Fell in Love with a Girl"
  • Nirvana "Come As You Are"
  • Kylie Minogue "Can't Get You Out of My Head"

  • Thursday, August 17, 2006

    Okkervil River

    Okkervil River are an awesome band that Cuc told me about a year ago but that I haven't really listened until recently - maybe i had to grow into the right frame of mind to appreciate them. They're indie-country storytellers, sorta like bright eyes with the singer's slight lisp and passionate vocals, but less annoying. Listen to For Real and Black off of their album black sheep boy (all of their albums have rad artwork).

    Wednesday, August 09, 2006

    Best songs/manatees of the week

    Oh no! Oh my! - i love you all the time!. I dedicate this song is to Steve Woods and Tappie the manatee, true romantics.

    400 Blows - the bards must drink and junket. I heard this song on radio K (the best college radio on the web) a couple days ago, and it reminded me of Vijay, who likes junkets, and who lent me 400 Blows' cd last week.

    Spank Rock - Rick Rubin. Big ups to my old friends from the Baltimore and Philly hiphop scene! Jecca thinks these guys are cute. Check out "put that pussy on me" on their myspace page.

    Friday, August 04, 2006

    Ghislain Poirier, minimalist DJ

    I saw Ghis at pitchforkfest, and maybe I just appreciated the raw honesty of his beats in contrast to all the indie rock emo schlock, but his performance blew me away, with such songs as pampa pimp. From his webpage , listen to these stripped down and blipped up versions of Jay-Z's dirt off your shoulder and Busta Rhymes' light your ass on fire.

    Thursday, August 03, 2006

    Introducing: What I Did During College

    This will make you crazy (and not in that good sense). Like the Milgram experiment, which showed that ordinary citizens of New Haven could administer deadly electric shocks to total strangers, my experiment in slicing and splicing hundreds of soundbites of popular music together into themed songs shows that ordinary humans cannot endure the flood of memories that are triggered by the abrupt succession of highly familiar sound clips. These "songs" (if they even deserve the term) will seem novel and thrilling—but this feeling quickly turns into one of wanting to stop the music.

    In the summer of 2003, I made this "album" (the word isn't quite right) out of all my music on my Itunes. Armed with Quicktime and the ability to cut and past bits of music together, as well as a lot of free time on nights and weekends, I organized hundres of bits of music into some coherent order, lyrics-wise and beat-wise. The "songs" represent more a feat of organization than my skill at being a DJ.

    I offer here a taste of the 19-song "album" which runs over an hour. Here is the first song, the "Introduction." If you can't handle the introduction, don't even think about listening to this one: - "Sex". And here is a large medley, which I call "Medley 1" (there are two other large medleys). Again, this (unfortunately) turned out to be a successful experiment in what drives people crazy (or, alternatively, what can amuse stoners). I have to apologize in advance, because I doubt anyone will like this. But it's original (sort of) and it's making its public appearance here for the first time.

    Wednesday, August 02, 2006

    Hegel was such a handsome man, eh?

    Been wondering what the hell Eli is talking about? Want to truly understand Hegel and Marx? Really like socialist hippie musicals?

    Dialectics 4 Kids!

    Featuring the crazy hit song We're in a Spiral Spin

    As a sidenote, the son of the guy who makes this website is a NYU film grad who just made a movie called Half Nelson, which is about a middle school teacher who teaches dialectics, but can’t kick his crack habit. (Keith, do you know this guy?)