Its that time of year again. Helloween. The smell of Autumn, steamy cider, wet leaves on boots, molding pumpkins, older kids jacking younger kids candy.... angry 1 %-ers washing dried shaving cream off of their Bentleys. Always makes me think dark. Dream darker. In astonishingly realistic horrific scenarios. Creeping thoughts that cling to the dead rush of fear. Like Hayrides where someone lights the hay on fire with all of the riders in it. Pulling up floorboards and seeing a writhing sea of ravenous rats. The new Coldplay album. You know what I mean.
Fortunately there is plenty of music out there with contributing artists unknowingly creating soundtracks to ugly dreams and maniacal thoughts that may not have even happened yet. I try to do this every year and, to my surprise, keep discovering a dubious dearth of dark. A video or the song, and a one sentence first thought upon hearing it will follow each
Here's a few.
1) A Shaving of the Horn that Speared You- Sunn-O
In the woods behind your house amidst a Sunday morning mist, seven hooded figures standing silent in between the pines, facing your patio.
2) Little One- Elliott Smith
In a dank, druggy windowless basement, within a halo of spoon and newsprint, a troubadour can't find his guitar sitting next to him.
3) Night Goat- Fantomas/Melvins Big Band
Someone has poisoned the Bulls and Goats in the barn and they have bashed through their wooden holds and are stomping the chickens trying to escape.
4) Cafe- Tim Buckley
Bluured out flashback of a disheveled lonely old crone through a thunderstorm soaked window as the apocalypse approaches.
5) Terror Tram- Buckethead( Death Cube K)
The only rider on a monorail through the seventh level of hell.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Got this from Buzzfeed
12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music
1. Creed has sold more records in the US than Jimi Hendrix
2. Led Zeppelin, REM, and Depeche Mode have never had a number one single, Rihanna has 10
3. Ke$ha's “Tik-Tok” sold more copies than ANY Beatles single
4. Flo Rida's “Low” has sold 8 million copies – the same as The Beatles' “Hey Jude”
5. The Black Eyed Peas' “I Gotta Feeling” is more popular than any Elvis or Simon & Garfunkel song
6. Celine Dion's “Falling Into You” sold more copies than any Queen, Nirvana, or Bruce Springsteen record
7. Same with Shania Twain's “Come On Over”
8. Katy Perry holds the same record as Michael Jackson for most number one singles from an album
9. Barbra Streisand has sold more records (140 million) than Pearl Jam, Johnny Cash, and Tom Petty combined
10. People actually bought Billy Ray Cyrus' album “Some Gave All…” 20 million people. More than any Bob Marley album
11. The cast of “Glee” has had more songs chart than the Beatles
12. This guy exists.That is all.
The world is full of shit and puke.
We're all stepping in it .
Posted by Seano at 8:17 AM