This is Super Happy Funtime Burlesque’s first ever studio album, Wet. Unlike the live albums, you can hear every word in crystal clarity and the band is properly mixed. It has songs about food, Santa, necrophilia, penises, diet Pepsi, gay rock stars and more. It’s no secret that I’ve been a fan of this band long before I joined the show. These are some very fun and catchy songs.
The album’s release is well-timed, because the suspension on our tour bus decided to fall apart while we were on tour. We fixed it with duct tape and bungee cords so we could get home, but basically, we can’t go on any tours again until it’s fixed. And I love touring, and meeting so many of you, and doing shows for all you grand people across the country.
So, we need to sell just 100 copies of this to fix the bus. This album, which you were totally going to buy anyway because it’s awesome. Why not buy it now rather than later. You can listen to the album here on bandcamp and also purchase it digitally. You can also buy a physical CD here. Oh, you guys are gonna love it.
The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love (by joefrederick)
Last night I dreamed the world was being taken over by sentient shadows who called themselves The Darkness and I was trying to research online how to defeat them, but every single result was just this music video. I will love this video until the day I die.
I always rush into memorizing songs. I get a good album, and listen to it on repeat nonstop, and I tend to get frustrated with the time between buying the album and being able to sing along. But listening to an album that you know 0% of the songs has so much beauty in the experience.
I got Amanda Palmer’s new album yesterday, and I’m trying to just let myself listen to it and not be frustrated that I’m so unfamiliar with it, because it’s good and I want to know it all right away, but it’s better this way. Me and this album need a courtship.
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - Hoshi Neko (single version*)
I was doing research on rock magazine interviews, finding examples of how they’re written for a future chapter of Meaty Yogurt. And I stumbled on pitchfork’s review of Yamantaka’s Sonic Train, and they had samples, and I listened to them, and then suddenly, I had a receipt for their CD in my inbox because I had a sort of fugue. I like this band.
Quiet Company - The Confessor (You Could Live Without It)
The river’s wide, that I could not swim across it, so I convinced myself I’d walked upon the waves, but I don’t want to waste my life.I wanted to feel as saved as they do, but the more I live, the harder to believe that their god above knows the first thing about love or goes along with every rule they make up. I don’t want to waste my life, thinking about the afterlife.
This is one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard.
Doing everything I can to make a Pandora playlist that sounds like the radio from the mid to late ‘90’s alternative stations.
Started with Cake, added some Beck and Third Eye Blind, Eve 6, Fiona Apple, The Offspring.
Blink 182, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day (pre-millennium), Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Violent Femmes, Semisonic, Sublime, Sugar Ray, Harvey Danger, Marcy Playground, The Goo Goo Dolls, Hootie and the Blowfish, Reel Big Fish, Butthole Surfers, Matchbox 20, The Presidents of the United States of America, Smash Mouth, Everlast, Everclear, Alanis Morisette (pre-millennium), and so much more.
(Dang, there were not a whole lot of ladies in popular alternative music back then… or now.)
Let’s all remember the bands that made the ‘90’s the ‘90’s/give Megan more ideas for what to add!!!