Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Week Fifteen

I was so completely disorganised this week and lacking in content, thank God Greer came in to save the day. Although I think the show sounded so chaotic because of my lack of organisation and because Greer made me laugh so much! God she was so funny, providing many laughs with her 'awesome' American accent (not Canadian!) and some wonderful stories (check: she asked Eddie Vedder if he would prefer 'paper or plastic' for his groceries when she served him at a supermarket in Seattle). Our OC obsession really came through (like it hasn't already) both declaring that the friendship would be lost if Seth actually existed and we had to fight over him. And our analysis of awkward indie boys came into full effect. It was quite scary really. ANYWAY I had SO much fun Greer, thanks for joining me.

Played some tracks off the new Maximo Park record which kicks arse! God I hope they tour here real soon. I was hoping to play more tracks off the record so I shall play one more next week. It's so addictive. Also had a small tribute to Modest Mouse, a band I don't play enough at all and thanks to Greer's obsession with the band we got quite a good taste from their huge discography. Was also very pissed off that my Turin Breaks song died half way through. God knows...

Oh, and for all those Napoleon Dynamite freaks out there, I am slowly warming to the humour, the quotes we played off the soundtrack were very funny indeed:

'What are you going to do today, Napoleon?'
'Whatever I feel like I wanna do, Gooooooooooosh!'

Greer's Hero: "Friggin idiots...."

Playlist for Monday May 30th:

Maximo Park - Apply Some Pressure
Modest Mouse - Paper Thin Walls
Turin Breaks - Self Help
Hot Hot Heat - Goodnight, Goodnight
P.J. Harvey - The Life and Death of Mr Badmouth
Interpol - Slow Hands
Little Barry - Free Salute
Death Cab For Cutie - The Sound of Settling
Maximo Park - I Want You to Stay
Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Brendan Benson - Spit it Out
AC Newman - Miracle Drug
The Shins - Caring is Creepy
Pedro the Lion - Never Leave a Job Half Done
Modest Mouse - Drama Mine
The White Stripes - Blue Orchid
The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
Elliot Smith - Waltz #2
Eisley - Telescope Eyes
Bright Eyes - Arc of Time
David Bowie - Sorrow
Modest Mouse - Out of Gas
The Pixies - Dig for Fire
The Scissor Sisters - Take me Out (original by Franz Ferdinand)

> Slow Hands better than Evil?? Ryan you need to reply - but Slow Hands kicks arse! You cannot beat the line 'You make me want to pick up my guitar and celebrate the myriad ways that I love you' with a beat like that!


Blogger Ryan said...

Why can't we look the other way? Why can't we just play the other game? why can't we just look the other way?

as the climax of the song. And that bassline!

"Awesome" show this week.

7:39 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

Really cool playlist this week. You and Greer are pretty tasteful in your choices. I liked the Modest Mouse song at the beginning. I had only ever heard things from Good News so I downloaded The Moon and Antarctica and I like that too.

Cheers guys. Oh and I think you are likely to OD on the OC Amanda. Go steady!


2:30 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

Moon and Antarctica is awesome, Paper Thin Walls is apparently the most catchiest Modest Mouse song. And the OC obsession will never stop! I have series one on boxset to look forward to in holidays :)

11:34 PM  
Blogger El said...

I particularly <3ed the description about indie boys - were you not basing your prototype on a certain indie boy we know called Adam?!

Slow Hands > Evil

Wonderful show!! xx

9:31 AM  
Anonymous greer said...

amanda! i had heaps of fun with you on the show! it was AWESOME! thanks for not firing me. i'm always glad to share my obsession with modest mouse/seth cohen/slow hands with the rest of melbourne! you are more than welcome to exploit me and my american accent...


5:39 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

Evil > Slow Hands!!

Slow Hands has a couple of nice lines but Evil is such a catchy tune and also has a better video... better generally!

3:15 AM  

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