“jason, i do not want you to eat me.”
I’m not a critic but I thought I’d cash in on the end of the decade anyway and post my favorite records from the past ten years. All of the records that I picked out are things that I still want to listen to over and over again. They all still sound so fresh and wonderful.
So without further ado, I would like to introduce my list to you from me-
1. sonic youth – sonic nurse
2. radiohead – kid a
3. beck – sea change
4. wilco – yankee hotel foxtrot
5. yo la tengo – and then nothing turned itself inside-out
6. clap your hands say yeah – s/t
7. chad vangaalen – soft airplane
8. blonde redhead – misery is a butterfly
9. spoon – kill the moonlight
10. sleater kinney – the woods
11. stephen malkmus – real emotional trash
12. deerhoof – milk man
and now the mix.
Earlier today I was informed that my old band’s 2005 release was named number 51 of the top 100 Oklahoma albums of the 2000s by Oklahoma Rock! I must say thank you to Oklahoma Rock, you guys were always so, so nice to us!! To celebrate, native Oklahoman Brad Fielder is hosting the album for download at his website.
Get it here.
While yr there take a look around, there might just be some other things of interest (and why not make a donation to help Brad’s awesome label out?).
As an extra special bonus, I’ve gone into the el-tin fun archives and dusted off this cover of No Secrets, No Shouts. I recorded this shortly after moving to Madison while suffering from a bit of homesickness and not too many people have heard it…
no secrets by el-tin fun
and one last thing- todd, chris, levi, brian and carisa- i salute you. xo
so. i’ve been making best of lists for a long time now.
why should 2009 be any different?
here it goes.
1. yo la tengo - popular songs
2. fiery furnaces - i’m going away
3. sonic youth - the eternal
4. real estate - real estate
5. animal collective - merriweather post pavilion
6. alec ounsworth - mo’ beauty
7. forest fire - survival
8. wilco - wilco (the album)
9. karen o and the kids - where the wild things are
10. flaming lips - embryonic
and now then.
a collection of my favorite songs from the past year.
lovely, lovely, lovely songs.
((some of these were played endlessly throughout the year and all of them hold a special spot in my 2009 heart!!))
2009 by eltinfun
fake blues-real estate
nothing to hide-yo la tengo
drive to dallas-fiery furnaces
these are my twisted words-radiohead
summertime clothes-animal collective
worried shoes-karen o and the kids
watching the planets-the flaming lips
losing feeling-no age
wilco (the song)-wilco
holy, holy, holy moses (song for new orleans-alec ounsworth
i make windows-forest fire
alternate link:: here
kittie kittie paw print.
i’m happy to say that i’ve started painting again.
and it would seem that i have a little helper…
and here we find her taking a break from all the hard work.
driving across the ocean
driving across the ocean by eltinfun
tom and i have been playing this one for a while now.
here is a demo that i recorded last spring sometime.
perhaps it will find its way onto a record someday…
two can play at that game miss coney island..
blessing no. 1 and no. 2 please make yr way to the front of the class...
in other news tom has posted some video of us playing in milwaukee.