Monday, December 25, 2006

Best of 2006, Pt. 7

More songs from a road trip;

I fondly remember the '80s, which were my middle school - early college years. I also remember them in great detail -- I was having the time of my life! This song -- Just Got Lucky, by the JoBoxers -- is a detail I've never forgotten; one of the best of the decade, in my opinion.

It's from 1983, the era of New Wave and New Romantics, and it's a joy to drive and sing along to, so it made on the road trip cds too. Here's the video, which I used to watch on USA Network's Night Flight back in the day, along with Motley Crue's "Looks That Kill" video and the movie "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains," starring a young Diane Lane & Laura Dern.

...That dog is so damn cute.

I digress.

The Go! Team's Ladyflash is ... without genre that I can name and pretty much indescribable, but it is summer driving music. It's mellow yet exciting, and full of energy.

And the Four Tops version of Walk Away Renee is somehow more melancholy and depressingly pretty than the Left Banke version.

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Music is posted for a short time, and while I use it in part to (hopefully, though not always) go along with the theme of the photo, I also post it in hopes someone will give it a try and fall in love with it as I have. Perhaps they will then seek out more by the artist and buy more cds. That's how it works with me, anyway. If you like it, pick it up at the store; support the artists you love.


Ain't Superstitious But
AM, Then FM
Another Nickel In The Machine
Any Major Dude With Half a Heart
Barely Awake In Frog Pajamas
Blowin’ Your Cover
Crying All the Way to the Chip Shop
Curiously Tasty Music
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project (Downloadable/streamable mp3s from the early days of recorded music)
Dartman’s World of Wonder
Echoes in the Wind
Fong Songs
The Ghost of Electricity
Locust St.
Lost In The '80s
Oreo Cookie Blues
Out of 5
Skipfish Music
Star Maker Machine
TV Theme Music & Songs
The Vinyl District
The Vinyl Villain
What’s That Called? (music from tv commercials)

And four great resources for finding more music blogs:
Hype Machine
Retro Music Snob
Rock God Cred

Abandoned Ohio
En Passant
From a Motel 6
Flickr: Jacob K
Flickr: Joey Harrison
Flickr: Me
I Found Your Camera
Jeff Lamb Photo
low revolution
Modern Ruins Photographic Essays by Shaun O’Boyle
My Bad Pictures
Pinkie Style
What About the Plastic Animals?

97 Things To Do Before I Turn 97
Damn Interesting
Forgotten Ohio
Hillbilly, Please
If Charlie Parker Was A Gunslinger, There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats
John Rozum
Jon's Random Acts of Geekery
Married to the Sea
Neato Coolville
The Non-Adventures of Wonderella
Posie Gets Cosy
print & pattern
Roadside Architecture
Smitten Kitchen
A Sweet Unrest

Horror/True Crime/Grim & Morbid
Castle of Spirits
Crime Library
Find a Death
Green Lawn Abbey
The Horrors of It All
Mad Mad Mad Mad Movies
The Terror Trap
Weird Hollow, a haunted subdivision of Neato Coolville

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