The Top Ten Songs in My Head

10. Come on, Feel the Illinoise – Sufjan Stevens (Wiki, Amazon, Facebook)
Despite all the things I hate about it, I really do love Illinois | I was going to put the John Wayne Gacy, Jr. song he did, but that song really messes me up | “Entrepreneurial” is a lyric. This is awesome!
Lyrics: Chicago, the New Age, but what would Frank Lloyd Wright say?/Oh Columbia!

9. Best Day – Carpark North (Official, Amazon, Myspace)
2:07 mark. really. good. | Why aren’t these guys more popular. | Seriously. It is in English. Why aren’t they a hit here?
Lyrics: I’ve tasted the apple for the first time/and it tasted good, real good

8. Kids – MGMT (Official, Amazon, Facebook)
There is a freak’n ukulele cover. For reals. | Is it selling out to like this band? The internets are judgmental about them. Why?
Lyrics: Control yourself./Take only what you need from it./A family of trees wantin’,/To be haunted.

7. Shout – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (Official, Amazon, Runaways)
Rock Goddess indeed. Watch the whole thing. How can’t you love her? | This is probably my favorite next to her staring the crowd down in this other clip at around 46 second mark. Wow. | She gave this show a couple weeks before I was born. No fair!
Lyrics: I want you to know/I said I want you to know right now/Youve been good to me, baby/Better than Ive been to myself

6. Road Rage – Catatonia (Amazon, Facebook)
Lyrics: And if all you’ve got to do today is find peace of mind/Come here, you can take a piece of mine.

5. Human – Carpark North (Official, Amazon, Myspace)
Don’t watch this if you are freaked out by weird looking kids. | Da-da-DAH, duhduhDUH-da-da-da | I love how he sings Yeeeeah.
Lyrics: Yeah! You’re just human/Did you notice?/Damn right

4. No One Sleeps While I’m Awake – The Sounds (Live, Amazon, Facebook)
No one sleeps while I’m awake? Can you get anymore confident in that? | Best vocals since Cerys Matthews | Sweden continues to bring us awesome music. Watch out, Iceland. They’re gaining on you.
Lyrics: I’ve seen people losing all of their faith/before they knew what they were looking for/I swore I’d never ever do it again/till this day

3. The Girl’s Attractive – Diamond Nights (Myspace, Amazon, Facebook)
This live performance could have been done in the 1970s…and I should know since I’ve been watching waaaay too many vids from the 1970s | Is that a shag I see? | Here’s another one I like with the same setup.
Lyrics: A hook ball and chain oh the girl got you captive/She looks good/The girl’s attractive

2. Fake Friends – Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (Official, Amazon, VH1 Bio)
Ok, so the video is a bit wack, but Joan is still frisky in it | Who hasn’t felt this way once twice, ten times? C’mon! | I just love how she sings “that was yesterday” around the 1:52 mark.
Lyrics: Ya go an tell ’em you were king of the hill/When ya need a hand – THAT WAS YESTERDAY/Ya see ’em laugh while you’re on your knees/An’ it breaks your heart ’cause ya gave so much/An’ ya can’t believe that ya hit the gound an’/Ya notice ya been losin’ friends

1. A More Perfect Union – Titus Andronicus (Official, Amazon, Facebook)
I love the distortion in their guitars and complimentary raspy vocals | He’s rockin’ a massive beard (and it doesn’t bother me for once!) | Union finally getting some loving
Lyrics: No, I never wanted to change the world, but I’m looking for a new New Jersey/Because tramps like us, baby, we were born to die

I’m Moving cards

I mentioned my sister was moving. A while back I moved once a year or so and started doing this thing where I’d design some “I’m Moving” cards to keep family and friends up to date with my ever changing address. Maybe I’ll post them all here. They were really fun to make. Cleansing even.  I’ve not moved in two years, but a while back I got a bit blue and did this one up. Since I haven’t used it I am going to let my sister use it. You can find it at my Cafepress store along with other cards.