31 May 2008

Remaining cover songs from last time!

OK, folks, here's what was missing off of Erin's list:

Coldplay - "Lips Like Sugar" by Echo and the Bunnymen
Unknown - "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper
Beachwood Sparks - "By Your Side" by Sade
Squarepusher - "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division
Yes - "America" by Paul Simon
Cat Power - "I Can't Get No (Satisfaction)" by the Rolling Stones
The Flaming Lips - "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
Death Cab for Cutie - "All is Full of Love" by Bjork
Luna - "Bonnie & Clyde" by ?
Cibo Matto - "Aguas de Marco" by Astrid Gilberto
Orchestra Baobab - "El Sol Te Llama" by ?

P.S. I have a GOOD one I'm bringing this time.

28 May 2008

Cover Your Ass!

I had someone request a list of the cover songs that we brought last time we did this theme. I went to pull the playlist off my laptop and discovered that all my RC playlists were missing! This is horrible. I'm not sure why or how they got deleted, but there you have it. So, I'm going to need the help of my fellow RC members. I've included the songs that I can remember, but can someone post the set list in the comments field or create a new post? Thanks!

Here's what I remember:
Faith No More - "Easy" by Lionel Richie
Ted Leo - "Since You've Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson/"Maps" by the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - "Mandy" by Barry Manilow
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - "Uptown Girl" by Billy Joel
Scissor Sisters - "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd
Le Tigre - "I'm So Excited" by the Pointer Sisters
Stereo Total - "Push It" by Salt N Peppa
Cowboy Junkies - "Sweet Jane" by Lou Reed
Iron & Wine - "Such Great Heights" by Postal Service
Jack Black - "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
Travis - "Hit Me Baby One More Time" by Brittney Spears
Yo La Tengo - "Little Honda" by the Beach Boys
Ryan Adams - "Wonderwall" by Oasis

23 May 2008

Treasure Trove

My friend Joe gave me a heads up about the Treasure Island Music Festival coming up in mid-September, specifically the 20th & 21st. The two-day festival takes place on, ready for it?...Treasure Island! The line-up includes Vampire Weekend, Tegan & Sarah, Goldfrapp, Justice, Hot Chip, CSS and more! Tickets go on sale May 30th, and cost $65 for a single day or $115 for both days. Click here to find out more.

19 May 2008

Coldplay brings the heat this July!

Last time Coldplay came to Arco Arena, I was sitting about 10 rows from the stage...and I didn't pay a dime! I swear Chris Martin looked right into my eyes. Sigh. Alas, the days of press passes are gone -- unless I write a freelance piece for SN&R. I'm not sure that I'm willing to fork over money to see them play this July (7/21), but I might be persuaded. Anyone planning on going? Vero?

16 May 2008

From the Los Camp!

My love of indie pop and boy/girl vocal harmonies will no doubt lead me to see Los Campesinos! when they come to town. The show is Wednesday, June 4th at Harlows. Tickets are $12.50 in advance. Anyone interested in joining me? Can't remember what they sound like? Visit them at their MySpace page.

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

If you weren't lucky enough to catch Anton Corbijn's biopic Control or Grant Gee's documentary Joy Division, both films will be released on DVD in June. Apparently, Control picked up nine festival awards, including three at Cannes.

Don't Judge A Song By It's Cover!

May's RC meeting will be at my house on Thursday, May 29th - 7-7:30pm. Can people make it on that day? Holler back and let me know. As for the theme, looks like we're doing a "Covers" mix. We've done this in the past -- so, let's try not to have any repeats. (I can post the cover songs we included last time, if need be). Please bring a little info to share about your (2) choices! Oh, and bring a food or beverage to share! I'll probably make a big vat of Sangria - yum!

*Note: One of our visitors, xtcdukes, requests that we don't include NIN's "raping" of Joy Division's Dead Souls -- see the comment from Vern's post for more!

06 May 2008

NIN are Radiohead wannabes

OK, snobbishness aside, I think it's great that NIN are following in the footsteps of Radiohead and releasing their album for free online. And I will admit - I once crushed pretty heavily on Trent Reznor; I once cried to "Hurt" and I once screamed "Head like a Hole" in my car on the way to school. Please don't tell.

I am pretty curious, though, that they're back, and that their album is entirely instrumental. Maybe I will download the album...


03 May 2008

BoH Bassist Plays Tonight!

Who wants to head to Davis to see Band of Horses bassist Tyler Ramsey perform? We can carpool! We can get there early and have dinner at Sophia's Thai Kitchen. Who's in?

Like sand through an hourglass, these are the soundtracks of our lives.

Words can't express what a wonderful time I had at RC this month. You guys really took the theme and ran with it -- and it was awesome! We should have the mix posted sometime over the weekend, so keep checking back -- It'll be a two-disc mix for sure! There are too many songs to list, but here are some of the artists that made an appearance on the Soundtrack of Your Lives:

Radiohead, Ryan Adams, Aimee Mann, Pulp, Erasure, Led Zepplin, Fleetwood Mac, Tori Amos, Elliott Smith, Bikini Kill, Kate Bush, Madonna, Tupac, Maxine Nightingale, Good Riddance, Bjork and more!