Saturday, December 29, 2012

THG Returns for 2012 Favorites!!!

BEST SONGS OF 2012


#1- Atlas Genius- Trojans

#2- Carly Rae Jepson- Call Me Maybe

#3- Tegan and Sara- I'm Not Your Hero

#4- Alt-J- Something Good

#5- Good Old War- Can't Go Home

#6- Cold War Kids- Skip the Charades

#7- Michael Kiwanuka- Home Again

#8- Somebody- Jukebox the Ghost

#9- Tegan and Sara- Closer

#10- Alt-J- Taro

#11-20
Grimes- Oblivion
Sharon Van Etten- Serpents
Yeasayer- Longevity
Demi Lovato- Give Your Heart a Break
Alabama Shakes- Hold On
Frank Ocean- Thinkin About You
Matt & Kim- Let's Go
Rihanna- Diamonds
San Cisco- Awkward
Ellie Goulding- Anything Could Happen

Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Have you seen the video for AWOLNATION's "Not Your Fault"?  I would like to make a video like this...

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Check out SSPU's new album Neck of the Woods. I'm not sure if I hear this album's "Lazy Eye" or "Substitution" but there are some catchy tracks. I was particularly drawn to "Gun-Shy Sunshine" near the end of the album. I give it 3 Golden Gnomies. Click below to hear it.

(via MTV)
Neck Of The Woods is out 5/8 on Dangerbird.

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Ra Ra Riot released their Steve Winwood- "Valerie" cover on Record Store Day. Take a listen...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

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KO KO- Float

Saturday, April 28, 2012

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RAWsession, cuz it's raw.  Karmin- Brokenhearted

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Their best song finally gets a video.  Foster the People- "Houdini"

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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Of course a girl with an eye on her forehead would make music like this... here's Grimes performing "Genesis."  At least she's not on the floor like her KEXP performance.

Monday, April 23, 2012

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Brushing off some older songs...

No Kids- The Beaches All Closed
Stroke 9- Little Black Backpack

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Stream Santigold's New Album "Master of My Make-Believe."  I give it 3 gold gnomies (stars) out of 4.  It's a lot angrier than her first album (which I consider one of my all time favorites) but still one of the best new albums of the year given this ho-hum year.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

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Major Lazer - 'Get Free' feat. Amber (of Dirty Projectors)

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Hot Chip- "Flutes"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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ANOTHER Gotye cover.  I know, overload.  But this one's by The Sing-off winners Pentatonix.

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We're Not Young (a parody)


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Santigold's second single "Desperate Youth."  Can't wait for this album to come out.  And if you missed her Coachella set, you missed a pretty good dancing horse (will post this once I find a video).

Sunday, April 15, 2012

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It seems that the full circle moment for this blog is when the band performs on SNL...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

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Maya Rudolph is my favorite... go to 1:50 for her celeb impressions.

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Garfunkel and Oates get animated... "My Apartment's Very Clean Without You."  This one's kinda sad though, not its usually sarcastic self.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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What do you think about this year's Lolla line-up?


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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This is different... "Midnight City" cover

Friday, April 6, 2012

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I heart this song... Alabama Shakes- Hold On

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Is this the next summer jam???  
Colbie Caillat (feat. Common)- "Favorite Song"
Colbie Caillat is one of those celebs that if I saw her on the street, I would definitely NOT recognize her.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

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Michael Kiwanuka covers Gotye

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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New jj- Beautiful Life

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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Gotye- "Somebody That I Used to Know" Muppets version

Sunday, April 1, 2012

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Hall and Oates cover time!  Road trip anyone?

She wasn't one-handed driving and kazooing was she? Yes, she was. And then in the dark http://youtu.be/cQp8sZ2vxnI.

Friday, March 30, 2012

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New Regina Spektor- "All The Rowboats".  I think it's a good one.   Darker than we're used to.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

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Grimes on KEXP. See how this weird music is made.  Someone get her a table!!! Or maybe she prefers the ground... 
Setlist:
Symphonia IX
Genesis
Be a Body

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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I want to go to there.  Disneyland Tokyo that is.  Where all the Disney princesses look like me.

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Cute stop-motion for Belle and Sebastian's cover of "Crash."  I made these block people before (see below) and it takes AT LEAST 1 hour and 3 people per block person... and excruciating xacto-cutting.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

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I either really love or really hate Silversun Pickups songs. 
Should I love or hate their new track, "Bloody Mary"?
 

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Throw-back to one of the first cassette tapes I ever owned.  And just now I realize that "One of Us" is a country song!?!

P.S. Bring back Joan of Arcadia

Thursday, March 22, 2012

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Good Old War- Can't Go Home

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Proof that the animation doesn't have to be fancy to tell a good story. Japanese animation that makes small people in the corner cry.

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Video for Karmin's "Brokenhearted"

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Didn't realize she was only 15 years old.  Birdy's cover of "Skinny Love".

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The Naked and Famous on Jimmy Kimmel

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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A weird cover choice by Katy Perry.  Can anyone say Karmin?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

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Spinning Beach Ball of Death

Friday, March 9, 2012

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I used to have warm, fuzzy feelings about The Shins. This is helping to bring it back. They'll be on SNL tomorrow night.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

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Who knows where Joss Stone is, so I'm listening to ZZ Ward.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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Sleigh Bells covers Beyonce's "Irreplaceable"- a lot more "Rill Rill" than "Reign of Terror"

Friday, March 2, 2012

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My current favorite song, Grimes' Oblivion, now has a video!  My other favorite song is too embarrassing to post.  But now I just did.

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Of Monsters and Men- "Little Talks"

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Friday, February 24, 2012

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Summer Camp covers Fleetwood Mac's "Everywhere"

Summer Camp cover "Everywhere" from Mulberry Mixtape on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Grimes- from her new album Visions
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Monday, February 20, 2012

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New Santigold- Disparate Youth

Sunday, February 19, 2012

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An SNL skit that actually made me laugh.  Yeah for the return of Maya Rudolph!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

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It takes everyone 30 sec. of confusion before there's unanimous recognition.  Chris Cornell- singing ???

Friday, February 17, 2012

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The Flip Side (Bar)

The Flip Side (Dating)

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Bov Iver 4AD session

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Live stream tonight, SNL tomorrow.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

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SNL this week is probably going to be funny.  And Sleigh Bells will be playing...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Sleigh Bells- First Listen on The NY Times:
http://www.spin.com/articles/sleigh-bells-reign-terror-spins-first-listen

Sunday, February 12, 2012

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Behind the Scenes of Anderson Cooper's interview with Adele.  Or why her hair is rolling in the deep.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

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Thoroughly enjoying Sharon Van Etten's mesmerizing new album Tramps, out now.  Check out a great La Blogothèque set below.

Friday, February 10, 2012

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The Kills on Letterman, singing their one and only lullaby.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

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Landry Fields and Jeremy Lin handshake.  Harvard and Stanford grads, of course.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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My favorite Cults track- "You Know What I Mean"

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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"Take On Me" cover from North Korea (yeah, that's right, North Korea)

Monday, February 6, 2012

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The Voice runner-up, Dia Frampton, covers "Video Games"

Sunday, February 5, 2012

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U900 duo plays MJ's "Ben"

Thursday, February 2, 2012

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Sloth Time!

Socially Lazy Sloth
http://fuckyeahsociallylazysloth.tumblr.com/

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Gotye feat Kimbra- "Somebody That I Used to Know" on Kimmel

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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My street name is "G Hippity"

Monday, January 30, 2012

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Video for Feist- The Bad In Each Other

Friday, January 27, 2012

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You've heard the other one, but this one's better.

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Pumped Up Kicks cover by Owl Eyes

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cute.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

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Two of my fav JVM songs (well one's a cover)...

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Hello Kitty jet- Tokyo to Taipei
HK steamed bun

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Melissa McCarthy being funny.

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There's a lot of these, but it's funnier when read aloud (by ellen).








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Sharon Van Etten- "Serpents" on Fallon


Cults- "Abducted" on Fallon

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Cold War Kids- Skip the Charades


Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Two Against One - starring Jack White

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Cat Facts

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Modern Princesses

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Definitely some disappointments here... especially in the Best Picture category.
 
Oscar Nominations

Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo 
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris 
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life 

Best Actor
Demián Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Actress
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor 
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Best Supporting Actress
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help 

Best Original Screenplay
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Asghar Farhadi, A Separation

Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Jim Rash, and Nat Faxon, The Descendants
John Logan, Hugo
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian, Moneyball
Peter Straughan and Bridget O’Connor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Animated Film
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango

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Sleigh Bells- "Comeback Kid"

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Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks (Live on KEXP)

Monday, January 23, 2012

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It's better when they're sitting on a couch and the guy's elbow isn't in her face...

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

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Star Slinger- "Dumbin"

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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When ukeleles fall from the sky... Someone Like You cover

Monday, January 16, 2012

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Sleigh Bells single #2- "Comeback Kid"
Comeback Kid by Sleigh Bells

Friday, January 13, 2012

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An Horse- Airport Death

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Re-living the Garden State days... Simple Song by The Shins
  Simple Song by The Shins

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Long volleyball rally...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

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First note grandpa's fear...

“My parents live in Germany and normally visit us in the States during Spring and Fall. Due to health issues, my dad isn’t able to fly. He tells me all the time how much he misses his grandson. How great it was surprising him! My mom was in on it the whole time.”

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Who's Your Favourite?

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"Somebody That I Used to Know"- Gotye cover by Walk Off the Earth