Archive for October 14th, 2006

The music video marathon continues with one of my favorite music videos in recent years. I love it so much because it has Jenny Lewis in it and because its a great song with a lot of meaning and awesome 80s stylings.

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Jenny Lewis is one of my favorite people in the music scene today. The lead singer for Rilo Kiley has a special clarity that is unique not only among the musical world today, but throughout the history of the music industry. She’s been featured on the Postal Service’s 2003 release Give Up and the Postal Service’s music video for “We Will Become Silhouettes” (I should post that one one the blog as well…) Now her most recent album, she pairs up with the Watson Twins to deliver this powerful song, “Rise Up With Fists” even though the music video doesn’t carry over the power of the song, listen to the lyrics and you’ll hear what I mean,

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I listen to a lot of music that will never be featured in a music video, but I was ecstatic when Danielson’s “Did I Step On Your Trumpet” got the music video treatment. The stripped down simplicity of the music video really fits the song. The first time you hear it, it may sound a little strange to your ears. But be warned, if you listen to the song more than two times you will have it stuck in your head. It’s sooo catchy.

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A new documentary called “Jesus Camp” details the (somewhat chilling) indoctrination of America’s youth as exemplified through heavily emotional religious experiences. I’m all for worship and spirituality and such, but when beliefs, especially religious beliefs, become purely emotional they can be very dangerous.

Jesus Camp also hates Harry Potter,

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God forbid that Jane and I ever have a nasty break up, every song will cause me constant anguish because her name is in it. I decided to take all the songs that had her name and put together about a CDs worth of music with that theme. (I’m not including Maroon 5’s “Songs About Jane” album) If anyone has any suggestions or additions, feel free to add them. 15 tracks in playlist, average track length: 4:22
Playlist length: 1 hour 5 minutes 33 seconds

Playlist files:

    1. Barenaked Ladies – Jane (4:04)
    2. five for fighting – the devil in the wishing well (3:31)

    3. Belle & Sebastian – Lazy Line Painter Jane (5:50)

    4. The Rolling Stones – Lady Jane (3:10)
    5. Nick Drake – Hazey Jane II (3:45)
    6. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Mary Jane’s Last Dance (4:32)

    7. The Velvet Underground – Sweet Jane (full-length version) (4:05)

    8. The Jayhawks – Ann Jane (4:00)

    9. Nick Drake – Hazey Jane I (4:29)

    10. The Derek Trucks Band – Crow Jane (3:53)

    11. Two Gallants – Crow Jane (8:02)

    12. The Jayhawks – Miss William´s guitar (3:06)

    13. Jane’s Addiction – Jane Says (4:53)

    14. Jefferson Starship – Jane (4:15)

    15. Beck – Soldier Jane (3:58)

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