Thursday, June 11, 2009

Obsequious, Purple & Clairvoyant Show Playlist 6-11-09

OPC 6-11-09....

Beau Hunks, "Birdlife in the Bronx", A Celebration on the Planet Mars
Andrew Bird, "Tenuousness", Noble Beast
M Ward, "Hi-Fi", Transistor Radio
Emily Wells, "Fountain of Youth", Beautiful Sleepyhead and the Laughing Yaks
Fleet Foxes, "Ragged Wood", Fleet Foxes
Air, "Mike Mills", Talkie Walkie
Zero 7, "Everything Up", Yeah Ghost (downloaded here)
Open Door, "Breathe", Rewind
Andrew Bird, "Anonanimal", Noble Beast
Radiohead, "Pyramid Song", Amenesiac
M Ward, "Post-War", Post War
Elvis Perkins, "Send My Fond Regards...", In Dearland
Lemon Jelly, "Nice Weather for Ducks", LemonJelly.KY
Elbow, "One Day Like This", The Seldom Seen Kid
Panic at the Disco, "That Green Gentleman", Pretty. Odd.
The Shins, "Australia", Wincing the Night Away
Elizabeth & The Catapult, "Taller Children", Taller Children
Yo La Tengo, "Periodically Double or Triple", (download it here)
Gomez, "Airstream Driver", A New Tide
Elbow, "Bones of You", Seldom Seen Kid
Monkey Bars, "Baby Elephant Walk", Upstairs at Larry's
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Friday, June 5, 2009

And this is just plain amazing to watch...

I love this man's anti-authority spirit...he uses the words, "evil witch queen"...he sings an eery, strange song in resistance...and he gets superpowers from the cops' taser gun...WOW!

How Twitter will change life on earth as we live it...

...or something like that.

It's always funny to read a heady pronouncement like this (or just plain annoying) but when Steven Berlin Johnson is behind it, there's likely something worth checking out.

One of my favorite technology writers, Johnson is at it again--with more pronouncements about how new tech will change the world as we know it. I recently posted his Wall Street Journal musings about the coming e-book revolution.

Now he's writing about Twitter, in the latest issue of Time Magazine:

How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live

I haven't read the whole article, and haven't really gotten into twitter either, but Johnson is always worth a read.

Here's how his article starts:
"The one thing you can say for certain about Twitter is that it makes a terrible first impression. You hear about this new service that lets you send 140-character updates to your "followers," and you think, Why does the world need this, exactly? It's not as if we were all sitting around four years ago scratching our heads and saying, "If only there were a technology that would allow me to send a message to my 50 friends, alerting them in real time about my choice of breakfast cereal."....

Thursday, June 4, 2009

History's dustbin: Green Tambourine by The Lemon Pipers

Currently residing in the "where are they now" file....

Some might call this song a rip-off of the Beatles (right down to that mournful, gull-cry sound from "The Walrus")....But still, a number one hit from 1968.

There's an unmanageable amount of chaos in this little vid. And get a load of the stony, post-performance interview with the clean-cut host (who looks like an extra from Star Trek, somehow...)

Bein' Green

Ray Charles supposedly loved Kermit's special song...this performance is a rare recording, with a fuzzy cast of characters...

Green song of the day....

Obsequious, Purple & Clairvoyant Show Playlist 6-4-09

OPC Playlist, and the Green Set...

David Bowie, Oh! You Pretty Things, Hunky Dory
Dan Bern, "Estelle", ...
Grizzly Bear, Two Weeks, Veckatimest
Nellie McKay, Suitcase Song, Get Away From Me
Breeders, "Drivin on Nine", Last Splash
Elvis Perkins, "Send My Fond Regards to Lonelyville", In Dearland
William Orbit, "Humming Chorus", Hello Waveforms
Tom Jones, Green Green Grass of Home, Best of...
Tom Waits, "All the World is Green", Blood Money
Ken Nordine, "Green", Colors
Ray Charles, "It Aint Easy Bein Green", Renaissance
Booker T and the MGs, "Green Onions", Very Best of...
Sugarloaf, "Green-Eyed Lady", Classic Rock Remastered
William Orbit, "Sea Green", Hello Waveforms
Coldplay, "Green Eyes", A Rush of Blood to the Head
Panic at the Disco, "That Green Gentleman", Pretty. Odd.
Edie Brickell, ""Green", Picture Perfect Morning
Joni Mitchell, "Little Green", Blue
Jethro Tull, "Velvet Green", Songs from the Wood
The Kinks, "Village Green Preservation Society", To the Bone
Herb Alpert/Sol Lake, "Green Peppers", Re-Whipped
George Baker Selection, "Little Green Bag", The Heritage Colossus Story
Little Barrie, "Greener Pastures", We Are Little Barrie
Everclear, "Pale Green Stars", Sparkle and Fade
Booker T and the MGs, "Green Onions", Very Best of...
Ken Nordine, "Olive", Colors
Ray Charles, "Greenbacks", Genius & Soul
Nat King Cole/Cee-Lo Green, "Lush Life", Re-Generations
They Might Be Giants, "Clap Your Hands", A Users Guide...
Beck, "Youthless", Modern Guilt
Chris Joss, "Little Nature", Sticks
Portishead, "Mysterons", Dummy
Chris Joss, "Charmer", Sticks

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