Wednesday, September 14, 2005

"jingoism" is a funny-sounding word

I told you that I'd have something else for you, so here it is...

If you listened to the first part of the show, I mentioned how I usually play some things for September 11th (Kimya Dawson, Sleater-Kinney, etc.), but I just didn't feel like doing it this year because I feel like September 11th has become connected with Bush worship. I just feel dirty about it for some reason, and it's too bad because 9/11 was horrible, it shouldn't be politicized like that, and we shouldn't just forget about it. The whole thing just feels dirty and tacky now.

But anyway, I have this song that I found a couple of years ago on Audiogalaxy. Remember Audiogalaxy? Well, I did a search for Neutral Milk Hotel, and I saw "Ghost (WTC Remix)" on there, and I thought that maybe I Am the World Trade Center (that's an indie dance pop band started by one of the founders of Kindercore) actually remixed Neutral Milk Hotel, which would be one of the most ridiculous things ever, and I'd definitely have to hear it. However, it turned out to be the original song with 9/11 sound bites mixed in. Out of all the music that people would use to sentimentalize 9/11, it's weird that someone would pick NMH. I've tried to find out who did it and why, but Internet searches turn up nothing.

So, it's just this interesting curiosity piece I've found, whose origins are unknown, and instead of playing it on the air this year, I've decided to offer it for download. Want to hear it? Here you go:

Neutral Milk Hotel "Ghost (WTC Remix)

And while I'm at it, I've got a couple other fun things for you.

Do you like the band Belle and Sebastian? I don't, but I know that you do. So, you might be interested in a little feature that the Psychic Shopping Club did about Belle and Sebastian. They talked to a few people around Cleveland to find out what people know about them, and you can see the results. So, go here:

Belle and Sebastian

Finally, in the past, I've played Leonard Nimoy's Tolkien-inspired hit song, "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins". Well, did you know that there was actually a video for that song? Yes, there was actually a music video made for the "Ballad of Bilbo Baggins". And you can (and MUST) see it online. I'm not sure whether the concept for the video is genius or just fucked up. I love it, though! So, go ahead and watch it now:

"The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" video

And that's all that I have for now.

first let me say, i don't believe that's really leonard nimoy. it's someone trying to crib his style.

second let me say, you are missing out on the joy of belle and sebastian. you can sing tra-la-la-la-la to any of their songs. really. any of them. just try it. you can also bob your head from side to side in double time to any of their songs. what's better than that?
I do love that bilbo song. it shaped my life in a lot of ways. the fact that there is a video makes me want to live again. clarence, I want to live again.

dude, is alive and well for the first time ev4r. 10 million strong and growing. you name it, I'll post it.

that is all
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