Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit like American capitalism at work. All those crafty marketing ploys by big business to get me to lower my inhibitions and flip out the old wallet. Works every time you sneaky sons of bitches! Lydia is highly anticipating the release of Morgan Spurlock's new commentary on capitalism, "What Would Jesus Buy," the same man who made us all scared to lay down 1.99 for a Big Mac after his documentary "Super Size Me" hit theaters.
I still can't get over the story about a grandmother who spit on a store employee after she was informed that there were no more Playstation 3s left to purchase for her SIX-YEAR OLD grandson. Thats right lady, you start your grandchild off on Metal Gear Solid before he learns to ride a bike, or God forbid, read. Like I always say, if they're old enough to tie their shoes they're old enough to engage in simulated violence. Kids under 10 do stage the best coupes.
In honor of the American tradition of buying our friends love with expensive gadgetry and gift cards, I've compiled a list of the best advertisement tracks in recent years. I'm nothing if not a patriot. Go USA. We're all a bunch of sell-outs and ain't it grand! So heres a pretty comprehensive list of my favorite Judas-kiss artists, and the companies who added just the right amount of zeroes to their checks to make these guys go corporate.
Bishop Allen - Click, Click, Click, Click
Simone White - The Beep Beep Song
Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats
Sony Bravia Bouncy Balls
The Rolling Stones - Shes a Rainbow
Sony Bravia Bunnies
Bloc Party - So Here We Are
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
The Go! Team - We Just Won't Be Defeated
David Bowie -Suffragette City
Postal Service - Such Great Heights
UPS (Get it...)
Regina Spektor - Better
XM Satellite Radio
The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize
Cansei De Ser Sexy (CSS) - Music is My Hot Hot Sex
Megan Wyler - I Walk the Line
Atlantic Starr - Secret Lovers
T-Mobile Top Five
Donnie Darko - Mad World
Gears of War Video Game
Bitter:Sweet - Dirty Laundry
Justice - Phantom Pt. 2
Herbie Hancock - Rockit
Badly Drawn Boy - I Love NYE
The Weepies - All That I Want
JC Penny Perfect Gift
John Lennon - Real Love
Jim Noir - My Patch
Landon Pigg - Falling in Love in a Coffeeshop
Aren't you just inspired by all the materialism in the air? I know I am.
I apologize for no album reviews yesterday, but pickings were so slim this week that I couldn't even waste my time on listening to the loads of crap music released. I was highly anticipating Ghostface Killah's newest album, The Big Doe Rehab, and although I'm perfectly satisfied with the production and consider it the best new release this week, I was sorely disappointed after the lovable flows of Fishscale and More Fish. Wu Tang will forever be seared into my audio recall, and theres not much room for the Clan to go wrong in my mind. However, I hold Ghostface, RZA, and the rest to such high standards. After hearing the originality of the gang on both group and solo records its hard to settle for anything less than the creativity of beats I've spun before. And in this case, GF dropped the ball a little. Its hard when you raise the bar so high initially. Thats why I always aim low - less chance of disappointment. My bro was lucky enough to see Ghostface in Seattle only a couple weeks ago - I'm still hoping for some awesome concert pics to post!
Wu-Tangs new single ft. Eryka Badu - The Heart Gently Weeps - is the shit though. I suggest holding off on buying the single and springing for the full album purchase when The 8 Diagrams is released on the 11th; Followed by Lupe Fiascos' long-awaited sophomore follow-up, The Cool on the 18th. Although I don't consider myself a huge fan of hip-hop, recent years have def seen a return to the roots of genre, sparking me to take a deeper interest in some of the up and coming stars who have more to say about politics, society, and the idiosyncrasies in popular culture than the mainstream figures who continue to demean women and brag about wealth.
Bonus Track: Lupe Fiasco - Dumb it Down
The Mars Volta also has a crazy new single out called Wax Simulacra. Me likey a lot. This song is a solid investment and one hell of a mind f.
Those are sadly the highlights of the week. If you're bored check out some tracks from The Cribs newest album, Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever, surely one of my favorites this year. Then head on over to your local shopping outlet and drop money like its coked-out Kate Moss from her high-end ad campaigns. Tis the season to empty that bank account!
The Cribs - Men's Needs
The Cribs - Girls Like Mystery
Stay tuned for some NEW NEW Radiohead to be posted later today. The tracks from the second In Rainbows CD have finally been leaked on to several prominent music blogs and Lydia is in possession of the musical amazingness! Also, a very stupendous Chrismukkahwanza Mix is in the works, and this week's TV music wrap-up should be pretty juicy.
Love you all... but only if you buy me gifts this Christmas.