Archive | June, 2009


28 Jun

God is in the midst of making a talk show. He’s got an MC (Ed McMahon). He’s got a guest (Farrah Fawcett). He’s got a musical guest (Michael Jackson) and now he even as the commercial interruptions (Billy Mays). Yes, God dislikes the new Tonight Show that much that he’s taking lives to create his own late night entertainment. I, on the other hand, enjoy Conan’s Tonight show so far. It’s got all the good stuff you used to get out of Late Night plus it had an appearance from the Dead Weather! Jack White shows that he, unlike his ex-wife, can play the drums. With stuff like this and the Raconteurs, I may never wanna hear a new White Stripes song again.



27 Jun

It would be remiss of me if I didn’t mention the passing of Michael Jackson. He was a very tragic figure in the music world. One third of the trinity of pop with Madonna & Prince (all 50 years old), he was the wackiest of the three and that’s saying something. He grew up in the music biz and it screwed him up some. He had a tough dad and it screwed him up some more. He ended up with a Peter Pan complex, a body dimorphism and a laundry list of other problems (including some drug problems seemingly). But in the middle of all that, he made some of the best pop music ever. I refuse to look at the MJ legacy without addressing the bad stuff but I won’t deny the fact he was an amazing musician. It’s hard to choose a song for this farewell tribute post. Well, I addressed his negatives and so did he at times. I think his video doing so is the perfect song.

RIP Michael Jackson. May your tragic soul find peace.

Song 933- “Leave Me Alone” by Michael Jackson


25 Jun

Usually I would wait about 24 hours to put up the next post. This time, I figured about 24 minutes would do. Why? Because in my hunt for more Placebo, I stumbled upon the b-side of their “For What It’s Worth” single. It’s a cover of one of the greatest one hit wonders in history. Sure, in the US, the original only made it to #46 on the charts. It just means that we Americans missed the boat on this one. It was a smash hit all over Europe. At least VH1 redeemed it by listing it in their top 100 one-hit wonders of all time, landing it at #88. Not the highest position but at least it made the countdown. And now that Placebo has a cover of it, who knows. Maybe more people will know the Nik Kershaw song.

Song 932- “Wouldn’t It Be Good” by Nik Kershaw


24 Jun

Hmmm. I might as well continue pimping the new Placebo album because it is so awesome. The addition of new drummer, Steve Forrest, has added some new fire to the band. He just has so much energy and it adds to their live show, so these clips have been great to post.

Song 931- “The Never Ending Why” by Placebo


23 Jun

The dilemma of the future of 10kdays continues. I must thank PM for an amazing comment that has made me think a lot about what to do next. The blog is going to continue regardless but I need to figure out just how to open it up to the world. I write this every day and I would like to continue to do so. I would also like the music that I talk about to start interesting conversations with people. Like the time that someone told me about the Joe Jackson/Anthrax tie, or the time that someone called me an indie elitist because of my comments on Rilo Kiley. Those kind of moments are the ones I want. I’m on myspace, facebook and twitter. I just need to figure out how to get the message out. How do I get people from point A to point B. In the meantime, here’s my current favorite song from the new Placebo album.

Song 930- “Ashtray Heart” by Placebo


22 Jun

Wow. I really am posting into the ether (mostly), aren’t I? Except for the occasional stumble upon, this blog seems to lack a steady audience. Hmmm. I need to figure out how to bring people to 10kdays. But how…

The thinking continues while anyone who is reading enjoys yet another Placebo song from the badass new album.

Song 929- “Kitty Litter” by Placebo


20 Jun

The great debate of where 10kdays should go continues….except no one is debating. Is anyone reading 10kdays right now? Who is my audience or do I blog to the ether? I have no idea. Comments are needed. In the meantime, here’s another great Placebo song. Damn this new album is good so far.

Song 928- “For What It’s Worth” by Placebo