Friday, July 30, 2004
Notice the start of my blogs being draped in italics and rhyming. Nice for everyone involved. Well today is Friday, obla di, obla da, life goes on ohhhh that's how life goes on. . .which means I'm tired. Very very tired. There's nothing more important than a well rested tiger. Because a well rested tiger is a calm and patient tiger. Who will not take no for an answer. Okay now I'm babbling. Either way, its Friday, I'm tired, and this begins my work week (though its only three days long) Oh well, I guess that's to be expected. So, what's new? Nothing for me, though I have an interesting theory. It was definitely interesting. But I'll not disclose here, not until its at least a law. Anyway, this is boring for both parties, so I'm gone. Enjoy the mp3. The real question is: what is the mp3?
Its a real good weekend song. Enjoy. The Hives - Die All Right
"Am I cool now?" No, Aaron, no you're not. =)
Thursday, July 29, 2004
What could ever be the cool mp3 that Javann is no doubt superficially referencing? Well this cool mp3 is cooler than cool, in fact, its ice cold, and what makes it so cool? Well, its a total remix of the X-files theme. Have you ever heard that theme and thought, man it need to be toned down and have some really good drums? No? Well listen to this and you will. The X Files Theme - Dust Brothers
There's no way I'd eat that. Yet Canadians do all the time. Its called poutine.
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Anyone familiar with my dietary regimen will be shocked to find that I, Javann Lamar Jones, have been lured to the dark side. That's right. I have become an unwilling slave to the power that is coffee. I can't seem to get enough of that funky stuff. Its like someone is controlling my very soul. Every morning (or time period of awakening really) that I wake up without a some form of coffee (I've been known to freebase the stuff) flowing into my veins or being ingested, is a day that frankly, I don't want to wake up. Its like a day with no sunshine. Sure you're there, but do you really want to be. Terrifying really, but the grip that this holds on me is so strong that I'd sell my last piece of food and or clothing for coffee in the morning. I'm contemplating getting a witty mug, preferably something in a 12 oz or 16 oz department, with some type of saying that emphasizes my undying loyalty to caffeine. I'm sure my dentist will approve of my sudden affection for such a strong stainer of teeth. Well, fie I say, fie to the dentist and his love of white healthy teeth. Such is the immense sacrifice I shall make for coffee. I'm not fond of my dentist anyway. He's always telling me I should floss more, and there's nothing I hate more than a pious attitude when it comes to dental hygiene. I'll floss after every chicken meal and not a night more! Anyway, moving on. . .
The mp3 of the day you say? I'd like it to be about coffee, but apparently my collection needs to grow a bit before that becomes a reality. So I'll just put a song that makes me think about coffee. That'll be good enough right? Right. Anyway, here's the goodness that is Tank! by Yokko Kano. Makes you want to get up and go do something. . .like drink coffee. . .or hunt for bounties. Bonus points for the cool people who know what this is the theme song for WITHOUT googling for it. . .posers. . .
Milk? Its good for putting in coffee, if say, you're out of nondairy creamer. . .
Friday, July 23, 2004
As far as the mp3 of the day goes, I don't know much about this group, nor can I impart much knowledge as to what makes this song great. All I can say is, they came to Nashville, I wanted to go see them, it fell through, but I'd downloaded a lot of songs by them, because I wanted hear and know the songs before I went to the show. I never actually listened to the songs, until of course one night at work and now I feel like I have a consolation prize. I'll wait for Jerm to hear them before I classify them as total emo, but that's what they make me think of. Anyway, here's the mp3 of the day.
When I'm Awake - Magna-Fi
I can't sleep!!
Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Today's mp3, served cold, hot or however you want it:
Flower - Eels
Don't you think that I see/What its all about?/Hard to look the other way, while the world passes me by/And everyone is trying to bum me out
Thursday, July 15, 2004
Anyway, here's the music of the day, I post this because it makes me want to pull out my laser watch and dance. Yes, that is quite pathetic. But I'll do it anyway. Here's the incredible mp3 of the day. By the by, best quote in the song:
James Bond: Do you expect me to talk?
Villian: No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die!
James Bond Theme Remix - Moby
I could be a secret agent. . .
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
So what song do I have for you today, my pretties? Well, lets just say, its time you expanded your minds a bit, got a little funk in your ears coming out your speakers and into the brain. That's right. Soulful funk. Funky soul. Call it what you will, but you will enjoy it. Why? Because I command it. Anyway, here's the potentially good goodness.
Give Me The Night - George Benson
There's no way I'm a Cheshire cat. . .
Tuesday, July 13, 2004
The first is from the Blade 2 soundtrack. Horrid movie, awesome song. Its from the trip-hoppers Massive Attack, in a collabo with Mos Def, who if you ask me, is 1/2 of the greatest pairing in rap right now. Either way, the song's a good song. The other song is by the Beastie Boys, one that was inspired by the conversation we had about drinking after the book study. Apparently, there are quite a few fans of Brass Monkey. It is a funky monkey. Enjoy.
I Against I - Mos Def & Massive Attack
Brass Monkey - Beastie Boys
Recycling is our friend. . .
Sunday, July 11, 2004
a flame that seemed,
destined to burn forever,
whether, or not she said never,
make my worldplay clever.
Like can I introduce you,
induce you and seduce you,
with my lyrical praise, for days,
of your feminine ways.
Everytime you smile, you light up the room,
make my heart go boom,
like subwoofers camping 200 watts of surround sound,
and when I feel the pound,
of the conga drums when you walk,
I drool when you talk,
about thermonuclear devices.
You could tempt the righteous,
but you chose to tempt me?
I used to be so empty,
now i'm full with the feeling,
of how we were chilling,
I'm not dealing,
with this thought,
you're so homemade and never store bought.
or packaged shipped for entertainment.
You could be edutainment,
because I learn more about me,
everytime I'm with thee,
thou those thy,
I don't care about why,
whenever you walk by,
you make a me wipe a tear from my eye.
Poured into those jeans,
with half a can of Crisco if you know what I mean.
I could go on, but I gotta stay clean.
fueled by infuation,
crashes like the economy during a stagflation.
is constantly me hating,
with a side of never forgive.
Enough to make me want to live,
because at least you know i exist.
Don't get sympathetic,
and being with you would be bad for my credit.
And though this needs a slight edit,
I roll back, close my eyes and try to forget it.
Bat the dawn of another day,
she simply will no go away.
She's not going away.
Friday, July 09, 2004
Thanks Javester. On the very first CD I ever bought - Blur's The Great Escape - shortly after inheriting my first CD player, was this song, The Universal. It spoke to me. It said something along the lines of, "Hey what's up, this is music. You should listen to more of it, poser." Beautiful in simplicity and awesonimity, this song is so amazing it has never once gotten old to me over the past 7 years of my knowing if its existence and if anything it has only grown more potent and powerful. Because of me loving this song, I came to love the rest of this album, and then my love for this album expanded to include every other Blur album, and then I begin searching for more bands and eventually I had developed actual musical tastes. I saw Blur live twice last year, and to my utter joy, they played this song at the second show I attended. It was an awesome night because I had wanted to see them for years and years but never could because they began staying away from the USA tour-wise. Not only that, but Graham Coxen, Blur's (former) guitarist, was the single player that influenced me to start playing guitar myself. All this stemming from this one song. Rule.
Nice Jon. Here's the mp3.
The Universal - Blur
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Wednesday, July 07, 2004
Here's the song of the day, week, moment, whatever. This is the song that made me start listening to rock. No lie. I used to listen to nothing but hip-hop, rap, and all that, and honestly, I got to a point in my life, when I realized that this was unhealthy. What else could there possibly be though? I mean what else could I listen to? I was watching MTV one day, when this really cool video came on. I kinda liked the video, but wasn't too fond of the song. The video was really funny though, so I watched it over and over again, and pretty soon I was singing the song along with the rest of the video, and now, well, now the rest is history. I love rock, in many, if not all, of its forms. Thanks Foo Fighters. That's right, the Foo Fighters. Here's the song:
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Thinking. . .wishing. . .hoping. . .but never realizing. . .
Thursday, July 01, 2004
And I'll never feel like this about anyone else.
I've got so many thing to regret,
that I wish I could just drink and forget.
I feel so ashamed about my mistakes when I sit back to count em,
so many regrets it take more than just alcohol to drown em.
I'd have to put holes in my chest,
and forget my problems by stopping my breath.
Either way I'm still sitting here digging this grave,
for the one thing in my life I wish to God I could save.
I took you for granted, I treated you just like a slave,
I don't know how you took it so long, I would've quit in two days.
By the time I realized, I guess it was too late,
That night when you said it was over, I just hoped and I prayed,
that my blindness wasn't a result of my ways.
You see I felt like this once and she ripped out my heart.
I'm not trying to justify but right from the start,
you were so perfect I'd wish and hope it'd die,
so whenever things were smooth I wouldn't even try.
But now at night I dream about us and I cry,
I may put on a front when you see me around all our friends,
because I gotta keep up the appearance that I'm a man.
But I'm not, I just a boy who's lost his whole world,
a hope that he tied up in this girl,
She was perfect in so many ways he just couldn't see,
that when I disrespected you, I was disrespecting me.
But now its over, this is seen all over my shoulder,
and it looks like this thing is getting colder and colder.
Its all my fault and I know as I get older,
the mistakes I make are are no good if I don't learn,
to seek wisdom from my follies and start to discern.
I made my mistakes and now I move on,
I guess its really a new twist on an old song.