Monday, November 23, 2009

Space - the musical frontier

These are blog posts of the starship 2G1K. Its five-year mission (or until we get sued by the FCC for copyright infringement): to explore strange new music, to seek out new artists and new hyped bands, to boldly go where no gurl has gone before.

The following songs are some of the best about space, and all those who dwell there.

"Like a Star" - Corinne Bailey Rae

Island's video for Rough Gem is highly regarded as one of the most adorable about space travel.

"Black Hole" - She and Him
It should be noted in the Captain's log that Muse's Supermassive Blackhole gets an honorable mention.

"Subterranean Homesick Alien" - Radiohead

"Moonlight Sonata" - Beethoven

"Satellite of Love" - Lou Reed
Bum bum bum

"Space Oddity" - David Bowie

To my new like-minded space-music friends, live long and prosper.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I can't wait for grunge to come back

Well, not the music. The fashion.

Flannel shirts, baggy torn jeans, vans shoes.
Maybe not the most attractive clothes, but comfortable? Hell yes.

And not only are these clothes comfortable, but during the grunge era it was acceptable for people to wear these clothes, both men and women.

It was like, fashionable.


I think wikihow's article on how to be grunge describes it best:

The customizing and tailoring that you see in DIY punk culture and the carefully chosen clothes you see in metalhead culture are nonexistent in grunge...Grungers wore it because it was readily available in the Pacific Northwest climate, and comfortable. So wear whatever is comfortable, and requires the least time and money to put on your body.

Sounds good to me. Although, until grunge is officially "back," below are a few songs to remind you of the good ol' days.

There won't be any skinny jeans there, I promise.

"Zero" - Smashing Pumpkins
"Bullet with Butterfly Wings" - Smashing Pumpkins
"Come as You Are" - Nirvana

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I miss you too!

Hi everybody!

Tilly here, just trying to keep up the 2g1k vibe. We are quite terrible at posting regularly, but we'd like you to know that we are always thinking about it! And here I go.

Over the last few weeks, I've run across a few musical gems that I've really enjoyed. First is the solo effort by Julian Casablancas, lead singer of The Strokes. His new album, Phrazes for the Young, has a more complex and electronic sound than the Strokes, but thankfully still with Casablancas' characteristic voice.

"11th Dimension" - Julian Casablancas

Also...Cold War Kids are back!! Hooray. Although they did have a sophomore album, it seems many people (unfortunately including myself) sort of let it go by relatively unnoticed and un-praised. The upcoming EP Behave Yourself, to be released in January, sounds like it will be just as great the original Cold War Kids blues-y, soulful, catchy indie goodness. Mmm.

"Audience of One" - Cold War Kids