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Song-A-Day: January 8

Apologies for the bad information in the original post as it is in fact not Brian Wilson’s birthday. It is still David Bowie’s birthday though, as well as R. Kelly and Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley who we’re going to give the new nod to for our Song-A-Day series today. This one’s the title track off of The Execution of All Things which came out back in 2002.

Soldiers come quickly, I feel the earth beneath my feet
I’m feeling badly, it’s not an attempt at decency
And if you’re well off, well then I’m happy some for you
But I’d rather not celebrate my defeat and humiliation here with you

Someone come quickly, this place was built for moving out
Leave behind buildings, the city planners got mapped out
Bring with you history, and make your hard earned feast
Then we’ll go to Omaha to work and exploit the booming music scene and humility

And we’ve been talking all night

Oh god, come quickly, the execution of all things
Let’s start with the bears and the air and mountains, rivers, and streams
Then we’ll murder what matters to you and move on to your neighbors and kids
Crush all hopes of happiness with disease because of what you did

And lastly, you’re all alone with nothing left but sleep
But sleep never comes to you, it’s just the guilt and forever wakefulness of the weak
It’s just you and me

The execution of all things
The execution of all things
The execution of all things

Song-A-Day: January 7th

Unsure of what else to do for January 7th and because January 8th belongs to two legends, today we’re going to celebrate David Bowie’s birthday a day early as he’s due to turn 67 years old tomorrow. This one goes out to him immediately pre-Ziggy Stardust and off of what is usually called his best album in Hunky Dory, our Song-A-Day today is “Life on Mars?”

It’s a god-awful small affair
To the girl with the mousy hair
But her mummy is yelling, “No!”
And her daddy has told her to go

But her friend is nowhere to be seen
Now she walks through her sunken dream
To the seat with the clearest view
And she’s hooked to the silver screen

But the film is a saddening bore
For she’s lived it ten times or more
She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man, look at those cavemen go
It’s the freakiest show

Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man, wonder if he’ll ever know
He’s in the best-selling show
Is there life on Mars?

It’s on America’s tortured brow
That Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow
Now the workers have struck for fame
Because Lennon’s on sale again

See the mice in their million hordes
From Ibiza to the Norfolk broads
Rule Britannia is out of bounds
To my mother, my dog, and clowns

But the film is a saddening bore
Because I wrote it ten times or more
It’s about to be writ again
As I ask you to focus on

Sailors fighting in the dance hall
Oh man, look at those cavemen go
It’s the freakiest show

Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man, wonder if he’ll ever know
He’s in the best-selling show
Is there life on Mars?

dj bANANAS iN pAjAMAS’ Top 20 Albums of 2013

The year 2013 was the first year I, dj bANANAS iN pAjAMAS, graced WCDB as a DJ. It was the best of years, It was a year filled with great music and plenty of hard choices. The top 20 albums according to me are officially out and the crowds have been quelled. Enjoy.

TOP 20 ALBUMS OF 2013

20. Los Campesinos! – No Blues

No Blues

This album came out on October 29. Many would call this indie rock-pop at it’s best, but I call it great music. That’s why its number 20. My favorite song, “Avocado, Baby”, strikes at my heart strings. The lyrics, “A heart of stone, rind so tough it’s crazy, That’s why they call me the avocado, baby” really shows you how this band can be a little goofy but sing about some of the more serious things in life. Do I recommend listening to this album? Of course!

19. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito

Mosquito

I’ve listened to this album over and over again, and the music video for “Mosquito” continues to creep me out. This album has a song produced by the GOD James Murphy. The two songs that are to be listened are called “Sacrilege” and “Mosquito”.

18. James Blake – Overgrown

Overgrown

Overgrown is one of those albums you can have playing while you do EVERYTHING. Driving? Overgrown. Sleeping? Overgrown. Shopping for groceries? Overgrown. The song “Retrograde” just resonates with your ever living soul. You probably hum, I know I do. His previous album is just a preview of what he can do. This album really shows a mature James Blake. Amazing.

17. The National – Trouble Will Find Me

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I started listening to this album by playing the song “Fireproof” through my speakers. It was like a wild fire and before I realized it I had listened to this album multiple times through. There are other songs to look forward to hearing, “Don’t Swallow The Cap”, “This Is The Last Time”, and “I Need My Girl” are just some of the few that need to be named.

16. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City

Modern Vampires of the City

The pop that was seen on previous albums is again found in this album. The gang of four that call themselves Vampire Weekend have once again made a great album. Songs like “Step”, “Diane Young”, and “Unbelievers” really can be traced back to their first album. This album receives my 5 Diane Youngs out of 5 Diane Youngs.
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