Archive for the ‘Song on Repeat’ Category

Paul Baribeau. He’s folk, he’s punk, he’s beardy. He’s everything you would put in a Karli-trap. For real.

And he wrote THIS beautiful piece of amazingness. It’s less than 2 minutes long, but its 2 minutes of super honest, super fun fevor. Forgo the shrink, the drugs, the mindless eating and the marathon sleeping. I bet if you did everything Baribeau says here, you’d be feeling purr-itty fine.

There isn't a Youtube video for this song, so you can go ahead and allow yourself to be hypnotized by his epic beard (and this pretty cool canyon) while you utilize the player below. You're welcome.

Today’s song on repeat is “Ten Things” by Paul Baribeau off his 2007 album Grand Ledge.

This song makes me oddly aware of my mortality but kinda excited about it at the same time. Oh, I’m going to die? I better go do something great RIGHT NOW! And it’s the perfect I-just-got-back-from-running-away-to-South-America-and-gotta-keep-this-morale-up anthem. Because I know that applies to all of you, too.

Doesn’t it just make you want to live?! Let’s count our blessings, right our wrongs, learn from our mistakes. Let’s go camping somewhere crazy, streak on the beach, and spin in circle ’til we puke.  Lets build a fire, break out our guitars and have a sing along! AND SING THIS SONG, GUYS.

Or not.

But really, let’s.

Other songs that I’ve been enjoying recently:

“Those Anarcho Punks Are Mysterious”-Against Me!

“Fond Farwell”-Elliot Smith

“Holland, 1945”-Neutral Milk Hotel

-Karli

It’s a common occurrence for songs to weasel their way onto our minds and bounce around in our skulls all day. These songs make us hum, whistle, and mutter lyrics to ourselves no matter how awkward the situation. These songs aren’t always new, or even incredibly groundbreaking, but they all manage to get stuck in our music-loving noggins; and for that we honor them.

Today’s Song on Repeat is “Sax Rohmer 1” by The Mountain Goats from the 2008 album Heretic Pride.

I love this song. Any song alluding to an immortal evil scientist from the 1900’s while still being this beautiful with an epic mood and scope is going to be a winner.

One of the (many) cool things about Heretic Pride is that John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats worked with singer/songwriter and comic book artist Jeff Lewis to create a comic relating to the album. Each frame explains a different song on the album and is definitely worth taking a look at. Unless of course you prefer the interpretations of your own imagination. That is perfectly acceptable too.

 http://www.thejeffreylewissite.com/Mt-Goats-Press-Kit-08.html

Karli

It’s a common occurrence for songs to weasel their way onto our minds and bounce around in our skulls all day. These songs make us hum, whistle, and mutter lyrics to ourselves no matter how awkward the situation. These songs aren’t always new, or even incredibly groundbreaking, but they all manage to get stuck in our music-loving noggins; and for that we honor them.

Today’s Song on Repeat is “Stand Off” by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

(Nothing fancy here, I actually couldn’t find any music videos or fan-tributes-vids of this song online)


This song is a classic, I had actually forgotten about it until the shuffle option on my ipod thrust it back into my life. As usual with Mighty Mighty Bosstones songs, this song has great trumpet accompaniment which completes the Ska sound. It is also relatable to anyone who has ever been in a long relationship. The thing about this song that has always stood out to me is the great word-play in the lyrics.

When searching for this on the internet I was actually surprised to find that despite my love for it; this song is sort of underrated. Though,”underrated” means a different thing when it comes to a great band like The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Even though it isn’t rated high in comparison to many of their other songs, I’d still listen to it over many song from just about every other band.

Other songs that I’ve been enjoying recently:

“My Body” by Young The Giant

“Bring Me The Disco King” by David Bowie

“You” by Bad Religion

“Salmon Dance” by The Chemical Brothers

~Darion 

It’s a common occurrence for songs to weasel their way onto our minds and bounce around in our skulls all day. These songs make us hum, whistle, and mutter lyrics to ourselves no matter how awkward the situation. These songs aren’t always new, or even incredibly groundbreaking, but they all manage to get stuck in our music-loving noggins; and for that we honor them.

Today’s Song On Repeat is “Sail” by AWOLNATION.

(This music video kinda reminds me of Donnie Darko for some reason)

This song has found its way in and out of my head for about two weeks. I have made a dork of myself on several occasions my randomly singing “SAIL!” as I cross my college campus. I just love the lyrics and catchy beat; and even though it seems like everyone jokes about having ADD, the lyrics “Blame it on my ADD, baby” are still ones I can live by.

~Darion