We’ll start off this final entry for the year with an absolutely smoking Mash-up, combining the latest trainwreck by Ms. Spears with a Sisters of Mercy tune featuring the best opening line ever. Sing along, now: “25 Whores in the room next door…” Celebrity Murder Party – “Gimme Mercy”
Goddamn Microsoft. Why do they have to fill the commercials for their horrible crippleware music player (the Zune) with such catchy music? The two most recent commercials have completely brainwormed on me, so here are the songs in question:
The Shins – “Sleeping Lessons” (The commercial with the guy on the bus imagining going into a huge Mt. Rushmore-esque statue of his own head)
Rogue Wave – “Lake Michigan.” (The one with girl dancing with rabbits, swimming with giant jellyfish, etc.)
A nifty jazz-influenced electronica piece from a Strasbourg-based producer, Hervé Poudoulec, who records under the name Kira Neris (taking his name, I presume, from the Deep Space Nine character). Good stuff. Kira Neris – “Open Doors.”
The last big hit from the Jacksons, in 1979. After this, Michael went solo, and then slowly went batshit insane. The further back you go in his career, the more I like him. The Jacksons – “Shake Your Body (Down To the Ground) – 7″ single version.”
Lastly, I’m pretty sure I posted this before, but who cares. When Thomas Dolby released the single version of “Airwaves” in the UK, the B-side was intended as an extended intro, to blend right into the main song. Some enterprising soul on teh intartubes has ripped the tracks from vinyl, and melded them into a single mp3, so we can hear it as Dolby intended: Thomas Dolby – “The Wreck of the Fairchild/Airwaves (single mix)”
See you in 2008.