March 14, 2014 | In: lists

Top 50 national songs

Here’s my top 50 National songs as of 2014!!!

  1. Brainy
  2. About Today
  3. 90-Mile Water Wall
  4. Sea Of Love
  5. Mistaken For Strangers
  6. Cold Girl Fever
  7. Terrible Love (alternate version)
  8. Ada
  9. baby we ll be fine
  10. all the wine
  11. Lemonworld
  12. This Is The Last Time
  13. val jester
  14. Fake Empire
  15. Conversation 16
  16. Humiliation
  17. Wasp Nest
  18. Bloodbuzz Ohio
  19. Afraid of Everyone
  20. Sorrow
  21. Tall Saint
  22. Blank Slate
  23. city middle
  24. So Far Around The Bend (The National)
  25. secret meeting
  26. Anyone’s Ghost
  27. Apartment Story
  28. karen
  29. Guest Room
  30. mr november
  31. Graceless
  32. I Need My Girl
  33. You’ve Done It Again, Virginia
  34. Don’t Swallow The Cap
  35. Squalor Victoria
  36. Green Gloves
  37. Cherry Tree
  38. Santa Clara
  39. Hard To Find
  40. Sin-Eaters
  41. England
  42. Racing Like A Pro
  43. I Need My Girl
  44. Beautiful Head
  45. Fashion Coat
  46. I Should Live In Salt
  47. American Mary
  48. Murder Me Rachael
  49. Available
  50. Think You Can Wait
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March 14, 2014 | In: lists

Top 30 QOSTA

In The Fade
Regular John
Make It Wit Chu
Little Sister
Go With The Flow
Give the Mule What He Wants
Better Living Through Chemistry
If Only
First It Giveth
Into The Hollow
I Never Came
The Sky Is Fallin’
No One Knows
Hangin’ Tree
Suture Up Your Future
The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret
Auto Pilot
Medication
In My Head
Christian Brothers (Elliott Smith Cover)
My God Is The Sun
You Would Know
God Is In The Radio
Gonna Leave You
Feel Good Hit Of The Summer
You Can’t Quit Me Baby
Do It Again
…Like Clockwork
I Sat By The Ocean
Mosquito Song
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January 1, 2014 | In: Usual Randomess.

Vinyl collection

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Post from my phone.

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Here’s my list!  Good year for music in 2013 I felt, lots of good stuff in different genres.

35. Thundercat – Apocalypse
34. Childish Gambino – Because the internet
33. Kid Cudi – Indicud
32. Tyler, The Creator – Wolf
31. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Spector the Feast
30. Phoenix – Bankrupt
29. Drake – Nothing Was the Same
28. Mount Kimbe – Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
27. The Strokes – The Comedown Machine
26. A$AP Ferg – Trap Lord
25. David Bowie – The Next Day
24. Volcano Choir – Repave
23. Kanye West – Yeezus
22. Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
21. Cut Copy – Free your Mind
20. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, The Harder I fight, The Harder I fight, The More I love You

19. Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe
18. A$AP Rocky – Long Live A$AP.
17. Colleen – The Weighing of the Heart
16. Gold Panda – Half of Where You Live
15. Sigur Ros – Kveikur
14. Queens of the Stone Age – Like Clockwork
13. Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return
12. !!! – Tri!!!er
11. Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest

10. Local Natives – Hummingbird
9. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
8. Washed Out – Paracosm
7. Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band – Bubblegum
6. Run The Jewels – Run the Jewels
5. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
4. Bill Callahan – Dream River
3. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze
2. Danny Brown – Old
1. Moderat – II

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December 24, 2013 | In: Usual Randomess.

Job offer.

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November 24, 2013 | In: Usual Randomess.

Oh Hai World!

Ahoy all 1.5 readers!

I’m back!  After a long winded snafu and hacker jerkhead fiasco, my site is back and better than ever! I know it’s been a long time since I was able to post on this thing and the world has changed so so so much since the time in which ITaOT was invented.  Let’s catch up shall we?  I know there must be a thousand questions that are floating through your head at the moment….

Has it been over 6 months since my last post? -yes.  Do I really disagree with a lot of the music posts I put up last year? yes.  Is my hair healthier and shinier than ever? -questionable.

That said, I’m still the same guy… Still listening to massie amounts of dumb hip hop, indie, electonica, punk, neopunk, doomcore cordeoom and madonna.  Still rocking the beard on a moment’s notice.  Still pissed off about the studio version of Videotape.  Still ready to bring happiness to your world.

So many amazing things going on for me, so much amazing music and movies happening in 2013 that I can’t wait to rant on.   I’ll post again here with some music shit soon!

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To whom it may concern,
The current flavors of the jolly ranchers assortment​ are a bit dismal. Only 4 flavors are simply not enough for one to become acquainted with, there needs to be more variety. What ever happened to the other great flavors I used to enjoy??
Our fallen comrades include:
fruit punch
tangerine
peach
lemon
cinnamon
red raspberry
Let’s make this right…
Perhaps include a product line that includes the aforementioned delicious flavors.  Not only will sales go through the roof, you will make people jolly again.
Apple is disgusting.
Very truly yours,
Michael Patric Albert
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January 18, 2013 | In: Usual Randomess.

RunnnnnnN!!!!!!!

Happy 2013!

So I like to run a bit just to stay in somewhat shape… could never do it unless I have headphones in though.   I’ve made a playlist I’m pretty proud of that includes some of my favorite songs ever to get motivated to run for my fatass.

A link to the mix, as well as an m3u playlist file below:

Not saying it’s the best thing ever, but I’m sure there’s at least a few things on here every1 can enjoy to shake the fat off their ass… tried to limit to 60 songs. I recommend just putting it on random.

Some older tracks now for sure… but goodies.

Enjoi!

pt1
http://www.sendspace.com/file/99jpoc

p2
http://www.mediafire…ktww3acidb4b2qe
includes the playlist m3u file.

Alternatively, if comendeering isn’t your thing or if you want to just see what I like, here’s the list:

None Shall Pass (prod. by Bloc Aesop Rock None Shall Pass
4 Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album
Fingerbib Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album
Since I Left You (Cornelius mix) The Avalanches At Last Alone
Masters of the Universe Binary Star Masters of the Universe
3×3 Bloc Party Four (Deluxe Edition)
Ion Square Bloc Party Intimacy
Gasoline Brand New Daisy
Not The Sun Brand New The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me
Moth Burial & Four Tet Wolf Cub & Moth (2009)
1991 Crystal Castles Crystal Castles
Harder Better Faster Stronger (The Neptunes mix) Daft Punk Daft Club
Moar Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff Deadmau5 For Lack Of A Better Name
Strobe Deadmau5 For Lack Of A Better Name
Slip Deadmau5 Random Album Title [Disc 1: Mixed]
Deli Delorean Ayrton Senna (Bonus Track Version) – EP
Moonsoon Delorean Ayrton Senna (Bonus Track Version) – EP
Grow Delorean Subiza
Drop Down – Original Mix Designer Drugs Hardcore / Softcore
Flaggin A Ride Divine Fits A Thing Called Divine Fits
Being Bad Feels Pretty Good Does It Offend You, Yeah? You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into
Walking On A Dream Empire Of The Sun Walking On A Dream
Jump In The Pool Friendly Fires Friendly Fires
Marriage (Star Slinger Remix) Gold Panda Marriage (Remixes)
No Turning Back Gui Boratto Take My Breath Away
Make Up Your Mind Here We Go Magic A Different Ship
Younger Us Japandroids Celebration Rock
Survival Tactics (Feat. Capital STEEZ) Joey Bada$$ 1999
Second Turn Jonas Steur Tiesto-In Search Of Sunrise 5 Los Angeles
Dance Yrself Clean LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening
Home LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening
Money Folder MF Doom Four Tet Remixes
Make a Buck (Feat. Count Bass D) MF Doom Since Last Week
Black & Blue Miike Snow Miike Snow
Cult Logic Miike Snow Miike Snow
In Search Of Miike Snow Miike Snow
Devil’s Work Miike Snow
Paddling Out Miike Snow
Blue Clouds Modeselektor Monkeytown
Shipwreck (with Thom Yorke) Modeselektor Monkeytown
Everyone Nose (All The Girls Standing In The Line For The Bathroom) N*E*R*D Seeing Sounds
Deceptacons One Be Lo S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M.
Don’t Move Phantogram Nightlife
11- The Proxy RJD2 Deadringer
03-royksopp-vision_one Röyksopp Junior
Something Goes Right SBTRKT SBTRKT
Look At Stars SBTRKT Step In Shadows EP
La Ritournelle Sébastien Tellier Politics
Zanzibar Shah And Laruso Present Global Experience Tiesto-In Search Of Sunrise 5 Los Angeles
Hi Jack Smith And Pledger Present Aspekt Tiesto-In Search Of Sunrise 5 Los Angeles
All Good Naysayers, Speakup! Or Forever Hold Your Peace! Sufjan Stevens Greetings from Michigan: The Great Lake State
Petition Tennis Young And Old
harrowdown logic jump rmx Thom Yorke
Happy Happy Tomas Andersson Camping, Vol. 2
Say That Toro Y Moi Anything In Return
Wolf Like Me TV On The Radio Return To Cookie Mountain
Hold Out Washed Out Life of Leisure
Woman Wolfmother Wolfmother
Heart Of Hearts !!! Myth Takes
Even Judas Gave Jesus A Kiss !!! Strange Weather, Isn’t It?

Oy!  Here’s my favorite albums of 2012 and my thoughts on the matter:

  1. Menomena – Moms
    “You’re maturing from a memory to a legacy.”  – Capsule
    Menomena – a once 3 man band; with fallouts, issues, fights and conflict so much so that they became a 2 man band, but decided to press forward and keep making music. They released this album in late summer, and was constantly on rotation and has by far the most spins in my library for this year.  I really resonated with this album and think it’s the best thing they’ve done.  Moms hadsa lot of good things going for it; not only from a music standpoint of having some pretty unigue and catchy songs, but also from some pretty amazing lyrics and songwriting. Such a diverse arrangement of instruments, compositions and singing styles are in basically every angle of this thing.  I also loved how this album was a concept album about relationships, fallouts, and coming to terms with reality and what it’s like to need to live up and maturing into manhood.”I GUESS I OUGHT TO FACE MY FATE.”
  2. Here We Go Magic – A Different Ship
    “You smell like a flower, squeak to the touch “ –  How do I know
    I felt like this indie release was pretty much the prototype that every band needs to strive for.  Such a groovy album but the band is just so tight in every song and jams off each other in such a great way.  ”Make up your Mind” might have been the most progressive song I’ve heard this year. Lots of different dreamy energies on these songs.  Listen to this album when it’s springtime out for a walk one night and you’ll be out of this world.
  3. Joey Badass – 1999
    “ I’m in Marty McFly mode, so tell em’ that the future’s back” - Survival Tactics
    This 17 year old dude’s stuff was right up my ally.  Production  and beats and demeanor were such a throwback to so many of the great albums in the 90s that have been sooooooo sorely missed.  I felt like this was such a breath of fresh air and some much needed flows that are different than a lot of stuff out there nowadays in contemporary rap.
  4. Frank Ocean – Channel ORANGE
    “Do you not think so far ahead? Because I’ve been thinking about forever.” – Thinkin bout you
    This album was able to cross into so many peoples’ radars and had so many great songs, it would be strange not include it so far up on my list.  Lots of really amazing slow jams on this album, lots of stevie wonder influence. I think that everyone in the world can relate to at lease one of frank ocean’s songs.  A gay odd future member singing in a beautiful voice about many lovely topics?  What’s not to love?
  5. Ultrista – Ultrista
    “COME ON AND WASH IT OVER ME. THERE IS A FACE ON THE CANVAS, ANOTHER FACE LOOKING AT US.” – Wash it Over
    I am probably in the minority of this one, but I thought this album was sooo easy to dive into and get lost in the synth / funk / dreamy tracks.  Love the singing, love the drumming.
  6. Tennis –  Young and Old
    “Misinform the life all know. On my banner censor shows” – Petition
    Yes, tennis were back this year.  Yes, I still love them.  Got even better on this one, the bass and singing had some really amazing jams throughout most of the album.
  7. Deftones – Koi No Yokan
    I’m hypnotised by your name.  I wish this lie never ends” -Romantic Dreams
    Once again probably in the minority on this album but I loved the raw emotion and energy that come through on every song.  Starts off in one place at the beginning and leaves you at the destination no worse for wear and having gained a lot of exposure to lots of shit.
  8.   Bear In Heaven – I Love You, It’s Cool

    Suuch amazing synth work.  Very legit album… World of Freakout baby.
  9. DIIV – OSHIN
    “You’ve gone too far” – Doused
    Relaxing summertime low fi album, easiest listening experience you’ll have. Guitar work is amazing, production is amazing.
  10.  Kingdom Crumbs
    “They send flowers for the birds man” – For the Birds
    Gotta be in the mood for it, but when you are in the zone it hits pretty hard.
Considerable albums of other stuff that came out this year that was pretty decent:
Aesop Rock Skelethon
Andrew Bird Break It Yourself
Beach House Bloom
Bloc Party Four (Deluxe Edition)
Captain Murphy Duality
Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory
Divine Fits A Thing Called Divine Fits
El-P Cancer For Cure (Instrumentals)
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
Flying Lotus Until The Quiet Comes
Grizzly Bear Shields
Jam City Classical Curves
Jonny Greenwood The Master Soundtrack
Jonny Greenwood Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima / Popcorn Superhet Receiver / Polymorphia / 48 Responses to Polymorphia
KiD CuDi Wzrd
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music
Mewithoutyou Ten Stories
Miike Snow Happy to You (Deluxe Version)
P.O.S We Don’t Even Live Here
Passion Pit Gossamer
Paul Banks Banks
ScHoolboy Q Habits & Contradictions
The Tallest Man On Earth There’s No Leaving Now
Tame Impala Lonerism

Mix of some good stuff that came out in 2012:

Pique Menomena
Golden Mile Daniel Rossen
Wasted Days Cloud Nothings
Devil’s Work Miike Snow
Hands On The Wheel (Feat. A$AP Rocky) ScHoolboy Q
Paddling Out Miike Snow
Petition Tennis
My Better Self Tennis
Cool Light Bear in Heaven
Near Death Experience Experience Andrew Bird
Stay Useless Cloud Nothings
Bavarian #1 (Say You Will) Miike Snow
Cut You Cloud Nothings
Waves Joey Bada$$
Silent Song Daniel Rossen
Cloth Common
Works Every Time El-P
$ Vic/FTL (Me and You) El-P
Make Up Your Mind Here We Go Magic
How Do I Know Here We Go Magic
Reagan Killer Mike
Don’t Die Killer Mike
Anything We Want Fiona Apple
Black Tin Box (feat. Lykke Li) Miike Snow
Zero Dark Thirty Aesop Rock
Take A Walk Passion Pit
Constant Conversations Passion Pit
Sleeping Ute Grizzly Bear
3×3 Bloc Party
Day Four Bloc Party
Survival Tactics (Feat. Capital STEEZ) Joey Bada$$
Wild Beach House
Troublemaker Beach House
Goooo TNGHT (Hudson Mohawke x Lunice)
Plumage Menomena
Skintercourse Menomena
Thinkin Bout You Frank Ocean
Yet Again Grizzly Bear
Speak In Rounds Grizzly Bear
Lost Frank Ocean
1. All In Flying Lotus
6. All the Secrets Flying Lotus
Wanted / Wasted (Feat. Astronautalis) P.O.S
They Can’t Come (Feat. Sims) P.O.S
All Of It P.O.S
Our Song Ultrista
Strange Formula Ultrista
The Base Paul Banks
Young Again Paul Banks
How Long Have You Known? DIIV
Between Friends ft. Earl Sweatshirt and Captain Murphy Flying Lotus
For Your Heart Divine Fits
Baby Get Worse Divine Fits
Flaggin A Ride Divine Fits
Truant Burial
Rough Sleeper Burial
Swerve City Deftones
Mind Mischief Tame Impala
Music To Walk Home By Tame Impala
Pick Both Sides of my Brain Kingdom Crumbs
Smalltalk Ultrista
World of Freakout Bear in Heaven

 

December 17, 2012 | In: Usual Randomess.

Movies of 2012!

Hey reader, epic posts on the way!!!! Here’s a random one for ya!

Boom:

 

Films I’m Glad I Saw:
Moonrise Kingdom
The Dark Knight Rises
Looper
Argo
Prometheus
The Avengers

Films I Don’t Really Give A Shit About:
The Hunger Games
The Amazing Spider-Man

Films I Wish I Hadn’t Seen:

The Five-Year Engagement
Ted

Films I wish I saw:

The Master

Skyfall

We Need to Talk about Kevin

October 9, 2012 | In: Usual Randomess.

Movie thoughts

Some movies I’ve seen lately, and my thoughts on the matter:

 

50/50
Thought it was solid, Seth Rogen unfortunately plays the same sex driven character that he does basically in every film… I want to like the guy, but he just seems so unfunny to me. JGL did an amazing job though…. got a little teary eyed at the end. Anna Kendrick is adorable, I want her to be my wife… but she’s a pretty shitty actress. 7/10

Brick
Original plotline, liked the crazy dialogue and detective story set in white suburbia… a little bit too many crazy characters, I didn’t care about the story as much as they wanted viewers to be engaged in it though. 6.5/10

Saved!
Interesting satire, started off awesome, kind of trailed off towards the end. Mandy Moore is pretty hot. Susan Surandon’s daughter has an amazing rack. Muculay Culkin? 6/10 (spellcheck is for the weak)

These were all constructed under various levels of boredom….  Enjoi.

http://imgur.com/a/M4Muc#0

Also, some new sounds:

http://soundcloud.com/mixmastermichael

 

September 1, 2012 | In: Usual Randomess.

Shipwreak lately…….

Here’s some good albums / EPs / Compilations of this year (as of now) in no particular order:

Daniel Rossen: Silent Hour /Golden Mile

Here We Go Magic: A Different Ship

Burial: Kindred / Street Halo

Tennis: Young and Old

El-P: Cure For Cancer

Fiona Apple: The Idler Wild…

Aesop Rock: Skelethon

Cloud Nothings: Attack on Memory

Beach House: Bloom

Killer Mike: RAP Music

Bloc Party: Four

Joey Badass: 1999

July 26, 2012 | In: Usual Randomess.

Whatup World

Been a while for sure.

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