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Saturday, November 28, 2009

We Got You Covered: "Kids"

Happy Saturday all! I'm glad to say that for the first time in a very long while I am pretty well rested and enjoying a nice Thanksgiving break!

Now I know that MGMT's "Kids" has been covered by every band, vocalist, and kid in heir basement, but I still love (just about) every single one that I hear. It's pretty hard to screw up the song, whether you make the tempo faster or slower, have a female or a male vocalist, you name it.

"Kids" (MGMT cover) by Ben Lee

So yeah, here's another one. Hopefully this weeks cover song puts you in the same delightful mood that I am right now!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

BlakRoc's New Music Video

It's simple, but I still love it!

Funny, the music's just like the music video - they don't need to be flashy to be amazing. They have the talent and the sound, and that's all they need.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Playlist: Busy Busy Bee!

So (per usual) things have unfortunately been a bit hectic for me the past couple of weeks. I figured you all could tell anyway. The busier I am, the less I post.

So with that I bring you a playlist full of songs that make me think of my busy schedule: not sleeping, working, and to just not stop till it's done (what other choice do I have anyway).

"I Will Survive" by Cake
"Work Day" by It Hugs Back
"Get It Done" by Kav
"Don't Slow Down" by Matt & Kim
"Work All Day" (acoustic) by Portugal. The Man
"Let Me Sleep" by The Dead Trees
"No Time, No Hope" by Times New Viking

But yes, from here till the last day of classes (December 11th) it's going to be a bit of a sprint. I'll make it through eventually, but till then don't expect too many updates. I promise that I'll do my best.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

We Got You Covered: "Mistaken for Strangers"

I love the National's "Mistaken for Strangers." It's a great song with some great hooks, but something's missing. The track starts with a hollow clanging, and an off the cuff, military style drum patter erupts from nowhere. Although I love Matt Berninger and his voice works for the Joy Division esque song, he lacks emotion.

That's what makes Ian McGlynn's cover so amazing. It showcases the lyrics that are hidden behind a thumping bass and guitar riffs and brings out the true emotion of the song.

"Mistaken for Strangers" (cover) by Ian McGlynn

Enjoy! Hopefully I'll start having more time for the site soon.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Procrastinators Unite....Tomorrow

Procrastination is watching this movie.

And now back to my paper!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

We Got You Covered: "I'll Believe in Anything"

I love Wolf Parade's "I'll Believe in Anything." The vocals are amazing and there is this great energy that comes with the song. I didn't think a cover would be able to do it any justice.

Then Her Space Holiday comes along with a banjo and handclaps - and it works. The grey clouds have been parted and the track transforms into an upbeat singalong.

"I'll Believe in Anything" (Wolf Parade Cover) by Her Space Holiday

Seriously, just put it on repeat.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pirate Radio! Love it!

I'm really excited for this movie! It's about a group of DJs who take to the high seas during the 1960s when the British government banned (yes, banned) rock music from the radio.

The movie comes out November 13th, so it's right around the corner.

Plus the soundtrack is AWESOME. It features David Bowie, The Who, Otis Redding, and more of my favorite classic artists.

Pirate Radio Tracklist:

Disc 1
01 Duffy - Stay With Me Baby
02 The Kinks - All Day And All The Night
03 The Turtles - Elenore
04 Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) @John Fred & His Playboy Band
05 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
06 The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice
07 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Ooo Baby Baby
08 Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - This Guy's In Love With You
09 Jeff Beck - Hi Ho Silver Lining
10 The Who - I Can See For Miles
11 The Troggs - With A Girl Like You
12 The Hollies - I'm Alive
13 Chris Andrews - Yesterday Man
14 Paul Jones - I've Been A Bad Bad Boy
15 The Tremeloes - Silence Is Golden

Disc 2
01 Easybeats - Friday On My Mind
02 The Who - My Generation
03 Cream - I Feel Free
04 Jimi Hendrix Experience - The Wind Cries Mary
05 Procol Harem - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
06 Otis Redding - These Arms Of Mine
07 The Supreme - The Happening
08 Jr Walker & The All Stars - Cleo's Mood
09 The Turtles - She’d Rather Be With Me
10 The Bystanders - 98.6
11 The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
12 Cat Stevens - Father And Son
13 The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin
14 Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
15 Lorraine Ellison - Stay With Me
16 The Isley Bros - This Old Heart Of Mine
17 David Bowie - Let's Dance

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Um, Weezer...Whatcha Doing?

The best (or saddest, depending on how you look at it) part? You can actually buy a Weezer Snuggie...

Monday, November 2, 2009

It's Been a Year!

So it was exactly one year ago today that I made the first post. And what a year it's been!

I wish I had taken a picture of the site the first day I put it up. A LOT has changed since then.

The community is growing. Every day more people visit the site. I've been seeing more comments, getting more emails, and seeing links back not only on other blogs, but also on band websites and facebook pages, and even an article.

I started Ruined By MTV because I love music and I wanted to share it with my friends. Little did I know (or bother to think) that there would be readers from all over the world reading or bands from all over the world contacting me too.

I was going to make a playlist in honor, but I thought this one song was more appropriate.
"The Blog" by Datarock

It's been an AMAZING year. Let's keep it up! And as always, thanks for reading!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hello November!

Here's to another great month of music! November 3rd is a bit overwhelming...

November 3rd
Bat For Lashes – Two Suns
Brilliant Colors – Introducing
Citay – Remixes LP

Cold Cave – Love Comes Close
Efterklang & Danish Chamber Orchestra – Performing Parades
Guided by Voices – Suitcase 3: Up We Go Now
Half-Handed Cloud – Cut Me Down and Count My Rings
Holopaw – Oh Glory, Oh Wilderness

Ikonika – Smuck 12"
Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young
King Khan & the BBQ Show – Invisible Girl
Laarks – An Exaltation of Laarks
Lymbyc Systym – Shutter Release
Mary Onettes – Islands
Melanie Fiona – The Bridge
Molina & Johnson – Molina & Johnson
Morrissey – Swords
Múm – Sing Along to Songs You Don't Know
Nesey Gallons – Eyes & Eyes & Eyes Ago
Ola Podrida – Belly of the Lion
Shwayze – Let it Beat
Sleep Whale – Houseboat
Stricken City – Songs About People
Subeena – "Solidify" 12"

The Swimmers – People Are Soft

Syntaks – Ylajali
Systems Officer – Underslept
Various Artists – Goner Fest 4
Vitalic – Flashmob
Wale – Attention Deficit
Weezer – Raditude
Yura Yura Teikoku – Hollow Me/Beautiful

November 10th
Asobi Seksu – Rewolf
Bobby Birdman – New Moods
Clipse – Till the Casket Drops
Dashboard Confessional – After the Ending
Dead Meadow – David Peel Sessions
Javelin – "Javelin" 12"
Midnight Masses – Rapture Ready, I Gazed at the Body 

Mr. Gnome – Heave Yer Skeleton
Omar Rodriguez Lopez – Xenophanes
Pants Yell! – Recieved Pronunciation

Robyn Hitchcock – I Often Dream of Trains in New York

Tori Amos – Midwinter Graces
Wyclef Jean – From the Hut to the Projects to the Mansion EP

November 17th
Annie – Don't Stop
Hawksley Workman – For Him and the Girl
Kid Sister – Ultraviolet

Nurse With Wound – Space Music

Paul McCartney – Good Evening New York City
Robin Guthrie – Songs to Help My Children Sleep EP 
Tape Deck Mountain – Ghost 

The Chairs – Nine Ways
Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures

November 24th
Miracle Condition – Miracle Condition
Underworld Vs. the Misterons – Athens
Various Artists – Daptone Gold