After last, Big Ass Show, Saturday one thing is clear: Summer is over. It's gone, baby. We are now in the season of reverence, thoughtfulness, self-reflection, warm beverages and too-soon festive decorations lining store shelves.
So, in the spirit of the changing leaves and chilly air I have assembled 25 songs that I think fit the season. It's probably not the cheeriest of playlists, but there is some great stuff here. Some of it you may know and some not so much. Some of the songs are new and some old. And yes, the list leans a little hipster - tis the season of scarfs, after all.
Feel free to leave some of your own suggestions in the comments.
(Note: This is a playlist, so hit play and let it roll).
1. Radiohead "How to Disappear Completely"
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Skeletons"
3. Julian Casablancas of The Strokes "I'll Try Anything Once"
4. Jeff Buckley "Hallelujah"
5. Alt-J "Warm Foothills"
6. Arcade Fire "Rococo"
7. Mando Diao "How We Walk"
8. Foo Fighters "Walking After You"
9. Death Cab For Cutie "Cath"
10. Fleet Foxes "White Winter Hymnal"
11. Perfume Genius "Queen"
12. Interpol "My Blue Supreme"
13. Phantogram "The Day You Died"
14. Stars "In Our Bedroom After the War"
15. Beck "Waking Light"
16. Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins "Melt Your Heart"
17. Smashing Pumpkins "To Shelia"
18. Young the Giant "Mind Over Matter"
19. Incubus "Stellar"
20. Blood Orange "It Is What It Is"
21. Reptile Youth "Shooting Up Sunshine"
22. Spoon "Let Me Be Mine"
23. Nine Inch Nails "The Great Below"
24. Alkaline Trio "Help Me"
25. Joey Cape and Tony Sly "International You Day"
It's all coming up Foo at the tail end of 2014. The guys will be dropping their new album, "Sonic Highways" in November, but before that HBO will be airing and 8-part series also called "Sonic Highways."
The album and series focus on the recording of the new music as it was recorded in studios all over the country in some iconic cities such as Washington D.C., New Orleans, Seattle and more made apparent by the album artwork.
Whether the band will unleash a tour in support of the album has not been announced yet, but you can almost guarantee the tour would roll out in cities the album was recorded in, which could mean no show for the SLC. At least not on the first leg.
Anyway, check out the look at the HBO series below. It looks pretty intriguing.
The whole Ice Bucket Challange has gone hyper-viral. Every celebrity, Facebook friend and Stephen King are dumping buckets of ice water on themselves to raise money for ALS (formerly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) research and hopefully a cure. The cause is a very worthy one, obviously. The results of the disease are quite cruel. As the ASL Association defines the disease:
"Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed."
Basically, it takes the ability from an infected individual to control their own body. Like I said before, it's cruel.
On a side not, I wonder if they are calling it ALS again because no one 25 or under know who Lou Gehrig is. I know it is a dumb question, but these are the thoughts that keep me up at night.
If you want to raise awareness by dumping water and calling people out to do the same then go for it (though I am not sure awareness could be raised anymore than it is). I was going to just mail out cards asking people nicely to enjoy a glass of water while donating $100 online at http://www.alsa.org/, but I am humble that way. Or at least I was until David Grohl and the Foo Fighters upped the game for everyone with this amazing "Carrie" (the Brian De Palma version, not that crap remake) parody.
David Grohl may be the next step in human evolution and, if so, I really like where our species is headed.
Looks like Stephen King took up the challenge in his own way:
Now that we have announced the lineup for the X96 Toyota Big Ass Show. Here are some artists that we “thought” about inviting but, unfortunately, just couldn’t make it.
1. Nickelback One of our employees suggested Nickelback… we had to let him go. 2. Creed *See Nickelback* 3. Daughtry Let’s be honest with one another here, you would only show up to sing that one song about coming home. Aren’t people over American Idol artists? 4. Anberlin The boys of Anberlin are currently heading overseas to say goodbye to their Australian, European, and other friends across the globe before heading back to the states for one last time. The thought of saying goodbye to one of their favorite cities earlier than intended was too much for them. Instead, they’re sticking us on the end of their final tour. Expect to see them October 17 at The Complex. 5. U2 Bono, The Edge, and the other guys were too busy writing new music, writing other superhero musicals and saving the world. They couldn’t be bothered to make an impromptu stop in Utah. 6. Taking Back Sunday They just played two soldout back-to-back shows with The Used three months ago! What more do you want from these guys? 7. Foo Fighters Dave Grohl has been way too busy with his new HBO series Sonic Highways and working on a new album for the Foo Fighters. He’s also been seen swimming with the otters, so the man has a lot on his plate.
Dave Grohl finds peace among these furry aquatic animals.
8. Red Hot Chili Peppers The chili peppers are locked away in their studio working on new music and doing who knows what else. Unknown sources have told us that they won’t make contact with anyone, except the pizza man, until the new album is complete. 9. Blur But only on the condition that they would play Song 2 in loop. They wouldn’t go for it. 10. Kid Rock?
If you missed it, here is the BASH lineup: A Day To Remember, Neon Trees, Phantogram, Capital Cities, Broods, Nightmare and The Cat, and Priory. There are more artists that will be added to the lineup within the next couple weeks!
The Foo Fighters will be going to Africa this year! South Africa that is. I don't know a TON about South Africa other than I can trace some family back there in the 1800's and that's where the bad guys from Lethal Weapon 2 were from. OH, and my parents just went there on vacation. They brough me back some stuff.
Have some stuff from South Africa wich was all made in China
But after dropping a couple hints over the weekend, the Foo's have officially announced plans to play two shows -- one in Cape Town on December 10th and another in Johannesburg on December 13th. The stadium gigs will also feature the Kaiser Chiefs and BLK JKS as well. But Dave Grohl says they haven't forgotten about their Stateside fans. They've also confirmed an appearance at the Life Is Beautiful Festival, which takes place October 24th through the 26th in Las Vegas.
I want to hear "Big Me" on a Vevuzela
The Foo Fighters are set to release a new album in November and will also be the subject of a new HBO docuseries. That should be cool. I'm guessing a US Tour will follow. I hope so anyway
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