2011-08-30

MC Chris - Kill It


Artist: McChris

Song: Kill It

Album: MCChriss Is Dead (2008)

Mc chris (born Christopher Brendan Ward IV on September 2, 1975, Libertyville, Illinois) is an American rapper, voice actor, writer and improvisational comedian.

mc chris is dead is the fifth album by hip-hop artist mc chris and was released May 27, 2008 for digital download from Amazon.com, iTunes, and Zune Marketplace while the hard copy became available for preorder at indiemerchstore.com on April 28, 2008 which had six more tracks than the digital download copies. A vinyl edition and special "Black" edition were released on December 1st, including a bonus track, "My Rhymes."

The album is dedicated to Murray Walter Goff, mc chris' newborn nephew who was diagnosed at birth with Cystic fibrosis.


Believe it or not I am rocking the mic
An easy combo to remember like the lock on your bike
My name is mc chris havin' the time of my life
Turn the mic into dynamite, like Yosemite might, right?
Cause I got the beats and I got the flavor
The narcs on my fart like the ark's got raiders
I'm makin' paper you're makin' excuses
You're abusing glue sticks
Sorry but the shoe fits
You're what's called a nuisance, I'm a new artist
Only got the farthest cause I'm workin' the hardest
So F you hated B's need to chill real soon
Take a hammer to your grill, like I'm Oh Dae Su
Lego head girl girls that smoke too much doob
kicking ass with the 'stache of a Fu Manchu.
Two blue tattoos, that used to be black
you a bad enough dude to stay off of my back?

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Believe it or not I can out-style all these know-it-alls
Getting greedy 'cause I made a CD at the local mall
Maybe these preemies need their Wheaties, perpetrating in a Powerglove
(??The Rock swiggin' at like a plastic bag of sour nug)
Gotta gargle lava if you wanna spit fire
Save the drama for your mama, we all know that shit's tired.
Just 'cause you're hoping to flow don't mean you can open the show.
You gotta girl and she at home with a head full of holes
I'm like baseball cards, but with mp3s.
I rock bicycle spokes- just a joke MC.
See, you ride up on my grip like I got the gan-yo.
Let me hit the bong slow while I say “RAW Bro!”
This is for the haters. They got something to prove.
If they didn't hate on me then they'd have nothing to do.
Watch me body slam a n00b on the hard concrete.
I make a living musing over hardcore beats.

Artist: Hawksley Workman

Song: (The Happiest Day I Know Is A) Tokyo Bicycle

Album: Meat (2010)

Ryan Corrigan (born March 4, 1975), better known by the stage name Hawksley Workman, is a Canadian rock singer-songwriter who has garnered critical acclaim for his blend of cabaret pop and glam rock. Workman has released eleven full length albums throughout his career. He is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, drums, bass, keyboards and singing on his records and often switching between those instruments when playing live.

The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle
The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle

And it was in Paris
Just past the Place des Vosges
I went into Muji
Prenez deux noir stylos
I was tipped off to the place
By a friend from London town
She says it's got the nicest stuff to find that was there to be found

The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle
The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle

And Mister Shibuya
He owns this subway car
You don't fuck with him any day
No matter who you are
You may have friends in the embassy
But they won't come when you call
You better ride your bike outta here
Before I'm forced to watch you fall

The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle
The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle
The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle
The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle

The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle
The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle
The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle
The happiest day I know is a Tokyo bicycle

A video for Hawksley Workman's song "(The Happiest Day I Know Is A) Tokyo Bicycle", from the album Meat. Animated by Christopher Hinton.

2011-08-26

The Cranberries - Sorry Son


Artist: The Cranberries

Song: Sorry Son

Album: Bury the Hatchet (1999)

Bury the Hatchet is the fourth studio album by Irish rock band The Cranberries, released in 1999.

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Sorry son, this is what I’ve done
This is what I’ve done
It was a long sad supper without you
I had to be cruel to be kind
We have to leave the past behind
La la la
And isn’t it strange how people can change
And isn’t it weird how people I feared
They all seem worthless now

I will ride on my bicycle,
I ride thinking of you
As I’m riding on my tricycle,
I ride

I see the sun in the trees,
And I feel the psychedelic breeze
And I see the sun in the trees,
And I feel the psychedelic breeze

Sorry son, this is what I’ve done
This is what I’ve done
It was a long sad supper without you
Please don’t hold me responsible
I tried and tried
It wasn’t the same without my brain
It wasn’t a game, it wasn’t a game
Oh not now

I will ride on my bicycle,
I ride thinking of you
As I’m riding on my tricycle,
I ride

I see the sun in the trees,
And I feel the psychedelic breeze
I see the sun in the trees,
And I feel the psychedelic breeze

La la la
Sorry son
Oh I am so sorry son

2011-08-24

Officine Pan - Gianni Va Veloce


Artist: Officine Pan

Song: Gianni va veloce

In 2004 Officine Pan with "Gianni va veloce" participate at the Festival of San Marino and won the TIM '04 Tour. The song will be in rotation on major radio networks and inserted between the successes of the year in the compilation Top of the Pop and Hit mania. Then La Gazzetta dello Sport will choose the song for the "Giro d’Italia 2005".

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Gianni va veloce
veloce può rincorrere il vento
nel tempo che va
comunque sia la logica
corre tra monti e più in là
ritroverà il coraggio di andare
ancora più su
e arriverà in un attimo
parappaparapapappà
e arriverà in un attimo
parappaparapapappà

Gianni guarda il mattino
e prende il primo sole sul viso
che ride di già
è quasi primavera e i suoi sogni
si fanno più veri
e tutto sembra assumere un senso
nel vento che va
la ruota sembra un elica
parappaparapapappà
la ruota sembra un elica
parappaparapapappà

Gianni non è mai stanco
di correre per tutto il mondo
ed andrebbe più in là
fino a toccare il sole, le stelle, la luna e chissà
se la sua felpa termica
va bene anche là
in giro sopra un'orbita
parappaparapapappà
in giro sopra un'orbita
parappaparapapappà

Gianni parla poco
e vede il mondo come potrebbe
vederlo un marziano
e prende tutto quello che va
così perché va
perché la vita ha un senso
se il senso non glielo si dà
e tutto va in discesa
parappaparapapappà
e tutto è già più facile
parappaparapapappà
per Gianni tutto il resto lo è
parappaparapapappà
e tutto è già più facile
parappaparapapappà

Gianni è sempre convinto
che le sue scarpe lucide
sono le scarpe di un re
e aspetta un nuovo giorno
che arriva un nuovo momento
per correre in discesa e in salita
ed il resto dov'è?
per Gianni tutto il resto dov'è?

The Bouncing Souls - East Side Mags


Artist: The Bouncing Souls

Song: East Side Mags

Album: Bouncing Souls (1997)

The Bouncing Souls are a punk rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey, formed in 1987. By the time of their acknowledgment by the national punk rock scene, they had reignited a "pogo" element to New Jersey punk rock by playing fast light-hearted songs, a model followed by various other local bands.

The Bouncing Souls is the 3rd full-length album and first release on Epitaph Records for the New Jersey punk band, The Bouncing Souls. It contains such fan favorites as "Kate Is Great" and "East Coast Fuck You!".

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Ride! Ride! Ride!....
comin' out through the park
past the dog run smell of shit
burning in the sun
watch the cab dent his door
happy hour here let's pick up jorge
lock 'em up three cold beers in a cup

Inside Coney something ain't right
too many people on a friday night
i can't see straight in the flashing lights
i got a feeling there's gonna be a fight
wrap it up, pack it up saddle up
full tank of liqour in our guts

Drinkem down we gotta a ride
going through the lower east side
day or night mags on the run
looking for trouble
looking for fun
BMX we got suss
when we ride don't mess with us


2011-08-23

ZZ Top - Sleeping Bag


Artist: ZZ Top

Song: Sleeping Bag

Album: Afterburner (1985)

ZZ Top is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "That Little Ol' Band from Texas". Their style, which is rooted in blues-based boogie rock has come to incorporate elements of arena southern, and boogie rock.The band, from Houston Texas, formed in 1969.

Afterburner

The song Sleeping Bag was released as a single in 1985 and became their most successful single, reaching #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, equaling the peak of their previous single "Legs."

A music video was made to promote the song. The video revolves around a couple being chased by two wheel loaders and the Bear Foot monster truck.

The video shows the destruction of the "Eliminator" vehicle featured in the videos of the album Eliminator and introduces the space shuttle on the cover of the Afterburner album.

The early scenes in the video inspired the video to the Foo Fighters' "Everlong".

Actors Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and John Dye ("Touched By An Angel") appear as the female and male leads.

2011-08-22

Modena City Ramblers - L'Ultima Superstite


Artist: Modena City Ramblers

Song: L’Ultima Superstite

Album: La Grande Famiglia (1996)

Modena City Ramblers (also known as M.C.R.) is an Italian folk band founded in 1991. Their music is heavily influenced by Celtic themes, and can be compared to folk rock music. The band has sold over 500,000 albums. Known for their left-wing politics, their lyrics often speak out against the Mafia and fascism.

La Grande Famiglia is a spectacular recording by the Modena City Ramblers. It represents perhaps the height of their Irish orientation, after which they begin to introduce more South American (Terra e Liberta) and rock/reggae (Fuori Campo) influences. La Grande Famiglia, however is a wonderfully balanced and diverse album, ranging from beautiful ballads, such as "Canzone dalla Fine del Mondo" and "Al Dievel", to foot-stomping sing-alongs like "Banda del Sogno Interrotto". And while the music is usually distinctly Irish (plus an accordian or two), they maintain a strongly Italian orientation, writing songs about the partisans in WWII and anti-Mafia activists, and covering folk singer Francesco Guccini's "La Locomotiva". All in all, this is a vibrant, fun album and a great introduction to the Ramblers' music.

A Bettola stava scendendo la sera e

Lilli era pronta per andare a dormire

birocciai e sfollati per il coprifuoco

ritornavano a cercare un riparo

era il '44 sui monti di Reggio

la notte di San Giovanni

la ronda ha scoperto tre partigiani

venuti per distruggere il ponte.

I partigiani hanno ucciso un tedesco ma un altro ha dato l'allarme

il comando SS ha deciso di fare una rappresaglia esemplare

la notte i soldati armati di mitra sono andati casa per casa

avevano l'ordine di uccidere tutti, uomini donne e bambini

Li hanno svegliati, radunati in cucina poi hanno sparato una raffica

Lilli è caduta tra il nonno e la nonna coperta del suo e il loro sangue

i soldati avevano portato benzina e hanno incendiato le case

ma Lilli era viva, è riuscita a arrivare alla finestra e lasciarsi cadere

ma la casa bruciava e sarebbe caduta

su Lilli come un colpo di grazia

è molto difficile scappare lontano

a undici anni con la gola ferita

e sentiva le grida mischiate agli spari

e le bestie nitrire impazzite

e le voci metalliche degli ufficiali

e sentiva il calore del fuoco

L'hanno trovata soltanto al mattino

ferita bruciata ma viva

il postino l'ha messa sulla bicicletta

e portata dai parenti in pianura

poi Lilli è guarita e la guerra è finita

e i tedeschi se ne sono partiti

ma per molti anni ha sognato gli spari

e non le usciva la voce.

Ora Lilli vive una vita serena ed è nonna di tanti nipoti

ma a volte si sveglia con gli occhi aperti nel buio

e rivede la Bettola in fiamme

2011-08-21

Lucio Battisti - La Canzone Del Sole


Artist: Lucio Battisti

Song: La Canzone Del Sole

Album: La Canzone Del Sole / Anche Per Te (45”) (1971)

Lucio Battisti (5 March 1943 – 9 September 1998) was an Italian singer-songwriter. He is considered to be one of the best and most influential musicians and authors in Italian pop/rock music history. ()

La Canzone del Sole

Le bionde trecce, gli occhi azzurri e poi
le tue calzette rosse
e l'innocenza sulle gote tue
due arance ancor più rosse
e la cantina buia dove noi,
respiravamo piano
e le tue corse e l'eco dei tuoi no...oh no
mi stai facendo paura

Dove sei stata, cosa hai fatto mai?...
Una donna, donna dimmi,
cosa vuol dir sono una donna ormai
Ma quante braccia ti hanno stretto tu lo sai
per diventar quel che sei...
che importa tanto tu non me lo dirai.....purtroppo...

Ma ti ricordi l'acqua verde e noi
le rocce, bianco il fondo
di che colore sono gli occhi tuoi
se me lo chiedi non rispondo...
oh mare nero...
tu eri chiaro e trasparente come me....

Le biciclette abbandonate sopra il prato e poi
noi due distesi all'ombra
un fiore in bocca può servire sai
più allegro tutto sembra
e d'improvviso quel silenzio tra noi
e quel tuo sguardo strano
ti cade il fiore dalla bocca e poi
oh no, ferma ti prego la mano...

Dove sei stata cosa hai fatto mai
Una donna, donna dimmi
cosa vuol dir sono una donna ormai!
Io non conosco quel sorriso sicuro che hai
non so chi sei, non so più chi sei
mi fai paura oramai, purtroppo...

Ma ti ricordi le onde grandi e noi,
gli spruzzi e le tue grida
cos'è rimasto in fondo agli occhi tuoi
la fiamma è spenta o è accesa
Oh mare nero...
tu eri chiaro e trasparente come me...

Il sole quando sorge sorge piano e poi,
la luce si diffonde tutta intorno a noi
le ombre di fantasmi nella notte
sono alberi e cespugli ancora in fiore
sono gli occhi di una donna
ancora pieni d'amore...

2011-08-20

MC Chris - Smackababy


Artist: McChris

Song: Smackababy

Album: Goes to Hell (2010)

Mc Chris (born Christopher Brendan Ward IV on September 2, 1975, Libertyville, Illinois) is an American rapper, voice actor, writer and improvisational comedian.

mc chris is dead is the fifth album by hip-hop artist mc chris and was released May 27, 2008 for

Goes to Hell

Spare the rod, spoil the child
Fuck that shit I'm about to go wild
Went to the backyard found myself a switch
Wimpy little shit is about to get hit
Upside the head with a bucket of sand
Fucking shit up cause I'm fuckin intense
I'm tenser than fuck I'm denser than shrubs
I'm straight out the pub with a fistful of fuck you

Whatcha gonna do, where you gonna sit
Beat that bad butt with a hickory stick
Lickity split, sick of these kids
Want my side of corn and a bucket of ribs
Fuck em up quick
Don't miss my game
Every little sound a little light in my brain
So don't complain, like I'm always saying
Might get the belt or the bicycle chain

Smackababy in the morning, smackababy in the light
Smackababy in the evening if you're feelin like a fight
Smackababy in your home, smackababy on a train
Smackababy anywhere you like just please do not refrain
Smackababy, smackababy, smackababy, c'mon
Smackababy make me go crazy
Smackababy, smackababy, smackababy, c'mon
Smackababy make me go crazy

Beat that boy, hurl that girl
Heres two tickets to a tilt-a-whirl
Pump that pup, choke that chap
Show em who's boss, ain't takin' no crap
Ain't takin' no mess, ain't takin no guff
Ain't takin' no less so you better bite your tongue
Better watch your mouth, better stay in line
Gonna get gone or I'm gonna get mine
So shut the fuck up and let me chill
Bring me a beer and a bottle of pills
Sit real still don't make a peep
Or I'll get my sickle and reap my seed
I love you kid cause you're my kin
TV's on and you don't say shit
Take off your shoes and stay off the couch
And just get lost, shut your motherfuckin mouth

Smackababy in the morning, smackababy in the light
Smackababy in the evening if you're feelin like a fight
Smackababy in your home, smackababy on a train
Smackababy anywhere you like just please do not refrain
Smackababy, smackababy, smackababy, c'mon
Smackababy make me go crazy
Smackababy, smackababy, smackababy, c'mon
Smackababy make me go crazy

[Man: You are MC Chris.
MC Chris Uh no.
Man: I got all your cassette tapes.
MC Chris: I..I’m not mc chris he’s dead.
Man: MC Chris I got all your cassette tapes.
MC Chris: I never put out cassette tapes and he’s dead.
Man: I got here..I got..I got this song.
MC Chris: And uh I can’t.
Man: I got this song idea for you
MC Chris: I’m in a hurry
Man: I got this song.
MC Chris: I gotta.
Man: It’s about.
MC Chris: Uh I just gotta.
Man: It’s about babys.
MC Chris: I’m act..I’m actually in a hurry.
Man: Called smackababy.
MC Chris: It’s a very interesting title.
Man: hang on.
MC Chris: I’m in a hurry I just..
Man: Hang on hang on.
MC Chris: ok.
Man: Hold tight sir I need to get in tune.]

Smackababy in the morning, smackababy in the light
Smackababy in the evening if you're feelin like a fight
Smackababy in your home, smackababy on a train
Smackababy anywhere you like just please do not refrain
Smackababy, smackababy, smackababy, c'mon
Smackababy make me go crazy
Smackababy, smackababy, smackababy, c'mon
Smackababy make me go crazy

Smackababy in the morning, smackababy in the light
Smackababy in the evening if you're feelin like a fight
Smackababy in your home, smackababy on a train
Smackababy anywhere you like just please do not refrain
Smackababy, smackababy, smackababy, c'mon
Smackababy make me go crazy
Smackababy, smackababy, smackababy, c'mon
Smackababy make me go crazy

Kill it mc with your ability beams
With your newly acquired powers in this hour of need
Wi-wi-with the the greatest of ease
pu-pu-put these haters to sleep
m-m-mc chris you are my hero with no fear of defeat.

2011-08-19

Titus Andronicus - Theme from "Cheers"


Artist: Titus Andronicus

Song: Theme from “Cheers”

Album: The Monitor (2010)

XL Recordings is excited to announce the release of The Monitor, the second album by Titus Andronicus. It’s set for release on March 9th, 2010, which also happens to be the 148th anniversary of the Battle of Hampton Roads (see track 10), wherein the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Virginia entered into their epic struggle off the coast of Virginia.

The Monitor is 65 minutes long, and is comprised of 10 tracks varying in length between 1:55 and 14:02.

The Monitor is a concept album about the Civil War, “sort of”, says singer Patrick Stickles. He goes on to say that “It doesn't take place in olden times, nor does it necessarily feature any characters that participated in that conflict. Really, it is a record about how the conflicts that led our nation into that great calamity remain unresolved, and the effect that this ongoing division has on our personal relationships and our behavior and how they're all out to get us (or maybe not?) and yadda yadda yadda.”

We invite you to listen to a track from the album, “Four Score And Seven”, Parts 1 + 2. The full song is 8:39 minutes long, but it’s been conveniently split into 2 parts for your listening pleasure and for the purposes of the vinyl double A side 7” which will be released on February 9th, (Abraham Lincoln's 201st birthday, 201 being the area code of Glen Rock, NJ).

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I'm sorry, mama, but I've been drinking again
Me and the old man got us a head start on the weekend
And rest assured tonight I'm going to be in Kevin's basement with all my friends
Provided we can get, get our lazy asses down to Bottle King by ten

And the walk home is going to be a real shit-show
I'll be picking up half-smoked cigarette butts all up and down Rock Road
And then throw up in the warm glow of the traffic light
But I'm going to put the devil inside me to sleep if it takes all night

So let's get fucked up
And let's pretend we're all okay
And if you've got something that you can't live with, save it for another day
Alright, save it for another day

I'm sorry, Mama, expect a call from the neighbors tonight
All of my asshole buddies are coming over and they're feeling a little too alright
I'm sick and tired of everyone in this town being so goddamn uptight
But don't you worry, I'll do all the talking when they turn on the flashing lights

When I'm an old man I can be the quiet type
And I can go without a moment of fun for the rest of my life
I can read a good book and I can be in bed by ten
And I can get up early, go to work and come home, and start it all over again

But while we're young, boys, everybody raise your glasses high
Singing, "Here's to the good times, here's to the home team
Kiss the good times goodbye
Oh yeah, kiss the good times goodbye"

I need a timeout
I need an escape from reality
Or else I need eternal darkness and death
I need an exit strategy

Down in North Caroline
I could have been a productive member of society
But these New Jersey cigarettes and all they require of me
Have made a fucking junkie out of me

So give me a Guinness
Give me a Keystone Light
Give me a kegger on a Friday night
Give me anything but another year in exile

I need a whiskey, I need a whiskey, I need a whiskey right now
I need a whiskey, I need a whiskey
God know how many times I've said this before
But I really don't feel like doing this anymore

So hey, Andy, let's turn into dirty old men
Close down the bar every night at the Glen Rock Inn
Talk about our grandkids as we stroke our gray beards
Funny we're still doing car bombs after all of these years

Now I know there are bicycles waiting to ride
But I could swear I heard voices from the other side
Saying, "Wait until you see the whites of their eyes"

And now that I'm older, I look back and say
"What the fuck was it for anyway?"
Those dreams are lying in the still of the grave
What the fuck were they for anyway?

So let it be on a stretcher if I get carried away
What the fuck was it for anyway?
What the fuck was it for anyway?

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2011-08-18

Billie The Vsion and the Dancers - I Was So Unpopular in School...


Artist: Billie the Vision and the Dancers

Album: I Was So Unpopular in School and Now They're Giving Me This Beautiful Bicycle (2004)

I Was So Unpopular in School and Now They're Giving Me This Beautiful Bicycle is the debut album of Swedish indiepop group Billie the Vision and the Dancers recorded in the spring of 2004. It was released on the record label "Love Will Pay the Bills".

2011-08-17

The Maccabees - Bicycle Rush


Artist: The Maccabees

Song: Bicycle Rush

Album: The Bakers Arms Dozen - A Fierce Panda Collection (2007)

The Maccabees are an art rock band from Brighton and South London.

Their name hails from the Bible, whilst one of their most written about songs, Latchmere, is an ode to a leisure centre.

They have released two albums to date, 2007's Colour It In and 2009's Wall Of Arms.

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Service is suspended
Service shall resume
Service running late again
Service running smooth
Space becomes so lonely, with these feeling of mistrust
Because the monster in the cupboard has made us feel we must

Spot the train, train
Spot a hole
Spot the train, spot the monster

And everyone?s buying bicycles (x4)

Cities looking empty
Cities running scared
Cities got new friends
That they cities really cared
The looks are trifle shifty, and their not about to change
Cos no one likes what they are not, and slowly we?re strange

Spot the train, train
Spot a hole
Spot the train, spot the monster

The quickest route to paradise
Is a short commute to paradise
And a sharp salute to paradise

And everyone?s buying bicycles (x8)

2011-08-16

Major Parkinson - Bicycle!


Artist: Major Parkinson

Song: Bicycle!

Album: Major Parkinson (2008)

Major Parkinson

They tried to put me on the bicycle
They tried to hook me to the wild electric chair
And it was groovy

The papa's writing on a book
He's got a master plan
He stole the phrases from the mad delirium crush, crush
And I was groovy

Sing a song, aha
When you cry
In spite of all the currencies of suffering

Honey, we were nothing but a love affair
Yeah, you were nothing but a love affair to me
You gave me nothing
Nothing
None!

A woman is a crime
She's the rhythm of a rhyme
An expression of a cold
I can smolder anytime
There's a guide
Sneaking behind her shoulders

She's a girl, aha
And he's a boy
And I know the game they're playing
'Cause they're dumb,
transparent and incapable of stopping me


A bitch-slap on the side
When she was drinking
Too tall out of proportions
She promised to be small
I only wanted a real good time
I only wanted to make her go
Mmm-Ooooh
Be careful with the gun
Whaaa-aaah
Out of my forehead
I think you'd better run

2011-08-15

The Bouncing Souls - The BMX Song


Artist: The Bouncing Souls

Song: The BMX Song

Album: Maniacal Laughter (1996)

The Bouncing Souls are a punk rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey, formed in 1987. By the time of their acknowledgment by the national punk rock scene, they had reignited a "pogo" element to New Jersey punk rock by playing fast light-hearted songs, a model followed by various other local bands.

Maniacal Laughter is The Bouncing Souls second full-length album, which includes "The Ballad Of Johnny X," and "Here We Go," the latter of which was featured prominently in the hardcore porn film POV Punx.

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If i had money i'd buy a new BMX it's a long walk through the city in the rain it's along walk from train to train. We'll build a ramp and do some tricks and try to impress some chicks then we'll put on some really dark shades and run over all the dorks with rollerblades... crossups, tabletops, endos, curb endos, timmy judge! get rad! if i had money i'd buy a new BMX.

The Bouncing Souls playing "The BMX Song" @ Melkweg in Amsterdam August 26th 2009.

2011-08-14

N.E.R.D. - Provider


Artist: N.E.R.D.

Song: Provider

Album: In Search Of… (2001)

The acronym N.E.R.D. stands for "No One Ever Really Dies," but childhood friends Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams, and Shay most certainly used the group to proudly emphasize the nerdier aspects of their musical personalities. Before this side project took shape, Hugo and Williams -- as the Neptunes -- had established themselves as giants in the field of pop production, whether they were working with hardcore rappers, smooth crooners, or teen pop groups. Although their faces were known to many due to this prominence, N.E.R.D. allowed the duo to take center stage, as rock stars, even if a new alias was being used.

The trio recorded its first album, In Search Of..., and released it in Europe in late 2001.

Provider” was the third and final single from the album. It managed to gain minor popularity in Europe, making the charts in the Netherlands and Sweden. In the UK, it was released as a double a-side with a re-release of "Lapdance," peaking at #20.

The video opens with two girls and a guy in a truck, the guy asking the two if they remember a guy named Shagg. Pharrell and Chad ride around with a bike gang interspersed with scenes of a young man (Brad Renfro) struggling to make ends meet and his pregnant girlfriend (Kelli Garner). She suggests he apply to the military, which he angrily rejects but reluctantly does. The video ends with Pharrell wearing cammo and holding a little girl displaying the peace sign with other children around him doing the same. Tony Hawk and Travis Barker make a cameo in a convenience store scene, while Pusha T of the Clipse appears as a drug dealer.

Woke up I had the same clothes on I had on last night
Damn
I must have passed out
And cash is just like the clothes I worn yesterday
We are broke
Damn
I gotta get my ass out
I went to see what my friend was talking about
Drugs
He told me cocaine would get you clout
My momma said he's trouble and schools my route
But I went to high school and got kicked out
So I'm driving this truck down the 95
I pray to God I make it home alive
I don't get pulled over by the man
I just want to make it home to hold your hand

Chorus

Goodbye beloved one
Do you know what I am
If you don't see my face no more
I'm a provider girl, gotta face the streets tonight
Goodbye beloved one
Do you know what I am
You don't see my face no more
I'm a rider, girl gotta face the streets tonight
You say you don't want me to go but I have to
Please don't weep
I love you

I refuse to be a bum
Especially coming where I'm from
I'm a provider girl
And I love you
So it's just like I said before
Heading down 95
Dodging Johnny law
I don't need a ticket though I never got one
If he pulls me over
He can feel my shotgun
I think about life pull down my hat
It's just like this road I don't know where I'm at
I don't want to be another cocaine story
Will I find my sanity
Where I find my glory

Come on
Repeat Chorus
Someday, Someday, this will be over
We'll raise a family
I'll get a job and I'll be a voter
And if I die
It will change you
Change you
I watch over a family
But only as an angel
So don't tell me you don't know what you see
When you're looking at a motherfucker just like me
I'm a provider girl
I said don't tell me you don't know what you see
When you're looking at a motherfucker just like me
I'm a rider girl

Repeat Chorus

I love you girl
I'm doing this for us
I don't know any better
What am I supposed to do
Nothing I love you

2011-08-13

Bat For Lashes - What's a Girl To Do


Artist: Bat For Lashes

Song: What’s a Girl To Do

Album: Fur & Gold (2006)

Natasha Khan (born 25 October 1979), also known by her stage name Bat for Lashes, is an English musician. She sings and plays the piano, bass, guitar, harpsichord and the autoharp.

Khan's debut album, Fur and Gold, released on 11 September 2006, peaked at #48 on the UK Album Charts and went on to be nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2007. In 2008, Khan also picked up two BRIT nominations for Best Breakthrough Artist and Best Female Solo Artist, leading to growing media attention.

The video features Natasha Khan riding on a bicycle in a dark forest with strange creatures behind her performing bike tricks.


We walked arm in arm
But I didn't feel his touch
A desire I'd first tried to hide,
That tingling inside was gone
And when he asked me:
'do you still love me?'
I had to look away
I didn't want to tell him
That my heart grows colder with each day

When you love someone
But the thrill is gone
And your kisses at night
Are replaced with tears
And when your dreams are on
A train to train wreck town
Then I ask you now, what's a girl to do?

He said he'd take me away
That we'd work things out
And I didn't want to tell him
But it was then I had to say
Over the times we've shared
It's all blackened out
And my bat lightning heart
Wants to fly away

When you love someone
But the thrill is gone
And your kisses at night
Are replaced with tears
And when your dreams are on
A train to train wreck town
Then I ask you now, what's a girl to do?

What's a girl to do?
What's a girl to do?
What's a girl to do?

Great video from Bat For Lashes for the single 'Whats a Girl To Do'

2011-08-12

The Bouncing Souls - Streetlight Serenade


Artist: The Bouncing Souls

Song: Streetlight Serenade (To No One)

Album: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (2000)

The Bouncing Souls are a punk rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey, formed in 1987. By the time of their acknowledgment by the national punk rock scene, they had reignited a "pogo" element to New Jersey punk rock by playing fast light-hearted songs, a model followed by various other local bands.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation is the fifth studio album by New Jersey punk band The Bouncing Souls. It was released on May 22, 2001. This was the first album to feature new drummer Michael McDermott, formerly of Murphy's Law and Skinnerbox.

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I'll sing this song to my bike and everything else that I like
this goes out to my handlbars
As I'm weaving through the cars.
This is for my squirrels in the park and every dog that doesn't bark.
This is a song about a ride and listening to whats inside,
I look at all the cars I pass
I cruise myself in the glass

Video live

2011-08-11

The Trucks - Old Bikes


Artist: The Trucks

Song: Old Bikes

Album: The Trucks (2006)

Electro funk / Pop / Punk from Bellingham, US

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let's go out for a ride,
pedal on our old bikes
short or far, i don't care,
ride with you, anywhere

and if i go too fast
and it seems i might crash-
pray for me.
pray for me.

pedal pedal chain and metal
we went riding with the devil
pedal pedal chain and metal
we went riding with the devil

blood and concrete don't mix
two black eyes i can't fix
is this a concussion,
or is this confusion.

whiskey on my lips,
scars on both my hips-
is this a concussion
or is this confusion.

pedal pedal chain and metal
we went riding with the devil!