Friday, November 28, 2008


I've been holding onto some things lately.

It's not even midnight here at my Thanksgiving weekend getaway, but everyone else is in bed [in their defense, everyone else is either under six or over fifty-six years]. And so I'm tired. And bored. I haven't been able to make myself catch up with blogwork or schoolwork, until now. But even now I gotta admit to you guys I'm not totally into it.

I am, however, totally into these guys. All the bands tonight are from Down Under, and all have been getting a lot of rotation in my iPod and iTunes lately. Get all tonight's tunes in a zip, linked at the bottom.

Empire of the Sun from Walking on a Dream

Pnau from Pnau

Bang Gang from Ghost from the Past

And here're some other Aussome Aussie tunes I've shared recently:


All songs in a ~60mb zip.


We sell Aussie music right here in the US even:


Stay tuned for OHWNT's faves of 2008 to come very soon. FaveAlbums2008, FaveSongs2008, and.... no, actually that'll probably about do it for my lists.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008


In light of just learning about Nike producing some Uggs-style boots, I have a few things to offer:

Everybody say Uhhh, not ugh:

Fujiya & Miyagi - Uh (right-click save-as, via)


Happy Tuesday.

na-nah na-nah, na-nah na-nah

Friday, November 21, 2008

I want to marry Liz Lemon : an ohwnt MegaPost

And Jack Donaghy.

This is the funniest thing on TV right now. And Liz and Jack are why.

I really don't know how she keeps a straight face through her "funny business" monologue.


100% Pure Awesomeness award-winning 30 Rock themed randomness [check below for all songs in one easily pocketable zip]:

Shuggie Otis - XL-30
Smashing Pumpkins - Thirty-three
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Rockers to Swallow
Spank Rock - Coke & Wet
Rocky Votolato - The Old Holland
Def Leppard - Rocket
Gary Glitter - Rock and Roll part 2
The Pack - Rock 'n' Roll
Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
The Books - The Lemon of Pink
Fools Garden - Lemon Tree
Beck - Jack-ass
Colin Meloy - Jack the Ripper
John Cougar - Jack & Diane
Justice - New Jack
Manitoba - Jacknuggeted

All 20 OHWNT MegaPost tuneages in one easy to download zip! [z alt d/l] Conveniently clocking in at 73min for this whole lot, you can fit them all onto any blank CD! It was a coincidence, I swear.

Support artists:


This week's been a good and busy one for OHWNT [not for me, but for the pages]-- for some unexplicable reason so far we're clocking an average of just under 50 hits/day. That may sound pathetic, but hey! That's something to be proud of, so go tell all your friends about today's wonderfully random songs and let's set a record!

I think I already set a record for exclamation points and now I kinda wanna shove one down my throat and barf. Too much happiness.


Enjoy your weekend.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

OHWNT dance party! with Louis La Roche

Wherever you're reading this, I hope you can stand up and 

This little tenmin minimix by this little disco youngster [erm, he's 17 or 18] below, UK's Louis La Roche is, as some brits say, a bloody corker! Or perhaps.. the dog's bollocks! 

Seriously, you don't have to like dance music or what some of you kids call [and makes me cringe] techno to want to cut a rug to this. You just have to have working ears, a heartbeat, and working hips. Don't believe me? Look at the tracklist-- it's got Prince on it!

So get up, close the door to your office, warn the people in the next cubicle, close your blinds, hop into the shower.... or better yet, load it onto your iPod and wait til you get on the bus or you're on the walk home.... and then BLAST THIS ISH! 

Louis La Roche - One Sampler, Glitch & a 909 vol 2 [streamable and downloadable zShare link]

Le Knight Club - Soul Bells
K.I.D - Don’t Stop
The Eternals - Wrath Of Zeus
Morando - Single Bell
Cassius - La Mouche (DJ Falcon Remix)
Da Mongoloids - Spark Da Meth (acapella)
Prince - I Would Die 4 U
Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You (acapella)
Louis La Roche - Do You Remember? (edit)
Carl Bean - I Was Born This Way/Earth People - Dance
Earth, Wind And Fire - In The Stone (Louis La Roche Remix)


The Phantom's Revenge - Absolute Ego Riot [Louis La Roche remix]

Want more? You'll find Louis opening up a Teiam Playa mix I did earlier this year, back on this post in July.


Who put the goat in there?

Benny Lava did.

Yeah, I realize I'm like a year behind on this. I don't really care.

Sing a long now.

[low quality mp3 here]

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaoooooooooeeeea AAAAAAAAAAAAAA
My loony bun is fine Benny Lava!
Minor bun engine made Benny Lava!
Anybody need this sign? Benny Lava!
You need a bun to bite Benny Lava!
Have you been high today?
I see the nuns are gay!
My brother yelled to me...
I love you inside Ed!
My loony bun is fine Benny Lava!
Minor bun engine made Benny Lava!
I told a high school girl...
I love you inside me!
I'd love to see you pee on us tonight!
I'd love to see you pee on us tonight!
You feel me up with doom.
Quit looking up at me!
You got a minute girl?
The puppy had a fee!
Don't think I do love her
We're looking in a pill!
We're looking in a pill!
All of them like the bun!
Now poop on them Oliver!
You know the hole to put it!
Just sing it!
You love me!
Your pundit got armor!
You send me... Offended... You know the hole to put it!
Just sing it!
You love me!
Your pundit got armor!
Who put the goat in there?
The yellow goat I ate!
My loony bun is fine Benny Lava!
Minor bun engine made Benny Lava!
(I like to swim in it)
(I like to swim in it)
(I like to swim in his)
(I like to swim in it)
(I like to swim in it)
(I like to swim in his)
A nerd to punk a nerd.
I'm bleeding fucking A!
That stuff is pink colored!
Some day I sell DNA!
This boar ain't very cool.
You need a Hindi yew!
Got into Seattle.
I'll lay a friend of yours!
I fought a barber man!
We know what's in butter rum!
A jet pack... operation...
Send him the crazy Hindu!
Whatever! My Sadist!
All baked and cooked alive!
I lick you... Belinda...
The ninja made a movement.
Tell Donna... No collar...
I'll do what body loves!
I put papaya there.
You love me inside there!
My loony bun is fine Benny Lava!
Minor bun engine made Benny Lava!
Anybody need this sign? Benny Lava!
You need a bun to bite Benny Lava!
Have you been high today?
I love you inside me!


Friday, November 14, 2008

Passion Pit + OHWNT MegaPost

Cambridge, Mass's Passion Pit is mostly this guy, Michael Angelakos. He likes to sing like a girl and, apparently, flail his arms in the air while he does so. 

I don't really care what he does with his arms, or voice, just so long as he keeps pumping out the sweet poppy jams like he does the Passion Pit debut EP Chunk of Change [which was, allegedly, first recorded as a valentine for his valentine].

At times the Pit sounds like Prince, and on "Smile Upon Me" I hear Ben Gibbard, which makes it sound a bit like a Postal Service track, and just as emo. But that's not a bad thing.

Standout track "Sleepyhead" has been blogged to death lately, but don't be afraid of the hype. I've had this song on repeat for two straight days, and been passing it along to everyone I know.

Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
Passion Pit - Better Things
Passion Pit - Smile Upon Me

Buy Chunk of Change:


Here is a random bag of other goodies that I've been listening to over the past week. Some are old and questionable, but they take you on a rollercoaster ride over the course of an hour or so. As always, download all, and the Passion Pit tunes above, in one handy ZIP, linked at the bottom.

Beach Boys - God Only Knows
constantly listening to Department of Eagles the past couple months really made me want to listen to their sunblissed harmonizing inspirators
Beach Boys - Kokomo
DJ/Rupture - Mirage
I've been listening to this album/mix of Rupture since I got it a few days ago. Solid dubstep beats and collages
Eagles of Death Metal - Wannabe in LA
I'm not sure about this whole EoDMetal thing, the QotSAge side project, but I like this track
Girls Aloud - Fix Me Up
Yes, srsly
Ever since I heard "In the Hall" on Mad Men a few weeks back, I sought out the great tune [which was employed au parfait in the MM scene], and this version is one of my favorites
John Legend - Everybody Knows
Junior Senior - Move Your Feet
Love is All - Give it Back
Squarepusher - A Real Woman
I'm not yet convinced the new album Just a Souvenir is a masterpiece, but this is good
Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen
The Onion made fun of SD this week, and I had to pay some homage
Steve Perry - Oh, Sherrie
Journey frontman rocks solo, too
Sufjan Stevens - Sister Winter
One of the best holiday songs penned since 1845
The Great Mundane - Collecting Rain
Awesomely chilled beats from my man in Chicago, sequenced to perfection

Go buy:


If you happen to be reading this Friday the 14th and are in or around Madison, come round to 152 E Gorham to celebrate, among other things, two birfdays.


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Horse Feathers and Department of Eagles: repeating old stuff and newer versions of old stuff

I saw my favorite I'm-kinda-done-with-Iron-&-Wine-but-I-still-dig-that-hushed-and-falsettoed-voice-and-guitar-stuff artist Horse Feathers last week and got two friends hooked on them. I had gone to the little bar they played at here in Madison a few hours before the show, and sure enough they were there doing a soundcheck. 

I really wanted to stay for the entire thing, but I felt kinda creepy, since I was the only one besides lead feather Justin Ringle and his two troubadors Heather Broderick [squatting skirted, on cello] and Nathan Crockett [killing it on the saw, doesn't even look old enough to drive] and the sound guy. [sidenote: is it just me or don't their names sound just a little Dickensian?] 

So anyway, I watched them play a few songs during that soundcheck, pretending the whole time they were playing just for me, and then I went home, listened to some more, and returned to the show, friends-cum-HF-fans in tote. And after the awesome show [I'm not a show reviewer, sorry], I went back home and listened to more.

But thanks to the show, as it usually happens after seeing an artist live, I have a few new favorites, and it's those I'm going to share with you. All of these below can be found on either of HF's two albums, 2006's Words Are Dead, or this year's House With No Name. You'll need both.

Horse Feathers - Finch on Saturday
Horse Feathers - Mother's Sick
Horse Feathers - Rude to Rile
Horse Feathers - Walking and Running
Horse Feathers - Working Poor
Horse Feathers - This is What


Department of Eagles were featured recently at Daytrotter, and they played a new [to us] song that's not on the [prematurely-but-accurately-awarded OHWNT Album of the Year] In Ear Park, and another one that's been floating around [but also not on IEP]. Here they is:

Department of Eagles - What is Your Deal
Department of Eagles - 1997

Late addition:
Department of Eagles - Deadly Disclosure [direct-link right-click save-as mp3, via]

Go to Daytrotter, read his little schpeel, which is always well-written, and download the rest of the band's set. Direct link.


Go. Buy. Albums:


Go on now, get off it.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election + Change = an OHWNT MegaPost occasion

image courtesy of Dr Seuss and a largely unknown illustrator named me

So I'm confident.
It's happening.
I think there's gonna be change.

Most of my friends, who are grown up and have jobs would have been unable to vote today, and consequently waited in line last week or over the weekend. That's too bad, because I've always felt there's something special about voting on election day.

We may all be lucky to be voting in the first place, but I feel lucky just to vote today.

And I'm pretty sure I'm finally gonna, after a defeat in 2000 and a second in 2004, help elect the next PotUSA.

So in the spirit, whether they be loosely, latently or saliently in the spirit, here's an otherwise totally random some tunes for y'all [all in one zip at bottom]:

Presidents of the United States of America - "Lump"
Michael Jackson - "Black or White"
Daft Punk vs Adam Freeland "Aer-O-b-a-m-a"
2 Pac - "Changes"
Roots Manuva - "Revolution"
Te!am Playa [2 Pac vs The Cure] - "Close 2 Pac" ["Changes" vs "Close to Me"]
Van She - "Changes"
Gogol Bordello - "Go Revolutions"
The Blacks - "Back to Black" [awesome cover of Amy Winehouse]

Get all the patriotic songs right here, in one happy little patriotic 65mb zip file.
As my friend Julia said to me earlier in a txt msg, ¡OBÁMANOS!

Perhaps it's only funny if you know el español.

Happy voting.