Scared Abt Life

I’m kind of just realizing that I only have 5 more weeks before I graduate college to become a “real person.” Little nervous, not sure if I’m cut out to be “regular bro” running around balancing budgets and accounting accounts.

My Q2 fiscals went up 2/10ths of a point from last year!

Think a lot of people “give up on their dreams,” and get shitty jobs straight out of college so they can pay the bills and put food on the table for them and their families. Then I think other people don’t quite know when to give up on their dreams, like when people “totally suck” at what they really want to be. (i.e. if you’re fat you’ll never be a model) Maybe I’m more cut out for a chill art job, like just takin photos and selling them on flickr to my family members who support out of pity.

Maybe I should just be a musician and an asshole, just like the guys on the Jersey Shore. They seem like they live a pretty chill life, they just drink, show off their abs, high-five and drink. Think that might not be so bad, plus they’re “hella famous/rich” for basically no reason.

"I'm just riding the chill wave..." -Pauly D.

Maybe I should just go to grad school and prolong my decent into reality by hiding behind the doors of higher education and plunging myself into some good old fashioned American debt.

A brief approximation of my finances should I go to grad school. Scale in single US dollars.

I think maybe I’ll just drop out, not finish college, become a hippie and start a massive drum circle. Yeah…that sounds good…

Just expressing how much I hate mainstream American culture.

Dublake – Kate Simko
Tooth Factory – The Witch
Love Me Girl – Yeasayer
Feel It All Around – Washed Out
Regina Holding Hands – White Denim
I’ll Be Your Mirror – Velvet Underground
Staring At The Sun – TV On The Radio
Whaddya Wanna Know – Cloud Nothings
Hannibal – Caribou
Feeling Today – Botany
Set Your Arms Down – Warpaint
You – Gold Panda
Talamak – Toro Y Moi
Will You Love Me Tomorrow – The Shirelles
Carol – Rolling Stones
People – James Murphy
New Jack  – Justice
Tropical Island Suite – Fresh and Onlys
I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince
Gold Soundz – Pavement
There Are Listed Buildings – Los Campesinos!
Private Eyes – Hall & Oates
No Reasons – VEGA
Badlands – Growlers
Skeleton Boy – Friendly Fires
Simple graces – Delorean
Youth and Lust – Cold Cave
Bright Night – Crystal Stilts
Paradise Circus – Massive Attack
He’s Gone (Chantels cover) – Vivian Girls

Vinyl Countdown

10. Don’t Watch Me Dancing – Little Joy
9. Drain The Blood – The Rural Alberta Advantage
8. Infinity Guitars – Sleigh Bells
7. Girls – Heartbreaker
6. Get Some – Lykke Li
5. Behind Your Eyes – La Sera
4. Stealing – Chief
3. Poor Animal – Zola Jesus
2. Undertow – Warpaint
1. (What A) Wonderful World – Sam Cooke


Disco Crunk?

A good friend of The Cassette Deck is one hell of a DJ. She classifies her own music as “Disco/Crunk.” Not sure what that means. Then again, I’m still not sure the definition of “Crunk.”

I think it was a term coined by a shitty rapper called “Lil’ John” who wears a lot of gold a jewels and drinks a lot of “Lean” which is a way for poor urbanites to “get loaded.” It’s a drink that combines regular old cough syrup with sprite/juice and grape jolly ranchers.

Sounds like shit to me, but then again, I’m an upper middle class suburbanite who can afford Jack Daniels and a real glass to drink it out of.

You know what's in my cup...

Regardless, Lauren Blakestad mixes some “crazy good shit” tunes. Check it out.

National “I’m Not Feeling A Blog” Day

Sorry guys. I’m not in the mood to post a witty blog today.
Here’s the list.
Check back later this week for a post.

Desire Lines – Deerhunter
Heart Skipped A Beat – The XX
New Theory – Washed Out
Slow – Twin Shadow
You – Gold Panda
Go Outside – Cults
Linus Spacehead – Wavves
Search Party – Small Black
Hearts On Fire – Cut Copy
Travelin’ Girl –  The Bitters
Low Shoulder – Toro Y Moi
Younger Than Yesterday – Real Estate
Weak for Me – Nite Jewel
Strange Dream – WITCH
Hey Cool Kid – Cloud Nothings
Daily Routine (Phaseone Remix) – Animal Collective
Badlands – Growlers
Lucky 1 – Avey Tare
Blood Dries Darker – Woods
Never Come Around (Mastered) – La Sera
Life Magazine – Cold Cave
Should Have Taken Acid With You (Future Rock Remix) – Neon Indian
Bombay – El Guincho
Dance Yrself Clean – LCD Soundsystem
West Coast – Junk Culture
Girls FM – Happy Birthday
Hang With Me – Robyn
Endless sunset – Delorean
We Used To Wait – Arcade Fire
Martin Luther King Day – Times New Viking

Vinyl Countdown!!

10. Don’t Lie – The Mantles
9. Come Back – The Belles
8. Black Car – Black Tambourine
7. This Must Be The Place – The Talking Heads
6. Turn Into Feathers (Feat. Emily Reo) – Truman Peyote
5. Land Of The Freak – King Khan & The Shrines
4. Too Much – Sufjan Stevens
3. Stuart Gets Lost Dans Le Metro – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
2. Fever Dreaming – No Age
1. Tropical Island Suite – Fresh And Onlys

New Robyn Track

Robyn will be releasing her third album of 2010. It’s impressive enough if an artist can get two albums out…actually one per year. So this outpour of production from the Swedish-born Robyn is staggering.
Check out the first single from Body Talk, Pt. 3 “Indestructible” incidentally the acoustic track from Body Talk, Pt. 2.

Track courtesy of Stereogum

World Cup Hangover

Apparently this summer some event called “The World Cup” happened. Supposedly it’s when every country other than the United States gets together in basically a third world country and plays soccer. The Americans routinely underperfom, because every other country calls soccer “football.” So the American team shows up with their helmets and football.

This team apparently "lost" this summer

Name confusion aside, soccer seems to be a sport that Americans routinely don’t care about for 1,430 days out of every 1,460 days. every 4 years, Americans don their recently bought United States soccer jerseys, paint their faces, wear zany wigs, bang on drums and cheer for a sport they won’t care about in 3 weeks. In a fit of sports amnesia right after the conclusion of the World Cup American’s forget about soccer because Freedom Football stars up, as does basketball, baseball and hockey, all sports that represent America’s desire to do things no other country does.

Is Freedom Football the "True American Sport?"

Wonder what would happen if the U.S. won the World Cup one time. We apparently had it here in the early 90s when some South Americans “beat the shit” out of the rest of the world and won. If we won, maybe American’s would abandon sports that the other countries don’t understand and pick up “the world’s game”

South Americans are good at soccer because they have no "McDonalds beer guts"

Wonder if this is a hangover from our “colonial” days when England still “owned” us. Since the English love soccer, we automatically had to invent 5 sports they have never heard of and call them “America’s game” and exclude all other countries from participating.

Did you root for the United States at the World Cup?
Did you already forget what “soccer” is?
Were you more psyched for “Freedom Football?”
Do they let dog fighters participate in soccer? (via Philly Vick)
Who the hell are the Wolverhampton Wolves?

Who the hell are the "Wolves?"


Titus Andronicus – Titus Andronicus
Windowlicker – Aphex Twin
Making Time – Creation
Alley Cats – Hot Chip
Tropicalia – Beck
Come Back – The Belles
Luv Goon – Pearl Harbor
Asleep At The Party – Memory Cassette
In The Mouth A Desert – Pavement
Hollow Hollow Eyes – Crocodiles
96 Tears – ? And The Mysterians
Never Follow Suit – The Radio Dept.
It Ain’t Gonna Save Me – Jay Reatard
Pencil Rot – Stephen Malkmus
House Jam – Gang Gang Dance
Treefort – Henry’s Dress
Miss These Things    3:12    The Bats    Daddy’s Highway    Rock    4/30/09 5:23 PM
Kaili – Caribou
Suffocation – Crystal Castles
Go Outside – Cults
Blown Away – Pixies
Now’s The Only Time I Know – Fever Ray
Wires – Coconut Records
It’s My Life – Animals
Daisy – Fang Island
Free Energy – Free Energy
Ahab – Here We Go Magic
Bermuda – Kisses
Deiyo Deiyo – The Hykkers
This Time Tomorrow – The Kinks
Horizons – Son Ambulance

Vinyl Countdown!!

10. Camino Muerto – The Growlers
9. We Used To Wait – The Arcade Fire
8. A Summer Song – Chad & Jeremy
7. Despicable Dogs (Washed Out Remix) – Small Black
6. Watermelon Man – Herbie Hancock
5. I Want The World To Stop – Belle and Sebastian
4. Never Come Around – La Sera
3. Desire Lines – Deerhunter
2. Lucky One – Avey Tare
1. You – Gold Panda

October Blues

It’s now October. Where does the time go? It feels like just last week I was toasting champagne over the 2010 changeover. It’s almost time for 2011, and that means we’re a little bit closer to 2012 and the end of the world. At least it will make for some bomb-ass parties. No sense holding back if we’re all going to wake up dead.

Kinda nervous about the end of the world. Since I don’t really believe in Heaven/chilling with God/Jesus-bro when you die, I’m not really looking forward to dying

Are you going to "chill" with God/Jesus-bro after the zombie apocalypse?

Anyway, this brings me back to October. Even though we’re on the edge of an apocalypse, October is my favorite month of the year. First of all, Halloween. Halloween is the best holiday of the year. You get to dress up and scare little kids, drink a ton and eat candy for no reason other than it’s fun.

What are you thinking of going as for Halloween this year, since it’s costume picking season? I’m think about a Shark. Because Sharks are king of the sea.

Kind of like the Sufer Blood bros...

Also reminds me of the Surfer Blood bro’s album cover, incidentally one of my favorite releases of 2k9.

Is Candy Corn the “alt” candy or just “shit?”
Is Halloween the ultimate holiday?
What are you going to be for Halloween?
Is a shark a sweet costume or “mega-lame?”
Which one of your bros is going to throw the best slammin’ Halloween party this year?
It won’t be me.

Enjoy Fall
Enjoy Candy
Enjoy Halloween
Screw Christmas (via lame Santabro)

Fuck You Santa

Bombay – El Guincho
Too Much – Sufjan Stevens
Moonlight Dance – Sally Shapiro
Octavio – Viva Voce
Idioteque – Radiohead
Western hospitality – Club 8
Slow – Twin Shadow
Fountains – Teen Inc.
Fair Weather Friends – Daedelus
Serious Encounters – Drummer
Post-Paint Boy – Stephen Malkmus
Morgan – Cloud Nothings
Ghost Pressure – Wolf Parade
Camino Muerto – Growlers
Shot Down – Sonics
Safe at Home    2:15    Eternal Summers    beko_16
Brave New World – Weezer    Hurley (Deluxe Edition)    Rock
Frank Heat – Universe (Phaseone VIP) – Phaseone
Tighten Up – The Black Keys
You and I – Washed Out feat. Caroline Polachek
Ghost – Neutral Milk Hotel
So Many Ways – Mates Of State
Please See – Liam the Younger
The Old Days – Dr. Dog
Dream City – Free Energy
Thee Only One – Frankie Rose
Simple graces – Delorean
Strangling Good Guys – Trailer Trash Tracies
Who Do You Love – Museum of Bellas Artes

Vinyl Countdown

10. Feeling Today – Botany
9. Martin Luther King Day – Times New Viking
8. Padding Ghost – Dan Deacon
7. Dance Yrself Clean – LCD Soundsystem
6. Circled Sun – Chromatics
5. Helicopter (Diplo & Lunice Remix) – Deerhunter
4. Badlands – Growlers
3. Search Party – Small Black
2. Anyone’s Ghost – The National
1. You Don’t Love Me – Kim and Grim

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