Saturday, December 25, 2010

Bliss N Eso Feat John Butler Trio - The Sea Is Rising

The United Nations' International Day of Peace - marked every year on September 21 - is a global holiday when individuals, communities, nations and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace.

This is a special video clip to provoke thought on global issues and promote peace in all forms. The piece features music from John Butler Trio's "What you Want" and Bliss n Eso's "The Sea is Rising"

Please help spread the word of global peace by forwarding this video to your friends and family.

PEACE between all Humans.

PEACE with Nature.

PEACE with the Earth.

PEACE with the Universe.

HOPE for the future. Happy holidays. xx WD

The original clip, filmed on Eveleigh St, Redfern and also around Maroubra.

Flying Colours

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Lonely Island - I'm On A Boat

Yay, it's holiday time!

I've been drinking and eating like a crazy mo-fo for the past week and there's no sign of it slowing up just yet. I'm now off to Kangaroo Island to see the family and my one day old baby niece.

In fact, as I write this I'm actually on a boat heading to the island, so thought this song was appropriate.

Hope your all having a great start to the holiday season. xxx

Monday, December 13, 2010

Deerhunter - Desire Lines

Deerhunter are a rad band that's been kicking my arse with awesomness over the last few months. They're a four-piece from Atlanta and describe themselves as 'ambient punk' but there's certainly some solid pop harmonies and cool indie rock about them as well.

Desire Lines is just such a god-damn cool pop rock tune, and will certainly be up the list in my favourite songs/albums of the year.

The song is all about how exiting everything was when you were young, and as we get older somethings can lose their shine.

So embrace your inner kid, and look for the strange and wonderful where ever you go.

Live version

Album version (fan's clip)

Halcyon Digest

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Eddie Vedder - Society

Wow, this movie and soundtrack still gives me shivers every time I watch or listen to it.

Into The Wild is one of the most inspiring, beautiful, happy and sad movies I've ever seen. Eddie Vedder does the entire sound track and absolutely nails it.

The movie is based on a true story about a boy who throws off the constraints of society and escapes to the wild of Alaska to be at one with nature and his thoughts. The movie is recreated from the journal logs that were found years later. The relationships he makes along the way are heart breaking, emotional, and pure. Damn, I wanna watch it again right now.

Eddie Vedder is coming out to play in Australia shortly, and I for one am so damn excited.

Enjoy this beautiful song. XXX

Eddie does Society with Johnny Depp

Music for the Motion Picture Into the WildYou've Got To Hide Your Love AwayMusic For The Motion Picture Into The WildThe Long Road

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Weezer - Island In The Sun

I was woken this morning by this song on the radio, and my god it was the best way to wake up. Such a great smiley happy song.

It was released in 2001, on Weezer's killer Green album , a favourite of mine. This was one of the big hits and was certainly the song of my summer.

It also featured in the Triple J hottest 100 where it polled an impressive 7. They also made two film clips for the song, the first one done by the band and the record label, and the second one was directed by Spike Jonze that features the band playing with a bunch of cool animals. God I love that guy!

So which clip is your favourite?

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Yeasayer - One

As we get closer to the end of 2010, I thought I'd take a look back to Jan and see what was floating my boat, and the first thing that came to my mind was Yeasayer.

I thrashed the crap out of this album for the first six months of this year, probably neglecting a fair few other bands because I just couldn't stop playing this.

The film clip is a bit strange, but the song is so damn good, just makes me wanna dance.

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Perfume Genius - Mr Peterson

This is a tragic sad song about a school teacher who throws himself off of a building.

Mr Peterson sounds like a pretty sweet teacher, letting the kids smoke weed and getting them into Joy Division but clearly had some issues he was dealing with. Certainly not your average ball breaking high school teacher who thinks learning can only be accomplished by squashing the fun out of the entire experience. Teachers like this certainly stand out form the bunch, and this song make me think of the few that I had back in the day.

I'm betting he was an art teacher. Anyway check out this song and Perfume Genius, it's a really amazing album, and I'm loving it lately.

LearningLearning (Special Limited Edition)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Little Red - Slow Motion

The summer of cricket has certainly started, and there's nothing I and most guys love watching more than super slow mo replays of sporting action.

There's been so many slow motion montages so far, and they generally have some pretty cool music that goes along with the footage.

I haven't seen this one used on the cricket yet, but they're bound to bust it out a few times over the summer. It also looks like it's filmed in the Inner West (same factory as the Urthboy film clip), representing yo!

Midnight RememberListen To Little Red

Monday, November 29, 2010

Urthboy - Shruggin feat. Jane Tyrrell

Hadn't ever really listened to Urthboy, but a mate put this song on his facebook page the other day so I checked it out.

It's a great tune, and I also really like the film clip which is filmed all around Sydney, with some of our local Inner West spots.

So here's Urthboy for you all, hope you dig it as much as I am right now.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

This is by Katie, yep, it's her second Arcade Fire song that she's requested. She's mad for their sweet soothing styles. So Katie, take it away...

As mentioned previously, I am crazy for all things Arcade Fire!

This morning I came across their new film clip to 'The Suburbs' directed by Spike Jonze, whom I think is as bigger a fan as I am.

Apparently the band spent a week in the suburbs of Austin, Texas hanging out with a bunch of teenagers and the result is as awesome as you would expect.

It's all part of a short film that Spike Jones and Arcade Fire are collaborating on, and is titled 'Scenes From The Suburbs'. It makes for one damn fine film clip. Enjoy...

The SuburbsFuneralArcade FireNeon Bible (W/Book) (Dlx)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Betty Airs - Reverse Now

Yay, the Betty Airs have a new clip out and it's a goodie!

It's a psychedelic trip through the heads of the messed up minds of the Inner West and features monkeys, hobos, skaters, ping pong players, and masks. Yep, I said messed up right.

Anyway, they've been getting a fair bit of play on FBI radio over the last few months and now and it seems this crew of three have stumbled their way onto the Triple J playlists.

Hopefully we'll be hearing loads more from these guys in the months to come. If you see them live any time soon be sure to grab yourself a delicious 7inch vinyl pressing of this cool new track.

Face masks not included...
You can find their facebook page here.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Muse - Muscle Museum

This song came on the radio this morning as I lay in bed trying to cheat the morning of a few more minutes sleep.

It's one of my all-time favourite Muse tracks, and has such a sinister and evil vibe about it. It's certainly not my standard happy up-beat song of the day.

In fact this song makes me feel that if I bumped into it in a dark alley way it would kick my arse, steal my wallet and walk off with my missus, just to add insult to injury.

The title gives off a gym junkie roid-anger feel, and I for the life of me can't tell if this is a 'break up' tune or 'big fuck you' song. Either way, it's awesome and moody as shit.

ShowbizAbsolutionOrigin of SymmetryThe Resistance

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Blur - Country House

Oh Britpop, Damon Albarn and Blur, now I love thee!

My iPod was trying to tell me something this morning, as it randomly played this song twice, and I'm only on the bus for 15 minutes. And boy was I thankful!

Blur is the prefect music to start the day to. It always puts a smile on my face, and I'm pretty sure I'm not alone with that one.

I'm pretty pumped to see Damon and the Gorillaz out here in Australia in December. So I hope you enjoy this slice of old school Albarn to make your morning a happy one.

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