Sunday, February 21, 2010

S02 E07: A New Chapter

Why are you reading this? Reading's for squares, for nerds! Why read when you can listen to this week's episode? I bet Miley Cyrus doesn't read...


The Magic Numbers - Mornings Eleven
Amy Millan - Skinny Boy

The Kooks - Ooh La
Death Cab For Cutie - Title and Registration

José González - Hints

DJ Shadow - Six Days (Remix)


Otherwise Known as "Miss" said...

Hey PJs.

If it says "Margaret Atwood"... I am there.

How was the Viennese ball? ...Oh well, I guess you're about to tell me about it. Via Awkward Silences.
Dance Reenactment? THAT IS MY KIND OF THING!!!!

I am enjoying the music in this episode so far.

AHHHH, I loaned TW that book. So very exciting. Love it. Love that TW loved it. Love Margaret Atwood.
Love The Edible Woman. = Glorious. Teaching Handmaid right now. Cat's Eye: Didn't like it as much. I have read about 85% of her books. find her writing informal? I find it to be extremely structured and non-sentimental. (I guess that doesn't mean "formal", though.)
...That's because Dickens was paid by the word. So no wonder he described everything up the wazoo.
Right now I am reading these books: Freakonomics, Afternoons with Emily, Wolf Hall, The Book Thief and The Catcher in the Rye, twice a day, to my grade nines. (It can get boring.)Also Handmaid, I guess. Sort of. But we only just started.
The Sixth Sense and The Usual Suspects were NOT boring movies. So I disagree with "them", too!
My students saying that a movie is the "best ever" is usually a very good signal to STAY FAR AWAY. But The Hangover was actually funny. I will have to tell the kids that I was wrong about them. (But probably not too wrong.)
Colours would be a good theme.

Here are some ideas:
Colorblind by the Counting Crows
Deep Red Bells by Neko Case (=beautiful and v. cool)
The Scarlet Tide by Alison Krauss
Golden Years by David Bowie
Cherry Coloured Funk by the Cocteau Twins
Red Rubber Ball by The Cyrkle
Another Kind of Green by the John Mayer Trio
Start Wearing Purple by Gogol Bordello

Thanks for another great show!


Michael said...

A Colour theme sounds interesting!
more suggestions:
red light indicates doors are secure/Arctic Monkeys
Blue jean/Bowie
Red Shoes/Elvis Costello
Gold dust Woman/Fleetwood Mac
A Certain Shade of Green/Incubus
Purple Stain/RHCP
Paint it black/The Stones
Brown eyed girl/Van Morrison
And of course...

The Entire BLUE album from start to finish.

Great episode!

Brutus said...

This episode featured some of the most wonderful awkward silences in the history of mankind; several in the last 15 minutes. Loved each and every one of them.

By the way, thanks for using me as the poster boy for the show - my grade 9 photograph!!!

This episode had it all: literature reviews, movie reviews, TV reviews, and the Olympics. (2008: Argentina 1 Nigeria 0.)

Bravo Roz and Frazier! We're listening.