First: Not to make this into Hot Chip-ville or anything, but here's the truly bizzare and charming video for Hot Chip's "Over and Over."
Second: Thanks to Dayan for pointing me toward The DC Snipers.
Third: Thanks to Paul for pointing me toward The Seedy Seeds. I don't have any more information on them than this, though.
Fourth: My mom sent me the following song the other day, I think it perfectly explains a good chunk of my taste in music, all in one convenient place. It's all about the honky tonk piano, kids.
Thunderclap Newman -- Something in the Air
Fifth: Speaking of long-term influences on my taste, I was listening to The Eagles earlier, the fact that I'll still do that might explain a lot about my bizzaro interests. I really don't care if it's not okay to say that you appreciate, or even kind of love them; believe me, I'm any thing but a snob. That being said, I blame this current convocation of The Eagles Appreciation Society on Minotaur Shock.
Sixth: Party Ben's remix of John Denver's "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" (scroll down past the Death Cab/Madge mashups -- which are also great) -- which strikes me as some sort of giant honkin' metatribute to Brokeback Mountain.
Seventh: The video for The Hold Steady's "Your Little Hoodrat Friend," guest starring a few of my friends.
Eighth: Randomly -- Why didn't I ever notice that Longwave sounds like a melodic guitar band, alternate universe version of They Might Be Giants?
Ninth: My darlings Cue are mentioned in a Lupatarkastaja, a Finnish blog! Thus is the magic of the interschitzel.
Tenth: Where has this song been all my life? Made even better when I learnt the pedigree of The Flying Lizards (guest appearance from David Toop!) -- this is one of those gaping holes in my knowledge that I'm sure will have people coming to collect the indie cred card immediately.
The Flying Lizards -- Moving On Up
Well, so much for this being a short entry! Laters!
A postscript: Remember Norwegian teengirlpop duo M2M? I sure do -- they were something of an anomaly back in the day and wrote most of their own songs before Avril even pretended to do such things. Well, 1/2 of M2M, Marit Ingman, has a solo single out in Norway, "Don't Save Me," that's kind of like Jenny Lewis' solo stuff colliding with ABBA. Or maybe a less dour, alternate universe version of The Like, ca. 2002? Get it over at Fluxblog (and ignore that he also posted the loathsome Dresden Dolls). Brilliant!