The Rich Girls Are Weeping

28 February 2006

Ain't it funny how the feeling goes away? Ten tidbits for you this afternoon; I've had quite a day. And it's not even close to being over. After languishing -- literally -- for about four years and not actually hustling to achieve anything of greatness, I'm realizing that it's harder than I remembered. And no, I'm not talking about my day job!

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.

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!


Anonymous Nathaniel said...

I was the anonymous who earlier reported the broken Sugababes link. As I appreciate your tasteful generosity, and am dismayed when a technicality hinders that generosity, I guess I'm reporting broken links again (for both linked songs.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 6:31:00 PM  
Blogger cindy hotpoint said...

Thank you, Nathaniel. That would happen when I don't have time to double check them. All should be working now, sorry about that!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 7:00:00 PM  
Blogger Mycardo said...

Thanks for all the excellent Ho Chip stuff lately

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 5:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Wednesday, March 01, 2006 8:30:00 AM  
Anonymous brian said...

I love "Something in the Air"!! thanks!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 1:29:00 PM  
Blogger superclea said...

Your mom rocks. Thunderclap Newman? That song figures prominently in my dreams. Thanks for it and all the other yummy stuff.You never cease to put a smile on my face.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 4:28:00 PM  
Blogger chacal la chaise said...

i must admit that i really love something in the air. i owe its capture to cindy and her BT instructions.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 4:58:00 PM  

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