My list of Coolness Blog

Been hearing about this one for months because one of the guest vocalists is Tori Amos, she joins Cyndi Lauper in a track on this new album from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim that “tells the story of Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos and her rise to prominence.” Yikes…There are tons of other guest vocalists. Listen here


{March 22, 2010}   Streaming Albums + SXSW cool

Hey SXSW is over! So hopefully this will be the last time I mention it. But first up some albums streaming on the internet this week:

  • Spinner’s got many albums. Some of note include the new material and a classic album reissue from the departed Elliot Smith. Hear Roman Candle and From a Basement on a Hill and a Jenny Owens Young EP.

And I thought it be interesting to share some bands I’ve heard good things about from SXSW:

{March 17, 2010}   Wednesday News

Good morning all! Happy St. Patty’s Day and beginning of SXSW’s music conference. Woohoo! Some odd items I thought I’d pass on:

  • Devendra Banhart’s new trippy video for Baby
  • Dessa’s new album is a book?
  • You can now pre-order Elliot Smith’s debut albumRoman Candle
  • Tool’s Maynard James Keenan’s documentary on making wine
  • And Jimmy Fallon announced he will have a week-long celebration for the Rolling Stones

{March 17, 2010}   DVDs released today

I feel like listing the dvd picks this week:

  • The Cool School – This documentary examines the rise of the Los Angelos art scene
  • Astro Boy – animated movie based on Osamu Tezuka’s classic anime story
  • Twilight in Forks: The Saga of the Real Town – Sure Twilight: New Moon is out on DVD on March 20, but also out is a documentary about the Washington state town made famous by the books
  • Veiled Voices – This documentary follows 3 Islamic female leaders whose divorces cause many to question their legitimacy as leaders
  • Paris – Juliet Binoche stars as the sister of a dancer that is warned his job could kill him, so he reinvents his life
  • Wonderful World – A pessimistic pot head has to examine his cynicism after his roomate becomes ill

Also out: Did you Hear about the Morgans, White Strips Doc: Under Great White Northern Lights, Broken Embraces

I’ve never done this pretty much all on my own. How’d I do?

And check out all the new releases in Amazon Links

How cool is this: Eat, Sleep, Drink Music Blog let us into the fact that  the A.V. Club is has launched a new series “Undercover” The series is 25 artists each doing 25 cover songs. I love a good cover. The first band is Ted Leo and The Pharamacists doing “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears. Here’s the details

{March 16, 2010}   Random News for the sick girl

I’m not feeling well and getting worse by the moment irrespective of OJ guzzling. So I don’t have enough energy to think about which of these items I want to post about, therefore, I’m putting them all in one.

Here we go:

I can’t believe I’ve never seen Zane Lamprey’s cult hit TV show Three Sheets, which is all about drinking! It airs weeknights at 10pm (will check it out tonight!) on the Fine Living Network. You can also watch full episodes on Hulu. Out today is his new book Three Sheets: Drinking Made Easy! 6 Continents, 15 Countries, 190 Drinks, and 1 Mean Hangover! about what else drinking.

I’m feeling a little under the weather today, so I’ve been slowly adding new releases to the Amazon links page…more to come as I feel better.

{March 16, 2010}   All About SXSW 2010 UPDATED

Preview artists playing the annual music conference on Shoutcast Radio. Here’s the details... Here’s the full showcase scheduleHere’s a handy video playlist of the performers at this year’s conference. NPR’s SXSW playlist and webcast schedule

UPDATE: It looks like a lot of performances from this year’s conference will be streaming on this site and on and here’s’s broadcast schedule

  • Listen to Actress Zooey Deschanel’s band’s new album ‘Volume Two
  • And I’m loving this one, the first song is really great! Here’s Archie Bronson Outfit’s ‘Coconut

Here’s some excerpts from two new books about a man’s love of Yugos and a new biograpy of country queen Tammy Wynette

Tammy Wynette: Tragic Country Queen by Jimmy McDonough

The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History By Jason Vuic

et cetera