Star Guitar - Shinichi Osawa ft. Au Revoir Simone - A cover of an electronic song. Love that concept. Better than the original.
Simon Says - Pharaohe Monch - Remember when Kavinsky dropped this bomb before Daft Punk went on? DO YOU?
Do You Remember the First Time - Pulp - Dan, remember when we heard this song playing you put this song on the jukebox in the bar? Then you put it on your mix for which I give you thanks. This shit has been on loop ever since
Please Sunrise - Supermayer - A gem on an otherwise strangely shitty superstar album
Atlas - Battles
Barry Bonds - Kanye West ft. Lil Wayne - I don't understand this song. Like, at all. But now that Bonds has been indicted it's been imbued with some kind of horribly abstract meaning (more than before). Anything Weezy cannot foresee?
Pony - Ginuwine
Trust - Prince
Can't Hurt My Style - Cam'ron - Cam goes grime and it's awesome
Come Undone - Duran Duran - Thanks Andy D
When the Sun Grows on Your Tongue - Black Moth Super Rainbow - Horrible album title, horrible song title, horrible band name. Love this song.
Breezin' - Cornelius
I'm So Tired - The Beatles
Ruler of My Heart - Irma Thomas - McNulty reminded me how good this song is
Stars - Hum - This shit is in some Nissan commercial or something. Thanks Nissan for bringing it back.
animal collective - people
samim - heater (original mix)
jj cale - ride me high (joakim edit)
the rapture - the sound (ben trucker's back to 95 mix)
mr vegas - hot fuck (raw)
hot chip - shake a fist
hall & oates - you're much too soon
mia - 20 dollar
yo la tengo - detouring america with horns
prinzhorn dance school - you are the space invader (optimo espacio remix)
sebastiAn - dolami
lord luther - thinkin' man's girl
nancy sinatra - don't let him waste your time
boyz 2 men - i'll make love to you
01. Implog, "She Creatures"
02. Blaqstarr, "Keep Fucking Around (Remix)"
03. A Certain Ratio, "All Night Party" (stuck in my head during bar exam)
04. The Homosexuals, "Vociferous Slam" (not Bowie)
05. Ms. Jade, "Jade's a Champ"
06. Eightball & MJG. "Buck Bounce"
07. Juvenile, "U Understand" (stuck in my head during LSAT, with some just-released "Saltshaker" blended into it)
08. Space, "The Female of the Species"
Every year each member of Cosmodrome creates their own mix to keep them entertained on planes, distract themselves from family, and digest leftovers. We now provide these mixes to you, dear reader, too:
("All I ask is to put the Los Campesinos! song at the start and the Hatchback at the end. The rest is for you to decide... ")
Last night was the premiere of Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveShow on HBO, a cavalcade of spinning stages, projections on gauzy columns, lasers, walls of space age sound equipment, hydraulic risers, and scantily clad dancers. The only people that rivaled the lack of clothing were the permed bridge-n-tunnelers shown in the audience, screaming their eyes out, beer cups raised in joy.
While JTim might be this generation's Michael Jackson, he lacks the consummate showmanship of Jacko.
For example, let's look at how each one ends a show to decide which is better:
Justin Timberlake ended his show with a ballad on the piano and then, with tears in his eyes, thanked the audience, truly and sincerely, for coming.
Michael Jackson on the other hand decided to end his 1992 concert in Bucharest by taking off from stage strapped to a jet pack and flying over the audience, presumably on his way to meet Captain EO:
Also of Note: One person who didn't benefit from the broadcast of the show in high definition was Timbaland, who would randomly rise from and then lumber onto the stage. Dude looked like right before the show he bench-pressed a cow then dipped it in nacho cheese and ate it.