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October 1, 2012


Boardwalk Empire Season Three Episode Three Ending Song

-Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out-

Originally written by Jimmy Cox in 1923.

Interpreted by Neko Case


Once I lived the life of a millionaire,
Spent all my money, just did not care,
Took all my friends out for a mighty good time,
Bought bootleg whisky, champagne and wine.
Then I began to fall so low;
Lost all my good friends, had nowhere to go.
If I get my hands on a dollar again,
I’m gonna hang on to it till that eagle grins, ‘cause

Nobody knows you when you’re down and out;
In your pocket, not one penny;
And as for friends, you don’t have any.
Then when you get back on your feet again
Everybody wants to be your long-lost friend
It’s mighty strange, without any doubt
Nobody knows you when you’re down and out.
When you finally get back upon your feet again,
Everybody wants to be your long-lost friend
Said it’s mighty strange, without any doubt
Nobody knows you when you’re down and out.
It’s mighty strange, without any doubt,
Nobody knows you when you’re down, you’re down and out.

Was able to pinpoint that it was Neko Case about 3 seconds into the closing credits of last night’s episode & it’s been stuck in my head since.

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September 7, 2012

Well, if this isn’t the best thing we’ve ever seen. (via esus4)

So good.


Well, if this isn’t the best thing we’ve ever seen. (via esus4)

So good.

June 22, 2012

Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders - “Cold Feet”

How did I miss this last year? Like an atmospheric Nick Cave…gorgeous.

June 22, 2012

Twin Shadow - “Five Seconds”

One of the BEST videos I’ve seen in a long time. Like “Purple Rain” meets “The Warriors”…

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April 19, 2012

WOW, Beck’s cover of “I Only Have Eyes For You” is incredible…

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March 17, 2012

Could it be? Is it possibly possible that they didn’t ruin ‘On the Road’? I guess we’ll have to wait & see, but it actually looks promising.

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March 17, 2012

Sorry ARBY’s made you judge the town.

Pauls Valley is a fine little town, I live here. Too bad you didn’t have a full local’s perspective…some of the BEST Bar-B-Que in the state is RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO ARBY’s.

The ONLY Toy and Action Figure Museum in the world, is right here in downtown Pauls Valley. We are also the home of FIELD’s PECAN PIES…sorry you didn’t have a slice while you were here…

I went into the Arby’s dining room and the manager was being a real harridan! I can understand why that could affect your dining experience, sory again, it affected your attitude toward the town.

— Message from a concerned Paul’s Valley, OK, resident, regarding a 6 year old Yelp review of mine.  
February 5, 2012

Just watched GBII & now I’m weirdly nostalgic for the NYC of my childhood when ghost invasions were far more frequent.

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December 31, 2011
September 21, 2011

Unsolicited Advice: Creating a Party Playlist

Next time you’re throwing together a playlist for an epic dance party, feel free to pilfer from the following suggestions of epic back-to-back party track pairings.

Michael Jackson - “The Way You Make Me Feel
Tears for Fears - “Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Laura Branigan - “Gloria
Pulp - “Common People

Cameo - “Word Up
Was (Not Was) - “Walk the Dinosaur

Now go start getting ready for the weekend…

September 1, 2011

The Beach Boys - “Feel Flows”

Really, truly, the most beautiful & perfect Beach Boys song in the history of Beach Boys songs. Goosebumps start to finish. I listened to it probably 30 times yesterday & still it wasn’t enough.

September 1, 2011

Mountain - “Mississippi Queen”

Track 1 on my forthcoming Cowbell Classics comp. Perfect beer commercial music. But in a good way.

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August 24, 2011

For THAT matter, the Futureheads cover is Epic.

August 17, 2011

The hounds of love are calling…