Blues for Greys

June 15, 2010

In case the title didn’t tip you off, it’s another cloudy summer day in the Emerald City – seems more like the Slate City to me. But I’m really quite happy with today’s playlist, which is based around a sorta grungey-bluesey-rocky sound that not a lot of bands can pull off, or even try to for that matter. When they do pull it off, it’s just spectacular though.

The 3DS (along with a huge amount of other stuff I won’t cover here) was unveiled today at E3, and it really looks quite nice. I’m a little offput by the reports that you’ve gotta hold it just right, but everything else sounds damn promising. I may even give up my firm pro-GBA stance, who knows (yes, that’s GBA as in GameBoy Advance – not even SP. The original GBA was easily the best handheld released in the last decade or so – partially because of the games, partially because of the perfectly contoured body, and partially because of how satisfyingly those buttons click). Look to Kotaku for more details.

And a final note – one of the bands featured on today’s playlist ties for the award for most hilariously and strangely inappropriate name – I’m referring, of course, to the Butthole Surfers, with the tying name being the Whore Moans.

Here’s today’s playlist

  1. Watching the Detectives by Elvis Costello
  2. So Right by Dave Matthews Band
  3. Broken Side of Time by Alberta Cross
  4. Pepper by The Butthole Surfers
  5. Paloma by We Are Wolves
  6. I Know What I Am by Band of Skulls
  7. Next Girl by The Black Keys
  8. Back Against the Wall by Cage The Elephant
  9. Rag and Bone by The White Stripes
  10. The Switch and the Spur by The Raconteurs

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