With so little time in the day, I don’t always get to write about things that I’ve been listening to on my iPod, videos and TV I’ve been watching, and stuff I’ve gone to see that doesn’t involve music. This post is dedicated to such things.
The Zutons’ “Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love?”
My friend Tim sent me this Zutons single a month or two ago and even though I play it on repeat like 10 times a day I do not get sick of it. And after you watch the West Side Story inspired video shot in Cuba, you will hopefully adore this song as much as I do. It’s an impossibly catchy uber pop song, complete with hand claps, and wicked guitar riffs. They even have their own pinball game which plays the song.
WATCH: “Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love?” by The Zutons (Real Player)
Yes, I still cannot get enough of The Cinematics, a band I think that have the strong potential to be the next hot British band. When I’m not listening to “Why Won’t You Give Me Your Love?” I’m listening to their song “Chase”. You can download the song off of Water Cooler Gossip or check out their MySpace profile for a handful of other fantastic songs.
You may know Demetri Martin from his hilarious Comedy Central special or his alterna-cute “Trendspotting” reports on The Daily Show. Tonight I just saw his latest show, entitled “Dr. Earnest Parrot presents…“, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Chelsea.
It’s still a work in progress, but it seems promising. There were a number of technical difficulties during the show, but still everyone had a great time. He’s trying out the new material on the hometown crowd before heading over to Australia and Scotland. It is less “jokey” than his previous show…er…”These Are Jokes”, and rather more of a think piece.
It centers around the idea that Demetri is going to a psychologist to work out why he is unhappy and feels isolated from humanity, and the performance is a way for him to make a social breakthrough and connect with other people. It also features a hilarious cameo from his burning apartment building. Surprising, because burning buildings are not usually known for their comedic value.
Also notable, the “Beat It” jacket, childhood heartbreak complete with play-by-play diagrams, the return of the Double Hawk, refractory light and gays, wanting to be warm instead of hot, and road rage on a longboard.
Check out his MySpace profile for more tour dates and the comedy song “I’ve Got 9000 Friends”.