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Will you be our Valentine? (Jaime’s Mix)

12 Feb
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we Daybowbow staffers decided to make mixes of our favorite love songs. We ask you to forget your cynicism, open your hardened hearts and, well, be our valentine. Also, feel free to steal any of our lists, or some combination thereof, and make a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone.

As opposed to Ms. Bagherpour, I’m pretty anti-Valentines day as I tend to find the whole thing pretty droll due to the obligations involved. No matter if you’re for or against the holiday there’s an obligation tied up in it–either you’re making it a point to spend the day like any other day, or you’re forking out wads of cash for no reason whatsoever. (Note: When I worked in a restaurant I loved the hell out of the holiday. It was money heaven). Anyway, in an effort to be a part of the site’s theme I’ve decided to concoct a list. Please don’t read too much into it.

Talking Heads- This must Be the Place (Naive Melody)

I am not, and will never be talented enough to sum up the greatness of this song. Let’s just say it’s one of the few love songs ever written by David Byrne, because by his own admission writing about love is one of the most difficult things one could do. That being said, he absolutely nails it.

Broken Social Scene- Lover’s Spit

An outright slap in the face to meaningless young love, Kevin Drew’s sprawling attack at what is precieved to be beautiful lends a certain weight to the argument that we may all just be fooling ourselves by letting emotions rule all.

Prince- Let’s Pretend we’re married

Prince is undoubtedly the godfather of sex music, and with a chorus like “Excuse me but I need a mouth like yours/2 help me forget the girl that just walked out my door/Let’s pretend we’re married and do it all night/I won’t stop until the mornin’ light” he proves that you don’t need to tell someone you “want to fuck them like an animal” to be seductive. Just make sure to follow it up with something like “I sincerely wanna fuck the taste outta your mouth”. Seriously, any time someone tries to say they like to do it to that insipid NIN song, it’s hard not to laugh. Continue reading

This Twilight thing is getting a little out of control

13 Oct

I have sort of a morbid curiosity towards the pop cultural mammoth that is Twilight. Honestly I’m not sure why, maybe it’s my affinity for gigantic overbearing phenomenons that lead to legions of girls losing their shit for no apparent reason, but this is getting a little out of hand. I’ve seen writers I respect attacked for not thinking things linked to it aren’t the GREATESTTHINGEVER, and it’s unsettling the way they’ve manged to make it such a cash cow.

Case in point, almost every girl I know considers it a guilty pleasure, because “it’s so silly”,and they have to watch it and make fun of it. Preferably with a group of other girls, over drinks, and no men within 3 miles of the room. (This is my favorite girl excuse for liking something terrible, they seem to think it’s perfectly ok to try and pass this lie off, and that we don’t see right through it. They also do this with Gossip Girl, E!, MTV shows, the music in the Top 40 and Tyra Banks.) The hoopla even led to a  Dallas held convention, brilliantly named Twi-Con, that charged upwards of $150 dollars, so attendees could hobnob with movie star look-a-likes, and the hand model from the books. Really that’s an offensively gross money grab, that makes the Oklahoma land grab deals look quaint.
(Though  it led to a great writing day for us where we made up fake Con panels and posted them to Twitter throughout the day. My personal favorite was “So you’re a guy, and you read Twilight: Why your father can’t look you in the eye.”)

The pandemonium surrounding it has even lead to a soundtrack that many are saying has the potential to be the album of the year. Ridiculous right? Well, a glance at the track list reads like a who’s who of indie rock, seriously take a look. Continue reading

Interview: St. Philistine

18 Apr

A couple of weeks ago I took a look at St. Philistine‘s debut album You Are A Greek Tragedy and I gave it what I think was a fairly decent review. Well last Friday the band played Mokah down in Deep Ellum, and I found myself making it a point to be there, and  I thought they were superb. Jon Disla, Aurora WileyMarc Hoegg and band leader Aaron Sternick showed a remarkable ability to aptly translate their recordings into a live setting. Shortly after their set, the band found a few minutes to answer a few questions. Continue reading