Where's your little girl tonight?

Does anyone else love this song? I guess it dropped last year, but I just stumbled onto it and it's oh so great. All I can tell is that Magic Kids are from Memphis and they have one 7" out. Anybody out there in the know?

The Magic Kids > Hey Boy


I told you once, I told you twice

Today, I was talking with a friend about Laura Nyro. Friend mentioned that Nyro reminded her of Carole King (one of Nyro's biggest hits was her version of King's Up On The Roof), which, in turn, reminded me of Really Rosie, a Maurice Sendak illustrated cartoon from my childhood which I loved. The show was a musical, and my favorite songs were Pierre and Chicken Soup With Rice. The lyrics were Sendak's, and the music was done by King.

The Pierre song always cracked me up just because the main character, who was an apathetic kid, constantly replies "I don't care" to anything that anybody says to him. My dad used to call me Pierre because "I don't care" was one of my favorite phrases.

Chicken Soup With Rice is pretty fun, the song winds its way through the twelve months of the year, paying tribute to the joy of eating chicken soup with rice all year long. Totally reminds me of being a kid, lying on the floor, head propped up by my hand and watching Really Rosie.

Check out the Chicken Soup With Rice clip from Really Rosie here, or just listen to the song below.

Carole King > Chicken Soup With Rice

So what if it's a new decade

I've been laying low on the blogging front lately. I've been kinda decompressing from the holiday family overload, but I have some ideas on stuff I wanna post later. For now, though, I'm posting a mix I've made just for the hell of it. I tried to come up with something a bit peppy because I'm sick of this cold winter rain. Actually, I like rain...I just don't like the cold. So here's my mix. Use the link at the bottom to download.


So what if it's a new decade

1. Coeur de pirate - Comme des enfants
2. Sweet Trip - Monica Bellucci
3. Sigur Rós - Við Spilum Endalaust
4. The Velvelettes - I Know His Name (Only His Name)
5. The Go-Go's - How Much More
6. Perfume - Puppy Love
7. Lady Gaga - Summerboy
8. Lucky Soul - Lips Are Unhappy
9. Kaela Kimura - Ground Control (Album Mix)
10. The Bobby Fuller Four - Let Her Dance
11. The 5 6 7 8s - Woo Hoo
12. Beulah - Silver Lining
13. Ted Leo / Pharmacists - Six Months in a Leaky Boat
14. The Ramones - Slug [Demo]
15. Joe Dassin - Les Champs-Elysees
16. Cat Stevens - Here Comes My Baby
17. Neko Case - Whip The Blankets
18. Chocolat - Like a Starberry
19. Four Pennies - When The Boy's Happy (The Girl's Happy Too)
20. Blondie - Slow Motion
21. David Bowie - Modern Love
22. The Clash - Gates Of The West
23. Garbage - I Just Wanna Have Something To Do
24. Irma Thomas - Break-A-Way
25. Asobi Seksu - Thursday (The Twelves Remix)



An apple for an apple

Good news, everybody! Miles Kurosky, formerly the voice of Beulah, is back! His new album,  The Desert of Shallow Effects, is gonna drop this spring (3/9/10), and he'll be touring as well. Hopefully he'll show up in a dive bar near you. Check out the inevitably named website, mileskurosky.com. Do the social networking thing and add him on Twitter, Facebook and stream tracks on his Myspxxx page.

March 16 – Dallas, TX – The Cavern
March 17, 18, 19 – Austin, TX (SXSW)
March 20 - Houston, TX – Rudyards
March 22 - Nashville, TN – The Basement
March 24 - Washington, DC – DC 9
March 25 - Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
March 26 - New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
March 27 - Allston, MA – Great Scott
March 29 - Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
March 30 - Columbus, OH – The Basement
April 1 - Chicago, IL – Schubas
April 2 - Minneapolis, MN – 400 Bar
April 3 - Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
April 5 - Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
April 7 - Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
April 8 - San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
April 9 - Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
April 10 - Seattle, WA – The Tractor

Beulah > Sunday Under Glass