Friday, November 11, 2011

These Go To 11

Combining three of my favorite things:
the movie Spinal Tap
great music played loud

NPR's All Songs Considered had a story this morning - because of 11/11/11 - of...

These Go To 11: Songs Best Heard Extra-Loud

There's no denying certain songs are best experienced when played as loud as possible. Since this Friday, 11/11/11, is Nigel Tufnel Day — the unofficial holiday honoring the fictional Spinal Tap guitarist, who cranked his amplifiers past 10 — this week's episode is all about the songs that instantly make you want to turn the volume up.

Click the link above or here to read the entire article - and to hear all the music.


Here is a short, partial list of songs that I turn to 11:

Renegades of Funk - Rage Against The Machine

Oh Yeah - The Subways

Think the drummer's cute? Watch the video for him shirtless. Think the singer's cute? Go to my other blog to a post from 2008.

Sabotage - The Beastie Boys

Recently Distressed - Phantom Planet

Phantom Planet is the band that also sang California and whose original drummer was the actor Jason Schwartzman. Here's an live version of the song, before Jason Schwatzman left the band in 2004.

Think the singer is cute? He's Alex Greenwald. He did some Gap commercials...

And appeared in one of my all-time favorite movies...

Vagabond - Wolfmother

The version of the song from the excellent movie (500) Days of Summer where I discovered the song...

The whole song...

A Life of Illusion - Joe Walsh

The Bucket - Kings of Leon

Inside Out - Eve 6

Dammit - Blink 182


What are yours?

1 comment:

Iona.T said...

Hi Marshall!

I accidentally came across your blog this morning when I Googled River Phoenix. In the search results came your post "RIP Brad Renfro" and I've since enjoyed reading randomly selected posts.

My favourites so far, are, the one where you describe your high school friends, the one where you describe your work colleagues, the one about the mix tapes (please don't ever complete that OMG Most Awesome Song Ever mix CD!), the one where you talk about your first blow job (that might have been the same one as you describing your high school friends) the one where you pretty much re-decorated your home because you bought a new CD rack! (I only ended up reading on because I wanted to see the results (which there were none) and Im so glad I did). The one with the dinner party where you made some sort of noodle salad, potato soup and chicken and peperoni something. I would love to try that potato soup!

So, thanks for entertaining me. You look at life so positively and it seems like over the past few years you've had a good ride.

I hope your dad is well and that your sister and her girlfriend throw an equally amazing Christmas party as they did last year, and hey, maybe your mum and Carlos could duet a Christmas carol! (I vote for Santa Baby!)

Anyway, thanks again and have a lovely Sunday.

Lots of love,

Iona. Age 30 (just), Nottingham, England. Xxx