30 June 2015

Daily Joy » Hang the DJ


Whole lotta confluence going on here:
_ Found this dandy earlier during a poster art search
_ I just returned from Southern California, where I got my fix of surf + surf music
_ Morrissey is playing in Cincinnati tonight

Kismet? Perhaps. Regardless, don't panic. Just enjoy The Moz and his gyrating ways.


 

Panic on the streets of London
Panic on the streets of Birmingham
I wonder to myself
Could life ever be sane again?
The Leeds side-streets that you slip down
I wonder to myself
Hopes may rise on the Grasmere
But Honey Pie, you're not safe here
So you run down
To the safety of the town
But there's Panic on the streets of Carlisle
Dublin, Dundee, Humberside
I wonder to myself

Burn down the disco
Hang the blessed DJ
Because the music that they constantly play
IT SAYS NOTHING TO ME ABOUT MY LIFE
Hang the blessed DJ
Because the music they constantly play

On the Leeds side-streets that you slip down
Provincial towns you jog 'round
Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
HANG THE DJ, HANG THE DJ
Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ, Hang the DJ
HANG THE DJ


05 December 2014

Daily Joy » Aimee Mann

So much great music to share that these Daily Joy posts will be stopgaps between blog posts. Enjoy!


Perhaps it was just a matter of time my beloved industry would get its paws on the already morally (yet wonderfully) corrupt game, Cards Against Humanity.

Hat tip to The Juggernaut for this overnight internet and ad land darling. Spoiler alert if you're on my gift list this year. :) Happy Weekend, All. xo ~ Joy

> That's Just What You Are
by Aimee Mann

In our endeavor we are never seeing eye to eye
No guts to serve us so forever may we wave goodbye
And you're always telling me that it's my turn to move
When I wonder what could make the needle jump the groove

I won't fall for the oldest trick in the book
So don't sit there and think you're off of the hook
By saying there is no use changing 'cause

That's just what you are
That's just what you are

Acting steady always ready to defend your fears
What's the matter with the truth, did I offend your ears
By suggesting that a change might be a thing to try
Like it would kill you just to try and be a nicer guy

It's not like you would lose some critical piece
If somehow you moved point A to point B
Maintaining there is no point changing 'cause

That's just what you are
That's just what you are

Now I could talk to you till I'm blue in the face
But we still would arrive at the very same place
With you running around and me out of the race

So maybe you're right, nobody can take
Something older than time and hope you could make
It better, that would be a mistake

So take it just so far

'Cause that's just what you are
That's just what you are
That's just what you are

Acting steady always ready to defend your fears
What's the matter with the truth, did I offend your ears
You're like a sleepwalking man, it's a danger to wake you
Even when it is apparent where your actions will take you

That's just what you are
And that's just what you are
That's just what you are
That's just what you are



24 October 2014

Daily Joy » Yo La Tengo

So much great music to share that these Daily Joy posts will be stopgaps between blog posts. Enjoy!


Goodbye, Summer. Hello, Indian Summer. You sure look amazing today in the 'ol O-HI-O. Taking a quick break from work to share one of my favorite fall tunes. It's chill tune chock full of percussion goodness. Perfect pairing for a weekend drive to take in all the beauty of fall. Enjoy!

> Autumn Sweater
by Yo La Tengo

when I heard the knock on the door
I couldn't catch my breath
is it too late to call this off?

we could slip away
wouldn't that be better?
me with nothing to say
and you in your autumn sweater

I tried my best to hide in the crowded room
it's nearly possible
I wait for you, oh, most patiently

we could slip away
wouldn't that be better?
me with nothing to say
and you in your autumn sweater

so I looked for your eyes and the waves looked like
they'd pour right out of them
I'll try hard, I'll try always
but it's a waste of time
it's a waste of time if I can't smile easily
like in the beginning
in the beginning

we could slip away
wouldn't that be better?
me with nothing to say
and you in your autumn sweater

we could slip away
wouldn't that be better?
me with nothing to say
and you in your autumn sweater
you in your autumn sweater
you in your autumn sweater
you in your autumn sweater


05 September 2014

Daily Joy » Handsome Boy Modeling School

So much great music to share that these Daily Joy posts will be stopgaps between blog posts. Enjoy!

 

A week full of type explorations is always time well spent. A week exploring type AND listening to music? Well, it's been a banner week for this girl. I've chose this sultry lil number by Handsome Boy Modeling School to offset this playful type specimen from the inspiration consortium: ChangeTheThought. Enjoy and remember, when in doubt, the truth shall set you free. ;)  Happy weekend! xo Joy

> The Truth
by Handsome Boy Modeling School

Go ...
Go to the mountain if you must
Go to the burning bush
Happy would ease your troubled mind
How do the fade just stay behind?

I know you better than you think I do
Don't worry babe.. this is why i fell in love with you
The man in the looking glass
Is looking back at you at last

You can't hide from the truth
Because the truth is all there is
You can't hide from the truth
Because the truth is all there is
You can't hide from the truth
Because the truth is all there is
You can't hide

If happy times are too few and far between
It's a pity dear, we can't erase the things we've seen
So disappear, vanish if you wish
Just go before you're swallowed up by bitterness

And the truth is you can't hide from the truth
And the truth hurts because the truth is all there is
I realized some time ago that I would have to let you go

May not be true to see that you would return one day
But in your present state you may as well not be here at all
You wear a thin disguise, it's from yourself you hide
Just take a look at us, we are heading for a fall

[J-Live]
Now presiding in this quarter: hip-hop
Justice, my rap forté
Judge, jury, bailing for prosecuting D.A.
Et ceteras, paraphas
My modus operende
It's carpe diem whether the fact or word is your way
Comprende?
The people versus, you ain't no Sensi
Teaching that style of word-play
We got the words they
Regardless of what your friends say
They're all disable
Striken from the record and deemed indimissable
And this long arm of the law grabs a mighter
Shoot dope lines first and ask questions later
The death sentence of this live litagator
Close the case tighter than the jaws of a 'gator
Stenonographer, that study law again, the jargon
Let your counselors 'a barking, in hopes of a plea bargain
But when you read back verbatim
What they're saying to pursuade them
They realize exactly how i've played them
I come with the truth, whole truth and nothing but
'Cause the truth hurts just as much as fuckin' with lies will
I brew skill with free fills from now until
Plagerizing MC's get their flows distilled

Baby I don't die without you by my side
As long as you return into these arms that burn
Baby I won't die just take a look inside
Into these eyes that burn, come to these arms that yearn

I won't die, if you leave me high
I won't die if you're not by my side

And the truth hurts because the truth is all there is
And the truth hurts because the truth is all there is
You can't hide from the truth, cause the truth is all there is
You can't hide from the truth, cause the truth is all there is
You can't hide from the truth, cause the truth is all there is
You can't hide from the truth, cause the truth is all there is
You can't hide from the truth, cause the truth is all there is
You can't hide from the truth, cause the truth is all there is
You can't hide from the truth, cause the truth is all there is
You can't hide from the truth
Because the truth is all there is
You can't hide from the truth..



06 August 2014

Daily Joy » Clem Snide

So much great music to share that these Daily Joy posts will be stopgaps between blog posts. Enjoy!
 

Listening to some bittersweet old school Clem Snide today while designing, so hit the twitter to see what they had going on. As a huge supporter of home concerts, I want to share this cool opportunity of hosting a living room show. If your city is listed, reach out to them. You won't regret this unique experience!

And Eef, should your travels bring you to Columbus, OH, I'd gladly host. Our city is the jam, Man. Buzzfeed even says so. (see reasons #6, #9, #15, and #18)

>Evil vs. Good
by Clem Snide

'Cause you're so evil and I'm so good
I'll You'll make it up to you me some day.


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BONUS ROUND » those close to me know one of my guilty pleasures is the Brothers Gibb (aka the Bee Gees.) Check out Eef's rendition of "How can you mend a broken heart?" (great question, btw) His vocal twist takes this song to another level. #swoon


25 July 2014

Daily Joy » Pete Yorn

Happy 14th Birthday, Jonah!

Holy wow: this is a post I never anticipated having the opportunity to create. Bernese Mountain Dogs' lifespan typically caps at 10 years. This gentle giant of mine is a whopping FOURTEEN today. He is everything one could ask for in a dog: loyal, loving, and a non-slobberer. :) He has gotten me through some very dark days. Still does. And every morning I delight that he is still among us, to grace us with his kind soul. I am hopeful for many more days with him. We'll see... Happy weekend, All. xo ~Joy

by Pete Yorn

When you come back from the dead
And you stare through my window
I'll pretend you're never there
I'll pretend we are shadows
We are shadows

There'll come a day, I'll let you in
Wash you down, dress you in my clothes
Lay your head on my pillow
Lay your head on my own
On my own

We are growing up together
We are growing old together
We are growing old
We are growing up together
We are growing old together
We are growing old

They said you wouldn't be sitting here
On your own
On your own
They said you wouldn't be sitting here
On your own
On your own

When the storm closes to you
And the wind shakes your body
I'll admit you're not alone
I'll admit you're never alone
You're not alone

They said you wouldn't be sitting here
On your own
On your own
They said you wouldn't be sitting here
On your own
On your own

We are growing up together
We are growing old together
We are growing old..



24 July 2014

Daily Joy » CSCA Pinewood Derby

Drop. The. Hammer.

Tonight's the night, and while I can't be there, you should! CSCA (the Columbus Society of Communicating Arts), a design organization very near and dear to my heart, is holding their annual Pinewood Derby. You will see derby car innovation + creativity unlike any around, I promise. And a big shout out CD102.5FM for hosting our event. Whole lotta local love going around! Catch the Derby results here.

by Sniff 'n' The Tears
A lil old school driving tune for you.

by The Avalanches
A new tune that makes you feel like driving.


Doing alright
A little jiving on a Saturday night
And come what may
Gonna dance the day away

Jenny was sweet
Show a smile for the people she needs
I'm trouble, let's drive,
I don't know the way you came alive

News is blue (the news is blue)
Has its own way to get to you
What can I do (what can I do)
When I remember my time with you

Pick up your feet
Got to move to the trick of the beat
There is no lead
Just take your place in the driver's seat

Driver's seat, oohoo, driver's seat, yeah

Doing alright
A little jiving on a Saturday night
And come what may
Gonna dance the day away

Driver's seat, oohoo, driver's seat, yeah

Jenny was sweet
There is no lead
Pick up your feet, pick up, pick up
Pick up your feet, gonna dance the day away

Driver's seat, oohoo, driver's seat, yeah
Driver's seat, oohoo, driver's seat, yeah
Driver's seat...

23 July 2014

Daily Joy » The Killers

So much great music to share that these Daily Joy posts will be stopgaps between blog posts. Enjoy! 


Off and on rain today here in Columbus. New camo pants make things a bit better. Enjoy the tune! :)

> All These Things That I’ve Done
by The Killers

When there's nowhere else to run
Is there room for one more son
One more son
If you can hold on
If you can hold on, hold on
I wanna stand up, I wanna let go
You know, you know - no you don't, you don't
I wanna shine on in the hearts of men
I wanna mean it from the back of my broken hand

Another head ach
es, another heart breaks
I am so much older than I can take
And my affection, well it comes and goes
I need direction to perfection, no no no no

Help me out
Yeah, you know you got to help me out
Yeah, oh don't you put me on the back burner
You know you got to help me out

And when there's nowhere else to run
Is there room for one more son
These changes ain't changing me
The gold-hearted boy I used to be

Yeah, you know you got to help me out
Yeah, oh don't you put me on the back burner
You know you got to help me out
You're gonna bring yourself down
Yeah, you're gonna bring yourself down
Yeah, you're gonna bring yourself down

[x10]
I got soul, but I'm not a soldier
I got soul, but I'm not a soldier

Yeah, you know you got to help me out
Yeah, oh don't you put me on the back burner
You know you got to help me out
You're gonna bring yourself down
You're gonna bring yourself down
Yeah, oh don't you put me on the back burner
You're gonna bring yourself down
Yeah, you're gonna bring yourself down


Over and in, last call for sin
While everyone's lost, the battle is won
With all these things that I've done
All these things that I've done
If you can hold on
If you can hold on  


18 July 2014

Daily Joy » The Replacements

So much great music to share that these Daily Joy posts will be stopgaps between blog posts. Enjoy!



I am headed to Forecastle Festival this Sunday specifically to see The Replacements and Beck. Much like seeing Beck earlier this season, The Replacements are a bucket list item for me. If you need further evidence of Paul Westerberg and crew's power, here's a great ode to them that I found on Meredith Listens twitter feed. So... let's hear it for soul-wrecking, round 2, eh? ;)  Have a great weekend. xo ~Joy

>I Will Dare
by The Replacements

How young are you?
How old am I?
Let's count the rings around my eyes
How smart are you?
How dumb am I?
Don't count any of my advice

Oh, meet me anyplace or anywhere or anytime
Now I don't care, meet me tonight
If you will dare, I might dare

Call me on Thursday, if you will
Or call me on Wednesday, better still
Ain't lost yet, so I gotta be a winner
Fingernails and a cigarette's a lousy dinner
Young, are you?

Meet me anyplace or anywhere or anytime
Now, I don't care, meet me tonight
If you will dare, I will dare


17 July 2014

Daily Joy » Band of Horses

So much great music to share that these Daily Joy posts will be stopgaps between blog posts. Enjoy!



Band of Horses are coming the LC Pavilion this Friday. Laredo is one of my favorite tunes — which I featured back in December 2010.  This song has definitely stood the test of time. If you make the show, enjoy!

Gonna take a trip to Laredo
Gonna take a dip in the lake
Oh, I'm at a crossroads with myself
I don't got no one else

Impossibilities at the door
I won't be needing them anymore
Oh, is this the first time in your life?
It's hard just to get by

But oh, my love, don't you even know?
And oh, my love, are you really gone?
Ooooh

And can you see the world through a window?
Are you having troubles in droves?
Oh, I think the worst thing I could do
Is get back home to you

I put a bullet in my Kia Lorenzo
A kitchen knife up to my face
Throw me in the deep of Jenner Lake
Believe me when I say

That oh, my love, you don't even call
And oh, my love, is that you on the phone?
Ooooh

And oh, my love, you don't even know
That oh, my love, are you really gone?
Ooooh