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Friday Happy: Jenny, Zooey and Elvis

Because Fridays are for happy, here’s Jenny Lewis, Zooey Deschanel and Elvis Costello singing “Carpetbaggers,” one of only two songs worth listening to Acid Tongue, Lewis’ last solo album (sorry Jenny). The other song is “Next Messiah,” by the way, an unusually long but surprisingly textured, meandering and energetic country romp. Carpetbaggers is followed by Costello’s song, “Go Away.”

I thought the last Jenny Lewis solo album was underwhelming and the last Rilo Kiley album was a tragic rejection of the quirkiness and sonic adventuring that made up the appeal of their previous albums. But I remain enough of a fan to hang on to see what’s next. The future Mrs. Cab for Cutie did, however, put out an excellent album of well-written, light, country tinged AM pop last year, so check it out if you haven’t already.

Oh, Jenny. Even in an odd bell-bottom pant-suit combo, you can wear my Power Glove any time.

[Via Stereogum]

The all-time Kidz Bop highlight

And to think I almost forgot yesterday about this: the crazy intense kid from the Kidz Bop “Since U Been Gone” video.

since u been on Ritalin

since u been on Ritalin

Thanks to Barry Schwartz for the reminder.

See the whole video here, which is another example of the liberal, animal-coddling media’s terrible poisoning of our nation’s youth, as it teaches kids that if you invite dangerous jungle animals into your bedroom, they will play your favorite song and let you sing the chorus, not chew and digest your tweenage flesh, made all the more tender by all that jumping around on your bed, despite how many times your parents have told you not to.

Actually, this video is kind of like a modern day “Take on Me,” except in color and filmed right after some Asian kid was pumped full of amphetamines and told if he screamed loud enough, his parents would not be dipped in Sweet Baby Ray’s and fed to the tiger doing splits on stage.

Matching game!

Places I’ve Lived and Worked, As Represented Through Songs I Would Hear At Least Once A Day


A. The boardwalk, Seaside Heights, NJ

B. Brooklyn, NY

C. Darryl’s Restaurant, Raleigh, NC

D. Hilton Head Island, SC

E. The GW Hatchet, Washington DC (Hint: DC101 was always on)

F. South Campus Commons (with Barry Schwartz), College Park, MD


1. Sublime, “What I Got”

2. Ted Leo, “Me and Mia”

3. Lifehouse, “Waiting on a Moment”

4. Jimmy Buffet, “Margaritaville”

CM Wangs?

CM Wangs?

5. Bon Iver, “Skinny Love”

6. Wings, “Silly Love Songs”

This test is so easy it should be in a pop-up ad advertising a free iPod.

You think people would have had enough of hearing the same songs.

But I look around me and I see it isnt so.

Grab the spraypaint can…

…and watch this clip of Ted Leo performing “Day Man” from Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” a song that, if there’s any justice in the world, will become the Freebird of our era.

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He says in the video this is the first time that song has actually been received well, though this vid is apparently from a performance in Philly.

Like you need any more evidence that you should be watching this show. Almost all the episodes were forced to come down off Hulu by Jan. 25 too, so put your Netflix queue in effect (or find one of the 48,000 bootleg sites on the internet, I guess). It took me awhile (and a bored month of unemployment) to realize I should be watching this show, but once I did, I started drinking beer again a lot more often. Soo…I’m not sure what that means, but it’s got more laughs per minute than The Office these days. As such:

Here’s the original Day Man clip

And here’s a picture of Day Bear, master of karate and hunny for everyone:

fighter of the Night Bear

fighter of the Night Bear