Thursday, March 25, 2010

Manxy Originals at worship at 6pm slt!

" 'in the end, the Germans were not trying to create the Ultimate Weapon. They were merely getting into the swim with anybody else, and they created the U-Boat simply because it was the only submarine that would be of any use to them. In the spring of 1914, Germany was looking to the U-Boat for her salvation no more than Britain was looking to it for her ruin.' " - Manx's Notice to The Manx Wharton Freakout

Regular Wednesday worship Set - March 24, 2010

Things (Alternate) - Frightened Rabbit

Teeth - Bowerbirds
Too Young To Burn - Sonny & The Sunsets
You Blanks (Demo) - Portastatic
Something Good Can Work - Two Door Cinema
Love Is A Dirty Word - Jason Collett
Intervention - Arcade Fire
Throwing Stones - Shout Out Louds
Sweet Dreams - Holy Miranda
Like A Fool - Lawrence Arabia
Used To Be - Beach House
No, My Heart Will Go On (Chorus) - Gigi (2)
Young Americans - David Bowie
Lalita - The Love Language
Streetwalker - Delta Spirit
Be Brave - Strange Boys
I'm A Pretender - The Exploding Hearts
Last Night - The Strokes
Gold Guns And Girls - Metric
Don't Look Back - She And Him
Breakaway - Irma Thomas
You! Me! Dancing! - Los Campesinos!
Partie Traumatic - Black Kids
1901 - Phoenix
Kiss With A Fist - Florence And The Machine
The Gold Medal - The Donnas
Music Is My Girlfriend - Let's Wrestle
Hatef--k - The Bravery
Janie Jones - The Clash
Marlene - Lightspeed Champion
At The Risk Of Repeating - Zeus
Share The Night - The Clientele
O.N.E. - Yeasayer
Swim - Surfer Blood

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New Musics! Woohoo!

According to the Merge Records website, the label for Teenage Fanclub, the band will be releasing their first album since Man-Made, which was released to critical acclaim five years ago. The new album, Shadows, is due out June 8, 2010. Oh, the wait. /me cries. However, you can download their song, "Baby Lee," from the Merge website, RIGHT NOW, FOR FREE. To see the full article, click here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Return to The Crow's Foot Set - Sunday March 21, 2010

Like A Hitman Like A Dancer - A. C. Newman

The Well And The Lightning - Arcade Fire
Make You Mine - Best Coast
Touch - Bright Eyes
Honey In The Sun - Camera Obscura
Walmart Parking Lot - Clem Snide
Fifteen Miles Down River - Tom McRae
Things (Alternate) - Frightened Rabbit
Love Is A Dirty Word - Jason Collett
Bad Kids - Black Lips
Breakaway - Irma Thomas
We Love You - Helen Love
Straight In At 101 - Los Campesinos!
We Got Everything - Modest Mouse
A Hand To Take Hold Of The Scene - Okkervil River
Providence - The Love Language
Lewis Takes Action - Owen Pallett
Range Life - Pavement
Breaks My Heart (Live) - Radio Birdman
Standed - Sambassadeur
Aspect of an Old Maid (featuring Okkervil's Will Sheff) - Mendoza
Don't Look Back - She And Him
Be Brave - Strange Boys
I'm A Pretender - The Exploding Hearts
Once And Never Again - The Long Blondes
Stay Away - The Marked Men
Stayed Up Late - The White Wires
Ferocious - The Ponys
I Don't Even Care About The One I Love - The Whigs
On The Road - Turbo Fruits
Nothing To Hide - Yo La Tengo
Ride Friendship - The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt
What A Drag - Bear Hands

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Regular Saturday Velvet Set - March 20, 2010

Shout Shout (Knock Yourself Out) - Ernie Maresca

No, My Heart Will Go On (Chorus) - Gigi (2)
Alone At The Pier (Rose Melberg) - Gigi (2)
The Marquee (Kate Eastburn) - Gigi (2)
Impossible Love (Chorus) - Gigi (2)
Lust For Life - Girls
I Remember How - The White Wires
My Heart - Smith Westerns
Heaven's Stranger - Eat Skull
Chapters - Sonny & The Sunsets
Falling Down - Cheap Time
Get Your Head Around It - Headlights
All In My Head - The Len Price 3
Scattered Diamonds - Hungry Kids of Hungary
Hey Boy - Magic Kids
Beg, Steal, Or Borrow - Babyshambles
Silver Lining - Beulah
Can You Dig It - Violet Vector And The Lovely Lovelies
We're Not Going - Darlings
Get Rid Of That Girl - The Donnas
Sparxxx - The Love Language
Faith - Cocktail Slippers
Stay With Me - The Urges
Drowning - Reigning Sound
Before I Was Caught - Jay Reatard
You Can Come Over - Shannon and the Clams
Saddest Summer - The Drums
Fire - The Sandwitches
My Little Red Book - Love
Atlantis - Box Elders
Blue Genes - Champagne Socialists
Falling Down - Cheap Time
Guillotine - The Features
Horror Show - The Libertines
So It Goes - Casper
Beginner's Luck - The Eels
Old Man - friska viljor
The Land of 1000 Bars - Goodnight Loving
Rockaway Beach For Me Heartbreak Hotel For You - Helen Love
I Can't Stop Being Foolish - The Mint Chicks
The Boys Are Leaving Town - The Japanadroids

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Retrospectacular 2010

Guess what, folks? Yes, it IS a long ways off, at least seemingly, but The Retrospectacular to Benefit NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness) will be here before you know it. My co-organizer, Alicia Falworth, and I would like to announce that this year's Retrospectacular will be held Friday July 9, 2010 through Sunday July 11, 2010. This year's theme is the 1960's through the 1990's and we have several great ideas for builds and events but because those are subject to change, all I'll say at this point is I think you'll love it just as much as last year, if not more.

Also, one area we're looking to expand on greatly is the number of vendors we have. Last year, OMGWTF Barbecue created an adorable t-shirt for us and everyone seemed to love it. This year, we'd like to recruit tons more designers/content creators to make items for vendors. So, if you fit the bill, and would like to participate, please contact me, Katelynn Dastardly, either in-world, or at You can also contact Alicia Falworth in-world.

We are also looking for volunteers to help in a number of areas. Any in-world skills can be utilized as well as people with little to no skills. Don't think that just because you're not an expert builder or an expert in photoshop you can't be helpful. If you'd like to be involved or help in anyway, please contact Alicia or I in the same ways as mentioned above. There's something for everyone to do. We especially need djs, of course!

As with last year's event, all proceeds will go to NAMI (The National Alliance on Mental Illness). Here is their website, if you'd like more information:

Live Performer at worship!

If you didn't already know, every Thursday, from 6-7 pm slt, or thereabouts, musician, singer, songwriter, Manx Wharton, performs live at worship. Generally, he plays indie originals and covers, but on occasion, he switches it up and gets a lil experimental on our asses. Either way, this popular, hilarious, eccentric, and irreverent performer is one not to be missed. See ya for his performance tonight at worship!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Regular Tuesday Laundromat Set - March 16, 2010

Walls (Fontan Rework) - Shout Out Louds

Fifteen Miles Down River - Tom McRae
Ruins - Aloha
Love Is A Chain - Jason Collett
The Well and The Lighthouse - Arcade Fire
Caroline - Harlem
Richard II Or Extraordinary Popular Dimensions And The Madne - Titus Andronicus
...And We Exhale And Roll Our Eyes In Unison - Los Campesinos!
Two Headed Boy - Neutral Milk Hotel
The Loneliness And The Scream - Frightened Rabbit
Everytime I Go To Sleep - Holy Miranda
Make You Mine - Best Coast
I've Smoked Too Much - Lawrence Arabia
Tell Me What It's Worth - Lightspeed Champion
Oh Modern Girls - The Art Museums
Icarus - White Hinterland
Despicable Dogs - Small Black
Three Decades - The Horrors
Fever Of The Time - Zeus
Dead Language Blues - Miles Kurosky
Paper Thin Walls - Modest Moouse
Like A Hitman, Like A Dancer - A. C. Newman
Go On Baby - Baby Dayliner
Casanova, Baby! - The Gaslight Anthem
Lewis Takes Action - Owen Pallett
10 Mile Stereo - Beach House
One Fire - The Diamond Rings
A Perfect Sonnet - Bright Eyes
Providence - The Love Language
What A Drag - Bear Hands
I Can't Stop Being Foolish - The Mint Chicks
Skate or Die - Teenage Bottlerocket
Lust For Life - Iggy Pop

New Musics! Witwoo!

First, NPR presents a sneak peak at Volume Two from She And Him (the collaboration between M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel). You can either listen to the album in it's entirety or listen to individual songs at NPR's website here.

Next, Jamie T has a new single out. You can download it, Emily's Heart, and it's b-side, Atlantic City, on itunes, here.

Last, but not least, The Whigs have a new album out, In The Dark, which you can buy in a variety of formats, at their website, They also appear to have at least one free song available to download on their site as well.

Lots more good music out there, some of which I'm sure I missed, because I KNOW I downloaded other new musics this week, and some of which is due to be released soon, such as She And Him's Volume Two, which is due out March 23, 2010. Anyways, I hope you enjoy this plethora of newness, as I know I will. Adios amigos. Au revoir, arriverderci.

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Poem - Rough Draft: Just An Old Refrain, March 15, 2010

March 15, 2010
Just An Old Refrain

Years ago
we began an affair
which turned into so much more than a simple series of trysts
we never imagined
we were beginning a journey

When our lips touch
each one's soft, satiny skin lingering against the other's
we're overwhelmed by sensation and elation,

I stare deep into your eyes,
run my hand against the apple of your cheek,
your mahagony skin smooth against my fingers.
Loving you is not easy.
It's made up of moments of bliss and frustration,
of frantic and infrequent time spent basking in each other's warmth,
juxtaposed with hours, days, weeks
of waiting and

Oh you!
You bohemian,
with a heart of gold and a
body my hands can't stay away from --
that v at your pelvis,
the line between your pecs,
your hipbones,
your throbbing cock,
all too eager to enter me,
and me,
oh so eager to spread my legs wide and oblige.

We come together like primal beasts,
like diners having feasts,
like scientist doing experiments,
like youngsters playing games for kicks,
it's all so decadent,
but when it's right,
it's just about perfect.

These are a few of my favorite things:
the way our hands touch when you pass the bowl to me;
the way you pass me a smoke, a beer, a plate of food, anything, really;
the way you look down at me, admiringly, desiringly, devouringly, empoweringly,
overpoweringly, dominantly;
the way you take me, the way you make me
bask in your presence,
at times, unable to voice the simplest things --

like how much this,
mean to me;
or how you take my breath away,
leaving me aching and shaking,
the earth quaking,
my lips quivering,
my knees weak,
goosebumps covering my skin,
you've done it to me again,
brought me to the brink
and beyond
and now, i'm gone --
lost on some other plane,
where only the sound of your voice,
the touch of your limbs,
can bring me back to this realm.

And god, darling,
every instant of this bliss,
this deviant kiss,
this extraordinary existence,
is a million and one moments of splendor, wonder, pounding thunder, rioting rain,
as we drain each other
until we lie limp and again begin this old, familiar,

copyright 2010 Katherine Andrews

Regular Saturday Velvet Set - March 13, 2010

Yes, I Would - Frightened Rabbit

Sweet Dreams - Holy Miranda
Like A Fool - Lawrence Arabia
Galaxy of the Lost - Lightspeed Champion
Paper Moon - Shout Out Louds
Small Parade - Sambassadeur
Icarus - White Hinterland
Glass Printer - The Besnard Lakes
Oh Modern Girls - The Art Museums
An Apple For An Apple - Miles Kurosky
At The Risk Of Repeating - Zeus
Despicable Dogs - Small Black
Who Can Say - The Horrors
Bottled In Cork - Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
Quite A Reputation - The Chymes
Nothing To Hide - Yo La Tengo
I Wanna Kill - The Crocodiles
Skate Or Die - Teenage Bottlerocket
Kiss With A Fist - Florence And The Machine
I Can't Stop Being Foolish - The Mint Chicks
Make You Mine - Best Coast
Up - Man/Miracle
Finally - The Frames
Sleep Around - Maritime
Sweet Elaine - Josh Rouse
Best Winter - Tom McRae
My Life - JJ
You Better Go - The Sugars
A Perfect Sonnet - Bright Eyes
Walmart Parking Lot - Clem Snide
Lewis Takes Action - Owen Pallett
Singer Songwriter - Okkervil Writer
For Beginners - M. Ward
Waiting On A Friend - The Rolling Stones
A New England - Billy Bragg

Friday, March 12, 2010

My Other Interwebz Info

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Regular Wednesday worship Set, March 10, 2010

Walmart Parking Lot - Clem Snide

I Was Never The One - All Smiles
Middle of the Dark - Lightspeed Champion
For Beginners - M. Ward
Slow Parade - Brozens
Knife - Grizzly Bear
Waiting On A Friend - The Rolling Stones
Buddy - Iran
Young Americans - David Bowie
Fun Stuff -Frightened Rabbit
Forward Is All - Sambassadeur
God Knows (You Gotta Give To Get) - El Perro del Mar
Sparxxx ( session) - The Love Language
Riot Van - Arctic Monkeys
Buriedfed - Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
Who Fell Asleep - Los Campesinos!
Hot Sprawl - Man/Miracle
Ocean Breathes Salty - Modest Mouse
Nothing To Hide - Yo La Tengo
Dance of Love - Deer Tick
Dog Days Are Over - Florence And The Machine
I'm Stupid (Bonus Remix) - Christian Brown
The Child In Me - Emma Pollock
Our Movie Is Not A Movie Or Maybe - Okkervil River
Marathon Not A Sprint - Camera Obscura
Touch - Bright Eyes
Head Full Of Doubt/Road Full Of Promise - The Avett Brothers
Fortune - Midlake
Used To Be - Beach House
Ana - The Pixies
A New England - Billy Bragg
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Quote of the Day: Thursday, March 11, 2010

"It is as if the smallest amount of light is infinitely more powerful than massive amounts of dark." - Rob Bell

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Regular Tuesday Laundromat Set - March 9, 2010

Yeah, I was wearing a sheer top that had one tit out out. Wanna make somethin' of it? And sorry, no photographic proof exists, to my knowledge. I'm sure it's a real shocker, though. Me, with naked pixels? Nevah!

"Nothing Ever Happens When You're Gone" - The Sad Little Stars
"Heart Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise" - The Avett Brothers
"You Better Go" - The Sugars
"I Can Hear Music" - She And Him
"Sandy Dunes" - Sambassadeur
"Paper Moon" - Shout Out Louds
"Walmart Parking Lot" - Clem Snide
"Red Moon No. 5" - Owen Pallett
"Walkabout [w/ Noah Lennox]" - Atlas Sound
"I Was Never The One" - All Smiles
"Wholehearted Mess" - Bear in Heaven
"Touch" - Bright
"Honey in the Sun" - Camera Obscura
"Nothing To Hide" - Yo La Tengo
"Up From Below" - Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros
"The Child In Me" - Emma Pollock
"Swim Until You Can't See Land" - Frightened Rabbit
"I Don't Want To Wake Up Alone" - Lightspeed Champion
"The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future" - Los Campesinos!
"In Our Talons" - Bowerbirds
"Fortune" - Midlake
"Range Life" - Pavement
"For Real" - Okkervil River
"Back of the Card" - Man/Miracle
"The Passenger" - Iggy Pop
"The Gold Medal" - The Donnas
"Watching The Planets" - The Flaming Lips
"Share The Night" - The Clientele
"Young Americans" - David Bowie
"Meet By The River's Edge" - The Gaslight Anthem
"Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses?" - U2
"Song For You" - Alexi Murdoch
"Two" - The Antlers
"Sparxxx ( session)" - The Love Language

Monday, March 8, 2010

Regular Saturday Velvet Set, March 6, 2010

"Saddest Summer" - The Drums
"Suicide" - The Raveonettes
"Who Knows Who Cares" - Local Natives
"I'm With You" - The Ponys
"Pushing and Shoving" - Man/Miracle
"Lewis Takes Action" - Owen Pallett
"Unless It's Kicks" - Okkervil River
"Last Night" - The Strokes
"There Are Listed Buildings" - Los Campesinos!
"1901" - Phoenix
"Burn You Up" - Thao with The Get Down Stay Down
"A.M. Dial" - Midtown Dickens
"VCR" - Xx
"There Are Maybe Ten Or Twelve" - A.C. Newman
"Gimme Danger" - Iggy and The Stooges
"Brand New Start" - Little Joy
"Gravity Rides Everything" - Modest Mouse
"Days" - Sambassadeur
"Never See Me Again" - Vivian Girls
"Bad Kids" - Black Lips
"Girly Girly Girly" - The White Wires
"Serva Ad Manum" - Violet Vector and the Lovely Lovelies
"Wicked Game" - Bassboosa
"The Way We Get By" - Spoon
"Take It Easy" - Surfer Blood
"Somebody's Baby" - Yo La Tengo
"There's Nothing Underwater" - Lightspeed Champion
"I've Been Tired" - The Pixies
"Sparxxx ( Session)" - The Love Language
"Kick Drum Heart" - The Avett Brothers
"Sheila" - Jamie T
"Fluorescent Adolescent" - Arctic Monkeys
"She's Bored With You" - Reigning Sound