Snobcast: We Don’t Play Anything You Would Like
Do you feel like every week there’s some band your “eccentric” co-worker/friend is trying to turn you on to? Are you confused as to which band with the word “wolf” or “horse” you’re supposed to like? Lucky for you, every week DJ Father Guido spends hours in his lab sifting through bits and bytes of hipster blog entries and indie magazines searching for the finest aural pleasures available. Then the Father compiles them here for you to enjoy in the comfort of the Donnybrook Campus.
I hate when artists I don’t like make songs I can’t help but like. It puts into question my (usually) infallible taste. This rarely takes place, but occasionally it happens. Case in point: "Clumsy" by Fergie (of the once talented, but now horrendously annoying, Black-Eyed Peas).
I’ve had issues with this girl ever since she became a Black-Eyed Pea. My first reaction was, "Why does such a great group need a kitch factor?" Then I quickly realized this was a group that wanted to shed their underground status and reach for that MTV money. Well, OK, as long as they don’t sacrifice their heady, conscious raps.
The first single, "Where Is The Love?", seemed to be on the right track. It may have featured JT, but at least it had a message. Then came "Shut Up". Umm…yeah. Then came "Let’s Get Retarded" and right then I knew I had to throw the towel in on this once great group.
I assumed she couldn’t do much more damage. Then came "My Humps." I don’t need to continue at this point. Everyone knows what I’m talking about here. What I do need to do is backpedal and explain why we are even talking about Fergie.
We can thank Tim Tim for this one. The other day he tells me he has a new song he’s digging. Even though I knew I’d hate it, Tim is my best friend so I had to give him a chance. Turns out, he was right. I like this song. It reminds me of a much better song, "Talkin’ Bout Hey Love" by De La Soul, but that’s OK.
Fergie, I’m sorry I hated on you for so long. I know will.i.am is the real perpetrator. He’s the one that hoodwinked the back-pack set into thinking he was one of them, just to turn around and go POP! But Fergie, you were always meant to be a pop star, and now you have a song that might actually help you get there with out grossing us out (ie. "My Humps").
"Clumsy" Fergie The Dutchess
"That Time" Regina Spektor Begin To Hope
"Take Me To the Riot" Stars In Our Bedroom After the War
"Velouria" Pixies Bossanova
"From Nothing to Nowhere" Pinback Autumn of the Seraphs
"Mommy Can I Go Out & Kill Tonight (Live)" The Misfits Walk Among Us
"Are You The One?" The Presets Beams
"J" Mindless Self Indulgence Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy
"Dollar" Heiruspecs A Tiger Dancing
"The Boy Next Door" The Bastard Fairies Memento Mori
"Sarah Silverman" P.O.S. Ipecac Neat
"Wake Up Alone" Amy Winehouse Back To Black
"I Feel Like Dying" Lil’ Wayne The Drought Is Over Part. 2
"Perfect Hair II" DangerDoom Occult Hymn
"Your Neighborhood Spaceman" Peeping Tom Feat. Jel & Odd Nosdam Peeping Tom
"The Commercial" Wire Pink Flag
"Fa-Fa-Fayo Technology" 50 Cent vs Datarock
"You’re Hot" Sneaky Sound System Sneaky Sound System
"Bandages" Hot Hot Heat Make Up the Breakdown
"Cuntry Boys and City Girls" The Fratellis Costello Music
"Girls on TV" Be Your Own PET Be Your Own PET
"Hope" Sublime 40 Oz. To Freedom
"Secrets" The Electric Soft Parade No Need To Be Downhearted
"Lion’s Teeth" The Mountain Goats The Sunset Tree
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