My new year’s resolution is to care less about the Cult of Celebrity and more about people who don’t make the cover of “Entertainment Weekly” but are doing good things in the world. So I’m doing away with the celebrity quote of the week, but I’ll try to find a story about philanthropy, like this one: $9.5 million raised for the Morton Plant hospitals in Florida.
From Heart On A Stick, the Bloggregate of all 2006 year end lists. My #1 came in at Bloggregate #76 (so far; it looks like he is still entering names). My list also featured only three of the thirteen bands posited by the Catbirdseat’s cheat sheet, which definitely proves that what I’m with isn’t It, and what’s It seems weird and scary to me.
Marathonpacks’ 2006 year-end mixes, vol. 1-4. Yummeh.
From Shots Ring Out, a beautiful looking Top 50 videos of 2006.
The Rich Girls Are Weeping linked to video of the Winterkids’s “Tape It.” Check out the collar on that kid. It’s the intersection of indie rock and the British army circa 1885! And the music isn’t terrible either.
Team9, mashup artists extraordinaire, have made Mysplice 06, which mashes up all of Stereogum’s favorite artists. Check out “Young Cats”: Peter, Bjorn, and John vs. the Cure.
YANP notes that Page France has a new EP.
Stererogum has a theme. If I had a theme, I too would rule the world. With evil robots.
Uh … I’m recommending something at AOL … I believe hell has truly frozen over. Reader J.M. sent me a link to the Interface, which has lots of podcasts by indie folks. Cat Power, TVOTR, M Ward, Silversun Pickups, etc., etc. And the podcast has an mp3 version you can download. I’m all a-sea here.
Lovely post from Matt at Earfarm, talking about how he acquired an import CD single of “Never Let Me Down Again.”
And last but certainly not least: Marvel video trailer for the NEW GUNSLINGER COMIC (I’m hyperventilating as I type this). NEW – GUNSLINGER – COMIC – !!!!!!!!