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Heather noticed that the Format are disbanding (the post on their myspace blog says it was amicable & everyone is still friends). This is sad news; the Format was an excellent pop band and they put out two great albums, chock full of pep and handclaps. If you’ve never given them a chance, well, no time like the present! “Interventions & Lullabies” especially is worth the listen.

The Format — Site | Myspace
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01. The First Single (Cause A Scene)
I’ve been waiting all this time / to be something I can’t define

02. Tune Out
The fifty-one is backed up and too slow / let’s tune out by turning on the radio

03. Time Bomb
Tell the new wave kids their make-up kits can find me / where self-pity gets a breath of fresh air

04. Inches & Falling
I love love being in love / I don’t care what it does to me

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Hiatus! +Mix

Bon Ton, alas, must go on hiatus for 2 weeks. I will return, the week of August 7th, with more adorably witty comments and indie-flavored songs. Oh yes, you can’t escape me.

Meanwhile, since I will be traveling, I present a mix: I call it “Way Over In A Bucket Seat; the Driving Thru the Desert Mix,” even though I’m not going to be driving through the desert. At least, not much. So! Music! Music to drive by! Or at least take to the gym.

Let me make it known to you now that if you don’t download Teddybears Stockholm’s “Yours To Keep,” I can’t be responsible for the hole it will leave in your happiness.

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Way Over In A Bucket Seat

1. Aqua – Dum Di Da Di Da (megamix)
2. The Beta Band – Dry the Rain
3. Boy Eats Drum Machine – I’m An Angel Telling Lies
4. The Buggles – Video Killed the Radio Star
5. The Cure – Let’s Go To Bed (Milk Mix)
6. Dead Milkmen – Punk Rock Girl
7. DJ Riko – Burning Down Your Soul (Freeland Vs. Talking Heads vs. The Who)
8. The Format – Tune Out
9. Frou Frou – Let Go
10. The Get Up Kids – Mass Pike
11. Goldfrapp – Ooh La La
12. Jewel – Serve the Ego (Gabriel Dresden club mix)
13. Kanye West feat. Adam Levine – Heard em Say
14. Max Raabe & das Palast Orchester – Oops, I Did It Again
15. Rock Kills Kid – Paralyzed
16. Saint Ken – Die Another Day In London (Madonna vs. Pet Shop Boys)
17. Suzanne Vega – Tom’s Diner (DJ Dangermouse remix)
18. Stars – Heart
19. Teddybears Stockholm – Yours To Keep
20. Weird Al Yankovic – Angry White Boy Polka

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I feel like I really ought to say something profound and interesting. But, having gorged on an entire bag of TJ’s chocolate pretzels, my brain can only say, “BZZZZZZZZ.”

So! I was at the gym the other day, and listening to the Mountain Goats while watching an insanely thin girl doing her workout. The super duper thing about gyms in L.A. is that there is a very high percentage of Beautiful People, doing their crunches and whatnot while you sweat through your workout, grind your teeth, and hate them.

Therefore, I present our first mix: songs referencing body parts in their titles. Make no mistake about it, I have more songs than this. However, I thought I’d spare you the live VH-1 version I have of Kelly Clarkson singing “Behind These Hazel Eyes.” Oddly enough, this mix referenced mostly the top half of the body. Why do I have so many songs about teeth? Freaky.

Welcome to Bon Ton! BZZZZZZZZ

Twin High Maintenance Machines: A Bon Ton Mix

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1. Neutral Milk Hotel – Two Headed Boy
2. Ryan Adams – Expressway To Yr Skull
3. Mountain Goats – Lion’s Teeth
4. Tarkio – Devil’s Elbow
5. the New Amsterdams – All Ears
6. Rocky Votolato – Without Eyes Still Seeing
7. Iron & Wine – Teeth In the Grass
8. The Format – Sore Thumb
9. the Decemberists – Red Right Ankle ( Live at the Quad in London 11/15/2004)
10. The Old 97’s – Big Brown Eyes
11. Flogging Molly – Rebels of the Sacred Heart
12. Blanche – Redhead
13. Air – Dead Bodies
14. Bishop Allen – Corazon
15. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! – Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth

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