tigerbeatpoet, xo

what i listen to on the way there and in between

Sunday, September 30, 2007

This (mostly) has nothing to do with O'Shea Jackson

Alright - I'm sorta watching Death Proof off and on for the second time. Watching these sass talking chicks makes me want to make a good ol' mix to cruise around with my girlfriends and be obnoxious and loud to. I have rocked the hell out of plenty of these songs in the car. The truth is, I think the car is one of the most inspired places to listen to music to.

And yes, this IS one of those late-night Rhapsody mixes... the night, it just does this to me.

Cherry Bomb - The Runaways
Chick Habit - April March
Leader of the Pack - The Shangri-La's
Prefabricated Icon - X-Ray Spex
Bad Girl - New York Dolls
Kiss Me Deadly - Lita Ford
(simply for the - Uh-huh... it ain't no big thing... perfect for car singing)
Hot in the City - Billy Idol
So Alive - Love and Rockets*

*this song reminds me of when my friend Mija and I were driving through Kentucky at like, 3 or 4 in the morning, finally out of this scary stretch of the Appalachians that we had to drive through in the deep, dark night. She put this album in and we totally rocked it while Michelle was passed out in the backseat. In the true spirit of my Bad-Ass Bitches Mix, she's the ultimate, so I have to put this in here.

(why I listened to Jamie by Weezer right after this is beyond me. i have no control after these sometimes)

Straight Outta Compton - NWA
(I lied, I had to pull out old school o'shea and solo o'shea with "it was a good day")

At the end of this scene, everyone has been dropped off at home and I'm on my way home. I play... Bat Out of Hell by Meat Loaf - In just under ten minutes, I have a sore throat from singing too loudly, I have given myself whiplash and I'm spent...

This is what happens when I stay up too late...

Friday, September 28, 2007


A hundred posts to tigerbeatpoet. Can you believe it? I didn't realize what I was getting myself into when I figured out it was time to blog.

Alright, so in the spirit of not-so-random randomness, I had to post one of the most precious and cheesiest videos ever for what could be one of the sweetest songs I have ever heard.

The Lightning Seeds - Pure

Confetti flying through the air, watching Ian Broudie through clouds that kind-of look like embryonic fetuses, sparks... does it get any better than that?

Something about the guitar part towards the end of this song SCREAMS Love Vigilantes by New Order to me. Yeah, it's different... but after I hear that part I have to listen to the song immediately after. Anyone up for some live performance footage from the year I turned six? In Japan?

Keeping on the New Order transition, I am posting a link for you to check out if you dare. This might be the single most ridiculous thing I have seen all week... wait, I covered The Wedding Singer at The Orpheum. Nevermind!

Review forthcoming. Ack.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Song For A Possibly Dead, Hopefully Alive Hummingbird

Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder

The other day, a Hummingbird flew into the window of the office I was having lunch in. It happened really quick – a light thud on the glass and then it fell to the concrete outside the window. Typically this wouldn’t have phased me, I would have probably went right back to eating my lunch if it was a crow or something. But as it lay there, unconscious, some part of me freaked out a bit as it’s long, tiny beak opened and shut ever-so-slightly and it breathed rapidly but didn’t really move otherwise. I had never seen a bird die, especially a bird as tiny and beautiful as a hummingbird. We moved it into the grass by scooping it onto a piece of paperboard, so if it did die, it didn't have to do it right there on the concrete. I went out to check on it a bit later and it was alert, just hanging in the grass. And as I crouched down to stupidly pick it up, it flapped it's wings and before I could even blink it flew away. I hope that hummingbird is still alive. I obviously didn't save it's life or anything, but it was an immense relief to see it fly off. Or maybe it just made me feel better, subconsciously, because it wasn't laying outside the office - possibly dying.

Either way - interesting moment of the week

More about Hummingbirds here...

Saturday, September 08, 2007

I just can't help myself...

I haven't posted here for awhile and since it's the weekend and I am in a fun little mood, I thought I'd give you a fun video to watch.

So Music and Lyrics was a crap movie, but this song/video is hilarious and wonderful and a perfect 80's pop song. And well, I sure do love Hugh Grant.

...pardon the weird Drew Barrymore.org/A&E logos at the bottom, could ya?