i have that on vinyl.

how many hipsters does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Try, fail, repeat.

Posted by ihtov on June 30, 2008

This is probably my 4th attempt at a “music blog.” Dissonance, popXscene, previous incarnations of IHTOV, etc. However, this is my first time using Word Press; I’m sure I have a lot to learn.

Yes, I am a stupid hipster.

At any rate, I like to listen to music, but I usually get lazy and stop writing about it.

You won’t find anything mind blowing here, but I do promise nothing lame (i.e. posts on celebrity starlets and their mishaps). More than likely, this will end up being a sort of “listening journal” with some videos, concert dates/photos, and plenty of recommendations. It will probably be rare to see a proper album review.

I still make a mix every month and will always post the track list. Usually this mix is a collection new songs by new(er) artists, but this time around I decided I needed some old favorites in my life. I spent a chunk of time tooling around in iTunes today and came up with the following track list. It is untitled, another rarity for my mixes, but it’s a collection of songs I enjoy. I may (or more likely will not) update it with videos of the songs or something like that. Anyway, here’s June 2008:

The Thermals – Here’s Your Future
Oxford Collapse – Please Visit Your National Parks
Les Savy Fav – The Sweat Descends
Explosions In The Sky – Your Hand In Mine (with strings)
The Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Sonic Youth – Unmade Bed
Thistle – Repent! Repent!
Party of Helicopters – Mic My Mind
The Dismemberment Plan – Superpowers
Bloc Party – Always New Depths
Built To Spill – Conventional Wisdom
Superchunk – Act Surprised
Death Cab For Cutie – Company Calls Epilogue
Q and Not U – Soft Pyramids
Engine Down – Pantomime
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists – Me and Mia
Modest Mouse – Trailer Trash
The Wrens – Boys, You Won’t

Finally, if you are interested in getting an idea of what I’ve been listening to on my Macbook, check out my Last.fm profile. It is not always a good representation of what I’ve been listening to because we like to have parties at our apartment, and this usually results in a lot of songs being played by random people.

Tomorrow, while I’m “at work,” I will post something of more substance. Hopefully.


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