How to Hate the Beatles

1. Make sure you like something interesting. As soon as you’ve announced that you hate the Beatles, the first question on some people’s minds will be what the hell you think is so much better, then, big shot. You need to answer this question in a way that confuses people. You can’t just say “Shostakovich” or “Mobb Deep” or “Dylan,” or else everyone will assume they already have your number: You hate the Beatles because you only listen to classical, or hip-hop, or are still fighting over the sixties. My advice is to pick two or three very different things you enjoy, just to underline that the people you’re talking to don’t know you like that, not yet. Maybe you prefer Chuck Berry, early Detroit techno, seventies German progressive rock, and TLC, all of which are awesome.

via How to Hate the Beatles — Vulture.

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Posted by Jake Spurlock December 10th, 2010 — No Comments

Twilight Concert Series – SLC

Twilight Concert Series – SLC • BigBags.

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Posted by Jake Spurlock July 17th, 2010 — No Comments

Maybe the greatest song of all time?

Ted Leo And The Pharmacists cover Tears For Fears

I have been listening to a lot of new wave/pop stuff from the eighties lately and Everybody Wants to Rule the World just really resonates with me. This is a live version that Ted Leo and the Pharmacists recorded a little while ago.

Great cover.

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Posted by Jake Spurlock June 29th, 2010 — 1 Comment

In The Sun

Oh Zooey, is there anything you can’t do?

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Posted by Jake Spurlock March 12th, 2010 — No Comments

311 Day

Doesn’t seem fair not to blog about 311 today.

311 pronounced “three eleven” is a band from Omaha, Nebraska. Their musical structure incorporates a variety of musical styles including hip hop, alternative rock, punk, reggae, metal, and funk. Since their self-titled album in 1995, all but one of their albums the exception being Live have been in the top 15 of the Billboard 200. Nineteen of their singles have received significant radio airplay since Do You Right in 1993; five of those songs being top 3 hits on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart.

via 311 – Discover music, videos, concerts, & pictures at

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Posted by Jake Spurlock March 11th, 2010 — 2 Comments

The Making of Lasting Echo

via Robbie and Caitlin: Cartoon Robbie.

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Posted by Jake Spurlock March 5th, 2010 — No Comments

Use This Bookmarklet to Easily Get Albums

With the help of UnMicD over at LH (disclaimer: {s}he did the majority of the legwork), I put together a bookmarklet for getting music online using the google/mediafire trick.

I have modified this a little bit so that all you have to do is drag this button to your bookmarks bar for it to work…

Album + Artist

via Use This Bookmarklet to Easily Get Albums « Productive Geek Forums.

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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 12th, 2010 — No Comments

Warner Retreats From Free Music Streaming

Record label Warner Music has said it will stop licensing its songs to free music streaming services. Companies like Spotify, We7 and give free, legal and instant access to millions of songs, funded by adverts.Warner, one of the four major labels, whose artists include REM and Michael Buble, said such services were “clearly not positive for the industry”.

I have been wondering what kind of impact Apple buying Lala had on this. The labels feel pushed around by Jobs and Co. so when they enter this seemingly innocent market, Warner jumps ship…

via Daring Fireball Linked List: Warner Retreats From Free Music Streaming.

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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 10th, 2010 — No Comments

The Lasting Echo

I have a theory about where the album title comes from for Fictionist new album comes from…

Simply after attending a show, the lasting echo is why your ears are still ringing, and your toes are still tapping to the songs.

Been a treat to hear the new album, look forward to seeing the band when they get back to Utah.


Robbie and Caitlin: You snooze and you… still have a second chance!.

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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 4th, 2010 — 1 Comment