Saturday, September 08, 2007

This Is The Last Post

Well my time blogging here has come to an end. Barring a catastrophic failure on my new server or a site lockdown a la Good Weather for Airstrikes I've officially moved to a new website. It was fun while it lasted here. All 146 brilliant posts. I had some good times here on Blogger and I'll remember it fondly as my first year of posting. Maybe, from time to time, I'll return to this little mecca and check for new or old comments and wonder at where all the time has gone.

But if not you can always find me at my new home. Oh, and update your bookmarks, bots, and networking sites accordingly. The World Forgot has officially moved.


Thursday, September 06, 2007

A Wee Bit o Change

As you can see I'm making some changes here at The World Forgot. The biggest is that we just went through the switch from blogger 1.0 to the new blogger. This, however, totally erased all the fun stuff we had. You know, like links to other blogs, links to bands, ads, etc. But have no fear, those things will all be incorporated, eventually, into our new home.

Our new home being Yep, that's right, I'm running with the big dogs now. Well, I will be running with them as soon as I get it up and running over there. Right now I'm just working on importing all these old posts and after that I'll get to making it look snazzy and display all the uber content that you all love.

Check me out.

Franz Ferdinand

I first heard of this delicious group when, believe it of not, I saw The Thrills, Phantom Planet, and Stereogram play a little show north of Indy. For some reason they were handing out little Franz Ferdinand flyers at the door and it served to pique my interest a bit.

Now that was all years ago. Before the 'nand hit it big both in the states and elsewhere. Before they sold out shows and jet setted around the globe, buying pints of milk and going out for a smoke every now and then. That was also years before they took a Gwen Stefani staple dance tune and made it their own. Pay special attention to the way they incorporate some brilliant Billy Idol lyrics into the end of the song. It's glorious.

mp3 : Franz Ferdinand - What You Waiting For (Gwen Stefani Cover)

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Ben Folds

If I could hang out with one musician for a day I would have to admit it would be a toss up between Ben Folds, Ben Gibbard, or John Samson from The Weakerthans. They all have such interesting musical styles and they can flat out write lyrics. For me that's essential to liking a bit of music. It must have great lyrics. Well that is unless you're Sigur Ros or some other ambient/sings in a different language band.

Anyway, lately I've been thinking about doing a week long tribute to Mr. Ben Folds, similar to the Seven Days of Sufjan series I ran last December, just to show how much I love the guy. He's brilliant in concert, he's quite affable in person, and he genuinely seems to like being a brilliant musician. Which, I might point out, is quite rare in the scene today.

So, instead of starting up a week long tribute to the new, and less drunk, piano man I thought I would throw this little gem up and see how much traffic Mr. Folds attracts. I'll probably do the week tribute regardless as to whether or not it gets friends and family to see this site, but it's always fun to know if something you love is loved, in turn, by others.

mp3 : Ben Folds - Such Great Heights (Postal Service Cover)

Ben preformed this track live at JTV in Australia. The story goes that he forgot he was supposed to play a cover tune and picked this song as it was, at the time, the most played song on his iPod. So he figured out a piano arrangement, grabbed three random percussionists from the studio, found some boxes and a glass lying around, and threw together a brilliant cover of a great song.

If you don't believe me, just watch the video below.

Or you can watch this version of the song which he preformed live on his myspace gig webcast.

The man is quite literally a piano playing robot. And seriously, what other musician can ever claim to have invented the "guitarchestra." [think guitar + orchestra]

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Foo Fighters

Well, the Foo Fighters never seem to disappoint. I've heard it said that they are one of the most consistent rock bands currently out there and I would have to agree. Each and every album they turn out seems to be a pure and wonderful rock album. And, to be honest, we don't get those very much anymore. Even the venerable RHCP seem to dabble a bit much in psychedelic funk to be called simply a rock band.

The Foo Fighters do have a new album coming September 25, available for preorder now, and I'm going to go ahead and say that it will be the best rock album of 2007. There, I said it, and there's no going back now. And seriously, just check out the below video for the song The Pretender, and you'll have to agree; Dave Grohl and company are genius.

mp3 : Foo Fighters - The Pretender
mp3 : Foo Fighters - Keep The Car Running (Arcade Fire Cover)

The second track listed here is taken from the Foos recent performance on Radio 1 over yonder in Britain. They played a smashing set and are quite amazing on this cover of Arcade Fire.

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