(What? I HAVE to call him “That Dude”, because I AM most definitely NOT calling him “Daddy”…)
Oh, sweet cheeses on toast, what to say about today’s Guest DJ?
For once in my life, I’m flummoxed. Seriously – I’m certain that anything I have to say by way of description would pale in comparison to what you’ll read next. I just don’t think I’m capable of preparing you for the whirling dervish of “dude” that is about to engulf you. Our first Daddy Blogger Shuffle – and when it comes to music, he’s setting the bar at a more than respectable level, I’d say. (Of course, that may be the ONLY time you’ll hear me say the word “respectable” in reference to him, but I digress…)
I’ll say this…if I had a little brother, I get the feeling that he’d be EXACTLY like This Dude. And, y’know what? I’m totally okay with that…(Lord help me.)
So, buckle your chin straps and adjust your cups, folks…
I give you That Dude from Why is Daddy Crying?
Anywho…I know I’m not a Mommy Blogger…but I guess I’m kind of a blogger…and a daddy…but more importantly a music lover, and that’s where our lines cross. So, with that – here’s my shuffle for your kick-ass website. I listened, I rambled, and I slapped it all down!!
Iron & Wine – The Trapeze Swinger
This guy reaches deep into my well-hidden tortured soul, rips out the most sincere, honest feelings I’ve never allowed to the surface and uses it to weave together the most intense songs. I’d give anything to have half the talent of this amazing singer songwriter masterfully holds. Every single word of this song is a poem within itself.
Matt & Kim – Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare
These sons-o-bitches can put a smile on my face even if I’m knee-deep in hell. Especially this song with the chorus “aaaaaaaaaaa like a good ol’ fashioned nightmare” – and the way they sing it really kinda makes you want to have a really terrific good ol’ fashioned nightmare. This is my commuting down the long sidewalks of downtown Chicago song.
Tokyo Police Club – Your English Is Good
Why the hell wasn’t this song out there when I was running for Class President in High School. Well…I didn’t actually ever run…but if this song was out, I totally would have. I’d blast the hell out of it as I came out on the stage getting everyone pumped! The rest of the album…badass!
Jeremy Enigk – Same Side Imaginary
Love Jeremy’s voice and his lyrics are pretty damn strong, too. This song makes me relive every childhood moment I’ve had with my kids. I imagine them all with this song being the only sound in my head…the first walk, the first laugh, the first time they accidently thumped me in the nuts….
Modest Mouse – Trailer Trash
I love lyrics you can just make into your own story. This song is so great to just blare through your headphones while kicking back in your rocking chair at sunset, drinking a beer, and just letting the story play out in your head.
Gomez – Airstream Driver
This whole album is killer…but this song in particular is the theme song to my leather-clad dream girl. The one that walks down the street in her high-heeled black leather boots not giving a damn about anything. The kind that would kill you with a look, make you beg for more, and nickname her man “Nancy.”
The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1
“Her name is Yoshimi….she’s a black belt in karate – hee-ya hee-ya” In my book, any song that can start with a kick-ass beat, soft melodic voice, and lyrics that talk about a lady named Yoshi kicking the shit out of robots…well, it’s gonna get rated top notch by me. Kick their ass Sea Bass…uhh..I uhh…I mean Yoshimi.
Dinosaur Jr. – Ocean in the Way (I had to sub this one ~Ri)
Holy hell do I love some Dinosaur Jr. If I ever decide to have a nervous breakdown one night when I’m drunk as hell and want to absolutely destroy a room…well you better believe this song will be playing full notch as chairs, tables, and small collectables smash through windows and against walls. Oooh wait!!!! Not that…my mom would kill me if I destroyed that…but everything else can go!
Coheed & Cambria – In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth 3
I have this song exclusively set aside for when I decide to take over a small country. Actually, this is my long run on the treadmill song. By mile eight I crank this song to finish the last two miles. The longer the song goes, the more badass it gets. I think even if my cat listened to this he’d jump up and scream “follow me men – we’re taking over Petco and giving back to the animals!!!”
Neutral Milk Hotel – (untitled track) & Two-Headed Boy Pt. 2
Just love the energy and the complexities of this song. The plane that drops my ashes over the Blue Ridge Mountains should be blaring this as it approaches the drop zone. Then let it just play into the next track – “Two-Headed Boy Pt. 2” as my ashes fall…..
I’m just a slightly insane, oversized head-havin’, gap-tooth sportin’, father of two who absolutely loves making people laugh and enjoy life. I have this little bloggy blog at www.whyisdaddycrying.com . I’d love to have you stop by!
Two good blog posts to get to know my ramblings and me:
Sex & the Snuggie
(See? Told ya! Now, go buy the music that you love, and swing by to see That Dude on occasion. You can bet it will never be boring…;) )