We can SO say “we knew him when…and he shuffled for us!”
Congrats to SILVERSUN PICKUPS (and of course our buddy, drummer Chris Guanlao!) for their Grammy Nomination earlier tonight for Best New Artists!! Hot friggin’ DAMN, y’all!
Per the LA Times Blog of a couple hours ago:
Biggest surprise: Silver Lake’s Silversun Pickups earned a best new artist nod for their sophomore effort, “Swoon.” Released on local indie Dangerbird Records, the album was a breakthrough for the act, having debuted in the top 10.
MSM buddy Ash TOTALLY called this one…so I’m just going to re-post her comments and Chris’s Shuffle of TOTAL Win from October 8, 2009 again for your enjoyment. I’ll just be sitting here…grinning.
Yep – this post is being hijacked by my buddy Ash of Behind the Lens and 3 Hearts Media…and Shuffle Monger Extrodinaire! Seriously – I’m having cards made up. That is her official title. Remember the Jonathan Tyler shuffle? Yep – that was Ash.
Swing by and show her sites some love, y’all, and follow her on Twitter. You just NEVER KNOW what she’ll come up with next…
Take it away, Ash! xoxo
Let’s chat for a minute about Silversun Pickups….
Ri and I are seeing them in Norfolk on Sunday. She promises a review. I am bad at those, and would definitely be bad at this one, since I essentially lose every single one of my senses over this band.
So we’re Tag Teaming. I’ll let her enjoy the stereotypical ‘afterglow cigarette’, she’ll let me have the ‘foreplay’…
Silversun Pickups, or SSPU, is a four piece band out of Los Angeles. If you don’t know them now, you will. And you should. Ri will give you all the down and dirty details later, but for a teaser…I’ll just say that their music is like a heartbeat for me. And speaking of beat…I have a bit of a “talent crush” on their drummer.
Christopher Guanlao is one BAMF percussionist. He has this one abnormally highly placed cymbal – it’s like 3 feet above his head…well, the boy works that drum kit like it’s his own show. I have a ring, I kid you not, that is completely flat on the bottom from drumming on my steering wheel along with Well Thought Out Twinkles. (Yeah, thanks for that, Chris…I liked that ring!)
When, at my most recent adventure to see SSPU in Johnson City, TN, Chris agreed to shuffle his iPod for Music Savvy Mom, I am not sure even the scariest of clowns (I am terrified of clowns) could have taken the stupid smile off of my face.
And then I saw the playlist itself! I hope you guys enjoy it.
Thanks Chris. We will see you Sunday!!
Yeah, THANKS CHRIS! Will they let me smuggle in some Homemade Italian Cookies for you? ‘Cause, Dude. This shuffle rocks. ~Ri
1. Portishead – Glory Box – Roseland NYC Live
2. Neil Young – Old Man – Harvest
3. The Black Keys – Psychotic Girl – Attack & Release
4. Macy Gray – I Try – On How Life Is
5. Cat Power – Wille – The Greatest
6. Spoon – Fitted Shirt – Girls Can Tell
7. The Cure – 10:15 Saturday Night – Staring at the Sea
8. Frank Sinatra – Someone to Watch Over Me – Classic Sinatra
9. Velocity Girl – Lisa Librarian – Copacetic
10. The Smiths – William it was Really Nothing – Louder Than Bombs
Buy the music you love. Support the artists…and Chris. 😉