“Tri-ing” To Be a Triathlete.

March 6, 2009 - One Response

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As a general rule here at YM&E, I don’t say much about myself, but if you don’t already know, I love the gym.  I say this because a few weeks ago, I accidentally stumbled upon sign-ups for an indoor triathlon, and after some serious thought, I wrote my name down.     I know, right? Anyway, kickoff is tomorrow, and I’m already getting so excited, I might break my office in half. This has nothing to do with music, but I thought I’d share.

Tonight, if you’re in Nashville, you shouldn’t be anywhere else but with our friends The Annuals at the Exit-In. They’re headlining with What Laura Says and Jessica Lea Mayfield (awesome), which is exciting enough, but honestly, I’m more excited about their brand of earthy, progressive indie-rock packed with enough dun-dun-dun gusto to make me consider knocking my ceiling out so that I could see the stars and feel, for the first time, like I’m home again. (You’ll see what I mean when you listen below.)

The show starts at 9:00, and because Sneak Attack Media loves you, you can win tickets here or box-office it for $10.00. Hope to see you there!

Also, I’m headed to down to Florida for a week, so today’s post will be the last until next Monday. See ya’ll in ten days (if I survive the triathlon)!

A. Glasses Malone – I Love Dollars (Alt: YSI)
B. Ben Mono – Jesus Was A B-Boy (Moulinex Remix) (Alt: YSI)
C. Mylo – Drop the Pressure 2009 (Electro Bass Mix) (Alt: YSI)
D. The Annuals – Brother (Alt: YSI)
E. Designer Drugs – Back Up In This (Le Castle Vania, Computer Club and Rrrump remix) (Alt: YSI)

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Lemonade.

March 5, 2009 - One Response

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“She said “if you’re not busy / come over for some lemonade later” / I’m a minute-maid man / made minutes in the paper.”

Money-back-guaranteed to catch the eye of a pretty little thing on a bicycle.

A. The Cool Kids – 2k Pennies (Alt: YSI)

I can’t help but imagine finger-picking, hot breathing, dry throats, sloppy-booming, unlocked doors, people in animal costumes and being confused in that rush-of-strange-sounds kind of way. It’s a wonderful, beautiful, mystical confusion though, like messing with a Ouija-board and getting exactly what you asked for. Scary-as-hell, too.

B. Tune-Yards – Little Tiger (Alt: YSI)

Cam’ron steps to the plate. Flicks his cigarillo, as if it were the last step before rolling up his sleeves in a Harlem brawl. Then a shake of his solo cup, a quick 1-2 and bam. Cookies and Apple Juice, ya’ll. DAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.

C. Cam’ron – Cookies & Apple Juice (Alt: YSI)

Just as the top song is intended to bring that pretty little thing in, this is intended to help you let her go. Stay up, Gorilla Zoe. Your silver-linning is just around the corner.

D. Gorilla Zoe – Echo (Alt: YSI)

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Ready.

March 4, 2009 - 6 Responses

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Hope you brought your dancing shoes.
Songs are fixed now. Thanks!

A. Eminem – Crack A Bottle (DiscoTech Remix) (Alt: YSI)
B. T-Pain ft. Chris Brown – Freeze (Nukes Club Remix) (Alt: YSI)
C. Headman – On And On (Riot In Belgium Remix) (Alt: YSI)
D. Lil Mama Ft. Chris Brown & T-Pain – Shawty Get Loose (Tyrell Smith Remix) (Alt: YSI)

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Glimmers.

March 3, 2009 - Leave a Response

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Busy, busy day, so I’m playing 30-words-or-less. Hope you enjoy.

What do I say about this? Like a pitterpatting of glimmers, jumbles and gleams, but with quite literally every song you liked when you were seven.

A. Garfunkel and Oats – Worst Song Medley (Alt: YSI)

This song has its shorts around its ankles, an oversized lakers jersey and a mike, trying to c-walk through your front door.

B. Soulja Boy – This Is What You Become (Alt: YSI)

Like trying to dance, slide, jump, scream, spasm and bellyflop all at once, with lyrics.

C. LAZRtag – Detonate (DMNDAYS RMX) (Alt: YSI)

Hello, female Sufjan Stevens. It’s nice to finally meet you.

D. The Welcome Wagon – Up On A Mountain (Alt: YSI)

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You’re Invited.

March 2, 2009 - One Response

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Not much to say today, except that I secretly hope you like the post.

Dear Sir/Madam,

You are formally invited to a money management seminar with three-time Grammy-award winner, Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.

Clifford was a high-profile American rap artist before he met finanical mogul Dave Ramsey in a Starbucks last May. Now, the once-king-of-the-south is traveling around in a “My Total Money Makeover” Prius, sharing his dollars and sense (ha) with America.

A. T.I. – Get That Money (Alt:YSI)

“You hit me once / i hit you back / you gave a kick / i gave a slap
you smashed a plate / over my head / then i set fire to our bed.”

What is it with girls, guitars and domestic disputes?

B. Florence & The Machine – Kiss With A Fist (Alt:YSI)

You know that red, flush-faced, huff and puff release you get when you spend five minutes drumming furiously in the air with your hands? That’s exactly what this song is. Two minutes and eleven seconds of red, flush-faced, huff and puff release, and I like it.

C. Sky Larkin – Fossil I (Alt:YSI)

When you hear the chorus, you’ll no doubt think of a certain song, and I’d like to think this openendedness with words is a pretty good example of how music, as a medium, can be something pretty special.

D. Sean Kingston – Mista DJ (Alt:YSI)

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Swaggered Mysteries.

February 25, 2009 - One Response

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“Who be the King of the Sound? / Uh huh / Busta Bus back to just put a lock on the town / Uh huh / Lot of my b****es be comin from miles around / See they be comin’ (Uh!) cause they know how the Busta get down.”

No one on the corner has swagger like this.

A. Busta Rhymes – Touch It (Megasoid Remix) (Alt: YSI)

I’ll try to keep it short, but just believe me that I get overwhelmed when I listen to this song. The music is arranged in such a way that it’s exciting to figure out what’s going on – Gibson creating little mysteries with every turn, making it exhilarating to listen, and listen, and listen.

B. Laura Gibson – Spirited (Alt: YSI)

I’m finally ready to do it. I’m ready to post about Megasoid’s remix of Hell Yeah. I say this because just in regular listening, the song is already up over 15 plays. Admittedly, this might be too much, but when you hear it, 6 plays in, and it starts teaching your legs how to C-walk, you’ll understand.

C. Dead Prez – Hell Yeah (Megasoid Bali Beat Remix) (Alt: YSI)

I can’t decide if this is a song or an audial hallucination – can’t make out if it’s a maybe or a strange yes. Really, I can’t figure out what it is, but it doesn’t matter. I’m already along for the ride. (Look at the picture above while you listen.)

(You make me believe in magic.)

D. Laura Barrett – Bluebird (Alt: YSI)

One Year!

February 23, 2009 - 5 Responses

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Today isn’t just a Monday. It’s the one-year anniversary of You, Me & Everyone, and honestly, I’m suprised I’ve lasted this long be-cause my attention span is shorter than Demi Moore’s hair in G.I. Jane.

Seriously though, even though we’ve broken dozens of tracks, made the Hype #1 list and New York Magazine a few times and almost got shut down twice, none of this would be possible without ya’ll. I couldn’t have done it without you guys, and I’m definitely ap-preciative of everyone who sticks around to read what’s written.
This post is for you.

Also, a quick shout-out to Lauren at Vanguard Records / Sugar Hill Records for the tickets to see Greg Laswell tear it up at 3rd and Lindsley on Thursday, and for the incredible job she does at keeping us in the music blogs up on new bands. Much love, Lauren.

So, this weekend, we’re talking, and she says “oh, yeah, I mean, I like music” and then switches the conversation to getting ice-cream, making me think she’s probably into chick-rock, strawberry milkshakes and Avril Lavigne.

A. Kid Cudi – Day And Night (Minus Remix) (Alt: YSI)

“Oh. Good.,” I’m thinking, you know? I mean, I’m fumbling around with the idea of suggesting that I have situational fibro-myalgia and that I only feel pain around 90’s pop music. Then I see her car, a early-2000’s Honda Civic, and I remember that the only girl I know who drives one of these is into scrapbooking, feminisim and the f***ing Indigo Girls. I know, right? So, I throw my hands up and say “Avril Lavigne. You win.”

B. Ace of Base – All That She Wants (The Disco Villains Remix) (Alt: YSI)

So now, she’s smiling at me and I see her hand hit the “lock” button, and I’m thinking “Oh. My. God.” I mean, what if I’m trapped in this car with “Complicated” on loop? What if she knows and that’s why she locked the door? I’m done. So there I am, clawing at the unmarked buttons, looking for an exit strategy and I hear the ignition fire. I stop, my stomach flips over, my hand hits the handle and out comes Akon mixed with the Crookers. I kid you not, I almost had a f-ing panic attack.

C. Akon vs Crookers – Wake It Up Y’all (Dub-D Mashed Up) (Alt: YSI)

Getting fed-up with Pro Tools.

February 20, 2009 - One Response

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These last couple of days have been politically swamped, as every-one buckles down and tries to figure out state-wise whether to accept or deny the stimulus package, and because of that, I’m going to make this quick.

Today is going to start the best weekend of my life.

Anyway, below are the songs for the day.

Here’s the situation. Loo & Placido got fed up with Pro Tools. They ripped the covering off their PC and started cramming old records in. They shook it up like a bottle of Diet Coke, threw in some mentos and the thing just blew up. Then, seconds and a showering of Diet Coke later, Herve, Kanye, Boyz Noize and M.C. Hammer kicked through their speakers and just completely jacked their TV.

A. Loo & Placido – Betty Got Jacked (Alt: YSI)

Oh man. You know, she’s going to be here any second and my face is all red, isn’t it? It’s ’cause I’m, like, so excited and I didn’t think she’d agree to a date and now she’s supposed to be here any second. She’s like beautiful, you know, completely hot and I think I’ll have this song playing so she thinks I’m a total B.A. What do you think? Yeah. Total B.A.

B. 50 Cent – In Da Club (Disco Villains Remix) (Alt: YSI)

This song needs a level of therapy that is way, way out of my league, but I dig the clever wording and references to proper nouns. I’ll take the dusty, hard-bound-booked voices too.  You decide about the lyrics, though. Let’s just say I would never, ever want to be in a room with him unless it was for a concert.

C. Why – Simeon’s Dilemma (The Sarcastic Dharma Society Cover) (Alt: YSI)

Roll Away Your Stone.

February 19, 2009 - Leave a Response

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I read this online yesterday and I literally spit the water I was drinking across the room. Let’s just say no one appreciates a 10:00 shower less than the woman sitting across from me.

 Girl 1 : So my Philosophy professor was telling my class about his professor in college making their final one question. So we asked what the question was and he said “What do you mean?”

Girl 2: What? That’s so mean to not tell you the question.

Below are the songs for the day:
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“Because I get the same strange feeling next to you – as when I put my favorite record on.” – One of the better lines I’ve heard this year and one heck of a beautifully splattered and shaken mess, just like those coke-bottle tornados I made when I was six.

A. Shelby Sifers – Are You Devo? (The Spirituals remix) (Alt: YSI)

Steps to drive while listening to this song:

1. swell 2. gas 3. sway 4. break. Repeat as needed.

B. The Wombats – My Circuitboard City (Alt: YSI)

Usually, I have a reason, but honestly, I just really, really like this song.

C. Mumford & Sons – Roll Away Your Stone (Alt: YSI)

Candy.

February 18, 2009 - Leave a Response

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Monday night, as I waited for the Young Coyotes to leave me standing speechless, covered in jellybeans, licorice guitar strings   and bubble tape lyrics, I realized that there is nothing in the world better for your spirits than watching bad opening bands with a clever-with-words girl. Especially one that’s cute. Thanks again    for the tickets guys.

When I listened to this with a friend, he said the first minute was like watching six kids standing in a line outside a Best Buy deciding who will be the one to throw the heavy-as-hell brick through the towering glass window. The next six seconds are the brick going through the window, and then it’s just a damn plasma-tv free-for-all.

A. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (WZRDZ Remix) (Alt: YSI)

I was 16 the first time I kissed a girl, but if I were Will Smith in The Fresh Prince, you’d already know that. I know this because I know you’ve seen them all. Twice.

B. Kay Pettigrew – Fresh Prince of Bel Air (Alt: YSI)

I have a younger brother, and growing up, we always wanted what the other had. Donovan Woods had the same experience, only he made a song out of his, and what a song it is.

C. Donovan Woods – My Cousin Has A Grey Cup Ring (Alt: YSI)

Well, you did it. I’m dancing, I’m smiling, you win. I give.

D. Jadakiss – Magic City (Alt: YSI)