Radvent 2010 – Day 5: Rocking Out!
Write down the soundtrack of your year so far. Play it for someone who loves you.
1. Darren Hanlon – All These Things
Darren Hanlon: The consummate troubadour who has the gift of writing the tightest and sweetest, most genuine pop songs.
Bron introduced me to him a few years ago — he was ducking out to go see a few minutes of Bob Geldof at Enmore Theatre just before he went onstage at Goldman’s. Rock ‘n’ roll!
Since then, we’ve met him in other places around the traps like San Francisco and Dunedin, and am hoping he’ll stop by again soon…
2. Angus and Julia Stone – Big Jet Plane
3. Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
I have been far away from a lot of the hype around this group, but noticed it this song has been used on a few ads here. It’s growing on me and I like the clip, though.
4. Belle and Sebastian – I Want The World To Stop
LOVE! We saw them last month and though we froze our arses off on Treasure Island, I finally got to see them in the flesh. Stuart’s dancing rocks. They can do no wrong.
5. The Beatles – Get Back
This is my favourite song to rock out to when I’m driving across the Bay Bridge. We saw Paul McCartney this year and it was more than awesome. Love the Beatles!
6. Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan – You Won’t Let Me Down Again
7. She & Him – In The Sun
She’s so cute — part of me wants to be her. She sounded good when we saw her at the Treasure Island Festival, but their live shows leave much to be desired. Still like this one, though.
8. Röyksopp – Happy Up Here
This is what I play when I’m walking around the city. It’s just such a happy song to start my day with.
9. Sarah Blasko – All I Want
I love Sarah, and this is a beautiful song from her new album ‘As Day Follows Night’. It’s an album that has might lighter and happier moments than her previous offerings. The clip’s good, too.
10. Blazer Force – Electronic Santa
“El-ec-tron-ic san-ta’s going to… crash your party, crash your Christmas party.”
This song has been used in an advertisement for Target this Christmas, and is just too cool. Target ads in the past year have totally rocked, and the brains behind this is none other than Britt (aka Brett MacKenzie) from Flight of the Concords. Just reaffirms that I have great taste 😉