Friday, July 29, 2011

Why You Don't Mess with the Kosterpeldings

Today Chelsey and I got our neighbor removed from her house. And we got her house condemned. We didn't mean to, but we were fairly sure she had fallen in her house. And were afraid to go in and check on her because she is a hoarder and the idea of going in her house frightens us. So instead we let her lay there for like 20 hours, and called the police first thing this morning.

They came in, scooped her up, and condemned her house. From what I understand a crime lab was involved. Lots of pictures. And policemen choking and gagging from the state of her house on the inside.

So now she's gone. And we both feel bad. But it was either that or let her lay there until she died. There was no way we were going in that house.

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 26

Song You Wish You Could Play

Something on the piano.  Maybe Us Ones In Between by Sunset Rubdown.  Here is a nice live version of it.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 25

Song You Can Play On an Instrument

I can (could) only play one song on an instrument. Eric Illarmo, my first friend in college taught me how to play "Losing My Religion" on ukelele. I never really got any good at it.

Chuck's song.

Kent's song. I need to remember this song when I compile my best songs of all time list. It's so badass.

Chels, if I could find a version that didn't make me want to put a bullet in my head, I would post it.

Wendy: I love this song

Friday, July 22, 2011

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 24

Song You Want Played At Your Funeral

After Angelique's funeral, I feel like we all need to make clear what song we want played at our funeral. Just get it out there so people don't have to guess. Or maybe just don't play music at it.

But I settled on this song a long long time ago. Then stupid Inception decided to make it a key part of its plot. So help me God, if people think it's a tribute to Inception, I will come back from the dead and punch faces.

Kent. This is a good funeral song, but I don't think the Catholics are going to like it.

Chelsey. Thanks for the funeral endorsement. I'll make sure "18 and Life" is not played.


Wendy. This song was not a hit in England.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Album

It's strategic planning time at Goodwill, which means I have lots of time to doodle in my notebook at work. The other day I came up with my first album, including title and all the songs:

Crying Through Your Sheets

1) Lazy River
2) Crying through your sheets
3) Death at the Nishnatoba
4) This is why I never share
5) Buckaroo!
6) Song of the Central
7) Asleep at the bay
8) Noir
9) Soft Line
10) Two bullets, One gun
11) Out of ice

I think this album is going to be great. Now who wants to start working on the songs?

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 23

Song You Want to Play at Your Wedding

I'm glad someone asked.  I love the songs we picked for our wedding, but if I had the chance for a redo, I would play this song for our dance.

Chuck, thank you for fulfilling your destiny and bringing homoeroticism to the 30 Day Music Challenge

Kent's song. This is in the holy grouping that is Brent's favorite songs.

Wendy's song:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Best Voicemail Transcription Ever

From Chelsey:

Thank you Britney I don't know I'm on my way to go to the end down. I am. I thought I'd call you on my way over to you. I've got a lawyer. Why not. Call me if you get this. Otherwise try me on my way back from lunch. Love you. Bye.
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30 Day Music Challenge - Day 22

Song You Listen To When You Are Sad

Antlers! This song is about a sick relationship involving a hapless protagonist and his seriously ill wife. The words are very hard to make out. Thank your lucky stars for that.

This is a good album. I had forgotten about it. Thank you Chuck.

Kent's song is impossible to find on You Tube because Bob Dylan hates You Tube. But this is a fine song. We'll try this turkish link:

bob dylan - one more cup of coffee |

Chelsey's song.  Easily findable.  Thank you Chelsey.

Wendy's song. This is my second favorite Decemberists song. First being "Kingdom of Spain."

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 21

Song You Listen To When You Are Happy

Right now it's 149 degrees in Omaha each day with 99.999% humidity. This is the song that I sing to myself to keep my spirits high.

Cults "Go Outside" from Isaiah Seret on Vimeo.


Kent! Yes, Chuck did mention this song, but now I get to put on the Coachella version where he changes the lyrics to include the Foo Fighters show.

Wendy's song. I always thought this song was about me...

Monday, July 18, 2011

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 20

Song That You Listen to When You Are Angry

I can't say I really plug into songs when I am angry. Anger becomes sadness almost immediately for me. But I've always liked the way this song captures a very specific reason for being angry.

Chelsey's song! First repeat of the 30-day music challenge. This was my entry for a song that reminds me of a place.

Chuck's song.

Kent's song. I almost put Wish by Nine Inch Nails on here. Which is kind of industrial...

Wendy. I have spent a lot of time on the Nine Inch Nails wiki page recently. Trent Reznor is kind of a dope.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 19

Song From My Favorite Album

I have two favorite albums, so I'm going to pick the one that is the least likely to be mentioned by someone else:  Black Sheep Boy - Okkervil River.  Kent and I have spent hours trying to decifer all the themes of this album.  It's kind of a mess. This song does a nice job of summing it up.

This is why I picked Black Sheep Boy.  I knew AOTS would be represented eventually.  Chelsey, way to get in on it early.  This song was recorded in one take!

Chuck's entry.


Wendy! I had forgotten all about this song, and I would never have known it was called Saints.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 18

A Song You Wish You Heard on the Radio

I never listen to the radio. So why would I care what is being played in it? I guess it would be nice to hear this song. Since I love it so...

Chelsey, here is you video with some nice back story.

Chuck, here you go. I'm not going to say all Sigur Ros sounds the same to me. I'm going to say I am too impatient to stick around long enough to differentiate it.

Kent and Wendy. I'm not reposting yours.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 17

A Song You Here Often on the Radio

I not only hear this song on the radio, I hear it everywhere I go.  Which is not a problem.  As I mention like once a month on here, I love this song.

Kent's song. Omaha people. Consider yourself lucky I never got an MP3 version of this song.

Chelsey's song. Thank you for letting me pick.

Chuck's song. As soon as I looked up this video I realized I had never seen it before. Now I get to watch it. Thanks Chuck.

Wendy's song. This is a really fine video.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 16

Song You Used To Love, That You Now Hate

This one took me longer than any other, and I'm sure I'm missing something, but this song represents the worst of my listening habits when I was in high school.  I had this thing for adult contemporary (Sting, Peter Gabriel, etc).  I should have been listening to the Clash.  Not this crap.  But I really loved the earth, and this song had a lot of nature noises in it.  Sting at his smuggiest best.  Enjoy.

Kent's song. I agree with your assessment of this challenge. That's why it took me so long. I love this song, but I guess I never loved it sincerely - only ironically. 

Chuck's song. So far my song is by far the worst.

Wendy's song. And my song was the official worst on the list. Good job, high school Brent.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

30 Day Music Challenge - Day 15

Life goes on, and so must this dumb list. 

A Song That Describes You

This song starts out with the line "I never tried as hard as I could" and goes on to talk about being broke and having problems.  There's nothing else you need to know about me. 

And Kent's. Very apt.

Chuck's song.

Wendy's song. I feel this way too, Wendy.