Reid's MP3 Picks

NEW-Arcade Fire
Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
Rebellion (Lies)
Wake Up
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
NEW-Devendra Banhart
There Was Sun
This Beard is for Sibohan
Will is My Friend
This is the Way
Autumn’s Child
Coco Rosie
Good Friday
By Your Side
Jesus Loves Me
The Books
The Lemon of Pink
The Lemon of Pink Pt. 2
Enjoy Your Worries, You May Never Have Them Again
The Go! Team
Junior Kickstart
We Listen Everyday
The Microphones
I Felt Your Shape
The Pull
Where It’s Hotter Part 3
The Glow
Ocean 1,2,3
The Gleam
Moon Moon Moon
The Glow Part 2
I Felt You
Apples in the Tree
Mt. St. Helens
The Light
Light the Match
Cold Cold Water
Of Pressure
Advisory Committee
La Familia
Person Person
Oh! September
Iron and Wine
Naked As We Came
Passing Afternoon
Weary Memory
Lion’s Mane
Sufjan Stevens
All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! Or Forever Hold Your Peace!
For The Widows in Paradise, For the Fatherless in Ypsilanti
Year of the Dog
Size Too Small
Niagara Falls
Woman at the Well
Nick Drake
Northern Sky
The Beta Band
Dry the Rain

Featured mp3s

Tim Wilson – Past Cure 1974
Luke Temple – Make Right With You
Amestory - #2
ps – Vena Cava
The Anomoanon – Mr. Train
Treewave - Sleep
Matters & Dunaway - Memorial
Low- Sunflower
The Dears - We Can Have It
Tracy Shedd- End of the Night
Mono- Halcyon (Beautiful Days)
From Bubblegum to Sky- Operation Big Beat
Frausdots- dead wrong
Silver Sunshine- Way Up In the Big Sky
Damien Jurado- Prices
The Rosemont Family Reumion- Leaving Here Tommorow

Recomended Links

Pitchfork Media
All Music
All Movie
Rolling Stone
Moebius Rex

Reid's Music

The following are chosen songs from "Reid it and Weep"
Me and Julio
Blackbird- A Short Trip Across the Universe
Factory Girl
Hey Ya
These are just a couple of extra songs. The first one is a silly song I wrote about Wal-mart,and the next one is a Weezer cover -Both of which aren't exactly finished.
Wal-mart (You may be a member of Sam's Club, but your not a member of Uncle Sam's club)
Say It Ain't So

The Beach Boys - Original Smile Sessions

Our Prayer
The Heroes & Villians Suite
Do You Like Worms
Mrs O’Leary’s Cow
Child is Father of Man
Cabin Essence
I Love to Say Da Da
The Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine
Wind Chimes
The Woodchop Song
She’s Goin’ Bald
With Me Tonight
Three Blind Mice
With Me Tonight
Your Welcome
Surf’s Up Instrumental
Can’t Wait Too Long
Cool Cool Water
Surf’s Up Vocal
Heroes & Villains
George Fell Into His French Horn
Bicycle Rider Theme
Cabin Essence
Heroes & Villians
Good Vibrations
Good Vibrations (closing bit)
Smile promo advertisment

Even More mp3s

Nude as the news
Van Morrison - Gloria
Grizzly Bear- Fix It
Grizzly Bear- Don’t Ask
David Byrne- Lazy
panda bear – track one

Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For
The Modern Lovers- Foggy Notion
The Prodigy- Girls (Rex the Dog Mix)
Helio Sequence- Everyone Knows Everyone
Radio Slave- Bang Bang
Mali Music- Makelekele
Deadbeat- White Out
Iron Virgin- Rebels Rule
Freeform Five- Electromagnetic
Mouse on Mars- Wipe that Sound
Electrocute- Tales of Odinary Sadness
The Chap- Oozing Emotion
Augie March – Song in the Key of Chance
Applied Communications- Sails
Human Television- Saw You Walking By
Irving- I Can’t Fall in Love
Prosaics- Teeth
Dealership- Pure of Heart
The Aeffect- Burning in the Bed on Fire
A. Graham & the Moment Band- Blurred Back
Ariel Pink- For Kate I Wait
The Music of Chris Brown
The Music of Mourning Knight

All mp3s, streaming, and soundclips are collected from the following sites
moebius rex
sites included in singingfish

Previous Posts


Sunday, October 31, 2004

Top 100 Albums Update

So, I've Updated the list and for your convenience I've also provided a shorter essential mp3 list from the larger chaotic one in the right-hand column. Also, if you haven't noticed, Counting Dominos has a new look.

Phoenix - Too Young
5,6,7,8's - Woo Hoo
David Bowie - Starman
The Ramones - Judy is a Punk
Santa Esmeralda - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

Note: I could not find an mp3 of My Bloody Valentine's 'Sometimes,' which is the sole reason Lost in Translation made the list. Sorry.

Also: Bowie's Starman seems to be the theme song in the trailer for Wes Anderson's new flick 'The Life Aquatic.' View Here.

The Life Aquatic

The Life Aquatic finally has an official
Wes Anderson's new film will hit theaters on Christmas Day.
Looks like Santa's present will just have to remain unopened a little bit longer than usual.

Trick or Treat

Instead of candy, you get halloween mp3s!

Chain Saw - The Ramones
Room 237 - Shining Dialog
Rosemary's Baby Theme
The Time Warp - Rocky Horror

What You Waiting For?

The new single from Gwen Stefani's upcoming 'Love, Angel, Music, Baby,' is quite impressive, and is on a completely different level from anything within the No Doubt library. Just by hearing 'What You Waiting For,' it can be seen that Gwen has finally cut the strings loose from her band, and from what is expected of her; now she has the freedom to creatively do anything she wants. We'll just have to wait a little while longer to see if the same creativity flows through the album as a whole.

Listen to 'What You Waiting For' here!

Friday, October 29, 2004


You've Got a Bat in the Cave

Iron and Wine, otherwise know as Samuel Beam, is the closest thing to Nick Drake since....well, Mr. Drake, himself. His music is simple and speaks for itself. Just listen to 'Naked as We Came,' and you'll see what I mean.

Iron and Wine's songs are featured in 'Reid's Picks.'

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Lazy Fingers

So, I think I've finally got this blog under control and ready to go. I've decided to slowly phase out the 'more mp3s' section, and start collecting my own research on artists. I'll try to mix it up with new stuff and some of my older favorites. I also want to start posting some of my photography, like the crazy Beatles picture. Anyways, welcome.

Well, Aren't You A Piece of Meat

Reid's Picks Now Featuring Sufjan Stevens.

This artist, once a member of Marzuki, has made four solo albums since the year 2000, and uses sounds that vary from folk to electronica, at points. One of these albums, dedicated to Michigan, is the first in his planned series to musically explores each state--a total of fifty records. Regardless of his strangeness, the man is extremely talented and manages to play practically every instrument within his songs, which tend to deal with the human spirit.

Sweet Potato Hands

I was really uplifted yesterday after flipping through Spin Magazine, which I usually don't due to their focus on being 'hip' and 'clever,' rather than journalistic. But, anyway, there were three great articles in the thing that made me appreciate modern music, which has really come a long way since the late 90's. I'm usually one to focus on stuff from the past to find inspiration, but history is being made right now, people; some great things are happening. Let's examine just a few key points.

Technology is changing music.

First of all, early in the decade, we had the decline of Napster, which proved that the output and practices of large record companies was unacceptable to listeners, and that things needed to change.

Years later, where we are today, mp3 blogging and online journalism is on the rise, which gives practically anyone, with a computer and a brain, the power to hold an influence within the world of music. This is all thanks to sites like Fluxblog and Pitchfork Media.

Finally, we've had the greatest musical device created since the Walkman, via Apple.

Ultimately, all of these things lead to putting the control of music back into the hands of listeners, which, I say, is historically noteworthy.

Another point to make is a shift in popular music.

We've witnessed an amazing revival in popular music thanks to artists like the Strokes and the White Stripes, who paved the way for hundreds of other bands to bring popular music back to the basics.

Currently, there is another scene brewing under the surface of popular music, which may explode any minute. This scene has yet to be given a name and probably doesn't want one. No one knows what to call the thing; but it's original and heartwarming, and authentic, and so on. So keep your eyes peeled for artists like Iron and Wine, Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, Panda Bear, and Ariel Pink.

All Work and No Play Makes Reid a Dull Boy

Just in time for Halloween.

Top 10 Horror Films:

10. Halloween
9. Exorcist
8. Rosemary's Baby
7. Blair Witch Project
6. Scream
5. Poltergeist
4. The Ring
3. Texas Chainsaw massacre
2. Carrie
1. The Shining

Other horror films I want to see:
The Thing (1982)
The Innocents
The Haunting (1963)
The Fly (1986)
Tokyo Fist

I Wanna Get With You (and Your Sister)

Good News! More albums have been added to my top 100 list. If this does not excite you enough, I've also added a new feature, and it is.......
TOP 100 MP3S.
Yes, hold yourself together, it's true. Just look to the left. Do you see'm yet. Probably not, but if you look to the right you will.

If your in the mood for a Christmas song then listen to the incredible 'Christmas Time.' Otherwise, you need to hear 'Across the Universe,' 'The Scientist,' 'Debra,' 'Lo Boob Oscillator,' and 'So Right.' For those who've think they've heard it all, look again. Yes, there is a bonus track by Beck. Also, the Christmas Album may strike you odd, but hopefully my previous entry will answer your questions.

Deck the Halls With Buddy Holly

OK, let me clear some things up regarding this disk. So, Maybe it isn't real and It's just something I burnt myself, but it's still really good. Here you can see the art work for the CD label. Now, some of the artists are not very credible, but oh well. It's hard finding 'hip' Christmas songs. What makes this thing cool is the production. The songs are mixed together quite well, with small classic Christmas pieces in between. The art work was fun making too.
If you can't read this, the list is as follows:
Run DMC - Christmas Is
Run DMC - Christmas in Hollis
Beck - Little Drum Machine Boy
The Flaming Lips - Christmas at the Zoo
Local H - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Weezer - Christmas Celebration
No Doubt - Oi to the World
Everclear - I Will Be Hating You For Christmas
Jimmy Eat World - 12.23.95
Weezer - The Christmas Song
Phantom Planet - Winter Wonderland
Jimmy Eat World - Last Christmas
Oasis - Merry X-mas Everybody
The Smashing Pumpkins - Christmas Time
Ben Folds - Lonely Christmas Eve
Blues Traveler - Christmas
Pearl Jam - Let Me Sleep
Jack Johnson - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Hootie and the Blowfish - The Christmas Song
Dave Matthews Band - The Christmas Song

Note: 'The Christmas Song' is the title of three tracks but each one is a completely different song.
Best Transitions:
Beck - Flaming Lips
Local H - Weezer - No Doubt
Smashing Pumpkins - Ben Folds (This transition is amazing)

Wow! I just listened to this thing again, and I must say that it could be the best Christmas album ever.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Reid's Picks Features Nick Drake, Beta Band, Cat Power, and Van Morrison

Is there a better song to start Reid's picks with than 'Northern Sky' by Nick Drake. I think not. I would have to say that this track is my second favorite of Drake's--the first being 'Pink Moon.' So, listen to it. It's good, I promise.
Besides Nick Drake's there are several other great songs. If I had to choose one of each, I'd choose 'Dry the Rain,' 'Maybe Not,' and 'Into the Mystic.' But, I'll let you hear all of them if you want.

Look Listen Vibrate Smile!

Wow. Is That the original SMiLe I see? Why, yes--yes it is.

For those of you who know nothing about SMiLe, well, it's a pretty big deal. I'm really not in the mood to go into it, but I'll try to sum it up for you.

OK, SMiLe is a Beach Boys album that was never finish or released. It was to be completed in the year 1967. This record would have been monumental, and could have been the greatest then and even now. At this time the Beach Boys were neck and neck with the Beatles when It came to musical innovation and talent; the Beatles had Rubber Soul and Revolver. The Beach Boys had the even more amazing Pet Sounds. But then something happened to poor Brian Wilson, the mastermind behind the project. He was pressured by his record company, his overbearing father, and his uncooperative bandmates. Adding more to this problem, was Brian's extreme drug abuse. When Brian gave up SMiLe, he gave up his leadership of the band, and an incredible piece of work that would have inspired millions. The Beach Boys continued to make music, adding reworked SMiLe tracks to albums here and there, but quickly faded out of the spotlight and left music fans wondering what could have been.

Thankfully, Brian finally finished SMiLe with a new band in 2004, to the excitment of critics and fans, alike. The release truly showed how timeless the music is, and will forever be seen as a great achievement in one man's life.
Anyway, to get to my point..... The original SMiLe recordings are located in the left column. So, enjoy.

For More info on SMiLe:
SMiLe Shop

Reid It and Weep

Congratulations. Your lucky enough to hear features from my last project, 'Reid it and Weep.'
Just look to the column to the left and click whichever song you choose. Whether it be, Hey Ya, Factory Girl, Blackbird/Short Trip Across the Universe, or Me and Julio. If your actually interested, the running order for the album is as follows:
Honkey Tonk Woman; Be Quiet
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
Sound of Birds; Blackbird, A Short Trip Across the Universe
Long Black Veil
Sound of Machines; Welcome to the Machine
Will You Play My Piano; Tiny Dancer
Factory Girl
Oh Yoko
1,2,3 Go; Hey Ya, You Know What to Do
War on War and Jam
Sing a Song; Don't Let Me Down

Now, if you are interested in hearing this thing as a whole, just leave a comment and I'll get back to you on it.


Ashlee Simpson Performs Amazing Ventrillaquism on SNL

Yes, it is a sad day when one finds out that an Ashlee Simpson cannot sing (at least live). But, it is an even sadder day when one finds out that an Ashlee Simpson cannot dance.

Here is what went down in video form!


I thought I'd post this great article I read yesterday. I'm usually not one to push my political views on others, but things tend to change around crunch time. If your a huge Anti-Kerry activist, then don't read this. I'm not telling you to vote against your man. But, I would like to tell everyone to vote. I don't really care too much about the party you stand for--Just vote. Do some research on each candidate, find their viewpoints, compare this to your own, and vote.
Anyway, here is the article.

"Our current leadership seems to have lost its way and its moral compass. Dishonesty has become a national policy.
We have been asked to debase our Constitution for political purposes, to enshrine bigotry and to take away fundamental rights from Americans. We have abandoned scientific and medical research, bowing to narrow religious beliefs. We have handed over even more of our national wealth to the rich and taken it from the poor and the workingman. We have gone to war for reasons that have been proved wrong, and we have sanctioned torture as acceptable policy.
We must not make war on other nations because we think we hear God telling us who is evil. We must not unleash the terror of war -- death and destruction and the inevitable murder of innocents -- as if it were some God-given right. The fear of terrorism cannot be used to cover up secret agendas and policy failures nor to curtail the rights handed down to us by the Founding Fathers for generation after generation, through crisis after crisis, from president to president.
It is time for the nation to face up to the truth about Iraq. We were told there was a clear and present threat to our security. We were prepared -- in a time of apparent crisis -- to believe our president and vice president.
As we now know, none of what they said was true.
What mix of arrogance and blind faith, incompetence and inexperience, deliberate untruths and deceptions on the part of the president, the vice president and their closest advisers brought us to this horrible turn in our national policy will be for history to decide.
For now, it is our job to right the wrongs of the Bush administration, to fix the damage before it is too late. But to simply list the dangerous failures of the Bush presidency as the primary reason to vote for John Kerry would sell short a man of high purpose and moral courage. He is battle-tested, both as a young man in war and as a political leader up against the withering and unprincipled assault of the Bush-family attack machine.
John Kerry brings gravity and experience to this historic race, not to mention an intellect equal to the challenges before the nation. A complex, modern world demands we make judgments based on facts and careful analysis, not on ideology or religion.
What is the cost of this war -- in the deaths of more than 1,000 U.S. soldiers, the disfigurement of thousands more now in hospitals, of Iraqi women and children maimed and killed by the massive weaponry of our military?
What will be the cost in dollars: 300, 400, 500 billion? To think what we could have done for a safer, better America and for the welfare of the world with that money. It should make us weep.
The Middle East is in flames, due to the neglect of President Bush. Since the very beginning of his administration, he has all but walked away from the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. There can only be a durable peace in Iraq when there is a durable peace between Arab and Jew in Israel. The talks must be restarted. John Kerry understands that a great president must use his political capital to make this happen.
He also understands that we can begin to reverse the decline of the environment and save ourselves from the disaster of global warming only when we do something serious about our dependence on oil. We cannot have a secret energy policy. And we must have real, immediate action on fuel-efficient cars. John Kerry and John McCain have already jointly introduced this legislation. As president, John Kerry will not postpone action for another decade, hoping for a technological miracle. This is well within our abilities to accomplish now, within our lifetime.
Mr. Bush has delivered on almost every rollback and giveaway his wealthy supporters have asked for. Not once has he shown the courage or strength to stand up to special-interest contributors and narrow voting blocs, let alone forge policy for the common good -- or the common man.
How often do we have to be fooled to say, "We won't get fooled again"? A so-called renewal of Head Start ends up draining its funding. The "Healthy Forests Initiative" opens up Western lands and forests for more clear-cutting and mining. "No Child Left Behind" turns out to be severely underfunded. The "Clear Skies" policy is, in fact, a back door for more air pollution. The "middle-class tax cut" is primarily for the top two percent. Medicare reform bans drugs imported from Canada and bulk purchasing to lower drug prices while putting billions into the pockets of the insurance and pharmaceutical companies.
It's like WMD. Haven't we been hoodwinked enough? Haven't we learned our lesson? It is hard to accept the idea that our president has misled us. It is against everything that we have been taught about the presidency and against what we most dearly want to believe. But the facts leave us no other conclusion.
I have known John Kerry and have followed his career for nearly thirty years. He resonates with the best values and ideals of our shared generation and is one of its outstanding leaders and heroes. The anger at the stupefying misleadership of America by George W. Bush is enough cause to vote for change, but it should not overshadow the quality and substance of John Kerry. He is an honest man and a fair man; he goes where his intellect and high ethical values take him; and he tells the truth, and is willing to trust the American people with that truth, and make them his partner in the leadership of this country.
I urge you to read the interview with Senator Kerry conducted in early October on the eve of the second debate. It lays out very clearly where he stands and where he wants to go.
It is time to return to the idealism, the boldness and the generosity of spirit that marked our great presidents. We need a leader who lifts our hopes -- not one who divides us with disguise and fear -- and tells us the truth. We want to bring America back to our bedrock values of tolerance, honesty and hope, the beliefs that hold us together."

Author of article

Click to read article on official site
Click to read interview with John Kerry


Hello everyone. As you can see, I've returned to blogging, after a sudden gain in free time. To those of you who are not familiar with the older blog, don't worry about it-- it was only a summer fling; It didn't mean anything-really. As for the new blog... let me give you the tour.

I think the main aspect of this blog is the mp3 column to your left.
<------- When I first started getting mp3s, I was just basically going to some nifty mp3 sites and creating the same links that they have. The list I made from this is in the catagory of 'Even More mp3s.' Although, I've yet to listen to the entirty of this large collection, I plan to go through it and delete anything that absolutely sucks. The tracks that I have heard and recommend are in the 'featured mp3' section. So, far this list includes the amazing David Byrne, formally of the Talking Heads, a collaberation of Kylie and the Sissor Sisters, A Velvet Underground cover by the Modern Lovers, a catchy, high-schoolish rendition of the all-to-easy-to-laugh-at 'Touch Myself,' and more. It was only a few days later when I realized that If I scowered the internet enough I could find my favorite songs and compile my own list of personal recomendations. This is how the 'Reid's Picks' section began. My goal is to update this section everytime I work on the blog. Also, I could update the 'Even More mp3s' section to add a little flava to the mix.

Oops. I almost forgot the best part about the mp3 section-- it includes some of my work. I have a hobby of recording music, which I don't do very often. The peak of my recording career was during the winter of 2003, when I recorded a pretty spiffy album known as 'Reid It and Weep.' As you can see, I've included a few tracks from this little jewel. I might even add more later, but there are a few that I feel would be better off the public domain known as the internet. This being because, some alleged singers my have apeared on the album even though they were somehow mistakenly absent during the recording process. But, if your heart is bursting to hear the whole thing then just respond to this message and I'll see if I can hook you up. In the future I may add more non-weep tracks including extremely rare early stuff. So, keep your eyes peeled.

The next featured included is a hard-to-find collection of the SMilE sessions recorded by Brian Wilson and the rest of the Beach Boys in the mid-60's. Listen to this stuff while you can before it completely dissappears from internet as it is doomed. Now, aside from all this mp3 business,

I've also included my 'top 100 albums' column.
I plan to update this frequently, and provide as many 'top 100 features' as I can, or am willing to do.

Anyway, I guess that's all for now.

Come back soon.