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

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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Massive 'Top 100' Update

An incredible amount of mp3s have been added to the top 100, including the amazing 'Sometimes,' the original pre-9/11 'New York City Cops,' and Sgt. Peppers in its entirety. (Note: The Sgt. Peppers Download speed is somewhat slow)

So, here they are in no particular order.

My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes
The Strokes - Soma
My Bloody Valentine - To Here Knows Why
Van Morrison - The Way Young Lovers Do
Paul Simon - Homeless
Bob Dylan - Girl From the North Country
My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow
The Beatles - Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, and The End
The Strokes - New York City Cops
Van Morrison - Moondance
Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
The Beatles - Something
PAvement - Lorettas Scars
The Beatles - Come Together
My Bloody Valentine - Soon
John Lennon - Working Class Hero
The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles - Because

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonley Hearts Club Band

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
2. With a Little Help From My Friends
3. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
4. Getting Better
Fixing a Hole
6. She's Leaving Home
7. Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite
8. Within You Without You
9. When I'm Sixty Four
10. Lovely Rita
11. Good Morning Good Morning
12. Sgt. Pepper's Reprise
13. A Day in the Life

Monday, November 29, 2004

Top 100 Albums Update

Well, the end is almost here.

Radiohead - High and Dry
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Radiohead - Bullet Proof… I Wish I Was
Radiohead - Nice Dream
The Rolling Stones - You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Be sure and listen to all the tracks from 'The Bends,' which almost make up the whole album.

I'm sure you've heard the Stone's song, but if you haven't heard 'Pink Moon,' listen to it. It has life-changing power.

Friday, November 26, 2004

Here is Some More Stuff (Part 2 of 2)

Say hello to Animal Collective and White Magic.
Animal Collective - Leaf House
White Magic - Keeping the Wolves from the Door

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Here is Some More Stuff (Part 1 of 2)

And that stuff is music from Bonnie 'Prince' Billy!
Hard Life
A King At Night

'Top 100' Album Update

Thank you for family.
Thank you for friends.
Thank you Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin.
And thank you for five more albums.
Van Morrison - Into the Mystic
My Bloody ValentineWhen You Sleep
The Strokes - Someday
The Strokes - Hard to Explain

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Featured Music From Arcade Fire

This music is tearjerkingly beautiful.
Rebellion (Lies)
Wake Up
I'm thankful for tokens and sparks.
Check 'Reid's Picks' for more Arcade Fire tunes.

'Top 100' Album Update

Instead of Turkey, try roasted rabbit with pomegranates or five new albums!
The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize
Bob Dylan - Blowin’ in the Wind
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1
The Beach Boys - Wouldn’t it Be Nice
Bob Dylan - Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
The Beatles - A Day in the Life

Monday, November 22, 2004

Featured Music from Devendra Banhart

This young, lo-fi, folk-pop, art school graduate has been compared to the likes of Nick Drake and ---Tiny Tim.

This is the Way

This Beard is for Sibohan
For more mp3s, just check ‘Reid’s Picks’ in the column to your left.

'Top 100' Albums Update

Quick; look to the right.

Q. How did those five new albums get there?
A. Movie Magic

Don't freak out. It's only an illusion.

The Beatles - Norwegian Wood

Paul Simon - Graceland
The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
The Beatles - Michelle

Friday, November 19, 2004

Canada's Greatest

William Shatner may be known as so-and-so on that space show, but I know him as that weird guy that recorded hypnotically hilarious music in the sixties, who passionately belted out each word thinking it was the very essence of universal life. He may have been serious or he may have been joking with this material, but now he's back with a new album in hand. And this time he's got Ben Folds on his team.

Transformed Man - 1968
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Mr. Tambourine Man

It Was a Very Good Year

Has Been - 2004
Common People

That's Me Trying

Is it bad that I kinda like this stuff?

For more laughs watch this performance of Rocket Man on the 1978 Science Fiction Film Awards. If you don't use Windows, you probably won't be laughing very hard. Sorry.

'Top 100' Albums Update

Well, here you go.

Elton John - Tiny Dancer
R.E.M. - Nightswimming
Jars of Clay - Worlds Apart

The Jars of Clay album was probably one of the first cd's I bought, and still remains a favorite. It stuck with me even after I quit listening to Christian music, long ago. Worlds Apart still gives me chills everytime I hear it. (In a good way)

Nightswimming! --also good

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Coco Rosie

Do I like Coco Rosie?

Well, I like Cocoa Pebbles and the name Rosie has the perfect amount of letters. I guess that means Coco Rosie is a-okay with me. On the other hand, I wish I was writing in a highschool yearbook. Does everything relate to coffee?

I have no idea what's going on right now.

Good Friday
By Your Side

Reid it and Weep?

Coming in at number 37 on the countdown is a work of my very own--something I did over last Christmas Break on the ol' desktop. Why? Well after I listened to everything I'd previously recorded from the years before, I decided it was time to bump up the quality and give my music a much fuller sound.

The opener is a awkward mix of noises that start with a phone call and spiral down into a fun rendition of Weezer's 'Jamie.' When this finishes the crowd goes wild and cheers in a solo artist who acoustically covers 'Honkey Tonk Woman.' The crowd loves it, but are quickly silenced by a authoritative librarian-like figure who leads into 'Me and Julio Down By the School Yard,' which comes complete with some sort of coach. No that's not a dog in the background! A few chirps away lies a Beatles medley of sorts, and then a cover of Damien Rice's 'Cannonball.' Which eventually leads to the singalong, 'Long Black Veil,' followed by a whistle and a machine. A special guest joins for the opener to the second half. I won't give away any secrets, but I will say that this track includes the most fan-loved moment on the album. Next, the crowd returns to hear 'Factory Girl,' which fades into 'Oh Yoko!' A Revival strikes up after a sweet little girl introduces 'Hey Ya,' which acts as a the climax of the album. The last few songs are mere extras. The first of these starts out as a cover of 'War on War,' but soon becomes chaotic medley. Don't worry; listeners are properly forewarned. The last track is a song I made up for my nephew, when he interrupted my recording session. Some of you might even find a hidden track.

To the many of you that have this jewel, feel lucky. To the ones that were early to receive a copy, you probably have the first version, which is horrible. You haven't heard 'Reid it and Weep,' until you've heard the latest version. So, if you want another one then just say so. I'm not promising a speedy delivery (wink wink). And to those of you that got your copy extremely late, just be glad you have it, and don't come at me like Frankenstein.

Donnie Darko Soundtrack?

So, there may be this movie known as 'Donnie Darko,' that might not have a soundtrack, which possibly appears at number 42 on a so called 'Top 100' album list. Would this count as yet another burnt disk on the list? Why, yes; yes it does. But don't cry, for you too can make a Donnie Darko Soundtrack to call your own.

Just find these songs:

Echo and the Bunnymen - Killing Moon
Tears for Fears - Head Over Heels
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
The Church - Under the Milky Way Tonight
and Gary Jules - Mad World

Now mix.

For a little more depth, just add some of tracks from the score.

And if you still want more, these songs will do, also.

Duran Duran - Notorious
INXS - Love Will Never Tear Us Apart
Tears for Fears - Mad World

And if you don't care enough to make this, then I'm going to have to start doubting your commitment to Sparkle Motion.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

'Top 100' Albums Update

So, now there's more stuff. You probably know how things work around here.

The Rolling Stones - Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
The Clash - Lost in the Supermarket
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong
Pink Floyd - Welcome to the Machine
The Rolling Stones - Under My Thumb
Nick Drake - Northern Sky
The Rolling Stones - Lady Jane
Van Morrison - Sweet Thing
The Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers

Sunday, November 14, 2004

The Professor

The other day I stumbled over Damien Rice's B-Sides, via Rio Karma. For some reason it stuck to me. I kept listening to this one song throughout the day, and have no idea why. To be honest I probably only heard it 3 or 4 times, but hey--that's devotion. Anyway, here is the song. It's a little vulgar, so beware.
The Professor

I even learned a new French word from the thing! For the curious--Dodo means nighty night.

Friday, November 12, 2004

'Top 100 Albums' Update

You heard it folks. 5 more albums.
Be sure to listen to "Hello Operator," which has my all time favorite drum solo. Go Meg! Also, listen to "Love Will Tear Us Apart," which is one of my all time favorite songs, in general.
Good luck, kids.

The White Stripes - Hello Operator
The White Stripes - You’re Pretty Good Looking (For a Girl)
Echo and the Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
The Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
Gary Jules – Mad World

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Featured Music

Here is my first attempt to cycle new music into the "Featured MP3s" section.

Seriously--This is good stuff.

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

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Eighties Week?

Great news. An eighties week may be on the way. It might even be an eighties fortnight! The plan is to start the festivities after the 'Top 100 Albums' list is completed. So, hopefully, this will happen. Be sure to come back and check it out.


'Top 100 Albums' Update

Here's the best; you know where to find more. ---->

Simon and Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
The Velvet Underground - Candy Says
The Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes
Simon and Garfunkel - The Boxer
Patti Smith - Horses
The Strokes - 12:51
The Beastie Boys - Triple Trouble
The Strokes - The End Has No End

New Music

Check out the indie folk pop of The Go! Team and the experimental collage folk of The Books.

The Go! Team - Junior Kickstart
The Books - The Lemon of Pink
The Books - The Lemon of Pink Pt. 2
The Go! Team - We Listen Everyday

For more music, check 'Reid's Picks.'

Monday, November 08, 2004

Folk Songs For Cowboy Robots

So, this is the second, of four 'personal mixes,' that has made my 'Top 100' countdown. Coming in at number 61, this lengthy collection is probably the best I've ever constructed. The basis was to mix and match folk and folk-influenced songs from the past and present. At the time,(mid-highschool) I didn't have much to choose from, but I made it work anyway. Here is the running list.

1. The Beatles - I'm Looking Through You (I used to be obsessed with this song)
2. The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize
3. The Faces - Ooh-La-La (Worlds Beyond the Rest of the Faces' catalog)
4. Bob Dylan - It Ain't Me Babe
5. Beck - Bottle of Blues
6. Nick Drake - Road
7. The White Stripes -Hotel Yorba
8. The Beatles - Wild Honey Pie
9. The Beta Band - Dry the Rain
10. John Lennon - Oh Yoko!
11. Nico - These Days
12. The Beta Band - She's the One For Me
13. The Beatles - Rocky Raccoon
14. Nick Drake - Fly
15. Beck - Lost Cause
16. Paul Simon - Kodachrome
17. Bob Dylan - Mr. Tambourine Man
18. The White Stripes - I Can Tell That We Are Going to Be Friends
19. The Beatles - The Continuing adventures of bungalow Bill
20. Beck - Lord Only Knows
21. The Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane
22. Grandaddy - So You'll Aim Towards the Sun

Of course the mix was not as easy as simply burning the songs together. The intros to "Do You Realize" and "Lord Only Knows" were removed. An intro to "bungalow Bill" was added, which was also removed from the end of "Wild Honey Pie." The intro to "So You'll Aim" was cut and reduced to a fade-in. The second half of "She's the One" was cut and became a fade-out. And finally, all tracks were adjusted to balance the volume correctly. One problem that might be assumed is that the mix heavily relies on The Beatles and Beck, but I don't see this as a problem; the order still sounds great. The only problem is that "Kodachrome" doesn't fit at all, and the album ends on a song that is a bit too bittersweet.
Besides myself, there are only 3 people, on this earth, that own a copy of this thing. So, to those of you that do, feel lucky.

I think I may start a new campaign.

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Massive mp3 and "Top 100" Update

Good news to all. More mp3s have been found! These extras will simply fall into place with others under the 'Top 100' list and the 'Reid's Picks' list. These little delights are as follows:

Bjork - Venus as a Boy
Dave Matthews - One Sweet World
Weezer - Keep Fishing
Weezer - Slob
Weezer - Dope Nose
DJ Shadow - Best Foot Forward

DJ Shadow - Midnight in a Perfect World
DJ Shadow - Organ Donor
The Beatles - Get Back
The Velvet Underground - Who Loves the Sun
The Velvet Underground - I'll Be Your Mirror
Joni Mitchell - Case of You

Aimee Mann - Wise Up
Sufjan Stevens - Holland
Mirah - La Familia
Mirah - Person Person
Mirah - Pollen
Mirah - Advisory Committee

Mirah - Oh! September
Mirah - Lonestar

The Microphones - Moon Moon Moon
The Microphones - I Felt Your Shape

But, wait. There's more news. A total of 15 albums have been added to the 'Top 100' list, marking the half-way point. It only gets better from here.
As always, here's a recap of the new stuff, in 'best only' mix-tape fashion.

DJ Shadow - Organ Donor
Weezer - Slob
Cat Power - He War
Damien Rice - Volcano
Sufjan Stevens - Holland
Nirvana - Dumb
Neil Young - Don't Let it Bring You Down
Nico - These Days
Cat Power - Maybe Not
Bob Dylan - Mr. Tambourine Man
Damien Rice - Cannonball
Neil Young - Only Love Can Break Your Heart
The Microphones - I Felt Your Shape
The Who - Happy Jack
Dave Matthews - One Sweet World
The White Stripes - Hotel Yorba
Mirah - Pollen
The Beatles - Rocky Raccoon
Bjork - Venus as a Boy
Mirah - Oh! September
Miles Davis - All Blues
The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever

P.S. - Similar to the Aimee Mann track, 'Shelter from the Storm' is not the actual version that appears on 'Blood on the Tracks.' Also, I'm not sure if 'Happy Jack' is the actual version that appears on 'Live at Leeds,' but it's close enough.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

The Dream is Over

Here's an email that was sent out to the Kerry Edwards Campaign mailing list.

"Dear Reid,

Earlier today I spoke to President Bush, and offered him and Laura our congratulations on their victory. We had a good conversation, and we talked about the danger of division in our country and the need, the desperate need, for unity for finding the common ground, coming together. Today, I hope that we can begin the healing.

In America, it is vital that every vote counts, and that every vote be counted. But the outcome should be decided by voters, not a protracted legal process. I would not give up this fight if there was a chance that we would prevail. But it is now clear that even when all the provisional ballots are counted, which they will be, there won't be enough outstanding votes for our campaign to be able to win Ohio. And therefore, we cannot win this election.

It was a privilege and a gift to spend two years traveling this country, coming to know so many of you. I wish I could just wrap you in my arms and embrace each and every one of you individually all across this nation. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.

To all of you, my volunteers and online supporters, all across this country who gave so much of themselves, thank you. Thanks to William Field, a six-year-old who collected $680, a quarter and a dollar at a time selling bracelets during the summer to help change America. Thanks to Michael Benson from Florida who I spied in a rope line holding a container of money. It turned out he raided his piggy bank and wanted to contribute. And thanks to Alana Wexler, who at 11 years old and started Kids for Kerry.

I thank all of you, who took time to travel, time off from work, and their own vacation time to work in states far and wide. You braved the hot days of summer and the cold days of the fall and the winter to knock on doors because you were determined to open the doors of opportunity to all Americans. You worked your hearts out, and I say, don't lose faith. What you did made a difference, and building on itself, we will go on to make a difference another day. I promise you, that time will come -- the election will come when your work and your ballots will change the world, and it's worth fighting for.

I'm proud of what we stood for in this campaign, and of what we accomplished. When we began, no one thought it was possible to even make this a close race, but we stood for real change, change that would make a real difference in the life of our nation, the lives of our families, and we defined that choice to America. I'll never forget the wonderful people who came to our rallies, who stood in our rope lines, who put their hopes in our hands, who invested in each and every one of us. I saw in them the truth that America is not only great, but it is good.

So here -- with a grateful heart, I leave this campaign with a prayer that has even greater meaning to me now that I've come to know our vast country so much better and that prayer is very simple: God bless America.

Thank you,

John Kerry"

The Microphones Featured in Reid's Picks

I think the Microphones came directly from another planet. Check out this lo-fi experimental band who are known for their mixture of sounds, ranging from majestic pop to folk, and even futuristic spacey noises. I could say that the sound is similar to that of Grandaddy's, but that wouldn't describe the band fairly. So, just listen.
Ocean 1,2,3
The Glow Part 2

For more Microphone songs, look in the column on the left, under Reid's Picks.

Major Change and Addition to Top 100 Albums

The unthinkable has happened. Yours truly has been using the wrong list for his, so called, top 100 albums list. What happened? Well, I was using a list that wasn't finalized-a rough draft, so to speak. But, thankfully, this came to my attention early on. The new list meshes in three more albums, bumping the others up a few spots. The albums I speak of are:
91. Neil Young - Harvest
Heart of Gold
Needle and the Damage Done

83. Bjork's Greatest Hits
All Is Full of Love

78. Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits
Like a Rolling Stone
Just Like a Woman
Rainy Day Woman
The Times They Are a Changing

Along with this, seven more albums have been added, which makes for a total of ten.
As always, I'm here to show you the best of what I could gather from the vast world wide web. So enjoy. And, of course, for even more pleasure browse your way through the right column to find a plethora of other 'Top 100' mp3s.

Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
The Beta Band - Dry the Rain
Bjork - Hyperballad
Dave Matthews Band - Grey Street
Aimee Mann - Save Me
Dave Matthews Band - Grace is Gone
Neil Young - Heart of Gold
Jimmy Eat World - For Me This is Heaven
Neil Young - Needle and the Damage Done
Bjork - All Is Full of Love

Finally, I'd like to add that the track "Save Me," linked under the Magnolia Soundtrack, is not actually from the album. In Fact, it is an acoustic version of the song, but it's close enough.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Mirah Featured in Reid's Picks

Check out some tunes from this Washington native who was apparently born on a kitchen table.
Cold Cold Water
Of Pressure

To hear more Mirah tracks, just look under Reid's Picks in the left-hand column.


What ever praise I may have given a supposed Gwen Stefani in a previous post is now void after viewing this, the latest video.

Top 100 Albums Update

All right, here is the essential list. And for your information, I left out 'certain' Outkast songs that have really taken a hit from overexposure.
Bob Marley - Stir It Up
Outkast - Happy Valentine’s Day
Bob Marley - Could You Be Loved
Beck - Lost Cause
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry

have fun!