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Greatest Songs At This Moment — The Hives' "Fall Is Just Something Grownups Invented"

Hives no want to go back to school. read more »

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Greatest Song At This Moment – The Ramones "Smash You"

I’m not gonna solve all the Ramones’ problems, in music or otherwise. But I can’t help lamenting the fact that “Smash You” — representing such a higher-than-normal high for one of the greatest bands to walk the Earth — is underrepresented. read more »

POSTED June 1, 2009 1:59PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,

Greatest Song At This Moment – Prince & The New Power Generation "7"

Written By Phillip Mottaz Dedicated to those songs that I can’t stop playing, humming, or thinking about; the 4+ minutes you fall head-over-heels in love with. Past instances have included The Ramones’ “Indian Giver,” R.E.M.’s … read more »

POSTED May 26, 2009 12:40PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (6) TAGS: , ,

Greatest Song At This Moment – Rufus Wainwright "Foolish Love"

As our weather perfects itself, cool breezes have become more common on my neighborhood walks, and those breezes deserve a soundtrack. And for whatever reason — but mostly desperation for a song on which to fixate — that soundtrack has come via Rufus Wainwright’s track 1, side 1 of his album #1, “Foolish Love”. read more »

POSTED May 11, 2009 11:42AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: ,

Greatest Song At This Moment – The Rolling Stones "Prodigal Son"

I have a few pop-culture fixations, and then there are fetishes. Star Wars is one fetish. The Rolling Stones are another, and odd as it may seem the latter have disappointed me far less than the former in recent years. Such is the benefit of living after the prime years only to leave those great lost non-radio tracks for discovery, like some lazy archeologist who managed to find something wonderful by one of the most popular acts in the last 60 years. read more »

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Greatest Song At This Moment – Van Halen "Beautiful Girls"

The impact and success of this commercial parody has done much to marginalize the overall Van Halen legend. It’s not solely responsible, of course; so much of that responsibility lies with the band itself. But there was a period where VH was The band, and The theme gong of The band needed to portray their voice, and no matter how many “Panamas” or “Jumps” followed, “Beautiful Girls” epitomizes The voice of The band. read more »

POSTED April 27, 2009 11:28AM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: , , ,

Greatest Song At This Moment – Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova "Into The Mystic" (Van Morrison Cover)

I’m kind of glad that Glen and Marketa didn’t end up together in real life. The movie Once is not about a couple falling in love. If it were, they would end up together at the end. It’s really about a man and a woman creating music together and developing a friendship through that music. By creating beautiful art together, they somehow move beyond mere mortal feelings of desire and love and all that garbage and ascend to a higher level of existence, one occupied only by music. read more »

POSTED April 20, 2009 1:33PM IN THE TRIPWIRE TAGS: ,

Greatest Song At This Moment – The Jimi Hendrix Experience "Bold As Love"

Some artists are so monumentally great that they become as common as your garbage disposal. It isn’t until you’re apart for a passage of time that their innovation is appreciated. Somehow, somewhere, the situation presents itself and you’re left to realize, “Hey! I don’t have to scrape food into the garbage!” I experienced a similar moment during Watchmen where the not-so-inspired cue of “All Along The Watchtower”* reminded me with the immediacy of a lightning bolt — “Holy crap! I have Jimi Hendrix music at home!” read more »

POSTED April 13, 2009 11:13AM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

Greatest Song At This Moment – First Anniversary Navel Gaze

Next week we’ll get back to exploring new obsessions, but this week is a look back. So join me, won’t you, on a trip into the self-infatuated past as I put my body and brain to a weird and unnecessary test: I will review all 48 G.S.A.T.M.‘s of the past year in a strange, ill-advised contest to determine which one is the “Best” and, consequently, “Wins.” read more »

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Greatest Song At This Moment – Arcade Fire "Black Mirror"

There’s no barrier separating you from the emotions and excitement of the Arcade Fire. Neon Bible gives a million of these kinds of emotional payoffs, but “Black Mirror” demonstrates them in the kind of way that tells you everything you’d ever want to know about the band, or hope to find. read more »

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