smooth criminal.

I’ll always love Michael Jackson’sSmooth Criminalbecause it’s a badass song with a badass video. The man had a million songs that were amazing, Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough, Dirty Diana, Thriller, Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’, Bad, Billie Jean…the list goes on and on and on.

I’m old, I guess, all over the internet people are talking about remembering when Black and White came out, I remember when Bad came out. And Bad? Bad was gooooood. Not as good as Thriller but still good.

The news of Michael Jackson’s death didn’t really shock me and I think that’s because, to me, it seemed like the Michael Jackson I grew up with died a long time ago.

Much like Ricky Bobby prefers to think of Jesus as “Baby Jesus” I prefer to remember the young MJ we all knew and loved in the 1980s…pre-Black and White.

And this, kids, in case you were wondering is the definition ofepic

bacon in the afternoon playlist 6.25.09

Ben Harper and the Relentless 7 – Number With No Name
Ben Harper – Burn One Down (double shot)
MGMT – Time To Pretend
Green Day – Geek Stink Breath
The Sounds – Painted By Numbers
Taking Back Sunday – Cute Without The ‘E’
Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies – Rainbow Connection
The Mathematics – Kansas Rock
Fast Food Junkies – Fighting Change
Widespread Panic – Airplane (request)
Yonder Mountain String Band – East Nashville Easter (request)

It was at this point during the show that a guy who had a tattoo on his arm of the Slash skull from the album cover of Appetite for Destruction walked by the studio. Just an interesting fact.

Eisley – Telescope Eyes
Nonpoint – In The Air Tonight (for Tiffany)
Animal Collective – My Girls
Belly – Gepetto
Tegan and Sara – You Wouldn’t Like Me
Weezer – El Scorcho
Phantom Planet – California
Folk Implosion – Natural One
Matisyahu – Message In A Bottle

bacon in the afternoon playlist 6.18.09

Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
Snoop Dogg – My Medicine
White Stripes – Fell In Love With A Girl
Taking Back Sunday – You Wreck Me
Animal Collective – My Girls (requested)
Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
Cursed By Yourself – Blackpool Lights (local)
Joe Strummer and the Mescalaeros – Redemption Song
The Ramones – Teenage Lobodomy
The Ramones – Judy Is A Punk (double shot!)
Death Cab For Cutie – Little Bribes
MxPx – Chick Magnet
Daft Punk – Da Funk
Feist – 1, 2, 3, 4
Bad Religion – American Jesus
Green Day – Walking Contradiction
The Vines – Ms. Jackson
Manipulator Alligator – I’m Not Afraid LIVE on 91.9 (local)
The Canvas – Vengence (local)
Rilo Kiley – The Moneymaker
Franz Ferdinand – Ulysses
Beirut – The Akar

bacon bits for 6.17.09

Here are some random bits for you today.

The new Moby album, Wait for Me is available to listen at NPR.org. Tomorrow night at 9PM CST Metric will be performing live from Washington D.C. and, also tomorrow, the new Regina Spektor album Far will be available for online listening.

Barrel Monster creator Joseph Carnevale was arrested in Raleigh recently for larceny. Weak. I can only hope he has to pay for the barrels ($120 apiece) and doesn’t do any real jail time. If I were the owner of the construction company, I would have kept the barrel monster for my office.

My friend Rip sent me a text message a while back that said “Mt Dew in retro cans is made with real sugar…and it is delicious.” And he’s right. Mountain Dew Throwback is delicious.

My friend Meglet sent me a link to My Milk Toof which is cute and amusing. Something to read when you don’t have other stuff to do. I also enjoy Bad Paintings of Barack Obama and Texts From Last Night is my new addiction. It shouldn’t be, but it is.

Those are your bacon bits for now. This is your brain on Hogs.

cbc > nbc

NBC should just give up the ghost and put in a deal to stream the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s feed in the US. They really know what they’re doing when it comes to hockey and watching their broadcasts makes NBC look like the rank amateurs they are.

Just unreal.

adorable scot-pop explosion.

It’s no secret that I love Camera Obscura. Their new video for Honey In The Sun just premiered and you can watch it, um, oh, how about now.

http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9/10032373001?isVid=1&publisherID=1612833736

According to their record company blog Camera Obscura will be on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic tomorrow morning and you can listen to that here. They’re on at 11:15AM PDT. On June 6th they had sort of a awkward interview on Minnesota Public Radio, a recording of which is archived here. The live performances are so, so good, however.

And, just because it’s a wonderful video and I enjoy it, I leave you with French Navy.

This is your brain on Hogs.