Saturday, December 23, 2006

Dave's Top 27 Albums of 2006!

27 - GOMEZ "How We Operate"

26 - NEW LONDON FIRE "I Sing The Body Holographic"

25 - PAUL SIMON "Suprise"

24 - PLACEBO "Meds"

23 - EMILY HAINES & THE SOFT SKELETON "Knives Don't Have Your Back"

22 - GNARLS BARKLEY "St. Elsewhere"

21 - SUFJAN STEVENS "The Avalanche"

20 - THE RACONTEURS "Broken Boy Soldiers"

19 - KT TUNSTALL "Eye To The Telescope"

18 - KEANE "Under The Iron Sea"

17 - JET "Shine On"

16 - AUDIOSLAVE "Revelations"

15 - ARCTIC MONKEYS "Whatever People Say That I Am, That's What I Am Not"

14 - DRAMA GODS "Love"

13 - SLEEPING AT LAST "Keep No Score"

12 - THOM YORKE "The Eraser"

11 - BECK "The Information"

10 - WOLFMOTHER "Wolfmother"

9 - THE DECEMBERISTS "The Crane Wife"

8 - STARSAILOR "On The Outside"

7 - MUTE MATH "Mute Math"

6 - THE KILLERS "Sam's Town"

5 - JARS OF CLAY "Good Monsters"

4 - JENNY LEWIS & THE WATSON TWINS "Rabbit Fur Coat"

3 - PEARL JAM "Pearl Jam"

2 - MUSE "Black Holes & Revelations"

1 - PILOT SPEED "Into The West"

Friday, April 07, 2006

...Been A While...

so it has indeed been wuite a while since i last updated. here's what's new:

-there are now ONLY 25 days left until the new Pearl Jam album! wooo-hoo!

-Erica and I were in Tucson, AZ last weekend and were blessed enough to find an apartment (woo) and i officially have a job with the Signs Now there (HOO!)

-i am dj-ing a friends wedding reception tomorrow

-AND Brett Favre is announcing his play/retire decision tomorrow at 7:30 a.m.; that's early! that's 5:30 Tuscon time! so i'll either be elated or absolutely crushed fro the rest of the day (but sitll put on my happy DJ face on for the recetion. we'll see....

i'll try not to let another whole month go by before i update again.
DJ Choj. OUT!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The Countdown Begins!


It's Official! There are only 62 days until the new Pearl Jam album, Pearl Jam [artwork above], hits stores AND my CD player for about a solid two months. The new album is their 8th studio album and first since 2003's Riot Act. The full track listing is not yet known, but the new single "Worldwide Suicide" will be released next week. Radio stations (and myself) have already recieved a digital :15 preview of the track. The song seems to be consistant with what the band has been saying about the album during the recording sessions; it sounds pretty darn rockin' and a bit of a throwback to Vs.-era material. But, of course, this is all based on fifteen seconds of the chorus that (according to many reports) may only be the left channel of the mix. [if you'd like to here for yourself, you can download the :15 .mp3 here]
PearlJam.com has also been redesigned and has announced that next Wed., March 8th, you'll be able to download "Worldwide Suicide" for free.
So, from now until May 2nd, everytime i update my blog here you'll get updated on how many days are left until the release!
Those of you who know me well enough know that i am absolutely, uncontrollably salivating
and licking my chops over every little bit of info i get about this album! Expect to hear about it if you hear from me.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

iPod Revolution


i am now officially responsible for getting 3 of my family members into the iPod age. i bought my lovely wife, Erica, a pink iPod mini for her birthday last year; helped my sister pick out a nice iPod shuffle a week ago so she could have some music on the cruise she just returned from; and last weekend i got my dad started with my old iPod (the 'rents were kind enough to bestow a lovely black video iPod to me for Christmas).

i guess helping people find the iPod that suits them best (and them effectively use it) falls into my life mission of spreading music to people. it is ultimately a means by which one gets the music they desire. so i am happy.

i really should have a job a Best Buy, too. maybe i can just be a consultant to them, or something. here's why: i was in Best Buy today, i was walking around the mp3 players and mp3 player accessories and there was a guy about my age beginning a conversation with a salesman about how he was going to buy an mp3 player (even i could tell the customer had come into Best Buy with the intention of leaving with some sort of device to play music on). He started asking the salesman about the advantage to getting an iPod, could he save more money by not getting an iPod, what would be the drawbacks if he did that, are there the accessories out there for other mp3 players like there are for the iPod..and on and on and on. The salesman was having a REALLY hard time comprehending what this customer was asking. All the while i'm standing close by observing this with all the answers to this guy's questions before the Besr Buy guy could properly answer one. i almost felt i had a moral-no wait-musical obligation to butt in and help out. however, i quietly walked back to the CD section and said a little prayer for the customer who i really hope left with an iPod. We all know they are the superior machine.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

For Me, It's You: NEW MUSIC TUESDAY


Train - For Me, It's You

Haven't made it all the way through the new album yet, but i like what i hear. At this point in their career you kinda know what you are going to get when you buy a Train album. I can't say that this album is as adventurous as 2003's My Private Nation (that album had some truly unique pop-rock songs on it) however, i do like what i hear so far..."All I Ever Wanted" is a mellow-but-solid opening track, the first single "Cab" is your typical Train single (complete with piano intro and strings), and "Am I Reaching You Now" is a fantastic Beatles-esque songs that doesn't come off as overly Beatles-esque, and the title track/album closer "For Me, It's You" has just enough soul to soar and make the late Wilson Picket proud.
Grade: B (and rising)

Saturday, January 28, 2006

!


ever feel like this when you're driving? i almost (key word: ALMOST) got hit 3 times yesterday on my way back to work from lunch...in the no more than a mile i drove i definately felt like this by the time i pulled into the parking spot at work!
Viva La Stewie!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Jack, Mike3, and Death Cab...



well, it has been a while and there have been three things i've been meaning to post:

1. the new season of 24 has started. Jack is back and i am once again amazed at how this show just keeps getting better...my favorite Jack Bauer line so far?
"Let's get one thing clear, the only reason you're still conscious
is 'cause I don't feel like carrying you!"

2. My beloved Packers have a new coach: Mike McCarthy. He is only the 14th head coach in the Packers 87 year history AND the third coach named "Mike" in the past 15 years. Let's hope we're not ust getting M3 Power from Gillette, but from 1265 Lombardi Ave. as well

3. Death Cab For Cutie - "The Photo Album" I decided to go back (with the help of my Best Buy RewardZone certificates) and get the earlier Death Cab albums i did not already own, and i have officially fallen in love with this album. it is about all i am listneing to now in the car, on the ol' iPod...though it is hard to choose it might have just become my favorite DCFC album

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

New Music Tuesday!

The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth

It's time to start a new feature over here at my blog: New Music Tuesday.
basically i'm just going to tell you what i bought at Best Buy every Tuesday (assuming there's a new release i want) if not, then you'll get a DVD selection, or something of the sorts...

So as you can tell i bought the new strokes album, haven't listened to it all yet, but i like what i hear, and if you are a strokes fan, you will too!


Monday, January 02, 2006

Thanks for the Memories, Mike!


In what is turning out to be a bit of a bittersweet day in Packerland, my Packers have decided to fire head coach Mike Sherman after 6 season leading the team.
I really thought Sherman would get one more year to prove that this 4-12 season was just a fluke, but i guess the powers-that-be felt otherwise. And, hey, what do i know? i'm just a fan, i'm not there day in, day out, to see how it all works. But i wish him well, the man had TREMENDOUS respect for the Packers organization, tradition, and heritage.
Unfortunately, i am now expecting Brett Favre not to return for one more year.
However, that is not set in stone yet.
i'll save my Favre 'eu-goo-gal-ly' for when he officially hangs it up