Tuesday, September 9, 2008

You can call me Al

Got dirty at the Dirty Monday last night. And by "got dirty" I mean I was pretty gross already when I got there. Three hours of ballet was just a warm up, bitch. I needs to get down. And collect phone numbers, apparently.

Unrelated: if I get a tip on Saturday, it might take me until at least Tuesday to blog it, especially if I've been drinking too much in the past week and the tip involves me doing some research. Give me time but don't stop giving me tips. Unless you're a dick.

That's what she said.

Moving along, one of the far flung members of the Pony Girl Society for Musical Appreciation recently had the pleasure of enjoying a live performance by Ratatat. I didn't know much about Ratatat except that I always have to double check if I'm spelling their shit right and that I liked their second album Classics. I'm not usually a huge fan of electronic music but I kinda dig Ratatat's video game jams.

Things I have learned:
Ratatat has released two volumes of remixes, like this one of Notorious B.I.G. "Party and Bullshit".

Ratatat released a new album in July called LP3 because it's their third LP. I listened to the thirty second samples on iTunes and I don't know how to feel about it. There's a more international feeling but sometimes it kind of sounds like the songs that come pre-programmed in a cheap keyboard. It sounds to me like there's a lot less bass, which takes things down a peg in my estimation. Regardless, fans of Ratatat seem pretty into it once they get over that "change" problem. Here's a pretty good track off that album: "Flynn"

Ratatat will be in San Diego on Friday at the House of Blues. I will not be there because those things cost money and I just paid my tuition.


'stina said...

What are you talking about, this not liking electronic music business? You listen to Yelle.

megan elizabeth said...

It's a more recent development with me, liking electronic shit. And my love for Yelle transcends sound.