The Top 10 Music Videos of 2013

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And so continues on with my yearly ‘Best of’ music list.
My first time putting together a top 10 for music videos.
This is just a list of my 10 favorites from the past year.
Enjoy.

10. David Lynch & Lykke Li – I’m Waiting Here

9. Ghost – Monstrance Clock

8. Miss Kittin – Maneki Neko

7. City and Colour – Thirst (alternate edit)

6. How to Destroy Angels – How Long?

5. These New Puritans – Fragment Two

4. Logan Lynn – Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks

3. Nine Inch Nails – Came Back Haunted

2. Sigur Rós – Brennisteinn

1. David Bowie – Love Is Lost

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The Top 50 Albums of 2013: A Music Geek Blog.

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And so continues on with my yearly ‘Best of’ music list.
2013 had a great variety of releases. Music is my obsession, I am always looking for new and interesting variety of bands and singers to check out.
This was a rather hard list to compile as there was a good amount of music that came out this year.
These selections are my favorites that have been released throughout the year.
So, here it is, my top 50 albums, I will also include my 3 favorite songs from each album.
I have also included my top 5 EPs of 2013, and my 2 favorite live albums of 2013.

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EPs

5. My Dying Bride – The Manuscript EP
The Manuscript EP

4. Tarantula X – Tarantula X EP
Tarantula X - EP

3. Ghost – If You have Ghost
If You Have Ghost

2. Active Child – Rapor EP
Rapor

1. Pixies – EP1
EP1

Additional releases:
TWO LIVE ALBUMS I NEED TO MENTION
Also, my three favorite tracks from them.

2. Misfits – DEA.D. ALIVE!
DEA.D. ALIVE!
VIVID RED/ DEATH RAY/ SCIENCE FICTION-DOUBLE FEATURE

1. Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania Live In NYC
Oceania Live In NYC
THE CELESTIALS/ SPACE ODDITY/ WILDFLOWER

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The top 50 albums of the year.
Also, my top 3 favorite songs from each album.

50. CHVRCHES – The Bones of What You Believe
The Bones Of What You Believe
YOU CAUGHT THE LIGHT/ TETHER/ THE MOTHER WE SHARE

49. Sharon Needles – PG-13
PG-13
HAIL SATAN!/ DEAD GIRLS NEVER SAY NO/ EVERYDAY IS HALLOWEEN

48. My Bloody Valentine – M B V
M B V
NOTHING IS/ IN ANOTHER WAY/ NEW YOU

47. Calabrese – Born With A Scorpion’s Touch
Born With A Scorpion's Touch
BORN WITH A SCORPION’S TOUCH/ I WANNA BE A VIGILANTE/ LONER AT HEART

46. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito
Mosquito
SLAVE/ DESPAIR/ SACRILEGE

45. Depeche Mode – Delta Machine
Delta Machine
WELCOME TO MY WORLD/ ANGEL/ ALONE

44. Bastille – Bad Blood
Bad Blood
LAURA PALMER/ THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE/ OVERJOYED

43. Ministry – From Beer to Eternity
From Beer to Eternity
THANX BUT NO THANX/ HAIL TO HIS MAJESTY (PEASANTS)/ PERMAWAR

42. She & Him – Volume 3
Volume 3
SNOW QUEEN/ LONDON/ SOMEBODY SWEET TO TALK TO

41. Casey Stratton – Sea Into Sky
Sea Into Sky
CIMMERIAN DARKNESS/ NIGHTINGALES/ GRACE

40. HIM – Tears On Tape
Tears On Tape
LOVE WITHOUT TEARS/ ALL LIPS GO BLUE/ INTO THE NIGHT

39. My Ruin – The Sacred Mood
The Sacred Mood
GOD IS A GIRL WITH A BUTCHER KNIFE/ MONOLITH OF WRATH/ HONEY OF THE HUMAN SOUL

38. Combichrist – No Redemption (Official DMC Devil May Cry Soundtrack)
No Redemption (Official DMC Devil May Cry Soundtrack)
ZOMBIE FISTFIGHT/ BURIED ALIVE/ HOW OLD IS YOUR SOUL?

37. Pure Love – Anthems
Anthems
BURY MY BONES/ HANDSOME DEVILS CLUB/ BURNING LOVE

36. Bad Religion – True North
True North
FUCK YOU/ PAST IS DEAD/ ROBIN HOOD IN REVERSE

35. Holograms – Forever
Forever
LAY US DOWN/ A SACRED STATE/ MEDITATIONS

34. Dropkick Murphys – Signed and Sealed in Blood
Signed And Sealed In Blood
THE BOYS ARE BACK/ ROSE TATTOO/ DON’T TEAR US APART

33. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Specter at the Feast
Specter at the Feast
LET THE DAY BEGIN/ TEENAGE DISEASE/ SOME KIND OF GHOST

32. Skinny Puppy – Weapon
Weapon
WORNIN’/ ILLISIT/ GLOWBEL

31. The Underground Youth – The Perfect Enemy For God
The Perfect Enemy for God
IN THE DARK I SEE/ RODION/ IN SOFIA’S REFLECTION

30. F. Virtue – We Are Not the Shame
We Are Not the Shame
ANITA BRYANT/ CAN TELL/ BIRTHDAY CANDLES

29. Old English – Prose & Kahns
Prose & Kahns
WE CAN NEVER HAVE IT ALL/ WE’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE/ LOTTERIES AND TENTS

28. Soviet Soviet – Fate
Fate
HIDDEN/ 1990/ SOMETHING YOU CAN’T FORGET

27. The KVB – Immaterial Visions
Immaterial Visions
SHADOWS/ I ONLY SEE LIGHTS/ PRAY TO THE LIGHT MACHINE

26. Night Sins – To London or the Lake
To London or the Lake
AIR DANCE/ HEAVEN IN THE SNOW/ DEAR MARQUIS

25. Placebo – Loud Like Love
Loud Like Love
ROB THE BANK/ EXIT WOUNDS/ LOUD LIKE LOVE

24. Black Sabbath – 13
13
DAMAGED SOUL/ GOD IS DEAD?/ AGE OF REASON

23. Moby – Innocents
Innocents
THE PERFECT LIFE/ EVERYTHING THAT RISES/ SAINTS

22. VNV Nation – Transnational
Transnational
EVERYTHING/ LOST HORIZON/ IF I WAS

21. Glasvegas – Later…When the TV turns to static
Later...When the TV Turns to Static
I’D RATHER BE DEAD (THAN BE WITH YOU)/ LATER… WHEN THE TV TURNS TO STATIC/ IF

20. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Reflektor
PORNO/ AFTERLIFE/ ITS NEVER OVER (OH ORPHEUS!)

19. Rob Zombie – Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor
Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor
TRADE IN YOUR GUN FOR A COFFIN/ ROCK AND ROLL (IN A BLACK HOLE)/ LUCIFER RISING

18. AFI – Burials
Burials
THE SINKING NIGHT/ HEART STOPS/ I HOPE YOU SUFFER

17. Kavinsky – OutRun
OutRun
NIGHTCALL/ BLIZZARD/ PROTOVISION

16. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Unvarnished
Unvarnished
BAD AS WE CAN BE/ SOULMATES TO STRANGERS/ TMI

15. Sigur Rós – Kveikur
Kveikur
BRENNISTEINN/ BLAPRAOUR/ STORMUR

14. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You
The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Figh
CALLING CARDS/ CITY SWAN/ AFRAID

13. Alkaline Trio – My Shame Is True
My Shame Is True
SHE LIED TO THE FBI/ KILL YOU TO DEATH/ UNTIL DEATH DO US PART

12. White Lies – Big TV
Big TV
BIG TV/ BE YOUR MAN/ HEAVEN WAIT

11. How to Destroy Angels – Welcome Oblivion
Welcome Oblivion
HOW LONG?/ AND THE SKY BEGAN TO SCREAM/ WELCOME OBLIVION

10. City and Colour – The Hurry and The Harm
The Hurry And The Harm
DEATH’S SONG/ TAKE CARE/ THE GOLDEN STATE

9. Gary Numan – Splinter (Songs from a broken mind)
Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)
I AM DUST/ LOVE HURT BLEED/ HERE IN THE BLACK

8. ERAAS – Initiation
Initiation
OLD MAGIC/ THE DREAM/ INITIATION – PETTIBON

7. Miss Kittin – Calling From the Stars
Calling From The Stars
MIND STRETCHING/ WHAT YOU SEE/ MANEKI NEKO

6. Ghost – Infestissumam
Infestissumam
MONSTRANCE CLOCK/ YEAR ZERO/ DEPTH’S OF SATAN’S EYES

5. Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
Hesitation Marks
WHILE I’M STILL HERE/ COPY OF A/ ALL TIME LOW

4. Chris Garneau – Winter Games
Winter Games
PAS GRAVE/ WINTER SONG 2/ CATHERINE

3. David Bowie – The Next Day
The Next Day
THE NEXT DAY/ (YOU WILL) SET THE WORLD ON FIRE/ DIRTY BOYS

2. David Lynch – The Big Dream
The Big Dream
WISHIN’ WELL/ LAST CALL/ ARE YOU SURE

1. Chelsea Wolfe – Pain is Beauty
Pain is Beauty
DESTRUCTION MAKES THE WORLD BURN BRIGHTER/ FERAL LOVE/ WE HIT A WALL

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This was a hard list to compile, (EPs and Top 50, AND the two live albums, but I am happy with it.)
May 2014 be a good year for music too, peace.

Also, here are the previous music geek posts:
Top Albums of 2012 (REVISED): http://dandyjon.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/the-top-50-of-2012-revised-a-music-geek-entry/
Top Albums of 2012: http://dandyjon.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/the-top-50-of-2012-a-music-geek-blog/
Top Albums of 2011: http://dandyjon.blogspot.ca/2011/12/my-top-15-of-2011-music-geek-note.html
Top Albums of 2010: http://dandyjon.blogspot.ca/2011/12/my-top-15-of-2010-music-geek-note.html
Top Albums of 2009: http://dandyjon.blogspot.ca/2011/12/my-top-15-of-2009-music-geek-note.html

-Dandy Jon-

Logan Lynn – We Can’t Stop

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On the heels of a summer tour of the U.S. with Big Dipper and Conquistador, Portland Indie musician Logan Lynn has just released an epic cover of We Can’t Stop (by Miley Cyrus) that is going to blow your mind.

Produced by Gino Mari, who also produced Lynn’s 2012 release Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks, the We Can’t Stop cover features Lynn with a completely organic instrumentation unlike anything else he has recorded to date. “I thought what Miley did on the VMAs was hilarious,” Lynn said, “I mean…Robin Thicke is a misogynistic pig, but that’s not Miley’s fault. She’s just young and awkward and having fun. I would have totally Twerked on him and everyone else in my way at her age. Going nuts and telling authority figures to go screw themselves is part of growing up. Also, where do I get one of those giant foam fingers she had for that performance? Is that a sports thing?”

According to Lynn, this cover (and his latest single, “Everything You Touch Turns To Gold”, released 8/13) are a glimpse into the new direction he and his collaborators are headed sonically. “I have to keep changing things up or I get bored. This round I’ve put down the dance music a little and Gino has been playing all kinds of instruments instead. It’s been turning out really warm and special so far as a result. I figured this cold, dead pop song was the perfect thing to try and bring to life. I actually like Miley’s version, too…but it’s not particularly warm.” Lynn and Mari are currently back in the studio writing and recording what will be Lynn’s 8th studio album.

Song Credits:
Vocals: Logan Lynn
Music: (Electric Air Organ, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Piano, Cello, Drums, Backing Vocals, Tambourine): Gino Mari
Mixed by Gino Mari at The Country Club Studios – Portland, Oregon
Mastered by Stephan Hawkes at The Breakroom Studios – Portland, Oregon
2013 Logan Lynn Music (LLM)
Originally Recorded by Miley Cyrus
(C) 2013 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Lyric video by Dandy Jon.
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Photos featured in video by: Ray Gordon, Carey Haider, Jonny Shultz, Shot In The City, Logan Lynn, Aleksandr Peikrishvili, Eric Sellers, Zaq Banton, Jeffrey Horvitz, Marty Davis and all the rest of you who have been taking photos at shows all these years and sending them to us. Thank you!

We Can't Stop

Distortion I

Distortion I

I close my eyes, inside a dream
Every color fades and every sound pulsates
With each fuck you take in and with each fuck I spew out
A collision of tortured dreamers, with headphones on I drift
I shiver, and shake, and scream, and shout out distorted mumbles
Shattered delusions, with everything I take inside
Just take me out of here, take me away, antihero
Inside a dream, this lovely scheme, distortions
Music pulsates through every part of me, distortions
Lovely distortions of who we once were, what we could have been
Music bleeding through this heart and soul of me
With every fuck I give, with every blurred light I wander into, inside
So cynical with simplicity, so list inside of this, whatever this could be
I close my eyes, inside what appears to be a dream
Someone else’s dream
Just get me out of here, take me from all of this
We don’t belong here, we don’t belong
Inside this sickly blurry dream
We don’t belong here

-Jon Powder-

Wishes

Wishes

I wish for you
Something true
Much truer than this
You deserve so much more
To anyone who cares
I wish you the best
That this life has to offer
To those whom I’ve loved
Family, friends
Makeshift enemies
I do my best to not hold grudges
Even if my weaknesses get to the best of me
I honestly try
To not let my sadness
Take me whole
Even during my darkest moments
I do what I can
To break free from this feeling
This fire will soon fade
And as I sit here and contemplate
All of my wishes
I send out to you
All of you
The night may get cold
But the sun will even shine
Through the coldest days
May these wishes of mine
Reach you
And wrap around you
I send out to you
My best wishes
And may you do what you can
To keep the light shining
In your heart
In your gracious hearts
Every last one of you
I send you my best wishes
Because it is all that a person can do
Can do

-Jon Powder-

The Creative Process

The Creative Process

Its back to the basics for me
Poetry, my poetry
In my journal, open for all to see
Write me, and read me to my brethren and sisterhood
Make use of me, as I daydream
Dissect me if only for critical use to make your art
More better to yourself, more useful in
The creative process
If only for self esteem and everything
In between
Its back to the basics for me
When I’m locked in my room
Trapped inside another poem being read
And written
I can’t leave anything unwritten
So its back to the drawing board for me
In my poetry, you can see me
But can you really see what I see
Dissect me, if only to make use
Of these train wrecks and boycotts
And self esteem ridden pieces of me
The creative process processes me
I am for you
Dissect me

-Jon Powder-