SUPER POST: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 – A Prelude

:deep breath:

Holy fucking shit.

Ahem. At long last, after many painful months filled with speculation and innocent hope, the complete lineup for this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest has been released. And in quite a creative way, too.

A room was created on the new music-nerd haven-site Turntable.fm a few days ago and with each new song on the founders’ playlists, a new name on the lineup was revealed. This idea reminds me a lot of the relationship listeners used to have with the radio before the Internet existed. That is, if you wanted to learn something regarding any kind of promotion or contest, you would have to tune in at the right minute to hear the news. Oh, the anticipation! The suspense! Unfortunately, I was not in the room to witness this grand event. However, I was able to check the festival’s website and a string of gasps and “WHAT THE FUCK!?”s followed. Much to the dismay of my fellow coffee shop patrons’ eardrums, of course.

And now, here is what I’m looking forward to at this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest. Please keep in mind that quite a few of these acts’ set times will probably overlap and I won’t be able to see them all. This is more or less what I would try to see if I could clone myself into at least three people.

SPOKEN WORD/STAND-UP (in alphabetical order)

SPOKEN WORD/STAND-UP (in alphabetical order)

SPOKEN WORD/STAND-UP (in alphabetical order)


Donald Glover


Brian Posehn


Henry Rollins

BANDS (in alphabetical order)

BANDS (in alphabetical order)

BANDS (in alphabetical order)


Asobi Seksu
“Walk On The Moon”


Austra
“Beat and the Pulse”


Big Freedia
“Azz Everywhere”
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Blonde Redhead
“23”


Boris
“Pink”


Cloud Nothings
“Hey Cool Kid”


Cold Cave
“Life Magazine”
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Dan Deacon
“Snookered”


Danzig Legacy‘ (Danzig, Samhain, Danzig & Doyle playing Misfits)
“Where Eagles Dare”


Davila 666
“Mala”


Del the Funky Homosapien
“Make No Sense”


Dengue Fever
“Cement Slippers”


Flying Lotus
“Tea Leaf Dancers”


Girls
“Vomit”


Joe Lally (of Fugazi)
“What Makes You”


Keep Shelly In Athens
“Running Out Of You”


Kid Dynamite
“Shiner”


Major Lazer
“Pon De Floor”


Mind
Spiders

“No Romance”


Neon Indian
“Polish Girl”


No Bunny
“I Am A Girlfriend”


Okkervil River
“Wake and Be Fine”


Public Enemy
“Bring the Noise”


Purity Ring
“Lofticries”


The Radio Dept
“Pulling Our Weight”


Slayer
“Angel of Death”


Thee Oh Sees


Tinariwen
“Imidiwan Afrik Temdam”


Tune-Yards
“Bizness”


We Were Promised Jetpacks
“Quiet Little Voices”


Yacht
“See A Penny, Pick It Up”

Time to get excited.

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The Photon God’s 2010: Songs

I listened to a lot of songs this year. I’m talking A LOT. A few stuck with me, a few didn’t. This list was hard to pin down. I’m pretty sure I’ve talked each and every one of my friends’ heads off about at least one of the songs on this list. I have a habit of going “HEY EVERYBODY, LISTEN TO THIS” when I hear something I really like. Sometimes my exclamations are met with indifference, sometimes they’re met with “Yeah, we know”s. Other times they’re met with “QUIT YELLING”s. Just the same, I love these songs. Feast your ears on

The Photon God’s Top 50 Songs of 2010

50. The BabiesMeet Me In The City
49. La SeraNever Come Around
48. Kanye WestMonster [feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver]
47. Ba BabesHoly Ghost
46. The Soft PackAnswer To Yourself
45. Panda BearYou Can Count On Me
44. Owen PallettLewis Takes Off His Shirt
43. Lower DensCompletely Golden
42. Cee Lo GreenFuck You
41. Magic KidsSuperball
40. GirlsHeartbreaker
39. Big SurrAlright
38. El GuinchoBombay
37. Les Savy FavLet’s Get Out Of Here
36. Janelle MonaeTightrope [Feat. Big Boi]
35. The BooksThe Story Of Hip-Hop
34. WomenEyesore
33. DevoFresh
32. Jeff the BrotherhoodU Got The Look
31. Xiu XiuChocolate Makes You Happy
30. Surfer BloodFast Jabroni
29. Active ChildI’m In Your Church at Night
28. WeekendComa Summer
27. Perfume GeniusMr Petersen
26. WavvesGreen Eyes
25. VulpesGhost Dance
24. WoodsSuffering Season
23. No AgeFever Dreaming
22. The Young MathsHospitals
21. MedicationsLong Day
20. Dr. DogShadow People
19. Arcade FireEmpty Room
18. The YoungBird in the Bush
17. Best CoastWhen I’m With You
16. DeerhunterDesire Lines
15. Twin ShadowI Can’t Wait
14. Las RobertasGhost Lover
13. Someone Still Loves You Boris YeltsinSink/Let it Sway
12. The Tallest Man On EarthLove Is All
11. Local NativesCamera Talk
10. Twin SisterMilk & Honey9. Reading RainbowWasting Time8. Dum Dum GirlsJail La La7. Beach FossilsYouth6. The VaccinesIf You Wanna5. Here We Go MagicCollector4. Beach House10 Mile Stereo3. The Morning BendersExcuses2. Ariel Pink’s Haunted GraffitiRound and Round1. Thee Oh SeesI Was Denied