Sorry this is so late. It's actually supposed to be next month's playlist, but it was done and August wasn't, so here you go. It started as an accoustic playlist, expanded to an accousticesque one. I'll try and get back on schedule in September with "Feelin' It."
1 month agogeoff
I'm sorry this is late. I could go on about how busy I've been, and how I just couldn't find the time to sit down and give this the effort it deserved, but mostly I think I was just avoiding it. I kind of hate this month's playlist.
Don't get me wrong. I fucking love the idea. I wanted to do a covers month, and do it differently. I've never seen a playlist that shows the cover and the original back to back. I also thought it would be fun to present the cover before the original, allowing you to form an opinion of a song, before seing it's inspiration.
That being said, trying to find a flow or a rhythm (or even a theme outside of it being covers) proved too difficult for me. Instead, you get a bunch of random-ass covers followed by their originals. It's a mess.
One thing that really, really interests me though, is the disparity in quality on some of these duos. For instance, everyone knows the Blondie version of "The Tide is High". I'd also wager most people don't even know it's a cover. I love Blondie, like wanna marry Debbie Harry I love her so much. However, when you hear the original version, it's so much fuller and more soulful. It's bursting with charm.
Conversely, I know the Highwaymen are a bunch of fucking country music superstars, but Cat Power kicks the shit out of them singing "Silver Stallion". Like, they should be embarrassed. The still-living members should officially bequeath ownership of the song to her.
And not that you asked, but my favorites on here are the three versions of "Just Like Heaven". They are all so unique, and Kat and J. Mascis did such original and unique things with the song. I can never figure out which version is the best, I love them all so much.
Oh, and I threw the last two in kind of as fan service. Enjoy.
2 months agogeoff
This month's playlist is playlists. I'd originally planned to just have a generic "punk" playlist, but it morphed into a "these are the songs and bands that got me into music" playlist. Instead of trying to whittle it down to just 12, I decided to go the other route, and just make two entire lists.
These are not the best songs I've ever heard, or the best punk songs ever, or even my favorite songs by some of these bands, they are just the songs/bands that introduced me to music, counter-culture, and critical thinking, at a very formative age. They helped define the person I would become, and began a lifelong journey of questioning, creating, and exploring new themes and ideas.
If you ever wanted to know what made me me, a hell of a lot of it is in what I learned from these 24 songs. Enjoy! If you never wondered any of these things, feel free to ignore me, just like all the girls in high school did.
3 months agogeoff
This month's playlist contains songs that stuck with me so strongly, and reverberated so heavily in my brain, that I either had to research their meaning, or create my own. They've caused me to buy multiple books, inspired more than a few stories/ideas, and continue to serve as a panacea for writer's block (at least for me). Fun fact, "White Man In Hammersmith Palais" was the inspiration for this entire playlist experiment. Enjoy!
4 months agogeoff
It's our 15 Year Anniversary, and we just wrapped an incredible Let's Play Spring Break, and this post isn't about either (I'll get to them soon). It's also April 1st, which means it's time for the monthly playlist. This month's is called "Dance, Motherfucker" and it's a list of songs that always make me want to dance (not necessarily dance songs, mind you). Hope you find a few that you like. Enjoy!
5 months agogeoff
It's already that time again! This month's playlist is called "Girls" and will hopefully be the only playlist in this experiment that breaks the (admittedly self imposed) 12-song rule. Unfortunately, the Girls just wouldn't play along, and despite weeks of attempts, I could only get this thing down to 15 songs. It started at 41, ballooned to over 60, and worked it's way back down slowly achingly.
These aren't the 15 best girl songs ever made, or even tied to a genre really. These are just 15 songs from female bands, artists, or bands fronted by women, that I've been listening to a lot lately, and who I think are maybe not super known, but deserve to be heard. It's also been a tremendous source of inspiration, if I keep these playlists going past the this year. 2019 will be full of playlists like "about girls" and "lo-fi girls" etc etc.
So here it is. Hope you like it. I'll be back next month with a playlist a little more specific.
6 months agogeoff
Howdy Ya'll (which is a thing we say in Texas, without irony)
Tomorrow we're having a "Geoff Line" drop, but this one is a little different than the usual fare. It's called "Simple Geoff", and it will be the first stocked shirt in my line.
The idea behind the Geoff line of merch, is that the limited nature of the items A) appeals to my love of collecting things, but more importantly B) allows us the flexibility of trying out new and different ideas, while limiting the risk associated with buying large amounts of stock (as we traditionally do), freeing us up to be more creative.
To that end, I know there are a lot of you that can't be parked on the internet on a Friday, waiting for my dumb stuff to drop, so we've come up with this idea.
Completely in addition to the normal Geoff stuff that drops in limited quantities, we will have one constant shirt, a "Simple Geoff" shirt if you will, that is continually available for purchase, and rotates out on a quarterly basis. So, Feb 16th will be the first iteration of that. It's a knife logo pocket tee in green (shown below), that will be for sale until roughly Q2 2018, where we will refresh and change it in some way, and sell that version.
Does that make any sense? I'll try a TLDR: Normal Geoff line will continue to function as always, with the addition of a quarterly "Simple Geoff" shirt you can pick up whenever, and not have to worry about missing the drop. Hopefully this will satisfy collectors and non-collectors alike! If you have any questions about this journal (and only this journal), please ask them here and I will try and answer.
P.S. There's a hat dropping tomorrow that IS LIMITED.
6 months agogeoff
So it's barely February, but I have to get past this fucking playlist so I can move on with my life. My big reservation with doing this, was that I would overthink it and spend way too much time obsessing over it. WHICH I HAVE DONE. I have listened to, edited, added to, subtracted from, changed the order of, changed it back, then changed it again, about 50 times in the last two weeks.
Hopefully the theme of the playlist comes through. Actually, there's two: a main (hopefully obvious) theme, and a smaller, kind of silly and gratuitous theme (also obvious).
Or, maybe it's just a pile of songs I like. Either way, here it is.
6 months agogeoff
So my New Years Resolution has been to post here more often, hence the AMA I did this month. In trying to figure out how to do it in a more structured and regular way, I struck upon an idea. People seem to enjoy it when I occasionally post Songs of the Day to Twitter, so instead of continuing that, why not move it to here? I've decided to create a playlist on Spotify each month, themed around a particular subject, and post it here. I realize I'm starting off a little late, but here we go:
Let me know if you hate the idea, and don't want me to continue.
7 months agogeoff
I’m stuck on airplanes most of today, and thought a nifty little AMA would be a productive way to spend my time. If anyone’s got any questions, fire away. If not, I’ll just sit here quietly and stare out the window.
EDIT: Ok! Thanks for helping me pass the time. I had fun. Hope you did too!
For posterity, this is what I was listening to during this AMA: fun song, fun band:
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