Reason # 465 Why They Might Be Giants are Indie Geniuses

#465. TMBG makes brilliant songs on the spot.

Case in point: The Venue Songs. A set of original songs they wrote for each venue they played in during their 2004 tour. Here’s to you John and John!

This one’s for the House of Blues. Question of the day: did this launch the PC guy’s career? :

Reason # 423 Why I like Facebook

423. Friend Farming.

It’s a simple concept really. It’s not just who you know, but who your friends know. With each new connection, you have new opportunities to find people you forgot about.

You see, the problem with looking for friends is that when you click on that “Find Friends” link, it’s like an automatic mind freeze. You forget every name you thought of looking up.  Hours later, you’ll be doing something completely different when all of a sudden you’ll think, “Oh! I wonder if [insert name here] is on Facebook. Mental note to check when I’m back online.” Of course, the thought vanishes the second you try to look for Insert Name Here.

Enter Friend Farming: Forget the friend search altogether, piggy back and your friends’ friend lists and memory problems are nill. What’s more, Facebook facilitates friend farming, with their dozens of friend suggestions.

I’m on a mission to connect with every last person I have ever known. That one kid who…um…well, there was that one person who….well, either way, thank you Facebook, for making my dreams come true.

New Music Spotlight: Chief

Chief just released a two-song single (can that even be called a single? Maybe we should be calling it a duo). To be honest, I had never heard of Chief…and got my first glimpse from the Indie Spotlight podcast.  At it’s foundation, it’s Bob Dylan with an amp. It’s even a little bit Allman Brothers meets Blind Melon, with a little Grant Lee Buffalo thrown in. At the very least, it’s Indie Rock with emotion.

Here, try it out for yourself: