Secrets from our American dreams

Previously on Adam Riff™ (2009):

Our favourite songs. One per year.


After dropping our 2014 audio mixes, I roped Ben into revisiting our decade mixtape half a decade later and expanding it into a 21st century mixtape.

To recap:

Side A (curated by Jon)
1. Radiohead – "The National Anthem" [2000]
2. Finch – "What It Is to Burn (Demo)" [2001]
3. Spoon – "Stay Don't Go" [2002]
4. The Mars Volta – "Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt"
5. Ratatat – "Seventeen Years"
6. The Mountain Goats – "This Year"
7. DragonForce – "Through the Fire and Flames"
8. Frank Turner – "The Real Damage"
9. T.I. – "Whatever You Like"
10. So Many Dynamos – "New Bones" [2009]

Side B (curated by Ben)
1. Outkast – "B.O.B."
2. Gob – "I Hear You Calling"
3. Justin Timberlake – "Cry Me a River"
4. The White Stripes – "Seven Nation Army"
5. Franz Ferdinand – "Take Me Out"
6. R. Kelly – "Trapped in the Closet"
7. TV on the Radio – "Wolf Like Me"
8. UGK feat. Outkast – "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)"
9. MGMT – "Time to Pretend"
10. Passion Pit – "The Reeling"

In retrospect, I'm not sure why I selected "Whatever You Like." I mean, I dug it and still do, but track 9 [2008] is unquestionably The Wonder Years – "You're Not Salinger. Get Over It."

9. T.I. – "Whatever You Like"
9. The Wonder Years – "You're Not Salinger. Get Over It."


The additions:

Class of 2010

Jon
11. Jamie Lidell – "Your Sweet Boom"
A funk soul revelation.

Ben
11. LCD Soundsystem – "Dance Yrself Clean"


Class of 2011

Jon
12. M83 – "Midnight City"

Ben
12. M83 – "Midnight City"

Hey now!


Class of 2012

Jon
13. Jai Paul – "Jasmine (Demo)"
The first time I heard this song, I knew it would be my favourite song of the year.

Ben
13. Bruno Mars – "Locked Out of Heaven"


Class of 2013

Jon
14. CHVRCHES – "The Mother We Share"
No song really jumped out at me in 2013. I have returned to this one the most, though. It's like soaking in a warm digital bath.

Ben
14. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams – "Get Lucky"


Class of 2014

Jon
15. CFO$ – "Worlds Apart"
Life-affirming.

Ben
15. Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones – "I Got You"


So.

Side A (curated by Jon)
1. Radiohead – "The National Anthem" [2000]
2. Finch – "What It Is to Burn (Demo)" [2001]
3. Spoon – "Stay Don't Go" [2002]
4. The Mars Volta – "Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt"
5. Ratatat – "Seventeen Years"
6. The Mountain Goats – "This Year"
7. DragonForce – "Through the Fire and Flames"
8. Frank Turner – "The Real Damage"
9. The Wonder Years – "You're Not Salinger. Get Over It."
10. So Many Dynamos – "New Bones"
11. Jamie Lidell – "Your Sweet Boom"
12. M83 – "Midnight City"
13. Jai Paul – "Jasmine (Demo)"
14. CHVRCHES – "The Mother We Share"
15. CFO$ – "Worlds Apart" [2014]

Side B (curated by Ben)
1. Outkast – "B.O.B."
2. Gob – "I Hear You Calling"
3. Justin Timberlake – "Cry Me a River"
4. The White Stripes – "Seven Nation Army"
5. Franz Ferdinand – "Take Me Out"
6. R. Kelly – "Trapped in the Closet"
7. TV on the Radio – "Wolf Like Me"
8. UGK feat. Outkast – "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)"
9. MGMT – "Time to Pretend"
10. Passion Pit – "The Reeling"
11. LCD Soundsystem – "Dance Yrself Clean"
12. M83 – "Midnight City"
13. Bruno Mars – "Locked Out of Heaven"
14. Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams – "Get Lucky"
15. Duke Dumont feat. Jax Jones – "I Got You"

See you in five years?

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

8. 50 Shades of Gay (Portlandia, S05E07)


Honourable Mention


Stray Observations

  • "What's wrong with pictures?"
    "If you love someone, you'll remember what they look like." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S02E16)
  • "I hate those enunciated denunciations." (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, S02E16)
  • Worst Cooks in America Season Grade: D+
  • "I love you." (Shameless, S05E06)
  • Music: Dawn Golden – "Discoloration" (Shameless, S05E06)
  • Fish's human soap box (Gotham, S01E16)
  • "And I'm like, 'Fine, mom, be a whore. Be a drunken whore, even. But don't be a nagging drunken whore.'" (Gotham, S01E16)
  • "I worked on him in my basement for a couple of weeks." (Gotham, S01E16)
  • "My youth is not relevant." (Gotham, S01E16)
  • "Hey, Cagney, Lacey, when you realize how wrong you are about all of this, I'll take an Edible Arrangement as a sorry. Heavy on the pineapple." (Better Call Saul, S01E03)


(Better Call Saul, S01E03)

  • "My thoughts on dessert, I think they're pretty tedious and annoying." (MasterChef Junior, S03E07)
  • "If you don't let me go to that sleepover, I'm gonna stop eating."
    "Buddy…"
    "I overreached." (Fresh Off the Boat, S01E05)
  • "Eddie, what's the thing you always say that the fat brown man says?"
    "Mo' money, mo' problems?" (Fresh Off the Boat, S01E05)
  • "Don't tell mom! She relies on me!" (Fresh Off the Boat, S01E05)
  • "Eddie, half the reason I come to this country is so you could have lots of sex." (Fresh Off the Boat, S01E05)
  • "If you pretend like you have a bad back, you don't have to do so much work." (Fresh Off the Boat, S01E05)
  • "And most importantly, like we always say during the SNL monologue when a musician hosts, wrap it up." (Fresh Off the Boat, S01E05)
  • The Full Text Of The Johnny Karate Legal Disclaimer (Parks and Recreation, S07E10)
  • "This, to me, seems like a *hug moment*."
    "You are mistaken. Remove the graphic!"
    (Parks and Recreation, S07E10)
  • "'Phenomenon' means 'to explore a cave.'" (Parks and Recreation, S07E10)
  • "John Cena: Martial Arts Superstar." (Parks and Recreation, S07E10)
  • "You're my Verizon-Chipotle-Exxon." (Parks and Recreation, S07E10)
  • "'Eurotrash.' I like that. It is indeed a garbage continent." (Parks and Recreation, S07E11)
  • "And there's the dance studio where I had my first kiss with the cutest slash only boy in my jazz troupe. Then he came out of the closet – super gay. Then we kissed some more. Then he went to Oberlin." (New Girl, S04E16)
  • "Aplex?"
    "Yeah. 28 points. Boom!"
    "I'm pretty sure 'aplex' isn't a word, Mikey."
    "'Course it is. I don't like that guy. He aplexes me." (Justified, S06E05)
  • "You okay? You look aplexed." (Justified, S06E05)
  • "How about skim milk? You got any skim milk?" (Justified, S06E05)
  • "God only does weird baby stuff." (Modern Family, S06E15)
  • "Naomi Cambell." (Empire, S01E07)
  • "What is a 'bae'?" (Empire, S01E07)
  • Dire Straits, heh (Empire, S01E07)
  • Lucious' clapping (Empire, S01E07)
  • "For her first boyfriend, she's feeling some three-point-shooting, pick-setting point guard – who hustles!"
    "Why can't you just say he's white?" (Black-ish, S01E14)
  • "So how long before downtown gets totally gentrified?"
    "It happens fast. When you get to be my age, it's like a Dave Matthews concert down there." (Black-ish, S01E14)
  • "Amazing. How did you know that?"
    "He posted it on Instagram, and I was about t–"
    "Damn, son! Are you Jason Bourne?!" (Black-ish, S01E14)
  • "What kind of black girl is named 'Becky'?" (Black-ish, S01E14)
  • "You were plenty weird before me. What about the underage drinking scheme? I wasn't even here for that." (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S10E06)
  • "Black people don't do stuff that's not cool." (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S10E06)
  • "She's called 'Dusty' because she's really into angel dust."
    "I am super into angel dust." (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S10E06)
  • "A starter car… This car is a finisher car!" (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, S10E06)
  • All that Yaz (The Americans, S03E04)
  • Baby Soft ad (The Americans, S03E04)
  • Free association: William Shatner = nipples (King of the Nerds, S03E05)
  • "WIlliam Shatner's chest bothers me." (King of the Nerds, S03E05)
  • "MWHYYYY LITTTTLLLLEEEE PPPPOOOOOOEEEEEENNNNNNYYYYYYY." (King of the Nerds, S03E05)
  • Scott's long, deep bows as he rasps out "luggagggggggge" (Comedy Bang! Bang!, S04E07)


(The Jack and Triumph Show, S01E01)

  • "White Food Medley." (Bagboy)
  • "Doctor and Daisy sitting in a tree. Uh, K-R-L-L-letter of snake." (Bagboy)
  • "Mmm. That's good horse. I could eat this horse 'til the cows come home. Little bit of sawdust, but who cares? It's from the stable. Oh, who am I kidding? Doesn't matter how much horse meat I eat, Daisy's still not gonna like me." (Bagboy)

#clipoftheweek


I'm dead when you walk out the door

I can't stop looking at this dead Puerto Rican man propped up in a Green Lantern costume at his wake.

I would totally check out an exhibition of embalmed corpses dressed as superheroes.

Embalmed corpse nativity scene.


Not a Saturday Night Live sketch:

Blues Traveler will release their latest album, Blow Up the Moon, on April 7.

The release sees the band team up with a variety of artists including: Plain White T's, 3OH!3, Hanson, Jewel, JC Chasez of *NSYNC, Bowling for Soup, and Thomas Ian Nicholas. [source]

Yes, Rookie of the Year star Thomas Ian Nicholas.


From "6 must-do strategies attracting millennial diners":

Taco Bell is testing a new fast casual concept, called U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Taproom, in California.

"Brown whiskey" is finally starting to outsell vodka because millennial drinkers want more body in their cocktails. Millennial drinkers are also turning to darker liquors because they come with the assumption that they were made in smaller, locally owned whisky distilleries.

I hope it's a hot chick

being-lola-star reblogged this and added:

Damn it. Now I really can't go see Kingsmen.

I hate that society forces me to choose between something that I want (seeing both movies) and something I feel obligated to do (only seeing Jupiter to make my "vote" demonstrate what I want to see more of in society).

carlamlee reblogged this from thestoutorialist and added:

Kingsman = the villain is a black man (Samuel L Jackson)

Jupiter Ascending = villains are 2 white dudes & a white lady.

More and more and more, I need to go see Jupiter Ascending.

Tags: sexism racism queued

We're racist and that's the way we like it

Is there a podcast that just shares entertaining clips of other podcasts – a Pod Soup?

Idea: Kevlar implants. In your forehead. In your chest.

Idea: Pinball jukebox. Instead of accumulating points, you accumulate albums in the playfield, from which you select a song to play after the ball drains.

The dream comedy roastee is Kanye West, right?

Watching the world keep falling around you


Meet the Hitlers documentary trailer


According to the director of the Raid films, Indonesian censors cut out the entire church scene in Kingsman, which… It's kind of a pivotal scene, not to mention the highlight of the film.

And in the Philippines, the sex scenes in 50 Shades of Grey are reportedly censored with giant black dots, evoking the infamous red box in Todd Solondz's Storytelling:


Not pictured: Bunny Colvin and Selma Blair


The Lazarus Effect

What is Mark Duplass doing in a Blumhouse horror flick?

Donald Glover is in this too?

And it's from the director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi?!