Ok dudes, it’s 2009. Bring this shit on.
I’ve been awol for the last few weeks, but that’s because when you’re driving around QLD and relaxing on beaches and in pools and stuffing your face in Sizzler, you don’t really feel like opening a laptop up, let alone post something!
But hey, I have been quite the slack-arse bastard on this blog lately. It’s like I have something else to do with my evenings or sumpy. (see. I even say sumpy, like someone else I know)
Anyway, it’s the time of the year where it gets hot, and not just because of the 30+ degree days we are getting.
IT’S HOTTEST 100 TIME!
And not only that my fine feathered friends.
It’s BIG DAY OUT TIME on Friday.
The biggest weekend of the year.
Thanks to a lovely old friend, I will be checking out The Prodigy, Arctic Monkeys, The Grates, Cog, Pendulum, Quan and MANY more at the Sydney Big Day Out on Friday.
Follow that up with a kick-arse long weekend and the Hottest 100 countdown on Australia Day and what is there not to love?
Of course, I live in constant hope that I will one day win the Hottest 100 prize, which is again a double pass to EVERY Triple J sponsored gig in 2009.
Cripes indeed. LaLa doesn’t want to become a gig widow, but man, it would be the best prize EVAH!
So of course I had the annual challenging task of weeding down my favourite songs to 10 to vote for.
I was even organised enough to get my initial cut down to 100 songs before culling to 20 and then to the final 10.
Yes, 10 songs and here they are!
|Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris||Dance Wiv Me||It’s funky, it’s catchy and I can’t stop moving to it. I sing reeeeally badly to this song|
|Herd , The||The King Is Dead||The Herd didn’t disappoint with their album this year. I lova them live. Pity they’re not at the BDO|
|Josh Pyke||The Lighthouse Song||I can’t not pick a song from this lonesome crooner. He just knows how to push my sentimental buttons|
|Kings Of Leon||Sex On Fire||Come on. You know you love this song. Yeah, it’s been played to death, but it’s still a tops tune.|
|Living End, The||Moment In The Sun||The best on the album in my opinion. Rocky, HIllbilly, whatever you call it, it’s just great music.|
|Metallica||The Day That Never Comes||2008 is the year that Metallica came back. 17 years in ‘Load/Reload/St. Crapper’ land is enough. Give 8 minutes of ballsy metal any day.|
|MGMT||Kids||This is one of those songs that I seriously remember where I was when I first heard it. I haven’t had a song like that since ‘Smells like Teen Spirit’|
|Presets , The||This Boy’s In Love||This song seriously infects your body if you play it loud enough. Amazing AMAZING song. Oh yeah, and this will get close to winning the thing I reckon.|
|Cog||Bird Of Feather||Cog’s album this year was so damn good, but I had to pick a favourite. This was played to death back in June, but I still love it. Wanna hear them play it on Friday!|
There we go. My 10 favourite, and I think that all of them will be in the countdown, which is rare.
Maybe I’m just too mainstream for my own good now!
What will be top 5?
It’s almost too easy this year.
Presets, MGMT and Kings of Leon are all shoe-ins, but which songs?
I have a feeling that Kings of Leon will take out the top spot because of the mainstream commercial following they got this year. ‘Sex on Fire’ or ‘Use Somebody’?
Presets might have too many songs in the hunt to take the top spot, but MGMT with ‘Electric Feel’ will probably make the Top 5 I reckon.
There will be a LOT of multiple entries this year, but as long as we get a good smattering of Aussie stuff, I’ll always be happy.
So, have a great Aussie weekend, enjoy the cricket/music/sun or whatever you’re up to.