Friday, March 5, 2010


Mountain Ecstasy by Maxfield Parrish

Welcome, friends. It's a new day, and about time for a new mix. This is not a rock 'n' roll party mix. But it is excellent for headphone listening and for a quiet evening at home.

Spiritualized Mix

Sampler for the timid or non-committal:

Panting for Heaven - Sacred Harp singers
Anjos - Julianna Barwick
Wait 'til the Sun Shines, Nellie - Buddy Holly

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Pleasure in Pain

Schadenfreude is a feeling you've probably had, even if you don't know what it means. German-born sociologist Theodor Adorno defined Schadenfreude as “largely unanticipated delight in the suffering of another which is cognized as trivial and/or appropriate.” Anticipated or not, there is something slightly uncomfortable about taking pleasure in another's pain. But the singers in today's mix sound pretty damn smug about their adversaries' demise. People say, "hate to say I told you so," but really they love it.

William Bell - I Told You So
I bet you regret it already, lady. William Bell was obviously the sexiest guy you'll ever lose.

? and The Mysterians - 96 Tears
If ever there were a man who took rejection into his own hands, it's Question Mark. He's been dumped and has already formulated a plan to win back his girl, dump her, and then derisively make fun of her for it.

Syndicate of Sound - Little Girl
So demeaning, spiteful and danceable. I couldn't get this to an mp3 version, so it's strictly iTunes-playable.

The Beau Brummels - Laugh Laugh
Look at them laughing at you in that picture up there. Joke's on you.

The Shirelles - Foolish Little Girl
Even girls can demean other girls by calling them "little girl."

Lesley Gore - Judy's Turn to Cry
Part two of Lesley's classic "It's My Party" has her acting pretty smug about getting her man back. Good luck, Lesley.

Original Sinners - Who's Laughin' Now
Exene's most recent newish band churns out some perfectly snotty punk. Apologies for the completely incorrect and mildly offensive cover art, if you get that far. I don't know how to get rid of it.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Some Fun

Katie has just finished her new website. More coolness and exciting features will be added when the time is right.

Mixes are also in the works, but it's way hard to find the original versions of oldies on emusic. And, as per past mixes, these mixes involve a lot of old rock and roll.

Here are unrelated tidbits to sate the appetite:
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Titch - Hold Tight
The Thunderbolts - The Fisherman

Friday, May 29, 2009

Guys with cool names

Dr. Louis Lasagna

Did you ever wonder who discovered the placebo effect? Louis Lasagna, that's who.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Food of the Day

Pho from Pho Saigon

You might think this is the perfect food when it is drizzly and gray outside. You're wrong. This is the perfect food on a warm and blindingly sunny day in May.

Song of the Day:
This weird number from a MOJO compilation:
Roy Wood - Wake Up

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rollin' Hard

Hypercorrect and all its friends are big Rolling Stones fans, so tonight I'm featuring some ripped vinyl from the record The Rolling Stones Now from 1964. The only real hit on here is "Heart of Stone," and then there are two covers of fantastic songs by Bo Diddley and Otis Redding. Excellent background music for wholesome activities like weekend cleaning, and not-so-wholesome activities, like weekend day-drinking.
Here's a taste:
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love - The Rolling Stones

And here's the album all zipped up:
The Rolling Stones Now

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Goodbye Cramps. Goodbye Lux.

Here's some Shortnin' Bread for your Saturday. Freak out to it.

The Cramps - Shortnin' Bread

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This Is For Dancing

Get together with a few people in your living room tonight, plug in some Christmas lights, and go to town.

Hercules & Love Affair - Hercules Theme

Monday, January 26, 2009

Terrible Sounds

For those of you not privileged enough to have a copy of Schott's Miscellany Page-A-Day Calendar, I've decided to post January 5th's entry for your amusement and feedback.


Professor Trevor Cox, an acoustics expert at Salford University, spent a year researching the world's worst sounds. Cox posted clips of 34 objectionable noises online, which were rated by 1.1 million visitors. In 2007, the sounds voted most unpleasant were:

1. Vomiting
2. Microphone feedback
3. Wailing babies
4. Train wheels scraping on tracks
5. A squeaky seesaw
6. Badly played violin
7. Whoopee cushion
8. An argument in a soap opera
9. The hum of electricity
10. A Tasmanian devil's scream

Surely Professor Cox must have missed a few. Can you think of any that top these?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

All Together Now, One More Time!

Artwork by Andy Parrish

I think maybe those dastardly scoundrels Simon and Garfunkel didn't appreciate me posting their cheery, clap-heavy hit, "Cecilia," and so Handclaps Part 1 was completely removed. Can anyone help me figure out how to make the track downloadability temporary? I'll post the playlist and, for now, you'll have to email me if you want to hear any of those tracks. The playlist might still be available for a listing via the Hypemachine.

Nothing says good times like handclaps, and boy, are there a lot of good times to be had. This is part one of the handclap series which harkens back to the days when everyone was so much cooler than they are today.

Big Joe Turner - Shake Rattle and Roll
Joe Turner is the man. He's always ordering his women around and threatening them with baseball bats and perving out on their transparent frocks, but he does it all with such lively enthusiasm!

The Routers - Let's Go (Pony)
The origin of ubiquitous stadium stomps revealed.

The Dixie Cups - Iko Iko
Blast this on the boombox during Mardi Gras.

Martha & The Vandellas - Jimmy Mack
Either Martha is just a faithful little sweetheart, or this Jimmy must be something really special.

Jimmy Soul - If You Wanna Be Happy for the Rest of Your Life
Sage advice for the gentlemen with dreams of marrying supermodels.

Irma Thomas - Break-A-Way
If you want to hear an awesome version of "Time Is on My Side", check out Irma's, which was released the same year as the Stones'.

The Angels - My Boyfriend's Back
Perfectly snotty fun.

Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia
Oh man, Cecilia must be one of those pretty women Jimmy was talking about. She gets around.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

I Pity the Fool

This week, one half of Hypercorrect feels pretty sorry for herself. She invites you to wallow along with her. Stay tuned for downloads. 

What a Fool I've Been-Carla Thomas
Chain of Fools-Aretha Franklin
Runnin' Out of Fools-Neko Case covering Aretha
Poor Little Fool-Ricky Nelson
Fool in Love-The Veltones
What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am?)-The Tams
Fools Fall in Love-The Drifters
Everybody's Somebody's Fool-Connie Francis
I'm a Fool to Want You-Billie Holiday
Why Do Fools Fall in Love?-Frankie Lymon
Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things-Martha & The Vandellas 

Thursday, October 23, 2008

You Are A Badass

some hardcore band in jumpsuits
October 22 2008 9PM
Larimer Lounge

Everyone not at the Larimer Lounge last night missed some head-shaking, dance-making rock and fucking roll last night. Hypercorrect was there and it was fab. The above picture is of opener Golden Triangle, which I ripped from some other guy's blog. The blonde is the bass player and the brunettes (one of them is a redhead now) bang tamborines and dance and yell into a microphone. If anyone has an opening in their band for someone to yell and dance and bang a tambourine and spit beer and look awesome, please sign me up. Golden Triangle's music was pretty great, too. The only recordings I've found were sub-par; you should see them live to get the full effect.

We watched Miss Pussycat's puppets perform "The Haunted Art Gallery" and moved right into Quintron's dance-rock freakout. Oh, yes. Anyone who invents their own instruments and wears a rhinestone-covered blue jumpsuit—unbuttoned—was bound to be this good live. Here's a non-live taste of what you missed:
Quintron- Witch In The Club

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Defiant Void-filler

Ronnie Lane, scraggly bass player for the Small Faces, has something to say to you:

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Chicken Band

Now, I'm not saying you should go out and copy this guy, but you should feel a little disappointed in yourself that you didn't think of this idea and try and make a go of it. Anyone who starts a band with chickens named Patsy Cline and Kitty Wells deserves more than a little credit. And guess what? They might be making a comeback.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Here's to a Less Creepy Wednesday

This morning I was awoken at 5:11 AM by the sound of myself talking. I might have been yelling at someone. After falling back asleep, I dreamt I was being levitated by ghosts. It was creepy. In an effort to make this a completely non-creepy day, here is a great song to forget your and my troubles: