"Closer" by Tegan and Sara is a very fun tune. Their latest album is so good that I think this might be one of the least catchy songs on it. My current favorite track off of Heartthrob is actually "Drove Me Wild," but that's not a single yet so I can get behind this one.
We also have "Diane Young" by Vampire Weekend, another great single off a great summer record. You could put either of these albums on at your BBQ and you wouldn't have to skip a single track. Jen referred to this as an "indie submission," but I'm not sure if this qualifies, since all the real hipsters burned their Vampire Weekend albums years ago. Either way I'm excited these songs are in the running and I look forward to hearing more nominations from you guys soon.
Our latest song of the summer nominee is "Queen" by Janelle Monae ft. Erykah Badu. If you want to listen to all the nominees so far just search for "TBTL Song of the Summer" on Spotify, listener Meg has put a playlist together.
Congratulations are in order as Luke and Carrie have now officially wed! If you haven't yet seen their wedding cake it was absolutely adorable and I will totally steal this idea. I'm not technically engaged but Luke referred to my girlfriend as my fiancÚ on the show, so it's only a matter of time.
Today's show features Ned Ryerson himself, Stephen Tobolowsky. I haven't actually gotten to listen to the whole episode yet since I left my iPhone in my mother's car, which she then drove to Malibu. I have listened to Mr. Tobolowsky's podcast before however, and the episode about the making of Groundhog Day is absolutely fascinating. Apparently the movie was supposed to be more of a Stripes-style Bill Murray gone wild flick. But Harold Ramis completely changed the tone at the last minute to create the Buddhist manifesto we all love today.
I've decided to put my own song of the day on hold to focus on the Song of the Summer contest. Friday's Song of the Day was Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with "Can't Hold Us". Today's is "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell. That marks the second nominee with Pharrell involved so I think so far he's the real winner.
The Sklar Brothers are on today's edition of TBTL: Classic. They host a fantastic podcast called Sklarbro Country (equally fantastic name) on the Earwolf Network. Here is an an episode of their Point/Point web series they were promoting at the time.
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Hello and welcome to TBTL's Blogging Company: Blog Boutique and Bistro. I am not a witch, warlock or any other sort if fictional evil creature. I am here to stop the haters with my generations of respectful people I plan on creating.
If that sounds crazy it's just because I've been hacked, much like an insane Phoenix couple who own a bakery and were featured on Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmare. Luke doesn't believe they have been hacked but the police are at his house right now for saying that.
"I Love It" is not what anybody is saying about Amy's Baking Company Bakery Boutique and Bistro, but it is the name of a Song of the Summer nominee (awesome segue). While I think the song (by Icona Pop and Charli XCX) is a great jam, I have been jamming this jam into the ground and I will probably be sick of it soon. I think it peaked too early to take this competition, but I may be wrong. I'm not even going to talk about the Chipmunk song as I'm currently at an Eternal Sunshine-esque doctor's office having it removed from my memory.
TBTL Song of the Day: "All Falls Down" by Kanye West
My Song of the Day: "Open" by Rhye