The Fredhead Weekend 10: Changes

17 February 2012

Hey, everyone!

I hope you’ve all had a good week amidst the political chaos ruling the airwaves of late. I’m not going to get into my thoughts on either Chris Christie’s gay marriage veto in New Jersey or the Republican party’s ‘veto’ of women’s health – mostly because I’m feeling calm and don’t feel like getting myself riled up again. So, instead, I’ll just focus on giving you a little site update.

1st off, I’m doing my Weekend 10 posts a little differently from now on. Instead of including an Op Ed-style letter to you AND 10 songs together all in one post, I’m going to split it up into two posts – hence, why I’ve posted my piece on Madonna separately from this one. The reason I’m doing this is because many of you have indicated that you want to share the music, but not the ‘Op Ed’ – and vice versa.

Next (as some of you may have noticed), I’m only doing one daily song for The Hotness, one for Overlooked and one Artist Spotlight. Again, the reason why is so that you’ll be able to share things more readily – as you may like one song on The Hotness, but not the other two.

Aaaaaand..that’s about all I’ve got off the top of my head. Well that, and Bill Maher is about to start.

Enjoy the music, have a great weekend and I’ll see you all next week!

Nakedly Yours,

Fred Hystere

 

1. R3SET “Runaway (The Sanfernando Sound Remix)”

 

2. La Roux “In For The Kill (Ruski Remix)”

 

3. Jessica 6 featuring Antony “Prisoner Of Love (Honey Dijon & Sebastian Manuel Remix)”

 

4. Ash & Avicii “Let Me Show You Love (Ash & Avicii’s Hype Machine Mix)”

 

5. White Sea “Ladykiller (Gigamesh Remix)”

 

6. School Of Seven Bells “Lafaye (Scissor Sisters Remix)”

 

7. Flashlights “Fireworks (Fabian Remix)”

 

8. Pacific featuring El Perro Del Mar “Unspoken (Anoraak Remix)”

 

9. Dragonette “Pick Up The Phone (Beaumont Remix)”

 

10. Pony Pony Run Run “Hey You (Starslinger Remix)”

The Fredhead Weekend 10: Cool Down

3 February 2012

It’s been a while since I gave you guys a Weekend 10 post. January’s a weird month for new music releases – mostly because there really aren’t many to speak of. *Cue my inbox being flooded with just-released music.*

Lots has been going on, both in terms of the site and the world around us of late. You may have noticed that I haven’t been keeping up with my Daily Dickhead posts either – and there’s a reason for that. I’m pissed..and I need to cool down a little.

It’s pretty easy to tell where my head is by simply paying attention to what I’m writing about – and lately that hasn’t been politics. I guess I go through phases where, as somewhat of an activist, I get burned out and I just don’t feel like indulging in fighting against negative energy, i.e., Republicans. As a writer, I’ve learned to channel my negative energy into passion; but lately I’ve only been able to do that from a musical point of view.

However, fear not – my fighting spirit is still here, if even a little buried right now. Activism is as much a part of me as my wiener. Whether it’s Planned Parenthood vs Susan B. Komen, gays vs Republicans, or me vs myself, I’m a fighter and will always fight for what’s right.

I guess i’m just a little politically and civilly winded right now. I promise the Daily Dickhead shall return in one form or another. For now, I’m all about the music. Enjoy.

Nakedly Yours,

Fred Hystere

 

1. CREEP featuring Holly Miranda “Animals (Modern Machines Remix)”

 

2. Alex Winston “Choice Notes (Labyrinth Ear Remix)”

 

3. Capital Cities “Safe and Sound (DiscoTech Remix)”

 

4. Dirty South & Thomas Gold featuring Kate Elsworth “Alive (Meridian Remix)”

 

5. The KDMS “Tonight (Morgan Geist Remix)”

 

6. Legend “Devil In Me (Steed Lord Remix)”

 

7. Jinja Safari “Peter Pan (FISHING Sandy Pant Remix)”

 

8. Wintercoats “Forest of Lovers (Southern Shores Remix)”

 

9. The Sound Of Arrows “Wonders (VISITOR Remix)”

 

10. Lissy Trullie “Madeleine (Selebrities Remix)”

 

The Fredhead Weekend 10: The Fragility Of Friendships

Every Friday, Fred Hystere sends a note to fans of the site and streams 10 of his favorite songs…aaaaaand then he takes off his pants on camera and makes up a dance to each song.

13 January 2012

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve begun to realize the fragility of all relationships; life long and brand new. As unsettling of a feeling as it is to know that even the strongest of bonds can be broken by one erroneous act, I feel great about the ever revolving door that is my life and the people I keep close to these days.

I’ve learned more about people in the last 3 years than in the past 30 combined. Friends I thought would be there forever, are gone because of stupid mistakes. I’ve learned that while in baseball you get three strikes, in life you only get one; and I’ve learned that you can’t truly forgive unless you can truly forget.

As friends go, you won’t find a better one than me. I’m as faithful as can be and my ears and doors are always open for a friend in need. Sure, I have my faults like everyone; but I think I do an exceptional job of being there for friends in any way they need me to be. However, there are a few things that I can’t ignore..

I’ve never been able to relate to people who make it their mission in life to fall in love. Through the years, I’ve realized that even the closest of friends will make you second fiddle to a boyfriend (or girlfriend, I suppose) if need be. One could argue that maybe people who do that aren’t true friends. However, I like to take a more positive approach to the situation by simply saying that people who put boyfriends ahead of friends have a place in my life, but it will never be as the friend I’ll call when I need a shoulder to cry on – which is, to me, is the mark of a true friend.

I’m in a position right now where I have two friends I thought would be there forever that I’m drifting from. The common thread with these two friends is that they’re both incredibly narcissistic – something I have no time for. At the end of the day, you have to ask yourself if you’re worse off for not having someone in your life and, sadly, I don’t miss either one of them. They’re worse off for not having my friendship, and I’ve moved on from any hope of believing that they are the type of people I want in my life going forward.

Sadly, the fragility of friendships is very real, but one of the most important things is having the best support system around you possible. Often times you find what you do want, through experiencing what you don’t ; and you find who you do want, by experiencing who you don’t.

Enjoy the mix below, peeps, and I’ll see you all next week!

Oh, shit! Before I forget, here are a few site notes that I’ve mentioned on my Facebook fan page, but not yet on here:

- In the next couple of weeks you’ll be seeing new categories popping up and more posts per day.

- I’m working on an iPhone-friendly mp3 player so that you iPhone users will be able to listen to all of the music I write about on your phones.

- I’ve designed a tshirt for the 4 of you (including my mother) who mentioned you wanted one. It’ll take me a little while to set up a merchant site, but I shall.

That’s it, I think. Enjoy the music!

Nakedly Yours,

Fred Hystere

 

1. Matthew Duffy “Homosapien (The Sanfernando Sound Remix)”

 

2. Tyson “After You’re Gone (The Magician Remix)”

 

3. Stevie Nicks “Stand Back (Ren Riz Bootleg)”

 

4. DVAS featuring Kid Static “Society (The Hood Internet Remix)”

 

5. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs “Trouble (Chad Valley Remix)”

 

6. Fiorious “Elevator (Scuola Furano Remix)”

 

7. Boy Friend “Egyptian Wrinkle (The Whendays Remix)”

 

8. Escort “Why Oh Why (Pound Sterling Remix)”

 

9. Quentin Mossimann “Gimme A Break (Mosimann Remix)”

 

10. Morgan Page featuring Tegan & Sara “Body Work (Club Mix)”

The Fredhead Weekend 10: Relaunch!

9 December 2011

I was going to focus this week on writing about an issue that I’ve probably written about before, yet not in the kind of comprehensive way I tend to enjoy doing: bullying. However, I’m going to table that discussion for a week because a good friend of mine is planning on attacking the issue early next week on his own site. So, out of respect for him, and his EXCELLENT piece (that I’ve already had a chance to read), I’ve chosen to talk about something else: The relaunch of Fred Hystere!

Next Thursday, 15 December, will mark the one year anniversary of the birth of Fred Hystere – and I’m celebrating with a new look AND a giveaway of music released exclusively by artists signed to my Label Of The Year, Cascine. More on that next week.

Initially I hadn’t planned on doing much to celebrate, as I’ve become less and less interested in big crazy celebrations in my old age of 33 (ha ha ha). But after thinking about it some more, I realized that, fuck it, I’m fucking excited that I’ve made it through an entire year of pouring out my heart and soul in a public forum; on a daily basis – because, shit, it aint easy!

I’ve got a great team behind me here at Fred Hystere helping me to come up with ideas on how to take the site to the next level. But I want to make one thing crystal clear: I will always focus on breaking independent and unsigned artists above and beyond anything else. Why? Because that’s where my passion lies – it’s as simple as that.

And it’s in that very spirit that I’ve created the mix below featuring songs from independent and unsigned artists – all who released AMAZING albums this year that juuuuuuust missed out on making my Top 25 Albums Of 2011.  To purchase the songs, simply click on the artist and song name below.

Thanks as always for your support and enjoy the music!

Nakedly Yours,

Fred Hystere

 

1. Library Voices “Generation Handclap”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

2. Rubik “Laws Of Gravity”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

3. Please Don’t Blame Mexico “Durango”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

4. The Generationals “Tell Me Now” 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

5. Is Tropical “Berlin”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. “An Ugly Person On A Movie Screen”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

7. Danger Mouse featuring Norah Jones “Problem Queen”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

8. Masquer “Happiness”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

9. Hess Is More “Creation Keeps The Devil Away”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

10. Destroyer “Kaputt”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

Page 1 of 812345...Last »
© 2014 Fred Hystere. All rights reserved. Site Admin · Entries RSS · Comments RSS