(Shameless) Self Promotion

9 03 2014


A little while ago, Thee Mightee Kittens got their paws on some music software for the iPad. Today, those kittens and I have created some fur-soaked tunes. Here are those tunes, for your enjoyment/our shame.

Thee Mightee Kittens – Fall in Love

Thee Mightee Kittens – Black Infiniti Follows Blue Nissan

Thee Mightee Kittens – How do I get stripper glitter out of my hair?

Thee Mightee Kittens – Gravity, Saint

Thee Mightee Kittens – Sour, Conniption & Fibs

Thee Mightee Kittens – Talking in a Dead Language

Thee Mightee Kittens – Tall Buildings

Thee Mightee Kittens – Heart Out Yo Body (Sucka)


Last Year’s Model

9 02 2014

IMG_0461In June 2009, I started this little blog in the hopes of exposing people to music that I liked and writing about a few things I disliked (Honda CRV and Arcade Fire, I’m looking at you). And thanks to a syndicated blog site known as elbo.ws, I was able to share my love and some scorn with a new audience. Sadly, elbo.ws shuttered its site in November of last year. And up until this month, I was still trying to figure out what I would do with this site. Should it go away? Should it change? Should I just keep at it?

In 1988, I was trying to become a DJ at WPTS in Pittsburgh. One of the requirements was to submit your own demo tape. And the only way to do that was to sit for hours in the studio’s AM station room. The AM station didn’t have much in the way of albums (yes it was mostly LPs and carts then) or listenership. I don’t even know if anyone could pick up the station, let alone hear me trying to lower my voice an octave, create segues or play records with enormous scratches in them. But I kept at it because I enjoyed it and hoped that one day someone would hear a song I liked, listen to it and make that song part of their world. For the record, I think my favorite song at that time was probably something by the Cure.

In that spirit, I am restarting this blog and will try to update it at least once per week. I hope that if you are interested, you will download the songs I upload here, listen to them and learn more about the artists. Or maybe just ignore this blog. My hope is for the former.

With that in mind, I would like to post some of the songs that I “found” at the end of 2013. I thought of doing a “best of” list, but I have already posted a majority of my favorites in past blog posts (Secret History, I’m winking at you). And since people always seem to discount the last few months of the year as not being list worthy, I hope to champion some great songs that you might not have heard or been able to download. I hope you enjoy them. Me and Thee Mightee Kittens are not going anywhere. Please tune in.

Young Knives – We Could Be Blood

Andrew Bird – Pulaski at Night

David Bowie – Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA)

Prefab Sprout – Billy

David Byrne (Peter Gabriel Cover) – I Don’t Remember

What Have Thee Kittens Been Up To

25 01 2013

tuna_tvPlaying around with iPad apps like Tabletop and Rockmate and pretending we’re musicians.

Listening to the new Yo La Tengo album:

Yo La Tengo – Before We Run

Listening to albums that we didn’t know came out in 2012:

Bear in Heaven – Sinful Nature

Moonface – Quickfire, I Tried

Finishing up American Horror Story Asylum:

Please Note: Our picks for best songs of 2012 are still up.

One Month Later – 2011 Best of Lists Coming Down Soon

21 01 2012

Just like the lingering xmas lights, best of lists need to come down sometime. Thee Mightee Kittens will be taking down our best of song lists for 2011 at the end of this month. You can find them at A Brilliant Career and Absolute Resolute.

A Brilliant Career: The Best Songs of 2011

13 12 2011

Cover Stars: Agnes Von Weiss and Pip Gottlieb

After much head scratching and tail swishing, Thee Mightee Kittens have chosen our favorite songs of 2011. We hope you have enjoyed them as much as we did.

We’ve only put a smattering of the tracks in this post. So for the full listing of songs and downloads, please visit this special separate page within our site: A Brilliant Career: The Best Songs of 2011.

We’ll be posting more songs here during the week as well. Enjoy!

Tom Waits – Raised Right Men

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Tomorrow Dies Today

The Horrors – You Said

Kittens of Distinction

15 01 2010

Before changing their name to Thee Mightee Kittens, this talented bunch were known as Kittens of Distinction and Thee Red Hot Kitten Peppers.

They Might Be Giants: We’re The Replacements

Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians: Leppo And The Jooves

Mott the Hoople: Henry and The H-Bomb