Scene & Heard -- wherein local music scene makers give you the lowdown on the soundtrack to their lives.
The Architects' frontman Brandon Phillips is a man who knows his rock and roll. In his time with that band, and its forerunner, the Gadjits, he's been all over the country dozens of times, seeing more bands in one summer than most of you will see in your entire life.
It's that experience which had us tap him for this week's Scene & Heard. He even made us "two mixes with separate and distinct purposes," one of which is for waking up, and the other for more...salacious reasons. Dirty reasons. Reasons in which ladies take off their clothes.
BRANDON'S "SUNNY SIDE UP" MIX:
Pick the crust out of your eyes, reaffirm your faith in mankind and get working on some goddamn self respect before you've even switched on the Mr. Coffee.
Perfect tempo and timbre for those mornings when you're trying to condition your hair, use a green tea acne scrub, brush your teeth and jerk off all in the space of one five minute shower.
I've chosen a long tune for the "getting dressed" portion of the morning because you need to take your time, match your socks and iron your shirt so that you can leave the house feeling wonderful and snazzy.
BRANDON'S "ULTIMO LAP DANCE" MIX:
Firewater, "Bourbon & Division"
If you're smart, you'll pay extra to have your girl wear a petticoat, corset and stripey stockings like the hookers in Deadwood.
If you're anything like me and you like to pretend that your stripper is satan incarnate, then this will definitely help set the mood.
Watch carefully, if your stripper knows the words to this one, tip her extra then go home and wash thoroughly.
All time best lust song in history. Now go home broke and cheerful.