Friday, August 24, 2007

Friday Random Ten

Freedy Johnson "Fun Ride" Time for a Change--Bar/None Sampler #2
Matthew Sweet "Do It Again" Altered Beast
Elvis Costello "How to Be Dumb" Mighty Like a Rose
Glenn Gould "Two Part Invention #3 in D, BWV" Bach: The Two & Three Part Inventions
Pere Ubu "Ubu Dance Party" Datapanik in the Year Zero: 390° of Simulated Stereo, Vol. 2
Julie Miller "All My Tears" Songcatcher (sdtrk)
Miracle Legion "Homer" A Matter of Degrees (sdtrk)
Victoria Williams "Psalms" Loose
Outkast (Andre 3000) "God (Interlude)" The Love Below
Built to Spill "Liar" You in Reverse

Dave Brubeck Quartet "Blue Rondo a la Turk" Time Out

Perhaps the Random Ten just needed a week off to gear up for something truly tasty. I like much of this is, and much of this a lot. Robert Quine with Sweet, Elvis getting nasty to his bassist, Gould playing wonderfully, great voices like Julie Miller's and Victoria Williams's. And then Dave Brubeck. Take me out....



Blogger ahab said...

Hank Williams, "Long Gone Lonesome Blues" Beyond Nashville
Bjork, "It’s Not Up to You" Vespertine
Tindersticks, "Plus de Liaisons" Donkeys 92-97
Cracker, "Sweet Thistle Pie" Greatest Hits Redux
Califone, "(Red)" Quicksand/Cradlesnakes
The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Choir, "Brei Yvane" Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares
Mercury Rev, "Holes" Deserter’s Songs
The Magnetic Fields, "Love is Like a Bottle of Gin" 69 Love Songs, Vol. 3
Gram Parsons, "The New Soft Shoe" The Gram Parsons Anthology
Friends of Dean Martinez, "Cabeza De Mojado" Retrograde

Bonus: The Band of Blacky Ranchette, "My Hoo Ha" Still Lookin’ Good to Me

I'm very pleased with my list this week, too. Marty will agree that I plucked out a Califone winner, for example. But it was a really nice mix the way the songs fell, with some fun and interesting juxtapositions. There's nothing like a good shuffle to freshen things up.

Welcome home, George!

10:45 AM  
Blogger George said...

Thanks, Ahab. Must be something in the iTune air this week as mine is pretty solid, too.

Love the Hank Williams into Bjork...

10:54 AM  
Blogger ahab said...

I should have said "Welcome home from your shuffle, George!"

Love the Hank Williams into Bjork...

And from spunky Bjork into Stuart Staples' lustrous baritone singing this melancholic love song in French was excellent too. As were all the transitions from Califone through the Fields. iTunes can be a genius sometimes.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

Modest Mouse, "The Stars are Projectors," The Moon and Antarctica
Drag the River, "Deminer," Hey Buddies
Pavement, "Sue Me Jack," Slanted and Enchanted, L and R
Califone, "Down Eisenhower Sun Up with Mule," EP (Roadcone)
Rilo Kiley, "Three Hopeful Thoughts," The Execution of All Things
Neutral Milk Hotel, "Holland, 1945," In an Aeroplane Over the Sea
Drive by Truckers, "Days of Graduation," Southern Rock Opera
Guided by Voices, "Zap," Universal Truths and Cycles
Billy Bragg, "Help Save the Youth of America," Talking with the Taxman about Poetry
Unknown, "Hanging out with the Street People," Tim Rutili's Mixed CD

Bonus: Pixies, "No. 13 Baby," Doolittle

This gets from the short to the long of it, Zap at a little over a minute, Down Eisenhower clocks in at just over 17 minutes. Yes, love the (Red) and Liar (part of my newly lost archive) and all the rest. Help me out with any info on the Street People song. It was a Berkeley classic and I used to hear it on KSAN (the best commercial radio station ever) all the time when I was in school. Googling lyrics gives me nothing.

1:25 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

If not for Brubeck, the inevitable would have occurred: my knowing none of the songs.

But Dave bailed me out.

3:54 PM  
Blogger George said...

Marty, I have no idea about the street song, sorry.

Mike, you're not a Sweet fan or a Costello completist?

4:06 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

I'm sweet on Matt, but I'm faithful only to my Girlfriend.

And as to Declan, I think he's da' (Mc)Man(us), but he doesn't live in my collection.

Only on the Radio, radio.

And for everyone's use, let me set you up for your cutting and pasting needs: Groooooooooaaaaaaaaannnn.

6:17 AM  

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