Friday, November 16, 2007

Friday Random Ten

Pete Krebs "Dressed to the 9's" Loose: New Sounds of the Old West, Vol. II
Professor Longhair "In the Night" Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues
10,000 Maniacs "These Are Days" Our Time in Eden
The Mekons "Ring O'Roses" I Have Been to Heaven and Back
Lloyd Cole & the Commotions "Rattlesnakes" Rattlesnakes
Sleater-Kinney "Light Rail Coyote" One Beat
Arizona Amp and Alternator "Re-Entry" Arizona Amp and Alternator
Los Lobos "Carabina 30-30" KCRW Sounds Eclectico
Archers of Loaf "Big Joe and Phantom 309" Step Right Up: The Songs of Tom Waits
The Klezmer Conservatory Band "Slow Hora/Freylekhs" Dancing in the Aisles

Esquivel "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" Merry X-Mas from the Space-Age Bachelor Pad

Great, even iTunes is forcing Christmas down my throat. An interesting, far from killer list this week.



Blogger Tom Hilton said...

Gotta get me that Esquivel Xmas album.

10:23 AM  
Blogger ahab said...

Cub Country, "O Holy Bridge" Stay Poor/Stay Happy
The Pernice Brothers, "Blinded by the Stars" Yours, Mine & Ours
Brian Eno, "Third Uncle" Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy
M. Ward, "Requiem" Post-War
Merle Haggard, "Big City" The Essential Merle Haggard
The Beatles, "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" Abbey Road
Archers of Loaf, "Big Joe and Phantom 309" Step Right Up: The Songs of Tom Waits
Rickie Lee Jones, "Show Biz Kids" It’s Like This
The Magnetic Fields, "Infinitely Late at Night" i
Sparklehorse, "Good Morning Spider" Good Morning Spider

Bonus: Sparklehorse, "Gold Day" It’s a Wonderful Life

Wow, it is weird that we came up with that same Archers song, George. One that, as you point out over at Tom's, we came by independently of each other.

My list is listenable this week. Not too special but overall not too bad either. Great entries from Eno and The Fields, and I like the Archers cut. But the Cub Country and the Haggard are kind of sad. Call it a wash.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

Junius, "A Word Could Kill Her," Blood is Bright
Pavement, "Jackals, False Grails: The Lonesome Era," Slanted and Enchanted, L&R
Califone, "Bottles & Bones (shade & sympathy), Roomsound
Milloy, "Evil Kenevil," More than a Machine
Rilo Kiley, "Spectacular View," The Execution of All Things
Roger Dean Young and the Tin Cup, "Alberta," Pilgrim
The Band of Blanky Ranchette, "The Moons of Impulse," Still Lookin' Good to Me
Walkmen, "Little House of Savages," Bows and Arrows
Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music, "Over You," Street Life
Guided by Voices, "Pretty Bombs," Universal Truths and Cycles

Bonus: Quickspace, "The Munchers," The Flat Earth Society

Some variety, from mathgoth to punk to some great Ahab country to one of my favorite Califone songs. Interesting if not always compelling. Spent 8.5 hours driving a poet all over S. Georgia, and on the solitary legs, I listened to that Yo La Tengo Mixed Tape over and over, George. I love when it gets to the end, flips from "Yellow Sarong" to Georgia singing "Julie Christie." Yes, indeed. Thanks again.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Generik said...

1. Carter Family - "Keep On the Sunny Side" - Country Legends Vol. Two
2. The Pogues - "Mountain Dew" - If I Should Fall From Grace With God
3. Al Green - "Take Me To The River" - Take Me To The River
4. They Might Be Giants - "Letterbox" - Flood
5. Albert King - "Be On Your Merry Way" - The Ultimate Collection
6. Jefferson Starship - "Tumblin" - Red Octopus
7. Pixies - "Gigantic" - Wave of Mutilation: Best Of Pixies
8. Don Covay - "See-Saw" - Atlantic Rhythm And Blues 1947-1974
9. Louis Armstrong - "Rhythm Saved The World" - Priceless Jazz Collection #3
10. Van Morrison - "Celtic Ray" - Beautiful Vision

**Bonus** Erin McKeown - "They Say It's Spring" - Sing You Sinners

Hey, I've got a Jill Sobule Xmas album that can go with that Esquivel disc!

I got a CARE package from ahab last week (and thanks again!), uploaded some 233 songs into my iTunes, have been playing it on shuffle all week, and have yet to hear even one song from the collection he sent me. Hmph. I guess when you've got 12,000+ songs on there, some get lost in the mix...

5:30 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

Marty, I'm really glad you like Roger Dean Young and the Tin Cups. I thought you might. He's different, an original. His style always says to me the word "shambling."

There was another band I liked from the Loose 4 CD from up there in Western Canada (I looked it up: Steve Ketchen & The Kensington Hillbillys), but they've got no CDs out that I could find.

Generik, George's gifts to me have been scarce coming up on iTunes shuffle too. I've started listening and enoying his stuff repeatedly but somehow I always get distracted after half an album or so. So I'm going to get in there and prime the iTunes pump with a few days of exclusive George-tunes listening. But the real ticket would be a road trip with nothing but George CDs.

Do I dare to eat a peach?

5:32 PM  

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