Friday, January 04, 2008

Friday Random Ten

Stephin Merritt "The World Is Not Made of Flowers" Showtunes
Emmylou Harris "Waltz Across Texas Tonight" Wrecking Ball
The Flamin' Groovies "Between the Lines" Groovies Greatest Grooves
Uncle Tupelo "New Madrid" 89/93: An Anthology
Glenn Gould "The Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080 - Contrapunctus" The Gould Variations - The Best of Glenn Gould's Bach
Otis Redding "Come to Me" The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968
The Pogues "Blue Heaven" Peace and Love
Tommy Keene "Something to Rave About" Real Underground
Johnny Cash "Do Lord" Unearthed: My Mother's Hymn Book
Richard Buckner "10-Day Room" Since

bonus
Ed's Redeeming Qualities "Sad" More Bad Times

"Rivers burn and run backwards, and for her that's enough." I always sort of felt that "New Madrid" was the song when Tweedy finally became equal to Farrar, and therefore it shook the group and couldn't bring it back. Just an idea.

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11 Comments:

Blogger ahab said...

Oh, I forgot to comment. That's a damn fine k.d. lang song that popped up on my list this week.

9:54 AM  
Blogger George said...

Ahab, it looks more like you forgot to list!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

How do you do this anyway? Inquiring minds (ok, Rickey) want to know. Do you simply tell itunes to create a random playlist of 10 songs?

10:39 AM  
Blogger George said...

Rickey, I just put iTunes on random and list the next 10 songs it plays.

(To be honest, I usually do this Thursday night and wait to post it until Friday. And often to speed thing up I don't even listen to the entire song.)

10:41 AM  
Blogger Generik said...

1. Ten Pole Tudor - "Three Bells In A Row" - The Stiff Records Box Set
2. George Jones - "He Stopped Loving Her Today" - Super Hits
3. Gorillaz - "Every Planet We Reach Is Dead" - Demon Days
4. Moby Grape - "Come In The Morning" - Moby Grape
5. Social Distortion - "Story Of My Life" - Story Of My Life (Promo EP)
6. Wilco - "Summer Teeth" - Summerteeth
7. The Blasters - "I'm Shakin'" - Collection
8. X - "Unheard Music" - Los
Angeles

9. Kate Bush - "Hounds Of Love" - Hounds Of Love
10. Son Volt - "Creosote" - Son Volt Retrospective

**Bonus** Elvis Costello - "Living In Paradise" - This Year's Model

Rickey -- there are a couple ways to generate a Top Ten list. You can just put your iPod (or whatever MP3 player you use) on shuffle, and then record the first 10 (or 11) songs it plays; or you can go to iTunes and select Party Shuffle, and it will generate a random selection of songs from which you can make a list of the first (or second, or third or whatever) 10 or 11 there. I usually pull my list from a set that I listen to when I do my after-lunch walk some time during the week.

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Freealonzo said...

1. Here Today – Beach Boys
2. I’m Always in Love – Wilco
3. Carolina Moon – Thelonious Monk
4. Rockin’ in the Free World – Neil Young
5. Always – Patsy Cline
6. Summerteeth – Wilco
7. Drop the Pilot – Joan Armatrading
8. Without a Trace – Soul Asylum
9. Sudden Stop – Kelly Hogan and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts
10. Car Song – Woody Guthrie

Definite roots vibe today. Looks like I shared a song with another commenter.

11:31 AM  
Blogger ahab said...

How did that happen? Oh, well, here it is:

Yo La Tengo, "Never On Sunday" Yo La Tengo is Murdering the Classics
Cowboy Junkies, "One" Early 21st Century Blues
Edith Frost, "True" Wonder Wonder
Jack Logan, "Chloroform" George’s Private Stock
Scout Niblett, "Ground Breaking Service" Sweet Heart Fever
Rickey Lee Jones, "Cycles" It’s Like This
Townes Van Zandt, "At My Window" Texas Troubador
k.d. lang, "Nowhere to Stand" Absolute Torch and Twang
The Court & Spark, "Pearly Gates" Bless You
Matthew Sweet, "I Almost Forgot" 100% Fun

Bonus: Badly Drawn Boy, "A Peak You Reach" About a Boy

I also really like the Jack Logan you turned me onto, George, if I haven't said so before.

12:57 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

Os Mutantes, "Ando Meio Desligado," Everything is Possible
Neutral Milk Hotel, "You've Passed," On Avery Island
John Vanderslice, "Wild Strawberries," Cellar Door
Pavement, "So Stark (You're a Skyscraper)" Slanted and Enchanted, L&R
Califone, "Firework 1: No Mail Days are Sad Days," Deceleration Two
New Pornographers, "The Bleeding Heart Show," Twin Cinema
Guided by Voices, "My Valuable Hunting Knife," Human Amusements at Hourly Rates
Hem, "Horsey," Rabbit Songs
Milloy, "Evil Kenevil," More than a Machine
Iron & Wine, "House by the Sea," The Shepherd's Dog

Bonus: Charlemagne, "Angel of the Morning," Loose 4: Start Your Own Country

A cover of one of my favorite childhood songs ends a pretty good mix. 2008. Jeez. New Madrid? Whose fault is that? Welcome back (with extra cheese).

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Freealonzo said...

Since I have never seen anyone else who even knows who Jack Logan is I have this question: Have you ever been able to get the 2nd disk of Bulk uploaded to I-tunes or any other .mp3 play format? The disc works fine listening but won't upload.

2:15 PM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

Well done then george. Well done indeed. These posts truly are the lazy man's delight.

5:16 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

freealonzo, that Bulk disc 2 uploads fine for me.

Hey, I love your Favre Interception Watch! What a prima donna.

5:33 AM  

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