Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday Random Ten

J.B. Lenoir "Alabama" The Soul of a Man
Luna "Broken Chair" Rendezvous
Ani DiFranco "Rock Paper Scissors" Revelling: Reckoning
Built to Spill "Don't Try" Ancient Melodies of the Future
Victoria Williams "TC" This Moment in Toronto
Birdsongs of the Mesozoic "The Fendamental" Sonic Geology
Neko Case "Outro with Bees" Blacklisted
Tommy Keene "Compromise" Ten Years After
Talking Heads "Mind" Fear of Music
Uncle Tupelo "The Long Cut" 89/93: An Anthology

Headless Household "News Flash" iTems

One brilliant song. My guess is you'll pick it out. Oh well.



Blogger Generik said...

1. Pee Wee Crayton – “Blues After Hours” – Urban Blues
2. Elvis Costello – “Strange” -- Kojak Variety
3. The Who – “Pinball Wizard” -- Tommy
4. The Specials– “Little Bitch” -- The Specials
5. Louis Prima – “Angelina/Zooma Zooma” -- Collector’s Series
6. The Subdudes – “Don’t Let ‘Em” -- Primitive Streak
7. Talking Heads – “Heaven” -- Sand In The Vaseline
8. Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris – “This Is Us” -- All The Roadrunning
9. The Kinks – “The Moneygoround” -- Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround
10. Django Reinhardt – “I Got Rhythm” -- Django Reinhardt – Djangology 49

**Bonus** The Wallflowers – “Invisible City” -- Bringing Down The Horse

11:11 AM  
Blogger Smitty said...

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the one brilliant song is the Talking Heads song. I love them.

11:32 AM  
Blogger ahab said...

Eels, "Dusk: A Peach in the Orchard" Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
Scout Niblett, "Hot to Death" Kidnapped by Neptune
Tindersticks, "Milky Teeth" Tindersticks
Tom Waits, "Hoist That Rag" Real Gone
Roxy Music, "All I Want is You" Country Life
Son Volt, "Loose String" Trace
Cat Power, "He War" You Are Free
The Magnetic Fields, "The Nun’s Litany" Distortion
Elephant Micah, "Remember the M Year" Your Dreams are Feeding Back
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, "Well" Trout Mask Replica

Bonus: Mark Olson, "Say You’ll be Mine" December’s Child

George, do you and Amy have the Mark Olson albums? (December's Child and My Own Joellen?) God, they're great.

12:49 PM  
Blogger George said...

Smitty, that's probably choice #2 from the list--I like the Heads, too, but it's not my favorite cut on that album (Generik came up with that, actually).

Ahab, we do not have any Mark Olson, actually.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

Califone, "Welcome Christmas," perishable xmas sampler
Pavement, "Rattled by the Rush," Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinals Edition
Hayden, "Skates," Everything I Long For
Milloy, "Blackjack," More Than A Machine
Muse, "Showbiz," Showbiz
Pavement, "Father to a Sister of a Thought," Wowee Zowee, etc.
Neutral Milk Hotel, "You've Passed," On Avery Island
Sarge, "Stall (Live)," Distant
Califone, "If You Would," [Roots & Crowns]
Muse, "Sober," Showbiz

Bonus: Pavement, "So Stark (You're a Skyscrapter)" Slanted and Enchanted, L&R

Repeats made me want to cheat, but at least some new blood (Hayden, thanks Ahab and Sarge thanks Elizabeth Elmore) perked me up.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Now that Kathleen Edwards has taken over as the new crush, I'm going to guess that is isn't Neko... or is it?

2:35 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

Marty, I'm so pleased you like Hayden. I remembered that you commented on him a few months back. Everything I Long For is nothing less than BRILLIANT, IMHO. It's so different from the later, falsetto-predominant albums, isn't it? But I love all of his albums, every one. I wish I could discover them all anew.

How about the harmonica riff on the final track of the new album? Is that not heart-wrenchingly gorgeous?

I can't wait for the show next week. It's a tiny place. I'll probably get to chat with him as I did Richard Buckner and Langhorne Slim.

3:18 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

I think "The Long Cut" is brilliant, and I'll bet you do too.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Freealonzo said...

1. TV II - Ministry
2. Soft Ground - Mott the Hoople
3. A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall - Pete Seeger
4. Pulling Teeth - Green Day
5. Opportunity - Elvis Costello
6. Keep the Car Running - The Arcade Fire
7. A Dream That Must Last - Neil Young
8. I Love You - Nat King Cole
9. Uptown - Roy Orbison
10. Any Colour You Like - Pink Floyd

Bonus: God Walks Among Us - The Flaming Lips

Man that's just plain weird. Not every day you see Ministry, Mott the Hoople, Nat King Cole, and Pink Floyd together

4:09 PM  
Blogger George said...

Turns out Ahab knows my musical likes better than my own wife. And it's not that Kathleen Edwards has squeezed Neko Case out of my redheaded-siren-loving heart. It's that that particular Case cut is all of a minute and a half.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

True, Ahab. I loved the old album, which surprised me. I agree; it's brilliant. I just listened to "In Field and Town" and loved it. It's much more, well, country, but right up my sad bastard path, and yes, through that last harmonica note. Still thinking about ATL. It's an overnight trip, but if things fall into place . . .

I would have guessed the UT masterpiece, too, but there were a few songs I didn't know, George, so I would have just been lucky.

2:55 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

Marty, I only knew like half George's songs too, but I took a shot at it.

What do I win, anyway?

8:31 AM  

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