Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday Random Ten

Glass Eye "Perder la Guerra" Bent by Nature
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah "The Sword Song" Some Loud Thunder
Stephen Malkmus "Church on White" Stephen Malkmus
Joy Division "Atmosphere" Substance 1977-1980
Frou Frou "Psychobabble" Details
Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach "In the Darkest Place" Painted from Memory
Janet Bean & the Concertina Wire "Glass of a Stranger" Dragging Wonder Lake
The Du-Tells "We're Still Here" Wish You Were Here: Love Songs for New York
Orchestra of St. Luke with Dawn Upshaw "Five Songs #5: Serenity (Charles Ives)" John Adams Conducts American Elegies
Bill Nelson "The Invisible Man and the Unforgettable Girl" Blue Moons and Laughing Guitars

bonus
XTC "Beating of Hearts" Mummer

The first four made me think this might be the best random ten ever. But despite burning with optimism's flames, my ecstasy wouldn't really return until the end. Plus it got mighty dark--elegies by Ives, a song for 9/11, etc.

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Anonymous Freealonzo said...

1. She Wants to Know – Guided By Voices
2. Candy’s Room – Bruce Springsteen
3. Puff the Magic Dragon – Peter, Paul and Mary
4. Dead – My Chemical Romance
5. I Can’t Explain – The Who
6. Polly – Nirvana
7. Can’t Let Go – Lucinda Williams
8. Legionnaire’s Lament – The Decemberists
9. Arkansas Traveler – Jerry Garcia and David Grisham
10. Geek Stink Breath – Green Day

Bonus: Ingrid Bergman -- Billy Bragg and Wilco

Kind of all over the map with this list.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Generik said...

1. Radiohead – “Exit Music (For A Film)” – OK Computer
2. Lou Reed – “Lady Day” -- Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal
3. Afro-Cuban All-Stars – “Huellas Del Pasado” -- Distinto, Diferente
4. The Kinks – “Holiday” -- Everybody’s In Showbiz
5. Jimmy Rogers – “Dorcie Belle” -- Chicago Blues Masters
6. Bob Marley & The Wailers – “Midnight Ravers” -- Catch A Fire
7. Bob Dylan – “Walkin’ Down The Line” -- The Bootleg Series
8. Stevie Wonder – “All I Do” -- Hotter Than July
9. Aretha Franklin – “Baby I Love You” -- 30 Greatest Hits
10. The Who – “Join Together” -- The Utlimate Collection

**Bonus** Johnny Winter – “Third Degree” -- Deluxe Edition: Johnny Winter

9:31 AM  
Blogger ahab said...

Freakwater, "Jesus Year" Springtime
Bob Dylan, "Rambling, Gambling Willie" The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3
The Black Heart Procession, "My Heart Might Stop" 2
Led Zeppelin, "Dancing Days" Houses of the Holy
Lisa Germano, "Liquid Pig" Lullaby for Liquid Pig
The Blind Boys of Alabama, "Nobody’s Fault But Mine" Spirit of the Century
Palace Music, "Old Jerusalem" Viva Last Blues
Clem Snide, "Collapse" End of Love
The Cardigans, "Lovefool" First Band on the Moon
Van Morrison, "You Don’t Pull No Punches, But You Don’t Push the River" Veedon Fleece

Bonus: The Magnetic Fields, "Two Kinds of People" 69 Love Songs, Vol. 3

All kinds of odds and ends for me this week.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

Bloodstone, "Who Has the Last Laugh Now," Natural High
Pavement, "Frontwards (Live)," Slanted and Enchanted, L&R
Ninja Gun, "Eight Miles Out," Restless Rubes
Guided by Voices, "Love 1," Universal Truths and Cycles
Califone, "Cats Eat Coyote/Golden Ass," Quicksand/Cradlesnakes
Sarge, "Distant," Distant
Drive-by Truckers, "Zip City," Southern Rock Opera
Quickspace, "The Munchers," The Flat Moon Society
Dinosaur Jr., "Muck," Green Mind
Yo La Tengo, "Autumn Sweater," I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

Bonus: Bell and Cooper, "Poscard from the Bus," Postcards Out of the Blue

Nice week, with a bit of an R&B headfake into a run of terrific indie, old and new, and ending with a sweet poem, and as I type, Tom Waits croons (Fish & Bird from Alice.

2:37 PM  

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