Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Random Ten

Praxis "Interface / Stimulation Loop" Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis)
Elliott Smith "I Didn't Understand" XO
Ryuichi Sakamoto "Beyond Reason" Playing the Orchestra
The Mendoza Line "The Lethal Temptress" Full of Light and Full of Fire
Tito Rodriguez "Mango del Monte" Mas Mambo Mania
The Mekons "Bonus Track [but iTunes calls the last 9 cuts of this 14 cut disc 'Bonus Track']" Pussy King of the Pirates
Buellton "Seattle Sky" Avenue of the Flags
Belle & Sebastian "Dress Up in You" The Life Pursuit
The Ventures "Walk Don't Run" Walk--Don't Run: The Best of the Ventures
Brian Eno "The True Wheel" Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)

Peter Himmelman "Everything and Nothing at All" Love Thinketh No Evil

First three songs are just over 6 minutes total and nary one a punk romp. Things get better but not best, even hitting on the only Mekons CD I've ever sold back. But then, it goes out in classic style, with one of the best instrumentals ever and an always tasty Eno cut. The bonus is meh. Oh well.



Blogger E-6 said...

1. "Burgundy Shoes" Patty Griffin Children Running Through
2. "Brandenburg" Beirut Gulag Orkestar
3. "Speeding Motorcycle " Yo La Tengo Fakebook
4. "Marwa Blues" George Harrison Brainwashed
5. "Un Cercle Autour Du Soleil" PJ Harvey Dance Hall At Louse Point
6. "So You Want to Be (A Rock 'n Roll Star)" Patti Smith Group Wave
7. "Dancing Days" Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
8. "Honk if You're Lonely" Silver Jews American Water
9. "Sister Isabel" Frank Black & Teenage Fanclub The John Peel Sessions
10. "The Red Telephone" Love Forever Changes
bonus cut: "Starman" Seu Jorge The Life Aquatic - Studio Sessions

A beautiful instrumental from the quiet Beatle's last record, 4 covers, and three of my fave female artists. The Black Francis/TFC joint rocks with abandon.

7:49 AM  
Anonymous Freealonzo said...

1. Billy Liar -- The Decemberists
2. Too Much Too Young -- The Specials
3. Generals and Majors -- XTC
4. I Love You So Much it Hurts -- Patsy Cline
5. Mr. Pinnodmys Dilemma -- The Attack
6. Jump in the Climb -- Big Black
7. High Fashion Queen -- Flying Burrito Brothers
8. Don't Let Me Down -- The Beatles
9. The Ways of a Woman in Love -- Johnny Cash
10. Johny Strikes Up the Band -- Warren Zevon

Bonus: I Don't Control You -- Teenage Fanclub

I went pretty much old school this week.

10:36 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

Califone, "Intro/Sleepy Child Asks For an Orange," Deceleration One
Roger Dean Young & the Tin Cup, "Stettler," Pilgrim
The Delusions, "What Are You Gonna Be for Halloween?" Keeping Up Appearances
Crooked Fingers, "Every Dull Moment," Bring On The Snakes
Rilo Kiley, "Hail To Whatever You Found In The Sunlight That Surrounds You," The Execution of All Things
Guided by Voices, "Hit," Human Amusements at Hourly Rates
Radiohead, "Tourist," OK Computer
Tom Waits, "Buzz Fledderjohn," Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards
The Statistics, "Another Day," Statistics EP
The Minders, "Frida," Hooray For Tuesday

Bonus: The New Pornographers, "Streets of Fire," Twin Cinema

Bonus captures the mood of the list. Despite its title, one doesn't feel any trepidation. It's a comfortable list. None of the true classics from any of the classic albums, and a few nice ones from relative unknowns. I like that "Starman." George, your internationalism continues. I will not be surprised to see Thai bar pop show up one of these days. I'll try to writeup the Harvest of Hope fest soon, but Tokyo Police Club was strong. Bad Brains? Polite silence.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Tom Hilton said...

Colin Newman - Order for Order
Electric Guitars - Continental Shelf
Shriekback - Devil's Onions
Shonen Knife - Faith Healer
Negativland - Christianity Is Stupid
Ghedu Blay Ambolley - This Hustling World
Sonic Youth - Superstar
Ofo & the Black Company - Allah Wakbarr
Slits - Heard it Through the Grapevine
David Bowie - Stay

Some pretty good variety there. If you aren't familiar with the two '70s Afro-funk tunes, check them out.

By the way, George: is it Buddy Ebsen?

12:35 PM  
Blogger George said...

Tom, it took me forever to get what Buddy Ebsen was about. No, it's not him. If you want a clue, let me know.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Tom Hilton said...

Yeah, a clue would be helpful. Thanks!

1:51 PM  
Blogger George said...

For those playing along with tom, this is a left over question from Tuesday Trivia at Property of a Lady. Here are three roles--you name the actor:

a dying millionaire, a member of a fictional singing family, an unusual detective

In the first film, the actor is only heard for a large part of the film.

1:54 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

1. Bix Beiderbecke, "Georgia on My Mind," Singin' the Blues(1930).
2. Bing Crosby, "I Got Plenty of Nuttin', Bing Crosby: The Legendary Years (1935)
3. Joe Noone, "King Joe," Robert Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz and Country
4. Sophie Tucker, "Some of These Days," American Popular Song (1910)
5. Bill & Belle Reed, "Old Lady and the Devil," Anthology of American Folk Music Volume 1: Ballads (1928)
5. Louis Armstrong, "King of the Zulus," Louis Armstrong: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1926)
7. Masked Marvel, "Mississippi Boweevil" Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume 1: Ballads (1927)
8. Heavenly Gospel Singers, "Mean Old World," Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume 4 (1927)
9. Jelly Roll Morton, "Burning the Iceberg," Planet Jazz Masters: Jelly Roll Morton
10. Domenico Savino, "A Study in Blue," Music For Moderns (1927-1928)

Bonus: Fred Astaire, "The Piccolino" Song and Dance Man

The effort has been to not download anything recorded after January 1, 1936. (Just added Robert Johnson, however, and better check when his sessions took place.) So, on this list, from 460 songs, we have Sophie Tucker's 1910, and Harry Smith's obsession, 1927-28, and only a few random things between and beyond. My wife and son got Ipods w/ me, so it's functioning more normally in other parts of the house.

3:11 PM  
Blogger George said...

Jeff, I admire your iPerversity.

3:48 PM  

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