Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Random Ten

Crooked Fingers (w/ Neko Case) "Your Control" Forfeit/Fortune
Graham Parker "Little Miss Understanding" Human Soul
Glenn Gould "The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 - Prelude #1 in C, BWV 846" Glenn Gould Plays Bach
David Mansfield "Score Suite #1" Songcatcher
Bettie Serveert "Log 22" Log 22
Mogwai "Hunted by a Freak" Matador at 15
Yo La Tengo "Alyda" President Yo La Tengo/New Wave Hotdogs
Sam Phillips "Soul Eclipse" Fan Dance
The Bottle Rockets "Suffering Servant" Bloodshot Records Sampler 7
Vampire Weekend "M79" Vampire Weekend

Johnny Cash "Two Timin' Woman" Unearthed: Who's Gonna Cry

Don't think this has happened before, but this random ten opens with my favorite song right now, purchased during a wild spree at Amoeba in SF last weekend. Yeah, I'm a sucker for Case, but her voice mixes surprisingly well with Eric Bachmann's Neil-Diamond-brushed-with-Brillo tones. Oh, and don't forget Carol van Dyk in the list of gals with guitars, E-6. You did remember Georgia from YLT, as I can't forget one time at a live show Ira accepted "Alyda" as a request and you could see the face she made--guess doing those airy ah-ah-ahs isn't all fun and drumming games. Oh, and not to make this comment longer than the actual list, but I do sort of like Vampire Weekend, despite knowing I'm supposed to be part of the oh-so-dismissive backlash.



Blogger E-6 said...

1. "The Baltimore Sun" The Jayhawks / Blue Earth
2. "Wake Up Everybody" Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes / Wake Up Everybody
3. "Throwing the Election" Game Theory / 2 Steps from the Middle Ages
4. "Penny Lane" The Beatles / Magical Mystery Tour
5. "Goin' Against Your Mind" Built To Spill / You In Reverse
6. "She's A Lady" Tom Jones / The Definitive Tom Jones
7. "Spirit in the Night" Bruce Springsteen / Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
8. "Wasted Away" Micah P. Hinson / The Baby & The Satellite
9. "1969" The Stooges / The Stooges
10. "Hey Hey What Can I Do" (Led Zep) The Hold Steady / Milkcrate Mosh

bonus "TVC 15" David Bowie / Station to Station

How could I forget Carol, George? I actually bought my copy of Log 22 from her at the 7th Street Entry. Love that woman.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Generik said...

1. Joe Jackson – “I’m The Man” — I’m The Man
2. Lou Red – “Dime Store Mystery” — New York
3. The Black Keys — “All Hands Against His Own” — Rubber Factory
4. Peter Tosh with Mick Jagger — “You Got To Walk And Don’t Look Back” — The Very Best Of Mick Jagger
5. Dr. John – “Mos’ Scocious” — The Very Best Of Dr. John
6. David Johansen – “She Knew She Was Falling In Love” – In Style
7. Traffic – “Pearly Queen” – Traffic
8. Imperial Teen – “Undone” – On
9. Big Joe Turner – “I’ve Been Up On The Mountain” — The Roots Of Jazz: The Blues Era
10. The Cure – “All I Want” — Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
**Bonus** Bob Dylan – “Floater (Too Much To Ask)” — Love & Theft
Sorry I didn't get a chance to see you on your whirlwind tour here, George, though I'm glad Tom did. Also happy to hear you were able to dine at Nopalito, which is Mrs. Generik's and my new favorite place to eat.

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Freealonzo said...

1. Girl, You'll be a Woman Soon -- Neil Diamond
2. Serious Bird Woman -- Robert Pollard
3. Length of Love -- Interpol
4. Master of Puppets -- Metallica
5. I Love You So Much It Hurts -- Ray Charles
6. Spirit Road -- Neil Young
7. Return of the Grievous Angel -- Gram Parsons
8. Shakespeare's Sister -- The Smiths
9. I'm Gonna Make You Mine -- Hypstrz
10. Blue Green Arrow.

Bonus: Without a Trace -- Soul Asylum

No gurl singers but three songs referring to a gurrl in the title.

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

1. Bob Dylan, "Idiot Wind," Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3
2. The Fugs, "Spaghetti Death," The Fugs First Album
3. Jean Ritchie, "Gypsie Laddie," Ballads From Her Appalachian Home
4. Louis Armstrong, "Struttin' With Some Barbeque," Louis Armstrong: Portrait of the Artists As a Young Man
5. Dave Ray & Tony Glover, "Uncertain Blues," West Bank Boogie
6. Lee Morse, "Yes Sir, That's My Baby," Pop Music: The Early Years
7. Lee Wiley, "I Got A Right To Sing the Blues," Pop Music: The Early Years
8. Mississippi John Hurt, "Slidin' Delta," Memorial Anthology
9. Bob Dylan, "Nettie Moore," Modern Times
10. Fred Neil, "Trouble in Mind" [Alternate Take], The Many Sides of Fred Neil

O Holy Algorithm, sometimes You throw up a nearly perfect set of repetitions/substitutions. Begin with the song that comes as close as any in merging the American pastoral tradition (song & lyric) with the American song book, by the artist who originally inspired the second generation Beat poets in The Fugs' in their turn toward Pop. And so the balance between Urban & Country Blues geniuses proceeds all the way through one of Modern Times' only good songs. Oh, and, not so randomly closing, given the Intelligent Designer's interests, a decent not great song by one of Dylan's great but inconsisent precursors.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, "Water and a Seat," Pig LibGuided by Voices, "A Salty Salute," Human Amusements at Hourly RatesPavement, "Rattled by the Rush," Wowee Zowee, Sordid Sentinels edThe Ramones, "I Can't Be (demo)," RamonesHayden, "Bass Song," Skyscraper National Park(Smog), "Hit the Ground Running," Knock KnockSalt, "Dig Me a Hole," Country Girl: New Sound of the Old West 5Fuck, "Hey You Motherfuckeroos," Those Are Not My BongosDead Moon, "Down the Road," Echoes of the PastBob Marley & the Wailers, "Redemption Song," LegendBonus: Roger Dean Young & The Tin Cup, "Damascus," PilgrimOpens strong and some good Ahab. I need me some new Crooked, I guess. (If comes through run together again, let me know how to fix it. Is it a Firefox issue?)

2:35 PM  
Blogger Generik said...

Marty -- I fixed mine by using the break tag -- < br > < /br >, without the spaces -- at the beginning and end of each line.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

Much thanks, Generik.

12:40 PM  

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