Friday, February 05, 2010

Friday Random Ten

The Mountain Goats "New Star Song" Beautiful Rat Sunset
Destroyer "My Favourite Year" Trouble in Dreams
Space Negros "The End of Transition" Dig Archaeology
Terry Radigan "When I Get Around" Vanguard 50 Years Sampler
Moby "Slipping Away" Hotel
Lucinda Williams "Side of the Road" [live] Passionate Kisses [ep]
Television Personalities "Closer to God" Closer to God
Simian Mobile Disco "I Got This Down (Invisible Conga People Remix)" Wichita Free Sampler Summer 2008
Marshall Crenshaw "Mary Anne" Marshall Crenshaw
Johnny Adams "Release Me" Big Ol' Box of New Orleans

Tom Tom Club "L'Elephant" Tom Tom Club

Well a bit of the all-over there. Still, a classic Crenshaw chestnut, one of Lucinda's under-rated ones, and much other fun. And tonight it's Ahab Music Live!--Langhorne Slim at a local coffee shop! Really.



Anonymous Freealonzo said...

1. Jagged - Old 97's
2. Send For Me - Nat King Cole
3. Stay Away - Nirvana
4. Evidence - Thelonious Monk
5. Daughter - Pearl Jam
6. Gone - The Wedding Present
7. O, Dana - Big Star
8. The Comedians - Roy Orbison
9. Song For Patty - Sammy Walker
10. It's Never That Easy Though, Is It - Los Campesinos!

Bonus: Country Boy - Johnny Cash

8:27 AM  
Blogger ahab said...

Langhorne Slim, “The Honeymoon” Langhorne Slim
Langhorne Slim, “Loretta Lee Jones” When the Sun’s Gone Down
Mark Mulcahy, “Jason” Fathering
Owen, “In the Morning, Before Work” The Seaside
Howe Gelb, “Pedal Steel and She’ll” Confluence
PJ Harvey, “Good Fortune” Good Fortune
Hugh Cornwell, “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again” Mojo: Dylan Covered
Waco Brothers, “Where in the World” Electric Waco Chair
Roxy Music, “Mother of Pearl” Stranded
Jack Logan, “On the Beach” Bulk

Bonus: Tarnation, “Big O Motel” Gentle Creatures

Wow, is that weird. My list this week starts with a pair of Langhorne Slim tunes. Uncanny!

A coffeeshop's the place to see him. His new, full-band album is abominable. (Luckily my FRT pulls from the first two CDs.) Although I see he's going to be opening for someone good, I forget who, so apparently somebody retains hope for him. And have you seen that TV commercial -- for a bank, I think -- featuring his song? Gahhh!

1:36 PM  
Blogger E-6 said...

1. "Whipping Boy" Shearwater / Winged Life
2. "Glad Girls" Guided By Voices / Isolation Drills
3. "On Time" Soledad Brothers / Voice Of Treason
4. "Almost Crimes" Broken Social Scene / You Forgot it in People
5. "Almost Home" Hem / Funnel Cloud
6. "Priest's Knees" Destroyer / Destroyer's Rubies
7. "If That's Alright" Uncle Tupelo / Still Feel Gone
8. "The Battle Of Evermore" Led Zeppelin / IV
9. "Skinny Love" Bon Iver / For Emma, Forever Ago
10. "The Wanderer" Dion / 24 Original Classics
bonus: "Back Burner" Ida / I Know About You

A little more Dan Bejar for you. Ahab, I love that Tarnation record. What ever became of them?

1:48 PM  
Blogger Marty said...

Modest Mouse, "Fly Trapped in a Jar," We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Pixies, "There Goes My Gun" and "Debaser" Doolittle
Postal Service, "Natural Anthem," Give Up
Langhorne Slim, "Mary," When the Sun's Gone Down
Rilo Kiley, "Salute My Shorts," Take Offs and Landings
Pavement, "Texas Never Whispers," Slanted & Enchanted, L&R
John Lennon, "Love," The John Lennon Collection
Yo La Tengo, "Avalon or Someone Similar," Popular Songs
Cars Can Be Blue, "You're on Drugs," Doubly Unbeatable
Hem, "Sailor," Rabbit Songs

Bonus: Pixies, "Crackity Jones," Doolittle

Hmmm. Can't explain the Doolittle obsession, but I like the album, so ok. Plus a Langhorne.

Free download from the band that I accidentally named on the link. They listen to Big Star, Replacements, Kinks, Husker Du and others. If I had to pick a single, it would be "Been So Good" and "Fresh Romance" on the B. Check it out.

wv: yophiz

1:54 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

I hope that didn't come out wrong. I think it'll be a great show. He's high energy yet intimate. It'll be a blast.

If you get a chance, and he'll probably give you several, request that he play "Mississippi Bo Weevil Blues." A friend and I who saw him together both times (about a year apart) at Iota in Arlington, VA (just across River from DC) drunkenly harassed him to play that most excellent song from a little Paramount Records compilation CD. Near the end of the second show he wearily asked us why we always wanted him to play a song he couldn't remember anymore.

Good times.

1:54 PM  
Blogger ahab said...

Paula Frazer did a couple of solo CDs in like '03-'05, E, but I see Tarnation has had a release after those, in '07.

She's got such a beautiful, melancholy voice. And such power.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Generik said...

1. No Unmaking – Old Reliable
2. Christine – Siouxsie & the Banshees
3. Radio Sweetheart – Elvis Costello
4. That’s the Story of My Life – Velvet Underground
5. Going Left Right – The Department
6. Margaret – Jill Sobule
7. Last Great American Whale – Lou Reed
8. It’s a Mean Old World – Otis Rush
9. Syrup & Honey – Duffy
10. Even If I Could – The Mamas & The Papas

*Bonus** L’orgue des Amoreux – Edith Piaf

I guess I missed the memo about including some Langhorne Slim on my list this week, dang it.

3:24 PM  
Blogger George said...

Langhorne Slim didn't make my list, just going to see him live tonight. If you leave right now, Erik, you'd be in SB in time for the show!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Queen Whackamole said...

1) “Something's Coming” West Side Story
2) “Paint” Soul Coughing
3) “Shower The People” James Taylor
4) “100 Years” Five For Fighting
5) “Glendora” Rilo Kiley
6) “Kalifornia” Fatboy Slim
7) “Angel Doves” Mindy Smith
8) “Wild Horses” The Sundays
9) “Move Your Feet” JUNIOR SENIOR
10) “Dead Man's Party” Oingo Boingo
+) “Those Three Days” Lucinda Williams

Langhorne Slim was GREAT. I also really enjoyed the opener, April Smith and the Great Picture Show...

1:02 PM  

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