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13 November 2008

Shuffle-a-gogo anyone? 10 songs in a row on shuffle on the music delivery device of your choice. [More:] I'm in the process of putting a good portion of my collection onto the hard drive to make it easier to rotate stuff on and off my MP3 player and make mix discs. I've got about 14,000 songs loaded so far, so I figured now's a good time to shuffle for a test spin. I usually only loaded favorite tracks onto my MP3 player, so pretty much anything that came up on shuffle was a gem. But here I'm loading whole albums, so it's weird to have so much stuff come up that I don't recognize right away. Or even weirder, songs I don't really like that much. But it's definitely rekindled my love for many long neglected and forgotten records.

Here's mine with some real time comments.

1. Superchunk - Every Single Instinct (Indoor Living 2007) - One of the weaker songs one of the weaker Superchunk albums.

2. Foo Fighters - Times Like These (One by One 2002) - I'm not sure where the pendulum currently is on the Foo Fighters, but I love them immensely and have since that first album. This album was a little thin, but the three or four great songs, like this one, just kick.

3. Queen - I Can't Live With You (Inuendo 1991) - Wow, this song doesn't even sound familiar to me. Although, for the last few Queen albums, they were really a singles band to me. But it's still nice to hear that comforting Brian May guitar and I'm a sucker for the full on Queen harmonies.

4. Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby - First mate Rigby (s/t 2008) - I have no idea how these two hooked up, but I'm glad they did. Good ol' sloppy and fun rock.

5. Bobby Womack - You're Welcome, Stop On By (the Soul Years) - I didn't know much of Bobby's own recordings until this hits collection came out. If I didn't know better, I would have thought that this was Curtis Mayfield.

6. Gravel Pit - Enemy (Mass Avenue Freeze Out (2001) - One of the better songs from a pretty bland album, which was a shame since it followed up Silver Gorilla, one of my favorite albums of the past 15 years.

7. Jack's Mannequin (with Mick Fleetwood) - God (Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur 2007) - I recall not being that impressed with this cover of John Lennon's "God" when I first got the record, but here it sound pretty solid. A very faithful cover, which may be why it didn't impress me. What's the point of doing a cover if you're not going to add something new. Although I don't really see what Mick Fleetwood adds to this, other than his name.

8. Lily Allen - Nan You're A Window Shopper (Alright, Still 2006) I thought I was going to tire of Lily Allen pretty quickly, but I still love this whole damn album.

9. Mystery Machine - Underground (Glazed 1993) Dissonant guitar rock that sounds a bit like Dinosaur Jr. This song seems to steal several bits from Sonic Youth's Goo album. Back in the day this seemed real innovative, but now it sounds pretty dated.

10. the Dukes of Hamburg - Hey Joe (Some Folks 2002) Throw-away garage rock from the guitarist for the Mummies. But one man's trash is another's treasure, and I love this shit!

Well, there you go. What about you?
1. Kasey Chambers - The Captain
2. The Organ - Sinking Hearts
3. The Beatles - Your Mother Should Know
4. Dion - (I Used to Be a) Brooklyn Dodger
5. John Cale - Dancing Undercover
6. Prince & Vanity 6 - Vibrator
7. Talking Heads - Take Me to the River
8. Gram Parsons - The Angels Rejoiced Last Night
9. Lucinda Williams - Are You Down
10.Tegan and Sara - You Went Away
posted by danf 13 November | 14:16
1. Rancid - International Cover-Up
2. The Teeth - Walk Like a Clown
3. Bouncing Souls - Like A Fish in Water
4. The Cure - Killing an Arab
5. MxPx - Get Me Out
6. Mike Doughty - I Just Want the Girl in the Blue Dress
7. The Vibrators - Sweet Sweet Heart
8. The Dandy Warhols - Not if you were the last junkie on earth
9. Social Distortion - Sick Boys
10. Pretty Girls Make Graves - The Number
posted by stynxno 13 November | 14:29
stynxno: I love that Vibrators/Dandys/Social D triple threat! That makes me want to break out all three of those album. For my money, Pure Mania doesn't get the respect it deserves from the first line of UK punk.
posted by Slack-a-gogo 13 November | 14:35
1. Sonic Youth - Starfield Road
2. Bad Brains - Riot Squad
3. Nirvana - Smells like Teen Spirit
4. Fugazi - 2 Beats Off
5. AC/DC - Girls Got Rhythm
6. Superchunk - The Question is How Fast
7. Mogwai - With Portfolio
8. Blur - Battle
9. Doves - Firesuite
10. Lungfish - Descender

Of these, nowadays I would only listen to Fugazi regularly. huh.
posted by gaspode 13 November | 14:37
Prince & Vanity 6 - Vibrator

Someone else who knows that song! Awesome! That one never fails to crack me up.


1. Joy Division- Colony (my fanaticism about Joy Division has been especially intense for the last year or so)

2. Radiohead- Lucky (this song came out before OK Computer, on a UK benefit album called "War Child," and I was crazy about it. Little did I know their next album would be such a blockbuster.)

3. The Kinks- Misty Water

4. Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack- Dammit Janet!

5. Barcelona- Replicant (Barcelona were a cool, geeky boy-girl band from DC in the late 90s)

6. The Moody Blues- House of the Four Doors

7. The Happies- Shine Like You Do (the Happies are a band from NJ, don't think they've ever had a real record deal)

8. Prince- Jughead (I don't actually like this one)

9. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band- Abba Zaba (from Safe As Milk, which is a lot more accessible than Trout Mask Replica)

10. Tall Dwarfs- Song of the Silents
posted by BoringPostcards 13 November | 15:13
Tall Dwarfs! Yay!
posted by gaspode 13 November | 15:22
1. Joss Stone - Super Duper
2. The Hold Steady - Both Crosses
3. The Black Keys - Oceans & Streams (check out this album - Attack & Release, a recent one - very solid)
4. Fat Boy Slim - I Get Deep

(time passes)

5. Van Morrison - Jackie Wilson Said
6. Branford Marsalis - Berta, Berta
7. Maria McKee - Show Me Heaven
8. Joss Stone - Dirty Man
9. Moan - Trentemoller vocal version w/ Ane Trolle
10. How a Ressurection Really Feels - The Hold Steady

Funny - two sets of two-fers out of all the music.

He, BoPo, I knew that was your list before I got to the end.
posted by rainbaby 13 November | 15:25
posted by Wolfdog 13 November | 16:03
1. Feist - La MÍme Histoire
2. M.I.A. - Boyz
3. KT Tunstall - Leather (huh, first time I've listened to this one)
4. Alanis Morissette - Perfect (whoa, embarrassing)
5. Patrick Doyle - My Father's Favorite (S&S soundtrack)
6. A*Teens - One Night In Bangkok (...)
7. Jack Johnson - Banana Pancakes
8. Copeland - Don't Slow Down
9. Jesca Hoop - Dreams In the Hollow (ooh, my 2nd favorite discovery for 2007)
10. R.E.M. - King of Comedy

Lily Allen is on my list of artists I want to check out, were I to keep a list. Which just means I keep forgetting to do so. Plus I'm getting away from buying whole albums.
Too bad I just discovered Daily Musical Deal Tweets *grumbles*
posted by moonshine 13 November | 16:17
1. Why Are People Grudgeful? -- The Fall (insert Mark E. Smith joke here-uh.)

2. Indian War Whoop -- John Hartford (from the "O Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack)

3. Two-Headed Boy -- Neutral Milk Hotel (I like this record. Really. But people ten or fifteen years younger than me are aghast that I don't think it's the Greatest Thing Evar. Then again, many of them had never heard Double Nickels on the Dime, which IS the Greatest Thing Evar, so I guess it's a generational thing.)

4. Cocaine Cowgirl -- Matt Mays and El Torpedo (And this is on my iPod WHY? I have no idea. And I seem to have the whole album. Hope it was free.)

5. Wild Flower -- The Cult (I love The Cult. Fuck you.)

6. Justice Tonight/Kick It Over -- The Clash (Christ. This song is nine minutes long, and I am NOT high. *SKIP*)

7. The Hucklebuck -- Otis Redding (You know what to do. It's called the Hucklebuck. Yow!)

8. Werewolves of London -- Warren Zevon (the live version from "Stand in the Fire". Ah Warren Zevon, single-handedly giving all of California BALLS in the 1970s, during the Great Western Testicular Crisis. "You better stay away from him! He'll rip your lungs out, Jim! And he's looking for JAMES TAYLOR!")

9. A is to B as B is to C -- Boards of Canada (As Z is to Zzzzzzzzzzzz.)

10. I Surrender Dear -- Woody Herman and His Woodchoppers (This music makes me want a complicated cocktail in a stemmed glass and a cigarette from a snakeskin case. Lovely vibraphone playing, too.)


11. Dismal Dan -- Jack Purvis & His Orchestra (OK, I didn't shuffle this one. I picked it specially for you. The Wikipedia entry on Jack Purvis is fascinating. I wonder if there's a biography of the guy out there. What an interesting, troubled, colorful life.)
posted by BitterOldPunk 13 November | 16:28
BoringPostcards: Way cool on the Barcelona! On one hand that record is totally dated (deliberately), but on the other it has a timeless appeal to these ears. "Paging System Operator" just came up on my MP3 player shuffle a few days ago. I've also been giving Joy Division a lot of extra love the past year or so (partly due to Control, but also becasue I picked up that complete box). And it's great to see another Tall Dwarfs fan. I just realized that I haven't loaded any Tall Dwarfs or Chris Knox onto my hard drive yet - which I have to remedy right away. And since I don't know when to stop - I really like Safe As Milk. I think it gets a bum rap because it's the "accessible" Beefheart record. That might be true, but it still has some great songs.
posted by Slack-a-gogo 13 November | 16:34
1) LCD Soundsystem - Us v. Them
2) Boards of Canada - 84 Pontiac Dream
3) Spoon - The Way We Get By
4) The Crystal Method - Comin' Back
5) OK Go - Oh Lately It's So Quiet
6) Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
7) Creature - Kandahar
8) The Killers - Somebody Told Me
9) Doves - One of These Days
10) Arctic Monkeys - 505

(rainbaby those Fatboy Slim and Trentemoeller tracks are on my iPod as well)
posted by lonefrontranger 13 November | 16:46
1. 2 unlimited - One of many remixes of no limit.
2. Four Tet - Suns and Drums
3. The Books - A Little Longing
4. Marilyn Manson - Tourniqet
5. UNKLE - outro
6. Mouse on Mars - Tux & Damask
7. Pink Floyd - Two Suns in the ...?
8. Boards of Canada - Geogaddi Track 3
9. Smashing Pumpkins - Perfect
10. EMF - When You're Mine
posted by sleslie 13 November | 16:59
1. 2:19 - John Hammond, jr
2. Come on - Karl Mullen
3. Creole Angel - Sonny Landreth
4. Woodstock - CSNY
5. Ft. Worth Blues - Steve Earle
6. The Man I Love - Benny Goodman
7. Knockin' on Your - Door Old and in the Way
8. Romance in Durango - Bob Dylan
9. Let Go - Frou Frou
10. Shine - Benny Goodman
posted by octothorpe 13 November | 17:34
Shuffling stuff on my flash drive, since I'm still at work, and skipping duplicates, in a doomed effort to make this interesting:

Tussle - Disco d'Oro
Otto Virgial - Little Girl in Rome
John Patton - Gee Gee
Brazilian Girls - Good Time
Herbie Hancock - Little One
William Parker Quartet - Hawaii
The Reggae Boys - Mama Look Deh
Olufemi Ajesa & His New Nigerian Bros. - Aiye Le
Lafayette Gilchrist - The Syndicate
Prop - Sirius
posted by box 13 November | 17:39
Lucky Dube - Feel Irie
Ramasutra - Magma Mama
Kraftwerk - Radioactivity
McCoy Tyner - Contemplation
Mutya Buena - Real Girl
The Flaming Lips - Buggin
Kai Tracid - 180 Bassdrum
Butterfingers - Smell You On Me
Me'Shell Ndegeocello - Pocketbook
Queensryche - Freihet Ouverture
posted by goo 13 November | 23:17
The George Plimpton Film Festival || Angebunnies, or Bunnilenos, whatever. . . .