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30 November 2012

Weekend Shuffle! You know the drill. Bonus round: Sorted alphabetically, what are the first and last songs in your collection?
1) Dexter Gordon - "Willow Weep For Me"
2) Richmond Fontaine - "A Ghost I Became"
3) Mountain Sprout - "Dry Counties"
4) Shabazz Palaces - "Recollections of the Wraith"
5) Calexico - "Attack El Robot! Attack!"
6) The Immortal Lee County Killers - "What Are They Doing in Heaven Today?"
7) Scott H. Biram - "Santa Fe"
8) Blu & Exile - "Soul Rising"
9) Blur - "End of A Century"
10) The Left f/ Guilty Simpson - "Reporting Live"

Bonus Alphabetical Round: First is "Aberfan" by the Filthy Thieving Bastards. Last is "9th & Hennepin" by Tom Waits
posted by ufez 30 November | 17:16
Alright - love a good excuse to shuffle!

1. FRED FRITH - So Schnell Ich (Speechless 1981)
2. DAVID MAYHR - Loveblind (Soundshine 2012) - Pop goodness from the frontman for Sweden's Merrymakers and will be in my 2012 Top 20.
3. PLASMATICS - Incantation (Beyond the Valley of 1984 1981)
4. SAMMY DAVIS JR - Thou Swell (tha Wham of Sam: Warner Archives)
5. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - All My Friends (Sound of Silver 2006)
6. the ROLLING STONES - How Can I Stop (Bridges to Babylon 1997)
7. DAVID BOWIE - It Ain't Easy BBC live (Bowie at the Beeb)
8. the FRESH & ONLYS - the Mind is Happy (the Fresh & Onlys 2009)
9. ANY TROUBLE - Trouble With Love (Girls Are Always Right collection)
10. IAN McNABB - I'm Game (Truth and Beauty 1993)

BONUS ROUND: the first thing that comes up (other than songs that for some reason start with a space - need to fix that!) is Colin Newman's "& Jury". If we're skipping numbers and punctuation my first song is "A Andorinha da Primavera Dusted" by Madredeus. The last song is Throbbing Gristle's "Zyklon B Zombie".
posted by Slack-a-gogo 30 November | 17:31
Oh, yeah, my last song in true spirit (not counting numbers/symbols) is Aesop Rock's "ZZZ Top", which is probably pretty tough to beat.
posted by ufez 30 November | 17:37
1) Jethro Tull - Flying Dutchman (Stormwatch)
2) Eva Cassidy - Chain of Fools (Somewhere)
3) Collective Soul - Better Now (Youth)
4) Natalie Merchant - Crying, My Little One (Leave Your Sleep)
5) Yo-Yo Ma - J.S. Bach Cello Suite #2 in B Minor (The Cello Suites)
6) The Knack - My Sharona
7) Jonny Lang - Bump in the Road (Turn Around)
8) Murray Perahla - Two Rhapssodies, Op. 79 (Brahms: Handel Variations)
9) Vieux Diop -Sutu Kun (African Voices)
10) Joan Armtrading - Show Some Emotion (Live at the Royal Albert Hall)

Bonus round: First thing is three of Ella Fitzgerald's versions of A-Tisket A-Tasket. Last is Willis Prudhomme's Zydeco Queen from Passion Fish.
posted by bearwife 30 November | 17:47
This is quite representative of my recent interests. I am very much stuck in the 70s.

Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song
Murray The Cop - Jump Baby
Queen - In The Lap Of The Gods
Blondie - Rip Her To Shreds
Roxy Music - While My Heart Is Still Beating

Deep Purple - Comin' Home
Crack The Sky - Hold On
Nazareth - Miss Misery
Johnny Winter - It's All Over Now
Kiss - Cold Gin

01 - Ain't Got No - Hair
Years Ago - Alice Cooper

Some of my titles start with a track number. I haven't been too diligent about cleaning up tags.
posted by Ardiril 30 November | 18:13
1) Rockpile - Crawling from the Wreckage (live) - Not much makes me feel 16 again as effectively as Nick and the boys.
2) Sarah Lee Guthrie - Livin' By the Open Door
3) Wilco - She's a Jar
4) Paul Simon - Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
5) Uncle Tupelo - Before I Break
6) Arcade Fire - Haiti
7) The National - Runaway
8) The Decemberists - Down By The Water
9) Buffalo Springfield - Go and Say Goodbye
10) Bruce Springsteen - My Father's House

Bonus: First is "'Til The Money Runs Out" by John Hammond Jr. and the last is "Zombie" by Fela Kuti
posted by octothorpe 30 November | 18:14
The Newbeats - Bread And Butter
Paul Westerberg - Good Day
The Stonehenge Men - Big Feet
John Paul Young - Yesterdays Hero
Hank Snow - My Little Grass Shack
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Karen Ramirez - Looking for Love
Driver & Face - Love & Peace (Single Mix)
Billy Joe Royal - HUSH
New Order - True Faith

Lots of old stuff this round.

And not counting Cyrillic stuff:

"a" Train Lady - Mink Deville
Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin Daddies
posted by arse_hat 30 November | 18:20
1. I Tried to Leave You - Leonard Cohen
2. Cornbread and Butterbeans - Carolina Chocolate Drops
3. I Want to Love Him More - Doc Watson
4. When the Saints Go Marching In - Louis Armstrong
5. Truth No. 2 - Dixie Chicks
6. Luxury Liner - Emmylou Harris
7. Expecting to Fly - Buffalo Springfield
8. Circle of Fire - Sam Phillips
9. Moya Hlava - Annabel Chostek
10. Dust and Diesel - Bruce Cockburn

Bonus - A'Roving on a Winter's Night by some Moon chick :-)
Zoloft - Ween
posted by danf 30 November | 19:12
This isn't from the whole collection, just what was in the top bin of mostly recent acquisitions.

1 Johnny Sayles - You Told a Lie
2 EOD - On a Herald Go
3 EPROM - Honey Badger
4 Mother Mother - Angry Sea
5 Kool G Rap - Ill Street Blues
6 Freeez - Pop Goes My Love
7 Andrew Tibbs - I Made a Mistake
8 The Ocean - Catharsis of a Heretic
9 Surgeon - Remover of Darkness
10 Norman Feels - Shame

Firsts (non-alphabetical, numeric, alphabetical) and last
Patten - & Our Wild Paths Intersect
Common & Sadat X ft. Talib Kweli - 1-9-9-9
Arbiter - A Corsair's Name
D-Bridge - ZX81
posted by Hugh Janus 30 November | 19:29
1 / Terry Riley - Poppy Nogood "All Night Flight" Pt IV
2 / XTC - Sleepyheads (Drums & Wires Outtake)
3 / Danny Norbury - Bluebeard 4
4 / Mark Eitzel - Firefly (Live at the Bootleg Theater, 10/4/2011)
5 / Bonnie and Sheila - You Keep Me Hangin' On
6 / Zero 7 - Warm Sound
7 / System 7 - Mysterious Traveller (Dust Devils Mix)
8 / Sleater-Kinney - Little Mouth
9 / Tracey Thorn - Hormones
10 / Andy Partridge - Then She Appeared (Fuzzy Warbles Demo)

First song is "A. Sax" by Moondog; last is "[ ]" by Polygon Window.
posted by mykescipark 30 November | 23:41
Yay shuffle threads!

Going to do this w/ my phone, which is my main music player if I'm away from home.

1. Alex Chilton "B.A.B.Y." Chilton had a gift for cover songs, but his laconic take on this one makes me wonder if he didn't love the original as much as I do. Love his version, though, weird as it is.

2. The Glove "Sex-Eye-Make-Up" From 1983, a track from the one-off band formed by Robert Smith of The Cure, and Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie & The Banshees.

3. Primal Scream "Pills" An okay song from one of my favorite bands.

4. Wire "I Feel Mysterious Today" A good song from another of my favorite bands.

5. Nine Inch Nails "Even Deeper" I've always been a NIN fan, and coincidentally have been listening to them a lot lately. This is from The Fragile, from 1999, which I think is a hugely underrated album in the NIN catalog. It may be the last "essential" NIN album.

6. The Olivia Tremor Control "Define A Transparent Dream" Oy, ugh. This is a great song from a great Athens, Georgia band, and it reminds me of so many good times, but I'm also still not over the loss of Bill Doss, who died suddenly this summer. I met Bill several times in the 2000s since we hung out in a lot of the same circles, and his death still shocks me and doesn't seem right.

7. Ladytron "Zmeyka"

8. Prince "Delirious" Prince's "1999" album came out when I was in high school, and is part of my musical DNA.

9. The Hidden Cameras "Heji" A band I discovered when someone posted them on MetaChat!

10. Lady Gaga "Electric Chapel" Not one of her best songs, but there it is.

BONUS ROUND: First song on my phone is called "!" by Foetus, and is basically a 4-second orchestral hit. What's funny is that any time I put my player into shuffle mode, it plays this track first, so it's always "WHAM!" and then the first song. I don't know why it does this, but it's kind of hilarious. The last song on my phone is Aphex Twin's "Equation," which is just what people call it because the title actually IS a long equation that probably means something to him but I don't know what it is.
posted by BoringPostcards 01 December | 00:39
First song on my phone is called "!" by Foetus

NAIL is such a good album. Man. I haven't listened to it in way too long.
posted by mykescipark 01 December | 01:56
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