Friday Music Day: May 6, 2011

I'm guest DJ in the video booth next week.  I need to edit.  I've got nine good days of Ha Ha Tonka, but a week is only seven days!

Drop your list.

25 thoughts on “Friday Music Day: May 6, 2011”

  1. People "I Love You" Ultimate 60's Garage Band Rock
    Blitzen Trapper "Summer Town" Wild Mountain Nation
    Guided By Voices "Hollow Cheek" Mag Earwhig!
    Guided By Voices "Sot" Vampire On Titus
    Dr. Dog "Old News" We All Belong
    The Hold Steady "Separate Vacations" Live at the Soho
    The Zombies "Changes" Odyssey and the Oracle
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah "Upon This Tidal Wave Of Young Blood" Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    Dean and Britta "White Horses" Back Numbers
    eels "Hospital Food" Electro-Shock Blues
    Wilco "Misunderstood" Kicking Television: Live In Chicago

  2. Three Dog Night: Never Been To Spain
    Billy Joel: Piano Man
    Chicago: Wishing You Were Here
    Madonna: Like A Prayer
    The Beatles: I'll Be Back
    Fastball: Sweetwater, Texas
    Creedence Clearwater Revival: Fragile Child
    Barenaked Ladies: Celebrity
    The Beatles: I Want To Hold Your Hand
    Common Rotation: Don't Let's Start

      1. i think it was one of the johns that said it's a song about not let's starting.

  3. .

    01. Iron Maiden - "Flash Of The Blade", Powerslave
    02. Black Label Society - "Berserkers", 1919 Eternal
    03. Jag Panzer - "Three Voices Of Fate", Thane To The Throne
    04. Blind Guardian - "The New Order", A Twist In The Myth
    05. Iced Earth - "Prophecy", Something Wicked This Way Comes
    06. Death - "Destiny", Individual Thought Patterns
    07. Dio - "Mystery", The Last In Line
    08. Testament - "First Strike Is Deadly", The Legacy
    09. Nevermore - "The Learning", The Politics Of Ecstasy
    10. Iced Earth - "Red Baron / Blue Max", The Glorious Burden

  4. .
    311 Creatures(For A While)
    Death Cab For Cutie No Sunlight
    Billy Bragg & Wilco Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key
    Bubba Sparxxx Deliverance
    Bob Dylan Just Like A Woman

    Billy Bragg & Wilco California Stars
    Band Of Horses Dilly
    George Strait A Heart Like Hers
    [Dido] Life For Rent
    The Black Keys Set You Free
    BT: Gnarls Barkley She Knows

      1. When I saw Wilco a few years back at Northrop Auditorium, Gary Lauris came out and they played this song in the encore. Very Cool.

  5. 1. I Put a Spell on You -- Creedance Clearwater Revival
    2. Tell You Why Tomorrow -- Husker Du
    3. Beast of Burden -- Rolling Stones
    4. On The Wall -- Jesus and Mary Chain
    5. Ziggy Stardust -- David Bowie
    6. If This is Love, Can I get my Money Back -- Charlie Pickett
    7. In a Little While -- U2
    8. Whispering Pines -- The Band
    9. The Enemy -- Guided By Voices
    10. Redrum -- Tom Waits

    Bonus: Found a Job (live) -- Talking Heads

  6. 1. With A Girl Like You The Troggs Six Transistor
    2. She'd Rather Be With Me The Turtles Six Transistor
    3. I Think We're Alone Now Tommy James & The Shondells Six Transistor
    4. Live The Merry-Go-Round Six Transistor
    5. Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon) The Mama's And The Papa's Six Transistor
    6. Pretty Ballerina Left Banke Six Transistor
    7. 98.6 Keith Six Transistor
    8. Pay You Back With Interest The Hollies Six Transistor
    9. The Warmth Of The Sun The Beach Boys Six Transistor
    10. Waterloo Sunset The Kinks Six Transistor
    Bonus cuts:
    11. Ain't No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Six Transistor
    12. Be My Baby The Ronettes Six Transistor
    13. I'm Your Puppet James & Bobby Purify Six Transistor
    14. Downtown Petula Clark Six Transistor
    15. Kind Of A Drag The Buckinghams Six Transistor
    16. I Can Never Go Home Anymore The Shangri-Las Six Transistor
    17. Never My Love The Association Six Transistor
    18. Reflections of My Life Marmalade</s Six Transistortrong>
    19. My Back Pages
    The Byrds Six Transistor
    20. This Guy's In Love With You Burt Bacharach Six Transistor

      1. [D_ do Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong]

        /what a mouthful - I'd rather just say [Dido] and deal with the consequences/

  7. 01. Dance Little Sister - Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock N Roll
    02. Big River - Johnny Cash - The Essential Johnny Cash
    03. One of Us Must Know - Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
    04. St. Thomas - Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colosuss
    05. Lotta Love - Neil Young - Comes a Time
    06. Chances Are - Bob Marley - The Best of
    07. Time Is On My Side - Rolling Stones - The Singles Collection
    08. This Masquerade - Leon Russell - Carney
    09. King Kong - Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)
    10. Roll, Turn, Spin - Taj Mahal - World Music

  8. .

    * In - Swans - The Great Annihilator
    * Porcelina of the Vast Oceans - Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
    * One of These Days - Neil Young - Harvest Moon
    * Since I've Been Lovin' You - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
    * Westward Bound - Ha Ha Tonka - Death of a Decade
    * Pink - Boris - Pink
    * Lay it Down Clown - The Replacements - Tim
    * Biscuit - Portishead - Dummy
    * Soil - System of a Down - (self-titled)
    * Malibu Gas Station - Sonic Youth - The Eternal

  9. .
    Less Than Jake - "Big" Pezcore
    Foo Fighters - "The Last Song" In Your Honor
    Bossman - "Ayo" The Wire Soundtrack
    Muse - "I Belong To You" The Resistance
    Muse - "Take A Bow" Black Holes & Revelations

    Wilco - "A Shot In The Arm" Summer Teeth
    Foo Fighters - "Overdrive" One By One
    Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova - "The Moon" The Swell Season
    Wilco - "The Late Greats" Kicking Television
    Bon Iver & St. Vincent - "Rosyln" New Moon soundtrack

    Yes, it's actually "Rosyln", not "Roslyn". Also, I don't know if I've ever had 3 twofers in one list before

    1. Hansard is touring with Eddie Vedder this summer. Tix are already at $100 in the secondary market. Wish I could go.

  10. So glad this week is nearing its end.

    01. The Wrens - "Green Tides" from The Meadowlands (Limited Edition)
    02. Dead Kennedys - "Terminal Preppie" from Plastic Surgery Disaters
    03. The Twilight Sad - "Scissors" from Forget the Night Ahead
    04. Obits - "Naked to the World" from Moody, Standard, and Poor
    05. The Raveonttes - "Apparitions" from Raven in the Grave
    06. mclusky - "Collagen Rock" from mclusky do dallas
    07. TV Ghost - "The Winding Stair" from Mass Dream
    08. The Streets - "Could Well Be In" from A Grand Don't Come For Free
    09. E-40 - "Spittin'" from In a Major Way
    10. Fire on Fire - "Flordinese" from The Orchard

    BT. 8ball & MJG - "What Can I Do" from On Top of the World

  11. Bought my first mp3 player, got it in the mail yesterday. It's a Creative Zen, Vision M, 30 GB. So far I am impressed with its functions, and I only plan to use it primarily for audio, and it seems good. The touchpad is extremely sensitive, even on the tightest setting, but I'll probably get the hang of it eventually.

  12. 3 the hard way - Beastie Boys - To the 5 Boroughs
    Unsuffer Me - Lucinda - West
    Smoking Daddy - Freakwater - Old Paint
    Steam Engine - My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves
    Without Me - Eminem - The Eminem Show

    A Method - TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
    Dig Your Grave - Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News
    Death To Everyone - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See A Darkness
    Divide And Conquer - Husker Du - The Living End
    There's No Home For You Here - The White Stripes - Elephant

  13. There may be a few previews of my VJ week.

    1. Meat Puppets “Backwater (Live Acoustic in Studio)” Radio Meat!*
    2. Murder by Death “Canyon Inn (Room 16)” Little Joe Gould EP
    3. Rocky Votolato “Instrumentals (Live)” Drake Underground, Toronto, Oct 18, 2010
    4. EAR* “Live This Moment (Mix 2)” EP Mixes
    5. We™* “Latex=Porex” Decentertainment

    6. Photek* “Industry of Noise” Form & Function, Vol. 2
    7. Hello Saferide “Saturday Nights” Introducing... Hello Saferide
    8. Ha Ha Tonka “The Horse in Motion (Live in Studio)”* Lounge Act
    9. Current 93 “UrShadow (AMR Edit)”* Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain
    T. Retribution Gospel Choir “Your Bird” 2
    E. Ryoji Ikeda “data.flex” dataplex

    1. This was a promo cassette that I once found at Cheapo (Tapes & LPs on Snelling), one side was a an acoustic radio session/interview on WBAI, and the other was a DJ gig. Sadly, I have lost the tape, and was quite ticked about that. Last week, after my Meat Puppets dissertation in this space, I wanted more Meat Puppets on my iPod. Due to the wonders of the internet, I found the lives session in MP3 version. The Meat Puppets keep a lot of bootlegs publicly available on their website; (which is run by drummer emeritus Derrick Bostrom), but I found this in another place.

    1b. Oh wow, the Internet Archive has a soundboard recording of the 2007 reunion show of theirs that I saw at the Varsity: First time I saw Ha Ha Tonka. I need this.

    4. Yeah, that's my wife. Back before we get pregnant with AJR, she had been playing a few coffeeshops and churches, and club 3 Degrees. Her sound is kindof a folk-pop acoustic guitar Lilithy thing (think Jewel's first album and Patty Griffin), with moderately religious lyrics (I'd compare them more to JeffA's weekly blog from his parish website than to anything I've heard from the pulpit or seen on TV). Feeling good about a few of her songs, and wanting to have something to sell to her few fans (mostly from our church and family), she found a local producer that had worked on a few recordings she liked, and she hired him to record three of the songs. Well, the producer felt too much that he wanted EAR to be a poppy crossover-potential singer and EAR was too uncertain of herself to speak up early enough, and the three tracks came out more like Jewel's fourth or fifth album than her first, which is not what we wanted. The whole thing put a bad taste in her mouth about her music, and she never released the songs, shut off her myspace, and hasn't played since except to a church youthgroup. (As we got pregnant with AJR like two months later, that worked as a good divide. We've got all the stem tracks on a flash drive, for a potential remix (or de-mix?) by someone else. She's told me that in the past few weeks she has picked up the guitar again.

    5. We™ is pretty cool stuff if you're into dubstep. It's kindof proto-dubstep, coming out of the New York "Illbient" scene of the late 90's. I'd recommend this album, their third, and also their second, The Square Root of Negative One. Their first, As Is is too ambient for me, and it makes me sleepy.

    6. I was a big fan of Photek's first two albums Modus Operandi and Form & Function, plus the singles around that time, like the essential "Ni Ten Ichi Ryu." He made very spacious drum and bass music (to give an analogue, Burial sounded like he's applying a Photek approach to two-step). But then Photek made an erratic album with some bad two-step (which turned into an international club hit), and left Astralwerks and the US market. I recently decided to follow up on what he's been up to, and it's even more scattered. This track has some heavy looped guitars and vocals. It's okay, it sounds like something 3D of Massive Attack did on 100 Windows but with a jungle beat, but it's not something that I would have ever paid attention to, were it not for his work from a dozen years ago.

    8. This is probably my favorite Ha Ha Tonka song. Staticky and screechy guitars paired with acoustic strumming. I consider the long instrumental intro to be that the first verse is just sung by Brett's guitar. Then when the lyrics do come in, they're about Sherman's March to the Sea, but they could also be generally about the destructive nihilism of young adulthood. One can draw parallels to our nation's recent military activities, although there is nothing in the lyrics to explicitly do so.

    9. My edit here was just taking off the final 40 seconds of noise that works on the album, but not on a mix disc.

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