Friday Music Day: June 3, 2011

It's been a busy week for me, with only four days to get everything done. I haven't had time yet to read free's Pretenders review nor to take in any of Chuck James's greatness. This weekend should lighten up, but I've yet to see my "honeydew" list.

Got any music thoughts? Or just send your random list.

18 thoughts on “Friday Music Day: June 3, 2011”

  1. A friend recently sent me a new 180-gram vinyl pressing of Rodriguez' Cold Fact. I haven't had a chance to spin it yet, unfortunately.

    This week's list:

    1. Tower of Power - Just When We Start Makin' It / Back to Oakland
    2. Tomasz Stanko - A Farewell to Maria / Leosia
    3. The Distillers - Drain the Blood / Coral Fang
    4. Joan Baez - Man of Constant Sorrow / Very Early Joan
    5. Seasick Steve - Salem Blues / Dog House Music

    6. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Watching Alice / Tender Prey
    7. B.B. King - I Like to Live the Love / To Know You is to Love You
    8. Sonny Sharrock - Many Mansions / Ask the Ages
    9. Woody Guthrie - Vigilante Man / Dust Bowl Ballads
    T. Yuri Shevchuk - Dead City / Field Mail from Afghan Veterans

  2. .

    * On the Bound - Fiona Apple - When the Pawn...
    * Kill Rock N Roll - System of a Down - Hypnotize
    * Flight of the Feathered Serpent - Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
    * Battle-Axe - Deftones - (self-titled)
    * The Kids Aren't Alright - The Offspring - Americana
    * Till I Get My Way - The Black Keys - Rubber Factory
    * Lights in the Sky - Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
    * Relative Ways - And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Source Tags and Codes
    * Kids - Sleigh Bells - Treats
    * Pinion - Nine Inch Nails - Broken

  3. Super busy at the office today, pulling double duty to cover for a vacation. Probably won't/shouldn't be around much today.

    John Butler Trio - "Mystery Man" April Uprising
    Miike Snow - "Burial" Miike Snow
    The Damnwells - "Like It Is" One Last Century
    Lupe Fiasco - "I Don't Wanna Care Right Now" Lasers
    WuTang vs. The Beatles - "C.R.E.A.M." Enter the Magical Mystery Chambers

    Johnny Cash - "In My Life" American IV
    Secret Machines - "Terrible Light" Like I Can
    Li'l Wayne - "You Ain't Got Nuthin'" Tha Carter III
    Spoon - "Goodnight Laura" Transference
    Tapes 'n Tapes - "One In the World" Outside

  4. 1. Christina Aguilera “Genie 2.0”* Keeps Getting Better: A Decade of Hits
    2. Gene Pitney “Mecca” Gene Pitney at His Best*
    3. Gui Boratto “Beautiful Life (Gui Boratto Remix)” Chromophobia: Remixe Part 2
    4. Gold Panda “Police” Quitter's Raga
    5. Kate Simko “She Said (Ryan Elliot Edit)” She Said

    6. Hooray for Earth “No Love” True Loves
    7. Meat Puppets “Station” Too High to Die
    8. Theatre of Voices, conductor: Paul Hillier, composer: Arvo Pärt “De Profundis (Psalm 129)”* De Profundis
    9. Fovea Hex “Far From Here” Here Is Where We Used to Sing
    T. Schneider TM vs. KPT.Michi.gan “Ray Nox” Binokular*

    B. Bonny Billy & The Picket Line “Ohio River Boat Song”* Funtown Comedown

    *Notes:
    1. I heard the original on the radio when I was in Moscow, Idaho for the summer, completely without TV. At first I thought it was some fantastic disposable Euro thing (like, say iiO's "Rapture (Tastes So Sweet)"). I loved how trashy the lyrics were, transparently trying to keep the entendres just doubled enough with the metaphor. I loved how the skittery beat sounded like Richard D. James or Funkstörung decided to produce some pop. I wrote down what I could remember of the lyrics so I could seek it out once I got back to MN. Little did I know that the was ubiquitous and like the top request for the summer on MTV's TRL, or that the singer was a former Mickey Mouse Clubber and the "Next Big Thing". I find I like about half of Aguilera's singles, and I'll always have a warm spot in my heart for "Genie".

    2. Some Italian compilation I found for cheap (like $3) online.

    5. I love the needle-y beat that shows up around 2:00 and takes over from about 2:40 to 3:00. The original is almost 12 minutes long but doesn't have that part.

    8. One of my favorites of Pärt's vocal works, accompanied by Organ and Percussion. Each syllable has even weight and length, but the drones of the organ and the intensity of the drum keeps raising the tension. At about 4:46 in the youtube I linked to (different version, which isn't quite as good), there's a brief instrumental break with just the organ and some bells that it probably my favorite part on the whole album. "Out of the depths, I have called you, O Lord..." and that sounds exactly where it's coming from.

    T. Same EP that gave us their cover of the Smiths' "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out." (Which you need to hear if you haven't.)

    B. Just listening to this a few days ago, for some reason the lyric "Where the afterglories glow" struck me as a fantastic lyric, especially for his first single!

  5. I set up WMP to play from my Recently Added tracks; let’s see what popped up…

    “My Bully” – Modern Skirts, Catalogue of Generous Men
    “Elsie Cubitt” – Patrick Gowers, Sherlock Holmes soundtrack
    “San Pedro” – Ozric Tentacles, The Yum Yum Tree
    “Driver’s Seat” – Sniff ‘n’ the Tears, Fickle Heart
    “Oops” – Steps Ahead, Modern Times
    “Jane Austen’s Door” – Steve Hackett, Darktown
    “Ask” – The Smiths, The World Won’t Listen
    “Providence” – Saints of Valory, The Bright Lights
    “Heightened Awareness” – Steve Morse, Prime Cuts
    “World of the Heart (Main Title)” – Randy Edelman, Dragonheart soundtrack

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    01 New School - Alma Afrobeat Ensemble - A TuneCore World Sampler
    02 Paperback Writer - Beatles - Past Masters Vol 2
    03 Camino - Gipsy Kings - !Volare!
    04 Groom's Still Waiting at the Alter - Dylan - GH Vol 3
    05 Turned Up Too Late - Graham Parker - Heat Treatment
    06 Portobello Belle - Dire Straits - Communique
    07 Gratitude - Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full
    08 Donald and Lydia - John Prine - Great Days
    09 Run - Vampire Weekend - Contra
    10 The Blue Dahlia - Lanny Myers - Sax & Violence: Music from Dark Side of Screen

  7. I am so incredibly glad this week is nearly over. I'm not fond of June. It will be a good weekend and E3 starts next week, so there's that.

    01. The Angels of Light - "My Sister Said" from The Angels of Light Sing "Other People"
    02. UGK - "Protect & Serve" from Super Tight
    03. The Wrens - "Safe and Comfortable" from Secaucus
    04. The Intelligence - "Singing Contest" from Boredom and Terror
    05. Harlem - "I'm on Drugs" from Free Drugs 😉
    06. Burial - "Etched Headplate" from Untrue
    07. E-40 ft. Leviti - "1-Luv" from In a Major Way
    08. The Raveonettes - "Hallucinations" from Lust Lust Lust
    09. Joggers - "White Madam" from With a Cape and Cane
    10. Titus Andronicus - "A More Perfect Union" from The Monitor

  8. Here Comes Everybody Autolux Future Perfect
    Piano Fire (w/ PJ Harvey) Sparklehorse It's A Wonderful Life
    Ativan Atlas Sound Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
    Life Is White (Demo) Big Star Keep An Eye On The Sky
    Love To Burn Neil Young & Crazy Horse Ragged Glory

    Rocket Machine Opal Happy Nightmare Baby
    Young Adult Friction The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
    Ship Of Fools John Cale Fear
    Happiness Elliot Smith Figure 8
    Messenger Blonde Redhead Misery Is A Butterfly

    1. Young Adult Friction The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

      Where / how did you come across this band? I ask because a good friend went to school with half of this band, and we got to hang out with them before their gig in Santa Fe. All pretty cool folks.

      1. Can't remember if it was a Pitchfork rave, or an AV Club one. I just remember thinking they sounded right up my alley. (They are.) Shoegazing power pop with boy/girl harmonies--what's not to like?

          1. I like it, even though it's produced to within an inch of it's life. I was also a little disappointed that it didn't include the insanely catchy single "Say No To Love".

            (I do prefer the first one, though.)

  9. L.A. Woman - The Doors - L.A. Woman
    Wichita - The Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall
    Funland At The Beach - Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
    Diggin The New - Joe Strummer & THe Mescaleros - Rock Art & THe X-Ray Style
    Gin Soaked Boy - Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones

    Cassandra Geminni: E. Sarcophagi - The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute
    Dust Bowl Blues - Woody - Dust Bowl Ballads
    Stop Breathin' Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
    Lost In The Supermarket - The Clash - London Calling
    Six O'Clock News - John Prine - S/T

    b. Take, Take, Take - The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan

  10. 1. The New Timer -- Bruce Springsteen
    2. Ate it Twice -- Robert Pollard
    3. Sonic Reducer -- Dead Boys
    4. Leah -- Roy Orbison
    5. Every Little Thing She Does -- The Police
    6. Boredom -- The Buzzcocks
    7. Popular Creeps -- Chris Mars
    8. Losin' It -- Soul Asylum
    9. Rock and Roll -- Led Zeppelin
    10. No. 13 Baby -- Pixies

    Bonus: heart of a Saturday Night -- Jonathan Richman

  11. I used to be the first one to post a lot, but now I leave for work before this post even comes up. D'oh.

    1. Tim McGraw -- My Best Friend
    2. Lila McCann -- Something In The Air
    3. Ghost in This House -- Shenandoah
    4. Calloway -- I Wanna Be Rich
    5. Rockapella -- Pachelbel Canon
    6. Brad Paisley -- Mud on the Tires
    7. The Beatles -- You Really Got a Hold On Me
    8. Stevie Wonder -- I Just Called To Say I Love You
    9. Patty Loveless -- You Can Feel Bad
    10. Dave Mathews Band -- Don't Drink The Water

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