Friday Music Day: July 22, 2011

Share a list of ten random tracks from your digital music player or streaming music service. Or just start a conversation on music.

U2 is playing at TCF this weekend? Are you going? Would you have gone were it cheaper?

22 thoughts on “Friday Music Day: July 22, 2011”

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    Signals Line the Airspace - Bleak Russian Soundscapes - Belmont's Final Transmission
    Miami - Counting Crows - Hard Candy
    Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes - (self-titled)
    Acoustic Tale 3 - Field Rotation - Acoustic Tales
    This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm On This Song - System of a Down - Mezmerize
    Imagine - A Perfect Circle - eMotive
    Taking Control - Aphex Twin - Drukqs
    Searchlight - Giant Sand - Long Stem Rant
    Silver Rocket - Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
    The Wire 1 - Alvin Lucier - Music on a Long Thin Wire (A. Lucier)

    An odd mix of '80's stuff and ambient. And look, no Nirvana, no Nine Inch Nails, no Neil Young! Truly a random 10.

    1. I forgot to mention that the 11th song in the random shuffle was 'The Wire 2'. That's the first time I can ever remember the iPod playing two songs in their album order while on shuffle.

  2. if you say so, no, and no.

    1 “walk on by” – cakeprolonging the magic
    2 “what people are made of” – modest mouse – the moon and antarctica
    3 “pretty noose” – soundgardendown on the upside
    4 “righteous and the wicked” – red hot chili peppersblood sugar sex magik
    5 “betty” – walt minkel producto
    6 “hang on to yourself” – david bowiethe rise and fall of ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars
    7 “normandie” – shout out loudsour ill wills
    8 “seems so long” – stevie wondermusic of my mind
    9 “strangers” – portisheadroseland NYC
    10 “season’s trees” – danger mouse & daniele luppi - rome

  3. .
    01. The Gentleman Soldier - Pogues - Rum Sodomy & the Lash
    02. Heroes and Villians - Brian Wilson - Smile
    03. Let It Be - Beatles - Let It Be...Naked
    04. Tropical Hot Dog Night - Cap'n Beefheart - Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller)
    05. Waiting for the UFOs - Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks
    06. All Day and All of the Night - Kinks - Best of
    07. Two Bass Hit - Miles Davis - Miles Davis at Newport 1958
    08. I Will Dare - Replacements - Let It Be
    09. Over the Rainbow - Melody Gardot - My One and Only Thrill
    10. How Long Has This Been Going On? - Ella Fitzgerald - Sings the George & Ira Gershwin Songbook

    Double "Let It Be" sighting!

  4. 1. De la Soul “Eye Know” Timeless
    2. Amadou & Mariam “Sabali” Welcome to Mali
    3. Puff Daddy & the Family f. the Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Kim, The LOX, Dave Grohl, Perfect, Fuzzbubble, Rob Zombie, & Size 14 “It's All About the Benjamins (Rock Remix II)” It's All About the Benjamins
    4. Katy B ft. Magnetic Man “Perfect Stranger” On a Mission
    5. Camp Lo “Sparkle (Mr. Midnight Mix)” Uptown Saturday Night

    6. Ha Ha Tonka “Full Set, Oct 14, 2010” Live at the Triple Rock, 2010 (AMR Bootleg)
    7. Hello Saferide “I Can't Believe It's Not Me” Introducing... Hello Saferide
    8. Plastikman “Passage (In)” Consumed
    9. Beyoncé “Run the World (Girls)* (Radio Edit)” Run the World (Girls)
    T. Bobby Bare Jr. “Don't Go to Chattanooga” A Storm, A Tree, My Mother's Head

    E. Shabazz Palaces “An Echo from the Hosts That Profess Infinitum” Black Up

    *aka: "Run the Floor" or "Pon the World"

  5. 1. Dropkick Murphys - Vices and Virtues - The Meanest of Times
    2. Fugazi - I'm So Tired - Instrument Soundtrack
    3. TV on the Radio - Second Song - Nine Types of Light
    4. Dinosaur Jr. - Plans - Farm
    5. Fountains of Wayne - All Kinds of Time - Welcome Interstate Managers
    6. System of a Down - Cigaro - Mesmerize
    7. Broken Social Scene - Chase Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
    8. Pixies - No. 13 Baby - Doolittle
    9. Beastie Boys - Make Some Noise - Hot Sauce Committee, Part 2
    T. M83 - Midnight City

  6. Cornsilk and I are going...had tickets for last year's cancelled show. Not sure (what with the intervening 14 month) but I believe we got a discount for being students/alumni of the U.

    Musically, I wasn't old enough to really appreciate U2 during their heyday. I was into grunge/alternative and classic rock à la Zeppelin & The Doors in the early '90's. Obviously you can't go far in the late '80's and early '90's without running into The Joshua Tree. More than 25 million copies sold worldwide, including one to me. To this day, it's one of my favorite albums and it caused me to pick up their entire catalogue up through Rattle and Hum. I liked a few songs off of Achtung Baby and couldn't stand Zooropa. Haven't purchased anything they've released since 1991.

    Despite the fact that I don't really know anything off of their albums for the past 2 decades (other than what you couldn't avoid due to marketing, commercials, etc.), I'm really looking forward to seeing them in concert. Even though I'm sure we'll mostly get a set list of newer stuff, the chance to hear "With or Without You" or "Sunday Bloody Sunday" live is worth the risk.

    Also, new stadiums are so rare that I think it's pretty cool to see the first of anything at one.* Went to the Bears-Vikings game last fall and now the first "stadium concert" at the Bank (and first in MN since The Met). So there's that...

    *Especially when we see the first WS.

    1. Don’t Take Your Gun to Town Johnny Cash
    2. On the Road Again Willie Nelson
    3. Come By the Hills The Fureys
    4. More Than a Feeling Boston
    5. Tell Me That it Isn’t True Bob Dylan
    6. Why Can’t I Forget Him Blakroc
    7. Only the Good Die Young Billy Joel
    8. Do or Die Dropkick Murphys
    9. Hold On Green Day
    10. Into the Sea Animal Kingdom

    1. Hey CoC, where are your tix? I'm going too.

      First I had two tickets through the U presale (50 yd line, 6th row upper deck). Then my son wanted to go and I picked up a sweet lower level ticket for less than 1/2 face value. Then my Sister In Law wanted to go and I picked up another lower level but further away ticket for a little less than face value (e-bay for singles is a great way to go).

      This will be the 3rd time I've seen them. First time at RFK stadium in 1987 on the Joshua Tree tour. That had to be one the most amazing concerts I ever saw ($15 on the field). Also I wouldn't dismiss their catalog after Rattle and Hum. Achtung Baby is pretty damn good and even Zooropa was some great songs (and some trash). All That You Cant Leave Behind is great too. I even kinda sorta liked Pop but that''s being generous. Their last album was a nothing burger however. One thing nice about U2 is you can take the good songs from those latter albums, discard the crap and have a pretty damn good play list.

      List up later.

      1. Not positive, but my wife tells me that we're in 117, row 16. I think that's lower level "end zone" - facing campus & downtown.

        I've always been tempted to sample their later stuff but didn't want to buy the albums. Now that you can purchase individual songs, it'll be a fun project to put together a pretty damn good play list.

      2. I even kinda sorta liked Pop but that's being generous.

        If that album had 2 or 3 songs trimmed off of it (like tracks 9,10,11)m it would be an outstanding album

  7. I would have gone if it was cheaper. I really could care less about the staging because Janelle Monae puts on a helluva a show with just her band and some balloons.

  8. This has to be one of the most weird lists I've had in a while. Three rap songs into a super suffocating Swans song? It's too early for me to handle that properly.

    01. TV Ghost - "Mass Dream" from Mass Dream
    02. Burial - "Etched Headplate" from Untrue
    03. Lake - "The Roof Caves In" from Let's Build a Roof
    04. Beastie Boys - "Long Burn the Fire" from Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
    05. Three 6 Mafia - "Testin' My Gangsta" from Da Unbreakables
    06. Scarface - "Jesse James" from The Diary
    07. Swans - "Blind Love" from Children of God
    08. Xiu Xiu - "Hives Hives" from Knife Play
    09. The Rosebuds - "Edmund Street" from Unwind
    10. USDA - "Ride Tonite" from Cold Summer

  9. 1. Goodbye to Love -- American Music Club
    2. Michelle -- The Beatles
    3. Move -- Miles Davis
    4. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots pt. 1 -- The Flaming Lips
    5. Angels and Whores -- Ike Reilly Assassination
    6. Boys From Alabama -- The Drive By Truckers
    7. Cathedrals -- The Handsome Family
    8. Clampdown -- The Clash
    9. Go Out and Get 'em -- The Wedding Present
    10. Baby Cry -- The Beatles

    Bonus: Full Moon Empty Heart -- Belly

    Ike Reilly is at the 7th Street Entry next Friday and is playing Salesmen and Racists in its entirety. I'll be there.

  10. I was supposed to go, but being out of state makes that difficult. So I sold my tickets for a pretty penny and am now going to their concert in Moncton, opened by Arcade Fire.

  11. Im not much of a concert goer, so no I wouldnt go, unless someone bought me tickets or something along those lines

    'One Who Really Loves You' - Booker T & the MG's Green Onions
    'Band on the Run' - Paul McCartney All The Best
    'In Bloom' - Nirvana Nevermind
    'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)' The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    'Athena' - The Who

    'Dont Change Your Plans' - Ben Folds Five The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner
    'Pack It Up' - The Pretenders Pretenders II
    'The Static Age' - Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
    'Voodoo Child (Slight Return)' (live) -Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
    'Some Days Are Better Than Others' - U2 Zooropa

    1. I've always thought "Athena" was one the better, more underrated latter day Who songs. It never gets included on greatest hit packages much to my chagrin.

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