Friday Music Day: August 12, 2011

Sorry I slept on this.

Hey, Young Man's Boy EP is available for free download from Noisetrade.

It was one of my top ten releases of 2010. Kindof like the acoustic parts of Animal Collective, but without a lot of the annoyingness that has turned a lot of people off of Animal Collective. Sounds like you can stream the whole thing from the place, too, so you can sample it before you download. The first song, "Five," is my favorite on the album, so if that's no good for you, you might as well forget it.

36 thoughts on “Friday Music Day: August 12, 2011”

  1. .

    * Own a Car - The Goslings - The Grandeur of Hair**
    * Better? - Propellerheads - Decksanddrumsandrockandroll
    * N.O. - Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley
    * Hard Row - The Black Keys - Thickfreakness
    * Section V - Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble - Music for 18 Musicians (S. Reich)
    * Real Desire - Dan Auerbach - Keep it Hid
    * Nylon Smile - Portishead - Third
    * Complication with Optimistic Outlook - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network Soundtrack
    * Empty Spaces - Pink Floyd - The Wall
    * Franz - Elektro Guzzi - (self-titled)***

    ** So loud. Some days I listen to nothing but The Goslings, Boris, and Yellow Swans. The rest of the world seems like a much quieter place after that playlist.

    *** Live techno played by drums, bass, and guitar.

  2. .
    01. My Man's Gone Now - Miles Davis - Porgy and Bess
    02. Sunny Girlfriend - Michael Nesmith - Headquarters
    03. That's Not Me - Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    04. The Death of Big Ed Delahanty - The Baseball Project - Volume 1
    05. I Walk on Guilded Splinters - Dr. John - The Definitive Pop Collection
    06. Born Fighter - Nick Lowe - Labour of Lust
    07. Gun Crazy - Lanny Meyers - Sax & Violence: Music fromt the Dark Side of Screen
    08. Stay With Me - Faces - Good Boys When They're Asleep
    09. It Had to Be You/Shine - Dooley Wilson - Casablanca OST
    10. Riverboat Shuffle - Hoagy Carmichael - Hoagy Sings Carmichael

    1. I have the Paul Weller version of "I Walk On Gilded Splinters" from The Wire soundtrack. I didn't know it was a cover. I'll have to try the original.

  3. .
    The Pogues - "The Sick Bed of Cuchulainn" The Very Best Of The Pogues
    The Josh Davis Band - "My, My Mary" Get Awesome
    The Secret Machines - "1000 Seconds" Ten Silver Drops
    Queens of the Stone Age - "A Song For The Dead" Songs For The Deaf
    Flogging Molly - "The Likes Of You Again" Swagger

    Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals - "Faded/Whole Lotta Love" Live From Mars
    Belle & Sebastian - "A Summer Wasting" The Boy With The Arab Strap
    The Rolling Stones - "Country Honk" Let It Bleed
    Jester - "Heard It All Before" Phil Lynott Live
    Regina Spektor - "Marry Ann" 11:11

  4. 'Katmandu' (live) - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Live Bullet
    'The Bed's Too Big Without You' - The Police Regatta de Blanc
    'French Navy' - Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career
    'Just Go Away' - Blondie Parallel Lines
    'Animal Farm' - The Kinks Village Green Preservation Society

    'Live Life' - The Kinks Misfits
    'Real World' - Matchbox 20 Yourself or Someone Like You
    'One' - U2 Achtung Baby
    'One of the Survivors' - The Kinks Preservation: Act 1
    'Soul To Squeeze' - Red Hot Chili Peppers

  5. 1. Strumpet Eye -- Guided By Voices
    2. Suburban Eyes -- Thelonious Monk
    3. Teacher Teacher -- Rockpile
    4. Tear Stained Letter -- Johnny Cash
    5. Diane -- Trip Shakespeare
    6. Heaven & Hell (live) -- The Who
    7. You Will Never Walk Alone -- Johnny Cash
    8. You Don Want Me -- Corvets
    9. Misunderstood -- Wilco
    10. Smallpox Champion -- Fugazi

    Bonus: Pocahontas -- Johnny Cash

    1. Yea, a Rockpile sighting!

      Always loved Jo-El Sonnier's version of Tear Stained letter, didn't know JC covered it also.

  6. The Jayhawks "Blue" Tomorrow The Green Grass
    R.E.M. "So. Central Rain" And I Feel Fine
    Beulah "Cruel Minor Change" Coast Is Never Clear
    Buzzcocks "Promises" Going Steady
    The Faces "Cindy Incidentally" Best of the Faces
    Dylan + The Band "Don't Ya Tell Henry" Basement Tapes
    Langhorne Slim "Loretta Lee Jones" When The Sun's Gone Down
    Belle and Sebastian "Dress Up In You" The Life Pursuit
    Miles Kurosky "Notes From The Polish Underground" Desert of Shallow Effects
    Bonnie Prince Billy "I See A Darkness" I See A Darkness

  7. .

    Believer John Maus We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
    24 Game Theory Real Nighttime
    Sonho Dourado Daniel Lanois Friday Night Lights OST
    Ghost On The Highway The Gun Club Fire Of Love
    F-!#in' Up Neil Young & Crazy Horse Ragged Glory

    I Can Live Without You Reatards Teenage Hate
    Hold Me Oh My Darling Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Greatest Hits
    Death Ship Hoodoo Gurus Stoneage Romeos
    A Goodbye Rye Richard Buckner Devotion & Doubt
    Cry Baby Cry The Beatles The White Album

  8. Six songs by women, one song by Queen, one song about a queen, and one song about two women.

    Jewel--Yes U Can
    Alecia Elliott--Say You Will
    Phish--Dog-Faced Boy
    Trisha Yearwood--Perfect Love
    Queen--Friends Will Be Friends
    Statler Brothers--You Can't Have Your Kate and Edith Too
    Reba McEntire--Fancy
    Rilo Kiley--I Never
    Alison Krauss & Union Station--Momma Cried
    The Beatles--Her Majesty

  9. REO Speedwagon--Keep On Loving You
    Kenny Loggins--Inchworm
    Heart--Magic Man
    Matthew West--The Motions
    Alabama--Mountain Music
    The Flying Machine--Smile a Little Smile for Me
    The Eagles--Peaceful Easy Feeling
    Chris Tomlin--Our God
    Little River Band--Cool Change
    Captain & Tennille--Love Will Keep Us Together

  10. My last Friday at my current employer. It has been a wildly stresful week full of twists & turns, so I am glad it is coming to an end. I'm going to get a six pack of good beer to drink when I arrive in Winnipeg tonight. I need a couple.

    01. The Kills - "Nail in my Coffin" from Blood Pressures
    02. Tyvek - "King Tet" from Nothing Fits
    03. Obits - "Naked to the World" from Moody, Standard, and Poor
    04. Jay-Z & Kanye West - "Gotta Have It" from Watch the Throne
    05. Hunx & His Punx - "Good Kisser" from Gay Singles

    06. Nirvana - "Hairspray Queen" from Incesticide
    07. dälek - "Megaton (Deadverse Remix)" from Deadverse Massive Vol. 1: dälek Rarities 1999-2006
    08. Harlem - "Friendly Ghost" from Hippies
    09. Angels of Light - "Mother/Father" from Akron/Family & Angels of Light
    10. The Intelligence - "How to Improve Your Hearing Without Listening" from Deuteronomy

    BT. Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame - "Suicide Homicide" from Ferrari Boyz

      1. I went in with pretty low expectations and came out pleasantly surprised. I didn't really love My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and I didn't really bother with listening to The Blueprint III, so I figured I'd dislike this. The production is completely bonkers, it's great. Lyrically, they basically talk about how rich they are, so there's not a lot there. Being a huge Gucci Mane fan, I'm not bothered by this all that much, but it may bother others. It's definitely worth a couple of spins solely for the production.

        1. The video for "Otis" is out now. I really like the sampling, so I might get it if you say the production is like that throughout.


  11. .

    1. Animal Kingdom Home
    2. Common Dooinit
    3. Garth Brooks Standing Outside the Fire
    4. Foo Fighters Let It Die
    5. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Change of Heart

    6. Switchfoot Ammunition
    7. Me First & The Gimme Gimmies Fire and Rain
    8. Jackson 5 All I do is Think of You
    9. Jack Johnson Rodeo Clowns
    10. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Done All Wrong
    bt: The Eagles Hotel California

  12. Skillet -- One Day Too Late
    Superchick -- One Girl Revolution
    Chasen -- One in a Million
    Hawk Nelson -- One Little Miracle
    The Afters -- One Moment Away
    Superchick -- One More
    The Imperials -- One More Song for You
    Hawk Nelson -- One Shot
    Audio Adrenaline -- One Step Hyper
    tobyMac & Siti Monroe -- One World

      1. I randomize by alphabetical order by song titles (it ensures all tracks are listened to before being repeated), but yeah, it was pretty funny to see I have exactly 10 songs that start with "One" and the first "One" was where my list just happened to start.

  13. My iPod's upstairs, I'll get it later.

    More on Young Man:
    He's a former Saint Paulite who's been in college in Chicago for the past four years (just graduated).
    I saw him open for Langhorne Slim with Ha Ha Tonka.
    He's probably most famous for his youtube covers of people like Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Jayhawks, Beach House, Ariel Pink, and Grizzly Bear.

  14. Magoo -- not sure if you'd like the music, but Camel has a nice album called Harbour of Tears whose theme is the Irish emigration during the famine years.


  15. has anyone bought the new Fountains of Wayne album? I just ordered it off Amazon. I didnt know about it until I was flipping around the channels and stumbled into them on the David Letterman show

    1. I didn't know about it either. I will check it out, for sure. They have always been a band that I have enjoyed if not necessarily championed over the years.

  16. OK, I went upstairs to get my iPod and then I went out to mow the lawn and then I decided to cut down the dying elm tree. (It was not a huge tree: about 8" across, maybe 30 ft tall. No loss, looks like it was a weed tree that just got left alone. It's right in front of a row of cottonwoods.) Then I decided to make a campfire with the dead branches, and while I was burning them and had the chainsaw out, and was burning things, I might as well cut up the four arbor vitae that used to be in front of our picture window. We cut them down in the spring because they had been deer and rabbit ravaged and were vv ugly, but we had just moved them in whole back to the wild section of our yard. Then the kids came out to help. I had them use the loppers to trim the twigs off the logs. When we were done, since I had the loppers out and was already sweaty and dirty, I decided to trim the fruit tree branches that were hanging onto the garage roof. After coming inside, a quick shower, and putting the kids to bed, I realized I still had energy, so I should do something with it. I replaced the toilet seat in the kids' bathroom (it was a slow-closing seat that needed to be forced down), washed the floor while I was in there (anyone with little boys will know why), and replaced the sink drain on the second sink in the master bathroom, which had been leaking since we moved in.

    It was a very "Give a Mouse a Cookie" afternoon.

    But I still want to do this.
    1. Lykke Li “Unrequited Love” Wounded Rhymes
    2. Bonnie “Prince” Billy “Where Is the Puzzle” Lie Down in the Light
    3. Fleet Foxes “Helplessness Blues” Helplessness Blues
    4. Tristen “Wicked Heart” Charlatans at the Garden Gate
    5. Current 93 “UrShadow (AMR Edit)” Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain

    6. Maryanne Amacher “Living Sound, Patent Pending Music... (Edit) ” OHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music, 1948-1980
    7. John Coltrane “Resolution (Part 2)” A Love Supreme
    8. Digable Planets “Jettin'” Blowout Comb
    9. Arvo Pärt, composer* “De Profundis” Berliner Messe [Naxos]
    T. Low “La La La Song” Trust
    E. Biz Markie “Alone Again” I Need a Haircut*

    9. Performed by Elora Festival Singers and Orchestra, Conducted by Noel Edison, with Jurgen Petrenko on Organ. This is probably my favorite piece from Pärt. The organ and percussion really add something to what's otherwise a capella vocals, where each note has the same length. Especially the percussion: it's just amazing what a single whacks on a drum or ring of a bell will do in the right setting. That said, this is not my favorite recording. It sounds rushed to me, probably 20% faster than I want it. My favorite recording, probably because it is where I first heard it, is from the release titled De Profundis performed by Paul Hillier and Theatre of Voices.
    Here's a closer-sounding version:
    It's a setting of Psalm 130. Here's Wikipedia's translation:

    Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord;
    Lord, hear my voice!
    Let your ears be attentive
    to my voice in supplication:
    If you, O Lord, mark iniquities,
    Lord, who can stand?
    But with you is forgiveness,
    that you may be revered.
    I trust in the Lord;
    my soul trusts in his word.
    My soul waits for the Lord,
    more than sentinels wait for the dawn.
    More than sentinels wait for the dawn,
    let Israel wait for the Lord;
    For with the Lord is kindness
    and with him is plenteous redemption;
    And he will redeem Israel from all their iniquities

    Seriously, one of my favorite things.

    E. I own this on CD. How could I pass that up when I saw it in the used bin at the record store in NEW ULM?

    1. I totally know where you're coming from on the "Give a mouse a cookie" day. Those are the kind of days it usually takes for me to get any cleaning done around the apartment. But man, once I get going this place ends up immaculate.

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