Friday Music Day: August 19, 2011

I'm out of town today (New Ulm), so I might not even check in.
Here's a song I've been overplaying in my headphones this week: "Video Games" by Lana Del Rey.

Dump some random crap below.

74 thoughts on “Friday Music Day: August 19, 2011”

  1. Elton John--Can You Feel The Love Tonight
    Veggie Tales--Jonah Was A Prophet
    Queen--It's a Hard Life
    Righteous Brothers--Unchained Melody
    Ben Folds--One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces
    John Michael Montgomery--Friends
    The Beatles--Honey Pie
    Brooks & Dunn--Red Dirt Road
    Wade Hayes--Up North
    Pat Boone--April Love

        1. Er, I know the work of all these acts. I've never been lucky enough to meet the Veggies, though I do experience their music on a pretty regular basis...

  2. 'Cross-Eyed Mary' - Jethro Tull Aqualung
    'Second Chance' - .38 Special Rock & Roll Strategy
    'She's Got Everything' - The Kinks The Kink Kronikles
    'Jumper' - Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind
    'In The Garage' - Weezer Weezer (blue album)

    'Against the Wind' - Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band Against the Wind
    'Leave A Tender Moment Alone' - Billy Joel An Innocent Man
    'Sunny' - Booker T & the MG's Hip Hug-Her
    'Last Night On Earth' - U2 Pop
    'Gigantic' - Pixies Surfer Rosa

    1. I went with "Gigantic" - my dirty little secret is that I've really never listened to The Pixies, though I own some Breeders and Frank Black albums. I like the raw, intentionally unpolished sound they have every time I listen.

      Awesome call on Cross-Eyed Mary, too. I've been listening to Jethro Tull constantly, and that's always been one of my favorites of theirs, if not #1.

        1. I should have connected those dots, but in 1990, I bull-headedly figured if it was before my time I wouldn't care about it. Lame, but on the other hand, the last ten years or so of discovery have been all the more satisfying.

        2. Yeah, the furthest back down that tree that I've gone is Frank Black's eponymous solo debut and the Breeders' Pod. I'm probably overdue on going further back, but there's so much there that I'd probably like, I'm a bit scared of that rabbit hole.

          I much prefer Teenager of the Year to his debut, but I haven't listened to anything since.

      1. I got into the Pixies because 'Debaser' was used on a video game....I think it was a college football game

        1. I got into Debaser because my roommate heard it, thought it was the greatest song ever and played it continuously for about 3 hours.

  3. .

    * The Bridge - Neil Young - Time Fades Away
    * Not as She Is Now But As She Appears In My Dreams - Leyland Kirby - Sadly, the Future is No Longer What It Was
    * Feelings - The Offspring - Americana
    * Lament for Phaedra - Maya Beiser - World to Come (J. Tavener)
    * Come Alive - Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
    * So Far Away - Staind - 14 Shades of Grey
    * The Tanbark is Hot Lava - Dredg - Catch Without Arms
    * Cheating, Lying, Stealing - Bang on a Can All-Stars - Classics (D. Lang)
    * So He Won't Break - The Black Keys - Attack & Release
    * That Right Ain't Shit - The Books - The Lemon of Pink

    1. I really wanted to pick "Lament for Phaedra," as my good friend Zillah played Phaedra quite astoundingly on stage in college.

      I couldn't find it with my half-baked research, so I finally caught some Dredg. If this track is indicative of their usual sound, they've got a shot at making the rotation.

  4. .

    01. Nile - "Kheftiu Asar Butchiu", In Their Darkened Shrines
    02. Testament - "Do Or Die", The Legacy
    03. Danzig - "Kiss the Skull", Danzig 777: I Luciferi
    04. Overkill - "The Mark", Relixiv
    05. King Diamond - "Moonlight", The Spider's Lullabye
    06. Black Sabbath - "Master Of Insanity", Dehumanizer
    07. Sonata Arctica - "Black Sheep", Silence
    08. Control Denied - "What If...?", The Fragile Art Of Existence
    09. Skyclad - "Déjà Vu Ain't What It Used To Be", Folkemon
    10. Jag Panzer - "The Mission", Casting the Stones

    1. I took on "Black Sheep." Awesome. I don't know whether my tastes have gotten heavier or, more likely, that they've always been heavy and I just constantly forget that fact. Love the guitar solo in this one.

      1. Sonata Arctica is a fun listen. And for what it's worth, the lead singer, Tony Kakko, is the male half of the duet with Simone Simons on "White Waters" off of Design Your Universe.

  5. TV on the Radio "Province" Return to Cookie Mountain
    Big Star "Mod Lang" #1 Record/Radio City
    Jayhawks "Red's Song" Tomorrow The Green Grass Grows
    REM "Standing Still" I Feel Fine
    eels "Last Stop: This Town" Electro-Shock Blues
    Regina Spektor "Somedays" Soviet Kitsch
    The Minders "357" It's A Bright and Guilty World
    Sloan "Coax Me" Twice Removed
    Bright Eyes "Ladder Song" People's Key
    Ted Leo "Ballad of a Sin Eater" Hearts of Oak

    1. "Last Stop: This Town."

      For some reason I always expected these dudes to be heavy. Um, whoops. Wow, this song just keeps changing styles. Those hip-hop influences seemed to come out of nowhere. Lots of fun.

  6. I've been listening to Boston Spaceship's Let It Beard practically non-stop for two weeks now on Spotify. I think it's affected my I-pod as I'm pretty eclectic today:

    1. I Can Be Killed -- Big Black
    2. Cold Iron Bounds -- Bob Dylan
    3. Careful What You Wish For -- Glasvegas
    4. U Got the Look -- Prince
    5. Suburban Eyes -- Thelonious Monk
    6. Painted Soldiers -- Pavement
    7. A Blossom Fell -- Nat King Cole
    8. Leave Ya At The Morgue
    9. Home of the Blues -- Johnny Cash
    10. Drawing Flies -- Soundgarden

    Bonus: Month of May -- Arcade Fire

    1. Hey CoC, I'd go with Painted Soldiers from Pavement. It's off Zowie Wowie but I think it's on the 50(!) song extended version. Also you can't go wrong with Let It Beard by Boston Spaceships, 26 songs of rock and roll bliss.

      btw, Leave ya at the Morgue is by Magnolias

  7. Stellar Kart -- All My Heart
    The Imperials -- All My Life
    Count Basie -- All My Loving
    Stryper -- All of Me
    Petra -- All Over Me
    Petra -- All the King's Horses
    Tenth Avenue North -- All the Pretty Things
    Ken Tamplin -- All the Things You Are
    Glad -- Alleluia
    Degarmo & Key -- Alleluia, Christ Is Coming

  8. .
    01. Jungleland - Springsteen - Born to Run
    02. Sabor a Mi - Los Lobos - Just Another Band from East LA
    03. April in Paris - Erroll Garner - Concert by the Sea
    04. There's a World - Neil Young - Harvest
    05. Midday (Avoid City After Dark) - Yusuf Islam - An Other Cup
    06. Gentel Rain - Diana Krall - Love Scenes
    07. I Look Around - Rain Parade - Left of the Dial
    08. Day After Day - Badfinger - Best of
    09. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here with You - Dylan - Nashville Skyline
    10. Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald - Mack the Knife: The Complete Ella in Berlin

    1. "I Look Around." Wow, this is an LA band? Okay, it's a Paisley Underground thing. It's just so hard to reconcile that sound with 1986. Very groovy stuff.

    1. “ribbon bows” – joanna newsomhave one on me
    2. “crowded in the wings” – the jayhawkshollywood town hall
    3. “gotta get up every morning” – junior brownsemi crazy
    4. “all the trees of the field will clap their hands” – sufjan stevensseven swans
    5. “sunken treasure” – wilcosummerteeth (and sum aren’t)
    6. “kansas city-hey, hey, hey, hey!” – the beatlesbeatles for sale
    7. “floating in the forth” – frightened rabbitthe midnight organ fight
    8. “black and white keys” – doc jefferson
    9. “i don’t mind” – the decemberists5 songs
    10. “no more words” – anna calvianna calvi

    1. "Floating in the Forth." This instrumentation is gorgeous, but I can't say I'm feeling the vocal style for some reason. Too bombastic to fit in with the instruments, or something? I'm blaming the fact that I'm so dehydrated I feel hung over, despite having nothing alcoholic last night.

  10. .
    Johnny Cash - "Flush From The Bathroom Of Your Heart" At Folsom Prison
    Colm Lynch - "Suits You" Tickety-Boo
    Domaje - "Way Down In the Hole" The Wire (Season 4 theme)*
    Less Than Jake - "Growing Up On The Couch" Pezcore
    Jay-Z - "Fallin'" American Gangster

    Oasis - "A Bell Will Ring" Don't Believe The Truth
    Bright Giant - "Jesus, The Devil, and Me"
    Old 97s - "Bird In A Cage" Satellite Rides
    Buck-O-Nine - "Irish Drinking Song"
    The Velvet Underground & Nico - "I'm Waiting For The Man" The Velvet Underground & Nico

    *By far the worst

    1. I like that Domaje theme. It might be at the bottom of the five for me, maybe, but it fits the season's theme perfectly.

      I picked "Jesus, the Devil and Me." This was cool, though I thought the track could stand to be longer. I couldn't find much info in my (half-baked) do you know of them?

    2. Good call on Velvet Underground. It was "new" in that I knew the voice from somewhere in my past but couldn't place it. Turns out, my cousin put Heroin on a mixtape for me in about 1996. As intense a listen now as it was then.

  11. West Virginia Gals - Al Hopkins & His Buckle Busters - Anthology of American Folk Music*
    Head On - Pixies - Trompe Le Monde
    Fish and Whistle - John Prine - Great Days
    Wade In The Water - Califone - Roomsound
    She Spread Her Legs & Flew Away - Crooked Fingers - Crooked Fingers
    War Of Man - Neil Young - Harvest Moon
    A Question Mark - Elliott Smith - XO
    Working On A Building - Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Sessions
    Love Is Paranoid - The Distillers - Coral Fang
    I Made A Lover's Prayer - Gillian Welch - Soul Journey

    *I stumbled upon the Anthology of American Folk Music at our local Library and thoroughly enjoyed reading the notes and article on the 4th edition (the only one they had). If you're into folk and old tyme music I would highly recommend checking out the anthology.

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        I know that this has been played by one of our esteemed V-jays, but it bears repeating if only for the connection between the American punk movement and Harry Smith's collection of American folk music.

  12. .

    1. A New Found Glory That Thing You Do
    2. Leonard Cohen Avalanche
    3. Seether Pride
    4. Beck Readymade
    5. Gorillaz Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head

    6. Kanye West School Spirit
    7. Bob Dylan Absolutely Sweet Marie
    8. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Billy the Kid
    9. The Drifters Ruby Baby
    10. Pearl Jam Save You
    bt: Snoop Dogg Murder Was the Case

  13. To All WGOMers:

    I have a request for all citizens, but especially those who post on Friday Music Days. It's something I've been thinking about since I found the site. Nearly all of my music can be (or has been) heard on commercial radio. That's not necessarily true for a lot of yours.

    Would people be willing to highlight a song from their list as a "must hear" or "favorite"? A lot of the music on these lists is unknown to me. The daily videos are awesome, but they're limited to one-a-day selections by hj and FThitmanLT or occasional guests. My problem is that I don't have time to explore the plethora of "new" music posted on Fridays so I end up not hearing any. I'd really like to remedy that.

    AMR has been helpful in that he occasionally includes a song I've been overplaying in my headphones this week, a quick review of the selections, or simply a summary of where & when he's heard the songs on his list. I'm not asking for something as comprehensive as that, perhaps just a symbol to denote a song that you really enjoy that perhaps the rest of us aren't familiar with. Of course you're welcome to include a review, that's up to you, but I like the FMD posts because they're fairly quick and easy...that shouldn't change.

    Hearing a song for the first time that really clicks with my musical sensibilities is one of my favorite experiences. With the diverse tastes on display here each Friday, I'd like to think that this experience could become more common.

    1. I'd have to say The Velvet Underground from this week (not my best week). I got into them through here, and I'm glad I did. It took a few times through the album, but now it's one of my favorites.


    2. i say do it spookyrandom syle. just pick one you haven't heard of from each list, and look it up on youtube. you can pretty much find a studio version of most songs out there.

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      Buffalo got me hooked on Dr. Dog, and his recommendation led me to have Fate and Shame, Shame on constantly in the shop last year.

            1. I remember feeling disdain for the scribe that first dumped y'alt on my horizon. I've actually grown (groan?) to appreciate it.

  14. Guess I will check in from the mothertown:

    1. Time Hecker "Rainbow Blood" Harmony in Ultraviolet
    2. Titus Andronicus "Breed" SPIN Presents Newermind: A Tribute to Nirvana
    3. Digable Planets "Jimi Diggin' Cats" Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
    4. Hello Saferide "Quiz" Would You Let Me Play This EP Ten Times a Day?*
    5. Laarks "Microphone Ghost" A Exaltation of Laarks

    6. Rocky Votolato "Instruments (Live)" Drake Underground, Toronto, 10/18/2010 (Bootleg)
    7. Meat Puppets "Orange" Lollipop
    8. Rihanna feat. Drake "What's My Name?" Loud*
    9. The Dodos "Fools" Visiter
    T. Current 93 "Idumea (Shirley Collins)" Black Ships Ate the Sky*

    4. I praised Hello Saferide last fall. Fun Swedish folk-pop (in English). I wish I knew Swedish, because she records in her native language as Säkert! And I have a weakness for women with Norse accents as they speak in English. (Maybe I should ask EAR to try on a weak Swedish accent from time to time.)
    8. I haven't heard this song before. My SiL lived with us for July but left for Chicago two-plus weeks ago, but left most of her stuff at our house. I dug through her CDs and ripped a few to iTunes. This was one of them. I liked this lyric from Drake: "The square root of 69 is 8-something, right? / 'Cause I've been trying to work it out." Math rap!
    T. This album (still my favorite by C93) has like 8 different versions of this old Wesleyan hymn by different artists: Ms. Collins, Clodagh Simonds (Fovea Hex), Antony Hegarty (of & the Johnsons), Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Marc Almond, and others. They work like interludes between David Tibet's paranoid fever dream of the Apocalypse that makes up the rest of the album. Breathers, maybe. But also like reality checks that make the main song cycle seem more real. (It is one of my dreams to see C93 show up on someone else's list here some week, but it might be difficult to get into.

    1. "Microphone Ghost." Well, that was short. What's with you and these ultra-quick tracks? Anyway, too lucid for my mood right now, and it felt like the song ended just as it was going somewhere interesting.

  15. 1. "Sister Jack" - Spoon Gimme Fiction
    2. "Dragonflies" - Red House Painters Red House Painters (Rollercoaster)
    3. "All My Own Stunts" - Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See
    4. "Fountain Stairs" - Deerhunter Halcyon Digest
    5. "The Suburbs" - Arcade Fire The Suburbs
    6. "Stockholm Syndrome" - Muse Absolution
    7. "Julia" - The Beatles The Beatles
    8. "Rollin Back" - My Morning Jacket It Still Moves
    9. ""You Got a Killer Scene There, Man..."" - Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
    10. "I Wrote a Song About Your Car" - Mike Doughty Golden Delicious

    If you want just one, I'd start with #1, if you don't know Spoon. If you do know Spoon, I'd point you towards #4. If you know Spoon and Deerhunter, then pick whatever you want.

    1. As you suggested, I listened to Spook. We sold a lot of this disc but I never heard a lick from it.

      I dig this. They'll be subject to further testing.

  16. Randy Travis--Three Wooden Crosses
    Eli Young Band--Crazy Girl
    Kenny Chesney--Down the Road
    America--Sister Golden Hair
    The Beatles--The Long and Winding Road
    Boz Scaggs--Lowdown
    The B52s--Love Shack
    Dee Clark--Raindrops
    The Platters--The Magic Touch
    Patsy Cline--Crazy

    1. "Raindrops." I feel like I have to have heard this song, but I'm not placing it. Anyway, I love that era and style and this song is no different.

  17. What Is This Bobby Womack Fly Me To The Moon
    Losers Weepers (Part One) Etta James Gold
    Love Comes In Spurts Richard Hell & The Voidoids Blank Generation
    Numina O Deerhoof Offend Maggie
    Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) The Beach Boys Pet Sounds

    God Is A Bullet Concrete Blonde Recollection: The Best Of
    Nowhere Lullaby Built To Spill There Is No Enemy
    Your Love Is Like the Morning Sun Al Green Call Me
    My Mistakes Eleanor Friedberger Last Summer
    Heaven is a Truck Pavement Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinals Edition disc 2

    bonus: Thrasher Neil Young & Crazy Horse Rust Never Sleeps

    1. "Love Comes in Spurts." There's another punk band I'd only heard about until now. That whole area of real punk is territory I just haven't looked into very much for some reason.

      1. The title track from that record is one of the 10 best punk singles of all time, IMO.
        Few other facts: Richard Hell was the original bassist in Television (one of my all-time faves). He also played with Johnny Thunders (NY Dolls) in the immortal Heartbreakers. Voidoid guitarist Robert Quine went on to be an integral part of Lou Reed's band, as well the guy responsible for much of the guitar magic of Matthew Sweet.

        1. Yeah, that's a pretty great track right there. I think I recognize him from a Television album cover, now that you mention it.

          Anyone responsible for Matthew Sweet has my vote, too.

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