43 thoughts on “Friday Music Day: September the Second, Twenty Hundred and Eleven”

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    * The Queen's Rebuke/The Crossing - The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love
    * Modern Times - The Black Keys - Magic Potion
    * Jimmy - Tool - Ænima
    * Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
    * Part II - Black Swan - In 8 Movements
    * Heavy Soul - The Black Keys - The Big Come Up
    * Broken Face - Pixies - Surfer Rosa
    * Paper Tiger - Spoon - Kill the Moonlight
    * Old Age - Nirvana - With the Lights Out
    * Low Flow - Senking - Pong

    In addition to snagging Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement of the Decline (h/t to AMR), I got Michael Gordon's Timber this week.

    Gordon was the composer of "Industry" which was the hit of my guest-DJ week. His latest piece is purely percussion, played entirely on six 2'x4's. I've only listened to the whole thing once through so far, but it's remarkable how it surges and phases layers in and out. I've seen reviews that compared it to Reich's 'Drummng' but it reminds me more of 'Music for 18 Musicians' although even then there is more play in the tempo than in Reich's minimalism.

    Michael Gordon's Timber

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    1. Woody Guthrie - Pretty Boy Floyd / Struggle
    2. Merle Haggard - I Wonder if They Ever Think of Me / 40 #1 Hits
    3. Charlie Haden Family & Friends - Old Joe Clark / Rambling Boy
    4. Dr. John - (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away / What It Is!
    5. Eddie Palmieri - Azúcar / Salsa: A Musical History

    6. Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan's Dream / The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
    7. Serj Tankian - Honking Antelope / Elect the Dead
    8. Architecture in Helsinki - It's Almost A Trap / Fingers Crossed
    9. The Animals - We Gotta Get Out of This Place / Retrospective
    T. Jimmy Smith - On the Sunny Side of the Street / Back at the Chicken Shack

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    01. Em'ma - Toure Kunda - 1981-1982
    02. The Tiki Bar is Open - John Hiatt - The Tiki Bar is Open
    03. Summer Wind - Frankie - Reprise: The Very Good Years
    04. No Earthly Good - Johnny Cash - Unearthed I
    05. Let It Be - Beatles - Let It Be
    06. Invitation - Cal Tjader - Latin Kick
    07. Bye, Bye, Bye - Michael Nesmith - Magnetic South/Loose Salute
    08. Housewives Choice - Derrick Morgan/Patsy Todd - The Story of Jamaican Music
    09. Too Many People - Paul & Linda - Ram
    10. Our Spanish Love Song - Charlie Haden/Pat Metheny - Beyond the Missouri Sky

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    Angus & Julia Stone - "The Devil's Tears" Down The Way
    She & Him - "I'm Gonna Make It Better" Volume Two
    The Features - "Foundation's Cracked" Some Kind of Salvation
    WuTang vs. The Beatles - "WuTang vs. The Beatles (Skit)" Enter the Magical Mystery Chambers
    Ha Ha Tonka - "Close Every Valve To Your Bleeding Heart" Novel Sounds from the Noveau South

    Ha Ha Tonka - "Word Climbing" Novel Sounds from the Noveau South
    Wilco - "Too Far Apart" A.M.
    Iron & Wine - "Such Great Heights" Garden State Soundtrack
    Dick Prall - "Learning to Merge" Fizziebuzzle
    John Legend - "I Don't Have To Change" Get Lifted

    Ha Ha Tonka are downtown on the 21st. I might have to go check that out.

  5. David Crowder Band -- ... neverending ...
    Relient K -- 17 Magazine
    Switchfoot -- 4:12
    Classic Crime -- 5805
    David Crowder Band -- A Beautiful Collision
    Anberlin -- A Day Late
    Glad -- A Debtor to Mercy Alone
    Count Basie -- A Hard Day's Night
    Anberlin -- A Heavy Hearted Work of a Staggering Genius
    Carman -- A Little Bit More Conviction

  6. 1. The Refugee -- U2
    2. Two Little Hitlers -- Elvis Costello
    3. Anytime -- My Morning Jacket
    4. Sixteen -- Thelonious Monk
    5. Rock and Roll Music -- The Beach Boys
    6. Subterranean Homesick Blues -- Bob Dylan
    7. Another Life -- Jack Logan
    8. How Much I Lived -- Gram Parsons
    9. Keep on the Sunny Side of Life -- The Carter Family
    10. Loretta's Scars -- Pavement

    Bonus: Interstellar Overdrive -- Pink Floyd

  7. Pavement "Shady Lane" Brighten The Corners
    New Pornogs "Miss Teen Wordpower" Electric Version
    Tom Waits "On A Foggy Night" San Diego Folk Festival, April 1974.
    Eels "Jeannie's Diary" Daises of the Galaxy
    Lifter Puller "The Langelos" Slips Backwards
    Sam Cooke "Another Saturday Night" Best Of
    Elliot Smith "Speed Trials" Either/Or
    The Minders "Accidental Joy" Bright Guilty World
    Kenny Rogers & First Edition "Just Dropped In (To See the Condition My Condition Was In) Anthology
    Moods For Moderns "So Long Canada" Loud and Clear

  8. 1. “how high the moon” – les paul & mary fordcasino soundtrack
    2. “i was a daughter” – basia bulatoh, my darling
    3. “stick in the mud” – the jayhawkssound of lies
    4. “baby i’m a star” – prince & the revolutionpurple rain
    5. “chicken pox” – i’m from barcelonalet me introduce my friends
    6. “tree in orange” – walt minkbareback ride
    7. “meant to be” – squirrel nut zippershot
    8. “’en gallop’” – joanna newsom the milk-eyed mender
    9. “give `em all a big fat lip” – the whigsgive `em all a big fat lip
    10. “daysleeper” – R.E.M.up

  9. So, with Plastikman's Arkives taking up 247 of the 2389 songs on my iPod, let's see how much Plastikman we get...

    1. Thom Yorke “Harrowdown Hill (The Bug Remix)” The Eraser Rmxs*
    2. Marit Bergman “I Take My Wings off You” 3.00 A.M. Serenades
    3. Chali 2Na ft. Jurassic 5 “Linguistics (DJ Dez Remix)” Fish Market: The Official Mixtape
    4. Frank Ocean “Dust” Nostalgia, Ultra.
    5. Flight Facilities ft. Giselle “Crave You (Radio Edit)”* Kitsuné Maison Compilation 10:

    6. KRS-One ft. Mad Lion “Return of the Boom-Bap (Iron Lion Remix)” Return of the Boom Bap b/w Mortal Thought 12"
    7. Marit Bergman “Between the Lines” 3.00 A.M. Serenades
    8. Sonic Youth “Calming the Snake” The Eternal
    9. Eric Burdon and the Animals “River Deep Mountain High” The Greatest Hits of Eric Burdon and the Animals*
    T. Plastikman “Ping Pong” Arkives 1993-2010: Closer (Unmixed Tracks)
    B. Plastikman “Consume (Ambivalent's Midnight Call Remix)” Arkives 1993-2010: Bonus Extras

    1. Somehow, I found this Japanese import used at Cheapo Uptown for $8.95. I'm the contrarian who prefers Yorke's solo album to anything I've heard from the full band, and "Harrowdown Hill" is my favorite off that album. The Bug is Kevin Martin, who's done great things as the Bug lately, connecting dubstep to Jamaican dub and the darker strains of dancehall, has also done work as part of Techno Animal and Ice. Somehow, his sound is very consistent, but manages to tie to a current-to-the-moment vein of electronic beat music. It's like he's "Oh, that's hot now? Well, guess what? That's pretty much what I've been doing the whole time." Although I like his sound and this remix, I don't think the Bug improved the original.

    5. Hat tip to New Guy.

    9. One of the DJs recently played some Burdon on the WGOM videos. So I went and d/led the two greatest hits collections that my dad had.

    1. ooh. His discourse on the Doors is right in Bootsy's wheelhouse. I, personally, just moved on to the Iron Maiden entry.

    2. I do take objection to Metallica being a descriptive name. They haven't resembled that name for going on 20 years now.

  10. 1. The Black Keys - Howling For You - Brothers
    2. Foster the People - Helena Beat - Foster the People
    3. Ʌ - Gunnell - WIRE MIGRAINE
    4. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs - The Suburbs
    5. Future of the Left - Chin Music - Travels With Myself and Another
    6. Gnarls Barkley - Storm Coming - St. Elsewhere
    7. The Apples in Stereo - The Sun is Out
    8. Lil' Wayne - She Will - That Carter IV*
    9. Dismantled - Purity - Dismantled
    T. El-P - Habeas Corpses (Draconian Love) - I'll Sleep When You're Dead

    * Meh

    1. How do you pronounce #3? Box?

      I've also heard not good things about TCIV. Ever since I saw a Li'l Wayne metaphor lyric generator, it blew the lid off him for me. All I can do now when I listen to him is count all the "I'm ___ like ___" lyrics.

      1. That's supposed to be an upside-down 'V', but I'm still not entirely sure how you'd pronounce that, either. The site says 'arc', but that is beyond stupid.

        Like another site said, "(something intangible, like 'life' or 'the game') is just a (vulgar word for female or female genatalia), I'm just (colorful euphemism for 'having sex with')." That happens, like, nine times on the album. Didn't bother me so much on III (which I had to listen to afterward to make sure that it hadn't diminished, and for the most part, it hasn't), but on IV it grates my eas EVERY. DAMN. TIME.

    1. Goddamnit, every time they're in Des Moines I'm not.

      I suppose I could see their show in Berlin. That's only 4 hrs away on train, and I've never been there.

    2. Ooh, check this out from the band:

      We're gonna do a special under-the-radar stream of the new record tomorrow for Wilcoworld only. Here's the deal -- as a reward for your labors, ours, and those of our forefathers/mothers -- starting at 12 Noon Central time tomorrow (Saturday) and for 24 hours straight we're gonna stream The Whole Love in its entirety, at wilcoworld.net. That's right. Your first chance to hear the whole thing is tomorrow. Trust us, you'll be glad you made time to check it out.

  11. 'In The Morning' - Norah Jones Feels Like Home
    'Falling For You' - Weezer Pinkerton
    'Werewolves of London' - Warren Zevon Excitable Boy
    'Even Flow' - Pearl Jam Ten
    'The Bed's Too Big Without You' - The Police Reggatta de Blanc

    'American Squirm' - Nick Lowe Basher: The Best of Nick Lowe*
    'Gunpowder' - Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears Tell Em What Your Name Is!
    'Man in a Suitcase' - The Police Zenyatta Mondatta
    'The View' - Modest Mouse Good News For People Who Love Bad News
    'All Over You' - Live Throwing Copper

    bonus: 'Summers Gone' - The Kinks
    * a song if you havent heard, maybe check it out

  12. Roxette--Sleeping In My Car
    Tim McGraw--Everywhere
    Blake Shelton--Ol' Red
    Kenny Chesney--What I Need To Do
    Natalie Merchant--Carnival
    Regina Spektor--Prisoners
    Harry Chapin--W.O.L.D
    Brooks & Dunn--She Used To Be Mine
    Rilo Kiley--More Adventurous
    Emmylou Harris--Back In Baby's Arms

    1. When I see "WGOM" it often prompts the chorus of WOLD to play in my head. "I am the morning DJ... at W-G-0-M M M M M!"

  13. Buck Owens--Before You Go
    Jim Ed Brown--Pop a Top
    The Cars--My Best Friend's Girl
    The Carpenters--Superstar
    Supertramp--Logical Song
    Queen--Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    Mark Lindsey--Arizona
    Billy Preston--Nothing from Nothing
    Pure Prairie League--Amie

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