FMD: 2/3/12

I'm down to six days! Random ten music thoughts:

1. Lydia Loveless will be coming back to MN on March 1, opening for the Hackensaw Boys (???) at the Cabooze.
2. I can't imagine I won't be there. I can't imagine you won't want to be there with me. Here's some more music, and a radio interview, to listen to.
3. EAR's birthday is Tuesday, and I'm taking her out on Sunday. It's my tradition to make her a mixdisc for her birthday, and I'm having a hard time putting one together. Probably because I just want to burn her a CD with 13 Lydia Loveless songs on it, only I don't think my wife would dig the cussing and excessive drinking.
4. I also typically make a mixdisc for her and my in-laws of my "Best of" the year pics that weren't on the summer mix, but I'm running up against the cussing problem again with Lydia and the Weeknd.
5. I'm way too obsessed, I want to name this baby girl "Lydia".
6. EAR says no to that because all she can think of is "Lydia the Tattooed Lady"
7. Lydia the pig looks like she could be a barista at Hard Times or some similar coffee joint.
8. Another of my fave-album releasing guitar-playing gurl singers from this past year, Tristen, will be at the Varsity Theater on May 7, opening for Justin Townes Earle.
9. I just cannot stop staring at Tristen's twitter avatar. If I knew this girl, she could wreck my life. I doubt I could say no to her, no matter the request. Hopefully that won't make things awkward for me at her merch table.
T. My mother told me that if she hadn't named me Adam, she was going to go for Tristan. Seriously? Holy crap, I'd be that much further out there, but I'd probably love "Charlatans at the Garden Gate" even more.

41 thoughts on “FMD: 2/3/12”

  1. .

    * Affliction - AFI - Decemberunderground
    * In C - Grand Valley St. Univ. New Music Ensemble - In C Remixed (T. Riley)
    * Gettysburg Address - David Straithairn - American Icons: Lincoln Memorial**
    * Good Grief - Foo Fighters - (self-titled)
    * Danse De La Fureur, Pour Les 7 Trompettes - Olivier Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time (O. Messiaen)***
    * The Other Shoe - Fucked Up - David Comes to Life****
    * Science - System of a Down - Toxicity
    * Requiem for a General Motors in Janesville, WI - Newspeak - Sweet Light Crude (C. Burhans)*****
    * Maruyama - The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar
    * Don't Ask - Blood Red Shoes - Fire Like This

    ** Yeah, I have the Gettysburg Address on my iPod. Is that weird? Got it from an NPR podcast, don't remember which. Every time this comes up I marvel at Lincoln's words. It's just about perfect.

    *** Dance of fury, for the seven trumpets - Referring to the seven trumpets of the apocalypse, this quartet was written for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano because those were the musicians that Messiaen could find in his WW2 prisoner of war camp in Germany. Premeiring in Stalag VIII-A, this piece has an almost unbelievable story, and the music is great too.

    **** Fucked Up (at least this album) is what I wanted Titus Andronicus to be. This song in particular is awesome.

    ***** Sometimes random play reminds me how much I like some music that I haven't listened to in a long time. Love it.

  2. 1. Band of Horses - No One's Gonna Love You - Cease to Begin
    2. The Clash - This is Radio Clash
    3. The Jayhawks - Lights - Music From The North Country
    4. Cloud Cult - Pretty Voice - Live Current Vol. 3
    5. Noisettes - Saturday Night - Wild Young Hearts
    6. The Black Keys - Howlin' For You - Brothers
    7. Jurrasic 5 - Gotta Understand - Feedback
    8. Charlie Parr - 1922 Blues - 1922 [Have we discussed him around here before? LOVE this song. Love the whole idea of Charlie Parr.]
    9. Andrew Bird - Fitz and Dizzyspells - Live Current Vol. 5
    10. The Decemberists - June Hymn - The King is Dead [Last spring we had just bought a new house, had a couple of little rug rats running around - this was the right song and the right time and totally captured that period for me.]

    Solid list, but it's from my phone, which has a much higher concentration of awesome than the ipod.

  3. 1. Dear Catastrophe Waitress -- Belle and Sebastian
    2. Take This Waltz -- Leonard Cohen
    3. Down On Me -- Jesus and Mary Chain
    4. Mahgeetah (live) -- My Morning Jacket
    5. Life Worth Living -- Uncle Tupelo
    6. This is not a Love Song -- Sex Pistols
    7. Freight Train -- Fred Eaglesmith
    8. The World has Turned and Left Me -- Weezer
    9. Sixteen Blue (demo) -- The Replacements
    10. New Gods -- Meat Puppets

    Bonus: My World Fell Down -- Sagittarius

  4. 'Guillotine' - The Features Contrast (EP)
    'Semi-Charmed Life' - Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind
    'Rhiannon' - Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac
    'Houdini'- Foster the People Torches
    'Whole Lotta Rosie' - AC/DC Let There Be Rock

    'Color Of a Lonely Heart Is Blue' - The Old 97's Blame It On Gravity
    'Layla' - Derek and the Dominos Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
    'Hanging on the Telephone' - Blondie Parallel Lines
    'Peanuts' - The Police Outlandos d'Amour
    'Cracking Up' - Nick Lowe Labour of Lust

  5. I don't have a list, but I wanted to say that I am impressed that EAR knows the song "Lydia the Tattooed Lady."

    1. She tells me that her hometown video rental store had several Muppets-show tapes, and this was on one and it was rented often.

  6. 01. Primordial - "Among the Lazarae", Dark Romanticism
    02. Bolt Thrower - "Suspect Hostile", Honour Valour Pride
    03. Symphony X - "Egypt", V
    04. Helloween - "Judas", Kids of the Century
    05. Atheist - "I Deny", Piece of Time
    06. Black Sabbath - "Paranoid", Paranoid
    07. Kampfar - "Troll, Doed Og Trolldom", Fra Underverdenen
    08. Epica - "Unleashed", Design Your Universe
    09. Wintersun - "Winter Madness", Wintersun
    10. Iron Maiden - "Run to the Hills", Number of the Beast

    1. “trouble no more” – muddy watershis best 1947 to 1955
    2. “katie mae” – lightnin’ hopkinsit’s a sin to be rich
    3. “the ballad of love and hate” – the avett brothersemotionalism
    4. “blood and guts” – middle brothermiddle brother
    5. “tell me why” – neil youngafter the gold rush
    6. “neighborhood #1 (tunnels)” – arcade firefuneral
    7. “cry cry cry” – martin sexton wonder bar
    8. “jackrabbits” – joanna newsomhave one on me
    9. “outlaw blues” – bob dylanbringing it all back home
    10. “$29.00” – tom waitsblue valentines

  8. I don't have very much music on my phone.

    1. Nico Vega - Be Giving - No Child Left Behind
    2. Heartless Bastards - Came a Long Way - All This Time
    3. The Black Keys - Strange Times - Attack & Release
    4. Heartless Bastards - Witchypoo - The Mountain
    5. Joanna Newsom - Ribbon Bows - Have One On Me
    6. The Go! Team - Feelgood By Numbers - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
    7. The Black Keys - Hard Row - thickfreakness
    8. Roma di Luna - Hey Lover - Then the Morning Came
    9. The Strokes - Metabolism - Angles
    10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Rockers to Swallow - Is Is

      1. Yeah, it really does kick ass. Which is a big part of why I was so frustrated when It's Blitz came out. They went from that to that? I still don't get it.

        1. I felt the same way. I tried really hard to love It's Blitz but it didn't work for me at all. I'm hoping their next album is more along the lines of Is Is or Show Your Bones.

  9. Pretty decent week.

    01. Ice Cube - "Bop Gun (One Nation)" from Lethal Injection
    02. Sonic Youth - "Fire Engine Dream" from The Destroyed Room: B-Sides and Rarities
    03. The Intelligence - "Sailor Dive" from Deuteronomy
    04. Angels of Light - "Shame" from New Mother
    05. Anthrax - "Armed and Dangerous" from Spreading the Disease
    06. The Weeknd - "The Morning" from House of Balloons
    07. The Raveonettes - "Evil Seeds" from Raven in the Grave
    08. Boris - "Key" from Heavy Rocks (2011)
    09. Waka Flocka Flame ft. Pastor Troy and Slim Dunkin - "F*** the Club Up" from Flockavelli
    10. The Blood Brothers - "The Salesman, Denver Max" from ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn

    RIP Slim Dunkin.

    1. 06. The Weeknd - "The Morning" from House of Balloons

      I have listened to this song probably 10,000 times.

  10. 1. Lana Del Rey “Elvis” Sparkle Jump Rope Queen*
    2. Boom Boom Satellites “Push Eject (Howie B Remix)” Push Eject
    3. Concept 1* “11:21” 96:VR
    4. Beth Orton “Someone's Daughter” Trailer Park
    5. Leila “Gush Goog” Courtesy of Choice

    6. Erykah Badu “Ye Yo” Live
    7. Bonnie Prince Billy “Black Captain” Wolfroy Goes to Town
    8. Young Man “Hands” Boy
    9. Sonic Youth “Marilyn Moore” Evol
    T. Low “Especially Me” C'mon
    E. Merle Haggard & the Strangers “I Could Have Gone Right” Mama Tried

    1. An early demo. Sounds like crappy Jewel.

    3. Concept 1 is Richie Hawtin (aka Plastikman). The only releases credited to Concept 1 is a subscription single series: one 12" each month of 1996 of Chain Reaction-type minimal techno. Later, a CD of collected tracks was released, 96:CD. Still later yet came this album, a collection of "remixes" done by Thomas Brinkmann, unsolicited. "Remixed" simply recording the effect of playing the 12"es on Brinkmann's dual-arm turntable (not sure if Brinkmann adjusted the speed). Brinkmann really wasn't much known at the time, and he passed the recording on Richie, just to show him what he did with it. Richie was so impressed that he decided to release an album's worth of them. The effect is really cool, with unexpected syncopations, and I'm pretty sure I prefer these to the originals (although having heard these first may bias me). The track name here, "11:21" means that this is a version of the first side of the November 12" (being the 11th disc and the 21st side overall).

    1. I saw Lana Del Ray on David Letterman last night. She has got a nice voice, but the song (I dont remember the name of it) was boring

      1. It was Video Games, her "hit." The performance was notable in that it was relatively professional, which is a long way from her SNL performance of a couple weeks ago.

      2. What free said. I just caught it.
        25 Million youtube views. Here, add one view to see what got everyone so excited when this showed up last summer.
        If you don't dig that, don't bother with anything else from her.

  11. I'm listening to Robyn Sings this afternoon, a double album of Robyn Hitchcock singing Dylan covers. The second disc is a song by song recreation of the infamous "Royal Albert Hall" concert.

    1. Robyn Hitchcock has always bothered me. He's always shown up when I've searched for Robyn (Carlsson, the Swedish pop singer). Nothing against him personally or musically.

      Imagine if there was a band out there called "Guided by Voices in My Head". Not quite that annoying.

  12. ...
    1. Sufjan Stevens - "The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, 'I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them Until They Are Off Our Lands!'" - Illinois
    2. The New Pornographers - "Star Bodies" - Twin Cinema
    3. U2 - "Red Hill Mining Town" - The Joshua Tree
    4. Common - "U, Black Maybe" - Finding Forever
    5. Wilco - "Side With the Seeds" - Sky Blue Sky
    6. Miles Davis - "All Blues" - Kind of Blue
    7. Arcade Fire - "Keep the Car Running" - Neon Bible
    8. Gomez - "Girlshapedlovedrug" - Live Current, Vol. 2
    9. Wilco - "Company in My Back" - Kicking Television
    10. Arcade Fire - "Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)" - Funeral
    B. Jeremy Messersmith - "Violet!" - Live Current, Vol. 6

    1. I have a widescreen monitor, so your first track looks hilarious.

      Also, I'm not sure I've mentioned this, but I know and like songs in a higher concentration on your lists than almost anyone else's on the this site, but when I want to comment on anything, all I can think to say is "oh, those are really good song you listened to today", so just figure that comment by default.

      1. i think i overlap strongest with the pirate here and meat probably (with some freealonzo thrown in).

  13. .
    Well, this morning as I laid waiting for the doctor (and anesthesia), here are the songs that played over the ceiling speaker:
    "Cold as Ice" - Foreigner
    "You Got It" - Roy Orbison
    "Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen

  14. West Virginia Gals - Al Hopkins & His Buckle Busters - Anthology of American Folk Music
    Garden Grove - Sublime - s/t
    One Monkey - Gillian Welch - Soul Journey
    Spanish Pipedream - John Prine - John Prine*
    Things Never Shared - Doug Martsch - Doug Martsch
    Lake Charles - Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels
    Buggin - The FLaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
    Tryin' To Get To Heaven - Bobby Dylan - Time out Of Mind
    Burry Me Under THe Weeping Willow Tree - The Carter Family - Can THe Circle Be Unbroken
    Wolf Like Me - TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain

    *I was late to the John Prine party, but I'm glad I finally got there.

  15. I put on Scream, Dracula, Scream! on Spotify, and it makes me so sad I never got to see RFTC live. Or Hot Snakes or Drive Like Jehu or Sultans either. If Rick or John happen to be reading this, I'd do pretty much anything for a new Hot Snakes album & tour. Anything.

  16. Yesterday was crazy busy so here's my list. A little heavy on the electronica & dance with some classical thrown in for good measure (#3).

    1. Her Hollow Ways (Interlude) Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi
    2. Pilgrim Enya
    3. Procession of the Nobles Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    4. Jeremy Pearl Jam
    5. Lodi Creedence Clearwater Revival

    6. Let's Keep It Real Cedric Gervais *
    7. Untrust Us Crystal Castles
    8. Attics Of My Life The Grateful Dead **
    9. Pink Eye (On My Leg) Ween***
    10. Like I Love You (Basement Jaxx Vocal Mix) Justin Timberlake****

    Bonus: Out Of Control The Chemical Brothers

    *You know, that Viking corner/British comedian…I have no idea
    **Brand new addition – just purchased on Friday!
    ***My dogs always get excited by the barking on this track. It’s hilarious.
    ****Okay, who the hell messed with my iTunes?

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