FMD: December 28, 2012

No post so far today, so I'll pinch hit for AMR. I'm guessing a super special Best of 2012 post will be forthcoming in the next few days.

The Runner family is enjoying a free month of Hulu Plus, and I've listened to a few concert films and music-related documentaries during work. One I particularly enjoyed was 2008 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award winner Béla Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart, in which Béla is in Africa exploring the origins of the banjo, and reintroducing it to the peoples there. There is some awesome music from many different countries featuring several different styles and instruments. Check it out if you get the chance.


Throw down your random 10 lists!

28 thoughts on “FMD: December 28, 2012”

  1. Wow. I must be the only one working today if I am posting my list this early.
    1. 3 Doors Down – “Dangerous Game” – Away from the Sun
    2. Enya – “The Celts” – Paint the Sky With Stars
    3. The Hood Internet – Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet [Waka Flocka Flame and Flock of Seagulls] – The Mixtape Volume Five
    4. Enya – “Only If…” - Paint the Sky With Stars
    5. Michael Franti & Spearhead – “Food for the Masses” – Chocolate Supa Highway
    6. Blueprint – “Never Grow Old (Feat. Angelica Lee)” – Deleted Scenes
    7. Guster – “What You Wish For” – Lost and Gone Forever
    8. The Hold Steady – “Same Kooks” – Boys and Girls in America
    9. Original Rent Broadway Cast – “Over The Moon” – Rent (Disc 1)
    10. Blackalicious – “Deception” – A2G

    2 & 4 were just for those who were dissing Enya a while back.

  2. .

    01. Savatage - "Chance", Handful of Rain
    02. Testament - "Legions of the Damned", The Gathering
    03. Skyclad - "A Well Beside the River", Vintage Whine
    04. Accept - "Princess of the Dawn", Restless and Wild
    05. Kreator - "One of Us", Terrible Certainty
    06. The Black Dahlia Murder - "Novelty Crosses", Miasma
    07. Death - "Scavenger of Human Sorrow", The Sound of Perseverance
    08. Arch Enemy - "Dead Inside", Burning Bridges
    09. Grave Digger - "Black Death", Heart of Darkness
    10. Armored Saint - "Warzone", Symbol of Salvation

  3. 1. Let the Good Times Roll -- Del Counts
    2. Wah Wah -- George Harrison
    3. Rejoice -- U2
    4. Sunbathe -- Wilco
    5. Where Could I Go, but the Lord -- Elvis Presley
    6. Game of Pricks -- Guided By Voices
    7. Harbor Lights -- Elvis Presley
    8. Human Fly -- The Cramps
    9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love -- Queen
    10. Monday Monday Monday -- Tegan and Sara

    Bonus: Raise Your Hand -- Bruce Springsteen

  4. A dress tryout for SiL went til 4pm on Boxing Day. With so much stuff, we decided to stay with the in-laws another night and leave Thursday morning. But acids both stomach and car-battery were involved into delaying our departure until 1pm and then we were pooped. Thanks for pinch-hitting, Rhubarb!

  5. 'Suite: Judy Blue Eyes' - Crosby Stills & Nash Crosby Stills & Nash
    'Prove It All Night' - Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town
    'Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curve' - The Little Willies For the Good Times
    'Walk of Life' - Dire Straits Brothers in Arms
    'Youre Gonna Go Far, Kid' - The Offspring Rise and Fsll, Rage and Grace *

    'Mysterious Ways' - U2 Acthung Baby
    'Little Talks' - Of Monsters and Men My Head is an Animal **
    'Tempted' - Squeeze Singles 45s and Under
    'Cut Me Some Slack' - Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear ***
    'They're Red Hot' - Eric Clapton Me and Mr. Johnson

    * I am not a big Offspring fan, but I really like this song
    ** This will make my list of favorite songs of 2012
    *** this will too.

  6. I don't have a list, but I sort of wanted to talk "Best Music of 2012."

    I haven't given it much though, but I agree with DW's note on "Little Talks." I think my #1 song of the year is J.D. McPherson's "North Side Gal" which has been posted on here at least twice, so I'll forgo the video. This was also the year I "discovered" a deep appreciation for a lot songs by The Velvet Underground. Way behind the curve, I realize... but I'm always glad to learn music I missed.

    1. “see-through” – lowlong division
    2. “for the rabbits” – caitlin roseown side now
    3. “clam, crab, cockle, cowrie” – joanna newsomthe milk-eyed mender
    4. “i don’t like mondays” – boomtown ratsthe fine art of surfacing
    5. “joppa road” – weenchocolate and cheese
    6. “take me” – urge overkillexit the dragon
    7. “knoxville girl” – BR5-49live from robert’s
    8. “hour follows hour” – ani difranconot a pretty girl
    9. “always waiting” – michael kiwanukahome again
    10. “borrowed time” – profkaiser von powderhorn

  8. At work, with the Philo Pandora station:

    1. Mumford & Sons - "Roll Away Your Stone" - Sigh No More
    2. Jason Mraz - "I'm Yours (Live on Earth Version)" - Jason Mraz's Beautiful Mess
    3. Dawes - "Give Me Time" - North Hills
    4. Bright Eyes - "First Day of My Life" - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
    5. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - "Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" - Unforgettable
    6. Mumford & Sons - "Below My Feet" - Babel
    7. Death Cab for Cutie - "When Soul Meets Body" - Plans
    8. The Postal Service - "Such Great Heights" - Give Up
    9. Band of Horses - "The Funeral" - Everything All the Time
    10. The Avett Brothers - "February Seven" - The Carpenter
    B. Mason Jennings - "Memphis Tennessee" - In the Ever

    2. What possible algorithm could suggest that this song should be on my station?
    5. I suppose the same algorithm from #2 is at work. Oh well, I guess I have a yukelele station. Also, here's a comment on Pandora for the song: "I love this song. Too bad he doesn't live anymore."

    1. You know you always wanted to see someone handfart the Mumford and Sons The Cave right?


      EDIT: it must not have liked that embedded language in the link. or something. computers. anyway, i just used the straight video link instead. -hj

      1. httpv://

        EDIT: Son of a Bitch! what am I doing wrong? My .gif didn't load correctly either up in Cheaptoy's post.

  9. I used to go all out for my top music lists, but I have really struggled keeping track of things the last few years. Part of this is that I get a lot less time to listen to music. With school, I should have a lot more time to listen to things next year. I think that, plus using Spotify to be able to sort of track what I heard, will allow me to maybe have a better list next year. With that said, this is sort of a top 20. The top 10 are definitely in order. It gets hazier after that, so the next ten are just in alphabetical order.

    Top ten.

    01. Swans - The Seer
    02. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
    03. The Intelligence - Everyone Has It Easy But Me
    04. Gucci Mane - Trap God
    05. METZ - METZ
    06. Chromatics - Kill for Love
    07. Third Sight - Chilling With Dead Bodies in a B-Boy Stance
    08. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
    09. Curren$y - The Stoned Immaculate
    10. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind

    Next ten.

    xx. 2 Chainz - Based on a T.R.U. Story
    xx. 100s - Ice Cold Perm
    xx. Ab-Soul - Control System
    xx. Jeremiah Jae - Raw Money Raps
    xx. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
    xx. Lil Ugly Mane - Mista Thug Isolation
    xx. The Men - Open Your Heart
    xx. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
    xx. Pop. 1280 - The Horror
    xx. Tyvek - On Triple Beams

    My favorite rock song of the year was "The Found Me (In the Back of the Galaxy)" by The Intelligence. My favorite rap song was probably "Same Damn Time" by Future. There's still like 20 more albums from this year I need to listen to so it's probably better for me to do a list like this lagging a year, hah.

    1. Swans, Metz, Kendrick Lamar, and Frank Ocean will definitely appear on mine.

      That's a solid list. I can't believe I haven't listened to R.A.P. Music yet, especially considering my enjoyment of Cancer 4 Cure (not that they're by even similar artists, but I'm a sucker for El-P's production.)

      1. Frank Ocean just doesn't do it for me. I feel bad about that. I don't dislike it. I just don't really think it's all that brilliant either.

        1. I think it's a bit overrated, but "Pyramids" alone makes the album good enough to end up in my list. Holy moly that's a great song.

      2. Oh boy, you're in for a treat when you listen to R.A.P. I had high hopes when I first heard about the project since I'm a huge fan of Mike and El is a great producer. I was hoping it would be like the Cold Vein we are likely to never receive: El tweaking his production just enough to make it work with another rapper. It's really, really good.

        Also, I honestly feel a bit bad putting that Metz album that low. It rules.

  10. .

    * Damaged Goods: III. About Time - Eighth Blackbird - meanwhile (R. Etezady)
    * Movement V: 90 Hour Sleep - Dredg - Leitmotif
    * Whitfield - Atomship - The Crash of '47
    * Bulls on Parade - Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire
    * Ostia (The Death of Pasolini) - Coil - Horse Rotorvator
    * A Boy's Best Friend - The White Stripes - De Stijl
    * Nowhere Fast - Incubus - Make Yourself
    * Mountain - Tonic - Lemon Parade
    * Killing the Water Bed - Vladislav Delay Quartet - (self-titled)
    * Mourning Air - Portishead - (self-titled)

  11. A.A. Bondy "False River" When The Devil's Loose
    The War on Drugs "Brothers" Slave Ambivalent
    Sondre Lerche "Love You" Two Way Monologue"
    Broken Social Scene "Windsurfing Nation" Broken Social Scene
    Monk "Ruby My Dear" Genius of Modern Music Vol. 1
    The Cardigans "A Good Horse" Long Gone Before Daylight
    The Who "Miracle Cure" Tommy
    The Zombies "I Call You Mine" Odyssey and the Oracle
    Jayhawks "Two Hearts" Tomorrow the Green Grass
    Ozma "Apple Trees" Rock and Roll Part Three

  12. .

    Hidaway Karen O and the Kids Where the Wild Things Are
    Modern World The Jam This Is The Modern World
    The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This Love Forever Changes
    Away in a Manger Nat King Cole The Christmas Song
    I Should Have Known Better Wire 154

    A Big Fan Of The Pigpen Guided By Voices Bee Thousand
    Jesus Christ Big Star Keep An Eye On The Sky
    Run Down The Saints Eternally Yours
    Save Yourself Sharon Van Etten Epic
    City Lights Flamin' Groovies Teenage Head

    1. bootsy - how in the hell have I never heard of the Flamin' Groovies!?!
      This was awesome.


  13. OK guys! Here's my Favorite Albums of 2012:

    1. Mumford & Sons - Babel
    2. Mumford & Sons - Babel
    3. Mumford & Sons - Babel
    4. fun. - Some Nights
    5. Mumford & Sons - Babel

    ....oh, wait, that was my Least Favorite list. I thought something weird was going on...

    I think my Favorites will wait till the official FMD collective rollout.

    1. Which will happen next week, I assume.
      Vomiting toddlers and jumper cables shouldn't make a difference then.

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