10 thoughts on “Friday Music Day — Ralph Stanley R.I.P.”

  1. 1. Black Dice “Pigs”* Mr. Impossible
    2. Johnny Cash “The One Rose (That's Left in My Heart)”* Unchained
        a. Brown-headed Cowbird “Flight Whistle and Extended Chatter Calls” (Cornell Master Set)
        b. Golden-crowned Kinglet “Call Notes” (Cornell Master Set)
    3. Underworld “King of Snake (Fatboy Slim Remix)” King of Snake
        c. Ruby-crowned Kinglet “Song” (Cornell Master Set)
    4. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan “Musst Musst” Musst Musst
        d. Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern subspecies) “Drum” (Cornell Master Set)
    5. Orbital “Halcyon” Radiccio

    6. Merle Haggard & the Strangers “Mama Tried” Mama Tried
    7. Whitney Houston feat. Faith Evans and Kelly Price “Heartbreak Hotel” Heartbreak Hotel
    8. Patty Griffin “Rain (Live)” A Kiss in Time
    9. Frank Ocean “Novacane” Nostalgia,Ultra.
    T. The Breeders “Saints” Last Splash

    1. For recent Black Dice (since Hiram Baroocha left in 2004), this is the most Black Dice song by Black Dice. I can't even imagine anything more Black Dice than this. [Images borderline NSFW: some "blood".]
    2. Alternate titles:
    The One Rose That's Left (in My Heart)
    (The One Rose That's) Left in My Heart
    The One Rose (That's Left) in My Heart
    The One Rose (That's Left (in My Heart))
    (The One Rose That's Left in) My Heart
    (The One Rose That's) Left (in My Heart)
    (The) One (Rose That's Left in My Heart))
    That last one may have conflicted with the U2 cover on the following album.

  2. 1. The Replacements - "Sixteen Blue" - Let It Be
    2. Radiohead - "Bones" - The Bends
    3. The Avett Brothers - "Slight Figure of Speech" - I and Love and You
    4. Sturgill Simpson - "Call To Arms" - A Sailor's Guide To Earth
    5. Ramones - "Havana Affair" - Ramones

    6. Radiohead - "No Surprises" - OK Computer
    7. The Jayhawks - "Over My Shoulder" - Tomorrow The Green Grass
    8. The White Stripes - "In The Cold, Cold Night" - Elephant
    9. Fugees - "Fu-Gee-La" - The Score
    10. Speedy Ortiz - "Raising The Skate" - Foil Deer

  3. 1. Don’t Let Me Down – The Beatles
    2. Round Room – Phish*
    3. In Your Honor – Foo Fighters
    4. Early Sunsets Over Monroeville – My Chemical Romance
    5. Joe – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    6. Keep Me Cryin’ – Al Green
    7. The Last Time** – The Andrew Oldham Orchestra
    8. Piano Man – Billy Joel
    9. Push – Matchbox Twenty
    10. Ghost Train – Counting Crows

    B1. Laundry Room – The Avett Brothers

    *Wasn’t hugely disappointed to miss their show at the X the other night, but the teenage part of me is kicking the ‘grown-up’ part of me.
    **Orchestral version of the Stones tune of the same name, maybe better known to contemporary audiences as sampled by The Verve for Bitter Sweet Symphony.

  4. No random 10 today, but it's effectively halfway through the year (especially since I won't be around next Friday to post) so I wanted to rank my favorite albums so far this year. It's been a good year. Top 5 are pretty set in stone, and the other 15 are pretty close and subject to change.

    01. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
    02. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
    03. Mitski - Puberty 2
    04. Japanese Breakfast - Psychopomp
    05. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
    06. Parquet Courts - Human Performance
    07. Puberty - Puberty
    08. YG - Still Brazy
    09. Lisa Prank - Adult Teen
    10. Mike & The Melvins - Three Men and a Baby

    11. Kamaiyah - A Good Night in the Ghetto
    12. Cobalt - Slow Forever
    13. Muncie Girls - From Caplan to Belize
    14. A Giant Dog - Pile
    15. Future - EVOL
    16. Nothing - Tired of Tomorrow
    17. Tacocat - Lost Time
    18. Greys - Outer Heaven
    19. Fear of Men - Fall Forever
    20. Young Thug - I'm Up

    1. I have the second disc from a two-record set of Teens. I have listened to it thrice on spotify, but I don't really want to listen to it anymore until I get the first disc and can hear the whole thing on vinyl.

  5. free - forgot to say thanks for sharing the obituary link. My first exposure to Ralph Stanley was O Brother, but it encouraged a budding appreciation for bluegrass, blues, folk and any sounds associated with "old-time" music.

  6. I have the O, Brother soundtrack on CD somewhere. I'll have to dig it out in memory.

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