15 thoughts on “FMD – Liz Phair”

  1. I've still got all the Road Trip music on my iPod.
    1. Sonic Youth “What We Know” The Eternal
    2. Palace Music “Work Hard/Play Hard” Viva Last Blues
    3. Jewel “Gloria” Lullaby
    4. Lucinda Williams “Metal Firecracker” Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
    5. Everything But the Girl “Single (Photek Remix)”* Single

    6. Beyoncé “Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix)” B´Day
    7. Moloko “Sing It Back”* Sing It Back
        a. Marbled Godwit* “Calls” (Cornell Master List)
        b. Tundra Swan* “Flight Calls and Wing Sounds from a Few Individuals” (Cornell Master List)
        c. Iceland Gull (Kumlien's)* “Calls” (Cornell Master List)
    8. The Orb “Toxygene (Live Vegas Mix)” Toxygene (US CDS)
    9. The Beach Boys “God Only Knows” Pet Sounds
    T. Lauryn Hill “Lost Ones”* The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

    B. The Tokens “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”* The Lion Sleeps Tonight

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    5. I think this is EBTG's finest song, and the stark Photek remix (from when he was at the peak of his powers, right before he tasted the career-altering poison of 2-step), turns the devastation up to 11. BTW, I'd put "Wrong" as their second-best. No one does regret/sadness/guilt like Tracey Thorn.

    7. Played at my wedding dance.

    a. I did not see these in North Carolina because on the last day, when I could finally get to Pea Island NWR and made plans to do so with EAR's buy-in, LBR came down with a fever that Ibuprofen would not shake and I had to stay with her and later take her to a clinic. As for the bird, the "Godwit" name is a good onomatopœia fit for their call.
    b. I did see these near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. I didn't need voice to help ID. (Trumpeter Swans are rare that far east anyways.)
    c. I lifered on Iceland Gull (not sure if Kumlien's or the nominate subspecies though). One photo from near the Lighthouse with a white-winged gull that I hadn't noticed until later, and one white-winged gull I saw from the Ocracoke Ferry shortly after my camera gave me the "battery exhausted" message. Both distant. Two unsatisfying looks. I got much more statisfying lifers of Lesser Black-backed Gull and Razorbill.

    T. With the "skit" part that's the second half of the track excised.

    B. Listened to this last night. Wasn't sure if the background has a soprano or a Theremin. I'm guessing that the timing (1961) points to wordless soprano vox that sound like a Theremin.

      1. Thanks for answering that. The Wikipedia page on the song is not helpful... Talking about the origin of the song itself and nothing about the actual recording.

  2. St. Charles' own Ambassadors of Harmony have won several national/international barbershop contests, but here's a wonderful piece that shows their range:


    01. “Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out” – The AntlersBurst Apart
    02. “The Passion” – PrinceThe Scandalous Sex Suite
    03. “The Motivator” – T. RexElectric Warrior
    04. “Count Your Blessings” – Sonny RollinsPlus Four
    05. “I Don’t Want To Wake Up Alone” – Lightspeed ChampionLife Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You!
    06. “My Boy (Twin Fantasy)” – Car Seat HeadrestTwin Fantasy
    07. “I Need Something New” – SavagesAdore Life
    08. “Amos Moses” – Jerry ReedWhen You’re Hot, You’re Hot
    09. “Picture This” – BlondieParallel Lines
    10. “Luck Of Lucien” – A Tribe Called QuestPeople’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm


      1. Maybe? If you see a big fuzzy guy with glasses at the board, that's likely him. He's the one that roadies for Ike as well. His name starts with Tr and rhymes with "never".

  4. No list today, since I'll only be online for a couple hours. But I'm definitely thinking of taking J to that Liz Phair/Soccer Mommy show.

  5. Elvis Costello’s album This Year’s Model came out 40 years ago today. I wish I had realized earlier as I would have done a whole post on it. I think I did once in the old basement. TYM is easily one of my favorite albums and I have owned it in just about every medium (probably not 8-track). Also besides Abbey Road, I’ve probably listened to this album more than any other, mostly due to the fact I’ve had it for a good 37 years. It definitely holds up 40 years later too. Give it a spin and a toast today if you can.

  6. I'm intrigued by the concert, though to be fair, I've not listened to any of Liz Phair's recent music.

    1. Then you’ll fit right in with the 90 percent of the rest of us :o) Also I think she’s only playing stuff from the Girly Sound Demos.

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