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treydog
post Sep 14 2008, 04:25 AM
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The Saturday Late Night Random 10:

Funplex- The B-52s

In Memory of Elizabeth Reed- Allman Brothers

The Way- Fastball

Daydream Believer- The Monkees

I Ain't Superstitious- Howlin' Wolf

What I Like About You- The Romantics

Skating- Vince Guaraldi (A Charlie Brown Christmas)

A Sight for Sore Eyes- Tom Waits

Pennsylvania Six-Five Thousand- Glenn Miller

Style- U.R. Penetrators

As usual, it really is a random mix, esp. with the Vince Guaraldi in there...


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post Sep 14 2008, 04:59 PM
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My brothers' band just came out with their first EP so I've been listening to that and Flyleaf a lot.


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post Sep 15 2008, 06:21 AM
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Robert Randolph...again. Honest to Pete, this guy should be more famous. Understand, I'm not the kind of guy who likes to get up and dance around. This guy's music makes me want to do that very thing. Seriously, if I were paralyzed from the waist down, I'm confident that I would find a way.
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post Sep 15 2008, 08:34 AM
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Sue me, but...

I'm listening to Amy Winehouse and I like it!


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post Sep 19 2008, 01:08 AM
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I love Steve Winwood. Seriously, how could anyone NOT love Steve Winwood?



On a related note, I find the title song to be really interesting - not just because it's a great song, but because of the symbolic figure and pagan tradition it refers to. "John Barleycorn" is the personification of grain (and the harvesting of same), and was himself derived from the ancient pagan tradition of the "sacred king," who would be appointed as lord of the harvest and, in some traditions, was ritually sacrificed. It was actually thought to be really common in pre-Mycenaean Greece. Now, not all such traditions stipulated that the sacred king be killed, but there's something about a male sacrificial symbol of fertility that I find morbidly fascinating.

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post Sep 19 2008, 01:39 AM
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Okay, I am now listening to The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys. Did I mention that I love Steve Winwood?

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post Sep 21 2008, 01:07 AM
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And now I'm watching the Concert for George DVD. One of the best concerts ever performed, in my opinion.

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(Incidentally, he's my favorite Beatle).
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post Sep 21 2008, 03:16 PM
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Saturday's Random 10 (on Sunday) Hey, I was cutting down a tree yesterday- what can I say?

Dice- Finley Quayle

Surrender- Cheap Trick

Hillbilly Highway- Steve Earle

She's the One- Bruce Springsteen

I Get Around- The Beach Boys

New Blue Moon- Traveling Wilburys

Can't Get It Out of My Head- Electric Light Orchestra

Rock 'n' Roll Angel- The Kentucky Headhunters

Dizz Knee Land- Dada

Here Comes the Night- Van Morrison


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post Sep 24 2008, 05:43 AM
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I'm now listening to my favorite album of all time.

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This is my favorite album ever. Nowhere have I ever encountered a better treatise on what it is like to be a young man - angry, confused, and unsure of where to go. All the lame emo kids WISH they could say something this profound.

It's really quite telling how the Who's albums are all still so relevant even today.

...Honestly, I've run out of ways to express how much I love the Who. You put on this album on a clear, hot summer day and it feels cold and rainy inside.

Not to say that this album is perfect, because it's not. It isn't even the most flawless Who album - that would be Who's Next. It drags just a tad in places. It's one of those albums that demands your complete attention - it's not background music, and you can't listen to it while stoned (though the latter doesn't bother me, since I don't do drugs). But it reaches higher highs and connects on a more sincere, mature emotional level than any other album I've ever listened to, and for that it earns my top spot.

One question, though - why isn't this album as popular as some of the Who's other albums? Why don't people talk about it like they do Dark Side of the Moon (or Tommy, for that matter)? What don't people get? I mean, I don't mean to insult anyone's personal taste, but...geez.

Anywho, that's all I got to say. I gotta get runnin' now; always nippin' at someone's bleedin' 'eels.

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post Sep 25 2008, 02:11 AM
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And now I'm listening to Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.

Do I really need to explain this one? This album sold about seventy-six kazabatrillion copies and went platinum about eight jillion times. Anyone who doesn't own it has already heard it nearly in its entirety if they have ever listened to classic rock radio for any period of time.

For those of you who have been living under a rock, allow me to enlighten you. Rumours is the second album recorded by the fifth and most commercially successful lineup of the band Fleetwood Mac, a band that at one time changed lineups and even frontmen more often than I change my underwear. The only thing that every lineup of the band has in common is the rhythm section of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, neither of whom contributed any songs. In other words, the band consisted of a stable group of sidemen supplanted by a rotating crew of frontmen, which makes it the opposite of, I don't know, pretty much every other band in fucking history.

But this incarnation of the band, unlike previous ones, had staying power - so much so that it's the only one most people have ever heard of (which is a bit of a shame, but I digress). The important thing is that they, unlike the previous lineups, produced catchy, melodic (if not particularly meaningful) 70s soft rock. Basically, they're a pop band descended from a blues outfit. But they're a good pop band, and this is their best album. The melodies are top-notch, and every song on it catches your ear in some way, from the creepy Stevie Nicks dirges to the swinging Christine McVie numbers to the generally perky and genial Nicks-Buckingham collaborations.

This is an album that I like to listen to when I'm in a lighter mood. Now, if you're interested in hearing some earlier Fleetwood Mac, I recommend Bare Trees. But that's another album for another time.

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post Sep 26 2008, 12:00 AM
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My recent line-up has included Radiohead's In Rainbows, Michael Franti and Spearhead's Yell Fire!, Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet, Metric's Live It Out, and The Black Keys' Chulahoma and Attack and Release.


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post Sep 28 2008, 06:00 AM
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A rather Southern-tinged Saturday Random 10:

Tom Ames' Prayer- Robert Earl Keen

Whipping Post- Allman Brothers

What I Like About You- The Romantics

Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine- Kentucky Headhunters

The General Specific- Band of Horses

One of Us- Joan Osborne

Down the Road Apiece- Chuck Berry

Someday- Steve Earle

Girls Talk- Dave Edmunds

Ol' 55- Tom Waits


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post Sep 28 2008, 06:59 AM
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So, treydog...I take it you're a Tom Waits fan. This is actually a great segue into who I'm listening to right now. It's a woman by the name of Jesca Hoop, who was actually a nanny for Tom Waits's kids for quite a while. Tom actually prodded her quite a bit to put her talents to use. Normally, I don't like weird, arty stuff like what she does, but I saw her open for Mark Knopfler a few months ago, and I was quite captivated by her performance.

Her music has kind of a bewitching hypnotic quality to it, belying an odd combination of innocence and stream-of-consciousness depth. I won't have it on very often, but I like to listen every now and then for a change of pace from the classic rock I normally listen to. It's the sort of thing that I like in fairly small doses when the planets are aligned just right, but I still like it a lot. There isn't anything else in my library that's remotely like it.

Here's a live version of my favorite song of hers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGcyOOIoLwY

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post Sep 28 2008, 06:44 PM
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Cool. Will have to check that out. Truthfully, some of Tom's weirder stuff (Black Rider, Bone Machine) leaves even me scratching my head. I don't so much mind his peculiar instrumentation (brake drum, anyone?) as the lyrical disjointedness of those albums. That is especially true because he can write some incredible lines-

"The moon's teeth marks are on the sky..."

"If I had all the money I used to spend on dope,
I'd buy me a used car lot, but I wouldn't sell any of 'em.
Just drive a different car every day, depending on how I feel."

On a different front, I have a good friend who is a major Traffic and Steve Winwood fan. He passed on these 2 jokes regarding "Higher Love." The first has to do with the instrumental opening:

"Steve just can't get his car started..." (For those who don't get it, listen to the opening... and put it on a loop.)

Second was a lyrical malaprop:

"Bring me a ham on rye" (As opposed to- "Bring me a higher love."






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post Sep 28 2008, 10:19 PM
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Yeah, I love a little good-natured ribbing at the expense of my favorite groups. One of the meaner ones I came up with for my favorite band is "Hope we get old before any more of us die."
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post Oct 1 2008, 03:38 AM
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Oh, hell yeah. This is the greatest live album of all time (though Live at the Isle of Wight gives it quite a run for its money). You really can't go wrong with this album. If you don't like it, you just don't understand rock and roll.
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post Oct 3 2008, 04:42 AM
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I'm on a bit of a Who binge right now. biggrin.gif
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post Oct 4 2008, 10:21 PM
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Saturday Random 10:

Heart Attack and Vine- Tom Waits

Eminence Front- The Who

Hoochie Coochie Man- Allman Brothers

Built for Comfort- Howlin' Wolf

Inside Out- Traveling Wilburys

Green Grass and High Tides- The Outlaws

Rebel Rebel- David Bowie

Subterranean Homesick Blues- Bob Dylan

Rock and Roll- Led Zeppelin

The One I Love- David Gray

You know, I need to get some CCR. I have 3 or 4 on LP (those are vinyl records for those too young to remember). I believe I will look into CDs, so I can listen in the truck or on the iPod....


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post Oct 4 2008, 10:26 PM
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(those are vinyl records for those too young to remember).


Ha....hilarious, treydoggie! I'm not too young to remember, I've got a bunch of those ancient thingies ...hihi

Aaaaaaanyway, I've got my ipod loaded with about 5000 songs, so I have a lot to listen to...

Then again I listened to an unknown cd in my car today, that is I didn't know it but my daughter probably does since she's the one who put it there...the song is called " An angry inch" ....Nope I won't tell what it is about but it was...interesting
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post Oct 5 2008, 12:31 AM
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Ah, yes. Hedvig and the Angry Inch. I read a review of the film somewhere....


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