February 23, 2010


A weekly sampler of what we're listening to (new and old), and what we think you might like, too.


THE ROLLING STONES -- "When The Whip Comes Down"
Anyone who says Some Girls sucks is a damn liar.

I discovered this gem on Jonny Greenwood is The Controller and immediately wondered how Drew dropped the ball on never turning me on to it. Regardless, Katie piped in that it sounded like Gorillaz and I milked it all the way through. Great tune.

PAUL SIMON -- "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard"
If I had to pinpoint the root to my taste in music, I'd have to turn to Paul Simon. And while Graceland is my all-time favorite album (for reasons seasonal, musical and emotional), I picked this song because it really matches the mood for me these days. Not to mention, Simon's music reminds me of summer...and I'm really looking forward to the summer months. His music, if not airy and liberating, also tangles me into the stories he's sharing.

BOB MARLEY -- "One Drop"
This song, I think, is what reggae is all about.

Kyle didn't have a specific song this week, but he sent along this email: Lately I've been listening to The Smiths and Neutral Milk Hotel without having any specific opinions of it, or of any particular song. That said, I got the idea to include a random Smiths song for your enjoyment— chances are, if you're reading this blog, you already know every NMH song there is to know, but might not be so savvy on the Smiths. "Handsome Devil" was the first song that came to mind. It's perfect because it's a great exemplar of the Smiths in general. Good song, plus the line "Let me get my hand on your mammary gland" pretty well sums up the life and times of Morrissey.

THE FACES -- "Ooh La La"
An old standard for me.

BOWERBIRDS -- "Northern Lights"
No bullshit, just a good song.

JOHN CALE -- "Andalucia"
One of the best melodies in pop music. Unsurprising from roughly one half of the brilliance behind both The Velvet Underground and Nico and White Light/White Heat.

Jay likes juggling so much that everyone who sees him juggle wants to do the same too. He travels the world -- and more impressive for a juggler, travels America too -- showing his craft. In fact, he'll be back this year with the tour he founded: Shoebox Tour! He also makes music on funny machines.
- Tony

JóNSI -- "Go Do"
I like this song because it has Samuli, the drummer from Múm, on it. And he's banging a suitcase.

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Blogger Margaret Anne said...

Man, this is a good one.

Evan, I am totally with you on "Northern Lights." I've been playing "Upper Air" almost daily for a month.

February 24, 2010 at 1:02 AM 
Anonymous Econ said...

Great mix this week. I almost picked a Lee Perry song too, and I was messing around on the bass with "Ooh La La" yesterday. Also, check out Yo La Tengo's cover of "Andalucia" on Fakebook (1990).

February 24, 2010 at 2:31 AM 
Blogger D. Allison said...

Chase, I appreciate that your tune rolls in line with a W. Anderson resurgence I've been having lately.

TG - sorry for not brining all that bassy soul to you earlier - but here's some love, from me to you.

The Wanderers - Wiggle Waggle
Count Lasher W/Lyn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band - Hooligans
Nicky Thomas - Love of the Common People (Paul Young Cover - A hearty example of one soul man givin a soulless tune some goddamn heart.)

February 24, 2010 at 6:03 AM 
Blogger Tony said...

Intentionally delaying the walk to work to listen through this morning.

Love that the Rolling Stones video is of a turntable in action.

Wow on that Bowerbirds song. They've actually played in Charlottesville twice ...

Thanks for the love, Drew.

February 24, 2010 at 9:35 AM 

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