Sunday, February 7, 2016

Super Bowl Shuffle 2016 (Sunday Shuffle #399)

I hope Peyton Manning can win another Super Bowl today...but I have the feeling the Panthers are going to run away with it. I do hope it's a competitive game...sure, deviled eggs and tiny meatballs and crab dip and Yuengling is all well and good, but a boring game is no fun.

Before I get to the game, I have school work to do. I think I can let the shuffle run to 50 songs while I'm working, though. It's fun to do the extended versions on these days and since it's Super Bowl L...

I. Agony of Laffitte/Spoon (17) - last played on 1/23/16
II. We're Gonna Make It/Mavis Staples (9) - last played on 1/3/16
III. The Owl & The Pussycat/Luna (6) - last played on 1/11/15
IV. She Handed Me a Mirror/Elvis Costello (6) - last played on 10/27/13
V. There's A Key/M. Ward (16) - last played on 1/17/16
VI. The Modern Leper/Frightened Rabbit (6) - last played on 9/20/13
VII. Astro/The White Stripes (15) - last played on 3/2/14
VIII. I'm Wrong/Sharon Van Etten (10) - last played on 8/23/15
IX. Stay Away from Downtown/Redd Kross (7) - last played on 10/4/15
X. Myriad Harbor/The New Pornographers (11) - last played on 8/25/14
XI. Bright Lights/Black Mountain (7) - last played on 12/31/12
XII. Now/Tom Adamson (7) - last played on 12/10/11
XIII. Chingas in the West/Admiral Radley (10) - last played on 6/30/13
XIV. On the Bubble/The Broken West (12) - last played on 11/23/14
XV. Is It Done/J Mascis (15) - last played on 12/15/15
XVI. Secret Meeting/The National (3) - last played on 4/17/15
XVII. Dumpster World/Band of Horses (13) - last played on 8/31/15
XVIII. (Even If You Die On The) Ocean/Saturday Looks Good To Me (8) - last played on 5/31/15
XIX. No Speak No Slave/The Black Crowes (7) - last played on 11/16/14
XX. Watch the Sunrise/Big Star (16) - last played on 5/17/15
XXI. In Christ There Is No East Or West/Mavis Staples (7) - last played on 2/1/15
XXII. Try Again/Big Star (15) - last played on 5/7/15
XXIII. Today's Undertaking/M. Ward (4) - last played on 5/8/11
XXIV. Rock On/T. Rex (10) - last played on 1/19/16
XXV. Bitches In Tokyo/Stars (5) - last played on 12/27/15
XXVI. Tonight I Have To Leave It/Shout Out Louds (7) - last played on 11/22/15
XXVII. Gang Bang Suicide/Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew (5) - last played on 8/9/15
XXVIII. Eighth Avenue/Hospitality (18) - last played on 3/19/15
XXIX. Jules and Jim/Nada Surf (19) - last played on 4/10/15
XXX. The Act We Act (Live)/Sugar (2) - last played on 2/11/13
XXXI. Primitive Girl/M. Ward (12) - last played on 3/10/15
XXXII. Un Dernier Verre (Pour La Route)/Beirut (7) - last played on 3/9/15
XXXIII. Electrical Storm/Joseph Arthur (7) - last played on 3/28/15
XXXIV. Marrow/St. Vincent (11) - last played on 1/4/15
XXXV. Hot Bed/The Whigs (6) - last played on 4/15/15
XXXVI. Lonesome Surprise/The Mountain Goats (4) - last played on 10/18/14
XXXVII. No One Here Knows Jane/Warren Zanes (6) - last played on 1/10/16
XXXVIII. Hinnom, TX/Bon Iver (7) - last played on 4/30/12
XXXIX. At the Bottom of the Sea/The Thermals (8) - last played on 2/26/15
XL. Chips Ahoy/The Hold Steady (11) - last played on 11/24/15
XLI. Father To A Sister Of Thought/Pavement (13) - last played on 6/13/15
XLII. The Telephone Song/Charles Bradley (13) - last played on 5/5/13
XLIII. Rooftops/Pela (7) - last played on 1/10/16
XLIV. I Wanna Marry You (Live)/Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (2) - last played on 1/25/16
XLV. Selfish/Michael Penn (30) - last played on 10/4/15
XLVI. Pigeons/Tweedy (5) - last played on 12/28/15
XLVII. World Sick/Broken Social Scene (8) - last played on 2/1/15
XLVIII. So That's It/Blair (13) - last played on 1/27/13
XLIX. Wild Creatures/Neko Case (21) - last played on 3/13/15
L. Nothing To Hide/Yo La Tengo (5) - last played on 4/24/15

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Shuffle #398

I'd started to write another post yesterday...but stopped fairly quickly. It's an off week for my course this week, but I do have some projects I need to work ahead on. In addition, I have a lot of reading and watching to catch up on, including Season 8 of Doctor Who, which leaves Netflix after today (sorry for all the commas there). So, here we are with just another Sunday Shuffle going up. Maybe in February I'll write about other things?

1. April's Song/Real Estate (4) - last played on 12/26/15
2. Be Your Man/Ivan & Alyosha (9) - last played on 3/21/15
3. Without Blinking/Superchunk (19) - last played on 7/19/15
4. We Can't Be Beat/The Walkmen (21) - last played on 10/26/14
5. Remember Last Time/Avi Buffalo (11) - last played on 11/9/14
6. Shadowcat/Canasta (4) - last played on 4/4/15
7. Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?/She & Him (6) - last played on 2/22/15
8. Life Like/The Rosebuds (8) - last played on 4/4/15
9. Evil Eye/Josh Ritter (19) - last played on 12/15/15
10. Bonnie Brae/The Twilight Singers (5) - last played on 11/3/14

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday Shuffle #397

I've had intentions of doing a blog post about my new-found love for The Goldbergs, but my school work is relentless. Maybe I can squeeze it in this week...

I'm hoping for a Manning victory over Brady this afternoon. I won't get to see all of that game, unfortunately, but should be able to at least watch the second half. I'm not necessarily rooting for anyone in the NFC game...I just want to it be a good one.

Okay, let's move to today's ten...

1. Heart Problems/Ted Leo & The Pharmacists (16) - last played on 4/18/15
2. Hi-Rise/The New Pornographers (9) - last played on 6/14/15
3. Dance Away/Smith Westerns (11) - last played on 10/4/15
4. Criminal Piece/Ted Leo & The Pharmacists (15) - last played on 8/9/15
5. Like A Fool/Superchunk (21) - last played on 11/18/15
6. Fallin'/Paul Burch (3) - last played on 9/2/12
7. Black Out/Pavement (14) - last played on 6/13/15
8. The Young Thousands/The Mountain Goats (5) - last played on 4/6/15
9. Daddy's Little Girl/Kelly Hogan (12) - last played on 8/27/13
10. M.O.R./Blur (8) - last played on 8/13/15

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday Shuffle #396

It's a cold one here in NW Indiana, but I don't need to leave the house today. I'm also on day 3 of a 4-day weekend, which is also nice. Yes, I have schoolwork to do, but I also took time to watch the NFL playoffs yesterday (how about that Green Bay/Arizona game?) and will do so again today.

Don't forget that you can listen along via Spotify every week...direct link to be posted this evening. And with that, here's today's ten...

1. Lost Coastlines/Okkervil River (6) - last played on 11/2/14
2. I Hate My Generation/Sloan (17) - last played on 4/18/15
3. Underwater Moonlight (Early Version)/The Soft Boys (5) - last played on 5/3/15
4. What New York Used To Be/The Kills (7) - last played on 12/31/12
5. Everywhere/Ex Hex (13) - last played on 1/10/16
6. King Of The World/First Aid Kit (9) - last played on 3/14/15
7. Well, You Can Do It Without Me/Father John Misty (14) - last played on 6/7/15
8. Faster Days/Velvet Crush (12) - last played on 1/18/15
9. Stormy High/Black Mountain (3) - last played on 7/14/11
10. Rose Parade/Elliott Smith (16) - last played on 9/6/15

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sunday Shuffle #395

This weekend is about work for my new TTT class and the NFL playoffs. So, let's get right to today's ten...

1. Country Sad Ballad Man/Blur (11) - last played on 8/9/15
2. Take Off Your Ipod (Mono)/Tom Adamson (6) - last played on 1/29/13
3. Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect/The Decemberists (7) - last played on 11/29/15
4. I Need Direction/Teenage Fanclub (8) - last played on 12/24/15
5. Better Half/Haley Bonar (6) - last played on 11/1/15
6. She Says What She Means/Sloan (17) - last played on 12/13/15
7. Rooftops/Pela (6) - last played on 8/16/15
8. Waste Your Time/Ex Hex (12) - last played on 12/23/15
9. Horizon/Real Estate (4) - last played on 12/26/15
10. Fool the Moon/Warren Zanes (7) - last played on 12/20/15

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sunday Shuffle #394

It's the first Sunday Shuffle of 2016 and the countdown to #400 is underway. Yikes. Anyway, I hope you all have had a wonderful couple of weeks with family and friends. For those of us in education, tomorrow is going to be tough...but what can you do? I'm not doing any resolutions, but I hope you resolve to listen along with me via Spotify this year. :)

Okay, let's get to today's ten...

1. Sunshine State/Superchunk (11) - last played on 9/15/13
2. I Don't Want The Night To End/Nick Lowe (4) - last played on 5/22/11
3. In This Camp/Midlake (7) - last played on 10/12/14
4. We're Gonna Make It/Mavis Staples (8) - last played on 10/21/12
5. Shadows/Yo La Tengo (5) - last played on 11/29/15
6. Nothing Lasts Forever Anymore/Sloan (19) - last played on 11/27/15
7. Young Men Dead/The Black Angels (8) - last played on 9/27/15
8. Someone I Can Be True With/Sloan (21) - last played on 3/1/15
9. Wonderful (The Way I Feel)/My Morning Jacket (8) - last played on 11/1/14
10. Arms of Harm/Haley Bonar (7) - last played on 5/12/13

Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 Favorites

I'd started doing my traditional blog posts on the various pop culture things I loved...but my heart wasn't in it. Still, I want to share what I really enjoyed reading, watching, and listening to this year...so why not just do one big post? I'm not going to comment on anything but would be happy to share why I loved anything on the list with you if you ask. I hope you all found lots to love in 2015 and I'm sure we'll find more to love in 2016.

MUSIC
Courtney Barnett/Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Sleater-Kinney/No Cities To Love
Destroyer/Poison Season
Dawes/All Your Favorite Bands
Alabama Shakes/Sound and Color
Jason Isbell/Something More Than Free
Veruca Salt/Ghost Notes
Telekinesis/Ad Infinitum
Mac McCaughan/Non-Believers
Foals/What Went Down
El Vy/Return To The Moon
Twerps/Range Anxiety
Wilco/Star Wars
Drive-By Truckers/It's Great To Be Alive!

TV
The Flash
iZombie
Adventure Time - I'm through Season 3
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Parks and Recreation
Daredevil
Arrow
Agent Carter
The Goldbergs - I'm through Season 2
Bojack Horseman - I've only seen Season 1
Review - Same as above
Bob's Burgers
With Bob and David
Wet Hot America Summer: First Day of Camp
Jessica Jones? - I'm only 5 episodes in

BOOKS
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. Corey
Cibola Burn by James S.A. Corey
Nemesis Games by James S.A. Corey
Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters
Near Enemy by Adam Sternbergh
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
The Killing Kind by Chris Holm
Petty by Warren Zanes
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Finn Fancy Necromancy by Randy Henderson
The Stolen Ones by Owen Laukkanen
The Harvest Man by Alex Grecian
The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick DeWitt

COMICS
Saga
Astro City
The Fade Out
Chew
Daredevil
The Autumnlands
Black Widow
Ms. Marvel
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
Ant-Man
Sex
Birthright
Star Wars
Darth Vader
New Teen Titans - TPBs collecting the 80s series

MOVIES
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Martian
Inside Out
Spy
Trainwreck
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Ant-Man
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

PODCASTS
Comedy Bang Bang
Spontaneanation
Dad Rock
All The Books!
iFanboy Pick of the Week