Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Shuffle #425

I can't believe I've done this 425 times. I've been wondering lately if it my be time to retire this feature, in large part because I don't add very many albums to my iTunes anymore. Plus, I have tons of albums I haven't ripped, so artists like Tom Petty and Drive-By Truckers and R.E.M. have little to no representation and I have all their albums. Still, I don't know that I'm ready to give this up because it's been part of my Sunday for so many years. In fact, I'm already planning for next week to be a single artist focus again. Anyway, while I'm not sure what the future holds for the Shuffle, I do know I'm ready to get to today's ten...

1. Between The Bars/Elliott Smith (10) - last played on 2/1/15
2. M.O.R. (Live In Utrecht)/Blur (4) - last played on 5/22/16
3. No Way/Sonic Youth (5) - last played on 2/14/16
4. Where Did I Leave That Fire/Neko Case (23) - last played on 8/10/16
5. The Past Is A Grotesque Animal/Of Montreal (5) - last played on 10/12/14
6. He Doesn't Know Why/Fleet Foxes (7) - last played on 7/10/16
7. Won't Wait For Love (Margaret in the Taiga)/The Decemberists (7) - last played on 1/3/16
8. Don't Think About Me/Earlimart (9) - last played on 2/28/16
9. Big Girl/Dr. Dog (11) - last played on 5/22/16
10. Air Bud/Kurt Vile (5) - last played on 7/23/15

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Shuffle #424

Got up to run this morning, but my back had other ideas. Hope I can get it back in shape soon (see what I did there) - the Popcorn Panic is in less than 3 weeks!

In the meantime, let's get to today's ten...

1. Pretty Mary K (Other Version)/Elliott Smith (7) - last played on 5/15/16
2. Do It Anyway/Ben Folds Five (12) - last played on 2/1/15
3. Kiss/Prince (3) - last played on 3/6/16
4. And I Was a Boy From School/Portastatic (5) - last played on 11/22/15
5. No Key, No Plan/Okkervil River (7) - last played on 7/14/13
6. Past Time/The Baseball Project (6) - last played on 2/21/16
7. Cigarettes, Wedding Bands/Band of Horses (4) - last played on 6/19/16
8. I'll Take It/Tom Adamson (10) - last played on 7/31/16
9. Black Mirror/Arcade Fire (9) - last played on 7/17/16
10. Rider/Okkervil River (15) - last played on 5/8/16

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday Shuffle #423

I finished in the pool on Friday, started my classwork yesterday, and start school on Wednesday. The calendar says summer lasts for another month plus, but it is quickly coming to an end mentally. I'm gearing up to make this a great school year - my 9th at Central. I'll be student teaching starting in March, which will be here before I know it, I'm sure. I'm going to do my best to balance between school and school and swimming lessons and life, to try to not get bogged down in the work and stress about it. I know I won't be able to engage in pop culture as much as I'd like, but that's okay. I'll appreciate every book I do get to read or TV show I'm able to keep up with. The one good thing is that music is always able to be a constant. Don't know what I'd do without it. Anyway, I got a little rambly this morning and I apologize if I bored you. Just a little State of the Justin for the 2016-2017 school year. Let's get on with today's ten...

1. This Room/The Love Language (19) - last played on 1/4/15
2. Different Drum/Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs (1) - ripped in April
3. War Buddies/Harvey Danger (10) - last played on 6/4/15
4. No Cars Go/Arcade Fire (10) - last played on 4/20/15
5. The Bad Actress/Josh Ritter (15) - last played on 10/14/15
6. The Queen of Lower Chelsea/The Gaslight Anthem (15) - last played on 6/12/16
7. Elizabeth and Mary Meet The Pelican/British Sea Power (6) - last played on 3/20/15
8. Flying High Again/Sloan (28) - last played on 4/3/16
9. I Fought Piranhas/The White Stripes (14) - last played on 8/8/15
10. I Feel Like Going Home/Yo La Tengo (7) - last played on 10/20/13

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sunday Shuffle #422

I have one week left in the pool teaching summer swimming lessons.

My first TTT course of my second and final year in the program starts Saturday.

School starts in 10 days.

Let's pretend none of this is happening and get to some music...

1. Be Good/Tokyo Police Club (6) - last played on 1/24/16
2. Care, I Don't Care/Irving (8) - last played on 10/26/14
3. Wall of Dumb/Higgins (11) - last played on 12/6/15
4. Dry Land/Buffalo Tom (8) - last played on 1/31/16
5. How To Hang A Warhol/Little Joy (8) - last played on 11/9/14
6. Weird Summer/Velvet Crush (14) - last played on 8/2/16
7. Run Thru/My Morning Jacket (6) - last played on 2/21/16
8. Kicked In/Superchunk (19) - last played on 3/22/15
9. Scythian Empires/Andrew Bird (9) - last played on 11/29/15
10. Snowy/Josh Rouse (9) - last played on 2/21/16

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday Shuffle #421

I was on the fence about whether I wanted to do one of these today, but it looks like I'm going ahead so here are today's ten...

1. All The Way/Hoodoo Gurus (5) - last played on 8/14/11
2. From Now On/Nada Surf (8) - last played on 6/4/16
3. Sleep Like a Baby Tonight/U2 (1) - still haven't bothered to download this whole (free) album
4. Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood/St. Vincent (10) - last played on 8/9/15
5. The Cabbage/Teenage Fanclub (7) - last played on 2/2/16
6. The Strangers/St. Vincent (9) - last played on 2/21/16
7. I'll Take It/Tom Adamson (9) - last played on 10/26/14
8. We End Up Together/The New Pornographers (18) - last played on 6/14/15
9. Girl In The War/Josh Ritter (12) - last played on 4/28/15
10. Sentimental Heart/She & Him (4) - last played on 11/22/15

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Sunday Slack (Sunday Shuffle #420)

I'm not super excited about my title for this specific band's shuffle, but they were often described as "slacker rock" back in the 90s and it fits my alliterative parameter, so here we are. I heard their cover of "The Killing Moon" on KEXP last month and it is amazing. I've been playing it a lot (via Spotify) and digging into their music again. This is another band I love that I was ignorant of during that decade (see also Superchunk, Teenage Fanclub, etc.). I have all five albums on iTunes plus an extra track and as I'm typing this I realize I should probably download the other songs of their "greatest hits" before I actually shuffle, so (virutally) stand by...

Okay, that's sorted. At some point I really need to rip the deluxe editions of their first two albums as well, but for now, let's get to the music. Oh, the band? Pavement.

1. Unseen Power Of The Picket Fence (1) - from No Alternative
2. Major Leagues (16) - from Terror Twilight
3. Best Friend's Arm (13) - from Wowee Zowee
4. Summer Babe (Winter Version) (13) - from Slanted & Enchanted
5. Shady Lane (14) - from Brighten The Corners
6. AT&T (13) - from Wowee Zowee
7. Our Singer (8) - from Slanted & Enchanted
8. Stop Breathin (13) - from Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
9. Shoot The Singer (1 Sick Verse) (1) - from Quarantine the Past
10. Kennel District (21) - from Wowee Zowee

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunday Shuffle #419

Today's my 23rd anniversary, so I'm taking the shuffle all the way to 23 songs..

1. She Comes To Me In Dreams/Great Lake Swimmers (6) - last played on 2/28/16
2. on the occasion of a departure (ps 39:4)/The Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers (7) - last played on 10/21/12
3. Electric Music/Band of Horses (16) - last played on 6/9/16
4. Racing Like A Pro/The National (16) - last played on 4/9/16
5. Radio Campaign/M. Ward (4) - last played on 3/25/12
6. Fear City/Elliott Smith (7) - last played on 10/5/14
7. 36 Inches High/Nick Lowe (7) - last played on 1/3/16
8. Brief Candles/The Zombies (14) - last played on 5/22/16
9. I Want To/Best Coast (9) - last played on 5/22/16
10. Ballad Of Wendy Baker/Ben Kweller (14) - last played on 10/11/15
11. Back to Your Heart/Dinosaur Jr. (10) - last played on 2/20/16
12. Patterns/Telekinesis (26) - last played on 4/10/16
13. In My Dreams/Eels (7) - last played on 2/21/16
14. The Appleblossom Rag/Josh Ritter (19) - last played on 11/22/15
15. I'll Cry Instead/The Beatles (5) - last played on 3/20/11
16. The Beach/Dr. Dog (5) - last played on 3/27/11
17. Time Stops/Teenage Fanclub (10) - last played on 1/30/16
18. Press/Superchunk (23) - last played on 6/29/16
19. After All the Roads Have Led to Nowhere (Live)/Sugar (4) - last played on 12/13/15
20. You (Beds, Bridges, Books)/Tom Adamson (6) - last played on 3/25/12
21. How I Left the Ministry/The Extra Lens (7) - last played on 6/2/13
22. Long Before My Time/The Baseball Project (4) - last played on 4/4/15
23. This Is Something I Might Miss/I Love Math (8) - last played on 4/24/15