Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Shuffle #352

Will my iTunes serve up Christmas songs in today's ten again? Let's find out...

1. Pregnant/Cold War Kids (5) - last played on 3/24/13
2. I Like To Keep Myself In Pain/Kelly Hogan (14) - last played on 3/20/14
3. Hell or High Water/Blue Giant (4) - last played on 10/5/14
4. Unless It's Kicks/Okkervil River (10) - last played on 10/26/13
5. The Rover/Led Zeppelin (7) - last played on 8/17/14
6. See You/Dinosaur Jr. (12) - last played on 8/6/12
7. No Dreams Last Night/The Clientele (5) - last played on 3/31/12
8. Be Your Man/Ivan & Alyosha (7) - last played on 12/1713
9. One-Month Marathon/Eleanor Friedberger (6) - last played on 9/15/13
10. Bombs Away/Eels (14) - last played on 12/2/13

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sunday Shuffle #351

I was going to skip today then remembered I only have a few weeks every year where the Christmas music is eligible and I haven't heard much Christmas music yet, so here we are. We'll see if any turn up in today's ten or if it will be after the Sunday Shuffle stops but the shuffling keeps on going...

1. Hold Me Up/Velvet Crush (12) - last played on 9/28/14
2. Keep It Moving/Deep Sea Diver (12) - last played on 9/14/13
3. Ready For You/Sloan (17) - last played on 11/28/14
4. I Want Her She Wants Me/The Zombies (14) - last played on 10/31/12
5. My Heartbeat's Dying/The Raveonettes (4) - last played on 2/23/14
6. The Weight Of Guilt/Lucero (6) - last played on 4/14/13
7. Christmas Is Coming (alternate take 1)/Vince Guaraldi (3) - last played on 12/16/11
8. Christmastime/Aimee Mann (5) - last played on 12/13/13
9. Backstairs/The New Pornographers (4) - last played on 11/22/14
10. Nantes/Beirut (3) - last played on 2/19/12

Monday, December 1, 2014

Star Wars All Over Again

I have watched the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens several times now. I realize that it shows a fraction of the footage that will be in a film that doesn't come out for over a year. I also realize that the prequels were not my favorite thing and this is not something for which I should get my hopes up. And yet...

I like that there are new faces.

I like that ball droid thing.

I like that it sounds like Star Wars.

I recognize that some people have a problem with that new lightsaber hilt but I think it looks cool.

I like seeing X-Wing Fighters.

I love, yes, love when the John Williams score swells at the exact moment the Millennium Falcon appears and engages some Tie Fighters.

Did I mention how I love that last part? It thrills the part of me that Star Wars imprinted when I was 6 years old as well as the 43 year-old version of me typing these words right now.

You know what? The trailer does what a trailer should do - get you excited to see a movie.

That's me. Excited and hopeful.

Now excuse me while I watch it again...


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday Sloan (Sunday Shuffle #350)

I've decided to do something a bit different for today's edition. I've been on a huge Sloan kick this week after watching their performance on KEXP. I've played through most of their albums and listening to them makes me want to listen to them more. Almost everyone song has been played in the last week, so I'm not going to mention last played; instead, I'll tell you from which album each song came. Let's get to today's ten from Sloan...

1. Beyond Me (11) - from Between the Bridges
2. Everybody Wants You (23) - from Never Hear the End of It
3. All by Ourselves (11) - from Between the Bridges
4. Golden Eyes (20) - from Never Hear the End of It
5. All I Am Is All You're Not (8) - from Parallel Play
6. People In The Sky (16) - from Twice Removed
7. Seems So Heavy (15)- from Navy Blues
8. Set in Motion (21) - from Never Hear the End of It
9. Keep On Thinkin' (14) - from Navy Blues
10. Ill Placed Trust (21) - from Never Hear the End of It

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Shuffle #349

It's always nice going into a three-day work week...

1. The Troubles/U2 (1) - hadn't actually downloaded this yet
2. Viennese Hangover/The Smithereens (12) - last played on 12/31/12
3. Sunrise Eyes/Matthew Sweet (3) - last played on 8/23/11
4. Jealousy/Spoon (8) - last played on 5/12/13
5. Ghost World/Aimee Mann (4) - last played on 10/26/14
6. Sukie In The Graveyard/Belle and Sebastian (11) - last played on 10/18/14
7. Seashell Tale/M. Ward (3) - last played on 8/14/11
8. She Doesn't Get It/The Format (5) - last played on 3/3/13
9. Testament To Youth In Verse/The New Pornographers (1) - iTunes debut
10. Major Leagues/Pavement (14) - last played on 4/16/14

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Shuffle #348

Getting a slightly later start today, so let's just jump right to today's ten...

1. The Rainbow/Ben Kweller (30) - last played on 2/13/14
2. Promises/The Morning Benders (9) - last played on 11/1/14
3. Fuckingsong/Jarvis Cocker (7) - last played on 4/10/12
4. Ambivalent Landscape Z/The Extra Lens (7) - last played on 12/30/10
5. Wait Up (Boots of Danger)/Tokyo Police Club (15) - last played on 6/2/13
6. Short Version/Wild Flag (13) - last played on 1/11/12
7. Round the City Square/Bob Mould (19) - last played on 10/30/14
8. Baby on My Arm/The Broken West (11) - last played on 11/15/14
9. Five Little Sluts/Avi Buffalo (9) - last played on 8/14/11
10. It's Not Serious/Hospitality (3) - last played on 7/7/14

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Shuffle #347

Got in a 2.5 mile run this morning and it felt really good. Thought I'd follow up with today's ten...

1. Mating Calls/Warren Zanes (3) - last played on 11/4/14
2. One Big Holiday/My Morning Jacket (4) - last played on 5/22/11
3. We're Not Alone/Dinosaur Jr. (6) - last played on 3/20/12
4. How To Hang A Warhol/Little Joy (7) - last played on 4/21/13
5. Never Had Nobody Like You/M. Ward (6) - last played on 5/5/13
6. Massive Nights/The Hold Steady (8) - last played on 3/17/14
7. Spaghetti Western/Hoodoo Gurus (7) - last played on 4/21/13
8. Bella Donna/The Avett Brothers (6) - last played on 10/7/12
9. Lovedust/Luna (8) - last played on 7/20/14
10. Angela/Jarvis Cocker (5) - last played on 4/10/12