Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Shuffle #367

I'm starting this shuffle just after 9:00 but I'm not sure when I'll finish, as I'm going to see Mad Max: Fury Road in a little bit. I was under the weather on Thursday and Friday but by last night I started feeling like myself again. I ran 3 miles this morning and felt pretty good even though I tired about halfway through. Anyway, none of that has to do with the actual music, so here's today's ten...

1. Bruce Wayne Campbell Interviewed On The Roof Of The Chelsea Hotel, 1979/Okkervil River (6) - last played on 11/16/14
2. Don't Tell Your Eyes/Joseph Arthur (5) - last played on 1/18/15
3. Rock 'n' Roll Toilet (Mark 2)/The Soft Boys (4) - last played on 5/3/15
4. Lord, I'm Discouraged/The Hold Steady (9) - last played on 3/20/15
5. Promises/The Morning Benders (10) - last played on 11/16/14
6. Murdering Oscar/Patterson Hood (7) - last played on 2/3/13
7. Turn It Around/The Smithereens (11) - last played on 4/18/15
8. Play Tough/Apples In Stereo (5) - last played on 4/10/15
9. Dolly Madison Shoes (2008)/Tom Adamson (8) - last played on 4/8/15
10. Where Was My Brain/Ted Leo & The Pharmacists (20) - last played on 5/19/13

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday Steady (Sunday Shuffle #366)

The Hold Steady's second album, Separation Sunday, celebrated its 10th anniversary last weekend. It was the album that hooked me on the band...I'd probably heard a song on KEXP and decided to take a shot. I loved the mixture of storytelling and rock music and became a fan. So, today we're going to shuffle through their music. The play counts are lower because I haven't listened to them as much since I reconstructed iTunes 5 years ago, except for Heaven Is Whenever, which came out after that time. I've only recently put their 2014 album, Teeth Dreams, in iTunes but I've listened to it on Spotify many times. Anyway, let's get to the music...

1. Big Cig (2) - from Teeth Dreams
2. Same Kooks (8) - from Boys and Girls in America
3. Massive Nights (9) - from Boys and Girls in America
4. Rock Problems (17) - from Heaven Is Whenever
5. One For The Cutters (10) - from Stay Positive
6. Teenage Liberation (4) - outtake from Boys and Girls in America
7. You Gotta Dance (with Who You Came to the Dance With) (8) - from Crisp Songs Volume 1
8. A Slight Discomfort (14) - from Heaven Is Whenever
9. Stuck Between Stations (11) - from Boys and Girls in America
10. We Can Get Together (18) - from Heaven Is Whenever

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday Shuffle #365

As I start typing, I have just over 6 hours until I can finally see the new Avengers movie. I've been staying off of Twitter for days so I don't get inadvertently spoiled. I really hope it's good. So, today's shuffle is as much a distraction for me as anything else.

Oh, and with today's edition I've now done a year's worth of Sunday Shuffles. Wow.

1. Don't You Wanna Come Out/The Redwalls (6) - last played on 3/9/15
2. Hoover Dam (Live)/Sugar (1) - bonus material from the Copper Blue reissue
3. Pretty Bird/Jenny Lewis (6) - last played on 3/14/15
4. Lion's Teeth/The Mountain Goats (2) - last played on 4/8/15
5. Ain't That the Way/Divine Fits (23) - last played on 3/23/15
6. Complicated Man/Rhett Miller (10) - last played on 9/1/13
7. Underwater Moonlight (Early Version)/The Soft Boys (4) - last played on 3/3/13
8. Two Seats Gold Reserve/Centro-Matic (6) - last played on 4/14/13
9. Bright Ideas/Portastatic (1) - from the album of the same name
10. Goodbye?/Grandaddy (7) - last played on 4/4/15

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Sorrow (Sunday Shuffle #364)

Alligator, the breakthrough album from The National, turned 10 earlier this week. It was the first time I'd heard of the band; KEXP played "Abel" quite a bit, as I recall. It took my friend Mike (who blogged as Little Toy Robot) talking up the album as a whole for me to pick it up; he was absolutely right about it being great. I became an instant fan of the band and I think they've only gotten better. Their music can be a little gloomy but the reason why I'm titling this "Sorrow" is that is one of their songs, a song they once played for many hours straight. If you don't know the band, I encourage you to check them out.

1. Lucky You (10) - from their 2007 Daytrotter Session
2. Lit Up (4) - from Alligator
3. Gospel (9) - from their 2007 Daytrotter Session
4. It Never Happened (11) - from Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
5. Runaway (24) - from High Violet
6. Heavenfaced (21) - from Trouble Will Find Me
7. Lemonworld (21) - from High Violet
8. All The Wine (3) - from Alligator
9. Thirsty (11) - from Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
10. Sea of Love (20) - from Trouble Will Find Me

Note #1: I only recently ripped Alligator, which accounts for the low play totals.

Note #2: "Lucky You" is originally from Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

Note #3: "Gospel" is originally from Boxer

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Sunday Shuffle #363

I have some online trainings to do in addition to all the usual Sunday chores, so I'm going to jump right in today. Happy Easter!

1. Clean the Clock/Blue Giant (3) - last played on 10/30/14
2. Butchers Tales (Western Front 1914)/The Zombies (12) - last played on 10/31/12
3. False Alarm/Yo La Tengo (5) - last played on 3/28/15
4. The Baskervilles/Tokyo Police Club (5) - last played on 11/3/14
5. Wayward and Parliament/Amy Millan (6) - last played on 3/10/15
6. Tee Pees 1-12/Father John Misty (13) - last played on 10/31/14
7. American Slang/The Gaslight Anthem (14) - last played on 3/13/15
8. Narrow Way/Bob Dylan (5) - last played on 9/1/13
9. Flaming Wreck/Pernice Brothers (11) - last played on 4/23/13
10. Weird Summer/Velvet Crush (11) - last played on 2/8/15

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Scots (Sunday Shuffle #362)

Today I'm focusing on Teenage Fanclub. A couple weeks ago I ripped my CD of Bandwagonesque and downloaded the last remaining albums of theirs I didn't own (except for A Catholic Education, which isn't available in mp3). A couple days ago Norman Blake (one of the three songwriters in the band) tweeted that a new album was almost done. It's been 5 years since their last one, so this was exciting news. They are one of my favorite bands and if you don't know them, I highly recommend checking out their brand of power pop and slightly less-powered pop. Oh, they're from Scotland, which means I can keep my alliteration going on these one band Sunday Shuffles too. Woo!

1. Nowhere (8) - from Man-Made
2. Don't Hide (7) - from Man-Made
3. Pet Rock (5) - from Bandwagonesque
4. Start Again (23) - from Songs From Northern Britain
5. Dumb Dumb Dumb (4) - from Howdy!
6. When I Still Have Thee (22) - from Shadows
7. I Gotta Know (9) - from Grand Prix
8. Happiness (4) - from Howdy!
9. The Concept (4) - from Bandwagonesque
10. Don't Look Back (11) - from Grand Prix

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Superchunk (Sunday Shuffle #361)

I wasn't going to do a Shuffle this morning; instead, I was listening to Ivan & Alyosha, because I found out yesterday that they have a new album coming out in May. After I finished All The Times We Had, I decided to do one of my more focused shuffles. Today's band is Superchunk, a band I wish I had listened to back in the 90s but has become one of my favorites over the last 5 years. Seeing them in concert a few years back is still a highlight. Lead singer Mac McCaughan has a solo record coming out in early May that I'm really looking forward to. Anyway, let's get to today's ten from Superchunk...

1. What Do You Look Forward To? (13) - from Here's To Shutting Up
2. June Showers (13) - from Come Pick Me Up
3. Precision Auto (18) - from On the Mouth
4. Kicked In (18) - from Foolish
5. Trash Heap (16) - from On the Mouth
6. Creek (20) - from No Pocky for Kitty
7. Certain Stars (11) - from Here's Where The Strings Come In
8. Low Branches (12) - from Come Pick Me Up
9. Learned to Surf (acoustic demo) (11) - from Leaves in the Gutter
10. Learned to Surf (13) from Leaves in the Gutter