Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday Shuffle #449

This week's shuffle is dedicated to the late, great Chuck Berry.

1. Minotaur/Cracker (6) - last played on 6/5/16
2. The First Song/Band of Horses (7) - last played on 6/4/16
3. Don't Tell Your Eyes/Joseph Arthur (6) - last played on 5/24/15
4. Honey Combed/Tweedy (6) - last played on 2/8/16
5. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere/Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs (3) - last played on 12/18/16
6. Imbecile Rages/Of Montreal (12) - last played on 9/19/14
7. Like a Real Smoothie/The Soft Boys (3) - last played on 11/1/11
8. Heart On A String/Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (9) - last played on 6/10/12
9. You'll Have to Go Sideways/The Soft Boys (10) - last played on 4/4/15
10. Some People Get Away/I Love Math (9) - last played on 1/17/16

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Shuffle #448

I'm going to do a bit of a "spring forward" edition this morning, which means I'm going to skip over the first song that pops up and start with the second. I think I'll keep doing that throughout, so you get all the even numbered songs, #2 - #20. Why not?

2. Bechamel/Pernice Brothers (16) - last played on 5/15/15
4. Red Hill Mining Town/U2 (5) - last played on 3/13/16
6. Late-Century Dream/Superchunk (18) - last played on 11/18/15
8. Your Weather/Dinosaur Jr. (19) - last played on 8/3/16
10. Centre For Holy Wars/The New Pornographers (2) - last played on 1/27/15
12. Girls and Boys (Pet Shop Boys 12" Remix)/Blur (3) - last played on 2/28/16
14. Hard To Find/The National (25) - last played on 2/12/17
16. Metal School/Spoon (17) - last played on 1/20/17
18. I'm in Love (With Arthur Dove)/Portastatic (8) - last played on 7/29/16
20. Simple X/Andrew Bird (4) - last played on 5/1/16

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday Shins (Sunday Shuffle #447)

The Shins have a new album, Heartworms, coming out this Friday. Surprisingly, it is only their 5th album (the first one, Oh, Inverted World, came out in 2001). While doing an artist-oriented Sunday Shuffle is nothing new for me, the process today will be very different. I have their 4 albums on CD and have never ripped them to my iTunes. So, I'm going to use a random number generator to select from the 42 songs, with "Caring Is Creepy" being #1 and "Port of Morrow" being #42. There won't be any play counts, because I have no idea other than I've listened to these discs many, many times, particularly Chutes Too Narrow and Wincing The Night Away. Hopefully, the distribution is good, but we'll see once we get to today's ten...

1. Pink Bullets - from Chutes Too Narrow
2. Young Pilgrims - from Chutes Too Narrow
3. The Celibate Life - from Oh, Inverted World
4. Phantom Limb - from Wincing The Night Away
5. So Says I - from Chutes Too Narrow
6. Know Your Onion! - from Oh, Inverted World
7. Spilt Needles - from Wincing The Night Away
8. Turn On Me - from Wincing The Night Away
9. Mine's Not A High Horse - from Chutes Too Narrow
10. For A Fool - from Port Of Morrow

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Spoon #3 (Sunday Shuffle #446)

Friday saw the release of new albums by Ryan Adams and Strand of Oaks, among others. It also put us a week away from the new Old 97s and a month away from the new Spoon album, Hot Thoughts. My Old 97s catalog is mainly on CD, which doesn't lend itself to a shuffle very well. On the other hand, I've already done 2 Sunday Spoons (the last being 6/21/15) and since I'm very much anticipating the afore-mentioned album, today seems perfect for doing a third. So, let's get to it...

1. Is Love Forever? (20) - from Transference
2. Who Makes Your Money (24) - from Transference
3. Loss Leaders (15) - from Soft Effects
4. No You're Not (19) - from A Series of Sneaks
5. Reservations (17) - from A Series of Sneaks
6. Dismember (11) - from Telephono
7. All I Got Is Me (10) - b-side to "Don't You Evah"
8. The Mystery Zone (23) - from Transference
9. Chloroform (16) - from A Series of Sneaks
10. Got Nuffin (6) - single version

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Shuffle #445

I had a big Super Bowl shuffle post I was working on last week, trying something new too, and...I didn't get it finished before the game started, so I just deleted it. Oh well.

Let's get to today's ten...

1. If I Wanted Someone/Dawes (14) - last played on 4/4/15
2. Trip Through Your Wires/U2 (4) - last played on 4/1/12
3. Jackie/The New Pornographers (4) - last played on 11/13/16
4. Low Key/Tweedy (7) - last played on 3/23/16
5. Happiness Burns/Two Hours Traffic (5) - last played on 10/2/16
6. Insolence/Shearwater (13) - last played on 3/30/16
7. Black Like Me/Spoon (23) - last played on 1/21/17
8. I'll Still Be True/Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (15) - last played on 11/19/16
9. January Wedding/The Avett Brothers (12) - last played on 10/23/16
10. Platform Blues/Pavement (14) - last played on 7/24/16

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday Shuffle #444

Seems silly to do one of these today, but music has always been a big part of who I am. Music is something to be shared, something that can bring us together. We need that right now. We are all different, but we should be able to find common ground. Sure, a song is a small thing, but those small things add up. If you listen to this mix, I hope you find a song that you like, that brings you joy.

Here are today's ten...

1. Hands Up Baby/Camera Obscura (3) - last played on 3/13/16
2. Loss Leaders/Spoon (12) - last played on 5/22/16
3. Picking Up Too Fast/Centro-Matic (6) - last played on 6/28/15
4. Let It Be/The Beatles (6) - last played on 5/3/15
5. I Won't Back Down/Tom Petty (1) - I've listened to this hundreds of times on CD
6. Summer Is The Champion/Laura Veirs (5) - last played on 12/29/10
7. Maternity Ward/Art Brut (12) - last played on 1/4/15
8. I'll Be Your Key/The Jayhawks (9) - last played on 12/21/16
9. Farewell To the Pressure Kids/Broken Social Scene Presents:Kevin Drew (6) - last played on 3/24/13
10. I'll Make It Clear/Teenage Fanclub (23) - last played on 10/17/16

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sunday Shuffle #443

I still have my weekend house-cleaning chores to do and I need to get some more work done on my schoolwork. Also, the football games start at 2:00, so I'm going to get right to today's ten...

1. When I Was Young/Nada Surf (26) - last played on 4/6/16
2. Some Boys/Death Cab For Cutie (18) - last played on 4/21/15
3. Lines In The Suit/Spoon (5) - last played on 5/21/16
4. Calling All Doctors (alternate version)/Telekinesis (10) - last played on 11/16/14
5. Cowboy Song/Blur (2) - last played on 6/30/13
6. Press/Superchunk (27) - last played on 1/11/17
7. Silver Clouds/Bowerbirds (4) - last played on 2/23/14
8. Wave/Alejandro Escovedo (3) - last played on 2/18/12
9. Thirteen/Big Star (17) - last played on 6/29/16
10. For Annabelle/Band of Horses (30) - last played on 6/19/16