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Sunday Shuffle #252

So long, October...

1. Unless It's Kicks/Okkervil River (3)
2. My Lovely Jezebel/Elvis Costello (11)
3. Zero Refills/Pernice Brothers (2)
4. Slow West Vultures/The Mountain Goats (6)
5. I'll Be Yr Bird/M. Ward (2)
6. Dark Hand of Contagion/Minus 5 (3)
7. Troll Nacht/The Dodos (3)
8. Romance To The Grave/Broken Social Scene (4)
9. Sometimes I Don't Get You/Yo La Tengo (2)
10. Hot Soft Light/The Hold Steady (4)

Sunday Shuffle #251

Lots to do today and I rambled last night, so we're getting right to today's ten...

1. September's High/The Drams (3)
2. I, The Kite/Centro-Matic (5)
3. Heart To Tell/The Love Language (14)
4. Wise Men/Liam Finn (4)
5. On My Way/American Music Club (2)
6. Masterswarm/Andrew Bird (4)
7. Your Sweet Voice/Matthew Sweet (2)
8. Do It Better/Imperial Teen (4)
9. Best of Luck/Oakley Hall (3)
10. Tallahassee/The Mountain Goats (2)

Saturday Night's Alright for Blogging

I'm full from a great meal at a local Italian place (Pesto's, for those in the area/know) and watching the World Series, so I thought I'd jot a few things down between innings.

I had to give up on a book today and not because I wasn't liking it. I checked The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides out from the library last Friday; I'd even gone so far as to request it a while ago so I got first crack at   a copy. The problem, however, is that this far in the semester I don't have much time to read for pleasure and I'd only managed 47 pages in a week's time. Too many other people want to read it, which means I can't renew it, so I decided to cut my losses. I like what I've read so far and I will get back to it at some point.

I have Colson Whitehead's Zone One waiting for me at the library right now and I'm going to pick it up Monday or Tuesday. I have a better shot at finishing it because it's a shorter book and I have an upcoming four da…

Heavy Rotation #17

It's time once again to check in with what I've been listening to the most over the past few weeks...

Band of Horses/Cease To Begin - Cooler temperatures and changing leaves put me in the mood for this band and the mood stayed when the weather turned warmer again. There is a nice convergence in the epic mood-setting of this band as you are driving down a road where colorful leaves are piling up in the bright sunshine. No one is ever gonna love you more than I do, indeed.

Band of Horses/Infinite Arms - One BoH album lead to another, in this case their excellent effort from last year. This album is absolutely one of my 2010 favorites and probably is my favorite Band of Horses album at this point, which is saying something. This is such a strong batch of songs. I'm quite excited to hear they are working on the follow-up.

A.A. Bondy/When the Devil's Loose - Not quite sure why I dipped back into this album, though it's possible it's the fact I haven't yet picked up…

Sunday Shuffle #250

It's a big milestone today. To celebrate, here's a look at the other big Sunday Shuffle dates...
#1 - Aug. 27, 2006 #50 - Aug. 19, 2007 #100 - July 27, 2008 #150 - Sept. 9, 2009
#200 - Oct. 17, 2010

Five years is a lot of time doing one feature. I'd thought about stopping at 250 but you'll probably see one of these again next Sunday. Maybe another post or two before then too? Anyway, here's today's ten...

1. Beth/Rest/Bon Iver (5)
2. the most important words (ps 80:5)/The Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers (5)
3. The Coal Hits The Fire/A.A. Bondy (6)
4. White Walls/Elk City (3)
5. Andiamo/The Twilight Singers (3)
6. A Light on a Hill/Margot and the Nuclear So & So's (5)
7. Hang Me Up to Dry/Cold War Kids (2)
8. Room to Rock/Matthew Sweet (3)
9. I Don't Know/Naked Raygun (4)
10. Navy Sheets/The Hold Steady (3)

Sunday Shuffle #249

I'm on fall break at Purdue North Central tomorrow and Tuesday, so I can watch football today without feeling 100% guilty, though I do need to get some work done. I mowed the lawn yesterday but didn't do might part of the house-cleaning, so we're going to get on with the music...

1. Birthday Boy/Drive-By Truckers (2)
2. Year Of The Tiger/St. Vincent (6)
3. Keep You Inside/Frankel (3)
4. Blood On The Knobs/Glossary (5)
5. Put Your Hands Together/Gentleman Jesse (2)
6. I Understand/Sloan (11)
7. To Live Is To Fly/Steve Earle (3)
8. Post-War/M. Ward (4)
9. Holing Out/Yuck (11)
10. Perfect Games/The Broken West (6)

Sunday Shuffle #248

Here we are at the first Sunday in October. It's chilly outside right now but is supposed to warm up a bit. That's a good thing, as I have a lot of sticks in my yard from all the wind and the grass needs to be mowed for one of the (hopefully) last times this year. I have some school work to get done and also want to catch some football, so let's get to today's ten...

1. I Want You To Know/Dinosaur Jr. (3)
2. New Low/Superchunk (12)
3. Unresponsive Ears/Army Navy (7)
4. Sad Transmission/The Raveonettes (3)
5. Passat Dream/Pavement (5)
6. Have A Heart Betty (Mark 2)/The Soft Boys (3)
7. Across The River/Alejandro Escovedo (2)
8. Satchel Paige Said/The Baseball Project (1)
9. Quality Strange/Centro-Matic (4)
10. Pleasure Is Mine/Matthew Sweet (4)