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Sunday Shuffle #316

I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that Daniel Day-Lewis will win Best Actor tonight. I know, right? Actually, I don't know how much of the Oscars I'll bother watching tonight. Both the Bulls and Blackhawks are playing this evening, so that's a lot of my attention to start with. Speaking of attention, let's turn it to today's ten...

1. Gentlemen/The Afghan Whigs (16) - last played on 2/23/13 (yesterday)
2. Along/Haley Bonar (3) - last played on 7/10/11
3. Grounded/Pavement (8) - last played on 2/3/13
4. Great Expectations/The Gaslight Anthem (7) - last played on 8/18/12
5. Going Nowhere/Elliott Smith (3) - last played on 9/26/10
6. Crudely Drawn/The Drams (4) - last played on 6/3/12
7. This Is a Low/Blur (3) - last played on 1/7/13
8. Good Intentions/My Morning Jacket (9) - last played on 4/8/12
9. Sunny/Rhett Miller (8) - last played on 9/9/12
10. Where I Lead Me/Steve Earle (6) - last played on 4/8/12

Heavy Rotation #18

I haven't done one of these since mid-October 2011, which surprises me. Anyway, this is what I have been listening to the most over the last couple weeks...

The Afghan Whigs/Gentlemen - This came out in 1993 but I didn't start listening to the band until a few years ago. Greg Dulli sings about sex and obsession and he does it in a very witty and filthy manner. His lyrics are definitely not for everyone but I think they're great. The music is pure rock - melodic in places and punishing in others. My air guitar and air drumming skills have been getting a workout each listen. While it's yet another album I'd like to slip back to my younger self, I'm still satisfied that I can crank it up during the present.

Eels/Wonderful, Glorious - One reason I really like Spotify is that it lets me listen to albums that I'm not sure whether I want to buy or not. For whatever reason, I didn't get into End Times after loving Hombre Lobo and ended up not even picking up Tomo…

Sunday Shuffle #315

I had planned to do some posting in the last couple of days but couldn't decided whether to do another mega-post or smaller more focused posts. I will make a decision soon. In the meantime, how about today's ten...

1. Paper Kitten Nightmare/Margot & The Nuclear So & So's (4) - last played on 11/18/12
2. Demon Days/Robert Forster (3) - last played on 3/6/11
3. Sideways Glance/Tom Adamson (8) - last played on 10/14/12
4. No Time For Dreaming/Charles Bradley (11) - last played on 12/10/12
5. Break It One More Time/Mary Weiss (2) - last played on 2/13/11
6. Each And Every Night/The Redwalls (3) - last played on 5/13/12
7. When I See Her/Higgins (7) - last played on 1/30/13
8. C & O Canal/John Vanderslice (4) - last played on 2/3/13
9. Tell Me What You Want Me To Do/Mary Weiss (4) - last played on 12/2/12
10. You Are The Ocean/Phantogram (7) - last played on 6/5/11

Super Bowl Shuffle 2013 (Sunday Shuffle #314)

Have you all read the oral history of the Super Bowl Shuffle that went up this week? That '85 Bears team was the sports bright spot of my teenage years as a Chicago sports fan and that song was all over the radio. Hard to believe it's 27 years ago already. Heck, I'm still bummed that Walter Payton, my boyhood hero, didn't score a touchdown in that Super Bowl.

As far as today's game goes, I'm mostly hoping for a really good game. No blowouts, please. So, before you all have a blast at your Super Bowl parties, here is today's X...

I. Wedding Bells/Lissie (5) - last played on 12/18/11
II. Green Flowers, Blue Fish/Superchunk (10) - last played on 12/9/12
III. The Ancient Commonsense Of Things/Bishop Allen (3) - last played on 6/9/12
IV. Best of Luck/Oakley Hall (4) - last played on 10/23/11
V. Dig It/The Beatles (3) - last played on 3/20/11
VI. Bullet The Blue Sky/U2 (5) - last played on 9/30/12
VII. Pinball Song/Slobberbone (6) - last played on 6/10/12
VIII. S…