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Sunday Shuffle #324

Heading into the home stretch of the school year - only three 5 day weeks and three 4 day weeks left to go. I was up late helping to disassemble prom last night but got about 6 hours of sleep, so as long as I turn in early tonight, I should be alright. I still have to go to the grocery store and clean the house and I certainly want to watch the hour-long Baseball Tonight in a couple hours, so I'm going to start this while I finish my orange juice and finish it when I finish it (of course, you'll have no way of knowing how long that gap is, will you?). Anyway, here are today's ten...

1. What You Want It To Be/Sugar (3) - last played on 2/3/13
2. I Don't Wanna Go There/Dinosaur Jr. (14) - last played on 8/6/12
3. Tugboat/Portastatic (4) - last played on 3/3/13
4. Crimson Skies/The Budos Band (7) - last played on 6/27/11
5. Shady Lane/Pavement (11) - last played on 4/21/13
6. Mellotron 2/Apples In Stereo (5) - last played on 3/17/13
7. My Love Is Real/Divine Fits (18) - l…

Heavy Rotation #20

Here is this month's rundown of the music I've listened to most often...

Earlimart/Mentor Tormentor - I listened to this album a lot when it came out in 2007 but since I had to reconstruct my iTunes 3 years ago, I've pretty much just heard it when songs would pop up in shuffle. Not sure what led me back to it now but the soaring melodies and sharp guitar and pretty piano work all add up to a collection of songs that gets stuck in your head. Sometimes that's all you need.

Jay Gonzalez/Mess of Happiness - Jay plays the keys in Drive-By Truckers but this album does not sound like that band at all. Instead, it is a prime chunk of power pop. I was turned on to the record by the track "Turning Me On," which is about thanking someone for turning them on to a song - yes, I realize it's a bit meta but it's the truth. I love how the song opens out after the lyrics come to a close, how it packs different moods into 2:43; the video is also fun. I also love the guit…

Sunday Shuffle #323

Busy week ahead - my son has a band concert; I am playing in a charity game against the Harlem Wizards; my son's band has contest; and finally, I will be going to the Kankakee Valley prom for the 18th time. Jealous?

1. Shady Lane/Pavement (10) - last played on 12/16/12
2. Excuses/The Morning Benders (9) - last played on 8/26/12
3. Fame Throwa/Pavement (5) - last played on 11/18/12
4. Nancy From Now On/Father John Misty (12) - last played on 1/23/13
5. La Dame et la Lincorne/Shearwater (5) - last played on 3/28/12
6. Backwards Walk/Frightened Rabbit (3) - last played on 5/15/10
7. 17/Kings of Leon (3) - last played on 9/2/12
8. How To Hang A Warhol/Little Joy (6) - last played on 4/7/13
9. Whatever (Folk Song In C)/Elliott Smith (3) - last played on 11/12/12
10. Crazytown/Aimee Mann (17) - last played on 1/17/13

Sunday Shuffle #322

Let's just get to it...

1. La Costa Brava/Ted Leo & The Pharmacists (5) - last played on 10/14/12
2. Look, Honey, Peaches/Portastatic (3) - last played on 7/8/11
3. Massive Nights/The Hold Steady (6) - last played on 8/5/12
4. Cold Ground/East River Pipe (8) - last played on 12/31/12
5. She Ain't a Child No More/Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (12) - last played on 1/27/13
6. Laying So Low/Sloan (22) - last played on 3/24/13
7. Don't Let Me Explode/The Hold Steady (6) - last played on 6/15/12
8. Beneath Your Tree/Bowerbirds (2) - last played on 6/27/10
9. Don't Pretend You Didn't Know/Dinosaur Jr. (9) - last played on 3/30/13
10. Bad Dreams/M. Ward (4) - last played on 1/27/13

Sunday Shuffle #321

Today's number brought to mind the theme song from 3-2-1 Contact. Anyone else used to watch that show?

1. The Dance of the Hours/The Clientele (6) - last played on 12/31/12
2. No Man Shall/A.A. Bondy (5) - last played on 11/18/12
3. Stuck Between Stations/The Hold Steady (6) - last played on 3/17/13
4. Dawned On Me/Wilco (4) - last played on 9/29/12
5. The Queen of Lower Chelsea/The Gaslight Anthem (12) - last played on 8/20/12
6. My Mind Is Ramblin'/The Black Keys (2) - last played on 4/11/10
7. Painted Faces and Long Hair/The Orwells (6) - last played on 12/20/12
8. Oceans In The Way/Dinosaur Jr. (13) - last played on 8/12/12
9. Now I'm Learning to Love the War/Father John Misty (12) - last played 1/23/13
10. 7/4 (Shoreline)/Broken Social Scene (7) - last played on 6/17/12