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Sunday Shuffle #357

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

1. Alphabet Pony/The Kills (4) - last played on 1/20/13
2. Open The Door/British Sea Power (3) - last played on 10/5/14
3. Nobody Knows (But I Do)/Mary Weiss (3) - last played on 11/1/14
4. Company Book (Live)/Sugar (2) - last played on 4/28/13
5. Sim Sala Bim/Fleet Foxes (14) - last played on 10/24/14
6. Rollercoaster/M. Ward (4) - last played on 5/6/12
7. Feast Of Hearts/The Damnwells (10) - last played on 4/21/13
8. Shrinking Violet/Bishop Allen (4) - last played on 8/11/14
9. Cast Iron/Superchunk (17) - last played on 10/24/14
10. Misfits & Mistakes/Superchunk (12) - last played on 6/2/13

Sunday Shuffle #356

I typically let shuffle mode run all Sunday long but I don't know how many more songs I'll hear today. There are 2 playoff games to watch. I also want to continue watching Parks & Recreation; on Dec. 1, I decided to rewatch the series on Netflix so I would be ready for the final season. Well, the new season starts Tuesday and I only hit the halfway point last night. Yes, I know I won't watch 55 more episodes in 2 days but I do want to keep watching because the show is great (save for the 6 episode first season). Anyway, long story short, I should get to today's ten...
1. Backstabbin'/Sloan (17) - last played on 11/28/14 2. Pretty Girl from Feltre/The Avett Brothers (4) - last played on 6/28/12 3. My Favorite Year/Destroyer (10) - last played on 8/16/14 4. Cato As A Pun/Of Montreal (6) - last played on 10/5/14 5. Maybe After He's Gone/The Zombies (13) - last played on 11/4/14 6. Scarlet Town/Bob Dylan (5) - last played on 5/16/13 7. I Fought Piranhas/The Whi…

Sunday Shuffle #355

I wasn't 100% sure I was going to continue the shuffle in 2015. I got burned out on it last year and went 4 1/2 months without doing one. When I did one at the end of September, I thought I might dip my toe in and out but ended up getting back into the swing. I'm enjoying the process again.

Another reason to keep this feature going is that my other long-standing Sunday morning tradition has come to an end. For well over a decade (and probably for at least 15 years) I watched The Sports Reporters on ESPN. This past week, however, we cut our cable and I no longer can watch. I will definitely miss that ritual, so it's going to be good to keep this one going, at least for a while. If I do stick with this throughout the year, I will reach #400 before the end of the year. Maybe that would be a good stopping point. We'll see.

All of that leads me to this: here are today's ten...

1. 30 Gallon Tank/Spoon (13) - last played on 10/12
2. Daphnia/Yo La Tengo (4) - last played o…

Firsts

I'm worn out from yesterday's marathon blogging but thought I'd mark down the year's pop culture firsts...

The first book I'm reading this year is World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters.

The first comic I read was She-Hulk #11.

The first TV show I watched was Parks & Recreation Season 2, Episode 23.

The first song I listened to, as is traditional, was "This Will Be Our Year" by The Zombies.

The first album I listened to was Ryan Adams' self-titled, my #2 album in 2014.

The first podcast I listened to was half an episode or so of Pop Culture Happy Hour.

The first blog post I wrote was this one.

Boom.