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Sunday Shuffle #376

I had hoped to get another post or two up this week but going back to school got in the way. Those first few days are always exhausting. I do hope to get some posts up this week but we shall see. In the meantime, let's get to today's ten...

1. Tell Me/King Khan And The Shrines (4) - last played on 3/31/13
2. Volunteers Of America/The Both (10) - last played on 7/21/15
3. Still New/Smith Westerns (9) - last played on 4/4/15
4. It Ain't Right/Paul Burch (3) - last played on 11/2/14
5. Tears For Affairs/Camera Obscura (6) - last played on 7/31/14
6. Elmo Delmo/Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks (6) - last played on 11/3/14
7. You're Going Back/The Tallest Man On Earth (8) - last played on 4/26/15
8. Jubilee (Acoustic, BBC Live Version)/Blur (3) - last played on 3/28/15
9. In A Little While/U2 (4) - last played on 5/27/12
10. When I See Her/Higgins (13) - last played on 2/27/14

Fantastic Four Flashback #2

John Byrne's second issue of his run on Fantastic Four (#233) begins with a man on death row in what's made out to be the harshest prison around (nobody's heard about Deeden because no one has ever escaped and lived to talk about it, because they were all killed. Cheery!). George David Munson is about to die but he laments to Father Vito that even though he's been a bad man, he's to be killed for a crime he didn't commit. He then last requests the priest to deliver a letter for him, a letter to...the Human Torch!

Cut to Father Vito pulling up in front of the Baxter Building two weeks later (2 weeks? Really? Why so long, Father?). These leads to a two page sequence that demonstrates the kind of security the FF has, as Father Vito happens to run into Sue in the lobby. When they reach the "visitor reception level," the two walk into an ongoing fight between the Human Torch and the Thing. Cue a two page fight/insult scene between the heroes until it's…

Sunday Shuffle #375

It's the last Shuffle of the summer season - school starts back up on Wednesday. Of course, summer is actually still going on and the weather is certainly typical for August - my 4.75 mile run this morning was rough in the humidity. I do have a couple days off, which I will enjoy as much as I can. Anyway, it's already after 9:00, so I'd better get to today's ten...

1. Summer Dust/The Love Language (17) - last played on 6/20/13
2. Sweet Marie/Crooked Fingers (6) - last played on 10/24/12
3. Primary/Spoon (6) - last played on 6/21/15
4. Hallucinations/The Raveonettes (4) - last played on 11/23/14
5. Challengers/The New Pornographers (12) - last played on 1/27/15
6. No Snow On The Mountain/Nada Surf (16) - last played on 5/28/14
7. Vincent O'Brien/M. Ward (5) - last played on 3/18/13
8. The Magpie/Bishop Allen (5) - last played on 8/12/14
9. Break It/Reigning Sound (7) - last played on 5/19/13
10. Silver Leaf And Snowy Tears/Superchunk (13) - last played on 3/22/15

Fantastic Four Flashback #1

The new Fantastic Four movie opened this weekend and I imagine there are a lot of reviews of it that mention how unfantastic it is. I haven't read many reviews but the overwhelming consensus is that the movie is terrible. I hadn't planned on seeing it even before the reviews started appearing; the trailers did nothing but make me bored and annoyed that we had to reboot the origin yet again. I've had enough of super-hero movies that feel the need to do so. Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm? Absolutely, but give me something that excites me more than what I've seen. I may see this movie eventually, although I've still never seen Daredevil (the movie, that is) or Green Lantern or any number of reviled super-hero movies. I love comics but it's not a blind love.

I do like the Fantastic Four and I started to think how I could bring some positive experience with them into my life. It wasn't a comic I read growing up, which is a shame because I would have basically…

Sunday Shuffle #374

I started my musical morning by listening to the rest of The Joshua Tree (I started it last night after listening to the corresponding episode of U Talkin' U2 To Me?) and thought about continuing on to listen to albums the rest of the day. However, it's been three weeks since I've done one of these and six weeks since I've done a "regular" version, so why not jump into some shuffling...
1. What You Do To Me/Teenage Fanclub (6) - last played on 3/26/15 2. They Want My Soul/Spoon (14) - last played on 6/26/15 3. Look At You/My Morning Jacket (9) - last played on 3/24/13 4. Away When You Were Here/Ben Folds Five (11) - last played on 10/26/14 5. Another New World/Josh Ritter (17) - last played on 4/22/15 6. Stay With Me/Ryan Adams (10) - last played on 6/23/15 7. Floating Vibes/Surfer Blood (10) - last played on 12/14/14 8. Foolish Young Bastard/Patterson Hood (9) - last played on 3/29/15 9. Criminal Piece/Ted Leo & The Pharmacists (14) - last played on 3/17…