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Sunday Shuffle #384

It was nice having Friday off for Fall Break; we've always had a Monday off too but not this year. This year we get the day before Thanksgiving off. So, four more full weeks and then a two-day week. I can live with that. I've started my Transition To Teaching program as well, so busy times ahead. Enough about my schedule, let's get to today's ten...
1. Rabbit/The Essex Green (7) - last played on 11/9/14 2. Scotch Grove/The Mountain Goats (5) - last played on 3/31/15 3. Did She Overtake You/Robert Forster (6) - last played on 7/23/13 4. Restlessness/J Tillman (7) - last played on 4/7/13 5. The Stars Just Blink For Us/Say Hi (8) - last played on 11/2/14 6. Nothing Lasts/Matthew Sweet (4) - last played on 9/3/14 7. Empty Space/Teenage Fanclub (6) - last played on 10/14/15 8. July, July!/The Decembersists (8) - last played on 5/17/15 9. Slow/The Broken West (11) - last played on 11/15/14 10. Wonderful Savior/Mavis Staples (10) - last played on 11/9/14

Sunday Songsmith (Sunday Shuffle #383)

I spent some time in the most recent Heavy Rotation talking about Josh Ritter. His new album, Sermon on the Rocks, came out on Friday (still weird that Friday is new release day, isn't it). I've only played it once but I decided today was the perfect day to devote a shuffle to his work. I now have 6 of his albums (bought Historical Conquests last week), so let's see what the distribution looks like...

1. New Lover (19) - from The Beast in Its Tracks
2. Man Burning (15) - from Hello Starling
3. Lighthouse Fire (2) - from Sermon on the Rocks
4. Rumors (4) - from The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
5. Another New World (19) - from So Runs The World Away
6. Good Man (11) - from The Animal Years
7. Here At The Right Time (12) - from The Animal Years
8. Lights (17) - from The Beast in Its Tracks
9. The Temptation of Adam (4) - from The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
10. Wolves (14) - from The Animal Years

Sunday Shuffle #382

I've got chores both inside and outside. I've got a bunch of TV to catch up on. I'm enough of a fan that I still want to watch the Bears play. I want to read more of the book I started yesterday. So, it's time to start the music...

1. Argonauts/Hospitality (18) - last played on 1/9/14
2. The Electric Version/The New Pornographers (1) - played countless times on CD
3. Shame/The Avett Brothers (4) - last played on 12/4/11
4. I'm Not Mad Enough/The Ladybug Transistor (7) - last played on 6/24/12
5. My Sweet Lord/Yim Yames (7) - last played on 6/23/13
6. Brand New Companion/Steve Earle (4) - last played on 12/18/11
7. My Favourite Book/Stars (6) - last played on 6/2/13
8. 7:30/Pernice Brothers (9) - last played on 4/23/13
9. Now We Can See/The Thermals (13) - last played on 2/26/15
10. Homeward Bound/Rhett Miller (7) - last played on 10/26/14

Heavy Rotation #27

The second half of September saw these five albums get a lot of play...

Destroyer/Poison Season - The album opens with strings and a tinkling piano on the first of three times we hear the song "Times Square" (this one adds "Poison Season I" to the title; the last of the three adds "Poison Season II" and the middle one adds nothing) and it reminds me a little of "Pure Imagination." It's over in 2:33 and gives way to a blast of sax and pounding drums. Really, "Dream Lover" comes on like Springsteen and the E Street Band. Unsurprisingly, I like it a lot. Speaking of Springsteen, there is a song here called "The River." It's sultry and slinky and has some great horns. The middle "Times Square"is built around an acoustic guitar, piano, drums, bongo, and a sax and it bounces along perfectly. "Archer on the Beach" brings back the slink with a groovy bassline and drums offset by a squalling guitar before br…

Sunday Shuffle #381

I'm eating Count Chocula as I start today's shuffle. Yes, I am a 44 year-old man.

Cue the music!

1. Midnight Surprise: My Time Spend Down the Lavender Bridge/Oh God, Really//Lightspeed Champion (6) - last played on 8/26/12
2. Unison Falling Into Harmony/Great Lake Swimmers (6) - last played on 3/24/13
3. All My Love/American Music Club (9) - last played on 12/21/14
4. The Part of Him/Drive-By Truckers (8) - last played on 8/9/15
5. You Gotta Dance (with Who You Came to the Dance With)/The Hold Steady (9) - last played on 5/10/15
6. For Your Heart/Divine Fits (20) - last played on 1/18/14
7. Dead Great Town/Bowery Boy Blue (8) - last played on 10/19/14
8. Ticket To Ride/The Beatles (5) - last played on 8/9/15
9. Flaming Wreck/Pernice Brothers (12) - last played on 4/5/15
10. Unhinged/The Drams (4) - last played on 9/28/14