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Sunday Shuffle #431

Good

* The weather has been very nice the past couple of days, which we don't always get this time of year.

* Yesterday started a break week for my current TTT course. In addition, I'm now halfway through the courses I have to take this year before student teaching.

Bad

*The Cubs are down 3-1 in the World Series. They can definitely come back, but the bats need to wake up immediately. I will be watching tonight.

Music

* Let's get to today's ten...

1. Suppose/Buffalo Tom (6) - last played on 2/7/16
2. Slapped Actress/The Hold Steady (10) - last played on 3/12/15
3. Shrinking Violet/Bishop Allen (7) - last played on 9/13/15
4. My My/Reigning Sound (5) - last played on 12/28/15
5. No Dreams/Oakley Hall (5) - last played on 12/21/14
6. Joke or a Lie/Sharon Van Etten (11) - last played on 4/24/15
7. Sunday Sounds/Apples In Stereo (6) - last played on 10/26/14
8. Ghost Under Rocks/Ra Ra Riot (6) - last played on 1/18/15
9. E. Watson/The Decemberists (13) - last played on 10/23…

Sunday Shuffle #430

It's been a pretty big weekend already.

I can't believe I'm typing up a Sunday Shuffle with the Cubs in the World Series. Last night's clinching game was great, from the outstanding performance by Kyle Hendricks to the way the Cubs hitters went after Clayton Kershaw. I watched when they were 1 game away from the Series in both 1984 and 2003 and saw it all slip away, so last night was even better. I've been a Chicago baseball fan ever since I was a kid and I was never someone who thought you had to love one team and hate the other. 2005 was magical for the White Sox and that playoff run came at a difficult time, as both of my grandmothers passed away that fall. I hope this year is just as magical for the Cubs...and that it only helps me get through my schoolwork this week. Go Cubs!

Musically, I'm still on a high from Friday night's Teenage Fanclub show. They sounded so good and their set list was so strong that I couldn't complain at all. I'm here to…

Sunday Sculpt #2

I enjoyed doing the first Sunday Sculpt, so I thought I would bring it back this week. My focus today is Teenage Fanclub. I know they've been featured on my one artist Sunday Shuffles twice, once at the end of June and the other on my 44th birthday in March of 2015, but I'm seeing them in concert this Friday and I'm really excited about it. I think I've mentioned before that I missed them in the 90s, but they have become one of my favorite bands since the early 2000s and I have never seen them in concert. Their new album, Here, is just as fantastic as their classics. The band has 3 songwriters - Norman Blake, Gerard Love, and Raymond McGinley - and all of them have written a bunch of great songs. I'll represent each one of them on this playlist, but know that this will only scratch the surface of this fantastic band. I hope you take the time to listen and discover the band if you are unfamiliar with them.

1. The Concept (from Bandwagonesque) - I have to start with …

Sunday Shuffle #429

Lots to do and I want to be able to do some reading and watching for me as well, so let's get right to today's ten...

1. Sleep Tonight/Stars (9) - last played on 5/1/16
2. Wet Cement/The Morning Benders (8) - last played on 12/22/10
3. Sweet Tooth/King Khan And The Shrines (5) - last played on 12/16/12
4. Neglekted/The Afghan Whigs (29) - last played on 8/15/14
5. The Next Messiah/Jenny Lewis (7) - last played on 10/27/13
6. The Hill/Ty Segall (13) - last played on 11/1/15
7. Got It Bad/The Broken West (10) - last played on 9/2/12
8. The Meat Of Life/Clem Snide (18) - last played on 3/11/15
9. Apocalypse Dreams/Tame Impala (4) - last played on 11/3/14
10. 15 Step/Radiohead (18) - last played on 3/13/16

Sunday Shuffle #428

Today feels like a shuffle day, so let's get right to today's ten...

1. Nothing Is Good Enough/Aimee Mann (5) - last played on 11/1/15
2. Atom/British Sea Power (3) - last played on 3/13/11
3. Kingdom of Love/The Soft Boys (9) - last played on 4/10/16
4. House Of Cards/Radiohead (22) - last played on 11/13/15
5. Jealousy/Spoon (11) - last played on 6/20/15
6. Museum Of Flight/Damien Jurado (15) - last played on 3/22/16
7. Little Hill/Telekinesis (14) - last played on 9/1/15
8. Revenge/Spoon (10) - last played on 6/5/15
9. It Takes All Kinds/Aimee Mann (4) - last played on 3/10/15
10. Baby, We'll Be Fine/The National (5) - last played on 3/4/16