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Sunday Shuffle #438/439

I thought I'd do a double issue today, since next Sunday is Christmas and I won't be doing a shuffle. I just went back into the archives and discovered that my last double issue was all the way back on June 30, 2103. Huh.

I'm starting this before going out to shovel snow, but will pause soon. We got more in Valpo than they were predicting, so there's a lot to do. The temperature and wind chill are going to drop steadily too. I've got my sights set on watching football today, so I want to take care of my chores this morning. Hope you are safe and warm.

Okay, let's get to today's twenty...

1. Guide Down Denied/Grandaddy (9) - last played on 9/19/14
2. Song 2/Blur (7) - last played on 11/27/16
3. Black Postcards/Luna (9) - last played on 3/23/15
4. Holy War/Matthew Sweet (8) - last played on 9/30/16
5. Dark Hand of Contagion/Minus 5 (7) - last played on 2/22/15
6. Watch the Corners/Dinosaur Jr. (20) - last played on 12/11/16
7. Bruce Wayne Campbell Interviewed On The Roof Of The Chelsea Hotel, 1979/Okkervil River (7) - last played on 5/24/15
8. Trouble in the Message Centre/Blur (7) - last played on 4/29/15
9. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere/Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs (2) - last played on 9/6/16
10. The Stops/Elbow (7) - last played on 3/14/15
11. Worship You/Vampire Weekend (14) - last played on 3/22/15
12. Halloween All Year/The Orwells (11) - last played on 4/24/15
13. Burden of Tomorrow/The Tallest Man on Earth (10) - last played on 12/27/15
14. I Don't Care/Teenage Fanclub (29) - last played on 11/13/16
15. Sometimes/Badfinger (8) - last played on 5/30/16
16. Barely Breathing/The Hold Steady (16) - last played on 11/24/15
17. Where I Lead Me/Steve Earle (8) - last played on 9/6/15
18. Bratty B/Best Coast (7) - last played on 3/19/15
19. How A Resurrection Really Feels/The Hold Steady (13) - last played on 8/28/16
20. The Beat Dies/The Raveonettes (5) - last played on 5/1/16


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