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Sunday Shuffle #458

Hey, I managed to do 5 of these in June. I will be away from my computer next Sunday, however, so I'll wish you a great 4th of July weekend right now.

I'm hoping to do a couple first half of 2017 posts this week, but we'll see. I did finish my Happy Endings slow binge and I have 4 episodes to go in Game of Thrones Season 2, but that's about it. I have been reading more, which could be one of those posts I mentioned. That's all the potential future, though. For now, let's get to today's ten...

1. Flawless/Superchunk (34) - last played on 5/1/17
2. Constructive Summer/The Hold Steady (9) - last played on 11/24/15
3. Wine, Women, and Song/Harvey Danger (11) - last played on 6/4/15
4. Velvet Roof/Buffalo Tom (19) - last played on 5/13/17
5. No Key, No Plan/Okkervil River (8) - last played on 8/21/16
6. (Straight Down To The) Bitter End/Yo La Tengo (5) - last played on 6/7/15
7. Lot 105/Blur (6) - last played on 4/29/15
8. My Revenge/Julie Ocean (11) - last play…

The Slow Binge

I'm not a good binger. Oh, I can binge a book, knocking down hundreds of pages in a day, but when it comes to TV...I can't do it. I love TV, always have, but I like to have some space between episodes of shows. Occasionally, I'll go two or three episodes of something in a row, but that's very very rare. Instead, I'm always on the slow binge, watching an episode a day or every other day or longer. Here are a few shows on I'm currently slow binging...

Game of Thrones - When we cut our cable a couple years ago, one consequence was not being able to keep up with this show as it aired. We'd watched the first 4 seasons, but missed the last 2. However, our current package gives us HBO and that fact, combined with The Ringer coming out with a new podcast called Binge Mode focusing on GoT, has lead me to go back and watch the show again from the beginning before getting to the stuff I haven't seen. I've really enjoyed going back to the start; I had forgotten …

Sunday Shuffle #457

It was extremely humid, but I started my day with a 4 mile run in 33:05. Not bad. You know what else isn't bad? Music. Let's get to today's ten...

Oh, and Happy Father's Day to those of you to whom it applies!

1. Got Nuffin/Spoon (21) - last played on 3/11/17
2. Encyclopedia of Classic Takedowns/A.C. Newman (18) - last played on 11/13/16
3. Your Dreams Have Come True/Sloan (11) - last played on 11/15/16
4. Trip Through Your Wires/U2 (5) - last played on 2/12/17
5. Song for Myla Goldberg/The Decemberists (8) - last played on 4/4/15
6. Bitches In Tokyo/Stars (6) - last played on 2/7/16
7. Had/Portastatic (5) - last played on 11/22/15
8. Liquid In, Liquid Out/The Thermals (12) - last played on 1/15/17
9. Still Beating/Josh Ritter (8) - last played on 5/6/17
10. Neighbor/Band of Horses (31) - last played on 6/19/16

Sunday Shuffle #456

I posted a new Heavy Rotation yesterday, so if you haven't taken a look, please go back and do so. I also hope to get one or two non-music posts up this week, but we'll see how it goes. For now, let's do the second shuffle of June and get to today's ten...

1. Bloom/Radiohead (12) - last played on 11/15/15
2. I'll Be The One/Badfinger (2) - last played on 12/7/14
3. She Says What She Means/Sloan (21) - last played on 11/14/16
4. Concordia Military Club/The Rosebuds (4) - last played on 11/2/14
5. Sinisteria/Crooked Fingers (8) - last played on 1/30/16
6. Beginner's Luck/Eels (5) - last played on 2/20/16
7. Written In Reverse/Spoon (19) - last played on 1/19/17
8. Short Version/Wild Flag (14) - last played on 11/16/14
9. Poor Fool/Justin Townes Earle (3) - last played on 11/1/14
10. Main Man/T. Rex (9) - last played on 1/1/17

Heavy Rotation #30

The last Heavy Rotation was way back in September, which is too long. I've definitely had albums that would qualify in the interim, but I'll just focus on the last month or so here.

Charly Bliss/Guppy - This album was getting really good reviews, so I decided to check it out. I liked the music on the first listen, but wasn't sure if I could handle the lead singer's very high, sharp voice. On the second listen, I didn't notice the voice so much. On the third listen, I fell in love with it. Power pop always gets me in the end. "Percolator" starts everything off with its nervy guitar and solid bass line. "Westermarck" is more of a shuffle and has a great guitar solo. If you need an entry point, however, "Glitter" is a perfect choice, with a chorus that will sink its hooks deep into your brain. And if that isn't enough, "Ruby" sounds like a lost track from Weezer's Blue Album and it is glorious. Actually, if you like that …

Sunday Shuffle #455

And just like that, it's summer.

1. Somerville/Pernice Brothers (12) - last played on 10/23/16
2. The Re-arranger/Mates of State (4) - last played on 11/15/15
3. True Or False/Bishop Allen (8) - last played on 5/7/17
4. Losing Sleep/Bob Mould (20) - last played on 4/21/17
5. Shiny/The Decemberists (15) - last played on 2/12/16
6. The Other Man/Sloan (12) - last played on 11/15/16
7. Ingenue/Atoms For Peace (7) - last played on 12/5/13
8. Line By Line/The Walkmen (26) - last played on 11/7/15
9. Burn the Witch/Radiohead (8) - last played on 12/17/16
10. War Buddies/Harvey Danger (11) - last played on 8/14/16