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Old 02-13-04, 12:38 PM
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Today's CDs/Listening Pile (2/13)

I've started on this Winamp random 10 kick in addition to my 8 song controlled lists, but today it's

1. Natural Dreamers - "Diamond Mines"
2. The Angels - "It's You I Love Best"
3. Sly and the Family Stone - "I Get High On You"
4. Serge Gainsbourg - "Les Sucettes"
5. Destroyer - "What Road"
6. Public Enemy - "Mind Terrorist"
7. Brian Eno - "Needles in the Camel's Eye"
8. The Microphones - "Thanksgiving"
9. The Meters - "Chicken Strut"
10. Viki - "800 Lies"


This Heat, Deceit
Pere Ubu, Dub Housing
Destroyer, Your Blues

QoTD: What albums do you plan on spinning to coerce, er, set the mood for tomorrow night?

AoTD: I'm probably going to put on Getz/Gilberto or Cocteau Twins. Maybe some Serge if I'm feeling diRRty, or Billie Holiday if I'm feeling lubby-dubby. Or lovey-dovey (?), hell I never knew the difference.
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Old 02-13-04, 01:44 PM
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Asylum Street Spankers - Mercurial
Asylum Street Spankers - Spanks for the Memories
Asylum Street Spankers - Spanker Madness
Asylum Street Spankers - Hot Lunch
Asylum Street Spankers - Dirty Ditties EP
Asylum Street Spankers - Nasty Novelties EP
Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner
Kanye West - The College Dropout
Norah Jones - Feels Like Home
Placebo - Sleeping With Ghosts
Bryan Ferry - Slave to Love: The Best of the Ballads

QotD: Well, pretty much all of my friends don't really recognize Valentine's Day, so one of them is having a "Casino Night" at her house. So, I'm thinking we'll chill to some Rat Pack or my "Ultra-lounge: Vegas, Baby!" CD.

But if that wasn't going on, I'd be at home, hitting the bottle and wallowing to some George Jones, Gerald Collier, or Johnny Cash.
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Rapture - Echoes
Daniel Lanois - Shine
George Winston - Autumn (20th Anniv. edition)
Built to Spill - Keep It Like A Secret
v/a - Jazz For The Quiet Times
Kelly Willis - Easy

AOTD: Getz/Gilberto is great, but a bit too short. Have always thought Neil Young's Harvest Moon was great.

Other random question: I was reading a recent New York Times Sundar edition, and in their "Spins" section one of their columnists (Neil Straus?) recommended the latest albums from the Long Winters and Okkervil River. I've seen OR mentioned a few times in here; don't recall LW coming up. I don't have a great sense of the type of music they play -- is it pop like a) the Shins, or b) the New Pornographers, or c) the Old 97s, or d) what else? Just trying to get a sense of whether or not I'd like them... (I think I probably would...)
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Old 02-13-04, 01:58 PM
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TV on the Radio - Young Liars EP
Clem Snide - A Beautiful EP
Air - Talkie Walkie
Mr. T Experience - Yesterday Rules
Old 97's - Too Far to Care
Phish - Live Phish 19

AOTD: Talkie Walkie will definitely be in there. Other than that, haven't given it a whole lot of thought yet...
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Bent - Fabric mix CD
Plump DJ's - Fabric Mix CD
ELO - Afterglow
Basement Jaxx - Lucky Star EP
Travis- Beautiful Occupation - single
Snow Pony - Final Straw
Art of Noise - Reconstruction 'Live' album
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Special alert for fallow:

Download a cover of the Microphones' I Can't Believe You Actually Died here, performed by The Very Most.

Other, related MP3s here.

Special recommendation for Gdrlv:
I think you'll like a band called Royal City. They're on Rough Trade, and tend to evoke the Okkervil vibe, at least in my mind.
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Beck - One Foot in the Grave
Centro-matic - Redo the Stacks
Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain [Remastered]
Lambchop - Thriller
Mice Parade - Obrigado Saudade
The Mountain Goats - Bitter Melon Farm
Snow Patrol - Final Straw

AOTD - The lady and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day...however, we will be watching a friend's band play in Hoboken, so we shall be listening to music--but mood setting, it shall be not.

SAShepherd: The Long Winters are a pretty cool band--their last album ("When I Pretend to Fall") is fantastic. The guy behind the band has a very Michael Stipe-ish quality to his voice, with strange and ambiguous lyricism to match. The music is very much what you would expect from a power-pop band that has people from the R.E.M./Minus 5/Posies/etc circle involved...very rich production and well-crafted instrumentation. In fact, the reason I bought the album was because I saw the all-star cast that was if you're a fan of those guys, then go for it!

fallow: Is that new Destroyer album any good. I've been curious to hear it.
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That's a pretty good cover. I heard some guy do the most uncompelling cover EVER of "I'll Be in the Air." The only thing it lacked was Phil Elvrum's voice.

The Destroyer album is really quite good. This is what I posted in a different forum:
...The disc, on the other hand, is very good -- up there in my notebook list-'o'-notable-releases (which says a lot). I'm a newcomer to Destroyer so I can't really tell you how it measures up to the rest of his work, but if Hunky Dory, like I've heard, was a sort of base for his previous albums, then this one is his anomaly. He uses some big, reverbed out orchestral instruments but it's so subtle it doesn't come off as corny and/or dramatic. It just sounds really good. The first thing I noted is some flighty keys that reminded me of Air's Virgin Suicides soundtrack without the dour sheen. Bright and lovely.

Keep in mind that since I'm just making my rounds on Destroyer my opinion may not be shared by the hardcore followers.
The Jan 23rd update at the below site has 3 tracks for streaming. Check 'em out (my favorite is "It's Gonna Take an Airplane")
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Old 02-14-04, 12:40 AM
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Originally posted by stevevt

Special recommendation for Gdrlv:
I think you'll like a band called Royal City. They're on Rough Trade, and tend to evoke the Okkervil vibe, at least in my mind.
Appreciate the recommendation. Though if you knew me personally, you'd know you were just furthering my CD purchasing addiction...last Sunday, I told a friend..."I'm not buying any more discs for a while...I buy 'em too fast to listen to 'em." That day, I came home with 4 new CDs.

I'll check 'em out though.
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The Microphones - Glow Part 2
Blur - 13
Fountains of Wayne - WID

qotd: Probably some Morcheeba
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The Action - "Rolled Gold"
Califone - "Heron King Blues"
Shuggie Otis - "Freedom Flight"
Brian Eno - "Before and After Science"

A of the D: Due to some women-related woes that began this past week, my answer is "nothing."
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