Friday, October 30, 2009

The Upcoming Meeting

So I says to Carol, as is my way, "Say, Carol, I'm thinking of making chowder for the Music Club meeting next Thursday."
"The what now?"
"Remember? Nov 5th? I'm hosting the Music Club meeting #6."
"Right," says Carol. "I'll in North Carolina. Chowder sounds good."
"It does, doesn't it? How do I make chowder?"
"Use corn and potatoes. You'll have salad, right?"
"Hmm," I say. "Maybe."
"Maybe you should make chili," suggests Carol.
"And corn bread. I'll make turkey chili, I think."
"Does everyone eat turkey?"
"Sure. We all ate pulled pork. Why wouldn't we eat turkey?"

We do, don't we? All eat turkey. Any objections to turkey chili and cornbread to go with our Songs We Like?

Let me know.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Abbey Road radio documentary

Last night I was dusting (I do that rarely, but this was one of those times) and I accidentally turned of the CD player and turned on the radio. KUOW was playing this documentary about ABBEY ROAD. A bunch of people sitting around essentially going all Music Club on the album. Only, these people seem to have done a fair amount of research in advance. It was really fun listening to the album and having the occasional interjection about how "this is a great song" or "listen to Paul's bass here" or "yeah, John was just being lazy with this song". It helped to that I had just listened to the album about an hour or so before.
Pat, they had very nice things to say about COME TOGETHER.
Anyway, supposedly you can hear it here :

I'm looking for an mp3 version that I can listen to on my ipod, but I think this one of those streaming deals.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pat's wish is Doctor Turner's command

I've responded to Pat's request for my list, and embedded two of the songs from my lists for your listening (hopefully) pleasure!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

America"s greatest rock band?

England has The Beatles.
What is the American equivalent?

Do tell.

Stupid Playlists #13 & #17

#13 - Songs With One Word Repeated Three Times (as mentioned at meeting 5):

Baby, Baby, Baby by Aretha Franklin (A selection for the Bridge Theme and the inspiration for this list)
No No No by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Gimme Gimme Gimme by Black Flag
Run, Run, Run by Sly and The Family Stone
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee by Freedy Johnson (Tom T Hall cover)
Please, Please, Please by James Brown
Please Please Please by Fiona Apple
Kiss Kiss Kiss by Yoko Ono (I also have a cover by the Dirtbombs)
Dance Dance Dance by Neil Young
Run Run Run by the Velvet Underground (There's also a cover here by Echo and The Bunnymen that I don't like so much. No reason.)
Da Da Da by Elastica (Cover of a Volkswagon commercial. I also have a Spanish version by Molotov)
Sick, Sick, Sick by Queens of the Stone Age
Cry, Cry, Cry by Elvis Costello (Cover of a Johnny Cash song. I wish I had that version instead.)

Disqualified for having extra words:
The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song by Flaming Lips
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (A Man After Midnight) by ABBA

#17 - Whistling (I was reminded of it by the Air collaboration)

Alpha Beta Gaga by Air
England Swings by Roger Miller
Patience by Guns and Roses
Support System by Liz Phair
La La Love You by The Pixies
Young Folks by Peter Bjorn and John
Magic Moments by Perry Como
Walk Like An Egyptian by The Bangles
The Crane Takes Flight by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
The Story Of My Life by Marty Robbins
Yes, I'm Your Angel by Yoko Ono
A bunch of different songs by Andrew Bird
Wind Of Change by The Scorpions
The River Rise (really just the beginning) by Mark Lanegan

It's no Top 40 of the 2000s. It's simply a waste of time.
I apologize.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Paging Doctor Turner

It has come to our attention that despite being a member in good standing of this here Music Club (motto: We sweat these picks, baby!)* we have not actually seen any of your, y'know, choices.

So, we are all eagerly awaiting your three picks for the following themes:

-- 3 songs that define you musically
-- 3 songs with a bridge/section that you love
-- 3 songs featuring women bands and/or singers.
-- 3 songs about or bands from a particular city
-- 3 collaborations

And the latest (and in my opinion best) theme thus far: 3 songs you like. This one is not due until early November (I forget the date).

*we don't have an official motto, but I liked that one.

Music Club 5 - Collarborations