Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Shuffle time!

Yeah, yeah.  Haven't posted for quite awhile so I will start a iPod/Pandora/Spotify/whateverthehell shuffle thread.

The Books -- All You Need is a Wall
CHVRCHES -- The Mother We Share
Viva Voce -- They Never Really Wake Up
Dr. Dog -- We All Belong
Old 97's -- Just Like California
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah -- Over And Over Again (Lost and Found)

Oh, and by the way I forgot to say my question/answer song choice:

Q:  Frank Zappa -- Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?
A:  Kings of Leon -- Sex On Fire

I'll show myself out.


  1. Today's how the fuck do you lose 4-1 at home to fuckin' Vancouver edition:

    CHVRCHES -- We Sink
    Doves -- House of Mirrors
    Jean-Michel Jarre -- Oxygene (part 1)
    Ween -- Cold Blows the Wind
    Iron & Wine -- Singers and the Endless Song
    Arctic Monkeys -- Snap Out Of It

  2. I assume that was some sort of sporting reference.


    1. Fool In the Rain - Led Zeppelin
    2. Threshold - Steve Miller Band
    3. Never Knew Love Like This Before - Stephanie Mills
    4. Cry Me a River - Justin Timberlake
    5. Magpie in the Morning - Neko Case
    6. Sigh No More - Mumford and Sons
    7. Better Be Home Soon - Crowded House
    8. Love's Theme - Love's Unlimited Orchestra (thanks, J.!!)
    9. More Than a Woman - Bee Gees
    10. Prelude, from Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major
    11. Amazing - Seal

    Go team!

  3. This is what my iPod decided to shuffle. I do not know these songs. That is why they were on my iPod. I am trying to broaden my horizons.

    The Sky Opened Up by Angel Olsen
    Take It Off by Ke$ha
    We Don't Call by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
    They Don't Know by Tara Jane O'Neil
    Lonely Sea by Eric Matthews

  4. Thess were decided by the iTunes on my computer, 240 GB as opposed to my iPod's 16 GB. I know these.

    I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris by Morrissey
    The Sick Bed Of Cuchuliann by The Pogues
    Ditch by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
    Goodbye To Guyville by Urge Overkill
    Down To You by Joni Mitchell

    Pat, do you still pronounce it Churches or do you slip the V in there somewhere?

  5. I haven't tried to pronounce it yet. I do think it is way too precious to have both ALL CAPS and the U/V switch, though that could just be that I am cranky.

    Thought that for awhile though so maybe I've been cranky for a long time.

    I have to listen to more Thao, really like that song you brought to club a couple years back.

    Gina, the Bee Gees/Cello/Seal trio is fantastic.

    I'm going to post my first six songs every weekday until I don't.

  6. I wonder what it means when:
    - The broadening my horizon shuffle contains 4 women artists then a man. They are all from the 21st century. They are all quiet-ish, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down less so. They are all American. 1 band, 4 solo artists. Only 1 song is a cover.
    - The larger collection of songs, which include the horizon-broadeners, is 4 men followed by a woman. 1 from 2009, 2 from the 90s, 1 from the 80s, and 1 from the 70s. 1 English, 1 Irish, 2 American, 1 Canadian. 3 bands and 2 solo artists. No covers, weird.

    1. Careful. You might end up getting another 5,000 word treatise on how I am programming my daily music.

      Which horizon are you trying to broaden? Just newer music?

      I sense a theme......

    2. Mostly just trying to listen to music made in the last 10 years or so. It isn't a high bar I set. It's just a bar.

  7. Actually, BETTER BE HOME SOON is one of, maybe even is, my favorite Crowded House song.

    1. It really is. Never got a chance to see them, but always wanted to.

    2. I have to brag that I saw them twice back in the day. LOVED.

    3. Really? You have to brag?

    4. why do i always mix up crowded house and split enz?

    5. Brothers, innit? Kiwi brothers even.

  8. What are the odds that if I were to submit these anonymously you would peg them as coming from me? Regardless I stopped before things got out of hand and way obvious. You know, like Vanessa Williams 'Running Back to You' being the next song or something...

    All the Love – The Outfield
    Still Into You – Paramore (spoiler alert you’re likely to hear this one at year end…)
    Fell on Black Days – Soundgarden
    Gouge Away – Pixies
    Orange Sky – Alexi Murdoch
    Catch Me I’m Falling – Pretty Posion

    Get the message? Enough said! ;-)

    1. Is there a way to do this anonymously? It sounds fun to guess who has what.

  9. We used to back in the early days but I changed the setting because we were getting spammed. We could flip it back and off we go.

    1. Yeah, the SPAM was no good.
      I dislike SPAM more than I want to play a game.

  10. Hello

    i don't want love... The Antlers
    arms & hearts... The Hold Steady
    long black limousine... Merle Haggard
    hate it here... Wilco
    been down so long... The Doors
    rosie... Tom Waitts

    my random is predictable.

  11. Here I go.
    A Passing Feeling - Elliot Smith
    Plateau - Nirvana
    Blowin' Smoke - Kacey Musgraves
    Blame it on Cain - Elvis Costello
    Spanish Joint - D'Angelo

    I think I may be predictable.

    1. The more I look at this shuffle the more I think you may have had no more 20 or 30 songs on the iPod total. Any 2 of those songs with the possible exception of Plateau would have led me to you.Replace Plateau with a Dylan song and Marcy is the only possible guess.
      That kind of consistency is admirable.

  12. Today's Norm is at work and just tried to mark a file cabinet edition:

    Yo La Tengo -- Black Flowers
    Camper Van Beethoven -- Devil Song
    Wilco -- Monday
    Elvis Costello -- Heart Shaped Bruise
    Gomez -- Sound of Sounds
    How to Dress Well -- Ready for the World

  13. Keane - Perfect Symmetry
    Florence & The Machine - All This & Heaven Too
    The XX - Our Song
    Beatles- Seargent Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Alabama Shakes- Hold On
    Kelly Clarkson - Stronger

    I still like the anonymous guessing idea, just for a couple days.

  14. Heard this on the bus this morning.

    Don't Die by Killer Mike
    Cathouse by Pissed Jeans
    Wrecking Ball [Live] by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
    Hardmentoughblokes by Adam Ant
    Mind Terrorist by Public Enemy
    Take Me I'm Yours by Squeeze

    That was a horrible shuffle. I will never listen to that combination again. May be my iPod is broken. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Stand a little taller. What doesn't kill you makes a fighter. Footsteps even lighter.

  15. In the wrong hands, shuffle can be a dangerous thing.

  16. shuffle away people!

  17. Today's Foggy Monday edition:

    Nick Lowe -- No Reason
    Of Monsters and Men -- Little Talks
    Arctic Monkeys -- Potion Approaching
    Mountain Goats -- San Bernardino
    Tom Waits -- Green Grass
    Elvis Costello -- Still Too Soon to Know

  18. Who am I?

    Busby Berkeley Dreams - Magnetic Fields
    Shark Attack Theme - Sven Libaek
    Human Beings - Seal
    Horchata - Vampire Weekend
    Grey Street - Dave Matthews
    Lies - Glen Hansard

    1. You are Gina.
      Who am I?

      Eels - Last Stop: This Town
      Yo La Tengo - Before We Run
      The-Dream - Loving You/Crazy
      Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire
      Al Green - Take Me To The River
      Peaches - Search And Destroy

    2. wait, who's pat?
      the one who said it was pat (which is my guess), the first anonymous, or the second anonymous?

    3. That isn't Pat but I wholly approve any list that has Last Stop:This Town on it.

    4. I think the second list with the Eels is Jim. That first one, definitely Gina.

    5. Man, no one even questioned mine. Was it the Seal? Was it the Dave Matthews.

      Ah. It was both, together, wasn't it? *sigh*

    6. Okay, you know what? You're hilarious.
      It was both, together. That did it.
      Shark Attack Theme was just a bonus.

  19. The Tuesday morning welp I already just posted two comments so might as well not be anonymous now edition:

    Alejandro Escovedo -- Irene Wilde
    Kendrick Lamar -- M.A.A.D. City (that was an interesting segue)
    Son Volt -- Catching On
    Iron & Wine -- Tree by the River
    J Boogie's Dubtronic Science -- Ayanna's Tears
    Memory Tapes -- Follow Me

    All in all not my favorite shuffle list.

  20. When The World - Cave Singers
    Watch The Tape - LCD Soundsystem
    Who Cares - Gnarls Barkely
    The Way It Goes- Gillian Welch
    Father Figure - George Michael
    You Are Blind- Ryan Bingham

  21. Yes, Deb. I was the second anonymous. Thanks for guessing me.

    Who listens to Cave Singers? Well, I know Pat and Deb and Marcy do. Does Greg or J.?
    LCD Soundsystem is all you guys, so that's no help.
    Gnarls Barkley could be anyone or no one. It does have CeeLo and he is on The Voice.
    The Way It Goes was in Music Club (incidentally so was that Eels song as well as Great Balls Of Fire) so it might be someone who doesn't necessarily listen to Gillian Welch, but does actually listen to Music Club selections.
    All I see right now is J. karaokeing Father Figure.
    I don't know Ryan Bingham but I just binged him and he makes me think either Deb or Greg.
    I'm gonna guess Deb? Maybe.

    Tuesday bus ride:
    All The Time by The Strokes
    Give Me Another Chance by Big Star
    It Must Be Love by Solomon Burke
    I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) by Aretha Franklin
    Ship In Distress by Marc Almond
    I Need A Dollar by Aloe Blacc

  22. Something is funky with my iPod (not updating songs) so today we will have the Pandora shuffle (i've not heard four of these before):

    Ruckus Roboticus -- How to Handle Grownups
    Wax Tailor -- Once Upon a Past
    Gorillaz -- 19-2000 (Soulchild remix)
    Land of the Loops -- Multi-Family Garage Sale (aside -- I love this song SO SO SO SO SO MUCH!!!!!!)
    The Prids -- Forever Again
    Sons of Jack -- Electric Monkey

  23. I know none of those songs, only one of those bands and I would want the nickname Ruckus Roboticus if it wasn't already taken.

    1. I think I would as well. We could split it -- you could be Ruckus and I'll take Roboticus.

  24. Still on the Pandora. My station has a lot of downtempo/chill, and I like much of it -- the problem is that bad chill sounds quite a bit like soft jazz, and soft jazz sucks.

    I've never heard any of these songs before.

    Alex Cortiz -- Barfly
    Coco Coral -- The Wheel (musica dub mix)
    Nu Life -- Outta Town
    Beth Orton -- Thinking About Tomorrow (IPG dub)
    The Clean -- Champagne & Misery (that is a good song title)
    The Stereotypes -- Outside

    1. Oh, and I got a list sent to me by ruckusroboticus69@gmail. The 69 was a nice touch.

    2. Hey, The Clean are down-tempo?
      They are another Kiwi band and I've always been curious about them.

    3. The Clean and The Stereotypes were not downtempo, as i recall sounded solidly power pop/garage.

  25. Women Kind (Demo) [Mono] by Paul McCartney (Kind of stupid)
    Another Lover by Janet Jackson (11 seconds. Not much of a song)
    Dang Me by Roger Miller (Yay! Maple syrple)
    And Suddenly by Cherry People (Not as good as one would hope)
    Anna Lee by Levon Helm (Old-timey)
    Move With The Wind by Mudhoney (That's funny. I think of this as one of their newer ones. I see now it is 15 years old.)

  26. Zombi (Supermarket) by Goblin (I started here on purpose, so probably not a true shuffle)
    Nothing At All by Screaming Females
    Don't Let The World Get In Your Way by The Jayhawks (Music Club got me into the Jayhawks. Thank you)
    I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me), Pts. 1 & 2 by James Brown
    Everything's There by The Hysterics
    You're My Thrill by Chet Baker (I like The Thrill Is Gone)

  27. Okay, purely by coincidence, I swear, but it appears that Goblin is playing tonight at Neumo's.
    I wish I had known earlier. It isn't my usual cup of tea, but it might be cool.

  28. FYI- By cup of tea, I mean Prog rock.

  29. Who am I?

    Jeff Buckley - Eternal Life (road version)
    Vampire Weekend - Step
    Otis Redding - Come To Me
    The Men - Supermoon
    James Taylor - Wichita Lineman
    Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days

    1. Jim.
      And do you prefer James Taylor's version?

  30. No, I do not. Thanks for asking.
    What gave it away? Vampire Weekend or my eagerness to post on a Saturday morning?

  31. Solid start to the week from the rebuilt iPod:

    Pickwick -- Hacienda Motel
    Delta Spirit -- Tomorrow Goes Away
    Son Volt -- Loose String
    Marah -- 20,000 Streets Under the Sky
    Old 97's -- Bloomington
    R.E.M. -- Can't Get There From Here

  32. So glad to have the iPod back.

    Blitzen Trapper -- Heaven & Earth
    Handsome Boy Modeling School -- The Truth
    Deastro -- Pyramid Builders
    Mountain Goats -- It's All Here in Brownsville
    Olivia Tremor Control -- Green Typewriters (there is like 10 parts to this song, no idea which)
    Camper Van Beethoven -- R & R Uzbekistan

  33. I'm glad for you.

    Mad Mad World by New Kingdom
    Dolls by New Young Pony Club
    Runaway Return by Fugazi
    Sagaba (Remix) by Blue Scholars
    Dirt In The Ground by Tom Waits
    Bim-Bom by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66

  34. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey by Paul McCartney & Wings
    Twilight Zone by Golden Earring
    Spidey's Wild Ride by Tom Waits
    Corrina, Corrina by Bob Dylan
    Love Is Blindness (U2 cover) by Jack White
    No Destruction by Foxygen

  35. Ghostface Killah -- Enemies All Around Me (Instrumental)
    Ex Sektor Gaza -- Dopilsya
    Jeff Buckley -- Kick Out The Jams [Live At Columbia Radio Hour]
    Ann Peebles -- Give Me Some Credit
    Queen -- Sail Away Sweet Sister


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