Thursday, December 31, 2015

Year End Music Club

Are we ready to reminisce about 2015? Want to meet in blustery cold January? Perhaps the 14th or 21st? Have a happy new year everyone!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Spotify Year in Music

Spotify has this pretty dope "year in music" feature. https://yearinmusic.spotify.com/ My results were a bit of a yawn (my most played album was the Hamilton cast recording and my most played artist was Kendrick Lamar) except that I kicked off 2015 with "Still Feeling Blue" by Gram Parsons. I did not realize my January started off so January-ish! Happy Holiday music club!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

HAMILTON

Can I sell this concept? A music club devoted to the musical "Hamilton"? Listen to the soundtrack a few times (or on repeat if you are me). You don't have to get back to me right away, just mull it over. Plus Pat, you know a lot about presidents!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Ahem...Jamiroquai hat, BABY!


So.......my recollection is that Greg & J are coming up with the next Music Club theme.  I have not seen any such theme as of yet.

Without a theme to guide me I will tend to wander into the avant garde, and let's face it, nobody wants that.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

An Anecdote Illustrating The Spread Of Music Club Throughout The World Or At Least Tacoma

We met up with my folks after work yesterday.

Dad:  Hey, come over to the car, we have something for you.
Me:  OK
Dad:  You are in a music club, right?
Me:  Yeah.
Dad:  We've been listening to this lately and your mom wants you to bring it to your club.
*hands me CD of Bob Dylan Modern Times*
Me:  *does not mention that I have this*  Hey that's cool, thanks!!

I love my folks.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Happy Yacht Rock Day!

WXPN Live Stream

So far, they have played:

Blues Image - Ride Captain Ride - Open
Walter Egan - Magnet And Steel - Not Shy
Jackson Browne - Somebody's Baby - "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" - soundtrack
Ambrosia - Biggest Part of Me - One Eighty
George Benson - Give Me The Night - Give Me The Night
Herb Alpert - Rise - Rise
Kenny Loggins - This Is It - Keep the Fire
Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right - Shine On
Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen - Gaucho
Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That - Private Eyes
Christopher Cross - Sailing - Christopher Cross
The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes - Minute By Minute
Boz Scaggs - Lowdown - Silk Degrees
Toto - Africa - The Essential Toto

Who do you think will win Yacht Rock Day?  Michael McDonald?  Steely Dan?  Christopher Cross? (Spoiler alert: It's ME!  I'm already winning Yacht Rock Day!)

Saturday, August 29, 2015

This is fascinating article on Spotify data

I may have played a part in the popularity of "No Diggity" on Spotify since the 90's hip-hop station is my personal favorite.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The 1980s



God I love lists like this.

http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/9700-the-200-best-songs-of-the-1980s/

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

This is 40

and we are old.

Monday, August 10, 2015

The Triathlon Theme

Welcome to the upcoming theme, THE TRIATHLON (other title options were the TRIPLE CROWN, JIM'S THREESOME and I CAN'T MAKE UP MY MIND). It will take perseverance. It will take dedication. It may take several minutes to make your decisions.

The first leg of the event:
THE LONG DISTANCE CHOICE
This may be the most difficult for many of you. Choose a song released all the way back in 1965. It was a very good year. You will have plenty to choose from. I know it was a long time ago, but some it may be new to you or at least somebody.

Second leg:
THE SPRINT
This may be the most difficult for many of you. Choose a song that is less than 2 minutes long. Get in, do your stuff, get out. No muss, no fuss. Although I'm sure there will be some fussing. There will probably be muss as well.

Last leg:
THE INDUCTION
This may be the most difficult for many of you. Choose a song by an artist or band that you nominate for inclusion into the Unofficial Music Club Hall Of Fame. This song doesn't just nominate, though. It makes the deciding vote for automatic inclusion into our made up institute of questionable excellence.
You want the Thompson Twins? Who's gonna stop you?
You really think Anna Kendrick has paid her dues? Well, welcome aboard, you rock star you.
Really? Sting? Um, we may need to talk about this.
This is supposedly an awesome amount of power. Please wield it responsibly.

I made up these sub-themes without giving it any thought, so I have no idea which songs to submit.

These are all subject, of course, to all y'all's approval.

With love-
Jim

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

GO SEATTLE!

http://digiday.com/publishers/seattle-radio-station-broke-internet-day-beastie-boys-celebration/

Friday, June 12, 2015

When the moon is in the 7th house


Our next music club theme? "EMBRACE YOUR SIGN!" Gina, pay attention cuz you'll be in town!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What happened? Why haven't we met in oh so long? Let's do this thing.

How about Tuesday June 11th? While there may not be do overs in real life we have a chance for a music club choices do overs. Pat and I are happy to host, so please say yes and let me have something to look forward to!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Pop open the bubbly!

I've got tickets to see D'Angelo!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Time, time, time for another Music Club get-together!

Perhaps the back half of April? April 23rd (Roy Orbison's birthday) or April 30 (Bon Iver's birthday)? Gina would pick the 23rd solely on the musician's birthday. My friend Wendy would pick the 23rd too because it's her favorite day of the month. I don't have a preference. Politi, did anyone tell you the theme? It's "Do-over" - you can do over a theme that you may have felt missed the mark or do-over different songs from different themes. Basically it's a redemption theme! Some random musical asides. Pat, though you favor the less sad Beck songs, whenever I hear "Lost Cause", I think to myself that this is one well crafted sad song. I can't explain why I love Elliot Smith so much but Sufjan Stevens leaves me cold (the exception to this is "Casimir Pulaski Day" since I'm not dead inside). Since D'Angelo finally delivered, does that mean The Avalanches are around the corner?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

To pimp or not to pimp

Easy answer.

Pimp.

Repeatedly.  It just gets better and better and better.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Giv me some lovng!

Hey MCers!    Are you ready?   It's been so long!

It's our Valentine's love theme of course and I'll bring out the big guns (rew wine, chocolate).  Greg, do you have some sad love songs in your back pocket?


How about Thursday, Feb. 12th at my place?