Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Random 10

Sorry this is late, just got back from a baseball banquet where Danny Gladden was telling some pretty good stories.


Fountains of Wayne - Hackensack
Fountains of Wayne - The Girl I Can't Forget
Old 97's - Friends Forever (Live)
The Beatles - Come Together (Anthology 3 version)
Allen Toussaint - Bright Mississippi
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs - Care of Cell #44
Jonathan Rundman - Daylight Saving(s) Time
Wilco - You Never Know
Jonathan Rundman - Armyman
The Saw Doctors - I Useta Lover

Nice mix, including two songs from this year's edition of our annual faves compilation (Toussaint & Wilco), plus one from an earlier faves compilation (the second Fountains entry).

We now return you to This Week's Discussion Question, already in progress.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hot Stuff

We interrupt This Week's Discussion Question to say that Fred Clark has been on fire lately. And the footnote in this one is excellent, too.

Go forth and bookmark.

We now return you to This Week's Discussion Question, already in progress.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday Random 10

It's Sunday and time once again to find out what surprises the little green Nano holds for this week. Ready? Let's...hit...shuffle!

The Wonders - That Thing You Do! (Live)
Neil Finn & Friends (Eddie Vedder, vocal) - Stuff and Nonsense
Talking Heads - Memories Can't Wait
U2 - Peace on Earth
Fountains of Wayne - Baby I've Changed
The Chantrellenes - Hold My Hand, Hold My Heart
Stevie Wonder - Jesus Children of America
U2 - Stand Up Comedy
Elvis Costello - New Amsterdam
Rickie Lee Jones - Road to Emmaus

We now return you to This Week's Discussion Question, already in progress.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Random 10

It's Sunday again! We don't have a question again! (Well, we've got one but not enough time to write it up.)


The Beatles - This Boy
Nick Lowe - Man That I've Become
The Beatles - Roll Over Beethoven
The Beatles - What Goes On
Dusty Springfield - Stay Awhile
Girlyman - Joyful Sign
The Cure - Friday I'm in Love
The Rascals - I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore
Gear Daddies - Party Stomp
The Rascals - Love is a Beautiful Thing

3404 songs and we get three tunes from the Liverpool lads and a couple from Felix and the boys, but we aren't complaining.

Hey, number 11 just popped up the live version on Shawn Colvin's "Sunny Came Home", so here's a This Week's Discussion Question for ya:
Why wasn't "Get Out of This House" a monster hit?
Please keep the discussion civil and do not wander off into "Couldn't people just buy Shawn Colvin records and we could forget about finding another American Idol?"


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Random 10

It's Sunday! Let's...hit...shuffle!!!

Todd Rundgren - You Cried Wolf
Crowded House - Private Universe
Stevie Wonder - Jesus Children of America
Rhett Miller - Haphazardly
Patty Griffin - Go Now
Wilco - Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway (Again)
Marshall Crenshaw - Little Wild One (No. 5)
Dusty Springfield - Just a Little Lovin'
Jonathan Rundman - Sick of Eric Blues
Mark Mallman - The Fool on the Hill

We now return you to This Week's Discussion Question, already in progress.

That Toddlin' Town - 08 & 09-01-10

When in Rome, or Chicago...

1. Interstate highways between Columbia Heights and Chicago were way, way, WAY clearer than anticipated. Major props to DOT workers in all three states.
2. Pretzel buns on the burgers at Charlie's Ale House on Clark.
3. Discussing atonement theology on the El.
4. Finding Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren on vinyl at the Reckless Records outpost in the Loop! Also, EW&F on vinyl and Ivy, Kristina Train, XTC, and Beatles Anthologies 2 & 3 on CD.
5. A subdued hootenanny at Casa Oscar Romero.

1. Ann Sather cinnamon rolls.
2. Ann Sather cinnamon rolls.
3. Ann Sather cinnamon rolls.
4. Ann Sather cinnamon rolls.
5. Ann Sather cinnamon rolls.


1. Ann Sather cinnamon rolls.
2. Leftover breakfast bruschetta at a beautiful rest stop near the Dells. (Complimented one of the workers on how great it'll look when it's done.)
3. See "Interstate Highways, Clear", above.
4. Turned off the Wild/Blackhawks tilt in disgust when the Hawks were up 4-1 and appeared to be simply toying with the locals. Later, down in the young man's place, he flipped the game on as the foghorn went off to signal the tying goal with about a minute and a half left in regulation. Watched the Wild steal a win in an eight round shootout.
5. Bed & pajamas.

We now return you to This Week's Discussion Question, already in progress.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Sunday Random 10

Happy New Year, faithful blogreaders! (Remember blogs? Back before Facebook?)

Let's see what the little green nano shuffled up this week:

Son Volt - When the Wheels Don't Move
Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader
The Avett Brothers - Tin Man
Joe Henry - Stations
Jonathan Rundman - Gospel Verses
Jonathan Rundman - Second Language
7 Worlds Collide (John Stirratt, vocal)- Over and Done
Dana Thompson - Golden Nightlight Lullaby
Joshua James - Coal War
Marshall Crenshaw - Our Town

There were really 11 tracks this week because after the Son Volt tune, it ironically pulled up a track with Garrison Keillor chatting with his former Uncle Tupelo bandmate Jeff Tweedy of Wilco on A Prairie Home Companion on 10/03/2009.

We now return you to This Week's Discussion Question, already in progress.