Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday Random 10 (Catching up - September)

Continuing with the catching up...


Old 97's - Wish the Worst (live)
Solomon Burke - Can't Nobody Love You 
The Beatles - She Loves You (mono) 
Tom Waits - Somewhere 
U2 - Beautiful Day 
Steve Winwood - Higher Love 
Feist - Caught a Long Wind 
The Beatles - Paperback Writer 
The Beatles - Act Naturally 
Crowded House - It's Only Natural 

Major Beatles thing going on here. As with last month, it's not a surprise, since there's a lotta Beatles on the Nano. Didn't hear "Beautiful Day" enough at Target Field this year. (They play it after every Twins victory.)

Drive-By Truckers - Self Destructive Zones
Beki Hemingway & Jonathan Rundman - Consolation Prize
The Capitols - Cool Jerk
Elvis Costello - Accidents Will Happen
Tom Waits - Burma Shave
Dolly Varden - Forgiven Now
Split Enz - I Got You
Patty Griffin - Goodbye
The Stone Roses - This is the One
The Beatles - All My Loving

Again, if you don't own Patty Griffin's Flaming Red album, what are you waiting for?

Glen Hansard - Trying to Pull Myself Away
The 4onthefloor - Why Don't We Do It In the Road?
Toad the Wet Sprocket - Fall Down
The Lovin' Spoonful - Coconut Grove
Wilco - Art of Almost 
Uncle Tupelo - No Sense in Lovin'
The Replacements - I'll Buy 
Paul McCartney - The Inch Worm
Fountains of Wayne - The Valley of Malls 
Patty Griffin - Up to the Mountain (MLK Song) 

This is the third cover of "The Inch Worm" I've heard in the last five years (The New Standards and Dan Zanes are the others) and my least favorite of the three, but McCartney's Kisses on the Bottom is still a fine little record.

Jonathan Rundman - Get Behind The Wheel
Mavis Staples - Eyes on the Prize
The Who - There's A Doctor
Tom Waits - Tom Traubert's Blues
Adam Again - So Long
Erik Brandt - Thoughtless 
Mason Jennings - Child Of Nature
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Learning To Fly
Craig Finn - Jackson
World Party - Way Down Now

That Mavis album (We'll Never Turn Back) is the best thing Ry Cooder's done in the last five years.

Lucinda Williams - Buttercup
Buddy Miller - Worry Too Much
The Pogues - The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
The Coasters - Shoppin' for Clothes
Stevie Wonder - You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Elvis Presley - I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
Wilco - Why Would You Wanna Live?
Dwight Yoakam - Trying
The Who - Pure and Easy
The New Standards - I Will Dare

Nice Pogues cover of Eric Bogle's fine song about an Australian WWI veteran. The new Dwight Yoakam record's quite nice as well.

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

Sunday Random 10 (Catching up - August)

Continuing with getting caught up.


The Decemberists - Grace Cathedral Hill 
Lost Dogs - Jimmy 
The Decemberists - Down by the Water 
Erik Brandt - Anywhere But Here 
Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound 
Paul McCartney - Brown Eyed Handsome Man 
The Avett Brothers - Ill with Want 
Tom Waits - Last Leaf 
Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Miracle Man (Live)
The Civil Wars - Birds of a Feather 

Got a Decemberists thing going this week. "Jimmy" reminds me of how much I miss Gene Eugene's voice.


Joe Henry - Heaven's Escape 
Brian Wilson - Child Is the Father of the Man
Daniel Amos - (What's Come) Over Me 
Allen Toussaint - Solitude 
The Beatles - Don't Let Me Down (from Let it Be...Naked) 
The Avett Brothers - The Perfect Space (Live) 
Jonathan Rundman - Tired Tired Tired 
Marshall Crenshaw - Little Wild One (No. 5) 
Boiling Point - Thanks & Praise 
Jonathan Rundman - Meeting Nixon 

Got a Rundman thing going on here, which is not surprising, since there's a lotta Rundman on the Nano.  


Tom Petty – Free Fallin’
Robert Plant – Angel Dance
Lucinda Williams – Tryin’ to Get to Heaven
The Shins – A Comet Appears
Major Lance – The Monkey Time
Beki Hemingway – My World
Elvis Presley – I’ll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin’)
The Beatles – P.S. I Love You (mono)
Carrie Newcomer – We Were Sleeping
Miles Davis – So What

"The Monkey Time" is one of my favorite songs to play. Nice juxtaposition of "Angel Dance" and "Tryin' to Get to Heaven".

Vince Guaraldi - Treat Street 
The Avett Brothers - One Line Wonder
The Neville Brothers - Hercules
Shawn Colvin - The Dead of the Night 
Dan Zanes - Railroad Bill 
Peter Case - Travellin' Light
Laura Nyro & Labelle - The Monkey Time/Dancing in the Street
Beki Hemingway - Simplicity 
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Even the Losers
Bob Dylan - When the Ship Comes In (demo) 

And "The Monkey Time" shows up again! And once again, if you don't own Laura Nyro and Labelle's Gonna Take a Miracle album, what are you waiting for?

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

Sunday Random 10 (Catching up - July)

Been way too much going on lately, so let's get caught up.


Jonathan Rundman - Dialysis Carpool
Jars of Clay - Sunny Days
Elton John - Rotten Peaches
The Who - I Can't Explain
The Who - There's a Doctor
John Lennon - Jealous Guy
Neville Brothers - Every Day
Lucinda Williams - Awakening
Jonathan Rundman - Little Bible
Glen Hansard - Fallen From the Sky

The little green Nano had a Who thing going this day. The Elton tune is from Madman Across the Water, which I picked up in a used vinyl bin after meaning to buy it for about forty years.

Solid Gold - Love You To
Elvis Presley - Mystery Train
Erik Brandt - Hanna Marie
The Wonders - Dance With Me Tonight
Jonathan Rundman - The Sound of the Cicadas
The Decemberists - One Engine
The Who - Imagine a Man
The Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow
The Beach Boys - Heroes and Villains (Part 1)
The Lovin' Spoonful - Didn't Want to Have to Do It

Wonder if anyone has video of the Blaine UMC Variety Show from the year the kid and I did "Man of Constant Sorrow" with Kermit, Fozzie, and Animal as the Froggy Bottom Boys. From holding puppets up for four solid minutes, we both gained new appreciation for Fred Rogers's upper body strength.

Bruce Springsteen - This Depression
Joe Henry - Civil War
Boiling Point - Stars Are Falling
The Beatles - Don't Bother Me
Rockpile - Let It Rock (Live)
Crowded House - Private Universe
Rhett Miller - Like Love
Joe Henry - One Shoe On
Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour

That's a pretty nice mix there.

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