Sunday, July 08, 2012
Been a busy week what with Independence Day and staying cool in the hundred-degree temps.
Gear Daddies - Dream Vacation
Talking Heads - Heaven
Crowded House - Into Temptation
Joe Henry - Curt Flood
The Beach Boys - California Girls
Joan Osborne - Champagne and Wine
Ry Cooder - Smack Dab in the Middle
Tom Petty - Don't Come Around Here No More
The Clash - Lover's Rock
The Del Fuegos - Don't Run Wild
Dream Vacation is the lead track on the great Gear Daddies compilation Can't Have Nothin' Nice on St. Paul-based Crackpot Records, the founder of which you can hear here (for another week or so). The Osborne track is from a fine new collection of R&B covers.
So that was Sunday morning. After that, we piled in the car and headed for Duluth to see another wonderful Wilco show at Bayfront Festival Park on the shore of Lake Superior. (Unlike the previous wonderful Wilco show at Bayfront the day after Labor Day 2007, our teeth weren't chattering.)
Wilco - One by One (live)
Brinsley Schwarz - Surrender to the Rhythm
Allen Toussaint - Day Dream
The Pogues - Fairytale of New York
Jonathan Rundman - Grace Is Crying Her Eyes Out
Elvis Presley - Kentucky Rain
The Shins - Girl on the Wing
Wilco - Everlasting Everything
Wilco - In a Future Age
Gary U.S. Bonds - New Orleans
Okay, so the little green Nano knows we saw Wilco last Sunday and knows that none of the three tunes it offered up this week were in the set list. The Pogues tune, of course, is from one of our Desert Island discs.
We now return you to This Week's Discussion Question ("Is there anything less like a Springsteen song than a David Brooks column?"), already in progress.