Monday, January 21, 2013

Sunday Random 10

Let's see if Little Feat's "Cold, Cold, Cold" comes up on the little green Nano this week.


Jonathan Rundman - What Wondrous Love Is This
The Avett Brothers - I Killed Sally's Lover (Live)
Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone
The Beach Boys - I'm In Great Shape
Los Lobos - I Got Loaded
Professor Longhair - Bald Head
Bessie Banks - Go Now
Kaivama - Viitaniemi Mix
The Avett Brothers - Slight Figure of Speech
The Beatles - All My Loving

The Nano was into the Avetts this week apparently. The Moody Blues covered Ms. Banks' "Go Now" when they had future Wings guy Denny Laine but no Mellotrons yet.

We now return you to This Week's Discussion Question (Again? What the hell is wrong with these people?), already in progress.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

History Never Repeats

So last week, this happened:

Larry Ward, chairman of the national Gun Appreciation Day gun rights advocates have planned for the weekend of President Obama's second inauguration, told CNN Friday that there never would have been slaves in America if black people had guns.
"I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree with me if he were alive today that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country's founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history," Ward said.
Yeah, he said that out loud on teevee.

This morning, Melissa Harris-Perry's opening segment described what really happened when African-Americans started bearing arms in public.
Republicans in California eagerly supported increased gun control. Governor Reagan told reporters that afternoon that he saw “no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons.” He called guns a “ridiculous way to solve problems that have to be solved among people of good will.” In a later press conference, Reagan said he didn’t “know of any sportsman who leaves his home with a gun to go out into the field to hunt or for target shooting who carries that gun loaded.” The Mulford Act, he said, “would work no hardship on the honest citizen.” 
Yep, Saint Ronald Wilson Reagan signed off on a Republican-drafted, far-reaching gun control bill, bringing us to This Week's Discussion Question:
History's a beeyotch sometimes, ain't it?
Please keep the discussion civil. Seriously. Civil.

Sunday Random 10

Cold, cold, cold in TWDQ land today. Let's see if the little green Nano warms things up.


Brendan Benson - Pretty Baby
Elvis Presley - I Don't Care If the Sun Don't Shine
Joan Osborne - Broken Wings
Kirsty MacColl (w/The Pogues) - Miss Otis Regrets
Dwight Yoakam - Waterfall
Van Morrison - Queen of the Slipstream
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Good Year for the Roses
Old 97's - Victoria
Arcade Fire - Half Light I
Daryl Hall & John Oates - When the Morning Comes

And eleven, because we're on time again this week:
Ry Cooder - 3rd Base, Dodger Stadium

Elvis ain't afraid of no Seasonal Affective Disorder. Speaking of which, this mid-January shuffle wrapping up with songs about half light and morning coming makes us think Apple knows more than it's letting on. We're less than a month away from pitchers and catchers reporting, so that extra track sure warmed us up. Also, if you're not familiar with the late, great Kirsty MacColl, well, there's a new compilation coming soon.

We now return you to This Week's Discussion Question (no, really), already in progress.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Sunday Random 10

Happy New Year! Did this morning's random ten while waiting in line to wash the road salt off one of TWDQ's fleet vehicles.

With the NHL lockout ending, we're no longer sad to type this play on the Minnesota Wild's traditional game opener:


The Suburbs - Monster Man
Jeremy Messersmith - Breaking Down
Crowded House - Pineapple Head
Buddy Miller - My Love Will Follow You
The Clash - The Card Cheat
Joe Henry - I Flew Over Our House Last Night
Hank Williams - I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love with You)
Wilco - I'm a Wheel
World Party - Strange Groove
Yes - I've Seen All Good People:  Your Move/All Good People (live)

Bonus 11:  The Who - Baba O'Riley

The fine new album from Suburb Chan Poling's new band, The New Standards, arrived in the mail last week. We got into Jeremy Messersmith's brilliantly-crafted pop last summer. Bunch of solid country in this, between the criminally-underrated Buddy Miller, Joe Henry covering Tom T. Hall, and ol' Hank himself.

We now return you to This Week's Discussion Question ("Is there a bigger bag of hammers in sports than Gary Bettman?"), already in progress.