Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday Random 10 (caught up!)

Let's see what the little green Nano produced while we were blogging the last two weeks' worth.


Beach House - Myth
Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop (Live '77)
The Bangles - Be With You
Menahan Street Band - The Contender
Arcade Fire - No Cars Go
Johnny Cash - Rock Island Line
Los Lobos - I Can't Understand
The Beatles - Glass Onion
Ian Hunter and the Rant Band - Comfortable (Flyin' Scotsman)
Van Morrison - Full Force Gale

Bonus 11:  Beki Hemingway - Make You Proud

The live Mac tune is from the 3-disc Rumours reissue that's well worth your dough even though everyone already bought it in the 70's. Picked up the Menahan album for a buck at Half-Price last week and it's nice stuff. And boy, oh boy, we hope we can still rock like Ian Hunter when we're in our seventies.

We now return you to This Week's Discussion Question ("Couldn't they resolve another schism by naming Rowan Williams pope?"), already in progress.

Sunday Random Ten (Catching up)

While we're in the middle of this week's shuffle, let's see what the little green Nano offered up in the first half of February.  Let's...Hit...Shuffle!

The Ventures - Wipe Out
The Who - Drowned
Van Morrison - Real Real Gone
Wilco - I Might
The Beach Boys - Psycodelic Sounds:  Brian Falls into a Piano
Dan Penn - The Dark End of the Street
The Ike Reilly Assassination - Holiday in New York
Beki Hemingway & Jonathan Rundman - Hometown
XTC - Books Are Burning
The Oneders - That Thing You Do!

Bonus 11:  Wilco - Can't Stand It

The juxtaposition of "Wipe Out" and "Drowned" is kind of creepy now that we think of it. "Real Real Gone" is a wonderful 90's Van Morrison song, to which we owe a great debt to the terrific Twin Cities-based Van cover band The Belfast Cowboys. And "Hometown" came up on a Sunday when the lectionary contained the reading about Jesus' less than well-received preaching in Nazareth, making us think--once again--that this Nano knows way too much.

Billy Bragg - Lay Down Your Weary Tune
Nate Houge - Take Your Time
Dr. John - Tipitina
Dawes - Fire Away
The Kinks - Muswell Hillbilly
Van Morrison - Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)
Todd Rundgren - Bread
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Heart on a String
Bobby Whitlock - Standing in the Rain
The Who - How Many Friends

Bonus 11:  Buck Owens - I've Got a Tiger by the Tail

Continuing the "knows way too much" idea, here's Dr. John a couple of days before Mardi Gras. "Jackie Wilson Said" remains our all-time favorite Van Morrison song. "Bread" is from the brilliant Hermit of Mink Hollow, which you really really ought to hear.

We now return you to This Week's Discussion Question ("Where's Sister Joan Chittister?"), already in progress.

Friday, February 01, 2013


TWDQ's Quote of the Week comes from Charles Pierce:
...if equal protection under the secular law is really a threat to your religious liberty, then both your religion and your liberty are made of spun sugar and you should shop around for a most robust variety of both of them.
Tell us again why George Will's on our teevee every Sunday morning and this guy isn't.

Sunday Random 10 (Friday Edition)

Busy week again, so let's see what the little green Nano offered up on Sunday.


The Ventures - Pipeline
Randy Newman - I'm Dreaming
Kaivama - Sulo
Dan Penn - I'm Your Puppet
Nick Lowe - I Live on a Battlefield
Bob Dylan - Long and Wasted Years
Chuck Prophet - Emperor Norton in the Last Year of His Life (1880)
Tracey Thorn - Snow
Muddy Waters - Walkin' Thru the Park
Tim O'Reagan - River Bends

Randy Newman's terrific election year tune shows up. If you haven't seen the video or heard the song, GO! Love the jangly version of the hit Dan Penn penned for the Purify Brothers. Tracey Thorn's voice makes us melt, and The Jayhawks need to let Tim O'Reagan sing more leads.

We now return you to This Week's Discussion Question (Jeez, when you've lost Rambo, it's over, right?), already in progress.