22 February 2010

February 21 Playlist

Califone - Funeral Singers (All My Friends are Funeral Singers, 2009)
Josh Ritter - Change of Time (So Runs the World Away, 2010)
Bob Dylan - Blowin' in the Wind (The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, 1963)

Phish - Character Zero (Billy Breathes, 1996)
Arkells - Ballad of Hugo Chavez (Jackson Square, 2008)
The Bohemians - I Need You Baby (7" single, 1967)
Jerk With a Bomb - Somethin' Else (The Old Noise, 2001)

Sloan - Amped (Underwhelmed single, 1993)

Wilco - Wilco (The Song) (Wilco [The Album], 2009)
Bend Sinister - CT (Stories of Brothers, Tales of Lovers, 2008)
Young Galaxy - Destroyer (Invisible Republic, 2009)
Joel Plaskett - Run, Run, Run (Three, 2009)

Neil Young - Mr. Soul (Trans, 1982)
Chromeo - I Can't Tell You Why (DJ Kicks, 2010)
Devo - Gut Feeling (Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, 1978)

15 February 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

The Bicycles - Oh No, It's Love (Oh No, It's Love, 2008)
The Cure - Friday, I'm in Love (Wish, 1992)
Two Hours Traffic - No Advances (Little Jabs, 2007)

Ben Kweller - Falling (Sha Sha, 2002)
Sloan - Someone I Can Be True With (Never Hear the End of It, 2006)
Rilo Kiley - I Never (More Adventurous, 2004)
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game (Heart Shaped World, 1989, request!)

Shotgun Jimmie - Valentines Day (Still Jimmie, 2009)*
Peter Elkas - Will Power (Wall of Fire, 2007)
By Divine Right - The Slap (Sweet Confusion, 2004, request!)

The Replacements - Kiss Me on the Bus (Tim, 1985)
The White Stripes - Fell in Love with a Girl (White Blood Cells, 2001)
Said the Whale - The Light is You (Howe Sounds, 2007)
The Maynards - Break Out the Make Out (Break Out the Make Out, 2005)

The Beatles - In My Life (Rubber Soul, 1965)
Marshall Crenshaw - You're My Favourite Waste of Time (The Definitive Pop Collection, 2006)
The Bicycles - Oh Yes, It's Love (Oh No, It's Love, 2008)

*Shotgun Jimmie is playing this Friday at Amigos!  Be there, etc.


song chart memes

13 February 2010

B Sides Win

Well, here we are once again.

Sloan have (finally!) compiled all of their b-sides.  Let me tell you, after listening to low-quality mp3s that I had somehow managed to dig up over the years, it is SO AWESOME to hear these songs remastered that I can almost forgive the Fab Four for not releasing an actual CD.  Maybe one day they will.  A girl can dream, right?


"Summer's My Season" is my favourite Sloan song.  Well, it's in the top three.  Anyway, enjoy.

08 February 2010

Change of Time



I'm really enjoying these "widgets" that bands keep providing, as it enables me to get the point across without having to write a real post.

Josh Ritter has a new song.  Listen.  Love.  The new album, "So Runs the World Away" will be out on May 4th.

Thrice Removed Dance Party! - 7 February 2010

Soulwax - KracK (Nite Versions, 2005)
Thunderheist - Jerk It (Thunderheist, 2009)
Beck - Mixed Bizness (Midnite Vultures, 1999)

Feist - Inside & Out (Let it Die, 2004)
The Rolling Stones - Miss You (Some Girls, 1978)
Brad Sucks - Making Me Nervous (I Don't Know What I'm Doing, 2003)
Hot Hot Heat - Talk to Me, Dance With Me (Make Up the Breakdown, 2002)

Think About Life - Wizzzard (Family, 2009)
Michael Jackson - P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (Thriller, 1982)
Caribou - Odessa (Swim, 2010)

Hey Champ - Cold Dust Girl (Cold Dust Girl, 2008)
Woodhands - CP24 (Remorsecapade, 2010)*
Robyn - Crash & Burn Girl (Robyn, 2008)
Chromeo - Fancy Footwork (Fancy Footwork, 2007)

The Wet Secrets - Get Your Own Apartment (Rock Fantasy, 2008)

*Woodhands is playing at Amigos on February 26.  It's going to be a crazy party.  People.

Woodhands "CP24" from the album Remorsecapade. from Paper Bag Records on Vimeo.

ALSO, check out this song.  It's even catchier than CP24, but the title is "P'Iss" so I didn't feel like saying it on the radio.

Oh, and if you want me to play a song for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day, comment away and let me know.  I'll see if I can make it happen.

Can you get 'Jerk It' out of your head?  Neither.

01 February 2010

Chain Chain Chaaain

Thanks to Jay and Ben who put together Thrice Removed's brand new promo.  Listen for it... always.

Sloan - Deeper than Beauty (Twice Removed, 1994)
Plumtree - Open the Window (Mass Teen Fainting, 1995)
Jale - Mend (Dreamcake, 1994)

Chain of record production set!
Nick Lowe - Cruel to Be Kind (Labour of Lust, 1979) produced
Elvis Costello - Strict Time (Trust, 1981) who produced
Squeeze - Piccadilly (East Side Story, 1981)!

The Foggy Notions - I Could Go On (check out their MySpace page)
Sexy Mathematics - Set Up! (Integration EP, 2009)

Polymaths - Strike (So Long, Castle Road, 2008)
Rah Rah - Betrayal, Pt. 2 (Going Steady, 2008)*
The Blood Lines - Stay Home (The Blood Lines, 2006)

The Sheepdogs - Good Girls (The Breaks EP, 2006)
The Fjords - Mine (The Fjords EP, 2005)
The Warbrides - Eyes Shut (Lions, 2009)

Ride Til Dawn - Hearts of Worlds Forgotten (Hearts of Worlds Forgotten, 2008)

*Rah Rah's comin' back!  March 6.  Amigos Cantina.  This time I will catch the whole show.