10 November 2006

Shuffling into the Weekend

I’ve been trying to avoid the laziness of posting my Friday ten, instead trying to write real posts … but, well, it’s Friday and I’m feeling lazy …

  • Elvis Costello + Nick Lowe: (What’s so Funny About) Peace, Love, and Understanding (live acoustic)
  • Decemberists: Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
  • Doves: Break Me Gently
  • Stevie Wonder: Boogie on Reggae Woman
  • Deep Purple: Woman from Tokyo
  • Rolling Stones: Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
  • Replacements: Bastards of Young
  • Richard Hell & The Voidoids: Blank Generation
  • R.E.M.: Out in the Country (yes, the Three Dog Night song; Mike Mills does a kick-ass job singing it)
  • Beatles: You Know My Name (Look up the Number)
  • Oasis: Morning Glory
  • Happy Mondays: Dustman
  • Public Enemy: What a Fool Believes
Okay, I went to thirteen … but who could leave off the ornery Oasis brothers ... the snarky, trippy, pill-poppingly adorable Happy Mondays ... or anything by Public Enemy?

UPDATE: The Split Enz's "Iris" is playing right now. Damn, I'd forgotten how much I love that song ...

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At 11/10/2006 12:23:00 PM, Blogger sKincarver said...

Wow! I haven't thought about Richard Hell in years. Blank Generation was one of the 3 songs I ever learned to play on guitar.
The other 2 were from the Ramones.

Three chords and an attitude...s'all I need.

At 11/10/2006 12:26:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

S'all we all need, Cute sKincarver. I have a funny little Richard Hell story I'll tell one day soon ...

At 11/10/2006 12:37:00 PM, Blogger Johnny Yen said...

I'm guessing that the Public Enemy song is not a Doobie Brothers cover....

At 11/10/2006 12:57:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Yeah, not quite, Johnny Yen. But Chuck D's "The who / The when / The why / The what" is just as catchy ... if a little angry.

At 11/10/2006 01:30:00 PM, Blogger sKincarver said...

Oh! Tell me a Hell story!!!

If you could see me, I'm making my "kids with big eyes paint by numbers" face ...

At 11/10/2006 01:40:00 PM, Blogger barista brat said...

haha, of course YOU would have 'you know my name (look up the number)' on your playlist!

that's one of the funniest songs i've ever heard.

At 11/10/2006 01:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave it to you to come up with a Beatles track I've never heard of. I do have a bunch of Elvis+Nick live though.

At 11/10/2006 01:48:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

SKINCARVER: To paraphrase Tim Curry ... I want you to shiver with antici-PA-tion. I'll tell the story next week.

BRAT: I love "You Know My Name"; I always think of it as John and Paul's last fun time together.

PINKFLUFFYSLIPPERS: "You Know My Name" was the B-side to "Let It Be." Nick Lowe once performed live in our college station studios ... but it was just before or just after my time ... dammit.

At 11/10/2006 02:47:00 PM, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Can you imagine the talent that may be genetic in the offspring of Elvis and Diana?!!

You should be writing reviews for a paper. This site here is a girl who does that and gets to go to lots of stuff. Check her out sometime..her archives too as she doesn't blog as regularly as you do. I'll give her yours as well.

Crap, I can't see my favourites on this screen! Be back in a minute!

At 11/10/2006 02:51:00 PM, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

the naked tapdancer's Radio Weblog

At 11/10/2006 10:11:00 PM, Blogger Dale said...

Nice list Beth. What's so funny...is one I just lurve.

At 11/10/2006 10:18:00 PM, Blogger Bubs said...

Richard Hell and Elvis Costello...a trip down memory lane.

I think that Elvis Costello is the artist that I most desperately need to get on the computer--all I have is vinyl (well, except for Spike) and I miss listening to him. I kind of stopped paying attention to him after Spike.

At 11/11/2006 01:00:00 AM, Blogger Johnny Yen said...

Oh man! My Woman From Tokyo-- missed that one in my bleary-eyed exhaustioin this morning (worked my other job last night)-- my favorite Deep Purple song. Adam's is "Smoke on the Water." He's working his way through the classics right now.

At 11/12/2006 01:14:00 AM, Blogger Writeprocrastinator said...

"Public Enemy: What a Fool Believes"


Michael McDonald tells you who I am

The Enemy is public
They don't give a damn

Would he take Flavor Flav to the streets? Or would he keep forgettin'?

At 11/12/2006 01:48:00 AM, Blogger Johnny Yen said...

Beth- Public Enemy-- angry? Since when?

It was funny, in my pubcrawling days (late 80's/early 90's), in the places I ran, it was pretty mixed ethnically-- the big Public Enemy and NWA fans were white (myself included). Pretty amusing

Have you noticed Northwest Airlines has renamed themselves? I can't stop laughing when I see ads for NWA airlines.

At 11/12/2006 07:00:00 AM, Blogger lee said...

I love that split enz song, beth :). They had such brilliant stuff. And how good was One Step Ahead for 1981 - that was so good!

At 11/12/2006 08:27:00 AM, Blogger Ben said...

Good stuff Beth, why did I know REM would appear on it somewhere.

I was going through all my music mags just the other day and I found an exclusive REM interview for Melody Maker in 1985. Great reading.

At 11/12/2006 05:53:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

MOTHER OF INVENTION: Diana Krall is one luck b*tch. And thanks for the compliment on my music posts; I would love to write for Paste (located nearby). I'll check out your recommended site.

DALE: Do you have this acoustic duet? If not, it's on the list ... and I hope to burn by Wednesday.

BUBS: Elvis Costello has done some great work post-Spike; you'd probably enjoy When I Was Cruel.

JOHNNY YEN: "Smoke on the Water" is brilliant (and makes for a great ringtone, BTW), but "Woman from Tokyo" has always been my favorite.

At 11/12/2006 05:57:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

WRITE PROCRASTINATOR: You haven't heard Public Enemy Covers the Doobies? It's a classic, my friend.

JOHNNY YEN: It's almost worth booking a flight on NWA, just so I can say I'm goin' NWA.

LEE: Split Enz ... Crowded House ... the Finn brothers' solo work ... it's all brilliant.

BEN: Yeah, no surprise on the R.E.M., huh? I have about 13,500 MP3s in my office collection, but I get an R.E.M. tune shuffled in every couple of hours, since I have everything of theirs with me wherever I go. I need to see if I have that Melody Maker issue; if not, I may demand a PDF.


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