Friday, October 25, 2002

The Roxy Thursdays 10/24/02

Note: This final stint at The Roxy coincided with my 33rd birthday. In the left hand margin of my notepad I kept score of what I drank that night – 17 beers and five shots. How the hell was I able to write these songs down, let alone play them? Ah, youth.

Jeff Buckley – “Last Goodbye”
The Rolling Stones – “The Last Time”
Cracker – “Happy Birthday to Me”
The Figgs - “Lynette”
Pixes – “U Mass”
KISS – “Detroit Rock City”
The Gentlemen – “When the Summer Comes”
Queens of the Stone Age – “No One Knows”
R.E.M. – “Driver 8”
The Who – “The Seeker”
Phish – “5:15”
Pearl Jam – “Baba O’Riley”
T.Rex – “Get It On (Bang a Gong)”
Oasis – “Cigarettes and Alcohol”
Bauhaus – “Ziggy Stardust”
Queen and David Bowie – “Under Pressure”
The Clash – “Police on My Back”

Elvis Costello – “45”
Foo Fighters – “Monkey Wrench”
Nirvana – “You Know You’re Right”
Ramones – “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker”
Weezer – “The Good Life”
Sex Pistols – “Anarchy in the U.K.”
Scruffy the Cat – “My Baby She’s Alright”
The Replacements – “Can’t Hardly Wait”
Pavement – “Gold Soundz”
Social Distortion – “Cold Feelings”
The Smithereens – “Behind the Wall of Sleep”
Blink 182 – “The Rock Show”
The Breeders – “Cannonball”
R.E.M. – “King of Birds”
Coldplay – “In My Place”
Radiohead – “Karma Police”
PJ Harvey – “Good Fortune”
Joe Jackson – “Look Sharp”
Guided by Voices – “Chasing Heather Crazy”
The Jam – “That’s Entertainment”
Hoodoo Gurus – “What’s My Scene”
The Gentlemen – “Let’s Be Gentlemen Please”
The Rolling Stones – “Slave”
Tom Petty – “You Wreck Me”
Wilco – “Monday”
The Pretenders – “Middle of the Road”
Bob Mould – “See a Little Light”
The Smiths – “Girlfriend in a Coma”
Beck – “Debra”
Flaming Lips – “Fight Test”
The English Beat – “Save It for Later”
Billy Bragg – “Greetings to the New Brunette”
Blondie – “Atomic”
Joboxers – “Just Got Lucky”
Romeo Void – “Never Say Never”
David Bowie – “Time Will Crawl”
The Cars – “Let the Good Times Roll”

Cheap Trick – “Southern Girls”
Elvis Costello and the Attractions – “Everyday I Write the Book”
Coldplay – “Yellow”
The Cure – “Close to Me”
Ryan Adams – “New York, New York”
They Might be Giants – “New York City”

The Strokes – “Hard to Explain”
The Figgs – “To Throw Us”
The Go-Gos – “Our Lips Are Sealed”
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – “Nobody Does It Better”
Dwight Yoakum – “Tired of Waiting For You”
Liz Phair – “Never Said”
Camper Van Beethoven – “Photograph”
U2 – “Beautiful Day”
Pete Yorn – “Strange Condition”
The Clash – “This Is Radio Clash”
The Dead Milkmen – “Punk Rock Girl”
Ramones – “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”
David Bowie – “Five Years”
Rhett Miller – “Come Around”
Love – “Alone Again Or”
Love and Rockets – “No New Tale to Tell”
R.E.M. – “Fall on Me”
Badfinger – “Day After Day”
The Beatles – “You Won’t See Me”
The Beach Boys – “Don’t Worry Baby”
The Jayhawks – “Bad Time”
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “Rebels”
Talking Heads – “Stay Up Late”
Sugar – “Helpless”
Dandy Warhols – “Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth”
Echo and the Bunnymen – “Bring on the Dancing Horses”
Nik Kershaw – “Wouldn’t It Be Good”
Morrissey – “The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get”
Joe Jackson – “Is She Really Going Out With Him?”
The Figgs – “Metal Detector”
Green Day – “She”
The Gentlemen – “Top Heavy”
The Undertones – “Girls Don’t Like It”
Guided By Voices – “Glad Girls”
The White Stripes – “You’re Pretty Good Looking (For a Girl)”
Bronski Beat – “Small Town Boy”
Doves – “The Man Who Told Everything”
Whiskeytown – “16 Days”
Coldplay – “Green Eyes”
Soul Coughing – “True Dreams of Wichita”

Friday, October 18, 2002

The Roxy Thursdays 10/17/2002

Grateful Dead – “Box of Rain”
R.E.M. – “Daysleeper”
Elvis Costello – “Brilliant Mistake”
The Rolling Stones – “Get Off of My Cloud”
Wilco – “Monday”
XTC – “Life Begins at the Hop”
Coldplay – “Clocks”
U2 – “Beautiful Day”
Travis – “Side”
Cheap Trick – “Ain’t That a Shame”
Talking Heads – “Burning Down the House”
The Specials – “Ghost Town”
The Police – “Invisible Sun”
Sugarcubes – “Birthday”
Morrissey – “The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get”
Lemonheads – “It’s a Shame About Ray”
Blink 182 – “What’s My Age Again”
Nirvana – “You Know You’re Right”
Jane’s Addiction – “Mountain Song”
Beck – “The New Pollution”
Dramarama – “Haven’t Got a Clue”
Guided By Voices – “Surgical Focus”
The Jam – “Going Underground”
Wall of Voodoo – “Mexican Radio”
Let’s Active – “Every Word Means No”
The Cars – “You’re All I’ve Got Tonight”
Badfinger – “No Matter What”
Joe Jackson – “It’s Different For Girls”
Pixies – “Dig for Fire”
The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Far Gone and Out”
Ramones – “Outsider”
Psychedelic Furs – “Love My Way”
Matthew Sweet – “Girlfriend”
[writing too messy to determine the song]
The Replacements – “Bastards of Young”
Weezer – “Knock-Down Drag Out”
The Who – “I Can’t Explain”
Velvet Underground – “Sweet Jane”
The Pretenders – “Stop Your Sobbing”
Pete Yorn – “For Nancy (Cos It Already Is)”
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”
Wilco – ‘Heavy Metal Drummer”
The Kinks – “Come Dancing”
Marshall Crenshaw – “Cynical Girl”
Fastball – “The Way”
Icicle Works – “Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)”
Tears For Fears – “Head Over Heels”
Radiohead – “Lucky”

Doves – “There Goes The Fear”
Moby – “Run On”
Phantom Planet – “Lonely Day”
The Strokes – “Someday”
Patti Smith – “Dancing Barefoot”
R.E.M. – “Fireplace”
The White Stripes – “Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground”
Cake – “Satan Is My Motor”
The Clash – Lost in the Supermarket”
Blur – “Beetlebum”
The Cure – “Why Can’t I Be You?”
Echo and the Bunnymen – “The Killing Moon”

The English Beat – “I Confess”
Violent Femmes – “Blister in the Sun”
Buzzcocks – “Something’s Gone Wrong Again”

The Undertones – “Mars Bar”
Cracker – “Low”
The Figgs – “Sit and Shake”
Queens of the Stone Age – “No One Knows”
The Hives – “Main Offender”

Sublime – “What I Got (Reprise)”
Fun Lovin’ Criminals – “The King of New York”
Beastie Boys – “Root Down”
The Avalanches – “Since I Left You”
Liz Phair – “What Makes You Happy”
The Beach Boys – “Good Vibrations”
Jeff Buckley – “Grace”
The Beatles – "You Never Give Me Your Money" > "Sun King" > "Mean Mr. Mustard" > "Polythene Pam" > "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window"  
Shirley Bassey – “Where Do I Begin”
Oasis – “Cast No Shadow”
Coldplay – “The Scientist”
Soul Coughing – “True Dreams of Witchita”

Friday, October 11, 2002

The Roxy Thursdays 10/10/2002

Note: the start of this night was inspired by the end of the previous week. Someone passed out in the bathroom and we broke the door down to get inside. The guy woke up, looked at us and exclaimed, “Hey, there’s someone in here!” I laughed for almost 30 minutes—and was inspired a week later.

Buzzcocks – “Oh Shit”
English Beat – “Mirror in the Bathroom”
The Wonder Stuff – “30 Years in the Bathroom”
The Beatles – “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window”
Johnny Cash – “Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart”
The Soft Boys – “Rock and Roll Toilet”
The Police – “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da”
The Rentals – “Friends of P”
J. Geils Band – “Piss on the Wall”
Coldplay – “Yellow”
Jane’s Addiction – “Standing in the Shower Thinking”
Husker Du – “Don’t Want to Know If You’re Lonely”
Cheap Trick – “Dream Police”
Generation X – “100 Punks”
The Hives – “Main Offender”
Iggy and the Stooges – “Search and Destroy”
Rancid – “Ruby Soho”
The Replacements – “I Will Dare”
Wilco – “I Got You (At the End of the Century)”
The Jayhawks – “Waiting For the Sun”
Guided By Voices – “Teenage FBI”
Rufus Wainwright – “April Fools”
The White Stripes – “You’re Pretty Good Looking (For a Girl)”
Urge Overkill – “Sister Havana”
Ramones – “My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)”
Pixies – “Monkey Gone to Heaven”
The Modern Lovers – “Roadrunner”
The Kinks – “Destroyer”

Fountains of Wayne – “Denise”
Joe Jackson – “On Your Radio”
Generation X – “Promises, Promises”
The Clash – “Wrong Em Boyo”
Buzzcocks – “Harmony in My Head”
Bow Wow Wow – “I Want Candy”
David Bowie – “Moonage Daydream”
T. Rex – “Get It On (Bang a Gong)”
The Stray Cats – “Rock This Town”
The Rolling Stones – “Rip This Joint”
The Gentlemen – “Speed Baby”
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “Jammin’ Me”
Weezer – “Dope Nose”

Queens of the Stone Age – “No One Knows”
The Cars – “Bye Bye Love”
World Party – “Put the Message in the Box”
The Rolling Stones – “Gimme Shelter”
PJ Harvey – “Good Feeling”
Liz Phair – “Polyester Bride”
Billy Bragg – “Greetings to the New Brunette”
Elvis Costello and the Attractions – “Accidents Will Happen”
Coldplay – “Green Eyes”
Phantom Planet – “California”
Supergrass – “Alright”
The Kinks – “Better Things”
Pete Townshend – “Let My Love Open the Door”
XTC – “Earn Enough For Us”
Faces – “Ooh La La”
Wilco – “Any Major Dude Would Tell You”
The Posies – “Golden Blunders”
Radiohead – “Let Down”
T. Rex – “Cosmic Dancer”
Oasis – “Champagne Supernova”
Love – “Alone Again Or”
Rhett Miller – “Come Around”

The Replacements – “Can’t Hardly Wait”
R.E.M. – “Fall On Me”
Pavement – “Shady Lane”
Joboxers – “Just Got Lucky”
Blondie – “Dreaming”
Duran Duran – “Rio”
Nick Lowe – “Cruel to Be Kind”
Split Enz – “I Got You”
The Waitresses – “I Know What Boys Like”
Dead Milkman – “Punk Rock Girl”
Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart”
Men at Work – “It’s a Mistake”
The Smiths – “A Rush and Push and the Land Is Ours”
The Go-Gos – “We Got the Beat”
Everclear – “Our Lips Are Sealed”
Elastica – “Connection”
Marshall Crenshaw – “Someday, Someway”
Fastball – “The Way”
The Cult – “She Sells Sanctuary”
Blink 182 – “The Rock Show”
Weezer – “Don’t Let Go”
Green Day – “She”
Pixies – “Wave of Mutilation”
Fun Lovin’ Criminals – “Scooby Snacks”
Garbage – “When I Grow Up”
The Strokes – “Someday”
that dog – “Minneapolis”
Travis – “Sing”
Foo Fighters – “Next Year”
Coldplay – “Green Eyes”
Flaming Lips – “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Part 1”
Ryan Adams – “Touch, Feel, Lose”
Doves – “The Man Who Told Everything”
Doves – “Caught By the River”
The Replacements – “Nobody”
Moby – “One of These Mornings”
Soul Coughing – “True Dreams of Wichita”

Friday, October 04, 2002

The Roxy Thursdays 10/3/2002

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “The Waiting”
Velvet Underground – “Who Loves the Sun?”
World Party – “Message in the Box”
Talking Heads – “Making Flippy-Floppy”
The Strokes – “Hard to Explain”
Scruffy the Cat – “You Dirty Rat”
R.E.M. – “Don’t Go Back to Rockville”
Teenage Fanclub – “Star Sign”
Green Day – “Waiting”
Guided By Voices – “Teenage FBI”
Foo Fighters – “Breakout”

Ramones – “Sheena Is a Punk Rocker”
Dramarama – “Last Cigarette”
The Replacements – “I’ll Be You”
Elvis Costello and the Attractions – “(What’s So Funny About) Peace, Love and Understanding”
Matthew Sweet – “Sick of Myself”
Weezer – “Photograph”
The Wonder Stuff – “The Size of a Cow”
The White Stripes – “I Think I Smell a Rat”
Coldplay – “Politik”
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions – “Lost Weekend”
Big Audio Dynamite – “E=MC2”
The Clash – Death of Glory”
Blink 182 - “Dammit”
Blur – “Song 2”
Cheap Trick – “Southern Girls”
Cracker – “Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)”
Camper Van Beethoven – “One of These Days”
The Cure – “Why Can’t I Be You”
Psychedelic Furs – “Pretty in Pink”
Superdrag – “Sucked Out”
Sugar – “Helpless”
Pixies – “Gigantic”
The Breeders – “Hellbound”
Beastie Boys – “Get It Together”
De La Soul – “Three Is a Magic Number”
Stereo MC’s – “Connected”
Outkast – “The Whole World”

Moby – “Bodyrock”
Dream Warriors – “My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Sound”
Soul Coughing – “Super Bon Bon”
Depeche Mode – “It’s No Good”
Duran Duran – “Girls on Film”
The Go-Go’s – “Vacation”
The Beatles – “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”
Ryan Adams – “Firecracker”
Cake – “Satan Is My Motor”
The Cars – “Good Times Roll”
Joe Jackson – “It’s Different For Girls”

Pixies – “Dig For Fire”
Beck – “Devil’s Haircut”
PJ Harvey – “Rid Of Me”
Guided By Voices – “Surgical Focus”
Garbage – “I Think I’m Paranoid”
The Hives – “Main Offender”
The White Stripes – “Apple Blossom”
The Gentlemen – “Through With You”
Jane’s Addiction – “Classic Girl”
The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Head On”
Scruffy The Cat – “My Baby She’s Alright”
U2 – “Electrical Storm”
David Bowie – “Ashes to Ashes”
Coldplay – “In My Place”
The Smiths – “Girlfriend in a Coma”
Blur – “Coffee and TV”
Radiohead – “Airbag”

Oasis – “Up In the Sky”
The English Beat – “Mirror in the Bathroom”
Madness – “It Must Be Love”
The Specials – “Rudi, A Message to You”
INXS – “This Time”
Love and Rockets – “So Alive”
Lemonheads – “It’s a Shame About Ray”
G. Love and Special Sauce – “Cold Beverage”
Phantom Planet – “Always on My Mind”
R.E.M. – “Monty Got a Raw Deal”
The Beach Boys – “Sloop John B”
Chuck Berry – “No Particular Place to Go”
The Rolling Stones – “Slave”
Warren Zevon – “Excitable Boy
Johnny Cash – “Personal Jesus”
Mike Ness – “Ball and Chain”
Pete Yorn – “For Nancy (Cos It Already Is)”
Public Image Limited – “Public Image”
Queens of the Stone Age – “No One Knows”
Icicle Works – “Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)”
Depeche Mode – “Home”
The Cure – “Never Enough”
Outkast – “So Fresh So Clean”
Rancid – “Time Bomb”
Ramones – “Somebody Put Something in My Drink”
Sex Pistols – “Pretty Vacant”
Patti Smith – “Frederick”
The Replacements – “Left of the Dial”
The Jam – “News of the World”
Hoodoo Gurus – “Good Times”
Echo and the Bunnymen – “The Killing Moon”

U2 – “Kite”
Doves – “Caught By the River”
Coldplay – “Green Eyes”
Coldplay – “Trouble”
Soul Coughing – “True Dreams of Wichita”

Friday, September 27, 2002

The Roxy Thursdays 9/26/02

Cheap Trick – “Hello There”
The Cult – “Rain”
Sugar – “If I Can’t Change Your Mind”
Buffalo Tom – “Taillights Fade”
Soul Asylum – “Cartoon”
The Who – “The Seeker”
Oasis – “Supersonic”
Blur – “There’s No Other Way”
Foo Fighters – “Next Year”
Soul Coughing – “Circles”
Beck – “Deadweight”
Elvis Presley – “A Little Less Conversation”
Shirley Bassey – “Where Do I Begin”
Moby – “Honey”
The Rentals – “Friends of P”
Weezer – “Don’t Let Go”
Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians – “So You Think You’re In Love”
Blondie – “Dreaming”
Black Flag – “TV Party”
The Replacements – “Kiss Me on the Bus”
Whiskeytown – “Yesterday’s News”
Ryan Adams – “Nuclear”
Ramones – “She’s a Sensation”
R.E.M. – “Finest Worksong”
The Smiths – “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before”
The Police – “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”
The Pretenders – “Middle of the Road”
Radiohead – “Karma Police”
Coldplay – “Green Eyes”
Echo and the Bunnymen – “Bring on the Dancing Horses”
Billy Bragg – “She’s Got a New Spell”
The Beatles – “Glass Onion”
The Rolling Stones – “Time Waits for No One”
The Clash – “Spanish Bombs”
Public Image Limited – “Seattle”
Rancid – “Roots Radicals”
Elvis Costello and the Attractions – “I Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down”
The Muffs – “Kids in America”
T. Rex – “I Love to Boogie”

Buzzcocks – “Ever Fallen In Love”
Blink 182 – “Josie”
Joe Jackson – “Got the Time”
Primus – “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver”
The Hives – “Hate to Say I Told You So”
Jane’s Addiction – “Standing in the Shower Thinking”
Pixies – “Wave of Mutilation”
Paul Westerberg – “Dyslexic Heart”
The Strokes – “Someday”
The English Beat – “Save It For Later”
Meat Puppets – “Backwater”
Jimmy Eat World – “Sweetness”
Matthew Sweet – “So Far”
Talking Heads – “This Must Be the Place (Na├»ve Melody)”
U2 – “Electrical Storm”
Pearl Jam – “I Am Mine”
XTC – “The Mayor of Simpleton”
Wilco – “ELT”
The White Stripes – “You’re Pretty Good Looking (For a Girl)”
Rhett Miller – “Come Around”
Sublime – “What I Got (Reprise)”
Outkast – “So Fresh So Clean”
Gorillaz – “19-2000”
Fishbone – “Everyday Sunshine”
Beastie Boys – “Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun”
Garbage – “Special”
Flaming Lips – “In the Morning of Magicians”
Coldplay – “In My Place”
Fountains of Wayne – “Utopia Parkway”
Tom Petty – “Wildflowers”
Pavement – “Gold Soundz”
The Jesus and Mary Chain – “Sometimes Always”
Lemonheads – “My Drug Buddy”
The Replacements – “Nobody”
The Figgs – “Sit and Shake”
The Beach Boys – “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”
The Greg Kihn Band – “The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em)”
Madness – “It Must Be Love”
Old 97’s – “Nineteen”
Ryan Adams – “Touch, Feel and Lose”
Linda Ronstadt – “When Will I Be Loved”
Jeff Buckley – “Grace”
Doves – “The Man Who Told Everything”
The Rolling Stones – “Heaven”
The Figgs – “Are You Still Mine?”
Beck – “Jack-Ass”

Elliott Smith – “Honky Bach (In the Lost and Found)”
Morcheeba – “Over and Over”
Soul Coughing – “True Dreams of Wichita”