Monday, April 25, 2011

Party Like It's 1999 4/23/11


This was a crazy night.

We're back on May 20th at The Bell House. I hope I live through it.

Here's what you heard for 6 hours:

Soundgarden - “Black Hole Sun”
Guns n’ Roses - “Don’t Cry”
AC/DC - “Money Talks”
Alice in Chains - “Would”
U2 - “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me”
King Missile - “Detachable Penis”
Porno for Pyros - “Pets”
Nine Inch Nails - “Closer”
Smashing Pumpkins - “Cherub Rock”
Collective Soul - “Shine”
B.A.D II - “Rush”
Matthew Sweet - “Sick of Myself”
Lenny Kravitz - “It Ain’t Over ’Til It’s Over”
Soul Asylum - “Runaway Train”
R.E.M. - “Losing My Religion”
Oasis - “Don’t Look Back in Anger”
Juliana Hatfield Three - “Spin the Bottle”
Meat Puppets - “Backwater”
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”
Marcy Playground - “Sex and Candy”
Fiona Apple - “Criminal”
Natalie Imbrugila - “Torn”
Alannah Myles - “Black Velvet”
Meredith Brooks - “Bitch”
Alanis Morissette - “Hand in My Pocket”
Len - “Steal My Sunshine”
Sugar Ray - “Fly”
Sixpence None the Richer - “Kiss Me”
Mandy Moore - “Candy”
Lauryn Hill - “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
Sublime - “Santeria”
O.M.C. - “How Bizarre”
Rusted Root - “Send Me on My Way”
Third Eye Blind - “Semi-Charmed Life”
Spin Doctors - “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong”
Lit - “My Own Worst Enemy”
Weezer - “Buddy Holly”
Blink 182 - “All the Small Things”
Hanson - “Mmmbop”
Backstreet Boys - “I Want It That Way”
N’ Sync - “Tearing Up My heart”
Spice Girls - “Wannabe”
Shaggy - “Boombastic”
En Vogue - “Don’t Let Go”
Coolio - “Gangsta’s Paradise”
Bell Biv Devoe - “Poison”
Dee-Lite - “Groove Is in the Heart”
Digital Underground - “The Humpty Dance”
Haddaway - “What Is Love”
Culture Beat - “Mr. Vain”
La Bouche - “Be My Lover”
2Pac & Dr. Dre - “California Love”
Paperboy - “Ditty”
Aaliyah - “Are You That Somebody”
Naughty by Nature - “O.P.P.”
Nortorious B.I.G. - “Juicy”
Beastie Boys - “Sabotage”
Nirvana - “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
Green Day - “Basket Case”
Rancid - “Ruby Soho”
Barenaked Ladies - “One Week”
Fastball - “The Way”
No Doubt - “Spiderwebs”
House of Pain - “Jump Around”
Kris Kross - “Jump”
Britney Spears - “…Hit Me Baby One More Time”
Mariah Carey - “Always Be My Baby”
Janet Jackson - “Love Will Never Do (Without You)”
Bobby Brown - “Humping Around”
Madonna - “Vogue”
Technotronic - “Move This”
Jane Child - “Don’t Wanna Fall in Love”
Vanilla Ice - “Ice Ice Baby”
Six Mix a Lot - “Baby Got Back”
Notorious B.I.G. with Puff Daddy & Mase - “Mo Money Mo Problems”
Michael Jackson - “Black and White”
George Michael - “Freedom ’90”
Salt-N-Pepa & En Vogue - “Whatta Man”
Ace of Base - “Don’t Turn Around”
TLC - “Waterfalls”
Wilson Phillips - “Hold On”
Lisa Loeb - “Stay”
Faith No More - “Easy”
Seal - “Kiss From Rose”
Extreme - “More Than Words”
R. Kelly - “I Believe I Can Fly”
Boyz II Men - “The End of the Road”
Semisonic - “Closing Time”

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Song of the Week 4/22/11

En Vogue - "Don't Let Go"

Someone at Saturday's Party Like It's 1999 requested this song (which I've played almost every time) in the middle of some uptempo sing-a-long numbers. I somehow shoehorned it in and holy crap, the place went nuts. It was fantastic. Damn I love En Vogue, and this song in particular.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Song of the Week 4/15/11

Foo Fighters - "Dear Rosemary"

Between the live version in the above YouTube clip that was posted over two months ago and the studio version of the Foos new album Wasting Light, I've listened to this duet between Dave Grohl and Bob Mould over 60 times. And I still can't get enough of it. It's the best Foo Fighters song since "Monkey Wrench" in my opinion. I loved "The Pretender" from their last album, but damn, this is just amazing. I tweeted one day that this song gave me goosebumps. It's still doing that. If it's released as a single, don't be surprised to see this at numberone come December.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Song of the Week 4/8/11

The Hold Steady - "The Sweet Part of the City"

(Fast foward to 4:00 in for the music to start)

Friday night I went with my co-worker Kerry to see The Hold Steady at Terminal 5 in Manhattan. If you've never been there, let me sum it up for you four words -- large, noisy metal box. Basically, it's the worst large sized venue in the five boroughs. But I hadn't seen The Hold Steady in four years and having someone else who really wanted to go tipped the scale in favor of making the trek to the way West Side.

I spent some time revisiting their back catalog the past week, even spinning their weakest album by far -- 2010's Heaven is Whenever. The album is filled with some total clunkers ("Rock Problems?" really?) so I hadn't really explored it since the month it was released. I had forgotten just how much I liked the opening song "The Sweet Part of the City" -- and how much it made me think of Led Zeppelin. In fact, there were three or four songs that sounded kind of Zeppelinesque Friday night. I never really noticed it before with the crazy good keyboards over top all of the songs. The band is doing this spring tour without a keyboardist, so it's all guitar all the time. I don't think that's a good idea in general (I found my mind filling in the keyboard parts in my head), but it worked just fine on "Sweet Part."

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Song of the Week 4/1/11

BOAT - "Landlocked (featuring John Roderick)"

BOAT's new album Dress Like Your Idols is one of the best of the year. And this duet with The Long Winters John Roderick makes me burst with joy. Listen ASAP, and then go buy it.