Sunday, February 24, 2013

Song of the Week 2/22/13

Aimee Mann - "Labrador"

I've gotten turned on to a lot of comedians (and felt like I've learned some fascinating things about life in general) listening to the WTF with Marc Maron podcast. But in the two plus years I've been listening I've never had a song get stuck in my head from a guest's live performance. That changed with Aimee Mann's stripped down take on "Labrador" from her Charmer album.

Why I never picked up this album after seeing the "Labrador" video last fall I'll never be able to explain.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Song of the Week 2/15/13

Supertramp - "Cannonball"

I've slowly been replacing the cassette albums I had from the early 80s to early 90s. This week I ordered Supertramp's first post-Roger Hodgson album Brother Where You Bound. It hasn't held up that well because of the dated production, but the first single "Cannonball" takes me back to spring 1985 within the first 10 seconds.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Party Like It's 1999 2/15/13

Thanks to all that came out Friday night! Our next one is Saturday, March 9th! Here's the playlist!

Sheryl Crow - “All I Wanna Do”
Amy Grant - “Baby, Baby”
Annie Lennox - “Walking on Broken Glass”
Donna Lewis - “I Love You Always and Forever”
Jennifer Page - “Crush”
The Cure - “Friday I’m In Love”
Tom Cochrane - “Life Is a Highway”
Smash Mouth - “All Star”
Squirrel Nut Zippers - “Hell”
The Brian Setzer Orchestra - “Jump Jive n’ Wail”
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - “The Impression That I Get”
Ricky Martin - “Living La Vida Loca”
Blackstreet featuring Dr. Dre - “No Diggity”
2Pac and Dr. Dre - “California Love”
Snoop Dogg - “Gin and Juice”
Notorious B.I.G. - “Hypnotize”
Monifah - “Touch It”
Michael Jackson - “Remember the Time”
Janet Jackson - “If”
Destiny’s Child - “Say My Name”
Aaliyah - “Are You That Somebody?”
TLC - “No Scrubs”
En Vogue - “Don’t Let Go (Love)”
Salt-N-Pepa - “Shoop”
Mariah Carey featuring ODB - “Fantasy (Remix)”
Ginuwine - “Pony”
Lauryn Hill - “Doo-Wop (That Thing)”
Adina Howard - “Freak Like Me”
Kriss Kross - “Jump”
Snap - “The Power”
Fatboy Slim - “Praise You”
House of Pain - “Jump Around”
Chumbawamba - “Tubthumping”
Nirvana - “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
Rancid - “Time Bomb”
Weezer - “Buddy Holly”
Spin Doctors - “Two Princes”
The Cardigans - “Lovefool”
Hanson - “Mmmbop”
Spice Girls - “Wannabe”
Christina Aguilera - “Genie in a Bottle”
Ace of Base - “The Sign”
Jamiroquai - “Virtual Insanity”
Prince and the New Power Generation - “7”
Bell Biv Devoe - “Poison”
Boyz II Men - “Motownphilly”
Digital Underground - “Humpty Dance”
Notorious B.I.G. featuring Puff Daddy and Mase - “Mo Money, More Problems”
MC Hammer - “U Can’t Touch This”
Michael Jackson - “Black and White”
James - “Laid”
No Doubt - “Just a Girl”
No Doubt - “Spiderwebs”
Beastie Boys - “Sabotage”
Sir Mix-A-Lot - “Baby Got Back”
L.L. Cool J - “Mama Said Knock You Out”
Next - “Too Close”
Pras featuring Michel, Mya and ODB - “Ghetto Superstar”
Busta Rhymes featuring Janet Jackson - “What’s It Gonna Be?”
Fugees - “Killing Me Softly”
Seal - “Kiss From a Rose”
R. Kelly - “I Believe I Can Fly”

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Song of the Week 2/8/13

Duran Duran - "New Moon on Monday"

I usually close my Sunday nights out by listen to the Classic Countdown with Dick Bartley on CBS-FM. They do two set of countdowns that are two hours apiece and set a decade apart. I especially love when they do 1974 and 1984. Those were both formative years for my music fandom, so hearing up to 25 songs from February of each year was a treat.

I had totally forgotten about "New Moon on Monday." After hearing it on the countdown, I downloaded the deluxe version of Seven & The Ragged Tiger and listened to that song eight times this week.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Song of the Week 2/1/13

The Reigning Monarchs featuring Jed Parish and Norah Jones - "Ghost Town"

One of the reasons I love Brooklyn so much is that sometimes a great moment will come out of nowhere. Another fine example of this took place Saturday night. Heather and I decided, on a whim, to go to The Bell House to check out the Starfish Circus show. I knew that I was interested in hearing The Reigning Monarchs because USA Mike from Letters to Cleo was their lead guitarist. I quickly discovered when talking to the sound man Jeff that their drummer for the evening was Pete Caldes from The Gravel Pit and The Gentlemen. Then during the Monarchs opening set Caldes' Gravel Pit bandmate Jed Parish came out with Norah Jones to sing on a cover of The Specials' "Ghost Town." I was stunned, surprised and incredibly happy.