Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Songs of the Week 5/20/11

Scorpions - "Wind of Change"

I have to say, I found myself pretty excited to play this as part of my "end of the world" set at Party Like It's 1999 the other night. But, I probably should have played U2's "Until the End of the World." Oh well. The next rapture I'll do that.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Party Like It's 1999 5/20/11

After a few technical snafus (which wiped out most of my awesome rapture set), things seemed to go okay Friday night. The next edition of Party Like It's 1999 is Saturday, June 18th at The Bell House.

Here's what you heard Friday night:

Pearl Jam - "Last Exit"
Living Colour - "Time's Up"
Soundgarden - "Blow Up the Outside World"
Scorpions - "Wind of Change"
Van Halen - "Right Now"
Stone Temple Pilots - "Vaseline"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Give It Away"
Beastie Boys - "Intergalatic"
Lo Fidelity All-Stars - "Battleflag"
Lucas -"Lucas With the Lid Off"
Sublime - "What I Got"
Smashing Pumpkins - "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
Dave Matthews Band - "What Would You Say"
Blues Traveler - "Run-Around"
Barenaked Ladies - "One Week"
Chumbawamba - "Tubthumping"
Harvey Danger - "Flagpole Sitta"
Blink 182 - "Dammit"
Green Day - "Basket Case"
The Offspring - "Self Esteem"
Ricky Martin - "Living La Vida Loca"
Spin Doctors - "Two Princes"
Third Eye Blind - "Graduate"
Eve 6 - "Inside Out"
Lit - "My Own Worst Enemy"
Toadies - "Possum Kingdom"
Nirvana -"Lithium"
Marcy Playground - "Sex and Candy"
Oasis - "Wonderwall"
Sugar Ray - "Fly"
Proclaimers - "500 Miles"
Mr. Big - "To Be With You"
Alanis Morissette - "You Oughta Know"
Spice Girls - "Wannabe"
Backstreet Boys - "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)"
NSYNC - "I Want You Back"
Ace of Base - "All that She Wants"
LFO - "Summer Girls"
Blackstreet - "No Diggity"
Will Smith - "Getting Jiggy Wit It"
Britney Spears - "...Baby One More Time"
TLC - "No Scrubs"
Salt-N-Pepa - "Shoop"
Notorious B.I.G. - "Juicy"
Kris Kross - "Jump"
Snoop Doggy Dogg - "Gin and Juice"
Warren G and Nate Dogg - "Regulate"
En Vogue - "Don't Let Go"
Mariah Carey - "Fantasy"
Technotronic - "Move This"
Madonna - "Vogue"
Wreckx-N-Effect - "Rump Shaker"
Cypress Hill - "Insane in the Brain"
Blur - "Song 2"
Weezer - "Buddy Holly"
No Doubt - "Spiderwebs"
Gin Blossoms - "Hey Jealousy"
Meredith Brooks - "Bitch"
Michael Jackson - "Black and White"
Naughty by Nature - "O.P.P."
Bell Biv DeVoe - "Poison"
Sir Mix-A-Lot - "Baby Got Back"
Aaliyah - "Are You That Somebody?"
Outkast - "Ms. Jackson"
Janet Jackson - "(Love Will Never Do) Without You"
Hanson - "Mmmbop"
New Radicals - "You Get What You Give"
Fastball - "The Way"
Green Day - "She"
James - "Laid"
Mariah Carey - "Always Be My Baby"
Savage Garden - "Truly Madly Deeply"
P.M. Dawn - "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss"
Seal - "Kiss From a Rose"
Counting Crows - "A Long December"
Lisa Loeb - "Stay"
Extreme - "More than Words"
Boyz II Men - "End of the Road"

Friday, May 20, 2011

Song of the Week 5/13/11

Okkervil River - "Wake and Be Fine"

My first exposure to this track came FIVE months ago when Will Sheff and co did the song on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. I have to say, I didn't like it. And I didn't like the studio version I finally heard last month. Then I heard Sheff play an acoustic version of it on WNYC's Soundcheck Wednesday afternoon. With the many, many, MANY layers of production stripped away my ears grasped the basics of the song. Since that moment I've come 180 degrees on "Wake and Be Fine" and I Am Very far as a whole. It's an album that is the very definition of a grower.

And how can you not like a deluxe version of an album that comes in a pine box?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Song of the Week 5/6/11

The Blues Brothers - "Everybody Needs Somebody"

We might not have done as great a version as these guys, but I think Col. Boyd and I started off Derby Day Live Band Karaoke in fine fashion with our take on this soul and cinematic classic.

Derby Day 2011 5/7/2011

This year at Col. Boyd's annual Derby Day Party, I did a rock version of Party Like It's 1999. Check out the playlist below.

Social Distortion - “Bad Luck”
Sonic Youth - “Bull in the Heather”
Pavement - “Gold Soundz”
The Pixies - “Dig For Fire”
The Replacements - “Merry Go Round”
They Might be Giants - “Birdhouse In Your Soul”
Elastica - “Connection”
All - “Million Bucks”
The Get Up Kids - “Mass Pike”
Bad Religion - “Infected”
Superchunk - “The First Part”
Fountains of Wayne - “Radiation Vibe”
Lemonheads - “Mrs. Robinson”
Cake - “Never There”
Dismemberment Plan - “The Ice of Boston”
Jawbox - “Savory”
The Breeders - “Cannonball”
Juliana Hatfield Three - “My Sister”
Buffalo Tom - “Sodajerk”
Sebadoh - “Ocean”
Dinosaur Jr. - “Feel the Pain”
Dandy Warhols - “Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth”
Smash Mouth - “Walking on the Sun”
Wilco - “Nothingsevergonnastandinmyway(again)”
Old 97’s - “Nineteen”
Tom Petty - “You Wreck Me”
Gin Blossoms - “Found Out About You”
The Wallflowers - “Sixth Avenue Heartache”
Ben Folds Five - “Song for the Dumped”
Edwyn Collins - “A Girl Like You”
Beck - “Loser”
Butthole Surfers - “Pepper”
Fun Lovin’ Criminals - “Scooby Snacks”
Goldfinger - “Here in Your Bedroom”
Reel Big Fish - “Sell Out”
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - “The Impression That I Get”
Barenaked Ladies - “Brian Wilson”
Letters to Cleo - “Here and Now”
Cracker - “Low”
R.E.M. - “Man on the Moon”
Radiohead - “Paranoid Android”
Soul Asylum - “Somebody to Shove”
Spacehog - “In The Meantime”
Soul Coughing - “Circles”
Jesus Jones - “Right Here, Right Now”
Beastie Boys - “So Whatcha Want”
The Flaming Lips - “She Don’t Use Jelly”
Teenage Fanclub - “What You Do to Me”
Hole - “Celebrity Skin”
Everclear - “Father of Mine”
Better Than Ezra - “Good”
Stroke 9 - “Little Black Backpack”
Whale - “Hobo Humping Slobo Babe”
Jane’s Addiction - “Been Caught Stealing”
Lit - “My Own Worst Enemy”
Blink 182 - “What’s My Age Again”
Blur - “Song 2”
Green Day - “Longview”
No Doubt - “Just a Girl”
Alanis Morissette - “You Oughta Know”
Veruca Salt - “Seether”
The Offspring - “Come Out and Play”
The Presidents of the United States of America - “Lump”
Weezer - “Say It Ain’t So”
Foo Fighters - “My Hero”
Danzig - “Mother”
Stone Temple Pilots - “Plush”
The Smashing Pumpkins - “Today”
Nirvana - “In Bloom”
Oasis - “Live Forever”
Superdrag - “Sucked Out”
James - “Laid”
Divinyls -“I Touch Myself”
The Proclaimers - “500 Miles”

Monday, May 02, 2011

Song of the Week 4/29/11

The Baseball Project with Craig Finn - "Don't Call Them Twinkies"

I was very fortunate to witness the first live performance of this song with The Hold Steady singer Friday night at The Bell House. Enjoy it below.