Friday, November 04, 2005

Music: Friday Random Ten

1. "Flowers in December" - Mazzy Star
2. "Get Rythym" - NRBQ
3. "Township Rebellion" - Rage Against the Machine
4. "if'n (Watt)" - fIREHOSE
5. "Sampson & Delilah" - Grateful Dead
6. "Babylon'" - David Gray
7. "Stolen Car" - Beth Orton
8. "Shake Your Rump" - Beastie Boys
9. "Scratch" - Morphine
10. "Groovy Train" - The Farm

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1 comment:

Mr Furious said...

1. "Flowers in December" - Mazzy Star A nice enough tune, but not really how I want to start the morning...too mellow. 6

2. "Get Rythym" - NRBQ That's more like it! If you grew up in connecticut, you know who these guys are. If not, probably not. Once dubbed by Rolling Stone, the "Best Band You Never Heard Of" the New Rythym and Blues Quartet is something special. Good old-fashioned rock and roll. Awesome live band, now declared by me to officially defunct, as the current lineup is missing Big Al. 9

3. "Township Rebellion" - Rage Against the Machine Run of the mill Rage, which is a good thing. "What’s it gonna take? Euuurrrggghhhhh!" 7

4. "if'n (Watt)" - fIREHOSE Typical slightly quirky tune. Reminds me that one of these days I have to upload the good tunes off Watt's solo album. 6

5. "Sampson & Delilah" - Grateful Dead I don't have a lot of use for the Dead, but for some reason I love this song. This live album is the only Dead I own, and this is really the only track I ever listen to. My deadhead college roommate found me to be an oddity—a guy who likes everything Deadheads like (Feat, Rads, and others) but doesn't like the Dead. I'm probably missing out, but I don't lose sleep over it.8

6. "Babylon'" - David Gray From one of my wife's CDs. That doesn't mean anything other than this is an okay tune that makes me look at the display and say, "Oh, this is David Gray". 5

7. "Stolen Car" - Beth Orton A great song that far outshines the rest of Orton's stuff. I remember loving this song on a CMJ disc and buying the CD, buying it for my sister for Christmas, and neither of us ever really warming up to the rest of it. 8

8. "Shake Your Rump" - Beastie Boys A powerhouse. I'm not one of those people who slobbers all over the Beasties—they're okay. But this is easily a Top 25 All-Time song for me. Always gets a repeat and crank-up. 10

9. "Scratch" - Morphine I missed the boat on Morphine. A few years ago, I was in a bar in DC once waiting for a table, and some live Morphine was on the stereo. I asked the bartender if that's who it was, "Yup." I made a mental note to check 'em out. Found the CD "Yes" at the library and promptly fell in love with it. 8

10. "Groovy Train" - The Farm If you were a graphic designer in the early '90s, this was a staple. At least at every party I went to... 7

7.4 average. As I listened, it felt stronger than that, but I'm guess I'm still enjoying the freshness factor on the new playlist...