Wednesday, September 20, 2006

New Bluets Post/Metsies

The first in my three-part series about 'road' songs called Blacktop is up over at Bluets. This first part is "Midwestern Highways." And, as always, check out all the other writers' work as well.

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Congratulations to the New York Mets, the 2006 National League East Champions! Let's get to the Series now, boys.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Small Talk

I'm kicking myself for not including Smokey Robinson's "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" in my Top 20 of the 60s...

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Popmatters, yet again, has made my day. This article on a variation of the slow dance made me laugh out loud and cringe at the same time. Pure, undeniable, genius. Bravo

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I'm going to see The Bad Plus on Thursday, and am quite excited. I had totally forgotten about the show and then today realized it was tomorrow and sort of freaked out.

I am also excited about the Glen Kotche/Nels Cline show on Monday. Between those and the excellent Miles Davis live album my dad gave me (Black Beauty: Miles Davis At Fillmore West), this is one of the jazzier weeks in recent memory.

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Oh, and i'm going to Game 1 of the NLDS! Let's go Mets!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

All Hail to the Nerd

Top 10 of the 1960s

I want everyone to make their lists: what are the top 10 songs of the 1960s?

Inspired by Pitchfork.

My top 20 (i get 20, its my blog dammit), which will chang momentarily i'm sure:

1) "God Only Knows" - the Beach Boys
2) "Blackbird" - the Beatles
3) "A Love Supreme" - John Coltrane*
4) "Victoria" - the Kinks
5) "In My Life" - the Beatles
6) "A Minha Menina" - Os Mutantes
7) "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" - the Beatles
8) "Money Jungle" - Duke Ellington with Charles Mingus and Max Roach
9) "Happy Together" - the Turtles
10) "I Shall Be Released" - Bob Dylan
11) "Waterloo Sunset" - the Kinks
12) "The Weight" - the Band
13) "These Days" - Nico
14) "Subterranian Homesick Blues" - Bob Dylan
15) "Willie the Pimp" - Frank Zappa featuring Captain Beefheart
16) "19th Nervous Breakdown" - the Rolling Stones
17) "In My Room" - the Beach Boys
18) "Then He Kissed Me" - the Crystals
19) "I Want to Take You Higher" - Sly and the Family Stone
20) "You Never Give Me Your Money" - the Beatles

*i know its a whole album, but it is four parts of the same song