• Song of the Day

    27 jan. 2010, 19h21m

    in which I declare, as the title says, the song of the day.
    March 2, 2011: Tom Waits, Pony
    May 9, 2010: The Human Beinz, Nobody But Me
    May 8, 2010: Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs, Wooly Bully
    May 7, 2010: Johnny Cash, Redemption Song
    May 6, 2010: Conway Twitty, It's Only Make Believe

    May 5, 2010: Leonard Cohen, Famous Blue Raincoat
    May 4, 2010: The Mindbenders, A Groovy Kind Of Love
    May 3, 2010: Johnny Cash, I Dreamed About Mama Last Night
    May 2, 2010: Herman's Hermits, No Milk Today
    May 1, 2010: Dangerous Toys, Teas'n Pleas'n
    April 30, 2010: Bob Dylan, Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
    April 29, 2010: Sweet, Little Willy
    April 28, 2010: Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio
    April 27, 2010: Bjork, Venus As A Boy
    April 26, 2010: LaVern Baker, Jim Dandy
    April 25, 2010: The Hollies, Long Cool Woman
    April 24, 2010: Herman's Hermits, No Milk Today
    April 23, 2010: Pigface, Steamroller
    April 22, 2010: Wilco, Misunderstood
    April 21, 2010: Guns 'N Roses, One in a Million
    April 20, 2010: Ramones, 53rd & 3rd
    April 19, 2010: Jay-Z, Empire State of Mind
    April 18, 2010: Nine Inch Nails, The Only Time
    April 17, 2010: Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio
    April 16, 2010: Wilco, Jesus, Etc.
    April 15, 2010: Blood Axis, The Voyage (Canto I)
    April 14, 2010: Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs, Wooly Bully
    April 13, 2010: DJ Casper, Cha Cha Slide
    April 12, 2010: Tim and Eric, It's Your Birthday
    April 11, 2010: The Rolling Stones, Angie
    April 10, 2010: Marcy Playground, Sex and Candy
    April 9, 2010: The Beatles, Ain't She Sweet
    April 8, 2010: R.E.M., Country Feedback
    April 7, 2010: Elvis Presley, That's All Right
    April 6, 2010: The Standells, Dirty Water
    April 5, 2010: Kid Creole & the Coconuts, Endicott
    April 4, 2010: Billy Idol, White Wedding
    April 3, 2010: Cher, If I Could Turn Back Time
    April 2, 2010: The Human Beinz, Nobody But Me
    April 1, 2010: Miles Davis, So What
    March 31, 2010: The Tonight Show Band, Johnny's Theme (The Tonight Show Theme)
    March 30, 2010: Beck, Cupcake
    March 29, 2010: Meat Loaf, I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)
    March 28, 2010: Led Zeppelin, In My Time of Dying
    March 27, 2010: The Cookies, Don't Say Nothin' Bad
    March 26, 2010: Dangerous Toys, Teas'n Pleas'n
    March 25, 2010: Tool, Schism
    March 24, 2010: Tool, Forty Six & 2
    March 23, 2010: Cat Stevens, Father And Son
    March 22, 2010: Britta Phillips, Closeface
    March 21, 2010: Elvis Presley, Teddy Bear
    March 20, 2010: Lady GaGa, Poker Face
    March 19, 2010: The Human Beinz, Nobody But Me
    March 18, 2010: Sweet, Little Willy
    March 17, 2010: The Replacements, Alex Chilton
    March 16, 2010: Danny & the Juniors, At The Hop
    March 15, 2010: Elliott Smith, Between the Bars
    March 14, 2010: Elvis Presley, Bossa Nova Baby
    March 13, 2010: Beck, Tropicalia
    March 12, 2010, The Elastik Band, Spazz
    March 11, 2010: Them, Gloria
    March 10, 2010: The Rolling Stones, Happy
    March 9, 2010: Bobby Vee, Please Don't Ask About Barbara
    March 8, 2010: The Doors, Love Me Two Times
    March 7, 2010: Leonard Cohen, Suzanne
    March 6, 2010: The Tonight Show Band, Johnny's Theme (The Tonight Show Theme)
    March 5, 2010: Dr. Dre & Ice Cube, Natural Born Killaz
    March 4, 2010: Kid Creole & the Coconuts, Endicott
    March 3, 2010: The Velvet Underground, She's My Best Friend
    March 2, 2010: Ministry, Jesus Built My Hotrod
    March 1, 2010: The Who, I Can See for Miles
    Feb. 28, 2010: Del Shannon, Hats off to Larry
    Feb. 27, 2010: Tag Team, Whoomp! There It Is
    Feb. 26, 2010: Stereolab, Metronomic Underground
    Feb. 25, 2010: KISS, I Was Made for Lovin' You
    Feb. 24, 2010: 1000 Homo DJs, Supernaut
    Feb. 23, 2010: The Beatles, Hey Jude
    Feb. 22, 2010: Hayes Carll, She Left Me For Jesus
    Feb. 21, 2010: Sex Pistols, Holidays in the Sun
    Feb. 20, 2010: Elvis Costello, Shipbuilding
    Feb. 19, 2010: Black Flag, Louie Louie
    Feb. 18, 2010: Bob Marley, Redemption Songs
    Feb. 17, 2010: Blind Melon, No Rain
    Feb. 16, 2010: Ween, Drifter in the Dark
    Feb. 15, 2010: Tha Dogg Pound, What Would U Do?
    Feb. 14, 2010: Conway Twitty, Slow Hand
    Feb. 13, 2010: Junior Talley, Slow Hand
    Feb. 12, 2010: The Happenings, See You in September
    Feb. 11, 2010: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    Feb. 10, 2010: The Monotones, Book of Love
    Feb. 9, 2010: Bobby Day, Rockin' Robin
    Feb. 8, 2010: Woody Guthrie, Hard Travelin'
    Feb. 7, 2010: Pantera Becoming
    Feb. 6, 2010: Արամ Խաչատրյան, SABRE DANCE
    Feb. 5, 2010: Alice in Chains, Man in the Box
    Feb. 4, 2010: The Cardigans, Lovefool
    Feb. 3, 2010: DJ Zebra, Come Closer
    Feb. 2, 2010: Sonny & Cher, I Got You Babe
    Feb. 1, 2010: The Silhouettes, Get a Job
    Jan. 31, 2010: University of Iowa fight song
    Jan. 30, 2010: Tim and Eric, Sit On You
    Jan. 29, 2010: Theme from Talk of the Nation
    Jan. 28, 2010: GWAR, The Road Behind
    Jan. 27, 2010: Herman's Hermits, Listen People
  • college-remindin' tunes

    27 juin 2008, 2h46m

    I thought at first I wouldn't be able to come up with songs, but after I thought about it, I realized I could easily come up with more than 20.
    Here are some of them, as I randomly think of them, plus the story behind the song.
    1. John Moran, I Didn't Know I Was Going to Have a Party.
    This is just one track off one of two recordings I had by this guy while I was in college. The series of coincidences set off by it are one of the best stories I have. This song really tripped out John and Joe at the Rutland House, and it became a point of conversation for some time afterward.
    2. Einsturzende Neubauten, Still am Abend
    This song's involved in the same story. I did a presentation on it in Philosophical Hermeneutics class.
    3. Marilyn Manson, The Beautiful People
    I lived with Quinten for three years. This stuff was his bread and butter. I was into it at the time too. There's other songs from this artist and genre that also remind me of that time (Limp Bizkit, anyone?), but I'm not going to let them dominate the list.
    4. They Might Be Giants, S-E-X-X-Y
    Remember Ian playing this for me in he and Lou's unforgettably cluttered freshman dorm, on a stereo with very big speakers. As it started playing, he stood on a chair and played air bass.
    5. Coldcut, Timber
    Really dug the video to this on MTV Amp. I showed it on a tape once at Rutland. Years later I played the track and Joe flipped out, saying he'd been trying to find this song for years, not remembering where he'd once heard it.
    6. Arlo Guthrie, Alice's Restaurant
    The one time I've ever heard this whole song was from, again, Ian's dorm (I think), but a year later. I sat on the fire escape and listened to it, not believing it wasn't over yet.
    7. Chumbawumba, Tubthumping
    When this song was everywhere, my history prof once started class by writing "I get knocked down but I get up again" on the blackboard, then turned and looked at us all like "Huh?"
    8. U2, With or Without You
    Slowed down, as per the version Jason put on the tape he gave me during my freshman year.
    9. Husker Du, Diane
    Jason made us perform this song once upstairs at the School St. place when some of us webweaving kids had come over with John to smoke.
    10. Tool, Forty-six and Two
    I listened to Aenima a lot in my dorm room when I was 18 or 19.
    11. Michael Jackson, Thriller
    My sophomore year, webweaving performed this at that competition, what was it called, Carpenter Coffeehouse? They won. It was the year I wasn't in the group, so I just watched.
    12. Wesley Willis, Michael Jackson Sucks Little Boys' Dicks
    We all enjoyed Wesley's show at Hairy Mary's, and I remember this song in particular. (He opened with it.)
    13. Dead Kennedys, Chickenshit Conformist
    I played this song in a presentation I gave on punk rock in my "history of rock & roll" class. I printed out the lyrics and passed 'em out so everyone could read along.
    14. Ween, She Wanted to Leave
    I got real into Ween. I just remember listening to this one a lot.
    15. The Beatles, I'm So Tired
    Again, just a song I was into. Maybe I was up late studying or something.
    16. Ella Fitzgerald (probably), Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
    This was on a tape Jennie Catlett gave me.
    17. Garbage, #1 Crush
    Just one of those songs that was on all the time. I remembering singing along to it in a van full of people.
    18. Sheryl Crow, If It Makes You Happy
    This was on in the dining hall once when Tony and I were eating, and he looked thoughtful and said he thought he agreed with it.
    19. Suicide is Painless (Theme from M*A*S*H)
    Stacey told me she thought everyone has a theme song, and we decided this was Scott's.
    20. Radiohead, High & Dry
    Scott was the first person I knew listening to Radiohead (then Phil). This is the first song I remember liking. I sang it once to Andrea when she wore a Radiohead shirt to Spencer's class.
    Oop, just thought of some more--
    21. G. Love & Special Sauce, Baby's Got Sauce
    Andrea and Courtney came over to Phil and I's once and danced to this. We'd been playing the disc a lot. Joe and Phil and I went to see 'em at the Val Air.
    22. Vidna Obmana, Hypnotic Web
    This was the music used in the one scene we (with Cecily and Joe) filmed of a movie I wanted to make.