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Friday, June 17, 2005

From the Filter Newsletter

From time to time I like to compile a playlist from the Filter magazine weekly radio chart. This week's edition features some good songs from Matisyahu, Ani DiFranco and The Dead 60s. Listen to the weekly radio chart from Filter.

* "I Turn My Camera On" - Spoon
* "Speed Of Sound" - Coldplay
* "Blue Orchid" - The White Stripes
* "Feel Good Inc." - Gorillaz
* "Mama" - Stephen Malkmus
* "Looking At The World From The Bottom Of A Well" - Mike Doughty
* "King Without A Crown" - Matisyahu
* "Girl" - Beck
* "So What The Fuss (Radio Edit)" - Stevie Wonder
* "Love In A Trashcan" - The Raveonettes
* "Going Through The Motions" - Aimee Mann
* "Brighter Than Sunshine" - Aqualung
* "Recoil" - Ani DiFranco
* "Stranded " - Van Morrison
* "We Both Go Down Together" - The Decemberists
* "Riot Radio" - The Dead 60s
* "Lyla" - Oasis
* "Two Sides/Monsieur Valentine" - Spoon

In other news, Billy Corgan's latest, a solo effort called TheFutureEmbrace, is available on Rhapsody. Click to listen. I was/am a huge fan of Smashing Pumpkins, and I thought Zwan was pretty damn cool. If Billy could ever get over his...er, control issues, he'd be capable of making something that didn't sound like it's from ten years ago. Being stuck in the past will get you nowhere.

There's a little bit of a buzz around Bedouin Soundclash, and for good reason. They have that Clash-y sound that still sounds fresh after all these years. Bedouin Soundclash bring the reggae with it, though, making for perfect summer listening. I am starting to realize that I suck at describing music. It sounds like reggae Clash, OK? You don't come here for me, you come for the music, so trust me on this one. Sounds great in conjunction with Tony the A's current love, Mando Diao.

Listen to Bedouin Soundclash - Sounding a Mosaic

I'm going camping at the beach for five days (yay for me), so unless I get something else out by the end of the day this will be it til next week. Thanks to everyone who reads here and links to me and shares my love of music. I've decided to make this my one and only blog for a while. With Robert gone (*sniff*) there's still so much out there to share and fewer of us to do it. The friends I've made through RiB have been so kind. Keep on rockin'.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Where It All Began

I cannot stress to you enough the importance of tuning in to the new vintage station over at WOXY.com. Hearing impeccable playlists that feature the bands that broke ground in the 'alternative' genre is just sheer awesomeness. Don't believe me? Check out this sampler from a random Thursday evening.

WOXY.com Vintage Sampler

* "Life In One Day" - Howard Jones
* "Goin' Southbound" - Stan Ridgway
* "Under The Milky Way" - The Church
* "Supernova" - Liz Phair
* "I Wanna Destroy You" - The Soft Boys
* "Top Of The Pops" - The Smithereens
* "Delicious" - Sleeper
* "Cornflake Girl" - Tori Amos
* "Final Solution" - Pere Ubu
* "Listen Like Thieves" - INXS
* "Stray Cat Strut" - Stray Cats
* "And We Danced" - The Hooters
* "Book Of Dreams" - Suzanne Vega
* "Fire Woman" - The Cult
* "Time Bomb" - Rancid
* "(I Live For)Cars And Girls" - The Dictators
* "Pictures On My Wall" - Echo & The Bunnymen
* "Cheese And Onions" - Galaxie 500
* "Man With The Child In His Eyes" - Kate Bush
* "Life During Wartime" - Talking Heads

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Nice Pants

In the midst of a life manic at the moment, I still have time to be obsessed with music from commercials. The latest Dockers ad features a classic from The The.

Listen to The The - This is the Day (disinfected version)

Monday, June 13, 2005

The Sunday News

Here are the latest adds to The Sunday News playlist from June 12. Featuring The Cringe, Dressy Bessy and Finch.

Click to listen to The Sunday News, 6/12/05

* "Radiation" - Epoxies
* "Burn" - The Cringe
* "For Fiona" - No Use For A Name
* "Selfish Man" - Flogging Molly
* "Bitemarks And Bloodstains" - Finch
* "We Get Low" - The Dead 60s
* "Side 2" - Dressy Bessy
* "Square One " - Coldplay
* "The Ocean" - Mae