Reversing the Numbness

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Friday Music

It's Friday. I need music.

Only it's Thursday, but since I'll be on the road tomorrow, Friday Music will be a day early this week. I rode to work today, which is usually a good thing (especially on a beautiful day like this), but there was so much stop-and-go traffic that I've got arm-pump in my left arm. Less good! So I'll start the day with some Traffic.

As always, links are very much appreciated. I'd also like to invite anyone else to check out the music people suggest and of course to comment about it. (And welcome, Blogandters.)


g2thelow said...

I'm feeling kinda Leonard Cohen this morning....

SleekPelt said...

g: If it be your will, pal. Kicking now.

Hattica said...

Since you are hitting the road, these are good traveling tunes.

Willie Nelson - Highwayman
Merle Haggard - Pancho and Lefty
Cash - Folsum Prison
Primus - Southbound Pachederm

Or maybe:

Whitesnake - Here I go again
Night Ranger - Sister Christian

Bad Billy said...

Check this out:

Rob Zero said...

Anything from Graham Parker's "Squeezing Out Sparks"
Beginning to end, a great album.

Matthes said...

I dunno how to make the link all fancy but a great driving song it Tragically Hip-Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin Man- just scroll down and listen.

Also Wih You Were Here-Incubus
Bob and Doug's 12 days of Xmas is not a good driving song but it always reminds me of being a kid in Canada. Wonder why?

SleekPelt said...

hattica: I hit up Willie, Merle, Cash, and of course Night Ranger. Nice.

bad billy: Not bad -- and from the 'burgh!

rob: To like Elvis Costello is to like Graham Parsons. I found two songs from that album here. Awesome stuff -- great suggestion, thanks.

SleekPelt said...

matthes: I can only hear a snippet of that song via that link, so once again the Hip eludes me. (Your dedication to this band is impressive.) Kicking Incubus now. Take off you hoser.

Matthes said...

Live version.

Studio version.
Look, its my b-day today and the least you can do for me is give these a listen. That could be your gift to me slipperyfur.

Clash said...
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Clash said...

These are not so much road songs, but they are what I'm spinning for various reasons.

Hinder : Better Than Me

The Cure: Just Like Heaven

Warren Zevon : Splendid Isolation

Tori Amos : Silent All These Years

Eve6 : Inside Out

John Sebastian : Darlin’ Be Home Soon

The Who : Behind Blue Eyes

SleekPelt said...

matthes: Happy birthday! I really like that song, especially the studio version. The Hip's live stuff on YouTube is pretty low-quality.

Melissavina said...

REO Speedwagon.
And the The Cars.

This is how it should be.

SleekPelt said...

clash: Hinder - '80sish?; Cure '80s!; Warren - he's soooo much more than Werewolves, thanks for knowing that; Tori - probably the song I know best by her; Eve6 - the DM always liked this one; John Sebastian - How do I not know this guy? I LOVE this song and will learn more about him asap; The Who - I'm not a Who guy, but I'm trying. Thanks for the links, makes it so easy. Great list.

melissavina: You don't make Fridays, you just make Fridays better. I kicked "Breakfast in America," "Take It On the Run," and "You Might Think." If Supertramp can make prog rock work, why couldn't Yes? Thanks!

SleekPelt said...

clash: Ah. Lovin' Spoonful. I guess I know him after all.

Matt A said...

From over here to you over there.

The La’s - There she goes

Squeeze - Up the Junction

Clash said...

I knew you had him up there somewhere.:) That is a special song I dedicate to Donna and have it on my imaginary mixed-tape to her. The Who was one of my first albums so they hold a special place in my heart but my need to jam them comes and goes too. Ah, Warren. You are missed.

I look forward to Fridays to see the plethora of music to choose from. I dig everyone’s input and try as many as possible.

Great to see you and the DM at MXdN! Weege was right about your blog too.

SleekPelt said...

clash: Great to see you too, pal, albeit for such a short time. I'm glad you're digging RtN and are such a regular here.

SleekPelt said...

matt: "There She Goes" is one of the bubbliest songs I've ever heard. I'll have in my head for the rest of the day. You posted the same link twice, but I found that Squeeze song -- it's one of my favorites, and that's saying something because Squeeze rules.

jeff said...

Hey B, I've been listening to "Redo the Stacks" all week - dig out the Centro-Matic if you still have it!

SleekPelt said...

jeff: Great suggestion, pal -- I have a Centro-matic album or two around here.

~d said...

I am so (blown away) by all these songs! I totally forgot the (song virus) that WAS zooming thru my head!
*HAHA, good for you, yo!
Looks like you have plenty!
I will be back when/if I think of something!!

Have a super weekend!
(hellos to DM!)

~d said...

Ch-ch-check this out, yo!
oldie but goodie!


~d said...

awww yea!


getto said...

Nice ~d! Love Afrika Bambaataa. After watching that I am going to go out and rent "Breakin'."

SleekPelt said...

~d!" I can always count on you for some classic hip-hop. Awesome stuff, thanks!

~d said...

DAMN, brother! If getto is for real...Send him/her over to my place, yo!
My stuff will totally vary (week to week)!
I do like participating here. I DO learn and pick up some new tunes!

The Dalai Mama said...

Getto: Krush Groove was on VH1 last night. It never fails to amaze me in it's awesomeness.