Reversing the Numbness

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Friday Music

It's Friday. I need music.

But before I get into that, I just want to send a little "word up" to my friend Melissavina for sending a little "word up" to me. It moves me that Friday Music moves you, Melissavina. It really does. I suggest everyone head on over her way to check out the songs she posted as a tribute to FM, and to check out her cool new blog header and layout.

Also, another big thanks to Devil Mood for her fine hosting job of Friday Music last week. It excites me when people host it -- sort of like somebody having a party in my house and inviting me to it, and I don't even have to clean up. Who's got the booze? I have my eye on a few other potential future hosts, and I can only hope they'll accept the invitation.

One other aside: This week I scored pit tickets for the Cleveland Radiohead show. Yeah, pit, as in in front of the first row of seats. That'll be the second time we'll see them this year -- we're hitting up the D.C.-area show in less than a month. The DM and I have already reserved our Cleveland room. EoB, you and the Greatest of All Time are cordially invited to the tailgate.

Okay, this week. Let's see. I do believe I want to rock. Bring it. All of you.

(Links, si?)


getto said...

I'll get it started:

Erin O'Brien said...

Everybody stop.

Roadrunner by the Modern Lovers.

I'm done.

jeffk said...

I'm loving the new Nick Cave album, so here's the title track.

Rob Zero said...

My theme: Cool alt-rock singles from the 90s.

Great tune

Underappreciated tune

Best single of the decade

Crusselldrums said...

Well, I woke up with this song today. (Whoa... I had never seen the video.)

I Loved This Band!

and This Is So Appropriate!

Devil Mood said...

Funny, that's exactly what I felt coming here and replying to comments as if this was my own blog. It felt a bit invasive but it sure was fun :)

So the theme is rock?
It seems that this week I can't listen to anything but Natalie Merchant and that's not rock but it's nice...

*dalyn said...

Metric - I.O.U.

The Stone Roses - Fools Gold

ALDO NOVA - Fantasy
(this is purely for shits and giggles! my husband puts this on the record player at full volume when im in a situation where im unable to stop it from playing - like on the toilet or dying my hair! the video is awesome just for the lead singers outfit. full leopard print bodysuit with white cowboy boots? that takes some rock 'n roll guts!)

*dalyn said...

woah! whats up with that REM video???

oh yeah and NO FAIR you guys get to go to see radiohead! saw them in concert years ago and loved them... have a blast!

Zee said...
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Zee said...

You pretty much can't go wrong with anything you'll find on this page, but be sure to listen to the very first track on the player.

Here's anther great tune thats always had a place in my heart.

The Dalai Mama said...

You asked for rock.  You know I'll bring it.  I know you'll dig this one.   Can you believe I dug this one up?  One of my all-time faves from them.  And another one!

The Dalai Mama said...

Arrrrgggggghhhhh!  I can't resist the K2B!

Melissavina said...

Wait. Wait.
Pit tickets for RADIOHEAD???

That's one of my lifetime goals.
I sort of hate you now.

Anyhow, here's my musical suggestion for you. It's a little bit of a cop out, but it's sincerely a wonderful place to find new music. KCRW hosts Morning Becomes Eclectic before the regular NPR programming starts for the day. I think they stream music until noon.

Here's a link. You can listen to it all morning at work and it's grrrrreat!

moneytastesbad said...

It may not fit some peoples description of "Rock", but I thinks it "Rocks". What is "Rock" anyway

Crusselldrums said...

I can't stop listening to Summer Teeth and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Wilco)lately:
This is the fun.

and I think few things say rock like playing a keytar backstage in your dressing room!

Zee said...

Crusseldrums- Beleive it or not, i came thisclose to looking for that very same Wilco tune when I decided to go with the Sugar tune,taking my cue from my good friend Rob Zero and going with the 90s angle.

DM-I have been waiting for weeks and weeks for K2B to start showing up on here. what took you so long?

SleekPelt said...

I love Friday Music. What a playlist this week. The DM's choice of legendary Morgantown band Karma to Burn definitely brought the rock, and I'm loving Daylin's Metric selection (check it out, especially Clash). I've listened to that song three times, but unfortunately it cuts off at the end. I checked out another song and it was money too, so I've had a very good first impression of this band. What's up with Broken Social Scene? It's like an explosion of brilliance that lands all over the place.

geto boy: Concrete Blonde -- great song from a great movie. I spun "Joey" too, which is the song I've requested most on U92. That song definitely rocks; Love and Rockets -- the jury's still out for me on these guys; Beatles -- OK, a breather. I've loved this song since I was a kid.

SleekPelt said...

EoB: Modern Lovers -- I want a time machine. Now.

JeffK: That guy's crazy. I really need to pick up some of his stuff. Where should I start?

getto said...

What got me thinking about the Beatles song was reall the wedding scene from "Love Actually." I should have done that at my wedding.

SleekPelt said...

rob: Urge Overkill -- I'd forgotten about this song. This is really the same band that did "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon"?; Jen Trynin -- I've never heard of this girl, but I checked out her Wik entry and she's pretty interesting; Everclear -- man, I'm glad to hear you say that. There's just something about this band that I really like. I've heard the guy sound pretty terrible in some live recordings, but I really like much of their studio stuff. Extremely catchy songs.

crusselldrums: REM -- classic pop tune, and like you said today, a very strange video; Jellyfish -- I totally remember this song. Squeeze-like in my opinion, at least the verses. I need to hear more Jellyfish; Elvis -- long live the king! Long live the king!

devil mood: When I think of Natalie Merchant, I always think of 10,000 Maniacs' cover of Cat Stevens' "Peace Train." And I also think about hippies, though I don't know why.

day: Metric -- just listened to it again, just to make sure I still like them as much as I did yesterday. I do. I love when this song goes all Radiohead; Stone Roses -- I'm definitely not their biggest fan, but they're pretty cool. I know some people love them; Aldo Nova -- now there's the rock! ;) That singer is disgusting! Did you notice the snake-tongue thing he did? And we're seeing them twice! It'll be the fourth and fifth time I've seen them, and the third and fourth for the DM. Stoked!

SleekPelt said...

zee: Supersuckers -- now that's what I all bringing the rock. We interviewed these guys in Racer X a long time ago; Sugar -- yeah, that's a classic song. Bob Mould actually came to Mo-town recently and I missed the show. Ugh.

dm: Cluth -- Oh hell yes. This band is easily in the top five of bands I've never seen but want to. Probably top three; K2B -- as I said above, perfect. You brought the rock like I knew you would.

melissavina: Did you get tickets for the San Diego show? And I subscribe to the "Morning Becomes Eclectic" podcast!

$: Nice. My little brother played baseball with Chris. They were on Mountain Stage today.

crusselldrums: Wilco -- what a great song, and you chose a live version. I had to spin "She's a Jar" too; Keel -- wow! He's playing a keytar!

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Oops. I'm mega-late on this one. So here's one bit of rocky pop that kept me sane this weekend:

Hard-Fi Tied Up Too Tight - it's from their debut album Stars of CCTV, which was released in 2005. An anthemic, sing-along kinda song.

Clash said...

I have lots to catch up on after being away on Spring Break with the familia last week.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds has been around since the 80's and I've always admired their work. Thanks for the reminder, jeffk.

Good call on the Metric tune, Sleek. I dug it too. I am a bit (ok, a lot) jealous of your Radiohead score. You will be living vicariously for RtN so act accordingly!

P.S. TX for DMXS love on PWV. :)