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Tuesday, March 5

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Andrew / September 12, 2003 1:41 PM

The songs in my head. Currently (unfortunately) that damn "Gravedigger" song by Dave Matthews Band. How did that piece of shite end up a single?

Every time I see one of those Dave Matthews Band faux-European country stickers on a car -- DMB in a white oval -- I think DUMB.

+mojan. / September 12, 2003 1:53 PM

My co-worker changed the radio station, but how can I complain? I love "Hungry Eyes" by Eric Carmen!

Naz / September 12, 2003 2:18 PM

Michael McDonald baby. Yah Mo B There, his duet with James Ingram is a winner. Also, Billy Ocean's "When the going gets tough, the tough gets going".

brian / September 12, 2003 2:27 PM

when i was just a baby,
my mamma told me son,
always be a good boy, don't ever play with guns.
but i shot a man in reno,
just to watch him die.
when i hear that whistle blowin',
I hang my head and cry.

Damn... I'm gonna miss JC. And I only learned about him last year.

amyc / September 12, 2003 2:40 PM

I've been listening to Cash all day, too. But yesterday I was totally digging on the new Quasi CD.

jima / September 12, 2003 3:01 PM

Time for All Things Considered, but in an hour, it's Re:Mixology on WFMU. Hooray!

Craig / September 12, 2003 3:11 PM

I just got an iPod, so now I can truly have a soundtrack to my life:

On the walk to the El this morning I listened to !!! - Me & Giuliani Down By the Schoolyard (A True story), some art-funk grooves to get my feet moving.

Once on the train I realized I was tired, so I put on some pastoral IDM and grooved to the minimalistic beats of DNTEL's "Something Always Goes Wrong".

Once on the bus, I wanted more of a pick-me-up, so I hopped over to the abstract hip-hop of the Anti-Pop Consortium's "Tragic Epilogue".

Maybe it was the minimalist boom-bap or maybe it was the psuedo-intellectual meanderings, but I missed my stop by 6 blocks. (Or maybe it was the new Wired magazine Iw as reading) Luckily the beats carried me quickly back north to the office.

Once in the studio, I threw on some of the heavy dub sounds of Augustus Pablo's East of the River Nile and slipped into my work zone.

From there I smacked through the aggressive indie-hip-hop of Company Flow's Funcrusher Plus, tapped the toe to Spoon's melodic rock on Girls Can Tell and jammed on Fugazi's signature post-punk with The Argument. Time for some of the melodic genius of the Magnetic Fields...

I love the iPod.

Shylo / September 12, 2003 3:24 PM

My shit is loving KCRW's all-music channel via the Web. A very eclectic mix of music and very talented DJs.

Benjy / September 12, 2003 4:08 PM

Coldplay, on my iPod

Onid / September 12, 2003 4:15 PM

Savina Yannatou "Terra Nostra". They are all traditional songs from the Mediterranean (Spain, Greece, Italy, France and a few Arabic songs for good measure). It was on the top of a pile after an aborted attempt at alphabetizing my CDs.

lacey / September 12, 2003 4:21 PM

Amy Mann: songs "Wise up" and "Deathly" from the Magnolia sountrack. For when I'm not feeling as broody, The Roots.

Cinnamon / September 12, 2003 4:45 PM

I was listening to Dar Williams earlier today while out with my friend and her newborn. But, I heard the bad news about Johnny, so now I'm at home with every Cash album in the CD player, and I'm going to crack open a beer. And cry into it.

Wiz of Odds / September 12, 2003 5:16 PM

Lenny Bruce's comedy CD. Specifically, "How The Negro and the Jew Got Into Showbusiness." To think, this is from the freaking 50s

christian / September 13, 2003 1:09 AM

Secretary, amelie and kissed soundtracks, radiohead “hail to the thief”, Death in Vegas "Scorpio Rising" all in the changer. Black rebel motorcycle club in the car. Johnny Cash all day long, since I heard the news at 4 in the morning.

Jeff / September 13, 2003 1:48 AM

"American Recordings" by Johnny Cash--one of the five best albums I have ever heard in my life.

Kevin / September 13, 2003 4:12 AM

Anything by Chocolate Genius and Freedy Johnston. Frank Zappa as usual.

Eldee / September 13, 2003 7:55 PM

Australian band Fruit...and they're playing at the Old Town School tomorrow nite, yippee! Also Over the Rhine, any and all Allison Krauss and Guy Clark's "Cold Dog Soup".

kathleen / September 14, 2003 9:19 AM

Mainly marillion: Script for a Jester's Tear and Fugazi. But some from the Man in Black yesterday.

Kevin / September 14, 2003 11:08 AM

Omg Marillion! My first wife was a Marillion freak. Even her licence plates said "FUGAZI". I had to divorce her. That, and she wouldn't let me keep my ICE-ICE-BBY plates.

Audrey / September 14, 2003 4:47 PM

Tin Hat Trio and the Smiths. I'm depressed.

Ian / September 14, 2003 5:43 PM

Gorecki Symphony No3.

Pretentious, Moi?

Rex / September 14, 2003 6:13 PM

It could be worse. You could be listening to Upshaw singing Cantelouge's Chants D'Auvergne.... :)

Fil / September 15, 2003 11:22 AM

I've been listening to Miss Badu's new album. Hawght!

carlos / September 15, 2003 1:19 PM

I've been listening to Mineral all morning long, especially EndSerenading

stephen / September 15, 2003 1:58 PM

Let's see..
Verve Remixed Vol. 2, especially the Mr. Scruff mix..The Postal Service, and eagerly awaiting the new Perfect Circle and Outkast albums.. :)

Phineas / September 15, 2003 2:20 PM

I've had several Postal Service songs taking turns playing unbidden in my brain for days now. For which I blame Naz.

stephen / September 15, 2003 2:33 PM

Postal Svc has to be some of the snappiest stuff to come out in a good while..I'm still pissed I missed their show earlier in the year..

Seems so out of context

in this gaudy apartment complex..

If you haven't heard Give Up get to it. It's amazing. Also, the new Blue States album, Man Mountain, is quite good, too.

Miss Weeza / September 15, 2003 3:30 PM

This morning in the car, it was Fairground Attraction's classic First of a Million Kisses, followed by some early 80s New Order. This afternoon, it's been my current favorite iPod playlist, including the old gem by Joan Jett:

I don't give a damn about my reputation
Never been afraid of any deviation
And I don't really care if you think I'm strange
I ain't gonna change
And I'm never gonna care about my bad reputation...

Rock on, baby.

april / September 15, 2003 4:11 PM

Aerial M- Dazed and Awake

aimee / September 15, 2003 4:38 PM

The best songwriting I've heard in a long time: obscurely obscure Cass McComb.

Craig / September 15, 2003 5:04 PM

Fall is coming. Time to break out the Nick Drake.

Wiz of Odds / September 15, 2003 5:16 PM

Today its the audio of Bernie Mac's stand up from Kings of Comedy and Def Comedy Jam...child abuse was never so funny. Also, Not Rebecca. Just because its been a while.

Chris Barrett / September 15, 2003 7:00 PM

"Crippled children suck"- by The Meatmen

A lex, x, x / September 15, 2003 7:03 PM

"The Legend of Bilbo Baggins" by Leonard Nimoy -- that and "The Happy Tree Friends Theme"

christian / September 16, 2003 12:35 AM

My quiet mix.
1. Dirge, Death in Vegas
2. Generous palm stroke, Bjork
3. Edge of the ocean, Ivy
4. Packed like sardines in a crushed tin box, Radiohead
5. Take me home, Concrete Blond
6. Drop, Hope Sandoval
7. Pas si simple, Yann Tiersen
8. Love like laughter, Beth Orton
9. No need to cry, Neko Case
10. What’s he building in there? Tom Waits
11. I won’t be good anymore, Eleni Mandell
12. Liorando (crying) Rebekah del Rio
13. Super low, Morphine
14. Gold day, Sparkelhorse
15. Oh no, Shivaree
16. Linoleum, Tweeker
17. Verandi, Bjork
18. Kurukvlla, Veve
19. Juarez, Tori Amos
20. We’re so happy (we left the piano in the truck) Earlimart

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