Simmering Summer Sunday Soundtrack

July 20, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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I don’t know about where you are, but it’s been hotter than hell here the last few days with the temperatures soaring above 90 and plenty of sticky humidity that makes it feel like you’re underwater when you try to breathe. So here’s a mix of songs to help you simmer away your Sunday in the oppressive heat, and if it’s not hot where you are, this should warm you up a bit.

Peter Gabriel – The Rhythm Of The Heat
Buy Security
Santana – Soul Sacrifice
Buy Essential
Neville Brothers Fire On The Bayou
Buy Fiyo On The Bayou
Toots & The Maytals – Funky Kingston
Buy Funky Kingston
Beck – Soul Of A Man
Buy Modern Guilt
CCC – One Of These Heatwaves
More CCC Mashups
The Black Keys – Just A Little Heat
Buy Magic Potion
The Outnumbered – Boy On A Roof
Buy Surveying The Damage
Alexi Murdoch – Dream About Flying
Buy Time Without Consequence
Talking Heads – Listening Wind

Buy Remain In Light

5 On A Friday : It’s SO Hot

July 11, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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Five today keeping with the theme that’s sort of going on here this week, because well, it’s summer, and damn it’s HOT.

1: DJ Prince – Come On Everybody Let’s Drop It Like It’s Hot
More DJ Prince
2: James Brown – Hot Pants
Buy Star Time
3: Beck – Hotwax
Buy Odelay
4: Led Zeppelin – Hots On For Nowhere
Buy Presence
5: The Whigs – Hot Bed

Buy Mission Control

5.4 On A Friday : Earthquake

April 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Taking some loose inspiration from the news this morning that a 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook the midwestern US overnight. In the winter of 1811/1812, the New Madrid faultline was hit by three magnitude 8 earthquakes, some of the most powerful quakes in US History.

1: Uncle Tupelo – New Madrid
Buy Anodyne
2: Beck – Earthquake Weather
Buy Guero
3: Black Mountain -Faulty Times
Buy Black Mountain
4: Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes
Buy Little Earthquakes
5.4: John Wesley Harding – It’s All My Fault
Buy Awake

5 On A Friday : What’s The 411 ?

April 11, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Today for 4/11 lets find out the 411. According to wikipedia the 411 is :

The year 411, the four hundred and eleventh year of the Gregorian calendar

4-1-1, a telephone directory assistance number in the United States and Canada
By extension, a slang term for information.

The 411, British R&B group

4:1:1 chroma subsampling

Volkswagen 411, a car from the late 1960s

Bristol 411, a high-performance hand-built luxury car from the 1970s

A three issue anthology, published by Marvel Comics, consisting of short-stories concerning terrorism.

.411 is also the extension for files storing extra information for pictures taken by SONY’s Mativa camera.

Well, what do you know.

1: The Beach Boys – I Know There’s An Answer
Buy Pet Sounds
2: Ray Charles – Don’t You Know
Buy The Birth Of Soul
3: The Blow – Knowing The Things That I Know
Buy Poor Aim : Love Songs
4.11: Beck – Lord Only Knows
Buy Odelay
5: Lesley Gore – Maybe I Know
Buy Growin’ Up Too Fast