5 On A Friday : As The Time Blows By Like Shifting Sand

July 25, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Being somewhat tired today has made the day fly by like sand in a hurricane ,so I’m a little behind the normal schedule but here’s today’s five as promised earlier. Now I’m off for night 3 of rock and roll with The Creeping Weeds tonight.

1: The Budos Band – Deep In The Sand
Buy The Budos Band II
2: Jimi Hendrix – Castles Made Of Sand
Buy The Ultimate Experience
3: Neil Young – Cowgirl In The Sand(Acoustic Live)
Buy Live At Massey Hall
4: The Shangri-Las- Remember ( Walkin’ In The Sand)
Buy Growin Up Too Fast
5: Pearl Jam – Marker In The Sand
By Pearl Jam

Happy Mothers Day !

May 11, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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A little Mothers’ Day mix for you today. And don’t forget to visit or call your mother today, remember, you wouldn’t be here without her.

Merle Haggard – Mama Tried
Buy Mama Tried
Joni Mitchell – Songs To Aging Children Come
Buy Clouds
Neil Young – I Am A Child
Buy Decade
Beach House – Childhood
Buy Beach House
Liz Phair Mother’s Little Helper
Buy Music from and Inspired by Desperate Housewives
Lucinda Williams – Motherless Children
Buy Ramblin’
Miranda Lambert – Mama I’m Alright
Buy Kerosene
Nellie McKay – Mama And Me
Buy Pretty Little Head
Kanye West – Hey Mama
Buy Late Registration
The Supremes – Love Child
Buy Hitsville USA
Jimmy Castor – Hey Leroy, Your Mamma’s Callin You
Buy Soul Power Instrumentals

5 On A Friday : Vive la révolution

May 2, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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It’s ony a few more days until Cinco De Mayo, the holiday that marks the anniversary of the revolution by the underpaid agave pickers who were constantly being forced to work long hours in the desert for little pay to help support the worldwide demand for tequila.
Just kidding, it’s not really a revolution but Cinco De Mayo does actually commemorate a victory, that of the Mexican forces over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

1: The Beatles – Revolution 1
Buy The White Album
2: The Clash – Revolution Rock
Buy London Calling
3: Judas Priest – Revolution
Buy The Essential
4: Neil Young – Revolution Blues
Buy On The Beach
5: Tracy Chapman – Talkin’ Bout A Revolution
Buy Tracy Chapman

Random Mix Of The Day

December 27, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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The random mix of the day went over really well the last time I put one up so I thought I’d do it again. A small reprieve from all of the year end craziness that’s been going on in the blogosphere and in the shopping malls. A mix of new and old and in between.

Jason Isbell – Brand New Kind Of Actress
Buy Sirens Of The Ditch
Blue Rodeo – Til I Am Myself Again
Buy Casino
Bush-Difonzo – Meet The Beatles
Buy Good Intentions
Klark Kent – Don’t Care [wiki]
Buy Kollected Works
Ray Davies – In A Moment

Buy Working Man’s Cafe
Bishop Allen – Click, Click, Click, Click
Buy The Broken String
Rilo Kiley – Silver Lining
Buy Under The Blacklight
Brinsley Schwarz – Funk Angel
Buy Brinsley Schwarz/Despite It All
Neil Young – Harvest
Buy Harvest
Big Star – Motel Blues
Buy Big Star Live

Oh To Be Young

November 14, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Bruce over at Some Velvet Blog posting about Neil Young‘s birthday earlier this week reminded me that I had this great rare track, a tribute to Neil by Brian Henneman of the Bottle Rockets sitting around waiting for a reason to post it. So here it is, Happy Belated Birthday Neil Young !

MP3: Brian Henneman – He Is Young

5 On A Friday : Neil Young’s Chrome Dreams

October 19, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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In honor of Neil Young‘s Chrome Dreams II coming out next week, today a look back at Neil’s unreleased 1977 classic Chrome Dreams. 6 of the songs still remain unreleased while others have appeared on subsequent albums. So instead of the usual 5 today you get a bonus track as I bring you that half dozen unreleased gems.

via wiki:
Chrome Dreams features a large amount of still-unreleased material. The version of “Powderfinger” included is the original acoustic demo, while the “Sedan Delivery” featured is at a slower pace than the Rust Never Sleeps take and contains an additional verse. “Pocahontas” is the same version heard on Rust Never Sleeps without overdubs. “Hold Back the Tears” is a radically different take compared to the one that appears on American Stars ‘N Bars, also featuring additional lyrics. “Too Far Gone” would not see release until 1989’s Freedom. It is presented on Chrome Dreams with Crazy Horse’s Frank “Poncho” Sampedro accompanying Young on a 1917 mandolin. “Stringman”, a piano ballad, was written for Jack Nitzsche and is presented as a performance from Young’s 1976 European tour with slight studio overdubs. Eighteen years later Young revived it for his Unplugged performance, never having released the song as a studio track. “Homegrown” here is a different mix than the version on American Stars ‘n Bars. The rest of the songs are for the most part identical to their releases on subsequent albums.

The original tracklisting:
Side One
– 3:24 (solo acoustic version – overdubbed for Rust Never Sleeps)
Will to Love – 7:11 (American Stars ‘n’ Bars)
Star of Bethlehem – 2:42 (Decades)
Like a Hurricane – 8:14 (American Stars ‘n’ Bars)
Too Far Gone – 2:41 (alternate version)

Side Two
Hold Back the Tears – 5:16 (alternate version)
Homegrown – 2:20 (alternate mix)
Captain Kennedy – 2:55 (Hawks and Doves)
Stringman – 3:32 (3-31-76 Hammersmith Odeon + studio overdubs)
Sedan Delivery – 5:22 (alternate version)
Powderfinger – 3:23 (alternate version)
Look Out for My Love – 4:06
(Comes a Time)