September 29, 2012

The Queen of Cans of Jars by Guided by Voices

May 20, 2011

The Fiery Furnaces

October 20, 2010

The Meaning of 8 by Cloud Cult

November 12, 2009

"Against Pollution" by the Mountain Goats

February 20, 2009

"Rave On" by Buddy Holly

October 12, 2008

"Deranged Magpie" by The Mongeese

March 18, 2008

"Lone Star" by Mirah

February 5, 2008

"Junk Bones" by Dark Dark Dark

("All that wind that blows through you hair, it makes things new.")

November 19, 2007

F# A# Infinity by Godspeed You Black Emperor (for Chicago of course)

October 31, 2007

Ride the Skies by Lightning Bolt

October 23, 2007

"Gave Up" by NIN

September 22, 2007

"I Hate B" by Byron the Bulb

August 5, 2007

"Barrett's Privateers" by Stan Rogers

May 5, 2007

Columns of sunlight, and glorious cities. Oceans of opportunity.
And all your decisions seem ancient.

April 11, 2007

Oughta be a woman

Washing the floors to send you to college
Staying at home so you can feel safe
What do you think is the soul of her knowledge
What do you think that makes her feel safe

Biting her lips and lowering her eyes
To make sure there’s food on the table
What do you think would be her surprise
If the world was as willing as she’s able

Hugging herself in an old kitchen chair
She listens to your hurt and you rage
What do you think she knows of despair
What is the aching of age

The fathers, the children, the brothers
Turn to her and everybody white turns to her
What about her turning around
Alone in the everyday light

There ought to be a woman can break
Down, sit down, break down, sit down
Like everybody else call it quits on mondays
Blues on Tuesdays, sleep until Sunday
Down, sit down, break down, sit down

A way outa no way is flesh outa flesh
Courage that cries out at night
A way outa no way is flesh outa flesh
Bravery kept outa sight
A way outa no way is too much to ask
Too much of a task for any one woman

Lyrics: June Jordan
Music: Bernice Johnson Reagon

(Listening to Sweet Honey in the Rock again came out of listening to the Elders from the Powderhorn-Phillips Cultural Wellness Center today at the U's Public Engagement Day. This was such a powerful experience that it remains in my journal for now, but it will make it up here eventually.)

March 27, 2007

"Kibbles and Bits" by Radon

March 19, 2007

~on paper it makes perfect sense~

well if it helps you to stay awake
you take a look down off the shelf
come on shake me down
… the boxes never reach my house
things don’t just happen, they don’t just happen by themselves
I need a piece of paper
tell me you are not forgotten

I think my memory’s strong, but whatever you say
you wouldn’t let me bring much with me
an unsuccessful attempt to try and erase
you write things in their place
they feel good and I’m history ('cause my heart is made of stone)
… they will eat you from the inside
clean is not a state that’s real

I’m pretty sure there’s someone near me
we have so much to answer for

have you got a minute?

have you got a year?

February 19, 2007

The Face of My Friends by Roma di Luna

February 15, 2007

"Riches and Wonders" by Mountain Goats

January 30, 2007

Nobody's Heroes by Stiff Little Fingers

December 30, 2006

Fashion House by Shoe Shiners

October 30, 2006

The Eternal Cowboy by Against Me!

October 24, 2006

King Earl by Charlie Parr

August 21, 2006

"When the world is sick, can't no one be well.
But I dreamt we was all beautiful and strong."

August 1, 2006

"That Man Jumped Out the Window" by Cloud Cult

July 31, 2006

Soviet Kitsch by Regina Spektor

July 27, 2006

Neverending "bottle-a-whiskey-down" song by The Koozies

July 13, 2006

Depeche Mode mix tape recovered from 2005 SE flood

July 11, 2006

"Don't Breathe Me" by Prescott Curly Wolf

June 17, 2006

Mark Mallman's live mashup of Radiohead's "Everything in its Right Place", Buddy Holly's "Every Day", and Freebird.
(Please tell me someone recorded this show!)

June 7, 2006

March 16-20 1992 by Uncle Tupelo

May 2, 2006

Lost Songs from the Lost Years by Cloud Cult

(A ride on the #6 through downtown to Uptown last night at 7:30pm as some sun was pushing through the clouds after four days of rain was the perfect setting to hear this album for the first time. I wasted a year listening to the likes of Happy Hippopotamus and They Live on the Sun for something comparable to "Radio Fodder", and here it is at last.)

April 16, 2006

ATX mix by bc

April 14, 2006

Way to Blue by Nick Drake

April 9, 2006

Pinkerton by Weezer

(Todd says this album isn't camp. Is he crazy or what?)

April 3, 2006

"Other People's Lives" by Modest Mouse

April 2, 2006

"Paper Tiger" by Spoon

March 30, 2006

morning: "Riches and Wonders" by Mountain Goats
afternoon: 3min51sec into "Stars" by Hum

March 7, 2006

Our Thickness by The Russian Futurists

March 5, 2006

Weather Systems by Andrew Bird

we’re keeping busy yeah we’re bleeding stones
with our machinations and our palindromes
anything but hear a voice that says we’re basically alone

March 3, 2006

Soft Rock, Disc 2 by LFTR PLLR

February 19, 2006

Under the Bushes, Under the Stars, by Guided by Voices

February 10, 2006

"Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" by Bob Dylan, in honor of Dogfight

January 30, 2006

"Cadmium" by Superchunk

January 16, 2006

WACmusic by Ill Lit