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August 19, 2005

Friday Random 10

City of New Orleans, Arlo Guthrie
Love Me, I'm a Liberal, Phil Ochs
Backroom Lady, Si Khan
I Did It My Way, Elvis Presley
Sheath and Knife, Ewan MacColl
Air, The Talking Heads
Honey Don't, The Beatles
Relaxin' at Camarillo, Charlie Parker
Wichita Lineman, Glenn Campbell
Guilty, Randy Newman


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Arlo is a god.

"... fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders, three conductors, and twenty-five sacks of mail ..."

Hippo wrote:

"Arlo is a god."

Actually Steve Goodman is a god.

And for Lindsay...

Where is Phil when we really need him?

1. Morose (Stereo-Total) 2. Funny Face (Sparks) 3. Shake 'Em on Down (R.L. Burnside) 4. When My Little Girl is Smiling (The Drifters) 5. Dig For Fire (The Pixies) 6. Juxtaposed With U (Super Furry Animals) 7. Message To You Rudy (The Specials) 8. Mama Tried (Merle Haggard) 9. With Friends Like These (Stereolab) 10. I Am The Resurrection (Stone Roses).

I need to get those creepy back-up vocalists the Talking Heads used for "Air," I think they were also in the Kinks' "Death of a Clown."

I don't know if Steve Goodman is (or was, since sadly he passed on far too young) a god, but he certainly performed one of the most moving anti war songs I've ever heard. If you like folk music at all, it is well worth searching out "The Ballad of Penny Evans".

Don't forget The Master:

1. Bob Dylan, Mr. Tamborine Man
2. Bob Dylan, It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding
3. Bob Dylan, Tangled Up in Blue
4. Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan's Dream
5. Bob Dylan, Desolation Row
6. Bob Dylan, Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
7. Bob Dylan, Highway 61
8. Bob Dylan, Slow Train Coming
9. Bob Dylan, I and I
10. Bob Dylan, Political World

+10 bonus points for Phil Ochs, the best folk singer ever covered by Jello Biafra.

Wichita Lineman, now that was one darn good pop song.

Definitely, you get extra points for knowing who Phil Ochs was.

Anybody feel like recording "Here's to the State of Bush and Cheney"?

A couple of years back, I fell asleep on the sofa and was awakened by Glen Campbell (he was on Letterman or someone - ?) playing Wichita Lineman acoustic-style. It was unbelievably extraordinary, really beautiful, and I've been a huge fan ever since.

blue cheer,clem snide,elvis costello,blueboy,grateful dead,morning glory,delgados,wake,phil ochs(Rehearsals for retirement),dan fogelberg,BB king,Songs Ohia

Lot of Sarah Records lately;an irony and exhaustion thing; Morning Glory is obscure psych;I have psych so obscure you can't google them

Jeanne d'Arc and Lindsay have very similar great playlists

Anyone who loves Ewan MacColl and Glenn Campbell is first class in my book.

I've got Arlo Guthrie singing his father's "Plane Wreck at Los Gatos" on as I write.

norbizness wrote:

"If you like folk music at all, it is well worth searching out "The Ballad of Penny Evans".

No search required.
From my personal collection:

A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke

"Cuando El Rey Nimrod" by Tim Rayborn (the stream address = mp3 d/l)

Wilderness: "Arkless"

"Intuitive Plane" by Curandero

"Milky Way" By Uzeda

"good morning, captain (live Chicago '89)" by Slint

"the guy who invented fire" by Shellac

"Dear Grandma And Grandpa" ~ Tortoise

"Sleep Deeper" by Uzeda

"Jennifer Lopez (The Sweet Science Version)" by xiu xiu

"Cutup Piano and Xylophone" by Fridge

Anybody feel like recording "Here's to the State of Bush and Cheney"?

I did, for my Inauguration Day post.

Great ballads and a bit of regional exposure for those of you who may not be familiar with the band:

NEW ORLEANS LADIES by Louisiana's LeRoux.

"all the waaayfrom Bourbon Street to Esplanade, they sashay by, they sashay by.."

TAKE A RIDE ON A RIVERBOAT, same band is equally good.

(clips can be heard at amazon or the band's website)

The truly adventurous with regard to regional music should check out Wayne Toups aka 'the Bruce Springsteen of Zydeco'

In the folk category, Gordon Lightfoot's WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD ranks with Guthrie's CITY OF NEW ORLEANS for me.

Wow. I thought I was the only person who liked "Wichita Lineman." Now I feel better.

Glen Campbell recorded "Galveston", another smoooooth sentimental ballad similar to "Wichita Lineman".

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