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Saturday, June 25, 2005
Tag you're it....
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know it's a beautiful summer day outside, but I just got home from running the usual Saturday errands (dry cleaner, car wash, grocery store, recycling, post office...the "glamour" rounds), and I'm making some ice tea and checking in before I head outside to do some gardening, mow the yard, and tidy up the table and chairs so we can sit outside and enjoy breakfast on the deck tomorrow morning. My sister and her kids are here this weekend. They went to a picnic in DC today, but I get to take them to the new water park at Six Flags tomorrow!

In other news, I've been tagged by Neckbone .

List your current six favorite songs, then pick six other people to do the same. Thank God it isn't six all time favorites...

Okay, here goes. Currently making the rounds on my iPod are:

1. "3rd Base, Dodger Stadium" - Ry Cooder
2. "What a Difference a Day Made" - Jaimie Cullum
3. "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - Elvis Costello
4. "Devils and Dust" - Springsteen
5. "The Girl in the Other Room" - Diana Krall
6. "Every Man I know is Either Married, Gay, or Dead" - Kacey Jones (thanks Diane!)

I tag:

ACW
JWER
Steve - and they can't ALL be from the new album ;-)
Jen
and
Maktaaq, cause there's got to be a good Romanian love song or two I haven't heard!

PS Thanks Snay, can't count: Let's see what
Neckbone's better half has to add to the list!
posted by Broadsheet @ 3:29 PM  
7 Editorial Opinions:
  • At June 25, 2005, Blogger Malnurtured Snay said…

    That's five, Linda ...

     
  • At June 26, 2005, Blogger Steve said…

    cool!
    haven't heard that ry cooder track yet. a trip to iTunes beckons.
    have put my own six on the firehose.
    "havva grade A"

     
  • At June 26, 2005, Blogger Broadsheet said…

    Snay: Thanks - I added Ice Queenie.

    Steve: As usual, your list far outpaces mine! Wish Mark would get a blog so I could tag him for this one. Maybe he'll list them in the comments when he gets back from Iowa next week. Mark??

     
  • At June 26, 2005, Anonymous Mark said…

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'll get a blogish thingie soon enough, Mr. Steve; I mean, I had one in '93 but no one paid attention, ya know?

    I won't presume to answer that question at the moment but I will note that whence she is done knapping, Jeni and I (in Kansas City at present) are bound for Jardine's, to see jazz baritone Kevin Mahogany (see eponymous website), who played Big Joe Turner in Altman's "Kansas City."

    We spent the afternoon at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and American Jazz Museum across town.

    Good times, good times....

    But ok, what the hell; the songs thing is "at the moment," right? So I'll lay claim to:

    Still Dark Out, Let's Active
    Your Hoodrat Friend, The Hold Steady
    Rebellion Lies, The Arcade Fire
    The End of Medicine, New Pornographers

    and, uh, I'm not sure where this is coming from, but . . .

    The Safety Dance, Hombres Sans Sombreros

    Now back to my regularly scheduled vacation; I've got more steak and BBQ to eat!

    - Mark

    PS: indyphiles will note that in recent weeks TWO Baltimore bands have been well treated by Pitchfork: The Oranges Band and Wilderness, the latter even receiving the Best New Music quality imprimateur. Go, little city, go! Maryland has to be known for something better in the present tense than, uh, Good Charlotte (if they're not the worst band ever to actually headline Brixton Academy, I dunno who is!).

     
  • At June 26, 2005, Anonymous Mark said…

    Oops, I was shy one song there. Take your pick of the following:

    Hocus Pocus, Focus (you've all heard it whether you know it or not if you're over 35; Scandy prog-rock yodeling straight outta the 70s -- what more could you ask?)

    Mack the Knife Live, Ella in Berlin

    Lick It Up, Kiss -- seems to have supplanted Eddie Money as the signature rock staple on oldies stations out here in the land of big trucks and tall radio towers.

    That song I heard in the kitchen the other day by the Avalanches (read all about 'em in Slate, in an article on covers by the sadly neglected Franklin Bruno, late of Nothing Painted Blue -- and check out Petra Hayden's album-length take on The Who Sell Out while you're at it).

    There's Got to be a Morning After, Maureen McGovern -- look, sorry, I saw it at a theater across the street from this hotel 30ish years ago (or rather, the movie it's in, The [Aquatic Greek God Whose Name I Can't Seem to Spell Right Now] Adventure).

    No. 13 Girl, Live at Merriweather Post -- from the direct-to-disk 4 track that should be waiting in my mail when I get home from the stellar live show that jwer, marc, myself and others saw a couple weeks back -- little different from the only other live music I'd ever heard from Merriweather: Jackson Browne's recording of The Load Out/Stay.

    Big Hits on the Underground, The Saints.

    Some Damn Bartok Piece I Can't Remember, Emerson String Quartet.

    Left of the Dial, Replacements

    Lazy Flies, Beck -- rather suits the weather here, I tell ya.

    Pretty Much Anything, Sonny Rollins

    Ditto, R.L. Burnside

    Dixie Dear, Badfinger

    Copernicus Effigy, Rosco and the White Courtesy Phones.

    Ok, ok, sorry, I clearly have too much time and am trying to hard to look eclectic. And yes, that last is pure 100% piss take.

    Cheers all.

     
  • At June 26, 2005, Blogger Broadsheet said…

    errr....thanks Mark! Sounds like you guys are having fun. Looking forward to catching up when I get back from Arcadia. Oh, and that would be the Poseidon Adventure, sweetie.

     
  • At June 27, 2005, Blogger jwer said…

    I believe you might be underestimating my laziness.

     
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