Friday, January 19, 2007

We'll fill our mouths with cinnamon now

What a sweet Friday Random Playlist my computer shuffled for me today. You just know when things start out with the Decemberists, that all is right with the world.

1. Sons and daughters - the Decemberists

2. Higher than the sun - Primal Scream

3. Less than you think - Wilco

4. Oh Marie - Louis Prima

5. London - the Smiths

6. Almost gold - the Jesus and Mary Chain

7. There is power in a union - Billy Bragg

8. Changes are no good - the Stills

9. Sleep the clock around - Belle and Sebastian

10. Ignite - the Damned

Hear all the bombs, they fade away


And in a blatant display of shameless self-promotion, I would like to invite you to visit the always scintillating Record Room, where I have just posted a review of:

Skelliconnection - Chad VanGaalen

- there are mps and a super-awesome video -


phlegmfatale said...

I love when you self-promote shamelessly.

Anonymous said...

I checked it out and love the review and mp3s. Though as of two days ago, any new mp3s I download will play but will not allow itself to be added to any library for any music player, nor will they allow editing of any sort (for labeling). Would any of your faithful readers know what's going on?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's once of my most endearing qualities, Phlegmfatale!

I'm really pleased that you like Chad VanGaalen's songs, John. I can't say enough good things about him.
Sadly, you have me stumped about your library issues. What program are you using, again? Maybe someone else is familiar with this issue.

mellowlee said...

I just loooooove that Decemberists song. Your random ten lists are always awesome.! going to check out the Record Room now!

mellowlee said...

Barb, that was sooooo awesome!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks, Mel! That was really sweet of you.
And you know I love the Decemberists no matter what, but Sons and Daughters makes me all warm and fuzzy. It makes me feel like hugging a guitar or something.

Anonymous said...

Just came back from your as always excellent review. Keep on self-promoting I say.

Nice start to a random playlist is right. I think your initial post of The Decemberists has garnered quite the little cult following for them. I know it was one of my top fave CD's I bought last year.

Steffi said...

Alright, I have heard you talk about the Decemberists so often, I want to try them out - what CD would you recommend first and second for someone new to them, and I will see if I can borrow them from the library.


Anonymous said...

Nice list! It's always good to see some Billy Bragg there. "Talking to the Taxman About Poetry" is my favorite Bragg album. I finally got the cd last year, and was disappointed to see that he didn't include the Mayakovsky poem that the album is named after, like on the lp. guess that's as good an exscuse as any to hold on to the lp.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That's so sweet of you to say, Toccata. I don't know if the Decemberists need me, but I am happy to spread the love around. Definitely my top cd last year! And Picaresque was in my top 10 the year before.

Borrowing from the library is a great idea, Steffi. I've gotten introduced to some great stuff that way.
I would start with their newest cd, the Crane Wife, and their previous cd is also very fine. It's called Picaresque. Happy librarying!

It automatically makes you a scenester if you have vinyl, Johhny Yen. I'll have to do some looking, as I don't know that Billy Bragg album, nor that poet. My education is obviously lacking.

Deb said...

Oh, I'm gonna' go check you out at the record room now...awesome reminder. Hey, if we don't promote ourselves, who the hell will?

Anonymous said...

#5 just for's becoming a weekly thing methinks!

Anonymous said...

It's the album that "There is Power in a Union" is from. My favorite song from the album is "The Warmest Room."

Wikipedia has a good entry on Mayakovsky. He was the poet laureate of the Russian Revolution; he began to question the direction of the revolution after Stalin came to power, and supposedly committed suicide in 1930, though a lot of people think Stalin had him killed.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I guess if we didn't it would be up to our kids, Deb, but you never know where that would lead.

Actually Karen, #2 was just for you. JK!! There has to be a little Smiths on every list.

Shamefully the only Billy Bragg album I have is Live at the Barbican, and one of the Woody Guthrie ones he did with Wilco - Mermaid Avenue.
But I'll have to ask my daughter if she knows about Mayakovsky, Johnny Yen, as she is the real Russian history buff in the family.

Anonymous said...

I'm all for freebies and shameless self promotion. Thank you very much. I'll be right back.