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He’s Not the First


Midweek Makeover: Tik Tok

Song’s old, show’s old.  Don’t care.  This is awesome:


10:15/Saturday Night: Oakland to Atlanta

Recently reminded of this:


Credit to Delta, ATL, Spondivits, etc. for the recent reminder, and SWATS in general, for all this.

Midweek Makeover: Bruce Highway Edition

So, there was this original, by Bob Dylan.  Secret?  I’d never really paid attention to it, before 2009.

[youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwSZvHqf9qM[/youtube]

It’s great, isn’t it?  But in that weird way that makes the first time you heard a song stick as the original, I’ll always associate this with the Whitlams.  I was rolling north on the Bruce Highway in Australia when I first heard it:

[youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAtA6rEpF40[/youtube]

Bonus Bruce Highway music –


Weekend Music: A Distant World Edition

Outkast – Git Up, Git Out

[youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acN_99gfuAM[/youtube]

 Curtis Mayfield – Diamond in the Back

[youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVANQheoRUw[/youtube]

Sly and the Family Stone – Family Affair

[youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdiRhzTsSnk[/youtube]



Weekend Music: Rewind Edition

Camera Obscura’s Lloyd, I’m Ready to Be Heartbroken:

[youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Who4OL08iR8[/youtube]

Beirut’s Postcards from Italy:

[youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X61BVv6pLtw[/youtube]

Continuing the postcard theme (ever heard of Postcrossing?), here’s Jens Lekman’s Postcard to Nina:

[youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmq3GXsMcHM[/youtube]




Weekend Music: ODB Edition

Shimmy shimmy ya . . .


Me and Mariah . . .


Hey, Dirty, baby I got your money . . .


10:15/Saturday Night: Wait

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Maps (acoustic):


Weekend Music: Rebuilding

M83 + Men At Work = City Down Under:

Midweek Makeover: Wanna Be Friday Edition

When I first heard this Blawan joint, it took me straight to the early 90s, but I couldn’t quite place it.  Getting Me Down:


Turns out I just didn’t keep Brandy within reach:


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