Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Let the Week of Lame-o Posts Continue: Another iPod Shuffle

OK, so I should have planned ahead and written a kickass post and just left it up for a week or so while I packed up my worldly goods. I didn’t. So this is a week of lame-o posts. First the “personal DNA” and then some one-word answers to questions. Now it’s another iPod shuffle, because I know you are all dying to know what I fill my ears with. In an effort to make this stupid post a little bit more interesting, I’ve done a little write-up on each song.

“Radio Delhi #2”—Radio India: The Eternal Dream of Sound
Radio India is one of my favorite albums. At some point in the mid-nineties, the Eternal Dream of Sound project recorded radio stations from around the globe. This track has a lot of Bollywood and some very eerie folk music. Then it switches to some sitar and back to pop. Highly recommended.

“If Looks Could Kill”—Camera Obscura: Let’s Get Out of This Country
While one could hardly say that the lyrics make sense, the 60s girl-group vibe of this song is contagious. I find myself bouncing up and down in my seat.

“Browning”—Edith Piaf: Voice of the Sparrow
OK, I know a movie is coming out about Edith Piaf, but I’ve had this album forever. I love listening to Piaf for dinner music or on a relaxing Sunday morning. The gun-pop in this song always kills me.

“Words You Used to Say”—Dean and Britta: Back Numbers
Sigh… It’s not Luna, but I am so happy to hear his voice again. I snoozed and lost with getting tickets to see the husband and wife act perform at the MFA. I’m still kicking myself.

“Black Wave/ Bad Vibration”—Arcade Fire: Neon Bible
I’m a bit of a whore for Canadian music. I don’t love Neon Bible as much as Funeral, but that said, it’s still an amazing album. It’s funny, Win Butler sounds like an incarnation of Ian McCullough, but Arcade Fire still manages to sound completely original at the same time.

“This Charming Man”—Stars: Nightsongs
I love this little ditty. But that’s probably because of my obsession with Canada these days.

“Dinner Bells”—Wolf Parade: (Demo)
Wolf Parade—one of the best acts of the zeros if you ask me. This song, like everything else they’ve recorded, is amazing. Plus, see above statement about Canadian music.

“Don’t Dream It’s Over”—Crowded House: (Compilation)
OK, I know it’s played in supermarkets, but I get misty whenever I hear it.

“Murder Me Rachel”—The National: Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
In a word, Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers rocks. If you don’t have it, get it. Now. Swoon… Matt Berninger has a sexy voice.

“Breakfast in Bed”—Dusty Springfield: Dusty in Memphis
Yeah. Great song. Enough said.


Dear Prudence said...

Sassy, I have only heard of two of those folks. Guess I better listen up.

Sassy Sundry said...

Yep, Prudence. Time to expand horizons.

Dear Prudence said...

You now I will! I am a music whore!

Sassy Sundry said...

Be a whore for Canadian bands.

dive said...

"Breakfast in Bed". I was only singing that the other day. Great song.
And hey, don't apologise for filler posts, Sassy; you are in love and moving house, we should be grateful you post at all.
Though you do make me feel old (as usual). I'm a sucker for Canadians, too, but we're talking Joni Mitchell and Neil Young here …

Old Knudsen said...

I've heard only of the "hey boy hey boy don't dream its over" I refuse to do kick ass posts anymore on the grounds that willy pictures gets more attention.

Sassy Sundry said...

Divey, check out newer Canadian pop. You won't regret it. And, I'm trying to keep some perspective here about the whole "love" thing. I'm really into him, but we don't know each other well enough to be "in love." Thank you for the pass on the filler posts. You owe us a "fill us in" post. Hee hee.

Knudsen, those willy pictures are going to get me fired.

Robyn said...

Your iTunes lists always make me feel so old and out of touch.

The "younger set" at work share their iTune playlists on the network, so now I can listen to all kinds of stuff I wouldn't normally stumble across--I even found Tony Bennett the other day--these people have quite a broad range of tastes.

Sassy Sundry said...

Robyn, you are neither. And there are only two really "new" songs on this thing, so I sometimes feel a bit old myself.

dive said...


Sassy Sundry said...

Hee hee.

Before Girl said...

Arcade Fire...ugh. Sorry. I read about them on Slate, and thought, "Hey they sound so cool!" So I listened to some samples from Amazon. And it was just whiny and random. Unfortunately, I feel that way about a lot of indie bands and indie bands from Canada.

We may look alike, but our music tastes are so different.

Try Meryn Cadell's Angel Food for Thought. That's some good Canadian.

Full said...

I only heard of two as well.
My i-tunes is on shuffle as wander through Blogworld.
Last 5 are:
1. Poiche fosti invano da me maledetto - Verdi - Rigoletto.
2. Ain't got nothin but the blues - Robben Ford - Talk to your daughter.
3. These days - Joy Division - Substance.
4. Walk around time - Robert Cray band - Midnight Stroll.
5. Dead shrimp blues - Robert Johnson - The complete recordings.

As for Canadian bands, I make no apology for being a Rush fan and have been for years.

Good luck with the move Sassy, hope the new "gaff" is all you want it to be.
New fluff bunnies perhaps?

Sassy Sundry said...

Yeah, Before Girl. I kind of figured that.

Monkey God, I love Joy Division. Sigh... Thanks for the wishes.