So, what can I say, it's late January, and the high today is supposed to peak above 70 - followed, of course, by a night of storms and then cooler weather. Still and all, it's still mid-winter, and I'm still kind of suffering through some S.A.D.-like symptoms, but as always, we press on...
Today's music shuffle is on tap - after the JUMP
1. Song: Baby Lee Artist: Teenage Fanclub Album: Shadows (2010)
Scottish alt-rock band. Their 1991 album Bandwagonesque beat out Nevermind by Nirvana for album of the year in Spin Magazine. Baby Lee is off 2010 Shadows which, to-date, is the latest album for Teenage Fanclub.
2. Perihelion 1 Artist: Andrew Osenga Album: Leonard, The Lonely Astronaut (2012)
A perihelion refers to an orbit around the Sun. Perihelion 1 is a brief instrumental on Osenga's 2012 concept album, Leonard, the Lonely Astronaut.
a different song from the same album
3. Song: Long Long Long Artist: Rhett Miller Album: The Dreamer (2012)
In our shuffle a live version recorded at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, Georgia... The Old 97s front man is in good spirits and sounds incredible in this Noisetrade version.
The final song on Queen's second album. An earlier version was the final song on their debut. This is early-period Queen at their absolute best.
5. Song: Cages Artist: David Lowery Album: non-album download from The Palace Guards sessions (2011)
A fun and silly song from the Camper Van Beethoven/Cracker front man. Supposedly co-written by a guy from my hometown. By the way, the Amazon widget above includes a different song from Palace Guards.
6. Song: Water in Hell Artist: Broken Social Scene Album: Forgiveness Rock Record (2010)
A nifty song from the Canadian Indie Rock collective from what is at present their latest album.
I dig this song from this Brooklyn-based folksy band.
8. Song: Living Like a Hobo Artist: Marvin Etzioni and Buddy Miller Album: Marvin Country! (2012)
A rousing number from Etzioni's star-studded Double album. This one features Nashville-based living legend Buddy Miller.
here is a Marvin County! related video of another song
9. Song: Ready Teddy Artist: Little Richard Album: Here's Little Richard (1957)
A classic Rock n' Roll song written by Robert Blackwell and John Marascalco.
10. Song: Gillian Artist: Ane Brun Album: Changing of the Seasons (2008)
Great song from the Norwegian born singer-songwriter. Evocative and beautiful.
11. Song: One Small Step Artist: Black Tar Pineapple Album: Black Tar Pineapple (2012)
Nifty song from this side project of one our featured bands from last year - The Danbury Lie. Check it out (not on the Amazon widget, but the album is available on Spotify and (as linked below) Bandcamp.