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Friday, September 14, 2007

Fair Fortuna has spun her wheel...

... and selected the following lucky winnners for inclusion in this week's random iPod tomfoolery:

Nieve Penitentes 1 - Thomas Koner
Heartbreak Hotel - John Cale
Young Girl Cut Down In Her Prime - Shirley & Dolly Collins
Adults And Children - Gordons
Be Thankful For What You Got - Yo La Tengo
It's A Bit Of A Pain - Faust
Vou Recomecar - Gal Costa
Missouri - Low
Double Barrel - Dave & Ansel Collins
Bridges - Tracy Chapman

The last time I did this, I looked up which year these tracks were released to determine the average age of that week's crop, and offered a bit of personal reflection about what was happening in my life for that year. A lot of these are pretty old, which pushes the average down considerably -- to 1982, when I was 11. I really don't remember too much about that time, other than that I was in fifth grade and I really liked hamburgers. Oh, and that my alcoholic stepfather exercised strict control over our television, and there wasn't a cop or detective show that we missed. If you have a problem with the paucity of reminiscences, I suggest you direct your bitching to fair Fortuna. After all, she's the one selecting these things.

Not every song I listen to is an average of 25 years old. In fact, I've been enjoying the Stars of the Lid's And Their Refinement of Decline, a double-disc set of ambient tidal drift that was not only released this past millenium, it was also released this past year(!). In other hymn-themed news, I plan to resume digitizing my old lps this weekend, which just may kick the average year for this exercise well into the 1970s. Tune in next week (or whenever I'm too lazy to write a real blog post) to find out. Praise Him!



  • At September 20, 2007 5:48 PM, Blogger blake s said…

    dear sister,

    a couple suggestions for getting hip to what the kids are (or what we cultural elites know they should be) listening to, may i humbly recommend Liars (lots of vids on youtube -- definitely riding in the wake of krautrock, the dirtier side of it -- altho, seeing yr into the softer stuff (catpower, yo la tengo) you really should hear "sailing to byzantium" (on their myspace page) & "protection" (don't know if you can find it free on the web) on their new album).... & -- in a different vein, The Blow: DIY e(s)th(et)ic but super duper clean producion. And yet their lyrics are much more "dirty" (or "suggestive") while Liars' articulate some space before or beyond the one our consciousness talks to itself about....

    so: i'm just a fan getting old like you who feels rejuvenated by these two bands -- love yr blog, keep defending america sweetheart, & check these folks out.... i warn you tho: some of the suggestiveness may have homo implications, so put yr protective goggles on, sister. i wouldn't want you to get hurt.

    lots of love, & keep doing what you do.


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