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2018-07-21/22: Open up the door

Feels Like the First Time - Foreigner


2018-07-20: Have mercy

La Grange - ZZ Top


2018-07-19: I took it all for granted

Cuts Like a Knife - Bryan Adams


2018-07-18: You say it's easy

Jackie Blue - Ozark Mountain Daredevils


2018-07-17: I'm losing sleep

Another Postcard - Barenaked Ladies


2018-07-14/15: My, how they fly

Blue Skies (Irving Berlin, Frank Sinatra)


2018-07-13: Here she comes

On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe (Harry Warren/Johnny Mercer, Judy Garland and The Merry Macs)


2018-07-12: Comes in the morning

Fascinating Rhythm (George & Ira Gershwin, Joe Bari, a/k/a Tony Bennett)


2018-07-11: Lost control

Heart and Soul (Hoagy Carmichael - Helen Ward, Larry Clinton & His Orchestra


2018-07-10: I think of you

So, I guess this week will be Great American Songbook Week.


Night and Day - Cole Port (Fred Astaire/Leo Reisman & His Orchestra)

(Remember, you can submit your own music suggestions here. That well ran dry quite some time ago.)


2018-07-09: It's a Barnum and Bailey world

It's Only a Paper Moon - Benny Goodman


2018-07-07/08: Why not a little Spanish flea?

Spanish Flea - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass


2018-07-06: Doctor Who

Doctorin' the Tardis - The Timelords (a/k/a The KLF)


2018-07-05: A cozy room

My Blue Heaven - Glenn Miller and the Army Air Force Band


2018-07-04: The Post

The Washington Post March - J.P. Sousa (U.S. Marine Band)


2018-06-03: Two-Four Waltz

Waltz, Op. 42 in A Flat Major - F. Chopin (Rubinstein)

2018-07-02: I've got two legs

I've Got Two Legs - Monty Python


2018-06-30/07-01: Why don't you show up?

Fool in the Rain - Led Zeppelin


2018-06-29: The Return of the Las Palmas 7

The Return of the Las Palmas 7 - Madness


2018-06-28: Nobody's perfect

Friend Or Foe - Adam Ant


2018-06-27: Sweet & Lowdown

Sweet & Lowdown - George Gershwin


2018-06-26: Let Our Mouths Be Filled

The Divine Liturgy Op. 31, No. 18, "Da ispolnatsa usta nasha" - Rachmaninov


2018-06-25: Good luck movin' up

Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) - Billy Joel


2017-06-23/24: Jai guru deva om

Across The Universe - Laibach


2018-06-22: One two

Numbers - Kraftwerk


2018-06-21: I was on a Paris train

The Metro - Berlin


2018-06-20: We'll drive you crazy

Rock and Roll All Nite - KIiss


2018-06-19: Some mood music for Not Chico

Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor (BWV 1008) - J.S. Bach


2018-06-18: A good temperament

Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, No. 8 (E-flat minor, D-sharp minor) (BWV 853) - J.S. Bach


2018-06-16/17: I don't wanna go

Back In Flesh - Wall of Voodoo


2018-06-15: It feels so right

Go All The Way - Raspberries


2018-06-14: It's just the same old show

On My Radio - The Selecter


2018-06-13: That's impossible

You're Everywhere That I'm Not - Translator


2018-06-12: You're just too good to be true

Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli


2018-06-11: Am I going crazy?

Spill the Wine - Eric Burdon & War


2018-06-09/10: I refuse to let you go

Ain't Too Proud To Beg - Temptations


2018-06-08: Take me away to nowhere plains

Here Comes Your Man - Pixies


2018-06-07: That's history

History Never Repeats - Split Enz


2018-06-02/03: Scribble away!

Accountancy Shanty - Monty Python


2018-06-01: A panoply of song

June Hymn - The Decemberists


2018-05-31: I have never put my hope in any other

Spem In Alium - Thomas Tallas (perf. The Tallis Scholars)


2018-05-28: It's hot here at night

Hot in the City - Billy Idol


2018-05-26/27: It's all too late

Change - Tears For Fears


2018-05-25: It's the damage that we do

Accidents Will Happen - Elvis Costello & The Attractions


2018-05-23: It's obvious

Oblivious - Aztec Camera


2018-05-21: I got over it

Your Imagination - Daryl Hall & John Oates


2018-05-19/20: Cocaine (Eric Clapton, live version, 1980)

More popular covers week:

Originally recorded by JJ Cale in 1976. Recorded by Eric Clapton in 1977 for Slowhand, but the live version from Just One Night is what charted.

2018-05-18: I Fought the Law (The Clash, 1979)

More popular covers week:

Originally recorded by The Crickets (post Buddy Holly) in 1960 but didn't chart, then charted by the Bobby Fuller Four in 1966.

2018-05-17: The Tide Is High (Blondie, 1980)

More popular covers week:

Originally recorded by The Paragons in 1966.

2018-05-16: (I've) Got My Mind Set on You (George Harrison, 1987)

More popular covers week:

Originally recorded by James Ray in 1962.


2018-05-15: (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me (Naked Eyes, 1983)

More popular covers week:

Written in the 1960s by songwriting team Burt Bacharach and Hal David, "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" was first recorded as a demo by Dionne Warwick in 1963, then charted for Lou Johnson in 1964.





British synthpop duo Naked Eyes then took the song to #8 in the US with their 1983 version, which also had the honor of introducing most pop music enthusiasts to the emerging monolith of digital sampling technology. Other less obvious uses of the tech had been used in previous charting songs, such as "She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby, but none were quite so obvious or distinct.

2018-05-14: Tainted Love (Soft Cell, 1981)

A couple weeks ago, we had neo's unexpected covers week, so this week it's covers that were more popular than the originals.


Originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964. Extended version includes "Where Did Our Love Go," originally recorded by the Supremes, also in 1964.


2018-05-06: If I can mostly ignore Bono’s political stuff, I guess I can mostly ignore theirs, too.

Neo's Week of Unexpected Unplugged Covers.

Indigo Girls - Romeo And Juliet

 

-Post title is Neo's favorite youtube comment from video

2018-05-05: She puts a little black stick in her mouth in some of her other videos. Please don’t watch them if your heart can’t take it.

Neo's Week of Unexpected Unplugged Covers.

The Corrs - Everybody Hurts

 

-Post title is Neo's favorite youtube comment from video

2018-05-04: The crowd was so stunned 😳 that you could hear a mouse 🐭 fart in that auditorium!

Neo's Week of Unexpected Unplugged Covers.

Norah Jones – Black Hole Sun

 

-Post title is Neo's favorite youtube comment from video

2018-05-03: Pop song from an artist I never really cared to listen to, slowed it down and completely changed the whole feeling of the song. Sheer brilliance.

Neo's Week of Unexpected Unplugged Covers.

Chris Cornell - Billie Jean

 

-Post title is Neo's favorite youtube comment from video

2018-05-02: I always knew 2 scary, big, muscular motherfuckers could make me cry easily.... but not like this.

Neo's Week of Unexpected Unplugged Covers.

Disturbed - The Sound of Silence

 

-Post title is Neo's favorite youtube comment from video

2018-05-01: Am I ever happy I typed in to find # 07 that I could not find listed with all the other parts of this amazing CONCERT.

Neo's Week of Unexpected Unplugged Covers.

Glenn Tilbrook - Voodoo Child

 

-Post title is Neo's favorite youtube comment from video

2018-04-30: Never has a National Steel sounded so apocalyptically pissed.

Neo's Week of Unexpected Unplugged Covers.

When the Levee Breaks - John Campbell

 

-Post title is Neo's favorite youtube comment from video

2018-04-26: Blow up

Total Eclipse - Klaus Nomi


2018-04-25: It's not for me

Beautiful World - Devo


2018-04-24: Things will happen while they can

Big In Japan - Alphaville


2018-04-23: We don't want to deal with you

Sign your Name - Terence Trent D'Arby


2018-04-21/22: Stroll around the grounds

Mrs. Robinson - Lemonheads


2018-04-16: I'm having so much fun

Lucky Number - Lene Lovich


2018-04-14/15: Bless the bees and the birds

It Must Be Love - Madness


2018-04-13: Rockit

Rockit - Herbie Hancock


2018-04-12: The winter boys

One Of Our Submarines - Thomas Dolby


2018-04-11: Aspirations in the clouds

No One Is To Blame - Howard Jones


2018-04-10: This one's for Sharpie

Another Nail In My Heart - Squeeze


2018-04-09: We have grown

(Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon


2018-04-08: Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5

Kirill Kondrashin, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra


2018-04-03: Had to get away

Vacation - The Go-Go's


2018-04-01: It's a competitive world

Everything Counts - Depeche Mode


2018-03-31: Every day so many drinks, such pretty flowers

What Have I Done To Deserve This - Pet Shop Boys


2018-03-05: I hope This Song Starts A Craze A kind of Craze that Ignites The Airwaves

Bonus Korab22 Week:

Brand New - Okay I Believe you, but my Tommy gun Don't

2018-02-27: It's something quite peculiar

Under the Milky Way - The Church


2018-02-26: You're old enough to

Dance the Night Away - Van Halen


2018-02-25: Leave all worries behind you

Dream a Little Dream of Me - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong


2018-02-18: Incidents arose from circumstance

Heat of the Moment - Asia


2018-02-16: Accroches-toi a ton reve

Hold On Tight - ELO


2018-02-11: The riot season is here again

Here Comes the War - New Model Army


2018-02-09: I'm physically attracted to you

I Feel For You - Chaka Khan


2018-02-07: I've made up my mind

I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles


2018-02-05: I've seen that road before

The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles


2018-02-04: She waits in the air

Matte Kudasai - King Crimson
Korab22 Week 2.5


2018-02-02: Just gonna prove it while the whole world collides

Big Sky Country - Chris Whitley
Korab22 Week 2.5


2018-01-31: I ain't holding on no more

Tell Her This - Del Amitri
Korab Week 2.5

2018-01-29: Revealed in its wildest, most generous incarnation

New York Dolls

Dancing on the Lip of a Volcano
Submitted by Korab22


2018-01-28: I heard a funny thing

Alone Again Or - The Damned


2018-01-27: Too much pressure

Too Much Pressure - The Selecter


2018-01-26: Set me on fire

Kerosene - Big Black


2018-01-21: We skirt around the danger zone and don't talk about it later

Interesting recording of this track. Recorded live in 1998, in a tent, at Glastonbury Her voice sounds great.

Marlene on The Wall - Suzanne Vega


GDT #201703718: A wandered man @ A shooting star - It will not warm thy heart at all

2018-01-20: Growin' old in a bar, ya grow old in a bar

Great version of this song. The chaos in this video is glorious!

Left of the Dial - Replacements

2018-01-19: I'm sick of myself when I look at you

Sick of Myself - Matthew Sweet

I don't know who submitted this (and the next two), but thanks!


2018-01-18: It was fun for a while

More Than This - Roxy Music

This has been korab22 Week-and-a-Half.


2018-01-17: There's cool and then there's Jeff Beck Cool

Cause We've Ended As Lovers - Jeff Beck

korab22 Week 1.5


2018-01-16: Sharks don't attack the Irish, it's mostly Australians

Sharks - Tragically Hip

korab22 Week 1.5


2018-01-15: In my nightmare everything's wrong

I Can't Wake Up - Richard Thompson

It's korab22 Week 1.5


2018-01-14: Save It For Later

Two dozen other stupid reasons why we should suffer for this

...and drawing the 1st korab22 Week to a close:

Extra Credit

Great choice. Seems like it could almost be a Pete song. (bhh)

2018-01-13: Who Needs To Dream?

I am determined not to fall, into that trap again.

korab22: More great power pop, this time from Bob Mould. The unhealthy relationship cycle.

2018-01-11: Alma Matters

It's my life to ruin my own way

korab22: "4:05 of perfect power pop"

 
Ah, Moz. Who'd have thought there'd be a day when the bleeding hearts would tear their papier-mâché (all pages from NME) statues of Suedehead down? (bhh)

GDT #201703661: The Mercenary @ Loggerheads - Run into the sun, kick your heels in the killing fields

2018-01-10: That's The Way That it Shows

It's the little things that betray. A slip of the tongue, a squeeze of the hand, that's the way that it shows.

korab22: "Beauty from Richard Thompson about vulnerability in relationships. Lyrics are great, but the guitar work is beautifully tortured."

PGDT #201703655: BTDPC!!!

GDT #201703655: a great surprise @ the bridge to burn - It was January 1963

2018-01-09: Passion is no ordinary word

 Passion is no ordinary word, ain't manufactured or just another sound that you hear at night

korab22 Week continues...

2018-01-08: Wish you were here

korab22 Week Begins...

...with a tribute to the Great Ghoosa. To quote korab22, "Marian Hossa....Fuck"

GDT #201703645: The meeker sleeker @ Fingers in a glove - But if you blink you'll miss the fun

2018-01-07: Rake

Even the moonlight is blinding.

This has been donkey brains' Townes Van Zandt week


2018-01-06: Marie

I was staying at the mission til I met Marie, now I can't stay there no more.

2018-01-04: Rex's Blues

Legs to walk and thoughts to fly, eyes to laugh and lips to cry, a restless tongue to classify, all born to grow and grown to die.

2018-01-02: If I Needed You

"Loop and Lil are parakeets."

2018-01-01: Pancho & Lefty

"I wrote this about two Mexican bandits that I saw on the TV two weeks after I wrote the song."

This week's theme is Phil loves TVZ, brought to you by patient34 (donkey brains). The 21st anniversary of Townes Van Zandt's death is January 1.