Back for more punishment.

2017-12-25/26: Throw your arms around the world

Merry Christmas and/or your holiday of choice, everyone

2017-12-16: It's all over you

Electric Blue - Icehouse

2017-12-15: All I ask you

Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton-John

2017-12-13: Dream on

Original Sin - INXS

GDT #20170473: the long draught @ the not appreciated - Check the guy's track record

2017-12-12: The world turns

In the Ghetto - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

This week, have some Australians

2017-12-11: I was so confused

Even the Nights Are Better - Air Supply

GDT #20170457: A dog is barking @ The Moon - It is some strange addiction when you need to put yourself back in your eye

In honor of why I'll probably miss the end of tonight's tilt: 2/3rds of this band playing tonight as Poptone.

2017-12-10: Someone's sneaking around the corner

2017-12-09: I guess I should have known

See A Little Light - Bob Mould

2017-12-05: We always did feel the same

Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan

2017-12-04: It's you once again

Big Log - Robert Plant

2017-11-29: Sweet as honey

Roll With It - Steve Winwood

2017-11-23: Waiting for photos

Baby's on Fire - Brian Eno

2017-11-21: It's worse than that

Star Trekkin' - The Firm

2017-11-20: All my life

Getting Away With It - Electronic

171118 GDT #20170300: CHI @ PIT - Etc,

2017-11-18: Quite different

You Often Forget - Revolting Cocks

2017-11-17: Enjoy the scenery

Life in One Day - Howard Jones

2017-11-14: Why must you hurt me?

Liar Liar - The Castaways

2017-11-10: You just get numb

Tequila Sunrise - The Eagles

2017-11-08: Rollin' down the street

Gin and Juice - Snoop Dogg

2017-11-07: Come out tonight

Sherry - The Four Seasons

2017-11-06: Whiskey and wine

Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) - Looking Glass

2017-11-03: Hesitation Blues

Jelly Roll Morton

2017-11-02: Gonna need two pair of shoes

Walking to New Orleans - Fats Domino

2017-10-31: Yes indeed

I'm Walkin' - Fats Domino

2017-10-30: I found my thrill

Blueberry Hill - Fats Domnino

2017-10-29: For goodness sake

Hippy Hippy Shake - Chan Romero

2017-10-26: You're the devil and now I know

Shake, Rattle & Roll - Big Joe Turner

2017-10-25: Dance all night

Shake It Up - The Cars

2017-10-23: Shake it

Baby Got Back - Sir Mix A Lot

2017-10-20: Under the moonlight

Do You Wanna Dance? - Ramones

2017-10-17: I did too many drugs

American Music - Violent Femmes

2017-10-16: The Bahamas are islands

Bitchin' Camaro - The Dead Milkmen

2017-10-15: And I could

Left to My Own Devices - Pet Shop Boys

2017-10-13: I tried my imagination

856-5309/Jenny - Tommy Tutone

2017-10-11: The ashes and the fire

This Big Hush - Shriekback

2017-10-06: If you want a doo-doo rhyme then come see me

Neo figured it out. All the songs have dogs in them. You can go back to your normal lives. How about all those goals that were scored, eh? Ooooweeee!

171005 PGDT #2017020010: Booze, Tobacco, Dope, Pussy, Cars

Yep. BTDPC. It's what's for winners.

171005 GDT #2017020010: 2 Petes @ Chainlink Fence - "It's time we should be going"

2017-10-05: Could we ever bring 'em back once they have gone

Continuing with the 'hidden' theme week, I'm thinking a hint is in order, though I suspect everyone will figure it out on Sunday if it's not guessed by then. I deliberately picked songs across a pretty wide time frame to demonstrate how common the unifying element is. It's usually, though not always, pretty subtle and yet it's not something anyone will miss once they know.

2017-10-02: And you're minding your own business

It's guess the theme week. This one gets easier as the week goes. If you don't get it by the last day, you're not trying, which, let's be honest, you're not.

2017-10-01: We got the power to do that

You live long enough, you see just about anything. Here, Brit Pop's bitterest rivals finally collaborate. See what Trump can do?

2017-09-29: Suffer the Little Cuties

I was wondering if shoecore was ever coming back. Not bad. Feels like floating in a warm pool the water from which may or may not be 100% composed of one's own urine.

2017-09-28: You could get the blues

What's new(ish) music week without Lana Del Rey doing her most Del Reyed version of Florence + The Machine? Something tells me it makes no difference. And yet here it is...

2017-09-27: I pack like a cat, skate like a rat.

This wasn't the AV Undercover I was going to use, but I know half the band and they do a serviceable job. T. Rex exists in a weird place where a lot of covers are not bad but also don't end up being quite as good as the original.

2017-09-26: Let it dissolve on your tongue

No doubt you'll recognize most of this lot. This was 'Cip's suggestion, btw. I was wondering if they were Gwen to put the past behind them...puns, etc.

2017-09-25: We all know this is nothing

It's apparently everything new is old again. I've noticed many new songs are steeped in the familiar sounds of yesteryear a bit more than usual. Kicking off the week is a song released this month but would fit perfectly within the Berlin-era of Bowie. If not for the Joy Division-derived songs, I'd say the whole album was an homage to the Berlin trilogy.

2017-09-24: Teenage wasteland

Baba O'Riley - The Who

2017-09-23: Cartoon capers

Let's Go All the Way - Sly Fox

2017-09-22: What's that song?

Alex Chilton - The Replacements

2017-09-20: Bring a nickel

Down on the Corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival

2017-09-19: Where can I find a woman like that?

Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield

2017-09-18: I'm only gonna tell you one time

Runnin' with the Devil - Van Halen

2017-09-17: Falschgeld

Turns out all my contributions to Einstürzende Neubauten Week have been from their first two studio albums. For me, the early "noisy" stuff is where it's at. --FFF

2017-09-15: Abfackeln!

"Abfackeln," depending on whose translation you use, means torch or burn off. --FFF

2017-09-14: Fiat Lux: A) Fiat Lux B) Maifestspiele C) Hirnlego

While Fs is off trouncing around in the first few albums, which are pretty great and innovative unto themselves (I would have posted tomorrow's song as well), there's just too much good stuff of all shapes and sizes throughout the EN catalog to not touch on some of the other highlights. This is the one I meant to post a few weeks ago. If I recall correctly, the crowd recording is a celebration as the Berlin Wall is being torn down.

2017-09-13: Steh auf Berlin

My contributions to Neubauten Week skew heavily toward the "industrial/noise." That's my favorite part. --FFF

2017-09-12: Seele Brennt

Neubauten week continues with a little soul burning. I'm pretty sure this is the first full song I heard by EN. Intrigued by the scream clip in the MTV 120 title sequence, went to Bill's Records and Tapes and asked for a recommendation, which I'm sure was delivered with pithy scorn. Which, in retrospect, is fine. Unlike James, BHH wasn't cool. BHH will never be cool.

2017-09-11: Nevativ Nein

Looks like it's time for Neubauten Week.

2017-09-07: Ronnie Hawkins - Matchbox

As a reminder, this week is a Guess-the-Theme Week. There is a theme to the week and was submitted by someone other than myself or Fs. First person to guess who submitted it and the actual theme wins a free pat on the back. Everybody else will have to pay double for their pats-on-the-back. Really, it's surprising no one's got it yet. the answer is right in front of your faces.

2017-09-04: Clarence Carter - Road To Love

Just have a couple of weeks until preseason and then a couple of more until the games start mattering a bit. yay, hockey.

This week is a Guessed-the-Theme Week (YSWIDT?). There is a theme to the week and was submitted by someone other than myself or Fs. First person to guess who submitted it and the actual theme wins a free pat on the back. Everybody else will have to pay double for their pats-on-the-back

2017-09-03: For The Last Time

This song is so on point it hurts. Despite not watching much of the series during it's original airing, I actually bought the soundtrack CD, which wasn't great, but had a couple of songs that were iconic for the time. And when this song showed up in the 1st episode of The Return, I knew Lynch was not only back, but also better.

2017-09-02: soundtrack for maximum FX

A Lynch offering always comes with a carefully tuned sound design. It's often the case his sound content supersedes visual content. And he's not the kind of guy to stick with a folio team and a souped-up soundtrack, though he does those things, too. It's hard to find other creators so at home with manipulating sound at will and effectively bringing to the audience the weird and wonderful things recording artists happen upon but usually keep to themselves as results are just too jarring to fit within most artists' outputs.

The first here is a re-made version of "American Woman" by Muddy Magnolias, except slowed down and mixed into the show so that every kick/snare sounds like a gunshot with the vocals becoming the anguished demons escaping the wounds those gunshots create. Used at least 3 times in the series, this belly-crawl-through-the-slime is as equally effective a musical motif as Peter and the Wolf ever offered.

Including the source video for this next one would be too much of a spoiler, but even with the audio as evidence unto itself, I think it's pretty certain nobody else slows down Beethoven 5x and then drops it7 minutes into the season's rubber match for a good 3 minutes. Now imagine the fucked up visuals you'd need to see (if you haven't seen episode 8) so that the following "soundtrack" makes sense, and I tell you, truthfully, that is exactly what happens.

This last piece, Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima, needs no manipulation. It's been used many times since its composition in 1960 to soundtrack moments when humanity as a whole is perched upon the metaphorical precipice. And for good reason. Here, Lynch recreates Trinity with CGI and holy hell does it look real. I cut it at the end of Trinity here, but the musical piece and the Lynchian visuals continue for a full 10 minutes.

2017-09-01: Chug-a-lug, Donna

(slightly NSFW) From 'Fire Walk With Me", the music to The Pink Room scene does more to set up the sinister than the visuals ever could. Just your typical guitar/drum/bowed bass house band.

2017-08-31: Under the sycamore trees

This one has a "Strange Fruit" vibe to it. And a great vocal.

2017-08-30: but you can't get the feeling back

My brother likes NIN. Me, I can appreciate what Trent has tried to do over time, but not the actual product so much. This NIN song, however, is the midpoint of what I consider to be the best hour of narrative television I've seen. It's so good, I even like this song. Seriously, Episode 8 of The Return is basically an hour of unequivocally engrossing WTF video. It's like two train engines colliding in the fictional town of Grease's Rydell High, except one engine is Jackson Pollack artwork and the other engine is Koyaanisqatsi. I think I just blew a metaphor fuse...

2017-08-29: It wasn't meant to be

Hard to miss how iconic this song has been. The instrumental is still used as the show's theme.

2017-08-28: Long afloat on shipless oceans

This is the final week of Twin Peaks: The Return. Music has played as much a part as anything in creating the TP aesthetic, so here's a week of musical standouts. The first one, however, was not used in Twin peaks, nor any other Lynch production. It was, however, planned for Blue Velvet but was not able to clear right$ for the film, so Lynch worked with soon-to-be Peaks composer Angelo Badalamenti and singer (& frequent Peaks musical act) Julee Cruise to create a knock-off of sorts called "Mysteries of Love", which was ok, but certainly nowhere close to this track. Written by Tim Buckley and performed on The Monkees, This Mortal Coil slated this number for their 4AD house bands compilation and essentially turned it over to The Cocteau Twins. In any case, it's pretty easy to see this song reverberates through most of Lynch's works.

2017-08-20: Sell me, sell you

Barracuda - Heart

2017-08-19: Another runner in the night

Blinded By the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band

2017-08-18: Look what you've done

Photograph - Def Leppard

2017-08-17: Dedication devotion

Walk of Life - Dire Straits

2017-08-16: Good love is hard to find

You Got Lucky - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

2017-08-15: I fell from the sky

Love Removal Machine - The Cult

2017-08-14: Take your place

Driver's Seat - Sniff 'n the Tears

2017-08-13: Cloak full of eagles

"Get It On (Bang a Gong)," Power Station, orig. T. Rex

2017-08-12: Hep hep

"Jumpin' Jive," Joe Jackson, orig. Cab Calloway

2017-08-11: Then there was you

"Third Uncle," Bauhaus, orig. Brian Eno.

2017-08-10: Feel the steering wheel

"Warm Leatherette," Trent Reznor, Jeordie White, Peter Murphy, orig. by The Normal

2017-08-09: Heartbeats

"Heartbeats," Jose Gonzalez, orig. The Knife

2017-08-08: They say everything can be replaced

"I Shall Be Released," The Police, Secret Policeman's Other Ball, orig. Bob Dylan

2017-08-07: It burns

Here are some more covers I like. I'm pretty sure I've posted this song before but I don't care because it's fantastic. Wall of Voodoo, orig. Johnny Cash.

2017-08-06: cooking by the book remix ft lil jon

This has been BHH's (I think) "This shit is lit" week

2017-08-04: Psychosalad ft. Death Grips

"This shit is lit" week

2017-08-03: Neil Cicierega - Annoyed Grunt

"This shit is lit" week

2017-08-02: Snuff Puppets - Everybody

This week's theme: this shit is lit

2017-08-01: Shia LaBeouf (Live) - Rob Cantor

It's "This shit is lit" week

2017-07-31: Kazoo Kid - Trap Remix

It's "This shit is lit" week

A whole week of next level media dripping with shit that is lit (pretty sure I've never used that phrase before, which is good because it would have devalued this use).

I think this is BHH's theme but it says "bhs" so maybe not?

2017-07-30: Jive Talkin' - Bee Gees

From the album "Main Course" (1975) [One of the best bass lines in pop music ... good way to end, even though we've skipped some albums along the way]

This has been Not Chico's Chronologically-Ordered Pre-Disco Bee Gees Week

2017-07-29: Alive - Bee Gees

From the album "To Whom It May Concern" (1972)

Pre-Disco Bee Gees

2017-07-28: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart - Bee Gees

From the album "Trafalgar" (1971)

The Bee Gees Before Disco

2017-07-27: Marley Purt Drive - Bee Gees

From the album "Odessa" (1969)

Chronologically-Ordered Pre-Disco Bee Gees Week

2017-07-26: I’ve Gotta Get a Message To You - Bee Gees

From the album "Idea" (1968)

The Bee Gees Before Disco

2017-07-25: Massachusetts - Bee Gees

From the album "Horizontal" (1968)

It's Chronologically-Ordered Pre-Disco Bee Gees Week

2017-07-24: New York Mining Disaster 1941 - Bee Gees

From the album "1st" (1967)

Too little is remembered about pre-disco-era Bee Gees, so I've taken one song from each of their first few albums (kind of) by way of introduction to their early sound.

I don't know whose theme this is, either.
Update: it's from Not Chico!

2017-07-23: Your Time is Gonna Come - Led Zeppelin

This has been "Name That Theme Week"

2017-07-17: Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan

This week's theme is "Name That Theme"

Also, name that submitter because I don't know who submitted this playlist.

2017-07-14: The people's army divided

Tin Omen - Skinny Puppy

2017-07-13: We want the world

We Want the Airwaves - Ramones

2017-07-12: Day in and day out

Never You Done That - General Public

2017-07-11: Pricky paranoia

Richard Nixon - Christmas

2017-07-10: Suspended animation

Learning To Fly - Pink Floyd

2017-07-09: It's The End Of The World As We Know It

You tried to sing this, but never could.

(This would have been particularly appropriate about a week or so ago.)

2017-07-08: Superman

Party staple back in the day

2017-07-07: Can't Get There From Here

"R.E.M. used to be good," so says laaarmer 2.0

2017-07-06: Driver 8

Driver 8.......Fables

2017-07-05: So. Central Rain

Reckoning not as good. Rockville good too

It's laaarmer 2.0's "R.E.M. used to be good" Week

2017-07-04: Talk About The Passion

Murmur is a must have album

2017-07-03: Radio Free Europe - REM

Late Night with David Letterman

According to laaarmer 2.0, "I know REM sucks, but they did not always."

2017-07-02: Roxanne

Secret Policeman's Other Ball

This has been Police Week by laaarmer 2: Electric Boogaloo

2017-06-30: Shadows in the Rain

Woke up in my clothes again this morning, don't know exactly where I am

2017-06-29: Bring On the Night

I couldn't stand another hour of daylight

2017-06-27: Message In a Bottle

Who didn't try to play this on their friends guitar?

2017-06-26: The Bed's Too Big Without You

I think Sting still uses this bass

Looks like it's time for laaarmer's (2.0) Police Week

2017-06-24/25: They're alright

The Kids Are Alright - The Who

2016-06-23: Here we go

Road to Nowhere - Talking Heads

2017-06-22: Where do we go from here?

Rock On - David Essex

2017-06-21: Don't let it end

Don't Let It End - Styx

2017-06-20: Uncle Al, everyone's pal.

TISH has some decent episodes.

2017-06-19: You don't know what is right

What happens when I pick discussion thread videos at the last minute? I guess we'll find out.

2017-06-18: Rubella - The Smoking Popes

I think they're still around

Waylon's "Chicago bands who deserved better" week

2017-06-17: Valerie Loves Me - Material Issue

Jim Ellison's suicide still makes me unbearably sad

Waylon's "Chicago bands that deserved better" week

2016-06-16: Stay in Time - Off Broadway

More Power Pop

Waylon's "Chicago bands that deserved better" week

2016-06-15: Tomorrow Night - The Shoes

Power Pop from Zion

Waylon's "Chicago bands that deserved better" week

2017-06-14: Stranger - The Ides of March

Much-imitated band regarding their horn section

Waylon's "Chicago bands that deserved better" week

2017-06-13: Sugar and Spice - The Cryan' Shames

one of many at the time

Waylon's "Chicago bands that deserved better" week

2017-06-12: This is a Smashing Pumpkins - Free Zone

Good pop group who were derailed by a pot bust

It's "Chicago bands that deserved better" Week, brought to you by Waylon.

Susan - The Buckinghams

2017-06-10/11: It's been a long time

1971 Week, Part 2

Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin

2017-06-09: It gets stronger in every way

1971 Week, Part 2

River Deep, Mountain High - The Supremes and the Four Tops

2017-06-08: Listen up

1971 Week, Part 2

Oye Como Va - Santana

2017-06-07: I am Iron Man

1971 Week, Part 2

Iron Man - Black Sabbath

2017-06-06: Don't leave me drowning in my tears

1971 Week, Part 2

Don't Pull Your Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds

2017-06-05: Hare Krishna

I guess I had enough songs jotted down for two weeks' worth of 1971, so here's 1971 Week, Part 2.

My Sweet Lord - George Harrison

2017-06-03/04: Can you dig it?

1971 Week

Theme from Shaft - Isaac Hayes

2017-06-02: Don't be a bad girl

1971 Week

Wild World - Cat Stephens

2017-06-01: I know I know I know

1971 Week

Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers

2017-05-31: Sittin' downtown in a railway station

1971 Week

One Toke Over the Line - Brewer & Shipley

2017-05-30: How come you taste so good?

1971 Week

Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones

2017-05-29: Everything looks so complete

I guess it's time for 1971 Week.

Wild Night - Van Morrison

2017-05-27/28: ¿Me frío o lo soplo?

1991 Week

Another 1991 re-release that did much better (at least in the UK) the second time around.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash

2017-05-26: I saw the crescent

1991 Week

While this song was released (and charted) in 1985, it was re-released in 1991 and charted much higher then.

The Whole of the Moon - The Waterboys

2017-05-25: All aboard

1991 Week

Last Train to Transcentral - The KLF

2017-05-24: You are not me

1991 Week

Losing My Religion - R.E.M.

2017-05-23: Sleep with one eye open

1991 Week

Enter Sandman - Metallica

2017-05-22: The world was on fire

I guess this will be 1991 Week.

Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

2017-05-20/21: What's a matter you?

1981 Week

Shaddap You Face - Joe Dolce

2017-05-19: If Joan of Arc had a heart

1981 Week

Joan of Arc (Maid of Orleans) - OMD

2017-05-18: Devenir gris

1981 Week

Fade To Grey - Visage

2017-05-17: Just like a rainbow

1981 Week

Remember being this young? Because I don't think I do.

Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode

2017-05-16: Time just rolls on and on

I guess this is 1981 Week.

Hold On Tight - ELO

2017-05-15: Never a frown

Golden Brown - The Stranglers

2017-05-13/14: I won't shed a tear

1961 Week

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

2017-05-12: What you say?

1961 Week

Hit the Road, Jack - Ray Charles

2017-05-11: I was all right for a while

1961 Week

Crying - Roy Orbison

2017-05-10: Tell me now and I won't ask again

1961 Week

Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles

2017-05-09: You want me to forget

1961 Week

I Fall To Piece - Patsy Cline

2017-05-08: I wonder

It's 1961 Week, for no particular reason whatsoever.

Runaway - Del Shannon

2017-05-04: Stop your messing around

A Message To You Rudy - The Specials

2017-04-30: No confessions

Modern Love - David Bowie

2017-04-29: Give me one more chance to keep you satisfied

Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys

2017-04-28: Do I have to tell the story

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police

2017-04-27: Your frustration will not let you speak

Der Kommissar - After The Fire

2017-04-26: I am the king of the divan

Okay, this is definitely one of the relentlessly cheerful ones. Cheerful-sounding anyway because I have no idea what it's actually about (except his cat "Splash").

Ca Plane Pour Moi - Plastic Bertrand

2017-04-24: Don't it feel good

This week is songs that always cheer me up. They might not all be super chipper songs (most them are), but for one reason or other they brighten my mood when I hear them.

Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves

2017-04-23: The Bus Boys - Cleaning Up the Town

no idea why they didn't get more notice

The Days Before Rap by Waylon

2017-04-22: Dance Little Sister - Terence Trent D'arby

This guy was a thing.

The Days Before Rap by Waylon

2017-04-21: Dazz - Brick

Unfairly maligned (mostly because of the Bee Gees), Disco had some great artists

The Days Before Rap by Waylon

2017-04-19: It's Too Late to Turn Back Now - Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose

They had a few follow up hits as well

The Days Before Rap by Waylon

2017-04-18: Stone Soul Picnic - The Fifth Dimension

Music and Lyrics by the legendary Laura Nyro

The Days Before Rap by Waylon

2017-04-14: You can't kill time without injuring us

Mates of State - Goods (All in Your Head)
Interlude thread choices by 'Cip

4.13 Urine-colored/composed Things @ Blackhawks, Game 1: This shortest straw has been pulled for you

2017-04-13: but there's no going back

Kissing Tigers - Pleasure of Resistance
Interlude thread choices by 'Cip

2017-04-12: Mostly we were killing it

The Hundred In The Hands - Killing It
Interlude thread choices by 'Cip

2017-04-11: Set your sights straight now, don't forget pain

Hey Marseilles - Rio
Interlude thread choices by 'Cip

2017-04-10: I hear that you wanna ditch me but you know I'm not such a bad seed.

Yours to Keep - Teddybears STHLM
Interlude thread choices by 'Cip

2017-04-09: Велик - Грибы

Ukranian band. Kinda like 90s style club music with rapping about chicks and psychedelics.

Thanks to the Gatest Gamer, we all know how to party like a Russian now. (The Party is never really over.)

4.8 Intersquad playoff tuneup #2016021220: mehHawks @ the ToS CreamDream - We just can't stop to think of you. We must have my fun

2017-04-08: Песня 404 - Время и Стекло

Ukranian pop duo. Fun club like stuff. Do your rolls and let's party.

Party like a Russian week

2017-04-07: Бьёт Бит - IOWA

Belorussian pop band. Fun video with some pretty good dancing

4.6 Intersquad playoff tuneup #2016021203: the Shimmy @ the Twist - they're out there having fun In the warm California sun

2017-04-06: Света и Олег - #дископровокация

Russian band. 80s thing. Video includes barbie like doll threesome.

Party like a Russian week

2017-04-05: ALTYN - TATARKA

Russian-Tatar trap. Tatarka(means tatar woman) lives in Russia, but raps in tatar.

Party like a Russian/Ukrainian Week

4.4 Limbo Season Game #2016021188: meh @ meh - Meh, we're going through the mehtions

2017-04-04: Якутяночка - L'ONE

Pop music as it comes, but with one huge but. The song is about Yakut people, who are kinda like Inuit people of Russia. When was the last time Americans celebrated some of the natives of their land in pop music?

Party like a Russian/Ukrainian Week

2017-04-03: Город под подошвой - Oxxxymiron

Russian rap. Started off spittin grime in London. Now one of the biggest rap stars we got. He's pretty damn good.

It's Party Like a Russian Week -- Russian/Ukrainian pop from Gatest Gamer!

2017-04-02: Give me your money - Little Big

Basically Russian Die Antwoord. Pretty crappy music, but fun video. Don't watch it around your boss or your kids. Or don't watch it at all, you won't miss much.

2017-04-01: Кольщик - Ленинград

Probably among the most popular Russian bands of the last 20 years. Leningrad started off as a ska-ish band with a shocking (for Russia at at that time) amount of profanity in lyrics, while singing about lower class Joe Shmoe problems (Yes I'm an alcoholic; I thought you were an angel, but you're just a bitch etc). Eventually that got old and the singer started hiring different women to take over and drive the music style. This is its current iteration with their latest video, which is hell of a masterpiece. The name of the band is Leningrad, I expect all of you know what it means. If you don't, just google it.

Music of the Eastern Bloc, from west to east, from the Gatest Gamer

3.31 Silly Season Game #2016021152: You want it @ you can't have it - Every day you'll see the dust

2017-03-31: Звери - Tequilajazzz

Ok we're within Mother Russia now. This is probably my favorite Russian band, creating a pretty unique style, with the rhythm section still mostly unmatched in Russia. This song is pretty simple musically, but the video is pretty good. Tequilajazzz means exactly what you think it means and is pronounced exactly the way you think it is pronounced.

Eastern Bloc, west to east, by the Gatest Gamer.

2017-03-30: Але - 5'nizza

Ukrainian, bi tri, however many language band. Started off as couple of stoner theater nerds jamming to various black music - reggae, RnB, hip-hop etc. They released 2 albums in early 00s and became massively popular in Eastern Bloc before breaking up in early 10s. They have now reformed and released a new album, where this song is taken from. It's in Ukranian and Russian, and it is about missed opportunities in life. The band's name is a stylized word "pyatnitsa" which means "friday"

The Eastern Bloc, west to east, by the Gatest Gamer

3.29 Silly Season Game #2016021137: 3 Cups in 6 @ 2 Cups in 8 - You've been had if you think that it had any relevance to you anyway

2017-03-29: Așa și așa - Cuibul

Not done with Moldova yet, because Gamer has a huge crush on the singer. Cuibul started off as a Russian speaking rock/funk fusion band in the 90s. Few years ago the band members realized they all got old and nobody wanted to look at bunch of old dudes playing loud music, so they found the current singer, allowed her to translate their songs into Romanian and rearranged them into this light acoustic lounge. Cuibul means "Nest"

2017-03-28: Nunta extremală - Zdob și Zdub

Now we move to Moldova, and crashing a wedding. Zdob si Zdub have been around since mid 90s, starting off as a hardcore band and gradually integrating more and more ethnic elements into their music and losing the hardcore element. This song is from 1999, just as they started getting into ethnic stuff. A fun fact: "Zdob si Zdub" is an onomatopoetic for a beating drum

Music from the Eastern Bloc, from west to east, from the Gatest Gamer.

3.27 Silly Season Game #2016021124: We Got No Harty @ Last Cup Moments - And when I fall I really fall and that's when you go to my head

2017-03-27: VARJÚ - Másfél

Music from the Eastern Bloc, going from west to east

We're gonna start off with the westernmost band on the list: Masfel, from Hungary. Masfel is a an instrumental fusion band, that's been around since late 80s, although it has been pretty quiet for the last decade or so. It's fun instrumental stuff. Masfel means 1.5, a word that's present in plenty of languages, but not in english. -Gatest Gamer

2017-03-26: Slip Sliding Away

You know the nearer your destination the more you're slip slidin' away

This closes out laarmer's Paul Simon Week

2017-03-25: Kodachrome

When I think back
On all the crap I learned in high school
It’s a wonder
I can think at all

It's laaarmer's Paul Simon week

2017-03-24: Late in the Evening

The first thing I remember
When you came into my life
I said I'm gonna get that girl
No matter what I do

It's laaarmer's Paul Simon week.

3.23 Silly Season Game #2016021098: the black and white @ the red, yellow, orange and green - You can please yourself but somebody's gonna get it

2017-03-23: Have a Good Time

I should be depressed my life's a mess, But I'm havin' a good time

It's laaarmer's Paul Simon week.

2017-03-22: 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

The problem is all inside your head she said to me

(So far we like your plan just fine, Stan.)

3.21 Silly Season Game #2016021084: Knuckleheads @ Uno power - I really would have liked a little bit of tenderness, maybe a word, maybe a smile, maybe some happiness

2017-03-21: Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard

It was against the law

It's laaarmer's Paul Simon week

2017-03-20: Old

First time I heard Satisfaction I was young and unemployed

It's Paul Simon week, brought to you by laaarmer. Lyrics, man.

3.19 Silly Season Game #2016021067: I wanna be A.Datered @ Home is where the Harty is - What will the neighbours think they'll think? We don't that's what they'll think, we don't, but I will, 'cause I know they think I don't.

2017-03-19: LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum

That brings Cip's lists to a close. Thanks for all the song recs!