Thursday, September 06, 2007

What's playing at AbPow 9/6/07

Time to start a new feature here which might strike some as lame, but what the heck, it's my blog.

I'm going to try to at least once a day (which will probably mean once in a while when I get around to it) list the last 10 songs played on my iPod. Rather than some look into what my favorites are, the way I use my iPod almost exclusively is as thus: I have a 1000-1100 song playlist set on shuffle. This playlist is comprised of 200 tracks picked from my 21000+ song iTunes library at random, with the remaining 800-900 being albums I've added in the last two months or so. The purpose of this exercise is multifold: to give everyone a peek into a sample of my daily listening (to the extent anyone cares), and to bring out comments on discs I'm enjoying but otherwise might not blog about (or that I plan to blog about soon). So without further ado, here are the last 10 tracks that popped up on the pod:

"Instead"-Paul Starling, Ghost Waltz. I grabbed this mp3 off his site or somewhere - don't have the whole album (if someone wants to send it to me, I won't complain). RIYL: The Now People, Nelson Bragg, The Wondermints, Brian Wilson, etc. MySpace

"Outerspace"-The Millions, Disrespectfully Yours. These guys rock hard but very melodically; they're probably about as "heavy" as I'm going to listen to on a regular basis. CD Baby | MySpace

"Believe In Me"-Rooney, Calling The World. These guys are major-label types I usually don't write about, which isn't to say they aren't any good. I've enjoyed several songs from this album, especially the ELO-ish "Don't Come Around Again".

"Nightfall at Electric Park"-Great Lakes Myth Society, Compass Rose Bouquet. I only just added this one to the rotation, so I'm not ready to offer up an informed opinion. Indie pop/rock that sounds quite melodic though - Pitchfork deigned to give it a 6.5. eMusic

"Another Losing Season"-John P. Strohm, Everyday Life.

"Getaway"-Ryan Calhoun, What Are We Doing Here.

"Rollerskaters In The Park"-The Afternoons, Baby, You Know The Deal. Melodic Welsh band whose Rocket Summer was a fine 2005 release. This "new" disc is kind of a combo of Rocket Summer and some other tracks. MySpace

"I've Got Love"-The Twilight, Tempest in a Teapot. A really good indie pop disc that warrants further investigation. CD Baby | MySpace

"Miss You CA"-Dean Owens, Whisky Hearts.

"My Friend Hates Me"-P.Hux, Kiss The Monster. The latest from the Huxster. This is another random mp3 I got off his myspace back before that myspace mp3 thingy was shut down. Again, if he wants to send me a copy, I'll review it. :)

Well, this took a bit longer than I thought it would. But I'll try it again tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Cool are the last 10 songs on my ipod/itunes with random shuffle:

This Time- Supremium
Blue Chair- Elvis Costello
Backdown- Groundswell
Everything Keeps Coming up You- The Tories
I Suppose-The Connells
Night Writer-The Rooks
I'm Looking Through You-The Beatles
Asterisk Man-Cotton Mather
Better-The Nines

Arthur Bang said...

Here are my last 10 played songs.. I almost always shuffle too, and as of last count had exactly 5000 songs in shuffle.

I'm Actual - The Format
The Last Time Girl - Scarlet Crush
The Last Man On The Moon - Truman Falls
Never The Same - Supreme Beings Of Leisure
Fallen Snow - Au Revoir Simone
Bang On The Drum All Day - Todd Rundgren
Bruised - Jack's Mannequin
Cleaner That Way - Sean O'Brien
Kevin Is Gay - Giant Drag
No Dreams Last Night - The Clientele

Anonymous said...

here are the last 10 songs on my ipod:
high and dry- radiohead
kissing families - silversun pickups
champion - kanye west
drivin' me wild - common
silver lining -rilo kiley
nineteen - tegan and sara
someone great - lcd soundsystem
dance - justice
nighttiming - coconut records
where did your heart go missing - rooney.

speaking of, they've got an awesome spread in the latest issue of ragged. peep it out