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    How 'bout a "Friday - song-o-the-day" thread?

    Place is kinda dead today so I'll see if we can get one of these Friday threads going.

    At work I usually put the thousand or so songs that are on my hard drive on random play. The playlist is made up of selected songs from albums that have been in and out of rotation for the past couple of years. Heard a few good one's today..."Many Splendored Thing" - Papa M, "Moscow Nights - The Feelies, "Broken Household Appliance" - Grandaddy, "Chemistry Class" - E. Costello, "Dirty Dream #2" - Belle & Sebastien, "Oceanbound" 764-HERO, "What's Your Take on Casavetes?" - Le Tigre

    But the one made me hit repeat (I'm on my third time through) is...

    "Down In The Tube Station at Midnight" by The Jam. What a great song; poignant well thought out lyrics, that tell a melodramatic story without ever getting maudlin, (well maybe just a little at the end). Great energy, nicely arranged, great bass line and drumming, fantastic, full-throated singing and even some nice back-up "oooohhhh ooohhhhs".

    Great song, from a great album, by a great band. Here's a link to allmusic.coms review: http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p...26&sql=X780022
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    song of the day, huh?

    does it have to be a song that everyone would know or at least be willing to listen to?

    if the answer is no, i'll say Converge - Fault and Fracture because it's just mind numbingly good.

    if the answer is yes, i'll say Califone - Michigan Girls.

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    mine is

    "The Sweat Descends" by Les Savy Fav, which will be on a comp that I'm about to work on (so far only have that, "Receptacle For The Respectable" - SFA, and "Rice Is Nice" - McLusky in mind but more will come as I start burning)
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    My song is Fleeting Trust by The Trews. I sent some samples of this band to a few RRers a few months ago as part of my Canadian Toonies comp. It got the thumbs up from everyone (I think) except Davey. Just wasn't his cup of tea.

    This is a hard rocking young band from Eastern Canada. They recorded an indie CD which was picked up by Sony for distribution. Their first single has been getting a lot of airplay in these parts on the Rock and the Alt stations. In fact, I heard a few weeks ago that they had the most played song on Canadian radio that week. But don't hold that against them. Their debut CD (House of Ill Fame) is a strong disk through and through. For a first effort they are unbelievably tight.

    A great live band too!

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    Got "Hex" by Dot Allison bouncing around inside my head right now. Or maybe it's both "Hex" and "Lover", the last two songs on We Are Science. Nice ending to a mostly very nice CD.

    Iíve watched an ocean
    Drying under my feet
    And Iíve scaled the cliff face
    Free from gravity
    Since we met weíve been basking in the summer sun
    I think about it every time I turn the radio on
    Bah bah bah bah...
    People are strange all around me
    But youíre not strange
    But youíre not strange

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex Lion Tamer
    Place is kinda dead today so I'll see if we can get one of these Friday threads going.
    Damn Shame from Jolie Holland's Escondida. Damn shame everybody ain't listening to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    My song is Fleeting Trust by The Trews. I sent some samples of this band to a few RRers a few months ago as part of my Canadian Toonies comp. It got the thumbs up from everyone (I think) except Davey.
    At least I didn't call it a trainwreck, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davey
    At least I didn't call it a trainwreck, eh?
    I think it's more apt to call it a brainwreck
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Toady
    i'll say Califone - Michigan Girls.
    And I'll say that you're a damn sharp 26 year old

    dry white scratches on a sunburnt shin, don't give it a name

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    Ticket to the World

    by Roland Orzabal off "Tomcats Screaming Outside"

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    Going to see Blondie and the B-52s this weekend, so guess whats floating around in that scary thing called my mind, with all the spiders,. cobwebs, pencil erasers,and broken off Cue-Tip tips?

    Heart Of Glass, and Love Shack. Is that obvious enuf?
    Do I have to spell it out?

    C---H---E---E----S----E

    A--N--D

    O---N---I---O---N---S

    Oh No

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    "Tonight We Ride" Matthew Sweet

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    Buckethead, "Too Many Humans" -- I love when the bass kicks in
    Eschew fascism.
    Truth Will Out.
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    you guys are crackheads.
    I remain,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davey
    And I'll say that you're a damn sharp 26 year old

    dry white scratches on a sunburnt shin, don't give it a name
    how about if i saw them twice last weekend too?

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