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May Playlist

  1. Tighter, Tighter – Alive ‘N Kickin’
  2. Tell ‘Em Willie Boy Is Comin’ – Tommy James
  3. Weeds – Pulp
  4. You Came, You Saw, You Conquered – The Ronettes
  5. The Weakest Shade of Blue – Pernice Brothers
  6. My Saddest Day – Reg Austin
  7. Wonder – Embrace
  8. Run to Me – The Bee Gees
  9. AM 180 – Grandaddy
  10. Hollywood Blvd – Neil Merryweather
  11. Teenage Dream – T. Rex
  12. Ballad of Maxwell Demon – Shudder to Think
  13. Hey, Hey Helen – ABBA
  14. Glad and Sorry – The Faces
  15. The Caves of Jericho – The Band
  16. Dreams – Slaid Cleaves
  17. So Long You Pretty Thing – Spiritualized
  18. Beyond the Sunset – Hank Williams
Another Week Ends: John Carter, Obesity FAILs, Mary Karr on Suffering, Winning!, Friends with Kids, Springsteen's Wrecking Ball and Community Returns

Another Week Ends: John Carter, Obesity FAILs, Mary Karr on Suffering, Winning!, Friends with Kids, Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball and Community Returns

1. “I am not Jesus, but I have the same initials.” Thus sang Jarvis Cocker on the classic Pulp track “Dishes” (at bottom), and it now looks like he has a new contender to the throne, Tim Riggins himself, Mr. John Carter of Mars. That’s right: Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton’s first live-action feature is out this weekend, and the consensus thus far is that there’s no consensus. Some claim that it’s an overblown mess, others that it’s the sort of exceedingly fun pulp adventure that doesn’t get made anymore. But Stanton is a filmmaker that I trust over any…

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Another Week Ends: Online Echo Chambers, Deathbed Regrets, Dylan at the Cross, MJ's Bad, Singing Spiderman, Penmanship Psychology & Seinfeld

Another Week Ends: Online Echo Chambers, Deathbed Regrets, Dylan at the Cross, MJ’s Bad, Singing Spiderman, Penmanship Psychology & Seinfeld

1. A couple of articles that follow-up on the filter bubble phenomenon we posted on last week, both from The NY Times. The first is an editorial by Eli Pariser, “When The Internet Thinks It Knows You” and the second a slightly broader look at the issue, “The Trouble With The Echo Chamber Online.” While the issue is clearly an important one, the solutions being proposed – i.e. programmed diversity  – strikes me as a tad shallow. That is, there’s clearly a resistance to the idea that we might actually be culpable in our selective listening/browsing in a way that…

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Easter Beat: Pulp's "Sunrise"

Easter Beat: Pulp’s “Sunrise”

The last track off of my favorite Pulp record, their Scott Walker-produced swansong We Love Life, in which Jarvis Cocker and co. pull off a feat that is all too rare in modern music: a convincing song about hope. There’s a lot that could be said of the heavy-duty allusions to death and resurrection, confession and repentance, rebirth, God (the Sun) etc – in this blogger’s opinion the tune positively reeks of Easter – but I’ll let you draw your own conclusions. Musically it’s one of those wait-for-it type of songs, i.e. the closing guitar part is worthy of Slash,…

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Bad Cover Version – Pulp (Matthew 7:15)

In honor of Jarvis Cocker’s new record, Further Complications, which comes out next week, here’s the final, utterly inspired video from his old band Pulp. Now that George Harrison is no longer with us, JC is the rockstar I would most like to meet (with the obvious exception of Axl Rose):

August Playlist

This one’s even more retro than normal. Blame it on the vinyl!

1. Down By The Lazy River – The Osmonds
2. Part Of The Queue – Oasis
3. The Obvious Child – Paul Simon
4. (Terry) Who’re You Gonna Marry? – Paul Westerberg
5. Massachusetts – The Bee Gees
6. Georgia – Boz Scaggs
7. The Girl From Cincinnati – Bobbie Gentry
8. Comeback – Glen Campbell
9. Eve Of Destruction – Barry McGuire
10. You Don’t Have To Walk In The Rain – The Turtles
11. Don’t Bring Me Down – The Animals
12. Look Out The Window – The Walkmen
13. Cain Said To Abel – Bloc Party
14. Last Day…

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