Bootleg Bonanza: Wilco – Tanglewood (8/12/08)

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Either Way
Hummingbird
Remember The Mountain Bed
Muzzle of Bees
You Are My Face
Impossible Germany
IATTBYH
A Shot in the Arm
jeff talks
What Light*
California Stars*
Pieholden Suite*
Handshake Drugs
Pot Kettle Black
Summer Teeth
Jesus, etc.
Poor Places>
Spiders (Kidsmoke)
Set II
Can’t Stand It*
Hate It Here*
Walken*
I’m The Man Who Loves You*
Encore #2:
The Late Greats*
Heavy Metal Drummer
Monday*>
Outtasite (Outta Mind)*
I’m A Wheel
Comment
* w/ the Total Pros horn section

Wilco are by and far my favorite band making music today. Each album is a revelation. They absolutely bring it live. I got nothing against Jay Bennett or his contributions to the band but freaking Nels Cline is nothing short of genius. I’ve caught them three times live, and I’ll see them every time I can without fail.

This is a nice, long show from the end of last year. Several songs are with the Total Pro Horns who add some interesting sounds to the set. I’m not sure I’d want them playing in every show, bu they do create some interesting noise.

The Listening Room: “Rocky Top”

tennessee.gifI once drove from Knoxville Tennessee to Bloomington Indiana (well, OK, I actually made that drive like 95,000 times, but I want to talk about one specific drive in particular and I couldn’t come up with a better way to talk a bout it.) It was a Friday and it was the day before the University of Tennessee had their opening football game.

If you have ever lived in East Tennessee or known someone from the area it will be impossible to understand exactly what that means. Tennesseans are crazy about many things, but they are plain bonkers about college football.

Along the drive I listened to a local Tennessee radio station. This particular station decided that the best way to celebrate the opening game was to play their theme song “Rocky Top” about a million times in a row. Well to be more precise they played every version of the song they could get their hands on. There were reggae versions, hard rock versions, marching band versions and lot and lots of bluegrass versions.

The thing is, I listened to every single one. All the way through. And I might have been the happiest I’ve ever been doing it.

My father is from Maryville Tennessee which is right there in East Tennessee on the cusp of the Great Smokey Mountains. Though I grew up in Oklahoma we always spent some of the summer out there visiting grandma and grandpa and I came to cherish that little part of the country. I lived there for about a year sometime after college and it is still my very favorite place on this earth.

To live there is to love their football team, whether or not you actually care about the game. I could care less about football, but I love the Volunteers. This event also occurred during a time in my life when I wasn’t exactly the happiest chap in the world. Truth is I was pretty stinking depressed. You see I had not long ago dropped out of graduate school and learned that a BA in English doesn’t go very far in getting you anywhere.

This was also after having worked at a high stress-funded-by-government job where-upon we were also raided by the FBI and told to sit down, shut-up, and don’t move one fine sunny day. Which was followed up by what I thought would be a stress free mail room job that turned into the job from H-E-L-L.

All of this is to say I wasn’t exactly in the happiest of states during this time in my life. The one ray of light was my dear girlfriend. As she lived in Indiana, I would gladly trek the 350 miles to see her every few weeks.

And here we are back to that song. I don’t know what it is about “Rocky Top” that makes me so happy, but it does. It has the nostalgic appeal of reminding me of my childhood. It has the enthusiasm of an entire state (and one that I dearly love) behind it. And it is a silly, fun, entirely upbeat little bluegrass number.

What’s not to love?

So there I went listening to every conceivable version of it for a couple of hours. I actually made it to the end of their broadcast before the station died from me driving too far away. I don’t suspect I would ever do that again, as my circumstances are much different (Indiana doesn’t have nearly that same enthusiasm.) As I listened to the song moments ago, it was lovely, but mostly forgettable.

But on that long ride, there was nothing better.

The Listening Room – From Lyle Lovett to Pete Doherty

I’m still working out the kinks of this new system, I’ve been sorting it by artist which is nice to see how many songs I listened to by a single person, but nuts when trying to figure out what order I listened to thing in (which is how I want to write about it.) Maybe we’ll try that sort next time.

This list includes a lot of what I listened to yesterday and all of today (well up until now which is 7 in the evening.) I’ll skip yesterday to talk about today. Amy and I have a new system which is packing through the morning, then after lunch (when it gets hot because our bloody AC broke again!) we head to school where she works on her dissertation and I scan various articles for her so that we can leave this stinking city. Evening is either TV or reading or more packing.

The morning found me mellow this morning so I hit up some Patty Griffin. Miss Griffin is someone a friend recommended and I saw live a while back which made me get most of her album and then promptly forget about. So, I resurrected her today. She’s lovely, of course, but kind of sad so I followed her up with some Ralph Stanley and Jim Lauderdale songs. They always lift me out of a slump.

The afternoon of scanning brought on more mellow in the likes of a Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Guy Clark and John Hiatt show. If anything it is more lively and hilarious than the show Amy and I went to (hmmmm, maybe the underlying theme of today’s listen comes from folks I’ve seen live.) Then we did some Pete Doherty tracks. Pete is the UK tabloid hero who also fronted the classic rock bands, Libertines and Babyshambles. I caught some solo stuff that was more like Pete fiddling around trying to write a good song.

Post that it was walking around and hitting shuffle mode. And then…well, I’m boring myself so I’ll get on with the list:

1.	Al Green				1970's R&B Classics			I'm Sill In Love With You
 2.	Alison Krauss and Union Station		Live (1 of 2)				Baby, Now That I've Found You
 3.	Alison Krauss and Union Station		06/24/01 Disk 2 of 2			Oh, Atlanta
 4.	Apostle of Hustle			The National Anthem of Nowhere		My Sword Hand's Anger
 5.	Bach					25 Classical Masterpieces		Air On A G String
 6.	Barbara					Les Plus Grandes Chansons		L'Aigle Noir (dédiée à Laurence)
 7.	Beck And The Flaming Lips		2002-11-25 Live In LA			Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt1
 8.	Big Star				#1 Record				When My Baby's Beside Me
 9.	Billie Holiday				The Complete Commodore Record		As Time Goes By
 10.	Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra		It's Christmas Time			I'll Be Home For Christmas
 11.	Bob Dylan				'Almost Went To See Elvis'		I Threw It All Away
 12.	Bob Dylan				Hard Rain				One Too Many Mornings
 13.	Bon Jovi				Slippery When Wet			You Give Love a Bad Name
 14.	Bruce Hornsby				Hot House				Big Rumble
 15.	Bruce Hornsby				Spirit Trail 				Listen To The Silence
 16.	Bruce Springsteen			First Night In Detroit		]	Band Introductions
 17.	Chaka Khan				Standing In The Shadows Of Motown	What's Going On
 18.	Counting Crows				August And Everything After		Rain King
 19.	Cowboy Junkies				Lay It Down				Come Calling (Her Song)
 20.	David Grisman & Tony Rice		Tone Poems				I Don't Want Your Mandolins M
 21.	Doors					The Best Of The Doors			People Are Strange
 22.	Edith Piaf				Master Serie - Edith Piaf		Le Fanion De La Légion
 23.	Elton John				The Captain & The Kid			Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way (NYC)
 24.	Emmylou Harris				Portraits 				Easy From Now On
 25.	Folk Implosion				Dare to be Surprised			Wide Web
 26.	George Frideric 			Highlights from Messiah	Chorus		Glory to God
 27.	Gillian Welch				Travelling Companion Vol. 2		Cold Rain and Snow
 28.	Gillian Welch				09/17/03 Calvin College			I Want To Sing That Rock And Roll
 29.	Gillian 				9/17/03					Track 03
 30.	Grateful Dead				Dicks Picks 9				Iko Iko
 31.	Grateful Dead				1974-08-04				Mexicali Blues
 32.	Grateful Dead				American Beauty				Ripple
 33.	Guster					Guster On Ice				Happier
 34.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle	2004-01-30 				Ain't Gonna Be Treated This Way
 35.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 				All Downhill From Here
 36.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 1)	Behind The Bamboo Shade
 37.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 2)	Crossing Muddy Waters (JH)
 38.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 2)	Dublin Blues (GC)
 39.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 2)	Have A Little Faith In Me (JH)
 40.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 1)	Howlin' Down The Cumberland
 41.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 1)	I'm Gonna Strangle You Shorty
 42.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 1)	Icy Blue Heart
 43.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 2)	If I Had A Boat (LL)
 44.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 1)	In My Own Mind
 45.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 1)	L. A. Freeway
 46.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 2)	Let Him Roll (GC)
 47.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 1)	Me And Billy The Kid
 48.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 1)	Move With Me Magdalene
 49.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 2)	My Baby Don't Tolerate (LL)
 50.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 2)	My Eyes Got Lucky (JE)
 51.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 1)	Out In The Parking Lot
 52.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 1)	Perfectly Good Guitar
 53.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 1)	Ranches And Rivers
 54.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle	2004-01-30 (Disc 2)	Step Inside This House (LL)
 55.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 2)	Streets Of Sin (JE)
 56.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 1)	The Cape
 57.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 1)	Walk Through The Bottomland
 58.	Guy Clark, Joe Ely, John Hiatt & Lyle 	2004-01-30 (Disc 1)	Wintertime Blues
 59.	Harry Connick, Jr.			Harry Connick, Jr.	I Mean You
 61.	James Taylor				Greatest Hits		Something In The Way She Move
 62.	James, Tommy				Anthology		Hanky Panky
 63.	Jayhawks				Rainy Day Music		Madman
 64.	Jayhawks				Tomorrow The Green GrassSee Him On The Street
 65.	Jeff Tweedy				Live At The Vic		Chinese Apple
 66.	Jeff Tweedy				Live At The Vic		Laminated Cat
 67.	Jeff Tweedy				Live At The Vic		Radio King
 68.	Jeff Tweedy				Live At The Vic		Remember The Mountain Bed
 69.	Jerry Garcia				Jerry Does Dylan	Tangled Up In Blue, 8/8/90
 70.	Jerry Garcia & David Grisman		Jerry Garcia		Arabia
 71.	Jerry Garcia & David Grisman		The Sweetwater		When First Unto This Country
 72.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley		I Feel Like Singing Today	Another Sinner's Prayer
 73.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		Boat Of Love
 74.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		I Feel Like Singing Today	Fly, Lovebird Fly
 75.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		I Feel Like Singing Today	Harbor Of Love
 76.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		I Feel Like Singing Today	Highway Through My Home
 77.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		I Feel Like Singing Today	I Feel Like Singing Today
 78.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		I Feel Like Singing Today	I Will Wait For You
 79.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		I Feel Like Singing Today	I Wish Today Could Be Tomorro
 80.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		I Feel Like Singing Today	Joy, Joy, Joy
 81.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		I Feel Like Singing Today	Like Him
 82.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		Lost In The Lonesome Pines	Listen To The Shepherd
 83.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley		Lost In The Lonesome Pines	Listen To The Shepherd
 84.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		Lost In The Lonesome Pines
 85.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		Lost In The Lonesome Pines	Lost In The Lonesome Pines
 86.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		I Feel Like Singing Today	Maple On The Hill
 87.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		I Feel Like Singing Today	Oh Soul!
 88.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		Lost In The Lonesome Pines	Redbird
 89.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		Lost in the Lonesome Pines	She's Looking at Me
 90.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		I Feel Like Singing Today	This World Is Not My Home
 91.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		I Feel Like Singing Today	What About You
 92.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		I Feel Like Singing Today	Who Thought The Railroad Woul
 93.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		I Feel Like Singing Today	Who Will Sing For Me
 94.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		I Feel Like Singing Today	You'll Find Her Name Written
 95.	Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley 		Lost In The Lonesome Pines	Zacchaeus
 96.	Jimmy Cliff				12/17/01 			Many Rivers To Cross
 97.	Johnny Cash				The Essential Sun Collection	Cry! Cry! Cry!
 98.	Johnny Cash				American II - Unchained		The One Rose
 99.	Johnny Cash				American II - Unchained		Unchained
 100.	Live					Mental Jewelry			Pain Lies On The Riverside
 101.	Louis Armstrong				Chapel Hill, NC 1954		Dumb, Dumb, Dumby
 102.	Louis Armstrong				What a Wonderful World		On the Sunny Side of the Stre
 103.	Lucinda Williams			McCabe's 1991 1 edit		Big Red Sun Blues
 104.	Lucinda Williams			Essence				Bus To Baton Rouge
 105.	Lyle Lovett				I Love Everybody		Record Lady
 106.	Lyle Lovett				Joshua Judges Ruth		She Makes Me Feel Good
 107.	Monty Python				The Monty Python Instant Reco	Elephantoplasty
 108.	Nanci Griffith				One Fair Summer Evening		Once in a Very Blue Moon
 109.	Neil Young				Unplugged			Helpless
 110.	Nine Inch Nails				Crow				Dead Souls
 111.	Norah Jones				Live in Manchester, TN 6-23-0	Come Away With Me
 112.	Operation Ivy				Energy				Big City
 113.	Patty Griffin				1,000 Kisses			Be Careful
 114.	Patty Griffin				Flaming Red			Big Daddy
 115.	Patty Griffin				Impossible Dream		Cold as It Gets
 116.	Patty Griffin				Children Running Through	Crying Over
 117.	Patty Griffin				Impossible Dream		Florida
 118.	Patty Griffin				Children Running Through	Getting Ready
 119.	Patty Griffin				Children Running Through	Heavenly Day
 120.	Patty Griffin				Living with Ghosts		Mad Mission
 121.	Patty Griffin				1,000 Kisses			Nobody's Crying
 122.	Patty Griffin				Living with Ghosts		Time Will Do The Talking
 123.	Patty Griffin				Flaming Red			Tony
 124.	Patty Griffin				Children Running Through	Trapeze
 125.	Patty 					Children Running Through	Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)
 126.	Patty Griffin				Impossible Dream		When It Don't Come Easy
 127.	Patty Griffin				Flaming Red			Wiggley Fingers
 128.	Patty Griffin				Children Running Through	You'll Remember
 129.	Paul Simon				There Goes Rhymin' Simon 	American Tune
 130.	Pete Seeger				Northwestern University 	Intro To "Green Corn"
 131.	Peter Doherty				Acousticalullaby 		2 Second In Love With A Feeling
 132.	Peter Doherty				Acousticalullaby 		A Little Death Around The Eyes
 133.	Peter Doherty				Acousticalullaby 		Albion
 134.	Peter Doherty				Acousticalullaby 		Arcady
 135.	Peter Doherty				Acousticalullaby 		Back From The Dead
 136.	Peter Doherty				Acousticalullaby		East Of Eden
 137.	Peter Doherty				Acousticalullaby 		He Will Fall
 138.	Peter Doherty				Acousticalullaby		I Love You (But You're Green)
 139.	Peter Doherty				Acousticalullaby 		My Darling Clementine
 140.	Peter Doherty				Acousticalullaby 		New Love Grows On Trees
 141.	Peter Doherty				Acousticalullaby 		Un Bilo Titled
 142.	Peter Gabriel				1 (Car)				Here Comes The Flood
 143.	Pink Floyd				Obscured by Clouds		Burning Bridges
 144.	Pogues					The Rest Of The Best		London Girl
 145.	Preservation Hall Jazz Band		In The Sweet Bye & Bye		God Will Take Care Of You
 146.	R.E.M.					Welcome To The Freak Show 	Should We Talk About The Weather
 147.	Ratdog					29/09/04			Cassidy
 148.	Regina Spektor				Begin To Hope			Field Below
 149.	Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder		Live At The Charleston		Cat's In The Cradle
 150.	Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder		Live At The Charleston 		I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer
 151.	Robyn Hitchcock				NKH 505 Studio 10/6/05		Creeped Out (American Girl)
 152.	Rufus Wainwright			Rufus Wainwright		Danny Boy
 153.	Rufus Wainwright			Rufus Wainwright		Millbrook
 154.	Ryan Adams				Ryan Adams Bedhead Vol.2	Come On, Little Girl
 155.	Ryan Adams				The Suicide Handbook		Cracks In A Photograph
 156.	Ryan Adams				Glasgow - Academy		Easy Plateau
 157.	Ryan Adams				Swedish Sessions		Fool For You
 158.	Ryan Adams				The Suicide Handbook		I'm Waiting
 159.	Ryan Adams				Glasgow - Academy		Intro Chat
 160.	Ryan Adams				The Suicide Handbook		Mara Lisa
 161.	Ryan Adams				Swedish Sessions		Not in Love
 162.	Ryan Adams				The Suicide Handbook		Off Broadway
 163.	Ryan Adams				Ryan Adams Bedhead (Disc 1)	Onslow County
 164.	Ryan Adams				Ryan Adams Bedhead Vol.3	Prison Letter
 165.	Ryan Adams				Easy Tiger			Tears Of Gold
 166.	Ryan Adams				Ryan Adams Bedhead Vol.2	What Sin Replaces Love
 167.	Ryan Adams				The Suicide Handbook		You Don't Know Me
 168.	Sam Bush				Laps In Seven			White Bird
 169.	ShortBuckle Roarke and Family		The Other Anthology Of Folk 	I Truly Understand
 170.	Smokey Robinson				Dancing Without Shoes		Second That Emotion
 171.	Snow Patrol				Eyes Open			Make This Go On Forever
 172.	Son Volt				Wide Swing Tremolo		Driving The View
 173.	Sonia Dada				Sonia Dada			Mamba Wan Gamma
 174.	The Doc Watson Family			Tradition			Biscuits
 175.	The Rolling Stones			Sticky Fingers			Dead Flowers
 176.	The Rolling Stones			Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (Disc 2)	Gimme Shelter
 177.	The Rolling Stones			Aftermath			Lady Jane
 178.	The Rolling Stones			Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (Disc 1)	Let's Spend The Night Together
 179.	The Rolling Stones			Exile on Main St.		Loving Cup
 180.	The Rolling Stones			Tattoo You			No Use In Crying
 181.	The Rolling Stones			Hot Rocks 1964-1971 (Disc 2)	Street Fighting Man
 182.	The Rolling Stones			Between The Buttons		Yesterday's Papers
 183.	The Rolling Stones			The Rolling Stones, Now!	You Can't Catch Me
 184.	The White Stripes			Icky Thump			300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues
 185.	The White Stripes			Icky Thump			A Martyr For My Love For You
 186.	The White Stripes			Icky Thump			Catch Hell Blues
 187.	The White Stripes			Icky Thump			Conquest
 188.	The White Stripes			Icky Thump			Little Cream Soda
 189.	The White Stripes			Icky Thump			Rag And Bone
 190.	The Who					Who's Next			Love Ain't For Keeping
 191.	The Wreckers				Stand Still, Look Pretty	My, Oh My
 192.	They Might Be Giants			Live - 1992/10/05		Chess Piece Face
 193.	Townes Van Zandt			Chautaqua 8-29-90		If I Needed You
 194.	Uncle Tupelo				89/93: An Anthology		Gun
 195.	Van Morrison				The Best Of Volume Two		The Mystery
 196.	Whiskeytown				Pneumonia			Crazy About You
 197.	Whiskeytown				Pneumonia			Don't Be Sad
 198.	Whiskeytown				Pneumonia			Don't Wanna Know Why
 199.	Whiskeytown				Pneumonia			Easy Hearts
 200.	Whiskeytown				Pneumonia			Jacksonville Skyline
 201.	Whiskeytown				Pneumonia			Mirror, Mirror
 202.	Whiskeytown				Pneumonia			My Hometown
 203.	Whiskeytown				Pneumonia			Paper Moon
 204.	Whiskeytown				Pneumonia			Sit & Listen to the Rain
 205.	Whiskeytown				Pneumonia			The Ballad of Carol Lynn
 206.	Whiskeytown				Pneumonia			Under Your Breath
 207.	Whiskeytown				Pneumonia			What the Devil Wanted
 208.	Wilco					Sky Blue Sky			Either Way
 209.	Wilco					Sky Blue Sky			Hate it Here
 210.	Wilco					Sky Blue Sky			Impossible Germany
 211.	Wilco					Murat - Indianapolis		Kamera
 212.	Wilco					Sky Blue Sky			Leave Me (Like You Found Me)
 213.	Wilco					Sky Blue Sky			On and On and On
 214.	Wilco					Sky Blue Sky			On And On And On
 215.	Wilco					Sky Blue Sky			Please Be Patient With Me
 216.	Wilco					Sky Blue Sky			Shake It Off
 217.	Wilco					Sky Blue Sky			Side With The Seeds
 218.	Wilco					Sky Blue Sky			Sky Blue Sky
 219.	Wilco					Sky Blue Sky			The High Heat
 220.	Wilco					Sky Blue Sky			Walken
 221.	Wilco					Sky Blue Sky			What Light
 222.	Wilco					Sky Blue Sky			You Are My Face
 223.	Willie Nelson				Revolutions Of Time 		Half a Man (with George Jones)
 224.	Wynton Marsalis				Marsalis Standard Time		Goodbye
 225.	Zwan					Mary Star Of The Sea		Endless Summer
 226.	Zwan					Mary Star Of The Sea		Yeah!

The Listening Room – The White Stripes And Ryan Adams

The actual Listening Room, meaning the posts me and fellow Blogcritics did awhile back discussing singular songs we were obsessed with has kind of died. But I decided to pick up the name again and create (somewhat) regular posts of the music I’ve been listening too. This came from a regular Confessions of a Fanboy post entitled “Let’s Talk About My iPod” where the great Josh Hathaway discussed and posted the songs he had listened to in a day.

I don’t listen to nearly the amount of music he does, and I suspect I won’t be as good as him in posting these things, but I like the idea and it is an easy post to do 🙂

The past couple of days I’ve been digging into Icky Thump quite a bit, plus I downloaded some unreleased Ryan Adams albums and gave those a bit of a listen. Plus lots of random junk.

# Artist                        	       Album                             		Name
 1. Annie Lennox                		Medusa		                          	Take Me to the River
 2. Billy Bragg                		Back to Basics  	              		Love Gets Dangerous
 3. Gillian Welch 			Travelling Companion Vol. 4 			Time fades away
 4. Grateful Dead 			Workingman's Dead 				Dire Wolf
 5. Guster 				Guster On Ice 					Happier
 6. James Taylor 			Carnival: Rainforest Foundation Concert 	I Bought Me a Cat
 7. Jim Lauderdale&Ralph Stanley 	I Feel Like Singing Today 			Highway Through My Home
 8. John Prine 				Souvenirs 					Please Don't Bury Me
 9. Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan 		The Dylan/Cash Sessions 			Girl From The North Country
 10. Leftover Salmon 			The Nashville Sessions 				Five Alive
 11. Neil Young 			Prairie Wind 					Prairie Wind
 12. Neil Young 			Unplugged 					World On A String
 13. Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder 	Live At The Charleston Music Hall 		Cat's In The Cradle
 14. Ryan Adams 			The Suicide Handbook 				Answering Bell
 15. Ryan Adams 			The Suicide Handbook 				Cracks In A Photograph
 16. Ryan Adams 			The Suicide Handbook 				I'm Waiting
 17. Ryan Adams 			The Suicide Handbook 				Mara Lisa
 18. Ryan Adams 			The Suicide Handbook 				Off Broadway
 19. Ryan Adams 			The Suicide Handbook 				You Don't Know Me
 20. Simon & Garfunkel 			Old Friends (CD 1) 				Bleecker Street
 21. The Lemonheads 			It's a Shame About Ray 				Rockin Stroll
 22. The Rolling Stones 		Sticky Fingers 					Dead Flowers
 23. The White Stripes 			Get Behind Me Satan 				My Doorbell
 24. The White Stripes 			Icky Thump 					300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues
 25. The White Stripes 			Icky Thump 					A Martyr For My Love For You
 26. The White Stripes 			Icky Thump 					Bone Broke
 27. The White Stripes 			Icky Thump 					Catch Hell Blues
 28. The White Stripes 			Icky Thump 					Conquest
 29. The White Stripes 			Icky Thump 					Effect And Cause
 30. The White Stripes 			Icky Thump 					I'm Slowly Turning Into You
 31. The White Stripes 			Icky Thump 					Icky Thump
 32. The White Stripes 			Icky Thump 					Little Cream Soda
 33. The White Stripes 			Icky Thump 					Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn
 34. The White Stripes 			Icky Thump 					Rag And Bone
 35. The White Stripes 			Icky Thump 					St. Andrew (This Battle Is In The Air)
 36. The White Stripes 			Icky Thump 					You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You're Told)
 37. The White Stripes 			Jack White's Kitchen - Volume 1 		Cold Brains (W. Beck) (LA, 8.17.05)
 38. The White Stripes 			Jack White's Kitchen - Volume 1 		You Belong To Me (Boston, 9.22.05)

The Listening Room: Garth Brooks – “Shameless”

g45109rf9kc.jpgYeah, I know, Garth freaking Brooks. But I grew up in Oklahoma, which is pretty, much ground zero for Garth Brooks. Every time I go back home my mom tells me about another time she saw Garth eating a sandwich at Burger King or wherever.

I was mostly a metal-head in high school, but the behemoth that is Garth Brooks still kind of got to me. I can remember sitting up in my little attic bedroom late at night, listening to this album real low. Say what you will, but this Billy Joel cover has a mountain of energy and just the right amount of cheezy swagger that still bowls me over.

In my continuing effort to put everything piece of music I own on my iPod, I went through my Garth Brooks box set (yes, I have a Garth Brooks box set, it was cheap and you’ll get over it.) I gotta say I went all nostalgic with it, and had a few listens and might have dropped a tear or two in my beer.

Be sure to check out what the rest of Blogcritics has in their players.

The Listening Room: “Ingrid Bergman” – Billy Bragg

d67568q499i.jpgBilly Bragg and Wilco’s brilliant interpretation of Woody Guthrie lyrics has been this week’s CD-that-plays-in-my-car-for-the-drive-to-work. I love just about every stinking note on that record, but the stand out song this week has been Bragg singing “Ingrid Bergman.”

When I think about Woody Guthrie I think of songs like “This Land Is Your Land” and about his staunch communism, and his politically charged lyrics for the working man. I think about Oklahoma and the hot, dusty road to California. What I don’t think about is sex. Yet here’s Billy Bragg, another very political songwriter, singing words by Woody Guthrie that are so sexually charged and full of innuendo it makes me blush.

With words like “You’d make any mountain quiver/You’d make fire fly from the crater” and “This old mountain it’s been waiting/All its life for you to work it/For your hand to touch its hard rock” how can you not giggle with glee?

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The Listening Room: Bruce Springsteen – “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”

born_to_run.jpgSimilar to the Cinema Macabre, various Blogcritics have been doing a musical feature each week. We pick whatever song we’ve been listening to the most over the week and write a few words over it. Again, I’m only posting my response this week, but be sure to check out everybody else’s bit at BC. The comments this week get a little nasty, all over my Springsteen pick, which I can’t really recommend as reading material, in the same way I can’t recommend looking at a car wreck.

Remind me to stop responding to trolls.

“Tenth Avenue Freeze-out” from Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

For the longest time I have resisted the urge to become a Bruce Springsteen fan. Sure, there was the odd single here and there that I dug (“Glory Days” immediately comes to mind) but he always seemed to be so earnest and political, that it just rubbed me the wrong way. Then I bought The Seeger Sessions and I finally started to see what everyone else said. Slowly, I’ve been buying his back catalog, and just this week hit upon Born To Run. Sweet Molly Ringwald’s lips, what was I waiting for?

This here is a freaking brilliant album. After about a dozen listens this week I can firmly say I love every last note, but it is this song that makes me smile even brighter than the rest. It’s got that booty shaking rhythm coupled with a horn section that makes me feel like a warm summer’s night.