25 November 2006

CorePod Shuffle 11.25.06

Last night was a blast at Mona's. Got the whole bar to sing along to my rendition of "Just A Gigolo". Even provided a little shirt button rip open for the masses....no worries, ladies...I was sporting a black under-shirt...boo! Also, you gotta love those snap up western shirts for just those occasions.
Another day, another walk with the mini music monster....here's what moi is shuffling on tonight's stroll around the neighborhood.

  1. Pride and Joy -- Stevie Ray Vaughan (Double Trouble): Good kickoff....a little long, but who cares.
  2. Today -- Smashing Pumpkins (Greatest Hits): Nice little flashback to the high school days....i loved this video back in the day....painting up an ice cream truck....good stuff.
  3. Build Me Up Buttercup -- The Foundations (Very Best of): Wow...now that's a song. Great for karaoke....only done it once....KO tells i was slightly off key. Moi? Off Key? I have to take her word for it....but really? Judges' ruling please...
  4. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) -- Journey (Greatest Hits): Another winner. All I remember most about this video is the weird camera angle changes....very cheesy. Someday love will find you (take overhead cam)...break those chains that bind you (take crotch cam) one night will remind you...
  5. Listen To My Heart -- The Ramones (All That Stuff & More): Good Ramones tune....really, is there a bad Ramones tune?
  6. February Stars -- Foo Fighters (The Colour And The Shape): Nice change of pace to start the 2nd half....one of the true gems from my favorite Foo album. This album came at a crossroads in my life. I'd just ended an engagement to my high school sweetheart the year previous, and i was just getting out of my 3 month disco phase (don't knock it...sometimes you just need lots of happy mindless beats to help you move on). After that, I went back to the rocking starting with Weezer's Pinkerton (a concept album about a brokenhearted dude...surprising) followed closely by Colour & Shape. Sometimes the right music comes along at the right time and really makes sense while stamping a permanent watermark on your life. Anytime I hear songs from those albums, they transport me back to that place or time. Good or bad: it's always healthy.
  7. Everlong -- Foo Fighters (The Colour And The Shape): See above. They say that "Music is the soundtrack of your life". True that....true that.
  8. Guitar -- Cake (Prolonging The Magic): God, I love Cake. Both of them. This was always my co-favorite song from this album, sharing honors with the countrified diddy, Walk On By. Reminds me of my first year at CMSU...good times.
  9. Wish You Were Here -- Pink Floyd (Wish You Were Here): Great song. Funny story...three girls did this song one night at karaoke...FYI: not a good karaoke song. Too many looooong instrumental breaks. People always regret it in the end. Too bad....such a great song. Word of Advice: Think before you sing.
  10. Doctor Worm -- They Might Be Giants (Dial-A-Song): Say what you will...the iPod always picks a good ender. Takes me back to the TMBG concert that my college buddies and i drove three hours to see....we thought we were going to have a bitch of a time getting tickets. Turns out no one really showed up. How do you not show up when a band that good plays at your shitty college? Idiots.

Peace - Love - Death Metal

22 November 2006

CorePod 11.21.06

Another day, another shuffle...on the Eve of Turkey Day's Eve.

  1. Number Three -- They Might Be Giants (Dial-A-Song): Anytime TMBG leads off a shuffle, tis good news indeed.
  2. Best of You -- Foo Fighters (In Your Honor)
  3. Why Bother? -- Weezer (Pinkerton): Everyone raves about the blue album (and it does rule), but if you've never heard Pinkerton, you're missing out.
  4. Watching The Detectives -- Elvis Costello (My Aim Is True): Great song. Enough said.
  5. Pot Kettle Black -- Wilco (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot): Probably my favorite cut off one of my top 5 fave albums....if for no other reason than Jeff's lyric "I have found myself a real rival in myself".
  6. Getchoo -- Weezer (Pinkerton): Wow. 2 Pinkerton songs! The iPod must be sending the word out on the =W= as well. Fine by me.
  7. 53rd & 3rd -- The Ramones (All The Stuff and More): Good lesser known Ramones tune. Nothing too better. "Second verse, same as the first".
  8. Do You Wanna? (Oh, Yeah!) -- Joan Jett (Fit to be Tied): Nice mix so far...of metal....i could use a little Iron Maiden to round it out.
  9. Futures -- Jimmy Eat World (Futures): Not Maiden so much....but i'm cool wit it.
  10. Do Whatcha Want -- OK Go (Oh No): That'll work...but, I've got to work on getting the iPod on the same page as me.
  11. **Bonus Track** Television Fission -- Man or Astroman? (Experiment Zero): Ohhh...me likey...me likey a lot.
  12. **Bonus Track** Ocean Breathes Salty -- Modest Mouse (Good News for People Who Love Bad News): I like this one a little better as a swan song. Good List...need some more variety. Until next time...

Peace Love & Death Metal to you!

18 November 2006

CorePod 11.18.06


You mean people do still check in on our humble space in the cybersphere? Methinks I'm touched.

Thanks to our TWO readers....we've doubled the readership in 2 days! Take that, TIME Magazine!

Anyway, so I don't keep your eyeballs waiting any longer...my playlist:


  1. Kamera -- Wilco (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot): The David Eckstein of Playlists. Solid, Consistent, Timeless. A great leadoff hitter.
  2. Do You Wanna Hit It? -- The Donnas (The Donnas Turn 21): Oldie but goodie. Before they blew up with "Spend The Night", our favorite estrogen fueled rock band were just reaching drinking age. Great album, with a cover of Judas Priest's hit, "Livin' After Midnight". NOTE: I just added a lot of The Donnas to the iPod, so they be pretty heavy in the rotation. That is not a bad thing. BTW...ladies, if you looking for a good rocker and you're all Joan Jetted out, try these ladies.
  3. Start Me Up -- Rolling Stones (Hot Licks): Reminds of good times, and KC Chiefs kickoffs. Actually, those are good times, too.
  4. Sellout -- Reel Big Fish (Turn The Radio Off): YES! Fuckin' love this song. Plus, Mona's doesn't have it in their karaoke rotation. Blasphemy! Do they want me to stop singing there? Probably. But, you know I would nail this one! Out of the park!
  5. Rockin' In The Real World -- Neil Young & Pearl Jam (Greatest Hits): Man, that is a kick ass handful of music. I defy you to top that list...and we're only half way home. Surely it will climax with this song....Surely.
  6. My Hero -- Foo Fighters (The Colour And The Shape): OK...maybe not climaxing yet...just like the Yodeling Mountain Climber on The Price is Right: still climbing. BTW...one of my student films in college featured this little number....it's about a good samaritan helping peeps in strange but humorous ways, then running off to save the next poor soul in need.
  7. Bleed American -- Jimmy Eat World (Jimmy Eat World): Wow...Brock remembers this song....it was our discovery of the quartet from Arizona. They were opening for Weezer and Tenacious D, and we'd never heard anything they did. So, we were a little skeptical. Long story short: They stole the show. We were instant fans. Bought the album the next day. Funny how these discoveries happen sometimes.
  8. Route -- Son Volt (Trace): Another absolute gem from 1995. Trace is an incredible album, and a must own for any alt country fan. Thanks Brock for turning me on to that whole genre. The whole album reminds me of home. The Show Me State cast in a good light.
  9. Creosote -- Son Volt (Straightaways): A rare double from the same artist. It's nice to hear this rarity from Jay's Farrar's second album as Son Volt. A nice mid tempo song after 8 rawkers.
  10. Too Late For Love -- Def Leppard (Pyromania): Holy Shit! KO's lovin' that...and so am I. Probably my favorite song from the greatest hair metal album of all time; it's a toss-up between this and "Billy's Got a Gun"). Epic. A actual Storyline in the song. Good run of songs. Now that's how you end a playlist.

Thoughts? Thesis? Your diatribes on some of the above gems is greatly appreciated.

Addendum: I'll probably start simul-posting these on the myspace page as well, so more eyeballs can see them. In Marketing, we call that Synergy. Location, Location, Location...

17 November 2006

Maiden IPod Shuffle

Back from the dead...but I'm sure it's only a temporary stay.

what up reader...if you are still there. Not that I expect you to be, seeing as it's been months, nay, eons, since my last confession of sorts. What do you expect...consistent prose from moi? Sorry to dissappoint.

I should mention that in the interest of steady posting, i'm lifting my buddy Brock's SuitCase Shuffle segment from his blog. It'll help to spur some discussion of the odd and eclectic choices one finds nested in my ipod nano.

Thanks Brock for your pre emptive permission on this matter. Refer any copyright infringement lawsuit to my lawyer team.

And, so it is....the maiden voyage of the Core Shuttle (or the last 10 songs played on my iPod):

  1. Judy Is A Punk -- The Ramones (All That Stuff and More Vol 1): Always reminds me of the go cart scene in Royal Tenenbaums.
  2. Freedom of Choice -- DEVO (Greatest Hits)
  3. Take Me Out -- Franz Ferdinand (Franz Ferdinand)
  4. That's Good -- DEVO (Greatest Hits)
  5. Everybody Wants To Rule The World -- Tears For Fears (Greatest Hits): best end credits song ever..."Real Genius"
  6. Bitch -- Rolling Stones (Sticky Fingers)
  7. Loose String -- Son Volt (Trace)
  8. I Got You (At The End of The Century) -- Wilco (Being There)
  9. Pump It Up -- Elvis Costello (Last Year's Model): Tuesday, I sang "What's So Funny Bout Peace Love and Understanding" @ karaoke -- Mona's, and got a decent applause. Kudos to you Elvis fans...We must stick together. BTW....the other song i sang was "Touchin' Lovin' Squeezin" by Journey. Can I get some love?
  10. Cold Hard Bitch -- JET (Get Born): Good ender. Not as good and Tears for Fears...but good enough to end on a rawker.

Yay! My first CorePod Shuffle! Thoughts?