Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday Random Ten #4

Here are the first ten songs to pop up on my iPod; Artist/Song/Album:

1.   Girl Talk/This is the Remix/All Day
2.   Elvis Presley/Blue Hawaii/Blue Hawaii Soundtrack
3.   Bob Dylan and Joan Osborne/Chimes of Freedom/The 60s Soundtrack
4.   Elvis Costello/Ship of Fools/Deadicated
5.   Galactic/Heart of Steel/Ya-ka-may
6.   This Mortal Coil/Holocaust/It'll End in Tears
7.   James McMurtry/Dry River/Saint Mary of the Woods
8.   Twin Shadow/I Can't Wait/Gordon Voidwell Remixes
9.   Galaxie 500/Blue Thunder/On Fire
10. The Staples Singers/If You're Ready/Be What You Are

All Day was one of my favorite albums of 2010. You can own the entire Girl Talk album, free and legal. LIke Danger Mouse's Grey Album, Greg Gillis is not allowed to sell his work, but he can give it away.

Nice 1999 remake of one of Dylan's classics, with harmony vocals from Ms. Osborne. You know who does a great cover of this one? Youssou N'Dour.

"Ship of Fools" is one of the tunes Costello did with Further last week in New York. He's continuing to post great videos from his recent Big Apple gigs.

Galactic is a great New Orleans band that my favorite local radio station turned me on to.

The excellent This Mortal Coil trilogy are some of my favorite albums. This mournful cover of Alex Chilton's Big Star classic features vocals by Howard DeVoto.

Sometimes stuff pops up on my iPod and I can't remember what it is or how I got it. That Twin Shadow track is one of those. Sounds good, though!

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