Good New Blog Alert

What I Listened To On My Way To Work Today:

The Fall – “Fiery Jack”
Ben Gibbard – “To Sing For You” (live)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – “Honey Hush” (live)

That’s two very eclectic live covers back-to-back. Gibbard is, of course, the very talented singer-songwriter of Death Cab For Cutie and The Postal Service. But this is a Donovan song that led off a solo set recorded at the 9:30 Club in D.C. (I think I downloaded it from NPR…jeez, sometimes I feel like I’m straight from central casting: Thirtysomething, corduroy blazer-wearing Brooklyn dad anyone…) The interesting thing is this song highlights how good a songwriter Donovan is. I know what you’re thinking, and yes “Mellow Yellow” is a stupid song.

Great idea. Well executed. What did you listen to on your way to work today?

Via fellow Grand Rapids native, John Sellers.

Here’s mine from yesterday: (Thanks to for remembering for me!)

The Ladybug Transistor – “Oceans in the Hall”

The Breeders – “No Way”

Parliament – “Testify”

Elf Power – “The Winter Is Coming”

Riviera – “Friends in California”

Del the Funky Homosapien – “Wack M.C.’s”

The Rentals – “These Days” (alt. version)

I’ve got an awesome smart playlist that combines stuff I’ve recently added with stuff I love plus stuff I haven’t listened to in a while. There’s a couple of songs from my recent delving into the E6 catalog, a track off the upcoming Breeders album, and some good old good ones.

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  1. Similar in concept to the Washington Post’s PostRock blog’s weekly feature, “The Two-Minute Man,” one of the blogger’s summary of the 20 minutes (four minutes roundtrip from his office to Starbucks and back) that he listens to DC’s adult rock station. Highly amusing.

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