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 last.fm 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.