Friday Music

New Music

Pixies – Surfer Rosa -The Pixies are just a little bit off-center.  It’s a different sound than anything else in my collection.  This one is a little bit more odd than ‘Doolittle’ but I like quite a few of the songs.  ‘Where is my mind’, ‘Cactus’, and ‘Broken Face’ are favorites so far.

Random 10 (or Help me, Nine Inch Nails is taking over my iPod)

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Marilyn Manson – Lest We Forget, the Best of Marilyn Manson
29 Ghosts IV – Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts
The Wretched – Nine Inch Nails – And All That Could Have Been
22 Ghosts III – Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts
Sigh Your Children – …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead – Madonna
Miss Murder – A.F.I. – Decemberunderground
Self Esteem – The Offspring – Smash
Born As Ghosts – Rage Against the Machine – Battle of Los Angeles
Catch Without Arms – Dredg – Live at the Fillmore
Would? – Alice in Chains – Dirt

Nothing too remarkable in those 10.  Instead I have something interesting in the third half of this post.

Zoe Keating, a cellist previously featured in one of these music posts has composed some soundtrack music for a documentary entitled “Ghost Bird”.  The trailer is below, and it doesn’t feature her music but it still ties into this post musically.

Here’s one of Ms. Keating’s compositions for the soundtrack.  Zoe Keating – Flying and Flocking

8 thoughts on “Friday Music

  1. Surfer Rosa might be my fave precisely for it’s off-centeredness.

    1. “Oh Comely” Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
    2. “Jump Into The Fire” Harry Nilsson Nilsson Schmilsson
    3. “Zurich Is Stained” Pavement Slanted and Enchanted
    4. “Dimples” John Lee Hooker & Los Lobos The Best Of Friends
    5. “Under Your Spell Again” Buck Owens The Very Best Of
    6. “Master Plan” My Morning Jacket It Still Moves
    7. “Don’t Stop Me Now” The Vandals Hollywood Potato Chip
    8. “Goin’ Back Home” Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams
    9. “Bobby Peru” Luna Pup Tent
    10. “Love & Communication” Cat Power The Greatest
    Bonus Cut: “In The Congo” The Bongos Drums Along The Hudson

  2. Dude, Trent Reznor has taken over your life! ;-) And for as easy to ignore as Marylin Manson has always been for me, I do kinda like that Eurythmics cover.

    • You’re telling me, I could trim some of the NIN songs, but that goes against my completist nature, so I guess I’m stuck with 2/10 being NIN each week for now.

      Not really a Manson fan – I think this is one of two songs of his in my collection.

  3. Today’s playlist:

    “Chariots of Fire” — Vangelis, “Chariots of Fire“
    “I Want to Be Like You” — FFH, “I Want to Be Like You“
    “Charlie Parker Loves Me” — Marc Jordan, “Living in Marina del Rey and Other Stories“
    “Long Distance Runaround” — Yes, “Fragile“
    “Copperline” — James Taylor, “New Moon Shine“
    “Moses and Marco Polo Suite: Marco Polo Theme” — Ennio Morricone, “Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone“
    “Lennie” — Buggles, “Adventures in Modern Recording“
    “Hey You” — Pink Floyd, “Echoes, the Best of Pink Floyd“
    “Naon” — Jon Anderson, “Olias of Sunhillow“
    “Jabular” — Ozric Tentacles, “There is Nothing“


  4. Hey Big Mak, it seems like you could write a nice little story with your song tunes this week.

    1. Uncontrollable Urge – Devo
    2. Let Down – Radiohead
    3. Nausea (live) – X
    4. Hang on to Yourself – David Bowie
    5. Straight No Chaser – Thelonious Monk
    6. Accidents Will Happen (live) – Elvis Costello
    7. Your Heart is an Empty Room – Death Cab For Cutie
    8. Curtain Calls (live) – Old 97s
    9. When I say Wife – Jonathan Richman
    10. Run Run Run – The Gestures

    Bonus: Long as I Can See the Light – Creedence Clearwater Revival

    • I accept your challenge, sir.

      He was peaceful now. Ten minutes ago, he was so frightened, but now with his face nestled into the pillow, sleeping tranquilly I was overcome with love for this man I was making my life with. “Sweet dreams are made of this kind of quiet” I thought as I closed the door and descended the stairs to meet with Dr. Venkman. He was pale and sweating as I entered the room. Miss, I’m not sure you’re going to like what I have to say, but my detector shows 29 ghosts. I’ve been over every inch of this house, and they’re everywhere.”
      “29? The wretched things must be multiplying. Between the eight of us…”
      “Eight of you?” he inquired.
      “Me, my husband, and my six children. We counted up our sightings and ended up with 22 ghosts, I..I..I just can’t imagine fitting any more into this house.”
      He responded with a heavy sigh. “Your children reported any violent encounters?”
      “No, why?”
      “It depends on how the ghosts met their end, miss. Murder, accident, or suicide lead to different types of ghosts. The easiest are the suicides, the low self esteem in life carries over and they usually go quietly. The worst are those born as ghosts. They don’t see any reason to move on because they’ve never known anything else. Plus they’re natural ghosts so they’re impossible to catch without ‘Arms of the Afterlife’.” He explained patting the box at his feet.
      “Can you solve the problem?”
      “Miss, you are the problem.” In one smooth movement, he opened the box and tossed the glowing lasso directly at me.


      “Hey, Peter. Is it done?”
      “Well, I got the mother. The kids and the rest of them should follow pretty easily. Did you know she referred to you as her husband?”
      “Yep. That’s why I had to get this taken care of now. Will you be finished by Friday?”
      “Didn’t I say I would? One more night of ghost hunting should do it, now that I’ve got the worst of them in the box.”

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