Party at Jane’s Place!

If you haven’t been following along, here’s your chance to check out the craziness that has been Cello Week.  We’ve had six videos so far this week and there’s one more coming tomorrow, so take a minute (or a few minutes) and watch some pretty cool performances.

Saturday – Portland Cello Project – If Moon Was Cookie
Friday – Osvaldo Golijov – Mariel (2003)
Thursday – Györgi Ligeti – Sonata for Solo Cello (1953)
Wednesday – Michael Gordon – Industry (1992)
Tuesday – Erik Friedlander – Night White (2007)
Monday – Zoë Keating – Escape Artist (2009)
Sunday – Steve Reich – Cello Counterpoint (2003)

Random 10 –

  • Tony’s Theme – Pixies – Surfer Rosa
  • Mourning this Morning – Dredg – The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion
  • Stack Shot Billy – Black Keys – Rubber Factory
  • I Cry Alone – Black Keys – Thickfreakness
  • Call – Atlanta Symphony Orchestra – Oceana (Golijov)
  • Would? – Alice in Chains – MTV Unplugged
  • Circa Mea Pectora – Carl Orff – Carmina Burana
  • Needles – System of a Down – Toxicity
  • Hey Joni – Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
  • In My Eyes – Rage Against the Machine – Renegades

Tony, Billy, Joni, the gang’s all here!

Or… are they?

Jane says, “What’s the frequency, Kenneth? I can’t get these radios to work.  Lookout Joe! Hey Joe! Anybody else coming?”

He doesn’t answer, instead Anna begins running through the guest list.  “Floyd the Barber, Judith, Maria, Polly…. Oh, George will come.  Gary’s got a boner just thinking about Molly’s lips, so he’ll definitely stay if she shows.  That leaves only sweet Virgina, Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts.”  Just then Lily (my one and only) appears, and running as fast as the wind, cries “Mary!  Psycho boy Jack is at Maggie’s farm, and he’s got Margaret in captivity!”

“Hey, Johnny Park! You’ve got to get there fast, Jerry was a race car driver, so let him drive and you two boogie with Stu. Once my Michelle finds wings for Marie, we’ll be right behind you and Frances Farmer will have her revenge on Seattle.”

That’s 25 more nomenclaturally-themed song titles for those who are counting.

6 thoughts on “Party at Jane’s Place!

  1. Nicely done.

    1. Loveless Love — The Feelies
    2. Black Hole — She & Him
    3. The Prisoner — The Clash
    4. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band — The Beatles
    5. The Cities Are Burning — Rev. F.D. Fitzpatrick
    6. Like A Soldier — Johnny Cash
    7. Clementine — Decemberists
    8. Bossa Nova Baby — Elvis Presley
    9. Celebrated Summer — Husker Du
    10. Smash the Mirror (live) — The Who

    Bonus: Can’t Hold On — Cheap Trick

  2. What IS the frequency, Ken?

    Well, I set WMP to the “Pop” genre, but I’m not sure I agree with all these songs’ designations; may have to do some adjusting…

    “Water is Wide” – James Taylor, New Moon Shine
    “One of Our Submarines” – Thomas Dolby, The Golden Age of Wireless
    “Under African Skies” – Paul Simon, Graceland
    “Strawberry Letter 23” – The Brothers Johnson, Right on Time
    “True Colours” – Go West, Aces and Kings: The Best of Go West
    “Sex Symbol” – Marc Jordan, Living in Marina Del Rey and Other Stories
    “Love So Right” – Bee Gees, Here at Last…Live
    “Something We Can Do” – Vitamin Z, Rites of Passage
    “Girl in the Moon” – Icehouse, Man of Colours
    “Walk on the Ocean” – Toad the Wet Sprocket, PS: A Toad Retrospective

    Toad the Wet Sprocket is one of those groups I never appreciated at the time but enjoy now.

    • ‘Walk on the Ocean’ is a really good song.

      My dad was also a big Paul Simon fan, so song #3 is familiar as well.

  3. 1. “Over the Neptune/Mesh Gear Fox” Guided by Voices Propeller
    2. “Teenage Spaceships” Smog Knock Knock
    3. “Watercolors Into The Ocean” Destroyer Destroyer’s Rubies
    4. “Vox Celeste” Deerhunter Weird Era Cont.
    5. “Farewell Transmission” Songs: Ohia Magnolia Electric Co .
    6. “Box Elder” Pavement Live @ The Palace, Hollywood, CA ’94
    7. “Fistful of Love” Antony and the Johnsons I Am a Bird Now
    8. “Like Dylan in the Movies” Belle & Sebastian If You’re Feeling Sinister
    9. “With My Face on the Floor” Emitt Rhodes Emitt Rhodes
    10. “Good Woman” Cat Power You Are Free
    bonus “Cow” Sparklehorse Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot

    Weird. I thought I’d posted this already.
    *cue Twilight Zone theme

    • I couldn’t get to the site for a bit this morning. Your list might have been a casualty of whatever was going on there.

  4. Korn – “Twisted Transistor” See You On The Other Side
    The Cure – “Homesick” Disintegration
    Justin Timberlake – “Nothin’ Else” Justified
    The Rolling Stones – “Let It Bleed” Let It Bleed
    Peter Bjorn & John – “Young Folks” Writer’s Block
    The Ramones – “Mama’s Boy” Ramones Mania
    Michael Bublé – “Mack’s Knife” It’s Time
    Elton John – “Island Girl” Greatest Hits
    Wilco – “Why Would You Wanna Live?” Being There
    Average White Band – “Pick Up The Pieces” Pure Funk

    Nice double of the Black Keys is a nice way to end the week.

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