Friday, August 04, 2006

Doin' the Friday Shuffle

1. "Ogre Battle (Remix)" - Queen - Queen II
A kind of pointless remix of a great obscure Queen song.

2. "Jesus Was an Only Son" - Bruce Springsteen - Devils and Dust
A serious shuffle of a song from Bruce.

3. "Postcards from Paraguay" - Mark Knopfler - Shangri-La
Gentle uptempo song with a very mildy quasi-Latin beat going on.

4. "Courtroom Scene" - Pete Townsend - Tommy (Original Broadway Cast)
Some surprisingly credible shredding going on up front in this short scene.

5. "Passarim" - Antonio Carlos Jobim - Antonio Carlos Jobim's Finest Hour
Silky cool bossa nova.

6. "The Word" - The Beatles - Rubber Soul
Very 60s.

7. "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" - XTC - Upsy Daisy Assortment
The Song that answers the question "what would happen if Jesus returned today with the name of Peter Pumpkinhead?" Answer? It would have gone pretty much the way it did for him first time around.

8. "Mama, You've Been on My Mind" - Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series Volume VI: Bob Dylan Live 1964 - Concert at Philharmonic Hall
Dylan and Daez dueting, a bit clumsily.

9. "Summertime" - Ella Fitzgerald and Luis Armstrong - Porgy & Bess
The trumpet, the voices - heaven.

10. "Multitudes of Amys" - Mandy Patinkin - Experiment
A stirring and sweetly desperate reading of an obscure Sondheim song cut from the original production of Company.

Until Whenever

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