Jail Guitar Doors- The Clash
Sold Me Down The River- The Alarm
Pink Cadillac- Bruce Springsteen
Let The Good Times Roll/Feel So Good- Bunny Sigler
Everybody Is A Star- Sly & The Family Stone
Wedding Day- Alex McMurray
She Blew A Good Thing- The Poets
Trouble Boys-Thin Lizzy
Ashes By Now- Rodney Crowell
Meteor Shower- Rhett Miller
Most Likely You Go Your Way- Bob Dylan
Southbound- The Allman Brothers
Every one of these songs came up in conversation this week. I mean it. Every one.
Okay, not really. No one is talking about the Alarm, but I love this track.
I thought about "Pink Cadillac" by Bruce after hearing "Drip Drop" by Dion. And I thought of "Drip Drop" why? Because this clip...
...reminded me of it. (Just one section of it. So sue me!)
I know it all seems so random. And while it may begin with a sound bite or an iPod surprise, what ends up in the mix isn't just slapped together.
Okay, sometimes it is. Like for no reason at all, I wanted to hear "Southbound" by the Allmans. So, I just slapped it on the end.
The Poets track knocked me out. This one is new to me. I found a great Sue Record label comp on vinyl and man, every track was a killer. Tina Britt's "The Real Thing" was yesterday's Song Of the Day.' (Same album.)
A friend said this today:
"is it possible to listen to I Fought The Law without banging on one's desk to punctuate the six-gun? I think not."
I thought, I have a similar tic in not being able to NOT whistle the "do do DO do do DO" break in "Everybody Is A Star" by Sly. So...here's Sly. And apologies in advance to those who will be whistling and banging for the next three hours.
That's your lot.
P.S. Rocks In Your Head was a fantastic little record shop in Soho, NYC before Soho became the shithole of beautiful people it is now. You can't buy any records in Soho anymore, but you can buy a $1,900.00 pair of socks or cookies for $30 a pound. I bought the Thin Lizzy "Trouble Boys" single in Rocks In Your Head. It was a British import. $3.00
Or half a cookie.