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Come Back To Us

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Where is Richard Dean Anderson these days? I know he’s on the con-circuit from time to time for his work with the Stargate franchise, but what else does he have going on? Seriously, let’s revamp this show. I loved it as a kid, and would be willing to rename my second son after Anderson if this became a reality.

Pick Notes:

Today’s pick a single from the sophomore album from Perfume Genius, a Seattle-based soloist project from the mind of Mike Hadreas. I would’ve chosen a track from their latest album, Too Bright, released this month, but I’m still “unpacking it”, so to speak. Instead, here’s my favorite track from Put Your Back N 2 It. Enjoy!

Recommended Listening
“Take Me Home” by Perfume Genius
Put Your Back N 2 It

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Good Parenting

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quick pick tonight folks. I am slammed to hell and back with my real job, commissions and parenting in general. I love each and every one of you. Today’s pick is a project by Talking Heads frontman, David Byrne. He spent the better part of two years converting an abandoned ferry terminal into one massive musical instrument. Really interesting, and as you may know, David Byrne is one of my heroes, and I would gladly, without question, follow him into oncoming traffic.

Recommended Listening
David Byrne turns a building into an instrument
[art project]

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Mail Call

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I love the Smiths. I always will, and the kingdom setup by their frontman, Morrissey, will live on forever in my record collection. I even bought a Smiths lullaby album for my son. Morrissey’s solo work was nothing short of spectacular at times. It was no Smiths, but there were some amazing gems, the most successful of which is today’s pick. It was even parodied by Bill Nye on his episode about momentum. Today’s pick should be enjoyed with the knowledge that the Smiths were an amazing band, and Morrissey, though an amazing musician, is kind of jerk in real life.

Recommended Listening
The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get by Morrissey
album Vauxhall And I

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Narrator

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In keeping with somewhat of a tradition for Waits to close out albums with a somber ballad, he pulls out all the stops for this conclusion to his 1999 release, Mule Variations. It’s a mid-tempo piece with a gospel feel that tells of desperation and acceptance of fate. Waits’ maudlin execution on this track is immensely relatable, and this track is easily one of my favorite picks on the album.

Todays listen should be enjoyed by selling a quart of blood to buy a half a pint of scotch.

Recommended Listening
Come On Up To The House by Tom Waits
album Mule Variations

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Objection

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Today’s pick is a refreshing pick me up to a drab week. Released last Tuesday, the third album from indie-rock band, Cymbals Eat Guitars (Lou Reed reference) is very entertaining. Their sound is energetic and technical, but still with a sense of reservation, much like less neurotic Fall of Troy. Their lyrics are interesting and thoughtful and complement their sound extremely well. Today’s recommended track should be on in the background while you drink terrible beer, and then subsequently drive downtown to buy much nicer beer…no ciders >:(

Recommended Listening
Warning by Cymbals Eat Guitars
album Lose