I’m back! And 2011’s days are numbered, but it’s not over yet. Added a delectable mixture of 20 songs to the shuffle. The December 2011 Playlist stands at 54 (net of some Christmas songs I deleted for space since Christmas is over)….
Rainy morning, but the rain let up for my walk up the hill, and in any event, this list of songs kept me feeling all warm and cozy…
1. Don Ryan finished 3rd in the ETTG Band of the Year voting. If you haven’t heard This Town (or the rest of his fantastic album Tangle Town), then this situation must be remedied.
(you can purchase and download the whole damn Tangle Town album at amazon by clicking on the album cover – or you can go to Don’s Bandcamp page and name your own price – I’d suggest $1000 but you do what feels best for you)
2. Sister Crayon is a Sacramento-based band. Here they are doing a cover version of Sufjan Stevens’ Age of Adz Track Futile Devices
(you can click on the album cover to purchase and download Sufjan Stevens’ album The Age of Adz. The Sister Crayon version is available at Stereogum.)
3. The Sigur Ros track from the We Bought a Zoo soundtrack shows up again this week. It’s a cool song which originally came from their 2005 album, Takk…, It’s Hoppipolla
(click on album cover to purchase and download Takk…)
4. Hoppipolla ends with some brass which makes a nice transition to the next song which comes from Herb Albert & the Tijuana Brass’ classic Whipped Cream & Other Delights. The song, A Taste of Honey, is actually a cover of a 1960 Bobby Scott song.
(click on the album cover to buy and download Whipped Cream & Other Delights)
(you might also want to purchase and download Soul Asylum’s EP which parodies the title and over of the Herb Albert set – Clam Dip & Other Delights can yours for a click and purchase)
5. Finally, we take it up a few notches with Iggy & the Stooges proto-punk classic Search and Destroy from Raw Power.
(you know the drill add Raw Power to your digital music collection with a click and a purchase at amazon.com)