#107 – 2012 in Repose

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Jim and I return from extended hiatus with a swift (for us) overview of our favorite music from 2012. In a triumphant return-to-form, we illuminate some little known music geekery and go off on tangents.

Aaron's notebook with a Protomen sticker is ironic as he didn't put them on his best-of list.

Aaron’s notebook with a Protomen sticker is ironic as he didn’t put them on his best-of list.

Tracks featured:
The House That Heaven Built” by Japandroids
45” by Gaslight Anthem
I’m Gonna Try” by The Maldives
True Thrush” by Dan Deacon
I Want to Break Free” by The Protomen
WAVIP” by The Coup (with Das Racist and Killer Mike)
Watch the Corners” by Dinosaur Jr.

Show Notes:
Jim’s favorite albums of 2012
Paper Bag Records vs. David Bowie
Aaron’s Best-of-2012 Playlist

#0088 – All Over the Place

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Many moons ago, Kristen (who is among my oldest friends) made the suggestion that I put my iTunes on random and just make a mix of the first load of songs that come up.  For reasons unclear (mostly laziness I suspect), I never got around to it until last week, where I specifically just threw the iPhone into a frenzy as I scrolled through my 32GB library and decided to hit shuffle, which resulted in the wonderful “Cruel to be Kind” by Nick Lowe.  I then pressed Genius to see what it’d recommend and the result was…. well, it was all over the place, but it actually sounded pretty good.  I didn’t change the order or anything.

So here you go.  My mix, based on what iTunes thinks I like with the random selection of Nick Lowe…

  • Nick Lowe – Cruel to be Kind
  • John Hiatt – Ethylene
  • William Shatner – Ideal Woman
  • Aimee Mann – Put Me On Top
  • Hall & Oates – Did It In A Minute
  • Sleep Out –  Three Towns
  • Electronic – Getting Away With It
  • The Dead Weather – Treat Me Like Your Mother
  • Mexican Institute of Sound – Sinfonía Agridulce
  • Prince – She’s Always In My Hair
  • Saul Williams – The Ritual
  • Jellyfish – The Glutton of Sympathy
  • Santigold – Say Aha
  • The Go! Team – Get It Together
  • Prodigy – Memphis Bells
  • Street Sweeper Social Club – Fight! Smash! Win!
  • The Roots – No Great Pretender
  • Squirrel Nut Zippers – It Ain’t You
  • Astrud Gilberto – Light My Fire
  • Tom Jones – Green, Green Grass of Home

Please… also let me know how my voice sounds.  I was so pissed off with my last show that I plunked down for a Blue Snowball and I think it’s a marked improvement.  You tell me…