Tuesday, August 30, 2005


We played Wolf Parade last night instead of New Pornographers, because I felt the latter deserved a little bit bigger showcase, which it shall get on the Labor Day show. That along with some recent stuff from Dylan tributes, not too shabby actually.

Got some new and old St. Etienne coming up on 9/12, along with maybe new Juliana Hatfield, Akron/Family, Wilderness, Towa Tei, Freakwater, etc, etc. More to come when I have time. And no show on 9/19, I'll be at the Ear to the Ground Fest up in Toronto, at least for the Sunday portion of it. Click on over and see why.

Been meaning to try this, courtesy of great author Nalo Hopkinson's blog: go here and type in the search box the year you graduated from high school. The first link should be a list of Top 100 songs of that year. You can then do this in your own fashion, but for me:
Bold=songs I like
Blue=songs I love
Red=songs I loathe

Ready? Here goes:1. The Way We Were, Barbra Streisand 2. Seasons In The Sun, Terry Jacks 3. Love's Theme, Love Unlimited Orchestra 4. Come And Get Your Love, Redbone 5. Dancing Machine, Jackson 5 6. The Loco-Motion, Grand Funk Railroad 7. TSOP, MFSB 8. The Streak, Ray Stevens 9. Bennie And The Jets, Elton John 10. One Hell Of A Woman, Mac Davis 11. Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do), Aretha Franklin 12. Jungle Boogie, Kool and The Gang 13. Midnight At The Oasis, Maria Muldaur 14. You Make Me Feel Brand New, Stylistics 15. Show And Tell, Al Wilson 16. Spiders And Snakes, Jim Stafford 17. Rock On, David Essex 18. Sunshine On My Shoulder, John Denver 19. Sideshow, Blue Magic 20. Hooked On A Feeling, Blue Swede21. Billy Don't Be A Hero, Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods 22. Band On The Run, Paul McCartney and Wings 23. The Most Beautiful Girl, Charlie Rich 24. Time In A Bottle, Jim Croce 25. Annie's Song, John Denver 26. Let Me Be There, Olivia Newton-John 27. Sundown, Gordon Lightfoot 28. (You're) Having My Baby, Paul Anka 29. Rock Me Gently, Andy Kim 30. Boogie Down, Eddie Kendricks 31. You're Sixteen, Ringo Starr 32. If You Love Me (Let Me Know), Olivia Newton-John 33. Dark Lady, Cher 34. Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me, Gladys Knight and The Pips 35. Feel Like Makin' Love, Roberta Flack 36. Just Dont Want To Be Lonely, Main Ingredient 37. Nothing From Nothing, Billy Preston 38. Rock Your Baby, George McCrae 39. Top Of The World, Carpenters 40. The Joker, Steve Miller Band 41. I've Got To Use My Imagination, Gladys Knight and The Pips 42. The Show Must Go On, Three Dog Night 43. Rock The Boat, Hues Corporation 44. Smokin' In The Boys Room, Brownsville Station 45. Living For The City, Stevie Wonder 46. The Night Chicago Died, Paper Lace 47. Then Came You, Dionne Warwick and The Spinners 48. The Entertainer, Marvin Hamlisch 49. Waterloo, Abba 50. The Air That I Breathe, Hollies 51. Rikki Don't Lose That Number, Steely Dan 52. Mockingbird, Carly Simon 53. Help Me, Joni Mitchell 54. You Won't See Me, Anne Murray 55. Never, Never Gonna Give You Up, Barry White 56. Tell Me Something Good, Rufus 57. You And Me Against The World, Helen Reddy 58. Rock And Roll Heaven, Righteous Brothers 59. Hollywood Swinging, Kool and The Gang 60. Be Thankful For What You Got, William Devaughn61. Hang On In There Baby, Johnny Bristol 62. Eres Tu (Touch The Wind), Mocedades 63. Taking Care Of Business, Bachman-Turner Overdrive 64. Radar Love, Golden Earring 65. Please Come To Boston, Dave Loggins 66. Keep On Smilin', Wet Willie 67. Lookin' For Love, Bobby Womack 68. Put Your Hands Together, O'Jays 69. On And On, Gladys Knight and The Pips 70. Oh Very Young, Cat Stevens 71. Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress), Helen Reddy 72. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John 73. I've Been Searchin' So Long, Chicago 74. Oh My My, Ringo Starr 75. For The Love Of Money, O'Jays 76. I Shot The Sherrif, Eric Clapton 77. Jet, Paul McCartney and Wings 78. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Elton John 79. Tubular Bells, Mike Oldfield 80. Love Song, Anne Murray 81. I'm Leaving It All Up To You, Donny and Marie Osmond 82. Hello, It's Me, Todd Rundgren 83. I Love, Tom T. Hall 84. Clap For The Wolfman, The Guess Who 85. I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song, Jim Croce 85. The Lord's Prayer, Sister Janet Mead 87. Trying To Hold On To My Woman, Lamont Dozier 88. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing, Stevie Wonder 89. A Very Special Love Song, Charlie Rich 90. My Girl Bill, Jim Stafford 91. My Mistake Was To Love You, Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye 91. Helen Wheels, Paul McCartney and Wings 93. Wildwood Weed, Jim Stafford 94. Beach Baby, First Class 95. Me And Baby Brother, War 96. Rockin' Roll Baby, Stylistics 97. I Honestly Love You, Olivia Newton-John 98. Call On Me, Chicago 99. Wild Thing, Fancy 100. Mighty Love, Pt. 1, Spinners
Interesting exercise, only a few I kinda liked, quite a few I loved, quite a few more I hated. No color means take it or leave it. No wonder I'm more partial to today's tunes.


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