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Thursday, February 16, 2006


For kicks, here's an update to my most-played list (top 10) on my office iTunes:
  1. Boyz-n-the-Hood by Dynamite Hack - 242 plays
  2. Mockingbird by Horseshoe - 236 plays
  3. Sangria Wine by Jerry Jeff Walker - 235 plays
  4. I'll Only Miss Her (When I Think of Her) by Harry Connick, Jr. - 226 plays
  5. Temporary Road by John Gorka - 206 plays [1]
  6. Real Emotional Girl by Randy Newman - 194 plays
  7. Two People by the Violent Femmes - 171 plays
  8. Lone Star State of Mind by Nanci Griffith - 166 plays [2]
  9. Dublin Blues by Guy Clark - 161 plays
  10. Mr. Brightside by The Killers - 154 plays

Honorable Mention: George by Southpaw Jones, one of my all-time favorite songs that somehow has slipped out of the top 10, tallying only 118 plays and currently sitting at the 17th most played song on my office iTunes.

[1] Special, special thanks to MEB and this chuff for their generosity and time invested in enabling me to enjoy this song again.

[2] Special thanks to Truth Girl for making this possible.

Photo credit: here


Blogger The Velvet Fog said...

How come it don't say nothing 'bout the two I closed out?

2:45 PM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

Special thanks to the Velvet Phog for goin' all Jane's Addiction 24-7. He as dope as soap on a rope.

2:55 PM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger The Velvet Fog said...

I'm known from coast to coast like butter and toast.

When you need a song, it's out the door.

3:03 PM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

You're off the hook.

3:24 PM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger crallspace said...

I've only heard of Randy Newman and Harry Connick.

Are these a lot of the singer/songwriter craze individuals? I am happy to see "no-name" people finally be a part of our listening these days. Enough LIT and Blink 182- my gosh!

3:43 PM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger crallspace said...

Garrett- do you like any experimental music?

3:44 PM, February 16, 2006  
Anonymous Jeffrey Dahmer said...

You've never heard of the Violent Femmes???!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?

3:50 PM, February 16, 2006  
Anonymous Garrett said...

I make some pretty experimental music when I hook my balls up to a set of jumper cables.

3:51 PM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

By the way, Dan, here's the genre rundown:

Dynamite Hack - "slacker rock" band, based in Austin, now defunct (to my knowledge).

Horseshoe - alt country local Houston band. generally unknown elsewhere (to my knowledge).

Jerry Jeff Walker - fairly famous singer/songwriter (Texan); wrote Mr. Bojangles and a song about rednecks that is pretty popular. You'd probably recognize Sangria Wine if you heard it.

John Gorka - fairly unfamous singer/songwriter; he's got about 8 albums. Interesting career path for these kind of guys to me. Wonder if there's any money in that lifestyle. PDD - any insight?

Violent Femmes - if you don't know them, I am getting old. Wisconsin-based band that was popular with the college set in the 1980s/1990s. Went born-again at some point. Great song of theirs that my daughter likes about 40 days and 40 nights of rain (Noah).

Nanci Griffith - probably she's a singer/songwriter. she's reasonably old but was reasonably popular, I think, in the 1980s (maybe 1970s)? Flamingo - any insight on her popularity in the 1970s?

Guy Clark - singer/songwriter in Texas. Old dude. In country/western circles I think he's reasonably well known.

The Killers - hip band as far as I know; this song on my list is new I think in 2004 or 2005.

5:40 PM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

Oh - on experimental music, I don't really know how to answer that. I like music that sounds like music so some of the experimental stuff doesn't work for me. But I really liked that accordion thing you linked to from your blog a couple of weeks ago. (Dangerous Sonata for Overcast Wednesday) Do you consider that experimental?

Also, if by experimental you mean improvised that's a different question. Some of my favorite music is Keith Jarrett's totally improvised piano concerts (Koln, Paris, Vienna, La Scala, etc.) and I like jazz (though not free form).

5:43 PM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger Chris said...

There is nothing generational about the Violent Femmes. Great band, that should be known by all ages.

8:32 PM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger PDD said...

Madeski Martin & Wood

10:09 PM, February 16, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

MMW went to Uruguay. Montevideo.

I would love to go to Uruguay sometime. I'm considering moving there once the tax burden in the states becomes too oppressive to tolerate.

10:13 PM, February 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am confused. How did I make this possible?

-truth girl (can't log in this morning)

6:19 AM, February 17, 2006  
Anonymous Garrett said...

Damn it feels good to be a gangster.

Real gansta's don't flex nuts, cuz real gansta's know they got em.

11:37 AM, February 17, 2006  
Blogger Erin O'Brien said...

you really need to finish the book and open your prezzies.

2:37 PM, February 17, 2006  
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