kmusser: (Cryptic Bastard)
And the evening commute, just to keep things even:

I'd Still be the Same - Dulaham
Further on up the Road - Eric Clapton
Whip It - Devo
Born Under a Bad Sign - Koko Taylor & Buddy Guy
Leaving on a Jet Plane - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Lots of Drops of Brandy - The Chieftains
Pick a Bale of Cotton - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Balto - Enter The Haggis
Heist - Lindsey Stirling
Rescue Me - Bell Book & Candle
Our House - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Over the Mountain - The Glengarry Bhoys
Putting the Damage On - Tori Amos
Crawling King Snake - The Doors
The Saga Begins - Weird Al
One Small Girl - Once On This Island London Cast
The Abduction from the Seraglio - Mozart
Let It Go - The Piano Guys
I Shot the Sheriff - Eric Clapton
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
If I Could Reach Your Heart - Cirque de Soleil
Kilted Yaksmen Anthem - Ren & Stimpy
Circle - Sarah McLachlan
kmusser: (Cryptic Bastard)
This morning's commute:


Delirious - Prince
Boyko Dream - Scythian
Trust in Me - Etta James
Lancaster Gate - Enter the Haggis
Can't Help You Anymore - Sugar
You Spin Me Round - Dead or Alive
Love Shack - The B-52's
Tell Mama - Etta James
Miss Gordon of Park medley - Bonnie Rideout
Galway Girl - Brian Gaffney
Cruel - Tori Amos
Quicksilver - The Cruxshadows
Boozin' - John DuRant
Beaver Slide Rag - Slimpickins
I'm Not Your Stepping Stone - The Monkees
Running Two - Franka Potente (Run Lola Run)
So This Is Love - Disney (Cinderella)
Told You So - Barenaked Ladies
The Longships - Enya
Dean Cadalan Samhach - Capercaillie
Virus Alert - Weird Al
500 Miles - Peter, Paul & Mary
kmusser: (V)
So sometime, back in the middle of our moving attempt, I lost much of my music collection due to two hard drives failing. It's been a slow process of re-building it, re-ripping most of my CDs, but it's finally done - and then the ipod died, but that's been fixed too. Today I got to listen to my own music collection on my commute for the first time in over a year (very thankful I had Hamilton to tide me over in the meantime). Today's random playlist:

Kepplehall/25kts - Capercaillie
Captain America - Ashley MacIsaac
Fonn - Salsa Celtica
Evil Hearted Me - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Jump at the Sun - Scythian
Red House - Buddy Guy
Let My Love Open the Door - Pete Townshend
Jacobites - Scythian
What Child is This - Rowan and the Rose
Full of Grace - Sarah McLachlan
Mi Secreto - Leonardo Paniagua
Sanctuary - Alan Menken
The Leaving of Liverpool - The Hooligans
Idiot Boyfriend - Jimmy Fallon
Kokomo - The Beach Boys
The Dusty Miller - The Chieftains
My Back Door - Melissa Etheridge
Almost the Ocean - Kat Savery
No Title Boogie - Hubert Sumlin
She Moves On - Paul Simon
Wicked Ways - Garbage
Dance the Cultists - HP Lovecraft Historical Society
Temperance - Roosevelt Dime
kmusser: (V)
Prince is dead. That sentence doesn't even make any sense. Yesterday it simply did not compute, there is always Prince. Since I started being aware of pop music, sometime in the mid 80's, anyway (thanks to MTV). Then I went to college. I'm pretty sure going to college in Minnesota in the early 90's and being a Prince fan is synonymous. For parties Purple Rain was the traditional closing song. For the long drive to and from Chicago I played Graffiti Bridge on repeat. I have many fond memories of First Avenue. His music is such a staple of my life, I can't imagine it not being there. He was on my bucket list to see live and I figured I had plenty of time. Today has been a little better, I've been able to watch some of the tributes being shared without being a complete mess.

1991 Video Music Awards
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcMJ6l7Y5cs

1997 Prince with the Muppets
https://www.facebook.com/Gigwise/videos/10153297015529295/

2004 Acoustic set
https://www.facebook.com/gino.vannelli.94/videos/860538120626650/

2004 While My Guiter Gently Weeps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y

2004 Chapelle's "Basketball" skit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GgED4bfhds

2005 NAACP Award
https://www.facebook.com/trenton.lundy1/videos/1126866780658649/

2007 SuperBowl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NN3gsSf-Ys

2016 Hamilton tribute
https://twitter.com/Lin_Manuel/status/723493810181931008/video/1

2016 Minneapolis tribute
http://video.startribune.com/video-thousands-sing-purple-rain-in-downtown-minneapolis/376661591/
kmusser: (Cryptic Bastard)
Elsewhere [livejournal.com profile] catpaw67 asked about albums with no bad tracks on them. Being a music geek that has all my songs rated I figured I'd take a look and see which albums I rated the best (considering that I rated songs individually, not as albums). So listed below are my favorite albums - staying true to the original question I didn't include anything with anything less than good on them (and there are definitely were some albums done in by one bad song; Muppet Movie and Rocky Horror - I'm looking at you). I generally didn't include Greatest Hits or compilation albums as that felt like cheating, though I did make a few exceptions. Anyway, consider this your shopping list - some are the usual suspects, and some were surprises even to me, and good luck finding a few of them (in parenthesis are the year, genre, and my rating):

Awesome music under the cut - in alphabetical order )
kmusser: (Earth)
Dr. John concert was awesome. I love music that is so evocative of the place that it comes from. His music just oozes New Orleans. The mix of so many styles with that insistent, sultry rhythm as a foundation. The music and the city just match beautifully. Leaving the concert I might as well of stepped out onto Canal St.

Tell me about some music you love because of the place it evokes.
kmusser: (Djibouti)
This morning started out rough with me breaking a couple of wine glasses, but my iPod was on it - this morning's mix for the commute was excellent:

December in New York by Thea Gilmore
Situation by Making Friendz
3 A.M. Eternal by The KLF
Rainbow Connection by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Hold On by Sarah McLachlan
Unchained by Iron Horse
Down to the River to Pray by Alison Kraus
Mickey by Toni Basil (Spanish version)
Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 by Pink Floyd
The Wells Fargo Wagon by Broadway Cast (The Music Man)
Ballad of the Carpenter by Phil Ochs
How Death Comes by The Mediaeval Baebes
The Foggy Dew by Sinead O'Conner and The Chieftains
The Boy in the Bubble by Paul Simon
Tobermory by Capercailie
Begin the Begin by R.E.M.
Dance, Motherfucker, Dance by Violent Femmes
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah by James Baskett
Return from Camden Town by Dervish
Piece of Dirt by They Might Be Giants
The Cheap and Evil Girl by Bree Sharp
I'll Tumble 4 Ya by Culture Club
Mirko by Cirque du Soleil
Kinda I Want To by Nine Inch Nails
Melemalikimaka by the Beach Boys
kmusser: (V)
One of the things I love about going through my fathers music collection is improving my music education, like for instance, I had no idea about Sister Rosetta Tharpe. For anyone curious how exactly gospel and swing evolved into rock & roll, just watch some of her clips:



She was doing that same sound as early as 1938, an audio only clip:



and a longer clip from a show in England:

kmusser: (Djibouti)
The drive home was lovely, warm spring day, with the windows down, and the ipod kindly provided a soundtrack suitable for blasting:

Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman
Rock & Roll Music - The Beatles
Sometimes - Midnight Oil
Why Worry - Dire Straits
I Love Rock 'n Roll - Joan Jett
Orinoco Flow - Enya
Tuff Enuff - The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Run Away - Spamalot
Rant & Roar - Rant & Roar
Darlin' Boys - The Dillards
Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Coming into Los Angeles - Arlo Guthrie
Cowboy - Kid Rock
Do the Devil - Amazing Royal Crowns
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - George Thorogood
kmusser: (scotty)
Those of you that are musically inclined might enjoy [livejournal.com profile] bart_calendar's Rock & Roll March Madness.

Ok, so really I just don't want The Pogues going out in the first round :-)
kmusser: (pimpin')
A quick plug, come see Kiva, playing this Saturday at the New Deal Cafe at 8pm to benefit Jaqui MacMillan.
kmusser: (weirdos)
Morning commute:

Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter
Mustang Sally - Andrew Strong
It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Fish-men - HP Lovecraft Historical Society
Down to Nowhere - Thea Gilmore
King of the Road - R.E.M.
Think for Yourself - Beatles
People are Strange - Echo & the Bunnyman
Helplessly Hoping - Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
Killer's Bluze - George Thorogood
City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
I'm Tore Down - Eric Clapton
New Reel - Scythian
Eine Kleine Nachmusick Allegro - Mozart
Ancestors - Albannach
South Australia - Pogues
Johnnie Cope - Emerald Rose
Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty
Marrowbones - Steeleye Span
Boobies - Craig of Farrington
I Remember You - Ramones
Enid - Barenaked Ladies
Raspberry Swirl - Tori Amos
kmusser: (Djibouti)
For the Celtic music fans: Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy are coming to Frederick on January 27th (that's a Wednesday), details at http://www.weinbergcenter.org/performanceDetail.asp?PerformanceID=422. Anyone else interested in going? I could buy a block of tickets.
kmusser: (Pagan)
I want to take a moment to pimp out the Kiva reunion concert coming up August 8th in Silver Spring, MD. Details at http://www.kivasong.com/schedule/current.html. The concert promises to be awesome with Amikaeyla and Jaqui MacMillan joining them along with many past members including Lynn Cunningham who some of you might know better from the Pyrates Royale.
kmusser: (pimpin')
Cerridwen's Coffeehouse returns with a special concert featuring Owain Phyfe and Kiva, Saturday the 17th. I'll be there enjoying auditory awesomeness. For all the details check out http://www.cerridwin.org/.
kmusser: (Vader)
Thank you for all the birthday wishes. I was a most excellent birthday.

They Might Be Giants final encore from last night

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