Friday Five

Ickmusic’s Friday Five: April 11, 2008

Let Your Fingers Do the Walking Through the Shuffle.

I spend too much time raiding windmills “- Toad the Wet Sprocket

Today is a vacation day for me and in lieu of leaving the faithful fivers without an outlet to share what’s getting them through the day (or night as it may be) may I present the cliff notes version of today’s Friday Five. Here’s what came up in my shuffle before signing off today…

Onto the shuffle!

Here are this week’s tracks:

1. Kiss – Love Gun (from Double Platinum)

Classic guilty pleasure.

2. Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror (from The Essential Michael Jackson)

How did no one cover this song during this week’s American Idol? Speaking of, how about that Jason Castro?

3. Toad the Wet Sprocket – I Will Not Take These Things for Granted (MP3) (from Fear)

I usually write the summary for the Friday Five before Friday (to ensure that I can get it done before the end of the day) and I swear it’s a great irony that a Toad track would come up in the shuffle today. This is a brilliant song from one of my favorite bands.

4. Chet Atkins & Tommy Emmanuel – Road To Gundaghi/Waltzing Matilda (MP3) (from The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World)

Continuing the tradition he started with his classic Chester & Lester records with Les Paul, this is the sound of two masters of the guitar doing what they do best.

5. A Perfect Circle – Judith (from Mer de Noms)

A heavy (in every sense of the word) track to close out the five.

So what’s coming up in your shuffle today?


  • ceriddell

    1. “Give It Up Or Turn It Aloose” by James Brown, from “Funk Power 1970: A Brand New Thang” (1970)

    2. “Throwing It All Away” by Genesis, from “Invsible Touch” (1986)

    3. “Kung Fu” by Ash, from “1977” (1996)

    4. “Tell Me” by Rolling Stones, from “Singles Collection: The London Years” (1989)

    5. “The Other Side Of The Pillow” by Prince, from “Xenophobia Celebration” (2002)

  • ljhord

    “Love Minus Zero/No Limit” by Bob Dylan
    “Three Little Green Candles” by Chris Rea
    “Nobody Wants To” by Crowded House
    “Rubberband Man” by The Spinners
    “Oh Well” by Fleetwood Mac

  • Cam

    “Point B” – Michael Hedges (Taproot)
    “After the Bombs” – Decemberists (The Crane Wife)
    “Breakfast in the Field” – Michael Hedges (title track)
    “Beast” – Galactic (Ruckus)
    “My Little Carpenter” – Uncle Earl (Waterloo, Tenn)

  • Gonzo

    Missed last week’s – here’s mine.

    “What Do U Want Me 2 Do?” – Prince

    “Amazon” – M.I.A.

    “Heartbeat Props” – Digital Underground
    -this is interesting, because I’ve been on a bit of a DU kick this week]

    “Spank My Booty” – Lords of Acid

    “Midnight” – A Tribe Called Quest
    -From my favorite Tribe disc, Midnight Marauders.

  • whiteray

    Evening in the midwest:

    1. The National Anthem of the USSR, as performed by Bolshoi Theatre Choir & Orchestra, Yuri Simonov directing, 1996. It’s a stirring piece of music . . . and it’s what came up .

    2. “Listen to Your Heart” by Little Feat from “Let It Roll,” 1988. A not bad track from an ok album from the late version of the group.

    3. “Wait It Out” by Tift Merritt from “Tambourine,” 2004. She’s a great young country-ish rocker!

    4. “Give Me Your Love (Love Song)” by Curtis Mayfield from the soundtrack to “Superfly,” 1971. Classic stuff.

    5. “Poor Man’s Dream” by Jimmy LaFave from “Texoma,” 2000. Nice country stuff.

  • girasol

    My 5:

    1. “What a Wonderful Man” by My Morning Jacket, Z

    2. “And I Fell Back Alone” by World Party, Goodbye Jumbo

    3. “Andvari” by Sigur Ros, Takk . . .

    4. “Having a Party” by Sam Cooke, 30 Greatest Hits – Sam Cooke Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964

    5. “Soul Suckers” by Amos Lee, Amos Lee

  • todd

    I’m finally taking the dive…

    “Sam’s Town (Abbey Road Version) by The Killers – Sawdust

    An acoustic version- makes the Springsteen comparisons that were floating around at the time of the “Sam’s Town” release make a little more sense to me

    “You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)” by Bruce Springsteen – The River

    My random function having fun with me. Two songs with parentheses in the title And presupposing my Springsteen reference above.
    I still don’t get the comparison.

    “Radio Sweetheart” by Elvis Costello – Call It Very Unexpected [Bootleg – Sydney 2/19/1999]

    Another Acoustic number. Notable for the speech in the middle of the song where Elvis confesseses that he always imagined doing the song with three female back-up singers and that he knows, deep down inside some of the audience are wearing sequins, satin and lace, and that if those guys want to sing along that would be just great.

    “Within You Without You” by Oasis – BBC Sgt. Pepper’s 40th Anniversary

    Exactly the way you would imagine it.

    “To Zion” by Lauren Hill – The Miseducation of…

    Thursday I remember thinking… “What ever happened to her?”

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