Friday Five

The Friday Five: July 10, 2009

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Friday Five : ˈfrī-(ˌ)dā,-dē ˈfīv : On the sixth day of every week I hit the shuffle button on my iTunes and share my five and drop a little knowledge and insight for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, sometimes there isn’t. Sometimes we have guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up your media player of choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments.

The Five:

Foo Fighters – “My Hero” (from The Colour and the Shape, 1997)

One of, if not my absolute favorite Foo Fighters track.

Warrant – “Heaven” (mp3) (from The Best of Warrant, 1996)

We all have our musical skeletons, mine just happen to have lots of hair… 20 years (!!!) later I still love this tune.

Jason Mraz – “Butterfly” (from We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things., 2008)

Don’t let his sensitive singer-songwriter facade fool you, Mr. A-Z can write some downright dirty tunes. Our example today: a romantic ode to a lapdance…

Wilco – “I’ll Fight” (from Wilco (The Album), 2009)

I just got around to listening to this record yesterday and am looking forward to listening to it again.

Lazlo Bane – “Overkill” (mp3) (from 11 Transistor, 1997)

I vividly recall the first time I heard this… catching the video (when MTV still cared enough about the ‘M’ to do so) and being glued to the television. Opening on the familiar chord progression followed by Colin Hay in a bellboy outfit and giving to what, to this day, is one of my favorite covers ever. Mr. Hay even comes in after the bridge to lend his signature vocal to the final verse. Brilliant finish to today’s five!

Okay, I’ve shown you mine, now show me yours!


  • Matt

    I’m pretty proud of this one..I made a couple of editorial song title modifications.

    1. Bruce Hornsby – The Valley Road
    2. Celine Dion – Where Does My Heart Beat Now
    3. Sophie B. Hawkins – (God)Damn(it), I Wish I Was Your Lover
    4. Eric Carmen – Make Me Lose Control (of the wheel)
    5. Smithereens – I Don’t Want To Lose You

    Had to turn that last one up way loud….always sounds good!

  • Matt

    Yeah – that was the one and only tune I liked…when they were marketing her as a rock chick 🙂 It was all downhill from there.

    RE: Warrant – I kinda have a thing for the drunken Jani Lane version of Heaven on their live album…

    “That is so f*ckin’ cool, thanks man….”

    Lane’s immortal words to the crowd in response to the sing along….

  • mrs. f5

    Okay: I’ll play.

    1. Weightless: Chris Whitley
    2. Something’s Coming: Peter Case
    3. Talking ‘Bout My Love: James Hunter
    4. She Said, She Said: The Black Keys
    5. Gasoline & Matches: Buddy & Julie Miller

  • Kristi

    Nice list… finally someone plays a Jason Mraz song other than “Lucky” (which I would be happy to never have to hear ever again)…

    OK, here’s mine:

    1) Foo Fighters – Cold Day In The Sun
    2) 30 Seconds To Mars – Modern Myth
    3) Blue Rodeo – Love and Understanding
    4) The Cure – Fascination Street
    5) Richard Marx – Angelia

  • Anne

    OK, it’s Saturday but here it is.

    1. “Hate It Here” from Wilco, “Sky Blue Sky”, 2007. I have very personal reasons for loving this song. Although I fully recognize that this album was not a favorite for a lot of people and this was certainly not the strong song on the album.

    2. “Catalyst” from Anna Nalick, “Wreck of the Day”, 2005. You know for a pop album by a young girl, I really enjoyed this album. Surprised that there has been nothing else from her yet.

    3. “Car Crash” from She’s Spanish, I’m American, “Car Crash”, 2006. This is Josh Rouse and his chic from Spain. Very calm, nondescript music.

    4. “Can You Tell” from Ra Ra Riot from “The Rhumb Line”, 2008. Love this album and love this song.

    5. “Go With the Flow” from Queens of the Stone Age, “Songs for the Deaf”, 2002. Thank God I have one song that rocks in this mix. This ended up being a very calm, mellow mix.

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