Friday Five

The Friday Five: August 21, 2009

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:

Editor’s Note: I’m running short on time this Friday, but the tunes are cranking and getting me through the busy day before heading down to NYC for some Acoustic 80’s (featuring Jason Hare of Popdose). I swear it’s an odd coincidence that each tune this week has a title consisting of two words.

The Rolling Stones “Miss You” (from Forty Licks, 2002)

Green Day – “Brain Stew” (mp3) (from Insomniac, 1995)

Billie Holiday – “Blue Moon” (mp3) (from First Issue: The Great American Song Book, 1994)

Rufus & Chaka Khan – “Sweet Thing” (mp3) (from Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, 1975)

Alexisonfire – “Accept Crime” (from Old Crows / Young Cardinals, 2009)

What has got you moving today?


  • Gonzo

    1. Busta Rhymes-Survival Hungry
    2. The Damned – Feel the Pain
    3. Dr. Dre – Still D.R.E.
    4. MGMT- Weekend Wars
    5. Gnarls Barkley – The Boogie Monster

  • KathyB

    This is one of those “Do you really want to know?” weeks.

    1. “Technical Difficulties” from the Philadelphia Cast of “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.” I think this was recorded for a radio station or something back in the ’60s, and this track is exactly what it says it is–three minutes of very bad sound and engineers talking about trying to get the feed back up. I guess it’s so when one listens to the show, one doesn’t think that three minutes instantaneously went by on stage.

    2. “Utah” by the Mike Tichy Disaster from “When the Sun Went Down” (2005). A pretty nice folk-y song.

    3. “Domino” (live) by Van Morrison from “It’s Too Late to Stop Now” (1974)

    4. “On the Road” by Béla Fleck from “Mountain Stage Tribute to John Hartford” (year unknown)

    5. “Coconut Telegraph” by Jimmy Buffett from “Live in Hawaii” (2005). To distinguish it from the four other versions of “Coconut Telegraph” I have. Yes, I’m a Parrothead.

    By the way, thanks for the recommendation of Sarah Jarosz’s album last week!

  • Pete

    1. Dave Matthews Band – “Halloween” – a buddy of mine just, um, loaned me the entire discography of DMB. I’ve enjoyed some stuff over the years, but never given ol’ Dave a real chance. So here i go.

    2. John Doe and the Sadies – “I Still Miss Someone”

    3. Tom Waits – “On the Nickel” – probably my favorite Tom Waits ballad. Gorgeous.

    4. Arab Strap – “Love Detective”

    5. George Clinton & His Gangsters of Love – “It’s All In The Game” – this is a wacky and enjoyable album

  • Rabbit2U

    1.Prince – When I Lay My Hands On You
    2.Sabrina Stark – It’s Time
    3.Melanie Fiona – Give It To Me Right
    4.Sixpence None The Richer – Don’t Dream It’s Over
    5.Ben Liebrand – Michael Jackson, The Defenitive Mega Mix 2009

  • Anne

    1. Annie Lennox–Little Bird.
    2. Belle & Sebastian–Me & The Major. Personal favorite because my husband is a major.
    3. Jojo–Too Little, Too Late. I only have this because of my daughter. That’s my story and I am sticking to it.
    4. Shakira–Dreams for Plans
    5. Ella Fitzgerald (with Louis Armstrong)–I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm

  • ceriddell

    1. Neil Young – “Love To Burn” from Ragged Glory
    2. Genesis – “Misunderstanding” from Duke
    3. Groove Armada – “In My Bones” from Vertigo
    4. Isaac Hayes – “Shaft Strikes Again” from Shaft
    5. Eazy-E – “2 Hard Mutha’s” from Eazy-Duz-It

  • E James

    1. Herbie Hancock (Featuring Christina Aguilera)- A Song For You
    2. New Barbarians (Keith Richards and Ron Wood)- Sweet Little Rock n Roller
    3. Theme from ABC’s Wide World of Sports
    4. Chopin – Nocturne for Violin and Piano
    5. The Black Angels – Black Grease

    sorry that i’m a day late posting this, but it’s my first post!!

  • E James

    Pete: Dave Matthews Band is good stuff. Top shelf (for the right mood, right time, etc) — i think you’ll dig it over time. He’s a gem of a talent, and his live shows are sweet as well. best, -ej

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