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  • Stop Hitching With The Monster Man, It Was A Bad Plan

    A pop-ish playlist for a summer-ish day.

    (July  3, 2014)

  • If Looks Could Kill, I'd Kill Your Television

    I tried not to go too obscure with this playlist, but I also wanted to include some mostly forgotten tracks... so... it's a balance. And, since I have a rule that I never post a song again if I've posted it before, that means digging deeper than some perhaps more obvious choices.

    (June 24, 2014)

  • The Coldest State

    This coming Saturday marks the beginning of summer, but it felt more like winter today. Temps never made it out of the 50s, and the sky was gloomy and gray. It all has me in the mood for a playlist like this:

    (June 17, 2014)

  • All Art Has Been Contemporary

    Dig a little deeper... dig a little deeper.

    (June  9, 2014)

  • An Ode To Roy

    Tomorrow, I'll explain who Roy is and why he gets his own playlist. Actually, it's probably going to be a series of playlists that span from the 80s through the early 00s. But first, let's cover rock during the first half of the 1990s.

    (May 26, 2014)

  • I Don't Know How

    I am spring cleaning. Dust attacks from everywhere. There is no escape.

    (May  5, 2014)

  • Bill Murray

    A moody playlist for a moody sort of day. I'm not in a bad mood though. Just in a mood, period. A mood for something that sounds a little like this...

    (April 24, 2014)

  • The State Of Things

    Don't worry, it's just pop. It won't hurt anybody...

    (April  8, 2014)

  • Unhand Me

    Unhand me, I am not a criminal, though I have played a guilty part in the modern sense that one pretends their life is original.

    (April  1, 2014)

  • We Are Flowers

    We are flowers blooming in the dark. We can make it smoke without a spark. We are soldiers who will never fight. We can save the world in our bed tonight.

    (March 20, 2014)

  • I Love The Unknown

    I really enjoy The Front Bottoms, but I can't help thinking their lyrics intentionally leave me out of whatever details are required to understand what's being said. There's more to the story, and they're not telling.

    (March 13, 2014)

  • It's The Same Things, It's The Same Things

    It's just the same things that we don't know.

    (March  6, 2014)

  • David

    I want to hunt like David. I want to kill me a giant man. I want to slay my demons, but I've got lots of them.

    (February 27, 2014)

  • Uhm... I've Noticed You Around

    The hook to Would You by Touch & Go is one of the most catchy things ever, and it has no words at all. What a fun piece of music!

    (February 19, 2014)

  • Let There Be Love

    I've got a hammer for a teddy bear and I talk to it sometimes. I say 'We better get out there... and love someone'.

    (February 12, 2014)

  • Walking Lightly

    Digging through the iTunes library... here's a mostly mellow playlist that begins and ends with a great pair of tracks by Junip.

    (February  5, 2014)

  • Third Stone From The Sun

    All that's old becomes new again, but will there be anything from this era that will prove to be unique to this era?

    (January 28, 2014)

  • Global Concepts

    Did I make money, was I proud? Did I play my songs too loud? Did I leave my life to chance? Or did I make you fucking dance?

    (January 13, 2014)

  • Drawn By The Fire

    When the devil came to visit me, he said "Son, I am your enemy. Fear me." But it came to my surprise I was drawn by the fire.

    (January  6, 2014)

  • Better Next Year

    Every year on the evening of December 25th, Christmas music expires. It has a shelf-life of one month at best, stretching from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas day. And, much like the forgotten half gallon of eggnog in the back of the fridge that may or may not still be good, we know better than to serve it.

    (December 26, 2013)

  • It's Almost Here

    Another huge batch of Christmas music as the big day approaches.

    (December 15, 2013)

  • It's A Long Way Down The Holiday Road

    Holiday roa OH oh OH oh oh OH oh oh oad... Holiday roa OH oh OH oh oh oad.

    (December  3, 2013)

  • Give Me The Ghost?

    There shall be no Christmas music playlists before Black Friday! So, with that in mind, here's a slew of non-Christmas music that's been getting a lot of play on my iTunes lately, beginning and ending with a pair of tracks from Oregon's own Typhoon.

    (November 25, 2013)

  • I Dream That She Aims To Be The Bloom Upon My Misery

    The playlist begins and ends with a pair of tracks by Polica. Amongster is from their new CD, titled Give You The Ghost. It's quite good!

    (November 18, 2013)

  • The Piano Is Not Firewood Yet

    A piano playlist for this first week of rolled-back clocks and earlier sunsets.

    (November  4, 2013)

  • While I'm Watching Vito

    I'm not here to write about Neato, or Vito. I'm just explaining why this playlist is loud. It's loud because Vito is vacuuming. Vito is vacuuming because I don't.

    (October 22, 2013)

  • Gun!

    One day, I discovered that Neil Cross had been writing a British TV cop show called Luther. And, what's this? Luther is available on Netflix. While watching the show, I found a piece of music called "Gun" by Emiliana Torrini.

    (October 14, 2013)

  • Gently

    A mostly gentle playlist for a rainy winter day... except that it isn't winter yet, though the weather would suggest otherwise. Ah well.

    (October  7, 2013)

  • Spiral Down Down Down Down DOWN Down Down

    She says 'You keep a-knocking but you can’t come in', and I say 'Little Sister, don’t you do what your Big Sister does'

    (September 30, 2013)

  • Given The Way We're Living

    I was listening to my iTunes library in shuffle mode and a long-forgotten song by Radiohead came on. The song Talk Show Host was featured on the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack back in 1996. It was long forgotten by me, anyway. It's at the end of this playlist - a compilation of songs that it kind of, sort of, fits in with.

    (September 23, 2013)

  • This Is For Matilda

    And Uncle Walter, Stevie Nix, Ingrid, Julien, Jack The Ripper, Mary Jane, Grizelda, Lady Adelaide, Lorna Zauberberg, and of course, my friend Marcus. And a few others too.

    (September 16, 2013)

  • I Wish I Was The Moon

    I realize that Neko Case has a new album out, but I haven't had time to really get into it yet, so I'm posting an oldie but a goodie from 2002's "Blacklisted" instead in this twangy, folky sort of playlist.

    (September  9, 2013)

  • I Will Follow You

    I Will Follow You is as heavily produced as the new Bell X1 album Chop Chop gets. It's track #2 in this week's playlist. Enjoy!

    (September  2, 2013)

  • Don't Get Too Grand

    Clementine is from an EP she released last year called The Way Sound Leaves a Room. It's just her and a piano. And it is superb.

    (August 26, 2013)

  • Telegenic Exes

    An acoustic playlist, because I'm in an acoustic kind of mood tonight.

    (August 19, 2013)

  • A Safety Pin And A Ball Point Pen

    There's a new album from the Dodos on the way soon. It should come out in two weeks. August 27th, to be exact. Don't Stop is from 2011's 'No Color,' which was fantastic.

    (August 12, 2013)

  • Carry Me, Ohio

    I don't have enough songs about football to make a football playlist - and that's probably for the best - but it's pretty easy to make a travel playlist... so...

    (August  5, 2013)

  • No offense, Saskatchewan

    Sask is a song by one of my favorite artists, Donovan Woods. I don't know why, but every time I hear the song, one line jumps out at me: "I was planning to go somewhere warm with the money."

    (July 29, 2013)

  • Like They Were Theirs To Tell

    What The Eyeballs Did is a bonus track from the Atoms For Peace album AMOK. I have no idea why it isn't part of the standard album. Releasing different versions of the same album for different retailers encourages illegal downloading since that becomes the only way to get all of the songs that should have been on the album in the first place.

    (July 15, 2013)

  • It's Pop

    I'll drink to that.

    (July  8, 2013)

  • I Like The Way You Work It. "No Diggity?"

    Somewhere, a queen is weeping. Somewhere, a king has no wife. And the wind cries Mary.

    (July  1, 2013)

  • The Way We Move

    I whipped this playlist together while editing code, which might explain why it's all over the place. New, old, high tech, low tech... Eh... so be it!

    (June 24, 2013)

  • Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

    A folksy playlist begins with Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants, from Jay Clifford's fan funded album Silver Tomb For The Kingfisher.

    (June 17, 2013)

  • Sintra

    I'm in the mood for some pop... so... pop it is!

    (June 10, 2013)

  • How Dare They Crash The Party In Your Mind

    I've been on a bit of an Eef Barzelay kick lately. He is the lead singer/songwriter for the alt/country band Clem Snide. How Dare They is from his 2007 album Lose Big. It's the closing track in this playlist.

    (June  3, 2013)

  • Soft Water

    It seems fitting to post a dark playlist on such a dark day. Then again, I suppose the day has only been dark if your weather resembles what we've had in Portland. It's been gray, and wet. This is the final playlist in my South By Southwest 2013 series.

    (May 27, 2013)

  • Kickflips

    For weeks now, I've been posting playlists made up of music from this year's South By Southwest festival in Austin. This week's playlist is more on the rock side of the spectrum.

    (May 20, 2013)

  • Argonauts

    It's a pop playlist with an 80's vibe. Kinda, sorta, and so on and so forth.

    (May 13, 2013)

  • Sting's Teacher Years

    I love the fact that somebody named a song Sting's Teacher Years, even though the song has nothing to do with Sting. Or does it? I tried googling the lyrics, but I ended up with pages of links to pages about Sting. Obviously.

    (May  5, 2013)

  • Everyday Is Listening

    I look forward to SXSW each year. We have an annual Music Fest Northwest festival in Portland, but unlike our MFNW, SXSW also features a monstrous collection of free music. And that's where the music in my SXSW playlists comes from.

    (April 28, 2013)

  • Silver And Gold

    I've been posting compilations made from the free music available from this year's South By Southwest festival. This will be the 4th playlist so far from this year's SXSW. This time, the playlist has an indie/folk sort of sound. Give it a listen and you'll see what I mean.

    (April 20, 2013)

  • Oh Honey

    Here's another playlist from this year's South By Southwest festival. This time, the playlist is kind-of sort-of twangy, and it gets twangier as it goes along.

    (April 12, 2013)

  • You Want Me To Change

    More music from SXSW 2013. This time, it's more of an indie rock playlist.

    (April  4, 2013)

  • Your New Beloved (SXSW 2013)

    This year's South By Southwest festival ended a week ago. Now that I've had time to start going through the music, I'll be posting playlists. Here's the first: Pop, from SXSW 2013.

    (March 25, 2013)

  • I Know Very Well

    Morrissey didn't perform 'I Know Very Well How I Got My Name,' which is probably for the best since I'm not sure how many people have ever heard it. It was a b-side for Suedehead, from Viva Hate... and it seemed to fit this playlist nicely, so here it is.

    (March 11, 2013)

  • Wheee Whooo, Wheee Whooo Whooooooo

    How many songs feature whistling? Quite a few, as it turns out. In fact, this is my third playlist of songs that feature whistling. How do you spell the sound of whistling? I don't know.

    (March  4, 2013)

  • Sailboats Wish That They Were Stars

    Once in 1964, an actress ran on the shore. And though you'll never return, I love you Audrey Hepburn. Sometimes I can see your face in the crowd.

    (February 25, 2013)

  • Baby Shoes, Never Used

    Baby Shoes by Bad Books opens with a line that reminds of the six word story supposedly written by Hemingway: "For sale, baby shoes. Never worn." Did Hemingway really write those six words?

    (February 18, 2013)

  • Hello Darkness

    I'm ready for spring, but spring isn't ready for me. I'm looking forward to warmer temperatures and sunshine into the evening. Instead, it's gray. Cold and gray. I realize the calendar says February, so winter weather is to be expected, but the heart wants what the heart wants, and mine wants spring.

    (February 11, 2013)

  • Cats And Dogs And Rooster Calls

    Telephones and pay phone stalls, they take away the lonely days, for now

    (February  4, 2013)

  • An Unintentional Pairing Of Rabbits

    Of all the songs on this playlist, the one I can't get out of my head is Seer, by Motopony. Their self titled debut was released in 2011, and I completely missed it. And that's a crime. Give Seer a listen and you'll understand why I feel that way.

    (January 28, 2013)

  • I Was Born To Be Your Dead Sea

    You told me I was like the dead sea. You'll never sink when you are with me. Oh, lord, I'm your dead sea.

    (January 21, 2013)

  • Live In The Moment, Never Count On Longevity

    While Yeasayer's previous CD 'Odd Blood' was a brilliant album, Fragrant World is more a collection of some great songs. It takes a bit more time and effort to get into, but it's really worth it.

    (January 14, 2013)

  • Dear Fellow Traveller

    New music for a new year... except that much of it isn't new, but then again, there isn't any 2013 music yet anyway.

    (January  7, 2013)

  • For A Winter's Night

    Even though the news has been filled with headlines about gun violence and the fiscal cliff, I can't help feeling a bit optimistic about the world at Christmastime.

    (December 17, 2012)

  • What Do You Want?

    Me? I want the rain to stop for a few days, particularly on the weekend. Or, how about even just being able to schedule the few dry hours? Let the sky be dry on Saturday, from 2 to 5 PM. Is that really so much to ask for?

    (December 10, 2012)

  • A Wonder

    Recently, I found myself sitting in front of the TV with a bowl of soup at 1:30 in the morning watching an interview with Citizen Cope on Carson Daily. Carson Daily still has a show?! ...wwwwwwwhy?

    (November 19, 2012)

  • A Hard One To Know

    One of the highlights of the new Ben Gibbard album (ahem. The 'Benjamin' Gibbard album) is a song called A Hard One To Know. It pulls me in, but it also reminds me of how much Death Cab For Cutie is more than just the sum of its parts.

    (November 12, 2012)

  • Numb(ers)

    Today, we are potential digits, mostly represented in the millions. Tomorrow, our votes are counted and, for at least a brief moment, we are individuals again, each with a unique voice represented by a ballot. On Wednesday, we become numbers again as the pollsters blame us collectively for why their predictions were right or wrong.

    (November  5, 2012)

  • Dive Into The Un

    I watched the debate. And yet, I can't resist reading the post debate analysis, where news reporters seek partisan politicos who tow the party line regardless of what actually happened during the debate. While reading post-debate-analysis online, here's what I'm listening to...

    (October 22, 2012)

  • Even The Odds

    This current decade seems absolutely aimless. I'm not suggesting there's a lack of good music. There's actually a ton of it, but there isn't anything new. And there isn't a decade-defining sound. At least, not yet.

    (October 15, 2012)

  • One Red Rose

    I found one red rose at a murder scene with a note that read 'You know what I mean'.

    (October  8, 2012)

  • I Always Knew The Body Would Win

    Hem's The Fire Thief had me with the opening line: "Wouldn't be the first time love made a fool of me."

    (October  1, 2012)

  • If I Had A Heart

    Volcano? Is that a cover of Damien Rice? Not exactly. Damien Rice and Bell X1 were once known as Juniper. When Juniper broke up, each went on to record a version of Volcano. And, though Damien Rice's version is better, I find the Bell X1 version to be compelling as well.

    (September 24, 2012)

  • That's Reagan's Skeleton

    That's Reagan's skeleton in the Moonlight. Don't fear the red eyes. Fear the satellite overhead.

    (September 17, 2012)

  • I Hate To See You Like This

    Did you know Fountains Of Wayne released a new CD last year? No? Well, it was crap... except for one song called "I Hate To See You Like This." If you liked them back in the day, or maybe even if you didn't, you'll want to check it out. It's at the end of this playlist.

    (September 10, 2012)

  • I Feel Ignorant To Be Certain

    I know I don't need to, but I know that I want you, and I feel ignorant to be certain.

    (August 27, 2012)

  • Oh, My Sunken Treasure, I'm Swimming To Get You

    f you search for Big Pink on Wikipedia, you're taken to a page for a skyscraper in Portland. The band from the U.K. is actually THE Big Pink. And the skyscraper? It's peach. Very very peach.

    (August 20, 2012)

  • Supertrampy! Super Trampy? No, No No. Supertrampesque. Wait. What?

    I'm saying it sounds a heck of a lot like... oh, never mind. Just give it a listen. You'll see.

    (August 13, 2012)

  • Hold On To What We Are

    The album My Head Is An Animal by Of Monsters And Men is really outstanding. The song Your Bones is one of many of its highlights. And it's track #8 in this playlist.

    (August  6, 2012)

  • God I Love Your Smile

    Oh, please, stay a while.

    (July 30, 2012)

  • Thank You World

    World Party recently released a giant five disk set of rare and unreleased material from their twenty-plus-year catalogue. Is there a lot of crap in there? Oooh yeah. But, for me, one song made it worth my while to sift through all five disks...

    (July 23, 2012)

  • I want... Reverb

    Reverb, especially on a microphone, can be a fascinating thing. It creates a distance between the singer and the listener. It creates space. It creates energy. On the other hand, a mic with no reverb sounds closer and more intimate... but this playlist isn't about clean mics and closeness. It's about reverb.

    (July 16, 2012)

  • It's Temporary It's Temporary

    Givers, Metric, White Rabbits, Now Now, etc, and so on and so forth, in playlist form.

    (July  9, 2012)

  • Ho! Hey! And A Bad News Day

    Wow. Not only did CNN mistakenly report that Gotye had died this week, they reported that he shot himself in the head. Yikes.

    (July  2, 2012)

  • Right From Wrong And Weak From Strong

    I... I know right from wrong. I know weak from strong. And she knows a lie from the truth. She says that'll do.

    (June 18, 2012)

  • A Sense Of Place

    Where are you from? Me? I'm from anywhere. Or maybe from nowhere. But now I'm at a place where I don't want to be anywhere else.

    (June 11, 2012)

  • For Mike

    We were three guys, walking down the street on a sunny afternoon in 1994. This is a playlist of music we talked about that day, as best as I can recall.

    (June  4, 2012)

  • Like A Brand New Gun

    I know that her motions say its all in fun. But she comes home shining like a brand new gun.

    (May 28, 2012)

  • We Were Living Inside

    We were living inside / but the winter followed me / formed a pattern from the single line / now I'm repeating everything

    (May 21, 2012)

  • Oh, Minxy

    I've been posting playlists of music from this year's SXSW for the last six weeks, ranging from pop and rock to mellow, etc. This week's playlist is of the batch. It's a bit more folky. More or less. Kind of, sort of.

    (May 14, 2012)

  • Mean To Me

    Here's yet another playlist of music from this year's South By Southwest festival. I wish our Musicfest Northwest would share music the way SXSW does. Then again, it might be a lot of the same music. Or not? I guess we'll never know.

    (May  7, 2012)

  • Cold Feet

    It's pure coincidence that this playlist begins and ends with feet, and it's even more of a coincidence that there are two artists with "No" names back to back.

    (April 30, 2012)

  • I Believe Science Is The Art Of The Next Age

    I'm afraid silence is the song of the next age.

    (April 23, 2012)

  • Shoeboxes

    Why did I hang onto your pictures? Why did I hang onto that dress? Cuz it kills me to see you, but it kills me not to. It kills me to remember and it kills me to forget.

    (April 16, 2012)

  • A Blue Raft On The Blue Sea

    She sees these visions. She feels emotion. She says that I cannot go, she sees my plane in the ocean. "And what about your friends, don't you love 'em enough to stay?" And I say "If I don't leave now then I will never get away." Let me be a blue raft on the blue sea, I'll blend right in.

    (April  9, 2012)

  • Go Away My Lover

    Oh I will give you one last kiss / If it will put your heart to rest / Go away, my lover / I think that would be best

    (April  2, 2012)

  • You're A Fraud And You Know It

    We're calling all bed-wetters and ambulance chasers. Poor picker-pockets, bring them in. Come join the youth and beauty brigade.

    (March 26, 2012)

  • Tiny Cities Made Of Ashes

    Every time I hear old Modest Mouse, I can't help wondering what they're up to these days. It's been five years since they released a new album. Grumble grumble.

    (March 19, 2012)

  • A Look Back At SXSW 2011

    "What kind of animal are you? Do you take small steps, do you follow it through? Do you say 'How do you do?' Are you a burrower? Do you like the sun? When the wind starts to blow, do you walk or do you run? I'm just trying to figure out if you're the one."

    (March 12, 2012)

  • The New Alphabetical, Part Two

    I didn't realize how challenging it would be to make an A to Z playlist. I really had to dig deep for a Q... and the Z barely counts. Sure, it's Zwan, but it might as well be Smashing Pumpkins. Zmashing Pumpkins, perhaps?

    (March  5, 2012)

  • The New Alphabetical, Part One

    Everything's alright. Stuffed animals are always right.

    (February 27, 2012)

  • Oaaaa, nana na na...

    Oaaaa, nana na na, nana na na, nana na na...

    (February 20, 2012)

  • It's In Keeping With Your Not Sleeping Around

    A playlist of love, though not necessarily for Valentines Day.

    (February 13, 2012)

  • Our Move Is Shake Shake Shake

    I am so ready for a second album from Phantogram. Sadly, who knows when we'll get one. Well, I suppose the members of Phantogram know, but that doesn't help me, now does it? While we wait for a follow up to their fantastic album Eyelid Movies, we have the short Nightlife EP. That's where you'll find Don't Move, which begins the following poppy playlist.

    (February  6, 2012)

  • The Sweeter The Sin, The Better The Taste In My Mouth

    Does 'Who Can It Be Now' count as a cover being that Colin Hay was the lead singer from Men At Work? Eh, I don't know, nor do I care. It's a fun song to add to this playlist.

    (January 30, 2012)

  • Backwards, Forwards

    I'm still on a big Donovan Woods kick, so... here's another playlist with that sort of sound in mind. Last time, it was piano based. This time, it's guitar.

    (January 16, 2012)

  • Jail

    I wish there were a better way to find new music. I'm glad I recently stumbled onto music by Donovan Woods, but I can't help wondering how many other amazing artists I'd really enjoy if only I found a way to find their music in the first place.

    (January  9, 2012)

  • Can I Wake You Up? Is It Late Enough?

    Can I wake you up? Can I wake you up? Is it late enough? Is it late enough? There's a story in which my eyes shut. Could you back me up? Could you back me up?

    (January  2, 2012)

  • Another Day, Another Night, Another Year

    Goodbye 2011. Though you weren't half bad, I've never been one to judge how good something was based on how bad it wasn't. In many ways, you arrived with more potential than you could possibly live up to, leaving me feeling let down in the end. Then again, I have to remind myself that you could have been worse. Regardless, at the end of this week, I will be pleased to welcome your younger sister 2012 with open arms and a toast in her honor.

    (December 26, 2011)









Older Playlists Utilizing Flash:

Before upgrading my site to HTML5, I used a flash audio player. This means the playlists in the following posts will work on web browsers but they probably don't work on most mobile devices.

  • Thanks And Giving

    A playlist about thanks and giving, and so on and so forth.

    (November 21, 2011)

  • It's Not Reality (It's Just Someone Else's Sentimentality)

    The kids of today should defend themselves against the 70’s. It’s not reality. It’s just someone else’s sentimentality.

    (November 14, 2011)

  • I've Been Trying To Get People To Call Me Freddy Knuckles, But People Keep Calling Me Right Said Fred

    "i've been trying to get people to call me freddy knuckles. people keep calling me right said fred. it's hard to keep trying when half your friends are dying. it's hard to hold steady when half your friends are dead already."

    (November  7, 2011)

  • Ba dap, ba da, bop-ba. Ba da, bop bop ba da, bop ba. Ba da, bop bop, ba da bop baaa daaa ba dop ba.

    "I do believe it's true that there are roads left in both of our shoes, but if the silence takes you then I hope it takes me too."

    (October 31, 2011)

  • Better Run, Better Run, Faster Than My Bullet, Yeah

    Before you get sick of it, let's do an acoustic version of Pumped Up Kicks. It's excellent. And, as long as we're doing acoustics... let's do acoustics...

    (October 24, 2011)

  • The Nickel

    The following playlist is mostly pop based. If you like the opening track, go buy the Foster The People CD and prepare to be thrilled. It's excellent.

    (October 17, 2011)

  • Her Name Was...

    What are you thinking of? Who are you dreaming of?

    (October 10, 2011)

  • Let Me Assure You, It's Harmless

    The obvious title for "The Love Addict" by The Lonely Forest was already taken. Clearly.

    (September 26, 2011)

  • The Spoken

    The theme to this week's playlist is words, in that many of these songs are spoken rather than sung. And of the rest... well... they wouldn't be the same without the parts that are spoken.

    (September 12, 2011)

  • Into The 90s

    As long as we're stuck in the 90s, we might as well be stuck in the 90s, right? Here's to hoping the heatwave ends soon.

    (September  5, 2011)

  • The Eighties

    In many ways, the 80s was a prelude to the grunge scene in the 90s. Even in this late 80s playlist, there's a sense that it was nearing the dawn of something different - something bigger.

    (August 29, 2011)

  • The Give And Take Is Taking Its Toll

    The theme to this week's playlist is horns. Hopefully, I didn't get tricked into posting anything where the artists used a synth instead of the real deal.

    (August 22, 2011)

  • Foster The People

    You can actually find a ton of this stuff at the Library. Lykke Li, Benji Hughes, Yeasayer, LCD Soundsystem, Beck, OK Go... even that Soul Coughing remix. God, I love the library.

    (August 15, 2011)

  • One For The Gray

    Wow, we might not see 80 degrees again until Friday. What a weird summer this has been. I'm not complaining though, especially since the rest of the country is baking in a nasty nasty nasty heatwave. Still... this summer has been a cool one.

    (August  8, 2011)

  • What A Beautiful Day To Stay The Same

    And when I wake up in the morning I tell myself "Today I'll make a change," But falling into my bed at night I think "Man it was a beautiful day to stay the same."

    (August  1, 2011)

  • You Wanted A Hit

    You Wanted A Hit, from the 3rd and final CD by LCD Soundsystem, was the starting point for this week's playlist. A nine minute non-hit makes for excellent web-design music.

    (July 25, 2011)

  • Rome If You Want To (Rome Around The World)

    I I I Went To Tokyo I I I Went To Tokyo I I I Went To Tokyo I I I Went To Tokyo I I I Went To Tokyo...

    (July 18, 2011)

  • Hey

    HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! Hay! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! Hoy! HEY! HEY! HEE! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! Hey? HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! H!! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! Huey? HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! and so on and so forth hey.

    (July 11, 2011)

  • And I Love You... Yeah I Love You...

    I'm not sure if I'm sold on the new David Bazan CD, but I can't get the hook of Wolves At The Door out of my head. It's the beginning of this week's playlist.

    (July  4, 2011)

  • Hello Sunshine!

    I know, I know... we're looking at rain tomorrow and probably Wednesday too... but I have faith in patterns, and the Portland Pattern is sun sun sun as of the beginning of July.

    (June 27, 2011)

  • The Odds

    If you have a website, odds are you'll get hacked at some point. I suppose I should consider myself lucky that it didn't happen to me until this year. But, so far this year, it's happened twice. Yikes.

    (June 20, 2011)

  • Insert Sex Pun Here

    Ah, but this isn't about sex at all. It's about sax. In fact, it's about an entire playlist of songs with sax.

    (June 13, 2011)

  • Now And Then

    This week's playlist is in pairs... one new and one old. It was inspired by the fact that so many people I know were in Seattle this past weekend to see U2. Their latest CD, No Line On The Horizon, was definitely a miss, but I sometimes forget how amazing their earlier work was.

    (June  6, 2011)

  • Lord Lord Help Me Just to Rock Rock On

    More and more artists seem to be digging deep into the 70s well lately, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

    (May 30, 2011)

  • Fugue

    It was a cold, dark and damp night tonight. And, for whatever reason, it kind of sounded sort of like this...

    (May 23, 2011)

  • I Can Hear The Ringing Of A Beat Up Old Guitar

    It's been a while since I posted a twangy playlist... so...

    (May 16, 2011)

  • Why Did You Never Come Clean With Me?

    A somewhat random sample of what's been playing in the iTunes lately. On my iTunes, anyway. Only you know what you've been playing on yours...

    (May  9, 2011)

  • Hand Me My Nose Ring!

    ...can we be happy?

    (May  2, 2011)

  • The 80s Are Back

    Lady Gaga can be the new Madonna for all I care. There's nothing wrong with a bit of cotton candy now and then, and a Gaga level of pure pop might as well be cotton candy... but if pop and rock merge the way they did in the 80s, where each new album played like the music equivalent of looping through the McDonald's drive through, well...

    (April 25, 2011)

  • Youth Knows No Pain

    The Lonely Forest's 'Ramshackle House' sort-of appears twice in this playlist. The first version is from The Lonely Forest EP and the second is included within the song Tunnels from their new CD Arrows.

    (April  4, 2011)

  • You Do Not Want This

    I'm not safer than a bank bitch, but you're bound to find out nothing is.

    (March 28, 2011)

  • The City Is A Stop...

    ...sign.

    (March 21, 2011)

  • The First Days Of Spring

    Spring doesn't officially begin until this coming weekend, but with the sun setting after 7PM, I've already got a case of spring fever.

    (March 14, 2011)

  • There Was A Red Fred Meyer, Sold Everything From Fruit To Tires

    Sweet Marie, you saved me.

    (March  7, 2011)

  • Shhhhhhhhhh!!!

    I made this playlist late last night. I'm sure it sounds like it.

    (February 28, 2011)

  • I Said This World Wasn't Meant For Us Both

    A new week - a new playlist. Most of these are well known, except for maybe Darwin Deez and Benji Hughes.

    (February 21, 2011)

  • Love Doesn't Belong (To Anyone)

    Some ex-girlfriend, call her Heather, whispers to me "Is love forever?"

    (February 14, 2011)

  • Neither One Of Us Will Make It Down This Hill Alive, She Said

    I simply cannot say enough good things about the self titled CD by Fences. My Girl The Horse is a perfect example of why you should stop whatever you're doing and go buy the thing. I like it so much that I wish I'd bought the actual CD.

    (February  7, 2011)

  • I Need You To Be Better Than Me

    The only common thread that stitches together the songs in this playlist is that each features whistling at some point. Obviously, there's Andrew Bird, but a few of the others might be surprising. Or then again, maybe not?

    (January 31, 2011)

  • C What I Mean?

    "I'm afraid of the C word" she said, causing my jaw to drop because we'd been having an innocent conversation. "I'm not that creative." As I searched for a way to ask how a woman could BE creative in such a way, she continued her thought.

    (January 24, 2011)

  • The Perfect Space

    I'm on a bit of an Avett Brothers kick lately. This week's playlist begins and ends with them. Obviously, it's a piano playlist.

    (January 17, 2011)

  • Let Me Wrestle With My Own Ghosts Instead

    I can't recommend that Telekinisis CD highly enough. They have a new disk on the way this year and I'll be excited to hear it.

    (January 10, 2011)

  • Crinkle Crinkle Little Scar

    Someone's ex-love from 25 years ago posted a comment on the facebook wall of someone I've friended but haven't seen in over twenty years, and THAT comment led me to a youtube video that wasn't a video at all. It was just an album cover that displayed while a song by a band called Fences played.

    (January  3, 2011)

  • In A Future Age

    We often make the mistake of thinking that turning a page on a calendar equates to change, but nothing could be further from the truth. Change occurs when thoughts in the mind and desires in the heart become actions taken to create a better circumstance.

    (December 27, 2010)

  • She Said "I Wish My Name Was Clementine"

    The following playlist began with a thought during a wet walk through town as my mind wandered through a list of names I settled on Abigail. No, not for me.

    (December 13, 2010)

  • Every Night I Tell Myself I Am The Cosmos

    I'm posting a bit of an odd one this week. The following playlist is more or less a 70's revival. A sound-alike, if you will.

    (November 29, 2010)

  • Two Degrees

    OH COME ON MOTHER NATURE! It's 34 degrees and pouring down rain as I type this. 34 degrees and rain makes me feel like I'm being cheated. ...because I am being cheated... You can't drop the temp two degrees? TWO FREAKING DEGREES? Really? Put that cold heart of yours to work! BRING ON THE SNOW!

    (November 22, 2010)

  • Somewhere In Middle America

    Hey Mister, if you're gonna walk on water, you know you're only gonna walk all over me.

    (November 15, 2010)

  • BRMC

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is a perfect example of why I love my public library. I borrowed a friend's copy of their album Howl and was instantly hooked. I then went to the library's website and reserved everything else by them that I could find. Music, movies and of course books... Yay for the library!

    (November  8, 2010)

  • Fences

    In this age where music has become so disposable, the album by Fences was definitely worth the $10 I paid for it. The value of music seems to be greatly diminished these days, but good music is still priceless. I'm already looking forward to whatever Fences record next.

    (November  1, 2010)

  • Better Than Nothing

    They might have burned, but the priests were out taking turns showing nuns what they had discerned about their bodies in the dark...

    (October 25, 2010)

  • Pickup Trucks An' Shootin' Ducks!

    The hook from Levi Johnston's Blues reminds me of a radio station I once worked at. Sort of. It was very temporarily called Bubba 93.

    (October 18, 2010)

  • Every Mushroom Cloud Has A Silver Lining

    I sat down with a bowl of cereal (munch munch) and an empty iTunes playlist. I suppose you can blame a pop playlist on the Rice Krispies. Come to think of it, there's probably some snap and crackle in there too.

    (October 11, 2010)

  • Pitter Pat

    Pitter-pat, the angel on my shoulder is haunting me tonight. Tick-tock, the clock is getting louder, ready for me to decide.

    (October  4, 2010)

  • May The Road Rise With You

    After a few weeks of unseasonably cool weather in Portland, we've got some 80s in the forecast this week. Some possible 80's at least. And just like those parachute pants that everyone remembers yet no one admits to having owned (huh?) the 80s won't be here for long.

    (September 27, 2010)

  • And I Think It's Gonna Be A Long Long Time

    I need to seek out more music by Kat Edmonson. Her cover of The Cure's Just Like Heaven is phenomenal!

    (September 20, 2010)

  • Did Someone Make A Fool Of Me Before I Could Show Them How It's Done?

    I can't give up acting tough. It's all that i'm made of. Can't scrape together quite enough to ride the bus to the outskirts of the fact that i need love.

    (September 13, 2010)

  • I Only Know That I

    "I only know that I was there because I saw the film. I often wonder why you always believed I could swim, 'cause I did my very best to drown in this..."

    (September  6, 2010)

  • Not Just A Definite Article

    It is the definite article, with an emphasis on "the."

    (August 30, 2010)

  • I And Love And You

    I'm not exactly sure how this playlist ended up sounding like this. Or maybe I am. Either way, here we go...

    (August 23, 2010)

  • Broken!

    Again, Mother Nature has been defeated. Another heatwave has been broken. That being said, it's still pretty hot out there right now, and tomorrow will again reach 90. So.... here's some music for a hot summer night.

    (August 16, 2010)

  • Let The Moon Get Into It

    We're really just at the midpoint of summer. We're expecting temperatures to climb back into the 90s later this week. But today feels like Autumn, and, to me, it sounds like this:

    (August  9, 2010)

  • All That's Left For You Is Doubt

    Better you than me, I've so far to fall.

    (August  2, 2010)

  • Music To Yawn To

    After a long and active weekend, I feel like I need a weekend to catch up on the rest and relaxation I didn't get during the weekend. I. Am. Tired. Today. Sleepy music would only make the situation worse, so, instead, I give you this.

    (July 26, 2010)

  • Every One Of You Is Fired

    Every one of you is fired! Every one of you is oh, oh, oh oh, FIRED.

    (July 19, 2010)

  • I Know You Are Strong, May Your Journey Be Long

    Playing with an app for the iPhone that takes photos with a vintage look through filters and processing has me in the mood for music with a vintage feel. That was the starting point for this playlist, anyway.

    (July 12, 2010)

  • Hey Summer, Where Ya Been?

    They're asking where you been, like I know where ya been. Hey Summer, where ya been?

    (June 28, 2010)

  • Say! Yes! To! Exclamation! Points!

    Exclamation! Points! Are! Fun!

    (June 21, 2010)

  • Stringy

    This week's playlist is an odd one. It's a violin playlist.

    (June 14, 2010)

  • If This Were A Country Song, I Would Be Drunk Now

    The theme to this week's playlist is about as obvious as they come.

    (June  7, 2010)

  • Is It Monday Already?

    Three day weekends that end on a Monday always throw my off a little. Today feels like a Sunday... but it isn't, which means it's time for the Monday playlist. It begins with Friends For Fireworks, by a man who calls himself JBM.

    (May 31, 2010)

  • Vulnerable

    The theme of this party is the industrial age, and you came in dressed like a train wreck.

    (May 24, 2010)

  • My Time

    I'm trying to get into the new Minus The Bear CD "OMNI". I'm still mostly undecided, but the opening track, My Time, is great.

    (May 17, 2010)

  • SXSW 2010

    These are my pics for the best of the free music from SXSW 2010.

    (May 10, 2010)

  • Sleepyhead

    A fun playlist for a not so fun day.

    (May  3, 2010)

  • Do You Recall?

    I don't need to look at my watch to know how fast time flies. Tick, tock.

    (April 26, 2010)

  • The Devil's Tears

    This week's playlist began as a continuation of last week's piano playlist.

    (April 19, 2010)

  • I Really Really Need A Raincoat

    This week's playlist is based on the piano. It started with a track from Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton.

    (April 12, 2010)

  • Clap Your Hands And Say

    A simple theme this week: hand claps. Click to listen and clap along!

    (April  5, 2010)

  • A Kiss With A Fist

    ...is better than none.

    (March 29, 2010)

  • Chewing On The Meat Of Life

    A mostly gentle playlist for a mostly gentle day.

    (March 22, 2010)

  • The Future Isn't What It Used To Be

    This is the sort of playlist that happens when I'm in a bad mood and decide I don't want to be anymore. I pull out the fun, upbeat, happy sounding music... and before you know it, I'm my chipper self again.

    (March 15, 2010)

  • A Quiet Day

    Here's a playlist that's perfect for a day when there isn't much to say.

    (March  8, 2010)

  • How The Day Sounds

    A playlist of pop. It won't hurt anybody :)

    (March  1, 2010)

  • This Tornado Loves You

    This Tornado Loves You. This Tornado Loves You. This Tornado Loves You. This Tornado Loves You. This Tornado Loves You. What will make you believe me?

    (February 22, 2010)

  • As Lovers Go

    Meeting you was like a breath of fresh air... until you started smoking and I ended up the butt of your jokes. And you ended up the butt of your jokes.

    (February 15, 2010)

  • Unknown And Beautiful

    How is it possible that so few people seem to be familiar with Lucero? What a shame. And why is it that all alternative country starts to sound like Wilco after a while? I mean that in a good way, of course.

    (February  8, 2010)

  • How Fickle My Heart And How Woozy My Eyes

    Oh, sweet girl, remember this: The saddest ones cannot resist

    (February  1, 2010)

  • XX Esque

    I'm late to the party, as far as The XX is concerned, but better late than never. If you're not familiar either, check out Crystalized in the following playlist for a brief introduction. If you enjoy that, you'll enjoy their entire self titled CD. It showed up on many Best Of 2009 lists and I can see why.

    (January 25, 2010)

  • I Hope My Heart Goes First

    "I cannot emphasise enough that my body is a badly designed, poorly put together vessel, harbouring these diminishing, so-called 'vital organs'. Hope my heart goes first. I HOPE MY HEART GOES FIRST!"

    (January 18, 2010)

  • The Beautiful Sea

    I was listening to The Cave by Mumford & Sons. As soon as the banjo kicked in, my jaw hit the floor. And I loved it.

    (January 11, 2010)

  • Junebug

    I, for one, have been counting my blethingth thince you went away.

    (January  4, 2010)

  • A Decade: The Zeros

    Ten songs for ten years, plus one more for one more.

    (December  7, 2009)

  • The Maid Needs A Maid

    Bros Before Hos just might be the best opening line of a song... ever. And it makes for a perfect way to open a piano playlist. Give it a click and you'll understand.

    (November 30, 2009)

  • Passive Aggressive

    This week's playlist is the extreme opposite. Rather than bright and cheery, it's difficult and somewhat angry, though not for any particular reason. I'm actually in a fantastic mood, but when I started building a playlist in iTunes, I ended up with this.

    (November 23, 2009)

  • Love, Love Is A Verb

    It's a dark gray windy day, for which, somehow, this seems appropriate. It's a playlist of cover tunes, mostly done in a darker manner than the originals.

    (November 16, 2009)

  • Tenuous, At Best

    I'm really excited about the new Mike Doughty CD. It's called Sad Man Happy Man, and it's a return to the sound of his early solo work.

    (November  9, 2009)

  • Pretty Hate Machine Turns 20

    Clearly, LCD Soundsystem is not a British band.

    (November  2, 2009)

  • It's Like Silence, But Not

    Here's a playlist for a day when you have nothing to say.

    (October 26, 2009)

  • Please, Just Run Away With Me

    Oh, please, just give me fields and trees.

    (October 12, 2009)

  • I've Been Thinking About It

    If I like you, and you like me, why the hell are we wasting our time? Are you too afraid to cross that line? I've been thinking about it.

    (October  5, 2009)

  • To Wish Impossible Things

    I'll be careful what I wish for in this life, because I know...

    (September 28, 2009)

  • I've Got It All (Most)

    Say Hi is in this week's playlist, along with lots of other stuff that's been playing a lot in my iTunes, including The Big Pink, which is not a Portland band and has nothing to do with the tower we know as Big Pink. FYI.

    (September 21, 2009)

  • Won't You Let Me Give You A Hand?

    Won't you let me give you a hand? I have an extra I'm not using. Won't you let me lighten your load? I mean, after all, your legs are shaking.

    (September  7, 2009)

  • I Work For The Lemons

    It's like forgetting the words to your favorite song. You can't believe it. You were always singing along.

    (August 31, 2009)

  • A Whole Lot Better

    He says "I feel a whole lot better when you're not around." I'm guessing that's when he got slapped. Or, was it even him who got slapped? Sometimes actresses get slapped. Or so he says.

    (August 24, 2009)

  • The Only Answer

    Fooled by the gray skies and chilly evening air. Fooled into thinking about leaves turning orange and red. Fooled into looking forward to longer nights. I was fooled by last week's evening rain. Fooled into hoping for apple cider. Fooled into wanting a slice of pumpkin pie.

    (August 17, 2009)

  • About A Girl (And Various Other Women)

    Mothers, sisters, girls, women. It's a playlist.

    (August 10, 2009)

  • In This Quiet Little Place

    Did I say I'm just a boy? You can hold me to that.

    (August  3, 2009)

  • Ninety Nine Point Nine Fahrenheit Degrees

    "Dear Mother Nature. I have air conditioning; thus, I win." Signed, A Guy Who Will Not Be Beaten By A Heat Wave.

    (July 27, 2009)

  • No One Laughs At God In A Hospital

    No one laughs at God in a war... but God can be funny...

    (July 20, 2009)

  • Me And Gravity, We Never Could Agree

    I am not a monster, I believe like a liar would believe. It helps me navigate the wooden smiles, the raging sea.

    (July  1, 2009)

  • It Must Be In The Air Here

    I've been listening to a lot of Say Hi lately. If you're not familiar, I highly recommend starting with their latest CD "Ooh's & Aahs" and seek out their older stuff after that. The track that starts this weeks playlist is from their 2008 disk "The Wishes and the Glitch".

    (June 15, 2009)

  • Running Back Up That Hill

    While compiling a collection of covers for last week's playlist, I ended up with enough for two... so... here's the other half.

    (June  8, 2009)

  • Stripmall Religion

    If you haven't picked up a copy of the new Damnwells album yet, you really should... especially since they're giving it away free...

    (May 24, 2009)

  • A Piano Playlist

    Just a random playlist for a random sort of day. The only common thread here is that all of these songs feature piano.

    (May 18, 2009)

  • Those Horns In My Head

    I tend to post playlists mostly based on songs that sound good together. This one began with Ray LaMontagne and Cake... and it ended up sounding...

    (May 11, 2009)

  • A Guitar Plays Softly In The Portland Rain

    Isn't it interesting how Death Cab For Cutie's 'Talking Bird' becomes a different song when it's stripped down? I never really paid attention to the words before... and now that I have... I feel sorry for that poor bird.

    (May  4, 2009)

  • Make Of That What You Will

    New Tragically Hip! New Death Cab! New Gomez! ...lots of good stuff this week.

    (April 27, 2009)

  • Feeling Folky

    A simple playlist for an easy-breezy sun filled sort of day.

    (April 20, 2009)

  • Speaking Of Leftovers

    As I ate ham for lunch, I realized I hadn't posted this week's playlist yet. It's more or less leftovers from the makings of last week's playlist... More Phoenix, more Say Hi, plus stuff that I didn't get around to last week, like Fiction Family and Mates Of Sate.

    (April 13, 2009)

  • I'll Feel Better When The Winter's Gone

    The show is called Saturday Night Live. If you're going to be the musical guest, shouldn't you perform live? Why bother pretending to rock out on stage if the performance is canned? Roll a frigging video instead. Sheesh.

    (April  6, 2009)

  • A Kinder, Gentler Playlist

    It's starting to feel like the spring that will not come. Or, maybe this is the winter that will not be done. I'm not sure which is the case, and I'm not sure I care. I know that brighter days with better weather are on the way - hopefully sooner than later. In the meantime, here's a playlist that sounds like a lovely gray day.

    (March 30, 2009)

  • They Wander Away... From Me

    It seems that there have been lots of disappointing CDs over the past few months. New Killers? It's ok. New Ben Folds? It's not bad, I suppose. New U2? So so. I spent so much time looking forward to so many releases, and yet, I've found myself far more inspired by recent finds from artists I'd never heard of.

    (March 23, 2009)

  • Winteresque

    Alcoholic, by Starsailor, probably has the strongest opening line of any song I've ever heard. OK, it's really two lines... but wow. What a statement. "Don't you know you've got your daddy's eyes..."

    (March 16, 2009)

  • No Horizon On The Line

    I found myself asking "we waited five years for THIS?" ...it's good... but, 5 years? And then came news of a follow up album, rumored to be called "Songs of Ascent". Did five years yield two U2 albums? Time will tell.

    (March  9, 2009)

  • Hey, What's Your Number Chicago?

    You'll get the title to this post the moment you click 'play' on this week's playlist. There's no theme. It's just a bunch of songs that fit together, in some sense... even if they don't.

    (March  2, 2009)

  • Despite All My Rage

    A collection of covers, beginning with a piano ballad version of Bullet With Butterfly Wings. Less rage, but still plenty of cage.

    (February 23, 2009)

  • One Free Century

    It's been a few months since I've posted a twangy playlist, and since there's new music from a few of my favorite artists who venture into the alt-country genre... well... it's time for a Jalpuna Twangpuna playlist.

    (February 16, 2009)

  • Subpoenaed In Texas, Sequestered In Memphis

    It's Music Monday here on Jalpuna, so let's get to it since this week's playlist is a fun one. I found myself humming "Sequestered In Memphis" by The Hold Steady and ended up building the playlist around it, more or less.

    (February  9, 2009)

  • I Want To Be That Star

    He said 'The sun gives life, and it takes it away, but like all the greats, it'll burn out someday'. She said 'I don't mind, I don't want to get bored. I don't want to end up beached on this shore. I want to be that star.'

    (February  2, 2009)

  • Is This How Your Heart Is Wired?

    Honest to god, it doesn't take much to make me as giddy as a schoolgirl. I realize I shouldn't admit such things, but hey it's a lot more fun being excitable than being intentionally drab, as is the way many people are these days. This week, I'm excited about...

    (January 26, 2009)

  • Today Is Not Yet Tomorrow

    Tomorrow is a new day in America... but it's not tomorrow yet, so this week's playlist is about today.

    (January 19, 2009)

  • And You May Tell Yourself "This Is Not My Beautiful Wife!"

    My heart is a flower, budding, blooming, dripping dew, dropping petals all over the place, making a big hopeless mess...

    (January 12, 2009)

  • Chipper

    I felt like starting the year on an upbeat note, so.... I'm posting an upbeat playlist. A mostly upbeat playlist anyway. My playlists tend to ebb and flow.

    (January  5, 2009)

  • If It Kills Me

    I am gonna make it through this year... ...if it kills me. I am gonna make it through this year... ...if it kills me. I am gonna make it through this year...

    (December 29, 2008)

  • The Big Day Is On The Way!

    It's A Kazoo Christmas is coming up on Saturday. Christmas Eve is only 16 days away. And, can you believe there are only 23 more days left in 2008? Some days will seem shorter than others.

    (December  8, 2008)

  • Back To How Things Used To Be

    Oh let's get old fashioned / Back to how things used to be / If I get old, old fashioned / would you get old, old fashioned with me?

    (December  1, 2008)

  • Because There Still Aren't Enough Songs With Kazoo Solos

    My iTunes library has over 16,000 songs, but not one of them features the kazoo. Several of them feature the harmonica, however, so that will have to do. Come to think of it, I posted a harmonica playlist last year too - for the very same reason.

    (November 24, 2008)

  • The Perfect Reminder

    I know what you're thinking. You see that last track and think "The Dream Academy, Rob? Really?" Damn right. Most remember them as a one hit wonder from the 80s with the song Life In A Northern Town, but there was more to them than that.

    (November 17, 2008)

  • What Day Is It?

    Since I probably won't have internet service on Monday, when I normally post a playlist here, I'm posting this one in advance. There's no theme the coming week - it's simply a collection of what I've been listening to lately on the iTunes.

    (November  7, 2008)

  • Time To Talk About Time

    With the shift of the clock comes a shift in mood. Darkness comes so early. It's a sign that winter is on the way.

    (November  3, 2008)

  • In The Year 2000

    There's far too much talk in the media about how this election is reminiscent of the 2000 election. Sorry, but I don't see it. Still, with all of the talk about the year 2000 going on, I thought it might be fun to post a year-2000 playlist.

    (October 27, 2008)

  • Didn't Get To Heaven But You Made It Close

    15 days until the election. Too much math in the news. Too many numbers in the polls. Is there any escape...

    (October 20, 2008)

  • It Started Feeling Like October

    Music for your Monday: This week's playlist has no theme. It's just a collection of what's been playing on my iTunes lately.

    (October 13, 2008)

  • Are We Human, Or Are We Denser?

    If you missed this week's opening sketch on Saturday Night Live, I'm posting it here - but first, it's time for this week's playlist.

    (October  6, 2008)

  • Federal FUD

    The entire economy is in a state of FUD: Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. Let's see if John McCain suspends his campaign again to fix the economy again. Or hunt wabbits.

    (September 29, 2008)

  • Autumn Is A Kiss

    I see it. I hear it. I smell it. I taste it. I feel it. And I joyfully lose myself in it. Finally, autumn has arrived in Portland.

    (September 22, 2008)

  • I've Got The Moon

    Fall is nowhere to be found today, so I will wait again for the setting sun to let the day's heat escape the city. I prefer the moon to softly light my way.

    (September 15, 2008)

  • John McCain Has A Heart Attack

    Several things that I could do, but I couldn't give my Heart to you, Senator. I couldn't give my Heart away.

    (September  8, 2008)

  • One From The Fake Way To Normal

    Ben Folds has a new CD on the way called "Way To Normal." It's going to be released on September 30th. Knowing the album will probably get leaked onto the internet, Folds decided to leak it himself... sort of.

    (September  1, 2008)

  • Everybody Leaves And I'd Expect This Much From You

    There's a raw energy to The '59 Sound that I really love, not to mention the delicious reverb on the mic! It sounds timeless. With that in mind... how's about a reverb playlist? ...don't mind of I do!

    (August 25, 2008)

  • Let It Rain

    It looks and feels like autumn today here in Portland, and I'm loving every minute of it. Let it rain, let it pour! Hallelujah!

    (August 18, 2008)

  • Music = Pizza = Sex

    Do we even listen to CDs these days? No. More often than not, we load them... into our computers and our iPods if not into our phones. We load them up and spit them out, tearing through music like it's water.

    (August 11, 2008)

  • Summer In The City

    We're headed into the 90s - so how about a hot weather playlist? ...don't mind if I do.

    (August  4, 2008)

  • Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

    My favorite hello is the classic two-lovers-reunited at the airport. My least-favorite goodbye is the end-of-summer white-trash teenage breakup at the bus terminal. Need I say any more?

    (July 28, 2008)

  • Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

    It's all the same - and yet, it isn't. (Ah, cover tunes. Who can resist them?)

    (July 21, 2008)

  • All Things Go, All Things Go

    For your listening pleasure, a playlist of places to go - or not go, depending on whatever floats your travel boat. With gas at over $4 a gallon, boat might be the way to go - assuming you've got a sail (or oars maybe).

    (July 14, 2008)

  • Eleven Women, Including Mistress Mabel

    I assume the theme this week is obvious, even if I hadn't spelled it out in the playlist title. Hot weather means skirt weather, and that makes me swoon.

    (July  7, 2008)

  • That Makes Your Eyes Glitter

    The thing that makes your eyes glitter isn't always gold dust.

    (June 30, 2008)

  • Whistle While You Work?

    Cry on demand, but whistle for the choir.

    (June 23, 2008)

  • Insert Not-So-Witty Junuary Comment Here

    The sky was completely overcast at 8am, and I think my mood became overcast as well because the songs get dark as the playlist goes on.

    (June 16, 2008)

  • It's The Feel-Good Hit Of The Summer

    ...catch it while you can.

    (June  9, 2008)

  • We Were Scientists

    Seriously now, doesn't 'Spoken For' sound like it's straight out of 1984?

    (June  2, 2008)

  • My College Radio Days

    I should note that my last day of hosting that show was 14 years ago. Each Sunday night from 8 to 11pm, I hosted a show called Radio Free Edinboro, which sounded a little something like this...

    (May 26, 2008)

  • My Favorite Chords

    I made the mistake of reading reviews of the CD before it was released, which is such a dumb thing to do. I was expecting an album that would be unlike anything I'd ever heard from them before. Instead...

    (May 19, 2008)

  • Jury Duty? Again?

    The last time I served was on August 29th, 2005. I'll never forget the date because it was the same day Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Hopefully there won't be any catastrophes this time.

    (May 12, 2008)

  • If You Love Me Won't You Let Me Know

    I'm really enjoying Justin Currie's album "What Is Love For" lately. That one took me a while to get into, but if you like the song posted above (...Mess) you'd probably dig it.

    (May  5, 2008)

  • Like A Warm Drink It Seeps Into My Soul

    It's very late. It's very dark. City lights twinkle through open windows. A cool breeze guides their way. The world is quiet. It sounds like this.

    (April 28, 2008)

  • Sounding Winded

    For no particular reason, this week's list features songs with wind instruments. Give it a listen. You'll get it.

    (April 21, 2008)

  • If The Best Is For The Best Then The Best Is Unkind

    Dear people of Earth. Yes, all of you. Thanks a frigging lot for waiting so long to tell me about the band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. I blame you all, both individually and collectively, for not introducing me to their music years ago, and I wonder: what other gems are you hiding from me?

    (April 14, 2008)

  • Who Found Who's Hair In Who's Bed?

    I'll tell you that it told me more of you than you did

    (April  7, 2008)

  • Who The Hell Is Walcott?

    Honestly, I don't know who he (or she) is... but I do know this. Walcott needs to get out of Cape Cod (out of Cape Cod tonight).

    (March 31, 2008)

  • A Taste Of Narrow Stairs

    This week's playlist is intentionally a bit more difficult than it should be. Oh, sure, it starts with a pleasantly poppy tune by Death Cab For Cutie, but give it time and you'll understand.

    (March 24, 2008)

  • The Night Before The Moon Died

    Click the playlist. Within five seconds - literally FIVE seconds - you'll know where I'm going with this one.

    (March 17, 2008)

  • Ghosts Appear And Fade Away

    Does baby love me the way that she says she does? Does your baby love you the way that she says she does?

    (March 10, 2008)

  • I Stand Corrected

    You've been checking on my facts, and I admit I have been lax in double-screening what I say. It wasn't funny anyway. I stand corrected.

    (March  3, 2008)

  • Revisionist History

    Nothing ever is as it was, but there's beauty in the here and now.

    (February 25, 2008)

  • Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss

    I thought about posting a President's Day playlist, but I was shocked to find that out of 13,700+ songs in my iTunes library, I couldn't come up with enough for the occasion. Instead, I'm posting what feels like an early spring playlist.

    (February 18, 2008)

  • All These Love Songs, But Where The Hell Are You My Dear?

    Not exactly a Valentines Day playlist, but you can't deny that these are "love" songs.

    (February 11, 2008)

  • She Makes The Most Of Her Time By Loving Me Plenty

    She knows there'll come a day when we won't be getting any.

    (February  4, 2008)

  • Throatgobber, Meet Heartstopper

    The playlist begins and ends with songs by Mike Kinsella. Owen is actually his solo project, and American Football is the name of the band he was in before going solo. Either way, it's good stuff.

    (January 28, 2008)

  • Keep Watch For The Mimes

    You can imagine my disappointment when I realized he was saying "Keep watch for the MINES", not MIMES. Mimes are downright creepy, and since I don't live in a war zone, I think the lyrics make more sense my way... but what do I know?

    (January 20, 2008)

  • So Trampled, We Must All Be Found

    Pour yourself a glass of wine. Turn the lights down low. Or, even better, turn them all off. Surely that will be best because this week's Jalpuna Radio playlist is dark. It's somber. It might even be sad. Though it began as a piano playlist, it may have unintentionally become a soundtrack for an unexpected winter evening alone.

    (January 14, 2008)

  • Golden Skans?

    Whooooo... yawn... it's late on a Sunday night and I'm tired, but before I go to bed, I'll post this week's playlist. It's a fun one, I think.

    (January  7, 2008)

  • If The Answer Is No, Can I Change Your Mind?

    Another week, another playlist as I dig through the songs playing lately on my iTunes... And speaking of music... on a completely unrelated note... don't forget that It's A Kazoo Christmas is this next Saturday (the 15th).

    (December 10, 2007)

  • Arpeggi? Aren't Peggi? Who's To Say?

    After a few weeks of themed playlists, this week I'm just going with a collection of songs I've been digging lately.

    (December  3, 2007)

  • Because There Aren't Enough Songs With Kazoo Solos

    I'm going with the next best thing: it's a harmonica playlist.

    (November 26, 2007)

  • She Wants To Get Fat And Live Above A Laundromat In Laundrytown

    I wouldn't mind a quiet town, but I've spent enough holidays in shit towns for one lifetime, thankyouverymuch.

    (November 19, 2007)

  • Like, What?

    So, like, I was like, on the streetcar yesterday, and like, there were two girls in the row of seats in front of me. The girl on the left was like...

    (November 12, 2007)

  • Bodysnatchers!

    Three huge advancements for music since the year 2000. #1: The iPod. #2: The iTunes store. #3: Radiohead. Yes, I said Radiohead.

    (November  5, 2007)

  • If You Were The Baltic Sea And I Were A Cup

    Janine, I'd drink you up.

    (October 29, 2007)

  • Imitosis, Shmimitosis

    Certain music sounds like certain seasons to me. I can't explain why, but this music sounds like an Oregon winter. It isn't winter yet, but it sure has felt like it lately here.

    (October 22, 2007)

  • Wallpaper For The Soul

    I find myself intrigued by how some of the hardest things to say are heard so easily when there's less sound to hide them in, and yet, so many musicians bury their words in a forced fury. I ponder this as the woman sings... "do you like being single? Do you want me back?"

    (October 15, 2007)

  • Songs To Be Sick To

    Well crap. My favorite time of year finally arrives, and what do I do? I immediately catch a cold. Ugh. Maybe that helps to explain why the music in this week's playlist is softer than usual. The last thing I want right now is anything loud.

    (October  8, 2007)

  • You Are Not My Typewriter

    "You are not my typewriter, but you could be my demon moving forward through the flaming doors"

    (October  1, 2007)

  • Radio Nowhere

    Is it me, or are we in a rut, musically. I'm not saying there isn't a lot of great music coming out lately, because clearly there is. Just look at that playlist. But so much of the music today is a throwback to previous decades.

    (September 24, 2007)

  • The Places You Will Be From

    "I could have dropped you sons of bitches in the trash in Denver! Believe me, Denver trash is a hell of a lot better than where you bastards are gonna end up."

    (September 17, 2007)

  • A Melody For Me (and for you)

    To me, this music sounds like autumn. Oh, Autumn, where are you now? Come to me soon. Please come, because I miss you.

    (September 10, 2007)

  • Tommy The Cat Had Many A Story To Tell

    Sheep go to heaven. Goats go to hell. Poor goats! Then again, maybe goats are atheists too, in which case, the point is moot. Mooooooooooot. Cows go to the dinner table. YIKES! I'd rather be a goat!

    (September  3, 2007)

  • Don't Forget To Breathe

    He says that his life could read like a cook book and that he's never seen a mirror. She loves her rock stars and chickenpox scars. He shows her his tattoo of a tear. She wasn't a fan though. She played the piano for a couple of years and got quite good. He bent to kiss her; instead to whisper "I bet you smell just like I think an angel would."

    (August 27, 2007)

  • Bring On The Comets

    The past makes for a nice place to visit, but be sure not to stay too long. Overstaying your welcome in yesterdays means giving up todays and tomorrows because nothing in your hand can match the beauty of a reminiscent mind's eye.

    (August 20, 2007)

  • No, I'll Never Look Back In Anger

    This week's playlist is about the music of my youth. I've never posted a playlist like this before, and it's doubtful that I ever will again. While compiling these songs, I found myself fascinated by which ones sounded timeless and which ones sounded old.

    (August 13, 2007)

  • Easy Breezy Jalpeezy

    This week's Jalpuna radio playlist is mostly an easy breezy summertime playlist. Mostly.

    (August  6, 2007)

  • What Doesn't Kill Us Now Just Makes Us Better Whores

    That trailer trash pedigree is calling. It rats you out when you're down on all fours. Me? I like to cast my death on yesterday, cause what doesn't kill us now just makes us better whores.

    (July 30, 2007)

  • Them That Got Covered

    Jai guru deva indeed...

    (July 23, 2007)

  • The Song Is Called WHAT?

    He got his WHAT from a hippy?!? And what's that, about your mom?

    (July 16, 2007)

  • Grace Impromptu

    Oh, I must be getting old, 'cuz I can't hold a grudge like I used to. The sudden patient virtue, grace impromptu.

    (July  9, 2007)

  • Into The 90s This Week?

    Here's what the TV weathermen are saying. (ooh, that's sexist Rob! They're weatherpeople... weatherpersons) Fuck that. Most of them are weatherfrauds. And that bring me to this week's Jalpuna Radio playlist. We're headed into the 90s.

    (July  2, 2007)

  • Songs For The Summer Car Radio

    OK! It's time for a fun summertime playlist for Jalpuna Radio... The Fratellis, The Kooks, The Bravery... The this, the that... and so on and so forth.

    (June 25, 2007)

  • Lord, Blow The Moon Out Please

    After a long and difficult weekend, it still feels like Monday came a little too soon. I suppose that explains the mood of this week's playlist.

    (June 18, 2007)

  • Old Enough To Know Why, But Young Enough To Still Try

    Yeah, yeah, it's June, and June is supposed to feel more like summer than fall, but I love everything about fall, and I miss it. So, as I the rain fell, I enjoyed the pitter patter against my windows and made a playlist that, at least to me, sounds like fall. And it goes a little something like this.

    (June 11, 2007)

  • Two, Four, Six, Eight, It's Time To Incarcerate!

    I've got just the thing for your Paris Hilton's First Day Of Prison Party. It's a Paris Prison Playlist! Woo hoo!

    (June  4, 2007)

  • They Go Do D-Do D-Do, Don't They My Love?

    Ba-da da, Ba ba. Mday, Mdah, Mdayo oh oh. Lada Dada, doda dodada. Shala Lala, Lala, Lala, La. Bada Bop-ba, Bada Bop-ba. Bop-ba, bop bah ba! Bop-Bahhhh, bump ba. Do D-Do D-Do. Wah-ah Ah AH OW!!! Bum bum bum, bop bum bum. Woo hoo Hoo, hoo-hoo-oo, woo

    (May 28, 2007)

  • She's A Jar With A Heavy Lid

    ...my pop quiz kid. A sleepy kisser. A pretty war. With feelings hid, she begs me not to miss her.

    (May 21, 2007)

  • The Madness Of King George

    "Well I’ve been praying a lot lately / It’s because I no longer have a TV / Just a flourescent hangover to light the way / Between the things you say and the things I see"

    (May 14, 2007)

  • Songs For Couches In Alleys

    I had a whole witty clever blah blah thingama haha I was going to write about how my couches favorite kind of music is electronic, except for love songs, naturally... but my creative energy seems to have been blown out my nose along with roughly two gallons of goo.

    (May  7, 2007)

  • I'm Fire, And You're The Ocean

    The stars don't show themselves here much at night / So we wish upon the office building lights / Downtown dreams don't always come true / Cathy, I don't think it's just you

    (April 30, 2007)

  • Slowly, Slowly, I Am Drifting

    Be sure to check out Impossible Germany if you're a Wilco fan. It's from their new disk "Sky Blue Sky" which will be released on May 15th.

    (April 23, 2007)

  • All Songs Are One Song, And That Song Is "Don't Forget"

    My favorite of the many Bloc Party bonus tracks is "Secrets." It's track 9 on this week's Jalpuna Radio playlist. Enjoy!

    (April 16, 2007)

  • Four

    It never seems to work that way. It seems there's always so much more to say and it's always somewhere in between

    (April  9, 2007)

  • Eleven

    Song Eleven Could Take Forever. Choose The One Who Loves You More.

    (April  2, 2007)

  • If There's One Thing I Don't Believe In, It's You

    There's a girl undressed in sinfulness with a face made for kissing. What kind of god gives you a rod and says you can't go fishing?

    (March 26, 2007)

  • Bring The Buckets By The Dozens, Bring Your Nieces And Your Cousins

    "Well you must be a boy with bones like that." She said "You got me wrong. I would've sold them to you if I could've just have kept the last of my clothes on."

    (March 19, 2007)

  • If I Stay Lucky Then My Tongue Will Stay Tied

    This week's playlist is a really fun one - chock full of quirky lyrics and twang twang twang. Never mind that two of these artists are Irish and a third is Canadian... Res ipsa loquitwang, I say. Or something like that.

    (March 12, 2007)

  • If I Was In The Fridge, Would You Open The Door?

    If I was the grass, would you mow your lawn?

    (March  5, 2007)

  • Give Me Grace And Dahncing Feet

    I don't know what everyone was looking at. I don't care what everyone was laughing at. I don't know what everyone was staring at, but I think, I think that it's me.

    (February 26, 2007)

  • Music For A Rainy Evening

    I don't know why, but, on a rainy evening, there's nothing quite like acoustic music. And since it is winter here in Portland... what the heck.

    (February 19, 2007)

  • I'm Thinking Of Starting A Line Of Evil-Voodoo Greeting Cards

    This is gonna sound a little obsessive...

    (February 12, 2007)

  • The Dashboard Melted, But We Still Have The Radio

    Well, it would have been, could have been, worse than you would ever know.

    (February  5, 2007)

  • These Are Just A Couple Of My Cravings

    Go ahead, la la la, I can't hear you.

    (January 29, 2007)

  • Mister Sister's Playlist

    I tried to resist 'Welcome to the Black Parade'. Really, I did. I fully realize that there is music of the moment, and music that is timeless, and I suspect that My Chemical Romance is the former. But that piano intro is so catchy that I get sucked in, whether I like it or not.

    (January 22, 2007)

  • The Voices In My Head, It Sounds Like They're Snoring

    You'll soon start hearing Flathead by The Fratellis in Apple's new iPod ads. I have no idea when they'll start airing on TV, but I have to assume once that happens, the Fratellis song will really take off.

    (January 15, 2007)

  • I'm Bringing Sexyback Back

    This week, for Jalpuna Radio, it's a playlist of cover songs, ranging from AC/DC redone as a ballad to The Flaming Lips covered as lounge music and Justin Timberlake... well, you'll just have to judge that one for yourself. All I can say is wow.

    (January  8, 2007)

  • Ladies And Gentlemen, It's Time

    This week's playlist needs no explanation whatsoever. It's time.

    (January  1, 2007)

  • A Friend Of Pat Robertson Says I'm Going To Hell

    Well, it is Christmas, but it's still Monday, so on with the regularly scheduled music playlist here...

    (December 25, 2006)

  • It's A Small Crime And I've Got No Excuse

    I enjoy how naked most of these songs feel. They leave the singer, not to mention the musicians themselves, so exposed. There's nowhere for emotions to hide.

    (December 11, 2006)

  • Why Don't You Wake Up And Smell What You're Shoveling

    Last week, I posted a batch of songs from the early 90s in the U.S., and I mentioned it was part one in a series. This week, the follow up.

    (December  4, 2006)

  • Those Were The Days

    For music monday this week, it's part one in a 2 part series, looking back on the early 90s. Next week, I'll post some fun stuff from the U.K., but for this week, it's early 90s music from the U.S.

    (November 27, 2006)

  • Can I Get Back Under?

    In this time of introspection, on the eve of my election, I say to my reflection "god please spare me more rejection" Cause my peers, they criticize me, and my ex-wives all despise me. Try to put it all behind me, but my redneck past is nipping at my heels

    (November 20, 2006)

  • Are You ____able?

    It's all about the suffix this week.... all about being able... but sometimes not.

    (November 13, 2006)

  • One Hour Forward, Thirty Years Back

    The last time I flew home (Scranton Pennsylvania. Sadly, I'm not kidding - though if you mention it in public, I swear to god, I'll deny it) ...uhm... ...where was I? Oh yes...

    (November  6, 2006)

  • Sometimes

    I trust you'll understand.

    (October 30, 2006)

  • You Wasted Life, Why Wouldn't You Waste Death?

    He doesn't look a thing like Jesus, but he talks like a gentleman. Like you imagined when you were young.

    (October 23, 2006)

  • How Do I Undo The Damage I Have Done?

    I remember a time when my mind was clean and clear

    (October 16, 2006)

  • There Must Be An Easier Way To Make Breakfast

    For this week's Jalpuna Radio playlist, I've got a song that will turn you to mush.

    (October  9, 2006)

  • Things Replace Things

    He said you're just as boring as everyone else when you tut and you moan and you squeal and you squelch. Things replace things. Days replace days. Things replace things.

    (October  2, 2006)

  • Indian Summertime (And The Livin's Easy)

    So much for Autumn. Just when I was starting to take the weather for granted, enjoying the cooler temps and dressing in layers... With temps back in the 80s, it's feeling like summer is back. So... here's a lazy day summertime playlist...

    (September 25, 2006)

  • Autumn On The Way

    Yes, autumn definitely has a sound that is unique to it. It begins with the pitter patter of raindrops and ends with that salvation army bell ringing as passers-by merrily make their way to downtown shops.

    (September 18, 2006)

  • Nothing, Anything, And Everything That Will Never Be OK

    This is not a September 11th post - other than that I posted it on this particular date. Instead, it's a typical Music Monday on Jalpuna post. In fact, it's a playlist about nothing. Well, except for the parts about anything and everything...

    (September 11, 2006)

  • Bimbo, Limo, Bimbo, Me

    And there's a bimbo in the limo, and the bimbo is me... I'm terminally wankered with a poodle on my knee!

    (September  4, 2006)

  • Don't Say No, We Must Go

    Where would I go? Where would you go?

    (August 28, 2006)

  • Playing In The Rain Is Worth Catching Cold

    No rhyme, no reason... just a random sample of what's been playing on my iTunes lately for this week's Jalpuna Radio.

    (August 21, 2006)

  • House Of Freaks

    Among the many reasons I'll always remember Joe, these are two: A fly, and an amazing band. This post is about both.

    (August 20, 2006)

  • The Blower's Playlist

    What could be better at 10pm on a Sunday night? ...or for a week of Jalpuna Radio?

    (August 14, 2006)

  • And Today Was A Day Like Any Other

    "I tried faith, just to see how it felt next to nothing."

    (August  7, 2006)

  • It Was In My Belly Bitter, But In My Mouth, It Was Sweet

    This week, it's all about beats. Some electronica, some dance, and various others that just sort of fit together.

    (July 31, 2006)

  • Hoochie Verses Bacon: Bacon Wins

    I saw Tupac at MacDonalds. That old G first taught me to thug it.

    (July 24, 2006)

  • I Kept Your Hair In My Sink

    I never told you this but I... I kept your hair in my sink from going down the drain sometimes it kept you closer to me

    (July 17, 2006)

  • Thinking And Dreaming In Orange And Red

    "Daddy I've got nothing left. My life is good, my love's a mess."

    (July 10, 2006)

  • Hey, You're Part Of It

    Can I, can I put in something like, "This is American Music?" ...take one:

    (July  3, 2006)

  • Music For A Heat-Wave

    For this week, it's music for a heat-wave, beginning with a phenomenal track by Corinne Bailey Ray. Once the hook kicked in, I was indeed hooked.

    (June 25, 2006)

  • True Happiness This Way Lies

    The making of a mix tape - by Rob Gordon, from the book (and movie) "High Fidelity"

    (June 19, 2006)

  • Hate Will Get You Every Time

    I don't know why, but for some odd reason, this week's playlist sounds a lot like summer to me.

    (June 12, 2006)

  • Of Teeth And Chocolate Hearts

    I'm not one to throw dinner parties, but if I did, this is what would be playing in the background...

    (June  5, 2006)

  • It's Hard To Argue When You Won't Stop Making Sense

    Behind every "yes" is a thousand "no's." That's 999, only one more to go.

    (May 29, 2006)

  • Hear My Engine Whine

    Ahh, Monday... Music Monday around here. For this week's Jalpuna playlist, it's "Twangpuna!"

    (May 22, 2006)

  • This Thing, That Thing, And Eight Other Things About Things

    "Old bastards with a pro-war attitude, and the same old bastards own Viagra... for things that fail."

    (May 15, 2006)

  • Songs For Girls Whose Mothers Are Bigger Than Other Girls' Mothers

    Before I could even bark off a remark about how I'm not fucking old enough to have the music of my god damn youth filed under 'oldies' I found the station I was looking for...

    (May  8, 2006)

  • It's How The Hustle Goes, See What The Juke Box Knows

    Ten seconds into the first song, you'll know where this week's playlist is headed.

    (May  1, 2006)

  • Marshmallows

    There are certain words that, no matter how many times I see them, I will never be able to spell (without a spellchecker of course).

    (April 24, 2006)

  • jTunes

    I've added something new: jTunes. So long as my bandwidth can support it, I'll post a new playlist from time to time. Maybe even weekly?

    (April 17, 2006)

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