Thursday, January 28, 2016

3 Parts Piss, 2 Parts Vinegar: The Mekons and The Pogues

        Seeing the Mekons (they were really awesome, btw) and watching The Wire again (and the several scenes where they play The Pogues' "The Body of an American" following the death of a police officer) last summer, I thought it only appropriate to make a compilation featuring the two legendary bands (and couldn't resist adding a solo track from Shane MacGowan.) 

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Authority The Mekons
Mountain Dew The Pogues with The Dubliners
Machine Mekons
Rake At The Gates Of Hell Shane MacGowan & The Popes
Boys From The County Hell The Pogues
Wicked Midnight Mekons
Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do The Pogues
Memphis Egypt Mekons
Sayonara The Pogues
Space in Your Face Mekons
Country Mekons
I'm A Man You Don't Meet Every Day The Pogues
Born To Choose The Mekons
Down All The Days The Pogues
Spit The Mekons
The Body of an American The Pogues

Friday, January 1, 2016

On the Right Side of 2015

     I meant to put this up on Wed night, but my itunes was playing up (after I had to reinstall Windows on my computer). Anyway, I'm still working my way through some of the albums that I got this year, so I can't really name my definitive top ten albums of 2015 yet, but right now, I really like the Father John Misty and Rayland Baxter albums.  Here's to a great 2016, musically and otherwise.

Disc One

Seven Wonders Holly Golightly
Love Is Where It Is Robert Forster
The Last Pharaoh Dave Rawlings Machine
Boys Can Never Tell (feat. J. Roddy Walston) Shovels & Rope
Something Soon Car Seat Headrest
With Davey La Luz
Can't Keep Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra
King Kunta Kendrick Lamar
Head Over Heels JD McPherson
Rio Grande Eilen Jewell
Old Lady Eleni Mandell
My Heart's Not In It Yo La Tengo
Don't Make It Easy Isobel Campbell
A Human Being Ryan Sambol
what's normal anyway Miguel
I Love You, Honeybear Father John Misty


Disc Two

Just Like Blood Sharon Van Etten
Grace Patrick Watson
Cheap Extensions Sonny & The Sunsets
Depreston Courtney Barnett
Nobody Knows My Trouble Ryan Bingham
Fond Farewell Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield
The High Road Ryley Walker
Lungs Jessie Baylin
An Incident Off St. Kitt's Mekons and Robbie Fulks
Malukayi (feat. Konono No. 1) Mbongwana Star
My Armour Kathryn Calder
Our Way Free Mac McCaughan
Shoegaze Alabama Shakes
Shine Leon Bridges
Your Love Rayland Baxter
Let Me Sleep (At The End Of A Dream) Daniel Romano