Junk Jackson -- JUNE 21, 2006
2. Cole Porter - Be a Clown, featuring Judy Garland and Gene Kelly
OK, so I'm the only straight guy in the world who has this on his iPod. However, the fact that it's here only makes me even more straight, the same way that NFL players hitting each others asses makes them more straight...and the same way that Roman Centurions having sex with each other made them more straight. Somehow.
3. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Lovin' Machine (automator)
I have a feeling that Jon Spencer plays this song using a lit blowtorch instead of a guitar pick. Judah Bauer uses two charred human femurs as drumsticks.
4. Dinosaur Jr. - Blowing It
Dinosaur Jr. used to actually be on the radio. I don't even know what plays on the radio now...you can thank the FCC for whatever it is, though. This is why you should vote.
5. Big Star - The Ballad of El Goodo
Back when English bands like the Rolling Stones were raiding Memphis for their sound, this Memphis band was raiding London.
Honestly, this line sounds like it should be on a sticker that sits below the "Best Value" sticker of this bands greatest hits record at Best Buy. This is a great band, though. I think I once read a line similar to this in one of those nerdy "great obscurish bands" books.
6. Aesop Rock - How to be a Carpenter
I doubt that Jesus ever wrote a song called "How to be a Rap Artist," but he possibly could have built a set of shelves or a table with a similar theme.
7. Black Star - Astronomy (8th Light)
The Black Star is what led the three wise men to a totally krunkin' set of shelves built in the middle of the Sinai desert.
8. Jayhawks - Over my Shoulder
If you have a soul, you'll like this song. If not, there's a Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass album waiting for you in the dollar box at some Goodwill outlet in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Bitch.
9. David Bowie - Warszawa
This is from 'Low,' an album which has surely spawned more discourse than intercourse among college students with huge record collections...which is kind of the ironic thing about David Bowie records.
10. T. Rex - Space Boss
I think my last three shufflelogs have contained T. Rex songs. The fact that my iPod has close to 9,000 songs and so much T. Rex comes up tells you what I really think of them. Band names associated with dinosaurs have a surprisingly good track record on my iPod.