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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

MP3: Feist Beck Remix, Carousel, Unicycle Loves You, Islands, Sean Hayes Outtake :: Friday 12.16.11

Give it a close listen ‘cuz you’re gonna dig.
Play ‘em against past 5ives and enjoy thoroughly.

Feist “How Come You Never Go There” (Beck Remix) [follow]

Carousel “The Thrill” [follow]
from 26 Allston EP

Unicycle Loves You “Wow Wave Cinema” [follow]
from Failure

Islands “This Is Not A Song” [follow]
from Asleep & A Forgetting

Sean Hayes “When We Fall In” (feat. Frazey Ford) [follow]
from Outtakes and Alternatives

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MP3: PS I Love You, Bleached Palms, Pandit, Beach House, plus Record Club INXS Cover

:: Friday Five 12.17.10

Some old. Some new. Enjoy thoroughly.

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PS I Love You “Facelove” from
Diamond Rings / PS I Love You split 7” [follow]

Bleached Palms “Been Asleep”
from Festive / Destructive EP [follow]

Beck/St Vincent/Liars/Os Mutantes “Never Tear Us Apart” (INXS)
from Record Club

Pandit “Open Your Eyes” [follow]

Beach House “I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun” [follow]

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Soundtrack: International Beer Day 08.05.10

Today is right up there with International Bacon Day in terms of obscure yet delicious holidays.

International Beer Day (unrelated to the National Beer Drinking Song) was started by some guys in Santa Cruz way back in 2007 and is slowly ebbing out beyond the Yay Area. It’s an August 5th tradition to, well, drink beer. Like you need another excuse.

Supposedly, the proper way to greet someone today is by saying “I bring you the gift of beer“. For which one cannot refuse. Not a bad tradition to start.

Here’s a soundtrack for today’s festivities:

Andy Reynolds “Beer Bottle Mama”
from History of Country & Western

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys “Bubbles in my Beer”

Beck “Beercan” from Mellow Gold

Utica Club “National Carbonation Beer Drinking Song”

Ramones “Gimmie My Steel Reserve”
from Steel Reserve Beer Commercial

Naked Raygun “Wonder Beer” from Understand?

Admiral Radley (ex-Grandaddy) “I’m All Fucked On Beer”
from I Heart California

Tom T. Hall “I Like Beer” (live)
from The Nashville Storyteller

The Blazers “Glorious Beer”
from More College Drinking Songs

The Seeburg Style K “Beer Barrel Polka”
from Musée Mécanique – San Francisco Vol. 1

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MP3: Friday Five 04.03.09 Double-LP Covers Edition


A double-shot of covers for this fine Friday.
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Side A
Donny Hathaway “Jealous Guy” (John Lennon)

Radiohead “Nobody Does It Better” (Carly Simon)

Maritime “Boy From School” (Hot Chip)

Dawn Landes “Young Folks” (Peter, Bjorn & John)

Crooked Fingers “When You Were Mine” (Prince)

Side B
Beck “Do You Realize?” (Flaming Lips)

Jonny Polonsky “In Bloom” (Nirvana)

Killer Watts “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly” (Ennio Morricone)

7 Seconds “99 Red Balloons” (Nena)

Good Riddance “Come Dancing” (The Kinks)

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