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January 31, 2009

My iPod Playlist

Filed under: General,Music,playlist — crcb @ 10:46 pm
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Artist Name
ABBA Money, Money, Money
Asylum Street Spankers Sidekick
Björk Aeroplane
The Anchor Song
Big Time Sensuality
Cover Me
Crying
Human Behaviour
Isobel
It’s Oh So Quiet
Like Someone In Love
The Modern Things
My Spine
Öll Birtan
One Day
Sonnets / Unrealities XI
There’s More To Life Than This
Violently Happy
Vökuró
Blood, Sweat & Tears Spinning Wheel
David Bowie Space Oddity
Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues
Hurt
Sunday Morning Coming Down
Petula Clark Downtown
Chicago Soundtrack Cell Block Tango
Class
Funny Honey
I Can’t Do It Alone
I Move On
Love Is A Crime
Nowadays (Roxie)
Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag
Overture/And All That Jazz
Roxie
We Both Reached For The Gun
When You’re Good To Mama
Patsy Cline Back In Baby’s Arms
Leonard Cohen The Future
Waiting For The Miracle
The Dresden Dolls Coin-Operated Boy
Sing
Bob Dylan You Belong To Me
Duane Eddy The Trembler
Hollywood Persuaders Drums A Go-Go
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying! (New Broadway Cast Recording) How to Succeed
Coffee Break
The Company Way
Been a Long Day
Been a Long Day (reprise)
Janis Joplin Me and Bobby McGee
Scott Joplin (John Arpin) Cleopha
Elite Syncopations
The Entertainer
Magnetic Rag
Maple Leaf Rag
Weeping Willow
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Party & Diamanda Gallas Allah, Mohammed, Char, Yaar
The Kinks Lola
Kris Kristofferson Help Me Make It Through the Night
L7 S**tlist
Lard Forkboy
Cyndi Lauper She Bop
Time After Time
Lyle Lovett Church
Here I Am
If I Had A Boat
You Can’t Resist It
Nena 99 Luftballons
No Doubt Hey Baby
Joan Osborne Let’s Just Get Naked
Man In The Long Black Coat
One Of Us
St. Teresa
Pippin: Original Cast Recording Extraordinary
Glory
Kind of Woman
No Time at All
Simple Joys
Spread a Little Sunshine
War Is a Science
The Pogues The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Billy’s Bones
Dirty Old Town
The Gentleman Soldier
I’m A Man You Don’t Meet Every Day
The Old Main Drag
A Pair Of Brown Eyes
A Pistol For Paddy Garcia
Sally MacLennane
The Sick Bed Of Cuchuliann
Wild Cats Of Kilkenny
Prince History Repeats Itself
Sinéad O’Connor Black Boys On Mopeds
You Cause As Much Sorrow
R.E.M. Losing My Religion
Lou Reed Walk On the Wild Side
The Rolling Stones 19th Nervous Breakdown
Mother’s Little Helper
Bruce Springsteen & The Sessions Band Blinded By the Light
Squirrel Nut Zippers Evening At Lafitte’s
Fat Cat Keeps Getting Fatter
Ghost Of Stephen Foster
It’s Over
The Kraken
Low Down Man
My Drag
Pallin’ With Al
Soon
Suits Are Picking Up The Bill
That Fascinating Thing
Trou Macacq
Talking Heads Creatures of Love
Road to Nowhere
Thompson Twins Hold Me Now
Van Morrison Moondance
Violent Femmes Blister in the Sun
X Under the Big Black Sun

May 19, 2006

What I’m Listening To: DJ Sweeney, by DJ Sweeney

Filed under: Uncategorized — crcb @ 11:25 am
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(Full disclosure: DJ Sweeney used to be my next-door neighbor, and her mother is a close friend of mine.)

DJ's jazz/swing/blues vocals are backed with some of the best instrumental talent Kansas City can offer. All the songs are classics, but for the most part not standards. I was familiar with only two, Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" and the Rogers & Hammerstein hit, "I Can't Give You Anything but Love." The other tunes deserve to be better known.

For a self-titled album (though I understand that was unplanned), DJ Sweeney is refreshingly free of ego. DJ sings cleanly, with precision and feeling. Her performance is unencumbered by flash, flourishes, and superfluous ornamentation. She doesn't stand between the song and the audience, and she has the tact to give her talented instrumentalists time for wonderful solos. My only complaint is that the album is too short. I wasn't ready for it to be over.

You can find DJ Sweeney at www.cdbaby.com/cd/djsweeney

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