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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Whattya Listenin' to Wednesday - 12/15/10

Ho Ho Ho and all that jazz...

As always, hope everyone's faring well out there, particularly since the tundra weather seems to spreading its wealth transcontinentally. Would someone please tell me what the hell happened to fall?

With the holidays kicking in full swing, I can assure you I am not ready (there's these pesky gnats called bills which must be attended to) and though I've historically loved Christmas, the past few years have added unnecessary stress to a season I dig on an equal par with Halloween--and I tend to celebrate each all month long.

On a sappy nostalgic thought, I always see that Budweiser commercial each year during football season, the one that's been airing since the mid-eighties with the old Bud jingle (c'mon Gen X'ers, sing along with me), the one that's been around since I was born it seems: "when you've got Bud, you've got it all..." Anywho, this is the ad where they wish their drinkers and future drinkers warm holiday yule and I have to admit this particular commercial makes me smile watching the Clydesdales tromp in the snow and the old-time sled whisking past Victorian homes. It was brilliant advertising that's somehow stood the test of time with nearly 30 years of straight airings. Make mine a Guinness, but never pull that ad from us, Bud, please.

And with that, shake the bells and jingle your balls and snuggle up to your sweetheart in the warmest spot of wherever you call home. Crank it up to 11 while you do so...

The Clash - Super Black Market Clash
We Wish You a Metal Xmas and a Headbanging New Year special edition
Fishbone - Truth and Soul
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Exploited - Totally Exploited
Prince - Emancipation
Off the Ivory Coast - s/t EP
Haarp - The Filth
Earth - A Bureaucratic Desire for Extra Capsular Extraction
Kiss - Lick it Up
Supremes - Supremes-a-Go-Go
Supremes - I Hear a Symphony
Motorhead - Another Perfect Day
Wendy O. Williams - W.O.W.
Wendy O. Williams/Plasmatics - Maggots: The Record
Atlanta Rhythm Section - The Best of Atlanta Rhythm Section


taotechuck said...

Ray, good to see Fishbone on your list. Everybody seems to have forgotten them, which is too bad because they had some fantastic moments.

While I was at the Pratt Library checking out all those Simon and Garfunkel CDs, I decided to pick up Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited. I've always known I'm supposed to like Dylan, but he never did anything for me...until now. That is a seriously awesome record! So now I'm on a Dylan kick.

I also finally found Stakes Is High in the used bin at Sound Garden. It's a good hip-hop record, and it's one of the few records out there that calls bullshit on the mid-90s hip-hop scene.

Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin'
Bob Dylan - Another Side of Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy
A Silver Mt. Zion - 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons
Ellen Allien - Watergate 05
The Dark Romantics - Heartbreaker
De La Soul - Stakes Is High

Metal Mark said...

Assailant-unreleased 1988 album
Dark Deception-Sadistic Intentions demo
Rex Carroll Band-That was then, this is now
Astroboy soundtrack
Kung Fu Panda soundtrack
King James-The Fall
Immaculate-Atheist Crusade
Forbidden-Omega Wave
Witch Cross-Fit for fight
The Police-Zanyatta Mondatta
Prophecy-Unforseen demo
Death Mask-Split the atom
V-projest-New Machine
Leatherwolf-s/t EP

cjk_44 said...

Norma Jean - The Anti-Mother
Rosetta - The Galilean Satellites
Katatonia - Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Haste - The Mercury Lift
Herbie Hancock - The Imagine Project
Chris Duarte - Tailspin Headwhack
Arcade Fire - Funeral

Watching: Crossroads 2010

Anonymous said...

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hez said...

I love your "Whattaya Listenin' to Wednesdays" espeically more so that Atlantic Rhythm Section is on this list. \mm/ (too much metal for one hand)

Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Hiya, Hez! Please come back! I always preach diversity with music. Metal and punk is in my blood, but we all need diversions now and then to keep our passion music healthy, plus it's just good sense to have a well-rounded listening ear. Thanks and see you again!

Chuck, I love Fishbone and yeah, they've been dusted away, sadly. Scott Ian needs to dust off his old Fishbone shirt and wear it again since that's how most of us metalheads got into them and PE. (Dig that De La, BTW) Nothing like being on a Dylan kick. It's almost too much intellect to absorb in short time, though. Brilliant man.

cjk, a playlist after my own heart

Anon, hello there!

Mark, you have definitely become the mack of corraling the unsigned and up and comers, kudos to you