Friday, June 29, 2007


SECOND HAND NEWS by Fleetwood Mac.

It's been a hell of a week, so, TBH, TGIF! Part of my difficulties this week was being confined to a computer without my iPod, and not much time to surf around (the horror!) But I did have the blog, so I actually listened to the songs posted on here. Each one for the last few weeks, about 10 times each! I'm ready for something new.

It's a little odd to call anything from "Rumours" new, since some of those songs have by now been hard-wired into every American brain, but Second Hand News counts, I think. I don't believe you hear it much on the radio, and it's a great, tough tune. And like all the famous songs on that album, the obvious subtext is the bitter breakup of members of the group (Lindsay and Stevie here). It's a brilliant tune to revisit, so take that with you into the weekend.

Before I leave to try to get an iPhone, let us note a bit of a milestone here. By my count this is the 100th song we've posted on the blog, which is quite a lot. And they look pretty good too. Check them out below the fold. If you want any that you missed the first time around, let us know!

Here are the songs we've posted to date:

'Til I Die by The Beach Boys
(You) Got What I Need by Scott, Freddie
3,000 Miles by Vladeck, Andrew
400 Blows: Playing Hooky by Constantin, Jean
400 Blows: Prologue by Constantin, Jean
400 Blows: The Police Van by Constantin, Jean
Atom Sounds by Mittoo, Jackie
Auntie Aviator by Martyn, John & Beverley
Balancar by Mestre Iram Custodio
Balmy Night by Department Of Eagles
Bits & Pieces by The Rivals
Boll Weevi by Leadbelly
Brainiac's Daughter by The Dukes Of Stratosphear
Brazilian Rhyme by Earth, Wind & Fire
Break In The Road by Harris, Betty
Cabin Fever by Super Furry Animals
Caminando Caminando by Jara, Víctor
Canyon Life by The Rivals
Cardova by The Meters
Carol by Reigning Sound
Charlie (Shoot the Piano Player) by Delerue, Georges
Childhood by Beach House
City Life by Nilsson, Harry
Colorado by Grizzly Bear
Comfy In Nautica by Panda Bear
Danger In Your Eyes by The Paragons
The Dolphins by Neil, Fred
Dream by Green, Al
Drunkard's Lament by The Honey Brothers
Drunkard's Special by Jones, Coley
Dynamite! (Single Version) by Sly & The Family Stone
Easier (Alternate Edit) by Grizzly Bear
Everyman by Double Exposure
The Freedom Under Certain Konditions Marching Band by Whitehead,
Charlie and the Swamp Dogg Band
The Gal From Oklahoma by Brown, Junior
Glorioso Santo Antonio by Carlos, Antonio & Jocafi
God Bless America for What by Swamp Dogg
Hedfan by Elisa, Gillian
Honey Dove by Fields, Lee & The Expressions
I'll Bet He's Nice by The Beach Boys
I'm The Greatest by Starr, Ringo
I am the Greatest (single) by Clay, Cassius
I Am The Greatest Says Muhammed Ali by Dr. Alimantado
I Don't Want To Be President by Watson, Johnny "Guitar"
I Met A Little Girl by Gaye, Marvin
It's Your Thing by Cold Grits
Krakken by Acid Casuals
Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (original version) by
Let's Make Christmas Mean Something by Brown, James
Let My People Go by Darondo
Long Long Long by Smith, Elliott
Los Mas Grande Que Existe by We All Together
Lovely Day by Withers, Bill
Manha De Carnaval by Jobim, Antônio Carlos, João Gilberto & Luiz Bonfa
Maninha by Miúcha & Antônio Carlos Jobim
Message From The Country by The Move
Miss Blonde, Your Papa Is Failing by Of Montreal
Moonshake by CAN
Muchacha (Ojos De Papel) by Almendra
My Gorilla Is My Butler by Sly & The Family Stone
Night Must Fall by Xavier Cugat & His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra
The Nightmare Of J.B. Stanislas by Garrie, Nick
Oklahoma Hills by Guthrie, Jack
Oklahoma Rag by Wills, Bob & His Texas Playboys
Oklahoma Waltz by Bond, Johnny
Ominous Cloud by Broadcast
One More Time Around by The Majestic Arrows
Out On The Side by Dillard & Clark
Past, Present & Future by The Shangri-Las
Philistines On The Land by Murvin, Junior
Please Please Me [Take 1] by Wray, Link & The Raymen
Poco a Poco by Chetes
Poison Cup by Ward, M.
Ponta De Areia (Epílogo) by Nascimento, Milton
Postcards From Italy by Beirut
Postizo by Ribot, Marc & Los Cubanos Postizos
Prodigal Son by The Rivals
Que Reste-T-Il De Nos Amours? by Trenet, Charles
The Rain by Asteriadi, Popi With Lakis Pappas
Second Hand News by Fleetwood Mac
Shut 'Um Down by Scott-Heron, Gil
Sign On The Window by Dylan, Bob
Sleep Away Your Troubles by Softies
Spring Hall Convert by Deerhunter
Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow by Felt
Sunstroke by Joy Zipper
This Could Be The Night by The Modern Folk Quartet
This Is Love by Sly & The Family Stone
Thrills and Chills by Smith, Helene
Tomorrow & Me by Nesmith, Michael
Town Feeling by Ayers, Kevin
Traces by Classics IV
Tripoli by Pinback
Wa Muluendu by Sankayi, Masanka + Kasai Allstars feat Mutumilayi
Waiting For The Coffee To Kick In by Vladeck, Andrew
We All Gotta Go Sometime by Louis, Joe Hill
Where Does Yer Go Now? by Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Whip Them Jah Jah by Brown, Dennis
Whizz Kid by Mott The Hoople
Woman I Love by Cale, J.J.


Photo: Le Croix (3).



soonergooner said...

No IPOD! The horror! Kudos on reaching your centennial. Will there be patches sown, beer steins glazed? Hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have. Interesting to see Fleetwood Mac creep into the roll. You may or may not remember one of the more interesting characters to cross our paths, John Lee Hooker(his real name, I think) Anyway, he was VERY troubled man,generous giving and an ALWAYS WIRED personality. An avid Macer(?) who to his final days felt the best of FM was their early iteration with Peter Green. Interestly, John and Peters' lives had several psych parallels.
Hope your quest for the ipod bore fruit.....
Off to download

Bill said...

Thanks! well i imagine late 60s were a good time for radio anyway. i'm not much of a fan of white blues guitar tbh, but there are a couple peter green era songs i like. not the hugest fan of rumours either. but love tusk & bare trees.

Anonymous said...

Got your Iphone?

If you recall, John died when a car fell on him on a residential street. We were all upset because the police turned the van over to the parents without first cleaning out the body parts. Don't ask. He was quite the character. He would take his own toilet paper to Sherman's house (he thought they went cheap on the single ply). He was an equal opportunity philanderer in that he expressed attraction towards me AND your father. I was never sure which should trouble me more - the fact that he showed no more respect than that for our marriage vows or just the overall weirdness of the situation. He was a good carpet layer, at least. John fancied himself a musician but could not sing while he played. When he sang and played he sounded like a cat in heat. I would have to leave the room. Still, you couldn't help but like him. Love, Mom

Bill said...

that was a disturbing comment, back to front

Anonymous said...

John was a disturbing young man - back to front and front to back. One of the weirder people I've ever met and that includes my clientele in the field of guardian ad litem work. Of course - knowing John makes the people I work with now not seem quite so dysfunctional ...

- Mom

soonergooner said...

Seeing that this horse is not quite dead, an aside. During our forth of july cookout, I took the opportunity to encourage another character, uncle Bob, to consider reading and posting here(Kathy too! I know you're there). Anywho, Bob relayed the tidbit that John was not in fact his real name but could not remember what Johns real name was. Also a few more "disturbing, back to front" tidbits~