Late Night Music Open Thread

For the drunks, insomniacs and shift workers who don’t want to treyf the Holly thread below.

You don’t like my taste, suggest better!

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    max says:

    For the drunks, insomniacs and shift workers who don’t want to treyf the thread below.

    Drunks? You stepped on Cole for once!

    You don’t like my taste, suggest better!

    Afghan Whigs – 1965 – Crazy

    [‘No reason, I had been watching hockey and not listening to music.’]

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    C Nelson Reilly says:

    I hope Little Boots shows up!

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    NotMax says:

    Um, what’s that now?

    who don’t want to treyf the Holly thread below

    Treyf means non-kosher food.

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    max says:

    Camper van Beethoven – Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart – Eye of Fatima (pt. 1)

    ‘This year’s government experiment/and we’re drivin’ like hell/to get some cowboys some acid/and to stay in motels’

    [‘In honor of a certain rancher.’]

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    max says:

    OK, I got a theme going.

    Dada – Puzzle – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

    (Kind of like that band, actually.)

    [‘This is almost as fun as that time I had to sub on the metal show during pledge week.’]

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    Violet says:

    Alison Moyet–Invisible

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    Big R says:

    Just saw this woman perform live, and promptly bought every album she had. I don’t even care that the music has the slightest Jesus inflection. For this Jew boy, that’s saying something.

    I describe her voice as “the moon through clouds.” Luminous, that’s the word….

    Myla Smith – Can’t Say No.

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    max says:

    Ack! Missing my marks there.

    Pretty & Twisted – Mother Of Pearl

    ‘If you’re looking for love in a looking glass world/it’s pretty hard to find’

    [‘No dilettante or plastic filigree beats the plastic you.’]

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @NotMax: Literally, treyf means “unclean, not fit for eating“… I grew up amid NYC Jews who used it jokingly as a verb loosely meaning “to spoil something that should be special, held apart from the coarseness of daily life”. Like “Don’t treyf the wedding, bringing up the happy couple’s former lovers!”

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    NotMax says:


    Suppose it is semi-obligatory. A non-traditional version.

    Or this one, as it includes the preamble about the sheriff and jail.

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    max says:

    School of Fish – Three Strange Days [Cramshaft mix]

    [‘They dressed me up in their clothes/and took me somewhere else’]

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    max says:

    @NotMax: Suppose it is semi-obligatory. A non-traditional version.

    Good play!

    [‘Startin’ to scrounge now.’]

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    max says:

    Sonic Youth – Goo – My Friend Goo

    [‘My friend goo has a tattoo/she always knows just what to do.’]

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    max says:

    Curve – Gift – My Tiled White Floor

    [‘You’re only what you know.’]

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    YellowJournalism says:

    Tokyo Police Club-Hot Tonight

    I’ve had the entire Frozen Soundtrack stuck in my head, and this song killed the mega-earworm that is “Let It Go.”

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    NotMax says:

    @Anne Laurie

    Not to knock on your teakettle, but traditionally refers to food which does not conform to kosher dietary rules. I grew up in the NYC area as well (and among family who copiously spoke in Yiddish and multiple other tongues) and never, ever heard it used in any other way, much less as a verb, by anyone, Jew or gentile.

    In keeping with a musical theme, the Top 10 treyf songs.

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    max says:

    Beck – Mellow Gold – Soul Suckin’ Jerk

    [‘I ain’t gonna work for no soul-suckin’ jerk’]

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    max says:

    Concrete Blonde – Still in Hollywood – It’ll Chew You Up and Spit You Out

    [‘Well, I was tripping down the street early this morning/And the psychic lady pointed at me’]

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    max says:

    Juliana Hatfield – Hey Babe – Nirvana

    [‘I slam my head into the car door’]

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    max says:

    Porno for Pyros – Pets

    [‘Maybe Martians could do better than we’ve done’]

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    max says:

    REM – Document – Disturbance at the Heron House

    [‘The call came into Party Central/”Meeting of the green and simple”/try and tell us something we don’t know’]

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    max says:

    They Might Be Giants – Absolutely Bill’s Mood

    [‘Put a dime in my jukebox/and you’ll only hear one song’]

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    piratedan says:

    not sure why…. but I dialed this up tonight, naturally as with all musical tastes, ymmv

    and yes, one of these days, I’ll learn how to embed a link and label it properly but I’m still trying to get the time to stop flashing on the vcr….

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    NotMax says:


    Hey Babe

    What a difference one little word can make. Add another “Hey” and you get this.

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    max says:

    Replacements – Tim – Kiss Me On the Bus

    [‘Let’s make a scene/O baby don’t be so mean’]

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    max says:

    Wall of Voodoo – Call of the West

    [‘He got the high sign so he jumped a bus/along the roads that wind on through/the hot Mojave and the Jericho’]

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    max says:

    Beat Farmers – Loud and Plowed LIVE! – Revenooer Man

    [‘Gosh darn it, it’s like they expect that land to graze itself!’]

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    NotMax says:


    Did someone say voodoo?

    Voodoo Trombone Quartet – Devil Take the Hindmost

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    max says:

    Should played this instead of the one earlier, but so what?

    Camper van Beethoven – Key Lime Pie – Borderline

    [‘Almost there.’]

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    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    Fela Anikulapo Kuti No Agreement

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    Ruckus says:

    You have time? I can never seem to find any.

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    NotMax says:


    [‘Almost there.’]

    Cows With Guns

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    max says:

    Game Theory – Two Steps From the Middle Ages – Room for One More, Honey

    [‘All we see out across the land/All exists out of our demand/Will it be our new America?/And can we invent its history?’]

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    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    Woody Herman Bijou

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    max says:

    Sadly dissed off, she was.

    Danielle Dax – Tomorrow Never Knows


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    max says:

    It’s 3 o’clock and it should be dance music time.

    [‘But my head hurts so I’m going to bed.’]

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    NotMax says:


    it should be dance music time … But my head hurts

    Calling Dr. Bombay.

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    Temporarily Max McGee (soon enough to be Andy K again) says:

    Blossom Dearie Manhattan

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    🌷 Martin says:

    More positive news from my state:

    California women today are about half as likely to get an abortion as their peers 20 years ago, according to a study released Monday.

    Roughly 23 of every 1,000 California women of child-bearing age had an abortion in 2011, down 5 percent from 2010, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization that studies reproductive health. In 1991, about 44 of every 1,000 California women had an abortion.

    Investigators cited increased use of birth control and improvements in birth control efficacy for the trend. Birth rates have fallen during the same period. The same trend occurred nationwide.

    California has over 500 abortion providers – about ⅓ of all in the US. The state recently approved a broad expansion of access to abortions by permitting nurse practitioners and PAs to perform them after specific training. There’s 116 Planned Parenthood Health Centers in the state.

    California’s teen birth/pregnancy rate has fallen more than any other state. There’s a lesson here.

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    Origuy says:

    Alistair Fraser and Natalie Hass (daughter of a friend of mine), playing Grand Etang/Hull’s Reel.
    If you’ve noticed that a lot of Celtic tunes are short and recorded in medleys, it’s because they are dance tunes. For dancing they would be played eight times through with minor variations, but that would be too repetitious just for listening.

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    Ruckus says:

    @🌷 Martin:
    There may be one of the great lessons here. But there are way too many people in the US that will be completely unable to understand it, grasp it, talk about it or even see that there is a point there at all.

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    KG says:

    Just got home, saw Mojo Stone and the Urban Renewal Project play a tiny venue in Long Beach. First time I’ve seen either of them. Mojo Stone is pretty awesome, the lead singer, Natalie Meadors, played a blues guitar and was just phenomenal. Urban Renewal Project was pretty good too, kind of a big band/swing thing going on

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @NotMax: After playing ‘Don’t Fence Me In’, I spent some time playing snipits from ‘The West Wing’. Why couldn’t President Bartlett be real?

    ETA: I didn’t think the singing of ‘Don’t Fence Me In’ was non-traditional but the video was definitely thought of by David Bryne. (I liked it.)

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    Amir Khalid says:

    Funny thing about this Dr. Bombay guy — his music was released by Warner Music’s Swedish outfit, his shtik was that he was from Calcutta, and all his videos were apparently shot on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.

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    🌷 Martin says:

    @Ruckus: Fuck em. There’s 40 million people in this big blue state that’s going to drag them forward to the 21st century. North Dakota might want to ban abortion, but there’s more people in a 10 mile radius of me than in the whole state of North Dakota. They’re going to lose.

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    Arclite says:

    Arclite Epiphany of the Day (AEotD): Do you suppose that spaghetti is so appealing because our ancestors ate worms as supplementary sustenance? Food for thought.

    Arclite +4

    Back to watching Archer. See ya!

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    Groucho48 says:

    Back in the day, I lived with a dozen other fellows. Several were in the arts. One of them brought up the idea of putting on a concert. Why not?, we innocents responded. The fellow sent out feelers. One feeler discovered that Jim Croce and Mimi Farina might be willing to do a concert together. Another feeler turned up a “promoter” who claimed to have all sorts of important contacts. He was a smooth talker and those of us who supposedly knew about that kind of stuff said go for it.

    Well, on the one hand, he did have contacts and was able to get Croce and Farina to sign a contract to appear. The wanted several thousands (I forget the exact number) up front. The bunch of us who lived together, plus friends and relatives, got the funds. But, on the other hand, he was an egotistical bi-polar guy who was not trusted by any of the big ticket sellers. He also took out a year lease on an office and hired a secretary.

    His contacts actually helped with advertising and such, though, the ads ,despite a major clause in Mimi Farina’s contract, made prominent mention of the fact she was Joan Baez’s sister.

    Well, as you can imagine, things didn’t go well. Attendance was under 1000. In a 4000 seat venue. Mimi Farina acted professionally and did a good set but absolutely refused to talk to any of us. Jim Croce was much more laid back. He had already broken big and was selling out 10-15000 seat venues, but, he also performed professionally and hung out after and commiserated with us once he heard our story and was just an all around good guy. Authentic is an overused word, but, that is what he was.

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    Arclite says:


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    Another Holocene Human says:

    drunk can’t sleep just got off my shift — how’s that for all three?

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    Another Holocene Human says:

    @Arclite: long noodles are just dumpling + production line, leave it to the Chinese to innovate there, and their appeal is the fast blood-sugar pumping starch, but every child wonders this, children being famous for consuming nightcrawlers, presumably a better source of protein than noodles, actually.

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    raven says:

    “he was an egotistical bi-polar guy”

    Who was?

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    raven says:

    @Groucho48: And her husband, Richard, wrote “Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me” quite a book back in the day.

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    bago says:

    @max: This song comes on every time I snowboard. It… Changes various calculations of risk.

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    bago says:

    It’s funny that this thread proves the true legacy of Snowden. Over 80% of the music links posted are https. That S means secure.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    President Barack Obama has arrived in KL today on a state visit, postponed several months ago by the actions of the Republican party. He is only the second POTUS to visit Malaysia, the first being Lyndon Johnson. Will they name a village after Obama too?

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    raven says:

    @Amir Khalid: He looked really beat in Korea at the presser yesterday. Maybe he was just reflecting the seriousness of events there.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @Amir Khalid: I think it would be nice if Malaysia named a village for President Obama.

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    JPL says:

    @PurpleGirl: Congress would have to impeach him, if they did, because…

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    JPL says:

    For company today, I plan on serving scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, bacon, marinated asparagus, fruit salad and bread. It’s going to be a late breakfast, brunch type of thing. Finch loves company because they bring their dog and they get to romp outside, which they are doing now.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @JPL: Right, the RWNJ would a way to spin it into a controversy. (As they do for every thing and any thing.)

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    Baud says:


    It’s funny that this thread proves the true legacy of Snowden. Over 80% of the music links posted are https. That S means secure.

    But in our hearts, the S will always stand for Snowden.

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    Baud says:

    @Amir Khalid:

    Obama Lampur has a nice ring to it.

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    Botsplainer says:

    5:15 am local time here in Belize, my body clock says 7:15, so I’m up.

    I’m on my cottage porch 15 feet from the surf line watching the sun rise.

    All is right with my world – today promises fun. Plus, since this very green cottage is essentially a very open screened in porch with an outdoor shower, no AC and lots of overhead fans, we get to re-embrace an exhibitionist side from younger days.

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    Botsplainer says:

    BTW – on a sad note, she has vetoed nighttime ocean sex, something about “did you not pay attention to the opening scene from ‘Jaws’?”

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    Carrie says:

    Wow. Just, wow.

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    Betty says:

    @Groucho48: Thanks, groucho48. Jim Croce always came across as genuine and I like his music. So, thanks to you too, Annie Laurie.

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    Carrie says:

    Is it a rental?
    Next weekend we finally open up our cottage for the summer. The snow’s melted but the lake is still frozen. That’s my little piece of paradise and i can’t wait.

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    Fred says:

    @Anne Laurie- Thanks for the tune. I’ve been spinning some Jim Croce in my head lately, while I’m doing spring yard cleanup. “Rapid Roy That Stock Car Boy” has worn a groove in my brain.

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    Steeplejack (tablet) says:

    Is this thing on?

    ETA: Site wasn’t refreshing for me.

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    gogol's wife says:

    I love Jim Croce.

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    Botsplainer says:


    Is it a rental?

    Nah, it’s a tiny 26 unit luxury resort. Turtle Inn, created and owned by Francis Ford Coppola. We just got here yesterday.

    It’s great beyond my wildest dreams. Really comfortable sleep under the fans with the ocean sound right there, and I’m lightly tanning already through the screen while wife sleeps.

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    Elizabelle says:


    Enjoy, dude. How lovely.

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    Carrie says:

    Thanks, will check this out right now.

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    Violet says:

    Posted this in the dead thread last night, but thought people in fracking country might be interested:

    First of its kind fracking judgment for a family that suffered severe health problems as a result of the wells near their property. Jury award the family $2.9 million:

    Dallas (CNN) — When the Parr family started having serious health problems late in 2008, they had no idea it was associated with what they call “a multitude” of drilling operations that popped up near their 40-acre ranch in Decatur, 60 miles northwest of Dallas.

    At first, Lisa Parr dismissed her migraine headaches, nausea and dizziness as the flu, but when her symptoms persistently got worse, she knew something more serious was involved.

    “By 2009, I was having a multitude of problems,” Lisa Parr told CNN. “My central nervous system was messed up. I couldn’t hear, and my vision was messed up. My entire body would shake inside. I was vomiting white foam in the mornings.”

    In 2009, Lisa’s husband, Robert, and their 11-year-old daughter, Emma, also became ill, suffering a laundry-list of symptoms.


    After a two-week trial that ended Tuesday — Earth Day, coincidentally — a Dallas jury awarded the Parr family $2.9 million for personal injury and property damages in the family’s lawsuit against Plano-based Aruba Petroleum Inc.

    According to the lawsuit, Aruba Petroleum had 22 natural gas wells within a 2-mile radius of the Parrs’ property, with three wells in close proximity to their Texas home. The closest was 791 feet away.

    As a result of poor management and lack of emission controls, Aruba Petroleum created a “private nuisance” to the Parr family by producing harmful air pollution and exposing them to harmful emissions of volatile organic compounds, toxic air pollutants and diesel exhaust, the lawsuit said.

    Link. Interesting story. Sounds like they’ve been through hell and will continue to have health problems. Case could set precedent.

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    Cassidy says:

    For the music lovers, I’ve recently discovered the Coverville podcast. It’s a podcast of covers, I hope that’s obvious, and has an interesting mix of artists and follows a theme or particular artist. The second to last episode had a bunch of the Cure covers.

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    Botsplainer says:


    The only way this place could be even more decadently romantic would be if each cottage came with horses that you could ride along the surf line, at sunset, at a gallop.

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    Violet says:

    @Botsplainer: No bathtubs side by side?

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    Botsplainer says:


    Outdoor garden, walled, and the shower is there.

    It gives one a thrill to do that. There’s also a Japanese bath in the bathroom.

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    Groucho48 says:


    Our producer guy. He was okay when we first met him and he clearly knew his stuff but he got increasingly domineering and wild as the weeks passed.

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    Ruckus says:

    @🌷 Martin:

    They’re going to lose.

    Yes, yes they will. But not soon enough nor without too much pain for too many innocent people.

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