Numerology is one of those real weirdo sciences based on some sort of mathematical religion I won’t even begin to understand. What does interest me though is that our time on this giant landfill is limited so when there is a awesome calendar that ends on 2012 you have to begin to wonder what the Mayans knew? What is going to happen from a year from now? Obviously their civilization did not stick around or maybe they just got on the good ship, put on their sneakers and got out of Dodge. Whatever the reason when ever there are songs that include some sort of integer it gives the song some meaning that we attach to it I like them usually. Here’s a few odd songs with numbers in their titles. I left out some of the obvious ones and just went in order of what has randomly come-up on a search in my music library then filtered on time, years or when something is counted. Whatever came first you could probably rationalize this post all freaking day!
00. Carry The Zero by Built To Spill from Keep It Like A Secret [Buy some BTS stuff]
01. One PM Again by Yo La Tengo from I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One [Buy]
02. Two Sunspots by The Stranglers from meninblack
03. Three Bullets by Poster Children from Tool of the Man [Get some Pkids music]
04. Four Horsemen By The Clash from London Calling [Career Opportunities the one's that never knock]
05. Four Horsemen By The Stranglers from meninblack
06. (David Bowie I Love You) Since I Was Six by The Brian Jonestown Massacre from Take It from the Man! [Buy]
07. Seven Seas by Echo & The Bunnymen from Ocean Rain [Buy some amazing music]
08. Eight Day Hell By Trail of Dead from So Divided
09. Number Nine by The Twilight Singers from Blackberry Belle [Buy]
10. 9 Fingers on you by Shudder to Think from Pony Express [Get Your Goat is good too!]
11. Clock Strikes Ten by Cheap Trick from In Color (Albini Mix)
12. Thirteen(live) by Elliot Smith
13. When Yer Twenty Two By The Flaming Lips from Transmissions from the Satelite Heart [Support Wayne Coyne]
14. Bob Dylan’s 49th Beard by Wilco from More Like The Moon EP [Buy]
15. 59 Times The Pain by Hüsker Dü from New Day Rising [Buy]
16. 66 by The Afghan Whigs from 1965 [Best sexy albums]
17. Flight 96 by Chavez from Ride The Fader [Ring the register]
18. 1976 by Red Kross from Third Eye
19. 1969 By The Stooges s/t [Iggy Pop rocks]
20. 2000 Man by The Rolling Stones from Their Satanic Majesties Request [Get stoned]
21. 9 Fingers on you by Shudder to Think from Pony Express
I found the craziest list which I think was compiled by a nutcase programmer. Check out Largehearted boys 2008 Year-end round-up list o’ lists. Has every damn site best of listing — everybody’s list! We’re still listening and trying to decide over here. It’s a lot of freaking work. So far these records have made it on there and when we are done we’ll put a podcast together. Geesh.
In no particular order:
1) Do you like rock music? by British Sea Power – Holy crap this is another UK band that just took things to a whole different level, earthy and dark, blankets of sound
2) Nouns by No Age – Best duo i’ve heard in a long time. Plenty of noise, respectable burried vocals. Dig that washy sound man.
3) Old Wounds by Young Widows – Mucho distorted bass and straight up riffage like minimal rock should be. No trickery.
4) Lust Lust Lust by The Raveonettes – lots of layers and reverb just like god intended for any post Jesus and Mary Chain band to sound like.
5) The Devil You + Me by The Notwist – This is dark and bad-ass with the right balance of technology mixed with guitars
6) Little Death by Pete and the Pirates – I was shocked I like this so much but then again I’m a sucker for a good UK guitar driven pop band with lots of attitude.
Ok that is it for now.Yeah i list six freakin’ records so what! If you want to throw down your own opinion feel free to participate in Tric Mccall’s annual critics poll for 2008. Your opportunity ends Jan 30.
This years Music fest in Cranford NJ put on by the County Freeholders and sponsored by a myriad of corporate sponsors including the love hope and strength cancer foundation was a very ambitious undertaking. Complete with two nights and three stages. Day 2 suffered from lots of excess rain from the hurricanes. I could not got go to day 1 because I was working and totally tired on Friday night but did manage to catch the first half of Day 2 before the torrents of water. We made sure to get there right after nap time first to catch Dan Zanes & Friends along with every other cool parent in the area. Former Del Fuegos guitarist has morphed into this folk rock niche without being too corny that with his real target audience being me. He played a bunch of tracks from his new album Neuvo York with lots spanish versed songs. All good btw. If you have kids and they remotely like music this performer is for you. Their set time worked out perfectly at 11 AM and then the clouds started to hint of what was to come even though Zanes tried to make it go away with some voodoo. Next up on the 3rd stage was New Brunswick’s Roadside Graves who performed after some BMX’ers. Yes, dudes doing these flips on their bikes over a large ramp. Quite impressive I must admit but sadly the crowd of kids dispersed before RG’s set. Not sure if it was their crowd and it was kind of wierd having a rock stage tucked away by bathrooms. The bands best moment was at the end when they sounded more like the Stones and less like this washed out version of Jack Johnson if there could be such a thing. I’ve seen them play better at the court tavern but alas not easy to command a festival crowd.
The highlight was Mike Peters from the Alarm playing with the NJ symphony Orchestra. Every classic Alarm song was smooth and reached a couple moving points when Mike referenced his own fight with cancer and 20 years of marriage to his wife. His voiced sounded as good as it ever has and it was great to see him perform in front of tons of dedicated old school fans in the spirit of 76′. Can’t wait till next year and hope there is no rain to spoil the show.