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Rare Candy No. 8 – Stats Tests Be Damned (March 14, 2011)

March 14, 2011

Song Title – Artist, Album (Year of Release)

8 P.M.

1) Ogre Battle/The Fairy Feller’s Master Stroke/Nevermore/The March of the Black Queen/Funny How Love Is/Seven Seas of Rhye – Queen, Queen II (1974)

2) Qui Est “In” Qui Est “Out” – Serge Gainsbourg, Comic Strip (1966)

3) She’s Fallen In Love With The Monster Man – Screamin’ Lord Sutch & The Savages, Cameo Parkway: 1957-1967 (1963)

4) Black Horse – The Keith Tippet Group, Dedicated to You, But You Weren’t Listening (1971)

5) Gaza Striptease – Mike Absalom, Mike Absalom (1971)

6) Radio Marrakesch / Orient Express – Embryo, Steig Aus (1972)

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David Byrne Interviews…David Byrne

March 14, 2011

Here is the hilarious David Bryne interview that we talked about on air this evening.  Check it out even if you don’t dig Talking Heads, and remember, “the ‘dos can have the power by themselves!”

Charlie Daniels is (Potentially) a Goddamned Liar

March 14, 2011

Happy Monday everyone!

I have been sifting through my brain to try to find something to post about today.  Seeing as I just watched Stop Making Sense (1984) last night, my gut says to write about Talking Heads again, but my brain says that would be the work of an idiot and to write about something else.



Don’t worry guys, I’ll always come back to you.


Then it hit me like a sack of halibut.  Today is the day to finally get a huge weight off of my chest.  God help me, I have always thought and will always think that the Devil should have won the fiddling contest in “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

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Magical Mixtapes of Wonder: Bob Dylan

March 11, 2011

After the all day endeavor of dressing up like David Byrne and taking pictures of myself, I figured today we’d go with something a little more low-key.

I love when I see people hoping to learn more about pop culture.  Sharing my passions for music, literature and film is one of the things I love to do most in this world.  So, when I found out that one of my cousins was starting to get into Bob Dylan, I jumped at the chance to share one of my favorite artists of all time with him.  Then, I figured, why just share it with him when I can share it with all of you, too?

This sign and I do not agree

While compiling this collection, I tried to avoid the songs available on greatest hits compilations and instead dig a little deeper, and hopefully open the gate to enjoying Dylan’s career outside of the handful of songs that are so deeply woven into modern culture. Here are 19 lesser-known tracks that I consider essential songs in Dylan’s oeuvre.  It pained me to pare this down to just over an hour, but I think that it will serve as a solid introduction for any of you hoping to explore.

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Menomena, or Why I Didn’t Post on Wednesday

March 10, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, I must sincerely apologize for not posting yesterday, but I spent most of the day working with an excellent band who came into town to do a show at Mojo’s.  That band was Menomena.

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Dancing For Cool Kids: Lesson 1

March 8, 2011

There has been a lot of buzz floating around about the new Radiohead album, and there has been even more talk about the first video from it. The clip of Thom Yorke dancing to “Lotus Flower” has become a minor Internet sensation, there is no doubt about that.

Hence, I think we should take this time to look back at another front man known for not only his excellent music, but his fancy footwork as well.

Today, I have opted not to review an album, but have no fear Rare Candy readers; I will be reviewing something. That something is the dancing of David Byrne.

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Rare Candy No. 7 – The Serendipity Show (March 7, 2011)

March 7, 2011

Look at us! We did our seventh show on the seventh! Serendipity, I say!

Song Title – Artist, Album (Song’s Year of Release)

8 P.M.

1) Gone Beyond – Akron/Family, Meek Warrior (2006)

2) Ginseng Sullivan – Norman Blake, Home in Sulphur Springs (1972)

3) Happily Married Man – Duane Allman, Peaches: Pick of the Crop [Capricorn Records Sampler] (1969)

4) DJ – David Bowie, Lodger (1979)

5) Life During Wartime [Live] – Talking Heads, The Name of This Band is Talking Heads (1982)

6) Rose – Menomena, I Am The Fun Blame Monster! (2003)

7) Hotel For Women [Radio Edit] – The Nails, Hotel For Women [EP] (1982)

8) Do It Again – Easy Going, Easy Going (1978)

9) Couldn’t I Just Tell You? – Todd Rundgren, Something/Anything? (1972)

10) Brick Is Red – Pixies, Surfer Rosa (1988)

11) Dracula’s Wedding – Outkast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)

12) Cronus (Saturn) – Chase, Ennea (1972)

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