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Object/Song: 26


borntorunBruce Springsteen

Born to Run LP

Thunder Road


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Record Store Day is Tomorrow!


Record Store Day, started in 2007, is once again upon us this Saturday, April 18th. It’s a great way to support your locally owned independent record store while snatching up some exclusive goodies and maybe watching an in-store throw down or two. Not sure about what live performances are going on this year, but there are some nice little record store day exclusives being released. So go show your support while spending your hard earned cheese, and give that little guy up there something to spin.

Here are some releases worth looking out for:

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This one’s for you New York


So at the end of this week, i’ll pack up my records, take the pictures off the wall and move myself to Philadelphia. It’s been a good run in New York and I’m gonna miss it. But don’t fret, I’ll be back.  But I wanted to put up a little mix that reminds me of my time here before the rest of the week consumes me.

There were the ups and downs, epic nights and defeated ones. But I loved every minute of it.

More adventures on the way.

Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal [from the Fleet Foxes LP]

Cat Power – New York, New York [from the Black Sessions]

Jens Lekman – A Sweet Summer Night on Hammer Hill [from the Oh You’re so Silent Jens LP]

The Beach Boys – I’m Waiting for the Day [from the Pet Sounds LP]

Bruce Springsteen – Badlands [from the Darkness On the Edge of Town LP]

LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends [from the Sound of Silver LP]

The Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting for the Man [from the Velvet Underground & Nico LP]

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Baby I’m Afraid [from the Fever to Tell LP]

The Walkmen – In the New Year [from the You and Me LP]

LCD Soundsystem – New York I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down [from the Sound of Silver LP]

Bruce Springsteen – Jungleland [from the Born to Run LP]

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good deeds


There’s two pretty excellent charity comps out recently. Dark Was the Night (A Red Hot Compilation) amassed quite a collection of exclusives tracks by the likes of Grizzly Bear, The Arcade Fire, Yeasayer, Spoon, Feist, Bon Iver, Cat Power, Sharon Jones, The National, etc. Sales benefit the Red Hot Organization which is a charity dedicated to raising money and awareness for HIV and AIDS. The Album is being released by 4AD.

Grizzly Bear & Feist – Service Bell

Spoon – Well-Alright

Yeasayer – Tightrope

The second comp is a bit more interesting. The War Child Organization asked some of the most revered artist in the last centure of music to pick one of their classics and a current band to cover it. Some of the resulting pairings are inspired:

Bruce Springsteen’s Atlantic City – The Hold Steady

David Bowie’s Heroes – TV on the Radio

Stevie Wonder’s Superstition – Estelle

The Ramones’ Sheena is a Punk Rocker – The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The proceeds from this album go to work with children affected by war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda and is being released by EMI.

Both are worthy causes for you to drop some cash on and get some great music in return. Just a thought.

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Tramps like us…

c24379-bSo today I took a little trip out to Coney Island. It was a little cold but still a beautiful day for mid-February. On the way there I put on some Bruce Springsteen to get into the spirit of things. Seemed appropriate.

Lately we’ve been really digging throug the Springsteen catalog. There’s nary a miss through the first half of his still ongoing career. And with so many bands completely lifting his steez these days, it’s refreshing to listen to the real deal. The early stuff oozes feelings of youth and rebellion (but what good music doesn’t). It’s a far cry from the tired stuff he’s putting out today (The Rising.. Seriously?) Epic stories unwinding over the E Street Band’s bombastic, sweeping melodies.

It’s music for the living.

The albums Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ through Born in the USA will put you in a place that begs for the life of summer.

Here’s some of my favorites:

Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street?

From Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ

The E Street Shuffle

From The Wild, The Innocent, and The E Street Shuffle

Racing in the Street

From Darkness on the Edge of Town

Atlantic City

From Nebraska

Thunder Road

From Born to Run

As a side note, it just so happened that when we got to Coney Island today the Coney Island Polar Bear Club were warming up for their plunge. These people are absolutely insane!




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