Seven 9s and 10s

Juke Box Hero

I’m on a constant quest to maximize the $5 I pump into the jukebox on the nights when my dart league is playing at our home bar. $5 earns me 13 “credits,” which generally translates to 6 or 7 songs. My goal is to monopolize as much airtime as possible with those credits. I think tonight was my best playlist yet.

  • 11:06 - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (CCR)
  • 07:16 - We’re In This Together Now (Nine Inch Nails)
  • 08:40 - I Think I Lost My Headache (Queens of the Stone Age)
  • 13:01 - The Last Baron (Mastodon)
  • 13:41 - The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Iron Maiden)
  • 06:23 - Paranoid Android (Radiohead)
  • 07:42 - Limousine (Brand New)

Total: 1 hour, 7 minutes, 48 seconds.

The last 3 minutes of I Think I Lost My Headachedrew some amazing jeers and quizzical looks from the rest of the people in the bar. I was feeling Paranoid Android tonight, but that song won’t likely make future playlists because it’s a bit short. Weezer’s Only In Dreams is usually a standard selection, but I swapped it out for Limousine tonight.

I try to be somewhat considerate of the rest of the patrons by playing songs that stick to a general “rock and roll” formula… but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the fact that I have a 24:35 version of Steve Reich’s Drumming - Part 1 available (as well as a few other Reich pieces that would be equally as frustrating and, well… annoying, to the average bar patron) at my disposal.

A Spotify playlist of 50 classics songs from WBER's history

WBER is one of the greatest radio stations of all time.
In no particular order. Over 3 hours of music.

  • Apotheosis – O Fortuna
  • The Samples – Feel Us Shaking
  • Splashdown – Ironspy
  • White Town – Your Woman
  • Babylon Zoo – Spaceman
  • KMFDM – Juke-Joint Jezebel
  • Radiohead – Creep
  • Guster – Center Of Attention
  • Orbital – The Box - Part 2
  • Deftones – My Own Summer [Shove It]
  • Björk – It’s Oh So Quiet
  • Edelweiss – Starship (Raumschiff) Edelweiss
  • MC 900 Ft. Jesus – Adventures In Failure
  • Ben Kweller – Falling
  • Nine Inch Nails – Head Like a Hole
  • Sarah Slean – Weight (original indie version)
  • Beth Orton – Central Reservation - The Then Again Version
  • Dar Williams – As Cool as I Am
  • Catherine Wheel – Delicious
  • The Orb – Little Fluffy Clouds [7” Edit]
  • R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts
  • Devo – Girl U Want
  • The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go
  • Big Audio Dynamite – Rush
  • James – Laid
  • Jeff Buckley – Last Goodbye
  • The Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist
  • The Sugarcubes – Birthday
  • Poe – Angry Johnny
  • Less Than Jake – Automatic
  • Reel Big Fish – The Set Up (You Need This)
  • Underworld – Born Slippy (Nuxx)
  • Pixies – Here Comes Your Man
  • Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet With Butterfly Wings
  • Mint Royale – Don’t Falter
  • Concrete Blonde – Joey
  • Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
  • Moxy Fruvous – King Of Spain
  • Weezer – El Scorcho
  • Barenaked Ladies – Brian Wilson
  • They Might Be Giants – Birdhouse In Your Soul
  • The Sundays – Summertime
  • The Cardigans – Carnival
  • Ben Folds – Underground
  • Nirvana – In Bloom
  • Tool – Sober
  • Ani Difranco – Little Plastic Castle
  • Soul Coughing – Super Bon Bon
  • Faithless – Insomnia - Monster Mix
  • Ben Lee – Cigarettes Will Kill You

Run J-MONEY! RUN!

The impossibly awesome J-Money is running in the Boston Marathon tomorrow.

I’ve thrown together a little playlist in her honor.
(You’ll have to open the post to see the embedded player).

Boston - Foreplay / Longtime
Train Kept A Rollin’ - Aerosmith
Runnin’ With The Devil - Van Halen
Run (I’m A Natural Disaster) - Gnarls Barkley
Run Pig Run - Queens Of The Stoneage
Run - Ben Kweller
Run Like Hell - Kittie (Pink Floyd)
Run To The Hills - Iron Maiden
Run Through The Jungle - CCR
Running Down A Dream - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Run For Your Life - The Beattles
Running Three - Tykwer, Kilmek, & Heil (Run, Lola, Run OST)