Fantasy Set List: Old 97’s at Harlow’s, August 14th

Much to my surprise, my favorite band, Old 97’s,  is returning to Sacramento this weekend {the second time this summer and second time EVER}. I am ridiculously excited because with the Rubes coming soon, I’m not sure how many shows I’ll be going to in the near future. That being said, Sunday night I plan to rock.

Making a set list every night must be torture when you have so many good songs to choose from, so if I were in charge of the set list this is what it would look like.

39 Greatest Hits According to Me 

Every Night Is Friday Night (Without You)
A State Of Texas
Champaign, Illinois
Let The Whiskey Take The Reins
Please Hold On While The Train Is Moving
No Baby I
My Two Feet
The One
Here’s to the Halcyon
Early Morning
Rollerskate Skinny
King Of All The World
Buick City Complex
Designs On You
W.I.F.E.
Eyes for You – {If I only get one song, this would be it}
Ray Charles
Hands Off
Wish the Worst
St. Ignatius
Jagged
Lonely Holiday
Indefinitely
Nineteen
Valentine
Won’t Be Home
Coahuila
The New Kid
Bloomington
Friends Forever
Salome
Melt Show Streets of Where I’m From
Four Leaf Clover
The Other Shoe
Victoria
W-I-F-E
Bel Air
Timebomb

In your fantasy world if you were in charge of making a set list, who would you make it for and what songs would you include?

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Never seen the Old 97’s? Here is a recent show.

   Who doesn’t love this shirt?

Music Roundup! Roadtrip Edition – 90′s Style

 

I’ve been doing more driving than usual lately {Calistoga twice in 24 hours, to the Bay Area and back} and I’ve got to tell you, I totally indulged my I’m-alone-in-the-car-and-can-sing-out-loud-as-loud-as-I-want-to-all-my-absolute-favorite-songs-damnit.

This semi-extended time in the car is a rare treat since I don’t drive much {it only takes me 15 minutes or less to get to work}. I don’t feel too horrible about my occasional short road trip {damn oil spill/A Moral Imperative to Drive Less} because on a day-to-day basis I do drive less than most. And I also drive a Prius damnit.

Can you tell I’m feeling a little weird about the driving???

As many of you know, occasionally I’ll share my thoughts on the music I’ve been listening to recently. Please keep in mind I am not a music critic, just a girl with a musical obsession that needs to be tempered. Although all bets are off on a road trip!

These are the records I listen to all the way through – usually not skipping many songs.

 

 

Please leave a comment about what you think I should be listening to this year.  Or what you’ve listened to from the list and what YOU think.

Or send me a CD – Yoga+Music365 c/o Tami Hackbarth PO BOX 188616 Sacramento, CA 95818.

 

 

 

 

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Each Sunday* I’ll share my thoughts on the music of the week. Please keep in mind I am not a music critic, just a girl with a musical obsession that needs to be tempered.

Yoga+Music365 is my effort to expand my musical horizons by listening to a new album every day in 2010.

I’m always looking for new music, so please send me the titles of albums that you absolutely can not live without, albums you wish were on everyone’s iPods and albums you play over and over despite no one else “getting it”.

The albums don’t have to be new releases, just new to me (or at least something I haven’t yet listened to in 2010**).

NOTE: I’m linking to Amazon now, so you can hear all the songs. Click on the band names to LISTEN for FREE!

MUSIC ROUND UP!

Day 43: 

Title: Phases and Stages by Willie Nelson

Highlights:

  1. Bloody Mary Morning!!!!!!!!!
  2. Pretend I Never Happened
  3. Sister’s Coming Home/Down At the Beer Joint

Will I listen again?

Without a doubt. This album goes well over breakfast. Waffles and Willie on Sunday morning.

In my new found enthusiasm for Leslie and the Badgers Roomful of Smoke, I left out this gem last week. This is the real day 42. Oh well.

Day 44:

Title: XO by Elliott Smith

Highlights:

  1. sweet adeline
  2.  baby britian
  3. waltz #2
  4. bottle up and explode!

At what point, do I say the whole damn thing rocks every time I listen?

It makes me want to learn how to play guitar and take up singing in a coffee-house.

*sigh*

I miss Portland, the 90s and my youth.

Will I listen again?

Yes, I think I’m going to go listen to my old Quasi records now.

Day 45: 

Title: Anodyne by Uncle Tupelo

Highlights:

  1. Slate
  2. Give Me Back the Key To My Heart
  3. Chickamauga
  4. New Madrid
  5. We’ve Been Had

Will I listen again?

 Love, love, love it.

New Madrid is one of my favorite songs of all time. In fact, it one of the only songs I’ve ever sung in public.

Day 46:

Title: My Bodyworks by Jane & Steven Schoenberg

Highlights:

  1. It’s Your Muscles (click the title to hear the whole song!)
  2. Bones
  3. Teeth Are Neat
  4. Everybody Passes Gas

Will I listen again?

Definitely. My students love singing along with this CD. Who doesn’t love a song that explains the digestive process?

I’m always on the look out for kid’s music that I can listen to over and over again. Especially music that has educational content, so if you know any others to recommend, pass them on.

Day 47:

Title: Three Feet High and Rising by De La Soul (click the link for video samples)

Highlights:

  1. Jenifa Taught Me
  2. Eye Know
  3. Ghetto Thing
  4. The Magic Number
  5. Buddy
  6. Me, Myself and I

Will I listen again?

Just so we’re all clear, I have to listen to this masterpiece on CASSETTE.

Where do I start?

Dear DeLaSoul,

I love this record.

I’ve loved this record since the first time I heard it in 1989 in the back of Keryn’s car on the way to the Palladium San Francisco.

The game show intro? Brilliant.

The sampling? Brilliant.

“We are not hippies.” – Brilliant.

If you haven’t heard this classic record in a while, I suggest you dig it out and take it for a spin. If you’ve never heard it, go BUY IT NOW.

Three Feet High & Rising

Day 48:

Title: The Greatest by Cat Power

Highlights:

  1. The Greatest
  2. Living Proof
  3. Could We
  4. Love and Communication

Will I listen again?

Yes. This is one of the albums I play at work when students are working. They love it too.

Chan Marshall’s voice is pretty haunting.

Day 49:

Title: A.M. by Wilco

Highlights:

  1. I Must Be High
  2. Casino Queen
  3. Box Full of Letters
  4. Pick Up the Change
  5. Passenger Side

Will I listen again?

Yes! This combined with Anodyne and Son Volt’s Trace really brought me fully into the Alt-Country genre in the mid-90s.

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 Please leave a comment about what you think I should be listening to this year.  Or what you’ve listened to from the list and what YOU think.


Or send me a CD – Yoga+Music365 c/o Tami Hackbarth PO BOX 188616 Sacramento, CA 95818.

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* Saturday keeps getting away from me, so Sunday is the new Music Round Up! day.

** All this new music is craziness and I miss listening to some of my favorite records. Hopefully you haven’t heard them yet and will add them to your collection as well.

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Don’t forget FREE Fridays at 4:30 with the new It’s All Yoga teachers (21st and X in Sacramento) – you’ve got to sign up online www.itsallyoga.com

I’m teaching 3/5/10 – so mark your calendar.

For the month of February, I’m teaching a Level 1/2 on Mondays at 5:45. Come join me.

Music Round Up! Week 6

Each Sunday* I’ll share my thoughts on the music of the week. Please keep in mind I am not a music critic, just a girl with a musical obsession that needs to be tempered.

Yoga+Music365 is my effort to expand my musical horizons by listening to a new album every day in 2010.

I’m always looking for new music, so please send me the titles of albums that you absolutely can not live without, albums you wish were on everyone’s iPods and albums you play over and over despite no one else “getting it”.

The albums don’t have to be new releases, just new to me (or at least something I haven’t yet listened to in 2010**).

NOTE: I’m linking to MySpace when it’s available because of the ease of listening to songs, not because of a love of MySpace.***Click on the band names to LISTEN for FREE!

MUSIC ROUNDUP!

Day 36: 

Title: The Stand Ins by Okkervill River

Highlights:

Overall, I liked this one. However, nothing grabbed me and demanded a second listen.

Honestly, the best part of this one is my lovely friend Erin wanted to know why I chose this record (I already own it). Apparently I’ll be listening to all other records from Okkervill River because this band is Erin’s Old 97s.

Thank god someone else has a deep admiration for a band besides me.

Will I listen again?

Not to this one any time soon. I’ll be too busy checking out all their other records. Can’t wait!

Day 37:

Title: Hey Eugene by Pink Martini

Highlights:

  1. Hey Eugene
  2. Everywhere (Disney called and they are looking for this PERFECT song!)
  3. Tempo Perdido

Basically all the other songs are cocktail sounds that make me feel very Continental.

I adore this record.

It makes me want to put on my best MadMen outfit and drink cocktails. It’s so not my type, and yet it totally rocks.

Will I listen again?

Yes!

Hey Eugene is like a brain worm. It gets in and plays itself over and over. In a good way.

It also sounds NOTHING like any other song on the album, so don’t judge the record by that song.

Day 38:

Title:  The Ecstatic by Mos Def

Highlights:

I got nuthin. It’s just so needing more than a couple of listens. So out of my music realm at this point, it’s not instantly a must listen.

Will I listen again?

Maybe. I need to branch out, I’ve got it, so maybe.

Day 39:

Title: Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective

Highlights:

I don’t even remember listening to it. I do remember J-man telling me that I probably won’t like it.

Will I listen again?

Upon a second listen, I’m still thinking it’s not really my style. I wouldn’t turn it off if someone played it, but I doubt I’ll be the one playing it.

I’m starting to realize one of the shortcomings of this project. Listening once or twice for some recordings, just isn’t enough. Especially if a record is out of your comfort zone. Maybe next time I’ll do one a week and spend a whole week listening to one record so I can really give my thoughts after spending some more time to appreciate each one.

Day 40:

Title: Trace by Son Volt

Highlights:

  1. Tear Stained Eye
  2. Windfall
  3. Drown
  4. Loose String
  5. Catching On
  6. Mystifies Me

Will I listen again?

Yes, without a doubt. It’s a classic road trip sing along. This is one of the first “alt-country” records I loved and it continues to bring a smile to my face with every listen.

Day 41:

Title: The Con by Tegan and Sara

Highlights:

  1. I Was Married
  2. Relief Next to Me
  3. Burn Your Life Down

Will I listen again?

It totally reminds me of the Juno Soundtrack and I have that too. It’s cute, sisterly sing songy, maybe if I put a couple songs into a mix. As an album? Probably not.

Day 42:

Title:  Roomful of Smoke by Leslie and the Badgers

Leslie and the Badgers GO BUY THIS RECORD!

 

Highlights:

  1.  Los Angeles – folkie deliciousness
  2. Roomful of Smoke – country music at its finest. Someone should write a movie to go with this song. Just sayin.
  3. Old Times – by the chorus I was checking the liner notes to see who was behind all these classic songs. LATB wrote and perform their own music.
  4. Winter Fugue – Leslie sounds very Dolly Parton-esque on this on. In such a good way. I LOVE THIS SONG!
  5. My Tears Are Wasted On You – perfection.

Every song offers some sort of brilliance.Will I listen again?

 I can’t stop listening.

Everyone should be listening to this one.

Seriously, buy it and then go see  LATB  when they come to your town.

 Blame Rhett Miller. He’s the one that had them open the show last weekend at the Independent.

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 Please leave a comment about what you think I should be listening to this year.  Or what you’ve listened to from the list and what YOU think.

Or send me a CD – Yoga+Music365 c/o Tami Hackbarth PO BOX 188616 Sacramento, CA 95818.

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* Saturday keeps getting away from me, so Sunday is the new Music Round Up! day.

** All this new music is craziness and I miss listening to some of my favorite records. Hopefully you haven’t heard them yet and will add them to your collection as well.

*** If you click on the band name, you can listen to a few songs for FREE that the band has on their MySpace pages. That way you can actually take a listen and then go buy some new music. 

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Don’t forget FREE Fridays at 4:30 with the new It’s All Yoga teachers (21st and X in Sacramento) – you’ve got to sign up online www.itsallyoga.com

I’m teaching 3/5/10 – so mark your calendar.

For the month of February, I’m teaching a Level 1/2 on Mondays at 5:45. Come join me.

Music Round Up! Week 5

Each Sunday* I’ll share my thoughts on the music of the week. Please keep in mind I am not a music critic, just a girl with a musical obsession that needs to be tempered.

Yoga+Music365 is my effort to expand my musical horizons by listening to a new album every day in 2010.

I’m always looking for new music, so please send me the titles of albums that you absolutely can not live without, albums you wish were on everyone’s iPods and albums you play over and over despite no one else “getting it”.

The albums don’t have to be new releases, just new to me (or at least something I haven’t yet listened to in 2010**).

NOTE: I’m linking to MySpace when it’s available because of the ease of listening to songs, not because of a love of MySpace.***Click on the band names to LISTEN for FREE!

MUSIC ROUNDUP!

Day 29: 

Title: For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver

Highlights:

  1. Flume (LOVE IT!)
  2. Skinny Love
  3. Blindsided

Will I listen again?

I don’t know what I was expecting, but I thought this would sound different.  It’s mostly quiet guitar-y sing song-y which I love. I’m definitely going to listen again.

Day 30:

Title: Brighter Than Creation by Drive By Truckers

Highlights:

  1. Two Daughters and a Wife
  2. Perfect Timing
  3. Self Destructive Zones

Will I listen again?

Can you say Tom Petty- esque? Pretty straight ahead rock and roll. I’ll definitely be adding this to the play list.

Well, most of it. There are some serious duds on this 75 (!) minute album. There are plenty of songs for everyone.

Day 31:

Title:  Golden Delicious by Mike Doughty

Highlights:

Um, it kinda sounded John Mayer-ish  to me (please, someone make JM stop). I was surprised because I really liked Soul Coughing when my old roommate used to play them. I also loved them when they opened for Jeff Buckley at the Great American Music Hall back when I was a youngster living in the Bay Area.

Will I listen again?

Probably not this album. A couple of his other records were recently recommended to me and I’ll probably give them a listen.

Day 32:

Title: Blame It On Gravity by Old97s

Highlights:

  1. No Baby I
  2. I Will Remain
  3. Here’s the Halcyon
  4. The One

Will I listen again?

Yes, yes I will.  I think the Old97s are a seriously under-recognized band. People that love them, really love them. However, most people have no idea about them or only know about them from the TV show Scrubs.

The songs are catchy, fun, and most of the lyrics are smart and damn near poetic.  Their live shows are the most fun I’ve ever had and if you should ever see them playing in your town – GO!

Day 33:

Title: Sweetheart of the Rodeo by The Byrds

Highlights:

  1. You Don’t Miss Your Water
  2. You’re Still On My Mind
  3. One Hundred Years From Now
  4. Life In Prison

Will I listen again?

Without a doubt. For a brief period, I was banned from playing this at home. I guess someone thought I played it too much. What can I say? I really like Gram Parsons.

Day 34:

Title: Human Like a House by The Finches

Highlights:

  1. Last Favor (one of my all-time favorite songs)
  2. Human Like a House
  3. Step Outside

Will I listen again?

Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs sings like an angel. And she looks like the nicest teacher you’ve ever had. My class loves this record. Whenever I play it for them, they always say “Oh the pretty lady singing!”

Day 35:

Title: Live A Little by Pernice Brothers

Highlights:

  1. Somerville
  2. Grudge F***
  3. Automon

Will I listen again?

I already listened twice this week.  Recently I read someone say something like, “Pernice’s voice is like sugar with lyrics of vinegar.”  So true!

If you are on Twitter you can catch episodes of the Pernice Chronicles or “Pernice to Me” with Joyce at Ashmont Records. I laugh out loud almost daily.

 Please leave a comment about what you think I should be listening to this year.  Or what you’ve listened to from the list and what YOU think.

Or send me a CD – Yoga+Music365 c/o Tami Hackbarth PO BOX 188616 Sacramento, CA 95818.

* Saturday keeps getting away from me, so Sunday is the new Music Round Up! day.

** All this new music is craziness and I miss listening to some of my favorite records. Hopefully you haven’t heard them yet and will add them to your collection as well.

*** If you click on the band name, you can listen to a few songs for FREE that the band has on their MySpace pages. That way you can actually take a listen and then go buy some new music. 

Don’t forget FREE Fridays at 4:30 with the new It’s All Yoga teachers (21st and X in Sacramento) – you’ve got to sign up online www.itsallyoga.com

I’m teaching 3/5/10 – so mark your calendar.

For the month of February, I’m teaching a Level 1/2 on Mondays at 5:45. Come join me.

Music Round Up! Week 4

Each Sunday* I’ll share my thoughts on the music of the week. Please keep in mind I am not a music critic, just a girl with a musical obsession that needs to be tempered.

Yoga+Music365 is my effort to expand my musical horizons by listening to a new album every day in 2010.

I’m always looking for new music, so please send me the titles of albums that you absolutely can not live without, albums you wish were on everyone’s iPods and albums you play over and over despite no one else “getting it”.

The albums don’t have to be new releases, just new to me (or at least something I haven’t yet listened to in 2010**).

NOTE: I’m linking to MySpace when it’s available because of the ease of listening to songs, not because of a love of MySpace.***Click on the band names to LISTEN for FREE!

MUSIC ROUNDUP!

Day 21: Sad Panda – no music today…

Highlights:

Will I listen again?

Day 22:

Title: Chimneys and Fishes by Little Sue

Highlights:

  1. Whiskeyhat
  2. Spring Becomes You
  3. When You Lie
  4. Bonnet
  5. Bad Girl

Will I listen again?

When I lived in Portland I would go to Happy Hour at the Laurelthirst Pub every week to hear Little Sue play. In between shows I’d listen to this record on repeat. It still makes me happy every time I hear it.

Day 23:

Title: Actor by St. Vincent

Highlights:

Learning that St. Vincent is a girl. A girl with a very serene and pretty face. Finally listening to the album that made some many Best Of lists.

Musically, nothing jumped out at me. Apperantly, I’m not cool enough.

Will I listen again?

Maybe. It’s really just not my style of music, however that could mean it’s good for getting me out of my comfort zone.

Day 24:

Title: Killed by Bears – Self-titled

Highlights:

Ryan Martin’s sweet voice and catchy pop songs. I honestly loved them all.

Will I listen again?

YES!

Jed gave this to me two years ago when it came out and saying I would love it. He was absolutely right!  This is why I’m doing this project. So I can actually make the time to listen to new records I will love if I would just listen to them. 

Day 25:

Title: Carried by Dust by Calexico

Highlights:

The singer kinda sounds like Guy Kyser of Thin White Rope and Doc Holler.

  1. Writer’s Minor Holiday
  2. Slowness

Will I listen again?

I’ll probably just listen to Thin White Rope.

Day 26:

Title: Cardinology by Ryan Adams and the Cardinals

Highlights:

  1. Go Easy
  2. Let Us Down Easy
  3. Like Yesterday

Will I listen again?

Here’s the honest truth. This album is falling into the category of what I heard first from an artist, I like best. I’ll probably stick with the mellow and rockin’ mixes my friend Stephanie made me. She picked songs she thought I’d like and she was absolutely spot on. If only my girlfriends would include song titles and albums when they make me mixes (hint, hint).

Day 27:

Title: We Started Nothing by The Ting Tings

Highlights:

  1. Shut Up and Let Me Go (very Franz Ferdinand)
  2. We Started Nothing

Will I listen again?

I’m not really feeling the super poppy synth pop girlie singer. Should I ever want a little of this, maybe.

Day 28:

Title:  Changing Horses by Ben Kweller

Highlights:

I absolutely loved every song on this record!

Old Hat – watch here.

Very old Willie Nelson/Gram Parsons.

You need to buy this record today!

Will I listen again?

Absolutely!

 Please leave a comment about what you think I should be listening to this year.  Or what you’ve listened to from the list and what YOU think.

Or send me a CD – Yoga+Music365 c/o Tami Hackbarth PO BOX 188616 Sacramento, CA 95818.

Today’s yoga brought to you by: Michelle Marlahan at It’s All Yoga in Sacramento.

Today’s music is Golden Delicious by Mike Doughty.

* Saturday keeps getting away from me, so Sunday is the new Music Round Up! day.

** All this new music is craziness and I miss listening to some of my favorite records. Hopefully you haven’t heard them yet and will add them to your collection as well.

*** If you click on the band name, you can listen to a few songs for FREE that the band has on their MySpace pages. That way you can actually take a listen and then go buy some new music. 

Don’t forget FREE Fridays at 4:30 with the new It’s All Yoga teachers (21st and X in Sacramento) – you’ve got to sign up online www.itsallyoga.com

I’m teaching 3/5/10 – so mark your calendar.

For the month of February, I’m teaching a Level 1/2 on Mondays at 5:45. Come join me.

Music Roundup! Week 3

 Each Saturday I’ll share my thoughts on the music of the week. Please keep in mind I am not a music critic, just a girl with a musical obsession that needs to be tempered.

Yoga+Music365 is my effort to expand my musical horizons by listening to a new album every day in 2010.

I’m always looking for new music, so please send me the titles of albums that you absolutely can not live without, albums you wish were on everyone’s iPods and albums you play over and over despite no one else “getting it”.

The albums don’t have to be new releases, just new to me.

NOTE: I’m linking to MySpace when it’s available because of the ease of listening to songs, not because of a love of MySpace.

MUSIC ROUNDUP!

Day 15:

Title: Townes by Steve Earle

Highlights:

This is Steve Earle covering Townes VanZant. It’s hard to go wrong with this combination.

Will I listen again?

Absolutely.

Day 16:

Title: Acid Tongue by Jenny Lewis

Highlights:

Hated it. Seems harsh, but it’s true. The last third of the album was better than the first two-thirds, but this was so NOT my cup of tea.

Will I listen again?

No, however I will listen to her band, Rilo Kiley. Love, love, love Under the Blacklight!

Day 17:

Title: Re-Arrange Us by Mates of State

Highlights:

Catchy synth indie pop with a married couple – what is not to like?

Will I listen again?

I doubt this will become a staple, however I can imagine listening to this doing housework or reading the newspaper on a lazy Sunday morning.

Day 18:

Title: Volume One by She and Him

Highlights:

  1. Thought I Saw Your Face Today
  2. Sentimental Heart
  3. I Should Have Known Better
  4. I Was Made for You

Will I listen again?

YES! It is very 60s/70s lounge-y poppy/Burt Bacharach-y

Is this a good time to tell you of my massive girl-crush?

The Molly Ringwald of the New Millennium!

Love her!

Day 19:

Title: Self-Titled by Sara Watkins

Highlights:

folk! bluegrass! pop!

A real singer songwriter.

Will I listen again?

Definitely.

Day 20:

Title:  Hitchhike to Rhome by Old97’s (Yes, they are the band I’m obsessed with. I had an extraordinarily crappy day and thought I deserved some well-loved music. Plus most of you haven’t heard this record and you all should.)

Highlights:

  1. St. Ignatius
  2. Wish the Worst
  3. Doreen
  4. Hands Off

 Will I listen again?

Um, yeah.

My name is Tami and I have a problem….

 Day 21:

I didn’t listen to music this day. Instead I indulged myself in other ways – like some good old fashioned retail therapy.

Check out my new boots! I got them in Curry and super-duper on sale – SCORE!

Please leave a comment about what you think I should be listening to this year.  Or what you’ve listened to from the list and what YOU think.

Or send me a CD – Yoga+Music365 c/o Tami Hackbarth PO BOX 188616 Sacramento, CA 95818.

Today’s yoga brought to you by: the post walk/run stretch by Fleet Feet in Sacramento and the kitchen using “The Runner’s Yoga Book” as a reference.

Today’s music is Actor by St. Vincent.