Saturday, December 22, 2012

2012 singles & EPs

This was a mighty fun year to be a collector...
(pictured:)
seven inch:
  • Brendan Benson "What Kind of World"(RSD)
  • Davy Jones "Girl" (green vinyl)
  • Paul McCartney "The Christmas Song" (green vinyl)
  • The Beach Boys "That's Why God Made the Radio" 
  • Beck "I Just Started Hating Some People Today"
  • Paul McCartney "Another Day"(RSD)
  • Joey Ramone "Rock 'N Roll Is the Answer" (red vinyl) (RSD)
  • Margaret Cho & Neil Hamburger "I Drink" 
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers "Strange Man" 
  • Tom Jones "Evil" 
  • The Hives "Go Right Ahead" (RSD)
  • ten inch:
  • The Rolling Stones "Doom and Gloom" 
  • Yoko Ono/Thurston Moore/Kim Gordon "Early in the Morning" 
  • The Beach Boys "Surfin Safari" 4 song EP (RSD - Black Friday)
  • The Knack Live in Los Angeles, 1978 4 song EP (splatter-colored vinyl) (RSD)
  • twelve inch:
  • Prince "Controversy"/"Let's Work" (bootleg)
  • Beastie Boys "B-Boys in the Cut" remixes (colored vinyl) 
  • ABBA "Voulez-Vous (extended remix) (sparkly blue vinyl) (RSD)
  • WHY? "Sod In the Seed" 6 song EP 

  • (RSD = Special Record Store Day release)

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    Top 20 Fanciest Songs of 2012

    Here is my Top 20 for the year!  It's nice to be able to say that 3/4 of this list is available on VINYL. If you'd like to listen my top 20 in old-school countdown format, check out my Fancy Podcast (click HERE).
    20. "Hell or Hallelujah" - Kiss
    19. "The Descent" - Bob Mould
    18. "Weightless" - Olivia Newton-John*
    17. "Are You Sleeping?" - Harry Nilsson
    16. "Titanic Requiem: Don't Cry Alone" - Robin Gibb*
    15. "Sod in the Seed" - WHY?
    14. "Fighting Weight" - The Honeydogs
    13. "Faith in the Heartland" - Journey (w/Arnel Pineda)*
    12. "What Goes On" - The Velvet Underground
    11. "Rock 'N Roll Is the Answer" - Joey Ramone
    10. "It" - Ziggy Marley w/Heavy D.
    9. "Isn't It Time"(single mix) - The Beach Boys
    8. "Researching the Blues" - Redd Kross
    7. "Tattoo" - Van Halen
    6. "Cut Me Some Slack" - Paul McCartney + Nirvana*
    5. "Anthem" - Ringo Starr
    4. "That's Why God Made the Radio" - The Beach Boys
    3. "Sunshine" - Shonen Knife*
    2. "Picture Me" - Susanna Hoffs*
    1. Suite: "From There to Back Again"/"Pacific Coast Highway"/"Summer's Gone" - The Beach Boys
    Notes:  *Songs marked with an asterisk (*) are currently unavailable on vinyl (to the best of my knowledge).
                **List was amended at the last minute to make room for the phenomenal "Cut Me Some Slack" by Sir Paul McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana. 

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

    For Pop

    Sending thoughts, love, & prayers to my father-in-law.

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    Buddha wisdom

    "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

    ~Buddha

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012

    My Top 10 Fave LPs of 2012

    The most loved of 2012, according to my turntable. 
    1. That's Why God Made The Radio - The Beach Boys
    2. Researching the Blues - Redd Kross
    3. Ya Know? - Joey Ramone
    4. Eclipse (2011) - Journey
    5. A Different Kind of Truth - Van Halen
    6. The Sound of the Life of the Mind - Ben Folds Five
    7. Mumps, etc. - WHY?
    8. Silver Age - Bob Mould
    9. ¡Dos! - Green Day
    10. Monster - Kiss

    Reissues not included in this list (otherwise the Beatles Stereo Vinyl Boxset would be #1). 

    Best of 2012: Qtr IV

    20. "Wait A Minute" - The Hives
    19. "Dear Old America" - Heart
    18. "Station" - thenewno2 w/Holly Martin
    17. "Stray Heart" - Green Day
    16. "Kernersville" - A Fragile Tomorrow*
    15. "Practice Makes Perfect" - Blondie*
    14. "Dream Baby Dream (four tet remix)" - The Cherry Thing
    13. "New York City" - Joey Ramone
    12. "Randy Scouse Git" - Micky Dolenz*
    11. "This Will Be Our Year" - Susanna Hoffs*
    10. "Doom & Gloom" - The Rolling Stones
    9. "Jonathan's Hope" - WHY?
    8. "Winter Blues" - Redd Kross
    7. "Michael Praytor, Five Years Later" - Ben Folds Five
    6. "Weightless" - Olivia Newton-John*
    5. "Rock and Roll Love Affair" - Prince
    4. "Let Yourself Go" - Green Day
    3. "City of Hope" - Journey
    2. "Cut Me Some Slack" - Paul McCartney + Nirvana*
    1. "Isn't It Time (single mix)" - The Beach Boys
    *currently not available on vinyl, as far as I know.

    Sunday, December 09, 2012

    Look through my window

    I'm gonna hafta shovel at least some of it at some point.