Friday, May 17, 2013

The big 5-0

Next Tuesday's fancy podcast will be my 50th! Thank you x 50 to all of you who continue to listen week after week!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Jeff's Fancy C-60 Podcast: May 14, 2013

This week's podcast packs a wallop!  Brand new music by The Stooges, Brendon Benson, Camera Obscura, Sean Lennon, a track from the new Records Tribute disc (by my band WORDS), and a track from the new Adam Ant LP.  Dig it!
  1. -intro-
  2. Strawberry? - The Lollipop Train
  3. Held Up High (from The Records Tribute: Starry Eyed) - WORDS
  4. Skinny Little Bitch - Hole
  5. Burn - Iggy and The Stooges
  6. My Hero - Sean Lennon feat. Karla Moheno
  7. Teenage Trifle - The Lollipop Train
  8. Love is all that I Ever Needed - Partridge Family
  9. Beatnik - The Buggles
  10. Diamond - Brendon Benson
  11. Do It Again - Camera Obscura
  12. Eleanor - The Turtles
  13. ¡Que Vida! - Love
  14. Are You Being Served? - Death by Chocolate
  15. A Ray of Hope - The Rascals
  16. -stoned segue-
  17. Stoned Houses/Elevator - The Rollers
  18. 5ive Gears in Reverse - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
  19. God's Mistake - Tears For Fears
  20. Try Some, Buy Some - David Bowie
  21. Vince Taylor - Adam Ant
  22. -see you next week!-

Monday, May 13, 2013

So this is happening today...

The MN Senate will vote today on whether all couples, regardless of sexual orientation, should be allowed to marry in Minnesota. It is expected to pass, after which Governor Mark Dayton will sign it into LAW. Hooray for EQUALITY!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The continuing adventures of my life in Academia...

Passed my Oral Prelim Exam today with flying colors. I am now officially a Doctoral Candidate, aka All But Dissertation (ABD), or as one of my advisers put it, I am now A SCHOLAR.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Fleetwood Mac @ Xcel Energy Ctr, 4/28/13

Fleetwood Mac has been one of the bands on my (thankfully) shrinking concert bucket list. I was actually supposed to see them during the '87 Tango In the Night tour, but the Minneapolis show was sadly cancelled.
Fleetwood Mac at Excel Energy Ctr, St. Paul, MN 4.28.2013
(photo by Tony Nelson, City Pages)

I typically have plenty to say following a concert, but this particular show left both Leo and myself a bit underwhelmed. After a bathroom break during Stevie's "Stand Back" we decided to be old people and leave before the encores in order to avoid traffic. There were some definite highlights, however, in the 2.5 hour show:
  • "Tusk", which included audio/video of the USC marching band that ended up being an audiovisual blast to the senses. Leo and I leaned in towards each other afterward and said "That was pretty cool!".
  • "Sad Angel", one of the songs off the band's new 4 song EP, Extended Play, released this week on iTunes. The song has a tremendous energy, and the whole band seemed to get a kick in the shorts during this one. 
  • "Eyes of the World", a forgettable track from 1982's Mirage, which rocked so hard I thought it was another new song. As soon as we got home I grabbed my Mirage LP to hear "Eyes" again, but it paled in comparison to the live performance we'd just seen.
4/28/13 setlist:
Second Hand News/ The Chain/ Dreams/ Sad Angel (new) / Rhiannon/ Not That Funny/ Tusk/ Sisters of the Moon/ Sara/ Big Love/ Landslide/ Never Going Back Again/ Without You (Buckingham Nicks outtake)/ Gypsy/ Eyes of the World/ Gold Dust Woman/ I’m So Afraid/ Stand Back (Nicks solo hit)/ Go Your Own Way   ENCORE 1: World Turning/ Don’t Stop   ENCORE 2: Silver Springs/ Say Goodbye