The Friday Five
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The Friday Five: November 22, 2013

Friday Five : |ˈfrīdā – fīv| : On the sixth day of every week, I hit the shuffle button in iTunes and share the first five tracks and thought for each track. Sometimes there is a playlist involved, occasionally we’ll have a guest, but most of the time it’s just me. The rest is up to you, our friends and readers! Fire up the media player of your choice and share the first five random track of your shuffle in the comments.

The Five:

So, so late … Better late than never?

“†” by ††† (from †††, 2011)

Deftones’ front man, Chino Moreno, is making a play for Dave Grohl’s “busiest guy in rock ‘n’ roll” title. In between releasing an excellent record with his main squeeze, he managed to join forces with members of the defunct Isis and record a killer shoegaze record as Palms, and put out a brilliant EP under the alias ††† (Crosses) with guitarist Shaun Lopez. The tunes are a little bit Depeche Mode and a little bit Explosions in the Sky. In other words: right square up my alley.

… and I think I’m busy!

“The Day Will Come Between Sunday and Monday” by Kiki Dee (from The Complete Motown Singles, Volume 10: 1970 (disc 52), 2008)

The Complete Motown Singles… remains my white whale. It just seems as if there is never enough time to sit down and attempt to conquer the depths of its volumes. This while fully realizing that they aren’t done yet! The set will wrap up in December with the release of the final volumes. “The Day Will Come Between Sunday and Monday” has got a bit of a Burt Bacharach feel to it; I dig it!

“Unspeakable” by Joe Henry (from Reverie, 2011)

I’m instantly transported to a small room, somewhere desolate, locked in with Henry and his band. That is just how good the production is on this record is. It’s late, and I’m going to just let this one wash over me as I enjoy a bit of a tasty beverage. Meet me back here for the next tune.

“Atheists Don’t Have No Songs” by Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers (from Rare Bird Alert, 2011)

Steve Martin can’t help but be funny; it’s in his blood. Remember, the he is always in lower case.

“Hudson” by Vampire Weekend (from Modern Vampires of the City, 2013)

For as much as I’ve listened to this record, this song didn’t really connect with me; probably the only song on the record that didn’t.

What’s on your shuffle today?