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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

ben folds concert

Ben Folds rocks in concert, y'all.

His set-list from the Mann Center (Philadelphia, PA) on 9/6/08:
1. Zak and Sara
2. Smoke
3. All U Can Eat
4. Effington*
5. Landed
6. Kylie From Connecticut*
7. Jesusland
8. Gracie
9. Ascent of Stan
10. Fred Jones, Part 2
11. One Down
12. Last Polka
13. Not the Same
14. Steven's Last Night in Town
15. Narcolepsy
Encore: The Luckiest

* New Songs

It really takes the songs to a whole new level with the orchestra backing. I was a little saddened that he didn't play "Lullabye" but I'll live. The new songs were gorgeous, and I have a total new appreciation for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.

Not bad for a concert in the middle of hurricane rains.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Summer Music Mix

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Happy Labor Day! Another summer bites the dust, and it's time to re-shuffle the cds in my car for fall. Some songs that have been entertaining me this summer:

1. "Jogging Gorgeous Summer" by Islands. Thanks to Music for Kids Who Can't Read Good for this rec.

2. "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes. Yeah, it's cheesy. (Though they used it in the car chase scene for Wanted. How bizarre is that?)

3. "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow. Child of the 80s, that's my only excuse.

4. "The Underdog" by Spoon. Don't need a reason to love Spoon.

5. "Mistress Mabel" by The Fratellis. Lurve them, lurve the song. Why can't they release in the UK and the US simultaneously?? Coldplay can manage it, dammit.

6. "Pull Shapes" by The Pipettes. When I form my girl band, we're going to sound like the Pipettes: fierce.

7. "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?" by She & Him. Zooey Deschanel rocks.

8. "Girls in Their Summer Clothes" by Bruce Springsteen. Don't mess with Jersey.

9. "Lullabye" by Ben Folds. Seeing him in concert in 4 days!!!!

10. "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz. Mellow tropical song that sounds like summer.