Category Archives: Music

Musical Interlude – Lou Reed – The Day John Kennedy Died

Another Reed tune that seems relevant this week.

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Musical Interlude – R.E.M. – What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

Parks & Recreation recently gave R.E.M.’s badly-underrated album Monster a cameo. This song was sort of inspired by Dan Rather.

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Musical Interlude – Lou Reed – Average Guy

Lou Reed is famous mostly for work that he did in the 60’s and early 70’s, but his best album is actually 1982’s The Blue Mask. He also has a genus of spiders named after him. They’re “velvet” spiders that live underground.

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Musical Interlude – Moon Hooch – Cattle Dance Party

Last weekend’s They Might Be Giants show was great. Their opening act was also very good: a dance music three-piece consisting entirely of drums and two saxophones. Here they are scaring some cows.

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Musical Interlude – They Might Be Giants – She’s An Angel

The wife and I are going to see TMBG at UCLA tonight. They’re going to play the whole Pink Album, and I’m pretty excited about it. This isn’t just my favorite song from that LP, it’s one of my favorite songs, period.

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Musical Interlude – Chuck Berry – You Never Can Tell

Chuck Berry’s birthday was last week. Here’s that song from Pulp Fiction.

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Musical Interlude – Nico – These Days

Nico’s birthday is Wednesday. Here’s my favorite of her recordings, a song written by Jackson Browne.  And yes, I’m considering her stuff with the Velvet Underground.

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Musical Interlude – Espers – Afraid

Nico’s birthday’s coming up, so maybe I’ll do a couple of weeks of her songs. I’ll start with a cover to ease you in, since her originals can be a little off-putting initially.

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Musical Interlude – Jerry Lee Lewis – Mean Old Man

Today is Jerry Lee Lewis’ birthday. He was releasing singles as recently as 2009.

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Musical Interlude – Neko Case – Maybe Sparrow

Stumbled on an old Neko Case album I didn’t remember owning this week. Here’s a somewhat-less-old track.

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