Today I decided to break out a new playlist of some of my favorites songs that I do not listen to enough.

Here is today’s playlist:

  1. "Perfect Day” (Lou Reed; from Transformer, 1972)

  2. “Sweet Jane” (The Velvet Underground; from Loaded, 1970)

  3. “Rock & Roll” (The Velvet Underground; from Loaded, 1970)

  4. “Walk on the Wild Side” (Lou Reed; from Transformer, 1972)

5 “I’m Waiting for the Man” (The Velvet Underground; from
The Velvet Underground & Nico, 1967)

6 “Dirty Blvd.” (Lou Reed; From New York, 1989)

7 “Popstar” (Pretenders, From Viva el Amor, 1999)

8 “Brass in Pocket" (Pretenders, From The Pretenders, 1980)

9 “Middle of the Road” (Pretenders, From Learning to Crawl, 1984)

10 “My City was Gone” (Pretenders, From Learning to Crawl, 1984)

11 “Don’t Get Me Wrong” (Pretenders, From Get Close, 1986)

12 “Precious” (Pretenders, From The Pretenders, 1980)

What is on your playlist today?


I don’t really have a list for today so can I borrow yours? Who knew we both had such great taste in rock music!

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I love both Lou Reed/VU and The Pretenders! How about some early Rolling Stones and The Who (Baba O’Riley)?

Or my all-time favorite album: Neil Young - After the Gold Rush


Ton’s of Neil Young, CSN&Y, Pretenders, Zepplin, 70’s Areosmith & Stones, listening to Frampton as I write this…


Love all the suggestions. The Stones, and the who are awesome. Here is a recent favorite Live From Dayrl’s house , with Daryl Hall and Todd Rundgren “I Saw the Light”

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Today I have been sorting out duplicates in my Itunes list. Here is a selection form the duplicate pile:

Fins” (Jimmy Buffett: from Tuesdays, Thursdays And Saturdays, 1999)

Fire And Rain” (James Taylor: from Sweet Baby James, 1970)

Four Cornered Room” (War: The World is a Ghetto, 1972)

Free Fallin” (Tom Petty: Full Moon Fever, 1989)

Have a Cigar” (Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here, 1975)

Hello It’s Me” (Todd Rundgren: Something/Anything?, 1972)

Helpless” (Neil Young: Live At Massey Hall, 1971 )

I Know There’s An Answer” (The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds, 1966)

I Shall Be Released” (Bob Dylan: The Essential Bob Dylan, 2000)

I Won’t Back Down” (Tom Petty: Full Moon Fever, 1989)

I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” (Bob Dylan: John Wesley Harding, 1967)

I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better” (Tom Petty: Full Moon Fever, 1989)

"I’m A Man " (Chicago; Chicago Transit Authority, 1969)

In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” (The Allman Brothers Band: Idlewild South, 1970)

Obvioulsy I was working on my F-I pile of duplicates. LOL


And the video bonus today:

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Talking Heads: Psycho Killer

Heard this live in Barcelona in a Gaudi-designed theater. An indescribably incredible experience!



Lots of great songs! :guitar:

I’m lazy though and am streaming KCSM (jazz station from San Mateo).

Wow didn’t know there were any Velvet Underground fans out there. Loaded is still one of my favorite albums.

Two other favorites from the Velvets:
Beginning to See the Light (The Velvet Underground)
Pale Blue Eyes (The Velvet Underground)

These are good to start another day at work.
Money( That’s What I Want) (Barrett Strong or The Beatles)
To avoid being overcome with excessive materialism it’s good to follow it with.
Can’t Buy Me Love (The Beatles)

I’ve got pretty eclectic tastes so the lists I play at work have a little of everything:
Roam ( The B52’s)
Hold on I’m Comin’ (Sam and Dave)
In the Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)
If I Needed Someone (The Beatles)
Peg (Steely Dan)
After the Gold Rush (Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmy Lou Harris)
Honky Tonk Women (The Stones)
My, Oh My (The Wreckers)
High Fashion Queen (Chris Hillman, Steve Earle)
TB Blues (Merle Haggard)
Hometown Blues (Steve Earle)
Pennies from Heaven (Billie Holiday)
Kind of Blue, the whole album (Miles Davis)
Yellow Dog Blues (Louis Armstrong)

Bonus Video. I play guitar and often go to YouTube to help me figure out a song. I ran across this one, It’s just some friends playing at a birthday party. They’re having way too much fun, nice harmonies on the chorus. Still working on “Peg” lots of fancy chords.


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Who are you favorite sax players @CatLady06. Mine are Charlie Parker and Lester Young(old school)

What a fun D(iversionary) thread. Thanks to all for great suggestions.
Here are an additional baker’s dozen, pulled randomly from near the top of the pile:
Jay Farrar - Big Sur
Kurt Vile - Dust Bunnies
The Devil Makes Three - Chained to the Couch
Joe Bonamassa - Just Got Paid
Ryan Adams - Invisible Riverside
The Mother Hips - Third Floor Story
The Samples - When the Day is Done
The Derek Trucks Band - I’d Rather be Blind, Crippled and Crazy [O.V. Wright]
Cowboy Junkies - A Common Disaster
Beau Jocque and the Zydeco High Rollers - Cisco Kid
Dave Brubeck - Just You, Just Me
The Psychedelic Furs - President Gas
Wilco - Impossible Germany

Charlie Parker, a master! Have you heard Scott Hamilton?

At one point in my life I mostly listened to Swing and Bop but I stopped at anything newer than about 1959, so I missed Scott Hamilton. I listened to some clips on YouTube, very nice, the slow stuff reminded me a bit of Lester Young. Thanks for turning me on to him!

When I was a kid I made the acquaintance of a man who was classically trained in arraigning and composition. He worked in Hollywood in the early 50’s. He knew I was learning guitar so one day he asked me if I liked the Beatles. I said I did, this was about 1969 and they were at the peak of their popularity. He replied “nothing new there, you can learn everything about music by listening to just two people Beethoven and Charlie Parker”. I checked out Parker and loved him immediately. Tragic life but great music.

Well, not a saxophone player but one of my favorite horn players of all time is Trombone Shorty.

Why you ask?

To start with I met (met is an overstatement, more witnessed) Trombone Shorty as a 12-year-old boy playing on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Our meeting did not last long, as the police ran him off, as I stood wondering what the heck had just happened.

Second, because I attended his Christmas Eve show in 2011 which also took place in New Orleans. The second showed lasted longer and cost a bit more.

So here is my favorite horn player Trombe Shorty

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Thanks Rphil2. Will give it a listen and see if it makes my work day go by faster.:grinning:

+1 for the Bird…

Don’t forget Sonny Rollins and Trane…

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I’m lazy though and am streaming KCSM (jazz station from San Mateo).

Will have to give it a go. We live in the sticks and finally got as decent broadband connection. 32000 internet radio stations now available. Just discovered WDCB Chicago. If you like Reggae, try Alpha Boys School Radio (Jamaica).

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Fantastic recording of “I Saw the Light”!

And it’s always a treat to see a drummer using traditional grip!

The Internet is a real boon for those of us in small towns and remote areas who love music. I also stream the classical channel WXXI from my hometown of Rochester, NY. :smiley_cat: