Saturday, January 20, 2007

The 50 Best Songs of 2006 ~ Harry Rag

1. The Raconteurs “Steady, As She Goes” The Raconteurs (V2)
2. Peter Bjorn & John w/Victoria Bergsman “Young Folks” Writers Block (
3. El Perro
Del Mar “I Can’t Talk About It” El Perro Del Mar (Memphis Industries)
4. Yo La Tengo “The Race Is On Again” I Am Not Afraid Of You I Can Beat Your Ass (Matador)
5. T Bone Burnett “Baby Don’t You Say You Love Me” The True False Identity (DMZ)
6. Ray Davies “Run Away From Time” Other People’s Lives (V2)
7. Jenny Lewis w/ The Watson Twins “Melt Your Heart” Rabbit Fur Coat (Team Love)
8. Joanna Newsom “Cosmia” Ys (
Drag City)
9. Sonic Youth “Incinerate” Rather Ripped (Geffen)
10. Pernice Brothers “Microscopic View” Live A Little (Ashmont)
11. The Pipettes “Dirty Mind” We Are The Pipettes (
Memphis Industries)
12. Josh Ritter “Girl In The War” The Animal Years (V2)
13. Tom Waits “Lie To Me” Orphans (Anti)
14. Neko Case “The Needle Has Landed” Fox Confessor Brings The Flood (Anti)
15. Alexi Murdoch “Dream About Flying” Time Without Consequence (Zero Summer)
16. Golden Smog “Corvette” Another Fine Day (Lost Highway)
17. Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs “The Kids Are Alright” Under The Covers (Shout Factory)
Arctic Monkeys “Leave Before The Lights Come On” Single (Domino)
19. The Television Personalities “No More I Hate Yous” My Dark Places (Domino)
20. Juana Molina “La Verdad” Son (Domino)
21. The Decemberists “O
Valencia!” The Crane Wife (Capitol)
22. Andy Partridge “Sonic Boom” Fuzzy Warbles vol 7 (Ape)
23. Love Is All “Talk Talk Talk Talk” Nine Times That Same Song (Whats Your Rupture)
24. Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 “Adventure Rocket Ship” Ole Tarantula (Yep Roc)
25. Belle & Sebastian “To Be Myself Completely” The Life Pursuit (Matador)
26. The Flaming Lips “Haven’t Got A Clue” At War With The Mystics (Warners)
27. Squarewave “Fell From My Youth” Squarewave (Boat)
28. Bob Dylan “Workingman’s Blues #2” Modern Times (
29. Beck “Strange Apparition” The Information (Interscope)
30. The Fiery Furnaces “In My Little Thatched Hut” Bitter Tea (Fat Possum)
31. M. Ward “To Go Home” Post-War (Merge)
32. Wooden Shjips “Shrinking Moon For You” Single (Self Released)
33. Voxtrot “Trouble” Your Biggest Fan EP (Play Louder)
34. Kelley Stoltz “Ever Thought Of Coming Back” Below The Branches (Sub Pop)
35. Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint “Tears Tears And More Tears” The River In Reverse (Verve)
36. Calexico “Cruel” Garden Ruin (Quarterstick)
37. The Mountain Goats “Alibi”
Babylon Springs EP (4AD)
38. Slumber Party “So Sick” Musik (Kill Rock Stars)
39. The Essex Green “Cardinal Points”
Cannibal Sea (Merge)
40. Wanda Jackson “Baby, Let’s Play House” I Remember Elvis (Goldenlane)
41. Magic Christian “Turn Up The Heat” Single (Wizard’s Den)
42. Loose Fur “The Ruling Class” Born Again In The
USA (Drag City)
43. The Minus Five “Aw, Shit Man” The Minus Five (The Gun Album) (Yep Roc)
44. Cold War Kids
Saint John Up In Rags EP (Monarchy Music)
45. The Tyde “Brock Landers” Three’s Co (Rough Trade)
46. Lambchop “Fear” Damaged (Merge)
47. Neil Young “Living With War” In The Beginning Living With War- Raw (Reprise)
48. James Hunter “People Gonna Talk” People Gonna Talk (Go)
49. I’m From Barcelona “Rec & Play” Let Me Introduce My Friends (EMI)
50. Thenewno2 “Out Of Mind” Thenewno2 EP (Hot)

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Playlist January 12 2007

Is It Liver? Or Is It Something Else?

Julian Cope "Los Generation" Concert Climax
Jan 21 2005 Royal Festival Hall London

R E M "South Central Rain"
The Observatory "These Days"
R E M "Begin The Begin"
Sept 12 2006 40 Watt Club Athens GA from REM 2006 holiday CD

David Gilmour "Dark Globe" Summer 2006
David Gilmour w/ David Bowie "Arnold Layne"
May 2006 Royal Albert Hall London from CD Single

New Pornographers "Jackie Dressed In Cobras" Live
New Pornographers "Dreams" Live
New Pornographers "Sing Me Spanish Techno" Live
2005/6 Various venues From Fake Headlines Tour CD

Neko Case "Outro With Bees" Live In Austin TX
Neko Case "Behind the House" live In Austin TX
Aug 9 2003 Austin City Limits Austin TX

Magic Christian "Too Close To Zero" Magic Christian
Magic Christian "No Time To Cry" Magic Christian
Magic Christian "Things She Said" Magic Christian
Apr 1 2004 Great American Music Hall San Francisco

Raconteurs "Hands" March 28 2006 BBC
Raconteurs "Intimate Secretary" March 29 2006 BBC
Raconteurs "It Ain't Easy" March 25 2006 BBC
From "Hands" CD and 7" Singles

Robyn Hitchcock " A Man's Gotta Know His Limitations, Briggs"
Robyn Hitchcock "Underground Sun"
Live sometime in 2006 , from Ole Tarantula Bonus EP

Neil Young & Crazy Horse "Everybody Knows this Is Nowhere"
Neil Young & Crazy Horse "Winterlong"
Live At The Fillmore East March 6 & 7 1970

David Crosby w/ Graham Nash "The Lee Shore"
David Crosby w/ Graham Nash ""Traction In The Rain"
Live At Carnegie Hall Sept 30 1971 from Voyages Box Set

Yo La Tengo "El Es Gay"
Yo La Tengo "The Weakest Part"
Yo La Tengo "Luci Baines"
2006 Live Sessions iTunes EP

Lambchop "Beers Before the Barbicon"
Lambchop "The Militant"
Sept 9 2006 ORF Vienna From Succulence Tour EP

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah "Some Loud Thunder"
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah "Gimme Some Salt"
CYHSY "The Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth"
Apr 15 2006 Bowery Ballroom NYC From Fall 2006 Tour EP

The Pretenders "Precious" The Pretenders Reissue Bonus CD
The Pretenders "Tattooed Love Boys" Same
Mar 23 1980 Paradise Theatre Boston
The Pretenders "Sabre Dance" Same
Apr 2 1979 Marquee Club London

Pavement "Unfair"
Pavement "Easily Fooled"
Pavement "Heaven Is A Truck"
Pavement "Box Elder"
July 7 1994 JJJ Radio Session Austrailia From Sordid Sentinels Wowie Zowie reissue

Mothers Of Invention "Motherly Love"
Mothers Of Invention "You Didn't Try To Call Me"
Mothers Of Invention "I'm Not Satisfied"
Mothers Of Invention "Hungry Freaks, Daddy"
June 25 1966 Fillmore San Francisco From MOFO Freak Out Reissue

Music Bed: Yo La Tengo "Wizard" Shortbus sndtrk