Cody's Blog – June 2012 Archive (15)

When Running And Reaching For The Vessel, Don't Fall On Your Side - Thursday Shuffle

Empty Vessels Make The Loudest Sound - The Mars Volta.  The proggy alternative vibe is turned down a bit, still interesting though.  It almost has a mellowish Coheed & Cambria sound.  This last album of theirs, Noctourniquest, is full of surprises.  Might be my favorite from them.

By My Side - INXS.  Picked up this at the used place for a dollar.  Haven't listened to it yet and the only song I know on the disc is Suicide Blonde.  This song is kinda boring.  It needs some,…

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Added by Cody on June 28, 2012 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Turn Up The Lights, It's Too Dark To Study Astronomy - Wednesday Shuffle

Dark End Of The Street - The Afghan Whigs.  Good stuff.  Layed the foundation for Black Love with the instrumentation and tone.

True Love Way - King's Of Leon.  LOVE this song.  

Love Is Gonna Lift You Up - Bobby Womack.  Picked up this disc over the weekend.  Unexpectedly great.  Bobby singing over contemporary production.  It's super cool to see some of the older soul singers go the Johnny Cash route.

Astronomy - Metallica.  Never cared for the…

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Added by Cody on June 27, 2012 at 7:50pm — No Comments

Her Skin Had A Godly Sheen, Like An Alabama Rose Let Her Have It's Essence - Tuesday Shuffle

(Reprise) Sandblasted Skin - Pantera.  I feel cheated that there will never be another Pantera album.  This is aggression, hate and groove all rolled into a fantastic song.  Dimebag deserves every bit of praise he's ever gotten.

Alabama - Neil Young.  It's the song that gave life to Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama.  Thanks Neil!  Beyond that, it's a pretty damn good song on it's own.  Mr. Young is a craftsman.  

Bed Of Roses - The Statler Brothers.  There's just…

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Added by Cody on June 26, 2012 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Wanting Is Wasteful, Having Is Both Restful And Knowing - Monday Shuffle

Want - The Cure.  Wild Mood Swings is a great album, top to bottom.  If The Cure could ever be "heavy" this is it.  Thunderous bass, screeching guitars, drum fills... it has it all.  There's an almost cinematic feel here.  It should definitely be a part of the score to a gritty HBO style drama.

Restin' Bones - Primus.  It's one of those Primus songs you'd think is nothing but filler on first listen but it grows on you.  Listen intently with headphones and there are a few sonic…

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Added by Cody on June 25, 2012 at 8:10pm — No Comments

In The Future, The Hungry Will Converse About The Misery Of Running - Sunday Shuffle

Future World - Helloween.  This song is a second rate Iron Maiden rip off.  Helloween is capable of more.  

The Coversation - The Twilight Singers.  One of the better tracks on Powder Burns.  Even at that, it's not stellar.  I like the "three can keep a secret" line.

Misery Is The River Of The World - Tom Waits.  Jeez.  Tom Waits can be a downer.  A growling, angry downer.  I do like the song though, it's interesting.

Run-Around - Blues Traveler.…

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Added by Cody on June 24, 2012 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Let The Downed Tree Sprout One Young Sapling - Thursday Shuffle

Knock Me Down - Red Hot Chili Peppers.  I found $20 in front of the counter at Musicland when buying this tape in 1989.  $20 was a godsend back then.  Been a mostly devoted RHCP fan since.  Finding another twenty when purchasing something Peppers related would cement my admiration.  I'd even quit talking shit about Anthony.

One Chance - Modest Mouse.  Good News For People Who Love Bad News is a top ten album of the 2000's.  Talented, violent, and weird musicians can do great…

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Added by Cody on June 21, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

They'd Sooner Crawl Through Waves Of Hell Bound Monsters Than Lie - Wednesday Shuffle

Easier Lying - Duff McKagan's Loaded.  It's not as good as Slash's solo disc with all the guest singers but is easily the second best post GnR album by any of the original guys.  That includes Velvet Revolver.  Fine rock n' roll.

Waves - The Twilight Singers.  Damn.  I like this hard edged, quasi metal version of The Twilight Singers.  This album may have supplanted Blackberry Belle as my favorite.  There's an evil energy, tempting energy on this song that makes me pay…

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Added by Cody on June 20, 2012 at 6:04pm — No Comments

The Giving The Roadcrew Some Whiskey And A Bump Could Be Life Changing - Tuesday Shuffle

Givin' Yourself Away - Ratt.  Ratt isn't a ballad band.  While there's nothing terrible about this song, there isn't a whole lot good about it either.  The synth is unneeded and annoying.  Meh.  It's way too damn long too.  Five plus minutes?  

Whiskey Rock-A-Roller  - Lynyrd Skynyrd.  Needs some energy, hoss.  A Free Bird style kick ass solo would have livened things up.  It's essentially jam band nonsense.

That Was Just Your Life - Metallica.  Another kinda…

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Added by Cody on June 19, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Give Him Mercury And You Will Control The Walking Elk - Monday Shuffle

Take Control - Weezer.  There is very little difference between this and late 80's metal.  I dig it in a big way.

Elktooth - Wovenhand.  Wovenhand hasn't shown up in a while.  They should show up with more frequency in an ideal world.  This is more of the chanty weirdness they do well.  These songs all build nicely.  I may expand my collection of Wovenhand CDs.

Molochwalker - The Mars Volta.  This is more my speed when it comes to The Mars Volta.  A little…

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Added by Cody on June 18, 2012 at 6:55pm — No Comments

What's Going On With The Free Caffeine In Hell? - Thursday Shuffle

On And On And On - Jack White.  Don't know this song by heart yet.  It better pick up soon or I'm gonna write this off as pretentious douchery.  Two minutes in and still waiting.  I want more rock and less smooth jazz from Jack White.  Okay, I'm not filled with rage so that's a start.  C-.

What Really Goes On - A Tribe Called Quest.  More smooth jazz influence.  Ugh.  At least Q-Tip starts things off.  Dude is solid.  Maybe the smooth jazz sample initially soured me but this…

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Added by Cody on June 14, 2012 at 7:06pm — No Comments

It's A Groovy Summer Day When You Can Get High Without Being Itchy - Wednesday Shuffle

All In A Day - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros.  Feel good music right here, fella.  Think I'll name my next dog Strummer.  I have two unnamed cats and neither one is likable enough to have such a great name.  They currently respond to Shit Bag and Ech.

Groovy Times - The Clash.  Hey!  It's Stummer again!  More feel goodery.  Yup, the next dog is definitely going to be named Strummer.

Scratch That Itch - Ratt.  Good rock n' roll music.  Ratt has done wrong…

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Added by Cody on June 13, 2012 at 7:47pm — No Comments

They're Evolving, Mind Over Gut - Monday Shuffle

Mind Eraser, No Chaser - Them Crooked Vultures.  Like plus.

They're Red Hot - Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Solid indifference.

Do The Evolution - Pearl Jam.  The choir stuff turns me off.  Two farts with a bottle of Febreze.

Over - A Perfect Circle.  Xylophone bullshit.  More enjoyment can be found washing baseboards.

Rotgut - Tomahawk.  Good like gravy.

Added by Cody on June 11, 2012 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Knowing The Trip Would Be Long, Her Family Boarded The Jet To Find El Dorado - Sunday Shuffle

Gotta Know - Dinosaur Jr.  The worst track on Hand It Over.  Meh.  Everyone is entitled and occasional stinker, including J.

Everlong - Foo Fighters.  Best song of the 90's.  Easily top 5 of all time.  Could be #1 for me in the correct mindset.

Family Tree - TV On The Radio.  Initially, I was disappointed by Dear Science.  It was so different from Cookie Mountain that I was turned off but it has grown on me since.  The newest one, however, remains a poop pile.…

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Added by Cody on June 10, 2012 at 6:36pm — No Comments

The Revolution Will Be A Disaster Without Cassandra's Santeria - Monday Shuffle

Santeria - Sublime.  I really want to find someone that practices Santeria.  I'd ask them "What is Santeria?"  Not in a Sublime kind of mood at the moment.  It's more annoying than enjoyable.

Revolution Screams - Anthrax.  This song clocks in at 15 plus minutes.  That's reasonable considering it's full on awesome.  After more than a few listens, Worship Music is Anthrax's masterwork.  It's equally heavy and accessible.  

Cassandra Geminni: B Plant A Nail In…

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Added by Cody on June 4, 2012 at 7:34pm — No Comments

Living In Jail Can Be Peaceful With Enough Dollars - Sunday Shuffle

Recently updated my iTunes and somehow more than half of my songs won't play.  Got the damned ol' exclamation mark next to most of them.  Don't feel like hunting them down so it's gonna be a Spotify radio kind of shuffle.  Going with The Afghan Whigs radio just because I'm predictable.

What Jail Is Like - The Afghan Whigs.  I know what jail is like.  It's nothing like this song.  This is good.

Live With Me - The Twilight Singers.  Lanegan sings this perfectly.…

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Added by Cody on June 3, 2012 at 8:11pm — No Comments

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