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Sunday Shuffle

Mr. Scary - Dokken.  This is all George Lynch.  The name Dokken is irrelevant here.  ROCK!  Mick Brown and Jeff Pilson are bringing the goodness too.

Step Into The Light - The Afghan Whigs.  Not feeling it right now.  Best heard in the full context of the album.

They Ride - Twilight Singers.  Powder Burns is my least favorite Dulli fronted album.  This song is one of my least liked on Powder Burns.  Meh.

Custom Concern - Modest Mouse.  Another…

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The Sword Offers The World Insanity, Blood And Salvation - Thursday Shuffle

New World Order (Demo) - Megadeth.  Nicely produced for a demo.  Still lots of room for improvement though.

Sweet Salvation - The Cult.  Good ballad.  The black woman chorus is a bit much.  Got notice from Ticketmaster that they are playing in my area again soon.  They were played the same venue a little over a year ago.  They must do well there.  I will definitely be be there.

The Hound (Of Blood And Rank) - Coheed & Cambria.  Just ordered the two disc's of…

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My Heart And Mind Was Sentenced To Death By The Cavalry. Wednesday Shuffle

Pop Shit - Old Dirty Bastard/Neptunes.  The absolute greatest ODB song.  They lyric "coked out in Peru" is fantastic.  "They tried to kill O in prison, yo" is equally fantastic.  Great production too.

Hot To Death - Everlast.  Metal flavored hip hop.  It isn't always a bad thing.  Everlast is a rocker at heart and gets a rock pass when he ventures into the rock realm.   ROCK!

Cavalries - Mute Math.  Got this album on a bit of a whim but I'm glad I did.  If they…

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Home Schooling Saves Money But Destroys Hollywood - Tuesday Shuffle

Ah Ha - Butthole Surfers.  Best song on Electriclarryland.  Even better than Pepper.  It's refined punk.  Most punk could use a little refining.  Raw punk is tough to swallow.

Destroyer Of Senses - Shadows Fall.  Metal, on the other hand, can be too refined.  This is outright over produced.  Any aggression has been sanitized to the point of annoyance.  Shadows Fall would be better served with a different producer.

Home Sick Home - Faith No More.  Good song but…

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The Rocket Burned Toward The Star, Striking With A Sensational Explosion - Monday Shuffle

Wicked Sensation - Lynch Mob.  Nice riff there Lynchy.  Don't know if I like Oni Logan as a vocalist though.  He's very... um...  bland.  Luckily George can rock shit correct like.  That being said, the blues break in the middle nearly ruins the song.  Blues breaks aren't good for anything other than pissing me off.

Surgical Strike - Queensryche.  Rage is the domination and Surgical Strike is a decent chunk of the dominion of domination.  I can't put my finger on it but…

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The Train Always Stops On Time At The Welfare Motel In Kalamazoo - Sunday Shuffle

Hate Train - Metallica.  Beyond Magnetic might be better than Death Magnetic.  It's not Justice quality but it definitely rocks harder than a hard rock.  Or something.  Aside from the quality of rockitude here, Hate Train is a deviant sex act that involves at least three people and two races.  This kind of music would have saved the Black album in my mind.

Kalamazoo - Primus.  The place specific Primus songs are always gems.  Small cities and towns are filled with interesting…

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The Baby Set Adrift Will Return As The Successful Victor In Twenty Summers -

Drifting - Pearl Jam.  There is a lot of crap in the Pearl Jam catalog.  This song is a part of said crap.

Sweet Smell Of Success - Tomahawk.  One of the better songs on the self titled disc.  For the most part, there's too much native American influence (chanting, mysticism, spirituality, etc) on that album.  Mit Gas is a much better CD top to bottom.

Summer's End - Foo Fighters.  My least favorite Foo Fighters album.  Too much 70's arena rock for my liking.…

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The Papillin Can't Eat All Of The Queens Stones - Wednesday Shuffle

Stone Dead Forever - Metallica.  One of the few covers that Metallica failed to surpass the original.  Lemmy can't be beat.  Its good to honor him though and I think Metallica did a good job in that regard.

Papillon - Twilight Singers.  Top 5 banjo-centric songs ever.  Great music to relax to and inspire reflection.  It's the bomb-bizzle.  Or something like that.  It's been a long while since I've paid attention to new slang.

Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers.…

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Educate The Plush Toys In The Cradle Now Or Plant Them As Seeds Later - Tuesday Shuffle

Cradle - The Joy Formidable.  The best new band so far of the twenty-teens.  No pretentious hipster shit or piling on a superlative here.  They are a legitimately great rock band.

Plush - Stone Temple Pilots.  Hey now, another legitimately great rock band.  This is a definite Pearl Jam rip off though.  Glad they grew beyond that.

Over Now - Alice In Chains.  Great rock band part 3 just popped up on all y'all's asses.  For real, yo.  Only critique is that the…

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Have You Thought About Bothering Your Wave Riding Friend With A Snail? Monday Shuffle

Amongst The Waves - Pearl Jam.  Ugh.  Uninspired Pearl Jam is garbage.  There's no passion here, no reason to make the listener pay attention.  Oh Pearl Jam is still capable of making magical new music but they're tired and the great stuff only hits few and far between.  Guess I'll keep trying and hoping for a little magic.

Bothered - Candlebox.  Candlebox has been hitting with some frequency.  Guess iTunes wants me to like them.  This song is trying to good.  Not feeling the…

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The Butterfly Invited The Sun To Make A Speech At The Car Wash - Sunday Shuffle

Speechless - School Of Fish.  All around great song.  One of the first CDs I ever had.  Had to play it through a DiscMan that I rigged to work with my car stereo.  Sounded really good for what it was.  School Of Fish was definitely one of those kick the dirt while feeling self conscious and sorry for yourself kind of bands but that has it's place.  

Be Invited - Twilight Singers.  More slowed down kick the dirt, woe is me music.  This is more sinister, complete with guns and…

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My Daughter Was Taught to Never Eat The Last Pachyderm Apple - Thursday Shuffle

Poison Apples - Motley Crue.  No sir.  I don't like it.  Corabi is a nice guy and all but his voice doesn't fit.  This song is shitty too.  Not what I want from a Crue song.  No riff, no real hook.  Poopsies.

Southbound Pachyderm - Primus.  I can almost play this song on bass.  It's the only one I can even come close to.  As such, I love it.  Beyond that, it's so different from a regular Primus song that you kinda have to pay attention.  It's a straight line, not too many…

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The Black City Is Fully Lit By One Star - Tuesday Shuffle

Room For One More - Anthrax.  I thoroughly enjoy this song.  Mr. Bush stepped in and helped create the best Anthrax album out of the box.  Worship Music probably usurped White Noise though.  Not bad for a replacement singer.  Wish Metallica could have retained this kind of hard edge on the Black Album.

Slota Prow - Full Armor - Woven Hand.  Not much to say here.  Violins and some kind of guttural chanting.   Weird percussion just kicked in.  There's almost a Jewish Russian…

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Another Good One Learns About Love While Stripping At The Farm - Monday Shuffle

Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins.  I'll be damned if Phil Collins doesn't make excellent music.  Another standard for a generation right here.  If I had emotions I might get emotional over it, maybe weepy.  I like the 80's sounding electric drums and that his bassist looked exactly like my 10th grade biology teacher too.

Space Farm - Primus.  This sounds exactly like a space farm.  I know from experience.  I come from a long line of space farmers.  They raise space cows…

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If The Spaniard's Crew Crosses The River, My Friend Will Tell His Secrets - Sunday Shuffle

Best Friend - Candle Box.  I've had this album for nearly a year and this is the first time it's ever come up on the Shuffle.  Candle Box can rock shit hard.  This song is great.  Kinda punky, kinda metal, a bit poppy.  Good stuff all around.

All Secrets Know - Alice In Chains.  It's a good thing that the band went on with a new singer and the same name.  Layne was an irreplaceable talent but the new guy holds his own.  Ultimately, this is Jerry's band and if he has someone…

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The Flowing Mud Made The Faithful On The Boat Sad - Wednesday Shuffle.

Don't Be Sad - Dwight Yoakum.  Some nice line dancing Bakersfield twang to kick things off.  I'd probably dislike this song if it was another singer doing it.  Toby Keith doing this might prompt murderous rage. 

Missed The Boat - Modest Mouse.  Wait, a second.  This could be one of my all time favorite songs.  It's weird, wistful, has a snazzy bass line and sung with more than a little emotion.  If it got all heavy midway through there would be no doubt.  It just gets weirder,…

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Be Advised That Your Right To Freewill Will Come To An End After The Blitzkrieg - Tuesday Shuffle

Blitzkrieg - Metallica.  German words work well as metal song titles.  Goosestepping sociopaths would love this.  It's very Wagnerian.  I might even be inspired to line up behind the leader and espouse the virtue of race purity if I wasn't such a worldly, open minded fellow and didn't have a deep appreciation for mulatto women.  It does rock by the way.

World To Come - Gorija.  I picked up this CD a few weeks ago and haven't spent much time with it.  This may be the first time…

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Find Sweet Joy In A World Balancing On A Potters Wheel - Monday Shuffle

Joy - Talib Kewli.  Really wordy rap.  I've enjoyed Talib here and there, but this is just a guy trying to fit as many words into a song as possible.  Positive rap kinda stinks too.  He tells stories about specific years too.  That shit is whack, yo.

Unbalanced Pieces - Soulsavers.  This may be too much of a plodding, sludgy song for me to fully enjoy right now.  Looking for all out aggressiveness or something upbeat.  I'd love it in a different mindset.

One…

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A Slave's Spirit Can Never Be Broken By Authoritative Londoners. Sunday Shuffle

The Spirit Of Radio - Rush.  There is a terrible movie out, Adventures Of Power, that might have ruined my Rush enjoyment.  The movie is about a weirdo that air-drums.  Rush is the pinnacle of "air-drumming" difficulty.  Neil Peart makes a cameo.  It'll be months before I can just listen to Rush without thinking of that bullshit.  I'd be rockin' my untainted ass off if I hadn't seen the movie though.

London - Queensryche.  Some untainted prog to lift my Rush taint.  Wait.…

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The Light Of Babylons Fire Buns On The Back Of Your Holiday - Thursday Shuffle

Holiday - Green Day.  I don't care for this song at all and, thus, have very little to say about it.  Trying to find beauty and joy where I can.  Move on when it's not present.  Unless I really hate it.  

Dogs Of Light - TV On The Radio.  Tonight's Shuffle is starting off with a wimper.  There's no passion on this song.  It's gonna be nap time unless things pick up.

On The Corner - The Twilight Singers.  Alright!  Some decency pops in to liven things up.  It's…

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