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Song of the Day 1/6/10

Every day, our Top 666 Songs of Alltime countdown gets one step closer #1. Wednesday’s song is #204:

LJ Murphy – Saturday’s Down

The New York noir legend’s biggest hit is this uncharacteristically quiet, haunted narrative of what’s left of a weekend watching Brooklyn’s parade of lost souls circle around Williamsburg’s McCarren Park circa 2005, before the trendoids and the yuppies took over. From his 2006 cd Mad Within Reason; there are also a million bootlegs out there and many of them are very good.

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January 5, 2010 Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert, rock music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Song of the Day 5/19/09

Every day, our top 666 songs of alltime countdown gets one step closer to #1. Tuesday’s song is #435:

LJ Murphy – Geneva Conventional

Like Clampdown by the Clash, ultimately this is about selling out. Over a stark E minor blues, the great New York noir rocker reveals what happens when you trade your conscience for whatever it is you think you need more of: “Kiss the ground, cry your tears, see what’s come of your best years.” From the classic Mad Within Reason cd, 2005. In a fortuitous stroke of fate, he’s at Banjo Jim’s tonight at 8:30.

May 19, 2009 Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment