• Song 403: The Needle Has Landed
    Neko Case’s “Fox Confessor Brings the Flood” could be my favorite album of 2006. It brings back memories of working out with weights at the YMCA, and of vacationing with family in Montana. It’s an album that I had on heavy rotation for my personal listening for a long time.
  • Song 404: America
    They should play this song before sports events. And we could all wear gabardine suits. I don’t even know what gabardine is. Sounds uncomfortable.
  • Song 405: Miss Shapiro
    Phil Manzanera and Brian Eno put together one of the most underrated album gems of the 1970s with Diamond Head. Miss Shapiro is a great cut from the album.
  • Song 406: Tighter and Tighter
    I don’t know much about Alive N’ Kicking, but I love this 1970 version of Tighter and Tighter.
  • Song 407: Astradyne
    One of my favorite instrumentals from my vinyl collection days. Astradyne, from the album Vienna by Ultravox, is pretty much dominated by synthesizers and a fantastic opening to the album.
  • Song 408: Way Down Now
    Karl Wallinger, the force behind World Party, passed away last week. World Party had some great albums in the late 80s and early 90s, and my favorite was Goodbye Jumbo. And my favorite track – Way Down Now – had classic lyrics.