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Currently playing song: “Isn’t It A Pity (Version One)” by George Harrison on All Things Must Pass.

Okay, I confess. I’m one of those miserable bastards whose only knowledge of the Quiet Beatle was from the recordings of the Fab Four, “Cloud Nine,” and the Traveling Wilburys (plus a vague horrified memory of “Gone Troppo”). I’m listening to Isn’t It A Pity for the first time and I’m knocked out.

Isn’t it a pity
Now, isn’t it a shame
How we break each other’s hearts
And cause each other pain
How we take each other’s love
Without thinking anymore
Forgetting to give back
Isn’t it a pity

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Currently playing song: “Well Well Well” by John Lennon on Plastic Ono Band. Good old John. I can always count on him to do some primal screaming for me when I can’t.

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Currently playing song: “Rebecca Sylvester” by Gastr Del Sol on Upgrade & Afterlife. What a weird, wonderful song by a weird, wonderful band. I think the great thing for me about this band (unfortunately defunct) is the way David Grubbs’ lyrical melodies seem so comfortable with the weird sounds that Jim O’Rourke wraps around them. Besides, how can you dislike a song that ends, “Why did the sharks watch him drown?” … I owe Tyler a big debt of gratitude for introducing me to the band (even if he did freak me out when he told me, “Their songs sound like the noise inside my head when it’s quiet”).

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Currently playing song: “Ain’t That A Groove” by James Brown on Star Time (Disc 2) The Hardest Working Man In Show Business. Ow! I just gotta gotta gotta gotta gotta gotta gotta gotta know!!! Boy, it makes working on finance cases much harder. 🙂

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Currently playing song: “Creep” by Richard Cheese on Lounge Against The Machine. This is an alarming little big band lounge Radiohead cover that almost made me hurt myself laughing. “You know, folks, I was talking with my honey the other day, my Pablo Honey, and I said to her, I said, I said, you go to my head, my Radiohead. OK Computer! When you were here before, couldn’t look you in the eye…” There’s an interview with the perpetrator here.