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Top 5: Train Songs

Top 5: Train Songs

It’s been a while since we had a top list and I figured train songs would be a great topic. So here are my Top 5 train songs: The Monkees – Last Train To Clarksville: This one has a lot of sentimental value for me and while it might not be one of the best […]

TOP FIVE – COVERS RECORDS

TOP FIVE – COVERS RECORDS

Neil Young just released a new album called A Letter Home that he recorded in a phone booth, with the conceit that he’s playing songs from his childhood over the phone to his mother on the other end. It’s all covers, and most of them have been covered extensively already (Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Tim Hardin), so I […]

TOP FIVE – FOLKS YOU WISH WERE STILL DOING STUFF

TOP FIVE – FOLKS YOU WISH WERE STILL DOING STUFF

Back in the day, these guys would play every weekend, every festival, and they kicked such ass. Then they, like, got lives or something. Come back! Make more things for me! 5. Anchor Arms – from the outside they may not have seemed so distinguished from any Gainesville late-aughts beardpunk band, but their reign of […]

TOP FIVE — SONGS ABOUT FOOD

TOP FIVE — SONGS ABOUT FOOD

Or at least tangentially about food. And like all good lists this one goes, in alphabetical order, to 11. The Band – “Home Cookin’” from A Musical History. A 1976 outtake, this is Rick Danko near his vulnerable best. Carolyn Mark & the New Best Friends – “Yanksgiving” from The Pros and Cons of Collaboration. Cooking to this song […]

NINEBULLETS READERS CHOICE AWARDS: TOP 5

NINEBULLETS READERS CHOICE AWARDS: TOP 5

Well. I asked. Y’all listed and I tallied. The result is the Top 5 of the first 1/2 of 2012 as selected by the readership. Thanks for voting! In the end, Lee Bains simply ran away from the crowd getting twice as many votes as any other album. Here’s the list: 5. Justin Townes Earle […]

GIMMIE 5: YOUR TOP 5 OF THE FIRST HALF OF 2012?

GIMMIE 5: YOUR TOP 5 OF THE FIRST HALF OF 2012?

Well. I gave you my Top 5. Charles gave you his. What are your favorite albums from the first 1/2 of the year? What album can you not believe missed our list? Let us know on a Wednesday morning.

AUTOPSY'S TOP 5 OF THE FIRST 1/2 OF 2012 (today):

AUTOPSY'S TOP 5 OF THE FIRST 1/2 OF 2012 (today):

The first half of 2012 has been pretty fucking awesome and the last 1/2 is shaping up to match (if not best) it’s opening mate. Real talk: If American Aquarium’s new album were available the whole list would have changed. That should get all y’all hot and bothered for what’s coming on the ass end […]

TOP 5: DEAD MUSICIANS YOU WANNA SEE GET THE HOLGRAM TREATMENT

TOP 5: DEAD MUSICIANS YOU WANNA SEE GET THE HOLGRAM TREATMENT

Seeing all the chatter about the Tupac hologram performance got me to thinking. Who could they hologram that I’d go see? Which then got me to thinking, who would y’all pay to see via hologram? Here are mine (not in any specific order): 5. Waylon Jennings: I never saw him but I’d go see a […]

GIMME THREE:

GIMME THREE:

It’s been a while since we had a fun little crowd participation thread and when I saw this question run across my Facebook wall I decided I’d give it a shot here. So: If you could only listen to the discography of 3 artists/bands for the remainder of your life. Who would they be? Me: […]

TOP FIVE: ARTISTS YOU'VE ONLY SEEN ONCE

TOP FIVE: ARTISTS YOU'VE ONLY SEEN ONCE

I’ve been lucky enough to see Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Willie Nelson twice each. Exactly how lucky is that? I don’t know. They’ve all toured non-stop, but Destination Florida is always up in the air. There are some artists, though, that I’m thankful I’ve had the chance to see just the once, and that […]