Friday, January 11, 2008

10-Track Mind: Bonus Tracks

I’m not sure any one is interested in reading more about what I was listening to on my iPod, but because writing a blog is a self-indulgent exercise anyway, here goes.

2. Ice T, “New Jack Hustler,” O.G.: Original Gangster
My brother and I, both huge hip hop fans, were refused entry to see New Jack City because we were underage and living in Lancaster County. Frankly, I’m a little surprised the movie even played in our town. Not wanting us to go away empty handed (or without forking over our allowance money to Manor Cinema), the ticket window woman suggested we might see the PG-13 rated Career Opportunities. It was not about the Clash and it was such a god-awful movie that even Jennifer Connelly couldn't save it.

5.) The Decemberists, “Shankill Butchers,” The Crane Wife
"Who are you calling, 'Boring'?" I snapped this picture while Colin Meloy was doing an interview with someone else. I skipped their performance at Bonnaroo in favor of something else.

7.) The Hold Steady, “Your Little Hoodrat Friend,” Live at Lollapalooza 2006
I took these pictures during the Hold Steady's set, and I play Concertgoer #96 in the YouTube videos below.

9.) The Mountain Goats, “Weekend in Western Illinois,” Full Force Galesburg
I have a friend who hails from just outside Galesburg, and this song and album always make me think of her. I took these pictures one weekend at the 2006 Pitchfork Music Festival in Northern Illinois (Chicago).