Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Music and Whatnot

Mostly music... Though - Sight & Sound has the results of the directors' votes up... Speaking of lists - Jim Emerson offers up another long dissection, centered on the question of great films people didn't vote for... And, from another angle - Harry Tuttle has posted a Contemporary Contemplative Cinema top ten...

Beyond lists - I've been sort of following along with the latest round of Atheist factionalizing at Freethought Blogs - it started with an essay by Jen McCreight about the conflicts between atheism and feminism, and has moved on to discussions of something they are calling Atheism+ - I suppose that link is as good (there are a lot of them at the site) as any at defining it, by answering the critics (with links) ... I'm not sure I have anything to add, but I've been reading about it and thinking about it...

Anyway - it is Friday! here are some randomly selected songs for your enjoyment or interest or just to demonstrate how many CDs I've loaded into my computer!

1. Melt-Banana - Dog Song (live)
2. James Brown and the JBs - Get Up, Get Into it, Get Involved (live)
3. Meat Puppets - Why?
4. Gang Gang Dance - Nomad for Love (Cannibal)
5. Gomez - Ping One Down (live) - lots of live songs coming up today - you'd thing iTunes was planning this!
6. Blind Willie McTell - I Keep on Drinkin'
7. White Stripes - Fell in Love With a Girl
8. Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
9. Captain Beefheart - Sweet Sweet Bulbs
10. Sister Rosetta Tharp - All Alone

And a video? of course! It's hard not to post James Brown when you can find the song...

And combining a couple of the acts on the list - White Stripes covering Blind Willie McTell:

Have a good weekend, people!

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