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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/30/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

I hope Gwen Stefani and Pharrell are paying royalties to Prince for "Hollaback Girl." Prince, "Housequake" Beach House, "Norway" Toby Keith, "That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy" jj, "Things Will Never Be the Same Again" UCB, "100 Men"...

By Chris Richards  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/29/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

The best Buzzcocks jam of them all. Buzzcocks, "Why Can't I Touch It?" Morrissey, "Certain People I Know" Disappears, "Old Friend" Smog, "Four Hearts In a Can" Electrelane, "Birds"...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/28/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for this morning

The dawn of Winter, while it is freezing, has ushered in yet another season, and another reason... Ella Fitzergald, "Makin' Whoopee" Earnest Jackson, "Love and Happiness" PJ Morton, "Galaxy" Mos Def, "Brown Sugar" Mairi Campbell, "Auld Lang Syne"...

By Erin Williams  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/27/2010

Click shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

Something I learned at a karaoke bar over the holiday weekend: The following songs are hard to sing. Kelis, ft. Andre 3000, "Millionaire" Usher, "Confessions, Pt. 2" Mariah Carey ft. Jay-Z, "Heartbreaker" R. Kelly, "Ignition (Remix)" Soul II Soul,...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 12/23/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

More rap videos with waterfalls in 2011, please. Souls of Mischief, "93 'til Infinity" Jawbreaker, "Oyster" Terry Callier, "What Color is Love" Danielle Peck, "Bad for Me" Herbie Hancock, "Rockit"...

By Chris Richards  |  09:15 AM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 12/22/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

I hear so many new artists aspiring to the delirious heights of Green Gartside of Scritti Politti. Noble goals! Scritti Politti, "The Boom Boom Bap" Robyn, "Hang With Me" The Dave Pell Singers, "Oh, Calcutta" Tune-Yards, "Real Life Flesh"...

By Chris Richards  |  09:15 AM ET, 12/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/21/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for this morning

This is one of those songs that you hear at a party, completely bust a move, then spend the next week humming it under your breath going "But who SANG that?" When you find out, it's always a great...

By Erin Williams  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 12/20/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

This one goes out to Chris Richards, stuck at Heathrow Airport all weekend and until further notice... The Saints, "I'm Stranded" Felt, "Red Indians" The Jesus & Mary Chain, "My Little Underground" The Slits, "Shoplifting" McCarthy, "Keep an Open...

By David Malitz  |  10:15 AM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/17/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

LL Cool J: "I Need a Beat" Oni Ayhun: "OAR003" The Mantles: "Don't Lie" T La Rock: "It's Yours" Deerhunter: "Desire Lines"...

By Aaron Leitko  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 12/15/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

During this month of year-end, best-of lists, let's take time to remember the best album of 2006. Destroyer, "Your Blood" Dead Moon, "Rescue" Len Bright Combo, "Shirt Without a Heart" Young Prisms, "These Days" Modest Mouse, "Bankrupt on Selling"...

By David Malitz  |  09:35 AM ET, 12/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 12/14/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

Say, say, say what you want, this song will always be awesome. Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, "Say, Say, Say" T.I., "Why You Wanna" Minnie Riperton, "Memory Lane" Rotary Connection, "Silent Night Chant" Miguel feat. J. Cole, "All I...

By Erin Williams  |  09:50 AM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 12/13/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

Maybe Craig Finn's finest hour, with the right mixture of funny and sappy. The Hold Steady, "Stevie Nix" Nirvana, "Son of a Gun" Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, "Lightnin' Rod" The Birthday Party, "Release the Bats" Mission of Burma, "Progress"...

By David Malitz  |  10:45 AM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/10/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

-Cappuccino, "Hell Dance With Me" -Julianna Barwick, "Bode" -Stellar Om Source, "Island Best" -Fugazi, "Burning" -Apples in Stereo, "Strawberry Fire"...

By Aaron Leitko  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/09/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

Little known fact -- Tom Petty's backing band is only the second best band named the Heartbreakers. Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers, "Born to Lose" M.I.A., "Galang" Bill Callahan, "Sycamore" Cass McCombs, "I Went to the Hospital" The Amps,...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 12/08/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

We say this every morning, but what a great song. Mississippi Fred McDowell, "Goin' Down to the River" Ofra Haza, "Im Nin 'alu" Mirwais, "Naive Song" Oneohtrix Point Never, "Actual Air" The Fall, "Bingo Masters Break Out"...

By Chris Richards  |  08:30 AM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/06/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

Thanks YouTube user athenathon77 for using this Ray Lynch tune to score video footage of golden leaves rustling somewhere in Japan. I'm not ready to let go of autumn yet. Ray Lynch, "Celestial Soda Pop" Ashton Shepherd, "Takin' Off...

By Chris Richards  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/03/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

Vintage Kraftwerk concert footage is the best. They look like they're operating an air traffic control tower. Kraftwerk, "The Model" Slim Thug, "I Ain't Heard of That" Noel, "Silent Morning" Judee Sill, "Crayon Angels" Wolves in the Throne Room,...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 12/02/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

This song remains incredibly creepy -- but check out Oran's apartment! Oran "Juice" Jones, "The Rain" Belkis Akkale, "Daglar" Archers of Loaf, "Web in Front" Cassie, "Me & U" Thin Lizzy, "Romeo and the Lonely Girl"...

By Chris Richards  |  09:15 AM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 12/01/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

Usually YouTube comments are the lowest form of human communication, completely lacking in any insight, and often making you stupider for having read them. But the top comment for this song really nails it: "This [expletive] will never be...

By David Malitz  |  09:45 AM ET, 12/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/30/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for this morning

Pairing straightforward lyrics about his woman with some mean harmonica, Little Walter makes you feel his passion. Little Walter,"My Babe" Stevie Wonder, "It Ain't No Use" Kid Cudi, "Ashin Kusher" Stan Getz, "Autumn Leaves" Mystikal, "Bouncin' Back"...

By Erin Williams  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 11/29/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

Don't believe the TSA pat-down hype! Instead, calm your nerves with Brian Eno's finest recording. Brian Eno, "Music for Airports (1/1)" Crosby, Stills & Nash, "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" Don Williams, "You're My Best Friend" In Deep, "Last Night...

By Chris Richards  |  09:15 AM ET, 11/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/24/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

The whole Ricky Rozay alias is kinda fitting -- this song gets better and better with time. Rick Ross, "Aston Martin Music" Matthew Dear, "Dog Days" Res, "They Say Vision" Young Prisms, "These Days" Porter Wagoner, "Cold Hard Facts...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/23/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

At the Liturgy show this past Friday (which was both incredibly loud and spiritually uplifting) a Pere Ubu song played as the band set its gear up. Almost simultaneously I said, "I really love Pere Ubu" and Chris said,...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/19/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

The story goes that this song, released in 1982, was about John Lennon. Apparently that story is not true. This song still rules, though. Translator, "Everywhere That I'm Not" Reigning Sound, "Break It" The Majestic Arrows, "We Love Together"...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 11/18/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

Thump, thump, thump, thump... The Knife, "Heatbeats" Annie, "Heartbeat" Taana Gardner, "Heartbeat" Wire, "Heartbeat" Wham!, "Heartbeat"...

By Chris Richards  |  08:30 AM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/17/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

Perhaps the most beautiful song from perhaps the most-gorgeous-and-least-known album I own. Nelson Angelo e Joyce, "Comunhao" Dolly Parton, "Jolene" Terry Riley, "A Rainbow in Curved Air" Bun B, "Get Throwed" Sade, "By Your Side"...

By Chris Richards  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 11/16/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

The lyrics are this song are so dated, but the song's message is still relevant: when your relationship is in trouble, blame it on the phone. New Edition, "Mr. Telephone Man" Kelly Clarkson, "Miss Independent" Tupac, "Toss It Up"...

By Erin Williams  |  08:45 AM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 11/15/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

Waylon serves it cold, Black Flag serves it hot. Waylon Jennings, "Mental Revenge" Black Flag, "Revenge" oOoOO, "Seaww" Katy Perry, "Teenage Dream" Cheap Trick, "Surrender"...

By Chris Richards  |  09:15 AM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/12/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

May your weekend be as cosmic as this mind-expanding Herbie Hancock cut. Herbie Hancock, "Hidden Shadows" Ciara, "Promise" Ride, "Vapour Trail" Camberwell Now, "Spirit of Dunkirk" Billy Ocean, "Caribbean Queen"...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 11/11/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

I've started so many mornings with Robert Wyatt's music, I associate his voice with the smell of coffee, the taste of Aquafresh and the anxiety of being late for work. (His singing often helps such anxieties evaporate -- sorry...

By Chris Richards  |  08:45 AM ET, 11/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 11/10/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

Let's start the day with an accidental-stalker anthem, shall we? Sunny Sweeney, "From a Table Away" Wipers, "Tragedy" Paul Wall, "Sittin' Sidewayz" Montgomery Gentry, "Gone" Phoenix, "If I Ever Feel Better"...

By Chris Richards  |  09:32 AM ET, 11/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 11/09/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Erin Williams Because is there any other standard to hold yourself to? B.T. Express, "Do It 'Til You're Satisfied" Asher Roth feat. Cee-Lo, "Be By Myself" Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, "Ooo Baby Baby" Christina Aguilera, "Fighter" Dirty...

By Erin Williams  |  08:45 AM ET, 11/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 11/08/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

Last winter's Snowmageddon was almost entirely soundtracked by Destroyer's "Your Blues." It almost makes me wish for more crippling storms this year. Destroyer, "New Ways of Living" Another Sunny Day, "Anorak City" BLO, "Chant to Mother Earth" Smog, "Say...

By David Malitz  |  10:07 AM ET, 11/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 11/05/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

Sometimes you only need five lines a bunch of times. Sometimes not even that much. R.E.M., "Talk About the Passion" Big Troubles, "Bite Your Tongue" The Weirdos, "Life of Crime" Love Is All, "Spinning and Scratching" Pere Ubu, "I...

By David Malitz  |  10:18 AM ET, 11/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/04/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By Chris Richards In my fantasy fantasy basketball league -- one where I only choose the music -- Portico Quartet provides the Los Angeles Clippers theme music. Portico Quartet, "Clipper" Lil Mama, "Lip Gloss" Cassie, "Long Way 2 Go"...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/03/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Chris Richards Reading the New Yorker and wondering if Roz Chast had a bad experience at a Dickies show. The Dickies, "Banana Splits" Gal Costa, "Com Medo, Com Pedro" Crocodiles, "I Wanna Kill" Lindsay Buckingham, "Trouble" Jay-Z feat....

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/02/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Erin Williams Instrumental bands have the ability to give new life to even the most popular of songs - where do you think karaoke would be today if not for the words being stripped from your favorite melodies?...

By Erin Williams  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/01/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Chris Richards We closed out last week on Click Track with Marvin. Let's kick off this week with Marvin. Marvin Gaye, "Trouble Man" Taylor Swift, "Back to December" Deerhunter, "Revival" Joe Diffie, "Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 10/29/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By David Malitz I like when bands name an album after a song that ends up not making the album. The Jesus & Mary Chain, "Psycho Candy" St. Vincent, "All My Stars Aligned" Gaunt, "Ohio" Nation of Ulysses, "You're...

By David Malitz  |  09:44 AM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 10/28/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By David Malitz It took me a good few years to finally understand the final lyrics of this song. "She keeps it pumping straight to my heart" makes so much more sense than "she gives a perfect strain on...

By David Malitz  |  08:45 AM ET, 10/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/27/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Chris Richards "Put the Word Out" is one of those rare songs where the intro is so good, it feels a little disappointing when the song finally kicks in. Heatwave, "Put the Word Out" Curren$y, "King Kong" Ray...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 10/26/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

by Erin Williams I don't think I am dressing up this year, but I definitely have the perfect lead-in song for the upcoming Halloween weekend. Rockwell, "Somebody's Watching Me" John Coltrane, "My Favorite Things" Macy Gray feat. Bobby Brown,...

By Erin Williams  |  09:28 AM ET, 10/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/25/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Chris Richards I think I'd see any new Tom Cruise movie if there was a Tangerine Dream score involved. Tangerine Dream, "Love on a Real Train" Mary J. Blige, "I'm Going Down" George Strait, "Ocean Front Property" Pharaoh...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 10/22/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Chris Richards Anyone know of any good hops happening this weekend? XTC, "Life Begins at the Hop" Nocera, "Summertime Summertime" Vern Gosdin, "That Just About Does It" Showboyz, "Triggerman 2000" Scritti Politti, "Perfect Way"...

By Chris Richards  |  10:30 AM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 10/21/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By Chris Richards Four great songs I heard at the grocery store the other day. Robert Palmer, "Didn't Mean to Turn You On" Mariah Carey, "We Belong Together" Big Country, "In A Big Country" Go West, "King of Wishful...

By Chris Richards  |  09:30 AM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 10/20/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Chris Richards In the early '80s, supremely funky post-disco megajams flowed like tap water. I was too young to remember those days, but I do regret missing S.O.S. Band's free concert at Fort Dupont Park in August. S.O.S....

By Chris Richards  |  08:30 AM ET, 10/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 10/19/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Erin Williams As a fellow bike rider, this song is a compliment to the coolness of zipping around on a two-wheeled vehicle and the practicality of it all: "Bypass the gas, stop the traffic lights/I get around round...

By Erin Williams  |  09:45 AM ET, 10/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 10/18/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By David Malitz No current band is doing '60s throwback jangle pop better than this San Francisco foursome. The Mantles, "Don't Lie" M.I.A., "Bingo" Fungi Girls, "Turquoise Hotel" Pink Mountaintops, "Vampire (Let the Right One In)" Prinzhorn Dance School,...

By David Malitz  |  09:55 AM ET, 10/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 10/15/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By David Malitz Let this serve as a semi-regular reminder to discover or re-discover one of the most efficiently awesome rock bands currently in existence. Future of the Left, "Arming Eritrea" Mountain Man, "Soft Skin" Monorchid, "Beard of Bees"...

By David Malitz  |  09:10 AM ET, 10/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 10/14/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By Chris Richards When Heath Ledger died in 2008, all I could think of was one of his lines from the 1999 teen comedy "Ten Things I Hate About You." Watching a band perform, (Save Ferris, maybe?) he laments...

By Chris Richards  |  08:45 AM ET, 10/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 10/13/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Erin Williams Remember when Lenny Kravitz performed "Lady" in that Gap ad with Sarah Jessica Parker from 2004? I bought the album, "Baptism," for this one song and never listened to another track on it. Lenny Kravitz, "Lady"...

By Erin Williams  |  08:45 AM ET, 10/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 10/12/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By David Malitz Because of singer Timmy Taylor's tragic death in 1997 that cut the band's career short these Ohio spazz-rockers are being left out of the "we love everything that happened in the '90s" love fest. Too bad,...

By David Malitz  |  09:19 AM ET, 10/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/11/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Chris Richards Raise your hand if you grew up in the Washington punk scene and learned about Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan from Fugazi in 1991. Fugazi, "Dear Justice Letter" Portishead, "Sour Times" Jaheim, "Fabulous" Toni Braxton,...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/08/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Chris Richards Most heartbreaking title track/album cover combo of all time? Gloria Scott, "What Am I Gonna Do." Joe Nichols, "Another Side of You" Hank Williams, "Move It On Over" Rotary Connection, "Memory Band" Sandy Bull, "Blend Part...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 10/07/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By Erin Williams I can't think of a better group to inject a big dose of funk into your day than Sly and the Family Stone, from their 1973 album "Fresh". Sly and the Family Stone, "If You Want...

By Erin Williams  |  09:30 AM ET, 10/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/06/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Chris Richards Do you remember N'Sync's "Gone?" Do you remember this Spanish version? N'Sync, "Gone" Gucci Mane, "Missing" Fugazi, "Bed For the Scraping" Amerie, "Why Don't We Fall in Love" Lady Kym, "I Don't Know Why"...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/05/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Erin Williams DJ Jazzy Jeff, I'm glad you are back in my iPod rotation again! This song from Jazzy Jeff's 2007 album "Return of the Magnificent" waxes about first loves and serves as a reminder that the DJ...

By Erin Williams  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/04/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Chris Richards Before San Diego rock band the Muslims changed its name to the Soft Pack, the band apparently had a totally different rhythm section and a thing for Cosby sweaters. The Muslims, "Extinction" Too Short, "Blow the...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 10/01/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Chris Richards A few years after his big (posthumous) resurgence, Arthur Russell still sounds so far ahead of his time. Arthur Russell, "Get Around To It" Gangsta Boo, "Where Dem Dollas At" Zola Jesus, "Night" Versus, "Thera" Trick...

By Chris Richards  |  09:30 AM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 09/30/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By David Malitz Kind of a generic Velvets song but the non sequiturs after each proper line make it a winner. The Velvet Underground, "Temptation Inside Your Heart" The Pixies, "Ana" Times New Viking, "Call and Respond" Smog, "I...

By David Malitz  |  09:45 AM ET, 09/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 09/29/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Erin Williams Marvin Gaye, another DC native son, was just beginning to make his mark at Motown when he released this song back in 1962. Listen for background vocals by future girl-group sensation Martha Reeves and the Vandellas....

By Click Track  |  09:15 AM ET, 09/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/28/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By David Malitz Those dueling guitars and sharp, slicing solos are obviously the trademark, but Tom Verlaine's vocals are the best part of this song. Television, "Marquee Moon" Camera Obscura, "Country Mile" Wavves, "Linus Spacehead" The Fall, "The NWRA"...

By David Malitz  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 09/27/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By David Malitz Any indie pop band you read about these days where the word "shambolic" is used to describe them, they likely owe a ton of gratitude to the Shop Assistants. Shop Assistants, "Safety Net" Holly Golightly, "Walk...

By David Malitz  |  09:20 AM ET, 09/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/24/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Chris Richards The Hundred in the Hands makes my mixtape of tunes comparing the human heart to various types of drums. The Hundred in the Hands, "Tom Tom" Screaming Females, "Boyfriend" Danzig, "She Rides" Chic, "Everybody Dance" George...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 09/23/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By Erin Williams To get your morning going, here's hometown hero Wale with a song from his 2007 mixtape "100 Miles and Running" -- before Seinfeld became his muse. Wale, "W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E." Sam Cooke & The Soul Stirrers, "Mean Old...

By Erin Williams  |  09:45 AM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 09/22/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By David Malitz Appropriately hypnotic for a song called "Pendulum." I'd be hard pressed to name 10 current bands better than Broadcast. Broadcast, "Pendulum" Circulatory System, "Woodpecker Greeting Worker Ant" Cindy & the Playmates, "Don't Stop This Train" Stereo...

By David Malitz  |  09:45 AM ET, 09/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 09/21/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By David Malitz Fall is just about here and that means it's time to start listening to lots of Felt. Most of my favorite bands would probably be categorized as fall bands. Also, The Fall. Felt, "Dismantled King Is...

By David Malitz  |  08:55 AM ET, 09/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 09/20/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Chris Richards If I ever buy a car, this Seger cut will definitely be on my driving mix. Bob Seger, "Against the Wind" Sandford Ponder, "Water Garden" Aaliyah, "Rock the Boat" Graham Nash, "Simple Man" Glasser, "Ring"...

By Chris Richards  |  08:45 AM ET, 09/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 09/17/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Joe Heim I don't know if my iPod has a mopey mode, but it sure felt like it this morning when the shuffle offered this stretch of songs. Not exactly a pick-up for the walk to work. Rufus...

By Joe Heim  |  09:15 AM ET, 09/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 09/15/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By David Malitz "Figure 8" will never be my favorite Elliott Smith record, but it may have the highest highlights. This is one of them. Elliott Smith, "Stupidity Tries" Clinic, "Internal Wrangler" Buddy Holly, "Words of Love" Box Elders,...

By David Malitz  |  08:15 AM ET, 09/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/14/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Chris Richards Proof that everyone danced better in the '80s and perhaps the finest (only?) example of what one might call "Inspector Gadget" chic. Righeira, "Vamos a la Playa" Deftones, "My Own Summer (Shove It)" Maxayn, "Cried My...

By Chris Richards  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 09/10/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By David Malitz The Strokes are booked for a Tommy Hilfiger 25th Anniversary Party in New York on Sunday, part of Fashion Week. Well, this song still rules. The Strokes, "Hard to Explain" Magic Kids, "Sailin" 13th Floor Elevators,...

By David Malitz  |  09:28 AM ET, 09/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/09/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By David Malitz The Glasser album has been on repeat for the last week or so. It's a bit like the band two down on the list, Beach House, except sharp instead of soft. Both gorgeous. Also the fanmade...

By David Malitz  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 09/08/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Erin Williams The Roots produced John Legend's forthcoming album, "Wake Up!" Listen to their interpretation of this stirring Bill Withers song. John Legend and the Roots, "I Can't Write Left Handed" Sheryl Crow, "Eye To Eye" Sam Cooke,...

By Erin Williams  |  08:15 AM ET, 09/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/07/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Chris Richards Few tunes capture the changing of the seasons quite like this incredibly gorgeous end-of-summer bummer-jam from Mr. Graham Nash and friends. - Crosby, Stills & Nash, "Just A Song Before I Go" - Glasser, "Apply" -...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/06/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Chris Richards My computer coughed up one of my favorite Christmas songs. Happy Labor Day? - The Waitresses, "Christmas Wrapping" - Taylor Swift, "Mine" - Vybz Kartel, "Emergency" - Treepeople, "Something Vicious for Tomorrow" - Thelonious Monk, "Brilliant...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/03/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Chris Richards "Cold Gettin' Dumb" might be my favorite Mantronix-produced non-Mantronix track, and "G-Spot" might be my favorite Prince-penned non-Prince track. - Just Ice, "Cold Gettin' Dumb" - Jill Jones, "G-Spot" - Faith No More, "Midlife Crisis" -...

By Chris Richards  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/02/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By Erin Williams As the season unofficially draws to a close with the onset of Labor Day, let's all say "bye bye bye" to summertime with Sly and the Family Stone. Sly and the Family Stone, "Hot Fun in...

By Erin Williams  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 09/01/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Chris Richards Songs written while living in exile are definitely the saddest. Caetano Veloso, "Maria Bethania" Eightball and MJG, "Daylight" The Flirts, "Passion" Prince Royce, "Corazon Sin Cara" Mariah Carey, "We Belong Together"...

By Chris Richards  |  08:45 AM ET, 09/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 08/31/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By David Malitz "LDN" is an appropriate song to pop up on the last day of August, a sort of farewell to summer. Lily Allen, "LDN" Morrissey, "I Like You" Joy Division, "Disorder" The Fresh & Onlys, "Feelings In...

By David Malitz  |  08:30 AM ET, 08/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 08/30/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Erin Williams Get the work week started with a kick from The O'Jays, who know that now matter what, it's never less than four days away. The O'Jays, Livin' For The Weekend Jennifer Lopez, "If You Had My...

By Erin Williams  |  08:15 AM ET, 08/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 08/27/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Erin Williams Get the weekend started with just a handful of the covers and samples that were inspired by Michael Jackson, and check out some of our great stories on him - the King of Pop would have...

By Erin Williams  |  08:15 AM ET, 08/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 08/26/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By Erin Williams Is it just me, or does it seem like songs don't have a Part Two anymore? It was common for songs to have a part one, with song and lyrics, and then there was a follow...

By Erin Williams  |  08:15 AM ET, 08/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 08/25/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By David Malitz Here's a nice mid-week pick-me-up courtesy of one of the very best the U.K. gave us in the '80s. It's not the hip-hop group Felt; I won't be mistakenly clicking on those links anymore. Felt, "All...

By David Malitz  |  08:15 AM ET, 08/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 08/23/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By David Malitz An Elastica reunion would do pretty big business, yeah? I mean, you'd rather see that than a Weezer "Blue Album"/"Pinkerton" tour, right? No? Just us? Elastica, "Stutter" Hunx and His Punx, "Teardrops on My Telephone" Alemayehu...

By David Malitz  |  08:15 AM ET, 08/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 08/20/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By David Malitz This song really reminds me of "We Live Again" from Beck's "Mutations." Maybe I'm just making that up. Charlotte Gainsbourg, "In the End" Depeche Mode, "A Question of Time" The Soft Boys, "Tonight" John Phillips, "Someone's...

By David Malitz  |  08:15 AM ET, 08/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/19/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By Chris Richards Pardon me while I recycle a tweet: "Gaga, Katy, Ke$ha, La Roux, everyone on the radio owe everything to Madonna. But did Gwen kickstart 2010-pop in 2004?" - Gwen Stefani, "What You Waiting For?" - Indoor...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/18/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Aaron Leitko I'd like to thank Pavement's Steve Malkmus for wearing a Joggers t-shirt in this GQ article and, thus, reminding me what an awesome guitarist Ben Whitesides is. - The Joggers, "Ziggurat Traffic" - The Black Angels,...

By Aaron Leitko  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle | Tags:  Islaja, The Black Angels, The Creation, The Joggers, Thee Oh Sees

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 08/17/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Chris Richards The next full moon is a week from today, but allow us to get ahead of the curve with this forgotten Brandy gem. - Brandy, "Full Moon" - Wally Badarou, "Hi-Life" - Black Flag, "Jealous Again"...

By Chris Richards  |  08:45 AM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 08/16/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By David Malitz One of my favorite ever solos in that Velvets jam. The Velvet Underground, "Oh! Sweet Nuthin'" Titus Andronicus, "My Time Outside the Womb" Talking Heads, "Tentative Decisions" The White Stripes, "I Can Learn" The Smiths, "Girlfriend...

By David Malitz  |  08:45 AM ET, 08/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 08/13/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By David Malitz When trying to name a band a few bands ago we almost landed on Doctor Annabel, taken from the refrain of this song from "Slates" mini-album, which I might argue is the best Fall release on...

By David Malitz  |  08:15 AM ET, 08/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 08/12/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By Chris Richards Lil B's "God love me" line at 2:19 has changed my feelings about birthdays. - Lil B, "B.O.R. (Birth of Rap)" - That Dog, "Never Say Never" - Can, "Chain Reaction" - T.I., "Rubber Band Man"...

By Chris Richards  |  08:45 AM ET, 08/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 08/11/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By David Malitz As much as I generally dislike full album shows, I've got a twinge of regret about missing Spiritualized perform "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space" backed by an orchestra and choir at Radio City...

By David Malitz  |  08:15 AM ET, 08/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 08/09/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By David Malitz If you miss Jay Reatard make sure you don't miss Ty Segall when he plays at DC9 on Wednesday. He plays the same sort of punchy, rapidfire garage-punk, just a bit more ... Californized. Ty Segall,...

By David Malitz  |  10:15 AM ET, 08/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/06/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Chris Richards In which we realize that we love more than a couple artists from Alabama right now. - Yelawolf, "Pop the Trunk" - Jamey Johnson, "Macon" - Ashton Shepherd, "Sounds So Good" - G-Side, "So Wonderful"...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/05/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday Morning

By Aaron Leitko I've only ever dyed my hair once. It was the same night I heard this song for the first time. -X, "The World's a Mess; It's In My Kiss" -La Roux, "Armour Love" -Animotion, "I Engineer"...

By Aaron Leitko  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle | Tags:  Animotion, La Roux, Sun Araw, Wimple Winch, X

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/04/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By David Malitz I requested this early '90s classic multiple times during WHFS's lunchtime "Flashback Cafe" show. Material Issue, "Valerie Loves Me" The Dutchess & the Duke, "Reservoir Park" Blur, "Star Shaped" Orange Juice, "Falling and Laughing" Smog, "Red...

By David Malitz  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/03/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Chris Richards Washingtonians know "Rock Creek Park" by the Blackbyrds as one of the finest summer jams to ever spring from our fair city. But "Dominoes" by the band's mentor Donald Byrd proves that they might have learned...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/30/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Aaron Leitko My five favorite school bus jams of 1991. Honorable mention to the "Ballroom Blitz" ("Wayne's World" version). -The Dead Milkmen, "Dean's Dream" -Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Breaking the Girl" -Queen, "Bohemian Rhapsody" -Nirvana, "On A Plain"...

By Aaron Leitko  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle | Tags:  Metallica, Nirvana, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Dead Milkmen

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/29/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By David Malitz Imagine my shock when I typed that Pooh Sticks song into YouTube expecting to find nothing only to find a performance from a reunion show - first in 17 years - that happened on Sunday. I...

By David Malitz  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/28/2010

Clicky Shuffle: Random songs for a Wednesday morning

By Aaron Leitko Maybe I'm all alone here, but I think the Grateful Dead's studio records are way cooler than the concert bootlegs/live albums. It was just so weird, particularly the early stuff. Makes Jefferson Airplane sound like Peter,...

By Aaron Leitko  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle | Tags:  built to spill, clicky shuffle, common, deerhunter, grateful dead, hot snakes

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/27/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Allison Stewart Because TV gives us so much, and asks so little, I thought I'd serve up some awesome songs I discovered on TV. Note the Avett Brothers link, which leads to the only "Friday Night Lights" mixtape...

By Allison Stewart  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/26/2010

Clicky Shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Aaron Leitko Dungen built its reputation on blazing Hendrix-style guitar riffs and prog-rock with a capital "P." But when it's time to slip into something more comfortable, these Swedish psych-rockers have you covered there, too. -Dungen, "Ingenting Ar...

By Aaron Leitko  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle | Tags:  dungen, med, mr raoul k, tim cohen, vijay iyer

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/23/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Chris Richards Blogosphere, schmogosphere. I first heard this gorgeous, hiccupy Four Tet song in a brick and mortar record store. (They actually still exist.) - Four Tet, "Angel Echoes" - Belkis Akkale, "Ilvanlim" - Rusko feat. Amber Coffman,...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/22/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By Chris Richards If you and I compared our top-twenty-albums-of-all-time list, we might see a few names overlap: The Beatles, Prince, Micheal Jackson, OutKast, Joni Mitchell, Led Zep, etc. But if you have new age synth-tamer J.D. Emmanuel on...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/21/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By David Malitz To see very large men play very grungy rock, use chainsaws in the woods and then set things on fire, watch the video above. Beavis and Butthead's dream come true. Tad, "Wood Goblins" Jay Reatard, "In...

By David Malitz  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/20/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By David Malitz Oxford Collapse were a nifty enough little jittery indie rock band, but this one song is really all you need, one of the best random bursts of tangled, nervous energy from last decade. Oxford Collapse, "Please...

By David Malitz  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/19/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Chris Richards Just wondering how "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" became a wedding DJ staple while "International Players Anthem (I Choose You)" did not. - UGK feat. OutKast, "International Players Anthem (I Choose You)" - Stacy...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:08 AM ET, 07/16/2010

Clicky Shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Aaron Leitko The best wake-up song ever, at least in my opinion. Pharoah Sanders didn't know it in 1964, but he was actually performing the ultimate 9-minute alarm clock ring-tone. -Pharoah Sanders, "Prince of Peace" -Wally Badarou, "Jungle"...

By Aaron Leitko  |  12:08 AM ET, 07/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/15/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By David Malitz The Embarrassment one of those bands that fell through the cracks in the early '80s, not quite punk, not quite pop and from Witchita, Kan., that'll do it to you. "Sex Drive" is their best-known "hit."...

By David Malitz  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/14/2010

Clicky Shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Aaron Leitko Sometimes you just can't get a song out your head...for 12 months. -The Fresh & Only's, "Peacock & Wing" -Woods, "Blood Dries Darker" -Chaz Jankel ft. Laura Weymouth, "Whisper" -The Dells (Ron Hardy Edit), "No Way...

By Aaron Leitko  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle | Tags:  Augustus Pablo, Chaz Jankel, Ron Hardy, The Dells, The Fresh & Only's, Woods

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/13/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Chris Richards I know I've been talking a lot about The-Dream lately, but doesn't the late Jermaine Stewart sound a whole lot like Mr. Terius Nash? They share that strange, wonderful, pinched vocal register. But I doubt The-Dream...

By Chris Richards  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/12/2010

Clicky Shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Aaron Leitko Personally, I think Mike Mills is the most important member of R.E.M. Not only is he a good bassist, he's always waiting in the wings with an excellent vocal hook. He's sort of the R. Kelly...

By Aaron Leitko  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle | Tags:  Love Tractor, R.E.M., Raccoo-oo-oon, Sylvester, Unrest

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 07/09/2010

Clicky Shuffle: Random songs for a Friday morning

By Aaron Leitko I first heard A.R. Kane's "i" a couple of years ago when my old boss unceremoniously cast his copy into a trash/give-away bin outside of his office. It was a little too close to Fine Young...

By Aaron Leitko  |  09:30 AM ET, 07/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle | Tags:  a.r. kane, flin flon, george smallwood, new world aquarium, teenage fanclub

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/08/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By David Malitz I'm skeptical that the upcoming Strokes album will be any good but we can't refer to the band as a one-album wonder. "Room On Fire" is consistently awesome, all 11 songs, just like its predecessor. The...

By David Malitz  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 07/07/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Chris Richards For teens of the '90s, gleaning romance tips from your favorite band was dangerous stuff. This article reminded me of all the reasons not to like Pavement, but made me realize that I could probably write...

By Chris Richards  |  08:55 AM ET, 07/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/06/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By David Malitz Spoon never plays anything off of debut album "Telephono" anymore, which makes sense since its agitated, Pixies-esque tunes don't really fit with the new, sleeker sound. I'm hoping they break out a few songs from it...

By David Malitz  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/05/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Chris Richards Another side of the late, great Link Wray. 1. Link Wray, "Fire and Brimstone" 2. Tom Ze, "Dor e Dor" 3. Nivea, "Laundromat" 4. Best Coast, "In My Room" 5. Omarion, "Entourage"...

By Chris Richards  |  10:00 AM ET, 07/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/02/2010

Clicky Shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Aaron Leitko The Brothers Johnson version of "Strawberry Letter #23" was a modest hit, but ignored it forever, content with Shuggie Otis' original version. This one's a tad funkier. -The Brothers Johnson, "Strawberry Letter #23" -Kleeer, "Intimate Connection"...

By Aaron Leitko  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle | Tags:  De La Soul, Frankie Rose, Kleeer, The Brothers Johnson, The Halo Benders

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/01/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By Chris Richards Did Al B. Sure! mark the dawn of R&B dudes adopting hip-hop-ish stage names that utilize unnecessary punctuation? Think about it. Without Sure!, The-Dream may have never found his inner hyphen. - Al B. Sure!, "Night...

By Chris Richards  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/30/2010

Clicky Shuffle: Random songs for a Tuesday morning

By Aaron Leitko When it comes to the 13th Floor Elevators, people always want to talk about Roky Erickson. But hey, Stacy Sutherland had a few choice moments behind the mic, too. -13th Floor Elevators, "Nobody to Love" -Fabulous...

By The Reliable Source  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle | Tags:  13th Floor Elevators, Coloured Balls, Fabulous Diamonds, Ollie & the Nightingales, Rayon Beach

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/29/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By David Malitz Chris and I agree on lots of music. We disagree on some. One of the bands we don't see eye to eye on - Belle & Sebastian. I'm pro, he's con. "You Don't Send Me" wouldn't...

By David Malitz  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 06/28/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Chris Richards Nothing says Monday-morning-with-temperatures-approaching-the-high-90s quite like a cut from Kevin Drumm's "Sheer Hellish Miasma" album. Master Fleet (above) keeps it cooler. - Kevin Drumm, "Hitting the Pavement" - Faron Young, "Hello Walls" - Baroness, "A Horse Called...

By Chris Richards  |  08:39 AM ET, 06/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/25/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Chris Richards Maybe it's an associative result of listening to Beach House's new album incessantly in January, but "Norway" can make me feel very, very cool on a very, very hot day. - Beach House, "Norway" - Alice...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/24/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

Those Pavement deluxe reissues were awesome, but I paid good money to track down that "Pacific Trim" 7" back in 1996 just so I could have the awesome 63-second song "I Love Perth." Now it's just another non-rarity... Pavement, "I...

By David Malitz  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/23/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday

It's guest host day on Clicky shuffle. Today's contribution comes from Washington Post Style writer Dan Zak: I prefer a buffet of genres but, in terms of tones, my songs fit into two categories: Music to dance to, and music...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/22/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Chris Richards Kids, don't rat out your friends. - Nation of Ulysses, "A Kid Who Tells on Another Kid Is a Dead Kid" - Mtume, "Metal Flake Mind" - Liquid Liquid, "Cavern" - Wanda Jackson, "Funnel of Love" -...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/21/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Ally Schweitzer Happy Monday. Nothing like a little Amebix in the morning! Sandie Shaw, "Together" (Harry Nilsson cover) Giorgio Moroder, "Oh, L'amour" Amebix, "Largactyl" Grizzly Bear, "A Good Place" The Magicians, "An Invitation to Cry"...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/18/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Chris Richards Respect to Steve Arrington for keeping Friday funky. - Steve Arrington, "Strange" - Deftones, "Change (In the House of Flies)" - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, "Islands in the Stream" - Wavves, "So Bored" - Gyptian featuring...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/17/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By David Malitz Those first two Modest Mouse albums remain my favorite of theirs to listen to. And that most recent Dinosaur Jr. album is on the shortlist for Best Second Phase Album. The Saints, "Do the Robot" The Kinks,...

By David Malitz  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 06/16/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Joe Heim I don't know if anyone has written a better pro-shoplifting song than the Coup's "I Love Booster." (This is the ONLY song on Winona Ryder's shuffle.) It also works as a nice lead-in to Fugazi's "Nice New...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:15 AM ET, 06/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 06/15/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Chris Richards Wistful British invasion. - Ride, "Vapour Trail" - Everything But the Girl, "Missing (Todd Terry Remix)" - The Smiths, "William" - Buffalo Springfield, "One My Way Home" - Beach Fossils, "Youth"...

By Chris Richards  |  08:15 AM ET, 06/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/14/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Ally Schweitzer I may be a 20-something but I've got a warm fuzzy spot for J.B. Jackson Browne, "Farther On" The Buzzcocks, "Promises" Chris & Cosey, "Useless Information" Stone Harbour, "You'll Be a Star" Flick Wilson, "School Days"...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/11/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Chris Richards Is it wrong that Drizzy's "Fireworks" has me more excited for the 4th of July than for his new album? - Drake featuring Alicia Keys, "Fireworks" - Robbie Basho, "Blue Crystal Fire" - Ciara, "Get Up" -...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/10/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By David Malitz That Broadcast song is from their 2005 album "Tender Buttons," my 7th favorite album of the '00s. It's safe to say Primal Scream changed its sound a bit after this first single. And Human Television is a...

By David Malitz  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/09/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Joe Heim The thing I like most about today's shuffle is the combination of the first two song titles. Plus another "rain" song. - Ivory Joe Hunter, "Since I Met You Baby" - Broken Bells, "Your Head Is On...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/08/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Chris Richards I've always thought "on'ry" was a wonderful word. - Waylon Jennings, "Lonesome On'ry and Mean" - Cee-Lo featuring Timbaland, "I'll Be Around" - Shakira, "Loba" - Renaissance Man, "Babbadabba" - Ornette Coleman, "Voice Poetry"...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/07/2010

Pixies cancel Israel concert; CD sales plummet to historic low

The Pixies have dropped Israel from their 2010 tour. (Photo from Myspace) By Ally Schweitzer - The Pixies are the latest band to cancel a concert in Israel in protest of the Israel/Gaza conflict. The band didn't specify why they...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 06/07/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Ally Schweitzer Start your morning off with "A Satisfied Mind"-- it's better than Alka Seltzer. Porter Wagoner, "A Satisfied Mind" Sparks, "Saccharin & the War" Gang Starr, "The Planet" Pacific, "Autumn Island" The Husbands, "Orphan Boy"...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:10 AM ET, 06/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/04/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Chris Richards Click the Corbin link, hit play, close your eyes. The guy sounds 60-years-old, right? Open your eyes. He's 27. - Easton Corbin, "A Little More Country Than That" - Erykah Badu, "Next Lifetime" - Ricky Blaze, "Cut...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/03/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By David Malitz Well that sure is a whole lot of Dim Stars. One song by the short-lived early '90s supergroup featuring Richard Hell (Television) and Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) with a bonus Kurt Vile cover of...

By David Malitz  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 06/01/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Chris Richards Call me Snake! (And share your morning playlist in the comments.) - John Carpenter, "Main Title" (Theme from "Escape from New York") - Liturgy, "Mysterium" - Romanthony, "Wreck" - Vivien Goldman, "Launderette" - 3 Deep, "Watch My...

By Chris Richards  |  08:15 AM ET, 06/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 05/28/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By David Malitz Archers of Loaf - the best '90s indie rock band that wasn't Pavement? Nation of Ulysses - the best of the D.C. punk bands? Discuss. The White Stripes, "I Can Learn" Archers of Loaf, "A Death in...

By David Malitz  |  08:30 AM ET, 05/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/27/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By David Malitz The Dream Syndicate is the current 2010 leader for "Why Didn't I Start Listening to This Band Earlier?" band. The Jesus Lizard video linked is from a 1991 show at D.C. Space. The Bats, "Block of Wood"...

By David Malitz  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 05/26/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Chris Richards Vile's "Freeway" is such a great song to start the day. - Kurt Vile, "Freeway" - Angie Stone, "Wish I Didn't Miss You" - The Screamers, "Vertigo" - John Adams, "Shaker Loops" - E.U., "Slave to the...

By Chris Richards  |  05:55 AM ET, 05/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/25/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Chris Richards When friends tell me they don't like country music ("only Johnny Cash!"), I'm going to start recommending they get their hearts broken and drive around aimlessly listening to Gary Allan's "Songs About Rain." - Gary Allan, "Songs...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 05/24/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Ally Schweitzer I'd almost forgotten about the lovely Stereolab-affiliated group Monade until Clicky Shuffle wrenched it from the depths of my cluttered iPod. West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, "In the Country" Monade, "Change of Destination" Little Bob, "My...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  05:45 AM ET, 05/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/21/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Chris Richards Today's bookends: "Drug dealin' music" and the dawn of straight-edge. Tell us what you're listening to in the comments. - Wacka Flocka Flame, "O Let's Do It" - Sia, "Buttons" - Sarah Buxton, "Innocence" - Elizabeth Cotton,...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 05/20/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By David Malitz "I Found That Essence Rare" may be in my top 10 song titles ever. The song itself may crack the top 100. Hasil Adkins is always one of my random shuffle favorites. Morrissey, "Speedway" Gang of Four,...

By David Malitz  |  08:30 AM ET, 05/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 05/19/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Joe Heim The problem of downloading songs for your kids on iTunes will be readily apparent in this morning's mix. - The Clash, "Death or Glory" - Walt Disney Recordings, "The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers" - Miranda Lambert, "Me...

By Chris Richards  |  08:20 AM ET, 05/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 05/18/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Chris Richards I have a review of the new LCD Soundsystem album running later today on this here blog. I think my iTunes and our publishing system are in cahoots. - Diamond K, "Are You the Bomb" - Tabi...

By Chris Richards  |  08:45 AM ET, 05/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 05/17/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Ally Schweitzer We start the week off with the funky, sparkly 1983 single "Padlock," and from there it just gets slow, sappy and/or depressing. This doesn't bode well for my week. - Gwen Guthrie, "Padlock" (Larry Levan mix) -...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:55 AM ET, 05/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/14/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Chris Richards I prefer the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Give it Away" to George Strait's -- but only a little bit. Also: Is "Me Myself and I" secretly the best song in the Beyonce catalogue? - Paul Wall, "Sittin...

By Chris Richards  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 05/13/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By David Malitz At just under five minutes, "Motorbike" is easily one of the shortest songs by motorik rockers Wooden Shijps. "Emma Blowgun's Last Stand" remains one of my very favorite indie-pop songs. Wooden Shijps, "Motorbike" The Pixies, "Brick Is...

By David Malitz  |  08:15 AM ET, 05/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/12/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Joe Heim I don't know much about Doug Keith other than that his CD "The Lucky Ones" is one of my favorite albums of the year so far. So, I'm happy the mix leads off with a song from...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 05/11/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Chris Richards If you'll allow me to recycle a tweet from last night (follow me on Twitter, plug, plug, plug): Babies conceived to Enigma's "Sadeness" are now old enough to vote. - Enigma, "Sadeness" - DJ Screw, "June 27"...

By Chris Richards  |  08:55 AM ET, 05/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 05/10/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Ally Schweitzer A little DC pride to start off the week. - Scene Creamers, "Better All the Time" - Yes, "Long Distance Runaround" - Maxwell, "Bad Habits" - Gravy, "Do I Feel Free" - Modern English, "Life in the...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:45 AM ET, 05/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 05/07/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Chris Richards I spent some time following Swedish pop duo jj around SXSW in March and caught frontwoman Elin Kastlander singing Jeremih's 2009 R&B hit "Birthday Sex" to herself a couple times. During our interviews, she failed to mention...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 05/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 05/05/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Joe Heim Alejandro Escovedo leads off the morning shuffle. If I could only go to one more concert, I just might choose to go see Escovedo, who combines genius and spirit like almost no one else. So, for today,...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:50 AM ET, 05/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 05/04/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Chris Richards Asia wins the award for Most Powerful Power Ballad Verse in a Power Ballad Where Everything Else Sounds Like a Total Mess, 1982. - Asia, "Heat of the Moment" - Izza Kizza, "I'm the Izza Kizza" -...

By Chris Richards  |  08:48 AM ET, 05/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 05/03/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Ally Schweitzer Why in God's name do I have this awful single from Sporty Spice on my iPod? - Melanie C, "Goin' Down" - Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris, "Love Hurts" - Felt, "Ferdinand Magellan" - Madhouse, "Get Some...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:45 AM ET, 05/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/30/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Chris Richards Let's take a moment to give thanks for bass guitarist Bernard Harvey, the guy responsible for the incredibly sinister riff that lurks beneath Gucci Mane's Bangladesh-produced hit "Lemonade." - Gucci Mane, "Lemonade" - DJ Quik, "I Don't...

By Chris Richards  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/29/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By David Malitz Almost a clean U.K. sweep, but Deerhunter managed to sneak in there. I love McLusky more than just about anyone but understand why that track was left for a B-side. The first Art Brut album is still...

By David Malitz  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 04/28/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Joe Heim The great John Eddie's song for long-suffering bar bands, indisputably good advice from the Coup and classic Hag for your Wednesday shuffle. John Eddie, "Play Some Skynyrd" Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Turn Into" Merle Haggard, "I'm Free" The...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:10 AM ET, 04/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 04/27/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Chris Richards T.I. looks so young in this video! - T.I., "Rubber Band Man" - Steve Reich, "Eight Lines" - Polyrock, "Romantic Me" - Drake, featuring Trey Songz, "Successful" - Bikini Kill, "Strawberry Julius"...

By Chris Richards  |  09:00 AM ET, 04/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 04/26/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Ally Schweitzer Isaac Hayes's "Mood"-- is it possible to start off the week any better than this? Share your shuffle in the comments! Isaac Hayes, "Ike's Mood" Shriekback, "All Lined Up" K-B Caps, "Do You Really Need Me" Lansing-Dreiden,...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  06:15 AM ET, 04/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/23/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Chris Richards Thank you, Steve Arrington, for launching me into the weekend properly. - Pete Rock and CL Smooth, "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" - Paramore, "Brick By Boring Brick" - Tom Petty, "A Thing About You" - Wavves,...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/22/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By David Malitz Always good to get two of my very favorite singers/lyricists in a random five, and that's the case here with Dan Bejar of New Pornographers and Lawrence of Felt. For those interested in hearing the New Pornographers...

By David Malitz  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 04/21/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Joe Heim Rilo Kiley was the perfect band for a couple of years. Listening to the song here reminds me of seeing them at the old Metro Cafe with about two dozen other people sometime in the early 2000s....

By Ally Schweitzer  |  07:15 AM ET, 04/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/20/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Chris Richards Something about making these lists puts me in a mash-up state of mind. I recently opined for a Meters/Weezy mixtape and this morning I'm hankering for a Gucci Mane/shoegaze tape, i.e., nerd heaven. - Gucci Mane, "I'm...

By Chris Richards  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/19/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Ally Schweitzer Beautifully strange Indian diva Asha Puthli brings an extra psychedelic cover of George Harrison's "I Dig Love," and I remember why the Decemberists get on my nerves more often than they make me feel good. Leave your...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/16/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Joe Heim My iPod must miss Alex Chilton too. Today's shuffle kicks off with classic Big Star. Leave your shuffle in the comments. Big Star, "When My Baby's Beside Me" The Hold Steady, "Stuck Between Stations" Louis Armstrong, "Potato...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 04/15/2010

Clicky shuffle

By David Malitz If you think Nick Lowe is an overlooked late-'70s U.K. artist, the Homosexuals take that to the next level. Glad to see Pulitzer Prize winner Hank Williams in there, as well. And now I will return to...

By David Malitz  |  08:20 AM ET, 04/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 04/13/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Tuesday morning

By Chris Richards Shuffling machines appear to like up-and-coming Alabama rapper Yelawolf as much as I do. - Yelawolf, "Pop the Trunk" - Rotary Connection, "I Am the Black Gold of the Sun" - Yelawolf, "I Wish" - Renaissance Man,...

By Chris Richards  |  07:30 AM ET, 04/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/12/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Sarah Godfrey Welcome to New York City circa 1996. Fortunately, one of the sultrier track's from L.A. electronica/funk/alt/R&B outfit J* Davey shows up to provide a bit of diversity. - Brand Nubian, "Step to the Rear” - Mic Geronimo,...

By Sarah Godfrey  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/09/2010

Clicky Shuffle: Random songs for Friday morning

By Allison Stewart Someday, I'll do a list of the Most Embarrassing Songs On My IPod. (Hint: Miley Cyrus is involved. Twice.) My friends, this is not that day. George Jones, "Cup of Loneliness" Superchunk, "Watery Hands" Elliott Smith, "Say...

By Allison Stewart  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/08/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Thursday morning

By David Malitz In terms of technical proficiency I think both extremes are represented here with Half Japanese and Jimi Hendrix. Click that Half Japanese link for one of the best rock essays ever. Half Japanese, "Dumb Animals" Nobunny, "It's...

By David Malitz  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/07/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Wednesday morning

By Joe Heim I wonder how the Stanley Brothers would feel about sharing a sonic neighborhood with Modest Mouse. - Modest Mouse - "Dashboard" - The Stanley Brothers, "Lonesome River" - Neko Case, "Guided By Wire" - Joe Ely, "West...

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/05/2010

Clicky shuffle: Random songs for Monday morning

By Ally Schweitzer Clarence Carter-- he of Strokin' fame-- belts out a strong version of "Till I Can't Take It Anymore." Gets me teary every time. (Not really-- but what a great song.) But of course, that's the one I...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 04/02/2010

Clicky shuffle

It's time for our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  07:53 AM ET, 04/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/01/2010

Clicky shuffle

It's time for our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the...

By David Malitz  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 03/31/2010

Clicky shuffle

It's time for our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:52 AM ET, 03/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/30/2010

Clicky shuffle

It's time for our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the...

By Chris Richards  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 12:07 AM ET, 03/29/2010

Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By Ally Schweitzer  |  12:07 AM ET, 03/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/26/2010

Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By David Malitz  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/25/2010

Clicky Shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 03/24/2010

Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By David Malitz  |  07:30 AM ET, 03/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 03/23/2010

Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By Chris Richards  |  08:45 AM ET, 03/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 03/22/2010

Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By Ally Schweitzer  |  07:30 AM ET, 03/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/19/2010

Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/18/2010

Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By Ally Schweitzer  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 03/17/2010

Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By David Malitz  |  07:45 AM ET, 03/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/16/2010

Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By Chris Richards  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 03/15/2010

Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:55 AM ET, 03/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/12/2010

Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By Chris Richards  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 03/11/2010

Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By Ally Schweitzer  |  07:30 AM ET, 03/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 03/10/2010

Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By David Malitz  |  06:45 AM ET, 03/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 03/09/2010

Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By Chris Richards  |  06:45 AM ET, 03/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 03/08/2010

Clicky Shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By David Malitz  |  07:30 AM ET, 03/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 03/05/2010

Clicky shuffle

Welcome to our daily micro-column, the Clicky shuffle. Each morning, a Click Track contributor shares the first five songs that pop up on their portable mp3 device. Wanna play along? Share five random songs of your own in the comments....

By David Malitz  |  06:45 AM ET, 03/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clicky shuffle