When I started this weekly playlist, my goal was to get good music out there where people would actually listen to it. Now, I don’t know if people are actually listening, but we do get a decent amount of traffic and some of my playlists have subscribers, so at least it’s some kind of a success so far. A few years back I hosted an online radio show called In The Mix. My opening line to every show was always “open your ears and open your MIND” because that’s exactly what I wanted people to do. I was playing mostly new music (like I usually put together here) and mostly music of a certain genre but occasionally I’d throw in other things that people may not THINK they would like, but I hoped they would listen to it anyway.
This week’s edition of The Weekly Dose is one that might not interest those who are mostly into new music, and indie rock, as this is the first real “flashback” edition, with an older artist, but I’m hoping you’ll still give it a listen and love it as much as I do.
The Weekly Dose 08-12-14
Harry Nilsson is one of my favorite all-time artists, even though I really just discovered MOST of his material in the last few years. I’d recommend the documentary Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?) to anybody who wants to know more about Harry and his music. The film is currently streaming on Netflix. Of course, the song most people know of his is “Everybody’s Talkin'” from the film Midnight Cowboy, but he not only has an enormous amount of other material, he has also influenced many musicians of today.
In this week’s playlist I’ve included two Harry Nilsson songs (both of which are featured prominently in the above documentary), two Nilsson covers (by Jellyfish and LCD Soundsystem) and the Father John Misty song that most reminds me of Nilsson’s work. Alongside those tracks are my favorite songs from the latest albums of our last two featured artists (Jenny Lewis and Spoon). Overall this week’s playlist comes in at around an hour in length!
1. Harry Nilsson – 1941
2. Spoon – Inside Out
3. Elvis Costello – Monkey To Man
4. The White Stripes – I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
5. Jenny Lewis – She’s Not Me
6. The Get Up Kids – The One You Want
7. Twin Shadow – To The Top
8. Harry Nilsson – Daybreak
9. Iggy Pop – The Passenger
10. Architecture In Helsinki – That Beep
11. Father John Misty – Tee Pees 1-2
12. Eels – Last Stop: This Town
13. Jellyfish – Think About Your Troubles
14. INXS – Never Tear Us Apart
15. LCD Soundsystem – Jump Into The Fire
Please check out the playlist and let me know what you think in the comments, on Twitter, or on our Facebook page. I’d like to know what you liked, what you didn’t, and what songs you’d like to hear in the future! You can also subscribe to our master Spotify playlist which contains every song featured in The Weekly Dose so far…