A pole in my oasis is not on my playlist
Do you listen to music, y’all? Sometimes the best way to get a song out of your head is to find out what songs are stuck in other people’s heads. Here’s a samplin’:
Promoter Ken Fury: “Anna’s Eyes” by Regulations (Regulations 7-inch), “Masshysteri” by The Vicious (Igen 7-inch), “Fat Nation” by Government Warning (No Moderation LP), “Too High to Die” by Annihilation Time (II LP).
Musician Christian Kiefer: “Parting of the Sensory” by Modest Mouse (We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank), “Century Eyes” by Shearwater (Rook), “Revolution Blues” by Neil Young (On the Beach).
KOVR 13 anchor Chris Burrous: “Bubbles in the Wine” by the Lawrence Welk Orchestra (The Champagne Music of Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra), “Green Onions” by Booker T. & the MGs (Green Onions), “Hey” by MF Doom (Operation Doomsday).
SN&R music intern Derek Nielsen: “Louisiana” by the Loved Ones (Build & Burn), “Sweating Blood” by F-minus (Wake Up Screaming), “Real Wild Child” by Iggy Pop (Nude and Rude: The Best of Iggy Pop).
Javalounge owner and SN&R contributor Niki Kangas: “Let’s Pretend We’re Bunny Rabbits” by the Magnetic Fields (69 Love Songs), “To Be Alive” by Two Sheds (Two Sheds EP), “Bird Stealing Bread” by Iron & Wine (The Creek Drank the Cradle).
Flatmancrooked publisher Elijah Jenkins: “Two” by Ryan Adams (Easy Tiger), “Keeping the Beat” by Girl Talk (Unstoppable), “Skip Divided” by Thom Yorke, remixed by Modeselektor (The Eraser: Remixes).
What’s Up?’s Robby Moncrieff: “With God on Our Side” by Bob Dylan (Live NYC Town Hall 1963), “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder (Talking Book), “Sebastiana” by Gal Costa (Gal Costa).
SN&R’s cabin boy to the stars Josh Fernandez: “The Antichrist” by Slayer (Soundtrack to the Apocalypse), “Gettin Up” by Q-Tip (Live at the Renaissance), “I Held Her in my Arms” by the Violent Femmes (The Blind Leading the Naked), “Swim” by Papa’s Culture (Papa’s Culture, But … ), “One Dead Cop” by Leftover Crack (Fuck World Trade).
Sister Crayon’s Terra Lopez: “Mojo Pin” by Jeff Buckley (Grace), “Gong” by Sigur Rós (Takk), “Say” by Cat Power (Moon Pix), “You Came to Me” by Beach House (Devotion), “Climbing Up the Walls” by Radiohead (OK Computer).
SN&R contributor Olla Ubay: “Never Walk Alone … A Call to Arms” by Megadeth (United Abominations), “Calling All Destroyers” by T-Rex (Futuristic Dragon), “Pink Pedal Pushers” by Carl Perkins (Best of the Sun Years).
Sukeban: Octopus Pot director Jason Rudy: “It’s So Hard” by ZZ Top (El Loco), “The Green Manalishi” by Fleetwood Mac (Live at the Boston Tea Party) “TVC 15” by David Bowie (Station to Station).
SN&R contributor Raina LeGarreta: “Bonafide Lovin’” by Chromeo (Fancy Footwork), “If I’m on the Late Side” by Faces (Ooh La La), “They Might Be Taping” by E-40 (My Ghetto Report Card).
KDVS deejay and promoter Rick Ele: “Death Duel Productions” by the Dead Science (Villainaire), “Dark Toilet” by Lili Z (The Two of Us), “Ride the Whip” by Hank IV (Refuge in Genre).
SN&R contributor Alexa Shapiro: “Absolutely Free” by the Mothers of Invention (We’re Only in It for the Money), “Chère Chambre” by Faust (The Faust Tapes), “Firebird” by White Noise (An Electric Storm).
Concerts4Charity’s Clay Nutting: “I Know There’s an Answer” by the Beach Boys (Pet Sounds), “Psychotic Girl” by the Black Keys (Attack & Release), “Furr” by Blitzen Trapper (Furr).
Gearhead Records’ Heather Klinger: “Copenhagen China Box” by James Kolchalka Superstar (Our Most Beloved), “I’ll Keep It With Mine” by Nico (Chelsea Girl), “Escape to Aspen” by Jeremy Jay (A Place Where We Could Go).
Lay off the pole: Hey music promoters: Stop putting your show fliers and posters on utility poles. Why? Because you might kill a pole climber.
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District sent out a fax last week stating that utility-pole climbers can slip or get cut or injured because of signs and their leftover staples, pins, etc. What’s more, “even the tiniest puncture in a line worker’s rubber gloves can expose them to severe shock from power lines.” Yikes.
So utility poles and trees are off limits. Who stands around and reads pole postings anyway—besides me? Go flier City Hall—or the Fab 40s. (Nick Miller)