What’s on your iPod?

23 Feb

So, Scene Now cats, what are you listening to? What’s new on your iPod this week?

The newest album on my iPod is Morrissey’s “Years of Refusal.”

It’s hard to go wrong with the legendary Moz, and “Years of Refusal” certainly doesn’t disappoint. Check out the video for “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris.”

Also new on my iPod is an album that’s been out for a few months: Kings of Leon’s “Only by the Night.” Like, oh, everybody else, I’m slightly addicted to the lead single, “Sex on Fire” (click here for the video).

So, what about you, my fellow music lovers? What music do you love right now?

18 Responses to “What’s on your iPod?”

  1. Sean Kaufman February 23, 2009 at 12:28 pm #

    Heavy rotation for me….

    Andrew Bird’s “Noble Beast”

    Ben Kweller’s “Changing Horses”

    Delta Spirit’s “Ode to Sunshine”

    Blitzen Trapper’s “Furr”

    William Fitzsimmon’s “The Sparrow and The Crow”

  2. Jorel February 23, 2009 at 12:43 pm #

    Scene, this is totally unrelated to this post, but do you have any insight into who will be headling Double Decker this year? I see that Wilco will be in Oxford the Thursday before…is it too much to hope they will be playing their second DD on Saturday night???

    BTW, to relate this comment to your post: Wilco is in my iPod!

  3. sheenabarnett February 23, 2009 at 1:20 pm #

    Sean, how is that Andrew Bird? I’ve heard so much buzz about it but haven’t checked it out yet. Nor have I heard Delta Spirit…tell me more about that.

    Jorel, good question! I haven’t even heard rumors yet. You’ve got a really good point. I’ll keep my ear to the ground and once I hear something, I’ll let y’all know.

  4. Rima February 23, 2009 at 2:02 pm #

    Was going to reply to your Tweet, but I thought I’d drop you a line here instead:

    My iPod (iPhone) has a very healthy mix of ’80s pop/rock, Beatles, Rat Pack, Queen, Nine Inch Nails, Top 40, and TONS more

    • sheenabarnett February 23, 2009 at 2:07 pm #

      Man, I live on an 80s pop/rock kick…especially lately. It’s like sugar – it’s so addicting!

  5. mrmike February 23, 2009 at 6:45 pm #

    “Something Stupid” – Frank and Nancy
    “Just Ask the Lonely” – Four Tops
    “Sunday Morning” – Maroon 5
    “Candy Man” – Sammy Davis Jr.
    “Love Overboard” – Gladys Knight
    Byrds, Beatles, Corinne Bailey Rae and more Monkees and Glen Campbell than I would have admitted several years ago.

  6. Sean Kaufman February 23, 2009 at 7:25 pm #

    Jason Isbell (formerly of The Drive By Truckers) is confirmed for The Double Decker (check Pollstar, his website, etc)… He’s touring with his new band “Jason Isbell and the 400 unit.” Rolling Stone and Spin both had good things to say about their new album last month.

    I was TOTALLY psyched about this show, but The Avett Brothers are in Bham the same night, so I’ll have to catch them at Wakarusa in June.

    Andrew Bird? Holy crap.. If you want music to chill to.. this is something unlike you’ve ever heard! It’s beautiful!

    Bird combines violin, guitar, mandolin, glockenspiel with his amazing voice, some whistling (yes whistling!) and really interesting percussion you’ve probably never heard before. I think they’re calling it neo-classical folk.

    Anyway, he’ll be in Oxford at the Lyric March 23rd along with The Heartless Bastards (who are equally amazing!!!)

    Delta Spirit.. Holy crap, I love’em. They’re like an indie-rock/alt country hybrid. A lot of their songs have kind of sing-songy qualities to them. Their album “Ode To Sunshine” will definitely put you in a good mood!

    They’re playing Bonnaroo this year and I’m as psyched to see them as I am anyone. They’re freakin good!!

  7. RoastBeef1 February 23, 2009 at 9:07 pm #

    A few of mine:

    Joan Red
    Forever and Never (went to high school with most of them and trying to support them)
    Red’s new CD

  8. John Burrows February 23, 2009 at 10:06 pm #

    G n’ R Chinese Democracy – Catcher In The Rye, Better, Street Of Dreams, and There Was A Time. No waynto live up to 16 years of anticipation, but these are fine songs from a tormented genius.

    Bruce Springsteen Workin’ On A Dream – The Boss continues his journey through Brendan O’Brien’s Wall of Sound. A nice bookend to Magic.

    Oasis (What’s The Story) Morning Glory – Reaquanting myself with the group that showed so much promise early. Standouts: Wonderwall, Hey Now!, Don’t Look Back In Anger.

    Finally, a guilty pleasure with Motley Crue – Don’t Go Away Mad and the title track from
    Dr. Feelgood.

  9. sheenabarnett February 24, 2009 at 9:49 am #

    Ya know, mrmike, there is nothing in the world wrong with some Gladys Knight. I so wanted to see her perform with Al Green at some random casino last year but tickets sold out before I could get my paws on them. 😦

    Roastbeef, I’ve been listening to that Forever and Never EP since I got it late last year. It’s really great! I’m excited about where that band could go.

    John, lol, I love your responses! You have to love guilty pleasures and old favorites. πŸ™‚

    OK, Sean, you’ve sold me…I’ll get back on emusic/Amazon/iTunes sometime soon.
    And thanks for the Jason Isbell info! I’ve always wanted to see him live so I’ll probably use DD as my opportunity to do so. I still need to see the Avett Brothers – well, I saw them at last year’s DD but I was in the back and couldn’t stay long. 😦

  10. beagle February 24, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    Favorite album:

    Jackopierce – “Promise of Summer”

    Favorite songs:

    Hall & Oates – “Sarah Smile”

    Sara Bareiles “Many The Miles”

    Bethany Joy Galeotti – “Feel This”

    Dave Barnes – “Stay Away”

    Howie Day – “Sorry So Sorry”

    Karla Bonoff – “Personally”

    Those are probably the tops right now. I normally rotate through new stuff and “oldies but goodies”

  11. tupelobizbuzz February 24, 2009 at 12:45 pm #

    I forgot to mention this last week, but I’m totally digging Beyonce’s “Diva.” Makes you want to stop everything and dance.

    Other than that, I’ve been listening to a lot of Hawk Nelson and tobymac to get pumped up for Winter Jam next month. Oh hot diggity!

  12. sheenabarnett February 24, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    I do the same thing, beagle – mix the new and the old. The “oldies” are so comforting. Tell me more about jackopierce?

    Ya know, Biz, I’ve got that new Beyonce record – I had to buy it for my cousins – but I still haven’t listened to all of it yet. Can’t get past the awesomeness that is “Single Ladies.”

  13. beagle February 25, 2009 at 11:04 am #

    JP is probably one of my all time favorite bands. My sister is around 9 years older than me, while she was at college a friend loaned her a cd, she brought it home and I fell in love with it too. That Cd was the “Woman As Salvation” album. I have been a fan ever since. “Promise of Summer” is their new album – came out last year.

    Basically it is a couple of dudes and guitars – Cary Pierce and Jack O’Neil = Jackopierce (see where the name comes from? πŸ˜› ) They have some acoustic sounding slower songs and then also some rock out songs.

    I recommend starting with “Woman As Salvation” if you like acoustic’y (is that a word?) slower stuff. “Finest Hour” if you like more upbeat rock and roll type stuff.

    You can check them out at:

    http://www.jackopierce.com/ (their website seems to be having issues and doesn’t want to load for me…book mark it for later i guess)

    http://www.myspace.com/jackopierce

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jackopierce/14915808181

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackopierce

    http://www.morethanthis.org/ (fan site)

    They are also on Pandora and Last FM so you can listen there too!

    • sheenabarnett February 25, 2009 at 12:53 pm #

      awesome! thanks for all of that info – i’ll have to check them out sometime! πŸ™‚

  14. beagle February 25, 2009 at 4:44 pm #

    No problem, always happy to talk JP up! πŸ™‚

  15. ezradaisy February 25, 2009 at 11:22 pm #

    wow i always seem to come into this exchange late in the game.

    this is probably going to be kinda weird but i’ve been listening to the taylor family (james, sally and ben)

    i’ve grown up with the music of james, discovered the mellowness of ben a few years ago and found the “frock” (her word according to cnn: folk and rock) that is sally this past week.

    not to be left out either, i’ve been listening to a little carly simon too but i don’t know if it’s kosher to call her a taylor even though they are her kids also.

    • sheenabarnett February 26, 2009 at 10:06 am #

      lol, in my mind she’ll always kinda be a Taylor…and i think she may kinda be OK with that? maybe?

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