Superchunk - Precision Auto

It seems like the universe was telling me to post this song as a song of the day and I finally I listened.

It started a few  weeks ago when Jason and I went vinyl shopping.  On our way to the store a car hurriedly got in front of us and immediately slowed down.  Once we got to the store one of the first albums I bought was Superchunk's album On the Mouth.  Which includes today's song Precision Auto.  It occurred to me a few day's later that probably wasn't a coincidence.

Since then it's been in the back of my head to post this song.  This morning Bug showed me a video of his daughter talking about classic cars.  It was then that I decided to stop putting it off.

 

Sugar - A good idea

Today's Song of the day is Sugar - A good idea.

Sugar was form by former Husker Du singer/guitarist Bob Mould.  I don't really have any interesting facts about the song other than I love it. 

It comes from the Copper Blue album.

I woke up this morning with it stuck in my head so I hope it get's stuck in yours now too.

Personal memory : 

I will always love Sugar because it has memorable place as part of one of my top 10 favorite days in my life.

On a hot summer night in the early 90's in Chicago my girlfriend (who I later married) and some friends saw Sugar at the Aragon Ballroom.  Needless to say it was a great show.  It also started early enough so that it ended around 11:00 pm.  Leaving us enough time to walk down the street to the Riviera Theater to catch the Goo Goo Dolls before they started doing power ballads and sucking.  Great Night!

Spirit - Taurus (song of the day)

I am sure you have heard the news that broke last night, that after more then 41 years, the band Led Zeppelin is being sued for plagiarism. The band Spirit has claimed that the opening to Stairway to Heaven is written by deceased guitarist Randy California. The band did not have the money to pay for lawyers, which is why the band waited so long to sue. 

I had never heard of the band Spirit until today.  After listening to the song Taurus, which was released 3 years before Stairway, I can say without a doubt that Led Zeppelin ripped them off.   

I am sure this will be settled out of court, but we will have to wait an see.

And that is why Taurus by Spirit is todays song of the day!