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Random iPod song of the week

Filed under : iPod Song of the Week,Music
On August 1, 2006
At 12:10 am
Comments : 14

People are always asking me, “do you know any new songs I can add to my iPod?” No, of course I don’t. I mean, I went to a show tonight of a new band and they were just crap. I can’t tell you who they are because they were one of our bands and my official line is that they rock!

But I do know plenty of old songs you can put on your iPod, or other less cool but better quality mp3 player. For instance, this overlooked gem from the mid-90’s. If you can find a more acid, more sarcastic song, I’d like to hear it. Well, no I wouldn’t. I take that back. This one’s pretty much as sharp as it gets. As a matter of fact, should you be walking down the street, listening to your iPod playing this song, I guarantee you that the reflection of which you catch sight in the store window won’t look like you at all. Fantastic.

Here it is, now try not to look daggers at people as you listen.

The Afghan Whigs – Debonair



14 Comments for this post

  1. Annoyingmouth says:

    Hi, do you know any new songs I can add to my iPod?

  2. Becca says:

    Hm, I don’t think you need any more sarcastic songs.

  3. KP says:

    Like I need a song to make me look daggers at people….. Seriously, I find myself downloading more older songs than newer ones. Most new ones suck or are a tired retread of something else. Does that make me crazy? Possibly.

  4. Becca says:

    No, no, KP, that’s not what makes you crazy.

    But actually, I’m afaid to tell you what it makes you because it makes me the same. Stop looking daggers at me.

  5. KP says:

    Okay i’ll put my new sunglasses on. Did I mention that I have new sunglasses?

  6. sarpon says:

    Do you wear your sunglasses at night? Do you have that on your iPod? I don’t have an iPod.

  7. Becca says:

    KP, mention anything you want! This doesn’t seem to be a comment-happy topic.

    Sarpon, I usually forget them even during the day. And no just no.

    And re: the iPod, it’s OK! You can listen to Debonair right here.

  8. Alex says:

    “This doesn’t seem to be a comment-happy topic.”

    Well, I am sorry, Becca, and I would love to comment, but you know this is completely unfamiliar territory for me. When you talk about music, I just sort of smile and try to learn something–probably the way readers from Arkansas are with Jew & A.

    But in baseball news, the Yankees seem to be about 3 innings away from pulling even in the AL East, which I take to be the beginning of the end. Is it September already?

  9. KP says:

    Oh, all of your topics are comment happy and I am always happy to comment.
    All of these new songs on iTunes and what can’t I stop listening to on my iPod? “Cuts You Up” by Peter Murphy and “Never Say Never” by Romeo Void. Flashback anyone?

  10. Becca says:

    Alex, it’s good of you to comment even on this post sorely lacking in baseball and Judaism. And it’s kind of you to mention that we are in first place by .0002 points. I’ll try not to gloat over this feat.

    KP, oh! I almost made Peter Murphy’s “All Night Long” the Random iPod song of the week. Maybe next time.

  11. Paige says:

    Oh Becca, I love you almost as much as I love Greg Dulli! I am the self-proclaimed biggest Afghan Whigs fan in the whole wide world. My iPod is at least 50% Whigs, Twilight Singers and random Greg-ness. Thanks for mentioning the Whigs on the ever-awesome Jewball!

  12. Becca says:

    YES! YES! This is the comment I was looking for. Oh, it was worth the wait. Thanks, Paige!

  13. Paige says:

    You’re most welcome! I am currently listening to “Gentlemen” and the daggers are flying indeed.

    I have been fortunate enough to see the Whigs live as well as The Twilight Singers a few times. TS are coming back to the states for some additional shows in the fall and I fully intend on seeing as many shows as I can.

    If I may, I’d like to also suggest “My Enemy” as yet another scathing Whigs tune, to the Jewball readers. That one makes me look and feel really mean. That could be a good thing on occasion, right?

  14. Becca says:

    Thanks for the tip! I love to look and feel mean. That’s how I keep people from killing me here in New York.

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