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6/9/2020 7:33:54 PM
Mr. Troll -- RIP

6/7/2020 5:41:42 PM
Live online performances

5/20/2020 7:56:17 PM
I'd like this to be a manly music forum

5/2/2020 10:50:28 AM
I was interviewed for a podcast

3/26/2020 1:20:44 PM
I've been doing live stream concerts, too

2/24/2020 10:47:42 PM

2/4/2020 12:36:06 PM
Every write a "thank you" note to your favorite musicians?

9/29/2019 3:14:27 PM
The Alan Lomax of Indie music

9/11/2019 7:30:19 PM
Daniel Johnston died

8/8/2019 7:32:09 AM
RIP David Berman (Silver Jews)

6/12/2019 9:01:48 PM
A message from Ray Porter

5/21/2019 1:22:39 PM
The greatest live show I ever attended...

5/15/2019 1:53:19 PM

5/10/2019 2:59:16 PM
Listen to me live on the radio TODAY (5/10)

2/28/2019 10:05:15 AM
Saw The Chills last night!

2/6/2019 4:01:04 PM
Booked another gig -- in May!

2/1/2019 5:15:39 PM
I'm thinking of stepping into Brazilian Pop

12/14/2018 8:06:23 AM
A great quote about playing guitar

12/9/2018 8:08:46 PM
How many of you have actually recorded to TAPE?

11/15/2018 10:12:59 AM
Anyone gonna be around Chicago for the Holidays?

10/18/2018 2:41:47 PM
SONGWRITERS: Is there a singer you would love to hear sing one of your songs?

8/27/2018 8:39:33 AM
Woke up with a completed song in my head!

8/20/2018 1:18:27 PM
I have this song about my little baby boy, Cary

7/5/2018 2:43:50 PM

6/15/2018 8:36:36 AM
Meeting IMPeople

5/8/2018 5:32:45 PM
Coming soon...the Hop On Pop BOX SET!!!

3/25/2018 9:40:15 PM
I think I have achieved my goal as a musician.

3/1/2018 2:28:05 PM
Which should I record next?

2/22/2018 6:57:58 PM
I'm gonna be a baby now

2/4/2018 10:54:01 AM
I saw a guy who looked like Scott last night

12/18/2017 7:32:11 AM
Thank you SO much for the "Best Band" nomination!

11/13/2017 6:30:24 PM
New songs are UP!!!

10/13/2017 9:48:24 AM
New songs—mixes are coming in!

9/30/2017 11:11:11 AM
Recording next week!

9/14/2017 10:46:42 AM
RIP Grant Hart

8/30/2017 9:51:19 AM
Tomorrow is my 20th wedding anniversary!

8/18/2017 9:13:28 AM
Cary turns 18 today!

7/1/2017 6:44:21 PM
I did a Facebook Live stream

5/1/2017 8:03:38 AM
The Monkees

4/10/2017 7:20:20 AM
Where did Larree's topic about The Beatles go?

4/5/2017 7:31:26 PM
I'm playing at Billy Corgan's place next week

3/24/2017 7:03:39 AM
If any of you are ever in Chicago

3/20/2017 8:08:09 PM

3/6/2017 7:53:07 PM
Chance the Rapper donates $1M to Chicago Public Schools

12/2/2016 7:35:56 PM
The perfect Christmas gift!!!

12/2/2016 1:30:27 PM
Why is there a picture of Stoneman at the bottom of the front page?

10/23/2016 6:26:43 AM
Somewhere, Steve Goodman is smiling...

7/23/2016 6:04:51 AM
Live on the radio 7/29—stream or over the air!

7/8/2016 7:54:23 AM
I've been covered again -- this time by BEATLESEX!

5/16/2016 10:11:22 AM
I was on TV last night

4/21/2016 10:36:51 AM
Prince: Rest In Peace O(+>

3/24/2016 8:13:54 AM
Just finished writing my first song in almost 2 years!

3/15/2016 5:49:20 AM
Just catalogued my entire music collection!

2/26/2016 8:38:28 AM
Emitt Rhodes! His first album in 40 years released TODAY!!!

2/18/2016 6:34:00 PM
Writing on instruments that you don't actually play

1/7/2016 7:38:02 AM
Are there any artists whose new albums you will ALWAYS buy?

1/2/2016 5:28:44 PM
Free damn download

12/21/2015 6:24:03 AM
Happy Holidays, from Hop On Pop

12/15/2015 6:55:34 AM
Todd's top albums of 2015

11/27/2015 7:20:14 AM
In Chicago? I'm playing a show tonight (11/27)!

9/4/2015 11:17:13 AM
Twitter account from "Person Who Sits Next to Kim Davis"

8/22/2015 7:45:49 AM
My band got some airplay in Sweden!

8/14/2015 4:47:00 AM
I've been writing full-on record reviews

7/24/2015 11:09:54 AM
MY stumper questions for music geeks

5/29/2015 5:08:24 PM

5/27/2015 6:41:39 AM
What music is on your iPod/phone/portable device?

5/21/2015 4:20:23 PM
Rock quote of the day

5/20/2015 9:03:22 AM
A dissertation on… my lyrics?!

5/19/2015 7:20:04 AM
Looks great! So… any new features we should know?

4/29/2015 4:32:18 AM
Hooray! I've been waiting to post this NEW song!!!

3/5/2015 8:01:07 AM
New song: "We Made It To the Middle"

2/26/2015 5:01:03 AM
A couple of recipes, if you like to cook:

1/9/2015 12:24:15 PM
Sunday -- recording session

9/19/2014 7:50:00 AM
First full-band rehearsal in a long time

8/27/2014 6:14:48 AM
New way of releasing an album

6/23/2014 10:43:19 AM
Okay, so the new song is UP "Spinning, Standing Still"

6/12/2014 12:04:32 PM
Anyone in ST. LOUIS?

4/23/2014 8:35:19 AM
One of the best songs I have ever written

4/22/2014 5:07:29 AM
Muscle Shoals documentary -- you should ALL see this

3/4/2014 6:46:59 AM
Brand New FULL-BAND recording

2/26/2014 10:19:40 AM
Video from 2/21 show

2/13/2014 11:31:58 AM
I'll be on the radio tomorrow (2/14/2014)

1/2/2014 9:11:46 AM
It's been 10 years since my first album came out

12/16/2013 6:02:50 AM
The Curtis Mayfield Story

12/9/2013 12:05:06 PM
Your best of 2013?

12/6/2013 10:25:40 AM
Happy Holidays!!!

11/14/2013 10:34:41 AM
Back in the studio

11/12/2013 6:28:34 PM
Are we in a new Golden Age of mainstream pop?

10/11/2013 6:40:55 AM
This salsa...

10/9/2013 7:50:11 AM
When the demo is better than the released version

9/26/2013 5:34:43 AM
Anybody remember this guy from Garageband.com?

8/16/2013 7:44:31 PM
So, what is/are your main axe(s)?

8/8/2013 10:05:14 AM
Help me get a little press? Thanks!

7/14/2013 4:41:08 PM
It's nice to be on the Hitline

6/29/2013 12:45:14 PM
Giving it all away

6/18/2013 4:41:49 AM
Interviewed for a blog

6/3/2013 4:30:59 PM
One of those moments that keeps me going...

5/1/2013 4:53:15 PM
The one UK punk band that actually LIKED Thatcher

5/1/2013 2:02:23 PM
Money and time

4/30/2013 4:04:12 PM
My friend Phil almost died

4/18/2013 10:06:19 AM
What have I been listening to?

2/22/2013 7:31:46 AM
New single for download at my Bandcamp page

2/4/2013 7:16:59 AM

1/8/2013 8:23:34 AM
Not feeling very inspired

1/2/2013 5:10:59 AM
The No-Getters - "Sympathy"

12/31/2012 6:40:42 AM
A Happy New Year song!!!

12/28/2012 11:46:03 AM
Todd's Top 10 (or so) albums of 2012

12/6/2012 6:46:07 AM
Maybe my favorite album of the year

11/28/2012 10:33:28 AM
Holiday special:

11/27/2012 7:15:20 AM
Happy 70th birthday Jimi Hendrix

11/21/2012 2:56:51 PM
A bunch of new acoustic tunes posted

11/6/2012 7:23:04 AM
In or around Chicago? Playing a show Thursday night.

10/22/2012 11:12:32 AM
A work tape of a new song

10/18/2012 6:44:58 AM
Hop on Pop is on Spotify

9/14/2012 12:17:47 PM

9/6/2012 6:18:52 AM
Whiteboarding an arrangement.

8/21/2012 5:35:18 AM
I was listening to Chicken on a Bicycle last night...

7/20/2012 11:04:16 AM
Another song from the new EP -- so hard to sing

6/11/2012 6:26:08 AM
Anyone pitch their songs to "major" artists?

4/17/2012 6:20:19 AM
Another song from the new EP -- my newest composition

4/13/2012 2:14:34 PM
Just got the first bit of radio play for my new album!

4/9/2012 10:32:47 AM
I have my new EP available for download (and streaming)

4/5/2012 10:34:34 AM
A song unlike I've ever done before... or since

3/26/2012 10:30:18 AM
First song streaming from my new EP

3/26/2012 7:24:45 AM
Release date for my new EP: 4/10

3/5/2012 5:35:39 AM
CHICAGO: playing a show Thursday (3/8)

2/13/2012 10:07:06 AM
Where the hell was the love for Don Cornelius at the Grammys last night?

2/8/2012 10:15:41 AM
If you're gonna be in or around CHICAGO next month...

1/13/2012 12:50:25 PM
JESSE ADAMS! Another one who is finally getting his due on the front page.

1/1/2012 7:20:29 AM
Thanks for putting "Suckers" on the Hitline

12/22/2011 7:09:13 AM
Nice one, Phlegm and Coversation Suicide!

12/14/2011 6:22:33 AM
Another overdue artist gets theirs... congrats SILVERWOOD STUDIO

12/5/2011 11:17:54 AM
Nice work, Hugh Hamilton.

8/30/2011 8:05:58 AM
Interview with Todd at Hearts of Country Radio

7/5/2011 5:46:10 AM
More than a year and a half after its release... another review. Weird.

6/28/2011 8:01:46 AM
Thanks for (finally) paying me

5/31/2011 7:39:38 PM
The first new song that I've written in THREE YEARS?!?!

5/18/2011 5:40:25 AM
VIDEO of me playing live, on the air (5/20)!

5/9/2011 10:04:58 AM
Well, thank you!!

4/16/2011 9:42:43 AM
Chicken T-shirts!

3/22/2011 7:35:08 AM
Who here is from the Chicago area?

3/16/2011 6:50:33 AM
Recording my first official "solo" record?

3/7/2011 8:48:06 AM
I would like to get involved here again, but...

2/16/2011 8:36:45 AM
Happy birthday -- CHICKEN ON A BICYCLE

2/14/2011 5:46:13 AM
As long as we're on the subject of Facebook...

2/9/2011 6:26:28 AM
If you think that you hate rap music... think again

12/21/2010 6:37:18 AM
The nature of the creative mind:

12/9/2010 5:42:28 AM
Tribute to Alex Chilton

12/2/2010 5:48:39 AM
CHICKEN named one of the "10 Best Albums of the Year"!

12/2/2010 5:24:49 AM
Death Cab for Cutie!

11/23/2010 7:00:03 AM
New YouTube for "Here"

11/11/2010 8:55:11 AM

11/9/2010 6:48:52 AM
Whoever bought 2 songs from me today... THANK YOU!

11/8/2010 5:48:00 AM
An interview with Hop On Pop at Aussie web mag Tomatrax

11/2/2010 6:35:00 AM
Taking a page from Bryon's book: play this tune and help out Hop on Pop...

10/29/2010 5:33:31 AM
Both HoP albums AND the Cash Cow album are ALL available for DL

10/25/2010 6:59:05 AM
Hop On Pop knows egg rolls!

10/22/2010 9:04:27 AM
Playing a gig in Chicago -- 11/6

10/21/2010 7:22:23 AM
For those of you who like Jackass

10/21/2010 5:40:28 AM
"Sheila of the Worms" has crawled onto the HITLINE

10/19/2010 7:45:31 AM
New demo posted

10/8/2010 8:36:52 AM
F*cking disheartening

10/1/2010 9:08:50 AM
My label is folding

9/28/2010 6:19:20 PM
October 16 -- come see me play in Chicago

9/20/2010 5:07:03 AM
Is anybody listening? Strange.

9/10/2010 11:14:50 AM
Interviewed at Wobblehouse.com

9/9/2010 4:48:56 AM
Happy New Year!

9/1/2010 7:59:27 AM
What the hell? I'll post another song from CHICKEN...

8/26/2010 4:51:23 AM
Thanks for putting me on the Hitline

8/20/2010 12:56:22 PM
"What a Fool Believes" played entirely ON TOY INSTRUMENTS!!!

8/17/2010 12:01:10 PM
The "LIKE" buttons on our IAC pages...

8/16/2010 7:14:01 AM
I don't know what to say anymore

8/4/2010 10:26:57 AM
New rap/hip hop station... accepting submissions

7/19/2010 6:20:47 AM
Gonna record a follow-up single: A- and B-sides

7/9/2010 10:50:06 AM
Roky Erickson playing for little kids.

6/30/2010 6:01:17 AM
Heard my song on the radio last night... and IT WAS A REQUEST!

6/28/2010 5:26:48 PM
Follow me on Twitter?

6/28/2010 11:34:39 AM
Chicago -- CITY -- gig 7/24: advance ticketing!

6/25/2010 6:36:12 AM
R.I.P.: Pete Quaife (original Kinks bassist)

6/15/2010 4:04:09 PM
New Hop On Pop website!

6/14/2010 11:46:38 AM
Hop On Pop (Todd) live ON THE RADIO (streaming, too)

6/14/2010 5:47:44 AM
What's Todd Listening to in 2010? (part 2)

6/14/2010 5:13:24 AM
Back From Vacation. Hey!

6/2/2010 6:37:10 AM
What's your favorite chord? Do you have one?

5/18/2010 7:05:25 AM
I still just want to be heard

5/18/2010 5:03:38 AM
Chicken On a Bicycle -- pay what you want!!

5/5/2010 10:19:04 AM
Hey... Nashville!!!

4/23/2010 1:34:27 PM
Chicago... I am playing this weekend, if you are near here or whatever.

4/14/2010 2:23:09 PM
Bring the topics back to the front page!

4/9/2010 2:10:08 PM
IAC just feels dead.

3/30/2010 9:11:55 AM
What inspired you to start playing music? Writing music?

3/29/2010 7:51:34 AM
Just a thread to say "thank you"

3/25/2010 8:21:01 AM
Why I write songs

3/18/2010 6:42:56 AM
Alex Chilton (Box Tops/Big Star) is dead

3/15/2010 7:26:11 AM
AllMusic entry for CHICKEN...

3/8/2010 6:38:36 AM
Check out The Garden Clots -- I love these songs!

3/4/2010 7:49:23 AM
Holy crap! "HERE" is at #13 on the OVERALL charts?!?!

2/26/2010 8:31:59 PM
VIDEO: "Here" live and acoustic at the record release party 2/18

2/26/2010 2:43:36 PM
"TORTURED ARTIST" for your listening pleasure

2/22/2010 1:10:12 PM
So, I decided to post another song... "Sheila Of the Worms"

2/15/2010 7:20:41 AM
RIP: Doug Fieger (The Knack)

2/3/2010 2:35:05 PM
Second CHICKEN song on the Hitline in as many weeks?!?!

2/1/2010 9:38:23 AM
The first CHICKEN review arrived today!

2/1/2010 9:12:51 AM
Turning my 10-year-old on to music!

1/30/2010 8:56:14 PM
I PUT UP A THIRD SONG: so, which is "The Single"?

1/30/2010 10:39:05 AM
Drum solos

1/28/2010 2:05:21 PM

1/25/2010 1:24:01 PM
So, a tune of mine is being used on a radio commercial...

1/19/2010 12:47:48 PM
Hop On Pop - Chicken On a Bicycle: NOW AT ITUNES

1/19/2010 10:44:11 AM
So, IAC Support... did you get my email?

1/11/2010 10:54:18 AM
NEW!!! songs up at IAC... welcome the Chicken.

1/8/2010 7:14:41 AM
RECORD RELEASE PARTY!!! (if you're in or around Chicago at the time)

1/5/2010 7:38:11 PM
Do I have "The Eye Of the Tiger"? I'm gonna find out.

1/4/2010 6:51:14 AM
What is Todd Listening to in 2010?

12/31/2009 9:29:23 AM
"New Year's Eve" on New Year's Eve

12/24/2009 6:40:52 AM
Merry Christmas, you sexy people, you!!!

12/15/2009 7:56:30 AM
Just bought a new guitar last night!

12/10/2009 7:03:45 AM
Hey Larree: Who's The Guitar God NOW?!?!

12/7/2009 8:21:11 AM
CHICKEN ON A BICYCLE: official release date announcement

12/2/2009 6:22:17 PM
A Genius. And the documentary film about him!

11/29/2009 1:20:14 PM
Muppet "Bohemian Rhapsody"

11/16/2009 9:43:37 AM
I started a new blog

11/13/2009 1:56:33 PM
This song has been broken so long, I need to promote it now that IT'S FIXED!

11/9/2009 9:29:34 AM
Is the CD dead? Am I wasting my money?

11/9/2009 8:05:06 AM
Perry Como -- this is not a joke

11/3/2009 8:33:12 AM

11/2/2009 8:34:46 AM
You may have noticed that I removed a few songs from my page.

10/28/2009 8:28:30 AM
To those of you who have AutoPlay enabled at any of your pages...

10/19/2009 2:29:21 PM
Mojo Nixon is GIVING it ALL away for FREE!

10/13/2009 12:17:17 PM
Do you remember your first gig?

10/8/2009 2:21:33 PM
Another Todd song faceoff: "Sweet Jane" vs. "Blitzkreig Bop"

10/7/2009 12:57:05 PM
I have NO new songs up!!!

10/6/2009 9:37:24 AM

10/5/2009 9:59:06 AM
I have $25 to spend at Borders how should I spend it?

9/25/2009 8:36:46 AM
Todd's song challenge: "Waterloo Sunset" vs. "God Only Knows"

9/21/2009 12:52:48 PM
HOP ON POP versus XTC?!?!

9/17/2009 8:12:53 AM
Another new Good Stuff Station!

9/16/2009 5:01:18 PM
It's people like THIS that bring this place to a whole nother level!

9/16/2009 3:29:39 PM
Favorite LONG jams?

9/13/2009 9:42:13 PM
Jim Carroll DEAD?

8/31/2009 7:59:09 PM
I bought a piano at an estate sale this weekend

8/5/2009 7:38:06 PM
Ever have one of your best songs not make it onto the album?

8/5/2009 2:37:43 PM
My ChewToy entry in the Punk/Emo/Ska contest is top 10? Help, please?

7/31/2009 4:39:24 PM
The Takers dirtyass country in a bottle.

7/27/2009 2:40:01 PM
Okay, so a new song IS up: "I'm Pathetic"

7/22/2009 7:55:41 PM
The big number at the top of the page!

7/16/2009 4:12:59 PM
The greatest Drummer Joke EVER!

7/15/2009 10:09:55 PM
This is weird. How did this happen?

7/15/2009 2:59:49 PM
What defines a "BAND"?

6/25/2009 6:28:13 PM
Farrah Fawcett: RIP

6/19/2009 7:26:07 PM
Discovering your favorite albums in a record store. Ever happen to you?

6/17/2009 6:22:58 PM
Excellent rant on the death of music criticism

6/3/2009 2:30:30 PM
So, what is your "Day Job"?

6/2/2009 9:07:27 PM
A true demo

6/2/2009 12:43:33 PM
What's Todd Listening to Today? 2009 Edition, vol. 2

5/12/2009 7:08:31 PM
Pre-release CHICKEN ON A BICYCLE Buzz!

5/11/2009 1:34:41 PM
Not your typical High School Musical (Neutral Milk Hotel!)

5/6/2009 2:34:26 PM
Which song of yours is unfairly overlooked?

5/4/2009 6:19:29 PM
Yeah, I put it on here for streaming, but can I RELEASE it like this?

4/29/2009 2:29:40 PM
With sites like IAC, et. al., is there a need for an "official" site for your band?

4/28/2009 4:04:58 PM
Can you say CONSERVATIVE Media Bias?

4/24/2009 4:42:30 PM
Chicago tomorrow morning free festival show

4/16/2009 3:14:35 PM
Pop/Rock Suites?

4/15/2009 2:18:08 PM
Placing your music into TV/Films/Commercials?

4/7/2009 8:27:36 PM
IAC artist HAPPY ASHTRAY song on TV tonight (4/7/09)!!!

4/2/2009 2:14:10 PM

4/1/2009 2:21:13 PM
Favorite quotes Muhammad Ali version

3/31/2009 1:02:46 PM
New song from this weekend - "Sheila of the Worms"!

3/26/2009 11:40:57 AM
"Ashes On the Water" #35 in the Underground 40!

3/19/2009 12:45:56 PM
The Killed Spirits

3/11/2009 1:15:23 PM
"I'm Pathetic" well, it's true!!!

3/4/2009 2:16:36 PM
I think I'm becoming a producer.

3/3/2009 1:47:31 PM
You like beer? I do.

3/2/2009 3:49:47 PM
Kevin White - "A Song For Holly"

2/25/2009 1:56:26 PM

2/24/2009 8:31:34 PM

2/22/2009 2:50:13 PM
I might be a little absent for a bit

2/18/2009 2:47:56 PM
Writing a song? Can't finish it?

2/17/2009 6:38:06 PM
Thelonious Monk's advice to Steve Lacy

2/16/2009 5:53:11 AM
Say what you want about her boobies...

2/9/2009 8:12:52 AM
I called the radio station to request a song and...

1/30/2009 8:59:59 AM

1/30/2009 6:40:00 AM
Funny thing about the blogs/internet boards

1/29/2009 6:10:53 AM
Math: the language of God, which makes Music....

1/27/2009 12:09:22 PM
This one's for Holo!

1/27/2009 6:02:57 AM
I know what's happening!!!

1/20/2009 7:20:30 AM
Licensing cover songs?

1/19/2009 6:01:45 AM
New song is only up for a short time "Come On, Let's Go"

1/15/2009 11:54:34 AM
Rob the Rich - "Forbes"

1/14/2009 6:53:30 AM
The newest GOOD STUFF station!

1/14/2009 6:30:01 AM
Not just favorite music movies, but also favorite movie quotes...

1/12/2009 6:23:50 AM
With which (non-IAC) artists do you most wish to collaborate?

1/7/2009 5:54:39 AM
The hardest song to sing?

1/2/2009 5:43:33 AM
The 2009 "What's Todd Listening To?" thread

12/29/2008 6:19:22 AM
Your favorite quotes from the film: "A Christmas Story"

12/26/2008 8:21:39 PM
Just a reminder about this excellent song

12/25/2008 7:23:21 PM
Does this work?

12/24/2008 8:54:38 PM
Something deep for you all to ponder.

12/24/2008 6:07:20 PM
New Year's Eve song

12/19/2008 11:01:26 AM
I love you all

12/15/2008 10:33:51 AM
Give me a reason to keep this song up at IAC

12/14/2008 8:12:59 PM
What would REALLY happen if you got to open for THE BEATLES?!?!?!?!

12/11/2008 8:39:39 AM
Ray Porter's interview with Phlegm

12/10/2008 11:01:36 AM
Cash Stream Buy-In value has dropped? Already?

12/8/2008 11:16:50 AM
Leo Goldberg is now available for streaming.

12/8/2008 7:36:28 AM
Bringing in an outside SINGER?

12/1/2008 10:18:38 AM
Converting .m4a to .mp3 for use here?

11/28/2008 7:06:35 AM
What I'm thankful for

11/26/2008 6:10:49 AM
So, I'm being covered... TWICE. Make that THREE times!!!

11/16/2008 10:13:26 AM
Any of you struggle with disabilities

11/16/2008 9:43:22 AM
Interview with legendary producer Jim Dickinson on Public Radio

11/11/2008 9:37:36 AM
A song for Veteran's Day

11/11/2008 6:09:57 AM
To those of you who served in the Military:

11/11/2008 5:59:17 AM
Dear Man With No Band Sam,

11/10/2008 7:36:51 AM
When an artist has a mountain of music at their IAC page...

11/7/2008 11:13:13 AM
Can you tell it's been slow at work for me?

11/6/2008 12:46:41 PM
Hear where it all started!

11/6/2008 11:20:07 AM
Adding songs to a DMD, but not to your artist page?

11/6/2008 5:19:01 AM
Those of you who noticed the new DMD at my page....

11/4/2008 1:39:49 PM
Photographic evidence that I really did vote!

10/30/2008 12:51:25 PM
I just got an AllMusic entry for me, by myself.

10/30/2008 11:46:58 AM
You who have autoplay enabled...

10/29/2008 7:48:32 AM
I am so ready for this election to be over!

10/28/2008 8:00:55 AM
You know, the great thing about democracy....

10/23/2008 6:19:23 AM
Chicago area: I'm playing a rare club show... November 13!

10/22/2008 12:18:39 PM
Chinese Democracy FOR REAL... do you care?

10/17/2008 12:16:12 PM
Levi Stubbs dead

10/15/2008 6:59:39 AM
A Year With Swollen Appendices: The Diary of Brian Eno

10/13/2008 10:39:02 AM
LISTEN TO MY NEW SONG!!!!!!! or something.....

10/9/2008 5:02:20 AM
"C'mon Angel" is at #12 on the Country charts!

10/2/2008 6:44:47 AM
So you like albums to have a consistent sound, or to sound different from song-to-song?

9/29/2008 8:30:23 AM
I am such a wuss now.

9/22/2008 10:28:37 AM
The best rock n' roll scream on IAC?

9/19/2008 6:48:21 AM
Where Todd recommends specific music for specific folks here at IAC:

9/18/2008 11:30:12 AM
The craziest, coolest song that I have yet heard on IAC

9/17/2008 9:20:47 AM
All options to promote on the web: iLike

9/8/2008 11:01:24 AM
Great new tune...

9/8/2008 5:26:32 AM
One of my favorite songs has made the Hitline

9/5/2008 2:30:10 PM
Totally psyched! My birthday concert will be...

9/5/2008 5:20:40 AM
Ricky Skaggs?

9/3/2008 5:52:55 AM
How many of you here actually entertain the idea of making a living with your music?

9/2/2008 4:32:52 AM
This is why I make music

8/20/2008 6:21:33 AM
Nick Lowe fans: LISTEN UP!!!

8/20/2008 5:11:15 AM
Brought my guitar to work

8/18/2008 12:39:27 PM
Not just spam, but I am having issues playing my songs

8/15/2008 7:42:51 AM
My top 100 albums of all-time

7/26/2008 3:35:51 PM
"Hey" remixed and up for only a couple of days.

7/22/2008 3:15:18 PM
Open Mic night: I'll be at Fitzgerald's (Chicago) tonight (7/22)

7/18/2008 12:37:00 PM
The Truth about McCain and his Bush

7/15/2008 6:20:57 AM
My station: "The Good Stuff"

7/9/2008 6:55:33 AM
Hop On Pop recording updates

7/7/2008 8:50:59 AM
Lest you all think that I was serious...

7/4/2008 9:23:22 AM
A wonderful musician who wants to TEACH

7/2/2008 7:36:38 AM
Needed: Chicago-area bluegrass musicians

6/23/2008 5:23:46 AM
Second MIXTAPE song posted... again for a short time, only.

6/11/2008 5:54:55 PM
Your favorite moment gigging?

6/10/2008 11:37:59 AM
Now YOU can listen to some of my extensive music collection

5/29/2008 7:36:41 PM
Basic tracking for MIXTAPE song #2 is done!

5/22/2008 12:16:25 PM
I'm trying to bring this guy to IAC

5/22/2008 7:52:18 AM
A NEW SONG -- well, a new old song...

5/19/2008 6:01:53 AM
What's Todd Listening to Today? -- 2008 Edition, vol. 2

5/19/2008 5:59:19 AM
Whoever bought a HoP DMD: Thank you!!!

5/16/2008 5:03:41 AM
Todd: Solo, Live, and Acoustic -- CD available

5/12/2008 11:52:17 AM
No more small shows in CHICAGO??!? --- STOP THIS!!!

5/8/2008 11:05:12 AM
Post the link to your IACer-selected cover tune here!!!

5/7/2008 12:12:52 PM
Pick a Cover for another IAC Musician

5/5/2008 10:44:30 AM
What is up with ukelele?!?!?!

5/5/2008 6:59:02 AM
Which of your songs surprised you?

4/30/2008 12:15:44 PM
Kids review Yo La Tengo

4/29/2008 11:29:40 AM

4/29/2008 4:58:52 AM
Oblique Strategies

4/28/2008 12:41:23 PM
Another MIXTAPE demo is up for your perusal

4/21/2008 9:26:46 AM
CHICAGO: I'm playing a show on Apr. 24

4/11/2008 6:38:04 AM
If you like the new song...

4/9/2008 6:27:28 AM
New station - The Good Stuff, Too!

4/7/2008 5:01:58 AM
FIRST "MIXTAPE" SONG UP (for a short time only)

3/28/2008 7:28:28 AM
How do we (CAN we) search by city?

3/25/2008 11:49:47 AM
One of my best-ever songs... is incomplete. What would you do?

3/7/2008 7:35:00 AM
And... WOW!!! Thank You!

3/6/2008 4:26:12 AM
I saw The Pogues last night.

3/5/2008 5:53:30 AM

2/22/2008 8:47:12 AM
A meditation for you:

2/19/2008 6:57:09 AM
Songs that you wrote around a song title.

2/7/2008 7:39:12 AM
Because we could all use a good laugh

1/31/2008 10:53:59 AM
I have been here since the beginning and never had a Top-50.

1/31/2008 9:32:30 AM
A new station: Yin/Yang

1/22/2008 7:23:26 AM
I don't wanna be famous.

1/17/2008 11:18:04 AM
You have the power... I know that I do.

1/15/2008 6:38:50 AM
Anyone see Roky Erickson on Austin City Limits the other night?

1/9/2008 6:09:17 AM
I fear that I've lost my passion

1/2/2008 7:30:12 AM
What's Todd listening to today? -- 2008 Edition

12/26/2007 9:18:07 AM
Chicago: I'm playing a show on Jan. 4

12/24/2007 7:51:19 AM
My end-of year mix

12/10/2007 9:42:27 AM
Volume control issues?

12/4/2007 9:03:58 AM
What's the most-embarassing album in your collection?

11/29/2007 10:34:20 AM
List here ALL of the projects that you have on IAC

11/27/2007 3:08:12 PM

11/26/2007 11:11:04 AM
Have you ever shared a gig with an IAC artist? How was it?

11/26/2007 9:45:33 AM
My "The Good Stuff" station is #33 on the station charts?!?!

11/20/2007 10:14:23 AM
Creating stations of entirely your own music?!?!

11/14/2007 3:15:10 PM
Who is selling HARD-COPIES of CDs here?

11/1/2007 12:12:44 PM
I'm going to play for my son's 2nd Grade class tomorrow!

10/29/2007 3:38:42 PM
Let's hook up on MySpace, too!

10/26/2007 8:49:43 AM
Let's hear your musician jokes.

10/24/2007 3:35:22 PM
Scott, add a new genre? Lo-Fi?

10/24/2007 2:14:32 PM
So. Cal. IACer check-in. Are you okay? Status?

10/10/2007 9:49:56 AM
Post your AllMusic listings/reviews

10/10/2007 9:09:26 AM
So, I won concert tickets to see... Steve Earle

10/5/2007 10:21:51 AM
I just upped the first song I ever wrote

10/2/2007 9:13:54 AM
I bought a resonator guitar yesterday!

9/26/2007 3:44:33 PM
Hop On Pop planning to record again in the near future!

9/25/2007 9:05:27 AM
New station -- BlergleFlorp

9/10/2007 1:29:16 PM
Anyone ever organize a Benefit concert?

9/10/2007 10:40:31 AM
Why I love IAC

9/7/2007 12:25:30 PM
A universal invitation to all you IACers

9/6/2007 11:45:35 AM
Drop me a line to see HoP live on TV

9/5/2007 9:44:57 AM
What was your FIRST gig?

8/31/2007 8:44:47 AM
It's my 10-year wedding anniversary!!!

8/28/2007 9:52:21 AM
Another community for IACers to take advantage of....

8/23/2007 9:18:33 AM
You know what pisses me off?

8/20/2007 3:48:31 PM
The next logical step for IAC? Their own LABEL!

8/15/2007 3:16:47 PM
CHICAGO!!! I'm calling to you!

8/9/2007 10:27:43 AM
Updated daily: What is Todd listening to today?

8/7/2007 8:12:39 AM
Anybody in Chicago wanna play with me?

8/3/2007 9:57:52 AM
I decided that i LIKE our album!

7/30/2007 3:11:33 PM
Finally got a MySpace page up!

7/30/2007 9:00:39 AM
Back from vacation -- and I'm not happy about it.

7/20/2007 12:13:29 PM
To those of you who have cover songs up here...

6/28/2007 8:26:02 AM
Anyone see the Paul Simon tribute on PBS last night?

6/19/2007 8:49:27 AM
Making "mixes" for friends... want a mix?

6/13/2007 12:08:35 PM
Is it me, or do you always see the same artists on the front page?

6/11/2007 8:52:21 AM
Perpetual member?

6/6/2007 1:45:44 PM
Just created a new, Live music-only station

5/25/2007 9:55:36 AM
Another site that I think many here could benefit from... JPFolks

5/18/2007 10:33:53 AM
I'll be playing a solo/acoustic show May 24.

5/17/2007 1:54:52 PM
What makes for a good cover song?

5/14/2007 3:49:49 PM

5/11/2007 10:37:40 AM
One time, when I was taking with the late Stanley Kubrick...

5/8/2007 9:25:49 AM
One World, One Music

5/1/2007 2:51:27 PM
What inspires me? What inspires you?

4/23/2007 9:41:25 AM
Autoplay: Good marketing, or just-plain annoying?

4/12/2007 2:45:13 PM
Getting airplay on our local station?

4/4/2007 2:53:54 PM
A special offer from Hop On Pop:

3/27/2007 11:56:06 AM
Calling Nick Lowe! Nick Lowe: you are being paged!

3/20/2007 10:43:42 AM
Back to the basement...

3/16/2007 9:18:05 AM
I'm playing a free acoustic show Sunday!

3/9/2007 2:32:17 PM
The change in season does something to me

3/6/2007 4:14:40 PM
A crazy, all-over the place mix for you

2/5/2007 8:39:15 AM
Um.. Prince at the Super Bowl... WOW!

2/2/2007 10:14:55 AM
Is there any way to convert from .m4a to .mp3 on a Mac?

1/31/2007 8:48:40 AM
Allow me to rephrase: MY STATION NEEDS SONGS!!!

1/30/2007 2:13:06 PM
The Demonstration Station!!!

1/17/2007 4:12:28 PM
The WGN vid has been taken down.

1/8/2007 12:14:06 PM
I finally got our TV performance up on the web!!!

9/25/2006 10:22:55 AM
All I want is to be heard...

7/17/2006 9:07:29 AM
Hop On Pop is on the Hitline.


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Hop On Pop

1/2/2008 7:30:12 AM

What's Todd listening to today? -- 2008 Edition
Happy New Year, everyone!!!
Here's my playlist for Jan. 2, 2008:
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Mavis Staples - We'll Never Turn Back
Papas Fritas - Buildings and Grounds
Os Mutantes - Mutantes
Martin Newell & The Cleaners From Venus - Golden Cleaners/Let's Kiosk

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1/2/2008 8:26:24 AM

....Mavis Staples with Prince - "Melody Cool" - An all-time classic imo!

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Hop On Pop

1/2/2008 8:59:39 AM

Oh yeah, from Sign O' the Times?

You gotta know the old Staples Singers stuff then, right? Please say "yes". Or I'll have to school you. "Respect Yourself"? "I'll Take You There"? "Heavy Makes You Happy"?


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Hugh Hamilton

1/2/2008 9:42:14 AM

...and a hoppy poppy new year to YOU, Todd...


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1/2/2008 12:43:10 PM

I love Mavis Staples and got to photograph her two years ago. It was quite a thrill. Happy new year!!!!

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1/2/2008 7:33:51 PM

Yes, sir! Indeed I do. Good music never dies!

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1/3/2008 2:16:55 AM

pretty cool. I just saw that movie "control" about joy division. I was thinking of doing a cover of dead souls

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Hop On Pop

1/3/2008 7:26:13 AM

Here's what I'm listening to today,
Caesaria Evora - Roogamar
SOiL - Scars
The Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me
The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
Son Volt - Trace

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Hop On Pop

1/4/2008 7:45:05 AM

Nirvana - Nevermind
Rolling Stones - Forty Licks
Def Leppard - YEAH!

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Hop On Pop

1/7/2008 5:10:32 AM ---- Updated 1/7/2008 5:11:45 AM

Hoodoo Gurus - Mars Needs Guitars
Hoodoo Gurus - Magnum Cum Louder
Brian Eno - Before & After Science
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On
Luke Doucet - Broken (and other rogue states)

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1/7/2008 10:38:36 AM

Go Eno!

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Hop On Pop

1/8/2008 4:45:26 AM

Old Crow Medicine Show - OCMS
Morphine - Yes
Brinsley Schwarz - Silver Pistol
The Clash - Sandinista

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Hop On Pop

1/8/2008 12:23:50 PM

1/8/08 late afternoon addition:
Gilberto Gil - Frevo Rasgado

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Hop On Pop

1/9/2008 4:52:34 AM

Trakan - Opening Soon Under New Management
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God
Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid Of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
Wire - Send
Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

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Hop On Pop

1/10/2008 5:10:12 AM

Eels - Electro-Shock Blues
Gang Of Four - Entertainment
House Of Freaks - Cakewalk
Shrimp Boat - Duende
James - Laid

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Hop On Pop

1/11/2008 5:03:37 AM

Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
Todd Rundgren - Something?/Anything?
Bobby Fuller Four - The Best Of The Bobby Fuller Four
Thin Lizzy - Live On BBC One

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Hop On Pop

1/11/2008 12:09:43 PM

1/11/08 (late entry):
Wire - A Bell Is a Cup Until It Is Struck

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Hop On Pop

1/14/2008 5:27:46 AM

Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
Yo La Tengo - Electr-O-Pura
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock

(and a mix from a friend)

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Hop On Pop

1/15/2008 4:42:47 AM

And You Will Know Us By the Trail Of Dead - Source Tags & Codes
the The - Mind Bomb
The Wrens - The Meadowlands
Roky Erickson - The Evil One (original release)

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Hop On Pop

1/16/2008 6:34:40 AM

Ray Davies with Yo La tengo - Live Off Broadway
Naked Raygun - Jettison
Meat Puppets - Huevos
Daniel Johnston - Why Me?

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1/16/2008 6:49:41 AM

boy, too bad you don't listen to anything good! ;)

(that was a big time joke)

side note..."mr. tough" on the yo la tengo album "i am not afraid of you and i will beat your ass" has been in pretty much constant rotation here. i LOVE the chorusy/slightly out of tune upright(?) piano on there- particularly the "one-finger" style solo!

rock on todd...

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1/16/2008 10:06:49 AM

Ahh, I like that you threw a little Mingus a few days ago. The greatest jazz bassist ever in my opinion. There's always guys who are faster or what have you like Jaco Pastorius who is also sick! But Mingus has a special place in my heart.

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Hop On Pop

1/16/2008 10:12:20 AM

And on top of that, he was also a top-notch composer, and that's what I love about him.

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1/16/2008 10:17:08 AM

in addition to being one of, if not the, finest jazz bassists (i'll throw in a vote for charnett moffet- ornette's bass player for a time), mingus was also one of th greatest jazz/third stream composers ever! not a bad cv...

listening to "better git hit in yo' soul!" was/is a religious experience for me.

(grabs mingus vinyl. leans back. closes eyes. ecstatic.)


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1/16/2008 10:18:20 AM

todd- we must have been typing at the same time!

something about "great minds" and "thinking alike"???


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1/16/2008 10:53:23 AM

Yes, his composition is what made Mingus stand out from the pack for sure. I should have mentioned that first. Now I am just a band-wagoner. haha.

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Hop On Pop

1/16/2008 12:03:26 PM

1/16/08 -- late addition:
The National - Boxer

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Hop On Pop

1/17/2008 5:38:00 AM

Bongwater - Double Bummer
John Cale - Paris, 1919
Jason Isbell - Sirens Of the Ditch
Trakan - Opening Soon Under New Management

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1/17/2008 9:40:04 AM

Boy, you got me today. Except for Cale I am clueless about these artists.

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Hop On Pop

1/17/2008 10:15:44 AM

Here's one I added late: a Thin Lizzy mix a friend made for me.

But, allow me to illuminate:
Bongwater was the project of Shimmydisc Records owner Kramer, with actress/chantuse/general freak Ann Magnusson on vocals.

Jason Isbell was a member of Drive-By Truckers, until he went solo just last year. Look for the video of him performing "Dress Blues" live over at YouTube, if you want to be completely devestated by a song. Incredible.

Trakan is a labelmate of mine. There are samples over at the MP3 page at www.spadekittyrecords.com, if you're curious.

So, I hope that this illuminates. And that you dig further and find something that you love.

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All the Bread on the Ship

1/17/2008 10:19:47 AM

Why thank you Todd. I will dig around for sure.

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All the Bread on the Ship

1/17/2008 10:22:16 AM

Oh yeah btw, it's Vartan. I didn;t realize I was logged in as All The Bread On The Ship. haha.

This band is my best friend James Avallone and his marine buddy Isaac singing and playing acoustic stuck on a boat in the middle of the mediteranean sea back in 1998. They have a myspace page but I thought I'd make him a page here too.


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Hop On Pop

1/18/2008 5:11:00 AM

[b]Richard Thompson - Daring Adventures
The Jayhawks - Blue Earth
The Flavor Channel - Plexicom
Richard Davies - There's Never Been a Crowd Like This
Toots & The Maytalls - Funky Kingston/In the Dark[/b]

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Hop On Pop

1/21/2008 4:39:50 AM

Stevie Wonder - Songs In the Key Of Life
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Billie Holiday - Sings Standards
Joe Pisapia - Daydreams

I know that I've said this before, but if you have not yet heard that Pisapia album, please do yourself a favor and correct that egrigious mistake. Simply the best album of the new millennium. Period.

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the kozy king

1/21/2008 4:55:43 AM

I keep checking for "Green Room" ;;;-)

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Hop On Pop

1/22/2008 5:08:06 AM ---- Updated 1/22/2008 6:03:33 AM

Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
The Auteurs - After Murder Park
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Ultimate Collection
Supergrass - Life On Other Planets

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Hop On Pop

1/23/2008 5:13:57 AM

Tom Zé - Fabrication Defect
Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes
Dan Penn - Do Right Man
Love - Love
Tonio K. - Life In the Foodchain

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Hop On Pop

1/24/2008 5:49:58 AM

Wilco - Being There
Robyn Hitchcock - I Often Dream Of Trains
Thelonious Monk - The Best Of the Blue Note Years
Velvet Crush - Teenage Symphonies To God
Kings Of Leon - Youth & Young Manhood

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Hop On Pop

1/25/2008 4:48:02 AM

Fiona Apple - When The Pawn...
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Rockpile - Seconds Of Pleasure
A 2002 mix from a friend

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Hop On Pop

1/28/2008 5:54:46 AM

Pulp - Different Class
Steve Ison - The Stars Are Never Really Distant
Johnny Cash - American V: A Hundred Highways
Latcho Drom (Original Soundtrack)

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Hop On Pop

1/29/2008 6:27:36 AM

Frisbie - The Subversive Sounds Of Love
Sonu Nigam - compilation
Stiff Records Box Set (disc 3)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
Mark Sultan - The Sultanic Verses

Some info on the less-well known:
Frisbie: Power pop from Chicago
Sonu Nigam: Indian pop singer (maybe Bollywood star, too?). All over the stylistic map.
Mark Sultan: Dirtyass 4-track garage rock

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Chris Hance

1/29/2008 7:07:34 AM

Thats some amount of different stuff you listen too Todd, a lot of it mirrors stuff that I would choose to listen too as well.
You really are totally open minded, thats so admirable.

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Hugh Hamilton

1/29/2008 8:09:45 AM

Hi, Toddski...I listened to Mr. Ison's album a couple times all the way through last week...as for the other 99% of your listening I may have never heard ANY of it (lol)...Dick Aven was treating me to a bunch of stuff in an effort to expand my horizons as we cruised the coast over the weekend - I somehow suspect if you were to open up your iPod in a similar effort it would be just as eclectic...

Rock on!

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Hop On Pop

1/30/2008 5:14:09 AM

Well, nothing really new today. I didn't get to the whole stack yesterday.
But I did bring ONE new album with me today:
Brinsley Schwarz - Cruel To Be Kind (Live @ the BBC)
It's Nick Lowe and Ian Gomm's early-70's band and, damn am I sad that I never got to see them live. They are just... amazing. This live document also contains an early take on the title track, which became a hit for Nick in 1979.
For those of you unfamiliar with anything I mentioned above: imagine if The Band were from the UK.

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Hop On Pop

1/31/2008 5:25:15 AM

Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue
Cotton Mather - The Big Picture
Jason Falkner - Presents Author Unknown
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Live Seeds
The Flashing Lights - Where the Change Is

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Hop On Pop

2/4/2008 6:02:47 AM

Roy Wood & Wizzard - The Very Best Of...
Def Leppard - Yeah!
Oasis - What's the Story Morning Glory?
Various - Daniel Johnston: Discovered/Covered
The Records - Smashes, Crashes, and Near Misses

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the kozy king

2/4/2008 7:33:33 PM

Just listened to multi-talented Roy Wood last week! Vinyl of course.

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Steve Ison

2/5/2008 3:56:50 PM

Woh The Auteurs!

I just heard a couple of brilliant tracks by them on youtube 'Showgirl' and 'The Rubettes'...I vaguely remembered showgirl from years n years ago,but never heard Rubettes before..
Gotta echo whats been said Todd,your listening tastes are amazingly wide and eclectic..:)

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Hop On Pop

2/6/2008 5:58:27 AM

Thanks, Steve.
People ask me. "What kind of music do you listen to?"
I inevitably answer, "Good music."
It's not snobbery. I'm just being truthful. I listen to the stuff that i like. Whatever.

Last night I crashed at my parents' house because of a storm that was expected (that never came... until this morning!). So I have no discs with me. Today, I listen to nothing but my iTunes (on random) and
all day.

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Hop On Pop

2/6/2008 5:59:23 AM

Oh yeah, and the storm that never came scared me away from going to see BOB MOULD (Hüsker Dü/Sugar) for free.
I could have gone.

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2/6/2008 10:10:42 AM




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Hop On Pop

2/7/2008 10:07:55 AM

a bunch of compilations (Paste and Relix so far).
Brian Wilson - Smile

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Hop On Pop

2/8/2008 4:57:51 AM

The Millennium - Begin
P.M. Dawn - Dearest Christian, I'm So Very Sorry For Bringing You Here. Love, Dad
Shrimp Boat - Cavale

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Hop On Pop

2/12/2008 5:07:27 AM

Sugar - Besides
The Left Banke - There's Gonna Be a Storm: The Complete Sessions
Ike Turner - I Like Ike: The Very Best Of Ike Turner
Marvin Gaye - Super Hits
Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session

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Hop On Pop

2/13/2008 8:37:18 AM

Willie Nelson - Shotgun Willie
Son Volt - The Search
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Abbatoir Blues /Lyre Of Orpheus
Richard Hell & the Voidoids - Blank Generation

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Hop On Pop

2/14/2008 4:26:51 AM

Happy Valentine's Day, y'all!!!
Today I got a couple of magazine comps and:
Brian Eno - Another Green World
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
(which came out 10 years ago this week! God, I'm getting old.)

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Hugh Hamilton

2/14/2008 4:39:29 AM

I'm gonna start a "Who Hugo's Looking At Today" thread - today it's "Chicago songwriter with a broad palette of pleasing Pop"


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Hop On Pop

2/14/2008 4:52:25 AM

I sent the crew a "thank you" note via email.
That's a nice little bump and it is appreciated, but I didn't want to call more attention to myself by making it a public note and whatnot.


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2/14/2008 6:06:07 AM

Another Green World is almost always in my top 5 most important albums.

Way to make the front page, HOP!

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Hop On Pop

2/14/2008 6:09:05 AM

Thanks, Steg.
And, as always, I encourage discussion/questions about whatever music you see me mention here. I love to talk about that stuff.

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2/14/2008 6:32:07 AM

I agree with Stegor. Either Another Green World or Before and after Science (gotta love Percy Jones).

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Hop On Pop

2/14/2008 6:47:34 AM

Any of those first 4 solo records... they're all perfect.

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Steve Ison

2/14/2008 9:59:10 AM

That Left Banke album's great Todd-they were an underrated band imo..I love 60s chamber pop

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Hop On Pop

2/14/2008 10:44:30 AM

If you love the 60's Chamber Pop Steve, have you heard:
The Millennium - Begin?

Another classic of the genre. And even more underrated and underheard then The Left Banke

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Hop On Pop

2/14/2008 10:58:13 AM

Another one for 2/14:
The Tories - Wonderful Life

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Hop On Pop

2/15/2008 5:30:10 AM

Green - Green
Tom Zé - Danç Eh Sá
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

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2/15/2008 6:52:11 PM

Heya Todd,

I know it is a few posts up but I noticed Hoodoo Gurus in your listening repertoire.
I was at the St. Kilda festival in Melbourne last weekend and saw the Hoodoo's live on the beach stage. It's been YEARS since I last saw them and they are still just as good as they have ever been.
I had a chat to their sound engineer before the show too and we chatted about studio recording and mastering. He'd be a cool guy to sit next to on a plane flight. :-)



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Bob Elliott

2/15/2008 8:11:00 PM

I had my head takin' over for months by "Smile."

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Hop On Pop

2/18/2008 5:41:52 AM

Beach Boys - Smile (Yes, that's right, the BEACH BOYS' incomplete version!)
John Cale - The Island Years (Includes 3 complete albums -- Fear, Slow Dazzle, and Helen Of Troy, as well as outtakes from the sessions for each)
Falstaff - Falstaff (The follow-up project for Ian Schneller, who was co-leader of Shrimp Boat with Sam Prekop - who went on to form The Sea & Cake)

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Hop On Pop

2/18/2008 9:00:51 AM

Just arrived and added to today's playlist (2/18):
Shrimp Boat - Some Biscuit + Daylight Savings
Available on CD for the first time ever. (Previously only on cassette.)

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2/19/2008 4:37:42 AM

John Cale - The Island Years (Disc 2) (only got to the first disc yesterday)
M.O.T.O. - Single File
The Brotherhood of Lizards - Lizardland
Cleaners From Venus - Back From the Cleaners
Magnetic Fields - Get Lost
13th Floor Elevators - The Psychadelic Sounds of The 13th Floor Elevators

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2/21/2008 4:43:52 AM

Ry Cooder - Into the Purple Valley (and assorted bonus tracks)
Sloan - One Chord To Another
New York Dolls - New York Dolls
Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me
Otis Redding - The Very Best Of...

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2/21/2008 4:47:37 AM

Oh yeah, the NY Dolls and Otis Redding. Great stuff. The others are good, too, but the Dolls and Otis are old faves.

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2/22/2008 4:36:18 AM

Martin Newell - A Summer Tamarind
Various Artists - A Matter Of Degrees (original motion picture soundtrack)
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
Blue Ruin - Flame
Built To Spill - There's Nothing Wrong With Love

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2/25/2008 5:17:31 AM

Joe Pisapia - Daydreams
Eleventh Dream Day - Zeroes and Ones
Various Artists - Discos Matador: MAtador records 2007 sampler
The Vaselines - The Way Of the Vaselines
Mazzy Star - She Hangs Brightly

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2/26/2008 4:51:25 AM

Paste Magazine Sampler #40
The Candy Skins - Space I'm In
The Candy Skins - Fun?
The Cavedogs - Joy Rides For Shut-Ins
The Cavedogs - Soul Martini

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2/27/2008 4:48:32 AM

The Chamber Strings - A Month Of Sundays
Mark Sultan - The Sultanic Verses
Dwight Yoakam - The Very Best Of
The Coctails - Peel
Trakan - Opening Soon Under New Management

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Bob Elliott

2/27/2008 7:53:24 AM

Holy cow, Man, how much you got invested in records?

I have a decent collection, nothing as complete as that though.

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2/27/2008 8:54:24 AM

I've been buying records/CDs for the last 25 years or so... so it's been building since then.

I think my collection is somewhere around 1000 or so.
And I just won't sell anything. I may want to listen to it later.

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2/28/2008 4:37:09 AM

Shrimp Boat - Some Biscuit + Daylight Savings
Souled American - Around the Horn
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Olivia Tremor Control - Black Foliage: Volume One

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2/29/2008 5:47:20 AM

Camper Van Beethoven - Key Lime Pie
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
Al Green - Greatest Hits
The New York Jazz Ensemble - The Bunk Project

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Steve Ison

2/29/2008 10:59:18 AM

Sorry for such a delay in replying Todd-No I've never heard Begin by The Millenium-but i'll definitely look out for it now :)

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2/29/2008 12:02:35 PM

Cool, Steve!

And I have another album to add to today's list (just bought it):
Judas Priest - Living After Midnight: The Best Of...

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3/3/2008 6:26:39 AM

Drive-By Truckers (compilation from a friend)
Jellyfish - Best!

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3/4/2008 4:40:48 AM

The Band - Music From Big Pink
Tenpole Tudor - Swords Of a Thousand Men (Best Of)
Steve Ison - The Stars Are Never Really Distant
Caesaria Evora - Roogamar
Zumpano - Goin' Through Changes

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3/5/2008 4:42:20 AM

Judas Priest - Living After Midnight: Best Of...
Weezer - Weezer (blue)
Paul Simon - Surprise
The Yardbirds - Roger the Engineer

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3/5/2008 11:32:51 AM

More for 3/5/08:
Harry Nillsson - Nillsson Schmillsson
Saturday Looks Good To Me - Fill Up the Room

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3/6/2008 5:56:40 AM

the voices in my head and the ringing in my ears

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3/7/2008 7:23:50 AM

Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob dylan
Wire - Chairs Missing
Paris - Guerilla Funk
The Arcade Fire - Funeral

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Hugh Hamilton

3/7/2008 7:41:29 AM

Have the voices in yer cranium and the ringing in your aural cavities gone away? Or is it a permanent condition...?

I tried my hand at a couple of Nilsson toonz when I was learning some new gear. In my experience, a Universal Audio LA-610 channel strip with an AKG C414 goes a long way to capturing that kind of tone.

Man, could that dude SING.

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3/7/2008 8:08:48 AM

Voices in my head are still there.
The ringing in my ears has subsided a bit now that I'm one more day removed from that Pogues show.

And yeah, he could sing like a mo-fo. Something like a 4-octive range, I think?
He could also write and had a great sense of humour (which is what won me over, completely).

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Hugh Hamilton

3/7/2008 8:10:34 AM

Dude could drink too. If I was friends with him I'd be dead right now.

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3/10/2008 4:48:52 AM

Super Furry Animals - Radiator/Outspaced
The Pogues - Peace and Love
Shrimp Boat - Cavale
Cafe Tacuba - Un Viaje (bonus disc)

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Steve Ison

3/10/2008 10:06:56 AM

Woh you listened to TSANRD on my birthday Todd (March 4th)..

How cool is that! :)

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3/10/2008 10:23:54 AM

Well then, Happy Birthday, Steve!
Musta been some sort of synchronicity at work.
And it's a record that still kickin' my ass.

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3/11/2008 4:49:14 AM

the "shuffle" on my iTunes
a selection of IAC artists and stations.

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3/12/2008 5:17:54 AM

Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Pat DiNizio - Songs and Sounds
The Redwalls - de Nova
Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come (OST)
Richard Hell - Destiny Street

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3/13/2008 4:41:59 AM

The Hollies - 30th Anniversary Collection
King Missile - Mystical Shit
Thin Lizzy - The Definitive Collection
Robert Plant and Allison Krause - Raising Sand

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3/14/2008 5:03:52 AM

The Judy's - Washarama
The RECENTLY REUNITED Judy's, that is!!!!

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3/14/2008 7:59:01 AM

Also 3/14:
Happy Ashtray - Happy Friday mp3s

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3/17/2008 4:54:53 AM

In honour of St. Pat's day, I am listening to... um... nothing Irish:
Emmitt Rhodes - Daisy-Fresh From Hawthorne, CA
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Paper Airplane Pilots - The History Of Flying
Toots & The Maytalls - Funky Kingston/In the Dark

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3/18/2008 5:26:41 AM

Smoking Popes - At Metro
Steve Earle - Transcendental Blues
Sam Cooke - The Man and His Music
Los Lobos - Kiko

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3/19/2008 4:43:07 AM

Squeeze - Singles: 45's and Under
Sly & The Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On
The Decemberists - Castaways and Cutouts
Dogbowl - Flan

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3/20/2008 8:13:20 AM

Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes
Spoon - Kill The Moonlight

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Hop On Pop

3/21/2008 4:54:14 AM

Nuttin' but IAC, baby!

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Hugh Hamilton

3/21/2008 7:34:51 AM

That's the spirit, Amigo! I'm listening to hammers, power drills, circular saws and other unpleasant noises, as we're thick in the middle of some renovations. WISH it were the studio...but it ain't...


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3/21/2008 11:01:21 AM

3/21 (cont.):
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
I had to move on, when I got this today. So, so good. Sounds like nothing that came before it and nothing that's come out since can compare.

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3/24/2008 4:59:06 AM

The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday
Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
Sylvain Sylvain & The Criminals - Bowery Butterflies
Dwight Yoakam - dwightyoakamacoustic.net

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3/24/2008 11:41:30 AM

3/24 (cont.):
IAC, baby!!!

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3/25/2008 5:31:11 AM

Luna - Penthouse
Hoodoo Gurus - Gorilla Biscuit
Yo La Tengo - Fakebook
Smoking Popes - At Metro
The Best Of The Johnny Cash Show: 1969 - 1971

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3/26/2008 8:41:20 AM

iTunes Shuffle
Iron Maiden - Killers

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3/27/2008 5:27:07 AM

Supergrass - Life On Other Planets
The Fall - The Real New Fall LP
Latcho Drom (OST)

And, as always:
IAC Music
(Do I really even need to say that anymore?)

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3/28/2008 4:25:44 AM

The Wrens - The Meadowlands
Gram Parsons - GP/Grievious Angel
The Format - Dog Problems
The Breeders - Pod

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3/28/2008 8:09:23 AM

You have an original Shuggie Otis? Wow!

I love that stuff.

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Hop On Pop

3/28/2008 8:24:09 AM

The Shuggie was reissued a few years ago on CD. And it includes his version of "Strawberry Letter #23", too. Eeeesss good.

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Hugh Hamilton

3/28/2008 10:12:34 AM

If I listened to as much music as YOU listen to, I think I'd go insane...hmmmm...

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Hop On Pop

3/28/2008 10:56:44 AM

And, let's not forget that I listen to quite a bit of IAC every day, too.
Or is that just the voices in my head?
Hmmmm, indeed.

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3/31/2008 4:53:35 AM

Son Volt - The Search
Papas Fritas - Buildings & Grounds
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
T. Rex - The Slider
Os Mutantes - Mutantes

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4/1/2008 4:46:02 AM

Celine Dion - The Colour Of My Love
Barbara Streisand - The Way We Were
Barry Manilow - This One's For You
Black Sabbath - Paranoid

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4/1/2008 5:55:05 AM

ditto. Sorry, Todd.

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Hugh Hamilton

4/1/2008 6:33:13 AM

The Voices In My Head - I dunno - either a band or a song...has it been done?

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4/1/2008 6:39:42 AM

with all due respect to celine et al is that an april fool?

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Hop On Pop

4/1/2008 6:43:23 AM

with all due respect to celine et al is that an april fool?

Today's REAL playlist:
Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes
a Nick Lowe compilation
Judas Priest - Living After Midnight: The Best Of...
Big Star - #1 Record/Radio City

good eye, Elizabeth.

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4/1/2008 6:51:14 AM

Okay, you got me. I was wondering...

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4/1/2008 6:56:37 AM

i think you mean good ear.
(i love alien lanes.)

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Hugh Hamilton

4/1/2008 7:30:39 AM



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4/1/2008 7:50:55 AM


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Hugh Hamilton

4/1/2008 10:59:53 AM

Now I dunno WHICH one is the real playlist...

Hugo's daily playlist: Beatles, Hendrix, Allman Bros., Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Ray Charles, Nat King Cole...IAC...lol...shaken, not stirred...


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4/1/2008 1:24:09 PM

dude you know todd by now.

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Steve Ison

4/1/2008 2:42:52 PM

hahaha...Nice one Todd....I'd've swapped Michael Bolton for Ozzie tho

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4/2/2008 4:25:47 AM

Hope I didn't scare you too much, Hugh.
I was had for a brief moment myself yesterday by an NPR report that claimed the commissioner of MLB had actually determined that the Cubs had won the 1945 Series.

Shame on me.

The Replacements - All Shook Down
Gang Of Four - Entertainment!
Aimee Mann - Whatever
Shrimp Boat - Duende
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars

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4/3/2008 4:31:21 AM

The La's - The La's
The Rosenberg Trio - 3 Originals
Gene Clark - Flying High
Elastica - Elastica

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4/4/2008 4:44:29 AM

Willie Nelson - The Red-Headed Stranger
The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
Shrimp Boat - Something Grand (disc 1)
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God
Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years

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4/7/2008 7:09:06 AM

Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
Linus Of Hollywood - Your Favorite Record
Linus Of Hollywood - Let Yourself Be Happy
Nirvana - In Utero
James Brown - The CD of JB

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Hugh Hamilton

4/7/2008 8:28:38 AM

Have you ever found a recording you forgot about? Happened to me yesterday...

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Hop On Pop

4/7/2008 8:36:10 AM

I heard it.
See my comments on your page... or, at your song's page. (I put it on "The Good Stuff.")

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Hugh Hamilton

4/7/2008 12:59:37 PM

Thanks, Todd! And might I say I just enjoyed my first couple of listens to YOUR new tune?! Glad you spent your Saturday recording - fun! Cool tune...and I have the eery sensation of finally having a listen to some of those "voices in your head" that you frequently refer to...lol...


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Hop On Pop

4/8/2008 4:43:42 AM

Pretty much, Hugo. It's satisfying to do exactly what I want to do, musically, and have a response like I've had... mostly very positive.

Now, back to the topic at-hand!

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Live Seeds
The Magnetic Fields - The Charm Of the Highway Strip
Chris Bell - I Am the Cosmos
Johnny Cash - American V: A Hundred Highways

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4/8/2008 10:23:10 AM

Late additions to 4/8 listening:
Bob Elliott - Simple Machines
Bob Elliott - Late Afternoon Sun

Oh... yeah!

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4/9/2008 5:02:23 AM

Steve Ison - The Stars Are Never Really Distant
The Knack - Get The Knack
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson
Def Leppard - YEAH!

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4/10/2008 5:01:51 AM

David Grahame - compilation
Thelonius Monk - Best Of the Blue Note Years
Mötley Crüe - Too Fast For Love
The Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious

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Hop On Pop

4/11/2008 5:48:18 AM ---- Updated 4/11/2008 5:50:00 AM

IAC MUSIC and nuttin' but...

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Hop On Pop

4/14/2008 5:26:06 AM

More of just IAC.
Am I getting boring? ;-)

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Hugh Hamilton

4/14/2008 6:34:31 AM

Good man...

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4/14/2008 6:55:47 AM

aside from the occasional spiders from mars and frank black, that's been my playlist too. (IAC) Thanks everybody!!!!

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4/15/2008 4:43:25 AM

M.O.T.O. - Single File
X - Los Angeles/Wild Gift
Golden Smog - Weird Tales