Thursday, June 15, 2006

Ok. You've waited patiently enough. This is what I've been rocking this week on the cornjob Ipod:

Beastie Boys Check Your Head
CIV Set Your Goals
Dolly Parton Little Sparrow
Eagle*Seagull Eagle*Seagull
The Folk Implosion Dare to be Surprised
The Good Life Album of the Year
Hayden Elk-Lake Serenade
Hayden Skyscraper National Park
Neutral Milk Hotel On Avery Island
Pavement Slanted and Enchanted
Richard Buckner Since
Say Hi to Your Mom Numbers and Numbers
Superchunk Incidental Music 1991-1995
Texas is the Reason Do You Know Who You Are
White Stripes De Stijl
Woody Guthrie Hard Travelin'

And I found the ultimate and perfect and best album for working in the cornfields. This only took about one month to discover: Woody Guthrie's Hard Travelin'. It is so monumentally blue-collar/pro-union/working man/pro-ag-worker/down with Whitey/pro-America/pro-liberty. Thinning corn stalks, etc, with that in my ears makes for a very complete and authentically American experience.

While I'm at it, here's what we're rocking on Netflix:

At Home: (we just finished up a 6 month viewing of all 5 seasons of Six Feet Under)

The Yes Men
The Killing

In the Queue:
Pootie Tang
Young Frankenstein
Coffee and Cigarettes
Mulholland Drive
Mr. Show Season 1 and 2
The Boys of Baraka

Um, what else? Fantasy Baseball: 12th (out of 19) and falling fast.

Um, I'll be at Clean Part on Saturday and a party with the neighbors on Sunday. I can't wait to finally meet you at Clean Part. I'll post some pics of those festivities--then I've lined up a few old pics for you from one of my 1990's nostalgia photo boxes. So, that is what is ahead...for the arc.


Tony Tost said...

Kubrick's The Killing? One of my five favorite movies ever.

garylmcdowell said...

I love, love, love Neutral Milk Hotel. Good tunes.

Zachary Schomburg said...


Yes. Neutral Milk Hotel. I remember my very first listen to Aeroplane. Where I was standing, etc. Aeroplane is on my top 3 albums of all time. I'm looking you square in the eye when I say that.


Yes. Kubrick's Killing. In that 1950's Cold War class I took last fall, we watched 3 Sterlin Hayden movies. Crime of Passion, Dr. Strangelove, and Zero Hour (I think). I am fond of Mr. Hayden, and I remember hearing/reading about your love for The Killing. Very excited.

JWG said...

I think we all talked about Sterling Hayden a few months back. Have to mention a few of my favorites, again.

The Long Goodbye
The Asphalt Jungle

and I just want to mention another great flick (no Hayden), Gun Crazy, bc i just want to mention it

Tony Tost said...

He's also great, of course, as the corrupt police chief in the Godfather -- maybe my favorite actor ever.

Also wrote novels. Haven't read them, but they're supposed to be pretty decent, Joseph Conrad-esque.

I remember the first time Zach play NMH for me, where I was standing.

Dusty said...

I think my favorite non-Kubrick Sterling Hayden movie is Johnny Guitar, this rad gender-bending Western directed by Nicholas Ray and co-starring Joan Crawford. A bit campy, maybe, but great.

Eric said...

why the fantasy baseball fall from grace?