It’s Friday. That’s my 2nd favourite F word. How about some F songs?

ipod-classic-accessories-3To be filed under ‘why not’:  I took a rough count of the number of songs that begin with “F” on my iPod: 328. That includes songs that start with “The” as in “The Fever”. Listing all of them and adding links so you can have have a listen would be somewhat of a ridiculous undertaking, so instead I have provided a sampling. I chose them based on alphabetical order, moving down the alphabet and choosing the first two (if there are two) for each letter that’s the second letter in the song title. Hope that makes sense. It’s an interesting mix of tracks.

1. F The CC–Steve Earle (Note: really funny, but NSFW)

2. F.I.N.E.–Aerosmith

3. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)–Otis Redding

4. Face Dances Part Two–Pete Townshend

5. Fear For Your Future–Ronnie Wood

6. Fear of Falling–Robbie Robertson

7. Fiddler’s Green–The Tragically Hip

8. Fields of Gold–Sting

9. The Flag–Barenaked Ladies

10. Flamethrower–J. Geils Band

11. FM–Steely Dan

12. Folds In Your Hands–Passion Pit

13. Follow–Susan Tedeschi (just a sample for this one)

14. Fractured Mirror–Ace Frehley

15. Fragile Bird–City and Colour

16. Ft. Worth Blues–Steve Earle

17. F*ck You (NSFW)–Cee Lo Green

18. Full Moon–The Kinks

What are you listening to today? #nowplaying

ipodHere are the last 10 songs I listened to, in order, on my iPod in shuffle mode. No editing, no skipping. It is what it is.

1. Oliver’s Army–Elvis Costello

2. Lord Of The Thighs–Aerosmith

3. The Greeks Don’t Want No Freaks–Eagles

4. Mean Disposition–The Rolling Stones

5. Fascination–David Bowie

6. Man On The Corner–Genesis

7. Birds–Elton John

8. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours–Peter Frampton

9. What Do We Do Now–John Hiatt

10. Something Happened On The Way To Heaven–Phil Collins

Doin’ the iPod Shuffle: The Last 10 Songs Played on my iPod

ipodDoin’ the iPod shuffle: 10 songs I listened to, in order, on my iPod in shuffle mode at a given point in time. No editing, no skipping. It is what it is.

1. Will It Go Round In Circles–Billy Preston

2. Everybody Has The Blues–James Taylor

3. Mixed Emotions–The Rolling Stones

4. Invisible Sun–The Police

5. Out In The Street–Bruce Springsteen

6. Where To Now St. Peter?–Elton John

7. Sulky Girl–Elvis Costello

8. Tell Mama–Etta James

9. Young Lust–Aerosmith

10. Keep On Truckin’–Eddie Kendricks

The Bad Boys From Boston are Heading to Toronto

The Bad Boys from Boston aka Aerosmith have scheduled one Canadian date on their upcoming (ahem) “Cocked, Locked, Ready To Rock” North American tour. Front man Steven Tyler, who is 62, and the rest of the I-can’t-beleive-they’re-still-vertical quintet will hit the Air Canada Centre on Tuesday August 17th along with opening act Sammy Hagar (Montrose, solo artist, ex-Van Halen frontman and now Chickenfoot frontman) and his band The Wabos. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday June 4th @ 10 am. Prices range from $59.50-$199.50.

Aerosmith’s last album was the 2005 live set “Rockin’ The Joint”, and you’d have to go back to 2001 to find their last release of all-new original material, “Just Push Play”, which featured the hit “Jaded”. It wasn’t that long ago when the future of Aerosmith was in doubt when lead guitarist Joe Perry announced he was looking for a new singer to front the band following Tyler’s stint in rehab to help treat an addiction to painkillers stemming from a fall from a stage back in August 2009. Guess they patched things up. The lure of money will do that.

No word if there’s any new music to come from the band any time soon. As mentioned above, here’s their last big hit, Jaded:

The “New iPod With More Room = More Music = More Fun!” Shuffle Report

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The Shuffle Report: 10 songs I listened to, in order, on my iPod in shuffle mode at a given point in time. No editing, no skipping. It is what it is.

Got a new Ipod for my birthday awhile back and have added a fair bit of music in recent weeks; some old some new-ish so there’s additional music to shuffle through. Plus I haven’t posted about a shuffle report in awhile, so here we go:
1. Too Bad—Doug and The Slugs (Slugcology 101) [They were a great party band.]

2. Skateaway—Dire Straits (Making Movies) [My favourite Dire Straits album.]

3. Don’t Stop By The Creek, Son—Johnny Copeland & Stevie Ray Vaughan (Solos, Sessions and Encores) [If you’re a SRV fan, this one’s worth adding to your collection.]

4. Such A Night—Dr. John (The Ultimate Dr. John) [New Orleans’ finest.]

5. So Far Away—Dire Straits (Brothers In Arms) [The band’s biggest seller.]

6. Dude (Looks Like A Lady)—Aerosmith >(O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits) [At a time when just about everyone thought they were done, 1987’s “Permanent Vacation” proved ‘em wrong.]

7. River Knows Your Name—John Hiatt (Walk On) >[His first of two albums for Capitol. A good album, but better stuff was to come once he switched labels.]

8. Ticket To Ride—The Beatles (Help!) [It’s The Beatles. What else is there to say?]

9. Arizona Dust—Blue Rodeo (The Things We Left Behind) [One of their best albums.]

10. Werewolves of London—Warren Zevon (A Quiet Normal Life: The Best of ) [Say it with me. “Ah-OOOO…”]

The “Why is the Subway so bloody slow today?” Shuffle Report

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The Shuffle Report: 10 songs I listened to, in order, on my iPod in shuffle mode at a given point in time. No editing, no skipping. It is what it is.

I don’t understand. The ride to work on the subway this morning to forever. Not sure what the reason was, but it was so sloooooooooow. I mean, it’s not like I was in that big of a hurry to get to work, but there’s only so much standing shoulder to shoulder with people that one person can take. Thankfully the iPod was fully charged.
In the rotation this morning:

1. Livin’ On The Edge—Aerosmith (O Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits) [Is Steven Tyler in or out? Depends on who you ask.]
2. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Loved You)—Aretha Franklin (30 Greatest Hits) [I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. This is a must own.]
3. Me and Mrs. Jones—Billy Paul (360 Degrees of Billy Paul) [Ok, it’s about infidelity, but it still sounds great.]
4. Must Have BeenThe Devil—Otis Spann (The Blues Never Die!) [Damn straight.]
5. Sad Songs (Say So Much)—Elton John (Greatest Hits 1970-2002) [Musically, the 1980’s weren’t that kind to EJ. But there were a few gems, like this one.]
6. Run Runaway—Great Big Sea (Up) [Bet you can’t sit still through this one.]
7. City Love—John Mayer (Room For Sqaures) [A song about falling in love with the wrong person for all the right reasons. Awww.]
8. Boys—The Beatles (Please Please Me) [One of my favourite Ringo sings tracks.]
9. The Song Is Over-The Who (Who’s Next) [Please tour this year. Please tour this year. Please tour this year.]
10. Shoebox—Barenaked Ladies (Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits) [While I’ve always liked them, I highly doubt that without Steven Page, there will be a worthy Disc Two.]

Help Wanted: Lead singer for classic rock band. Must supply own scarves and tight pants.

Legendary Boston rockers Aerosmith have begun a search for a new lead singer to replace Steven Tyler, but whether it’s just temporary or a permanent vacation for Tyler remains to be seen.

Lead guitarist and Tyler’s partner in crime Joe Perry, who’s currently finishing up a Canadian tour opening for Motley Crue, has stated that a search will begin in earnest in the near future. Perry’s hoping to hit the road with the rest of Aerosmith and a new singer later this year. Tyler entered rehab in December to help treat an addiction to painkillers stemming from a fall from a stage back in August. Since then there have been conflicting reports as to the future of Aerosmith with Tyler as frontman. Joe Perry is now saying he and the rest of the band (whose other members have had various health issues of their own) don’t want to put the band’s future on hold as they gear up for their 40th anniversary next year, and if they need to find a replacement singer then so be it. He’s already spoken with a few candidates but he’s not giving any indication as to who that might include. The show must go on, I guess.

As for a replacement? What about Lenny Kravitz, at least in the short term? Kravitz has toured with Aerosmith in the past, has that seventies vibe going on, and there’s great potential for some live fireworks with a third guitarist in the lineup. Woud rather see someone like him than some unknown. INXS and JD Fortune anyone?