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August 22, 2011

Turntable.fm: IndyMcGrath’s Last 10 Cuts from the Queue

by @thoughtontracks

So it is safe to say that I’m a full-blown raging Turntable.fm addict.  A music obsessed social media junkie’s perfect drug. I’m already searching for Betty Ford clinic options for this obsession. I would choose Dr. Dre to prescribe a remedy: white room, a Walkman, Beatz by Dre headphones, and The Chronic.

The more I hop on TT the more fun I have.  Things I love most:

  1. The ability to build connections and become digital friends with like-minded peeps
  2. Hearing that song that you have not heard in ages that absolutely blows your skull (see: Neil Sedaka – Bad Blood, Silk – Freak Me, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Jimmy Mack…etc.)
  3. Chat rooms are old school
  4. Knowing the room is going to AWESOME OUT the song you are able to rock and your prediction is correct
  5. Themes – 90’s movie soundtracks, wrestling theme songs, Motown (see my room “Oldies for Hipsters’ for some grooves)

As I continue to fall in love with my new interactive music sharing/messaging tool I have decided it is only appropriate to begin documented the last 10 songs I played the last time I was owning the 1’s and 2’s.  Here is my list for Saturday night / Sunday morning.

Stevie Wonder – Uptight (Everything’s Alright)

Not quite sure I know anyone who does not like this classic.  It flirts with perfection.

Lee Dorsey – Everything I do Gohn Be Funky

Great music produced by the legend Allen Toussaint.  I had been waiting to play this song for a while and I finally found the perfect moment.

Rare Earth – Get Ready

One of the first white bands signed to Motown. The song runs a spanning 21:27.  I got permission and yes I played the whole thing.

Alice in Chains – No Excuses

Change of pace hits with some grungeful goodness.  The version I ran with was their Unplugged jam. I think this guys place after Nirvana in best grunge-era bands.

Little Black Backpack – Stroke 9

90s. 90s. 90s. They have boatload of albums, but this is the only song you’ll remember.

Eve 6 – Think Twice

As you can see, the poppy 90s alt rock began to catch like Willie Mays and flies. They are continuing to make music as they signed to Fearless Records in May of this year.

SR-71 – Right Now

I know. It has to stop sometime right? Pop punk. You couldn’t escape this song in the summer of 2000.

Robin S – Show Me Love

90’s R&B songstress from Queens gave us a gift with this cut.  I am afraid I might like this song more than most.  The creepy thing is that after playing this song (which I haven’t played in years) I found the single on vinyl at Luna music.  I am now a proud owner.

TLC – Creep

They are Crazy.Sexy.Cool.  TLC was the Supremes of the 90’s. So many classics that never gets old.  Out of all of them I think Creep might reign supreme.  Vibes were high, bed time was near, decisions, decisions, decisions.

Jagged Edge – Where the Party At? (LP version, no Nelly)

I chose to play the version without Nelly to really emphasize the voices of Jagged Edge. This song is silly but I love it.  The summer heading into my Sophomore year in high school was when this song was at its peak.  I still find myself asking the question. Where. The. Party. At?

Written by Brett McGrath

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