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Monday, March 15, 2010

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We want to hear what YOU listen to on your commute. Check out today's featured playlist – then submit yours.

Featured Playlist: New Yorker critic Sasha Frere-Jones

It's safe to call Frere-Jones one of the premier "critics" in music journalism. His essays appear regularly in the New Yorker, where he kicked things off in 2004 by inciting an Arthur Russell revival. His latest entry focused on Sade's comeback album, Soldier of Love. Frere-Jones also maintains his own blog at sashafrerejones.com and his hyper-active on Twitter at @sfj.

 

Start: DeKalb Avenue 

Stop: Times Square-42nd Street 

Jam #1: Einstürzende Neubauten - "Yü-Gung"


Jam #2: Rusko - "Biggest Chopper"


Jam #3: Nicki Minaj - "Beam Me Up Scotty"


Jam #4: Little Boots - "New in Town"


Jam #5: Rogue Wave - "Solitary Gun"


 

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Lisa from Boerum Hill to MSG

We have a blog just like there were we ask people what they are listening to on the subway! we should join forces.

http://www.onthesubway.tumblr.com

This morning I was listening to:
Jason Mraz "Mr. Curiousity"
Jason Mraz "Beautiful Mess"
Jason Mraz "I'm Yours"
Jason Mraz" Forecast"
(all the albums of his I have on shuffle)

Mar. 17 2010 12:01 PM
lastlogo

sansa clip 'go' list

Richard Evans-'burning spear'
Citizen Cope-'son's gonna shine'
Richard 'Groove' Holmes-'Onsaya Joy'
Tania Maria-'transamazonica'
Frankie Knuckles-'your love'
Deodato-'superstrut'
Ray Barretto-'together'
Rolling Stones-'miss you'
R E M-'orange crush'
Radio Head-'creep'
Beatles-'the word'

Mar. 16 2010 06:56 PM
Caryn from Brooklyn, NY

Go Alex R with the Smoking Popes!

Commute: Clinton Hill to Soho

The Bronx - Transexual Blackout
Stone Roses - She bangs the drums
Fanfare Ciocarlia - Nakalavishe (Gypsy Caravan sndtrk)
The Sword - Lament for the Auroch
Naked Raygun - Jazz Gone Bad
Isaac Hayes - Buns O' Plenty
Iron Maiden - Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
Queens of the Stone Age - The Sky Is Fallin'
Broadband - LabCheese

Mar. 16 2010 12:22 PM
Catherine

Daniel Lanois' Acadie
Anna & Kate McGarrigle
The Staples Singers
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Derrick Carter remixes
Rachid Taha
The Raconteurs
... or some combination therein.

Mar. 15 2010 08:40 PM
Wilfredo Pena from LES to Financial District

Train: J,M,Z

Jay-Z, New York State of Mind
Frankie Ruiz, Desnudate Mujer
Kid Kudi, Up Up and Away
Snoop Dogg x The Roots, I Wanna Rock Right Now
El Picotiao, Banda Real*
El Lio, Banda Real*
*Dominican Band - unsigned hype

Mar. 15 2010 05:18 PM
Danielle B from NYC

Commute: 118th and Manhttan Ave to Rockefeller Center

Stereogum & team9 present: My Splice 4, "Phoenix Get Cured"
Paramore, "Brick by Boring Brick"
Tyrone Wells, "Use Somebody"
Interpol, "Hands Away"
Kaki King, "I Think She Knows"
Bloc Party, "Like Eating Glass"
Janelle Monae, "Cold War"
Drake & Lykke Li, "Little Bit"
Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, "Dull Life"
Florence + The Machines, "Cosmic Love"
jj, "Troublemaker" (Akon cover"
Gossip, "For Keeps"
Aloe Blacc, "I Need a Dollar"
The xx, "Hot Like Fire"
MGMT, "Kids"
Matt & Kim, "Cinders"
Silversun Pickups, "Sort Of"
Kleerup, "Until We Bleed"
Ellie Glouding, "Under the Sheets (Chiddy Bang Bang remix)

Mar. 15 2010 05:01 PM
melanie

finally! crowdsourcing that music geek urban planners can use!

commute: 4/5 nevins st to 86th st, change to the 6 to 103rd

good intentions paving company--joanna newsom
the india song--big star
lit up--the national
all the way--new order
brothers--hot chip
ambling alp--yeasayer
paupa new guinea--future sounds of london
just another high--roxy music

Mar. 15 2010 04:55 PM
Kellie Quarton

I am not usually one to plug any single product, but along the subject of headphones: http://www.etymotic.com/

ER-4
I've had these headphones for about six years now, and they are still the best sound-quality and noise-canceling headphones I have encountered.
- in-ear earbuds: easily portable
- materials: optional foam or rubber buds (I can wear them for hours with my ear aching!)
- repairs: the right ear was shorting out, sent them in and received a free repair!

Commute:
Agree that is depends where you're going and when. Pod-casts are a definite staple too!

Mar. 15 2010 02:36 PM
Kellie Quarton

I am not usually one to plug any single product, but along the subject of headphones: http://www.etymotic.com/

ER-4
I've had these headphones for about six years now, and they are still the best sound-quality and noise-canceling headphones I have encountered.
- in-ear earbuds: easily portable
- materials: optional foam or rubber buds (I can wear them for hours with my ear aching!)
- repairs: the right ear was shorting out, sent them in and received a free repair!

Commute:
Agree that is depends where you're going and when. Pod-casts are a definite staple too!

Mar. 15 2010 02:35 PM
Pat Hipp

Park Slope / Canal Street: Morning
- Walking to F Train
Replacements - "Bastards Of Young"
Iggy Pop - "Some Weird Sin"
- 4 Ave to Smith & 9th
Rilo Kiley - "Spectacular Views"
- Carroll to Jay to Canal
Wilco - "Company In My Back"
Flaming Lips - "Bad Days"

Canal Street / Park Slope
Flaming Lips - "Turn It On"
Afghan Whigs - "Gentlemen"
Radiohead - "Exit Music"
Bright Eyes - "Make War"
Harvey Danger - "Pike St. / Park Slope"

At least that's what I did on Friday.

Mar. 15 2010 02:33 PM
Harriet from UES

Commute: bedroom to living room (work at home). Listened to Fat Joe featuring Young Jeezy "Ha Ha (Slow Down Son)"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAGBoMu2Trw

Mar. 15 2010 02:13 PM
Addison MacDonald from Brooklyn

Park Slope to Prospect Park (very slowly)

What I Am- Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians
Hounds of Love- Kate Bush
Wichita Lineman- Glenn Campbell
The Living Daylights- A-ha
Chorale- George Delerue
Dishes- Pulp
The Promised Land- Bruce Springsteen

Mar. 15 2010 02:09 PM
Sitar Mody from San Francisco

Commute: Mission to Downtown, SF

Tenor Saw: Pumpkin Belly
Ini Kamoze: World A Music
Reggie Stepper: Cu-Oonuh
Barrington Levy: Here I Come
Lady Ann: Informer
Chaka Demus And Pliers: Murder She Wrote

(Soul Jazz Dancehall Compilation)

Mar. 15 2010 02:01 PM
Alex R

White Plains to Williamsburg...

Hecules & Love Affair (Feat. Antony) - "Blind"
Smoking Popes - "Need You Around"
Whitest Boy Alive (Fred Falke Remix) - "Golden Cage"
Antony & The Johnsons - "Fistful of Love"
Mylo - "Drop the Pressure"
Nicole Atkins - "Maybe Tonight"
Kings of Convenience - "I'd Rather Dance With You"
The Virgins - "Private Affair"

Mar. 15 2010 01:57 PM
Taylor

Commute: 110th and Lex to Union Sq

Corinne Bailey Rae- The Sea
Corinne Bailey Rae- Are You Here?
Vampire Weekend-Cousins
Vampire Weekend-M79
Paul Simon-Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes
Tegan & Sara- Red Belt
Rihanna-Rude Boy

Mar. 15 2010 01:34 PM
Otis Hart from Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

I guess I should list my own!

My commute to jury duty:
Graham Ave. L to the Borough Hall 5 stop.
Let's Wrestle - I'm in Love with Destruction
Joanna Newsom - Will Not Suffice
Gonjasufi - Candylane
Free Energy - Light Love
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
Pawel - Alvin
The Soft Pack - Answer to Yourself

Mar. 15 2010 01:30 PM
Shilpa P. from Manhattan

Williamsburg to 33rd/West side
Malcolm Middleton/Blue Plastic Bags
Billy Bragg/A New England
Velvet Underground/I'm Sticking With You
The La's/There She Goes

Mar. 15 2010 01:09 PM
Lyndsey from UES

talkie walkie from air is always a favorite, or some old school funk that gets you going in the morning

Mar. 15 2010 12:50 PM
Suzy Chase from NYC

#1 Train: Houston to Chambers

podcast: The Groove Radio

Mar. 15 2010 12:05 PM
Alex G

Commute: Williamsburg to UES

Leadbelly - The Bourgeois Blues
Run DMC - Papa Crazy
Arizona Dranes - Crucifixion
Ray Charles - Lonely Avenue
Rolling Stones - Happy
Frank Sinatra - Love is Here to Stay
Lil' Wayne - I'm a beast
Burning Spear - 2000 Years
Brian Eno - The Big Ship
Repulsion - Something Dead
Pulp - Feeling Called Love

Mar. 15 2010 12:04 PM
Piotr

Commute: Cobble Hill to Greenwich Village
Playlist is called: Tracks Feb/March 2010, a running playlist of EDM choons.

Listened to
"Facing the Sun" by Wareika
"Estrange" by Shed
"Baracuda" by Wareika
"Let it Happen" by Lindstrom & Christablle
"Unmistakably You" by Danton Eeprom

Mar. 15 2010 12:04 PM
Piotr

Commute: Cobble Hill to Greenwich Village
Playlist is called: Tracks Feb/March 2010, a running playlist of EDM choons.

Listened to
"Facing the Sun" by Wareika
"Estrange" by Shed
"Baracuda" by Wareika
"Let it Happen" by Lindstrom & Christablle
"Unmistakably You" by Danton Eeprom

Mar. 15 2010 12:03 PM
Mary from Manhattan

Commute: UES to Chinatown

The Bird and the Bee
Gang Gang Dance
M.I.A.

Mar. 15 2010 11:50 AM
michael from manhattan

commute: park slope to msg

bits and pieces of:

kraftwerk - autobahn
redshape - the dance paradox
warcry - not so distant future

Mar. 15 2010 11:17 AM
Anjali Bindi

I thought you'd never ask!

Commute: Williamsburg to 30 Rock

The Sounds: "Underground"
Eels: "Fresh Blood"
Mayer Hawthorne: "Just Ain't Working Out"
Richard Hawley: "Hotel Room"
Miike Snow: "Song for No One"
Lofty Heights: "Eye Contact"

Mar. 15 2010 11:04 AM
Tobias Carroll from Brooklyn, NY

Commute: walking over the Pulaski Bridge to Long Island City.

Frightened Rabbit, "Swim Until You Can't See Land"

Past Lives, "Past Lives"

F*ck Buttons, "Olympians"

Mar. 15 2010 10:50 AM

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