Miss, Mr and Mrs

I Don’t Want Your Millions Mister, Pete Seeger
Miss Chatelaine, kd lang
Miss Lucifer, Primal Scream
Miss Punta Blanca, Jane Siberry
Miss Sadie Mae, John Lee Hooker
Miss Sarajevo, George Michael
Mr E’s Beautiful Remix (Butch ‘n’ Joey Remix), Eels
Mr Gold and Mr Mud, Townes Van Zandt
Mr Jones, Counting Crows
Mr Soul (very rare live), Neil Young with Booker T and the MGs
Mr Big, Free
Mr Clean, Frank Zappa
Mr Follow Follow, Fela Anikulapo Kuti
That Green Jesus, Mr Natural
Mr President, The Heptones & Jah Lion
Mr Ray, Suicide
Mr Spaceman, The Flying Burrito Brothers
Mr Wheeler, Pere Ubu
Mr Writer, Stereophonics
Mrs Robinson, Simon & Garfunkel
The Memphis Blues (Or Mister Crump), Louis Armstrong

Weblogs go mainstream. Some bloggers don’t like it

I’m busy judging entries to The Guardian’s Best British Blog competition. It’s not easy, not least (of course) because these things are weblogs so they’re full of interesting links. As a result, each weblog viewed produces half a dozen unrelated clicks. Early estimates suggest it’ll take me the rest of my life to form an opinion about all of them – I have until the weekend.

Early on in the competition some members of the blogging elite objected. Tom Coates has gone on to set up a kind of anti-competition for the folks who don’t want to enter and want the world to know it. Although I’m pretty sure that all the cool guys are over there with the refuseniks (has it ever been cool to enter competitions?), I think they’re just being snobs.

It’s always difficult to see your clever, groovy, pioneering passion popularised but I’m certain that even the elite would prefer the visibility and influence that competitions like this will provide to obscurity and irrelevance. Meanwhile, if I can figure out how to work this thing, here is Tom’s continually-updated list of refuseniks. Since I can’t enter the official competion, I feel inclined to add bowblog.

I’m and you’re

I’m Still In Love With You, Al Green
I’m the One (live), Average White Band
I’m Waiting For The Day, Beach Boys
I’m Only Sleeping, The Beatles
I’m Serious, Beenie Man
You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go, Bob Dylan
I’m Taking My Audition To Sing Up In The Sky, Cap, Andy, And Flip
You’re So Vain, Carly Simon
You’re My Thrill, Chet Baker
I’m On My Way, Clifton Chenier
You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma, David Frizzell & Dottie West
I’m Coming Out, Diana Ross
I’m Walking Backwards For Christmas, Goons
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Hank Williams
I’m In The Mood, John Lee Hooker
I’m Beginning to see the Light, Johnny Hodges
You’re The One That I Want, Less Than Jake
I’m Fricking Awesome, MC Paul Barman
You’re A Friend Of Mine, The Meters
I’m Not Worried At Al, Moby
I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man, Muddy Waters
I’m Like a Bird, Nelly Furtado
I’m Depending On You, Otis Redding
I’m Leaving You, Otis Spann
I’m Amazed, The Pixies
I’m A Man, Pulp
I’m Housin’, Rage Against The Machine
You’re in the Air, REM
You’re In My Heart, Rhonda Vincent
I’m Someone Who Loves You, The Roches
I’m So Glad, Skip James
I’m An Old Cowhand, Sonny Rollins
I’m Gonna Make You Love Me, Supremes/Temptations
I’m Still Here, Tom Waits
I’m Waiting For The Man, Velvet Underground
You’re Pretty Good Looking, White Stripes
You’re My Everything, Zoot Sims

Down by the River

Fall in a River, Badly Drawn Boy
River Theme, Bob Dylan
The River Hymn, The Band
African River, Abdullah Ibrahim
Dam That River, Alice In Chains
Down By The River, Neil Young
Find The River, REM
Harlem River Drive Theme, NuYorica
Jet Black River, Frank Black and the Catholics
Big River, Johnny Cash
Let the River Run, Carly Simon
Medley: The Loner/Cinnamon Girl/Down By The River, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Misery Is The River Of The World, Tom Waits
Peace Like a River, Paul Simon
Picnic On A Frozen River, Deuxieme…, Faust
Red River Valley, Woody Guthrie
River, Joni Mitchell
River Euphrates, The Pixies
River Man, Nick Drake
River, Sea, Ocean, Badly Drawn Boy
Rivers of Babylon, Martin Carthy
Riverside Opportunities, Iain Sinclair
Sweet Rivers, Allison’s Sacred Harp Singers
The Riverboat Song, Ocean Colour Scene


Bagatelles, Op. 6 – Waltz, Béla Bartók
Last Tango In Paris: Jazz Waltz, Gato Barbieri
Pueblo Waltz, Townes van Zandt
Sad Song Waltzes, Cake
Shadow Waltz, Zoot Sims
Tennessee Waltz, Hank Williams
Tennessee Waltz, Ella Fitzgerald
The Waltz Of The Angels, Lefty Frizzell
The Waltz Variation, Uri Caine
Waltz, Toru Takemitsu
Waltz For Koop, Koop
Zulema Waltz, Santiago Jimenez, Jr.
Valse Hot, Sonny Rollins
Medication Valse (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Jack Nitzsche
La Valse à Mille Temps, Jacques Brel
Musica Ricercata per pianoforte: Tempo di valse (poco animato), György Ligeti