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Clarence Ewing: The Million Year Trip writesFriday MP3 Shuffle: Happy Birthday D. Boon Edition

Today we wish a posthumous Happy Birthday to D. Boon, guitarist and lead singer of the Minutemen. The band wasn’t lying with their name - If you don’t like one of their songs, wait literally 90 seconds and you’ll be on to the next one. But you’ll get the same brilliantly melodic anger delivered with all the subtlety of a carjacking.

D. Boon died in a van accident in 1985, way WAY too soon for humanity. Between today’s Day of Action in Chicago, a never-ending Presidential election, political instability at home and abroad, and the continuing struggles between the haves and have-nots, the atmosphere the Minutemen raged against in the 1980s hasn’t gone away. This is the kind of band that would have given the lie to Corporate Pop and its top-down ziplocked smiley-happy Carpool Karaoke nonsense. As it is, we have Double Nickels on The Dime What Makes a Man Start Fires? to point the way.

So light your torch, take your MP3 player, press the "shuffle" button, and share the first 10 songs that play:

1. Chicago – You’re the Inspiration (Chicago 17)

2. Built to Spill – Temporarily Blind (Keep It Like a Secret)

3. Hark - All Wretch No Vomit (Crystaline)

4. Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang – Somebody (En Yay Sah)

5. New Order – Sooner Than You Think (Low Life)

6. Vince Staples – Loca (Summertime ‘06)

7. Tahiti 80 – Rain Steam Speed (The Past, The Present & The Possible)

8. White Town – White Town (Women in Technology)

9. Swans – Inside Madeline (My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky)

10. Edgar Varèse and the Jazzmen - Track #12 (Free Jazz Workshop 1957)



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