A big thanks to Cindy Barber and everyone at the Beachland for having me over for their Sunday brunch. Yesterday was the second biggest $$$ making day in the history of the Beachland’s Sunday brunch and I was very happy to be a part of it. Sure, that table of 20 helped, but I’d like to think the sweet munching music coming from the Beachland’s sound system played a role, too.

Below, you’ll find a play list of jams and some notes on the afternoon’s music:

By design, I started off things slowly with a mix of ballads, acoustic numbers, and early electronic songs from the likes of Brian Eno and Cluster.  I wanted to give the brunchers the benefit of their first cup of coffee or their first glass of booze before I turned things got noisy.  Then, things got noisy with No Age, Sonic Youth, and Nirvana.

1. The National – Terrible Love
2. Crowded House – Better Be Home Soon
3. Elliott Smith – Angeles
4. Galaxie 500 – Tugboat
5. Brian Eno – Deep Blue Day
6. Love and Rockets – All in My Mind (Acoustic Mix)
7. Lower Dens – A Dog’s Dick
8. Cluster – Zum Wohl
9. Suicide – Cheree (Remix)
10. Spiritiualized – I Think I’m in Love
11. LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends
12. No Age – Glitter (12″ Single Mix)
13. Sonic Youth – Total Trash
14. Nirvana – Sliver
15. Liz Phair – Supernova

After playing my two rap records, I got into this groove of ’90s alt-rock, power pop, and brit pop that lasted for the better part of the afternoon.

16. The Pixies – UMass
17. Dinosaur, Jr – Start Choppin’
18. Screaming Trees – Dollar Bill
19. Bruce Springsteen – Open All Night
20. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – Timorous Me
21. Lou Reed – Intro/Sweet Jane (Live)
22. Iggy Pop – The Passenger
23. Teenage Fanclub and De La Soul – Fallin’
24. A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It
25. The Boo Radleys – Lazarus
26. Blue – On Your Own
27. The Primitives – Crash
28. Jellyfish – Baby’s Coming Back
29. The Replacements – I’ll Be You
30. Redd Kross – Lady in the Front Row

…And more power pop.

31. The Mice – Little Rage
32. Jay Reatard – Always Wanting More
33. Cloud Nothings – Understand At All
34. Squeeze – Goodbye Girl
35. Vampire Weekend – Oxford Comma
36. The Bangles – Going Down to Liverpool
37. The La’s – There She Goes
38. New Order – Love Vigilantes
39. The Clash – Train in Vain
40. The John Spencer Blues Explosion – Magical Colors
41. The Black Keys – Tighten Up
42. The Rolling Stones – Sweet Virginia
43. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Red Right Hand
44. The White Stripes – Same Boy You’ve Always Known
45. The Faces – Ooh La La

I had wanted to rock some of the louder records in my crates– I did have Boris, The Black Angels, Jesu, and The Jesus Lizard with me, and I did play a short set of modern blues which could have segued well into heaviness– but once I decided I’d end the afternoon with GBV, the last hour became about how I’d get to that jam.

46. Buffalo Tom – Sodajerk
47. Sleeter-Kinney – You’re No Rock ‘N’ Roll Fun
48. Herzog – Paul Blart and the Death of Art
49. Yuck – Holing Out
50. The Breeders – Saints
51. Pavement – Summer Babe
52. Yo La Tengo – Cherry Chapstick
53. Dum Dum Girls – Bhang Bhang I’m a Burnout
54. Kurt Vile – Freeway
55. Elvis Costello – Watching the Detectives
56. The Pretenders – Stop Sobbing
57. Jim Carrol Band – People Who’ve Died
58. Eddy Current Supression Ring – Insufficient Funds
59. Guided by Voices – Don’t Stop Now