Saturday, March 05, 2005

Live Rock Baby Pool

No, it's not some funky wading pool for's a 'guess the baby's birth date' pool based on live music instead of just dates.

First off, the baby could come any day in the next few weeks or so. two minutes to twenty days... who knows? Meanwhile, there's a lot of great live music in the coming month coming to Seattle, so even though I can't go to any of the shows I take it as a good sign that my boy will be born on the day one of these artists plays here.

So here's how it works... listen to the playlist (or check out the tracklisting,) pick your favorite song or artist out of the bunch, and leave it in the comments. Every artist/song is associated with a date. I have it mostly in chronological order - in the case of a couple days late in the pool where listings haven't been filled in yet, I moved some artists who were doubled up early on (Donavon Frankenreiter, Guitar Wolf, Kings of Convenience.)

There's no telling what good music can do, and selecting an artist could throw some mojo my baby's mama's way. That being said, even though I really love Bloc Party, I do not wish a March 26th due date on her poor frame right now.

Winners have dibs on a selection of cds that include Yo La Tengo Electropurra, Sparklehorse Good Morning Spider and Nirvana In Utero.


drake leLane said...

03/05 "If You Know Time" - Robyn Hitchcock
03/06 "The Get Away" - Pretty Girls Make Graves
03/07 "Club Foot" - Kasabian
03/08 "Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum" - Bob Dylan
03/09 "Bury Me With It" - Modest Mouse
03/10 "Take Me Anywhere" - Tegan and Sara
03/11 "Finally" - The Frames
03/12 "I Predict A Riot" - Kaiser Chiefs
03/13 "Modern Music" - Black Mountain
03/14 "Color of Water" - M. Ward
03/15 "Sunshowers" - M.I.A.
03/16 "Can't Exist" - Joseph Arthur
03/17 "(Theme From) Carjack Fever" - Harvey Danger
03/18 "Billy Liar" - The Decemberists
03/19 "Only The Good Die Young" - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
03/20 "Free" - The Donavon Frankenreiter Band
03/21 "Fujiyama Attack" - Guitar Wolf
03/22 "I'd Rather Dance With You (Radio Mix)" - Kings Of Convenience
03/23 "Spectacular" - Graham Coxon
03/24 "California" - Low
03/25 "Whole" - Pedro The Lion
03/26 "The Answer" - Bloc Party

drake leLane said...

I'll start by saying Kaiser Chiefs are playing on the due day...

Robert 0f The Radish said...

I must bet on Graham Coxon because March 23 is my daughter's birthday and your boy is going to be ""Spectacular"

Megan said...

Megan guesses Bob Dylan 3/8. She's sure it'll be early, and Bob has been
good to us.

Britton said...

Britton for 3/22 Kings of Convienience, after what's the least
inconvienient? Having a kid! That's What!

Kellie H said...

I pick Harvey Danger, March 17, and I think that if Tracy does give birth on that day you should at least acknowledge it by naming your son either Harvey or Danger.

k bortfeld said...

I am choosing "Color of Water" because if I believe this birthing will take place whilst I am attending the M Ward show March 14th at the Tractor Tavern. When this happens, please do not name the child "M" or "Ward." Please name the child "Tractor."

Jeff R said...

I'm going with "Whole" - Pedro the Lion because 1) whole is a good goal for childbirth and 2) Pedro would be an ok name but "The Lion of Ballard" would truly rock.

Greg S said...

Put me down for "Finally" since that will be the thought on Ms. Drake's mind.

Ghungus said...

I'll take Modest Mouse on March 9th. If I win, I'm calling the kid "mouse" no matter what you name it. That's only 1 1/2 days, Tracy! You can do it!

Amanda said...

I'm all over The Frames on 3/11! Woo, I got dibs!

drake leLane said...

You'd think this might have gone a little longer then this, but Megan wins with Bob Dylan!

Eli was born this AM (12:25), 7lbs 8oz, 19 inches. Mom and baby are resting and doing well.

Thanks to all who entered...