March 12, 2009 at 1:00 am

Adam Graham

My Tunes

Yo La Tengo (Matador Records)

Five songs I'm listening to this week:

Yo La Tengo, "You Can Have It All" (from "And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out"):

The kind of song that you need a lobotomy to get out of your head. Ba-ba-ba-ba-ba-baa-ba ...

Freddie King, "Going Down" (from "Getting Ready ..."):

This down-and-dirty blues ditty is the perfect theme song for "Eastbound & Down," HBO's riotous series about a down-on-his-luck ex-ballplayer, which is officially becoming the greatest TV show of all-time -- one inning at a time. If this song is good enough for Kenny Powers, it's good enough for me.

The-Dream, "Kelly's 12 Play" (from "Love Vs. Money"):

The-Dream essentially remakes his hit "Falsetto" and turns it into an ode to R. Kelly's "12 Play." The clock is already ticking on an ironic indie-rock cover version: Will be it be Ben Folds or Ted Leo?

The Silent Years, "Open Up Your Eyes" (from "The Globe"):

Lasting image from Blowout 2009: Josh Epstein leading a Snuggie-clad choir through the crowd at the K of C while chanting the chorus of this dreamy song. As huge as you can get in a converted bingo hall.

V Count Macula, "Smooth Wizardz" (from "Dead Sexy"):

The weirdo, mask-clad Detroit rapper goes on about girls, the value of his crew and, oh yes, girls, with a flow so laid back it makes Snoop Dogg sound like Twista.

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The-Dream remakes his hit "Falsetto" into a tribute to R. ... (Matt Carr / Getty Images)
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