Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mix Tape #32 - I'm Tax-Exempt. My Money's Spent.

I feel like I'm getting more and more laconic on this thing. I guess I feel like writing about music is like fucking about dancing. For me. Others do it really well.

I'll just say that I didn't have high hopes for this one, but it turned around into all kinds of fun and I listened to it a lot. I hope you like it.

Highlights for me: that Randy Rice album is eavesdropping on someone's therapy session set to music...and I'm going to link to it on the right hand side. And I realize Zoroaster won't be for everyone, but if it's for you? Get. That. Album. It's one of my favorite things from this year.

And, yes, that is Nancy Walker from the Bounty commercials.

Oh. Hey. I'm taking two weeks off from this thing. Partly because it's summer, and partly because I'm going to London. Please don't rob my apartment.

Here's the track list:

Side A
1. Noonday Underground - London
2. Palace Music - The Mountain Low
3. Monika Herz - Bimbo, Nimm Die Gitarre Und Sing
4. The Promise Ring - Make Me A Chevy
5. Randy Rice - Mrs. Bitch
6. Lafayette Afro-Rock Band - Darkest Light
7. Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Look Around
8. Tweak Bird - Whorses
9. Midniters - I Found A Peanut
10. Dick Hyman and Mary Mayo - Desafinado
11. Mudhoney - Flat Out Fucked
12. Saxons - Things Have Been Bad
13. Daliah Lavi - Jerusalem
14. Zoroaster - Undying

Side B
1. The Chesterfield Kings - Street Fighting Man
2. Viva L'American Death Ray - Getting Better
3. Kyra Rubella And The Shanks - Orgasm Addict
4. Liberace - Teenager's Holiday
5. Chumbawamba - Tianamen Square
6. Nancy Walker - I Hate Men
7. Celibate Rifles - Bill Bonney Regrets
8. The Time And Space Machine - Amorous Ways
9. Andrea Carroll - Gee Dad
10. The Adverts - One Chord Wonders
11. Christopher Lee - The Streets Of Laredo
12. Brainiac - Flypaper
13. Can - Butterfly


See you in two weeks.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mix Tape #31 - Someday, baby. When the river runs free.

When it gets like this outside, I just want to dive into the closest body of water.

I wish my neighbors had a pool. Instead of an 8-year-old who stands outside and screams all day.

Side A
1. The Turner Brothers - Let's Go Fishing
2. Screaming Blue Messiahs - Sweet Water Pools
3. Kristin Hersh - Cold Water Coming
4. The Standells - Dirty Water
5. The Distant Galaxy - Water Brother
6. Chemical People - Aquaman
7. Dire Straits - Water Of Love
8. David Arvedon - Buckets of Water
9. Dennis Coffey - Bridge Over Troubled Water
10. The Saints - River Deep Mountain High
11. The Ovations - Mr. River
12. Miaow - Thames at High Water
13. Low - Walk Into The Sea

Side B
1. White Hassle - Watertank
2. Serge Gainsbourg - Sea, Sex and Sun
3. Smog - The Well
4. The Weakerthans - Watermark
5. Jack McDuff - Cry Me a River
6. Takeshi Terauchi & the Bunnys - Dream In The Ocean
7. Melodians - Rivers Of Babylon
8. Yo La Tengo - Sea Cruise
9. Roscoe Holcomb - Boat's up the River
10. Tonettes - Teardrop Sea
11. Bitch Magnet - Sea of Pearls
12. Tangle Eye - Drowned