Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mix Tape #36 - Hannah, would you park the car? Here's the keys. Don't scratch it, please.

Well this turned out ok!


- Caesar was a great band from the Netherlands and that song comes from a great Albini-produced album. They were named for Julius Caesar who is famous for being a Roman Emperor.

- Whenever I hear that Thee Michelle Gun Elephant song, I think they're singing "Sloe Gin, Baby." Which is stupid, because what they're actually singing is THE NAME OF THE SONG.

- "Lying" is a Martina Topley Bird cover from her [excellent] album Quixotic.

- There's a pretty shitty video for "Niño Bomba." Which I was going to put in here but i can't.

- The Titan Go Kings are so fucking adorable.

Side A
1. The Jimmy Stuarts - Transformers Theme
2. The Hombres - Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)
3. Plastilina Mosh - Niño Bomba
4. Nina Hynes - Swallow
5. DMZ - Mighty Idy
6. Rodriguez - Only Good For Conversation
7. Manu Dibango - The Panther
8. Caesar - Spain
9. Barbara and Ernie - Play With Fire
10. Jeannie C. Riley - Widow Jones
11. House of Large Sizes - Nocturnal
12. Curly Moore - Don't Pity Me
13. Hazel - Everybody's Best Friend
14. Titan Go Kings - Forever Idol

Side B
1. Toni Basil - Mickey (Spanish Version)
2. Nostalgic Progression - Just Another Crew Song
3. The Professionals - Theme From The Godfather
4. Thee Michelle Gun Elephant - Smokin´ Billy
5. The Twilight Singers - Lying
6. Eddie Bo - Check Your Bucket
7. Hugo Busoni - Controspionaggio
8. Cornelis Vreeswijk - Rio De Janeiro
9. Dana Gillespie - Taffy
10. Carolyn Mark - Edmonton
11. John Holt - Sister Big Stuff
12. Francis Cabrel - Tot Ou Tard S'En Aller


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mix Tape #35 - Joy

There's a gladness in my heart and it's tearing me apart.


Side A
1. Quickspace - Quickspace Happy Song Number One
2. The Brood - Satisfyin'
3. Lulu - Love Loves To Love Love
4. Don Ho - E Lei Ka Lei Lei
5. Coffin Break -
6. Spacemen 3 - I Love You
7. Isabel Bond - Let's Find Out
8. The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
9. Barbara Manning and the Go-Luckys! - You Knock Me Out
10. Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die
11. Sam Cooke - Cupid
12. The Dwarves - Let's Fuck
13. Leaky Chipmunk - Our Secret
14. Clawhammer - Pumping My Heart

Side B
1. Rod McKuen + The San Sebastian Strings - Gifts From The Sea
2. Sebadoh - Soulmate
3. Don Fardon - I'm Alive
4. Devo - Girl U Want
5. Big Stick - I'm Amazed
6. Isaac Hayes - Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic
7. Unrest - West Coast Love Affair
8. The Matchmakers - Thank You Baby
9. Rob Base - It Takes Two
10. The Flaming Lips - Be My Head
11. Thelonious Monster - Happy #12&35
12. Serge Gainsbourg - Je T'Aime...Moi Non Plus


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mix Tape #34 - I Ain't Got No Soul Today. What It Is, Y'all. What It Is, Y'all.

I make these in advance.

And when I was making this, I think I was filing it under the vague heading: "Dating sucks."

But you know what? Dating doesn't suck. One good trial obliterates all errors.

So. When I made this, I didn't have any soul. But today I'm full to bursting with soul.

Next week's entry is likely to be a lot more joyful.

But this one's isn't bad.

Erika Wennerstrom has the most amazing voice.

Never underestimate Cincinnati, yo.


Side A
1. Senor Soul - I Ain't Got No Soul Today
2. Yo La Tengo - Emulsified
3. The Dandy Warhols - Minnesoter
4. The Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Congo
5. LI Xiang Lan - Plum Blossom
6. Prolapse - Killing The Bland
7. White Hinterland - Dreaming of the Plum Trees
8. Tullio De Piscopo - Medium Rock
9. Spanky And Our Gang - Like To Get To Know You
10. Simon Turner - Shoeshine Boy
11. The Count Five - Peace of Mind
12. Hall and Oates - Lady Rain
13. Heartless Bastards - Be So Happy

Side B
1. Laurie Anderson - Smoke Rings
2. Jacques Dutronc - On Nous Cache Tout, On Nous
3. Roy Harper - Male Chauvinist Pig Blues
4. Gilberto Cruz - Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)
5. Francoise Hardy - Catch A Falling Star
6. Ruby Andrews - Tit for Tat
7. Michael Stipe & Rain Phoenix - Happiness
8. Ian Hunter - All Of The Good Ones Are Taken
9. Lesley Gore - 98.6/Lazy Day
10. The Stuarts - Just A Little Bit More
11. The Scorpions - Worrying Kind
12. The Lennon Sisters - Green Tambourine
13. Mick Farren - Son of a Millionaire
14. The Viking Moses! - Providence


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mix Tape #33 - It's Raining In Vancouver But I Don't Give A Fuck

Oh. Hey. Christine? If you ever find this? I hate you. Seriously.

That said, this mix turned out pretty well! There's actually new stuff in here. Occasioned by the latest issue of The Big Takeover, which is my favorite place to read about music. Jack Rabid's kind of a windbag [pot...kettle-ed.], but his heart's in the right place. And the reviews section is pretty much the size of the yellow pages. They uncover seriously cool stuff. Screw Pitchfork. Get that magazine.

What else to say? Well, the new Dinosaur doesn't suck which was a pleasant surprise. And I know that Magik Markers isn't a crowd pleaser, but it made me wistful for all the terrible things on Homestead in the late 80's. Like Jad Fair or something. If you bail there, though, you're going to miss Plunt. You don't want to miss Plunt. No, no.

And what's with all the Sparklemouse Dangerhorse lately? I never would picture them being friends.

I'm not complaining.

Here's the list:

Side A
1. Morphine - Scratch
2. Archie Shepp - Attica Blues
3. Japandroids - Sovereignty
4. Dana Gillespie - Like I'm A Clown
5. Tindersticks - The Hungry Saw
6. Hitch - Carbon Wheels
7. Impacto Cinco - Viver Triste
8. Seaweed - Foggy Eyes
9. Kinetic Stereokids - Free Money
10. The Lord Executor - We Mourn the Loss of Sir Murchison Fletcher
11. Dinosaur Jr - Friends
12. Joker's Daughter - Bouncing Liquorish Bears
13. Pop Five Music Incorporated - Fire
14. Otis Clay - Pouring Water On A Drowning Man

Side B
1. Parts & Labor - Wedding In A Wasteland
2. Gene Marshall - Jimmy Carter Says Yes
3. Magik Markers - The Ballad Of Harry Andstrom
4. Los Shakers - Got Any Money
5. Thee Oh Sees - Ruby Go Home
6. Split Enz - One Step Ahead
7. Consonant - Buckets of Flowers, Porno Mags
8. Fire - My Father's Name Is Dad
9. Plunt - Boner
10. Mike Proctor - Mr. Commuter
11. Pavement - The Killing Moon
12. Love Is All - Untitled
13. 101 Strings - Taps For Fallen Brave