#0103 – Run ’93

Play
Fall of 1993. I was beginning my second year at my third university, living at home, working for minimum wage at a used CD shop, driving my beat-to-hell 1984 black Ford Thunderbird. No girlfriend, my buddy Adam’s old driver’s license so I had a fake ID and I was living the high life.
This is what I was listening to on some AM station in Milwaukee back then. Maybe it was WLZR-AM?
  1. Bob Marley & The Wailers – “Iron Lion Zion” – 06:12
  2. Belly – “Feed the Tree” – 03:19
  3. Smashing Pumpkins – “Disarm” – 02:56
  4. Pearl Jam – “Rearviewmirror” – 04:34
  5. The Cranberries – “Dreams” – 04:23
  6. Radiohead – “Stop Whispering” – 05:07
  7. Pet Shop Boys – “Can You Forgive Her?” – 03:44
  8. Prince – “17 Days” – 05:14
  9. Big Country – “The One I Love” – 04:55
  10. Jellyfish – “The Ghost At Number One” – 03:25
  11. The Breeders – “Cannonball” – 03:23
  12. Dinosaur Jr. – “Start Choppin” – 05:20
  13. Tears for Fears – “Break It Down Again” – 04:11
  14. Ub40 – “Higher Ground” – 03:43
  15. Stereo MC’s – “Connected” – 04:28
  16. A Tribe Called Quest – “Electric Relaxation” – 03:11
  17. American Music Club – “Over and Done” – 03:01
  18. U2 – “The First Time” – 03:22
  19. Crowded House – “Pineapple Head” – 03:27

#0095 As We Enter

Play
It’s only been since, like, April since I did one of these things. I’m frankly amazed I remembered the password after all this time.
What follows is a non-stop mix of some of my favorite tracks that came out in 2010. It’s kinda dance-y. I figured you all might like to party. It sobers up a bit toward the end, but I leave you wanting another sip.
My resolution for 2011: Execution. If I stick to that, it means more time with friends and family, and taking care of my peeps — giving you good music that gets you through a hard day of keeping it real.
Stay thirsty my friends. I have some thoughts brewing on a playlist around Design Thinking. I’m hoping to at least post one mix a month. I think that’s a reasonable goal, don’t you?
  1. The Chemical Brothers – “Dissolve” 06:15
  2. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – “In Motion” 04:31
  3. Daft Punk – “TRON Legacy (End Titles)” 03:08
  4. Janelle Monáe – “Dance Or Die (Feat. Saul Williams)” 03:03
  5. M.I.A. – “Xxxo” 02:48
  6. Nas & Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley – “As We Enter” 02:49
  7. OK Go – “End Love” 03:53
  8. Metric – “Black Sheep” 04:53
  9. Goldfrapp – “Rocket” 03:42
  10. Ladytron – “Ace of Hz” 03:14
  11. Groove Armada – “Paper Romance (White Light Version)” 06:21
  12. Flo Rida – “Club Can’t Handle Me (feat. David Guetta)” 03:38
  13. Kanye West – “Lost In The World [Explicit]” 04:07
  14. Pharrell – “Fun, Fun, Fun” 03:32
  15. Crowded House – “Saturday Sun” 03:16
  16. Vampire Weekend – “Run” 03:43
  17. Arcade Fire – “Ready To Start” 04:07
  18. Crowded House – “Turn It Around” 03:55
  19. The National – “Bloodbuzz Ohio” 04:26
  20. Broken Bells – “The High Road” 03:45
  21. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists – “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” 04:04
  22. J Roddy Walston and the Business – “Don’t Break the Needle” 03:30

#0029 – File under: 2007

Play

The last mix of 2007 goes out as this podcast began — no interruptions, no interludes and no explanations. You get a solid two-hour mix of the best music that came out this year.

And what made it the best? You told me it was the best. Your emails, IMs, replies on Pownce, phone calls and conversations in passing. There are a couple of additions based on personal picks. Overall though, this is a mix I hope you’ll enjoy into the next year.

  1. Earth Intruders (Extended Mark) [Spike] [Stent Mix] – Bjork
  2. The Robots (Die Roboter) – Bacalao
  3. Don’t Go – Starting Rock
  4. Flashing Lights – Kanye West
  5. Boyz – M.I.A.
  6. D.A.N.C.E. – Justice
  7. The Salmon Dance – Chemical Brothers
  8. Rehab – Amy Winehouse
  9. Proper Education – Eric Prydz
  10. Up All Night – El-P
  11. Sunday Bloody Sunday – Saul Williams
  12. Iron Bars – Stephen Marley
  13. Down at McDonaldz – Electric Six
  14. Lazy Eye (Jason Bentley Remix) – Silversun Pickups
  15. You Got It All… Wrong – The Hives
  16. Through the Fire and Flames – Dragonforce
  17. Bodysnatchers – Radiohead
  18. The General Specific – Band of Horses
  19. All the Old Showstoppers – The New Pornographers
  20. Turn Me Around – Mavis Staples
  21. Keep the Car Running – Arcade Fire
  22. The Underdog – Spoon
  23. Young Folks – Peter Bjorn and John
  24. Ruby – Kaiser Chiefs
  25. Rollin’ – The High Llamas
  26. New Shoes – Paolo Nutini
  27. Love, Reign O’er Me – Pearl Jam
  28. Cocobelle – Moonbabies
  29. Pour le Monde – Crowded House
  30. Either Way – Wilco

*bonus: Same Old Lang Syne – Dan Fogelberg (in rememberence….)

#0021 – File under: Birthday

Play

Happy Birthday, Logan! This mix goes out to my favorite THREE YEAR-OLD with happy, sing-song tunes by The Foundations, Jack Johnson, The Replacements, The White Stripes, The Muppets (Kermit and Fozzie), America, The Aquabats, Beck, Jamiroquai, Capsule, Tom Jones, Perry Como, Vic Damone and perennial favorite, Crowded House.

Support DRM-free music from Amazon MP3.com:

#0018 – File under: Breakup

Play

This week’s mix comes from a tender spot as two longtime friends seem to be drifting apart and my heart and thoughts go out to both of them. I think they could use a good cry, so if they’re listening, I hope this brings them to the same table so they can work out what’s going down. And since I’m feeling all emo, I’ll share some favorite cry-it-out tunes from O.A.R., Jude Cole, Indigo Girls, Genesis, Hüsker Du, Pearl Jam, Coldplay, Crowded House, Del Amitri, Thomas Dolby, The Verve, Aimee Mann, Imogen Heap and Elliott Smith. Listen and make sure you give (and get) a hug.

#0017 – File under: Serenity Now

Play

We chill out after last week’s fit of rage and hate with a not-all-unexpected eclectic mix featuring the likes of Darryl Hall, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Coldplay, Crowded House, Groove Armada, Sumsonic, The Chemical Brothers, The Whitest Boy Alive, Ladytron, The Ramones, Queen, Three Dog Night, Alice Cooper, Sugar, The Beatles and Oasis.  Trust me: the mix is alright.

#0012 – File under: Lounge Act

Play

Insomnia after a decent mid-afternoon nap and a good weekend meeting new friends brings you an eclectic mix from the likes of Lily Allen, William Shatner and Ben Folds, Röyksopp, Chemical Brothers, Alexkid, Mos Def, Smashing Pumpkins, Damian Marley, Moonbabies, Serge Gainsbourg, Matisyahu, Super Furry Animals, Broadcast, Neil Finn & Friends, Donovan, Sheila E., The Streets, Crowded House, A Tribe Called Quest and my local fave, Sleep Out.
[Read more…]

#0007 – File under: Anniversary

Play

This week’s podcast is filled with songs I was listening to in the summer of 1994, which is the summer I met Suzy. This week is our 11th anniversary (everyone give her a shout out). So even though I doubt she’s listening, this episode is specifically for her. Artists include Jellyfish, The Boo Radleys, Cake, Stereo MCs, U2, Big Country, Crowded House, James, Belly, The Breeders, Rancid, Smashing Pumkins, The Cranberries, Mazzy Star and Climax Blues Band. Okay… Climax Blues Band isn’t from the summer of ’94, but it’s our wedding song, so deal 😛
[Read more…]