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…in which I take you on a sonic adventure through the beginning, end, and aftermath of a trainwreck relationship. No one relationship in particular, I’ve been married so long I don’t remember any others, really. 🙂 But this is a mix that not only progresses through a series of moods but which also purports to tell a story. I hope you enjoy it.
I’ll be out of town for the weekend with little or no internet access. Hopefully when I get back I will have a whole bunch of Iron DJ entries to listen to!
- ELO – I’m Alive
- Pulp – Disco 2000
- Matthew Sweet – I’ve Been Waiting
- Stevie Wonder – I Believe
- Iggy Pop – Some Weird Sin
- Bill Withers – Who Is He And What Is He To You?
- …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – Relative Ways
- Beach Boys – God Only Knows
- The Slackers – So This Is The Night
- Ben Folds Five – Song For The Dumped
- The Police – So Lonely
- Aretha Franklin – Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)
- Unbunny – X
- David Bowie – Quicksand
- Queen – All Dead, All Dead
9 thoughts on “#0055 – IRON DJ – No, let’s just be enemies”
Okay…. I’ve listened to this mix twice, and I’d say the mix is very strong, dude. I never heard that Iggy Pop tune before (I couldn’t even recognize it as Iggy Pop), and that Stevie Wonder song has begun to redeem Stevie Wonder for me — I’ve pretty much lumped him in with his “I Just Called to Say I Love You” shite. The AYWWKUBTTOD song was really excellent, as was the Pulp track.
In short, there was not a lot of stuff on here I knew past the Beach Boys, Ben Folds and the always great Bill Withers. Nice picks all the way around.
But my mix will orange crush your mix… REM style.
Dude, the only thing R.E.M. ever crushed was the heterosexuality of any dudes who kept listening after the album Green.
So, I’m going to need a single-spaced, five page compare/contrast paper of how/why the Beach Boys are better than Jimmy Buffett.
Haha wow. Well, taking that comment far more seriously than it deserves, I could reply “Two words: Brian Wilson.” I could also go on about marrying amazing vocal harmonies with solid hooky pop songwriting in a way that’s never really been matched, and contrast that with Jimmy Buffett’s fine line of high-quality Hawaiian shirts, his Cheeseburger in Paradise chain of restaurants and his many other merchandising schemes aimed at rich white dudes. But instead I’ll just shake my head in disbelief that someone who claims to be interested in music could really say something like that.
I mean, I guess you were going for a sort of “staple of oldies radio”/”staple of classic rock radio” comparison but damn dude.
What’s wrong with making money off rich white dudes? In fact, I’d argue that if a person were going to capitalize on making money, rich white dudes are a good market, since they have money and are relatively stupid. Works for gangsta rap. Regardless, he came from country and made a lot of great records before all the merchandising stuff, like, for over a decade. I don’t see what’s wrong with a band making money. Some take the high road, but that can’t be expected of everyone in music. Should they live in vans and eat roaches in order to be “cool?” Should every band have a perfectly honed sense of what is just the right amount of money before it’s too much? I was actually just kidding. I have no issue with the Beach Boys. But you have a lot of rules for enjoying music…you should write a book!
At least Jimmy Buffett never appeared on Full House or toured with Uncle Jesse.
Dude, that’s harsh. I love the Beach Boys… even “Kokomo.”
Kokomo was my jam, I’m just saying.
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