#0056 – IRON DJ – Herbalism


Iron Deejay

…in which I take you on a trip… through the mind, inner space and time itself.  In the past few weeks, I’ve had the good fortune of recovering some first blog entries going back to 2003 where Suzy and I took a long-delayed honeymoon to Amsterdam for two glorious weeks.  I could regale you with my writings forever, but instead, let us take the quest to enlightenment, self-discovery as we travel through giddiness, joy, peace, love, bemusement, reflection, questioning, anxiety, paranoia, panic, anger, badassery and ultimately resolution — the kind that generally leads to three grand slam breakfast skillets at Denny’s around 2am and about 13 boxes of Nerds.

This extra-special mix includes:

  1. Electric Light Orchestra – I’m Alive
  2. Elmore James – Hawaiian Boogie
  3. Poi Dog Pondering – Living With the Dreaming Body
  4. VHS or Beta – Heaven
  5. Duran Duran – New Moon on Monday
  6. The Verve – Sonnet
  7. The High Llamas – Painters Paint
  8. The Clash – Lost in the Supermarket
  9. Gordon Lightfoot – If You Could Read My Mind
  10. Lou Reed – How Do You Think It Feels
  11. The Police – Does Everyone Stare?
  12. Soul Coughing – True Dreams of Witchita
  13. Super Furry Animals – Run! Christian, Run!
  14. Grandaddy – A.M. 180
  15. Godspeed You Black Emperor! – Kicking Horse on Broken Hill
  16. Shriekback – The Reptiles and I
  17. System of a Down – X
  18. Cypress Hill – Cock the Hammer
  19. Danger Mouse – What More Can I Say? (Jay Z / Beatles Mashup)
  20. The White Stripes – Your Southern Can Is Mine
  21. Queen – All Dead, All Dead

9 thoughts on “#0056 – IRON DJ – Herbalism”

  1. Some nice segments in there man–like I mentioned before, I especially liked Lou Reed=>The Police=>Soul Coughing=>Super Furry Animals–but the Verve? Gordon Lightfoot? System of a Down? And you say your mix will crush mine?

    Though I must admit you did a better job announcing the tunes than I did this time around.

  2. I can understand your hesitation with Gordon Lightfoot, but System of a Down? That’s not right, man. In fact, I think you’re just jealous because you don’t have enough System of a Down in your life.

    Even if you’re not hip to The Verve (I’m not cheerleading them like I’d cheer for SOAD), that’s a damn fine song. I mean, they’re no Hall & Oates, but I must strongly stand by the magic of my shuffle feature which gifted me with that song.


  4. I think this is my favorite Aaron mix to date. Gordon Lightfoot is a nice glue-like transition…really liked godspeed/shriekback and jayz. Hell I might even vote for this one. Still have to listen to Scott’s. Duran Duran?

  5. Kind words, sir.

    I originally had The Polyphonic Spree in that slot in the mix, and Suzy suggested Blue Moon on Monday. I wasn’t in love with the song I had in there, and I felt perhaps that Suzy might have heard something I did not.

  6. Oh Kevin, why must you poohpooh the Duran? Especially considering that that is easily one of the best songs of their early career (the only part of their career I care to remember at this point). There’s hardly a bad song on any of their first three albums, yet this one blows most of the rest away.

  7. I actually don’t mind that song. I was looking to jab Mixmaster A, thinking he had joined you in ragging Buffett. But, I was wrong, because Aaron actually supported that terrific Buffett song. My little, false joke was for naught. About your historical, ideological perspective on Duran squared, I cannot weigh in, as I’m only familiar with what I heard on the radio in high school. I must admit I am only a Duran Duran novice.

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