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…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:
- Electric Light Orchestra – I’m Alive
- Elmore James – Hawaiian Boogie
- Poi Dog Pondering – Living With the Dreaming Body
- VHS or Beta – Heaven
- Duran Duran – New Moon on Monday
- The Verve – Sonnet
- The High Llamas – Painters Paint
- The Clash – Lost in the Supermarket
- Gordon Lightfoot – If You Could Read My Mind
- Lou Reed – How Do You Think It Feels
- The Police – Does Everyone Stare?
- Soul Coughing – True Dreams of Witchita
- Super Furry Animals – Run! Christian, Run!
- Grandaddy – A.M. 180
- Godspeed You Black Emperor! – Kicking Horse on Broken Hill
- Shriekback – The Reptiles and I
- System of a Down – X
- Cypress Hill – Cock the Hammer
- Danger Mouse – What More Can I Say? (Jay Z / Beatles Mashup)
- The White Stripes – Your Southern Can Is Mine
- Queen – All Dead, All Dead
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DJ Scott: It’s always 4:20 on Radio Gen1us, and this week I’m bringing you some songs that are under the influence. I know that there are some glaring snubs like Gunz ‘n Roses’ Mr. Brownstone, but I couldn’t DARE leave out deserving artists like Green Jello, could I? COULD I? This playlist covers a lot of ground, from the ridiculous to the ridiculously awesome.
Light up, listen up, and leave some feedback, dammit.
Tracklist (click a song title to buy the high quality, DRM-free MP3 from Amazon):
- Drugs Have Done Good Things – Bill Hicks
- Mary Jane – Rick James
- Because I Got High 2007 – Afroman
- Smoke Two Joints – Richard Cheese
- Hits From The Bong – Cypress Hill
- White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
- Magic Medicine – Incubus
- Trippin’ On XTC – Green Jello
- Cocaine Blues (Live) – Johnny Cash
- Tell It To Me – Old Crow Medicine Show
- Cocaine – Eric Clapton
- Cocaine – Bob Dylan
- The Needle And The Spoon – Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Golden Brown – The Stranglers
- Chinese Rock – The Ramones
- Junkhead – Alice in Chains
- The Slow Drug – PJ Harvey
- I Want A New Drug – Huey Lewis & The News
Listener Problems Sought!
I’ll be providing boundless wisdom and brilliant advice in my future Dear DJ mix. I need you to send me your problems, so that I can address them in words and, more importantly, in song. I liked the Long Distance Dedications mix so much, that I thought this would be fun. Your problems can be real, fictional, serious, funny, first-person, third-person, anonymous, whatever. Just send them over to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll turn your life around. Please make your letters similar to the Dear Abby style, but maybe less wordy. Several examples can be found here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/linkset/2005/03/25/LI2005032502583.html
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This week’s mix is loud, explicit and angry. If that doesn’t sound like you, do yourself a favor and listen back to Episodes #12 and #13 for some lighter fare. If however, you are a bitter person with unrelenting anger in your heart… well, then listen on brothers and sisters. This weeks mix includes Pantera, Coal Chamber, Cypress Hill, Dope, Notorious B.I.G., Anthrax, Disturbed, System of a Down (and the Wu-Tang Clan), One Minute Silence, Trailer Hitch, Mushroomhead, Machine Head, Nothingface, Mudvayne, Drowning Pool, Slayer, Rage Agasint the Machine, Sevendust and 50 Cent.
This mix is dedicated to Matt Cafasso and Justin Watkins. Rage… we’re all sorry for the hurt you hide inside your wounded soul… and Justin, Happy Birthday, brother. Maybe this year, you’ll be able to finally grow that mustache.
*Note: Most of my love for metal was nurtured by Watkins and O’Connell and further encouraged by a Mr. Foss.