#0058 – IRON DJ – Tabula Rasa


Iron Deejay

The subject of this delinquent-but-still-special mix is John Locke. No, not that Limey philosopher who theorized that the mind is a tabula rasa (blank slate). I’m talking about the character on ABC’s wildly frustrating and popular TV series Lost. Season whatever just closed with some major revelations about my boy John. Like the show, this mix deals in flashbacks, semi-present island time, and, if you’re lucky, flash forwards. But mostly, it doesn’t make sense. Beware that this mix contains spoilers.

Get lost in the mix:

    1. Electric Light Orchestra – I’m Alive
    2. The Ramones – I Believe In Miracles
    3. Guns N’ Roses – Paradise City
    4. Eels – My Beloved Monster
    5. Neutral Milk Hotel – King of Carrot Flowers, Part 1
    6. Death Cab For Cutie – I Will Follow You Into The Dark
    7. Downset – Anger
    8. Jane’s Addiction – Had a Dad
    9. Lodger – I Love Death
    10. Men At Work – Down Under
    11. Soundgarden – Blow Up The Outside World
    12. Bad Company – Bad Company
    13. Queen – All Dead, All Dead

      #0057 – IRON DJ – This Mortal Coil


      KevinKevin – This mix just pretty much goes after the theme of life and death head-on.  Kafwacko.

      Since I’m a technical rube, I cannot insert cool images into my post without bulbous blue borders or exploded text resulting.

      1. ELO – I’m Alive
      2. Missing Persons – Destination Unknown
      3. The Alarm – Strength
      4. Steve Martin (edit from Rambin’ Man)
      5. Jimmy Buffett – Cowboy in the Jungle
      6. Love & Rockets – No New Tale To Tell
      7. Bruce Springsteen – Candy’s Room
      8. Social Distortion – Story of my Life
      9. Gorilla Biscuits – Start Today
      10. Otep – Perfectly Flawed
      11. Neil Young – Dead Man, Round Stones Beneath the Earth/Guitar Solo # 5/Edit
      12. Morrissey – Margaret on the Guillotine
      13. Jaws of Life – The Way to Go Out
      14. Gary Numan – I Die: You Die
      15. The Fools – Life Sucks, Then You Die
      16. The Feelies – It’s Only Life
      17. Ralph Stanley — O Death
      18. Queen — Dead, All Dead

      #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

      #0055 – IRON DJ – No, let’s just be enemies

      Iron Deejay

      gen1us profile image…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!

      1. ELO – I’m Alive
      2. Pulp – Disco 2000
      3. Matthew Sweet – I’ve Been Waiting
      4. Stevie Wonder – I Believe
      5. Iggy Pop – Some Weird Sin
      6. Bill Withers – Who Is He And What Is He To You?
      7. …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – Relative Ways
      8. Beach Boys – God Only Knows
      9. The Slackers – So This Is The Night
      10. Ben Folds Five – Song For The Dumped
      11. The Police – So Lonely
      12. Aretha Franklin – Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)
      13. Unbunny – X
      14. David Bowie – Quicksand
      15. Queen – All Dead, All Dead

      #0025 – File under: Songs I Keep in the Closet


      These are the songs I’ve been locking away so society won’t judge me, but I can’t deny my love for them any longer.  The shame is eating away at me like a cancer, and it has to breathe free.  I give you Hall and Oates, Wang Chung, Tom Jones, Falco, ABC, Erasure, Nu Shooz, Jermaine Jackson, Gerardo, Snap!, Janet Jackson, Olivia Newton-John, New Edition, Queen, Kansas, ELO, A-Ha, Rod Steward, Chicago, Night Ranger and Michael McDonald.

      #0022 – File under Supremo Awesome Excelsior!


      This supremely over-the-top mix brings you The Hives, E.L.O., Yes, Queen, Dio, Iron Maiden, Tenacious D, Dethklok, Led Zeppelin, Electric Six, Journey, Muse, Dream Theater, Radiohead and Saul Williams.

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