Yes, it’s over a month old. It’s been a busy month. It’s not Jim’s fault — it’s definitely Aaron’s. That said, before everything got busy, we did try to get another show in before job change chaos ensued. We did it on William Shatner Day. We were set up to include our first guest on the show, Brian — who couldn’t make it at the last minute. We also did it while imbibing. Listen to the silly ramblings at your peril.
This show features..
Jim’s pick — “Glass Printer” by The Besnard Lakes — 3:55
Aaron’s pick — “Bang Pop” by Free Energy — 3:41
Brian’s pick — “California’s Dark” by The Nightwatchman — 4:00
Aaron’s pick — “Carpet Crawlers” by Genesis — 5:01
My mix, based on what iTunes thinks I like with the random selection of Nick Lowe…
Many moons ago, Kristen (who is among my oldest friends) made the suggestion that I put my iTunes on random and just make a mix of the first load of songs that come up. For reasons unclear (mostly laziness I suspect), I never got around to it until last week, where I specifically just threw the iPhone into a frenzy as I scrolled through my 32GB library and decided to hit shuffle, which resulted in the wonderful “Cruel to be Kind” by Nick Lowe. I then pressed Genius to see what it’d recommend and the result was…. well, it was all over the place, but it actually sounded pretty good. I didn’t change the order or anything.
So here you go. My mix, based on what iTunes thinks I like with the random selection of Nick Lowe…
Nick Lowe – Cruel to be Kind
John Hiatt – Ethylene
William Shatner – Ideal Woman
Aimee Mann – Put Me On Top
Hall & Oates – Did It In A Minute
Sleep Out – Three Towns
Electronic – Getting Away With It
The Dead Weather – Treat Me Like Your Mother
Mexican Institute of Sound – Sinfonía Agridulce
Prince – She’s Always In My Hair
Saul Williams – The Ritual
Jellyfish – The Glutton of Sympathy
Santigold – Say Aha
The Go! Team – Get It Together
Prodigy – Memphis Bells
Street Sweeper Social Club – Fight! Smash! Win!
The Roots – No Great Pretender
Squirrel Nut Zippers – It Ain’t You
Astrud Gilberto – Light My Fire
Tom Jones – Green, Green Grass of Home
Please… also let me know how my voice sounds. I was so pissed off with my last show that I plunked down for a Blue Snowball and I think it’s a marked improvement. You tell me…
Way back in the day, a bunch of kids thought rock and roll was boring and started playing some super fast, sloppy, but extremely catchy rock and roll and breathed new life into a music scene that kept throwing different repackaged versions of the same 3 bands at the music consuming public. That music ended up being called punk rock.
This mix has nothing to do with that.
Somewhat later, a similar group of kids, punk rockers and other malcontents, thought that country music was getting boring and decided to do something similar. Some of them threw in a rockier edge, some of them went back to country’s roots and played a more traditional style with some modern innovations, some of them were just plain weird. It’s all recognizably country, yet distinct from the shiny candy-colored pop that the country music industry keeps throwing at an audience that, admittedly, eats up the shiny candy-colored pop like it was the greatest thing ever.
This mix is mostly alt-country, with some southern rock and some twangier folk rock thrown in, and also one mainstream country song by a superstar recording artist. Oh, you know who I’m talking about, or you will when you hear that unmistakable sonorous voice. I hope you like it; feel free to leave me some comments below.
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. Continue reading “#0012 – File under: Lounge Act”