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Monday, July 31, 2006

Pink Floyd Live and Booted

So it's my turn to post up some mixes, and I've got a doozie for everyone. Unfortunately, do to some things I didn't quite anticpate, I had the mixes made, but I lost the playlists, so it'll be like going to a show and now knowing what you'll hear. These files come entirely from a lot of bootlegs I've amassed over the past couple years from Pink Floyd. A few even come from the solo shows David Gilmour and Roger Waters have done since the 80's, so expect a wide variety of things. Unforunately, due to the source material, it won't always be of the highest quality of recording, but there's a few versions burried in this that are simply amazing.

Pink Floyd Live and Booted Part 1

Pink Floyd Live and Booted Part 2


I decided to re-mix "Groove: The Stars Won't Shine" such that the tracks were separated and included in about 3-4 different mixes. All of them are dancy and groovy, which is absolutely perfect for this summer heat. This mix is the first from the series and reflects the incredibly fun, unpredictable week I have experienced in a long time.


1 - Faithless - Muhammad Ali
2 - Wyclef Jean - Staying Alive
3 - 2raumwohnung - mit viel Glück
4 - Barry Adamson - Something Wicked This Way Comes (edit)
5 - Skeewiff - Booty Shaker
6 - Tosca - Rolf Royce (feat. Stephan Graf Hadik Wildner)
7 - Pizzicato Five - Sleeper
8 - Kruder and Dorfmeister - Nothing Really Matters
9 - Jimmy Smith - Root Down (And Get It) (live)
10 - The Black Keys - The Desperate Man
11 - Us3 - Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
12 - KC & The Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes
13 - Thievery Corporation - Liberation Front
14 - Us3 - Tukka Yoot's Riddim
15 - Dubtribe - Ain't Gonna Do You No Good
16 - Portishead & Tom Jones - Motherless Child

Thursday, July 27, 2006

The Jokkmokk

A light fun mix for summer...

The Jokkmokk

1 - Cake - Meanwhile, Rick James...
2 - Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
3 - Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
4 - The Cure - Just Like Heaven
5 - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Aeroplane
6 - Rancid - Coppers
7 - The Clash - The Guns of Brixton
8 - Paul Simon - Mother And Child Reunion
9 - Noiseshaper - Kung Fu Fighting (feat. Carl Douglas) (Noiseshaper Remix)
10 - 10CC - Dreadlock Holiday
11 - Elton John - Bennie And The Jets (live)
12 - Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do
13 - The Flaming Lips - The Spiderbite Song
14 - REM - Man On The Moon
15 - The Doors - When the Music's Over

Monday, July 24, 2006

I thought about things a bit. . .

Here's the last of the mixes I made earlier this month. I meant to keep a few handy, but I realized that I might have lost some playlists. This mix is, for the most part, a progressive rock mix, and it's again a mixture of things that find their way onto my personal playlist quite a bit. I really do like the opening bassline in this AFI track. Someone I work with said it's probably one of the best album openers he's heard in a long time. (To which I responded he hasn't heard a lot of albums, but it really does kick ass.)

It's also pretty short by our usual standards around here: a mere 38 minutes.

Strange Possibilities

1. Dream Theater - Space ye Vest
2. A.F.I. - Prelude 12/21
3. Pink Floyd - Run Like Hell
4. Peeping Tom - We're Not Alone Remix (Feat. Dub Trio)
5. People In Planes - For Miles Around (Scratch To Void)
6. Porcupine Tree - Open Car
7. The Mars Volta - Take The Veil Cerpin Taxt
8. Monster Magnet - Your Lies Become You

Another July Mix

I called this one "Pulsing July," and since I made it several weeks ago, I forgot why. It does "pulse" a bit and it does rock out. (Though I suspect it's because I had PULSE the DVD on my mind.) I put the mix together as something to keep those non-funk fans who read and post on this blog from complaining too much about James Brown and his ants in his pants. Alas, the were both pair of mixes that were made and put aside for probably too long.

In this mix we've got a nice, cross section of rock I listen to on a daily basis. The Vines track comes from their last and highly underrated album, "Vision Valley." The Cooper Temple Clause is a band most Americans won't know, sadly, since they never seemed to gain the noteriety the MUSE has in recent years, or even Radiohead. In fact, they're a little darker than Radiohead in a lot of ways. The track by MUSE comes from their previous album, Absolution . . . And a lot of this mix is a cool mix of more of the same from The Mad Terran's music library.

I hope you all enjoy, because I rather enjoy this mix as well.

Pulsing July

1. The Vines - Spaceship
2. Gorillaz - last living souls
3. The Cooper Temple Clause - Let's Kill Music
4. The Dissociatives - We're Much Preferred Customers
5. Love & Rockets - Saudade
6. David Gilmour - Take A Breath
7. The Soundtrack Of Our Lives - Dow Jones Syndrome
8. Lenny Kravitz - Minister Of Rock 'N Roll
9. MONSTER MAGNET - look to your orb for the waning
10. Dandy Warhols - Mohammed
11. Muse - Thoughts of A Dying Atheist
12. The Music - Freedom Fighters

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Basslines and RichTones

So, I was listening to music the other day, and was inspired. That isn't uncommon, but usually it professes itself in photography or some other form of art. It started off with Tiger Army's "In the Orchard" and sort of sprouted from there. I've developed a bit of a taste for punk and rock-a-billy of late, and the rest, as they say, is history. :)

Incidentally. This has album art. The photos are from a photo shoot I did with my sister and her friend. It was an altogether good time, aside from me almost getting a heat stroke. We took them at an old rock quarry that never filled completely up. It has a lake in the center, and the rest looks like desert scrub land. The rest of the pictures can be seen here.

And on an entirely different note, I received a rather excited call from The Madterran while I was at work. He had apparently snagged a copy of "Where is Neil When You Need Him." And after he told me about it I knew I was going to like it (just like he thought I would,) because there is a brand new track by Rasputina on it! It is also comparable to 12 Tales. Although in that case the songs are inspired by the Artist Amy Browns work.

But anyway...whithout further ado, the music:

Basslines and Richtones- Part 1
Part 2.

1. Damien Rice - Seven Nation Army
2. Arcade Fire - Five Years
3. TOOL - Vicarious
4. Android Lust - Follow
5. Depeche Mode - Nothing's Impossible
6. Cinema Strange - Tomb Lilies
7. Fiona Apple - Red Red Red
8. Norah Jones - Crazy
9. Brazilian Girls - Homme
10. Tiger Army - In the Orchard
11. Voltaire - Graveyard Picnic
12. Placebo - 20th Century Boy
13. The Dresden Dolls - Modern Moonlight
14. A.F.I. - Endlessly, She Said
15. Rasputina - Barracuda
16. Horrorpops - Where They Wander
17. Green Day - Hitchin' A Ride

Or you can listen to the stream here.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Something to Cool Down There Long, Summer Nights . . .

I recieved a mailing today about a big festival up in New England this fall called "Popfest" which is definitely something I won't be able to attend since my travel plans include the midwest during that period. So setting that option aside, I started looking over the line up since it is entirely bands I'd never heard of, endorsed by people whose taste I entirely admire: the good people over at Tonevendor. I started picking and choosing ant the first band I chose at random was called "The Snow Fairies"

They are fun little pop band from Philly that has that nice, jangly, bubblegum sound that you just can't help but smile and love. I don't know much, but I plan to know more as soon as I can get my hands on one of their full length releases.

Monday, July 17, 2006

July: I Got Ants in My Pants . . .

I find that this is quickly becoming one long month. It seems like there's just been so much going on. I've also been making mixes like crazy and I couldn't quite decide which one I wanted to post this week. Finally, I remembered I labeled a couple them in a way that's time sensitive.

So you all get my funk mix. It's not a total funk mix, but a funky themed one. Yeah, it's got more than a few old standards, but I just couldn't resist. Who doesn't love "Funky Town"?

Funky July

1. Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music White Boy
2. Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
3. Prince - Let´s Go Crazy
4. james brown - i got ants in my pants (and i want to dance)
5. Parliament - Wizard of Finance
6. Jimmy McGriff - Funky Junk
7. Alexander Zonjic - Spill The Wine
8. Isaac Hayes - Disco Connection
9. Brothers Johnson - Land Of Ladies
10. Curtis Mayfield - Miss Black America
11. Marvin Gaye - Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)
12. Particle - Metropolis
13. Lipps, Inc - Funkytown

More Floyd related news:

Pulse was beautiful. I was simply amazed watching this DVD from the band. Seeing it finally made the original live album really come together. The reviewers are right, there's something missing without the live show. There's also a point where the giant pigs are coming out of the walls, shooting lasers and the plane crash is nicely over the top. I shivered watching that, wishing I could have been in Earl's Court ten years ago when it was recorded.

Another recommendation is the DVD for the "Dub Side of the Moon:" the Reggae tribute to Dark Side by the Easy Star All-Stars. That was a hell of a ride on it's own, with some amusing animation added in for the DVD release.

And finally, another little DVD I came across is not Floyd related, but a lot of fun. "Dateline Diamonds" which was an a movie the Small Faces made in the mid-sixties. There's a rather amusing story of a jewel theft involving the Small Faces manager and a more than a few dubbed performances by the Small Faces and a others from that period. I know it sounds like crap, but it's an amusing relic from the period. It's a bit like "Help" but less bizarre.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Shooting the Apple

My brother is in Ft. Lewis completing his evaluation for ROTC. A lot of these tracks remind me of what is going on in the Middle East,and the mere thought that he might be commissioned in the Middle East within the next year and a half. This dreadful thought is always on my mind and this mix reflects this.

Shooting the Apple

1 - Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos - Kyrie XI, A (Modo I)
2 - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Warped
3 - Rancid - Black Lung
4 - A Perfect Circle - Judith
5 - Miranda Sex Garden - Caravan
6 - Nine Inch Nails - Piggy
7 - Pearl Jam - Aye Davanita
8 - Soundgarden - Blow up the Outside World
9 - Pearl Jam - W.M.A.
10 - Guns n Roses - Civil War
11 - Molotov - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (La Revo)
12 - B.O.N.E Thugs-N-Harmony - War (feat. Henry Rollins, Tom Morello, and Flea)
13 - Rage Against the Machine - People of the Sun
14 - Tool - Ænema
15 - Portishead - All Mine
16 - Radiohead - Sit Down. Stand Up
17 - UNKLE - Eye 4 an Eye
18 - Madonna - I Love New York
19 - Goldfrapp - Ooh La La

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Syd Barrett. RIP

What happens when one of your heroes dies? I've been thinking about that a lot this evening. Syd Barret, who was reported to have died a couple days ago, was a hero of mine. It wasn't quite for the strange things he did in his life that lead to his mental breakdown, though maybe it would have been when I was younger, but it was what he created with words and sounds. He was an astral traveler, as they say, and did his best to recreate those little voyages for us mundanes to enjoy.

On days like these, which oddly coincides with the release of Pulse on DVD in the States, I find myself thinking back to the early days of loving this band, back when "The Wall" was what I thought the height of musical achievement was, and when I believed that "Dark Side of the Moon" was an exceptional debut album for a band. Not only did Roger and David's music and imagery help usher me through my last years of high school by making me "Comfortably Numb," it also encouraged my budding interest in "classic rock." I quickly dug through my parents' Beatles CDs and wound up buying a couple Doors and Hendrix albums along the way. Led Zeppelin would come a bit later.

Once I returned home from my first year of college, I had lots of free time. I did some investigation, discovering the vast community that is the Pink Floyd fandom. I also discovered for the first time Roger Keith Barrett's time with the band. I fell in love with absolute mania right away. Soon, I became a Syd, devotee, putting aside my wavering between David and Roger in their former soap opera.

Syd's music helped free me. It helped encourage my imagination to take a few risks. Frankly, Syd Barrett's music helped me jump into writing, and really get my feet wet with it.

Then, when I hit some rough patches, the band's music was there to help put me right again. Elements never fail to help act as a violent, musical catharsis, or even nurse. It was there I truly began to revere the band.

I also took the time to read up on them, reading Nickolas Schaffner book, A Saucerful of Secrets: The Pink Floyd Odyssey. I learned a lot about the band, and it began to introduce them as something more than an almost religious mystery. It also helped me seek our other music from that time and place that was the late sixties. By virtue of that, my musical hobby of psychedelic flourished.

I've taken my fair share of crap and abuse about my fandom. I've even endured uneducated comments of the newly to barely initiated. It's become an occupational hazard in my time in music retail.

In the end, I cling to my hopes and my enjoyment after hours of this band and the accomplishments of this man, Syd Barret.

So to commemorate his life, and mourn his loss, I made this week's podcast for Syd. I'd had a few different things in mind, but they can wait. This one is for Syd.

One for Syd

1. Syd Barrett - Wouldn't You Miss Me?(Dark Globe)
2. Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)
3. Pink Floyd - Bike
4. Pink Floyd - Jugband Blues
5. Syd Barrett - Effervescing Elephant
6. Pink Floyd - Arnold Layne
7. Syd Barrett - Terrapin
8. Pink Floyd - See Emily Play
9. Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive
10. Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX)

Another's Utterance

I'm a pushy sort of girl sometimes, and since Patrick got to post his favorites I only thought it would be fair that I get to inflic mine on you as well.
For the most part I like rich female vocals, and I suppose some tend towards odd, or atl east not mainstream (generally a mix of folk, Indie, Goth Rock, and other off-beat things I come across.) The mix is also missing a bit to be a true favorites list, but I doubt Patrick would have been willing to compile a dozen of so mixes for me to make a true one (and who would want to listen to that anyway? Probably not even me!)This particular bach of sings are things I can listen to over and over and over---driving everyone around me crazy---and quite possibly over again. They never seem to get old, to me at least. Especially the Rasputina and Dar William's Covers. :)

Anyway. Here is the music. Enjoy. :)

Another's Utterance

1. Rasputina - Wish You Were Here
2. Jill Tracy - Extraordinary
3. Fiona Apple - Waltz (Better Than Fine)
4. Gary Jules - No Poetry
5. Hem - Half Acre
6. Neko Case - Margaret Vs. Pauline
7. Shroud - Alice
8. Rasputina - Ultra Vivid Scene - Winter Song
9. Lycia - fades down far
10. Future Bible Heroes - Memories Of Love
11. William Shatner - Has Been
12. Rasputina - Olde Headboard (Chris Vrenna Remix)
13. Placebo - Protege Moi
14. She Wants Revenge - These Things
15. Depeche Mode - Precious
16. Shakira - Don't Bother
17. Nightwish - Nemo
18. Dar Williams - Comfortably Numb

Or you can catch a stream and download here.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Inane Details...

So, I was sitting at my computer, half-listening to Sunday Morning. I always have the TV on, but rarely watch it, I need the background noise. But anyway, I heard Pink Floyd and my ears perked up and started watching the little spiel. Which can be read here incidentally. In any case the piece is about Bill Sagen who bought Bill Graham's company. "From 1966 to 1991, Graham's company, Bill Graham Presents, put on more than 20,000 concerts worldwide. Everyone who was anyone played for him--Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Santana, U-2. You name it. The list goes on forever. " And, evidently the man kept arm loads of stuff from each concert, archiving it down in the basement. After Graham's death in 1991 everyone apparently forgot about the archive after his company changed hands multiple times before finally ending up in Sagen's hands. After Sagen purchased it, and realized what he had he quietly had all items removed and catalogued.

And now they are up for sale at Wolfgang's Vault. Mostly it is exciting because these are all vintage items. Posters, photographs, postcards, handbills. They also found tapes and videos. Exciting times. :)

Secondly. I discovered the neatest Indie band, HEM. (Which means I have stumped Patrick not once, but twice this week. :p) Anyway, their music is amazingly lush, and puts in mind Nekko Case (Who I also got to listen to for the first time this week. Also impressive. Buy her Fox Confessor Brings the Flood!) I think I'm in love. At least with Half-Acre from Rabbit Songs. I have always been a sucker for beautiful female vocals.


Saturday, July 08, 2006


It's been a nutty couple of weeks, and for almost missing this week, I am sorry. I also realized that I hadn't even uploaded the myriad of mixes I've been working on, so I will endeavour to get those uploaded and released next week. For now, I offer you all another collection of Favourites I made. It's all fairly standard stuff, and stuff I've put up before. I do happen to enjoy this little mix of rock quite a bit though. Most likely, for those of you who checked out the first mix, you can line this one up and play both through. I've got a third of these ready to post, but I'll keep it in my pocket for just a little bit longer. . .

The MadTerran's Favourite's Part 2

1. Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots pt.1
2. Tool - Stinkfist
3. The Allman Brothers Band - Whipping Post
4. Bad Company - Shooting Star
5. Monster Magnet - Spine of God
6. Type O Negative - Summer Breeze
7. Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair/Canticle
8. Future Bible Heroes - O! What A Dream It Was
9. Porcupine Tree - Strip The Soul
10. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

I also have a copy of Pink Floyd's PULSE on DVD in my hands I'll be putting up some kind of melting, fan review in a while. . . Just as soon as I find time to watch it.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The Long Road

It's been a while since I have posted a mix on the site. My apologies for not posting anything lately as it has been a busy few weeks.

I worked on the following mix about a month ago, but I didn't like how it sounded when I arranged it. This weekend while resting up from kayaking, I rearranged the tracks and came up with the following mix.

1 - 1 Giant Leap - The way you dream (feat Micheal Stipe & Asha Bhosle)
2 - Badmarsh & Shri - Revelation
3 - El Cosmo Group - Maha Lakshmi
4 - Tabla Beat Science - Devotional
5 - Anonymous - Untitled Bhajan
6 - Jerry Garcia & Sanjay Mishra - Monsoon
7 - Eddie Vedder & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - The Long Road
8 - Jagjit Singh - Tumko Dekha To Ye
9 - Thievery Corporation - Satyam Shivam Sundaram (feat. Gunjan)
10 - Hooverphonic - Jackie's Delirium
11 - Banco de Gaia - Creme Egg

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