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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Cellos, Strings, and Curious Things

1. Melora Creager - Sky is Falling (3:07)
2. Johnny Hollow - Stolen (2:46)
3. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Doctor Blind (3:57)
4. Christine Gunn - Tempest (2:12)
5. The Shroud - Where the Wind Goes (4:16)
6. Hungry Lucy - To Kill a King (3:47)
7. My Chemical Romance - Disenchanted (4:55)
8. Rasputina - Bad Moon Rising (3:29)
9. Murder By Death - Brother (3:48)
10. Tiger Army - In the Orchard (3:51)
11. Norah Jones - The Sun Doesn't Like You (2:59)
12. Zoë Keating - Arrival (4:34)
13. Placebo - Blind (4:03)
14. Muse - soldiers poem (2:03)

Cellos, Strings, and Curious Things

I'm a bit too blue to gush about it, but I do adore stringed instruments. And I really adore the songs on this mix in particular.

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Some Pink Floyd Movie Syncs.

The last one's not perfect, but it's amusing.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Episode 6: Spring Equinox

From Lisbon to Madrid

It is time to come out of hibernation and start celebrating spring. After all, yesterday was the
Spring Equinox. Rita's Italian Ices celebrated the first day of spring by handing out free Italian ices. I had vanilla, while my friends had mango and cherry. Secretly, I wished passion fruit was today’s flavor.

Granted, it was a bit chilly and cloudy, but spring is in the air. I feel it coming. I noticed the first evidence of leaves on the trees behind my apartment. Students were tossing frisbees on the
Cathedral lawn. Finally, it is time to put away the heavy jackets, gloves, and heavy woolen scarves and exchange them for bright spring dresses, tank tops, shorts, and sandals.

In celebration of Spring, Episode 6 of Mixed Triples is a Latin-flavored mix – a bit of Cha-Cha and some Bossa Nova. Spring is also a time of spontaneity, and with that in mind, this mix was not rearranged too many times and nor did I put exaggerated thought into the track selection, unlike the other mixes I typically compile.

Episode 6: Spring Equinox

1. Manu Chao - Mentira...
2. Federico Aubele - El Amor de Este Pueblo
3. Sergio Mendes - Mas Que Nada (feat. The Black Eyed Peas)
4. Groove da Praia - Miss You (Back 2 Remixes)
5. Karen Ramirez - Troubled Girl
6. Sergio Mendes - Samba Da Bencao (feat. Marcelo D2)
7. 2raumwohnung - Wir trafen uns in einem Garten (Bossa Nova)
8. Miki Gonzales - Munaq - El Amante
9. Santana - Corazon Espinado
10. Manu Chao - Bixo
11. Manu Chao - El Dorado 1997
12. Miki Gonzales - Danza del Agua
13. Alex Cortiz - No Strings Attached
14. Santana - Wishing It Was (feat. Eagle Eye Cherry)
15. Mo' Horizons - Cha Cha Cha
16. La Taverne Du Lac - Magic Single Barrel (Mo' Horizons Restyle Radio Edit)
17. Federico Aubele - Esta Noche
18. Ben Onono - Tatouage Bleu (avec chet)
19. Thievery Corporation - Sol Tapado (feat. Patrick de Santos)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Explosions in the Sky at SXSW

NPR: All Songs Considered: March 08, 2007

In case this has changed by the time you find things, you're looking for the SXSW recording from Explosions in the Sky. Every now and then, I hear something that makes me feel like I could touch the face of God, and this show was one of them.

They're a prog rock instrumental group like Godspeed You Black Emperor, but lighter and more uplifting than their brooding, chugga rock sound.

Also, they've got the complete shows for Paperchase and Eluvium, which I find a bit like listening to angels play progressive music as opposed to hearing God pick up a Fender Stratocaster and abuse it in ways only guitar gods can. (Those of you who've seen Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii know what I mean.)

Seriously, download these shows!

Monday, March 19, 2007


Oh, I forgot to mention it. We've had over 5000 hits since mid-summer 2005. Thanks to all of you who've stuck around since then. And thanks to you all who've joined in.

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Your Right to the Groove

Things are still humming along behind the scenes here at MTM, never fear. I've just been stuck underneath my headphones, planning mixes and listening to some new stuff like I do this time of year. We're getting into a period of some brilliant, big, new releases.

It comes out tomorrow, but if you're into reggae even if it's just Bob, you've got hear his boy Stephen's new album. It's bloody brilliant. It's rootsy with some flashes of Dancehall and Hip-hop thrown in.

Another thing that's been in my playstack a lot lately is a small album I came across on Tonevendor called Like Trees We Grow Up to Be Satelites by a dude named William Lazarus. It's shoegaze rock in the old style and simply sent chills the first time I put the needle on it.

Speaking of needles, from the Neil Young archives, the recent release of his mostly acoustic show at Massey Hall is definitely something to hear. It includes a lot of my favourite songs and some stuff I got to hear for the first time.

Finally, walking around Target this weekend, I found a mixtape put together by Dave Matthews Band that made me smile. I picked it up for 10 bucks. It's a part of a whole serious of Influences mixes by different artists. The one by DMB was the one to really catch my eye with it moving between James Brown, Joan Armatrading, Etta James and Robert Randolph and the Family Band. It kicks ass, go check it out.

This weeks quite late mix is a groove mix. There's nothing more to it but to just get you up off that thang. Just as a warning, it's not for kids, and probably not for Sepunka's out there. . .

Your Right to the Groove

1. The Clash - Know Your Rights
2. Placebo - Daddy Cool (Boney M)
3. Horrorpops - Psychobitches Outta Hell
4. Calle 13 - Hormiga Brava
5. k-os - Valhalla
6. Casper & the Cookies - Hey Mr. Superstar
7. Handsome Boy Modeling School - A Day In The Life
8. Forum Quorum - Your Turn To Cry
9. Peter Bjorn And John - Young Folks
10. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Frenzy
11. Stiff Little Fingers - Closed Groove
12. Lily Allen - Everything's Just Wonderful
13. Manu Chao - welcome to tijuana
14. Smashing Pumpkins - Girl Names Sandoz

Oh, and after listening to some other things, EVERYONE is talking about Lily Allen and Peter, Bjorn and John. I still love them though.

Friday, March 09, 2007

The Floydian March

Well, okay, I'm late with another Pink Floyd post. I don't know what was keeping me this time, but I'm coming down with a touch of the flu.

This one had it's genesis while I was picking tracks to listen to in the shower on Saturday. I'd already had another mix ready to go, and after I heard "Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast" again with "Pigs (Three Different Ones)" I felt it was time for another mix.

The Floydian March

1. Grantchester Meadows
2. Jugband Blues
3. Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast
4. Unknown Song
5. The Gunner's Dream
6. Pigs (Three Different Ones)
7. The Trial
8. Keep Talking
9. Yet Another Movie-Round and Around

OPen Letter to the Music Industry . . .

Someone posted this on another site, and working in music retail, and after having bought A LOT, I totally agree with this one. . .

Open Letter

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Echo & The Bunneymen at Wolfgang's Vault

I've been a little slow getting a mix out this week. I've got a couple ready to go, but I just need to make them. That said, I'll try to have something for this evening.

I spent the morning, listening to a couple of shows over at Wolfgang's Vault. They'd posted some new ones from the 80's that caught my eye, so I checked them out. First I listened to the and old show from Tears for Fears at Hammersmith during the rise of my favourite album "Songs from the Big Chair." Listening to them this way, let me hear that great juxtaposition of "Broken/Head Over Heels" where they both blend together and one darkness leads into Euphoria.

Times flies, afterall.

Then I started digging around, seeing what's really up there, I can across a show by Echo & The Bunnymen, and this simply blew me away. Their finale actually shows why they were the influence for the Jesus and Mary Chain. . .

This one came from Boston in 1984

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