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Monday, July 30, 2007


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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Hot July

It's a long hot July, so here's something to curl up and watch in your air conditioning.

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1. Within Temptation - Frozen
2. Rasputina - 1816 The Year Without a Summer
3. Bat For Lashes - What's a Girl to Do?
4. Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
5. of Montreal - Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse
6. Green Day - Brain Stew
7. Paranoid Larry - Undercover Cop
8. Blues Magoos - Gotta Get Away

Five Songs for a Better Mood

It's true, god is a DJ. This morning I woke in a horrendous mood. I got up, got ready for work, not really in the mood for anything. I didn't even bother digging through the mp3 collection to listen to something in the bathroom while I showered. Once I finally got out on the road, I was finally forced to listen to something. . .

Instantly, the Kinks usually put me in a better mood and their "I'm Tired of Waiting for You" came blasting on the radio. After that, "Crimson and Clover" a perennial favorite around here. Then "When a Man Loves a Woman" by Percy Sledge. While we're pulling into the mall, The Supremes "My World is Empty Without You" Came on and finished just as I was getting out of the car.

When you think about it, the DJ on the radio might have been having some issues of his own, but those are some great bloody songs.

To top it off, while I'm in Penny's buying a new pair a pants to replace my workpants, A-Ha's "Take on Me" starts playing and by then, my sour mood was mostly forgotten.

Good songs can do good things. Passionate, great songs can heal.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Fun with Rasputina...

The first two are their Press kits for the respective albums. I just find this sort of thing interesting.

And the rest just plain fun...

I will spare you my fangirlishness...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Bleeding Threesomes

Well, the title of this week's mix shouldn't be construed as an indication of my mindset. Really, I just couldn't think of a better name. . .

It's a mix of a lot of stuff that's been floating around my mp3 player or stuff we've been jamming to in the store.

Bleeding Threesomes

1. Whatever Happened to the Dinosaurs - Go It Easy Mabel
2. Quidam - Chocbym...
3. Smashing Pumpkins - Bleeding The Orchid
4. Bat For Lashes - What's A Girl To Do?
5. Rasputina - A Retinue Of Moons/The Infidel Is Me
6. Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
7. Kenna - Sunday After You
8. Interpol - No I in Threesome
9. The White Stripes - I'm Slowly Turning into You
10. Digitalism - Zdarlight
11. BigElf - Pain Killers

Monday, July 23, 2007

Those Lovely Chains and Freedom Fairest

Those Lovely Chains and Freedom Fairest

1. Keren Ann - It's All A Lie (5:40)
2. Lily Allen - Shame For You (4:12)
3. Rasputina - In Old Yellowcake (4:05)
4. The White Stripes - Conquest (2:48)
5. The Fratellis - Henrietta (3:32)
6. A Fine Frenzy - Rangers (4:33)
7. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - The Maid Needs A Maid (3:21)
8. Bat For Lashes - Sarah (3:57)
9. Kate Mann - Jezebel (3:38)
10. In Gowan Ring - Love Charms (2:37)
11. Midnight Movies - Ribbons (4:04)
12. October Project - Always (3:50)
13. Viva Voce - Believer (3:09)
14. Murder by Death - Those Who Stayed (3:58)

So, I've had this mix clattering about in my head for close to a month, but I just now got the chance to get things together.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Transmitting Our Shouted Dreams of Love

This week's mix has been sitting on my computer for a weeks now. I tried making back in May, but I had an issue with one of the files. Thankfully, that little issue seemed to resolve itself. It started out as a list from Del of some tracks she wanted in a mix. Then I tossed in some more. And well, it got a little weird.

Transmitting Our Shouted Dreams of Love

1. Voltaire - About A Girl
2. Future Bible Heroes - A You You Never Knew
3. The Bird And The Bee - Again & Again
4. The Peter Malick Group - Strange Transmissions
5. Thea Gilmore - Have You Heard
6. Robi Draco Rosa - Lie Without A Lover
7. James Blunt - Goodbye My Lover
8. The Church - Under The Milky Way
9. Tears For Fears - Shout
10. The East Village Opera Company - Habanera (Carmen)
11. Blue Man Group Feat. Venus Hum - I Feel Love
12. The Shroud - Falling Dream
13. Peter Bjorn And John - Young Folks

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Erased by 24 Hours of Bourbon

And that, my friends and dear listeners is how I wish my day had ended. It really could have had I just not been too tired to put in that kind effort. We are in the midst of the rainy season here in Florida, being deluged by daily showers forcing the locals off for the Fourth and the Tourists into the malls.

Instead of obliterating most of my brain cells, I'm breaking down and posting short mix I've had ready since Monday. It includes a few of our current favourites around the MTM camp. I'm loving the new White Stripes album "Icky Thump." Del is all about the A Fine Frenzy album, "One Cell in the Sea" which is coming out soon. And Meera has been making me dig out my old Verve CDs and give them a listen again. We bonded over the Verve a very long time ago, that and Pink Floyd's the Division Bell in the days before CD burners were common items. (I borrowed those two CDs and one wound up scratched somehow. I never really lived it down.)

Erased by 24 Hours of Bourbon

1. The White Stripes - 300 MPH Torrential Outpour Blues
2. The Snow Fairies - The Love Affairs of a Southern Belle
3. Midnight Movies - 24 Hour Dream
4. Naked Eyes - Always Something There To Remind Me
5. Tom Waits - Jockey Full Of Bourbon
6. Björk - Bachelorette
7. Thievery Corporation - Nouvelle Vague - This Is Not A Love Song
8. The Verve - Sonnet
9. A Fine Frenzy - Almost Lover
10. Mika - Erase

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