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Thursday, October 28, 2010

All Of Them Witches

Hey guys! This is my first post (I haven't had a working computer in about a year so I'm a bit slow to get on this). I figured a Halloween mix was in order so I edited down a 55 song witch themed playlist Mike and I have been working on for a while to a listenable best of. The playlist file I exported looked a little strange so I typed one out as well. Hopefully this works! Cool!

all of them witches

the trial-exorcist
come to the sabbat-black widow
white witch of rose hall- coven
queen of bees- witchcraft
the witch-the rattles
season of the witch-donovan
baba yaga- the pagans
you must be a witch-the lollipop shop
wicked old witch- john fogarty
the witch- the sonics
witchfinder general- witchfinder general
angel witch- angel witch
burn witch burn- morticia
burning witches- warlock
bewitched- candelmass
witchcult today- electric wizard
tres brujas- the sword
death by bewitchment- exorcist
don't burn the witch- venom
witch ghetto- darkthrone
a witch is born- gehenna
the witches reel- Vincent Price

Saturday, August 21, 2010

And I'm Here To Remind You... of the 90s

I've been meaning to make a commercial 90s mix for a long time now, but I couldn't decide whether to do:
early middle school 90s music reminiscent of YMCA dances with my first black boyfriend who was chubby and wore sports goggles all the time
songs that were written in the 90s and are still good today
songs that were just very representative of commercial 90s music.

So here are all three mixes because I couldn't pick just one mix to make. The true 90s fans can download all three and make a mega-3-hour mix.

Shoop (aka YMCA dances with Michael Bess)

Here Comes the Hotstepper - Ini Kamoze
Slam - Onyx
No Diggity - Blackstreet
Shoop - Salt N' Pepa
Rump Shaker - Wreckx -N- Effect
I Got A Man - Positive K
Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Killing Me Softly - The Fugees
The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) - Missy Elliott
Waterfalls - TLC
Informer - Snow
It Was A Good Day - Ice Cube
Regulate - Warren G
End of the Road - Boyz II Men

You Oughta Know (aka Iconic Commercial 90s Music)

Two Princes - Spin Doctors
You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette
The Way - Fastball
Allison Road - Gin Blossoms
Laid - James
How Bizzare - OMC
Closer - Nine Inch Nails
Sex and Candy - Marcy Playground
Criminal - Fiona Apple
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Far Behind - Candlebox
Alive - Pearl Jam
Shine - Collective Soul
November Rain - Guns N' Roses

Epic (aka 90s Songs That Still Hold Up)

In Bloom - Nirvana
Sabotage - The Beastie Boys
Groove Is In The Heart - Deelite
Cannonball - The Breeders
Santa Monica - Everclear
Tangerine - The Flaming Lips
Loser - Beck
Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
Basket Case - Green Day
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Stay - Lisa Loeb
Runaway Train - Soul Asylum
Into Your Arms - The Lemonheads
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Epic - Faith No More

Thursday, August 12, 2010

It's a mixtery!

Well, here's a mix. It might be a bit drone heavy, so sorry in advance if you don't like that shit. But you could always do some drugs, that usually makes music better. The mix shaped up differently than first planned but I think it flows pretty well. And it has a couple of my favorite songs from my favorite albums from this year on it, so there. . .

Download this shit and enjoy, fuckheads:

Friday, July 30, 2010

Bye Bye Love

Bye Bye Love

1. I've been a long time leavin. (Roger Miller)
2. Don't think twice, It's alright. (Bob Dylan)
3. Come Sundown. (Kris Kristofferson)
4. There he goes. (Patsy Cline)
5. I heard it through the grapevine. (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
6. I don't want to love you no more. (Jackson C. Frank)
7. The cold hard facts of life. (Porter Wagoner)
8. Less and less. (Roger Miller)
9. I'd rather go blind. (Etta James)
10. Tell Him. (Patti Drew)
11. Only him or me. (Townes Van Zandt)
12. Get out of my life women. (Lee Dorsey)
13. Ain't no sunshine. (Bill Withers)
14. Go your own way. (Fleetwood Mac)
15. Bye Bye Love (Ray Charles)


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tie Your Shoes

I started by just putting some songs together without any real theme when I realized the first 5 I'd selected were all British groups. So everybody on this mix is a Brit, except for the Eddy Current Suppression Ring who are from Australia. The Aussies still pretend to care about what the Queen Mum is up to, I think, so the theme still holds together, sort of.

1. I'll Come Running - Brian Eno & The Winkies
2. Kirsty Cooper - The Yummy Fur
3. Can't Cheat Karma - Zounds
4. Anxiety - Eddy Current Suppression Ring
5. Runaway Pram - David Cronenberg's Wife
6. Secrets In Welsh - Country Teasers
7. Clamour Club - Gods Gift
8. Polly (Single Mix, Mono) - The Kinks
9. Muggy Weather - Dan Melchior und Das Menace
10. Blackberry Way - The Move
11. Temporary Secretary - Paul McCartney
12. Midnight In Aspen - The Fall

It's been too hot for too long.

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Blurry Vision of Doom

1. Insanely Jealous - Soft Boys
2. The Rubber Room - Porter Wagoner
3. Burning a Hole In My Mind - Connie Smith
4. Crazy Rhythms - The Feelies
5. No Self Control - Peter Gabriel
6. The Road to Cairo - David Ackles
7. Let's Burn Down the Cornfield - Randy Newman
8. Crazy Dreams - Conway Twitty
9. Just Dropped In - The First Edition
10. Swamp Girl - Frankie Laine
11. I'll Set Myself On Fire - XTC
12. Crazy Love (Crazy Music) - Buddy Guy
13. Crazy Baby - Gene Maltais
14. Uncontrollable Urge - Devo
15. I Must Be Mad - The Craig
16. You're Driving Me Insane - The Missing Links
17. Losing Your Mind - 99th Floor
18. Journey to the Center of the Mind - The Amboy Dukes
19. Real Crazy Apartment - Winston's Fumbs
20. Make the Madness Stop - The Free Design


Friday, March 26, 2010

One Fine Day

Let's Grill!!

1. Schools Out For Summer - Alice Cooper
2. Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
3. 96 Tears - ? and the Mysterians
4. Lookin' Out My Back Door - Creedence Clearwater Revival
5. Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
6. Down In Mexico - The Coasters
7. Loving Machine - Wynonie Harris
8. We're Gonna Make It - Little Milton
9. Summertime - Billy Stewart
10. All Summer Long - The Beach Boys
11. Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
12. One Fine Day - The Chiffons
13. What'd I Say, Parts I and II - Ray Charles
14. Let the Good Times Roll - Dr. John
15. Don't Touch That Thing - Sylvia Hall
16. Iko Iko - Dixie Cups
17. Everybody Brawling - The Melodians
18. Too Hot - The Specials
19. Take Me Home, Country Roads - Toots and the Maytals
20. Let's Go Get Stoned Ray Charles


Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Hey. You. Yeah, you. Let a little love in this weekend.

1) Hey Jean, Hey Dean - Dean & Jean
2) I Like Your Kind Of Love - Andy Williams & Peggy Powers
3) Love is Strange - Mickey & Sylvia
4) La Dee Dah - Billy & Lillie
5) Blue Turns To Grey - Dick & Dee Dee
6) Hey Paula - Paul & Paula
7) Pack Up Your Sorrows - Richard & Mimi Farina
8) Life's A Trippy Thing - Frank & Nancy Sinatra
9) Sand - Lee & Nancy
10) Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus - Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin
12) Baby Its Cold Outside - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan
12) If I Can't Have You - Etta James & Harvey Fuqua
13) I Found Love - Jackie Wilson & Linda Hopkins
14) The Mountain's High - Dick & Dee Dee
15) 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 - Inez & Charlie Foxx
16) I Feel Good - Shirley & Lee
17) Sticks & Stones - Dean & Jean
18) I Want To Love You Baby - Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson
19) Ain't That Loving You Baby - Betty Everett & Jerry Butler
20)Listen To The Ocean - Nina & Frederik

(updated 2/15/11)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Toxic Megacolon (Not for the faint of heart or gut)

I don't want to glut our earwaves, but I can't wait anymore to post this mix. (I now have a backlog going). This isn't quite a BBQ mix for you Jeff, plus you already have it--albeit without the song information, but it rocks quite enough. Balances out Karl's tragedies. But I have the beginnings of a BBQ mix going, just need to organize it.
Anyway: to explain the name. Toxic Megacolon is my new metal band. It is also something, when I was in the hospital, that the asshole doctor said I might get from taking too many painkillers. Basically you stop shitting, everything gets backed up, and your colon explodes. I was going to include a drawing of it, but it's pretty nasty. So I'll leave it to your imagination.
I hope this primes you all to enjoy!

1. Rush - Anthem
2. Dillinger Escape Plan - Milk Lizard
3. Harvey Milk - After All I've Done For You, This is How You Repay Me?
4. Shrinebuilder - The Architect
5. Wolfmother - California Queen
6. Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso UFO - Pussy Head Man from Outer Space
7. Earthless - Cherry Red
8. ZZ Top - Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
9. Boris - Pink
10. Electric Wizard - We Hate You
11. Jucifer - To Earth
12. Baroness - Jake Leg
13. Blue Oyster Cult - Tattoo Vampire
14. Mastodon - Quintessence
15. Wooden Shjips - Aquarian Time
16. Earth - Miami Morning Coming Down II (Shine)

PS Whoever posted that Pebbles mix seems to have changed the whole layout of the blog--plus there's no link to the mix unless you go into the "edit posts" thing. Just thought I'd mention that.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Special Assignment: Summer BBQ Mix

Man, this is great. So, I think people who are coming to my move/bbq will be most interested in this request, but anyone who wants to make one is welcome. I'm looking for some good time summer bbq mixes. "Smoothing Into The Weekend" would be perfect if I could play it, but I'll leave it open to interpretation.


Let's bring those spirits down a bit.

Tragedy - Thomas Wayne
Tell Laura I love Her - Ricky Valence
Teen Angel - Mark Dinning
Ebony Eyes - The Everly Brothers
Running Bear - Johnny Preston
Mary of the Wild Moor - The Louvin Brothers
Banks of the Ohio - Porter Wagoner
Utah - Ed McCurdy
Barbara Allen - Ed McCurdy
The Sinking of the Reuben James - Pete Seeger
Wreck of the Number Nine - Ernest Stoneman
1913 Massacre - Ramblin Jack Elliott
Tragic Love - The Stanley Brothers
Little Orphan Girl - Doc Watson
The Dying Cowboy - Cisco Houston
Rattlesnake Mountain - Patrick Sky
Galveston Flood - Tom Rush
The World Turned Upside Down - Billy Bragg
They Hung Him On A Cross - Nirvana
(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet - Reflections

Also: just emailed a song to the "weird dude" gmail in response to Pat's comp comp. Bonus.

Alex Chilton

I was seriously shocked and saddened when I heard the news of Alex Chilton's death Wednesday night. I decided to throw together a mix of some my favorite non-Big Star Chilton songs.

Here's a super detailed article about Chilton's Solo work.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pebble Nuggets

Some of you may have heard of the Pebbles series. Those of you who haven't have probably heard of Nuggets. Nuggets is a Garage/Psychedelic Comp compiled by Lenny Kaye (former Patti Smith guitarist). It's a great comp, but it only begins to scratch the surface. Pebbles was the answer to it. It’s what you get if Freddy Kruger is the guy scratching the surface (get it? he's got knives for fingers). This comp is MASSIVE (28 Volumes released from 1979-1985). This mix is just a small taste of what it has to offer. Enjoy!

Haunted - 1-2-5
Lyrics - So What!!
Dovers - What Am I Going To Do?
Litter - I'm A Man
Junco Partners - Take This Hammer
First Gear - Leave My Kitten Alone
David John & The Mood -Bring it to Jerome
Erkey Grant & The Eerwigs - I'm A Hog For You
David John & The Mood - I Love To See You Strut
Steve Aldo - Baby What You Want Me To Do?
Hysterics - Everybody's There
Human Beings - You're Bad News
Others - I'm In Need
Rob Hoeke Rhythm & Blues Band - When People Talk

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Comp of Comps

For this first one I went easy on myself. I went through a bunch of compilations I have and chose a favorite track or two from each. This mix is either interesting and eclectic or woefully inconsistent. You decide!

1. Rock Out - Art Ensemble Of Chicago
2. Bad Loser - Naomi & The Boys (Singapore)
3. God's Got Religion - Steppes
4. Don't Let My Girlfriend Tickle Me - Sim Sisamouth
5. Rien N Y Fait Rien N Y Fera - Catherine Ribeiro
6. Heart - The 2 Of Clubs
7. 1000 Times - Dan Melchior
8. Soft Shoulders, Dangerous Curves - Willis Brothers
9. Love In - Noah's Ark
10. What A Lonely Way To Start The Summertime - Bitter Sweet
11. Strawberry Rain - Ellison
12. Isn't It - Devil's Hole Gang
13. Matinee - Kraut
14. Gbeti Madjro - Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou
15. Ping Pong - Act
16. Stuffed Tomato - Vangelis
17. Only Seventeen - The Beattle-Ettes

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Jeff in the Night

This is the first part of a heavy mix I made for Jeff--and now I will share with all of you lucky bastards. I'll save part two for a few days from now, just to space out our posts. We need time to listen and digest our songs. But you better get ready--enough of your wimpy music. This will make your ears bleed, or something. If you turn it up loud. But you don't have to, if you want quiet time. That's okay, I understand. Sometimes I like it to be quiet too.

1. Thin Lizzy - "The Rocker"
2. RTX - "Dude Love"
3. Kiss - "Deuce"
4. Melvins - "Hooch"
5. Gallhammer - "Blind My Eyes"
6. The Sword - "Barael's Blade"
7. Pig Destroyer - "Junkyard God"
8. Black Sabbath - "Children of the Grave"
9. US Christmas - "The Scalphunters"
10. Hawkwind - "Master of the Universe"
11. Neurosis - "Through Silver in Blood"
12. Boris with Michio Kurihara - "Sweet No. 1"
13. High on Fire - "Anointing of Seer"
14. Flower Travellin' Band - "Part II" (Satori)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Smoothing Into The Weekend

Just a bunch of songs to get you ready for the upcoming weekend full of pina coladas, dancing, boating, bocce ball, and being smooth.

1) What A Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers
2) Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean
3) Invisible Touch - Genesis
4) Lonesome Loser - Little River Band
5) Dancing On The Ceiling - Lionel Richie
6) Biggest Part Of Me - Ambrosia
7) Kiss On My List - Hall & Oates
8) I'd Really Love To See You Tonight - England Dan & John Ford Coley
9) Islands In The Stream - Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
10) Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson
11) Rosanna - Toto
12) Rhythm Of The Night - DeBarge

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Axe

Inspiring Guitar Instrumentals for the Spring Season (and a Joseph Spence song...but he was too drunk to really sing so he made it onto my instrumental mix)

1) Flying Fingers - Joe Maphis
2) Up the Creek - Bola Sete
3) Ramblin' Sailor - Davy Graham
4) Hilo March - Jerry Byrd
5) Fast Fox Trot aka Buck Rag - Rev. Gary Davis
6) Requiem For Mississippi John Hurt - John Fahey
7) Black Mountain Rag - Chet Atkins
8) Casbah - Bert Jansch
9) Linden Ave Stomp - Jack Rose
10) Dandelion River Run - Richard & Mimi Farina
11) Medley Of The Old-Time Waltzes - Walter Kolomoku
12) The Rockin' Gypsy - Joe Maphis
13) Slack Key Serenade - Leonard Kwan & Ozzie Kotani
14) If I Had The Wings Of A Dove - Joseph Spence
15) A Study For Steel String - Robbie Basho
16) Expresso Torino - Chiquinho Timoteo
17) Ukulele Bounce - Roy Smeck
18) Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning - John Fahey and His Orchestra
19) Petenera - Carlos Montoya
20) Play-Out Piece: Better Git In Your Soul - Davy Graham

Sealed With A Kiss

Not too much of a theme here. Just some music I've been listening to lately digging on. A little bit of a jerky start, then it settles in nicely I think.

1. Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver
2. Dimples - The Animals
3. Corrina, Corrina - Johnny Carroll & His Hot Rocks
4. She Thinks I Still Care - Elvis Presley
5. Carmelita - Warren Zevon
6. Let's Think About Living - Bob Luman
7. I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James
8. Got You On My Mind - Cookie & the Cupcakes
9. Searching for my Love - Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces
10. You Don't Want My Love - Roger Miller
11. Colorado Bound - Townes Van Zandt
12. Bus Fare to Kentucky - Skeeter Davis
13. Shotgun Willie - Willie Nelson & Leon Russel
14. Boxcars - Joe Ely
15. Sixteen Chicks - Joe Clay
16. Ride, Concrete Cowboy, Ride - Roy Rogers
17. In the Basement - Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto
18. Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone - John Prine
19. The Mercenary Song - Steve Earle
20. I'm Gonna Sit On The Porch and Pick On My Old Guitar - Johnny Cash
21. Sealed With A Kiss - Brian Hyland
22. Save the Last Dance for Me - Buck Owens


Monday, March 8, 2010

Posting Instructions


Create a new Folder on your computer with the name of your "Mix".

In iTunes, select your playlist.
Highlight all the songs in the playlist and drag them from itunes into your "Mix" Folder.
Go to File -> Library -> Export playlist
Export the playlist as an .xml and save it in your "Mix" folder with the mp3s.

Now zip up the folder. On a mac, right click on the folder and select "Compress [mix]" I'm not sure how to on a PC.

Upload the zip file to DivShare (Rapidshare and Mediafire will delete them), and post the link along with any other info you'd like to share about your mix or the songs on it.


Download the .zip file, and unzip it. Put the mp3s into itunes however you like to do it. Then go to File -> Liberry -> Import Playlist
Select the playlist .xml in the mix folder you unzipped.

That should do it. Listen to it and post any comments to the mix post.

I know it sounds kind of complicated, but it really only takes a couple seconds. Unless you're an idiot.