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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.