February 20, 2002

077: This Charming Mix


  1. "Always Something There To Remind Me" A cover of the Burt Bacharach - Hal David song by New Wave one-hit wonders Naked Eyes. I owned the cassette this song was on and only ever listened to this song- the first song on Side A - over and over. This song can be challenging to sing, not only for the wide vocal range required, but you have to pick your spots to breathe carefully too.
  2. "This Charming Man" The Smiths
  3. "Heather"A mostly instrumental, very sweet yet melancholy ode by Paul McCartney to his crazy, gold-digging, one-legged second wife, Heather Mills.
  4. "Boy Blue" [edit] Electric Light Orchestra
  5. "Englishman In New York" Sting
  6. "Chopsticks" Liz Phair
  7. "Avery M. Powers Memorial Beltway" Fear Of Pop was the "name of an experimental recording project by Ben Folds (of Ben Folds Five) and Caleb Southern (Ben Folds Five's long time producer), along with John Mark Painter (Fleming and John), William Shatner and others. Their first album, Volume 1 was released in 1998.
  8. "I Think I'm Paranoid" Garbage
  9. "Spider" [edit] They Might Be Giants
  10. "Peur Sur La Ville", From "The Big Gundown", an album of Ennio Morricone songs performed by John Zorn.
  11. "Stray Cat Strut" Stray Cats
  12. "Pads, Paws And Claws" Elvis Costello (cowritten by Costello and Paul McCartney)
  13. "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" Steely Dan
  14. "Johnny Strikes Up The Band" Warren Zevon
  15. "High & Dry" Radiohead
  16. "Senses Working Overtime" [edit] XTC
  17. "Alive and Living Now" The Golden Palominos, featuring Michael Stipe on lead vocals
  18. "Annabella's Song" Everclear. From the album Songs From An American Movie Vol. 1: Learning How To Smile
  19. "The Obvious Child" Paul Simon
  20. "Sabrosa" Beastie Boys

February 10, 2002

Gosford Park

gosfordOverrated. I figured out the plot "twists" waaaaayyy earlier than I was "supposed" to. Also, I knew from the very first scene that I should have waited for the DVD- the accents were impenetrable. (Church St, Harvard Square)

February 3, 2002

076: Chocolate Covered Mothballs

The title of this mix was inspired by an episode of the improv comedy TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway"- Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh was a guest, and he was surprisingly funny on the show. I think he somehow worked the phrase "Chocolate Covered Mothballs" into a skit.
This mix ended up having a bunch of covers (tracks 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, and 16!)
  1. "Sara Smile" from Daryl Hall & John Oates [1976]
  2. "Fall At Your Feet" Crowded House; from Woodface [1991]
  3. "Rosealia" Better Than Ezra; from Deluxe [1993]
  4. "This Moment" Matthew Sweet; from the Victoria Williams benefit album Sweet Relief
  5. "A Mind With A Heart Of Its Own" Tom Petty
  6. "Everyday Is A Winding Road" Prince (covering Sheryl Crow); from Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic [1999]
  7. "Like a Prayer" [live] Guster covering Madonna (I found this on Napster).
  8. "Save It For Later" [live] Pete Townsend covering The English Beat (I found this on Napster).
  9. "Burning Down the House" [live] Bonnie Raitt covering Talking Heads from her album Road Tested.
  10. "September Gurls" Big Sta
  11. "In My Room" Grant Lee Buffalo covering The Beach Boys
  12. "There She Goes" The Boo Radleys covering The La's immortal one-hit wonder.
  13. "Victim Of Love" The Eagles
  14. "Love Is The Drug" Roxy Music
  15. "Mysterious Ways" (Solar Plexus Club Mix) U2
  16. "Go Your Own Way" The Cranberries covering Fleetwood Mac on the CD Legacy: A Tribute to Rumours
  17. "Stop Whispering" From Radiohead's debut album Pablo Honey
  18. "Border Song" Elton John
  19. "Everyday" Dave Matthews Band