April 20, 2002

080 Idolatrous

I love this photo from the inner sleeve of Living Colour's
debut album VIVID. 
I didn't do any alterations
to the photo 
besides adding my text on top.
Some mixes are named after a 75 cent word that's just floating around at the moment. I don't remember why "idolatrous" was that word in April 2002?
By weird coincidence, this playlist shares two songs* with a playlisty of mine 13 years in the future: Pretzelvania
  1. "King For A Day"* XTC
  2. "Last Goodbye" Jeff Buckley
  3. "Killin' Kind" Shelby Lynne
  4. "I Know What I Know" Paul Simon
  5. "Getting Better" The Beatles
  6. "Breaking The Girl" Red Hot Chili Peppers
  7. "Alex Chilton"* The Replacements
  8. "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" A middle-aged post-divorce song from Sting
  9. "Church of the Poison Mind" Culture Club
  10. "Broken Hearts" Living Colour
  11. "Counting Backwards" Throwing Muses
  12. "Where Do I Begin" [edit] The Chemical Brothers featuring Beth Orton
  13. "Just Keep Me Moving" k.d. lang
  14. "Circles" Soul Coughing
  15. "Train In Vain" A no-nonsense cover of the Clash song that makes me respect Third Eye Blind
  16. "Lost in the Supermarket" is my wife's favorite Clash song.
  17. "Waiting In Vain" A nice Bob Marley cover from Annie Lennox
  18. "Special" (Rickidy Raw R&B Mix) This R&B remake is way better suited for the song than the original 90s-alt-rock arrangement on the Garbage album. It sounds like they threw away everything but the vocals to remake this single?
  19. "Follow Your Bliss" A lovely instrumental that closes out The B-52's Cosmic Thing album; I read somewhere that this song is like the closing credits music for the album; that idea inspired me to open and close many playlists with instrumentals to set the tone, much like credits music in the movies.

April 15, 2002

079 Can't Live With 'Em...

Named after the rampant sexism in the first two songs...
  1. George Thorogood & The Destroyers "You Talk Too Much"
  2. Guns N Roses "I Used To Love Her"
Followed by three songs with references to buying drugs...
  1. The Lemonheads "My Drug Buddy"
  2. The Pursuit Of Happiness "Nobody But Me"
  3. Ben Folds Five "Battle of Who Could Care Less"
  4. The Who "Substitute"
  5. David Bowie "Jean Genie"
  6. Muddy Waters "Mannish Boy"
  7. Etta James "I Just Want to Make Love to You"
  8. Bo Diddley "You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover"
  9. Ryan Adams "New York, New York"
These next two songs are super-boring. I was trying too hard to include "deep tracks" to the mix. Or maybe I'd hoped that I'd grow to love them?
  1. Neil Young "Are You Ready for the Country?"
  2. John Cougar Mellencamp "Golden Gates"
  3. R.E.M. "Belong (live)" I like using band photos that weren't used on the cover art of their album, but maybe featured somewhere else in the packaging? The R.E.M. photo, above, and the photo from the back cover, are from the Out Of Time booklet.
  4. The Soggy Bottom Boys "Man of Constant Sorrow [video version]" Ripped directly from the special features of the O' Brother Where Art Thou DVD, with a RCA cable patching the DVD player and PC.
  5. Patsy Cline "Walking After Midnight" a mildly corrupted MP3 taken from Napster or BearShare, I forget which.
  6. "True Love Ways" from one of the first CDs I ever owned (circa 1988), From The Original Master Tapes (right), a 20-track Buddy Holly collection.
  7. Lisa Stansfield feat/Larry Adler "They Can't Take That Away From Me" is from The Glory Of Gershwin (1994), a tribute album in celebration of Larry Adler's 80th birthday.
  8. Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds "Ants Marching (live)"