September 19, 2002

Mix 85 Has No Title

This mix marks the only appearance in any of my mixes by Jessica Simpson, Phish, G. Love, Devo, and The Flying Lizards. The cover art is excerpted from the packaging of Aimee Mann's album Lost In Space.
  1. "Machine Gun" Kool & The Gang; fun instrumental I first heard in the movie The Kid Stays In The Picture.
  2. "Greenman" XTC
  3. "Sour Girl" Stone Temple Pilots
  4. "Invisible Ink" Aimee Mann; 'but another illustration is wasted because the results are the same...'
  5. "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" Led Zeppelin
  6. "I Think That I'm In Love With You" [NKW edit] Jessica Simpson; I first heard this pop gem while waiting for a movie to start- Simpson samples "Jack & Diane" for her hook, so I created a new intro that makes that connection explicit.
  7. "Come A Long Way" A Los Angeles yarn by k.d. lang
  8. "Skateaway" A Los Angeles yarn by Dire Straits
  9. "Heavy Things" Phish
  10. "Cold Beverage" G. Love & Special Sauce
  11. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" AC/DC
  12. "Sufragette City" David Bowie
  13. "Candy" Iggy Pop & Kate Pierson
  14. "Kamera" Wilco
  15. "Mother Nature's Son" Sheryl Crow
  16. "36 Inches" Nick Lowe
  17. "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" Devo; 'I'm trying to make some girl, who tell me baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby better come back later next week cause you see I'm on a losing streak...'
  18. "Ana Ng" They Might Be Giants; 'I don't want the world. I just want your half.'
  19. "Money (That's What I Want)" The Flying Lizards; two New Wave covers of rock & roll golden oldies!
  20. "Livin Thing" Electric Light Orchestra

September 7, 2002

Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns

giganticThey Might Be Giants documentary- for fans only. (Museum Of Fine Arts Boston Premiere)

September 1, 2002

084 ...A Little More Action

  1. "Bohemian Like You" The Dandy Warhols
  2. "The Middle" Jimmy Eat World
  3. "Headache" I met Frank Black once: in 1994, I was a clerk at Laser Craze, a laser video disc sales & rental shop. Remember those? Mr Black asked me if we had the Criterion Collection of M. Hulot's Holiday, the Jacques Tati film. I am proud to say I did not embarrass myself in front of one of the coolest guys of 1994- While I have never seen and barely knew the film, I did recognize the title and was able to steer him to the proper rack. In that situation, not looking dumb or ignorant of French cinema is the most I could have asked for.
  4. "We Are All Made of Stars" Beck; always reminds me of...
  5. "Golden Years" David Bowie
  6. "Big Kick, Plain Scrap!" Nick Lowe's best-of collection, BASHER, is the best best-of CD by anyone ever. Twenty-five songs, all gems.
  7. "Dangerous Type" Letters To Cleo covers the Cars.
  8. "Big Bang Baby" Stone Temple Pilots
  9. "Cigarette Dangles" The Pursuit of Happiness, featuring an introduction by Craig Peterson, who alleges to be a childhood pen pal of TPoH singer Mo Berg?
  10. "The One" Tracy Bonham
  11. "Disarm" Smashing Pumpkins
  12. "Venus as a Boy" Bjork; speaking of French films, this song is heard in Luc Besson's LEON, known to ignorant Americans as The Professional.
  13. "6ix" Speaking of Mr. Peterson, this Lemonheads song always reminds me of him. Craig actually introduced me to The Lemonheads in the first place. I am eternally grateful.
  14. Public Disservice Message: The Salvation Army
  15. "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" Juliana Hatfield covers Neil Young "on a whim".
  16. "Don't Know Why" Norah Jones
  17. "Methadone Maintenance Man" An uncanny James Taylor parody by Tony Scheuren, from the National Lampoon Radio Hour (1975)
  18. "No Such Thing" John Mayer
  19. "Got A Hold On Me" A hit song from Christine McVie's only (?) solo album.
  20. "A Little Less Conversation" From Elvis Presley's movie tie-in album Live A Little, Love A Little.
  21. "Dr. Worm" They Might Be Giants, a new studio-recorded song on their otherwise live album Severe Tire Damage.
  22. "The People Who Grinned Themselves to Death" The Housemartins
  23. "Flipside" I love opening and/or closing mixes with an instrumental. This one is from The Breeders Last Splash.