February 17, 2008

115: Eye In The Sky

#115 and 116 were composed simultaneously. The Cover: My wife's new commute route takes her past this monstrosity on a hill every day- that's her woodsy pondside road cutting diagonally through this Microsoft Visual Earth photo.
This disc is very current-heavy: over half the tracks are from the last five years, and seven of them are from 2007:
  1. Tears Dry On Their Own - Amy Winehouse
  2. Winning Ways - The Vines (I found this song on Music Choice channel 414.)
  3. Hero Takes a Fall (Live in London 1986) - The Bangles
  4. Robots (Live in NYC 2007) - Flight of the Conchords
  5. LDN - Lily Allen
  6. Our Town - Marshall Crenshaw
  7. Traffic and Weather - Fountains of Wayne
  8. Don't You Evah - Spoon
  9. A Life Without You (Is No Life at All) - John C. Reilly (Reilly as Dewey Cox, singing a Roy Orbison-style torch song.)
  10. Eye In The Sky - Jonatha Brooke (an interesting cover song, discovered on iTunes while looking for songs for my "1982" mix. I actually met Ms. Brooke circa 1992, when her former folk duo The Story visited WERS-FM.)
  11. The Breakup Song - Greg Kihn (heard on the PA system before a New Pornographers concert.)
  12. Casimir Pulaski Day - Sufjan Stevens (My wife included this song on a mix. Possibly the saddest song of the year!)
  13. Uncle Walter - Ben Folds Five
  14. Seen The Doctor - Michael Penn
  15. All In My Head - Shawn Mullins
  16. Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
  17. Getting Better (Live 2002) - Paul McCartney (I only bought this song because I remember liking the newly-arranged ending when I saw this show at the Meadowlands with my friend Robert.)
  18. Happier (Live In Portland 2003) - Guster
  19. Are We Ourselves? - The Fixx
  20. Radio Nowhere - Bruce Springsteen
  21. The Melee - Beastie Boys