November 9, 2002

086 Personally

  1. "Take Me I'm Yours" Around the time of this mix, I saw Squeeze singer/co-songwriter Glenn Tilbrook live at the House Of Blues.
  2. "On A High" Duncan Sheik
  3. "Boys Of Summer" Don Henley; featuring Mike Campbell on guitar, who also co-wrote the song.
  4. "I Tried To Rock You But You Only Roll" Interesting story here: singer-songwriter Leona Naess enjoyed a brief period of "it girl" status in the early 00's. Her father was billionaire shipping magnate Arne Næss, Jr, who was married to Diana Ross during Leona's adolescence. This makes it hard to take her seriously; not to play class warfare, but her dad was a billionaire! Naess has released four albums (on three different labels) between 2000 and 2009.
  5. "Baby, Now That I've Found You" A cover of The Foundations R&B classic, by Alison Krauss & Union Station.
  6. "The Moth" I really really like Aimee Mann. She's the complete package.
  7. "Jesus, etc." Wilco
  8. "Dirty Work" Heard the Steely Dan song on the soundtrack to the biopic The Kid Stays In The Picture.
  9. "This Is What I Do" Rhett Miller
  10. The song "Wounded Horse" by XTC reminds me of...
  11. "Oh! Darling" The Beatles
  12. "Army" Ben Folds Five
  13. "Day After Day" Badfinger is a truly sad story. Two members of the band committed suicide, at least partially due to business conflicts and lawsuits connected to the band's finances.
  14. "Back In The Saddle" Aerosmith
  15. "Born To Run" Bruce Springsteen; this is live solo acoustic version from the Chimes Of Freedom EP. Recorded April 27, 1988 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena.
  16. "Strange Condition" Pete Yorn
  17. "Blue Sunday" Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  18. "(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care" Glenn Tilbrook covered this Elvis Presley song at that show in 2002 (see #1 above).
  19. "Country Comfort" Elton John, from Tumbleweed Connection
Packaging Notes: the cover photo of Elton John and Bernie Taupin is from the CD packaging of Tumbleweed Connection. The album uses the pale yellow-on-brown monochrome color scheme throughout, so I decided to co-opt that look for my mix CD too. The number on the train carriage was actually 98, I  rotated the "9" 180 degrees and moved it after the "8" to make Mix 86.