Monday 4 June 2007

"Summer Blues" Mixtape

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A Mixtape for traveling, to ebb away your bus seat blues.
01 Angeline - PJ Harvey
Adolescence escapism from Polly Jean.
02 Rain Dogs - Tom Waits
"Oh, how we danced with the Rose of Tralee.
Her long hair black as a raven,
Oh, how we danced and you
Whispered to me.
You'll never be going back home"
03 Yellow Brick Road - Captain Beefheart
I can't get enough of "Safe as Milk". This swampy ditty
has this great rhythm to it, perfect for driving.
04 Suzanne - Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions

"And she looks just like my sister
But she feels just like my man"
The start of the lush section of the mix a song from
ex-Massy Star singer.
05 Blood Bleeds - The Helio Sequence
Got this gem of one of those SUB POP samplers that comes
out every summer for 5 euros or so. Over the years those
compilations got me into "The Rapture, The Postal Service,
Iron And Wine, Band Of Horses and The Album Leaf" to name a few.
Well worth checking out.
06 Upward Over The Mountain - Iron And Wine
Lush 3 chord guitar with whispered lyrics. Simple and works every time.
Both albums Are super.
07 Hollow Log - Beck

Trad song of "One Foot In The Grave".
08 Day Old Blues - Kings Of Leon

Great "Woo Whos".
09 This Is The Way - Devendra Banhart
The first song of "Rejoicing in the Hands"
10 Bridges And Balloons - Joanna Newsom
This is the first song from "The Milk-Eyed Mender"
and has the same sound quality as the Devendra album.
I saw her back in 2004 supporting the newly reformed dEUS in Paris.
It was a revelation and when she ended me and my friend ran down
and bought her album straight away.
11 Allah Uya - Ali Farka Toure
First heard Ali Farka Toure out camping in the woods two years ago.
This is the song that made me take notice.
12 Limestone Archie - The Jimmy Cake
On their last Ep, they recorded a choir in a church doing a
reworking of 'Limestone Tiger' from the band's last album,
'Dublin Gone, Everybody Dead'. Spectacular.
13 Hit The Ground Running - Smog
Back on the road section. My girlfriend hates children
singing in songs, but I'm a real sucker for it.
14 Over The Hill - John Martin
I'm also a sucker for songs about going home.
15 Unknown Legend - Neil Young
This is the version from the unplugged album.
I've listened to this song far too much. The man can conjure
up great moods and images.
16 Sunshine - Sparklehorse
Taken for his second album, lush.
17 Fantino - Sebastian Tellier
Late night grooves from the "Lost In Translation" O.S.T.
18 Otis - The Duritti Columns
Another later night/early morning song from a soundtrack,
this time from "24 Hour Party People". The man sure loves
his Echo guitar sound and so do I.

19 Three Hours - Nick Drake
Music for the dawn. This is a longer and more bongo-y version
of this song, taken from a recent collection of rare recordings
found in someone's attic. The albums is called "Made to Love Magic".
Total Time 1:18:55 (Perfect for a CDR)
Good Luck And Enjoy
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

working sewing painting & grateful not to have to fuss w/ albums downloads. cloudy in L.A. thx.

XMP said...

hi i love your blahgspot and will link it to my own, if you don't mind? i saw your comment on boardsofelectronica btw. cheers!

Flux said...

Hey...great blog! New to the game meself but really enjoying it. Will return the favour and stick you up on oul list. Should be more Krauty goodness going up over the next few days if me internet doesn't pack up completely.

nihullachain said...

Hej YA, More of this PLEASE. Looking forward to seeing CUH some someday.

Rowdy blessings yo