Friday, January 30, 2009

I got my heart broken in Whiskeytown

When I was doing my alternative country show in the 1990s, Whiskeytown's Strangers Almanac was one of my favorite albums. They didn't stay together too long and Ryan Adams soon went on to a solo career. However, in addition to the release of Pneumonia in 2001 (long after they'd broken up), they also put out, foreshadowing Mr. Adams rather later prodigious, if sometimes spotty output, a bunch of other stuff out on soundtracks, eps, tributes etc. And then in 2008, they put out a deluxe edition of Strangers Almanac with a second cd full of live and previously unreleased material. So I've put together an 18 track odds and sods Whiskeytown compilation just for you (and me).


Theme For A Trucker
Indian Gown
Anyone But Me (A/K/A Dial Tone)
Wither, I'm a Flower
Factory Girl
Kiss & Make-Up
Barn's On Fire
Bottom Of The Glass
A Song For You
Sittin' Around
10 Seconds
The Strip
I Hope It Rains At My Funeral
I Still Miss Someone (Acoustic)
Runnin' Out of Road
My Heart Is Broken
Think About Me (A/K/A (What you) Think About Me)
The Rain Won't Help You When It's Over

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Everything's Coming Up Eleni

I know the world doesn't really a need yet another music blog, but..... well, I felt like doing one. For my first contribution, here's a mix of some of Eleni Mandell's older stuff - including a couple of songs from her out of print ep "Maybe, Yes". Hope you like it.


Hack Jimmy
Dis-moi au revoir encore
I'm Your Girl
Up, Up, Up
Too Bad About You
Giving Up The Fight
Better When You're Near
Digging a Hole
Dutch Harbor
Nickel Plated Man
Action Is Action