Thursday, December 24, 2009

Everyone Waits For Tom

Well Xmas is now about 3 minutes old on the East Coast, so here's a little tribute to Mr. Tom Waits to well, I guess it doesn't fit too well into a stocking. Special thanks for the inspiration to put this together go to the website

Whistlin' Past The Graveyard Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Jersey Girl Holly Cole
Innocent When You Dream Great Lake Swimmers
Looks Like I'm Up Shit Creek Again Nora O'Connor
Bronx Lullaby Vamosbabe & Pascal Fricke
Temptation Diana Krall
You Can't Unring a Bell These Immortal Souls
Going Out West Gomez
I Don't Want To Grow Up Petra Haden and Bill Frisell
Foreign Affairs Eleni Mandell
New Coat Of Paint Lee Rocker
Broken Bicycles Botanica
Green Grass Cibelle
Pony Sara Watkins
Walking Spanish The Silver Hearts
Blind Love Sarah Borges & Broken Singles
Come On Up To The House Sarah Jarosz

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I Think I Hear Some Echo

Okay, it's 80s music again this week. But I bet it's been a while since you listened to Echo and the Bunnymen and probably haven't heard any of their newer stuff. In that spirit, I give you 18 tracks from the pride of Liverpool including a few cuts from their 2009 release The Fountain.

Think I Need It Too
Happy Death Men
All That Jazz
Heaven Up Here
Scissors In The Sand
All I Want
History Chimes
Bring On The Dancing Horses
My Kingdom
Stormy Weather
Sideways Eight
Way Out And Up We Go
A Promise
Gods Will Be Gods
Villiers Terrace

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Unconsolably Cat, Cline, and Cohen

Now I didn't just choose to put together Cat Power, Patsy Cline and Leonard Cohen in a mixtape because of their alliterative last names, but, well, it didn't hurt. :) So here's a couple of comps featuring those late night bards designed to keep you company in the winter nights ahead.

You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It) Patsy Cline
Master Song Leonard Cohen
Song To Bobby Cat Power
Lord, Help The Poor & Needy Cat Power
Morning Glory Leonard Cohen
Your Kinda Love Patsy Cline
Half Of You Cat Power
Came So Far for Beauty Leonard Cohen
Why Can't He Be You Patsy Cline
Leavin' On Your Mind Patsy Cline
It Ain't Fair Cat Power
Winter Lady Leonard Cohen
If I Could See the World (Through the Eyes of a Child) Patsy Cline
Paths Of Victory Cat Power
Tower of Song Leonard Cohen

Disc Two

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Cat Power
Does Your Heart Beat for Me? Patsy Cline
Then You'll Know Patsy Cline
Story Of Isaac Leonard Cohen
He Was A Friend Of Mine Cat Power
Tacoma Trailer Leonard Cohen
If I Could Only Stay Asleep Patsy Cline
The Greatest (Solo Version) Cat Power
Who By Fire Leonard Cohen
One of Us Cannot Be Wrong Leonard Cohen
Baby Doll Cat Power
Strange Patsy Cline
I Can't Forget Leonard Cohen
Silver Stallion Cat Power
The Wayward Wind Patsy Cline

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pretty and High: A Roches Collection

I've never been very good at predicting what people will like and I'm especially bad at predicting which bands are due for a revival. That said, I do think those lovable quasi-folkies The Roches are about due for a comeback. Granted, they could be a tad precious occasionally....but their great harmonies, wry and inventive songwriting, not to mention Robert Fripp's guitar on their early works will always endear them to me. So here's a compilation to start the Roches revival train on its way. :)

Down The Dream
Face Down at Folk City
My Sick Mind
Losing True
Steady with the Maestro
Pretty and High
I Love My Mom
Come Softly to Me
I Fell in Love
The Train
Mr. Sellack
The Scorpion Lament
Older Girls
This Feminine Position
The Married Men
The Angry Angry Man
Hammond Song
Keep on Doing What You Do/Jerks on the Loose