Thursday, November 29, 2012

On the Right Side of Christmas 2012

    Yes, it's time for another compilation of Christmas music.  I don't know if it flows quite as well as some
of the previous Xmas compilations (which are still available to download here), but it's a little more mainstream - probably the one you could play with the least amount of complaints at a holiday party.  


Christmas Is Quiet Wild Colonials
Get Down for the Holidays Jenny O.
Go Where I Send Thee Kenny Burrell
You'll Never Find My Christmas Bishop Allen
Born In Bethlehem Lonnie Donegan
Gift X-Change Calexico
Away In A Manger Buddy & Julie Miller
The First Snowflake The Boy Least Likely To
The Bells Of St. Mary's Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans
I Want A Boy For Christmas Del-Vets
Christmasville USA Jimmy Charles
Merry Christmas Loopy Lu The Kaisers
Jingle Bells Paul Franklin
California Christmas Sleepy Rebels
Deck Us All With Boston Charlie Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Blue Christmas Heartless Bastards
The Gift Of Giving Bill Withers
Sweet Secret Peace Neil Finn
Please Come Home For Christmas Willie Nelson
Silent Night Tom Waits
I Saw Three Ships Nat King Cole
Little Drummer Boy Miracle Legion
O Holy Child Dusty Springfield
Auld Lang Syne The Black On White Affair

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Real Cool Time in Hoboken

      Well, I'm about halfway moved into the new digs, so I'm finally able to post something.  I mentioned my fondness for the soundtracks to Married to the Mob and Something Wild when I posted them about two years ago.  I hadn't seen either film, however, in a long time so I had to watch Something Wild again this summer when it was on HBO.  The film still holds up well, imho, and I had forgotten how great the Feelies are in the film as the band at the high school reunion (check it out if it's been a while).  In addition to delving back into the Feelies, I also spent a lot of time listening to other Hoboken bands from the 1980s and 1990s. And since I didn't post anything last week, it's a two disc compilation of said Hoboken bands.  (And I do know that Ben Vaughn was from Philly, but I know he frequently played Maxwell's - the hub of the Hoboken scene.)

Disc One

That Time Is Gone The dB's
Magdalena Ben Vaughn
On the Roof The Feelies
Living In Confusion The Schramms
George Says Kate Jacobs
I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City Richard Barone
Path to Springs Yo La Tengo
The Undertow The Feelies
Who Betrays Me The Cucumbers
If And When The dB's
Nuts & Bolts The Bongos
Daddy's Gone For Good Ben Vaughn
Country Song Tiny Lights
What Can I Say Yo La Tengo
Funeral Song Dave Schramm

Disc Two

Real Cool Time The Feelies
Ups and Downs The dB's
How Many Lives The Schramms
My Siberia Kate Jacobs
Don’t Say A Word (Hot Chicken #2) Yo La Tengo
Young And Dancing The Individuals
Carved In Stone Ben Vaughn
Loveless Love The Feelies
Sweet Blue Cage Richard Barone
Skydiving The Bongos
Right Here, Right Now The Cucumbers
Wild and Small The Schramms
Bad Reputation The dB's
Some Kinda Fatigue Yo La Tengo
Vibrato In The Grotto Ben Vaughn

Friday, November 16, 2012

I just moved... I still haven't hooked up my desktop computer where I have all my music files and such.  As such, there's no mixtape tonight.   I'm hoping to be a little more moved in by Sunday, but damn, I got a lot of crap to sort out. :) 

Friday, November 9, 2012

50,000 Obsessive Elvis Costello Fans Can't Be Wrong

    I'm moving into a new place tomorrow so I don't have much to time to write tonight.  But I do hope you enjoy my collection of Elvis Costello obscurities - I tried to make it a cross-section of stuff from various points in his career.  There's also a lot of good stuff I didn't include, so I may have to make another 1-2 of these at some point.


Temptation (live)
From Head To Toe
New Rhythm Method
Still Feeling Blue
Blame It On Cain (Honky Tonk Demo)
Peace Like a River
Aubergine (with Jazz Passengers)
The Night Before Larry Was Stretched
A Condemned Man
Sticks and Stones
So You Want To Be A Rock N Roll Star
My Mood Swings
Little Boxes
What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend (Live)
Gloomy Sunday
Sad About Girls
That Day Is Done (With The Fairfield Four)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Keep Your Eye on the Road

    I lost (or perhaps a better way to put it is that Time Warner misplaced it) my internet last night, but I've got it back.  And since I live in one of the sections of NYC that never lost power during Hurricane Sandy, I can't complain too much.   Regular readers/downloaders of this blog will remember that I tend to post road song compilations around this time of year and this year it's no different.  The mix below is a little more mellow than usual.  I don't know why exactly - perhaps I'm just mellowing out a bit. :)


Goin' To Acapulco Jim James & Calexico
Time For Me To Come Down Amy Rigby
Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards) Tom Waits
Several Miles Ron Sexsmith
Eight Days On The Road Aretha Franklin
The Road Is A Lover Alison Krauss & Union Station
Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight Emmylou Harris
Churches off the Interstate Laura Cantrell
White Line Fever Merle Haggard
Eye On The Road Bob Neuwirth
Sheila's On The Road Tommy Womack
I'm Coming Home Robert Earl Keen
Wheels Stars of Heaven
Wayfaring Stranger Mandy Barnett
Jackson Lucinda Williams
Northbound Tim Easton
Nevada Moon Rosalie Sorrels
The Road to Ensenada Lyle Lovett
We'll Be Here Soon Phosphorescent
Goin' Home Dan Auerbach