Week eleven already and the last mix of winter, although as everyone will be quick to tell you it doesn’t feel very much like spring anywhere lately.
- Bjork – Possibly Maybe
- The Avalanches – Little Journey
- Flying Lotus – Roberta Flack
- UNKLE – Unkle Main Title Theme
- Boards of Canada – Chromakey Dreamcoat
- Ladytron – Seventeen
- Kate Nash – I Just Love You More
- Babes In Toyland – Sweet 69
- Ash – Kung Fu
- Purity Ring – Fineshrine
I’m almost ashamed for putting Ned’s & The Wonder Stuff on the same mix as it is so obvious but I had to go with the obvious in this case because nothing sums up the week like those two songs (and the other eight).
- The Wonder Stuff – Poison
- Autolux – Robots In The Garden
- Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – All I Ask Of Myself Is That I Hold Together
- The Jesus and Mary Chain – Reverence
- The Jam – The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)
- Ike Reilly – Farewell To The Good Times Part 2
- Franz Nicolay – This Is Not A Pipe
(Eagerly anticipating the new album.)
- Typhoon – Green
- Ivy – Corners Of Your Mind
- Sugar – If I Can’t Change Your Mind [solo mix]
Bob Mould is going to put out something new soon too. I can hardly keep up with all the new stuff coming out.
This week’s mix is all countrified, full of love and syncopated rhythms. It’s the last official mix of the winter, you know. There’s a whole lot of melting going on.
- The White Stripes – St. Ides of March
sweet. potato. pie.
- Lucinda Williams – Righteously
be my lover don’t play no game, just play me John Coltrane
- Patti Smith – Revenge
This song stalked me this week, and I can’t resist pairing Lucinda Williams with Patti Smith.
I thought you were some perfect read-out.
Some digital delay.
- Vic Chesnutt – Degenerate
This song itself is melting, and it takes me back about ten years, to when I first heard it on the radio.
- Beach Fossils – Golden Age
Here’s another stalker. A song like this makes me want to see this band live. I hold on to the hope that they’re not as boring as the other lo-fi, post-shoegaze, snooze fests I’ve been attending.
- The Replacements – Kiss Me On The Bus
I fell into a little Replacements rabbit hole this week and couldn’t stop listening to this song. Everything about it is perfect.
Your tongue, your transfer, your hand, your answer.
May I recommend this performance which apparently got them banned from SNL? This was the second song they played that night and I love it because they’ve switched clothes with each other, and even though they were apparently drunk they still nail it. (Do yourself a favor and watch Bastards of Young too.)
- Neal Casal – So Far Astray
- David Bowie – Sound and Vision
- Levek – Look On The Bright Side
- Channel Mixer – Broken Heart
I like to listen to this one while looking out the window and watching the clouds go by. Everything is moving slowly until the mechanism clicks into place and then you’re watching a robot sky, except it’s real, until it isn’t again. Trust me, it all fizzles out.