- Nerves Junior – Champagne & Peaches
- A.C. Newman – I’m Not Talking
- Benjamin Gibbard – Teardrop Windows
- Drive-By Truckers – Everybody Needs Love
- The White Stripes – Sugar Never Tasted So Good
- Sonic Youth – Doctor’s Orders
- Sebadoh – Rebound
- Uncle Tupelo – Graveyard Shift
- Marah – Sooner or Later
- Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Born In Ontario
File under : haunted beaches, searching, secrets, shout outs, wishes
- AA Bondy – Drmz
- Tom Waits – (Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night
Flashes of a million different things you see from your car, or from your walk through the city.
- Colin Meloy – Every Day Is Like Sunday
this is a seaside town that they forgot to close down
I finally lived out my dream of doing The Smiths at karaoke (not this song) and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back to Smithsless karaoke again.
- Alex Chilton – Baby Doll
- The Black Keys – Gold On the Ceiling
I’ve been back in NJ (and NY) since the beginning of the year. You can say what you want about this part of the country but the fact remains that we’ve always had good radio and awesome bands playing nearly every night of the week. I can’t count how many times I heard this and Craig Finn’s new track Honolulu Blues on the radio in the past 15 or so days.
- The Gaslight Anthem – I Could’a Been A Contender
…speaking of NJ, a shout out to some local boys who are in the studio as I type this, cooking up something awesome to be released soon I’m sure. I often wonder where the hell Brian Fallon was when I was a teenager convinced that no one my age listened to the kind of stuff I did.
- Robert Gordon – Fire
As long as we’re doing shout outs, a shout out to the guy in the record store in Boston who let me have this album for only a buck because he was so impressed with the rest of the stuff I had found. This one is for him, since he told me with a massive amount of heartfelt conviction that this song “should have been a hit”.
- Seeker Lover Keeper – Even Though I’m A Woman
- The Smiths – A Rush and a Push and the Land is Ours
That’s not the same track on repeat, just a disturbing case of deja vu...traveled to a mystical time zone…
- Francis Dunnery – Wounding and Healing
Really glad I went through some old CDs before I left because it led me to this sweet little gem. There’s something about Francis Dunnery that I’ve always liked. This may be my very favorite song of his, and I think it’s a great lead in to week three.
This mix is exactly one week late, so try to put yourself back to last week when you listen. I’ve decided to post it today anyway, and then post this week’s real mix sometime in the next few days. I’ve been living out of a suitcase for a couple weeks and having lots of adventures, so things are only now just getting back to normal, but I’m also trying my best to make normal less normal if you know what I mean.
- Neon Trees – Sins of My Youth
I saw Neon Trees last week in NYC. They were pretty awesome. Somehow, for some reason, this whole ‘rock & roll as church’ concept is getting pretty widespread. I’m a believer.
- Goldfrapp – Train
Did a lot of traveling last week. Three states, several train and bus and subway trips with lots of luggage.
- The Juliana Hatfield 3 – Feelin’ Massachusetts
This was one of the first CDs I ever bought. I listened to it a lot back in the mid 90s. It’s still all about being bored and frustrated and wanting to get out, only now it makes me feel nostalgic.
- Swan Lake – Pleasure Vessels
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Yeah! New York
- Willie Nile – Love Is A Train
I have a weakness for boys singing about what love is like.
- Cursive – There’s A Coldest Day In Every Year
I like how everyone on the east coast was complaining how cold it was when it was obvious that they were just improperly dressed.
- Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ain’t Gonna Rain Anymore
Once there came a storm in the form of a girl…
- Hole – Heaven Tonight
…here comes the sun in the form of a girl.
I’ve been wanting to put these two on a mix together for a while.
- The Black Swans – I.D.W.2F.