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Kaw! Kaw!

Going to take me a while to put one together, too. I better get going.

First concert: They Might Be Giants, on the Flood tour.

First mosh pit: Also TMBG. Hey, don't ask me, man. It was the thing.

Dude you let your son listen to emo? Are you sure that's good for him?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:28 PM
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It's okay, Tweety. I'm going to take him in the shower and show him my penis afterwards.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:30 PM
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Just wacky mix tape? Each person picks the theme?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:30 PM
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Billy Joel on Long Island.
I find it disturbing that there are so many concerts geared towards kids today- not something like dancing muppets, but actual concerts with tickets over $100.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:32 PM
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Wacky modifies "fun-time weekend", not "mix tape", Will. You are the captain of your ship.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:32 PM
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First concert: tomorrow evening, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth fame at the Rock N Roll Hotel in DC.

I much enjoyed your funk-tastic mixtape, Apo -- album cover art, even!


Posted by: Devics | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:33 PM
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Speaking of concerts, TMBG's playing here in a couple of weeks. Should I make myself get off my ass and get tickets?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:35 PM
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Let it Bleed, Stones
Elvis is Everywhere, Mojo Nixon
Cleaning Windows, Van Morrison
President, Wyclef Jean
Dear God, XTC
Happiness is a Warm Gun, Beatles
Busload of Faith, Lou Reed
Rocket in My Pocket, Little Feet
Ain't No Free, NRBQ
You Should Have Seen Me Running, New Riders of the Purple Sage
Matrimony, WhiskeyTown
We're Not the Jet Set, John Prine & Iris DeMent
Burn On Down, Ben Harper
Hell Yes, Beck
Wreck of the Barbie Ferrarie, John Hiatt


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:40 PM
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First concert weekend

Friday Night: The Ventures
Saturday Night: Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion, Government Issue.

Friday night was at the original Nightclub 9:30 at 930 F Street. Saturday night was at WUST Radio Hall on V street, which oddly is the site of the new 9:30 Club.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:42 PM
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Did they play Telstar?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:43 PM
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You owe it to Unfogged to see TMBG, B.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:43 PM
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They did, but I didn't appreciate it at the time.

I bought a 45, which I think I still have, signed by the band.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:44 PM
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God I love that song.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:49 PM
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11: Yeah, I like them. And I suspect I'm in the right age group. Should I bring PK?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:51 PM
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At the time, I was wondering why my hip friends were taking me to see a bunch of old guys who didn't even sing.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:51 PM
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Of course, B. TMBG's children's music just isn't that different than their adult music.

Besides, PK should be exposed to the good things in life.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:52 PM
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I'm not much of a concertgoer, but the first concert I remember was Charles Lloyd with Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette ("Forest Flower" ca. 1967). Loved it.

Disappointing early concerts: Big Mama Thornton, Country Joe and the Fish. (Ca. 1970).

Best recent concert by a national act: Sonny Sharrock (ca. 1990? 1995? -- during his lifetime, anyway.)

Missed concert: Jimi Hendrix around 1967, $3.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:55 PM
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First concert:BB King & Chicago. Chicago was touring their 2nd album. Jose Feliciano opening for BST (sometimes in winter) was around there somewhere. And Amboy Dukes playing a frat rush.
It was all a long time ago, and I was really stoned.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:56 PM
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16: I agree, I just wonder about the volume.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:57 PM
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First concert: Pablo Cruise & the Outlaws at the Mosque in Richmond. Late 70's or early 80's (parents brought me)

First, concert w/out parents: Grateful Dead Norfolk Scope 1983 or 82.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:58 PM
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My first concert was either Radiohead or Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 7:59 PM
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Mine was Chuck Mangione. I was like 15, 16?

I'm impressed, even now, at what a dork I was.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:00 PM
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19: earplugs. For both of you.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:01 PM
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CHUCK MANGIONE?!?

Holy shit that rules.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:01 PM
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August of '83, I think, Olympic Stadium in Montreal: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Peter Tosh, Talking Heads and The Police. Needless to say, fucking awesome.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:01 PM
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The word is "wholesome", B.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:01 PM
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First concert - Bob Dylan with opening act Natalie Merchant, at the Broome County Arena (where Binghamton's minor-league hockey team plays). With my mom.

First non-mom concert - Guided By Voices at the soon-to-be-closed Beehive near the P/tt campus, something like 2 weeks into my freshman year. That was awesome.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:01 PM
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And if you forget earplugs, go into the bathroom and get some toilet paper, wad it up, and jam it in your ears.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:03 PM
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Pablo Cruise & the Outlaws

This lineup makes so much less sense than my first (Blackfoot and The Outlaws) that I'm having trouble wrapping my head around it.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:03 PM
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Jesus saw some damn good music there. Also, I am as disappointed as Emerson that Thornton and Country Joe were no good.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:04 PM
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Jesus McQ: That sounds awesome.

Emerson why was Big Mamma and Country Joe so bad?

My top three concerts:
Dizzy Gillespie at Cabel Hall UVa
Old Crow Medicine Show Richmond 2006
Jerry Garcia Band Lunt Fontane Theatre in 1988(?)


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:05 PM
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24: My sentiments, exactly. B, that's like +5 hipster cred.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:05 PM
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But wait, Jesus saw a stadium show. I take it back. It sucked.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:06 PM
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I cant explain it Apo. I was a kid. The Outlaws were so freaking loud that it hurt bad. I'm pretty tolerant to loud music, but it was ridiculous.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:06 PM
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29: I was going to comment on that but then Chuck Mangione broke my brain.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:08 PM
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First concert: They Might Be Giants

Man, I thought you were supposed to be old. My first was the Police at Sullivan Stadium, as we called it back in the day, and I've got a photograph of the t-shirt as proof. But I have to agree, "Telstar" is pretty much the greatest example of the flying saucer rock 'n' roll genre there is.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:09 PM
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Best recent concert by a national act: Sonny Sharrock (ca. 1990? 1995? -- during his lifetime, anyway.)

I bet that was great.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:10 PM
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Wait, if concerts your parents took you to count, my first was Pete Seeger and Arlo Gutherie at Wolf Trap. c. 1982.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:10 PM
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Chuck Mangione broke my brain

Holy shit, I think I may have to revise--I don't think the Police were my first concert, Chuck Mangione was! My brother for some reason won tickets on the radio. Neither of us could drive at the time, so my dad had to drive us to Providence and then hang around. It was really boring. And I don't mean only for him.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:12 PM
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I love youtube. Two different kinds of music, both good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDZFf0pm0SE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAfwiOxaRbk&mode=related&search=


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:13 PM
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Big Mama had a bad night, bad amplification, bad crowd, something like that. Also, she wasn't big enough.

Country Joe: I believe that the original band had broken up and this was a pickup group. It could have been as late as 1971.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:14 PM
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Two? Two regulars have Chuck Mangione as their first concerts? The odds of this are lower than a giant meteor strike.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:14 PM
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And almost as scary.

But wait -- B trolling.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:15 PM
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40: The Sesame Street performance of Superstition is just about the greatest thing ever.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:16 PM
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B trolling, I not trolling. Easy.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:16 PM
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Hey I liked the Outlaws. Funny that so many have seen them.

Never been to many concerts, and most of those in the early 70s. Saw the Dead with a biker hit-man.
Saw Jesse Colin Young followed by Beach Boys followed by CSNY on the 4-way street tour. Saw Yes doing Close to the Edge. Spent two days in the mud, Jerry Lee Lewis closed one night, Willie & Waylon the next.

My favourite ever was probably Stephen Stills & Manassas.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:16 PM
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Another concert I just loved: Zap Mama at the Portland Zoo.

Damn! that was a granola audience, though. I drank as much beer as the other thousand people, it seemed. The poor vendors.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:17 PM
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Two regulars have Chuck Mangione as their first concerts?

Well, my recollection is that they were practically begging people to take those tickets. It was way up in the cheap seats, and we spotted another kid my brother knew whose interest in smooth jazz was presumably pretty low. He had won tickets as well.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:18 PM
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I take it back. It sucked.

Stadium, schmadium. It rocked, I tell you. Speaking of suck, how about them Mets?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:18 PM
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49 comments and nobody's posted any music to download illegally? Sheesh. I better get to work.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:19 PM
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50: First I'll have to scare the missus off the computer that contains all the music.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:20 PM
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I'm going to have to think about the first one I saw, and when it was. The most recent was Emmylou Harris and Sam Bush, at Ravinia two weeks ago tomorrow.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:22 PM
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How about some classic Talking Heads? Never saw them live, though I had to endure countless anecdotes about them from the father of a high school friend who taught at RISD.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:24 PM
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The Pogues, someplace in Boston, I think. (I mean, I'd seen bands in clubs before that, but no one with a recording contract.)


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:25 PM
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Two from the blues:

Keb' Mo'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkrapUIhh9c

Robert Cray on quitting smoking:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHFfmwFHOq0&mode=user&search=


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:25 PM
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50: I worked for about an hour last week to set up a radio station. Could'nt get ports and firewall right.

Current playlist:Fairport Convention,Ian Tyson,German Oak,Son Seals,Nick Heyward,Road,Kin Peng Meh,Hendrix,Genesis,Roy Buchanan, Bacon Fat,Zylan,Thunderclap Newman,Steeleye Span,Golden Dawn,Lightnin Hopkins,,Waylon Jennings,Spontaneous Combustion,Rita Coolidge,Jimmie Vaughan,McDonald & Sherby,Maria Muldaur, Cowboy,Paul McCartney,Chain,John Mayall & Bluesbreakers,Junior Kimbrough, Cat Mother


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:26 PM
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Jesus, LB. You lucky bitch. During the 90s my whole neighborhood worshiped the Pogues.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:26 PM
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Rita Coolidge, Ian Tyson. Old. Maria Muldaur: sex cult. John Mayall: I wish I hadn't lost that record.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:28 PM
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Thinking about the most recent music performance I've been to leads me to the sad conclusion that it was Dan Zanes and Friends at the Boston Children's Museum in, what, 2003? Christ, I don't even have kids and that's the best I can do. They rocked, though. And I appreciated it on so many more levels than the toddlers.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:29 PM
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I'm thinking I might do a mixtape of all songs with really obvious and/or illegal saamples, just to get with the meta.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:29 PM
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First concert: Johnny Cash, at the Alameda County Fair.
First Real Concert: Nirvana, New Years Eve, at the Kaiser Center. I've heard, but lack evidence, that this was their last US show.

Both were awesome.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:31 PM
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First concert: 1993 HFStival in DC. Belly, INXS, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, Iggy Pop, The Posies, Stereo MCs, Matthew Sweet, Velocity Girl, X. Arguably the best $12 I ever spent.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:31 PM
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Joey and I are watching Dan Zanes on Youtube as we speak. He's my hero. The last four years of childrearing would be hell without him.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:32 PM
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I was going to post the mix I made a few weeks ago, but then I realized that in encoded form about half the files are farts and I don't know how many will be able to play them, and anyway for the burned version I tightened up some of the transitions in audacity operating on the wav files, which are too big to post, practically. But I've been thinking of doing this again, if there's interest again.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:33 PM
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I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that this crowd has seen some fucking awesome shows over several decades.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:33 PM
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53: The show I saw in Montreal, and the one in Portland later that year, were part of the tour immortalized in Stop Making Sense. See it if you haven't yet; it's one of the great concert films.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:33 PM
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And it's 9:30, so off with the splint, on with the ice, and bye.

the television, with sound off and captions, has Will Farrell making it with Maggie Gyllenhall. Wooo...


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:35 PM
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Bob, if you're still here, is it funny or sexy?


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:37 PM
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Joey and I are watching Dan Zanes on Youtube as we speak. He's my hero.

Yeah, he's kind of mine as well, or one of them. He's really good at what he does, makes good music, and has a really great attitude about what he does. It's fun. Not everything on his records is for me, but enough is, and it tends to be very good.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:39 PM
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Jesus, I've got a tape that I want to play:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzEadbTCKDA


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:40 PM
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You know, I'm pretty sure that I never saw a live performance by an honest-to-god recording artist until I was 26 years old. Junior Wells, at his blues club, just about this time of year, 1978.

Many by bands, some very good, not to that level of recognition, before that. In Columbus, there is or was very authentic Bluegrass, people just down from the mountains, then in the last stages of depopulation. That very high singing, like Ralph Stanley. I know now there was very good black music, blues and soul, in Columbus, on Mt. Vernon Avenue, but I never saw it.


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I'm pretty sure I saw Nirvana at Satyricon in Portland before they got big. I don't recall, because I was stoned and ended up there kind of by accident. The sound was deafening, so the music didn't really register.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:41 PM
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68 funny emma thompsom is writing a book of farrell's life;dustin hoffman a shrink

but i will watch maggie g in anything

too tough to type;posture wrong with arm elevated back starting to hurt


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:43 PM
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My brother saw Courtney Love in Portland before she was big. She was riding the bus.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:44 PM
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I don't remember what the tickets cost, but I do remember that we had excellent seats near the stage. So probably not very much. I don't remember who I went with, either.


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70: Yeah, that's awesome, will. The build-up in the opening of that show, bringing in the band one by one, was brilliant.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:45 PM
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See it if you haven't yet; it's one of the great concert films.

Thanks, I have seen it, a couple of times. Also saw David Byrne on his solo tour after the Talking Heads broke up, when he was getting into Latin music. Unfortunately I don't remember much of that except how sharp the band was and how much I disliked one of the people I went to the show with.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:46 PM
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B.PhD - on this tour TMBG is not allowing kids under 14 into the shows. So not so much on bringing PK.

I don't see the TMBG appeal myself, but it takes all kinds...


Posted by: freight train | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:47 PM
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Bob, Maggie is a Swedish baroness (friherrinna). We established this at Crooked Timber. No wonder she's so great.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:50 PM
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Worst concert mistake. Incredibly hot girl asked me to go see the Cars with her. Despite her being way above my pay grade in looks, I was a complete Dead snob at the time and wouldnt even consider going to see the Cars.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:50 PM
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I saw Nirvana four times, twice before they were famous and twice after. The main difference in the shows was how low energy they were after they were famous.

One of my best concert experiences ever. I was working at Tower Records in Seattle on University Ave. I tell my manager I'm taking my dinner break. She says, wait, aren't you going to wait an hour and see the Nirvana record release party?

An hour later I walk one block up the hill. I give the crazy homeless guy dollar (I pay him a dollar every time I pass) I turn left, go to Subway, and get my dinner. Me and my dinner walk a block further west and watch Nirvana shed the hell out of the record store that is my employer's main competition.


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78: Ah. Thanks.

80: "Dead snob"?!? Oxymoron city, man.

81: Tower Records on the Ave? Wow.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:54 PM
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Will: I don't know about your date, but you were right about The Cars. Still are.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:54 PM
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B:

You would be surprised at how snobby Dead heads were.

But, yes, I realize that I was a complete jackass.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:55 PM
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James Taylor, in Paris.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:55 PM
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82: It earned me minimum wage and I was still basically living off my parents, despite being a college grad.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:55 PM
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I went to a Dead concert in Mountain View. It was fun. I drank way, way, too much and should not have been driving home.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:56 PM
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Ok, the fact is I didn't have the sense of self worth to stop living off my parents until I got married. Then, and only, then, did I say, I am a primary breadwinner.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:56 PM
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First concert downside: It was Joe Cocker. In 1989.

First concert upside: It was here.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:57 PM
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86: I was just wowing because I remember going in there.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:57 PM
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Rob:

In hindsight, I should have gone to see the All Weekend Festival of Barney and the Teli Tubbies with this girl.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:58 PM
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The first time I took illegal drugs was at a Dead concert in Richmond, Va. I don't have a clear sense of what people handed to me. Fuck I was high.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:58 PM
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WOOOOOOOOOT GO SOX WOOOOOOOT SUCK IT YANKS

(sorry, was that OT?)


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:58 PM
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Gaijin Biker:

Did you grow up outside the US?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:59 PM
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B: Did you go in between August 1991 and May 1992? (approx.)


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 8:59 PM
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Did you storm the gate Rob?

I'm sure that I was at the show.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 9:00 PM
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92: it wasn't the first timte I took illegal druges, but the first time I took illegal druigs that random people handed to me I ended up eating the stuffing out of several couch cushions thinking it was cotton candy. I still have no idea what I was on. What are we talking about?


Posted by: Btock Lamerf | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 9:00 PM
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95: No, I moved to Seattle fall of 1994.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 9:01 PM
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96; No, I scored a ticket, but my friend Doug, who drove down with me, did storm the gate.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 9:02 PM
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97 is entertaining. Please continue commenting, Btock Lamerf.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 9:05 PM
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Doug and Alex and I drove down to see the Dead. We got confused and drove the wrong way around the DC Beltway, so I took a while.

Alex and I scored tickets, and Alex scored drugs from a stranger. Doug was left outside, and was involved in a effort to bum rush the show. I think he had run into his friend Adam out there.

I'm pretty sure what I smoked was not Marijuana, despite how it was advertised.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 9:05 PM
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first concert? Paul Simon, Central Park, 1991. Just before 8th grade--my older sisters took me.


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 9:08 PM
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Somebody get Btock Lamerf a drink already.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 9:11 PM
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My drugs-and-show experience was recent, as I've mentioned. Never would have happened to the younger me, of course, but it was enlightening in its own way.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 9:15 PM
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First concert was either Thompson Twins/OMD or Duran Duran, I don't remember which, here (and it was a soulless place even before Larry Ellison got his filthy mitts on it).


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 9:28 PM
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I made a mix for a friend, but then she said she didn't like sad songs, so I never gave it to her. What does that mean? World premiere, baby.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 9:29 PM
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Youngest calasis goes to see Death Cab for Cutie in concert; says she has fun but 'there were all these old people there'; notes that 'old' equals 'around thirty'; argues strenuously that twenty-eight is not thirty, while being beaten with a pillow.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 9:35 PM
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My first concert, sadly, was Phil Collins, in eighth grade or so, with a friend and her dad. My second concert, the first that I went to as an independent agent, was the Charlatans UK. (Oh bore!)


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Why shouldn't she think so?


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 9:42 PM
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I like to think of this as my "Yay! I'm getting a divorce!" mix:

Everybody's Fool, Evanescence
Leaving New York, REM
Goodbye Pisces, Tori Amos
Going Under, Evanescence
She Just Wants to Be, REM
Cars and Guitars, Tori Amos (I did't realize how patterned-ly repetitive I was getting with the artists on this mix until just now!)
Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, U2
Just So Ya Know, Audrey Howard
In the Rough, Anna Nalick
Blackbird, the Beatles
The Lady is a Tramp, Ella Fitzgerald
Single, Natasha Bedingfield
What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

I have a "The Fucker Finally Moved Out" mix in the works, but (a) it's pretty long, and (b) it will continue to grow until it is finally ripe for release at the party that will occur when he actually does.

First concert was INXS (Kick). Went with first boyfriend. Both were adequate, though nothing overwhelming.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 9:57 PM
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I usually say King Black Acid, but it occurs to me that I saw Bachman Turner Overdrive play at the county fair.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 9:58 PM
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Are you another Canadian, TJ?


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:00 PM
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Unaccountably, I don't remember my first concert. Might've been Yes.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:02 PM
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81: I only saw Nirvana post-famous, but it was a pretty good set. Good enough that seeing a few more bands after that put me off live music for a while, as they sucked relative to that show. Grohl, in particular was awesome, and his work turned me on to Sep.

Also, what a way to win the division! I've been praying for a squeeze or a double steal for years, and the gods have answered in predictably pricklike fashion.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:03 PM
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Yay ogged! Tracklist? Or are you worried we won't like it either?

My mix is uploading.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:13 PM
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k.d. lang, right after she stopped wearing the huge petticoats and started wearing a suit. Laurie Anderson. I think I just realized who to blame for my hair in the 90s.


Posted by: Penny | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:14 PM
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whom. Sorry Ben.


Posted by: Penny | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:15 PM
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Was just too lazy to type it out.

Creek Lullaby - Margaret
Morning Train - Precious Bryant
Weeping Pilgrim - Natalie Merchant
Blues Run The Game - Jackson Frank
Dusty Pages - James McMurtry
Rowdy Blues - The Be Good Tanyas
Sensitive Kind - JJ Cale
Boots of Spanish Leather - Nanci Griffith
Lone Pilgrim - Bob Dylan


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:15 PM
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So, Penny, have y'all had your [little Canadaville] Unfogged meetup yet?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:17 PM
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Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

Scelesta, uae te, quae tibi manet uita?
Quis nunc te adibit? cui videberis bella?
Quem nunc amabis? Cuius esse diceris?
Quem basiabis? Cui labella mordebis?
Quis in equis indomitis tuis vehet?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:18 PM
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If anyone wants to make the last line of 120 scan, go for it.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:20 PM
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Why do I feel dirty talking about baseball on unfogged? It feels like pissing on hallowed ground, except that I used to do that regularly, and it didn't feel half so transgressive.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:22 PM
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Not too long ago, finally saw Rough Trade, which was the concert I wanted to see as a kid, but no car/no money/no clue how to get to a concert. They were great, the audience though, we were all so old! But we danced around like we didn't care.


Posted by: Penny | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:22 PM
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Ok, so recently I saw a not very literal translation of Catullus 8 somewhere, maybe the poet who did it had recently died, I don't know, but I liked it a lot and now I can't find it at all. Did anyone else notice such a thing recently?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:29 PM
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Hey Ogged!

So, Penny, have y'all had your [little Canadaville] Unfogged meetup yet?

No, and now I'm looking sideways at everybody in town. (You? You?)

Someone thought it was funny, but I liked the Banff suggestion. I could cash in my Via Preference points and take the baby to see the Rockies.


Posted by: Penny | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:29 PM
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BANFF!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:32 PM
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Banff!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:32 PM
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You know I had originally written "BANFF!", just like that, all in caps, but decided to tone it down.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:34 PM
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You should email girl27, if you're interested.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:35 PM
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Not you, Ben.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:35 PM
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But I'm already like two years late for my assignation with her!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:36 PM
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124:

B-Wo: I'll bet you're thinking of Zukofsky--it was up at the Valve in the last 10 days.


Posted by: clark diversey | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:37 PM
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I don't have time for a mix tape, but maybe with enough volume, and room to move about, this'll do


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:37 PM
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128: BANFF! brooks no moderation.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:38 PM
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129: Thanks, I think I'll do that. I have to go to bed now though.

and now I'm looking sideways at everybody in town.

I really am. There was a crazy guy playing guitar downtown today, and I thought, him? The LittleCanadaville Unfogged guy?


Posted by: Penny | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:40 PM
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First concert: Probably Leon Rosselson on his second to last US tour before he started writing children's books. I remember trying to talk all of my firends into seeing him when he came back on his then final US tour, and both concerts were spectacular.

I say that first concert changed my life, and it really push me towards listening to music, rather than thinking of it as just something going on that I didn't follow.

First concert for someone that anyone here would have heard of was Pharcyde at an all ages show at which I was at least 5 years older than 80% of the audience. It was a lousy show, I left early.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:41 PM
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132: Yes! Thanks! Here it is for posterity:

Miserable Catullus, stop being foolish
And admit it's over,
The sun shone on you those days
When your girl had you
When you gave it to her like nobody else ever will.
Everywhere together then, always at it
And you like it and she can't say she didn't.
Yes, those days glowed.
Now she doesn't want it: why should you, washed out
Want to. Don't trail her,
Don't eat yourself up alive,
Show some spunk, stand up and take it.
So long, girl. Catullus can take it.
He won't bother you, he won't be bothered:
But you'll be, nights.
What will you have to live for?
Whom will you see?
Who'll say you're pretty?
Who'll give it to you now?
Whose name will you have?
Kiss what guy? bite whose lips?
Come on, Catullus, you can take it.

I like "kiss what guy?".


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:42 PM
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133 is http://www.archive.org/download/jjj2003-12-31.flac16/jjj2003-12-31d1t07_64kb.mp3

That's Jerry & The Jackmormons with the Life's Just Bitchin' medley from NYE 03/04.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:44 PM
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Okey dokey, my mixtape is up. Entitled "Ample Sample," which is a stupid name, it has the following track listing:

1. We Eat the People - Porest
2. Demonic Forces - DJ Eddie Def
3. Michael Jackson - Negativland
4. Destroy Rock & Roll - Mylo
5. Magnificent Romeo - Basement Jaxx vs. The Clash
6. Workin' Every Day - Roll Deep Crew
7. Funk Da Esfiha - Bonde Do Role
8. Water Bomb - Mike Ladd
9. Mathematical Park (Alpha 60 Mix) - Land of the Loops
10. Party and Bullshit (Ratatat Mix) - Notorious B.I.G.
11. Money Folder (Four Tet Remix) - Madvillain
12. The Four Section (Andrea Parker Remix) - Steve Reich
13. Mea Culpa - Brian Eno and David Byrne
14. Six Days - DJ Shadow
15. Fish - Mr. Scruff
16. Untitled - Tit Wrench

Download and enjoy! Spot all the samples for valuable prizes! Caution! May be hot!

This is somewhat less ridiculously over-the-top than my last mixtape. Or at least, it is somewhat differently ridiculous.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:44 PM
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Parsimon hurt me terribly when she laughed at the Banff suggestion. But I think the healing can begin, now. Over drinks. Lots and lots of drinks.

First concert: The Spoons and Gowan, bitches. O Ominus Spiritus, ah.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:44 PM
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my first concert was simon and garfinkle. My first concert without my parents was the police.


Posted by: joeo | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:50 PM
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Garfunkel. Poor guy.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:52 PM
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I do not have the good fortune to be Canadian. I'm from Oregon.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:54 PM
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If I'm still reading this site when I first go to a concert, I'll note it in a comment.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:56 PM
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12. The Four Section (Andrea Parker Remix) - Steve Reich

The accordionist?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:58 PM
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This seems like a good place to post the track listing from the most recent mix that I did. General theme is that all the songs are ones in which the performer is clearly enjoying playing music, with an emphasis on live recordings. A very good natured mix.

1: Óro, Sé Do Bheatha 'Bhaile from She Who dwells . . . by Sinead O'Conner
2: Play Like a Girl from God and the FBI by Janis Ian
3: Standing in the Moonlight from Paradise Lost & Found by Anne Hills and Michael Smith
4: Mose Allison Played Here from Root Awakening by Greg Brown
5: Tramp from The Very Best of Otis Redding by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
6: I feel Good from Life on Planet Groove by Maceo Parker (w/ Kym Mazelle)
7: Young Man's Blues from The Who Live at the Isle of White
8: Armenia City in the Sky from Petra Haden sings The Who Sell Out
9: The World is What You Make It from Nobody Knows the Best of Paul Brady
10: The Vines from The Chord is Mighter Than the Sword by Hammell On Trial
11: Gratitude from Words Fail Me by Rick Ruskin
12: Free World from What Do Pretty Girls Do by Kirsty MacColl
13: Gloria from Horses 30th Aniversery edition by Patti Smith
14: Tell Me Something Good from Epiphany the best of Chaka Kahn
15: I've Been Loving You Too Long from The Definitive Etta James
16: Three Waulking Songs And A Song For Finishing The Cloth from Scotish Drinking and Pipe Songs


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 10:58 PM
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145: the minimalist composer.

Really Andrea Parker was probably more important to this particular remix.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:01 PM
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Upload your mix, people! Some of us want some music to steal sample before buying!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:01 PM
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It also should be "The Four Sections."

Oh well.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:03 PM
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Andrea Parker the accordionist, not Steve Reich the accordionist.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:03 PM
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Oh. No, Andrea Parker the electro DJ and producer.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:03 PM
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I mean, for all I know it's the same person, but this track does not feature any accordion, no.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:04 PM
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Too bad it's not the similarly-but-not-identically-named Section Quartet. Who are like Apocalyptica, but rock less.


Posted by: Jake | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:04 PM
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Too bad my fanny! It's good!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:05 PM
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I have no recent music. Until about five years ago I was pretty confident in my musical opinions; "post-Tool metal sucks", "90s R&B wishes it were Massive Attack", etc... Now, I am at sea. Mixes, like Sifu's, blessed be his name, are very much appreciated, but I am looking for links to good music blogs.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:08 PM
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Downloading now. I feel hesitant to inflict my most recent musical taste on anyone reading this. Plus, it looks like my batch tool is mostly working like I want it to now, so hopefully I can go home / to a party soon.


Posted by: Jake | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:10 PM
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29 minutes remaining?!?! WTF. Who are these filehosting clowns?


Posted by: Jake | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:11 PM
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I've got a nice mix in mind, but a) you wouldn't like it, and ,more importantly, b) the 120g drive most of the music is on has decided to go walkabout.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:11 PM
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hypem.com, fm.

Jake, damn, really? They are clowns! Here I thought they were the best option.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:12 PM
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Ample Sample took under 10 minutes for me.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:13 PM
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Hmm. It would not surprise me if they ratelimited my employer's network.


Posted by: Jake | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:13 PM
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And lynx on my shell box doesn't support javascript. Fuckers.


Posted by: Jake | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:14 PM
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Wow, one-click hosting ain't what it used to be. But I've uploaded a mix:

01 Bang Bang - Sheila
02 The World is a Ghetto - War
03 Vehicle - Shirley Bassey
04 Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver) - Elvis Costello
05 Love is a Losing Game - Amy Winehouse
06 Urami Bushi - Meiko Kaji
07 Days of Pearly Spencer - The Avengers
08 Sealion - Feist
09 To Build a Home - The Cinematic Orchestra
10 Flutter - Bonobo
11 Shamisen Boogie Woogie - Umekichi & Otemoto Orchestra
12 I Ain't Gonna Cry - The Dap Kings
13 My Mistake - Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
14 No One's Gonna Love You - Nicole Willis
15 Better Version of Me - Fiona Apple
16 Gloria / In Excelsis Deo - Patti Smith
17 Search & Destroy - Iggy and the Stooges
18 Dance Me to the End of Love - Kate Gibson
19 He War - Cat Power
20 Sister Ray - Velvet Underground


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:18 PM
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Yay Bonobo! "Days To Come" is my current anthem.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:20 PM
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Ample Sample 404s for me.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:21 PM
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Weird. Works from here. Fuck a flaky-ass sendspace, anyhow.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:23 PM
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Also, Jake, WTF are you doing still at work?


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:30 PM
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Nothing I've heard fron Tweety has changed my convictions about the centrality of drums(primary)/bass(secondary) to music in general.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:38 PM
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167: Got in super-late, hung out, ate too much and feel bloaty, changing one batch tool to bucketize the query (rather than re-run for each user group, run once and build the different lists on the fly) which should take it from 1.5 hours to 20 minutes, and testing the action_summary emailer to see if using my fancypants multi-sharded binary search time_created-to-id-mapper makes it sufficiently faster than real time to have a prayer of catching up.

And listening to Bales of Cocaine.

And at this point, there's only 3 minutes left for Sifu's mix tape to finish downloading.


Posted by: Jake | Link to this comment | 09-28-07 11:38 PM
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My first concert was Iron Maiden, in about 1986.

re: the people who saw Nirvana and the like, before they were famous; the only one really like that (apart from various Glasgow bands), I saw Jeff Buckley play in the Art School bar in Glasgow, when he was still touring as a solo act. There were no more than a dozen people there, tops.

Most recent gig: The Young Knives, this past weekend.

[mix tape will be uploaded later this morning (UK time)]


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 12:41 AM
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Just got back from Di/rty Pro/jectors concert. Found a new boy to go with me. Was nearly magical. Sigh.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 12:53 AM
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My first concert was a festival in the mid 90's, with Self, the Urge, etc. I forget the rest because I was covered with mud and kicked in the head by the end.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 1:02 AM
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My first concert, I think, was the Man band (dirty Welsh hippies) in a small bar in a village south of Bonn. There was a room in front where you could play pinball on acid and the balls would go curiously furry. Apart from that, really memorable gigs -- I saw Patti Smith in about 1978 and had an erection for the whole of the next day at work; the Pogues in a tiny cellar under a pub in Hammersmith, before they were famous but they were already so loud that only copious amounts of drink and downers made it possible to stay in the room with them; the Dead at the Alexandra Palace in 1974, which made for an extremely strange experience when it was reissued on CD 20+ years later and my children enjoyed it too.


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 1:31 AM
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Fuck my first concert, it was boring. My last 'concert', I just got home from - Blixa Bargeld and Alva Noto doing weird thumpyscreechy electroacoustic feedback improv crap in a tiny room with wraparound spectrum analyzer projection.

Made all the better by running into a guy I haven't seen in 17 years and really could have stood to go another 17 years without seeing.


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:04 AM
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Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver) - Elvis Costello

Heeeey, that was going to be in my mix, DS.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 5:33 AM
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#94: No, it was on one of those "teen tour" things all over France.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 5:45 AM
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The "Spelling it 'Phat' is deprecated" mix is up now.

http://rapidshare.com/files/59068138/phat_mix.zip

Track listing -


01. Barry Adamson - 007, A Fantasy Bond Theme
02. Dialogue
03. Garnet Mimms - As Long As I Have You
04. Rasputin's Stash - Mr Cool
05. Betty Davis - He Was A Big Freak
06. The Impressions - My Deceiving Heart
07. Dialogue
08. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Bad Girl
09. Grasella Oliphant Quartette - Get Out Of My Life Woman
10. Dialogue
11. Oscar Moore & Nat 'King' Cole - Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You
12. Frank Wilson - Do I Love You -> Indeed I Do
13. Marjorie Black - One More Hurt
14. Dialogue
15. Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
16. James Brown - Lost Someone
17. Tanya Winley - Vicious Rap [Unfogged Mineshaft Edit]


[The Garnet Mimms and Frank Wilson tracks are among the most perfectly joyous 3 min singles ever made, imho. Old school motown/r'n'b.]


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 7:01 AM
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My first concert was Rush. If someone else's first concert had a higher percentage of do-you-think-he-talks-like-a-regular-guy noodling about Ayn Rand and spaceships, I'd like to meet him or her.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 8:34 AM
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The Clash. The Palladium. 1980. I was 15 or 16.

Sad part is that I only really appreciate it in retrospect. I was just overwhelmed by the scene.


Posted by: Benton | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 8:48 AM
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Listening to nattarGcM's mix. Damn, this shit is hot.


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 8:58 AM
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Now that I'm edging toward sober, I should state that Ecstatic Sunshine and the Dirty Projectors were overwhelmingingly great. I haven't seen live music that enthralling in a long, long time. It was far too crowded to dance or even move around in a small appreciative way, which sucked, as I am a little uncomfortable touchy-feeling strangers on all sides. However, the situation did enable me to touchy-feely a very nice boy I met in my department who works in my field, is adorable, likes the DPs, and is sort of shy and sweet. Indeed, I thought about trying to take him home with me, but I exercised restraint and merely kissed him, awkwardly, on the neck as I got off at my stop. I am behaving myself.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 9:26 AM
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The mix CD I'm mailing some of you is done! However, the packaging is . . . elaborate. Surely by mid-October I'll be done.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 9:33 AM
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Yay elaborate packaging!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 9:53 AM
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I went to a Dead concert in Mountain View. It was fun. I drank way, way, too much

Hey, me too. 1994. Was that you in the.... no, never mind.


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 9:55 AM
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184: I'm having a hard time picturing you at a Dead show. Unless it was sort of a Tom Wolfe deal.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 10:07 AM
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I contain multitudes, Josh.


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 10:17 AM
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In fact I went to what, if I remember correctly, was the free Mickey Hart concert in Golden Gate Park in 1991 or 1992.


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184 is hilarious.

I'm sure mine wasn't in 1994, though. Probably late 80s?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 10:24 AM
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Re 81: did you know Tower Records on the Ave went out of business about 5 months ago? They had some awesome liquidation sales.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 10:27 AM
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My first concert, I think, was the Man band (dirty Welsh hippies)

I bet the Manx don't appreciate being called Welsh.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 10:27 AM
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189 was me, sorry.


Posted by: cheerylilgoth | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 10:27 AM
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H-L: was Blixa's performance that vocal loop solar system/hox genes routine?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 10:29 AM
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190. Man


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 10:36 AM
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First concert was the Violent Femmes in 1988 at the Beacon in New York, escorted by my friend Crissi's older and much larger (read: scarier) sister. The security guard didn't even bother frisking her on the way in. Concert was arranged via "sleep-over" at friend Nicole's house. (She came with us too.)

Current must-sees live are Hayseed Dixie (you UK folk have a better chance than us Stateside), the Dynamites, Southern Culture on the Skids and the Noisettes. And pretty much any live music in SW Louisiana, especially at El Sid-o's in Lafayette.


Posted by: KJ | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 10:37 AM
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My current must-see are Acoustic Ladyland but I don't think they tour the US much (it at all).


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 10:43 AM
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Southern Culture on the Skids! I'm glad they still exist. I have some of their stuff from emusic (along with "don't make me pregnant" by Tammy Faye Starlight). But will soon, bizarrely, be off to see the Cowboy Junkies at the Royal Albert Hall.


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 11:13 AM
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192: Vocal loops were involved, but it was mostly mutterings in German which I don't speak, plus that wide range of extraterrestrial insect/machine noises that he's so good at, so I have no idea if there were solar systems or hox genes involved. And did I mention feedback?


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 11:20 AM
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If concerts as a child in sit-down theaters with your parents count, my first was Roger Miller.

After that, some country act at the county fair-- probably either Tanya Tucker or the Oak Ridge Boys.

First real concert at a club: Tori Amos, after Under the Pink.

Most recent concert: Yo La Tengo last week playing the Sounds of Science accompanying Painlevé's undersea films. And before that was Patti Smith a couple of weeks ago in Williamsburg, and Stereo Total before that. It's been a ridiculously good past couple of weeks in my concert-going life.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 11:23 AM
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OK. I have an hour of unimproving songs. What is the smart way to distribute it? ftp off my site seems a little, well, obvious


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I stood in line behind Blixa at a coat check once! I resisted the urge to tell him that I was writing about him in my dissertation.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 11:25 AM
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so I have no idea if there were solar systems or hox genes involved.

I saw him two years ago doing the solar system stuff, and he had the audience hum for a bit for the background radiation of the universe, then he said the names of the classical seven planets from the outside in, timed to be proportional to their distance from the sun, then made a bunch of "ping" noises for the fixed stars, and there was other stuff, and then—COMETS! He'd stand back from the mic, approach, and recede, all the while making the most earsplittingly high pitched screechy noises I have ever experienced.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 11:25 AM
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Oh, okay. No solar system or audience humming.


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 11:27 AM
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He plays a lot with linking the timing of things in his performances with distances, or (what I'm writing about) with the locations of things in a text.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 11:28 AM
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It was really incredible.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 11:29 AM
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Zur Zeit wird hier der Raum.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 11:30 AM
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meinst Du hier, oder?


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 11:30 AM
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I am behaving myself.

I like your blogs much better when you're not behaving, but that's probably being selfish.

My first was Jethro Tull. I went with the school stoner, a good friend then. We took cigarettes, dumped out the tobacco and filled them with pot. I think that's the dorkiest thing I ever did.


Posted by: terpbball | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 11:33 AM
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Unfogged = space shuttle


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 11:33 AM
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SCOTS are totally still around and tour a lot - they've been here 3X since I moved to Nashville. The best show of theirs I went to was at the Sleazefest in 2001. Chicken, banana pudding, violations of fire code and sweat abounded.

We were discussing Tammy Faye Starlight last night on the back deck. I feel a synchronicity of musical stars coming on.


Posted by: KJ | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 11:36 AM
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ahahaha wait till you hear the mix I have made It wil cure you of all illusions about my tastes.


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 11:46 AM
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Jesus
http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/ConcertDetail.aspx?id=20050426|2180

that is all


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 12:04 PM
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"Spelling it 'Phat' is deprecated" is recommended. Thanks, ttaM.


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 12:14 PM
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First concert was UK Fresh '86, a big hip hop thing with lots of people playing. I was 15, and my brother and I were supposed to be going, but he was in hospital with rheumatic fever and none of our friends were into hip hop so I made my *dad* come with me. Why I did not die of embarrassment I do not know.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 12:21 PM
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We took cigarettes, dumped out the tobacco and filled them with pot. I think that's the dorkiest thing I ever did.

We used to do that at college for after exams. Dorky but fun.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 12:24 PM
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That Barry Adamson track is nice.

175: Sorry! Great minds and all that...


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 12:29 PM
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Okay then, 93.6 MB zip file: Apomerica.

I didn't edit the tags any on these, but I put the track order into the filenames. So I don't know what might happen if you just pull the whole thing into iTunes. Anyhow, track listing:

01 Solomon Burke - Honey Where's the Money Gone?
02 Ry Cooder - All Shook Up
03 Beirut - Elephant Gun
04 Old 97's - Salome
05 Judy Clay - You Can't Run Away from Your Heart
06 James Carr - Dark End of the Street
07 Over the Rhine - Born
08 Joseph Arthur - When I Was Running Out of Time
09 Fuzzbubble - Don't Let It Get You Down
10 Gregg Allman - I Feel So Bad
11 Leon Russell - Delta Lady
12 Pistol Pete & Popgun Paul - Never Be Straight
13 The Avett Brothers - Shame
14 Sophia - Are You Happy Now?
15 Icecream Hands - Paper Bird
16 John Hiatt - Riding with the King
17 Black Oak Arkansas - Hot & Nasty


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 12:30 PM
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For some reason, I can't decompress part one of DS's mix (the rest seem fine). Any suggestions? I'm on a Mac.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 12:35 PM
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I'm having the same problem as 217.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 12:36 PM
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216: Aw, 04 is my mom's favorite song.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 12:36 PM
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Also, I've got a mix that NickS sent me on CD that he asked me to post. I've got to step out and run some errands, so it will be a while. But it's on its way.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 12:38 PM
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Hmmm. Maybe a couple of the tracks saved as Windows Media files, that would potentially screw them up on a Mac. Let me check.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 12:39 PM
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Y'all know, I would happily reciprocate with a mix of my own, but it would only embarrass all of us.


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 12:44 PM
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Barry Adamson is the best Bad Seed who is not German.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 1:04 PM
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And if you forget earplugs, go into the bathroom and get some toilet paper, wad it up, and jam it in your ears

I had to do this once at a tractor pull / monster truck rally in Kentucky.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 1:07 PM
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Ha! Apo's track 6 is also on a mix given to me recently by a boy who can't figure out if he wants to date me or not. He won't give me a track list for it, and it's one of the last songs whose artist I didn't know. Ha, I win I win!


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 1:12 PM
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James Carr! His verison of 'Dark End of the Street' is the best.* Carr is the great male voice of that period, imho.

* Apart, perhaps, from Dan Penn [the guy who wrote it], but the great version I've heard by him was on some unreleased demo, I think.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 1:16 PM
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a boy who can't figure out if he wants to date me or not

Why is this so common? Why don't know know?


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 1:16 PM
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Now that I think of it, I don't know why I didn't ask y'all about that song before.

And as for your question, AWB... damned if I know.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 1:23 PM
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Because they're suckers; duh!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 1:53 PM
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216: m3u playlists are spectacularly easy to create, apo, and if people drag that into iTunes it'll sort the track order out automagically. Open the .m3u file attached to my mix and you'll see what I mean.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 1:54 PM
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Indeed. Unimproving music now available, I think, from that link.


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 1:55 PM
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216:I think apo & I might get along. Over the rhine, joseph arthur, avett bros


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 1:55 PM
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They're just indecisive in a way that confuses me. I very quickly know if I am interested in someone or not.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 1:55 PM
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Man I can already tell (my introspection is keen) that my next mix I'm going to totally pander to the audience here and fill it with old jazz and funk tracks. Dammit.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 1:57 PM
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233: indecisive hell. They're playin'.

Anyhow that's my theory, as a situational misanthrope.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 1:58 PM
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Why they be playin'? #1 rule: Don't play a player.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:03 PM
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They're just indecisive in a way that confuses me. I very quickly know if I am interested in someone or not.

I've taken that Jarvis Cocker song as my new mantra. I keep imagining him showing up in my apartment at unexpected moments to tell me not to let this guy waste my time. Like, I'm flossing my teeth, and all of a sudden Jarvis pulls back the shower curtain and is singing that song to me from my bathtub. And the whole time he's so matter of fact about it all.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:05 PM
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That's what I'm sayin'. Their playin' is played.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:05 PM
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237: I bet if it really happened you'd mace him, though.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:05 PM
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Jarvis Cocker? Are you kidding? I'd jump on him.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:06 PM
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Well, sure, after macing him. Initially it would be pretty startling, though.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:07 PM
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Nothin' like a little mace to bend a guy to your will.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:08 PM
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Just looked up Jarvis Cocker: dude is so emo. That really is what the girls are into these days, isn't it? Guess it's time for me to lose 70 pounds and get all weepy.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:08 PM
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That's adorable, Blume. I need a little singing familiar spirit around.

I don't know if the boy from last night will want to see me again in a date context, but I shouldn't be defeatist about it. I just don't want to fall into yet another situation with a guy who flirts heavily and seems happy to be around me, but is just stringing me along. OTOH, I need to be open to the possibility that he actually might like me. He seemed to have a lovely time.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:09 PM
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Not emo! He's got too much swagger.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:11 PM
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He weighs like thirty pounds, though. I worry about somebody like that swaggering; they might break a hip.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:12 PM
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Blume to Cocker: C'mon Jarv, can I be the first?.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:12 PM
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Skinniness can be cute, but it is not the only kind.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:15 PM
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Yeah, mixtape boy is actually around thirty pounds overweight. And at a party last weekend, a friend described him as dancing like a bull. Somehow, this is all attractive to me.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:27 PM
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First concert-- Crazy Horse and B.B. King

First out of town concert-- Dylan and the Band


Posted by: TomF | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:29 PM
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Nice! Chicks dig fat dudes!

Totally knew it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:29 PM
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He gives great mixtape.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:30 PM
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My mother accuses me of having an anti-fatty bias, as all the boyfriends I've introduced to her have been rail-thin. But I have often crushed out on overweight guys; it just hasn't worked out that they were also interested in me.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:33 PM
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Mix">http://rapidshare.com/files/59151036/The_All_or_Nothing_Days.zip.html">Mix re-uploaded, hopefully the decompressing problems should be fixed.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:47 PM
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Christ I'm useless today. Let's try that again.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:48 PM
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233 is right. How can you not know?

It's easy to fail to act -- if you think the person might not be interested, or if you lack confidence -- but failing to know you fancy them? WTF is that?

Guess it's time for me to lose 70 pounds and get all weepy.

I don't think Cocker is the weepy type. His Michael Jackson stage invasion is still a great moment.



Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 2:59 PM
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but failing to know you fancy them? WTF is that?

There is such a thing as failure of introspection, you know. (Failing to know you fancy Blume is harder to concieve.)


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 3:03 PM
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I think lots of guys are physically and emotionally attracted to women who scare them a little.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 3:08 PM
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Don't know if I am too late to get in on the weekend mixed tape thing but here's my contribution. Best served on a chilly fall evening (or, just turn your A/C down), with some whiskey or wine. And old friends. And a comfy sweater.

Contemplative/Movin' On Mix

Track listing included in the zip file.


Posted by: KJ | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 3:10 PM
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I think lots of guys are physically and emotionally attracted to women who scare them a little.

Uh huh. Adds a new an interesting dynamic.


Posted by: Jake | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 3:13 PM
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I think lots of guys are physically and emotionally attracted to women who scare them a little.

Yeah, this must be it! He's just scared of me! He's indecisive in the face of my total awesomeness.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 3:18 PM
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I'm back and here's NickS's mix: Women and Men.

1: Óro, Sé Do Bheatha 'Bhaile from She Who Dwells... by Sinead O'Connor
2: Play Like a Girl from Goad and the FBI by Janis Ian
3: Standing in the Moonlight from Paradise Lost & Found by Anne Hills and Michael Smith
4: Mose Allison Played Here from Root Awakening (orig Slant 6 Mind) by Greg Brown
5: Tramp from The Very Best of Otis Redding by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
6: I Feel Good from Life on Planet Groove by Maceo Parker (w/ Kym Mazelle)
7: Young Man's Blues from The Who Live at the Isle of Wight by The Who
8: Armenia City in the Sky from Petra Haden sings The Who Sell Out by Petra Haden
9: The World is What You Make It from Nobody Knows the Best of Paul Brady, by Paul Brady
10: The Vines from The Chord is Mighter Than the Sword by Hammell On Trial
11: Gratitude from Words Fail Me by Rick Ruskin
12: Free World from What Do Pretty Girls Do by Kirsty MacColl
13: Gloria from Horses 30th Anniversary edition by Patti Smith
14: Tell Me Something Good from Epiphany the Best of Chaka Kahn by Rufus & Chaka Kahn
15: I've Been Loving You Too Long from The Definitive Etta James by Etta James
16: Three Waulking Songs And A Song For Finishing The Cloth from Scottish Drinking and Pipe Songs


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 3:40 PM
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I'm listening to your mix now, apo; it's great.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 3:42 PM
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Thanks, Apo.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 3:47 PM
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Guys aren't scared of my awesomeness. They're scared that I'm insane. YMMV, Blume.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 3:50 PM
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my batch tool is mostly working like I want it to now

Heh.

First concert was an embarrassment to which I was hauled by my sister. It was the Dirty Dancing concert tour. Yes. I know.

First concert I went to of my own volition was Otis Reem and De La Soul on the soccer field of a tiny college in Greensboro, NC, circa fall semester 1993. Maybe thirty people were there. Otis Reem played a fantastic set and De La Soul got shut down on a noise complaint after approximately a song and a half. Weirdly I was good friends with two Otis trombonists in a row.

OT: I love NC Pride for its contrasts. Where else could I see a muscleboi in latex shorts grinding against another young man just ten feet from an AARP recruitment booth?


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 3:56 PM
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Height is to women as overweight is to men, the standard opposite-sex deal breaker. Outside of extremes, men don't care too much about women's heights nor women about men's weights.

As in so many cases, men are the gentler and more generous sex here, since weight is more controllable than height.

a boy who can't figure out if he wants to date me or not

Why is this so common? Why don't know know?

I think it's pretty common for men to be sexually attracted to a woman but suspect they wouldn't want to date her long-term. Leads to ambivalence.

Of course, there could be a million other reasons.



Posted by: marcus | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 4:02 PM
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I think it's pretty common for men to be sexually attracted to a woman but suspect they wouldn't want to date her long-term. Leads to ambivalence.

Common the other way round, also, surely?


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 4:09 PM
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Argh! And I only just got back to the internet! I want to make a mix too, but would you people prefer:
- Noisy, possibly drum-based, mostly wacky
- Electronic dancey/funky, possibly some actual funk too
- Electronic poppy

And how obscure should I lean? There's always a trade-off between including the absolute best tracks versus possibility that others have already heard them, and I'm unsure just how much y'all are on top of new music.

Grr, this is especially annoying because I've been meaning to make mixes for a few different people for ages.

Also, Sifu, that Four Tet remix of "Money Folder" is super awesome, I love that entire EP. I wish I could find your previous mix again.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 4:11 PM
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Noisy.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 4:13 PM
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Similarly, to Sifu: ♥ Negativland.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 4:16 PM
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my next mix I'm going to totally pander to the audience here and fill it with old jazz and funk tracks.

I suggest an 'all-Shuggie-Otis' mix.

I liked your mix a lot. A couple of the tracks are great, some of the tracks, not so much (for me), but the mix itself worked great as a whole thing.

I've not heard much Bonde do Role* before, I liked that a lot.

* read about them a lot, repeatedly thought about checking them out

re: 269

Any. And I don't mind if the tracks are tracks I've heard already. It's fine (for me) if a mix is a mix of stuff I know and stuff I don't. So far, everyone's mixes have contained at least a couple of tracks I already have. Which is fine.



Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 4:23 PM
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but failing to know you fancy them? WTF is that?

Oh please.


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re: 273

What?


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 4:32 PM
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First concert: Journey, with my mom. Opening act was at that time the little known Bryan Adams.

First concert without my mom: Henry Rollins at a local show where I also got to interview him for a local zine.

Best concert: Residents during the Cube E tour. Amazing. Or, Kraftwerk last year in Bergen, Norway (where I now live), because, hey, I finally got to see Kraftwerk.

Honorable mentions: Oingo Boingo, halloween in Irvine Meadows; Bad Religion; Stan Ridgeway; Pere Ubu; Nick Cave; Coil.


Posted by: Platosearwax | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 4:32 PM
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This is the list I built, stuff I play multiple times that might be new or different to people. Comes to about 300 megs. Rapidshare was too slow, thought about a private torrent, then figured few would be interested anyway

Mad River - Mad River - 04 - Eastern Light.mp3
Midwinter - Waters of Sweet Sorrow - Sanctuary Stone Find a Reason(12).mp3
Mighty Baby - A Jug Of Love - 04 - Virgin Spring.mp3
Neon Pearl - Neon Pearl - 03 - Out Of Sight.mp3
Ophiucus - ST - Cherch Notre Toil(456).mp3
Oxford Circle - Live At The Avalon 1966 - 01 - Mystic Eyes.mp3
Pretty Things - SF Sorrow - Old Man Loneliest Person Defecting Grey)12-14).mp3
Siegel Schwall - Wooden Nickel 71-74 - 05 - Blues For A Lady .mp3
String Driven Thing - Machine - 11 - River Of Sleep.mp3
Truth - Of Them & Other Tales - 09 - Archimed's Pad (Square Room) - 10.12.mp3
Wally - Walley Gardens - 03 - The Mood I'm In.mp3
William Ellwood - Renaissance - Renaissance Femine Patterns(12).mp3
Celeste - Celeste - 04 - Giochi Nella Notte.mp3
Clark-hutchinson - A=mh2 - 03 - Impromptu In 'e' Minor.mp3
Cleves - Cleves - Work Out There is a Place(12).mp3
Hush - Extradition - 09 - Song for Sunrise.mp3
Judee Sill - Heart Food - Phoenix Bridegroom Donor(789).mp3
Keef Hartley - Halfbreed - 02 - Born To Die.mp3


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 4:40 PM
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I liked your mix a lot. A couple of the tracks are great, some of the tracks, not so much (for me), but the mix itself worked great as a whole thing.

This was directed as Sifu, not me, but I just wanted to highlight what a great compliment this is.

IMO, that is probably the best compliment I would hope for about one of my mixes (better, possibly, than "I loved everything" because it implies having listened and paid attention to the entire thing).


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 4:41 PM
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I suggest an 'all-Shuggie-Otis' mix.

ttaM read my mind. I was just loading up some tunes to play during winemaking tonight &mdash crush! woohoo! &mdash and I realize I have no Shuggie to share with my blues-playing friend who is familiar with Shuggie's father Johnny Otis. A person has to have some Shuggie.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 4:51 PM
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274: Just the boring comment that I can see how in some situations it would be easy to know quickly if I fancied someone but in others it wouldn't be surprising if I thought I needed more time. For me, at least, it would depend on how much time we had for conversation if we'd known each other for only a short time.

So I can see being puzzled by someone's response, just not WTF? puzzled.


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ttaM is correct in 268. Whenever one can replace "men" or "women" with "people," we should do so. I hereby rewrite my 258 to acknowledge this.


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There's some dynamite stuff on the NickS mix, I must say. Sinead, Petra Haden, Hammell On Trial and Kirsty MacColl especially.

Also, whomever included '73 Tom Waits (I'm losing track of whose mixes are whose): well played.


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This thread is awesome. Free music! I would post a mix, but I have no space and I am lazy.


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 5:00 PM
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Where else could I see a muscleboi in latex shorts grinding against another young man just ten feet from an AARP recruitment booth?

Miami?


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Noisy.

Ok, Ben, I'm working on a mix of that sort, but I must warn you that:
A) It's not anything like Noise music. I have some Excepter and the such, and I see some of those acts live, but almost all my recorded music has much more of a beat
B) You'll probably have heard almost all of it, given your voracious music appetites. There could be at most about 4-5 songs you haven't heard, roughly guessing (assuming you know all of the album tracks by semi-knowns like Les Georges Leningrads, Excepter, etc. and most major EP tracks by Boredoms and co.).

Ok, I guess I'm saying that I'll do a damn electo-pop/hip-hop/R&B/dancey mix. And then maybe finish off this noisey thing.


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... and why have I never heard of Over the Rhine before? Man oh man.

276: Bob, why you gotta be all teasin' like that?


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Over the Rhine is totally beautiful, first track to last, every album. Well worth searching out.


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re: 279

Sure, I can easily see that without enough information you simply don't have an opinion (yet) on whether person-X is one for you or not. Further exposure to the person tipping the scales one way or the other.

My wtf is more directed at the notion that someone can actually be attracted to someone and not know they are attracted. What w-lfs-n referred to as a 'failure of introspection'. I don't really buy that. I don't buy it in the sense that I am quite favourable to dsquared's continual advocacy of a return to Rylean behaviourism but I especially don't buy it when it comes to sexual attraction.

However, I can see that 'X doesn't know if he wants to date me or not' can be interpreted either in a lack of information sense or a failure of introspection sense. The former makes sense to me, the latter does not.


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re: 276

I'd be interested in the torrent. I think I've only heard one track on your mix, the rest are totally new to me.


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Also, whomever included '73 Tom Waits (I'm losing track of whose mixes are whose): well played.

Hey, that was me, and thanks.

This mix was a little divergent from the late 80s/early 90s industrial/techno I have been jamming in the car lately: Consolidated, Nitzer Ebb, KMFDM, Front 242. Meat Beat Manifesto, Lords of Acid and Thrill Kill Cult. Ah for the days of WDRE 92.7 on Long Island, and 120 Minutes...


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Sinead, Petra Haden, Hammell On Trial and Kirsty MacColl especially.

Thanks. That's an interesting list. I've described that mix as being singer/songwriter mixed with soul, and you've picked, more or less, the singer-songwriter side of the mix, and specifically the more serious/sincere rather than the jokey.

I will say that, if you didn't, listen closely to the chorus on the Anne Hills/Michael Smith track and specifically the way they sing together, play off of each other, and interact. It's one of the most *live* duet recordings I can think of. They're obviously listening to each other so closely.


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Obviously the generalization above is very rough since it doesn't describe really describe the appeal of either the sinead or the petra haden tracks, but that's what I'm picking up on as a grouping.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 5:47 PM
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I think lots of guys are physically and emotionally attracted to women who scare them a little.

My high school English teacher told me I was intimidating to men. In retrospect, that was probably a little weird.


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B) You'll probably have heard almost all of it, given your voracious music appetites. There could be at most about 4-5 songs you haven't heard, roughly guessing (assuming you know all of the album tracks by semi-knowns like Les Georges Leningrads, Excepter, etc. and most major EP tracks by Boredoms and co.).

People overestimate my familiarity.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 6:12 PM
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First real concert (I'm sure I've done this before) Little Richard & Sam Cooke 1962
First major disappointment concert Ray Charles 1963
Major missed concert - Cream in some little club in Reading 1966. 7/6 to get in & there were 3 of us & I didn't have 22/6d.


Posted by: dave heasman | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 6:20 PM
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288:shit. I got "hce music" up at piratebay but I can't seem to get it seeded. I thought I opened it up for seeding. When I did this in the past I screwed up at this point. And now I don't know how to remove it and start over. Hate to leave a dead torrent at the pirate. Or do I just wait and download it to myself? That doesn't make sense.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 6:23 PM
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i think im seeded somebody try

wish I knew more about this shit. won't leave it up for long


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 6:38 PM
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ttaM "James Carr! His verison of 'Dark End of the Street' is the best. "


Have you heard it by Little Milton?


Posted by: dave heasman | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 6:38 PM
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298:Gram & Emmylou ain't too bad either


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 6:40 PM
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Okay, next assignment. Everybody who didn't include cover artwork with their mix tape needs to go hit Google Image and make a suggestion. Here's the artwork I used for the last thread of mix tapes:
Apostropher
nattarGcM
Sifu Tweety
w-lfs-n


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 6:59 PM
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Bless you, apo, for making that fourth link be to a thumbnail.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 7:02 PM
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I am a merciful apostropher.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 7:03 PM
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Major missed concert

When I was a senior in high school ('85 or '86), a friend and I bought quite pricey tickets for a Miles Davis show that had been booked at Duke University and very, very heavily promoted, as you might imagine. A few weeks before the scheduled date of the show, somebody figured out that Miles Davis and his people knew nothing whatsoever about the concert and the promoters, along with all the ticket money, were nowhere to be found.

At least we were too poor to buy the really high-end tickets that included the reception afterward with Miles.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 7:11 PM
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I liked your mix a lot. A couple of the tracks are great, some of the tracks, not so much (for me), but the mix itself worked great as a whole thing.

Thanks, ttaM! This is indeed a great compliment. Haven't checked yours out yet but I do love Barry Adamson's (imaginary) film music stuff, so I have visions of groovy spy jazz dancing in my... ears?

I've not heard much Bonde do Role* before, I liked that a lot.

I highly recommend checking them out live if you get the chance. They put on a great show, and the lead singer girl is almost unfathomably cute.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 7:21 PM
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Okay ttaM's mix is excellent. I have clearly been complimented by a master.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 7:29 PM
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the lead singer girl is almost unfathomably cute

I've got no opinion on that, but I'm ready to declare this the sexiest album cover of the past couple of years.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 7:37 PM
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Yeah okay. Can't really compete with that. Anyhow, (a) pictures don't really do her justice, and (b) I don't think she actually flashed the audience at the show I was at.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 7:39 PM
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I don't think she actually flashed the audience

So she's no Tori Amos, you're saying.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 7:44 PM
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Well, she usually does. But still: no.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 7:46 PM
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Still downloading it to make sure it came through okay, but: here's a new version of the "Modern Girls" mix that I've done for a number years, a shifting group of songs I put together in which at the very least the front person is female, if not the entire band, with an emphasis on indie, neo-girl group, and various flavors of trash rock:

1. Chick Habit - April March
2. Raining - The Pebbles
3. Grass Skirt - All Girl Summer Fun Band
4. Magic 8 Ball - Cub
5. Back Seat Love - Nikki & the Corvettes
6. Yeah Baby - The Fondas
7. Bye Bye Baby - Detroit Cobras
8. I'm Not Coming - Fur
9. Coal Black - The Haves
10. All Grown Up - Gore Gore Girls
11. Run Cold - Holly Golightly
12. When I Was Your Girlfriend - The Chubbies
13. Oh Joy - The Shitbirds
14. Tell That Girl to Shut Up - Tina and the Total Babes
15. I Like Your Boyfriend - Sit 'n' Spin
16. My Boyfriend's Learning Karate - Thee Headcoatees
17. Heather Hotwheelz - Real Minx
18. High School Yum Yum - The Donnas
19. Our Favorite Thing - Supersnazz

This version has a heavy Sympathy for the Record Industry vibe, reflecting the fact that I cheated a little. A half dozen or so of the songs come from compiliations that Sympathy (or Spinout) have done, with several of the other acts represented also contributing to those records but not with the songs here. Basically I bought the comps, which in several instances have the only digital versions of these songs (they are on seven inches or what-have-you, some of which I have, but aren't useful here), then go out and buy the artists' other records, find new stuff, etc. April March also gets featured on three songs, once as "herself" and twice with bands. It's a lazy way to make a mix, but the computer's acting up and I just want to finish.

Anyway, it roughly moves from poppy to rocking to obnoxious, with my pleasure in it rising with each stage. I generally use a cropped version of this image on those occasions I actually burn a version of this mix.

19 songs, roughly 47 minutes. I apologize for averaging over 2 minutes per song and will try to do better in the future.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 8:16 PM
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Mr. Sifu: thank you so fucking much for the hypem link. My last 24 hours have rocked ass.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 8:42 PM
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I know the feeling.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 8:43 PM
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To repeat: ttaM's mix (now that I'm actually almost done listening to the whole thing) is hella swell.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 9:01 PM
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Very late to the party, I realize, but FWIW:

First concert: Savatage, Megadeth, Dio (1988).
Second concert: New Model Army (1989).

Both in Chicago (UIC Pavilion and Cabaret Metro). I'm proud of both, but for *very* different reasons.


Posted by: NickFranklin | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 9:11 PM
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An example of the joy Don Tweety has brought to my life: this.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 09-29-07 9:36 PM
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re: 312

Thanks very much! Very very pleased it's gone down well.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 2:06 AM
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I'm tickled at New Model Army being the name of a group. As I remember thinking years ago with Jethro Tull, names that make historical references like that aren't so common on this side.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 2:11 AM
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I'm tickled at New Model Army being the name of a group.

Joolz Denby (of NMA) may just be the coolest woman ever.

291: Hammell and Kirsty are probably explained by the fact that I'm also a Billy Bragg fan. With Petra, it's a song I know and love done cleverly. With Sinead, I just think her turn to Gaelige-reggae is one of the most awesome things ever to happen.


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Well, it took forever, and it ended up being a mix of rap instead. Still, here it is.

It's all one big mp3, since I'm playing with Audacity to try and figure out how to do slightly less crappy transitions (a few of these songs are only available on mixtapes and the such, so I had to do a lot of cutting and fading).

1) Ghostface Killah - The Champ
2) Viktor Vaughn - Saliva
3) Danger Mouse & Jemini - Born-A-MC
4) Edan - Fumbling Over Words That Rhyme
5) Twigy - His Name Is... (feat. Murs & The Grouch)
6) El-P - Tuned Mass Damper
7) The Federation - I Wear My Stunna Glasses at Night (feat. E-40)
8) Diplo - Diplo Rhythm (feat. Sandra Melody, Vybz Cartel, and Pantera Os Danadinhos)
9) Cham - Ghetto Story Remix (feat. Akon)
10) Spank Rock - Sweet Talk
11) Sway - Download
12) Clipse - Zen
13) Drop The Lime - Wake Up Call (feat. Minty)
14) Flosstradamus - Act a Fool
15) A-Trak - Throw Some D's in Your Life
16) E-40 feat. T-Pain & Kandi Girl - U & Dat (Gutter Remix by Aaron LaCrate & Debonair Samir)


The tracks that I originally pulled for the mix CD also have the fixins of really good indie pop and electronic mixes. I may yet create one of those and upload it.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 11:12 AM
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Nice, Po-mo! Some hyphy up in this, I am happy to see.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 11:13 AM
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17 minutes into Po-Mo's mix and, yup, it's awesome, although the guy could have cut it into individual mp3s, for gods' sakes.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 11:58 AM
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Holy shit track 7 is boss, Po-Mo.

God I love hyphy.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 12:01 PM
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You assholes using rapidshare should be aware that if you aren't willing to cough up, it will only let you download one file a day, meaning I can get JL's or PMP's but not both (today).


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Hm, actually it seems to say max parallel downloads = 1, but I'm pretty sure it will also only allow one sequential download per day.

'Course now I can't download anything because "too many other users" are downloading.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 12:24 PM
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Edan and El-P! I love the DefJux stuff.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 12:43 PM
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Track 11 is also super fresh: I'd been looking for this song for a while!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 1:03 PM
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Holy shit track 15 makes the rest seem like child's play. Po-Mo is totally my new hero.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 1:17 PM
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Am looking forward to downloading this tomorrow, Po-Mo.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 1:23 PM
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Decidedly unfunky.

Also the editing no longer exists and the ogg files have been *transcoded* to mp3 (lame preset insane, so hopefully it won't be too awful) in transgression of all my deeply-held principles.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 1:29 PM
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Alright, finally back from frisbee practice, and only a few minutes before I run out to grab some mighty fine 'cue.

Sorry again about the single file, I'll fix that in the future. Does anyone have suggestions for file-distribution other than rapidshare?

Sifu, glad you enjoyed the mix. We can party anytime. Track 7 is a monster, introduced to me by a DJ friend on his showcase mix CD when he was starting his monthly party series. If you'd like, it's super worthwhile to check out, going from dirty south to They Might Be Giants and somehow making it work. Track 15, also awesome, but tragically short due to it's being on a mixtape with super-long transitions.

Gimme a email at the address below (excluding slashes, of course) if you want any more info on any of the tracks, or full copies for your DJing pleasure.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 4:15 PM
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having not read the thread except to search for any pre-pwnage, let me declare that I have always already won this subject. My first concert was the Jackson Victory Tour. My parents took me for my twelfth birthday.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 4:37 PM
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Late to the party because this was a bit of a pain. It's mostly a mix I made to send out to friends for Christmas three years ago, but I never quite finished it and then through some ill-timed computer and iPod failures I lost it. Reconstructed it here, mostly. In retrospect, it does reflect a certain late-2004 atmosphere.

1. Jane Birkin - La javanaise
2. Tim Hardin - You Upset the Grace of Living when You Lie
3. Bobby Darin - Can't Take My Eyes off of You
4. Jacques Brel - Le chanson de Jacky
5. Tom Waits - What Keeps Mankind Alive
6. Cathy Berberian - Song of Sexual Slavery
7. Frankie Laine - Jezebel
8. Maher Shalal Hash Baz - Peter Said
9. Ana Da Silva - The Lighthouse
10. Cabaret Voltaire - Spies in the Wires
11. Sex Mob - Crazy Beat-Don't Be Cruel
12. Caetano Veloso - The Carioca
13. Chenard Walker - Test de separation des canaux
14. Sujan Stevens - Demetrius
15. Sahar Belaya Smert - In the Ice Madleen
16. Geoff Muldaur - Brazil
17. Fake Swedish - Jacky
18. Magma - Kreun Kohrmahn Iss De Hundin
19. Mama Cass Elliot - Move in a Little Closer, Baby


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 5:18 PM
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You assholes using rapidshare should be aware that if you aren't willing to cough up, it will only let you download one file a day, meaning I can get JL's or PMP's but not both (today).

Sorry about that--I'm clueless regarding these sorts of things, having never done it before. I can say that, while I took the opposite route Sifu proposed in 234 and went in a direction that I thought deliberately counter to most people here's taste, I would consider the mix (or the songs themselves, apart from an qualities as a mix) worth waiting for. And relentlessly unfunky, although with their own kinds of enjoyable rhythms.

Anyway, I'm late in replying as I went today to see the world's biggest (or heaviest) pumpkin at the Topsfield Fair. It was awesome.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 5:59 PM
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What are some other free data hosting sites that don't have the Rapidshare problem?


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 6:18 PM
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sendspace, zshare, yousendit are all kind of okay.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 6:23 PM
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Really enjoying KJ's mix...


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 6:31 PM
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Mixtape threads rule.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 6:37 PM
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An asymmetry in the use of mixtapes: I prefer receiving compressed files, but emitting physical CDs or at least lossless files. One can edit more effectively, plus as already demonstrated I have stuff in uncommon formats.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 6:42 PM
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Are you making CDs from lossless files, though? Otherwise seems a bit perverse?

Also I would totally download a lossless w-lfs-n mixtape.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 6:52 PM
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Now that I'm back from being mistaken for Redford, I'm catching up. Some of this stuff is pretty kewl.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:00 PM
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Needs more Billy Joel though.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:00 PM
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Any celebrity sightings? Any cameraphone pics of [famous young lady's] panties? Come on, man.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:04 PM
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Ok, here's my mix


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:10 PM
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Any celebrity sightings? Any cameraphone pics

Yeah, a few. I tried to keep the fuckers at bay but it was no use. Telephoto lenses etc.

Not so many celebrities as good-looking snowtrash types. Fuzzy boots and blonde braids type stuff.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:13 PM
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343: hey, I was just trying to look good, okay?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:13 PM
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I have to check with Unf, but I think we still have a standing invitation to go to Sundance, since someone we know has a cabin there (rich kid, serious skier). He's totally normal-looking, but there are tales of models partying at his place, etc. But 1) he's rich and 2) that guy is silver-tongued, boy I tell you. I am neither of these things, so the likely outcome is Disaster.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:20 PM
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Oh, ogged, give in to the seductions of nigh-fame.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:23 PM
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Well it's certainly very nice: all that forest and cabins and stone fireplaces, etc. But also kind of funny in that the deadly, self-satisfied earnestness seeps through everything.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:23 PM
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Seductive, very nice, funny: I guess it's Sundance or bust.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:28 PM
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Also, Robert Redford is really, really short.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:29 PM
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Are you making CDs from lossless files, though? Otherwise seems a bit perverse?

No—but everyone can decode wavs, and not everyone can decode oggs (or, for that matter, flacs). I have mp3, ogg, flac, but I decode them all to wavs and then edit those and make the cd from them. If I want to post mp3s, that means transcoding the oggs.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:33 PM
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Of course, if more people used modern audio players—that is, not iTunes—there wouldn't be a format issue.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:35 PM
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350: soooo transcode to FLAC, and lose no more than you have to. Thus is the standard in the music-stealing world.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:37 PM
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(yeah, some people will be confused, but, y'know, standards)


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:38 PM
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Does iTunes play FLAC? Cursory googling suggests that the solution also adds ogg playback.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:39 PM
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It does not; you have to use ffmpegx to convert. I think, actually, as long as you stick to one format per mixtape you should be fine. The problem is when you have multiple formats to much about with.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:41 PM
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"muck." Muck about with.

My god, Ben, the fact that you don't correct my comments has me worried about you..


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:41 PM
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I'm in. I've been trying to do a mix every six months; this one I finished in June. I didn't give it out as much as the last few, because my girlfriend pointed out that it starts out with "She's Gone" by Hall & Oates and ends with Aretha Franklin doing "Love The One You're With" and how was she supposed to feel about that? I pointed out that it's called "Not Going Anywhere" after a Keren Ann track in the middle, but she kind of had a point. Track list and cover art here. I think Unfogged originally sent me to the cover art choice.

I'll make something special for you guys soon.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:48 PM
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Wrongshore, I love you, but the cover is 16 megs and the download site is making me wait a minute before it'll even start. I'll grab the mix, but what's the tracklist?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:50 PM
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Excellent call on the Hot Chip and Janis, Wrongshore.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 7:58 PM
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My god, Ben, the fact that you don't correct my comments has me worried about you..

There's no profit in it.

I have more mp3s than oggs (20535:12854) and vastly more of either than of flacs (91), but still, the odds are that any mix will be multi-format.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 8:01 PM
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Pedantry is its own reward, in comments if not in transcoding.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 8:05 PM
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I haven't listened to any of the mixes yet, because I'm still not set up for listening to music on the computer, and haven't gotten to burning them to CD, but wow is there a lot of good music, I feel like I'm falling farther and farther behind.

In adition to the mixes already mentioned, Bave's track listing looks quite promising.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 9:12 PM
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I was thinking of putting up a mix, and La javanaise was going to be the first song! Bave Dee beat me to it.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 10:09 PM
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Still, Blume! Go!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-30-07 11:53 PM
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obvioulsy no-one cares for dirty old hippie music.


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 12:10 AM
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Apologies on the big pdf, shoulda shrunk it. As for the mix itself, I use large mp3 files.

The tracklist for 357:

Stuck In The Middle, Mika
Long Distance Call, Phoenix
Jesus Children Of America, Stevie Wonder
She's Gone, Hall & Oates
Boy From School, Hot Chip
Traffic And Weather, Fountains of Wayne
Piece Of My Heart, Eddie Floyd & Mavis Staples
We Used To Vacation, Cold War Kids
Does This Mean You're Moving On?, Airborne Toxic Event
Big Girl [You Are Beautiful], Mika
Roscoe, Midlake
Not Going Anywhere, Keren Ann
La Costa Brava, Ted Leo + Pharmacists
O-o-h Child, Nina Simone
Somewhere, Vic Chesnutt & Liz Durrett
Threadbare, Franklin Bruno
Calypso Breakdown, Ralph McDonald
Love The One You're With, Aretha Franklin
The Echoing Airports, the one a.m. radio


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 12:14 AM
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You mixers are all gods to me. I've spent years in the wilderness, and this shit is straight manna.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 12:27 AM
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Okay, if you won't suggest artwork, then you get what I assign you (in my iTunes library, anyhow).

Bave Dee - Christmas 2004
DocSlack - The All or Nothing Days
JL - Modern Girls
KJ - Movin' On
NickS - Women and Men
Nworb Werdna - Unimproved
PoMo Polymath's Rap Mix
Ogged - Smile
w-lfs-n - Some Songs


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 1:09 AM
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obvioulsy no-one cares for dirty old hippie music.

Or today's top girl groups. I've been mostly busy since Saturday, actually, and just haven't gotten around to downloading many of the mixes since the first few, I plan on catching up today.

Okay, if you won't suggest artwork, then you get what I assign you

But I did suggest artwork--happy, friendly artwork.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 4:58 AM
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Hmm, yes you did. Everybody except JL, who gets re-assigned for no good reason.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 5:16 AM
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No justice, no peace!


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 5:23 AM
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First concert: ELO, with opening by Hall&Oates. Don't remember much, and wasn't even stoned. Was about 11, however.

Regret missing: Johnny Cash ca. 1996 at the Warner in DC; Indigo Girls ca. 1987 in a pub not much bigger than your living room; Black Crowes about that time, too, in another very small room around the corner.

Did however catch: Indigo Girls on multiple occasions at the Little Five Points pub; Flaming Lips at a fraternity house; Dash Rip Rock; shows at the 40 Watt in Athens; and Russian punk at Tilos Az A in Budapest.

Most recent: Herbert Groenemeyer, along with 50,000 of my closest friends, but still quite a good show.


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Or today's top girl groups.

Some of whom are genuinely good, yeah. I have something of a soft spot for several Girls Aloud singles. Which are cracking pieces of pop.


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I have something of a soft spot for several Girls Aloud singles. Which are cracking pieces of pop.

True, but not exactly in the neighborhood of what I was talking about.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 7:51 AM
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Having a nice morning with Movin' On -- yesterday afternoon into evening was Apomerica, Christmas 2004, and Women & Men. Thanks KL, Apo, BaveDee, NickS, and everyone I have yet to get to (Tweety, PoMo ... some others' links were broken).


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 8:35 AM
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On a semi-related note, are there any MP3 blogs that folks read regularly? I had stumbled across some a few years back (bookmarks are at home, sorry) and found some good ones. (Will post later.)


Posted by: KJ | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 9:01 AM
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KJ, I'll email you and copy Rah on it - he reads a bunch of mp3 blogs.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 9:09 AM
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Also, I considered posting a link to another gaming-related mix I made a few years ago about delightful, violent madness but now I feel like it, in comparison, is way corny. Eh, what the hell: Madness Mix (.zip file at the top of the directory listing, individual files also available), a mix to which one can be melodramatically twentysomething and which includes one of my favorite fan-made videos ever:

video file - "Pokemon Bitches"
track01.mp3 - "Cheese Grate Your Face" - Kid With Man Head
track02.mp3 - "Blood Makes Noise" - Suzanne Vega
track03.mp3 - "Bell Jar" - The Bangles
track04.mp3 - "Hemoglobin" - Beborn Beton
track05.mp3 - "Control" - MDFMK
track06.mp3 - "My Evil Twin" - They Might Be Giants
track07.mp3 - "I Hope You Die" - Bloodhound Gang
track08.mp3 - "Misanthrope" - Argyle Park
track09.mp3 - "Artificial World" - Julee Cruise with The Flow
track10.mp3 - "This Masquerade" - Genetika
track11.mp3 - "Waiting for the Night" - Depeche Mode
track12.mp3 - "Conspiracy" - Beborn Beton
track13.mp3 - "Charlotte Sometimes" - The Cure
track14.mp3 - "Master and Servant" - Locust
track15.mp3 - "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" - Tom Lehrer
track16.mp3 - "If You Love Somebody Better Set Them on Fire" - Dead Milkmen
track17.mp3 - "Exquisite Dead Guy" - They Might Be Giants
track18.mp3 - "Happiness" - Matthew Sweet

This was constructed years and years ago so no tags, no cover art, etc., that I remember.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 9:18 AM
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Okay, if you won't suggest artwork . . .

I like the artwork you picked out for me. I should still see if I can find anything, but that's a good choice.

It's a little abstract, considering that I wanted tracks that have a physicality to the recording, but the spirit matches the playfullness of that mix.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 9:35 AM
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Nah -- here's the artwork for mine:



Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 10:26 AM
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368: Good call on the artwork suggestion. I actually had artwork when I originally uploaded the mix but forgot to include it when I re-upped to RapidShare-which-I-will-never-use-again.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 12:01 PM
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(Oh and JL, the "Modern Girls" mix is smashing.)


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 12:09 PM
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376: My standbys are fluxblog and soul sides. Fluxblog is indie pop and dance, and soul sides is deep cuts from Stax, Motown etc.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 1:24 PM
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I hate all of you people. I have successfully avoided getting sucked into fiddling with iTunes for *years* before this thread. But nooo, you couldn't just leave me alone.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 1:49 PM
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Um, I mean, thanks.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 1:50 PM
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(Oh and JL, the "Modern Girls" mix is smashing.)

Glad you liked it--especially since you are, like me, a Billy Bragg fan (and: trolling for compliments: it works!). I wasn't sure of it all, since some of the songs I've been listening to for so long they've ceased to have much of an impact on me, but glad to know someone liked it.

I'm very much enjoying "The All or Nothing Days," myself. A nice blend (for me) of stuff that comes close to what I often listen to (Costello, Marvin Gaye, Velvets, for instance) and very engaging unfamiliar stuff (the first song by Sheila totally sucked me in.) Good stuff.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 5:08 PM
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I'd also add that Home of the Groove is a really fine .mp3 blog for New Orleans soul and funk.


Posted by: JL | Link to this comment | 10- 1-07 5:11 PM
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First concert: Frank Zappa at the Bismark (Chicago). Explains a lot about the last 20 plus years, really.


Posted by: Ru | Link to this comment | 10- 2-07 5:28 PM
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