Re: You've got all weekend to work on it.

1

i wonder whatever happened to the christmas or new year cd swap, i even compiled some youtube links last yr, maybe i'll send it out to people i know addresses of in observation of the yr of ox


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 01-16-09 7:27 PM
horizontal rule
2

Last year of the ox, I had my first kid.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-16-09 7:36 PM
horizontal rule
3

Shoulda waited for the year of the goat.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-16-09 7:39 PM
horizontal rule
4

There was an election? Why didn't I read anything about it here?


Posted by: MH | Link to this comment | 01-16-09 7:45 PM
horizontal rule
5

Oh, excellent, the kids were asking what (Chinese) year we got the dog in, and I didn't know. She's going to be twelve this year, so she's the year of the ox.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 01-16-09 7:49 PM
horizontal rule
6

maybe Chinese say the year of goat, we say the year of sheep
people argue population, but it gets regulated itself imo, in small populations like ours for example
the last yr of golden pig there was surge of births coz it's believed the person born that yr will become rich
or during the transition period birtn rate fell so much that almost all families had only one child like just voluntarily, without any state regulation, it's like a decade long period
i didn't follow the other thread and it's too late to opine on water consumption, maybe all kinds of ideas are already said
i recalled Soljenitsun how he used water according to its available volume, if just mouthful then he would wash only his eyes and feel okay, in gulags of course, not normally


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 01-16-09 8:04 PM
horizontal rule
7

the goat, the sheep


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 01-16-09 8:07 PM
horizontal rule
8

the golden pig


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 01-16-09 8:09 PM
horizontal rule
9

um, read, what are you on about?

well done on the mix, Apo/R, by the by. Even if I got a bit overloaded on the mixing round here.


Posted by: bestloveddaughter | Link to this comment | 01-16-09 9:37 PM
horizontal rule
10

a golden pig

1. tezalegn yetentu 2 -- getachew mekuria & the ex
2. roller daddy -- the emperor machine
3. zodiac girl -- black moth super rainbow
4. grease wizard -- tobacco
5. an evening with rthrtha -- the octopus project
6. pacific 212 -- 808 state
7. cng bng -- flying lotus
8. new africas pt. 1 -- buraka som sistema
9. reminissin' (kode9 refix) -- geiom
10. gary in the tardis -- the timelords feat. gary glitter
11. solomon's alive -- recloose
12. hot mama (bonde do role mix) -- edu k
13. we share our mother's health -- the knife
14. unemployed black astronaut -- busdriver

with boss cover art!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-16-09 10:05 PM
horizontal rule
11

A recommendation (indirectly via W-lfs-n). I of course invite him to disassociate himself from it.

The piece that stuck with me from Ben's holiday show was "Annihilation in Allah" by Henry Kaiser (w/Richard Thompson)—and it is of course very appropriate title for the inauguration. Discovered that it is collected on Kaiser's Playola double promo-CD compilation which is available for download here. Am enjoying the hell out of it; a very wide-ranging set of songs. Kaiser provides a brief bit of background for each track here.

And in tribute to the "Population" thread; babies wanted/unwanted and/or planned/unplanned; water; and unthinkable means of population reduction, I highly recommend the rockin' cover of "Ode to Billy Joe" on the 1st CD.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-16-09 10:38 PM
horizontal rule
12

Why am I feeling that tonight's season opener is possibly not the best way to start watching BSG?


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 01-16-09 10:53 PM
horizontal rule
13

Bob, you almost invariably cheer me up, although for reasons that vary widely.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-16-09 10:59 PM
horizontal rule
14

This, from JP's second link: "In the Austral summer of 2001-2002 the National Science Foundation sent me to Antarctica to record a solo guitar album about that amazing place." might sound like a weird and frivolous thing for the NSF to do, but Nostalgia for Infinity, the album that I believe resulted from it, is fantastic.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 12:29 AM
horizontal rule
15

sent me to Antarctica to record a solo guitar album about that amazing place

But why, oh why, did he not bring back an iceberg with him to San Francisco?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 12:53 AM
horizontal rule
16

Okay, so here's "Hangover Reminders and Remedies":

1 The Wicked End - Avenged Sevenfold
2 Flat Earth Society - Bad Religion
3 Who's On Your Side - Pennywise
4 Can't Stop These Things - China Drum
5 King Of Fools - Social Distortion
6 A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing - Face To Face
7 Mother Of Illusion - Dust Galaxy
8 We Got the Gun - Clint Mansell
9 La fin justifie les moyens - MC Solaar
10 Nothingness - Living Colour
11 Fourth Of July - Robert Earl Keen
12 Aftermath USA - Drive-By Truckers
13 Dracula from Houston - Butthole Surfers
14 The Man With No Soul (Feat. Charlotte Savary) - Wax Tailor
15 Bye Bye Bad Man - Stone Roses

I has no cover art.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 12:59 AM
horizontal rule
17

9 i'm not sure what to explain, the youtube links, the oriental horoskope or grammar
not the population regulation theories, of course
and basically i like to remain mysteriously esoteric
thanks, all, for my ipod feed


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 8:22 AM
horizontal rule
18

um, read, what are you on about?

I know this belongs on Standpipe's blog, but her comments in 7 and 8 are correcting her comment in 6, adding lost articles. The rest is just vintage stream-of-consciousness (but inevitably logical) read.

I have to say, read, you are really on a roll lately. First we had "but really, my cows," and then at the end of the other thread we have "great chaos, i wish there were audio for it," which is making me giggle and giggle.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 8:54 AM
horizontal rule
19

That 'twas I.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 8:54 AM
horizontal rule
20

That


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 8:55 AM
horizontal rule
21

      


Posted by:            | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 9:02 AM
horizontal rule
22

re: 10

Going for the mainstream audience?


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 9:07 AM
horizontal rule
23

Also, Apo, all the unfunkked's in one place ... excellent.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 9:08 AM
horizontal rule
24

Yay, mixes! Yesterday katmandu described the outside temperature as "negative ass," and this is still very much the case, so I think tonight I'll stay in and make a mix.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 9:18 AM
horizontal rule
25

thanks , Witt
so, logically, whenever Chinese announce they found something in their side of the Gobi desert i feel bitter, like, occupators! and they find all kinds of stuff like rare metals, oil, coal
the last time i was embittered that much it was underground water, a very huge reserve under the desert enough to water all China for pretty long time they said in the article


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 9:26 AM
horizontal rule
26

I can't believe I can still be stunned by this administration. From Bob Woodward's list of what Obama should learn from the Bush presidency:

The president must insist that everyone speak out loud in front of the others, even -- or especially -- when there are vehement disagreements.

[V]ice President Cheney was urging Secretary of State Colin Powell to consider seriously the possibility that Iraq might be connected to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Powell found the case worse than ridiculous and scornfully concluded that Cheney had what Powell termed a "fever." [...]
Powell was right to conclude that Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden did not work together. But Cheney and Powell did not have this crucial debate in front of the president -- even though such a discussion might have undermined one key reason for war. Cheney provided private advice to the president, but he was rarely asked to argue with others and test his case.

Emphasis mine.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 9:46 AM
horizontal rule
27

hen at the end of the other thread we have "great chaos, i wish there were audio for it," which is making me giggle and giggle.

But the verse linked in the previous comment or so was called "chaos", so it makes a lot of sense, really.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 9:58 AM
horizontal rule
28

Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Arse on the Way out Mix

http://www.sendspace.com/file/hgc4vz

[some of my usual preoccupations, plus some vaguely end-of-Bush themed tracks. Couple of absolute blinders here, some of it probably quite well known, though.]

Natacha Atlas - Ya Laure Hobouki
Van Morrison - Who Was That Masked Man
Ian Dury and the Blockheads - Jack Shit George
Todd Rundgren - Be Nice to Me
Neon Neon - Michael Douglas
John Barry - Midnight Cowboy
The Rakes - The World Was A Mess But His Hair Was Perfect
Tim Buckley - Sweet Surrender
David Crosby - Tamalpais High (At About 3)
James Yorkston and the Athletes - 6.30 Is Just Way To Early
Rajery, Ballake Sissoko, Driss El Maloumi - Rania
Rod Stewart - I'd Rather Go Blind
Frank Sinatra - Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry
Dorothy Linell, Steven Rickards - In Darkness Let Me Dwell


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 10:51 AM
horizontal rule
29

I have a dread fear I've used at least one of these before.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 10:52 AM
horizontal rule
30

I feel like sharing 242 musical recommendations (Funkahdafi).


Posted by: Econolicious | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 10:54 AM
horizontal rule
31

re: 30

Something about the way he moves on stage in that vid immediately makes me think of Jean-Claude van Damme dancing in some bad 'kung-fu' movie.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 11:03 AM
horizontal rule
32

29: I have a dread fear I've used at least one of these before

The horror!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 12:54 PM
horizontal rule
33

Ha!


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 12:59 PM
horizontal rule
34

Hey, he stole that chart from my thesis!


Posted by: paranoid android | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 1:03 PM
horizontal rule
35

It's a very sophisticated statistical analysis!


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 1:03 PM
horizontal rule
36

Looks like we're safe for about the next 100 years if I'm reading that correctly.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 1:24 PM
horizontal rule
37

33: That chart is the statistical photonegative of Robert Dole's comment from 1976: "I figured it up the other day: If we added up the killed and wounded in Democrat wars in this century, it would be about 1.6 million Americans -- enough to fill the city of Detroit".


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 1:30 PM
horizontal rule
38

I like the way a graph can make a complex idea easy to udnerstand.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 1:33 PM
horizontal rule
39

10: The Knife! The Ex! Flying Lotus! Dubstep remixes of dubstep! I so heartily approve.

I can't tell if 22 is earnest or joking (I mean, I don't think it's that known of stuff, but it's probably the mix where I've recognized the most artists in a while)


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 1:36 PM
horizontal rule
40

39: I can't tell if 22 is earnest or joking

Shows that your indie cred is intact.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 1:40 PM
horizontal rule
41

Is anyone else currently receiving an NPR stream consisting of an operatic telling of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombings? At least, that's what I think it is.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 2:06 PM
horizontal rule
42

Oh. I guess it's this. Huh.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 2:09 PM
horizontal rule
43

Dr. Atomic, perhaps?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 2:09 PM
horizontal rule
44

I don't need your answers, ben.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 2:09 PM
horizontal rule
45

The music's actually really good. But I wish they would quit it with all the, you know, singing bullshit.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 2:12 PM
horizontal rule
46

Once upon a time, Stanley, you did.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 2:17 PM
horizontal rule
47

Those were the days, my friend.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 2:22 PM
horizontal rule
48

41: Opera on NPR
at abut 16:35 onward.

Act Two. Paint by Numbers.

Alex Melamid and Vitaly Komar hired a polling firm to investigate what people want to see in paintings.
Then, using the data, they painted what people want. It turned out to be a landscape, with a
mountain and a lake, and deer, and a family, and George Washington. Then they applied these
techniques to music, with composer David Soldier. They surveyed audiences about what kind of
instruments and topics they liked most in their songs. Then they produced one song based on what
people most want to hear--and one song based on what they hate the most. The one people hate
includes bagpipes, children singing, lyrics about holidays and religion, wild volume and tempo
changes.

The polling-based Most Unwanted opera/rap/bagpipe mash is delicious.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 2:31 PM
horizontal rule
49

I'm glad 39.2 asked the question before I did.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 2:36 PM
horizontal rule
50

The polling-based Most Unwanted opera/rap/bagpipe mash is delicious.

It really is. I especially like it when the fey children's chorus comes in singing, "Labor Day! Labor Day!"


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 2:40 PM
horizontal rule
51

Most of you probably don't know that Minnesota once had a Congressman named Adam Bede. He was regarded as the fiunniest man in Congress and wrote a book called "Sayings in Verse".

I suppose that this belongs over at the Valve. Forget I said anything.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 2:40 PM
horizontal rule
52

re: 39

I was kidding. I only recognized about 3 things on the list. I usually don't recognize many on Sifu's lists as his taste and my taste only seem to occasionally intersect.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 2:58 PM
horizontal rule
53

ACTUALLY, I RATHER LIKE THE WAY YOU BOTH TASTE.


Posted by: OPINIONATED ZOMBIE | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 3:25 PM
horizontal rule
54

Melamid and Komar are great. Somewhere around here I have the 60 minutes piece about their elephant art project. The interviewer (Morley Safer?) is pressing them on standard "is this art?" issues. One of the pair responds by asking the interviewer in an earnest voice "Do you love art?" Safer (lets say) responds "Yes, I do love art." Komar (lets say) says "I hate art. I'm just doing this to help the elephants."


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 3:29 PM
horizontal rule
55

14: I don't get why it was a NSF project and not the National Endowment for the Arts, though presumably the NSF would have veto/visa (??) power.

"Big Dead Place" just isn't enough.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 4:22 PM
horizontal rule
56

hmm, I would like to participate, but I doubt I will get anything done before Monday (which is, arguably, still part of the weekend).


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 4:34 PM
horizontal rule
57

The post isn't going away, Nick.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 5:54 PM
horizontal rule
58

I'm considering embarrassing Nick into posting a mix by posting a second mix, this time vaguely funk-oriented.

And by "considering" I mean "in the unexpectedly time-consuming process of".

And by "vaguely funk-oriented" I mean "almost guaranteed to contain tracks that have been used by myself or another commenter on previously posted mixes but oh well".

And by "And by... I mean", I mean "And I were trying to make a concise point rather than pad my comment with stupid jokes I could have just edited the original paragraph to say".


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 6:26 PM
horizontal rule
59

And I were trying to make a concise point rather than pad my comment with stupid jokes I could have just edited the original paragraph to say

Was you trying to do that? I don't see any evidence of it.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 7:37 PM
horizontal rule
60

Apo, you're the best.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 7:48 PM
horizontal rule
61

59: I are clear at all writering. Also make funny yes. Hello!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 8:02 PM
horizontal rule
62

55: I thought I had read that he [Henry Kaiser] went there to do underwater photography, but I see from Wikipedia that he did that (with Werner Herzog) after he had been there previously on the NSF's Antarctic Artists and Writers Program (yeah, who knew they had such a thing?). Apparently Kim Stanley Robinson participated as well.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 8:59 PM
horizontal rule
63

I finally listened to the Komar and Melamid/Soldier "Most Unwanted Song" in its glorious entirety, and you should too. A masterpiece. I suspect that whenever I hear the word "Ramadan" from now on, I'll have the kids' chorus going through my head. "Ramadan! Ramadan! Lots of praying with no breakfast! Ramadan, so much fun! Do all your shopping at Wal-Mart!"


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 9:51 PM
horizontal rule
64

You might like this, Jesus.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 9:57 PM
horizontal rule
65

The answer is the Allman Brothers from the Cow Palace December 31, 1973, with Jerry and Boz Scaggs.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 9:57 PM
horizontal rule
66

Praise you, W-lfs-n. I want to teach that to my daughters. I don't have a tuba of my own, but a neighbor has a euphonium I could borrow to play the accompaniment.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 10:05 PM
horizontal rule
67

It's Pony Time!

Ordinary Town--Tracy Grammer
(Jesus Hits Like the) Atom Bomb--Blind Boys of Alabama
In Tall Buildings--Gillian Welch
Hey Ho--Tracy Grammer
We Kill Evil--The Meat Purveyors
Color in Your Cheeks--The Mountain Goats
Fo(u)r Women--Reflection Eternal
To The Workers Etc.--Sufjan Stevens
Pony Time--Chubby Checker
Are You Headed My Way?--Frank Black
I'm Going Back Home--Nina Simone
I've Been a Long Time Leavin' (But I'll Be a Long Time Gone)--Roger Miller
Here Comes the Sun Again--M Ward
Let Your Light Shine On Me--Blind Willie Johnson
Government Center--Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
The Laws Have Changed--The New Pornographers
Mr. E's Beautiful Blues--Eels
I Don't Blame You--Cat Power
Chris Mills is Living the Dream--Chris Mills
Best of All Possible Worlds--Kris Kristofferson
Kväller I Moskvas Förstäder--Jan Johansson
Candle Chant (A Tribute)--DJ Krush


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 10:15 PM
horizontal rule
68

So someone's going to make a mix using Chris Whitley's War Crime Blues, right?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 10:18 PM
horizontal rule
69

Be the change you want to see in the world, Ben.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 10:20 PM
horizontal rule
70

I've argued that the theme song of the Bush Administration is Leonard Cohen's "Everybody Knows."

For a long time, I felt that song epitomized DC's conventional wisdom on Bush. That the rubes were really getting played, and it was the height of sophistication and local fashion to simply marvel at the clever bastard.

I still think it sums up the zeitgeist of the Bush years best. There was a real nasty self-indulgence by the people who were supposed to be minding the store.


Posted by: theorajones | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 10:51 PM
horizontal rule
71

Yes We Can, 1970 version.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 11:36 PM
horizontal rule
72

71: heh, I almost put the raveonettes cover of that on the mix I'm uploading, but I think I already used it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 11:54 PM
horizontal rule
73

Oh, and I forgot that when I say "raveonettes" I actually mean the freakin' Pointer Sisters. Stupid misnamed mp3.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-17-09 11:54 PM
horizontal rule
74

Okay! Another mix! This time, all the nice funk the the kids y'all like so much.

"T Funk For Your O Face"

1. Brothers On The Slide -- Cymande
2. You Hit The Nail On The Head -- Arthur Adams
3. I'm Out To Get You -- Al Wilson
4. Boogie Man -- The Crystal Mansion
5. Black Bag -- Carl Holmes
6. Right In The Centre -- Geraldo Pino & The Heartbreakers
7. Dance -- Dit
8. Get Up Get Down And Let Your Body Pop -- Greyship Daviz
9. Let Me Party With You -- Bunny Sigler
10. I Just Can't Give You Up -- Flloyd Smith
11. Baby Dee -- Konk
12. Ghost Rock -- Nomo
13. Qidar -- Jazz Liberatorz feat. Soul Clan
14. Going To A Disco Tonight -- Little Scotty
15. I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More -- Lloyd Charmers

With snappy cover art included! Not guaranteed to have zero overlap with all the other various funk mixes that have been posted here.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-18-09 12:54 AM
horizontal rule
75

||

So I have my iTunes set to use remote speakers, but this one mp3 I have somehow manages to use both the local speakers and the remotes. This should not, based on my understanding of the mp3 format and iTunes, be possible; it isn't like the local speakers are set up as surrounds, or anything like that: the mp3 appears to actually exploit some kind of bug in iTunes. Neat!

|>


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-18-09 1:58 AM
horizontal rule
76

Yay, Arthur Adams!


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 01-18-09 6:27 AM
horizontal rule
77

75: ? This is a supported feature of iTunes these days. In the remote-speaker dropdown box, you can select "Multiple speakers" and pick local and several remotes.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 01-18-09 11:16 AM
horizontal rule
78

77: yeah, but I didn't do that, and it's just this one mp3.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-18-09 1:09 PM
horizontal rule
79

75. huh. neat.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 01-18-09 2:25 PM
horizontal rule
80

I've started on a mix that is currently frustrating me but which has enough interesting songs that I will post it at some point.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 01-18-09 2:33 PM
horizontal rule
81

Now this thread, this thread knows the value of a dollar.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-18-09 7:36 PM
horizontal rule
82

True dat.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 01-18-09 7:48 PM
horizontal rule
83

Hey! A mixtape thread! Oh-kay!

Strange You Can Believe In

1. A Bird In The Hand (Ice Cube)
2. Twice The First Time (Saul Williams)
3. Chains & Things (B.B. King)
4. Turn & Run (Alice Russell)
5. Come In Out Of The Rain (Parliament)
6. Burning Pile (Mother Mother)
7. Just Another Day (Good Old War)
8. Fear & Convenience (Thao Nguyen)
9. Duality (The Martial Arts)
10. The Trooper (Hellsongs)
11. Violence Grows (Fatal Microbes)
12. War (Zounds)
13. Kill The Power (Snowden)
14. You'll Find A Way (Santogold)
15. City vs. Country (Mobius Band)
16. The Inward Way Out (Mirror Mirror)
17. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (Soil In the Synth)
18. Prologue Of The Recalcitrance (Bevel)
19. Some Devil (Dave Matthews)
20. Satisfied Mind (Jeff Buckley)
21. We're Taking Over (The Witnesses)

In two files, here and here.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 01-18-09 9:20 PM
horizontal rule
84

If you have bit torrent you can download pitchforks top 50 albums of 2008 in a few hours with a fast connection.

http://www.mininova.org/tor/2189421

And the RIAA has given up suing:

http://blog.wired.com/business/2008/12/riaa-says-it-pl.html



Posted by: herbert hoover | Link to this comment | 01-18-09 9:57 PM
horizontal rule
85

83: Sweet Jesus the ads on 4shared are obnoxious. I opened both links in new tabs and got the audio for them in (ever-so-slightly delayed) stereo.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 01-18-09 10:35 PM
horizontal rule
86

Merganser, I loved your mix! Thanks for posting.

Now, I just need to get to downloading the others ... fie on my practically dial up speed connection.


Posted by: DL | Link to this comment | 01-18-09 11:53 PM
horizontal rule
87

Thanks, DL--glad you enjoyed it!


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 01-19-09 10:13 AM
horizontal rule
88

Finally getting to listen to some of these and thoroughly enjoying it. For some reason, Sifu's second mix refuses to download, just when I thought a black man could finally catch a break.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 01-19-09 7:52 PM
horizontal rule
89

I thought I was going to have my mix done but (at my connection speeds) I don't have time to finish it and upload it tonight. Hopefully tomorrow. I remain dissatisfied with it, but that may or may not be important.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 01-19-09 8:02 PM
horizontal rule
90

An African-American can finally catchy a break, DS.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 01-19-09 8:16 PM
horizontal rule
91

It's at times like this I'm upset that all the "51st state" stuff is just figurative.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 01-19-09 8:19 PM
horizontal rule
92

I think my second mix may be b0rked. Anybody who downloaded it feel free to correct me, otherwise I'll re-up Wednesday pm.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-19-09 8:34 PM
horizontal rule
93

I got it fine. Funk can't wait, so here's another link for DS to try.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 01-19-09 8:50 PM
horizontal rule
94

That's a win, and Merganser's mix is as excellent as advertised. Merganser is therefore THE HERO.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 01-19-09 10:56 PM
horizontal rule
95

92: I managed to download your second mix with no issues. Haven't listened to it yet, though.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 01-19-09 11:06 PM
horizontal rule
96

I'm considering embarrassing Nick into posting a mix . . .

That has been a motivation. I'm almost done burning the mix to CD* and then I just have to rip and upload it.

* Why you ask am I burning it to CD first. Because it's easier for me to sequence and adjust levels and such on the CD Burner, and because it means that I'm listening to the music at higher quality while I'm constructing the mix.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 01-20-09 8:50 PM
horizontal rule
97

I have the mix up.

It isn't really an inauguration mix, and it certainly isn't a party mix. I started by thinking about songs that deal with history in some way -- either by talking about a specific historical event, or just taking a historical perspective in some way.

This lead to a relatively downbeat mix, since people don't usually bother writing songs about happy historical subjects. To leaven that I have a variety of songs about the power of art to inspire (in particular tracks 6,7, & 8).

I feel like the range of material and moods is larger than ideal and is the main reason for my consternation putting it together, but there are a number of great songs and felicitous pairings.

The track listing is:

1: Freedom -- Jurassic Five
2: Go Up Moses -- Roberta Flack
3: Louisiana 1927 -- Randy Newman
4: Do-Re-Mi -- Woody Guthrie
5: October In The Railroad Earth -- Jack Kerouac
6: Shadows on a Dime -- Ferron
7: Lady Day and John Coltrane -- Gil Scott Herron
8: Rotowhirl -- Laurie Anderson
9: John Lennon -- Hammil On Trial
10: Democracy (Cohen) -- Teddy Thompson
11: Copperhead Road -- Steve Earl
12: Praying on the Old Camp Ground -- Mississippi John Hurt
13: Genetic Method -- The Band


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 01-20-09 9:49 PM
horizontal rule
98

10: Democracy (Cohen) -- Teddy Thompson

Urrrggh, mental lapse. That should be:
10:The Future (Cohen) -- Teddy Thompson


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 01-20-09 10:35 PM
horizontal rule
99

I did update the filename for track 10 in the .zip file.

Also, Sifu Tweety, did you notice the cover of "Billie Jean" that I uploaded?


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 01-21-09 5:59 PM
horizontal rule
100

Hey, Nick did upload a mix. Sweet. (And keep up the thoughtful music blogging, by the way; "Before You Listen" is one of my favourite bookmarks.)

... and nice work everyone. Extra-special appreciation for the John Barry track on ttaM's mix, which I suddenly realized that I'd heard as a Faith No More cover years ago.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 01-21-09 11:01 PM
horizontal rule
101

Heh, that's great. Take that, Seu Jorge!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 01-21-09 11:05 PM
horizontal rule
102

keep up the thoughtful music blogging, by the way;

Thank you. I know that you're thoughtful about music so, coming from you, that's a nice compliment.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 01-22-09 9:58 AM
horizontal rule
103

For anyone interested, I posted longer thoughts about my mix, and my approach to the selections.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 01-25-09 1:32 PM
horizontal rule