Re: Another thread for the feeding of your iPod's gaping maw.

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Russ never sleeps.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 4:28 AM
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Apo the Healer


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 8:26 AM
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This is a 60s psyche mix:

01 "Shifting Sands," The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band , Part One
02 "This Way Please," Golden Dawn, Power Plant
03 "Baby, Let Me Show You Where I Live," Chrysalis, Definition
04 "Travel," Bit 'A Sweet, Hypnotic 1
05 "Riddles & Fairytales," Bohemian Vendetta, Bohemian Vendetta
06 "End Of The World," Aphrodite's Child, End Of The World
07 "Cobra Fever," The Orient Express, The Orient Express
08 "Love Could Make The World Go Round," The Tea Company, Come And Have Some Tea With The Tea Company
09 "Firebird," White Noise, An Electric Storm
10 "Flower And Her Assistant," The Seeds, Future
11 'Visions," Brainticket, Celestial Ocean
12 "Kingdom Of Heaven," The 13th Floor Elevators, The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators


Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 8:49 AM
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Sweet. Here we go!


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 9:08 AM
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3 looks cool! I'll get on it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 10:40 AM
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5: Be forewarned, I made sure to include some hippie camp.


Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 10:56 AM
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3:Groovy, man. #2 is sweet (Texas Band).


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 11:26 AM
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Here's some fun stuff I've got kicking around; hopefully some of it's new and interesting to some folks here:

Is Freeform a Format?

1. "Opening Kyrie" - David Hykes
2. "Come Together" - Altitude Sickness
3. "Across the Flats" - Steven R. Smith
4. "Cello Song" - The Books feat. Jose Gonzalez
5. "Horsetail Feathers" - Final Fantasy
6. "September Song" - The Young Gods
7. "Early Morning With My Horse" - Angelite & Moscow Art Trio With Huun-Huur-Tu
8. "La Donna E Mobile" - Alex Lukashevsky
9. "Joy" - Maja Ratkje
10. "Rope & cable" - Tetuzi Akiyama + Kevin Corcoran + Christian Kiefer
11. "Bear Bell" - Koen Holtkamp
12. "Deep Blue Sea" - Grizzly Bear
13. "September Song" - Al Payne


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 11:50 AM
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I'm going to be lazy and start out by re-posting the mix that I posted at the very end of the last music thread.

I'm happy to report that, despite my uncertainty about the mix when I posted it, two people asked me for copies of the mix on CD, and both of them ended up having positive reactions.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 12:24 PM
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Aiiight, sweet, looking fab so far.

Here's a fairly spring/summer-style mix:

To the Shining Land
01 Help I'm Alive (Metric)
02 Knotty Pine (Dirty Projectors & David Byrne)
03 Hysteric (The Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
04 These Flowers of Ours (The Asteroid 4)
05 California Dreaming (Lee Moses)
06 Cash Run (Adrian Champion feat. The White Stripes, 2Pac & The Notorious B.I.G.)
07 In Your Soul (C-Rayz Walz)
08 Boulevard Connection (The Boulevard Connection)
09 Move the Crowd (Tree Woodz)
10 Classic (Rasco)
11 The Gold (John Brown's Body)
12 Ark of the Covenant (Corey Harris)
13 Killing U and Me (Flox)
14 Heaven & Hell (El Michaels)
15 Just a Lady (Kutiman)
16 Make You Feel My Love (Mick Boogie & Adele)
17 Take Good Care of You (The Bobby "Blue" Band)
18 The Trooper (Hellsongs)
19 Hysteric (Acoustic) (The Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
20 Help I'm Alive (Acoustic) (Metric)

In two files, here and here.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 1:24 PM
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Unfunkked X is fucking awesome. Thank you apo.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 8:49 PM
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(And Criminally Bulgur's Psyche mix is really fun as well.)


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 9:24 PM
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Semi-OT. I went to see the Tragically Hip tonight. It was my first non-classical concert, and boy, was it loud. There were a couple of songs that I really liked, but there was a stretch when I was counting down until the end.

The second half was definitely better,

I don't quite understand the appeal of music with lyrics if you can't hear them.

Oh, and their leader coach is an idiot.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 10:01 PM
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OKey-dokey. My mix is uploading.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 10:09 PM
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Their "leader coach"?

I haven't been to a Hip concert in years. In fact, since they played a show here with Midnight Oil back in the day. Couldn't understand Gord Downie's vocals then, either, but for a Hip fan it didn't matter because we'd already memorized them from the album. I assume everyone else was stoned enough to just treat it as a kind of lyrical choose-your-own-adventure.

Bave, I'm enjoying yr mix, too. Thanks for posting it.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 10:10 PM
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Oh yeah, this David Hykes track is fucking ace.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 10:13 PM
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(Though I don't know why the track sequencing is all screwed up...)


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 10:13 PM
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13: Earplugs are your friends. I don't get people who go to concerts without them.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 10:27 PM
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Unfunkked X is fucking awesome. Thank you apo.

(And Criminally Bulgur's Psyche mix is really fun as well.)

Bave, I'm enjoying yr mix, too. Thanks for posting it.

Okay, now I'm feeling slightly insulted.

(Not really, particularly sinse I suspect that you got a copy of my mix before, but . . .)


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 10:28 PM
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Earplugs are an admission of weakness, don't listen to Josh.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 10:29 PM
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(Yours is next up, Nick, don't worry, I'm just listening to them in order. I did in fact download it the first time, but to a different computer than this one, so I'm glad you reposted it.)


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 10:30 PM
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Every mix is great in its own snowflaky way.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 10:32 PM
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Earplugs are an admission of weakness, don't listen to Josh.

How would I?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 10:34 PM
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That's the spirit!


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 10:36 PM
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Their "leader coach"?

I second the ?.

Soon my mix will be up. I'm going to give the songs all the same unique genre, to compensate for not changing the artwork or "album" at all.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 10:37 PM
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Okay, here we go:

Get Mellow! A Journey To Comity
1. Worn Out Broken Heart - Loleatta Holloway
2. Human Breakdown of Absurdity - Norman Burns
3. Quit Jivin' - Pearly Queen
4. Prefuse 73 - Nature's Uplifting Revenge
5. Jörg Burger - Modernism Begins At Home
6. Four Tet - Slow Jam
7. Black Moth Super Rainbow - When The Sun Grows On Your Tongue
8. Dubtribe Sound System - Lo Disco
9. Low Motion Disco - Love Knows Low
10. Black Science Orchestra - Emancipation
11. Les Cooper And His Soul Rockers - Wahoo
12. Ruckus Roboticus - When I Grow Up
13. JayTram - Work Song
14. Tesfa Maryam Kidane - Yetesfa Tezeta
15. Sharmaji feat. Maggie Horn - Break Your Heart
16. HEALTH - Problem Is (Thrust Lab Remix)
17. Max Tundra - MBGATE
18. T.P. Orchestra Poly-Ryhtmo - Angelina II
19. Jamie Liddell - Little Bit Of Feel Good (Radio Edit)


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 10:58 PM
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Um, apparently I cleverly switched the order of Artist and Title between 3 and 4, there. On purpose. For, uh, because. Is why.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 11:00 PM
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A mellow Dubtribe Sound System track? Now I *have* to download that...


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 11:02 PM
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The mix isn't actually mellow all the way through. Most of the way, but I don't want anybody to be disappointed. But yeah, that track is mellow.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 11:04 PM
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And Nick's mix is as excellent as I remember it. Odd how it seems even more thematically relevant now than it did at inauguration time.

Sifu's mix looks interesting, I'll have to download it... probably tomorrow though.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05- 9-09 11:06 PM
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I decided to googleproof the tracklist via rot13.

Let me know if it works.

This mix contains a lot of songs that make me smile. It's what you'd call "oldies", including some novelty songs, gleaned from various blogs. About half the songs just from the "Probe is Turning-on the People!" proto-blog-like site.

And finally after those 80 minutes, you get to hear three bonus very creepy and misogynist songs from the same general era.

01 "Pbzr Jvgu Zr Gb Gur Pnfonu", Tnavzvna & uvf Bevragnyf
02 "Obea gb Jnaqre", Wnpx Jbbq
03 "Penaoreel Oyhrf", Eboreg Jvyyvnzf & gur Tebbiref
04 "Onol Jr'er Guebhtu", Yrban Ohpxyrf
05 "Fjvatva' Yvggyr Puvpxl", Gur Oryygbarf
06 "Jbys Onvg", Urael Gubzr
07 "Jnyxvat Guebhtu gur Whatyr", Gur Envqref
08 "Gur Mbb", Zvpxrl Yrr Ynar
09 "Cnavp", Bgvf Jvyyvnzf & gur Punezf
10 "Pbzr Ba Va", Wna Zvax
11 "Ubg Qbt! Gung Znqr Uvz Znq", Jnaqn Wnpxfba
12 "Snxr Bhg", Senaxvr Fneqb
13 "Fgbc Farnxva' 'Ebhaq", Evpxl Aryfba
14 "Wbuna cn Favccra Gjvfg", Naa-Xevfgva 'Telarg' Zbyivt
15 "Juvfgyr Onvg", Ybeevr & Yneel Pbyyvaf
16 "Avargl Cbhaq Jrnxyvat", Yraal Pncryyb & gur Qbgf
17 "Snezre'f Qnhtugre", Onfvy Fjvsg & gur Frrtenzf
18 "Zvqavtug Serrmr", Ovyyl Fnvag
19 "Zrhfheel", Gur Qryvpngrf
20 "Chpxre Hc", Qvpx Xrag
21 "Tvnag Zna", Wnzrf Ynfg & uvf Bepurfgen
22 "Checyr Qrfreg", Gbzzl Fgenatr
23 "Ubyl Znpxrery", Ceragvpr Zberynaq
24 "N Thl vf n Thl", Reyrar & ure Tveysevraqf
25 "Tbat, Tbat - V'z Oyhr", Gur Tbatrggrf
26 "S.Byqvat Zbarl", Gbzzl Oynxr
27 "Fhecevfr, Fhcevfr", Yhyh
28 "Gbhtu Puvpx", Gur Ebpxohfgref
29 "Abezna", Fhr Gubzcfba
30 "Qnqql Pna V Tb Gb Gur Ubc?", Gur Pnfuzrerf
31 "Qnqql Qnqql (Tbggn Trg N Cubar Va Zl Ebbz", Ebova Pynex
32 "Geniryva' Ybir", Gvcfvr Yrr
33 "Uryyb Jbeyq", Ubenpr Uryyre
34 "Cvpx Hc, Gur Pbeirggrf
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35 "Fpernzva' naq Qlva'", Puneyrf Tynff
36 "Hu Bu (Trg Bhg Bs Gur Pne)", Gur Geravref
37 "Uryyb Ebbzzngr", Ivp Qnan


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 12:26 AM
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I decided to googleproof the tracklist via rot13.

That's pretty weird of you.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 12:37 AM
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32: Maybe because we're all, as the Bunk might say, going to jail behind this shit.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 12:46 AM
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33: How strange that ogged was around that recently. It seems like it's been years.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 12:49 AM
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Wow, I was BG-style in 13. (So tired that my functioning was worse than when I'm inebriated.) I honestly don't know how I managed to type leader coach instead of lead singer.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 6:00 AM
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33: Wow, that Peter who posted right after him was something of a crankypants, huh?


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 6:31 AM
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35: Ah. What made Downie an idiot, out of curiosity?


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 8:25 AM
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33: Even weirder since all the songs have probably had their copyrights abandoned by now, except maybe the one by Ricky Nelson.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 8:45 AM
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37: He was Canadian! Aha ha ha ha


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 8:45 AM
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Pull our fingers, Cryptic!


Posted by: Terence and Philip | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 8:47 AM
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Amazing how much stuff there is on Probe. I've been raiding it for years but I don't have any of these tracks.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 8:51 AM
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I think only tracks 3, 8, 9, 16, 17, 19, 23, 25, 29, 31, 35 and 36 are from Probe.

OK I've downloaded Bulgur and Sifu's so far. Everyone should download mine. Track 2 might be the best song of the 60's.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 8:54 AM
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I'm just getting around to dowloading. Bulgur's psych mix is awesome so far. Looking forward to the rest.

Glad you liked my mix, DS, and sorry if I screwed up the track sequencing. The mix does make some kind of sense in the order it's supposed to be in.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 9:52 AM
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Ho-ho! Giant Man! This one I know.

Yeah, the oldies mix is pretty great.

43: I suspect the track sequencing is more down to Windows Media Player, which is a piece of shit in many ways and sometimes erratic about registering track info.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 9:59 AM
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The best song of the 60s was "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini". Like the cause of the Civil War and the efficacy of the New Deal, these are considered settled questions by historians


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 10:11 AM
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BTW, if people want to read more about or hear more of the bands on my mix, Dr. Schluss's Garage of Psychedelic Obscurities has very good write-ups and downloads for almost all of them.

Starting to download all the mixes now. . . looks fun!


Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 10:15 AM
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Why on earth would anyone be using Windows Media Player?


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 10:19 AM
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47: I don't own an iPod and iTunes is foreign, unintuitive and frightening to me. I started using WMP back when burning CDs was a big thing, and I just never stopped. I'm like a guy with an old broken-down ride that he constantly complains about but will never get rid of.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 10:22 AM
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"I had a hit on a drag with a miss on a Jag and here I am... Hello, world!" Love it.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 10:29 AM
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iTunes is [...], unintuitive and frightening to me.

more proof DS is from bizarro-world.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 11:21 AM
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Damn, that Oldies mix is good.


Posted by: bbass | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 12:58 PM
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Thanks, 49 and 51.

"Giant Man" sounds totally out of place on that mix, I now realize.

Also, the misogynist songs are from the pre-rock era, not "the same general era". And "Hello Roommate" is just creepy, not misogynist.

other sources: Waxidermy, Office Naps, Crud Crud, Boot Sale Sounds, WFMU's Beware Of The Blog


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 2:38 PM
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I don't seem to be able to import these mixes as albums. What am I doing wrong? (I download them, then import them into my iTunes library from my download menu.)


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 6:59 PM
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I cannot get Bulgar's to work.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 7:01 PM
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"Giant Man" sounds totally out of place on that mix, I now realize.

James Last's "Mr. Giant Man"?? That song weirds me out. One of the WFMU DJs was using it as his/her theme song for a while.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 7:06 PM
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It still is Fabio's theme song. I don't really like it either. But his show is great.


Posted by: Willy Voet | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 7:08 PM
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apo's mix is great.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 7:08 PM
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I cannot get Bulgar's to work.

Do you get to the RapidShare page? If so, then click on the "Free User" button. You'll then see a timer-clock that ticks down around 45-50 seconds. When it reaches "0," you should see a link pop up to download the zip file.

If there is some other problem, let me know.


Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 7:17 PM
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Wow, lots of diversity on Sifu's mix, that's awesome.

53: Yeah, exactly, see what I mean about iTunes? Sorry I can't offer anything beyond commiseration.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 7:39 PM
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Oh dear, I must reiterate that "Giant Man" is in no way representative of 31. This is a better example.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 7:53 PM
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I'm torturing rfts with a guitar-oriented noise/drone/post-rocky thing (I suck at mixmaking). "This is boy music!" she declared unhappily. "You should put on something by A Frames, because they are actually good."


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 8:01 PM
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59.---So, what's happening to me is normal? Hey, the rest of you people on Macs! Can you download these mixes as albums?


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 8:14 PM
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62: I make a new playlist with the name of the mix, and drag and drop the downloaded folder into it. Importing them as an 'album' doesn't always work because some mp3s in the mixes preserve the Album tag from the original album the song was from. IYKWIM.


Posted by: Nakku | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 8:27 PM
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Ach so! That was not self-evident. Thanks, Nakku!


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 8:29 PM
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62: I've never had problems doing so before, but I haven't had a chance yet with the ones in this thread. Tangentially, are there any German speakers in the, uh, hizzy? I'm finding that not knowing German is giving me a problem with this little translation I'm working on.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 8:30 PM
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Hey, the rest of you people on Macs! Can you download these mixes as albums?

Select "New Playlist" from the File menu in iTunes. Then drag the unzipped/unarchived folder with the mp3 files into the playlist you just created. You should then have a playlist with the tracks properly sequenced.

Edit: Pwned on preview. You could also select "Get Info" and edit the mp3s to create a common album tag for them, if you want them stored in your library as an album.


Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 8:32 PM
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I totally forgot iTunes had an "import" option. I just tried dragging and dropping and it turned out to work.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 8:35 PM
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I should probably apologize for my freakishly ugly album cover.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 8:51 PM
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68: I should probably apologize for my freakishly ugly album cover face.
ZING!


Posted by: Nakku | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 9:07 PM
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Why won't this paper write itself? Why doesn't the internet make me more productive?


Posted by: Nakku | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 9:08 PM
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So, what's happening to me is normal?

Yes, dear.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 9:18 PM
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I'm torturing rfts with a guitar-oriented noise/drone/post-rocky thing (I suck at mixmaking). "This is boy music!" she declared unhappily.

But what about our band?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 9:23 PM
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But what about our band?

I noted that she requested A Frames. (Sample lyrics: No churches, no garbage cans / No punk, no garage bands / No organisms left to grow / Black forest and fall-out snow). Perhaps the Lightning Bolt track I was playing was just too life-affirming for her.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 9:35 PM
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Lightning Bolt is very life affirming.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 9:38 PM
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I shall investigate these A Frames.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 9:43 PM
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I glossed past the "noise" part of "noise/drone/post-rock". I don't really care for Lightning Bolt, I have to admit.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-10-09 9:44 PM
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I just drag them to the library, then go to Recently Added and sort by Date Added so they are all at the top. Then, in addition to giving them all a common Album name, I also change the Album Artist (not Artist) to Various Artists, and check the "Part of a Compilation" box.

But then, I'm kinda OCD about my mp3 tags.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 4:33 AM
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Thanks, everyone. I had ignored the great music trading frenzy of the early 00s, but now that I have a Mac with iTunes, it's become pretty evident that I need to catch up with the times.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 6:23 AM
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Burnin' up the living room. Thanks all.


Posted by: W. Breeze | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 7:03 AM
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I have a bleg. I have been asked to do a little DJing at my department's dance party this Friday. I have a lot of cool stuff that I happily dance to on my iPod, but the kids really like that sweet pop music and rap, and I don't have enough. Anybody have a good pop/hip-hop/rap mix sitting around?


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:36 AM
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I have something that I made for a similar party. Hang on and I'll figure out how to share it quickly.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:40 AM
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Yay!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:45 AM
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It's taking a little while to upload, naturally, but it's in the pipeline. In the meantime, here's a preview of the playlist. I warn you, it is the essence of unexotic, and was actually designed to make a bunch of junior faculty, rather than grad students, hit the dance floor, so it may be too frumpy for your needs. Also I didn't do it up all properly as a mix, so the files will probably import in an order all higgledy piggledy.

M.I.A - Bamboo Banger
Beastie Boys/Fatboy Slim - Body Movin'
Ladytron - Seventeen
Pipettes - Pull Shapes
The Coup - Funk
Jackson 5 - ABC
Ratatat - Seventeen Years
Spoon - Don't You Evah
Jurassic 5 - High Fidelity
Talking Heads - Burning Down the House
Girl Talk - Hand Clap, Double Pump, Overtime
Magnetic Fields - I Thought You Were My Boyfriend
Plastic Bertrand - Ça Plane Pour Moi
Buzzcocks - Are Everything
Jem - They
Jesus and Mary Chain - Far Gone and Out
Akrobatik - Hand That Rocks the Cradle
Panjabi MC - Raat Da Na Bole


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 11:12 AM
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I'll hae one tonight. CD-length?


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 11:13 AM
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83: Yay!!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 11:27 AM
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Super-crude lyrics, fun beats:
http://www.dj-c.com/DJ_C-Baltimore_Tracklist.html

Or blentwell, obnoxious start.
http://www.blentcast.com/Blentcast_no11_DJ_N-Ron_Hubbard.mp3

Though neither has familiar hits, which help for parties.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 11:27 AM
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Yeah, I have a lot fewer familiar hits than I thought at first. Never mind :-(


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 11:28 AM
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Here you go: http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/589749/Department%20Dancy.zip


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 12:47 PM
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Downloading!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 12:50 PM
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"Don't Stop Believing," as I've mentioned before, is a big dancefloor hit among drunk white people.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 1:06 PM
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rfts:

My son LOVES M.I.A.'s song Mango Pickle Down River.

Also, someone recently gave me two Girl Talk cds. I was surprised at how much I enjoy them.


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a big dancefloor hit among drunk white people

The Humpty Dance: foolproof.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 1:08 PM
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House of Pain's "Jump Around" is up there, too.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 1:17 PM
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My grad program isn't all-white, or even close to it. All-dork, yes.

I do fear "Don't Stop Believin'," as it tends to cause unplanned "we might as well have sexual intercourse" moments, which, at school, can be rather unpleasant IME.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 1:23 PM
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Girl Talk excels at bringing out/setting off the charm of pop songs in which I failed to recognize the charm in its original form.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 1:27 PM
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I'd add some Lily Allen to that mix if I were making it now.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 1:30 PM
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92, 93: Two down, 8 more to go.


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Girl Talk excels at bringing out/setting off the charm of pop songs in which I failed to recognize the charm in its original form.

Exactly! That is what surprised me. I don't like most of the original songs or even the type of music.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 1:38 PM
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In a rather different direction, you know who I really love? Explosions in the Sky, that's who.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 1:55 PM
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97 - #1 was the biggest gimme in the history of gimmes. [Kobe!]


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From the link in 97:

White People: let your nasally voices be heard - vote!
Made me chuckle. Might be a good theme for 2010.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 2:02 PM
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I bet Heebie could make a great pop mix too. Heebster? You know more pop songs than anyone I know! I want like Poker Face, American Boy, that kinda shit. Probably no unhappileee marrrrieeed with chillllldrennnn...


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99: If you haven't gotten into Friday Night Lights, you should. It's a great show, plus there's EITS in every episode. MMMMMM.


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Oh, I knew that! But I'd totally forgotten, so thank you for the reminder, and the reminder more generally that FNL is something I want to watch. I have a vague memory that there was supposed to be a dropoff in quality after the first season. Is that true?

I also love (I note as I sit here with my headphones on) Holy Fuck. Basically (I have come to recognize) I kind of love jam bands, it is just that they need to be playing something very other than jam-band music as they jam. (I believe this is known as "cinematic", but let's face it, you go to the concert and they play and play and play and play and it is totally awesome and they keep playing and everyone in the audience bobs and grins, and what you have right there is jamming.)


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 2:17 PM
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Cinematic: Bohren und der Club of Gore.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 2:38 PM
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also love (I note as I sit here with my headphones on) Holy Fuck.

Shit yeah. Did you hear about the big controversy in Canada over the fact that they were getting government arts funding?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 2:59 PM
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A link to the controversy referred to in 106.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 3:01 PM
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106: CA enjoys blaring Holy Fuck whilst doing things like kneading bread.


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102: I'm on it! I do love pop music. And a challenge.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 3:14 PM
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109: YAY!!!


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AWB, remember: it's really not a party unless "Billie Jean" gets played multiple times.


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111: Heh. Without Sifu there, I'm not sure I'd get the full pleasure out of it.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 3:46 PM
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Fuck yeah to Billie Jean. And fuck yeah to Holy Fuck!


Posted by: W. Breeze | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 3:48 PM
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Billie Jean is a terrific song. That everybody's heard a million times. There are other terrific songs! That everybody's heard zero times. How to balance these is always a question.


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114: Mash-up! You can sneak exotic music past the masses so long as you play it at the same time as some 80s hook they all know.


Posted by: W. Breeze | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 3:58 PM
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Not that I've heard a lot of Holy Fuck, but, um, is it just me or do they sound a lot like John Tesh and/or "Hooray for Everything"? Just too damn positive and uplifting and shit. Maybe I've only heard their major key compositions?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 4:13 PM
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It's because you're angry, M/tch. And bitter and old.


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Now I am wondering if "um, is it just me" can ever be deployed with full sincerity. I think it must be an exotic rarity, at the very least.


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118: "um, is it just me, or should I order a second pizza for you guys to eat?"


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 4:23 PM
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"um, is it just me, or is there somebody else who might have given you Herpes?"


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"um, is it just me, or do birds start swooping down on your heads as soon as you step outside?"


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Har!


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118: I'm pretty sure I was being sincere. I definitely do not particularly like the Holy Fuck that I've heard. It's not bad, but it's nothing I would get excited about or spend money on.

But then I keep seeing people who have what appear to be basically sound musical taste get all enthusiastic about them.

So I wonder: Is it that I need to see them live? Or I haven't heard the right tracks? Or that your otherwise good musical taste is just wrong in this instance?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 4:29 PM
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116: This track sounds (dis)agreeable enough to pass muster. I like their shiny, happy shit, though. Enough of these self-consciously apocalyptic noise bands.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 4:29 PM
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Actually, the Holy Fuck I have does not (with a couple of exceptions) sound much at all like M/tch was describing. Maybe we've listened to different albums?


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The "um" conveys such snottery, though! It undermines the sense of sincere wondering if it is just you. Contrast with a version of the sentence without it.

Also, I don't think they sound a thing like John Tesh.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 4:32 PM
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This band was good. I would be unprecedentedly happy if someone would put their stuff out on CD.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 4:33 PM
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(I do believe you that you wonder what the deal is, I was just struck, and have been in the past, by the magical force of the UM.)


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 4:36 PM
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I actually don't really know who John Tesh is, but I can see someone saying they've got a relatively upbeat sound.


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128: Ummm, I think we get the point.


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Don't make me come over there and bite you.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 4:37 PM
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I like Fucked Up best of the fuck bands.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 4:38 PM
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I like Fuck the Facts and The Fucking Champs.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 4:39 PM
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My library only has two bands with "Fuck" in the name, surprisingly. The other one is Fuck Buttons, who are okay.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 4:40 PM
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131: I go best with a red wine sauce.

Speaking of fucking and bands, there's one album I hear great things about but have never managed to actually hear: "The Rebel Sound of Hate & Fucking" by Short Circuits. Has anyone heard this? Is it as good as it's supposed to be?


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134: My library has
Fuck - Pretty...Slow
Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
and a Holy Fuck track from one of your mixes.

I could have sworn I had a Crucifucks album in there, but no.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 4:45 PM
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I have:

1. Fuck the Facts - Stigmata High-Five
2. Fucking Am - Gold
3. Fucking Champs - IV
4. Fucking Champs - VI
5. Holy Fuck - LP
6. Jackie-O Motherfucker - Flags of the Sacred Harp
7. Jackie-O Motherfucker - Liberation


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 4:46 PM
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I agree that Holy Fuck are pretty cheerful, even if I disagree that they sound like John Tesh.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 4:49 PM
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Goddammit, I've got no chance of an answer to my question unless I do this stupid meme, innit? Okay:

The Fucking Champs - Guns in Our Schools
Fuck-Off Machete - What's the Signal?
Holy Fuck - Korg Rhythm Afro (and the track from Sifu's mix)

And that's it. Not nearly enough "fuck" bands, I'll have to fix that.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 4:51 PM
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The "um" conveys such snottery, though! It undermines the sense of sincere wondering if it is just you. Contrast with a version of the sentence without it.

Hmmm. To me, without the "um", it sounds too sure of itself. I was trying to express tentativeness, not snottery. I don't have a STRONG! OPINION! about Holy Fuck, and so was putting my impression of them out there to see if it matched up with anyone else's.

Also, I don't think they sound a thing like John Tesh.

I think the first Holy Fuck track I ever was aware of hearing was "Lovely Allen". I just went back and listened to it again, and it's pretty Teshy. So maybe that set my future expectations. The track DS linked doesn't sound Teshy at all.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 4:57 PM
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And I most ungenerously read it as faux tentativeness, because I am unjust. I am sorry I maligned your good intentions.

I think a snottery could alternately be a kennel or roosting place for snots, like a cattery or a rookery.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 5:10 PM
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Lovely Allen is pretty darn cheerful, it's true.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 5:18 PM
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Like, it could take turns at being that and being the trait of snottishness.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 5:21 PM
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143: Um, no.


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141: My tentativeness is DOC hand-stretched fairtrade sustainably-farmed Corinthian tentativeness. But there are some really good faux products out there these days, so I completely understand how it could have seemed less than genuine to the untrained eye.

142: I think I'm kind of allergic to cheerful stuff, although there are important exceptions. Because I'm such a unique snowflake, obvs.

Vaguely relevant: A friend and I were talking recently about our mutual feeling that Los Angeles' climate is just too darn sunny and blue-skied all the time and so it feels oppressive to us, like you're supposed to be smiling and happy and California Dreamin' all the time. She said "I see why people think that, for example, Portland is depressing with all the rain and cloudy weather. But that's what I like about it. I'd rather be depressed than oppressed."


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 5:32 PM
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For the record, though, I have never owned or worn or desired a t-shirt or button or coffee mug or any other accoutrement that said "DON'T TELL ME WHAT KIND OF DAY TO HAVE!".


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 5:33 PM
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"It's better to cry on your feet than to smile on your knees!"


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 5:35 PM
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Now I am wondering if "um, is it just me" can ever be deployed with full sincerity. I think it must be an exotic rarity, at the very least.

One of the standing mod rules on the late (unlamented?) Television Without Pity boards was "don't start posts with 'um'". There was a lot to dislike about the mods and rules there, but I think they got that one right.


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148: Also "look".


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 5:50 PM
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149: Obama does that all the time. It is really grating.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 5:56 PM
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Vaguely relevant: A friend and I were talking recently about our mutual feeling that Los Angeles' climate is just too darn sunny and blue-skied all the time and so it feels oppressive to us, like you're supposed to be smiling and happy and California Dreamin' all the time.

The trick is to see it as vaguely sinister and radioactively post-apocalyptic.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 5:57 PM
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148: Um, there still appear to be forums over there. What's with the "late?"


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150: I've noticed that.

"Bucko" is dubious as well. Not that I've heard Obama say that.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 6:02 PM
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"Bucko" is dubious as well.

"Fuckhead" and "Aaooga," however, are right on.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 6:05 PM
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152: I'm conflating the Fametracker forums (which are toast) with the TWoP forums (where all the founders are gone).


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 6:05 PM
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155: Ah. The TWoP forums have always been dead to me, because they were never worth the effort of loading fifteen comments at a time, and there was no interest whatsoever in making them at all user-friendly. Just like how the recaps are 27 pages long, where a "page" is often no more than two paragraphs. There's giving your advertisers more page views, and then there's making a parody of yourself.


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154: Right, "aaooga" is totally on my list as well. I don't know where people get off thinking they can say that.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 6:21 PM
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I enjoy "bucko".


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 6:49 PM
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Aaooga, "Aaooga" is right on. It is certified, ratified, endorsed, embraced!


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 6:56 PM
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Um, is it just me? I confess I don't know what you guys are talking about.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 6:57 PM
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AOOOOGA


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 6:58 PM
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160: Look, they're talking about "aooga," bucko. It's perfectly obvious.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 7:17 PM
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rfts wants to be able to use "aaooga" at will, and is making her case through sheer obstinacy. We may have to concede.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 7:33 PM
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Sometimes "aooga" is only appropriate.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 7:51 PM
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110: Okay, here's my playlist of embarrassing-but-I-love-'em, no-I-really-do, Top 40 R&B hits from the past three years:

Mentirosa - Yin-yang twins
The way I are - Timbaland
Crank That - Souljah Boy
Heartless - Kanye West
Lean like a chulo - Down AKA Kilo
See you again - Miley Cyrus
Calabria-enur - Natasha
American Boy - Estelle
Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne
Cupid Shuffle - Cupid
Whatever you like - T.I.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 8:24 PM
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Excuse me, one leans like a cholo, not a chulo.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 8:25 PM
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The way I are - Timbaland

Ungrammatical.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 8:27 PM
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If there's a rule against "Um, " there should also be a rule against "Let me get this straight." A sentence only used by people who are trying to sound like assholes.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 8:27 PM
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167: Nope. "way I" is a collective noun.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 8:29 PM
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168: "For real?" and "Seriously?" would also have to go by related logic.

Wow, think of the swathes of language we could eliminate this way.


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165: Yay! Can't wait.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 8:33 PM
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168: I hate the use of "people" in comments, as in "Look people . . . " or "you people need to . . . ".

Especially since it's almost always used in a situation where quite a variety of views have been expressed in the thread, but the commenter using "people" seems to think that he or she is addressing a consensus view or something. Often the comment using "people" actually only really applies to a single commenter, maybe two, or even just a single comment.

Really, it's just the overattribution I hate, but "people" is often a good indicator that it's happening.

You people need to stop doing that because it's pissing me off.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 8:36 PM
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You folks. I've had it with you folks. You folks always say X.


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172: Look! People!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 8:43 PM
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Lo! Okpe Ople!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 8:44 PM
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IT'S A COOKBOOK!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 8:47 PM
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Top 40 R&B hits from the past three years

Criminy. I don't know any of these songs. I have officially become my father.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 8:47 PM
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I know a bunch of them, but mainly because I use an annoying Top 40 station as my alarm clock.


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177: I don't know any of the songs by name, but I know a bunch of the artists, and I'm sure I've heard some of the songs here and there.

What I'm saying is, you're still young, man. You still got it!

Anyhow I'm not really sure it works that way any more. Billboard turned into your father. The kids these days are all listening to the obscure music off the myspace with the emoing.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 8:50 PM
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You people need to stop all this labored breezing.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 8:51 PM
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I only know the three that have been getting intense radio play in the six months since I started listening to the radio.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 8:51 PM
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177: Criminy I confess. I don't know any of these songs.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 8:51 PM
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I really like American Boy - Estelle.

With respect to rap that white guys like, this commercial just played on the TV.

I think I have been confusing holy fuck with the fuck buttons. I saw the fuck buttons live. They were pretty weak.


Posted by: lemmy caution | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 9:31 PM
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Use this song. Very underrated.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 9:34 PM
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That video reminds me that I would love linedancing if I knew how.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 9:41 PM
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You don't have to know how to love linedancing, Megan. You just love it or you don't.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 9:46 PM
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Linedancing Christ: Superstar


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 9:48 PM
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I was born loving linedancing, but linedancing has never loved me back.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 9:53 PM
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They have linedancing love reassignment surgery now.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 9:54 PM
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Seems like it would be easier to change my life to one that leads to linedancing than to change my love. 'Course, I've never made linedancing happen to me in all my years, so maybe I should rein in my big talk.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:01 PM
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Are we admitting pop music guilty pleasures under the guise of helping to make a playlist for a party? Oh, good! Here's my current one.

(Worst. Chorus. Lyrics. Ever. And yet, stuck in my head all the fucking time.)


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:05 PM
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Are we admitting pop music guilty pleasures under the guise of helping to make a playlist for a party?

I don't think so, no.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:06 PM
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Um, look, teo people, I was totally helping AWB back at 80. THAT'S ALL.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:08 PM
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Is Heebie going to post a download link before I have to go sleep?


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:12 PM
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You have non-guilty pleasures? Freak.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:14 PM
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194: Did she actually commit to making a download, or just to making a list?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:18 PM
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A list isn't helpful!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:19 PM
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STOP TAXING THE BABY LADY!


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197: Well, it's somewhat helpful.

Ingrate.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:20 PM
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Instead of a music download for your party, maybe heebie could send video of herself nursing. I'm sure your guests would love that!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:23 PM
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God, we actually have to help AWB now? The Age of Aquarius sucks.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:24 PM
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Geez, AWB, Itunes are only a dollar per song. Mis-teeq's "Scandalous" is on there.

"I Got a Man" and "Oochie Coochie" too.


Posted by: Crytic ned | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:25 PM
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I'm going to bed. Grumble, grumble.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:26 PM
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198: No.


Posted by: Uncle Sam | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:27 PM
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And she better pay early, too. I don't want her earning any interest on my money.


Posted by: Uncle Sam | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:28 PM
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204: Generational theft is the only true theft.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:29 PM
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Oh no, it's the libertarians with their tyrant-eating cats, come to avenge my slaying of heebie's money! Curses, foiled again! (They also have dogs!)


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103: The party's not till Friday, AWB, right? You still have time to butter up heebie into giving up the pop goods.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:33 PM
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172: Oh, pfffft. I'm the only one that does that. And now that I know it annoys you, I'll do it even more.

Speaking of which, people, I propose that no one be allowed to comment in these threads unless they post a damn mix, because I can't believe I just read like 150 comments to see if there were any new mixes I could download without reciprocating, and there weren't.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:37 PM
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My mix is uploading now, but I note the irony that your comment doesn't include a mix either.


Posted by: fedward | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 10:46 PM
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I could learn to linedance from a Malaysian dance instructor in full western wear.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 11:01 PM
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Shiny, Happy (107MB zip, all 192Kbps AAC files with .m4a extensions):

1: Rock N' Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This) - Handsome Boy Modeling School
2: The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song - The Flaming Lips
3: Get Me to the World on Time - Strawberry Zots
4: What For - James
5: One of These Days - Camper Van Beethoven
6: One of Those Days - Adrian Belew
7: Little Lighthouse - Dukes Of Stratosphear
8: That's a Lie - Too Much Joy
9: You Part the Waters - Cake
10: Some Sun - Zumpano
11: Moonglow - Redbird
12: Theme for Kinetic Ritual - Klark Kent
13: So You Think You're in Love - Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
14: Hanging Upside Down - David Byrne
15: Do What You Want - OK Go
16: Just - Mark Ronson Feat. Alex Grenwald
17: Embarrassment - Madness
18: That's Just What You Are - Aimee Mann
19: We Love You - Orchestral Manœuvres in the Dark
20: Oh Jean - The Proclaimers


Posted by: fedward | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 11:06 PM
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210: I am an asshole who never provides mixes, for three reasons. One, I have nothing in my itunes library that everyone and their dog hasn't heard already; two, I am lazy and not especially inclined to brag on my musical taste; and three, fully 50% of my itunes library is actually mixes I've gotten from here, so.

That said, Handsome Boy Modelling School: yay!


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05-11-09 11:19 PM
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Another one for good measure (and completely different in mood; this one's downtempo/acid jazz):

Music for Coders (82MB zip, mostly AAC with a few VBR MP3 tracks from the pre-iTunes days):

1: Scene at the Open Air Market - Thievery Corporation
2: A Nugget - Loki
3: Pabadam - Yonderboi
4: Donauschingen (Peter Kruder's Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitänskajütenremix) - Rainer Trüby Trio
5: Northwest 37th - Neotropic
6: Diamente - Blue States
7: Invocation - The Dining Rooms
8: Transmission Central - Rockers Hi-Fi
9: Bliss - Careless
10: Peacock Tail - Boards of Canada
11: The End (Silky Megasoft Dub) - Llorca
12: Damentag - Tosca

Both this link and the previous one will rot eventually. I'd have used an upload service, but it's not like my handle can't be tracked back to me anyway.


Posted by: fedward | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 12:58 AM
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Hahaha, Fedward, someone besides me own the Klark Kent album.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 6:57 AM
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209, 172 - Oh, I do it too. I like to refer to the American section of the Unfoggedatariat as 'you people'. It reinforces your otherness.

And I don't even know why I'm reading this thread - I don't listen to music, so I'm not going to download any mixtapes, let alone make any.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 7:24 AM
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I don't listen to music

Criminal.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 7:28 AM
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215: My sister owned the 10" EP in K-shaped cutout sleeve. I had to buy the Kollected Works CD to replace my old cassette copy of the vinyl.


Posted by: fedward | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 7:38 AM
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218: Yep -- I own the cut-out (green) vinyl, like your sister. I should buy the cd so I can have it on my iPod. (I also own the Rumblefish soundtrack on vinyl. I guess I liked me some Stewart Copeland. I wonder if The Equalizer is out on DVD?)


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 7:48 AM
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From this suggestion on that other thread, the Mix of Sorrow, dedicated to the most persistent bridge-dweller on the Internet:

1. Go to Hell (David Ford)
2. The Ghost (I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness)
3. Hate (Cat Power)
4. Troll Workout (Extreme Animals)
5. Shimmy Shimmy Ya (White Pony)
6. 1000 Deaths (Aesop Rock)
7. Sick Wit It (E-40)
8. The Fuck You Song (Qualo & the Movement)
9. Prophets of Rage (Public Enemy)
10. Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing (James Brown)
11. Make Sure I'm Out Screwing Up (Wesley Willis)
12. What a Waster (Adam West)
13. Sick of You (Cheap Thrills)
14. I'm Sorry, But I'm Beginning to Hate Your Face (Eagle Seagull)
15. Walk It Off (The Breeders)
16. Stuck in a Rut (The Darkness)
17. Stay the Fuck Away from Me (Lightspeed Champion)
18. I Gotta Get Drunk (Redbird)
19. Drunk and Lonesome Again (Southern Culture on the Skids)
20. Should Have Seen it Coming (Split Lip Rayfield)
21. Finger Talkin' (Triumph)
22. Serpentine (Chris Bathgate)
23. I Don't Blame You (Cat Power)

I dunno if it's canonical, but it'll have to do.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 6:08 PM
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220: hahaha, I almost put Troll Workout on my mix.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 6:19 PM
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No Zappa?


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 6:23 PM
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222: "Harry-As-A-Boy"


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 6:32 PM
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220: The one song that I am familiar with off of that list is Prophets of Rage and I object to its inclusion on a troll mix.

Yes, it opens with, "I got a right to be hostile man, my people been persecuted." But I don't think "power of the people say" should be equated with "the lurkers support me in e-mail."


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 6:41 PM
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Quibbles aside, it looks like a great mix.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 6:44 PM
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224: There are some "sympathy for the devil"-motivated tracks on there as well.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 6:50 PM
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Yes, it opens with, "I got a right to be hostile man, my people been persecuted." But I don't think "power of the people say" should be equated with "the lurkers support me in e-mail."

I'm thinking that DS's mix is more about the song titles than about the songs themselves. I can be corrected, shouted down, thrown out of the room, or otherwise pshawed, but hey, I just think the juxtapositions are brilliant.*

How can you beat this:

11. Make Sure I'm Out Screwing Up (Wesley Willis)
14. I'm Sorry, But I'm Beginning to Hate Your Face (Eagle Seagull)

It's ... dialogic!

* Plus I have a crush on DS, so.



Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 7:06 PM
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I'm enjoying Shiny, Happy, fedward, but "The Yeah Yeah Song", like most Flaming Lips, is forever ruined for me by seeing Flaming Lips at the Hollywood Bowl and having Wayne Coyne harangue the audience go along with his plan to have everyone throw glowy necklace tubes at him.

Also, whenever I try to recall the name of that band on my own, I inevitably come up with and get stuck on "Fountains of Wayne Coyne".


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 7:08 PM
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TOS didn't say something about the lurkers supporting him in email, did he? Maybe so.

That was my original reason for writing, but I was waylaid by amusement.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 7:10 PM
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Wesley Willis! That's who tos reminds me of!


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 7:15 PM
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TOS didn't say something about the lurkers supporting him in email, did he? Maybe so.

Not as far as I know. But it's a standard semi-troll move, and I thought it was a funny comparison to make.

Really, I commented mostly because I was surprised to see something off my list of late-80s/early 90s hip-hop show up on someone else's mix.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 7:15 PM
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227.last: You're going to make me blush, now...

Yeah, mostly it's about the song titles, though lyrical content or mood figure into it somewhat. Certainly it's not operating on the level of sophistication that, say, Nick's musicblogging does.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 7:18 PM
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231.1: ToS has attempted many a troll move, but never "the lurkers support me in e-mail." Presumably not even he's gone enough to think anyone will fall for that one.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 7:20 PM
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Certainly it's not operating on the level of sophistication that, say, Nick's musicblogging does.

Truth. Nick's musicblogging always gives me pause. (Nick's also apparently a fellow Dragon.)


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 7:32 PM
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Certainly it's not operating on the level of sophistication that, say, Nick's musicblogging does.

Hey now, none of that.

I have a niche, which is taking long time to write about (or compile) music from a specific range of artists and genres. I don't know half the music that gets talked about on this blog, and I don't want to claim any particular expertise.

BTW, if 231 wasn't clear, 224 was meant in a joking way, not as a serious quibble -- though I am fond of "prophets of rage."


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 7:34 PM
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228 - I moved to DC from Oklahoma, and while I knew of the Lips (and played a few gigs with a guy who did a bunch of their posters in the 80s), I never actually saw them in concert until I moved here.


Posted by: fedward | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 7:51 PM
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This may have been mentioned here already, but as of several weeks ago, the Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize??" is the Official Rock Song of Oklahoma. Not without some controversy as the state House rejected it in part because bassist, Michael Ivins, "wore a T-shirt to the State Capitol with a hammer-and-sickle on it". But the Governor went ahead with the proclamation nonetheless.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-12-09 8:26 PM
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