Oct 10, 2008

And Then There Were Few...

Here is the mix...hopefully.

Just some tracks. The few of us that want to keep up here should just feel free to post willy-nilly, I think. I like that idea. I haven't been on the "hip new music" tip lately...everyday I realize how much great music I have passed up. This mix is mainly songs in that realm, no binding theme again other than I appreciate each of these songs lyrically/thematically, instrumentally, A&B, or otherwise.

Poster's Memo/Things I Think Are Worth Watching Out For:

Pink Steam, about 4:04 in the song...the guitars start playing, for a few seconds, a really moving (to me) little 3 or 4 note sequence that quickly leaves. I listen to the whole song for this.

Untrust Us--nice little smash up of a great song by "Death From Above 1979" (la cocaina no es buena para su salud)

Pitch--the vocals/lyrics are amazing, and they go full scale at about 2:10. I have listened to this track probably 120 times and it razes me every time

Mercy Seat--some amazing lyrics here

My Shit's Fucked Up--i can't say enough about Warren Zevon or this song. Really. I think I dig this song so much because of a live version I heard (free for your taking at archive.org) where the audience seems to be beer swilling frat guys absolutely out of touch with their own mortality, and Zevon is their in front of them singing about the fact that he knows his time is short. It is really haunting. I suggest tracking it down. Caveat Auditor--explicit lyrics warning, but entirely tasteful in my opinion...I mean, the man wrote this while diagnosed with mesothelioma...

Sawtooth Tiger--I like Alex Mauer, or anyone else who releases an entire album on an NES cartridge.

Fixed in the Sky--I know I keep coming back with the Grifters, but I really just can't stop. This song is an instrumental and it just aches. Really beautiful sounds here.

To many notes. All these songs have their virtues. Now someone else post a mix so that I have something to spin on my long walks to school.

Until the next instant...

j. wyatt