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Treasure Island Music Festival 2010 Sampler

12 Oct

If You’re Feeling Sinister – Belle and Sebastian

North American Scum – LCD Soundsystem

Chinese Letter – The High Violets

Jazz Master – Kruder and Dorfmeister

World Sick – Broken Social Scene

Red River Hustle – The Mumlers

Start a War – The National

Dictator’s Lament – Papercuts

Twin Peaks – Surfer Blood

If You Can’t Sleep – She and Him


Side One Track One

26 Jun

“We’re messing around at work, the three of us, getting ready to go home and rubbishing each other’s five best side one track ones of all time (mine: ‘Janine Jones’, the Clash, from The Clash; ‘Thunder Road’, Bruce Springsteen, from Born to Run; ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, Nirvana, from Nevermind; ’Let’s Get It On’, Marvin Gaye, from Let’s Get It On; Return of the Grievous Angel’, Graham Parsons, from Grievous Angel. Barry: Couldn’t you make it any more obvious than that? What about the Beatles? What about the Rolling Stones? What about the fucking…fucking…Beethoven? Track one side one of the Fifth Symphony? You shouldn’t be allowed to run a record shop.’”

from Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity

Stop – Jane’s Addiction – Ritual De Lo Habitual

Yeah Yeah Yeah Song – The Flaming Lips – At War With The Mystics

Stereo – Pavement – Brighten The Corners

Sunday – David Bowie – Heathen

REM – Radio Free Europe – Murmur

TV On The Radio – The Wrong Way – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes

Charles Mingus – Better Git Hit In Your Soul – Mingus Ah Um

Talking Heads – Thank You For Sending Me An Angel – More Songs About Buildings And Food

Old 97s – Time Bomb – Too Far To Care

Belle And Sebastian – The Stars of Track and Field – If You’re Feeling Sinister

I Can Bleed For Days and Not Die

15 Feb

First, I’ve got to explain how the title and image relate. It’s not as sick as you think. In 1993 my girlfriend took a look at my music collection and discovered that I had very little music by women. A few days later she gave me a mix-tape titled “I Can Bleed for Days and Not Die: Super Mix of the 1990s.” The tape included music by Sweet Honey in the Rock, Soho, Tracy Chapman, Indigo Girls, Christine Lavin, Micehlle Shocked, Sarah McLachlan, and Kate Bush. It also featured a photo of “Miss Half Pint” photocopied on the cover. So, seventeen years later, my music collection has grown to include many female artists, but no Sweet Honey in the Rock, Soho, Tracy Chapman, Indigo Girls, Christine Lavin, Micehlle Shocked, Sarah McLachlan, or Kate Bush.

Brighest Hour – The Submarines [Play] The Camel’s Back – PSAPP [Play] Jesus Saves, I Spend – St. Vincent [Play] Naked, If I Want To* – Cat Power [Play] Ne’er Do Well – Young People [Play] Ne Me Demande Pas – Clarika [Play] Nice Thick Feathers – Russian Red [Play] Rowdy Blues – Be Good Tanyas [Play] Someday – Alice Russell [Play] Star Witness – Neko Case [Play]

*Actually a cover of a Moby Grape tune