Wednesday, March 14, 2012

a lighthouse light, lit up,

A springtime mix CD, intended primarily for an upcoming drive to Las Cruces:

[1] Real Estate – “Blue Lebaron”
[2] No Age – “Chem Trails”
[3] Pat Benatar – “We Live For Love”
[4] Big K.R.I.T. – “Dreamin’”
[5] Tennis – “It All Feels The Same”
[6] Yuck – “Georgia”
[7] Boogie Down Productions – “Stop The Violence”
[8] Jay Reatard – “Nightmares”
[9] Girls Names – “Bury Me”
[10] Elton John – “Son Of Your Father”
[11] Eric B. & Rakim – “Chinese Arithmetic”
[12] Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “Share The Red”
[13] Stereolab – “Motoroller Scalatron”
[14] Television – “Days”
[15] Perfume Genius – “Take Me Home”
[16] TLC – “If I Was Your Girlfriend”
[17] Queen – “Misfire”
[18] Avi Buffalo – “What’s In It For?”
[19] The Ropers – “Waiting”
[20] Bettie Serveert – “Heaven”
[21] Janet Jackson – “Together Again”

Hoping to also spend a lot of time listening to the new Shins, and the full albums that contain those choice Bettie Serveert, Reatard and Malkmus cuts, all of which are perfect for the road and the latter of which I'm starting to realize is as lovely and quotable as a lot of the best of Malkmus: the distortion is way too clear, etc.

Finally: TLC's CrazySexyCool is full of surprises, including that strange Prince cover, almost identical to the original except for the vocals...


Aaron said...

I support anyone's right to mixtape tracks they like, but..."Chinese Arithmetic"? That song sucks! It's all about the "Paid In Full" Coldcut remix, which sounds like an Avalanches song.

Geoff said...

I guess it's the "Gary's Got A Boner" of the album but I like it, it's got the heat I was looking for in a midpoint instrumental palate cleanser. But since you're so adamant I'll reconsider, much as it pains me to think of tarnishing the CD with "remix," the most hideous word in all of music.

aaron said...

Strong words, from a strong man!!

You will have to elaborate on your hatred of the word remix at some point. I guess my last comment came off as a bit harsh, but the Gary's got a boner comparison is on-point.

Geoff said...

I probably exaggerated a bit, as usual. I've certainly got no problem with an artful recycling of old material, but when the word "remix" is involved it usually seems to require a total surrender of authorial control by all parties. I've just never heard a very interesting one.