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Member Since: 2/18/2008
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Arctic Monkeys  Fluorescent Adolescent   buy on itunes
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band  Rosalita  buy on itunes
Bob Dylan  Like A Rolling Stone  buy on itunes
Rosie Thomas & *******  Say Hello  buy on itunes
Mutya Buena with Amy Winehouse  B-Boy Baby  buy on itunes
The Specials  Do the Dog  buy on itunes
Drunken Maria  Standing in the Way of Control  buy on itunes
Zena James  Fine and Mellow  buy on itunes
Johnny Flynn & the Sussex Wit  Eyeless in Holloway  buy on itunes
Mae  Awakening  buy on itunes
Seal  Walk on By  buy on itunes
Warren Zevon  Carmelita  buy on itunes
Moros Eros  I Saw the Devil Last Night  buy on itunes
Kings of Leon  On Call  buy on itunes
G. Love & Special Sauce  Stepping Stones  buy on itunes
Terry Reid  Brave Awakening  buy on itunes
Annie Lennox  Don't Let It Bring You Down  buy on itunes
Curtis Mayfield  Keep On Pushing  buy on itunes
RJD2  Just When  buy on itunes


Last year I had a new house built. The only part still undone is the landscaping, which will include a vegetable garden. In attempting to come up with some ideas that were avant but not too costly for the yard, I happened to hear the Arctic Monkeys song. "Was it a Mecca dobber or a betting pencil?" is one line from this ska groover. So the song was saying to me, mix it up to your heart's content. It doesn't really matter as long as you like the outcome.

To paraphrase the french philospher Michael de Montaigne, I want death to find me planting my vegetables, but caring little for them, and even less for my imperfect garden. Seems to me an apt statement about cultivating a mix, at least this one.

So many plants, so many songs, so little time.

quiz alert - Two copies of this mix tracked in full audio (.wav) format with artwork are being made available (a) to the first AOTMer who can tell me the name of the guy singing with the lovely Rosie Thomas on track 4, and (b) anyone wishing to trade a mix.
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Date: 2/18/2008
Sufjan Stevens.
Sorry to blow it so soon after you posted.
Thanks for the download.
Date: 2/18/2008
This is fantastic. I can't wait to get the CD! My new favorite mix.
Date: 2/18/2008
Lots to like here. Especially Specials, Terry Reid, Curtis Mayfield, Kings of Leon and a great Springsteen pick. Really all of it.
Date: 2/18/2008
love rosalita and carmelita. hey, a few more litas and i have a mix. thanks!
Date: 2/18/2008
oh, and welcome to the site.
Mark Petruccelli
Date: 2/19/2008
Digging the opening 3, the Specials, Zevon. G. Love, Annie Lennox and Curtis Mayfield picks. Welcome aboard.
Date: 2/19/2008
this is a great mix, there a couple songs I dont' know, so I'll have to check those out.
Rob Conroy
Date: 2/21/2008
This looks great. Sorry I mised it before. That Zevon track is one of my favorite songs of all-time, and you can't go wrong with your Arctic Monkeys, Dylan, Curtis, Specials or Terry Reid (! always nice to see him here) picks.
Date: 2/25/2008
Yeah, I'm late on this too. Its great, by the way.
Date: 3/24/2008
Wow, your title got me confused with the infamous mixer of the same name.

Your mix is breathtaking, I agree with everything everyone else says. That Annie Lennox is my second-favorite version of that song (acoustic version on 4-way street).
Date: 2/7/2009
I love the title of this mix, very appropriate!

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