doowad

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Member Since: 5/24/2005
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Climbing the Ladder

Artist Song Buy
Tom Waits  Fumblin' With The Blues  buy on itunes
Townes Van Zandt  Highway Kind  buy on itunes
Ray Charles  Sinner's Prayer  buy on itunes
Bob Dylan  Temporary Like Achilles  buy on itunes
Steve Earle  Tecumseh Valley  buy on itunes
Warren Zevon  Hasten Down The Wind  buy on itunes
Elton John  This Train Don't Stop There Anymore  buy on itunes
Annie Lennox  Don't Let It Bring You Down  buy on itunes
Mecano  Esto No Es Una Canci=n  buy on itunes
Neil Young  Borrowed Tune  buy on itunes
Daniel Lanois  O Marie  buy on itunes
Roy Orbison  Running Scared  buy on itunes
Buddy Holly  An Empty Cup (And a Broken Date)  buy on itunes
John Prine  I Hate It When That Happens To Me  buy on itunes
Johnny Cash  Before My Time  buy on itunes
Kris Kristofferson  Final Attraction  buy on itunes
Jerry Lee Lewis  Once More With Feeling  buy on itunes
Dr. Ralph Stanley & Jim Lauderdale with the Clinch Mountain Boys  I Should Have Listened to Good Advice  buy on itunes
Alison Krauss & Union Station  Take Me For Longing  buy on itunes
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band With Jimmy Martin  You Don't Know My Mind  buy on itunes
Gillian Welch  Winter's Come and Gone  buy on itunes
John Hartford  Good Old Boys  buy on itunes
Waylon Jennings  The Wurlitzer Prize  buy on itunes
Ramblin' Jack Elliot  I Ain't Got No Home  buy on itunes

Comment:

I wanted to do this as a thank you for Tom (one of my AOTM padrinos) for his Monday mix. The first two were automatic and they tended to set the tone from there, which is why it might not have turned out as gutbuckety as Tom or I would have liked. Actually, now that I listen to it, I hope the Elton John didn't set the tone (not that there's anything wrong with it).In any case, as often times we are the only two commenting on new mixers' work, I have realized some different things about Tom's taste, which I hope to have reflected here. Since he is learning Spanish (or I am force-feeding it to him and others), I had to include that Mecano, the sweetest song about being a junkie you'll ever hear, as the bridge from the pop tunes into a Neil tune. I also tried to think back to the Back to Basics series I did last year, which were focused on my uncle Daryl and I know went over pretty well with Mr. Mahdishain. And I realized today that I left off Ian/Mott so I found this nice video of a new Ian tune. Anyway, thanks, Tom, this one's for you!


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hemizen
Date: 4/15/2008
I think you nailed it! All right every body, group hug. I feel the love.
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The Misfit
Date: 4/15/2008
Beautiful!
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gabechouinard
Date: 4/15/2008
A lot of the old faithfuls here. What are you going to do when you've used up all their songs, D? :D Still, this looks fantastic. Also - get Annie Lennox's new album. It's GRAND!
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Funky Ratchet
Date: 4/15/2008
Awesome, Derek. Great Waylon and Buddy Holly tunes, and the rest ain't bad either, to say the least.
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ghandi
Date: 4/15/2008
Mixes like this, and Gabe's as well, are always a treat 'cos I discover gems I'd never normally get to hear.
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Siobhan
Date: 4/15/2008
Very nice, full of really solid stuff and I love basically all of it. Nice Daniel Lanois inclusion - I also appreciate a nice bit of Annie Lennox too.
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mahdishain
Date: 4/15/2008
The first two are always in the top of list of favorites of Townes and Tom. Fumblin' is my fall back song to sing when I want to get something out of my head. The rest is solid beyond belief. Plus a bonus video.thanks!
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p the swede
Date: 4/15/2008
beautiful is the word
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Mixxer
Date: 4/15/2008
Nice stuff. And you, se±or, are muy prolffico.
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strange loop
Date: 4/16/2008
I'm particularly fond of the first 3 tracks. Also, tracks 13, 14 and 15 come together perfectly!I have to say though, it's hard for me to think of Kris Kristofferson without thinking about vampires. : )Well Done!
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njr
Date: 4/16/2008
You're a good pal AND a good mixer, doowad! The photos are a hoot.
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Mesh
Date: 4/16/2008
This is a really, really nice looking mix. Much, much that I really like (or would like to hear), but "O Marie" is one of my all-time favorites....
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Salman1
Date: 4/17/2008
You've been on fire since your return. This on my queue right now, but I can't wait to listen to it.
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sammyg123
Date: 4/17/2008
Hey, I don't remember posing for that picture. Ho ho. Another feast of wonderful music. 10-15 hits the spot for me..
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Rob Conroy
Date: 4/18/2008
"Temporary Like Achilles" is one of my ten or so favorite Dylan tracks (and one of his most unheralded masterpieces, IMHO), and I really, really love the Neil Young and Zevon tunes. The rest is cool, too. One of my favorites of yours.
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senatorhung
Date: 4/18/2008
thanks for the comment. this looks like a mix that i'd like too ;)
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avocado rabbit
Date: 4/19/2008
This sort of mix is right up my alley. Very nice effort and dedication to a fine mixer from Knoxville.
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Nomates
Date: 4/20/2008
The list of artists is beyond reproach. Then you notice the actual selections, and reproach is cast to oblivion.If this is your dissertation, you can forget about the course work. Honours must follow. It's good to see Gillian Welch and Alison Krauss amongst such august company. Oh, and Running Scared, yes indeedy do!
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anthony lombardi
Date: 6/17/2008
how the hell did i miss this? no, seriously, what the christ? this is flipping fantastic, one of my very favorites of yours, derek

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