You forgot to tell your eyes.

Artist Song Buy
Syreeta  I Love Every Little Thing About You  buy on itunes
Beck  Nausea  buy on itunes
Fucked Up  Police  buy on itunes
Joy Division  Isolation  buy on itunes
Sparks  This is the Renaissance  buy on itunes
John Baldry  Black Girl  buy on itunes
The Last Poets  True Blues  buy on itunes
Earth  Omens and Portents I: The Driver  buy on itunes
Paul Westerberg  You're Getting Married [1982 solo demo]  buy on itunes
Randy Newman  My Daddy Knew Dixie Howell  buy on itunes
New York Dolls  Pills  buy on itunes
Tav Falco's Panther Burns  Jungle Rock  buy on itunes
Sun City Girls  100 Pounds of Black Olives  buy on itunes
Monster Magnet  Ozium  buy on itunes
Elizabeth Cotten  Shake Sugaree  buy on itunes
John Lee Hooker  Stella Mae  buy on itunes
Mission of Burma  The Ballad of Johnny Burma  buy on itunes
AntalyaAndroid  Tanpura1 [edit]  buy on itunes
The Velvet Underground  Sad Song  buy on itunes

Comment:

For the hell of it. This is more like it. Title by Mr. Westerberg on the absolutely to-die-for solo demo included here. Hearing this amazing song (which I'd heard about for years prior to its recent release as part of the Replacements' Stink reissue) was almost enough to make me forget the last twenty years of his career (which admittedly has produced a few great tunes, but to me, not much more than that).

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Media Vixen: Radio Sally
Date: 6/16/2008
Aaaahhhh, one of my favorite kinds of mixes by one of my fave mixers. Looks like perfect random summer listening!
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doowad
Date: 6/16/2008
Love Randy Newman into New York Dolls, of course. Looking forward to that Westerberg...
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KathrynandRupert
Date: 6/16/2008
Random in tandem with style. A winning formula.
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gabechouinard
Date: 6/16/2008
I agree with you re: Paul Westerberg, which is funny because I think he's also quite great... if that makes sense. And the rest looks spot-on cool as can be.
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p the swede
Date: 6/16/2008
thank you for the Paul Westerberg tip
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Pop Kulcher
Date: 6/16/2008
I like what I know (which, as is the case with a lot of your FTHOI mixes, is a shamefully small percentage). "Isolation" remains one of my favorite JD tracks, and "Pills" is always a great pick-me-up. I'm with you on Paul. While I actually like the "mature songwriter" of the final two Replacements albums quite a bit, I've been surprised that he hasn't been able to replicate that success on his own.
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anthony lombardi
Date: 6/16/2008
man, i've sorely missed your FTHOI mixes, rob, i fucking LOVE this - beck, joy vision, randy newman, new york dolls, VU...so so great, i'd love a copy of this.
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avocado rabbit
Date: 6/16/2008
Hell, yeah. Mucho good stuff.
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bufo alvarius
Date: 6/16/2008
Count me in as a long-time fan of yr FTHOI mixes, Rob. This looks has it has all the hallmarks of a classic, for me. I love the Earth->Westerberg transition (I'm with you 100% on that observation, btw) and the Sun City Girls->Monster Magnet->Elizabeth Cotten stretch looks head-splittingly great. Can't wait to give this a listen.
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Salman1
Date: 6/16/2008
Man, 16 to 19 looks damn good. Loving this mix, Rob.
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sport !
Date: 6/16/2008
Another Hell-Of-A-FTHOI mix (AHOAFTHOI?) !! I can't wait to play this one.
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vandaleyes
Date: 6/16/2008
Awesome.
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 6/17/2008
Just ordered the Sparks disc, looking forward to that... also love the 10-11 pairing and am intrigued by your description of the Westerberg track. 11, 16 and 19 are also favs. Another triumph.
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sammyg123
Date: 6/17/2008
Great opener here Rob. Isolation happens to be one of my favourite JD tracks also. Love 11, 16 & 19. Look forward to listening to this, no9 especially..
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Slack-a-gogo
Date: 6/18/2008
Cool - especially the Sparks, MoB, Tav Falco picks.
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Funky Ratchet
Date: 6/18/2008
Very nice...love the NY Dolls, MoB, VU, and John Lee Hooker especially.
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Lemon_Currie
Date: 6/18/2008
Great set here, Rob! Always a pleasure. The solo Westerberg demo - did that contain 'Here Comes the Regulars?' (I guess the actual probably sounds a lot like a solo but it's still a favorite of mine.) Pitting 'Isolation' against Russ 'n Ron Mael, whodd'athunkit? Extra cool, as always.
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Mr. Mirage
Date: 6/18/2008
Just for the hell of it, I am downloading.Just for the hell of it: *****Just for the hell of it... damn, dude... another amazing mix!
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tornadoZ
Date: 6/19/2008
I'm glad you didn't forget to tell my ears. for the holy shit of it [FTHSOI] is more like it. great opener, really dug the Fucked Up to John Baldry bit - especially that Baldry pick. Paul Westerberg and Elizabeth Cotten were other hi-lites here. nice one, Rob.
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Saaf
Date: 6/19/2008
Cool. Looks a little down.
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G-Sphere
Date: 6/26/2008
Yeah, always loving those for the hell of it mixes. Lots of good stuff here.
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DJ Karen Adams
Date: 7/6/2008
Very well-balanced!

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