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"Come Wander with Me" (August Adventures)

Artist Song Buy
Bonnie Beecher  Come Wander with Me  buy on itunes
Frank Black  Calistan  buy on itunes
10,000 Maniacs  Hey Jack Kerouac  buy on itunes
David Byrne & Brian Eno  Strange Overtones  buy on itunes
U2  Lemon  buy on itunes
David Bowie  Sunday (Live On Air Radio 2)  buy on itunes
Beck  Chemtrails  buy on itunes
The Magnetic Fields  Born on a Train  buy on itunes
Psychedelic Furs  The Ghost in You  buy on itunes
She & Him  This is Not a Test  buy on itunes
R.E.M.  Fall on Me  buy on itunes
Donovan  Jersey Thursday  buy on itunes
Laurie Anderson  Walking & Falling  buy on itunes
Gary Numan  The Aircrash Bureau  buy on itunes
Talk Talk  Happiness is Easy  buy on itunes
Tones on Tail  Lions  buy on itunes
The Church  Reptile  buy on itunes
Simon & Garfunkel  The Only Living Boy in New York  buy on itunes
The Breeders  Off You  buy on itunes

Comment:

I've been working on this for about two weeks now. A good deal of songs had to be cut, including multiple songs by the same artists. (Like most, I'm opposed to including two songs by the same artist on a mix.) My usual method of making "mixed genre" CDs these days is to sit down every once in a while and think of a bunch of songs that have been on my mind or have colored my world in some way in the past few months. Most of the songs here fit into that category, although a few are favorites that I plugged in. ("Happiness is Easy" is becoming one of those songs that threatens to make an appearance on every mix I make.) Most have a "haunt factor" that seems to adequately sum up my mood lately. Other songs, such as "Calistan," represent travel, particularly to Los Angeles, where I've been frequenting more and more often. (I hope to live there soon.)

Some notes on a few of the songs:

I only recently discovered the wonderful "Come Wander with Me" via its appearance in an old "Twilight Zone" episode. A very haunting song/performance. It also happens to remind me a bit of a lovely and inspiring girl I've known for a long time who seems to be becoming a much more prominent figure in my life these days...in various ways. (Additionally, this song is not unlike her own music.)

"Strange Overtones" is the great first single from the forthcoming Byrne/Eno album that I'm very much looking forward to.

This live version of "Sunday" has some of the most incredible guitar work I've ever heard. The studio version is great, but the live versions take the song to a whole other atmospheric level.

I was absolutely amazed to hear "Born on a Train" blasting at Universal Citywalk in November, as I was exiting an event. It was the first time I'd ever heard a Magnetic Fields song in public (aside from when I saw them live a few years back)...and a rather obscure one to boot! Hearing it boom and clunk away as I passed by the shops and restaurants of Citywalk was one of those great (and unexpected) musical moments for me.

I don't know how "The Only Living Boy in New York" ever slipped by me, but someone I know recently cited it as one of his favorite S&G tunes, so I dug it out. What a gem.

I first heard "Off You" in a Breeders documentary on YouTube and it's haunted me ever since.

Feedback:

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doowad
Date: 8/16/2008
Good to see you round here again. Nicely put together here. I am not such a stickler to "mixing conventions" but it looks like you boiled it down just right.
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MarkSmith
Date: 8/16/2008
great 14-17 stretch! good job
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anthony lombardi
Date: 8/16/2008
"the only living boy in new york" is, quite predictably, my favorite S&G tune as well (a band i was always rather ambivalent about, but have been warming up to quite a bit recently). this looks quite lovely, esp. the beck, mag fields, she & him, & REM tracks.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 8/17/2008
Lovely, particularly that Donovan track (one of my favorites of his), Mag Fields, Talk Talk, and Simon & Garfunkel (my favorite song of the few song that I love that Paul Simon has ever written).
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p the swede
Date: 8/17/2008
looks fine
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doowad
Date: 8/25/2008
Just the kind of mixed up genre comp I really really dig.

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