You Say Tomato

Artist Song Buy
Port O'Brien  I Woke Up Today   buy on itunes
Fruit Bats  The Little Acorn   buy on itunes
Super XX Man  Collecting Rocks  buy on itunes
The Minus Five  Over The Sea  buy on itunes
The Men doza Line  Rat's Alley  buy on itunes
Julian Dawson  Luckiest Man in the Western World  buy on itunes
Mull Historical Society  Public Service Announcer  buy on itunes
Sheryl Crow  Subway Ride  buy on itunes
Marvin Gaye  Calypso Blues  buy on itunes
Cowboy Mouth  Jenny Says  buy on itunes
The Mary Onettes  Lost  buy on itunes
Centromatic  If We Had Our Say  buy on itunes
Sparklehorse  Chaos of the Galaxy/Happy Man  buy on itunes
The Jesus & Mary Chain  Hole  buy on itunes
The Clever Square  I Did Not Mean To Fall Asleep While We Were Having Sex  buy on itunes
The Bird and The Bee  Fucking Boyfrie nd  buy on itunes
Declan O'Rourke  Galileo (Someone Like You)  buy on itunes
The Stratford 4  All The Fading Stars  buy on itunes
Josh Ritter  Me and Jiggs  buy on itunes
Scott Kempner  Beyond the Pale  buy on itunes


There was an old Italian man who lived alone in the country. It was spring and he wanted to dig his tomato garden as he had done every year. It was very hard work for the aging man because the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was currently in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament:

Dear Vincent,
I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I'm just getting too old to be digging for a garden. If only you were here my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the garden for me. Love, Your Father
A few days later he received a letter from his son:
Dear Dad,
Not for nothing, but don't dig up that garden. That's where I buried the BODIES.
Love, Vinnie
At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived at the old man's house and dug up the entire area. However, they didn't find any bodies, so they apologized to the old man and left. That same day the old man received another letter from his son.
Dear Dad,
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances.
Love, Vinnie
It's a cultural tale rather than an ethnic joke, which are not so good these days, right? The mix you have here is a cultural tale as well, between two English speakers separated by a large pond - Barrydali and Avocado Rabbit. Naturally, we found our common ground in music and in sharing saw our differences weren't so great. If only politics and world peace were as easy as "You say tom-ay-to and I say to-mah-to."



Date: 11/1/2008
Looks like a lot of thought went in to these choices. Fine mix. Incredible cover art as well. F-ing ace..
Funky Ratchet
Date: 11/1/2008
Wonderful! The Fruit Bats, J&MC, and Minus 5 are some highlights for me. Also haven't heard that Cowboy Mouth song in ages...
Date: 11/1/2008
The Bird and The Bee and Marvin are favorites in the Doowad household.
Date: 11/1/2008
Gentlemen, this is a fine, fine mix! I love that Cowboy Mouth is on here as well! The rest looks quite amazing as well...
Rebel Princess
Date: 11/2/2008
Looks interesting. I hardly know anything on here, which isn't uncommon, so it'll be new discoveries galore!
Date: 11/2/2008
Very nice, guys. I am guessing Barry on odds, Avocado on evens?
Date: 11/2/2008
This is a musical attack by you two "ki11er" tomatoes! Keep tossing us that red and righteous, juicy and jiggy stuff!
anthony lombardi
Date: 11/3/2008
a better pairing i could not think of, two of my favorite mixers in the world right here - i love so much of this
Date: 11/5/2008
Fantastic pairing, and fantastic outcome.
p the swede
Date: 11/10/2008
What they all said

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