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Other Mixes By SwankQueen

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CD | Theme - Romantic
CD | Theme - Romantic

Alligator Pie

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Colourbox  Hot Doggie   buy on itunes
Holger Czukay  Good Morning  buy on itunes
Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet  Aunts Invasion  buy on itunes
Louis Armstrong  Tiger Rag (live)   buy on itunes
Jonathan Richman  Circle I   buy on itunes
Soul Dog  Soul Truckin'  buy on itunes
Solex  Yadda Yadda Yadda No 1  buy on itunes
The Sugarcubes  Birthday (Justin Robertson 12" mix)   buy on itunes
Lester Lanin & His Orchestra  West Indies Ska  buy on itunes
Treasure Isle All-Stars  Alley Cat Ska  buy on itunes
The Clash  Revolution Rock   buy on itunes
Johnson Mkhalali  Sunshine Boots   buy on itunes
Side B
Rod McKuen  Open the Window & See All the Clowns  buy on itunes
Peter Schickele  The Bee  buy on itunes
Harry Breuer Quintet  Bumblebee Bolero  buy on itunes
Mercury Rev  Chasing a Bee   buy on itunes
Trip Shakespeare  Snow Days   buy on itunes
Throwing Muses  Honey Chain  buy on itunes
The Monkees  Porpoise Song  buy on itunes
Brantford Marsalis (Claude Debussy)  Arabesque #1  buy on itunes
Kronos Quartet/Foday Musa Suso  Sunset  buy on itunes
Nat King Cole  Stardust   buy on itunes


Another one for my favorite wee'un... the companion to Moonbeam On a Cat's Ear (this title nicked from another children's book by the wonderful poet Dennis Lee). Putting it together brought back a lot of memories of my own aunt, listening to stories and music on vinyl at her house (pulled a lot of vinyl for this), and the special treat of her 78 collection at the cottage in Muskoka Bay, a peaceful place that was a step back in time. I want to give all of that to my little guy! Rod McKuen is such a stinker but I think he's funny (and there's a calliope in it). I was tempted to use Bongwater's cover of Porpoise Song, but I don't want my nephew talking about bongwater when he starts enunciating.
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Sean Lally
Date: 1/23/2006
hey - this looks like a ton o' fun.
Date: 1/23/2006
"we got us a good'un!!" ...and that Muses song is one of the best. you are the cool aunt.
joey de vivre
Date: 1/23/2006
I've always been scared of clowns and Rod McKuen, but other than that this looks great! Maybe my musical tastes are infantile, but I would very much like to hear this and the companion volume . . . any chance of arranging a trade?
"Now that you are become an Aunt, you are a person of some consequence & must excite great Interest whatever you do. I have always maintained the importance of Aunts as much as possible. "
-- Jane Austen
Date: 1/23/2006
I can take out the offending Mr. Clownshoes...
Date: 2/11/2006
Can't believe I missed this. It's a little piece of brilliant! Kudos
Date: 2/12/2006
Wow! What a classic! Bon-wawa! Any time you wanna arrange a trade, I'd be more than happy. Thank you for the kind words as well.
Date: 2/18/2006
I really love that Trip Shakespeare song. I've always wanted to put it on a mix, but to me it's a tricky one. Putting it in the right order of a line-up that insists upon a certain mood was never easy for me to do. I also have an affinity for product packaging. I could probably lose hours at the grocery store if I get carried away.
Planet of the Tapes
Date: 3/5/2006
Using Kronos Quartet, I bow to you.
Leif Averageson
Date: 3/10/2006
... if I don't get some, I think I'm going to die. Wanna orchestrate a trade, perhaps.
Rob Conroy
Date: 6/4/2006
Very, very, very sweet and cool. I like this one even better than its companion. So what's the chance of you having a CD burner before July?

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