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Were They Tryin' To Tell Me Something? (...or how to spend a lonely saturday night)

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Billy Bragg & Wilco  Walt Whitman's Niece (from MERMAID AVENUE VOL. I)  buy on itunes
Black Keys  When The Lights Go Out (from RUBBER FACTORY)  buy on itunes
The Rapture  Olio (from ECHOES)  buy on itunes
Tarkio  Keeping Me Awake (from I GUESS I WAS HOPING FOR SOMETHING MORE)  buy on itunes
Ben Folds Five  Missing The War (from THREE SAD SEMESTERS mix by Jab)  buy on itunes
Bright Eyes  Big Picture (from LIFTED OR THE STORY IS IN THE SOIL, KEEP YOUR EAR TO THE GROUND)  buy on itunes
Neko Case  Things That Scare Me (from BLACKLISTED)  buy on itunes
Neutral Milk Hotel  The King Of Carrot Flowers, Part I (from IN THE AEROPLANE OVER THE SEA)  buy on itunes
Oasis  Hello (from WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY?)  buy on itunes
Gomez  Get Miles (from BRING IT ON)  buy on itunes
Johnny Cash  I Won't Back Down (from AMERICAN III: SOLITARY MAN)  buy on itunes
Side B
Whiskeytown  Blank Generation (from PUNK ROCK WAS TOO HARD TO SING: A WHISKEYTOWN COLLECTION mix by Adam Bristor)  buy on itunes
Old 97's  Rollerskate Skinny (from SATELLITE RIDES)  buy on itunes
Snow Patrol  Wow (from FINAL STRAW)  buy on itunes
Golden Smog  Ill Fated (from DOWN BY THE OLD MAINSTREAM)  buy on itunes
The Mountain Goats  Broom People (from THE SUNSET TREE)  buy on itunes
Blow Up Hollywood  Fake (from FAKE)  buy on itunes
Cursive  The Martyr (from DOMESTICA)  buy on itunes
Modest Mouse  Heart Cooks Brain (from LONESOME CROWDED WEST)  buy on itunes
Tahiti80  I.S.A.A.C. (from PUZZLE)  buy on itunes
Rilo Kiley  Science vs. Romance (from TAKE-OFFS & LANDINGS)  buy on itunes
Badly Drawn Boy  Have You Fed The Fish? (from HAVE YOU FED THE FISH?)  buy on itunes
Son Volt  Back Into Your World (from STRAIGHTAWAYS)  buy on itunes


So, I was looking through my stack's my CD's in their spindles the other day, and thought it would be fun to pick an album from each stack and play the first track off of it on Side A, and the second track off the same few stacks of CD's. There were about five stacks that I chose from. Two of these tracks came from mixes from fellow AOTM'ers, but I made sure not to include three Wilco tracks. (BEING THERE DISC 1 & 2 and YANKEE HOTEL FOXTROT were in one pile)Still, I found it fascinating how I ended up with two Jeff Tweedy-related songs ("Ill Fated" and "Walt Whitman's Niece", neither of which he wrote the lyrics for himself)as well as a Son Volt track. Anyway, the title comes from "Things That Scare Me". Enjoy!


Joe Gillis1
Date: 3/4/2006
Mix TAPE? Now that's old-school, Abs. Looks like this experiment turned out pretty swell.
Date: 3/5/2006
This random style of making a mix worked better than a lot of my intentional ones.

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