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Name Dropping for People With Long Attention Spans

Artist Song Buy
Uncle Tupelo  D. Boon  buy on itunes
Minutemen  Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs  buy on itunes
Bob Dylan  Song to Woody  buy on itunes
John Wesley Harding  Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, Steve Goodman, David Blue and Me  buy on itunes
Phil Ochs  Love Me, I'm a Liberal  buy on itunes
The Prayers & Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers  Jeff Buckley Moves to Memphis (2001 Demo)  buy on itunes
Wilco  Bob Dylan's 49th Beard  buy on itunes
Hefner  Goethe's Letter to Vic Chesnutt  buy on itunes
fIREHOSE  For the Singer of R.E.M.  buy on itunes
The Mountain Goats  Anti Music Song  buy on itunes
Blumfeld  Viel zu frnh und immer wieder; Liebeslieder  buy on itunes
Sleater Kinney  I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone  buy on itunes
Sons and Daughers  Johnny Cash  buy on itunes
Billy Bragg  Levi Stubbs' Tears  buy on itunes
Pavement  Range Life  buy on itunes
The French  The Wu-Tang Clan  buy on itunes
The Auteurs  The Rubettes  buy on itunes
The Posies  Grant Hart  buy on itunes
Josh Ritter  Me & Jiggs  buy on itunes
Neil Young  From Hank to Hendrix  buy on itunes
Vic Chesnutt  Lucinda Williams  buy on itunes
Okkervil River  Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas  buy on itunes
Lambchop  The Old Matchbook Trick  buy on itunes

Comment:

This is what happens when I try to be concise for once: This mix is a spin-off project from this set of mixes, featuring a few tracks that I considered for inclusion on those but that did not quite make the cut, as well as a few other stand-alone tracks that namecheck other bands or musicians that are just too damn great to be disregarded entirely, but that didn't fit into the more narrow framework of these mixes. The opening sequence, of course, is one of the alternative versions of doing the whole ,Minutemen into Bob Dylan"-thing which I considered while compiling volume 1 of the set.
Conclusion of this entire project: Mike Watt rules this game.
The cover artwork is a cross-reference network for the artists included on the entire set of discs, made off the top of my head, thus making no claims to completeness - as a matter of fact, I deliberately tried to keep the number of nodes as low as possible but, um, maybe I'll spare you the technical details on that.
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Barrydali
Date: 11/23/2006
I try not to swear on the interweb but this is f**king wonderful Alex.
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deja_vu_all_over_again
Date: 11/23/2006
This looks excellent, I must... oooh - shiny thing! What's that?
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deja_vu_all_over_again
Date: 11/23/2006
Dammit, I put that comment on the wrong mix, didn't I - point proven... Um... Great mix!
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Rob Conroy
Date: 11/23/2006
Amazingly great, and I'm with you on the all-around incredibleness of Watt (the Minutemen are one of my 15 favorite bands of all-time).
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French Connection
Date: 11/23/2006
Got an Ochs tune on me latest & very nearly had a Ritter & Uncle Tupelo tune too. This looks most excellent Alex.
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fritz1
Date: 11/23/2006
yeah! i like it!
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Dom1
Date: 11/23/2006
Excellent.
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Jean-Yves1
Date: 11/24/2006
Wow. My only complaint ever with this mix: it's "MatchboOK trick". Other than that, wow.
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ofthaltned
Date: 11/24/2006
Ooops, fixed now - but well, at least that proves my point about my short attention span. Thanks JY!
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jab
Date: 11/24/2006
wow.
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musicgnome
Date: 11/25/2006
Hah! You said nodes.This looks fantastic.
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Moe
Date: 11/26/2006
Great theme and execution -- which really captured my attention. Clever cover too!
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Leif Averageson
Date: 11/26/2006
This looks tres neat!
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Mixxer
Date: 11/27/2006
That map is a kick-ass idea. Actually, I would like to know the technical details!

No man is an island, except Jeff Buckley, apparently.

Great work.
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SwankExpress
Date: 12/6/2006
Whoa, this is so great!
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Mixxer
Date: 12/18/2006

Hey this is excellent! For some reason I expected (naively and thoughtlessly) that the singers would be kind to those whose names they dropped, so I wasn't quite prepared to hear about all the bad marriages, meager obits, crappy harmonica playing, washed-out careers, etc. I loved it! Especially cool when they go into character, as in the REM or Lucinda case.

Outstanding tracks IMHO: Uncle Tupelo, Mountain Goats, French.
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Nomates
Date: 12/19/2006
I am mortified to have missed this series. Where the hell was I? A wondrous thing is this. Superb nodal map and excellent explanation. It's that whole 'tangled web' thing made coherent. By 'eck, you are the clever one. Raised glasses all round.

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