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Zurnck in meine Villa Kunterbunt

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John Cale  Child's Christmas in Wales  buy on itunes
Yuju Takahashi (Erik Satie)  Trois GymnopTdies - I: Lent et douloureux  buy on itunes
The Diskettes  Gymnasium  buy on itunes
Guided By Voices  As We Go Up, We Go Down  buy on itunes
The Mathletes  Pinocchiobot  buy on itunes
Modified Toy Orchestra  A Grand Occasion  buy on itunes
Disco Inferno  It's a Kid's World  buy on itunes
Boredoms  Chocolate Synthesizer  buy on itunes
Antipop Consortium  Ping Pong  buy on itunes
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy  Puff the Magic Dragon  buy on itunes
Felix Kubin  Ich trSume nur in Super-8  buy on itunes
James Kochalka Superstar  I Orbit You  buy on itunes
Preston School Of Industry  Get Your Crayons Out!  buy on itunes
Kinderzimmer Productions  I Didn't Know What Time It Was  buy on itunes
Boudewijn de Groot  Lied voor een kind dat bang is in het donker  buy on itunes
Kaffe Matthews  Corner  buy on itunes
Dat Politics  Richoux  buy on itunes
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names  Trumpets and Violins  buy on itunes
Kapow! Music  Water Taxi 2007  buy on itunes
Daniel Johnston  Casper the Friendly Ghost  buy on itunes
The Mountain Goats  I Know You've Come to Take My Toys Away  buy on itunes

Comment:

Proof that I am 7 years old, approximately. I finally got my Christmas present yesterday (two marble run construction sets), and here's the soundtrack for playing with it. A toys/kids theme runs through a lot of these songs, sometimes lyrically, sometimes musically, e.g. melodies nicked from videogames, toys employed as musical instruments, Game Boy music, that sort of thing. The Erik Satie track is mostly featured here because I couldn't resist the temptation of putting this back-to-back with the Diskettes song (which is basically the tweeest indie pop song in the history of the universe, set to the melody of Satie's piece), although it is of course awesome in its own right. As for John Cale, one of my favourite evenings ever was the one I spent at my friend's place in Berlin, playing with her marble run while listening to the used vinyl copy of Paris 1919 I had just bought for the very first time. As for the rest, the main intention was to have this mix take as many twists and turns as a good marble track. I think it kind of worked, although I got a little distracted during the test listens by building the track you see below (I promise my next project isn't going to block up the speakers!), so it's hard to say.

Title ("Back to my Villa Kunterbunt") paraphrased from the Kinderzimmer Productions song, Villa Kunterbunt being the German name for Pippi Longstocking's house.
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Jean-Yves1
Date: 2/28/2007
Wow, that (everything) looks absolutely terrific. Can I come visit?
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ofthaltned
Date: 2/28/2007
Sure! How about, say, Monday? ;)
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musicgnome
Date: 2/28/2007
This looks awesome. And, I am a tad envious over the gift.
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gobi
Date: 2/28/2007
fun ! fun ! fun !
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Barrydali
Date: 2/28/2007
Oh grow up Alex! Hahaha I'm just PLAYING with ya. Ahemmm who's the kid now Barry? Anyway this looks as clever as anything you've done and that's saying something. Highlights for me are 1,5,6,10,13,18,20 & 21. Great gift, great music, great fun.
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 2/28/2007
Hecka-cool! 1,4,11,20 and 21 wind me up.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 2/28/2007
I, as always, am looking forward to hearing this. I love a ton of these, particularly 1, 4, 8-10, and 20-21.
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anthony lombardi
Date: 2/28/2007
this looks fantastic, lots to love here -- you don't know how to make a bad mix, do you?
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Mixxer
Date: 2/28/2007
This is too cool! The Diskettes turned "GymnopTdies" into "Gymnasium"? And you know that 7 year olds who listen repeatedly to Puff the Magic Dragon can't possibly miss the drug reference, in fact they are probably already puffing.
I know very little Dutch, but I do know that "Lied voor een kind dat bang is in het donker" does not mean "click here for link," so evidently something is, ahem, missing.
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ofthaltned
Date: 3/1/2007
Ed: I am a responsible 7-year old who would never, ever construct a marble track while stoned. Just think of all the accidents that could happen! No, no, I'd never do such a thing. Never.
And yeah, you're right about that (it means "Song for a child which is scared in the dark"). I'll try to work on the download thing, but can't promise it's going to happen in the next few days.
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Jay B
Date: 3/1/2007
nice nice
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hemizen
Date: 3/2/2007
Cheers for the child inside us all....
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windmillhdc
Date: 3/2/2007
Very fun and interesting. I feel like a very hip preschooler looking at this mix.
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sammyg123
Date: 3/3/2007
This looks incredible, Alex. I'd love to hear this. I share Barry's enthusiasm for the tracks he mentioned ( those I know, anyway! )...
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Siobhan
Date: 3/3/2007
This is massively cool. I love everything about it and WANT a marble run now. Absolutely fantastic opener and love the GBV, Bonnie Prince Billy and Preston School of Industry.
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Muzag
Date: 3/3/2007
Great stuff, just the thing to stop me losing my marbles ;)
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p the swede
Date: 3/4/2007
What they all said
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French Connection
Date: 3/4/2007
Right up my alley (in the N.E of England from whence I hail, marbles are called alleys! But don't ask me why?)
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tornadoZ
Date: 3/6/2007
real nice mix ya got here. tops for me is that Suburban Kids With Biblical Names track, but other stand-outs include Dat Politics, Felix Kubin, Disco Inferno, and BP Billy's Puff the Magic Dragon. thanks for sharing this stuff.
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Mixxer
Date: 8/29/2007
I am only slightly behind in my listening and finally caught up with this one. It is a ton of fun! Toys, games and kids, very innovatively done.

As expected it was really cool to hear the two "Gyms" in a row, and other highlights were Preston School, Mathletes, and Suburban Kids. Keep rolling those marbles, Alex.

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