ofthaltned

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Member Since: 10/4/2006
Total Mixes: 42
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I've Only Sad Stories to Tell to This Town

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Jimmy Denoon  Root Hog or Die  buy on itunes
Johnny Cash  Cry Cry Cry  buy on itunes
Richmond Fontaine  Post to Wire  buy on itunes
Richard & Linda Thompson  Whithered and Died  buy on itunes
Whip  Wicked Wheels  buy on itunes
Riley Puckett  Ragged But Right  buy on itunes
Lee Hazlewood  Cold Hard Times  buy on itunes
Chris & Carla  Black Rope Tied  buy on itunes
Jackson C. Frank  Blues Run the Game  buy on itunes
Townes Van Zandt  Rex's Blues  buy on itunes
The Handsome Family  Tesla's Hotel Room  buy on itunes
Hotel Alexis  The Devil Knows My Handle  buy on itunes
The Avett Brothers  Paranoia in B-Flat Major  buy on itunes
Blind Willie McTell  Southern Can Is Mine  buy on itunes
Woody Guthrie  Hard Traveling  buy on itunes
William Elliott Whitmore  The Prairie Yields to the Plow  buy on itunes
Lead Belly  In the Pines  buy on itunes
Meg Baird  Dear Companion  buy on itunes
John Prine  She Is My Everything  buy on itunes
Sam Baker  Orphan  buy on itunes
Bert Jansch  Come Sing Me a Happy Song to Prove We Can All Get Along the Lumpy Bumpy Long and Dusty Road  buy on itunes
Elmore James  Dust My Broom  buy on itunes

Comment:

Filed under "country", because it didn't make much sense to file this under the same category as most of my mixed genre mixes, although clearly, some of this would belong under "blues" or "folk" or "whatever". Either way, this must be the quickest mix I've put together ever since I started taking flow and segues seriously. Conceived late last night, finished even later last night. The recepient is my father, who heroically fixed my bicycle earlier this week and who I figured might need a new mix for his cherry schnaps-distilling weekend starting tonight. A little rough around the edges sometimes (patchy audio quality and all that, and not segued in the way most of my mixes are), but I figure that's apt, considering the activities it's meant to accompany. Also, he handed me my fixed bicycle with the warning "don't pedal too hard, the fixation of the rear wheel is kinda improvised", so that's only fair.
I guess I've been conditioned into thinking of the Jimmy Denoon as an opener, as it also kicks off Nathan Salsburg's radio show of the same name. Title taken from the Richard and Linda Thompson track.
Update: Here's a download link, then.

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Rob Conroy
Date: 9/7/2007
Absolute genius at every turn. This is a tremendous summation of this subgenre...
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Funky Ratchet
Date: 9/7/2007
Lots of highlights here for me...most notably #2,4,11,and 14-17.
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Barrydali
Date: 9/7/2007
You just KNOW what I think of this. See Robs wise words below and put a cherry (if there are any left) on top.
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tornadoZ
Date: 9/7/2007
Cash, Hazlewood, Zandt, Guthrie, Belly (?) and Prine are all favorites, but don't know all these songs of theirs. hope there'll be some way to hear this soon, as it looks terrific.
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 9/7/2007
Great Cash, Thomsons, Van Zandt, Avett. Guthrie, Whitmore, Prine and Elmore James tracks. This one hits me right in the side pocket.
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anthony lombardi
Date: 9/7/2007
just gorgeous, alex - i'm working on a mix myself with a bit of a country twang, so i've been listening to alot of this lately - any chance of an upload forthcoming?
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hemizen
Date: 9/7/2007
Johnny Cash, Richard & Linda Thompson, Townes Van Zandt, Blind Willie McTell, Woody Guthrie, William Elliott Whitmore, Lead Belly, Elmore James-lucky dad!
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sammyg123
Date: 9/7/2007
Amazing. The last mix to feature that Bert Jansch track was MotW and got 66 comments, I hope this goes the same way :)
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Mesh
Date: 9/7/2007
brilliant.
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doowad
Date: 9/7/2007
Nice to see someone else with Fair & Square, a quite underrated album. Where is that link, eh?
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doowad
Date: 9/7/2007
Beauty, thank you sir! I'll throw my five stars in the ring here as well...I've been hoping there would be some more country on this site soon, it was getting a little too slick for my taste, bring on the compost & Stag! By the way, I REALLY dig that Blind Willie track, I know I threw it on one of my Garden series way back when.
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Mixxer
Date: 9/8/2007
Since he fixed your bicycle, can he fix AOTM mail?

Looks perfect. Let's have shots of schnapps all around.

R.I.P. Lee Hazlewood.
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ofthaltned
Date: 9/8/2007
Mixxer - considering that I had to guide him through the online registration forms of the ministry of finance for his distillation activities ("now you have to press "submit". the button's on the bottom right"), I'd say the chances are rather slim.
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Bear
Date: 9/9/2007
Cherry schnapps distilling?! Country, folk, whatever, great mix. Love the Meg Baird!
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SwankQueen
Date: 9/9/2007
Looks fantastic!
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mahdishain
Date: 9/9/2007
off to bicycle repair school in hopes of recieving a mix of this quality for my services. wow!
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indiesoc
Date: 9/10/2007
I love "Rex's Blues," especially the Jay Farrar/Kelly Willis version.
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musicgnome
Date: 9/13/2007
Just catchin' up (been away)...and, this frikkin sweet!
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Salman1
Date: 9/13/2007
I must say that this was a real good mix. Nicely executed.
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The Misfit
Date: 9/27/2007
I've listened to this mix several times recently, and it's amazing. Favorite tracks are 1, 6, 9, 14, and 20.
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tornadoZ
Date: 10/9/2007
well, didn't get to this *soon* but pulled it from my AotM archives this morning and it fit the day to a T. in addition to the favorites I knew, loved the Blind Willie McTell and Sam Baker picks. real nice, Alex.

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