ofthaltned

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Stuck in dumb amazement like a dog who's told to levitate

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Silver Jews  Sometimes a Pony Gets Depressed
Tanglewood Numbers, 2005  
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Pernice Brothers  Cruelty to Animals
Live a Little, 2006 
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Robyn Hitchcock  The Lizard
Black Snake Deamond R÷le, 1981 
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Olivier Messiaen (Anatol Ugorski)  L'Alouette Calandrelle
Catalogue d'oiseaux. La Fauvette des jardins, 1994 
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The Magnetic Fields  Zebra
69 Love Songs, 2000 
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Thee More Shallows  Monkey vs Shark
Monkey vs Shark EP, 2006 
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Tunng  Woodcat
Comments of the Inner Chorus, 2006 
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Glenn Jones  Little Dog's Day
Against Which the Sea Continually Beats, 2007 
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Mississippi John Hurt  Spider, Spider
Last Sessions, 1966 
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Sam Collins  Devil in the Lion's Den
Jailhouse Blues, 192? 
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Christine Fellows  Instructions on How to Dissect a Ground Owl
Paper Anniversary, 2005 
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The Kinks  Phenomenal Cat
The Village Green Preservation Society, 1968 
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Reinhard Mey  Es gibt Tage, da wnnscht' ich, ich wSr mein Hund
Ikarus, 1975 
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Nina Nastasia  A Dog's Life
Dogs, 2004 
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Sparklehorse  Cow
Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot, 1995 
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Paul LaBrecque & Valerie Webb  Many Horses Ride
Trees, Chants and Hollers, 2006 
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De Kift  Kraaien
Krankenhaus, 1993 
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South San Gabriel  Charred Resentment the Same
The Carlton Chronicles: Not Until the Operation's Through, 2005 
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Vollmar  Dove for Sale
13 or so people who need chances, 2004 
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The Mountain Goats  The Monkey Song
Protein Source of the Future...Now!, 2002 
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Microwave Background  Dogs & Gods
Lawless Nursery/Echo Lake, 2005 
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The Mathletes  Harry the Hornless Unicorn
V.A. - Asaurus Records Summer 2005 Sampler, 2005 
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The Weakerthans  Plea From a Cat Named Virtute
Reconstruction Site, 2003 
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Bauer  I'm Starting a War With Dolphins
On the Move, 1999 
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Comment:

For my friend and soon-to-be almost neighbour (can you refer to someone as your neighbour if they don't even live in the same country? well, alright then.) Maria, who was nice enough to give me shelter twice in the last few months, first while I was applying for graduate school not far from her, then while I was looking for a place to stay before starting graduate school not far from her. All this and she expected nothing in return - well, except that she could use my salary (my copious salary as a graduate student in the social sciences, that is) to finance her plans of a farm/zoo hybrid. Hence the theme of the mix. Title by Mr. Pernice.

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KathrynandRupert
Date: 12/20/2007
Last week I managed to levitate a gerbil by use of foot though if said object only stays in the air for a few seconds is that technically levitation? Some very good stuff here like the Kinks and Magnetic Fields. BTW no gerbils were harmed during this post or before or after it.
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anthony lombardi
Date: 12/20/2007
this is quite wonderful - one of the best takes i've seen on this theme - the mag fields, nina nastasia, john hurt, mountain goats & kinks tracks stand out, but there's tons of great tunes here
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musicgnome
Date: 12/20/2007
This looks so frikkin' good. Marking for upload goodness, later.
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Barrydali
Date: 12/20/2007
Never disappointing Alex. You've included my 9th favourite song of all time but I'm not telling ya which!
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Barrydali
Date: 12/20/2007
ok its 15 :P
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sammyg123
Date: 12/20/2007
I'm stuck in dumb amazement... This looks fantastic, Alex. Expect a post -listen comment tomorrow...
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doowad
Date: 12/20/2007
The Hurt & Kinks are standout tracks for me.
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DJ Karen Adams
Date: 12/20/2007
Number Nine!
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Mixxer
Date: 12/20/2007
A lot of critters here. Christine F gets her subjects from Olivier's catalog. Nice mix.
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ofthaltned
Date: 12/21/2007
Actually, Christine Fellow gets her subjects from poems by Julio Cortßzar (well, the lyrics to this song, anyway, I think she's pretty good about coming up with them herselves otherwise). Ground owls are mysteriously missing from Messiaen's catalogue anyway, although he does mimic the tawny owl. Also missing from the Messian catalogue are the the doves mentioned in the Vollmar track and the crows sungs about by De Kift, who in turn took their literary inspiration from a short story by Wolfgang Borchert). I think that was enough geekiness for one comment? Good to get a life-sign from you again, Ed, hope you're doing well.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 12/21/2007
This looks lovely, as always. Special props for using Nina Nastasia on a mix--she's totally underrepresented around these parts. (Happy holidays, btw.)
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valis
Date: 12/21/2007
Beautiful. Here's to all things copious!
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Salman1
Date: 12/22/2007
Wow, lucky friend. This is a fantastic mix you made.
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boganlux
Date: 12/22/2007
That Kinks song has been showing up on a lot of my mixes lately! It is a great one.
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SwankQueen
Date: 12/23/2007
Neat-o! Happy holidays!
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singmetosleep
Date: 12/24/2007
I really dig this. Happy Holidays!
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divinyl
Date: 2/11/2008
The Pernice Brothers and Weakerthans are favorites of mine and, I suspect, PETA activists as well. Might have been a suitable soundtrack for "Evan Almighty."

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