senatorhung

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Member Since: 4/13/2004
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Around the World in 23 Songs

Artist Song Buy
Dwight Yoakam  A Long Way Home (acoustic)   buy on itunes
national dust  whyte avenue pinwheel  buy on itunes
Stompin' Tom Connors  Sudbury Saturday Night  buy on itunes
Danny Michel  Elgin Avenue  buy on itunes
Old 97's  Broadway  buy on itunes
The Magnetic Fields  Washington, D.C.  buy on itunes
Bowling for Soup  Ohio (Come Back to Texas)  buy on itunes
Garth Brooks  Callin' Baton Rouge  buy on itunes
R.E.M.  Texarkana  buy on itunes
Stray Cats  18 Miles to Memphis  buy on itunes
The Drams  Des Moines  buy on itunes
Oh Susanna  Missoula  buy on itunes
Mark Isham  Leaving Las Vegas  buy on itunes
Neko Case  In California (live austin)  buy on itunes
Everclear  Santa Monica  buy on itunes
Del Castillo  Spanish Castle Tango  buy on itunes
Captain Tractor  Pitcairn Island  buy on itunes
U2  Van Diemen's Land  buy on itunes
Murray Head  One Night in Bangkok  buy on itunes
Arriva  African Soul Anthem  buy on itunes
Steve Earle  Jerusalem  buy on itunes
Oscar Lopez  Mediterraneo  buy on itunes
Brave Combo with Lauren Agnelli  Under Paris Skies  buy on itunes

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2008/04/17 --- iqaluit, NUNAVUT, CANADA

obviously, it's been awhile since i've posted anything, so i just wanted to strike while the iron was hot. the genesis was a post on an online forum for the game 'knighthood' (the game sux right now, so don't bother trying it), where a fellow canuck recited lyrics from a captain tractor song, and i rejoindered with the lyrics from 'pitcairn island'.

anyway, like the title says, around the world trip in 23 songs, starting from where i am now in iqaluit on baffin island in the arctic. whyte avenue is in the city of edmonton, alberta, the city of my birth many years ago. elgin avenue is in downtown ottawa.

i think the rest is self-explanatory. yes, i know that the african song isn't really 'african', but salif keita's 'africa' slowed the mix down a bit too much for my liking. thanks again to antiparticle for the Magnetic Fields track.

the mark isham track is lifted from the dvd for the movie 'the cooler'. canadian artists are #2, 3, 4, 12, 17, and 22, with an obligatory honourary kudo to neko at #14.

cover graphic taken from a wikipedia world map with additional elements added thanks to smartdraw. and yes, i was anal enough to make sure the line from pitcairn to tasmania continued at the same angle and lines up on the actual printed folded-over copy ;)

18APR note: i'm always leery of mixes wrapped up at 5 a.m., but this one has held up thru a day of listening, so i've uploaded a copy of the mix to share with y'all. Enjoy !
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doowad
Date: 4/18/2008
Nice geography theme, but I completely and thoroughly dig your picks here, from Earle to U2 to Stray Cats & Dwight. Very, very nice.
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Salman1
Date: 4/18/2008
Nice. I actually work two blocks away from Elgin. Love the Canadian contingent here.
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Mixxer
Date: 4/18/2008
Hey, that one dot is pretty far north!
Looks like quite a musical trip, from the Old 97s in their expensive hotel room to Neko covering one of my favorite singers, Lisa Marr.
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senatorhung
Date: 4/18/2008
lol, yep it is - we're just celebrating spring with a foot of snow still on the ground ;)

anyway, i'm going to enjoy it while it lasts, as i'm heading off to film school in b.c. this fall ...
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doowad
Date: 4/18/2008
Thanks for the d/l, I'll be listening to this tomorrow!
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KathrynandRupert
Date: 4/18/2008
Shame on you, nothing from New Zealand, and yet the Pitcairns are represented. The Kiwis will never hear the end of it.



My dad is from NZ so I sometimes feel the need to respond to the ancestral blood when it starts to boil.

Limited knowledge of stuff here but I like the REM track.
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avocado rabbit
Date: 4/19/2008
You could have picked a lot worse places to end than Paris, though I'd like to end up in Cali with Neko.

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