It's Dark As A Dungeon Way Down In The Mind

Artist Song Buy
Maquiladora  Chinese Girl   buy on itunes
Two Gallants  My Madonna  buy on itunes
The Helio Sequence  Broken Afternoon  buy on itunes
Butch Hancock  The Wind's Dominion  buy on itunes
Vietnam  Step On Inside  buy on itunes
Drugstore  Navegando  buy on itunes
Clinic  Corpus Christi  buy on itunes
The Original Brothers and Sisters of Love  East Jesus America  buy on itunes
The Go-Betweens  The Clarke Sisters  buy on itunes
Chris Thile  Stay Away  buy on itunes
Alexi Murdoch  Dream About Flying  buy on itunes
Lambchop  Grumpus  buy on itunes
David Bowie  Always Crashing in the Same Car  buy on itunes
The Arcade Fire  Keep The Car Running  buy on itunes
London Suede  The Asphalt World  buy on itunes
Me'shell Ndegeocello  Shoot `n Up and Gett `n High  buy on itunes
Yo La Tengo  I Feel Like Going Home  buy on itunes

Comment:


The title comes from the Two Gallants track while the resolution comes from the quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne. "What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self!" And on that buoyant note, the mix from e.buster and avocado rabbit came together.

For me (the rabbit), this mix was especially pleasurable due to the drawn out nature of many of the songs. I was able to find a couple new (to me) bands that I liked enough to search out their CDs, and that's at least part of what this is all about. The other part is the collaborative process, and for this I am grateful to have such a terrific partner. Stay tuned for the second installment.



Feedback:

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Funky Ratchet
Date: 8/27/2008
Vietnam, Chris Thile, the Go-Betweens, YLT, Lambchop...really looking forward to giving this a listen today. Love the cover art too!
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njr
Date: 8/27/2008
Topical, elegant, eclectic. Much appreciation to the Mutual Appreciation Society!
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doowad
Date: 8/27/2008
Very nice, you two, I'm partial to the mature artists myself, but looking forward to the new names.
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Mixxer
Date: 8/27/2008
I appreciate both of you fine mixers.
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anthony lombardi
Date: 8/27/2008
love 9, 11, 13 & 14 especially - lookin good, guys
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Rebel Princess
Date: 8/27/2008
Interesting, and there are actually a couple of things I recognise here...
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sammyg123
Date: 8/27/2008
I like this a lot. Artwork, yes - perfect as always... Great choices, Grumpus and The Asphalt World being my two favourites..
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ldpaulson
Date: 8/27/2008
Holy cow! Dark indeed. I love, love, love Butch Hancock. Great track and great sandwich. Interesting artists surroundding him. Familiar artists -.- Hancock, Bowie, Me'shell, Yo La Tengo -.- prompted me to download. Now I am intrigued by these new artists. Selfishly, I wish this were in separate files. Now I'm going to have to do some shopping. Listened to it TWICE after downloading and am dure to listen to it much more in the futures -.- all of 'em near and distant. Also left a little note on the MAS blog for ya.
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p the swede
Date: 8/27/2008
dark but intensive and great
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freemethodist
Date: 8/28/2008
can't wait to hear this.
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arktical
Date: 8/29/2008
Great job you two. The 13-15 stretch really does it for me.
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kisrum
Date: 9/6/2008
wow, just beautiful
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freemethodist
Date: 1/3/2009
I listened to this last night. I loved a lot of these songs, some of which I have never heard before. I'm really going to have to check out Lambchop. Well done.

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