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Good People of Sanford

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers  Here Comes My Girl  buy on itunes
Mrs. Green  Hurry  buy on itunes
Jeff Buckley  Lilac Wine  buy on itunes
The Spinanes  Messy Shitty  buy on itunes
Ryan Adams  Starting to Hurt  buy on itunes
The Replacements  We Know the Night  buy on itunes
Aimee Mann  Humpty Dumpty  buy on itunes
Joe Pernice  Prince Valium  buy on itunes
The Zombies  Indication  buy on itunes
The dB's  Black and White  buy on itunes
Tav Falco's Panther Burns  I Got Love, If You Want It  buy on itunes
Stephen Stills  Right Now  buy on itunes
Cook's Dreamland Orch. feat. Freddie Keppard  Moanful Man  buy on itunes
Side B
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers  Hospital  buy on itunes
The Mountain Goats  Old College Try  buy on itunes
The Lounge Lizards  Carry Me Out  buy on itunes
Iron & Wine  Upward Over the Mountain  buy on itunes
Chappaquiddick Skyline  Leave Me Alone  buy on itunes
Elvis Presley  Tomorrow Night  buy on itunes
Bruce Springsteen  Out In the Street  buy on itunes
Greg Kihn  Valerie  buy on itunes
Supergrass  Evening of the Day  buy on itunes
Josh Rouse  Afraid to Fail  buy on itunes
Doves  Pounding  buy on itunes
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During our travels of this past summer my girl and I were fortunate enough to happen upon a place called Sanford, Maine, a mill town in the state's southern tip, sandwiched between New Hampshire and the briny open sea. In the summer the tourist money evades Sanford and pools in towns to the east, like Kennebunkport, Old Orchard Beach, and further north in Portland. In the winter I don't imagine there can be much of anything to do, with the mill now closed. But for the months of June and July, Sanford is home to the creatively-titled Mainers of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. The NECBL is a modest operation supported by both big time college sports and big league baseball, and is designed to allow promising college-level ball players a chance to play during the summer months. Every summer, college boys from such worldly locales as Boston and Princeton, NJ arrive in passed-over towns like Sanford and Thread City, CT and North Adams, MA where they board with local families and hone their skills on real grass. And once the summer has passed and the season is over the college boys leave again, taking with them the still-throbbing hearts of the towns' girls and some of their boys. We arrived in Sanford in the middle of an afternoon downpour, but one look at the brick and iron facade of tiny Goodall Park and we knew we had to take a chance. We bought tickets and retired to the wood-paneled comfort of a room at the Oakwood Motel. As game time approached the clouds thinned, the sun cracked through and the birds sang. Streaks of orange and gold light slanted through the chainlink fences as the Mainers and the Quarry Dogs of Concord, NH took the field, a little late but welcome nonetheless. It was a perfect evening. This tape is intended as a small albeit heartfelt tip of the hat to: anyone who has ever paid their five dollars to climb the metal stairs and take their seat in the grandstand at Goodall Park; to Andy Sonnanstine, who struck out 10 Quarry Dogs en route to a 6-0 victory that night; and to all the heartbroken daughters of Sanford.


The Misfit
Date: 1/4/2003
Nice story and a great mix (including my favorite Modern Lovers tune)!
Geoffrey Holland
Date: 1/5/2003
nice story & mix
Date: 3/11/2003
You're back! Hello to you and, by extension, CC ("my girl". aww). "Out In The Street" - so good.
Adam Bristor
Date: 5/8/2003
I liked the story too, and you brought some great music to back it up. Zombies, dB's, Mountain Goats and a terribly overlooked 'Mats pick. Excellent.

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