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the country mouse was beginning to think what a fool he was to be living in the country

Side A
Artist Song Buy
the lucksmiths  myopic friends  buy on itunes
???  friday  buy on itunes
you am i  gasoline for two  buy on itunes
beth orton  sweetest decline  buy on itunes
marilyn monroe  diamonds are a girl's best friend  buy on itunes
bjork  venus as a boy  buy on itunes
mantronik and shirley bassey  diamonds are forever  buy on itunes
goldfrapp  utopia  buy on itunes
the whitlams  melbourne  buy on itunes
yann tiersen  la valse d'amelie (piano version)  buy on itunes
gloria grahame  cain't say no!  buy on itunes
rufus wainwright  one man guy  buy on itunes
coldplay  parachutes  buy on itunes
Side B
mfsb  k-jee  buy on itunes
blues traveller  felicia  buy on itunes
things of stone and wood  share this wine  buy on itunes
wendy morrison and richard plesance  seachange  buy on itunes
radiohead  subterranean homesick alien  buy on itunes
tori amos  smells like teen spirit  buy on itunes
dave brubeck quartet  you're the top  buy on itunes
bing crosby and bob hope  put it there pal!  buy on itunes
al jolson  for me and my gal  buy on itunes
the avenue singers and chorus  day by day  buy on itunes
judy garland  over the rainbow  buy on itunes
herbert  leave me now  buy on itunes
    buy on itunes


for the ever-lovable bill, the very essence of campness, silliness, and diamond fetishes. he's moving to melbourne next week and had a dinner party last night as a "farewell". i made this tape as a little present. in retrospect...i should of made radiohead more digestable for him by slotting it between marilyn and al... his music taste rarely passes the 60's. getting him to adore rufus wainwright took a long time. but, i try! this tape's perhaps a little too sentimental and crappy with a lot of bizarre "remember when we were dancing to this..." kind of stories attached (in particular diamonds are forever, k-jee, felicia, you're the top [albeit the ethel merman version!] and me and my gal) but i think he'll like it. title from one of my favourite childhood books "City Mouse and Country Mouse"...i wonder if my parents bought that for me in a small attempt to get one of their children to stay on the farm. it would appear they failed. in other news...i let ari cut of practically all my hair, i'm not quite sure if i like this arrangement yet, but i love not having to brush my hair in the morning!


Rob Conroy
Date: 2/7/2003
Nice stuff, as always, m'dear. I'm particularly partial to that Rufus tune.
Date: 2/7/2003
ahh, sweet.
Date: 2/7/2003
This looks wonderful.
Date: 2/7/2003
Cool! Is "???" an actual band or just an indication that you don't know who the artist is? So many new bands are coming up with unusual names these days, like +/-
talia j
Date: 2/7/2003
nice. with extra points for herbert.

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