Ben McCormick

Member Since: 10/21/2002
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Who by brave assent, who by accident

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Common with NO I.D.  In My Own World (Check The Method)  buy on itunes
Black Star  Thieves In The Night  buy on itunes
Radiohead  In Limbo  buy on itunes
John Cale  Mr. Wilson  buy on itunes
The Beach Boys  The Old Master Painter / You Were My Sunshine  buy on itunes
Bill Withers  Ain't No Sunshine  buy on itunes
The Cure  A Forest  buy on itunes
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy  Madeleine-Mary  buy on itunes
Shellac  Guy Who Invented Fire  buy on itunes
Leonard Cohen  Who By Fire  buy on itunes
Massive Attack  Teardrop  buy on itunes
Young Marble Giants  Searching For Mr. Right  buy on itunes
Rahsaan Roland Kirk  The Inflated Teardrop  buy on itunes
Low  David And Jude  buy on itunes
The Velvet Underground  That's The Story Of My Life  buy on itunes
Side B
Harry Nilsson  I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City  buy on itunes
Ella Fitzgerald  Oh, Lady Be Good  buy on itunes
The Feelies  What Goes On  buy on itunes
The Beatles  And Your Bird Can Sing  buy on itunes
Pere Ubu  The Modern Dance  buy on itunes
Fugazi  Recap Modotti  buy on itunes
The Dismemberment Plan  The Other Side  buy on itunes
Scott Walker  The World's Strongest Man  buy on itunes
Tom Waits  Falling Down  buy on itunes
Tiny Tim with Miss Sue  True Love  buy on itunes
Air  Dark Messages (edit)  buy on itunes
Jacques Brel  Les Coeurs Tendres  buy on itunes
Charles Ives  Central Park In The Dark  buy on itunes
Galaxie 500  Hearing Voices  buy on itunes
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This tape started out as an excuse to use "Madeleine-Mary" and that Beach Boys song. The Tiny Tim song is a baritone rendition (with his wife) of a Cole Porter song which nicely toes the line between prettiness and creepiness. It's offputting, but its near-total lack of irony is in some ways commendable. Were it not for time constraints, I would have used Bowie's "Velvet Goldmine" and Wilco's "Poor Places" on side B.


Date: 3/16/2003
this mix is really great. it flows preternaturally, etc. and i'm not just saying that, either. partic. in limbo ->mr. wilson->old master painter

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