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Turning Circles: Music for Mowing

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Cheap Trick  Hello There  buy on itunes
Robbie Fulks  Let's Kill Saturday Night  buy on itunes
Idlewild  Out of Routine  buy on itunes
The Capitol Years  Lucky Strike  buy on itunes
The Grip Weeds  She Surrounds Me  buy on itunes
Teenage Fanclub  Ain't That Enough  buy on itunes
Mojave 3  Return to Sender  buy on itunes
Tobin Sprout  Courage the Tack  buy on itunes
Paul Westerberg  High Time  buy on itunes
Tyde  New Confessions  buy on itunes
Pernice Brothers  7:30  buy on itunes
REM  Imitation of Life  buy on itunes
Ze Malibu Kids  Your Bed  buy on itunes
dBs  Black and White  buy on itunes
Guided by Voices  Everywhere with Helicopter  buy on itunes
The Promise Ring  Why Did Ever We Meet  buy on itunes
Cap'n Jazz  Take on Me  buy on itunes
Side B
ArtistSongBuy
Rocket from the Crypt  Young Livers  buy on itunes
New Pornographers  The Laws Have Changed  buy on itunes
Smart Brown Handbag  The Sixth Year Slump  buy on itunes
The Zombies  I Can't Make Up My Mind  buy on itunes
The Shins  Caring is Creepy  buy on itunes
Cat Power  Speak For Me  buy on itunes
At the Drive-In  For Now We Toast  buy on itunes
A Certain Ratio  And Then Again  buy on itunes
Calla  Don't Hold Your Breath  buy on itunes
The Mountain Goats  The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton  buy on itunes
Superchunk  The Question Is How Fast  buy on itunes
Grandaddy  Crystal Lake  buy on itunes
Masters of the Universe  Anything, Anything  buy on itunes
Bright Eyes  Let's Not Shit Ourselves (To Love and To Be Loved)  buy on itunes
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Comment:

You think you know how your life will turn out. I swore, once I had moved away from the suburban greenery of my parents' house and into the first of a string of apartments, that I would never again have a lawn to cut. Flash forward a few years to the scene wherein she and I are buying the house in the country. Pan back: grass as far as the eye can see. I spent the first summer sweating like a galley slave behind the push mower, the motor jack-hammering away, my forearms aching. By the time I finished it was long enough to start cutting again. This spring we found an ad for a used ride-on we thought we could afford, so now we are in possession of a somewhat battered MasterCraft 16hp, 7-speed unit with a 42" cutting deck. Picture me on a Saturday afternoon, bursting with pride and grinning ear to ear, my straw hat on my head, turning circles on the back forty, while all the neighbors do the same. The thing's loud as hell, so I figured I'd make a mowing tape to listen to on the cordless headphones while I worked. If you're going to lose your hearing, you might as well sing along. As the tape starts with Cheap Trick being introduced to the screaming crowd at Budokan, I'm turning the key, firing the beast to life and rolling out of the shed. Here's to unexpected material acquisitions and farmer's tans.

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valis
Date: 5/23/2003
Should suffice!
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Frannie
Date: 5/23/2003
amazing!
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bloodredbird
Date: 5/23/2003
i'm mowed away!
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teap!n
Date: 5/23/2003
well, you know what they say: you can take the kid out of the suburban greenery, but you can't the blah blah blah. of course, you might also need a brooklyn cyclones cap while surveying the work to be done. with a mustard stain! from the actual cyclodome! we'll work on that.
nice choices all around here, mr. forbes. good stuff!
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Forbes
Date: 5/23/2003
Hey hey, Teapin. Yes, a Cyclones cap cocked to the side, sort of jaunty, sort of trucker-ish, to keep the sun from my eyes while I corner around the trees and accidentally back over the tulips. Thanks for the kind words.
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Nirmala-B
Date: 5/23/2003
"young livers"! that is such a fine fine way to start a tape side. and bright eyes to end it (ahem). well done! (and what, you like the tyde now? that figures; it's been about six months or so.)
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Nirmala-B
Date: 5/23/2003
also: westerberg; "imitation of life"; ze malibu kids; that "take on me" cover (you can hear the coughing!); new pornographers; cat power. it's like you're creating sun.
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Forbes
Date: 5/23/2003
Never said I didn't like the Tyde. It's not like I condemned it before coming around, a la Mazzy Star back in the day. And, yes, thanks for the Bright Eyes; CC loves it. AND, unintentional yet fascinating tie-in: Calla precedes "Best Ever..." and some members of Calla are from Denton, TX. Amazing.
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Nirmala-B
Date: 5/23/2003
did you do that on purpose? it's clever anyway. because calla are in fact the best ever death metal band from denton (and don't even try to front! initially when i asked you if you liked "new confessions" you were all "whatever" about it.)

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