Insanity, Dependency and Dames

Artist Song Buy
Violent Femmes  American Music  buy on itunes
The Nerves  One Way Ticket  buy on itunes
Great Plains  Letter To a Fanzine  buy on itunes
Archers of Loaf  Web in Front  buy on itunes
Undertones  Here Comes the Summer  buy on itunes
Wire  Feeling Called Love  buy on itunes
The Darkness  I Believe in a Thing Called Love  buy on itunes
The Crush  Mission Viejo  buy on itunes
Fast Cars  The Kids Just Wanna Dance  buy on itunes
The dB's  Amplifier  buy on itunes
Boiled in Lead  Madman Mora Blues  buy on itunes
Jerry Keller  Here Comes Summer  buy on itunes
Steve Earle  Guitar Town  buy on itunes
Blue Mountain  Jimmy Carter  buy on itunes
Guadalcanal Diary  Watusi Rodeo  buy on itunes
The Brian Jonestown Massacre  Going to Hell  buy on itunes
Guided by Voices  Glad Girls  buy on itunes
Breakup Society  The New Ronnie Spector  buy on itunes
Robbie Fulks  That Bangle Girl  buy on itunes
Young Fresh Fellows  When the Girls Get Here  buy on itunes
Kirsty Maccoll  There's a Guy Works Down The Chip Shop  buy on itunes
John Wesley Harding  Bastard Son  buy on itunes
The Knack  Good Girls Don't  buy on itunes
Cracker  Happy Birthday To Me  buy on itunes

Comment:

I've been trying to craft one of those great "whoo, here comes summer" mixes for about two months, but it's very hard to do when there is snow on the ground. Over the last few days, though, we've finally gotten some warm temperatures, and my inspiration was renewed. So, here she is.


Before I submit this, I'm sitting here looking over the songs one last time, and realizing that the lyrical content of some of them doesn't quite match the giddy mood of the music. I mean, there are songs about suicide, hopeless drug dependency, and insane asylums. I guess that's what summer's all about, though. You know, that and girls.
Thanks to Charlie Rose for the new and improved title.

Feedback:

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Dom1
Date: 3/25/2004
...oh, yes GIRLS & more GIRLS...& GIRLS w/SNAKES...Here Comes The Summer by The Mighty Undertones must be one of the greatest Summer Anthems!
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Mixxer
Date: 3/25/2004
This looks cool. I like that song by Kirsty.
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Sean Lally
Date: 3/25/2004
This is a really kick-ass mix! Do you like the Breakup Society stuff? You may know that I have a vested interest in that band.... :-) Nothing but great summery songs here. Bitchin!
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Charlie Rose
Date: 3/25/2004
This looks wonderful. What could ring in the season with more amplitude than insanity, dependency and dames?
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Adam Bristor
Date: 3/25/2004
Sean, I am enjoying that Breakup Society album. I haven't yet managed to pick up anything by the Frampton Brothers, though I've been keeping an eye out for "File Under F For Failure". Good place to start? And thanks for the comments, people.
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Adam Bristor
Date: 3/25/2004
And damn, "Insanity, Dependency and Dames" would have been a much better title. Screw it, I'm changing the name. Thanks for the help.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 3/25/2004
Great. Great. Great. And Ed thanks you for including the Breakup Society, I'm sure. I can't wait to tell him it's been used by someone other than me. And yeah, File Under F is their best, followed by the Hate You e.p. If you need copies of these, I'm sure that Sean or I could help you obtain them...
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 3/26/2004
Hooray for "hopeless drug dependency!" Fantastic mix. Love the stretch from Guided by Voices to The Knack especially.
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sport !
Date: 3/26/2004
really great stuff here!
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McDonald12
Date: 3/26/2004
Lovely stuff, Adam. I especially like the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Young Fresh Fellows, and Undertones pix.
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ex-spectator
Date: 3/26/2004
really cool stuff.
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G-Sphere
Date: 3/26/2004
Very cool mix, especially like the dBs, Guadalcanal Diary, Steve Earle, Undertones, Boiled in Lead, etc, etc.
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French Connection
Date: 3/26/2004
Mad, bad & madames. Love this Adam. Roll on Summer.
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valis
Date: 3/26/2004
I'll echo..echo..echo Curtis the Burns! (Although add the BJM track to the skein.)
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Moe
Date: 3/26/2004
Immensly fantastic mix Adam. I'll never tire of a good summer mix. Wish you could be here in San Diego enjoying the sunshine with us!
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bufo alvarius
Date: 3/26/2004
Meant to comment on this yesterday and got sidetracked. Ummm...what everybody else said, this is a great one. I especially dig the Blue Mountain track. awesome mix, really.
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lo-fi jr.
Date: 3/26/2004
This looks like a great way to pass the time over the next six months while waiting for summer to hit Minneapolis.
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Minnesota Sorta Nice
Date: 3/27/2004
Whoa! Two of my absolute faves on one CD-- Wes (surprised you didn't pick his "Summer Single") and Kirsty (RIP)-- though I love the full title on that one ("swears he's Elvis"). I'm w/ Lo-Fi...waitin for a little summer in the cities. Great effort.
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p the swede
Date: 3/27/2004
looks really smashing but don't complain 'but the weather, think about me :)
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valerie3
Date: 3/27/2004
ahhhh...american music.....
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joey de vivre
Date: 3/30/2004
Yeah, that and girls. You're right this doesn't reduce to a simple single concept but it looks like it really works. I'd like to hear it if you'd like to trade -
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Mike Pike Set
Date: 4/7/2004
Looks lovely....But I must say I can't listen to Darkness, sometimes I think Darkness are the devil's right hand;)
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Adam Bristor
Date: 4/7/2004
Actually, I know where you're coming from, Mike. I kept trying to fight it, and not like that song, but eventually I couldn't resist it anymore. Thanks for the comment(s).
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FAST CARS
Date: 4/24/2004
"The kids just wanna dance" thanks for including us, www.thefastcars.com
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Media Vixen: Radio Sally
Date: 6/1/2004
The last in the list of accolades! But it's a great mix.Love love love that dB's cut and Steve Earle is always in order.

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