tjarrett

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Member Since: 1/16/2003
Total Mixes: 55
Total Feedback: 22
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Other Mixes By tjarrett

Cassette | Alternative - College Rock
Playlist | Mixed Genre
Playlist | Alternative - College Rock
MP3 Playlist | Mixed Genre

once I was dug up, I was sinking

Artist Song Buy
Mark Eitzel  The Boy with the Hammer  buy on itunes
My Morning Jacket  O Is The One That Is Real  buy on itunes
Mission of Burma  The Setup  buy on itunes
U2  Crumbs From Your Table  buy on itunes
Sonic Youth  The Sprawl  buy on itunes
PJ Harvey  You Come Through  buy on itunes
Radiohead  Gagging Order  buy on itunes
Gastr Del Sol  The Relay  buy on itunes
U2  11 O'Clock Tick Tock (original single version)  buy on itunes
Joy Division  Disorder  buy on itunes
Death Cab for Cutie  A Lack of Color  buy on itunes
PJ Harvey  The Desperate Kingdom of Love  buy on itunes
Elliott Smith  Pretty (Ugly Before)  buy on itunes
Sun Kil Moon  Duk Koo Kim  buy on itunes
Ted Leo/Pharmacists  Bridges, Squares  buy on itunes
Richard Buckner  Once  buy on itunes

Comment:

I don't know what it says about me that all these songs are stuck in my head. Probably not good.


For me this mix is about looking into the depths of the soul and taking responsibilty for what you find there.

I tried to be careful about sequencing here, and there is a definite progression both in key and in mood throughout the mix. I wanted to use "My Body May Die" by Pulp with the Swingle Sisters instead of the Joy Division song, but I only had a 64K recording of it and it sounded lousy.

Most of the songs are self explanatory. I had "Pretty (Ugly Before)" on a 7" before Elliott Smith died, and thought it was a beautiful song; still do. The Gastr track has been trying to get onto one of my mixes for about 7 years. I'm glad I finally found one with enough space between its bones for it to climb aboard. Likewise "The Sprawl", which picks up from the lyrical theme of the U2 track right before it and the pace of the Mission of Burma track and winds it out to a sunburnt infinity. The Radiohead track is a b-side from the "Hail to the Thief" album and is well worth checking out.

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laura.witkowski
Date: 12/10/2004
Very nice job. You obviously put a lot of thought into your mixes.

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