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Flights of Fancy

Artist Song Buy
the Owsley Sunshine  Mind Farming For Begginers (sic)  buy on itunes
Chewy Marble  Down  buy on itunes
the Pillbugs  I'm Laughing *  buy on itunes
Chad & Jeremy  Painted Dayglow Smile  buy on itunes
Epicycle  Sunday Girl  buy on itunes
Symphony In DeMeanor  Farewell Marissa  buy on itunes
Billy Nicholls  Daytime Girl  buy on itunes
the Beatles  All Together Now  buy on itunes
Squires of the Subterrain  Annie B. *  buy on itunes
Sugarplastic  Funny Cigarettes  buy on itunes
Sugarplastic  Odium  buy on itunes
the Zerfas  I Need It Higher  buy on itunes
Damien Youth  Cyclothematic Girl  buy on itunes
Captain Sensible  Miss Van Houten's Coffee Shoppe  buy on itunes
Brian Protheroe  Fly Now  buy on itunes
the Tremeloes  (Call Me) Number One  buy on itunes
Octopus  Queen And The Pauper  buy on itunes
the Tables  Moondance  buy on itunes
Adam Power  Winston Jones  buy on itunes
Cotton Mather  Homefront Cameo  buy on itunes
Big Boy Pete  I Am Seldom 21  buy on itunes
the Uncle Devil Show  Strange Umbrella  buy on itunes
10cc  Life Is A Minestrone  buy on itunes

Comment:

A bit more of what I'd originally intended the previous mix to be-Morose Equinox; my Muse had other plans though and so it took a little while longer for this one to shake out into something I'll listen to again and again. And again. I believe the impetus for this one came via current infatuation with the back catalog(ue) of 10cc, a favorite when I was a teen' and I can't help but ask: "Is there any band working today who's songs show such clear signs of a group having a ton of fun like 10cc did?" Maybe Gaz and Supergrass...the Pillbugs and Squires of the Subterrain, too. But it seems like only a handfull..., to me.
This mix is dedicated to Mark Mikel of the Pillbugs, and Chris Earl of the Squires of the Subterrain. They hipped me to the tracks denoted with an * as previously unreleased material. Good friends those two. Also, thanks again to Joe Kane of the mighty Owsley Sunshine for the opener. (PS I am still rebuffed in my attempts to work in the Fourmyula's "Toffee Apple Sunday" in to a mix; I'd have thought this would be the one. The Muse was having none of it. Ah well, maybe Ion will at some future date.) Be yourself.

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Mixxer
Date: 12/27/2004
Looks like cool stuff. Very nice work. Anybody know what 10cc and the Lovin' Spoonful have in common?
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McDonald12
Date: 12/28/2004
Quite superb from start to finish, mr Valis. I love all the poppy stuff on here to from Chad and Jeremy to The Tremeloes. People used to laugh at me when I said I liked the Tremeloes, but I always thought they had a great sense of fun which shone throughout their music. In reply to Mixxer's query.......Sperm. Like Howlin' Wolf said (or somebody like him) "I love my baby 'bout a lovin' Spoonful" 10cc is the average size of a human ejaculation. All this filthy talk is makin' me horny, gotta go and have a cold shower.
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Thomas_Mohr
Date: 12/28/2004
This looks outstanding, amigo. I don't know much of this but what I know I love (Pillbugs, Squires, CM, 10cc etc). Dunno what's wrong with the Tremeloes. I prefer Martin Newell's original version of "Miss Van Houten" to the Captain's, tho.
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Sean Lally
Date: 12/28/2004
WOW! This is a beautiful pop extravaganza. Much here that's new, but it's in such good company. This is the way to end/start the year. So, how do the Chad & Jeremy albums hold up these days?
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g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 12/28/2004
Hmmm...(scans playlist)...don't know much here, but the 5, 4, 2, uh 1 song I know...I like!
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G-Sphere
Date: 12/28/2004
Yes, very some fanciful stuff. This looks great.
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Dead Man
Date: 12/28/2004
You definitely know your pop, Valis. Also, I think your covers are as interesting as your mixes.
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Saaf
Date: 12/28/2004
Nothing morose here. The sun's out.
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jaime b
Date: 12/28/2004
this looks awesome. and creepy (the cover!) what i have heard of, i love, and what i havent heard of, i'll have to find! :)
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Salman1
Date: 12/28/2004
I don't know a lot of this but it does look interesting.
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James Jackson
Date: 12/28/2004
Loving this, Mr. Valis! I, too, have been a 10cc fanatic for years. Would love to have a copy of this!!!
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Rob Conroy
Date: 12/28/2004
This looks fantastic. If you'd ever like to trade after all these years, I'd love a copy.
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p the swede
Date: 12/28/2004
lovely or I should say interesting 'cos thres's a lot I'm not familiar with here but I trust you, maybe one day you could do a complement to my 10cc greatest hits album
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gobi
Date: 12/28/2004
like it! not that morose to my mind. some nice humour and some great pop (meant in the best way). I used to love 10cc but they have fallen from my radar screen. I'll try and remedy that this evening.
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lo-fi jr.
Date: 12/28/2004
Pop majesty!
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Moe
Date: 12/29/2004
Looks like I'm a bit late for this flight, but I'll be happy to go on standby. Great stuff all around -- Billy Nicholls, Sugarplastic, Chewy Marble, Chad & Jeremy (just got Of Cabbages and Kings) and of course the Squires. Got to investigate more 10CC stuff. BTW, I knew the answer to Mixxer's query, but Gerry came first.
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hemizen
Date: 12/29/2004
Looks deelish!
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Jenergy
Date: 12/29/2004
As has been so often about Valis' mix - don't know much, but what I recognize I like. FWIW, I think Chad & Jeremy have held up just fine.
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2
Date: 12/30/2004
Yes!
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Siobhan
Date: 12/30/2004
Oh my goodness, yes indeed. This looks absolutely wonderful, Valis - and you are definitely someone I should trade with at some point. If you get time and would like to, I'd love to hear this. Delicious stuff!
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Fede
Date: 12/30/2004
half great / half intriging... ;)
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The Misfit
Date: 12/31/2004
Looks fantastic!
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 12/31/2004
A delectable mix here Valis. Hooray for 10cc.
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Mo Twang!
Date: 12/31/2004
Oh, my.

This looks great.
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French Connection
Date: 1/2/2005
Turned up late to the party as usual (cos the dean his daughter & me were havin' a ball & I couldn't get away!) Bon nouveaux annee Valis; Got me stumped here matey save for the obvious ones. Tremeloes have long been a fav. band of mine. Wishing I could say more but most of this is virgin territory to me.
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Nest of Vipers
Date: 1/4/2005
Aside from the Beatles and (thanks to you) Protheroe tracks I don't know any of these... (Well, I do know Martin Newell's version of Miss Van Houten's Coffee Shop). Like French Connection, I wish I could say more...
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Mantech
Date: 1/5/2005
You should apply to this thing musical_mangle on livejournal it's pretty funny/good mix prob I know not much of it
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12vman
Date: 1/5/2005
Fancy indeed! I especially enjoy track 14, thank you very much!
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joey de vivre
Date: 1/5/2005
Can't really speculate on so much I don't know about, except that I trust the pilot on this flitght and if this is an alternate-take on "morose equinox" it's probably another mindblower.

valis, if we can work this one into a trade & i could truly soak it up, then I bet I could make a more valid response . . .
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kid-a
Date: 1/8/2005
Nice one!
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James Jackson
Date: 1/14/2005
Listening to this mix...mind slowly expanding...all becoming clearer now...universal oneness...peace and lo...huh? Uh, yes, officer, I'll come quitely.
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Stippenquop
Date: 1/18/2005
Goodness gracious sakes alive, this is incredible! I'm happy to see this kind of quality on the this site.
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joey de vivre
Date: 1/23/2005
valis, sometimes it takes me more than one listen to begin to absorb what you're doing with your assemblages, but I always know they're worth repeated listening, and, yes, now this one is starting to come together for me.
First three tracks gather altitude, getting up to about 8 miles high with a dayglow smile, & from there on it's stunt flying & soaring along with the Sunday Girl, Daytime Girl, & Cyclothematic Girl, until we come down comfortably parachuting with a strange umbrella to land in the soup.
Words of wisdom to end out with: yes, life IS a minestrone! Finally I realize it . . .

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FLWB
Date: 1/23/2005
I was always the lone 10cc fan in school. reminds me to dig thru the vinyl...Thanks!
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12vman
Date: 2/19/2005
Far too little 10cc in my collection.....
What I know here rocks........

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