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Other Mixes By gabechouinard

CD | Mixed Genre
CD | Alternative - Indie Rock
Cassette | Theme - Narrative

Found on a stained mattress in a seedy motel

Side A
Artist Song
Percy Mayfield  Are You Out There? 
Colin Hay  She Keeps Me Dreaming 
Elvis Presley  I Forgot To Remember To Forget 
Martin Sexton  There Go I 
Johnny "Shoeshine" Shines  Two Steps To Hell 
Merle Haggard  The Bottle Let Me Down 
Ladyhawk  Came In Brave 
Kings of Leon  The Runner 
Drag the River  Defy The Moon 
Jason Collett  We All Lose One Another 
Otis Redding  You Don't Miss Your Water 
Nick Drake  Way To Blue 
Peter Gabriel  Blood Of Eden 
TV On The Radio  Let The Devil In 
The Black Keys  The Desperate Man 
Sons and Daughters  House In My Head 
Patrick Watson  The Storm 
Vamvakaris  Syra* 
John Lee Hooker  It Serves Me Right To Suffer 
City and Colour  Confessions 
Download  CD ONE 
Side B
Tunng  Man In The Box 
Yoav  There Is Nobody 
Sixtoo  Karmic Retribution 
Jose Gonzalez  Save Your Day 
Eyedea and Abilities  A Murder Of Memories 
Townes Van Zandt  Waiting Around To Die 
John Littlejohn  I Had A Dream 
Ray Charles  What Should I Do Without You? 
Calexico and Iron & Wine  Burn That Broken Bed 
Sufjan Stevens  We Won't Need Legs To Stand 
Chris Thomas King  Raining Angels 
Tim Fite  I'm Not Scared Of You 
Matt Pond PA  Foreign Bedrooms 
Patrick Park  Here We Are 
Leonard Cohen  Heart With No Companion 
Turin Brakes  Other Side 
James Morrison  Call The Police 
Otis Rush  My Love Will Never Die 
Joe Henry  Time Is A Lion 
David Gray  Lead Me Upstairs 
Peetie Wheatstraw  All Night Long Blues 
Download  CD TWO 


When Martin Kimball went to sleep that night, the world was fine. His wife Lola slept peacefully at his side, while their daughter Courtney sprawled across her toddler bed in her Disney Princesses room. It was December 9, 2005.

On the morning of December 10, Lola and Courtney were no longer there. They had vanished while Martin slept.

Two years later, and there's been no trace of them. Martin has fallen apart.

That's what I knew when I started making this mix. Little did I know that it was going to produce some sinister notes, or hint at Martin's delusions, his memories. The mix is filled with hints - a line here, a title there, a chorus or two. I still don't know what happened. All I know is that Martin Kimball was found curled up on a stained, spring-filled mattress in some grimy little motel, overdosed on a mix of alcohol and heroin, barely alive. He has not regained consciousness at this time.

Lola and Courtney have not been found.

Like the last motel mix, a David Gray song plays a pivotal role.

Download en route.

* Syra is a rebetiko song. This Asiatic/Greek style of music is roughly analogous to American blues, and it's something I've recently discovered. Quite cool.
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Date: 4/15/2008
As usual, too many highlights to mention and I know you don't like that anyway. What I will say is that I could see myself in Kimball's shoes ending the exact same way. Welcome back, fellow babymaker.
French Connection
Date: 4/15/2008
Jesus there's a happy mix concept -NOT! Can't fault the tunes though.
Funky Ratchet
Date: 4/15/2008
This is just stellar, Gabe...really like the Cohen, Iron & Wine, Haggard, Nick Drake, and Black Keys especially. And there's that Johnny Shines you suggested I check out too. Nice!
Date: 4/15/2008
Gabe, you've been hanging out in all the best places. Can't wait to check it out and solve the mystery.
Date: 4/15/2008
This looks really rather lovely. Great concept for a mix too!
Date: 4/15/2008
wow, this is really really awesome. well done.
p the swede
Date: 4/15/2008
a lot I havent heard here but I sure will check that, nice stuff
Date: 4/15/2008
Kings of Leon, TV On The Radio, The Black Keys, John Lee Hooker, Townes Van Zandt, Ray Charles and Otis Rush are highlights for me.
Date: 4/16/2008
Hahaha. Βαμβακάρης on AOTM! I'm somewhere between proud and puzzled. Your pick is far from being a standard one as well. I hope my loathing for some of your picks (Nick Drake, Jose Gonzales and in general the recent acoustic ones) won't keep me from enjoying this. But your side two looks more like my kind of thing. Thanks for the link(s).
Date: 4/16/2008
Welcome back! Your dreams were...well. You know.Don't know too much of what is on here, but what I know I love. Plus, I trust your taste.Seriously, glad you're back.<3 Sara
Date: 4/16/2008
An epic!
Date: 4/16/2008
Listening to this now, it is nice how you used the usual suspects to tell your narrative for you. I wish I had the patience to do this, impressive.
Date: 4/16/2008
Creepy, but in a good way! Gotta check out some of these tracks right now. Thanks for another spine-tingling mix.
anthony lombardi
Date: 4/16/2008
yowza, this looks flipping amazing - perfect return mix! welcome back, these mixes are obviously most welcome anytime in my house
Date: 4/17/2008
Is that a true story or just a figment of your warped mind? Either way it's produced a pretty damn near perfect mix. Top marks Gabe...
Date: 4/17/2008
I will not shilly shally around, this is a towering masterpiece. Wonderful throughout. It has more atmosphere than an atmosphere generator on mount atmosphere, set at maximum atmosphere generation. The music and notes are symbiotic. This is how to do it...Look, listen and learn -- bravo, I say, in fact I say it twice!
Rob Conroy
Date: 4/18/2008
I'm with sammy. I have no idea if this is true or not, but it sure is a truly compelling mix.
avocado rabbit
Date: 4/19/2008
This looks excellent and I'll be listening tomorrow for sure.
Date: 4/27/2008
Looks amazing - downloading now. The title drew me in, the story is intriguing and the song choices look perfect.