talia j

Member Since: 3/15/2001
Total Mixes: 66
Total Feedback: 10

call it an act of easy mercy to tear the structure down.

Artist Song
The Fleetwoods  He's the Great Imposter 
Shudder to Think feat. Angela McClusky  Day Ditty 
John Doe  Hotel Ghost 
The Good, the Bad, and the Queen  Herculean 
Low + Dirty Three  Lordy 
Charlotte Gainsbourg  The Song That We Sing 
Loch Lomond  Tic 
Wolf Parade  Call It a Ritual 
Neil Young & Crazy Horse  Down by the River 
Gnarls Barkley  St. Elsewhere 
Ryan Adams  Bartering Lines 
Fred McDowell  61 Highway Blues 
Les Yeux Noirs  Reve 
Elvis Costello  Edith and the Kingpin 
Lucinda Williams  Where Is My Love? 
David Maxwell  I Heard Somebody Call 
Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, & Dolly Parton  After the Gold Rush 
Rufus Wainwright  Pretty Things 
Blind Willie Johnson  Dark Was the Night (Cold Was the Ground) 


So, a couple months back I arranged a trade with one Mr. Rob Conroy. Those of you not living under a rock for the month of March likely saw the unbelievable 5-disc set that was his end of the bargain ("That's What You Get for Having a Hobby"). Well, this isn't actually the mix he asked me for -- that's going to take me at least another month to track down the missing pieces -- but because of the long delay, I wanted to make him a supplemental mix to cut the wait. That'd be this one. I really enjoyed compiling this -- because I set myself a task of using no tracks/albums I'd used recently, with as many new artists as possible, it really got me out of the rut of what I'd been listening to. Credit for exposure goes to a lot of different random sources, but I'm particularly indebted to my old friend Jonathan (tracks 9, 11, 14, and 18) and to my father (tracks 1, 13, and 17, and more indirectly tracks 12 and 19). A lot of my mixes end up associating themselves with a particular place or time of day; this one's definitely late night. Title from the Wolf Parade track.Hope you like it, Rob. :)


Rob Conroy
Date: 4/26/2008
Yowza! This looks really, really, great, Ms. J. You really *did* go out of your way to stretch out and many of these are songs I love--most notably tracks 4-6, 9-10, 15 and 18-19. Thanks a million! I can't wait to hear it.
Johnny Dark
Date: 4/26/2008
Track 20 always scares the living daylights outta me.
Johnny Dark
Date: 4/26/2008
Err, sorry that should have been track 19.
Date: 4/27/2008
Cuts the wait good!
Rebel Princess
Date: 4/27/2008
Oh, Lord. And you used one of my absolute favourits Ryan Adams-tracks! It gives me shivers...
avocado rabbit
Date: 4/27/2008
Very sweet. I especially like Elvis and Lucinda Williams back 2 back.
anthony lombardi
Date: 4/27/2008
this looks absolutely phenomenal, totally worthy of its recipient - tracks 6, 8-11, 14-15, 17-19 are real favorites...just great
Funky Ratchet
Date: 4/28/2008
An impeccable closer. #3,9, & 17 are favorites here too.