Holden Rex

Member Since: 3/20/2001
Total Mixes: 18
Total Feedback: 6

Other Mixes By Holden Rex

CD | Theme
CD | Theme

Johnny 3:16

Artist Song
Chuck Berry  Johnny B. Goode  
Neil Young & Crazy Horse  Piece Of Crap 
The Clash  English Civil War 
Elastica  Mad Dog God Dam 
Television  Little Johnny Jewel (Parts 1 & 2) 
Hole  Awful 
Warren Zevon  Johnny Strikes Up the Band 
Pavement  Frontwards 
Bruce Springsteen  Johnny 99 
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers  Travelin' 
U2  J. Swallow 
Aimee Mann  I Know There's a Word 
Poe  Angry Johnny 
Mary Prankster  None For Me 
Liz Phair  Johnny Feelgood 
Yo La Tengo  Sometimes I Don't Get You 
Bombadil  Johnny 
Genesis  Pigeons 
The Kinks  Johnny Thunder 
R.E.M.  so. Central Rain 
Frank Black  Johnny Barleycorn 
The Blind Boys Of Alabama  Spirit In The Dark 


Yup, it's a high-concept mix: A "Johnny" song followed by a song with a 3:16 running length Due to the subtleties and intricacies of file conversion, the 3:16 songs were morphed into 3:15-3:18 songs on the download file, so you'll have to take my word that they all started out at 3:16.
The mix was inspired by Rollen "Rainbow Man" Stewart, who just popped into my head one day when a synapse misfired, accidentally accessing a brain cell which had not seen the light of day since 1987. For those unfamiliar with Rainbow Man, he was a nutty character who wore a rainbow afro wig with scriptural signs or t-shirts to sporting events, positioning himself in locations where TV cameras would be forced to broadcast his image. One of his more typical messages simply referenced the biblical passage "John 3:16", so I took this as a sign from above to create a goofball theme mix. For those just dying to know whatever happened to Stewart, it seems that he has a lot in common with Johnny 99 these days. I felt I owed Rainbow Man for the inspiration and co-opting his image, so I thought the least I could do is end the mix with a gospel tune. Shine on, Rock'n Rollen!
image for mix


Date: 6/10/2008
The only track missing is The Fugs "The Iliad," aka The Ballad of Johnny Pissoff. Nice concept and execution. Oh, and a photo any mother would be proud of.
colleen mcfarlane
Date: 6/10/2008
quite brilliant
Funky Ratchet
Date: 6/12/2008
Very interesting, lots of cool picks, and gotta love that photo.
avocado rabbit
Date: 6/12/2008
The Aimee Mann track is a favorite. Very interesting concept.
Date: 6/12/2008
1,9,13, and 15 are the highlights for me.