"To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegence." - Jean Genet
Friday, May 30, 2008
Geologist's Mojito Micromix
bradford asked me to make a micromix for his blog, so here it is. we've been having fun playing new jams for each other on this tour so i was going to make a full mix of bands and songs bradford didn't know but then noah said i should include some classic favorites of mine as well. united by the music makers is a good example. if i'm ever really rich i want to have an entire room in my house dedicated to that song being on loop. i also included a track by one of braddax's (aka reverend green) bands. they are called home and they rule. we were big fans of them in the 90's long before he became our tour manager and lighting dude. i followed it with thin lizzy because i wanted to see if i could make braddax cum on the spot when he heard the crossfade. it didn't work but he was still pretty psyched. some other stuff about the jams...the honeycombs track is produced by joe meek but you would never guess it. they are also a rock band with a female drummer. i think before the velvet underground, but i'm not sure about that. definitely before lenny kravitz. the mamas and papas track has been a favorite of mine since our first tour with black dice in 2001 when we were staying at a house of a friend of theirs in LA. he was a surfer and worked for quiksilver or something. he played that for us and also showed me crystal voyager for the first time. i've been listening to that phil collins edit everyday for about a month now, and steppin out is usually close by if i'm making a playlist on my ipod or something. there is a new animal collective song we've been working on that reminds me of the end of that one. there is stuff i could say about the other jams but i don't want to ramble on any longer. mainly i just like them. hope you enjoy it.
1. Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out 2. Phil Collins - I'm Not Moving (Idjut Boys Edit) 3. Big Cherry - Come in Bonzo 4. The Byrds - Dolphin's Smile 5. Mamas and the Papas - Snowqueen of Texas 6. The Honeycombs - I Can Tell (Something's Up) 7. Music Makers - United 8. J Dilla - Bye 9. Home - The Bogeyman 10. Thin Lizzy - Little Girl in Bloom 11. 13th Floor Elevators - May the Circle Remain Unbroken 12. Bjorn Olsson - Minnesstund