"To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegence." - Jean Genet
Monday, February 22, 2010
Photo: Mississippi Records, Portland Oregon. February 2010
This micromix is a special one to me not only because it is the 25th (that number is probably a little off and doesn't count odd ones like Moses' recent "Micromix 0") but because it is modeled (with the exception of 2 songs) after a mixtape I listened to constantly while driving around Marietta delivering Chinese Food (second best job ever) when i was 19. The two new songs are ones that were i've been digging lately, "Video Life" by Chris Spedding which I only heard because of a friend, and "Hold My Body Down" by Robert Johnson (as the liner notes state: "not the Robert Johnson you're thinking of...") from the Mississippi Records cassette release "How Long Has It Been Since You've Been Home?" Hope you enjoy this mix.
1. Peggy Lee - Fools Rush In 2. Fela Kuti - Dog Eat Dog 3. Faust - J'ai Mal Aux Dents 4. Chris Spedding - Video Life 5. Glass Candy - Lady From The Black Lagoon 6. Nobukazu Takemura - Moth (Edit) 7. Robert Johnson - Hold My Body Down 8. The Feelies - On The Roof
J'ai mal aux dents! j'ai mal aux pieds aussi! ... This is a man hard working song there is... no old dream we practiced for years my friend to get this machine screams noise follows questions honey the hero is a business bunny if it means money this is time maybe we do it without crime because you are crying and i don't listen because you are dying and i just whistle that thing so anonymously today and echoes of my laughter burn into your seven hour turn
The problem is not only pain if time could be part of machine you could pack it, see it's clean you could roll the end to start tomorrow skip my plastic heart beating for a spacey blues and you could hear it without shoes
It's been a nice (historic) role first call the name and then the code first call the code and then the name i think it's still a funny game
Here we go sisters, here we go man your home made connections i do what i can your tranquilliser body touch is very nice because and i don't need you makes you wait for the master because i don't need you and you sit on your chair with your distant care this mind blowing freak makes my mind very sick and the seasons grow without your be active or die blow say A.M. man, say A.M. woman's role see the mind control is perfect and you still have your daddy's smile fences on the floor are not there because you can't hide you get your children, you get your car what do you think how old you are what do you think what people need it's not that plastic, let it bleed it's not that plastic honey don't because you understand you won't see your generation with their TV on standby
ROLL OUT!!! j'ai mal aux pieds aussi! ... Schempal Buddah ship on a better sea!