I couldn’t tell you the last time I tried to make a mix; here were the guidelines, of which I think I managed to break all once. [link to come]
Avoid familiar songs, familiar artists.
No artist can have more than 1 song.
Similar sounding songs cannot be adjacent.
There are some flaws: over-reliance on certain sounds, the newest stuff isn’t too new, but I am pretty satisfied with it.
Demo downloaded from the band’s website years ago. Band version on Oh, This Old Thing? (2007).
Bit of a mini-pop epic from The Movie (2007). I saw her open around that time for Shara Worden.
Giles, Giles & Fripp - “Digging My Lawn”
This entire album (The Cheerful Insanity (1967)) is composed of weird jazzy pop songs from the trio which evolved into King Crimson.
The Honey Slides - “Not to Worry”
Local band with a couple of guys from The Midwest Beat and Heather from The Hussy. Sounds a lot like the former.
Jook - “Aggravation Place”
Where mod / power-pop and punk anger overlap.
Showdown at the Equator - “Strippin”
From the band’s website, years ago. YOU CANNOT STOP THIS RIFF.
Commander Thornby and the Sky Sailors - “Beauty Shot the Beast”
Sleeping in the Aviary and a friend cranking out ultra-short pop songs on Again and Again (2011). On Bandcamp.
Richard Thompson - “Burns Supper”
Let’s slow things down.
The Passions - “I’m in Love With a German Film Star”
Love that guitar and the cool passion of the vocals. Big UK hit in 1981.
Game Theory - “24”
ENJOY IT. Real Nighttime (1985).
The Aislers Set - “One Half Laughing”
Or the song with the la-las. Last Match (2000).
Microdisney - “Town to Town”
Here’s a catchy song about living after the apocalypse! Crooked Mile (1987).
Jake Kaufman - “City Streets 2 (Mango Tango – Neon Jungle)”
From a video game soundtrack; roll with it.
Alex Kemp - “On Your Side”
Solo work from a guy from the group Small Factory. From the Rat D’Hotel EP on his website.
The Creation - “For All That I Am”
The stereo version. There is something so intrinsically good about this band.
David Bowie - “Holy Holy”
A 1971 single, and great song.
Big Star - “Blue Moon (demo)”
Primer (2004) • Directed by Shane Carruth • Fake Criterion
St lucas Antwerp 2013
Paul Klee, Stage Landscape, 1922