Here's a new mix for the fall, trying to capture some of the uncertain glory of the time. This one is kinda weird, all from vinyl, done kinda quickly, almost as a reminder to myself that I can just listen to records sometimes and not freek the fuck out about everything. I hope you get something out of it. I feel like it's the first of many for the fall. Monumental things ahead, friends.
Fall Mix #1:
Cameroon Villagers "Psalm 88"
From an old Folkways record of weird psalm chants. This one is hyper repetitive and meditative.
Rolling Stones "Can You Hear The Music?"
Warn played this jam in the car when we were working on mixes. I think we both forgot it was our favorite stones jam at a point. A lost fucked classic from "Goats Head Soup".
Anne Briggs "Go Your Way"
Such an autumn sound.
Incredible String Band "You Get Brighter"
Linda Lewis "Love, Love, Love"
From the very spotty "Not A Little Girl Anymore" record, which was never released on CD and has a ton of filler. This song reminds me of the P.P. Arnold songs the guy from Small Faces wrote. Hippy soul akin to that late 60's/early 70's vibe.
Man Is The Bastard "Gourmet Pez"
Hand to god, and somewhat confusedly so, I started to cry when I read the lyrics to this song. Not sure what it means, but this one hit me. Lyrics are: In our age this poison is called materialism, bank account full, truly poor, spiritually emaciated, money as a means not an end for you to worship, your whole drive to live, unexamined, always scamming to protect your shit, all you love is sin, always worried how much you can get, this philosophy, always thinking someone is out to steal, abomination's son, all possessions hiding what is real, same with everyone, in truth i must deny, i examine and must ask why, know the truth and it will set you free. follies of the rich fucking the lives of human numbers, possessed by possessing kept by keeping, crushed by your own grasping hand, living non-attached, constant fun, mental children, giving til it hurts is the solution, total peace in this compassion. all your money wwill it buy you love? peace? hope? salvation? i say fuck your money. give us gourmet pez.
Dead Milkmen "Violent School"
This band is perhaps the most influential and important band to me, ever. NO JOKE. They came into Dave's Comics in Ann Arbor when I was like 12 and I almost shit my pants with glee. No one has ever been this band since, which is a shame, because they filled a space that the world could really use again presently. Maybe it's up to us to make geek punk happen again.
Vivian Girls "I Believe In Nothing"
Kevin Boyer "Something's Gonna Come Up"
Me and Kevin (now frontman for Tyvek recorded this and many other jams in my basement at Wade's house in 2002. It was a cool fun project. A few weeks ago a dude came into my store and was like "I pressed a 45 of that stuff you and Kevin recorded way back. Not sure if it'll ever come out, but I have a test pressing." I remember once in Chicago me and Grace got in a fight because she was ripping on how bad the recording was without knowing I recorded it. WHO'S LAUGHING NOW???? Just playin. I think this song still sounds rad, though, and I hope the 45 sees the light of day sometime.
Dead Moon "Don't Burn The Fires"
Growing "Wrong Ride"
Oren Ambarchi "Girl With The Silver Eyes"
Flying Saucer Attack "At Night"
Total Running Time: 52min 2sec
Download the mix here.