My Awesome Dragon*Con Mixes

What would you give me for a copy of these? Wanna trade?

  1. “I Woke Up Today” Port O’Brien
  2. “My Party” Chester French
  3. “California Girls” The Magnetic Fields
  4. “I’m Amazed” My Morning Jacket
  5. “Baby Doll” The Fratellis
  6. “Lollipop” Lil Wayne
  7. “The Underdog” Spoon
  8. “She’s Not Me” Madonna
  9. “Sea Monuments” Sea Wolf
  10. “Backwards Walk” Frightened Rabbit
  11. “Lost!” Coldplay
  12. “The Guns of Camden Town” The New York Fund
  13. “One Girl Revolution” Saving Jane
  14. “Mrs. Officer” Lil Wayne
  15. “So Haunted” Cut Copy
  16. “Gamma Ray” Beck
  17. “Circles ‘Round the Moon” Nana Grizol
  18. “Too Drunk to Dream” The Magnetic Fields”

  1. “If It’s the Beaches” The Avett Brothers
  2. “The Ground that We Stand On” Hawskley Workman
  3. “Heers” Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
  4. “U and Me” Trina
  5. “For the Birds” Earlimart
  6. “He Doesn’t Know Why” Fleet Foxes
  7. “Slow Me Down” Joseph Arthur
  8. “Hologram” Katie Herzig
  9. “Alright, Okay” Ryan Auffenberg
  10. “On My Mind” Romantica
  11. “Walls” Beck
  12. “Soldier Boy” Mason Jennings
  13. “Smokin’ from Shootin’ ” My Morning Jacket
  14. “Time for Yourself” Earlimart
  15. “Mother and Child Reunion” (cover) The Morning Benders
  16. “Rat Within the Grain” (b-side) Damien Rice
  17. “New Soul” (cover) Yael Naim
  18. “Home” Meg Hutchinson
  19. “The Last Thing on Your Mind” Lights

I make good mix. It’s true.

Favorite Songs This Sunday

  • “I Wrote a Song About Your Car” Mike Doughty
  • “Sing Along” Virginia Coalition
  • “I Never Thought I Could Feel This Way for a Boy” The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
  • “Then and Not a Moment Before” The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
  • “A Reason to Breathe” Nick Light
  • “Forever Song” Josh Pyke
  • “Work That” Mary J. Blige
  • “Back to You” Coconut Records
  • “What If You” Joshua Radin*
  • “Skinny Love” Bon Iver
  • “Let It Be” Dyme Def**
  • “Cathedral” moe
  • “Free Chilly” (feat. Sarah Green and Gemstones) Lupe Fiasco
  • “My Heartbeat’s Dying” The Raveonettes
  • “Tell Me How Ya Feel” UGK

*So I might have (re)watched Catch & Release a few times this weekend… It’s not the GREATest, but it’s very watchable.
**The Beatles are(were) so good, they sound awesome even speeded up like Chipmunks!

Playlist: “Why Are You Breaking My Heart?”

An old playlist rediscovered this week-end. I quite like it, and playlists don’t always stand the test of time. (Party playlists seem to be especially time period-specific.) Not sure who was breaking my heart in Fall 2006, but perhaps I was just in the mood to have it be broken. Sonically, that is.
Why Are You Breaking My Heart?

  • “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” (cover) – Joseph Arthur
  • “I Don’t Care What You Call Me” – David Ford
  • “I Go to the Barn Because I like the” – Band of Horses
  • “Boston” – Augustana
  • “Winding Up” – Clare Bowditch and the Feeding Set
  • “What Does It Mean Now?” – World Party
  • “Skeleton Key” – Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s
  • “Never Yours” – Tracy Chapman
  • “Unspoken Love” – The Electric Farm
  • “Home” – Barenaked Ladies
  • “You” – Switchfoot
  • “That’s How I Knew This Story Would Break My Heart” – Aimee Mann
  • “Jessie’s Girl” (cover) – Matt the Electrician
  • “Steady as We Go” – Dave Matthews
  • “Slow New York” – Richard Julian
  • “We Are Man and Wife” – Michelle Featherstone
  • “All This Dust” – Canasta

Old Favorites Revisited…Lonely Boy Fall 05

Sometimes I get in a bad habit of only listening to the new tunes fighting for space on the iPod and conveniently forget that there are loads of playlists full of old stuff that I love and if I’m not going to listen to it then maybe it wouldn’t need to be there taking up its own space… So this morning I started going through old mixes. When I listen to this now, it seems a bit more straight-out rock than I remember… I haven’t listened to some of these songs probably since shortly after I first made this mix… Glad to find I still dig it.

Lonely Boy Fall 05

  • “Homesick” Kings of Convenience
  • “You’re So True” Joseph Arthur
  • “Sending a Note” Graham Colton Band
  • “The Drifter” David Poe
  • “Cold Day in the Sun” Foo Fighters
  • “Strangerman” Ringside (lots of love for this song)
  • “How to Dream” Sam Phillips
  • “Eve, the Apple of My Eye” Bell X1 (…SOUNDS LIKE…Annie Lennox!)
  • “All for You” Sister Hazel
  • “Faded Beauty Queens” The Thrills
  • “Home to Me” Josh Kelley
  • “Across 110th Street” Bobby Womack & Peace (long-time fave)
  • “New York, New York” Ryan Adams
  • “Be Be Your Love” Rachael Yamagata
  • “New York” Richard Ashcroft
  • “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” Everlast (cover)
  • “Real Love / It’s Only Life” Mike Doughty (cover)
  • “Life on a Chain” Pete Yorn
  • “Let It Be” Beatles (can’t go wrong…)

Try it. You might like it.