April 8, 2011


A weekly sampler of what we're listening to (new and old), and what we think you might like, too.

Note: This mix is two-weeks old. Amazing what March Madness and people going on trips (T + C to Chicago, Jack to MI) can do for you forgetting to do stuff. So this might not reflect current tastes, but it's what all respondents were listening to... on March 22. Enjoy.


Song: "Mary Anne With the Shaky Hand"
Artist: The Who

I found this album (The Who Sell Out) used on CD for like five bucks a week or two ago. This is an album full of weird songs, but this one takes the cake (well, aside from the one where Roger Daltry talks to his tattoo). Don't ask why, but there's something endearing about it. I guess that could go for the entire album. This isn't the mod-punk Who, that's for sure. Don't expect any anthemic choruses or raucous playing on this one. It sounds more like a Kinks album (like Village Green) than anything. It's a "concept album", I guess, what with all the fake commercials and radio jingles and such. Mostly, though, I think it was just Pete Townshend's excuse to put all these weird songs on an album. Don't get me wrong — it works, somehow. Maybe because all the songs are about weird things, like "Odorono" and "Armenia City In The Sky" and "Heinz Baked Beans." Like I said, it works. But I don't have any idea why.

Song: "I Want to be the Boy to Warm Your Mother's Heart"
Artist: The White Stripes (R.I.P.)

Unless subconsciously, my recent attraction to the White Stripes has nothing to do with their officially calling it quits. I've queued up "De Stijl" and their self-titled debut on the iPod and hit shuffle, which I never do, and it's been enjoyable while cooking.

Song: "Welcome Home"
Artist: Radical Face

Been listening to this song for the past couple of weeks. Seems fitting.

Song: "Baby Missiles"
Artist: The War on Drugs

These guys have reportedly been making pals with Animal Collective, and the influence shows on some of their other tracks. This one, however, will have you thinking Bruce more than anything else. I checked them out because they'll be in Pontiac to open for Destroyer next week.

Song: “Eye of the Tiger"
Artist: Survivor

Song: "Big In Japan"
Artist: Tom Waits

It's one of Tom Waits's catchier songs. What's with the paintings in the youtube slideshow?

Song: "Sudden Organ"
Artist: Yo La Tengo

Years past, probably in a Galloway dorm room, Julie played this for Sean and I.

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Blogger Fr. Mark Perkins said...

Econ, the War on Drugs was a really great opener. I enjoyed them thoroughly. I hear that this was Kurt Vile's pre-solo band, for whatever that's worth.

April 8, 2011 at 2:37 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oatess posted the same thing two mixes in a row.

Love the slide-guitar sound on the White Stripes song, Chase.

April 8, 2011 at 4:35 PM 
Blogger JHitts said...

Whoops! I must have forgotten to delete it from last week's mix. It still kinda works though, so whatever.

April 9, 2011 at 3:28 AM 
Blogger Tony said...

Yeah, this is so dated. It's been pure Peter, Bjorn and John the past week. I'll share my fave from the new album on the next mix. And it's not "Second Chance."

April 9, 2011 at 10:10 AM 

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