Friday, January 18, 2008

January Mix

I recycle my IMP mix (join at for Operation Disc Drop. I like to explain why I choose the songs sometimes, just in case folks are curious.

January 08 mix

1. Highway Patrolman - Bruce Springsteen

I've been listening to the Boss a lot lately. We've had a Springsteen cd in the alarm clock since May of last year. We just took Nebraska out. (Switched it for 18 Tracks if you must know.) This song always got me, and made me think while I waited for my turn in the shower.

2. Loose Lips - Kimya Dawson

See Juno.

3. Revolution (acoustic) - The Beatles

I am a huge fan of Google drift. (wandering aimlessly around the Internet) Sometimes you find some really cool shit along the way.

4. Better - Dashboard Confessional

Regina Spektor covered by Dashboard?! - Awesome. I'm hoping for a Dashboard show in Winnipeg. The last time they were here, I was moving, and couldn't go.

5. Interstate Love Song - Velvet Revolver

I still listen to radio. The station we listen to on the way to work in the am has great morning guys. They play the STP version quite a bit. I saw VR a while ago, and they're awesome. It's like putting one of your favorite high school bands together with one of your favorite college bands - pretty much guaranteed awesomeness!

6. Grown - Jason Isbell

A big album for me last year. Loved this guy as a Drive-By Trucker (see track 9) and loved his solo album. This tune would be a huge hit if heard, I think.

7. Yellow Brick Road - Raine Maida

Buying tickets to see him tomorrow. Saw him last year. This is an album you should buy. And check out for some funny footage of him and an interview. Great artist. (He's the singer of Our Lady Peace if that helps you out. If that just raises more questions, well, now you have homework!)

8. Last Kiss - Seven Mary Three

If there's ever an IMP assignment where you create a primer for a band you think people might wanna hear, I'd just copy my 7M3 comp I made for myself. I put all their folkier stuff on one disc. This is off their forthcoming album.

9. Ghost To Most - Drive-By Truckers

An awesome band with an album coming out next week. Great songwriters...amazing headphone band in their back catalog. One of my most anticipated discs of '08 for sure. Get a bunch of their music and go for a long drive.

10. Local Celebrities - The Paperbacks

I'm beginning to discover music in Winnipeg. I love these guys. Their lyrics are great, the skewering of the local band made good in here, well, I know it must ring true for many artists. Isn't it amazing how as music fans, we do our best to try to limit an artist's growth?

11. Desert Of Our Love - U2

I'm a huge fan. I laid out a bunch of bucks for the super deluxe limited edition of the Joshua Tree recently. I'm taking a day off of work to catch the 3D flick this week...enjoy an unearthed tune.

12. Karate Man - The Super Friendz

Defunct Halifax rock...have to rep it for the East coast!

13. Band On The Run - Foo Fighters

Would, at the height of Nirvana's peak, you have seen Grohl as the force in rock music that he is today. Yeah, me neither. We've got tickets to see them in March. This cover really cooks when it kicks into rock mode.

14. Tournament of Hearts - The Weakerthans

Another Winnipeg artist, though one that may have been heard of. Great song, using curling terms as metaphors for love and all that stuff. I know at least two copies of this will make it into the states, so I'm spreading Canadiana. (I'll be honest, I don't really get curling either!)

15. New Years Ex - Air Traffic Control

Friends' band. I told them this had single written all over it, and now it's a single. If you dig it, let 'em know!

16. Rite Of Spring - Angels & Airwaves

I loved blink 182. I love U2. This band would be the bastard love child of that union. So I love this bastard love child.

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