Mid-autumn music

The sun sets at 4 now. Mornings are frosty. The garden is put to bed and the play-porch strewn with leaves. I'm starting to think about The Holidays. But first, I'm trying to enjoy this waiting period before the Thanksgiving-birthdays-solstice-Xmas cyclone hits. It's quiet now. But it's out there... and spinning this way.

The 10*7*09 edition of Beef Jerky Time has 2 Phoenix remixes. Part of Phoenix's greatness (PR greatness?) is their encouragement of remixes by any and all. The one with Devendra Banhardt is awesome--I think it's teen movie soundtrack material (after the breakup, in the car, bleak afternoon, rain). Also the song by Wild Beasts (All the King's Men) has been worming its way into my skull. At first it seemed "interesting," now it's like an addiction and I must play it daily. (Pitchfork describes them as a "Leeds art-pop group," which has a nice ring to it.)

The 10*14*09 show was a black eyeliner edition--I was trying to play music slightly mournful and goth. The threefer of New Order, The Smiths & The Cure in the middle of this show almost sent me into some high-school related PTSD. That is good stuff.
  • Terror Couple Kill Colonel: Bauhaus
  • Are We Ourselves: The Fixx
  • Dogs of Lust: The The
  • 68 State: Gorillaz
  • Crazy: Ladyhawke
  • Here Come Cowboys: Psychedelic Furs
  • Reunion: Stars
  • Bizarre Love Triangle: New Order
  • Still Ill: The Smiths
  • Boys Don't Cry: The Cure
  • You've Got Love (xx remix): Florence & the Machine
  • Bittersweet Symphony: The Verve
  • Curran Curran: The Nocturnes
  • Metal Heart: Cat Power

On 10*21*09 I was having a stressful day, so I played some mellower chill-out music for medicinal purposes (except "Too Fake" is not very mellow, I had to apply Coldplay to reduce the swelling). This set includes "Love at First Sight" by The Gist--a great, great song. Welsh band, they broke up in 1983.
  • Someone Great: LCD Soundsystem
  • Too Fake: Hockey
  • Be the One: Jack PeƱate
  • Clocks: Coldplay
  • Charming: Ritual
  • Orange Skies: Love
  • Love at First Sight: The Gist
  • Harvest Time: The Clientele
  • October: U2
  • I Don't Believe: Paul Simon
  • Sweet Disposition: The Temper Trap
  • White as Diamonds: Alela Diane
  • An Anniversary Away: Reverie Sound Revue

The obligatory Halloween show was 10*28*09. I played Gentleman Reg & the Hidden Cameras as well because they were in the area the following Monday. I actually got to go to the show! (Thanks AK!) Also, remember John Norris, the MTV VJ guy? I was googling Dan Deacon and found that John Norris, now a sandy blond, has a 7-part interview with DD as he tours the country on a refurbished bus.
  • Cemetry Gates: The Smiths
  • Cemetery Lawn: The Rosebuds
  • Devil Town: Groovie Ghoulies
  • Home: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  • Paddling Ghost: Dan Deacon
  • FROST: Audraglint
  • You'll Have Time: William Shatner
  • Doctor Who theme
  • Les Zombies et les Loup-garous: Raffi
  • Loupgarou: Crispy Ambulance
  • How We Exit: Gentleman Reg
  • In the NA: Hidden Cameras

The 11*4*09 show had two special guests choosing records from the stacks as struck their fancy. Basically we knew we wanted to play Frank Zappa, and then just riffed from there. Thanks T&T!
  • Whole Lotta Losin': Monsters of Folk
  • Handle Me with Care: Traveling Wilburies
  • Handle Me with Care: Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins
  • Bells of Rhymney: The Byrds
  • She's Not There: Vanilla Fudge
  • O verde virgissima: written by Hildegarde of Bingen
  • It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding): Bob Dylan with The Band
  • Teacher: Jethro Tull
  • 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover: Paul Simon
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Frank Zappa
  • Higher Ground: Stevie Wonder
  • Our House: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • Time in a Bottle: Jim Croce
  • 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy): Simon & Garfunkel
  • Mountain Melody: Kay Gardner

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