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Hi, The point (if there is a point) of this blog is to post liner notes and playlists of mix CDs originating from moi and hopefully fanning out into a chain of mix CDs. If you get a CD from me, make me and a friend one, and email me some liner notes and I'll post them. Then your friend should make you and someone else a mix CD etc etc. Maybe it will work PS If you want to be on my knit list, let me know what you want and I'll see what I can do!

Friday, August 12, 2005

Mwah! Michael

I think Michael should get a prize because not only is he the first to return a CD but he made two and they are awesome and the liner notes are brilliant! I would like his prize to be a night with his high school boyfriend and a big tube of KY but I can only provide the latter (there's no expiration date on that stuff is there?). I love these CDs, I like that they're a bit Eurotrashy (that's a good thing). I'll just post the liner notes for the first one right now because I want to do the labor intensive thing and put some relevant links in there.

Anyway, Thursday night, we did karaoke to wish farewell to Rebecky and Jesse (sniff). Highlights of the evening include:

  • A duet of 'Lady' with Rebecky and an awesome girl whose name I can't remember which had every straight man's tongue lolling out of his mouth by the end of it.
  • An extremely unstoned white boy attempting Bob Marley.
  • A couple of middle aged men singing 'Stroke It' and 'Let's Get Drunk and Screw'. Yep, we get that you are sexually available. Go home and watch some porn.
  • Charlie. Everything he sang.
  • Just everything man. It was a beautiful night.

    Anyway, I amazed myself by actually singing (albeit in a fairly non-boisterous manner), but at least I didn't choke. Thank you Mr. Samuel Adams for your unflagging encouragement and in making my bravery possible. Good times.

    Here's the first of Michael's CDs (the second one is just as fabulously gorgeous)

    Michael's First CD
    TrackArtistComments
    So Nice (Summer Samba)Astrud Gilberto & Walter Wanderley TrioAstrud makes me happy, especially this lovely summery ditty that makes me want to lift my skirt up. (This one for Rebecky, who should lift her skirt up only for Jesse.)
    Metronomic UndergroundStereolabIt’s a proven fact that if you are on a treadmill while listening to this, you will be given 50 bonus energy points that will increase your speed by 100%.
    DatamanMärtini BrösListen to this while clubbing in Berlin. Your suave dance moves will get you laid. (Especially for Jesse, who should lay only Rebecky.)
    My Mathematical MindSpoonA great song, even if you don’t know what the fuck an integer is.
    Neighborhood #2 (Laika)The Arcade FireMy fave song by this kick-ass band, who I have not yet seen live. I got to hear Jenny & Jon do an impressive job of singing the lyrics while driving to Salter Path. (Note: Jenny & Jon’s singing not on this track).
    When the Sun Drops Like an AnvilThe Russian FuturistsAnother bouncy song that makes me happy. People in Russia must all be really happy.
    Dog On WheelsBelle & SebastianIs any Belle & Sebastian song better than this? No.
    Nothing BetterPostal ServiceMy fave song by The Postal Service. Kind of sad, but with happy instrumentals.
    SoonerMy Morning JacketPerfect song for a road trip. Reminds me of watching the sun rise over the mountains while sipping my General Foods International Vanilla Memories Coffee.
    Baby in TwoPernice BrothersThis song breaks my heart in two, like a baby, a baby being torn in two.
    MapsYeah Yeah Yeahs The best ever theme song of unrequited love. Makes your heart ache so good.
    DisarmSmashing Pumpkins Ding ding, this makes three heart-breaking songs in a row! I hate Billy Corgan, but Rebecky and I still think he’s a genius.
    Cold, Cold WaterMiraI got this gem from one of Jenny’s mixes. Notice the clippety-clop sound effects. They were made by a real live miniature horse.
    Midnight In A Perfect World DJ Shadow DJ Shadow makes my heart swoon, especially his lush, melodic, moody tunes like this one.
    Milton RoadMice Parade Fresh, funky, and feisty electronica by Mice Parade (also courtesy of Jenny’s mix).

  • 4 Comments:

    At 8:50 PM, Blogger mykull said...

    dude, i can't wait for my prize! and you did a fabulous job at karaoke night, as did rebecca, jesse, jenny, patty, charles, owen, phil, bret (aka ricky), abe's girlfriend, etc., etc. who knew karaoke could be such kick-ass entertainment? (well, except for that repressed white frat boy singing to bob marley. oy vey.)

     
    At 2:51 PM, Blogger pinky pinkerson said...

    sigh. it was so fun, and so loud!

    and you always end up making "new friends" at karaoke night. sometimes the new friends seem like they might be mentally ill.

    or in my case, very large bald men named Bruce who are very friendly indeed.

     
    At 5:37 PM, Blogger Marianne said...

    Whoah! I missed Bruce. I think I was too busy locking lips with Mr. Adams and was a bit oblivious.

     
    At 7:11 PM, Blogger minty said...

    Ditto on the so fun, and double ditto on the so loud! I was impressed with everyone who sang--and even with myself for actually doing it!

    Mykull's mix CDs are awesome and the liner notes are absolutely priceless. I will be putting one together very soon!

     

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