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April 24th, 2008

Two Coins For Charon @ 04:09 pm

I've always loved making mix tapes. mix CDs... and now everything is more and more digital...
Well, last year I took a road trip with my friend dennisatl and dj'd the many-houred car drives using my iPod and an FM Transmitter
and he and astromante suggested i make a CD...
well, i've just gotten around to it
greatly influnced by the CD i'm making for Jorge as an introduction to "emo"

These CDs fell together pretty easily: i compiled a playlist of over 60 songs
and was surprised that i could make two good discs out of it
Jorge recently introduced me to the program "Jam"
it allows for cross-fading and levels far superior to just burning from iTunes
so i had a lot of fun doing that last night
however, these files are all just individual
if you want me to burn you a copy i did with all the flow
ask nicely...

it took me a while to figure out what to name it
i didn't want it to be too depressing a name
but then the idea of the value of life experiences occurred to me
- what else do you have when you're passing into the underworld?
and the, now quaint, material of actual CDs...
so, Two Coins for Charon
to get across that river

some of these songs are "old standards"
so i choose to put them up like this instead of in a zip file
download one at a time or take the time to get all of them

i've been loving music blogs lately
so want to share more on here of my obsession with songs...

Two Coins for Charon

Disc 1: A Full Day On Earth

1. Nina in Ecstasy - PJ Harvey
2. Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep - Middle of the Road
3. Found Found Found - Morrissey
4. No Child of Mine - Marianne Faithful (PJ Harvey)
5. Build and Work - Noah Georgeson
6. Confusion the Waitress - Underworld
7. Anywhere, Anyone - Dntel
8. All I Need - Radiohead
9. I Didn't Know That You Cared - Lloyd Cole
10. Green Fields - The Good, The Bad, & The Queen
11. Beulah Land - Tori Amos
12. Diamond Day - Vashti Bunyan
13. Don't Be Scared - Daniel Johnston
14. A Bar On The Piccola Marina - Noël Coward
15. Everything is Alright - Four Tet
16. North American Scum - LCD Soundsystem
17. People Are Strange (UNKLE mix) - Stina Nordenstam
18. Luckycharm & Intuition - Ada & Erlend Oye
19. Lover's Spit - Broken Social Scene
20. Lullaby - Daniel Johnston

Disc 2: A Long Night In Hades

1. Desperate Man Blues - Daniel Johnston
2. The Good, The Bad, & the Queen - The Good, The Bad, & The Queen
3. Worried Shoes - Daniel Smith & Sufjan Stevens (Daniel Johnston)
4. The Letter - PJ Harvey
5. Like Lovers Do - Lloyd Cole
6. Last Song - Marianne Faithful
7. Lonely Lonely - Feist
8. Casimir Pulaski Day - Sufjan Stevens
9. Reckoner - Radiohead
10. Priests of Cholera - Noah Georgeson
11. Father Lucifer - Tori Amos
12. Things Happen - Coil
13. Falling In Love With The Wolfboy - The Magnetic Fields
14. Come As You Are - Nirvana
15. Dirty Epic - Underworld
16. Someone Great - LCD Soundsystem
17. Take Ecstasy With Me - The Magnetic Fields

All Files are in .mp3 or m4a format and are being hosted for. . . however long i feel like leaving them up there.
(but if anyone wants me to take any of them down for any reason, just contact me, thanks.)
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Date:April 25th, 2008 10:19 am (UTC)
Thanks for listening
I've downloaded a few from you in the past

what's your favourite song that you already know on here?

any new one you didn't know you really like?
Date:April 24th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)

mariann faithful

you're an appreciator of mariann (Hey Kariann)? I've been since the 60s.
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Date:April 25th, 2008 10:16 am (UTC)

Re: mariann faithful

yeah... Marianne is pretty amazing
and Before the Poison was a really cool project
PJ Harvey, Damon Albarn and... thom yorke? neil hannon? jarvis cocker?
I love interesting collaborations like that

... also
that " Hey Kari Ann" song is what gave my sister her name
it was my
my mom's favourite song at the time
Date:April 25th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)

Re: mariann faithful

Mariann faithful said, "Hey Kari Ann" was the Hollies put down on her for not staying the "sweet hall monitor from school" after she started hanging with Mick Jagger
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Date:April 24th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
A very impressive listing: PJ, Marianne, Vashti, Mag Fields ... AND Noel Coward! fab-oo.

Ever hear any Elliott Smith? Tim Buckley? Nick Drake? I guess they're all more "old school" type "emo" (if I'm understanding the word emo properly--by no means certain), although Elliott was with us till '03.
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Date:April 25th, 2008 10:25 am (UTC)
of course!
but I never really fell in love with Nick...
only his upbeat meloncoly songs really ever caught me
I love Pink Moon...

and I've been listening to Elliot since '98
almost put the Untitled about " can't you ever treat anyone nice?/ think I'm gonna make the same mistake twice... "
but didn't
well, yeah

and I like tim
but didn't consider him
though I've got "so real" from jeff in the emobin for J's cd

what's your favourtite song on here yo know already?
and any one you didn't know you really like?
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Date:April 25th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
My knowledge/experience of music is pretty limited, compared to most people's... I don't own an iPod and listen in two ways, mostly:

(1) I put on some lounge music, or harp music, or Dusty or Jackie Trent or similar when I'm cooking on the weekends, on our very funky stereo which I desperately need to replace;

(2) I listen on my portable CD player at bedtime. Recent listening has included Stalham River by E. J. Moeran (1920s, Anglo-Irish piano music), and a live set that Tim Buckley did in London in '68 at the BBC. I tend to just listen to the same music over and over again for quite some time--last month I was addicted to the Days of Future Past album by the Moody Blues for a few weeks.

Maybe I can play some of your tracks on this computer. I actually have never heard most of them. Thanks for offering them! Maybe you'll introduce me to a new addiction...

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