Friday, April 25, 2008

Recommends #1

Since there is about six days between posts of mix tapes (and that might change), I thought I would add a few additional entries to fill the gaps.
Pretty simple idea: Monday Night Mix Tapes (or its readers) recommends something for you to check out (and posts a link to find it.) Maybe.

1) Ben Sollee: I got a chance to catch a set of Ben's in Nashville. To simply say he is a cellist is not exactly fair. He is the kind of cellist that probably likes Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" (and to a lesser degree "Chronic 2001".) It was enjoyable and interesting and something I wouldn't miss. Visit his page and tell him I sent you.

2) Flavor Blasted Goldfish Snacks: Considerably more full of flavor than the original Goldfish snack (which means that there is actually flavor). It is goldfish snacks grown up. It will remind you of the moment you stopped holding hands and started dry-humping in the basement after your parents went to bed. Plus, the fish now wearing sunglasses. Which makes him cool like James Dean or blind people. And that little fucker is smiling - even though you are going to eat him.

3) Morning Bike Rides: Look, I know it sucks getting up early, and you are still hung over or a little drunk, but there is no other way to start your day. You liked bird-doggin' ladies at the bar last night, just do it in the park. It's about the same, only these ladies have jobs.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Mix #11 - School/ Work

Creator: Casey Chalmers
Occupation: Videographer
Theme: School and Work
Title: School/Work(Double Disc)

I always am exited to get a mix from Casey, because it, without fail, introduces me to a ton of new music. It also makes me curious how I didn't already know a group named "Cock Sparrer"? It seems like I should be on their mailing list.

These are both fun mixes, and it surprised me how often many of the Wu-Tang Clan affiliates sung (growled) about school. I suppose it is a topic almost all us have in common with the Wu-Tang Clan -- at least that and the fact that Clark's are really comfortable, and we should all diversify our stocks and bonds. They're no one to fuck with.

I was surprised that the Jackson 5's, "ABC" didn't make the list, and I was very happy to see that Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "Takin' Care of Business" was absent.

BTO - First there is no "Overdrive" about any of their music. Just the term "overdrive" seems like you should be the opposite of everything they are about. I can't condone the misappropriation of that term.

Second, every corporate event I have ever been a part of (and there have been too many) use this song as some kind of rocking anthem, and if it doesn't start the day out, it WILL close the convention down as part of some slide show event that magically makes it seem like everyone wants to be sitting there for a week of eating buffet lunches, binge drinking the nights away in the bar to stay sane, and late night groping of co-workers.

In Canada, they eat that shit up!

Thumbs up for the Uncle Tupelo, Willie Hightower, and The Degrassi High Theme Song.

My only other comment is: It takes some balls to put a 7 minute Pet Shop Boys Song on any mixed tape.

1) Degrassi High School Theme
2) School - Masta Killa/Rza
3) High School Confidential - Hasil Adkins
4) Rock 'n Roll High School - The Ramones
5) Fuck School - The Replacements
6) Principle's Office - Young MC
7) School Days - Chuck Berry
8) Obedience School - Brian Dewan
9) When I kissed the Teacher - ABBA
10) Everything I ever wanted to know about genocide I learned it - Broadways
11) Academy Fight Song - Mission of Burma
12) Skipped a Grade - Franklin Bruno
13) Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
14) Teacher Teacher - Toots and the Maytals
15) High School - MC5
16) Sukie in the Graveyard - Belle and Sebastian
17) Child's Play - Ghostface Killah

1) I got an office job with the sole purpose of harassing you - Anal Cunt
2) Money, money, money - ABBA
3) Never Get Ahead - Bobby Conn
4) Backroad into town - Willie Hightower
5) Working - Cocksparrer
6) I hate work - MDC
7) Working for the Man - Roy Orbison
8) 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
9) Blu Colla Workers - Blue & Exile
10) Opportunities - Pet Shop Boys
11) A new Career in a new town - David Bowie
12) Graveyard Shift - Uncle Tupelo
13) Which Side are you On? - Dropkick Murphys
14) Career Opportunities - The Clash
15) Work Hard/Play Hard - Palace Music
16) Welcome to the working world - Elvis Costello
17) Abducted by the work Aliens - Heavy Vegetable
18) One Piece at a Time - Johnny Cash
19) I Can't Wait to Get Off Work - Tom Waits