Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Recommends #4

Monday Night Mix Tapes Recommends:

1) Holes in the Knees of Your Jeans: Holes in your jeans is a statement. It is saying, "These jeans fit perfectly and I am not giving them up, Mom. What? I look homeless? No I don't! Homeless people don't have holes in there jeans they wear sweat pants, a 'Big Johnson T-shirt', and carry an Aldi's shopping bag."
Plus, that girl you had a crush on when you were 13 totally had holes in her jeans. So that raises them up on the list. She also was smoking a really bent Marlboro Red and liked Machine Head by Bush, so that kind of hurts the whole scene these days, but the jeans part is still a good look.
Remember: When the holes in the knees of your jeans turn into more, it is time to move on. No one wants to see your whole flank. You are not a slutty female hip-hop artist.

2) Sleeping on the Couch: It kind of hurts your back, and you don't sleep very well, but there is something extremely satisfying about falling over kicking off your boots and staying the fuck there until morning. Its like saying, "Look Body, I know we have been drinking since noon, and you are worn out, but seriously, I am only doing this for you, because I am totally ready to keep partying." Also, half the time you will wake up to the dog's snoot in your grill, and that is the closest city folks can come to waking up in the wilderness- and waking up the wilderness is good for the blood.

3) Writing Letters: Receiving a letter is a treat. I know, I know - It takes longer and your spelling isn't worth shit anymore, but seriously you should do it every once in a while. I can't even remember a single telephone number I have received after 1997. All this Myspace and Gchat has kind of made us retarded. Like not, I can't take care of myself retarded - more like I don't ever write in complete sentences retarded. Also, you would never do this in a letter: :-p, lol, brb, roflmao - because that shit should be banished.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mix #14 - Cold Shoulder/Wild Woman

Creator: Caroline Wiser
Occupation: ???
Theme: Cold Shoulder/Wild Woman
Title: Cold Shoulder/ Wild Woman

New mix by Caroline Wiser. This one just showed up the Monday Night Mix Tapes home offices as a total surprise, and it is damn good.

Mix tapes are often traded at the beginning of relationships, not only as a gift to express thoughts or feelings toward your new romance, but also as an introduction to music and a gauge of your partners tastes. the Wild Woman mix seems to say, "you better watch out!" and the Cold Shoulder mix is saying, "this is what is coming, bitch!" Excellent.

It is a great line of songs. Wanda Jackson, while calmed down in her later years, but was a drinker and bagged Elvis, if rumors are true. I have also heard that she became born again and not to fully disregard her past singes church every Sunday somewhere in Nashville.

I will leave the rest to Caroline. Let her know what you think!

This mix was created for those times when you've rejected another or been pushed away by someone else. The songs encompass all of the viewpoints - from being the rejector and trying to talk sense into a loved one, to self reflection, to being the angry rejected one.

The Cold Shoulder Mix
Song - Artist

1) Mykonons - Fleet Foxes
2) Bye bye bye - Plants and Animals
3) Skinny Love - Bon Iver
4) I am trying to break your heart - Wilco
5) High and Dry - Radiohead
6) You are what you love - Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins
7) Empty Shell - Cat Power
8) The Empty Threats of Little Lords - Sunset Rubdown
9) Chelsea Hotel #2 - Leonard Cohen
10) You're Breaking my heart - Harry Nilsson

Well, this mix is fairly self-explanatory. There aren't really any deep-rooted themes on this mix, just a group of crazy ladies that sang a damn fine song or two in their day. Enjoy!

Wild Woman
Song - Artist

1) Fujiyama Mama - Wanda Jackson
2) Rock n' Roll Nigger - Patti Smith
3) Hound Dog - Big Mama Thorton
4) Atomic - Blondie
5) Nutbush City Limits - Ike and Tina Turner
6) Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
7) Private Idaho - The B-52's
8) I want to be Evil - Eartha Kitt
9) Women is Losers - Janis Joplin
10) Smackwater Jack - Carole King