Shrinkin' heads on the outer rim of Washington DC. Self professed "Music Smeagol"
Poptones (Paris in the spring version)- PIL
Ted....Just Admit it- Jane's Addiction
Dodante- My Morning Jacket
Providence- Sonic Youth
That's Entertainment- The Jam
Dog, End of a Day Gone By- Love and Rockets
Hair of the Dog- Bauhaus
The Lord's Prayer- Siouxsie & The Banshees
I'm the Man- Anthrax
Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos- Public Enemy
Tonight- TV on the Radio
Sweet Leaf- Black Sabbath
Cher Chez la Ghost- Ghostface Killah
99 Problems- Jay-Z/Danger Mouse
St. Elsewhere- Gnarls Barkley
Feeling Yourself Disintergrate- Flamming Lips
Golden Age- Beck
Powerlines- Husker Du
Alex Chilton- The Replacments
Early Morning Rain- Tony Rice
Blame- Soul Coughing
Pattern Against User- At the Drive-In
One Way to Go- The Verve
Cargo Culte- Serge Gainsbourg
Makes Me Wanna Die- Tricky
Cicciolina- Pop Will Eat Itself
Up with People- Lambchop
West Palm Beach- Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Rufus Xavier Sasparilla- Albert Andreas Armadillo
My Morining Jacket
Pop Will Eat Itself
Tribe Called Quest
TV on the Radio
At the Drive-In
Bauhause/Peter Murphy/Love & Rockets
Palace (Bros.)/- Bonnie "Prince" Billy/ Will Oldham
Nothing's Shocking- Jane's Addiction
OK Computer- Radiohead
The Pop Will Eat Itself Cure For Sanity- PWEI
Return To Cookie Mountain- TV on the Radio
Sea Change- Beck
DSOTM- Pink Floyd
Bizzare Ride II- Pharcyde
Tim- The Replacements
Joy Division- Unknown Pleasures
Talking Timbuktu- Ry Cooder & Ali Farka Toure
3ft High and Rising- De La Soul
Seventh Dream of a Teenage Heaven- Love & Rockets
Bitches Brew- Miles Davis
Paul's Boutique- Beastie Boys
Come On Pilgrim- The Pixies
Rather Ripped- Sonic Youth
I See a Darkness- Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Hunky Dory- David Bowie
Aha Shake Heartbreak- Kings of Leon
Achtung Baby!- U2
Pills Thrills and Bellyaches- Happy Mondays
Stone Roses- Stone Roses
Exit Planet Dust- Chemical Bros.
When I get a chance, anything of interest at the Black Cat or 9:30 club in DC.
Spring in DC
Perfect for driving down the GW PKWY on a cool April night (April 2007)
...just in time for summer
A generous helping of some of my favorite summer classics (May 2007)
A Fantastic Exercise in Futility
I took Mr. Mixtape's offer and tried to do the last 20 years. Should have made it a multi- volume. (March 2007)
Not IMP, but a mix I made in a trade with my buddy "The Duke"
Side trade for a certain Harpsicord mix
Dirty: Please Wash After Listening
The perfect antidote to Valentine's Day (February 2007)
DC to MN
Simple mix of the music I love from DC/MN (January 2007)
Looking at some of your tastes, you would probably love Patrick Watson. ! Be Well -- Andy
L.A. in N.Y.C.
Ross, thanks so much for the Glam mix! It's really a lot of fun. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, but I wasn't able to give it a good listen right away. I've put it on my mp3 player and it's become part of my regular subway commute rotation. There are some really interesting choices that I'd never heard (The Darkness, that Brian Eno track, "Cherry Bomb"), and some that are always just plain fun to hear (Bowie, New York Dolls, Suzi, T. Rex, and SLADE of course). "Ballroom Blitz" is a perennial fave of course, and I swear I can't remember the last time I'd listened to "Shattered," which blew me away all over again. Anyway, thanks again for the great extracurricular mix action. Good stuff!
I knew a girl in college who was way too cool for me to date. She worked for the campus radio station and introduced my clueless soul to The Wolfgang Press, Ride, Eno, James, A Tribe Called Quest, and post-Genesis pre-Suckage Peter Gabriel. I could never pay her back, but once I did hold her hair while she was sick at a party.
Yeah, I know the Tool secret tracks - man, you should see how many I went through to get it down to one cd. Loads I wanted to include because they're weird or funny, but they don't stand up to repeat listens that much. I do these things for longevity to some extent. Sometimes.
L.A. in N.Y.C.
Hey Ross, glad you're enjoying the extracurricular harpsichord action! Of course, since making it, I've heard like a million suitable songs that would've been perfect to include. Maybe a second volume needs to happen??? Hmmmm... I'm really looking forward to the glam! I will be sure to wear extra eyeliner and sequined spandex next week.
heyyy i really enjoyed your mix. what genius to put chapelle and patsy cline on the same mix! bob mould went to my school, too... anyway, liked it a lot, and thanks for adding such personal touches.
L.A. in N.Y.C.
re: Rock That Harpsichord Shit -- Hey Ross, sure, I'll do an extra-curricular swap with you. You can contact me with shipping info via popcans at canada dot com. -L.A. in N.Y.C.