Saturday, August 27, 2005

If it's not Cash, it's in the trash

Peep this, homeslice. Below is the tracklist for the mix CD I've made for the drive out to Vancouver. I'll be travelling with my father, so I've had to take out some of the "indier" items I might normally have chosen, but I still feel this is pretty awesome:

"Don't Even Know Her Name" - Ryan Adams
"Mushaboom" - Feist
"Breakdown" - Jack Johnson
"A Job Worth Doing" - The Joel Plaskett Emergency
"The Trapeze Swinger" - Iron & Wine
"I Want You" - Bob Dylan
"Golden" - My Morning Jacket
"Ah, Life" - Ryan Adams
"Wheat Kings" - The Tragically Hip
"The Mariner's Revenge Song" - The Decemberists
"We Will Become Silhouettes" - The Shins
"Why Would You Wanna Live?" - Wilco
"Good Things" - Kathleen Edwards
"Blame it on Me" - Barenaked Ladies
"Well Whiskey" - Bright Eyes
"Fool's Gold" - Ryan Adams
"Louisiana Bayou" - Dave Matthews Band
"'Til Kingdom Come" - Coldplay

Sure, it's a tad heavy on the Adams, but these are rare b-sides my friend, and I'm trying to wean the old man off some of the dusty music of his, and on to some new tunes that only sound dusty.

As for some of the other strange choices: Decemberists get an invite to the party because my father used to listen to a lot of John McDermott, and this is the chantee-est song I've heard since then. Coldplay's tune is pretty much a Johnny Cash rip-off, which a nod to the trip my dad made with his dad cross country, where the 8-track was non-negotiably for Cash and Cash ONLY. The Barenaked Ladies keep the mix from becoming an indie-music love-in, and Kathleen Edwards brings up the female representation, if only slightly.

Rock on, and see you in Vancouver.


Thomas said...

God speed little dude - see you at school.

Anonymous said...

I thought you would have had New Orleans is Sinking.... :)


Anonymous said...

Is "We Will Become Silhouettes" a Shins cover of The Postal Service song, or an entirely different song, or did you mistype?
Very nice mix, by the by.

Lawyerlike said...

No typo, it's a cover, and a much improved version of the song.

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