No new developments again, but by this time my blog was in full swing. Here’s a post on it in which I’m trying to decide which songs to include:
and here is the post announcing it:
- Doctor Who – Ninth Doctor Theme
In 2005 one of my favorite shows, Doctor Who, made its return to TV after being off the air for years. I was wary of this new show, but it turned out to be fantastic, and the new version of the theme was just triumphant, so naturally I gave it the first spot on the mix.
- The Go! Team – The Power Is On
The Go! Team’s album, Thunder, Lightning, Strike is in a class by itself. I’ve described it before as a 70s kung-fu movie soundtrack performed by the pep squad. This song encapsulates the album, but the whole thing is wonderful.
- OK Go – What to Do
This is a band that seemed pretty run-of-the-mill at first, but damned if they haven’t become a mighty pop juggernaut!
- And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – Worlds Apart
- Kasabian – Processed Beats
- Joy Zipper – Baby You Should Know
- Echoboy – Comfort Of The Hum
- The Guild League – Animals
- The Metric Mile – How to Beat the SAT
- Of Montreal – Requiem For O.M.M.2
- Graham Coxon – Bittersweet Bundle of Misery
- RJD2 – Ghostwriter
- Earlimart – 1st Instant/Last Report
- The Chemical Brothers – Marvo Ging
- Built To Spill – You Were Right
- Rogue Wave – Endgame
KEXP stuff, all of it. RJD2 and Of Montreal we ended up buying CDs of. Graham Coxon was with Blur, a band I should have been listening to instead of all that crap in the 90s.
- Beck – Girl
Beck can always be counted on to put out some solid music. He’s an immense talent.
- Snow Patrol – Wow
- Fountains Of Wayne – Supercollider
- Matthew Sweet – Push the Feelings
- Nada Surf – Killian’s Red
- Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
- The Mountain Goats – The Young Thousands
- Weezer – Perfect Situation
- The Postal Service – Such Great Heights
- Cake – Palm of Your Hand
Just some follow-ups here. It’s worth pointing out that for both Snow Patrol and The Postal Service were on, I believe, track three from those albums and both are still really good. And the Nada Surf song is amazing.
- M.I.A. – 10 Dollar
I believe this may also be from KEXP, and this is a long I listened to over and over and over. Among my friends I can still ask what I can get for ten dolla and find out the answer is “anyting you wan”.
- Phofo – I Love Meatballs
Not sure where I heard about Phofo…possibly from a music blog? But how could I say no when he personally asked to have this song included on the mix.
- Her Space Holiday – Something To Do With My Hands
This reminds me. I have been meaning to buy this album for some time.
- Brazilian Girls – Don’t Stop
- Stereo Total – J’aime l’Amour à Trois
This is the sexy exotic portion of our program! C’est communist!
- Rilo Kiley – The Execution Of All Things
I like some of Rilo Kiley okay, like this song and a few others, but in general, neither the band nor Jenny Lewis by herself does a whole lot for me.
- Interpol – Evil
The problem with Interpol and their pals, Franz Ferdinand, is that I bought Entertainment! by Gang of Four around this time. Why drink Budweiser if you have Guinness available?
- The Arcade Fire – Wake Up
You’re not wrong. This song was included on the last mix. I’m not sure how this happened, but hey, it’s a pretty incredible song.
- Ben Folds – There’s Always Someone Cooler Than You
I’d gotten tired of Ben Folds by this point, but I couldn’t resist a song with lyrics like, “they’re into something that is to big to be expressed through their clothes.”
- Splashdown – Mayan Pilot
My friend Anna dug these folks and turned me onto them.
- The Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist
There is nothing not to like about this song!
- Vienna Teng – The Tower
My friend TJ introduced me to her, and this song really grabbed me for some reason.
The title is a quote from the new Doctor Who series, where the Doctor explains to Jack Harkness that he has a sonic screwdriver. Jack replies, “Who looks at a screwdriver and thinks, ‘This could be a little more sonic!’?” It was perfect for the title. The back cover is meant to evoke chalk on blue-painted wood — i.e., the TARDIS.
Click on the player below to listen to this mix!
(xspf player courtesy Lacy Morrow and Fabricio Zuardi.)