Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Happy as I am

A Xmas mixtape for you.

This one is about the slowest-paced I think I've ever made, but it has its own stories, and is full-to-the-brim with a sense of happiness-inducing melancholia and cold wintery spacyness. There's even a seasonal touch. Your heartbeat might slow a little listening to this, but that could be a good thing.

It's a full CD's worth so once again comes in two parts - each a 50mb zipfile of mp3s:

Tracklisting, and a few sample tracks, below:

  1. Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux - Happy Am I (thanks to an Adam Gnade mixtape)
  2. Apples in Stereo - (Baby Its) So Cold
  3. Belle & Sebastian - Judy and the Dream of Horses (BBC Session)
  4. Herman Dune - I wish that I could see you soon
  5. C.R. Avery - Moxie (short and sweet)
  6. Frontier Ruckus - Orion Town 2
  7. Marvin Gaye - Baby don't you do it
  8. Jim Boggia - chalk one up for Albert's side
  9. Michael Hurley - Sweedeedee mp3
  10. The Great Park - Fair and Fine
  11. The Accidental - Knock Knock mp3
  12. The Four King Cousins - God only knows (Beach Boys cover)
  13. Tanya Tucker - The Man That Turned My Mama On
  14. Bobby Charles - small town talk (this is so-o-o slow)
  15. The Doors - Peace Frog
  16. Fela Kuti - funky horn
  17. Richard Swift - Lady Luck (100% pure soul)
  18. Ben Folds - Learn to Live with What You Are (too well produced)
  19. Jerry Reed - That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolled Around Heaven All Day)
  20. The Dragons - Food for my soul
  21. Pacific Ocean Fire - The Sickness of the Season (no-no-Xmas)
  22. The Boggs - Holiday
  23. Dean Martin - Winter wonderland (sorry)
  24. Kathy McCarty - Living Life (Daniel Johnston cover) mp3
Seasons greetings and all that

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