November 08, 2004

Curious George: MoFi CD Swap playlists? As someone who wanted to participate in the CD swap, but didn't have the chance/means to, and also someone who wants to know about new music/what other monkeys are listening to, I was wondering if the people that did participate could post the tracklists here. Reviews of tracks optional, but welcome.

I know some of them are up on the CD Swap board, but not all, and I figured this would just be a more organized/easier way to do it in general. Also- feel free to talk about new bands/music in addition to the CD stuff. Me, I've been into kaki king, earlimart, bearsuit, and Pedro the Lion lately, and also have been trying to learn more about older/world music.

  • I'm a sucker for themes, here's mine: Golden State Take California (excerpt)- Propellerheads California Über Alles - Dead Kennedys California Tuffy - The Geraldine Fibbers California Waiting - Kings of Leon California, Arizona - Swell California - Phantom Planet Just Like California - Old 97's California Sun - Ramones California - Gomez California - The Wedding Present Sleepy California - Her Space Holiday California - Rufus Wainwright California One/Youth & Beauty Brigade - The Decemberists California Song - The Mountain Goats California Now - Sunset Valley
  • I'll start. 1) Ratatat - Seventeen Years 2) TV On the Radio - Dreams 3) Yo La Tengo - Don't Have To Be So Sad 4) Sole - Shoot the Messenger 5) Apparat Organ Quartet - Romantika 6) Xiu Xiu - I Broke Up 7) Can - Oh Yeah 8) Black Dice - Cloud Pleaser 9) Blonde Redhead - Misery is a Butterfly 10) Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Tonight Was a Disaster 11) Kill Kenada - Red and Black 12) Million Dead - I Am The Party 13) Hot Chip - Baby Said 14) Ivory Springer - Submarine Song 15) The Unicorns - Let's Get Known 16) Devendra Banhart - A Sight To Behonld 17) Okkervil River - Moonshiner 18) Summer at Shatter Creek - Worlds Away 19) Fennesz - The Future Will Be Different. Nothing really old or world on there but... uh.. Yeah.
  • BBF's listing sounds grrrrrrrreat. I want.
  • bbf's disc is cool, he was in my group :) cover songs for monkeys: 01. Against All Odds - The Postal Service 02. Just Like Heaven - Dinosaur Jr 03. Only Love Can Break Your Heart - Saint Etienne 04. St. Elmo’s Fire - Uilab 05. Satisfaction - Devo 06. San Jose - Frankie Goes To Hollywood 07. Hurt - Johnny Cash 08. I Will Survive - Cake 09. Darling Nikki - Foo Fighters 10. Black Hole Sun - Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gormé 11. Girl from Ipanema - Pizzicato Five 12. King of the World - Joe Jackson 13. Gypsy Woman - David Byrne 14. Ring of Fire - Grace Jones 15. Jessica - They Might Be Giants 16. Dr. Wu - Minutemen 17. Sweet Dreams - Thumper 18. Take Five - Tito Puente 19. Tears of a Clown - The English Beat 20. Paranoid Android - UMass Front Percussion Ensemble bonus tracks not on original CD: A. Common People - William Shatner B. Viva Las Vegas - Dead Kennedys
  • crap. forgot the third bonus track: C. Superstar - Sonic Youth
  • I want to be in es el Queso's group whenever we do one of these again. *goes off to look at board to find out when that is*
  • I took part in the most recent CD swap for the novelty of it even though I'm not much of a music listener. But individual artists occasionally excite me - Kaki King is one, and I can't wait to see her live, hopefully next week.
  • Here's my track list from swap #1: 1 The Mekons-The Curse 2 Nick Cave-Tupelo 3 Varnaline-Difference 4 Pere Ubu-Miss You 5 Ciguli-Kara Manda 6 Attwenger-Goa
  • Swap the First: Michael Gorden - Weather One Charlie Hunter Trio - Fred's Life Tom Waits - Dirt in the Ground Ish Marquez - Gin is not my Friend Frank Zappa - Po-Jama People Yoshida Brothers - Modan Elefish Jellyphant - Elephant's Bliss Oysterhead - Army's on Ecstasy Henry Threadgill - Little Pocket Sized Demons Pop Defect - Girl in the Basement Mr. Bungle - Carry Stress in the Jaw C17H19NO3 - Xa Swap the Second: Lard - Can God Fill Teeth? Rudy Schwartz Project - Hey Darling Can I Buy You a Taco The Jon Spensor Blues Explosion - Wail Bella Fleck and the Flecktones - Flight of the Cosmic Hippo Babyland - Dismissal Bennet - Anthemme Babe the Blue Ox - Ego Pimps NoMeansNo - Forward to Death Crayon - Snap Tite Wars Trans Am - Love Commander Beck - Satan Gave me a Taco The Residents - Holy Kiss of Flesh The Blankket - Hey Ya
  • Mine was based around this sort of short story thing I wrote - trying to construct a narrative out of songs kind of thing. How terribly precious of me. :-) The Internal Monologue Of Some Guy, Jonathan, As Told In Imaginary LiveJournal Posts (With Soundtrack) 8:57 am - I Wasn't Built To Get Up - The Supernaturals 9:24 am - Commuter Love - The Divine Comedy 12:48 pm - How Can We Be Strange? - Bis 2:49 pm - Golden Touch - Razorlight 3:34 pm - Step Into My Office, Baby - Belle and Sebastian 4:23 pm - Obviously - McFly 6:00 pm - Rocked By Rape - Evolution Control Committee 8:41 pm - Bad Behaviour - Super Furry Animals 10:06 pm - Soldier Girl - The Polyphonic Spree 11:29 pm - Metal Mickey - Suede 1:14 am - Jonathan David - Belle and Sebastian 1:27 am - She's Not There - Zombies 2:32 am - Cocaine Jihad - Um 3:52 am - Milk Of Amnesia - Rialto 5:38 am - Bar Italia – Pulp I actually thought the cover art was the best bit. Good old Valerii Koshliakov.
  • This is excellent. I'd really like to be in the next CD swap... Keep the playlists coming!
  • how does a monkey get in on the swap? I emailed Shotsy(?) from the cdx page about a week ago, and have heard nothing - it's not very intuitive how to get involved...
  • shotsy will probably make a post on MoFi inviting people to join a couple of weeks beforehand. Did you email him at the reddoor (or whatever it is) address?
  • Simpson's quote (0:10) The Books - The Future, Wouldn't That Be Nice? (3:15) Belle & Sebastian - Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying (3:25) The Cure - Friday I'm in Love (3:38) The Coral - Dreaming of You (2:21) Spoon - Take A Walk (2:26) Elf Power - Jane (4:24) neutral milk hotel - Holland, 1945 (3:12) Thrush Hermit - The Day We Hit the Coast (6:31) Doves - Break Me Gently (4:38) Mirah - The Sun (3:15) The Aislers Set - Mission Bells (4:00) Supergrass - We Are Young (3:01) Hellsing - World Without Logos (4:06) Apples In Stereo - Better Days (2:29) The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic (4:04) Muse - Micro Cuts (1:34) The Rapture - The Killing (3:37) Elastica - Connection (2:20) Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough (3:44) Garbage - Cherry Lips (3:14) Goldfrapp - Train (4:11) Air - Sexy Boy (5:00) I tried to do a nice transition from one end of the music spectrum to the other.
  • Monkeys are partial to indie music, it seems. I for one think we need Monkeyfilter messenger bags to go with our new t-shirts. Here's my mix from swap number one: My Monkey Girl-Opening Theme-Dreams Come True Sha-La Love You Lancelot Link & The Evolution Revolution Love The One You're With-Aretha Franklin Monkey Time/Dancing In The Streets-Laura Nyro/Labelle A Minha Menina-The Bees Paniots Nince-Joe Maneri It's Got To Be Love-Sarah Vaughan Old Fashion Morphine-Jolie Holland Manhattan Avenue-Nellie McKay Jealous Guy-Donny Hathaway Eleanor Rigby-Aretha Franklin Nervous Wreck-Call And Response I Feel For You-Prince What's Happening Brother-Marvin Gaye The Weight-Aretha Franklin Portland Oregon-Loretta Lynn/Jack White Everything Is Everything-Phoenix Vine St.-Harry Nilsson You're No Rock 'n Roll Fun-Sleater-Kinney Monkey Gone To Heaven-Pixies It was a fight between a couple of themes (monkeys and covers gone soul), plus other stuff I couldn't get out my head at the time.
  • like to get involved in a swap. I did a mini one with another monkey awhile back, here is the back cover with the titles - I'm too lazy to type them all out again. It was hard coming up with a list of songs and making a nice transition from genre to genre. Think I did a pretty good job, I never received complaints about bleeding ears (mine didn't bleed either) so must be a good thing ... heh
  • What is this magical swap technology you describe, and can I use this to get rid of some old Duran Duran tapes?
  • ...and, as promised, here's my track list for mix #2: 1. Tall Dwarfs - For All The Walters In The World 2. Clinic - The Equaliser 3. The Auteurs - How Could I Be Wrong 4. Sparklehorse - Piano Fire 5. Sin Ropas - Tender Facial Rake 6. Dominique A - O
  • Well, since my selection of music was met with deafing silence, I'm assuming urban folk/rock was not what folks wanted to hear. The Horseflies - Human Fly Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Bring It On Dar Williams - Mercy of the Fallen The Duhks - Rock of Ages eastmountainsouth - Hard Times The Be Good Tanyas - Rain and Snow Rachael Yamagata - Worn Me Down Trance Mission - Bo Didgeley Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel Bongwater - Kisses Sweeter than Wine The Be Good Tanyas - The Coo Coo Bird Lift Ticket - Exile of Erin / Riff after Tam Lin eastmountainsouth - the ballad of young alban and amandy Merriweather - Snake River Reel / The Carpathian Tune / Cotton eastmountainsouth - Light Enough To Travel Seven Nations - Dixie / Scotland the Brave
  • I'm going to have to buy a new burner in time for the next one. I don't know most of these bands, and I can contribute some non-indie goodness. Oh, and I wanna be in The Engineer's Monkey's group.
  • I want to be in The Engineer's Monkey's group too. I see enough stuff I know I like to want to try the rest. (Yeah, I'm musically greedy.)
  • My theme was"haints, witches and boogers": 1. Cut-Out Witch
  • Ooooh... *points emphatically*
  • "Take an Audio Vacation with MsVader" 1 - Gotan Project - Una Musica Brutal 2 - Air - La Femme D'Argent 3 - Zero Seven - Destiny 4 - Hotel Costes Quatre - London in the Rain 5 - Pizzicato Five - Twiggy Twiggy 6 - Perez Prado - Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom 7 - Calexico - Quattro 8 - The Damned - Alone Again Or 9 - Neko Case - Furnace Room Lullaby 10 - Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto - The Girl From Ipanema 11 - Bjork - Visur Vatnsenda-Rosu 12 - Suzanne Vega & John Cale - The Long Voyage 13 - Goldfrap - Human 14 - Gotan Project - Last Tango in Paris 15 - Morphine - Rope on Fire 16 - Yoko Kanno - The Farewell Blues
  • And Alex - what's wrong with old Duran Duran tapes? /Durannie rant
  • 1. Ueh - Canyon 2. Cibo Matto - Sugar Water 3. The Cooper Temple Clause - New Toys 4. Charlene - Stunner 5. The Tea Party - Release 6. Cousteau - Last Good Day of the Year 7. Wilco - Jesus, Etc 8. Interpol - NYC 9. Paik - Spacer 10. Bjork - Sun In My Mouth 11. VAST - You 12. Pinetop Seven - 1st of May 13. Boards of Canada - A Beautiful Place Out in the Country 14. Low - Sunflower 15. The Flaming Lips - Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloons I listened to this mix for days on repeat after I made it.