coming to the chorus: last month’s mix, february 2008;

In what I hope is the final, final teething problem I have to encounter as I get used to iRena, it’s taken me all night to upload this month’s mix. Just in from our Jo’s birthday/leaving Glasgow party, and not yet packed for the Hold Steady: Round 2, so not much in the way of insightful commentary. Except this selection seems even more random than last time around, and a little too heavy on the novelty covers.

In my defence, the first draft of this mix featured the original “Into The Mystic”, but I take part in a monthly mix exchange and the gentleman who will be receiving mine is a bigger Van Morrison fan than I am. And with Hansard & Irglova’s big triumph still fresh, it seemed appropriate.

And yes, the last track might have been a recent selection.

This should remain up for download until it’s time for the next instalment. Monthly Most Played will return next month, as according to my new iTunes library I’ve been listening to Steve Earle’s “If You Fall” and very little else. Back in Glasgow on Sunday – be good while I’m gone.

I Don’t Know Darlin’, But We’re Coming To The Chorus Now: last month’s mix, Feb 2008
1. Tom Waits: The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)
2. Billy Bragg: Waiting For The Great Leap Forward
3. The Format: The First Single
4. Death Cab For Cutie: World Shut Your Mouth
5. Josh Ritter: Right Moves
6. The Damnwells: I’ve Got You
7. Thao Nguyen: Bag of Hammers
8. Red House Painters: Have You Forgotten
9. Marah: Songbirdz
10. The Mountain Goats: Heretic Pride
11. John Vanderslice: The Minaret
12. Songdog: A Prayer To Old Idols
13. Vampire Weekend: Exit Music (For A Film)
14. Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova: Into The Mystic
15. The Hold Steady: Killer Parties

[zipped mp3s, left click & save]

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  1. February 27, 2008 / 12:46 am

    It’s probably quite bad that I haven’t heard a song by The Hold Steady song, isn’t it?

    My bad.


  2. February 27, 2008 / 12:53 am

    I assume you guys must have decent headphones!

    See you tomorrow.

  3. Ned
    February 27, 2008 / 5:04 am

    My god, for an editor of a “professional magazine” your writing is truly horrendous. No question that mag is gonna tank, and you’re not the only one surprised you’re getting paid for it. i won’t even go into your cliched bio complete with “trendy boho loft” nonsense, not to mention your horrible taste in music. Please just retire.

  4. danny
    February 27, 2008 / 9:08 am

    Nice mix( well the ones i know i love)and ritters coming back to scotland in April.:D

  5. lis on her phone
    February 27, 2008 / 9:13 am

    Thanks for visiting Danny, and for the heads-up!

  6. February 27, 2008 / 9:44 am

    Ned, I got as far as you not liking Tom Waits and then I stopped caring.

  7. douglas martin
    February 27, 2008 / 11:46 am

    i’m pleased to know that you like “bag of hammers.” thao nguyen’s album has been my musical comfort food for the last three weeks.

    also, is your inclusion of death cab subliminal, or am i just bragging, again? :]

  8. douglas martin
    February 27, 2008 / 11:47 am

    p.s. ned, if you’re going to negatively criticize someone’s writing, please learn how to correctly use commas. thanks.

  9. staci
    February 28, 2008 / 3:22 am

    Who is this Ned person and what planet is he on?

    Thanks for the lovely mixes darling! Ignore the haters. It’s jealousy, you know. (By the way, you have a new fan in my husband!)

  10. lis on her phone
    February 28, 2008 / 1:59 pm

    Hurrah! Thank you to my fan club ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I hope Benjamin enjoyed the mix too (by whom I mean Staci’s husband and not Mr Gibbard!)

  11. March 3, 2008 / 3:43 pm

    I’m finally updating my iTunes (after about six months of neglect) but all your mixes are gone!!!!! Where does one get them!?!?111

  12. March 3, 2008 / 3:46 pm

    You ask me very nicely and I send you some copies in the post (or I YSI them, but it probably won’t be this week). They only stay up for a month apiece because I host them all myself! What ones are you after?

  13. March 3, 2008 / 3:58 pm

    Ah, I see. That makes sense. I’m not sure. I was doing iTunes last night and I said to myself: ‘I must grab Lis’ mixes too’. Do you have hundreds? Which would be handier for you, dear – YSI or post?

    I can promise you a very classy Oxford tourist tat present in return. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. March 3, 2008 / 3:58 pm

    Oh, that was me asking nicely, innit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. March 3, 2008 / 4:08 pm

    It’s easier to post them, to be honest – I still have most of the newer ones as playlists on iTunes, and can easily rip and burn the others as I always keep a CD. YSI-ing takes hours!

    Here’s the list – newest at the bottom. And send us yer address!

  16. March 3, 2008 / 4:10 pm

    Right, I’ll take a look love. My eyes are too sort to look now. ๐Ÿ™ Thanks!

  17. March 11, 2008 / 9:40 am

    finally had time to download and listen to the mix. i like it heaps! i think this is the third consecutive ‘yeay’ you’ve gotten from me.

    the damnwells, oh yes. me likey.

  18. March 11, 2008 / 11:19 am

    Glad you like! That Damnwells song is great… I initially thought it was a straightforward love song, but a few listens later I reckon he’s singing about the radio. One too many power ballad references.