i will melt the snow from your heart: last month’s mix, january 2010;

There is something cosy about much of this first mix, as the world starts to thaw and we get our teeth into the year proper.

And I get my teeth into Dirty Projectors, eight months after the rest of the blogosphere.

Canadian singer-songwriter Andrew Vincent is my first great musical obsession of 2010, and as chance would have it he is playing at Brel tonight and Sneaky Pete’s tomorrow for you Edinburgh types. Maybe see you there?

If You Fall In Love, You Should Jump Right In: last month’s mix, January 2010
1. Tegan and Sara: “Sentimental Tune”
2. Kevin Devine: “The Burning City Smoking”
3. Mason Jennings: “New York City”
4. Norah Jones: “Jesus, Etc”
5. Vic Chesnutt: “Dodge”
6. The Second Hand Marching Band: “Grit and Determination”
7. Langhorne Slim: “I Love You, But Goodbye”
8. Jim White: “Ghost Town of My Brain”
9. Futurebirds: “Dirty D”
10. Dirty Projectors: “No Intention”
11. Burning Hearts: “I Lost My Colour Vision”
12. The Sandwitches: “No No”
13. Kristin Hersh: “Bliss”
14. Jeff Klein: “Everything Is Alright”
15. Andrew Vincent: “I Heard There Is No Sun”


Monthly Most Played after the jump.

Monthly Most Played as of January 2010:
1. Marah, “Walt Whitman Bridge” [=] 2. The Gaslight Anthem, “High Lonesome” [=] 3= The Gaslight Anthem, “The ’59 Sound” [5] 3= The Hold Steady, “Banging Camp” [6] 3= The Hold Steady, “Lord, I’m Discouraged” [=] 3= The Hold Steady, “Sequestered in Memphis” [=] 7= The Gaslight Anthem, “We Came To Dance” [8] 7= The Hold Steady, “Magazines” [=] 9. Marah, “Body” [NE] 10= The Hold Steady, “Constructive Summer” [8] 10= Marah, “Songbirdz” [8]

MOAR LYG:  we are the last of the true: last month's mix, october 2008;



  1. January 28, 2010 / 12:32 pm

    I’M SO EXCITED TO BE ON YOUR MIX! FINALLY! Yes!! This one’s just in time to accompany me on my long journey to London, thank ye 😀 x

    • January 28, 2010 / 12:38 pm

      And can I just say how sugar-sweet and gentle your vocals are missy? I’m a big fan 🙂 xx

  2. January 28, 2010 / 5:27 pm

    We have very similar tastes in music Lis! Thank you for introducing me to Kristin, love it. I also think Jeff Klein “Everything Is Alright” will be my new ‘one more song before bed’ tune.x

  3. rachelle renée
    January 29, 2010 / 9:35 pm

    soo… you know you’ve been to Langhorne right? 🙂
    (and it’s the Langhorne that he’s from)

    • January 30, 2010 / 5:56 pm

      I have this vague memory of you saying when we passed through… x

  4. January 31, 2010 / 10:15 am

    Another vote of thanks here for introducing the music of Kristin too.

  5. February 25, 2010 / 11:43 am

    i remembered that i use to make mixtapes like this back when i was on livejournal… so pleased you got Tegan and Sara in there.