it’s a pretty good song, baby you know the rest: last month’s mix, january 2009;

Remember You Are Very Talented 2009 self portrait

In lieu of pithy commentary, I’m posting this photo because I really, really like it.

And such. It’s been a busy weekend: I suppose the big news is that I dropped a couple of hundred pounds on some transatlantic flights!! September 2009: Lissie Does Dixie (and Philadelphia, and Cincinnati… assuming I ever learn how to spell the latter). Excited doesn’t even begin to cover it.

Actually, that’s not even the big news, but it’s all I’m really willing to divulge just now. Make of that what you will, but let’s just say I need a lot of luck, and a lot of love. I had a pretty long and fairly complicated task list this weekend, but I seem to be rattling through it. And yes, your first mix CD of 2009 was right up there!

Always Kinda Sorta Wished I Looked Like Elvis: last month’s mix, January 2009
1. Bon Iver: Blood Bank
2. Matthew Ryan: Trouble Doll
3. The Rolling Stones: Not Fade Away
4. Flogging Molly: Drunken Lullabies
5. The Gaslight Anthem: High Lonesome
6. Jim Bryson: Flowers
7. Elliott Smith: Miss Misery [early version] 8. Bruce Springsteen: The Wrestler
9. Kristin Hersh: Home
10. DGeneration: Capital Offender
11. Uncle Tupelo: We’ve Been Had
12. Lambchop: National Talk Like A Pirate Day
13. Leonard Cohen: The Window [live] 14. Jaymay: Sea Green, See Blue
15. Lisa Mitchell: Slow
16. Marah: Streets of Philadelphia


Monthly most played after the jump, in which I wish I’d reset my play counts at the start of the year because I’m sick of the sight of The Hold Steady.

MOAR LYG:  old numbers you never forget: last month's mix, february 2013;

Monthly Most Played as of January 2009:
1. The Hold Steady, “Sequestered in Memphis” [=] 2. The Hold Steady, “Lord, I’m Discouraged” [=] 3. Marah, “Walt Whitman Bridge” [5] 4. The Hold Steady, “Constructive Summer” [3] 5= The Hold Steady, “Magazines” [3] 5= Matthew Ryan, “Dulce Et Decorum Est” [=] 5= Steve Earle, “The Galway Girl” [7] 8= The Hold Steady, “Yeah Sapphire” [RE] 8= The Hold Steady, “Both Crosses” [RE] 8= Matthew Ryan, “American Dirt” [NE] 8= The National, “Thirsty” [10]



  1. douglas martin
    January 25, 2009 / 10:18 pm

    as immensely talented as you are, you have no need for a concept as foolhardy as “luck.” you got this.

    ALSO: “blood bank” is a clutch opener. good choice.

  2. January 26, 2009 / 1:52 pm

    Such a tease!

    Unfortunate tho that i have no computer at home (it broke, im skint) and i’ve yet to download this mix 🙁

  3. Stevie
    January 26, 2009 / 9:54 pm

    Pretty photo. Heh, more Ms Hersh. Sxx

  4. Hayley
    January 26, 2009 / 10:13 pm

    Good luck with whatever the luck is needed for doll!And Lis sick of The Hold Steady?Surely not!

  5. darryl zero
    January 26, 2009 / 10:36 pm

    when are you gonna be on this side of the pond? i hope to have moved back to the midwest by september, and we should finally do that IRL meet thing.

  6. Paul in St. Paul
    February 2, 2009 / 8:32 pm

    Are you planning a stop in the Twin Cities?

  7. lis is on borrowed time
    February 4, 2009 / 12:23 am

    Paul: Sadly not this time – I’m seeing Philadelphia, Nashville and Ohio. There are so many other places I’d love to go, but time and money were getting crazy so I stuck with my first instincts. Minneapolis is definitely on my Future List though, and you’ll know about it way in advance.