Reagrding my listening choice this evening - it comes from the uber-goddess Melody who not only makes rockin' mixes (oh, you need to go check and see her playlist sistas and bruthas) but sends her mixes with ART. Real honest-to-god ART, stuff you can hang on your wall and get your friends asking "who did that?" and feel cool because you have friends with actual talent.
Needless to say, Patriside has another huge crush. But I digress (and regress and de-evolve and turn into a worthless horny male) and need to wipe the drool from my chin to present the list, playas, in no particular order:
Easy handed me the tragic news that he had to put an end to his blog and so, I'll post his list (and comments) here:
I took a different approach to Mix Mania this time.
The theme was to do a holiday mix, but I've honestly
got a load of these lying around. For Christmas, I
just pop in 6 discs and set the CD player to shuffle
So instead I got out the calendar and selected a song
for each holiday that came up, as well as a few that
aren't really holidays, but I felt should be observed.
The reason behind each song selection should be self
evident, even if they are stretching things a bit.
New Years Day
New Year's Day - U2
Martin Luther King Day
Pride - U2
Chinese New Year
China Cat Sunflower (live) - Grateful Dead
I'm Your Weatherman - Delbert McClinton
St Valentine's Day
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love - Barry White
Dead Presidents - Curtis Mayfield
St Patrick's Day
Bugger Off - The Tim Malloys
April Fools Day
What a Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers
Centerfield - John Fogerty
Taxman - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Egg Man - Beastie Boys
Trees - Rush
Tie Your Mother Down (remix) - Queen
I've Known No War - The Who
US Blues - The Harshed Mellows
Daddy Don't Live In That New York City No More -
Justice and Independence '85 - John Mellancamp
The Real Christmas?
Christmas In July - Brave Combo
Finest Worksong - R.E.M.
Columbus - Burning Spear
Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon
Birthday - The Beatles
Elected - Alice Cooper
Walking On A Thin Line - Huey Lewis & The News
Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie
Chaunnukah Song (part II) - Adam Sandler
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Frank Sinatra & Cyndi
You're gonna be Santa - Paulie - (The Sopranos)
Christmas Is - Run D.M.C.
New Year's Eve
What Are You Doing New Years Eve - Harry Connick, jr.
I'm bummed that easy had to kill his fine blog (and more bummed that the news slipped under the wire during this holiday madness) - he'll be missed.
I need to come clean on a couple of things regarding this month’s mixmania! and how I manipulated my own match for this mix. It was purely selfish, I concede, and beyond the pall but hey, it’s been my party up to this point and I decided I needed to give myself a little Christmas present for hosting this little soiree.
I have been following Melina’s blog for some time now and have adored her taste in music, figured we had a lot in common, music-wise. Previous mixmania! rounds had been split up with the help of Lu but that was impossible this time do to her time-constraints and, um, obvious other issues (I assure you, all amicable). So this time I did all the mixing-and-matching by myself and figured, hey, I might as well treat myself to some mutual satisfaction. No, not in that way you pre-verts (in the words of the inimitable Col. Bat Guano), although Melina is certainly very easy on the eyes. RRRRrrrrowrrrrr. Hell, she’s a fricken’ Goddess, gorgeous; but I digress - down boy, down - I digress, regress, de-evolve and I need to be spanked. Please, I really do need to be spanked. I'm a baaaaaad boy.