Tuesday, November 29, 2005


Bill Jaworski
Penguins Volume 2: November 2005
Double Album!!

Bill came through with not one but two complete disks! Thanks, Bill – enjoyed it thoroughly throughout the Thanksgiving break, on my drive to Philly where I had a great meal with family. Hope you all had a good Thanksgiving as well, and a bargainful Black Friday.

Volume 2A: “Degrees of Freedom”
“Diamond” – Klint
“Sferic Waves” – Man or Astro-man?
“Song 2” – Blur
“The Good Life” – Weezer
“Take Me Out” – Franz Ferdinand
“The Passenger” – Iggy Pop
“Alone, Together” – The Strokes
“Sheep Go to Heaven” – Cake
“Mirror in the Bathroom” – The English Beat
“Peace Frog” – The Doors
“O My God” – The Police
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” – Paul Anka
“Fight This Generation” – Pavement
“Gut Feeling” – Devo
“Hate To Say I Told You So” – The Hives
“Outtathaway” – The Vines
“Step Aside” – Sleater-Kinney
“Swollen Summer” – Radiohead
“Love and a Molotov Cocktail” – Fly’s
“Tony Randall” – Bikini Kill
“It’s Not You” – The Cure
“London Calling” – The Clash
“The Weedy Burton” – The Cure

Really nice indie rock mix – was introduced to some new bands and songs here – wow, I had heard of that Paul Anka cover but hadn’t actually heard it – that was worth the price of admission alone! One of the strangest arrangements that somehow worked in a pleasantly disturbing way. A highlight on this disk – liked the Hives/Vines sequence, as well as the Cure/Clash/Cure closer.

Volume 2B: “Soul Spring Blues”
“Glad” – Traffic
“Goodbye Baby” – Van Morrison
“Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing” – Chris Isaak
“Mary Won’t You Call My Name?” – Morphine
“In the Waiting Line” – Zero 7
“Could You Be Loved” – Bob Marley
“Let’s Get It On” – Marvin Gaye
“Do What You Wanna” – Ramsey Lewis
“Star” – Elysian Fields
“Mannish Boy” – Muddy Waters
“How Blue Can You Get” – B.B. King
“One Mint Julep” – Ray Charles
“Hot Pants” – James Brown
“Sex-o-matic Venus Freak” – Macy Gray
“Paper Tiger” – Beck
“This Ain’t Living” – G. Love and Special Sauce
“I Don’t Need No Doctor” – Ray Charles
“Boom Boom” – John Lee Hooker
“What You Talkin’ About” – Kongar-ool Ondar and Paul Earthquake Pena
“Run On” – Moby
“White Castle Blues” – The Smithereens

Funky mix, with something old (Ray Charles, James Brown) mixed with something new (Macy Gray, G. Love), something blue (B.B., Muddy). Really find the mellowness of Zero 7 relaxing and catchy at the same time. Flows nicely – enjoyed being reacquainted with the Traffic cut, the Ramsey Lewis cut is like an itch waiting to be scratched – just awesome! White Castle nice end – reminiscent of White Castle runs of old.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Hello Gang,

Your November CD are out of my hands in the hands of the all-mighty US
Postal Service. I hope you enjoy this month's selection. It was fun
selecting the music, but the production part of it is for the birds.
Nonetheless, I hope that you can relate or are moved by one or two of
the
songs. "Part A" ('Degree of Freedom') is rockin' music that I found
good to
clean the house to eventhough it was originally designed to be listened
to
as you are getting ready to go out for a fun Saturday night. "Part B"
('Soul Spring Blues') is a groovy set of tunes, perfect for late
evening
drives or for when you are just "chillin'."

Enjoy!

Ciao,
Bill

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Thanks for setting up the blog, Gideon. This will be a great way to follow up with each other about our mixes.

Rebecca, rad job on the first CD! I like that your picks were pretty mellow and for me, great for listening to while reading or just hanging out. But at the same time some of the songs are a little quirky, in both lyrics and sound. Overall it's certainly an eclectic mix, but all the songs/ artists work really well together, that's not an easy thing to do in any case. And, I hadn't heard of many of these bands, so thank you for exposing me to some new music. In short, it's everything I could have hoped for in a mix CD!
-- Heather