Monday, April 03, 2006


I'm part of a CD mix club put together by my friend Dan. A bunch of music nerds put together mixes on a particular theme and then send them out. This round's theme: Journey. I've been putting off making my mix for months now and my procrastinating is starting to border on ridiculous. I think I'm suffering from performance anxiety. How do I approach this theme? Literally with songs about traveling near and far? Metaphorically with songs about break ups, growing up, and the like? Dan says there's no judgement, but I know better.

Today, I received Dan's mix in the mail. He promised that my head "will explode" when I listen to it. My head hasn't exploded, but Dan's mix is awesomely good. Dan went the birth-to-death route, so I guess I'll scratch that off my list.

Mp3's from Dan's journey:
Natalie Merchant/Wilco/Billy Bragg: I Was Born
The Replacements: Sixteen Blue
Dramarama: Anything, Anything
Devin Davis: When I'm 99
Yo La Tengo: Our Way to Fall

Thanks to Dan again:
I was stuck on the 5 train today, but I had this lovely Guillemots song to keep me company. It's sort of like an aural carnival. Take that to mean whatever you'd like...

Guillemots: Trains to Brazil


Anonymous dan said...

i am a bit upset you didnt post the last song: Another Man Done Gone. Could be the saddest song ever recorded.

8:12 PM  
Blogger Chairman Grey said...

I think it's pretty obvious that you should put 12 rounds of Any Way You Want It on there and call it a day.

8:16 PM  
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