Monday, January 14, 2008

Mix CD: Short Songs Vol. 1

Hey everyone- I'm beginning a new semester right now, so daily entries doesn't exactly seem like the best idea. Blogs can be such a distraction. So until further notice, I'll be posting mix cds instead! I think this is a better deal overall, all each one contains 80 minutes of music, arranged lovingly in an order that I feel works well as a whole. I hate mixes with jarring transitions and genre hopping from one song to the next. I try to make mine flow together as well as a commercial album would, plus stay interesting and not become too repetitive. A good mix cd is an art...seriously.

Here's the first of the series: Short Songs. The concept for this was exactly what it sounds like, however the exact maximum time the songs could be 2:30, though 2:23 is the longest on this volume. The shorter the better though (as long as it is a "song.")

Short Songs Vol. 1

1. Wire - Outdoor Miner (1:44)
2. The Clash - Brand New Cadillac (2:08)
3. The Cure - Killing an Arab (2:21)
4. Young Marble Giants - Include Me Out (2:01)
5. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Taste of Cindy (1:42)
6. Sebadoh - Sickles and Hammers (0:50)
7. Modest Mouse - Birds Vs. Worms (2:13)
8. Talking Heads - Thank You For Sending Me an Angel (2:11)
9. The Breeders - Flipside (1:59)
10. Beat Happening - Crashing Through (1:16)
11. Deerhoof - Holy Night Fever (1:18)
12. Violent Femmes - I Hear the Rain (1:31)
13. Devendra Banhart - At the Hop (2:14)
14. The White Stripes - Hotel Yorba (2:10)
15. Kimya Dawson - Loose Lips (2:23)
16. Architecture in Helsinki - It’s 5! (2:07)
17. The Vaselines - Molly’s Lips (1:44)
18. Of Montreal - Tim, I Wish You Were Born a Girl (1:46)
19. The Olivia Tremor Control - Jumping Fences (1:52)
20. Beulah - Comrade’s Twenty Sixth (1:53)
21. Beach Boys - Barbara Ann (2:13)
22. Buddy Holly - Everyday (2:09)
23. The Smiths - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (1:52)
24. The Beatles - For No One (2:01)
25. The Velvet Underground - Here She Comes Now (2:04)
26. Vashti Bunyan - Hebridean Sun (1:13)
27. Moby Grape - Naked, If I Want To (0:56)
28. George Harrison - It’s Johnny’s Birthday (0:49)
29. Weezer - Blast Off! (1:57)
30. The Ramones - Do You Wanna Dance (1:55)
31. The Fall - Industrial Estate (1:41)
32. The Jam - All Mod Cons (1:20)
33. Mission of Burma - This is Not a Photograph (1:57)
34. Minutemen - Viet Nam (1:29)
35. Meat Puppets - Magic Toy Missing (1:22)
36. The Modern Lovers - Government Center (2:03)
37. The Pixies - Broken Face (1:30)
38. Guided by Voices - Game of Pricks (1:33)
39. The Magnetic Fields - The Saddest Story Ever Told (2:12)
40. Built to Spill - Twin Falls (1:49)
41. Nick Drake - Pink Moon (2:05)
42. Charles Manson - Home is Where You’re Happy (1:29)
43. Neutral Milk Hotel - A Baby for Pree (1:21)
44. Daniel Johnston - True Love Will Find You in the End (1:51)
45. The Zombies - The Way I Feel Inside (1:33)

2 comments:

Ana said...

Great mix ;)

Parnass said...

this list is really impressive, but let me say that you missed one of the greatest short songs ever: Feel In Love With A Girl! I remember the day The Stripes played it at the viagra online national convention... Wow! Unforgettable!