A bit of the new, a bit of the old, for this Maundy Thursday.

  1. You Can Never Hold Back Spring (Tom Waits)
  2. Le Gars qui vont à la fête (Stutzmann/Södergren, by Poulenc)
  3. Judas mercator pessimus (King’s Singers, by Gesualdo)
  4. Calling (Snorri Helgason)
  5. Hold Your Head (Hey Marseilles)
  6. Soutoukou (Mamadou Diabate)
  7. A Little Lost (Nat Baldwin)
  8. Gun Has No Trigger (Dirty Projectors)
  9. Stranger to My Happiness (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings)
  10. Dama Dam Mast Qalandar (Red Baraat)
  11. Libra Stripes (Polyrhythmics)
  12. Jaan Pehechan Ho (The Bombay Royale)
  13. Jolie Coquine (Caravan Palace)
  14. The Natural World (CYMBALS)
  15. Je Ne Vois Que Vous (Benjamin Schoos feat. Laetitia Sadier)
  16. Romance (Wild Flag)
  1. Song For The Sold – Kishi Bashi
  2. Calling – Snorri Helgason
  3. Heart Beats – Hey Marseilles
  4. We Get Along – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
  5. 1904 Twin Peaks – Alice Russel
  6. We Don’t Sleep – Har Mar Superstar
  7. Digital Witness – St. Vincent
  8. Nothing You Could Say – Big Eyes
  9. Jump And Shout – The Dirtbombs
  10. Diversionary (Do the Right Thing) – Ages and Ages
  11. Another Ten Reasons – Young Fresh Fellows
  12. Where Can I Go? – Laura Marling

A mix borne of travel, monuments, and modern wonders of the world.

  1. Workers Comp (Mos Def)
  2. Madness (Deltron 3030)
  3. North Side Gal (JD McPherson)
  4. Dead Animals (The Young Evils)
  5. Little Talks (Of Monsters and Men
  6. I Just Want To Make Love To You (Buddy Guy)
  7. Doin It To It [Disrupt The Scene Remix] (Square Frames)
  8. I Believe in a Thing Called Love (The Darkness)
  9. October (The Helios Sequence)
  10. My Warfare (Laurelyn Dossett)
  11. Yours and Mine (Billie Holiday)
  12. Nye Nummer Et (Choir Of Young Believers)
  13. Beggar in the Morning (The Barr Brothers)
  14. I Wish (Forro In The Dark feat. David Byrne)

Sometimes music is a good break from the day to day. This is a mix of old stuff I’ve overused and some newer things that are in my ear.

  1. This Song Is Called Ragged (Jonathan Boulet)
  2. Lycra Mistral (El Guincho)
  3. Dance For You (Dirty Projectors)
  4. Clouds (Deep Time)
  5. Yèné Felagoté (Tlahoun Gèssèssè)
  6. On the Sunny Side of the Street (Dizzy Gillespie / Sonny Rollins)
  7. Croon Spoon (EV and SS, from The Cradle Will Rock)
  8. Pink Wine (St. Paul De Vence)
  9. Teach My Heart (Charles Leo Gebhardt IV)
  10. Curse This City (Hockey)
  11. Rebels of the Sacred Heart (Flogging Molly)
  12. Groundhog Day (Corin Tucker Band)
  13. Faithful Man (Lee Fields & The Experience)
  14. Coquette (Brandi Shearer & The Robert Nolan Trio)
  15. Laughing At Life (Billie Holiday & Lester Young)
  16. Kithkin (Ampersand)
  1. Cliché Intro — Prefuse 73
  2. Nanorobot Tune — Tomas Dvorak, Machinarium Soundtrack
  3. Endorphin — Burial
  4. Missionary Ridge — William Tyler
  5. Hey-Hee-Hi-Ho — Medeski, Martin & Wood
  6. Soutoukou — Mamadou Diabate
  7. Rustem — Taraf de Haidouks
  8. Snowden’s Jig — Carolina Chocolate Drops
  9. Hashmal — Masada
  10. Captain Hook — Mar Caribe
  11. Black Unstoppable — Nicole Mitchell
  12. Stop Time — Horace Silver
  13. Pickin’ Up The Cabbage — Cab Calloway
  14. Smedley’s Melody — Squarepusher
  15. Baraat To Nowhere — Red Baraat
  16. Lou courut — Véronique Gens w/Orchestre National de
  17. Lille-Région Nord
  18. Saudade Dada — Arrigo Barnabé
  19. Watermelon Man — Mongo Santamaria
  20. Greensleeves — Matthew Shipp
  21. Clapping Music — Steve Reich/The Sixteen
  22. music for morning people — Kid Koala
  1. A Little Lost — Nat Baldwin
  2. Lemonade — Braids
  3. It All Began With A Burst — Kishi Bashi
  4. Plasticities — Andrew Bird
  5. Tenere Taqqim Tossam — Tinariwen
  6. Chapter 8 -Seashore and Horizon- — Cornelius
  7. Cavaleiro Monge — Antônio Carlos Jobim
  8. No Balanço da Canoa — Maga Bo
  9. Moonday School (Intergalactic Church) — THEESatisfaction
  10. triangle walks — Fever Ray
  11. Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Gams — of Montreal
  12. Awkward — Lightning Love
  13. Ignore the Bell — The Ladybug Transistor
  14. 1904 — The Tallest Man On Earth
  15. Don’t Try to Fool Me — Miss Li
  16. Forks and Knives (La Fete) — Beirut
  17. That Old Feeling — Miss Erika
  18. Kiss Me — Tom Waits

A mix for Celeste LeCompte. I always come back to some tracks, but this has more new songs than old, I’d say.

  1. Rain on a tin roof
  2. The Evil One – James Blood Ulmer
  3. No One Gonna Honor Kill My Baby (But Me) – The Kominas
  4. Chaal Baby – Red Baraat
  5. American Dreamin’ – Jay-Z & Music Without Borders
  6. Desafinado – Ryuichi Sakamoto and Paula Morelenbaum/Jobim
  7. Survive It – Ghostpoet
  8. The Part You Throw Away – Tom Waits
  9. The Green Pastures – William Tyler
  10. 1445 Blue Lead Fences – Loch Lomond
  11. If I Had A Million Dollars – Miss Erika
  12. Cornbread And Butterbeans (Album Version) – Carolina Chocolate Drops
  13. Just squeeze me – Ella Fitzgerald
  14. All Night Long – Pert Near Sandstone
  15. Kithkin – Ampersand
  16. You Go Running – Deep Sea Diver

I made a variant of this mix a little more than a month ago for a very different (and now obsolete) purpose. I recently received some mixes from very dear friends and it made me want to revisit this playlist and shift it around a bit. The old one was called “To whither, the winter storm?” I’ve de-punned it and hopefully it will get me through the winter (I’m sure we’re just in the calm before now…)

  1. Runaway – Imperial Teen
  2. Chicago – Tom Waits
  3. Fallen and Falling – The Ladybug Transistor
  4. Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out – The Antlers
  5. I Need A Dollar – Aloe Blacc
  6. Snowden’s Jig [Genuine Negro Jig] – Carolina Chocolate Drops
  7. Somebody Stole My Hoo-Too-Foo-To-Boo-To-Bah! – Dr. Seuss
  8. Someone Keeps Moving My Chair – They Might Be Giants
  9. No Rest For The Weary – Blues Scholars
  10. Elegy – Hey Marseilles
  11. Romance – Wild Flag
  12. Up Up Up – Givers
  13. Little Talks – Of Monsters And Men

This one’s for Liz, slogging her way through the semester’s end.

  1. Work Song (Oscar Brown, Jr.)
  2. Big River (Johnny Cash)
  3. Harem In Tuscany (Gogol Bordello)
  4. Turkish Mambo (Lennie Tristano)
  5. Temptation (Tom Waits)
  6. Just squeeze me (Ella Fitzgerald)
  7. History Repeating (Propellerheads feat. Shirley Bassey)
  8. Tank! (Yoko Kanno)
  9. This Year’s Kisses (Billie Holiday and Lester Young)
  10. Barbes-Brooklyn (Stephane Wrembel)
  11. I Am The Walrus (The Beatles)
  12. P.P. (Ornette Coleman)
  13. Alala (Cansei de Ser Sexy)
  14. North American Scum (LCD Soundsystem)
  15. Money, Money, Money (ABBA)
  16. D’yer Mak’er (Led Zeppelin)
  17. Love Potion Number 9 (The Searchers)
  18. The Dull Flame Of Desire (Bj:0uml;rk feat. Antony)
  19. Boys Don’t Cry (The Cure)
  20. Hallelujah, I Love Her So (Ray Charles)

For Rhode’s birthday and quite late, for which I apologize.

  1. Everybody Smokes In Hell (Paul Kotheimer)
  2. Been To Hell (comp. Phil Kline, from texts by Vietnam vets)
  3. Devil’s Haircut (Beck)
  4. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea (Ella Fitzgerald)
  5. Reckless Night on Board An Ocean Liner (Raymond Scott)
  6. On Peanuts Playground (Wynton & Ellis Marsalis)
  7. Me, Myself And I (Billie Holiday)
  8. Red Hill Mining Town (U2)
  9. Big Rock Candy Mountain (from the O Brother soundtrack)
  10. Young At Heart (Tom Waits)
  11. Fairytale Of New York (The Pogues)
  12. A Christmas Carol (comp. Charles Ives, perf. Jan Degaetani)
  13. Air (comp. J.S. Bach, perf. Yo-Yo Ma & Bobby McFerrin)
  14. Seven Steps to Heaven (perf. Cassandra Wilson)
  15. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan)
  16. Seven Steps To Heaven (Miles Davis)
  17. Monkey Gone to Heaven (The Pixies)

Yes, “Seven Steps” is meant to be on there twice! I love that song…


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