Friday, December 26, 2008
"PARTY LIKE IT'S 2009": THE WEEKEND SLASH NEW YEAR'S EVE MIX
Not once in my entire life of living in New York City, have I ever had the desire to be in Times Square on New Year's Eve. Have you even been in Times Square at lunchtime on any other day of the year? It's the same thing with a few less policeman. And no one waits until midnight to scream like a lunatic.
I wrote about my earliest New Year's Eve memories for The Huffington Post last month. You can read that HERE. There was a brief period in the 80's, where I needed to be out, either at a party or some club watching some band. When you're 20, is there anything more important than having a date and a place to go on New Year's Eve?
Once I got married, it all changed. Now it's more like, "When you're in your forties, is there anything more important than closing your blinds, shutting the lights, watching a movie and being asleep by 10:30 on New Year's Eve?" Well, maybe just the music. There's always music.
This weekend's mix will take up a little more than a half hour of air time in my home on New Year's Eve. The TV will be tuned to something. Sound off, for now. I usually throw on a favorite movie, something I have seen so many times, I don't need the volume up. This year "Viva Zapata," "Rear Window," and "Guys And Dolls" are in my queue for possible viewing. Music will be familiar and upbeat. Don't need to experiment with Disc 2 of the Eric Dolphy box or an advance copy of Billy Bob Thornton's new side project this particular night. I want comfort and joy. I want rock and roll.
Get Down With It - Little Richard
Tonight - MC5
Good Times- The Easybeats
Little Ramona (Gone Hillbilly Nuts) - BR5-49
Needle In The Camel's Eye- Brian Eno
Party & Bullshit - The Notorious B.I.G.
...And I'm Out (Featuring Mr. Lif) - Galactic
Drug-Stabbing Time- The Clash
Showdown- New York Dolls
Pool Hall Richard- The Faces
ZIP FILE IS HERE (Remember, have some patience)
Enjoy your holidays, enjoy this mix and remember, I'm always thinking about you.