Friday, October 16, 2009

"October '09" : THE WEEKEND MIX

"Your head will collapse
If there's nothing in it
And you'll ask yourself...Where is my mind"

Damn straight, Charlie. Those words are from The Pixies, "Where Is My Mind," which is nowhere to be found on this "Weekend Mix," but expresses where I've been the last two days.

My plan for this "Weekend Mix" was to share a playlist of songs that has been on repeat the last week on my iPod, AND give you a litte background on each. But I got caught up in some...stuff...and only managed to get the music up.

That's what counts, right?


A fantastic track from the new Avett Brothers CD

One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite John Cale albums, the painfully out of print "Honi Soit."

A very hip and very new re-working of The Beatles by the very new and very hip Depreciation Guild

A killer track from early 80's rock radio, Nazareth's "Holiday," with its perfectly infectious chorus

One of a dozen ELO covers wonderfully reconstructed by Parthenon Huxley.

A cool Leiber & Stoller rocker from The Du Droppers

The just as cool rarity from Philip & The Faithfuls, courtesy of the Goldwax label

Mick Ronson does Moby Grape

Ron Wood does George Harrison

And "The Boss" with his live farewell tribute to Giants Stadium.

(Did I miss anything?)

I hope to be back in full swing soon.


Cold Cold Cold - Little Feat
Grown So Ugly - The Black Keys
Because - The Depreciation Guild
Love Me - Philip & The Faithfuls
Head Full Of Doubt/Road Full Of Promise - The Avett Brothers
Hey Grandma - Mick Ronson
Dead Or Alive - John Cale
Mr. Blue Sky - Parthenon Huxley
Holiday - Nazareth
Far East Man- Ron Wood
Downstairs - Plas Johnson
Bam Balam - The Du Droppers
Love Itis - The Sonics
The Last Time - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band




Anonymous said...

Yippie! I feel like having a seven day weekend!

Mitch Zyofsky

steve simels said...

Harumph. Well, as usual I can't download this till I get to my girlfriend's computer.

But I had no idea Mick Ronson covvered Moby Grape...I'm impressed by his good taste.

Is the version itself any good?

Sal Nunziato said...

I like it, but that doesn't mean it is any good.

charlie c. said...

Damn straight Sal!
Very cool my brother -- churning the music / spinning the wheel / turns on a dime / like a fine automobile
I was waiting to get the call for the Lou Albano Tribute Mix -- but that remains another topic for another day . . .

Chris Swartout said...

Sal, I haven't heard that Nazareth song since high school!! They used to play a video of it on cable as part of a show called Video Concert Hall. That show only had about 15 videos.
I loved it then, and that chorus is still as catchy as I remember it. What a brilliant start to my weekend!! Thanks!

jeff said...

I'm not sure Hey Grandma by Ronson is any better than the original, but the Avett Bros. and the Du Droppers were fantastic. Both real keepers. I think I have some other Du Droppers. They're great fun.

Anonymous said...

Sal, it's a joy to wake up every day and have another post from you, what can we the loyal readers of your site do to make your life more joyful since you do it for us?


Jim said...

Nice! I do something similar, on Fridays, called Shuffle Play Fridays. It's me recounting five tracks from the previous week with something approximating a unifying thread, and adding my own personal narrative of why I chose each one.

It's always great discovering new music from others, and reconnecting with songs from the past that we sometimes forget.

Sal Nunziato said...

Klaus, Thank you for those kind words. Just keep reading and pass it on. That would make me happy.

And Jim, gonna check out Shuffle Play Fridays. Thanks.

shadreck said...

Thanks for this interesting TWM.

Sal Nunziato said...

Thanks Shadreck, for this and your recent commnents on other posts. Very happy you are enjoying Burning Wood.