Friday, October 3, 2014
The Weekend Mix, 10/3/14
You will notice Todd Rundgren does not appear on this mix, nor will he appear on any mixes in the foreseeable future. If there is any Todd Rundgren news or music, I will quietly step away from the computer. Your voices have been heard and I can take it like a man.
A recent revisit with Joe Jackson's "Look Sharp" made me realize just how strong that debut is and how what I always felt was a throwaway, "(Do The) Instant Mash," is not.
Tommy Keene's covers collection from last year, "Excitement At Your Feet" came and went. It seems like Tommy Keene records always just come and go and that's a shame. This covers set was big, staying away from the obvious and giving everything an exciting punch. Here he tackles the Bee Gees "Odessa" track, "I Laugh In Your Face."
The Judee Sill track may seem out of place but it got here because I was originally using an XTC track, which made me think of Andy Partridge and how he once cited The Kinks' "Autumn Almanac," The Honeybus' "I Can't Let Maggie Go" and "The Kiss" by Judee Sill as his favorite songs of all time. I think it was actually "songs he wishes he wrote." Well, here is "The Kiss." It leaves me weak.
Th Costello track is one of the demos written for Wendy James of Transvision Vamp and it rocks.
Nick Curran's Stooges cover is a small piece of genius.
And oops...I just realized as I was finishing up here, The Pursuit Of Happiness track was produced by Todd Rundgren, but maybe you'll enjoy it anyway.
I like this mix.