Friday, July 31, 2009

Summer Jammy Jams

It's been a long time since I've posted a compilation of songs but here's the latest. These are the tunes that have been draining my iPod's batteries of late. You'll notice a lot of commercial tunes (as in songs used in commercials) as well as some other psychotic fare.

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Party Party PartyAndrew W.K.
The Kids Are InsaneUrge Overkill
Red Right HandNick Cave and the Bad Seeds
ConquestPatti Page
Shape Of Things To ComeMax Frost & The Troopers
Lonely Is The NightBilly Squier
Hit Me With Your Rhythm StickIan Dury & The Blockheads
Fools GoldThe Stone Roses
Love SpreadsStone Roses
Stranger On The ShoreAcker Bilk
Three Little FishesKay Kyser
The Young OnesCliff Richard & The Shadows
Young FolksPeter Bjorn And John
PeachesPresidents of the United States of America
Clint EastwoodGorillaz
Mama Said Knock You OutLL Cool J
It Was A Good DayIce Cube
Forgot About Dre (feat Eminem)Dr. Dre
I Know I Got SkyllzShaquille O'neal
It's Me, BitchesSwizz Beats
Ms. New BootyBubba Sparxxx Ft. Ying Yang Twins
Bring 4th Ya Booty (Radio Edit)10 Sui, La Resistance & The Ragga Twins
CobrastyleTeddybears (featuring Mad Cobra)
Boom Shot DisKully B/Gussy G
U Got The LookPrince
Son of ShaftThe Bar-Kays
Mr. Roberts #1National Lampoon Comedians
It's Me, Bitches (Instrumental) Swizz Beats

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hope - A New Music Compilation

I haven't made a new Torrent compilation in a while. Here's my latest.

Bawdita Bull God Kid Rock
Dress PJ Harvey
Down By The Water PJ Harvey
Fuck the Pain Away Peaches
Nothin' on Me Barack Obama
Taking of Pelham 123 David Shire
Paper Planes M.I.A.
I Kissed A Girl Katy Perry
Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jet
Code Monkey Jonathan Coulton
Yah Mo B There Michael McDonald
Ling Ting Tong The Five Keys
Parliament Flashlight
Pot Kettle Black Tilly and the Wall
The Green Manalishi Peter Green
My Number Barack Obama
Skullcrusher Mountain Jonathan Coulton
Campaigner Neil Young
Carefree Highway Gordon Lightfoot
Cold Turkey Lenny Kravitz
Indian Love Call slim Whitman
Too Complicated Barack Obama

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Season's Greetings 2006

Just wanted to share a compilation that I've been working on over the last few weeks. Some very fun Xmas songs in here. Okay. One. But it's still fun. Just kind of capturing the joy of the season.

Season's Greetings Arnold Schwarzenegger
Silent Night Chewbacca
Susanne Weezer
I Wanna Be a Lifeguard Blotto
Ben Crispin Glover
Framboise Boby Lapointe
Dominique The Singing Nun
The Sad Punk / Gigantic Pixies
Oruvan Oruvan SP Bala
Mah Na' Mah Na' Piero Umiliani
Super Bairam Borat's Theme
Bing Bang Bang Korki Buchek
We Want Your Soul Freeland
Cum On Feel The Noize Quiet Riot
Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth Devo
Ten Wheels for Jesus Elvis Hitler
Dead Souls Nine Inch Nails
What Is Life George Harrison
Washington Cox & Combes
Crazy Horses The Osmonds
Def Con One Pop Will Eat Itself
James Brown is Dead L.A. Style
Huddle Formation The Go! Team
Apache The Ventures
Who Loves Ya Baby? Telly Savalas

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Mega Mega Man Mix

Yet another goofy music compilation I made a few years back. Songs that still make me smile.

The Warriors (Main Theme) Barry De Vorzon
Pusher Man Curtis Mayfield
Be Thankful For What You Got William DeVaughn
Hollywood Swinging Kool And The Gang
Fantastic Voyage Lakeside
White Lines DJ-RX
Sunday, Bloody Sunday DJ-RX
Baddest Ruffest (Radio Edit) Backyard Dog
Incredible M. Beat
Galvanize The Chemical Brothers
Hell Yes Beck
Where's Your Head At? Basement Jaxx
What Lurks On Channel X Rob Zombie
White & Nerdy Weird Al Yankovic
Chase The Devil The Upsetters ,
Behind Blue Eyes The Who
In A Big Country Big Country
The Safety Dance Men Without Hats
Der Kommisar Falco
God Only Knows Petra Haden
Happiness Is A Warm Gun The Beatles
Who's Your Daddy? Benny Benassi

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Dain Bramage

I haven't done one of these in a while but I've put together a new compilation of music for your enjoyment. There's a lot of Top 40 Shit that I actually love.

Boum!Charles Trenet
GirlfriendAvril Lavigne
Wind It UpGwen Stefani
RubberneckerDanielson Famile
MacArthur ParkGoober & The Peas
Chick HabitApril March
Switching to GlideThe Kings
Decline And FallFlesh For Lulu
Ace of SpadeMotörhead
Soldier's RequiemNaked Raygun
How Many RoadsThe Who Boys
Magical Trevor (Happy Hardcore mix)Weebl
Put Your Hands Up for DetroitFedde Le Grand
Twist 'Em OutDillinja
Bottle Of WineFireball
Rang Tang Ding Dong (I Am The Japanese Sandman)The Cellos
Ain't No SunshineBill Withers
Sunshine (Go Away Today)Jonathan Edwards
Sunshine, Lollipops and RainbowsLesley Gore
SundownGordon Lightfoot
The Island of Dr. MoreauMonk & Canatella Band
Four SticksSones de Mexico Ensemble
BrazilAry Barroso

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Cassette Played Poptones

Similar to "That Music's Lost It's Taste", "Poptones" collects a bunch of songs that remind me of the '90s, regardless of when they were actually released. I find a lot of them quite embarrassing but still enjoy them nonetheless.

Name Artist
The Way Fastball
Song 2 Blur
Flagpole Sitta Harvey Danger
Here and Now Letters to Cleo
One Week Barenaked Ladies
All Star Smashmouth
Inside Out Eve 6
Sex And Candy Marcy Playground
Barbie Girl Aqua
Sick of Myself Matthew Sweet
Basketcase Greenday
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm Crash Test Dummies
Champagne Supernova Oasis
No Myth Michael Penn
Popular Nada Surf
Possum Kingdom Toadies
My Sister Juliana Hatfield
Celebrity Skin Hole
Mother Mother Tracy Bonham
Seether Veruca Salt
Ready To Go Republica
Zombie Cranberries
Crash The Primitives
Connection Elastica
Tubthumping Chumbawumba
Honey White Morphine
Bellbottoms The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers
Stars Hum
In The Meantime Spacehog
Right Here, Right Now Jesus Jones
That Thing You Do The Wonders
I'm Too Sexy Right Said Fred
Loser Beck
Lump Presidents of the United States of America
Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe Whale
Rush Big Audio Dynamite
Scotty Doesn't Know Lustra
Stacy's Mom Fountains Of Wayne
Hell Squirrel Nut Zippers
Down By The Water PJ Harvey
Brick Ben Folds Five
Creep Radiohead
Going The Distance Cake
Boyz In Tha Hood Dynamite Hack-
Fire Water Burn Bloodhound Gang
Bitches Mindless Self Indulgence
Buddy Holly Weezer
Teenage Dirtbag Wheatus
My Own Worst Enemy Lit
Semi-Charmed Life Third Eye Blind
Need You Around Smoking Popes
Frontier Psychiatrist The Avalanches
Stay Shakespear's Sister
Hippie Chic Soho
Sour Times Portishead
Here's Where The Story Ends The Sundays
Tom's Diner DNA - Susan Vega
James Brown Is Dead L.A. Style
Last Nine Inch Nails

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

That Music's Lost Its Taste

Tongue I've been working for the last few weeks on a compilation of some of my favorite tunes that I associate with the early '80s. I can't swear to their release dates -- they just have hooks to that time period for me. There's nothing like that glaring song that you know just didn't come out in the era, so I apologize if I have any of those kind of songs here.

Antmusic Adam & The Ants
Beat Box [diversion One] Art Of Noise
Atomic Blondie
Call Me Blondie
Boys Don't Cry The Cure
Beach Party Vietnam Dead Milkmen
Brand New Lover Dead Or Alive
Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners
Cars Gary Numan
Axel F Harold Faultermeyer
Come Dancing The Kinks
Be Good Johnny Men At Work
Always Something There to Remind Me Naked Eyes
Bizarre Love Triangle New Order
Blue Monday New Order
Can t Stand Losing You The Police
Bigmouth Strikes Again The Smiths
Angst In My Pants Sparks
Africa Toto
dance hall days wang chung
Desperate But Not Serious Adam Ant
Cruel Summer Bananarama
Dancing With Myself Billy Idol
Ever Fallen In (With Someone You Shouldntve) Buzzcocks
Electric Avenue Eddy Grant
Der Kommissar Falco
Don't You Want Me Baby Human league
Dr Heckyll & Mr Jive Men At Work
Destination Unknown Missing Persons
Dead Man's Party Oingo Boingo
Driven To Tears The Police
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic The Police
Cool Places Sparks, Jane Wiedlin
867-5309/Jenny Tommy Tutone
Da Da Da Trio
In A Big Country Big Country
I'll Tumble For Ya Boy George and Culture Club
It's A Miracle Boy George and Culture Club
Just Like Heaven The Cure
Hungry Like A Wolf Duran Duran
I Ran (So Far Away) A Flock Of Seagulls
I Know There's Something Frida
Head Over Heels The Go Go's
Fascination Human League
Johnny Are You Queer Josie Cotton
House of Fun Madness
It Must Be Love Madness
It's A Mistake Men At Work
I Melt With You Modern English
Homosapien Pete Shelley
Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
Ghost Town The Specials
Girlfriend is Better Talking Heads
Genius of Love Tom Tom Club
Feet Don't Fail Me Now Utopia
I Know What Boys Like Waitresses
The look of love Abc
The Metro Berlin
Karma Chameleon Boy George and Culture Club
Mirror In The Bathroom The English Beat
New Big Prinz The Fall
Love Plus One Haircut 100
Miami Vice Theme [Instrumental] Jan Hammer
Love Will Tear Us Apa Joy Division
Kids In America Kim Wilde
My Sharona The Knack
A Land Down Under Men At Work
Little Girls Oingo Boingo
Major Tom (Coming home) Peter Schilling
Never Say Never Romeo Void
Love Missile F1 11 Sigue Sigue Sputnik
Nelson Mande The Special AKA
Mickey Toni Basil
New Year's Day U2
Mexican Radio Wall Of Voodoo
Making Plans for Nigel XTC
The Reflex Duran Duran
Rio Duran Duran
Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Our Lips Are Sealed The Go Go's
19 Hardcastle
Pop Muzik M
One Step Beyond Madness
Our House Madness
Pass The Dutchie Musical Youth
99 Luftballons Nena
Nothing Bad Ever Happens Oingo Boingo
Private Life Oingo Boingo
Pretty In Pink The Psychedelic Furs
Panic The Smiths
Puttin' On The Ritz Taco
Once In A Lifetime Talking Heads
Psycho Killer Talking Heads
No Thugs In Our House XTC
Obsession Animotion
Take On me A-Ha
Tarzan Boy Baltimora
Sex (I'm A...) Berlin
I Wanna Be a Cowboy BOYS DON'T CRY
Smalltown Boy Bronski Beat
Sunglasses At Night Corey Hart
She Bop Cyndi Lauper
Save It For Later The English Beat
Rock Me Amadeus Falco
Tenderness General Public
Someday, Someway Marshall Crenshaw
Safety Dance (Video Version) Men Without Hats
Temptation New Order
Shock The Monkey Peter Gabriel
Roxanne The Police
Tainted Love Soft Cell
Rudi, A Message To You The Specials
Stray Cat Strut Stray Cats
She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby
Rosanna Toto
Der Kommissar After The Fire
Venus Bananarama
White Wedding Billy Idol
Time (Clock Of The Heart) Boy George and Culture Club
Video Killed the Radio Star Buggles
What Do I Get Buzzcocks
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive
Waiting Room Fugazi
Vacation The Go-Go's
We've Got the Beat The Go Go's
Town Called Malice The Jam
Walking On Sunshine Katrina & The Waves
Who Can It Be Now? Men At Work
Words Missing Persons
One Night in Bangkok Murray Head
Wonderin' Neil Young & the Shocking Pinks
True Faith New Order
Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie
True Spandau Ballet
This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us Sparks
Voices Carry 'Til Tuesday
Da Da Da Trio
Turning Japanese The Vapors
The Future's So Bright Timbuk 3

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Going Through Old VHS Tapes...

I've been spending a few hours every night going through old VHS tapes, trying to find a couple of specific clips. Tough to do when these tapes are unlabeled (or mislabeled) and just chocked full of junk. Good junk, yes, but junk nonetheless.

You can be certain that I'll be posting clips here and there from these tapes as they come along. Usually to my Facebook but sometimes here.

The following is a little video made by some folks at Trenton High School, "Bright Lights, Big Screens," a mini movie review show that may have lasted one episode. The glory of public access is in full effect here. It's great, though, to hear what was playing at the Star Theater that week (some real winners) and see my buddy Mitch in his Star Theater uniform. Note the number of times he says "state of the art." :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Stop The Presses

There's been a slight delay with the release of the Cashiers du Cinemart book. Rather than October/November, 2009, the book should be hitting shelves in April/May, 2010.

Thanks for everyone's patience!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Porno Person

I've loved this song for years. When I found that there was no music video for it, I decided i had to remedy that situation.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Decomposing Composers

Despite the tag at the end, I kept thinking that this commercial was for Raisin Bran cereal:

This spot really warms my heart as it brings back memories of a series of commercials I wrote way back when I worked for Comcast in the mid-'90s. I was given the task of writing a few spots for Evola Music up in Bloomfield. I wrote out a couple of generic spots (even naming them "Generic 1", "Generic 2") that talked about the amazing selection of pianos and blah blah blah. But then, then, I also gave Evola a few more interesting things to chew over. One of them starred a superhero a la Ultra Man but named "Evola Man." I also gave them a spot with a family shopping for pianos who happen to run into Franz Lizst, Johannes Brahms, and Ludwig Von Beethoven. "If we shop here, maybe you should too!"

My boss, not one to take chances, faxed over the two generic spots weeks in advance and saved the other two until the day before shooting. Believe it or not but the client mentioned how much they liked the "crazy" spots but there hadn't been any time for discussion, casting, etc. That said, I'm glad to see such a "crazy" spot as "Raisin Brahms" on the air.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

All Star A-Team

This is the A-Team movie that *I* want to see: Robert DeNiro as Hannibal, Johnny Depp as Face Man, Gary Oldman as Murdock, and Tiny Lister as B.A. Hollywood, you'd do well to pay attention!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Skate Tough, Little Boys

Stay ToughThis compilation of hardcore, hip hop, and other malarkey provides the soundtrack to the POSSE video; a skate/BMX video that showcases "the scene" from Downriver Detroit in the late '80s. Big ups to Cris Golan for making the video and Steve Chesney for tracking down the names to all of these songs.

Name Artist
This Beat is MilitaryK9 Posse
It's Funky EnoughThe D.O.C.
Paid In Full (Coldcut Remix)Eric B & Rakim
Night of the Living BaseheadsPublic Enemy
The Magic NumberDe La Soul
Wild ThingTone Loc
Fight the PowerPublic Enemy
Born to Built to GrindThe Stupids
You're Gonna Get YoursPublic Enemy
Cold Lampin' with FlavorPublic Enemy
Ignorance Is BlissThe Ramones
L.A. PosseMC Breeze
The Rappin' DukeSean Brown
Jam On ItNucleus
The Glamorous LifeCool C
Fast LaneUrban Dance Squad
My Posse's On BroadwaySir Mix Alot
Because I Got It Like ThatJungle Brothers
KissAge of Chance
Fire WomanTheCult
I Go To WorkKool Moe Dee
Back To BoomKid Sensation
What's So Strange About Me?Eight Dayz
Time to Buy a FutonSNFU
Move Something2 Live Crew
Trip at the BrainSuicidal Tendencies
Livin' On A PrayerBon Jovi
National AnthemMarine Corps Band

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Number of the Beast

Just like "MacArthur Park", I've been collecting various incarnations of Iron Maiden's Number of the Beast - some faithful, some in spirit. This collection isn't as vast but it's definitely fun. Artists include:

  • Apeonaut
  • Iron Maiden
  • Sinergy
  • Dream Theater
  • The String Quartet Tribute
  • Malignant Eternal
  • Slim Jim and the Mad Cows
  • Tchort
  • Vitamin Piano Series
  • Iced Earth
  • Angra
  • The Iron Maidens
  • Iron Maiden Tribute Band
  • Kerrang! Karaoke
  • Necromantia
  • The Electric Hellfire Club
  • Steve Grimmett
  • The Frankenburies
  • Mambo Kurt
  • The Hit Crew
  • Bob Savage, Drew Brown, Mike Denhertog, Harry BassFunk
  • Anton Maiden
  • Zwan
  • The Phone Militia

My Obsessive Ways: Goodfellas

I've always been disappointed by the soundtrack album to GOODFELLAS. Where's "Atlantis"? Where's "Jump Into The Fire?" I'm amazed they even got "Rags to Riches" on there. To that end, I've put together a collection just just about all of the music from the film.

Rags to Riches Tony Bennett
Can't We Be Sweethearts The Cleftones
Hearts of Stone Otis Williams and The Charms
Sincerely The Moonglows
Firenze Sogna Giuseppe di Stefano
Speedo The Cadillacs
Parlami d'amoreMariu Giuseppe di Stefano
Stardust Billy Ward and His Dominoes
Il cielo un una stanza Mina
Playboy The Marvelettes
It's Not For Me to Say Johnny Mathis
I Will Follow Him Betty Curtis
Then He Kissed Me The Crystals
Look in My Eyes Chantels
Roses Are Red (My Love) Bobby Vinton
Life Is But a Dream The Harptones
Leader of the Pack The Shangri-Las
Ain't That A Kick In the Head Dean Martin
He's Sure the Boy I Love The Crystals
Atlantis Donovan
Pretend You Don't See Her Jerry Vale
Remember (Walking In The Sand) The Shangri-Las
Baby I Love You Aretha Franklin
Beyond The Sea Bobby Darin
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Tony Bennett
Gimme Shelter The Rolling Stones
Wives and Lovers Jack Jones
Monkey Man The Rolling Stones
Frosty the Snow Man The Ronettes
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Darlene Love
Bells of St. Mary's The Drifters
Unchained Melody Vito and The Salutations
Sunshine of Your Love Cream
Layla Derek & The Dominos
Layla (Piano Exit) Derek & The Dominos
Jump Into The Fire Harry Nillson
Memo From Turner Rolling Stones
Magic Bus The Who
What Is Life George Harrison
Mannish Boy Muddy Waters
My Way Sid Vicious

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Do You Ever Listen To K-Billy?

Taking a cue from Steven Wright's laconic DJ, I put together the entire K-BILLY Super Sounds of the '70s soundtrack with all of the songs Wright mentions during his shift. Along with these Reservoir Dogs tracks I put in some music from Jackie Brown, Pulp Fiction, and a few tracks that will be sure to please Tarantino fans.

And Now Little Green Bag... Steven Wright
Little Green Bag The George Baker Selection
Vickie Sue Robinson Turn The Beat Around
Heaven on the 7th Floor Paul Nicholas
Le Freak Chic
Fly, Robin, Fly Silver Connection
Rock Flock Of Five Steven Wright
Hooked On A Feeling Blue Swede
The World is a Ghetto War
Billy, Don't Be A Hero Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods
Bohemiath Steven Wright
I Gotcha Joe Tex
Let's Stay Together Al Green
Jungle Boogie Kool & The Gang
Flowers On The Wall The Statler Bros
Super Sounds Steven Wright
Stuck In The Middle With You Stealers Wheel
Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted The Partidge Family
Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) Edison Lighthouse
Keep On Truckin Steven Wright
Coconut Harry Nilsson
Bertha Butt Boogie Jimmy Castor Bunch
Don't Pull Your Love Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
My Baby Loves Lovin' White Plains
The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia Vicki Lawrence
Didn't I? The Delfonics
Strawberrry Letter 23 Brothers Johnson
Inside My Love Minnie Ripperton
Home Of Rock Steven Wright

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Do it for Van Gogh.

One early morning in Ann Arbor I was doing my 6am to 9am shift on WCBN 88.3 FM Ann Arbor, the college station I had been disc jockeying at during the summer. Without planning or provocation, I started going through the record collection and dug out as many David Lynch soundtracks as I possibly could. Via the magic of live radio and multiple turntables, I did a good long mix of songs from Lynch's films. Well, the "good" is subjective, I suppose, but I liked it.

I went back and re-did a few clips, added a track from THE ELEPHANT MAN, and broke the one longer track with much more "elegance."

Im Abendrot Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur Wild at Heart
Slaughterhouse Powermad, Tim Bomba Wild at Heart
Wicked Game Chris Isaak, Erik Jacobsen Wild at Heart
I'm Bill Eraserhead Soundtrack Eraserhead
Blue Velvet Bobby Vinton Blue Velvet
Elephant Man John Morris Elephant Man
In Heaven The Lady in the Radiator Eraserhead
There's Sometime A Buggy The Cowboy Mulholland Drive
Love Letters Straight From My Heart Kitty Lester Blue Velvet
In Dreams Roy Orbison Blue Velvet
Llorando (Crying) Rebekah Del Rio Mulholland Drive
I'm Deranged David Bowie Lost Highway
Perfect Drug Nine Inch Nails Lost Highway
Moving Through Time Angelo Badalamenti Fire Walk With Me
Pink Room Angelo Badalamenti Fire Walk With Me
Sycamore Trees Little Jimmy Scott Fire Walk With Me
Falling Julee Cruise Twin Peaks
I've Told Every Little Star Linda Scott Mulholland Drive
Dune - Main Theme Toto, Brian Eno Dune
Rammstein Rammstein Lost Highway
Hierate Mich Rammstein Lost Highway
This Magic Moment Lou Reed Lost Highway
Give Me Back My Phone Mystery Man Lost Highway
Be Bop A Lula Gene Vincent, The Blue Caps Wild at Heart
16 Reasons (Why I Love You) Connie Stevens Mulholland Drive
Baby, Please Don't Go Them Wild at Heart

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The Chesney Tape

Sometimes it's good that I'm OCD.

A few weeks back I sat down and started digitizing the large pile of vinyl I had accumulated over the last year or two. Things that I wanted to hear but couldn't find online in any fashion -- legal or not. I converted these over to my laptop (all of them listed here) and then got to thinking about finally hooking up a cassette player to my laptop and capturing some of the old mix tapes I used to make.

Rather than indulging in my own work, the first tape I grabbed was one labeled "ROCK" on one side and "ROLL" on the other. It didn't necessarily "change my life" but it definitely broadened my musical horizons -- as it was meant to do. It was a mix tape that a good friend of mine made for me, by my request if I recall correctly.

My old pal, Steve Chesney, had put together a group of roughly thirty songs along with sound clips and other audio experiments that delighted me for years -- until cars started coming without cassette players as standard equipment.

Now, if you know me, you know it wasn't good enough to just transfer over the raw cassette, break it into tracks, and call it a day. No. The sound quality wasn't sufficient for me. Likewise, I had no idea what a lot of these songs were in terms of title or artist. I wanted to upgrade everything to "digital quality". Thus began my search to re-make the tape as a collection of mp3s.

This endeavor shouldn't have been as painstaking as it was but, being who/what I am, I culled all of the tracks from the internet, turning to Steve on occasion to describe a song when I couldn't find it via the iPhone Shazam app, a lyric search, etc. More than just the music, I re-captured a lot of the audio soundclips from the movies Steve used as between-song breaks. Luckily, most of these were from two sources; The Mack and Orgy of the Dead, sometimes both at once.

That said, here's the full track listing:

Criswell Demands EntertainmentCriswellOrgy of the Dead
The Greatest Man AliveThree Times DopeOriginal Stylin'
EntrapmentNaked RaygunUnderstand?
Pastoral NightmareSoundclipRock / Roll
Hot ThingGaye Bykers on AcidStewed to the Gills
Happy BirthdayAltered ImagesNew Wave Classics
Woodpecker From MarsFaith No MoreThe Real Thing
Criswell Meets The MackChesney TapeOrgy of the Mack
7 Chinese Bros.R.E.M.Reckoning
Run's HouseRun-D.M.C.Ultimate Run DMC
Message In a BottleExcelThe Joke's On You
WormsDark AngelLeave Scars
Mountain Surf Report (from "The Movie")M.O.D.Surfin' M.O.D.
Cheeba CheebaTone Loc Loc-ed After Dark
Banned In D.C.Bad BrainsRock For Light
Grandma Dynamite24-7 SpyzHarder Than You
The Player's BBQThe MackThe Mack
I Go To WorkKool Moe DeeThe Posse Soundtrack
You Hurry Up!The MackThe Mack
Sometime To ReturnSoul AsylumHang Time
Wildflower CommercialCar WashCar Wash
Gene Machine/Don't Bother MeBad BrainsQuickness
It's The Noise That Bothers Me!SoundclipRock / Roll
American NightmareThe MisfitsLegacy of Brutality
I Wanna Be A FlintstoneScreaming Blue MessiahsThe Flintstones
The Mack Daddy On The LeftDe La Soul3 Feet High And Rising
It's A Wonderful Life (Gonna Have A Good Time)FishboneIn Your Face
Rock 'N' Roll High SchoolThe RamonesEnd of the Century
Fucked by the Devil45 GraveOnly the Good Die Young
WaitingNew Model ArmyAll Of This: The "Live" Rarities
The Unknown KnowsVoivodNothingface
Ballad Of The Green BeretsElvis HitlerHellbilly
Don't Let's StartThey Might Be GiantsThen (Disc 1)

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Someone Left a Cake Out in the Rain

Someone Left a Cake out in the RainMore than eighty cakes, actually, by various bakers. This is another BitTorrent compilation courtesy of my obsessive-compulsive disorder. Download here.

These songs are different versions of the Jimmy Webb song or directly inspired by it. There are a few parodies and even a track that dissects the history and lyrics courtesy of Lyrics Undercover.

Big thanks to Medea 2, The Dingo from Forgotten Albums, WFMU, and everyone else who's supported me in my obsession.

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I'm still on the trail of other versions of this song. For another obsessive list of cover artists, check out this list

MacArthur Park Richard Harris 7:29
MacArthur Park Four Tops 6:34
Macarthur Park The Three Degrees 6:41
Macarthur Park Regine Velasquez 5:01
MacArthur Park The Ventures 4:45
MacArthur Park The Negro Problem 3:30
MacArthur Park Psychotica 4:52
MacArthur Park Wayne Kramer 5:16
MacArthur Park Peter Nero 7:03
MacArthur Park Goober & The Peas 4:55
MacArthur Park Mike Flowers Pops 5:49
Macarthur Park Jimmy Webb 7:43
MacArthur Park Donna Summers 6:25
MacArthur Park Andy Williams 5:06
Macarthur Park Long John Baldry 4:05
MacArthur Park Glen Campbell 4:49
Macarthur Park Maynard Ferguson 10:00
Macarthur Park American Idol 4 2:13
Macarthur Park Sharon 2:09
MacArthur Park Vic Damone 6:06
Macarthur Park The Panpipers 4:00
MacArthur Park The Lounge-O-Leers 4:33
MacArthur Park Frank Sinatra 2:51
Macarthur Park Amen Corner 3:31
MacArthur Park Various Artists 3:41
Macarthur Park The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain 6:15
MacArthur Park The Stone Canyon 6:14
MacArthur Park Stan Kenton 6:20
Macarthur Park Sammy Davis, Jr. 7:14
Macarthur Park Newell Oler 4:44
MacArthur Park Mike Vax 5:41
MacArthur Park Marc Reift Orchestra 5:46
MacArthur Park Manny Lagod 5:02
Macarthur Park Magic Hands 5:12
MacArthur Park Justin Hayward 7:16
MacArthur Park jim anderson 5:38
MacArthur Park Jerry Vale 4:34
MacArthur Park Jack Fender 3:43
Macarthur Park Hybrid Kids 3:06
MacArthur Park Fifty Guitars 4:03
MacArthur Park Diana Ross & The Supremes 6:46
Macarthur Park Denny G 4:51
MacArthur Park Della Reese 3:56
MacArthur Park Count Dee's Hit Explosion 4:17
MacArthur Park Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra 8:35
MacArthur Park Buddy Greco 4:33
MacArthur Park The Associated Soul Group 6:13
MacArthur Park The Assembled Multitude 3:35
Mac Arthur Park Richard Clayderman 7:41
Mac Arthur Park Lasimmo 5:21
Mac Arthur Park Gro Anita Schønn 3:54
Macarthur Park John Sawyer 6:14
Mac Arthur Park All-Star SUPERband 7:32
Macarthur Park Mike Batt, Justin Hayward, London Philharmonic Orchestra 7:11
Macarthur Park Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 7:24
Macarthur Park (Bonus) Sweden 5:06
MacArthur Park (Revisited) Waylon Jennings 6:37
Parco Macarthur (La Torta in La Pioggia) Father Guido Sarducci 3:11
MacArthur Park Brazilian Tropical Orchestra 2:52
Macarthur Park Queers, The 1:38
MacArthur Park The Burtons 3:06
Medley: MacArthur Park/Didn't We Liza Minnelli 4:06
MacArthur Park Woody Herman 8:32
MacArthur Park Carmen McRae 4:01
Macarthur Park Mantovani 5:23
MacArthur Park The Dovells 5:39
MacArthur Park Maureen McGovern 2:14
Macarthur Park Maestro Jerard 6:41
MacArthur Park Ray Conniff and The Singers 3:39
Macarthur Park Hugo Montenegro 3:22
MacArthur Park Garry Cutt 6:31
MacArthur Park Only Men Aloud 4:36
MacArthur Park Blue Devils 4:13
MacArthur Park Beggar's Opera 8:19
Macarthur Park Percy Faith & His Orchestra 3:43
Macarthur Park Martin Lass 4:16
MacArthur Park Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed 2:52
MacArthur Park The Revells 3:08
Macarthur Park - Popcorn The Two Pete's 6:19
Macarthur Park Tony Monopoly 3:56
Macarthur Park Burning Liquid Fish 6:26
Macarthur Park - With Chet Thumbpickers 2:47
MacArthur Park James Last 8:23
Dreamy Days Roots Manuva 4:46
Jurassic Park Weird Al Yankovic 3:55
It's Not My Birthday They Might Be Giants 1:52
Asteroid 2006 Pete Moore 0:32
Asteroid 70s Pete Moore 0:17
LU-074-MacArthur Park Brian Ibbott 8:12
MacArthur Park Minute Jazz Kissingers 1:02

Note: Link fixed 7/9/2009

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Local Boy Makes Good

A few weeks back I was interviewed by Lee Gardner for the Baltimore City Paper in Baltimore. His article, Clicking and Streaming has been picked up by Detroit's Metro Times. Playing up the "local boy" angle, the Metro Times even included a few photos by Doug Coombe of yours truly in my basement lair, showing off the walls of video tapes.

Also, Lee and I were interviewed by Craig Fahle for Detroit Today on WDET 101.9FM.

Please note the Jabba the Hutt figure (courtesy of Leon Chase) and my Black Shampooo (Turkish version) t-shirt. See what other fun stuff you can pick out in the mess.

Adverb Adjective

For years I've been living under the "impossiblefunky" brand -- a name that pays homage to the film Getting Over. So, why on earth is the name of the Cashiers du Cinemart book Impossibly Funky?

Even people familiar Cashiers du Cinemart still manage to change the adjective-adjective combination to the adverb-adjective. Here's hoping that the book will be seen by more than just the ten or twelve people who used to read the zine. I'm taking it easy on those new people. They're already going to be scratching their head over "Cashiers du Cinemart" (remarkably few people get the joke), so why throw "Impossible Funky" at them, too?

Here's hoping that Impossibly Funky will be something easier to remember, write about, and, yeah, to purchase too.

Monday, July 06, 2009

The World Hates Paris

I'm going to compile the destruction of Paris in film, especially the Eiffel Tower. Now I just need to make a list of all the films in which this occurs. I can remember the following:

  • Armageddon
  • Team America: World Police

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

CdC Book Cover Art! (Rough)

Here's the rough version of the Cashiers du Cinemart book cover! It's by artist Jim Rugg (check out his photostream at flickr).

Release Date: Tentative for October/November, 2009
Publisher: Atomic Book Company,

Cashiers du Cinemart Book Cover Art, Front - Rough - By Jim Rugg

Cashiers du Cinemart Book Cover Art, Back - Rough - By Jim Rugg