Sing Along With The Son
Like the confused, fat squirrels jumping from our trees and racing across our roof (which vexes me so), I'm scampering about today, and in no shape for a long, reflective, or even angry post. But I wanted to put up a list of songs that my old friend Luke burned for me of late, music that, in Luke's ears, makes a fitting soundtrack for the Son. Luke has made many CDs for me, and like John Cusack in "High Fidelity", he draws from an eclectic range of sounds and weaves together compilations that have their own rhythmic narratives. And the Son's soundtrack is no different (though there is one omission -- "Janitor" by Suburban Lawns). Luke really caught my many moods. See if you agree. And if some of you are real nice, maybe I'll burn and send out a few copies so that when you read the Son, you can listen and sing along.
"Fear is a Man's Best Friend" -- John Cale
"Oh! Brother" -- The Fall
"Dancing For Money (Outtake)" -- Talking Heads
"Signs" -- Five Man Electrical Band.
"Jug Band Music" -- The Mugwumps
"Lies" -- Thompson Twins
"Let Me Die In My Footsteps" -- Bob Dylan
"I Hear You Screaming" -- Gene Krupa
"Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues" -- Bob Dylan
"Boa Constrictor" -- Johnny Cash
"I've Been Twistin'" -- Jerry Lee Lewis
"Strong White Male" -- Mecca Normal
"Police & Thieves" -- The Clash
"Reefer Man" -- Cab Calloway
"Living With War" -- Neil Young
"Nine Million Rainy Days" -- The Jesus and Mary Chain
"Watercolours Into The Ocean" -- Destroyer
Here's an amusing, if sometimes literal, montage set to "Signs", the 45 of which I bought when I was 11-years-old (and thought was really radical, to the degree that I understood what that meant back then). Don't know how Luke knew that I liked that song, but again, he seems to read my mind when putting together these compilations.
And here's a sweet clip of Cab Calloway's "Reefer Man". Just what are you saying, Luke?