Happy new year. I'm starting the year out with my first mix, available upon request or my own generosity ;) This mix has quite a bit of variety, and will most likely surprise you in a couple spots; but these are all songs I cannot ever get sick of, so...enjoy. Oh, and leave a comment to tell me what you think.
01 Sia: "Day Too Soon"
A very happy song, also the first single off her upcoming album Some People Have Real Problems
02 Johnathan Rice: "Mid-November"
A stripped-down, more intimate version of his best song off his debut EP
03 Incubus: "The Warmth"
A song I'd always forget but then strangely crave; one of the coolest openings of any rock song.
04 Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band: "Thunder Road [Live]"
An incredible harmonica/piano/voice-only version from their early days
05 My Morning Jacket: "Golden"
One of the smartest, most spiritual songs I've heard in a long time
06 Jeff Buckley: "Lilac Wine"
I can't imagine there was ever a better cover of this song; Buckley in his personal element
07 Devendra Banhart: "Shabop Shalom"
I LOVE this song! It's so creative and fresh, like folk redefined.
08 Radiohead: "Sail to the Moon. (Brush the Cobwebs Out of the Sky.)"
Songs like this are just needed sometimes, and nobody does this stuff any better.
09 Santa Esmeralda: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
A ten-minute Spanish epic that is incredibly fun to listen to
10 Bob Dylan: "Fourth Time Around"
The original version; Dylan at his finest, one of my absolute favorites by him
11 Spiritualized: "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space"
Well this song just had to be on here; a must-listen.
12 Meiko Kaji: "The Flower of Carnage"
A gorgeous song; not in English, but it doesn't matter.
13 The Coasters: "Down in Mexico"
From the lap dance scene in Death Proof...Surely memories of that is not why I put that on here... :)
14 Cat Power: "I Found a Reason"
Short but sweet, one of her best covers.
15 Sigur Rós: "Ágætis Byrjun [Live]"
One of their best tracks, completely transformed in its acoustic version
16 Kate Havnevik: "New Day"
Quite possibly one of my favorite tracks of 2007; a perfect orchestral/electronica blend.