Wednesday, April 06, 2005

This ain't no disco.

Forgot where I first read of this, but David's Byrne's site has recently launched a radio feature, which is in fact not radio, but a fixed, three-hour loop of songs available as a stream. So if you've ever wanted to listen to a mix as selected by Mr. Byrne, here's your chance. Recommend using your own player, following the directions at the site (see under "notes on the stream").

Here's the playlist, just to take all of the guesswork out of it:

Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) / The Arcade Fire
Keeping Up / Arthur Russell
Hana / Asa-Chang & Junray
Espinita / Banda Ionica
Come l'aria / Banda Ionica
Let's Go Away For Awhile (Stereo Mix) / The Beach Boys
Crazy In Love / Beyoncé Knowles feat. Jay-Z
You Say He's Just a Friend / Biz Markie
The Tiger And The Lamb / Bob Schneider
Bog La Bag / Carlinhos Brown
Ser igual e legal / Carlos Careqa
Don't Blame You / Cat Power
Free / Cat Power
Staging of the Plaguing / Cornershop
Come As You Are / Dani Siciliano
Red / Dani Siciliano
This Is The Way / Devendra Banhart
Roble / Fabulosos Cadillacs
Space Heater / Geggy Tah
Oju-Obá / Gilberto Gil
Horse Tears / Goldfrapp
I Don't Wanna Grow Up / Holly Cole
Which / Jeri Southern
One Rainy Wish / The Jimi Hendrix Experience
El Perro / Juana Molina
La Visita / Juana Molina
Mañana / Los Aterciopelados
1 Flash / Max De Castro
Drume negrita / Merceditas
Lacho / Merceditas
Honky Tonk / Miles Davis
Sock It 2 Me / Missy E
Naked, If I Want To / Moby Grape
Tu Crois au Marc de Cafe / Nicole Renaud
One Step Inside Doesn't Mean You Understand / The Notwist
Off The Rails / The Notwist
Hold On Be Strong / Outkast
Happy Valentine's Day / Outkast
Darling Lorraine / Paul Simon
Luna Rossa / Pietra Montecorvino
My Phone's On Vibrate For You / Rufus Wainwright
Blue Monk / Thelonious Monk
Canto de pedara preta / Virginia Rodrigues
California Stars / Wilco & Billy Bragg

The first letter alphabetical organizing principle strikes me as pretty lazy, and an instrumental Beach Boys track the height of perversity, but I did enjoy the Miles / Missy / Moby Grabe seque.

Related: One Louder recently linked to this Thurston Moore article from Wired touting the joys of the mix tape. Dude has time to write just about everything except for 250 words on some free jazz for a couple of down-and-out bloggers.


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