Homecoming: An Envisioned Soundtrack

A soldier arrives home from Afghanistan to find his lost high school love. Problem is she’s marrying another man, old ghosts of the past linger the town, it’s the perpetual misty fall/winter of New England. Hearts will be mended, hearts will be broken. The envisioned soundtrack.

1. Friends Like Those – Robert Ellis – from Photographs

2. S’posin – Fats Waller – from The Joint Is Jumpin’

3. North Side Girl – JD McPherson – from Signs & Signifiers

4. I’ve Never Found A Girl – Eddie Floyd – from I’ve Never Found A Girl

5. Don’t Tell All Our Friends About Me – Blake Mills – from Honey I’m Home Live Sessions

6. Mr. Nobody Is Somebody Now – Johnnie Taylor – from Who’s Making Love

7. Something Biblical – Andrew Bird – from Hands of Glory

8. Standin’  (Townes Van Zandt Cover) – Vetiver – from Live at Glasslands 9/21/12

9. She Lit A Fire – Lord Huron – from Lonesome Dreams

10. Time And Time Again – Bahamas – from Barchords

11. Cheers (Blake Mills Cover) – Floating Action – from ???

12. Some Things Never Change – Robert Francis – from Strangers In The First Place

13. Someday We’ll Be Together – Diana Ross & The Supremes – from Cream of the Crop

14. Pain In My Heart – Otis Redding – from Pain In My Heart

15. Cemetery – Robert Ellis – from Photographs

Homecoming: An Envisioned Soundtrack (Full Playlist .zip file)

A Mixtape Monday Presentation: Cars and Trains, Boats and Planes

Introducing the themed mixtape, more music, word free. This week concerns those means of transportation. The mixtape after the jump.

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Mixtape Monday: Wordsmiths and Their Pictures

It’s Monday again, so you know what that means, time for a Mixtape Monday!

This week features some great songs from the likes of Harry Nilsson (and covers of), Fitz and the Tantrums, Ganglians, April Smith and the Great Picture Show, and many many more.  Just a little taste before the rest of the post after the jump

Good Old Desk (Harry Nilsson)- Ron Sexsmith

Ron Sexsmith by himself is a great songwriter and an artist’s artist, having been praised by the likes of Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney and Feist among others.  To hear him cover an artist speaks volumes towards his respect of their work and Harry Nilsson is wistful and tuneful like McCartney and cynical like Lennon, and is a great choice; Sexsmith’s arrangement style and vocal play perfectly into this song.

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Mixtape Monday: Too Young to Burn with A Soul Full of Love

This week’s Mixtape Monday mixes some great up and coming bands (Cotton Jones, Field Music, The Dutchess and the Duke, and Robert Francis to name a few) established new acts (The Morning Benders, Josh Rouse, Fleet Foxes) with some old (Elliot Smith) and even older classics (The Beatles, E.L.O., The Four Tops, The Impressions).  As always downloads are encouraged to promote the artists and raise awareness of all the great music out there.

1a.White Water Hymnal (Fleet Foxes) (remix)- Mondo Boys

1b. Bottle Up and Explode (Elliot Smith) (remix)- Mondo Boys

The great thing about these two remixes is that they don’t do too much, rather they add to the song ever so subtly, tinkering with the rhythm here, adding bits to the song there, it does what a remix should, which is highlight the original work, and avoids taking anything away from it.  These two should be listened to in succession.

The full mixtape after the jump

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