Sunday, November 9, 2008

Everyday is Like Sunday, Except for Blue Monday and Ruby Tuesday, and...Well, Friday I'm in Love: Weekly Mix #42

After a crazy, balmy, 18°C day at the beginning of last week, the week ended with a classic Winnipeg twist: rain, sleet and snow. There's now no doubt that it's winter again. I am also currently typing this post with nine fingers because I sprained one of them whilst helping my parents shovel out our entire townhouse condo complex (a job they take on most years for extra cash). I suppose it was the chipping away at layers of ice beneath the snow that did it. Fortunately, the finger I can't bend right now is one of my middle ones.

Canada, and Winterpeg specifically, gets quite the reputation for being cold, but if anything, it just makes us stronger. I discovered this fact when I was living in Ontario last winter - as others scurried around like the world was ending when the temperature dropped to -28°C, I walked calmly to school. To someone who used to wait for the bus in -50°C (with the wind chill factor), it was business as usual. And while other cities shut down when too much snow falls, we all dig ourselves out and continue. It takes a fair bit to get things to shut down here. Don't get me wrong. I still don't like winter and could do without it for the six months it resides here. And most of the winter, I hibernate next to the fireplace with a hot chocolate and a book. My days of tobogganing, snow fort construction, snowshoeing, skiing and ice skating are long over. Instead, I will make music mixes. This one's called Big Black Scissor Bite. And as an additional note, I edited the Manics' Winterlovers so that the pesky Working Class Hero hidden track isn't attached to it.

Tundra Rap - The Mighty Boosh

What the Snowman Learned About Love - Stars

Out There On the Ice - Cut Copy

Winter's Memory of Summer - The Delays

Iceblink Luck - Cocteau Twins

L'heure d'hiver - Little Nemo

Snow Showers - Trembling Blue Stars

Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels) - Arcade Fire

January's Little Joke - Trashcan Sinatras

Snowflake - Mew

White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes

The Throat of Winter - T.Rex

The Fox in the Snow - Belle & Sebastian

Song For the Winter Sun - The Loom

Wait For the Wintertime - Yeasayer

Winter's Coming - Temposhark

Winterlovers - Manic Street Preachers

Under Ice - Kate Bush

Coma - Bella Koshka

Other Cars Go - It Hugs Back

Winter - The Sound

In the Cold I'm Standing - M83

Glosoli - Sigur Ros


Nicole D. said...

Although I'm not from Canada and really haven't gotten to experience such cold weather yet, I definitely feel winter coming on and have been in the mood to listen to some music that will get me into the wintery groove. I highly enjoy this list and am really happy to have found it. Rather than being forced to listen to generic, redundant Christmas music, this blog has opened my eyes to a number of great winter songs, all by artists who fall into the genres that I prefer. I have been listening to a lot of M83 lately, so its nice to see a song by them. I cannot get enough of Sigur Ros or Arcade Fire either. I just recently listened to Yeasayer for the first time after finding them on the indie music blog, Obscure Sound and I remember really liking their sound. I'm really excited to check out this entire list.

Glenn said...

It'd be awesome if you could reupload, I stumbled upon this blog too late...

anglopunk said...

@ Glenn

This entire mix will be available for download in the final installment of the year-end round-up on December 28.

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