Sunday, February 15, 2009

Everyday is Like Sunday, Except for Blue Monday and Ruby Tuesday, and...Well, Friday I'm in Love: Weekly Mixes #52 and #53

Because I missed last week's mix, I'm giving you two today. The first, a Valentine's/Anti-Valentine's Day compilation, would have been more effective last week, but as I generally forget about the day in question (see last year's post), it doesn't really matter. The first half of it takes a positive look at love while the second half does the opposite, although some of the songs lie somewhere in between. The second mix's theme is underdogs/outsiders/rebels in honour of the brand new provincial holiday here in Manitoba: Louis Riel Day. For those who don't know who Riel was, he was a Métis leader who led two major rebellions on the Canadian prairies in the late 19th century - these events bookended his exile in the States - and who negotiated the terms for Manitoba becoming its own province. From what I remember from my Grade 11 Canadian History class, Riel was a controversial figure who was initially seen as a crazy traitor, but who is now regarded somewhat as a hero (I also clearly remember that rather disturbing Heritage Minute video of his hanging). So, in honour of Monsieur Riel, most get a long weekend this weekend. And I've created a compilation of music for those outsider figures, who may rebel, who may be underdogs, who may be considered misfits by regular society. For anyone who said to him/herself, "I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo, I don't belong here." For anyone who feels that he/she is on the outside of society looking in. For anyone who gets the same weird looks he/she did in high school.

This first mix is called Love Me, Leave Me.

Be Mine - 120 Days

Valentine - The Moths

The Lovecats - The Cure

Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations

Casanova's Last Words - The Go-Betweens

Love You So What - Lloyd Cole

The Love Gang - The Raveonettes

Mansun's Only Love Song - Mansun

Fall in Love With Me - Japan

V - The Soda Stream

My Funny Valentine - Elvis Costello & The Attractions

Love Games - The Mighty Boosh

Love Turns to Hate - The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster

My Last Girlfriend - Snow Patrol

The State of Your Heart (Shit End of the Deal) - Apoptygma Bezerk

I Wanted Your Heart - Magazine

Kiss You Off - Scissor Sisters

Mass Romantic - The New Pornographers

Here Comes That Feeling - El Perro Del Mar

Anti-Valentine - The Very Sexuals

The Broken Paper-Hearts Club - Princess Niko

This one's called I Hope Jarvis Cocker is Right.

Strange Ones - Supergrass

Casual/Glam - Nicky Wire

Bruise Pristine - Placebo

Mis-Shapes - Pulp

All the English Devils - Luke Haines

Road to Nowhere - Talking Heads

Just For a Second - Orlando

(Here's One For You) Underdog - Bedroom Eyes

The Boy With the Thorn in His Side - The Smiths

Outsider - Chumbawamba

One With the Freaks - The Notwist

Susan's Strange - The Psychedelic Furs

Less Than Human - The Chameleons

Black Sheep - Sneaker Pimps

We Are the Pigs - Suede

You and I Are a Gang of Losers - The Dears

Single - Luxembourg

Spectators of Suicide (Heavenly Version) - Manic Street Preachers

"Heroes" - David Bowie


Dearth Pater said...

i found this post looking for that notwist song, and ended up d/ling that whole mix. "luxembourg" in particular is changing my life right now.



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