Some friends started a CD club last year and October was the last month. It was also my month; my turn to create a mix CD and then send copies to the rest of the group. Some people made extremely varied mixes, some people had themes like songs about cities, states, and the United States for July, or Guilty Pleasures with everyting from Vanilla Ice to MC Hammer. I knew I could come up with a mix of Halloween songs but would they really be songs people would want to hear?
And then something really scary happened to me...My computer crashed. So here it is, my mix of songs I'm glad I still have, thanks to my trusty external hard drive. Some are old, some are fairly new, but all are favorites. If you want these songs, use this link to download them, the link should be active until Nov 11 or 12.
Here's the CD cover, this is what happens when you give a nerd a Mac...
1) Everyday is Halloween - The Postmarks - A very cotton-candy sweet version of the Ministry classic; had to throw a little Halloween in the mix
2) Come Around - Rhett Miller - One of my favorite singers, hard to pick just one song, so I picked the chorus to which I most relate.
3) The Greatest - Cat Power
4) Sick of Myself - Death Cab For Cutie - The original Matthew Sweet version has probably been on more of my mix tapes than any other song. And by using the cover I got in a DCFC song too. There's only so much space on a CD, folks.
5) Do The Whirlwind Metronomy Remix - Architecture in Helsinki - Neither Architects nor from Helsinki; they maybe liars but they are great musicians.
6) Could Be Anything - The Eames Era
7) Ooh Child - The Five Stairsteps - A great song, from a great soundtrack, from a great movie, from a great director - Crooklyn by Spike Lee
8) Coffee and TV - Blur - There's just something about a good Blur song, you have to sing along loudly in your car.
9) Cold December - Matt Costa - One of my new favorites by a cute boy who puts on a fun concert.
10) Baby I Know What You're Thinking - The Mendoza Line
11) Suddenly - Ryan Ferguson
12) Somebody I Used To Know - Elliott Smith - I was first introduced to Elliott Smith and this song on a mix CD by somebody I used to know. Life imitates art, I guess it's true.
13) Let's Stay Together - Al Green - A great song, from a great soundtrack, from a purportedly great movie and director, which I hated, Pulp Fiction - Still a great song.
14) Me and Mia - Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
15) Wild Horses - The Sundays - One of those songs that makes you get blurry-eyed and romantic, or is it just me...
16) I Know I Know I Know - Tegan & Sara - When it's done playing, I always hit repeat at least once. It's like Lay's potato chips, I can't have just one.
17) At Least I'm Honest - Tiger Baby
18) Tickets to Crickets - Ferraby Lionheart - Just found him a few days ago, but I like him so I thought I'd share.
19) Cold Hands Warm Heart - Brendan Benson
20) Naked As We Came - Iron & Wine - If you like it, buy their albums for more of the same beautiful lyrics and dream-inducing voice
21) Butterflies - The Arrogants - Just a cute little song by a band I like
22) Come Sing Me A Song - Sing-Sing - Wow lots of hyphens in this entry
23) I Turn My Camera On - Spoon - So hard to pick just one, I asked several friends and we all decided this was a good introduction if you don't know them and a favorite if you do.