I Got Tired of Being Sexy
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This is the 11th or 12th edition of my annual mix CD that goes out to friends with the xmas cards.
As before if you're a regular here, send me your snail-mail address and a copy is yours. (iTunes addicts: if you prefer I'll send you an MP3 CD with metadata and bonus tracks! Just let me know.)
|I Got Tired of Being Sexy|| ||Stuff I've been listening to in 2005|
|Cansei de Ser Sexy|| 1 ||Acho um Pouco Bom|
Best band name of the year, from São Paulo.
|Cessna|| 2 ||Book|
I just bought it to make me feel wiser.
|Ray Bryant|| 3 ||Up Above the Rock|
Jazz piano veteran funks out. (1968)
|Cathy Davey|| 4 ||Clean and Neat|
Like a pure white cotton sheet.
|The Mountain Goats|| 5 ||Palmcorder Yajna|
It will be too late by the time we learn what these cryptic symbols mean.
|Dealership|| 6 ||All the Kids|
I found this band through a member's blog and it's hard not to speculate who the song could be about, You're So Vain-style.
|Torch|| 7 ||Peel Me a Grape|
Either amuse me or lose me.
|Juana Molina|| 8 ||Tres Cosas|
It won't be anyone's fault.
|Brazilian Girls|| 9 ||Corner Store|
Bet they wish they had a nickel for every time someone said "they're not Brazilian and only one of them is a girl".
|Julieta Venegas|| 10 ||Fe|
It would be so easy to throw myself out the window, knowing you were under it with open arms.
|Thievery Corporation with|
Patrick De Santos
| 11 ||Sol Tapado|
I'm a new listener to Thievery Corp and I can never figured out what they've recorded, remixed or simply compiled.
|Sun Ra|| 12 ||Transition|
Sun Ra on a good day makes me think of Mingus. (1957)
|The Mexicos|| 13 ||Lofi Referee|
Loud-soft-loud still works in my book.
|Anthony Rochester|| 14 ||Métropolitain|
Vocalese like a Star Trek theremin.
|Cibelle|| 15 ||Sereia, Amor d'Água|
This is from the Suba tribute but she's got her own stuff out now.
|Thunderball|| 16 ||Vai Vai|
More recycled Brasiliana of uncertain origin.
|Torch|| 17 ||You Came a Long Way From St. Louis|
Too good not to include two tracks, this one a capella with Seela's beau Jon Green on the skins.
|John Benjamin Band|| 18 ||What We Need More of is Science|
Be sure to check out MC Hawking's entry in the same SongFight! contest.
|Frump|| 19 ||Vasectomy|
Vasectomy is a parody of Frump's song The Library which is a parody of the Ramones' song Teenage Lobotomy, or is it the other way around?
|La Bionda|| 20 ||Wanna Be Your Lover|
Italian bubblegum synth-pop answer to Major Tom. (1982)
|The Dishes|| 21 ||The Perfect Nanny|
As heard on This American Life.
|Yoko Kanno & the Seatbelts|| 22 ||Tank! (TV Edit)|
Not that John and Yoko. (1998)
|Seu Jorge|| 23 ||Rebel Rebel|
David Bowie, favela style. Moda na gringa é feliz natal.
Again I am indebted to Fluxblog, Webjay and the MP3 blog scene in general.
Last year I had to omit Morningwood's "Take Off Your Clothes" to maintain a family listening experience.
This year it was Alice and the Enemies' "Touching Boys in Supermarkets" (follow that link for a listen) and, even moreso, the Brazilian Girls' "P***y P***y P***y Marijuana".
There. Now I can start my playlist for 2006...