Wednesday, September 26, 2007



The September CD was unleashed upon the world yesterday, so it should be showing up in your mailboxes soon!

The List:

1. The White Stripes- Icky Thump Someone described the new White Stripes album, "Icky Thump", as the whitest stripiest album yet. And they may be right...
2. Beirut- Brandenburg Beirut is pretty much powered by a teenager out of Albuquerque and it's awesome! The new album is coming out early October, and it's supposedly more french pop than balkan orchestra.
3. Wolf Parade- Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts Very awesome band out of Montreal.
4. Seeed- Aufstehn German reggae!
5. Interpol- Hands Away
6. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah- The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
7. Feist- I Feel it All
8. TV On the Radio- I Was a Lover I've heard from several sources that their album 'Return to Cookie Mountain' was the best rock album of 2006.
9. The Raconteurs- Broken Boy Soldier Jack White's side project.
10. Roman Candle- You Don't Belong to This World Local boys!
11. Mogwai- 2 Rights=1 Wrong
12. CocoRosie- By Your Side
13. Jump, Little Children- Pink Lemonade Pink Lemonade is a song the band never officially recorded and only saved for live shows. I somehow managed to download the track though...
14. Wolf Parade- I'll Believe in Anything
15. Final Fantasy- (Repeat) I discovered Final Fantasy when he opened for The Arcade Fire. He's a one man show who plays a violin while making good use of a digital looping device.
16. Destroyer- It's Gonna Take an Airplane
17. The Arcade Fire- (Antichrist Television Blues)
18. Sigur Rós- Heysátan Sigur Rós is my most favoritest band. Even though I can't understand anything they're saying, I still understand everything they're saying.

Sunday, August 26, 2007


Coming Soon

Hope everyone liked July's CD. Let me know. I'll be posting the CD info later.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


April 2007

*i apologize for lack of cover just ain't in me. and my nephew wasn't around for me to bug.

since i got april, i toyed with the idea of making a mix of cover songs (april fools! get?) but i didn't. though i still kept some covers in. there was one that didn't make the cut because i had already used two of his songs but i still recommend it because it's quite great, actually. i snorted hot chocolate up my nose when i realized laswell was singing 'girls just want to have fun' don't make the same mistake!

i like lots of different kinds of music, but a guy or girl with just a guitar or piano is probably my favorite kind. the more old-fashioned sounding the song is, the better! and there's just something about live shows. cds are great, but live music hides nothing. i do buy cds, but most of my music money goes to see people play!

and now, the music:

Greg Laswell - Sing Theresa Says: he is my favorite singer, second only to patty. a few years ago at a coffee house, i heard him singing backup for his friend and i instantly took to him. i checked out his own music, and loved it. he's funny too!
Maria Taylor - Two of Those Too: i'm not the biggest fan of azure ray, but i really like this 11:11 album. it has an interesting mix of songs, but it works. i picked this song because i really like songs that tell stories. please also check out 'speakeasy' because that song is awesomely old-fashioned sounding and particularly great.
Molly Jenson - And You Were: another frequent player of san diego coffee shops. while the lyrics are pretty simple, there's something that i just really like about her voice in this song.
Patty Griffin - No Bad News: last month, i got to see patty griffin live for the first time ever. i'm not saying tears fell from my eyes, but i'm not saying they didn't either. she's the best ever. this was the song i'd only heard/seen on youtube videos so i was excited when it finally got released.
Laura Nyro - Blowin' Away/Wedding Bell Blues: it's a sad thing that i'll never hear her live, but at least there are live recordings.
Martin Sexton - Marry Me: the gap between the last and this album was too long. too long. because i am happy that 'seeds' finally came out, you get two of its songs included in this mix.
M Ward - Rollercoaster: if he comes your way, go see him. hearing that voice come outta that body is weird, but great. he's just so tiny. and i love him.
Damien Rice - Coconut Skins: i don't always understand what his songs are about, but i really like that he messes around with words. if you don't like that too, well then "you can sit on chimmneys, put fire up your ass"
Bob Schneider - Big Blue Sea: i dragged a friend to a bob show and when he got up on stage she poked me in the side and said, "hey, it is the homeless man from outside!" she'd noticed his scruffy self when we were buying tickets and hadn't believed me when i told her that he was the singer she was paying to see. and she's been my bob-buddy ever since. i feel obligated to mention though, that if you go to a bob show (and you should go) be prepared for some raunchy raunchy songs.
Joe Purdy - Isn't Love: i like sad songs. it's true. he's good at them.
Greg Laswell - High and Low: a self description: "greg laswell, music to not run to".
Joe Firstman - A Long Way Down: i don't think you can still buy his 'wives tales' EP. if you want, i will upload it for you (just ask) because it really is good enough for everyone to have.
Leona Naess - Ballerina: even my thuggy cousins who roll their eyes at most of the stuff i play for them, like her music.
Cyndi Lauper - You've Really Got A Hold On Me: i guess i've always known this is a sad song but i was surprised when i first heard this version because i'd never felt it like that. and yes, i am a 'i'll kiss you' and 'girls just wanna have fun' fan. and? ;) (but i didn't really like the other covers on her 'at last' album)
Mindy Smith - Please Stay: i saw her open for amos lee (also a good one to check out) and i am now a fan. she was sooo good!
Ryan Adams - Call Me On Your Way Back Home: it took me awhile to get into ryan adams. but i did and this was the song that got me. i also think it's funny how mad he gets if you confuse him with bryan adams.
Schuyler Fisk - Lying To You: i have to thank the last kiss soundtrack for introducing me to her music. paperweight (sung with joshua radin) is an excellent song and sent me in a frenzied search for more of her music. nothing's out there to buy if you can't go to her shows (which hasn't happened for me yet-boooo to expensive gas!). but i did find some stuff. luckily! (ask if you want it)
Brandi Carlile - Cannonball: i love this album. i picked this song because the first time i heard it, i was reminded of 'til there was you' from the music man, which it doesn't actually sound like, but it triggered the memory nonetheless. her voice is just so full. it's heavy with emotion and you can tell she's really feeling what she sings. the first time i saw her live, she played an hour long set on a boat that circled the san diego bay at sunset. yes, be jealous! ;)
Patty Griffin - Let Him Fly: the first song i ever heard of hers. played it over and over. i just love this woman.
Libby Kirkpatrick - Vaulted Heart: no, i do not mope around all day long. there's light at the end of the tunnel for me! ;) such a good song, this is.
Martin Sexton - Still Think About You: the san diego show that i was actually in town for, sold out on me. and he hasn't been back since. i am bitter. but i'll see him one day. it'll happen. damnit.
Patty Griffin - Her Majesty: heh.

Thursday, April 19, 2007


What's happening to the killer bees?

So yeah... what is happening to the killer bees?

Just thought I'd ask...

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Hello All... here is the Album information.... Hope you enjoy it...

Song list and some notes...

Poo Poo Plater Brak
House Party Aaron Carter
Common People William Shatner
Chocolate Cake Revisited Lenlow - go to for more info..
Pineapple Princess Annette Funicello
The House at the Top of the Tree They Might Be Giants
Tread Water De La Soul
Tripper Trouble dj BC and the Beastles -go to: for more info
California Uber Alles Dead Kennedys
Hersey's Miniatures Corn Mo
Strobe Light The B-52's
Little Fluffy Clouds The Orb
Volare Gipsy Kings
Three Little Birds Bob Marley
Goodbye Goodness
I Need You Eurythmics
Do It Y'All
You are my Sun Shine Jonny Cash
God and Mr. Smith Love and Rockets

please let me know if you have any questions... Happy listening!!!!

Monday, January 22, 2007


soon, soon

Hello All,

The late January Killer Bees tune selections are currently being tweaked and will be sent out before the month's end. I'll send more specifics later, but I wanted you all to know that it's on the way!

Hope all is well. January is long and can be rough, especially in Minnesota. I hope that this message finds you all in excellent form.

More to come soon,

Friday, December 22, 2006




The eagle has landed, or should be dropping in soon. I've made up a little mix of some classics and new favorites to enjoy while holed up during the cold weather months (although Providence has been enjoying the best global warming has to offer these last few weeks). It's pretty eclectic and a bit different than the mixed tapes I usually throw together, but none the less it's representative of musical me in 2006. I don't have a scanner so I can't post the cover I made, but the real thing is always better.

Be Your Own Pet "Bicycle, Bicycle, You Are My Bicycle" - A catchy tune with sage advice.
Guided By Voices "Everywhere With Helicopter" - One of those songs you love getting suck in your head.
Alec K. Redfearn and the Eyesores "Valse" - One of Providence's finest. Alec has some other amazing side projects that are worth checking out too.
The Nips "Gabrielle" - Before the Pogues, there was the Nips (or Nipple Erectors)...but there was always the drink.
Billy Bragg "A New England" - from Back to Basics, an album I will never tire of.
Walter Schriefels "Bicycle Song" - I've made entire mixes devoted to bicycle related songs. Here I restrained by self and kept it to two.
Ghost Mice "Lightning Bolt" - Hannah was the fist girl I ever saw play in a rock and roll band (the Sissies). This is her current Plan-It-X project.
Pogues "streams of whiskey" - McGowen at his finest.
Mustafa Ozkent Orchestra "Uskudar" - Classy and danceable.
The Damned "Alone Again Or" - For all you romantics out there.
The Flaming Lips "She is Death" - From the early "Finally the Punks are Taking Acid" years.
Lack of Knowledge "Crash Barrier" - Another cheery one off Crass Records in England (reissued on "The Grey CD" recently).
Tragic Mulatto "Debbie" - A new favorite band of mine. They released some great albums on Alternative Tentacles in the 80s.
Husker Du "It's Not Funny Anymore" - Can you type umlats on an American keyboard?
Saint Vitus "White Magic/Black Magic" - One of the fist doom metal bands. A favorite from my boyfriend's record collection when we first met...geek love.
Dust From 1000 Yrs. "Broken Stuff" - The best band you've never heard of coming out of Bloomington, IN.
Bruce Springsteen "Nebraska" - I was so glad that someone requested this. This is my favorite Springsteen album and it reminds me of home.
Glenn Branca "Lesson no. 1" - He never ceases to amaze me.
Hungry March Band "Jupanese Ju Ju" - Comin' outta NYC. Jump on the marching band band's hot!
Lightning Bolt "Saint Jacques" - The most well known band to come out of the Providence noise scene.
Can Kickers "Wolves a Howling" - Three guys from Connecticut heavily influenced by the Anthology of American Folk (it will change your life) and Minor Threat.
Rev. F.W. McGee "Fifty Miles of Elbow Room" - A selection straight from the Anthology of Am. Folk. So important, so good.
Mum "Small Deaths are the Saddest" - Iceland: so cold, so electronic.

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