Friday, April 15, 2011

Boss/Mats 96? Minute Mix

My buddy Mike Cranberry, who is the drummer in my band and a total stand-up dude (except when he's sitting down or lying down), found a whole bunch of tapes about a month ago, and gave me most of them.

They're not blank. They're not even supposed to be record-over-able. They're varying lengths, and they appear to mostly be recordings of motivational speeches and seminars (examples: "New Diamonds". "Rally". "Where There's A Will, There's A Way". "New Emeralds". And so on.) But, of course, you can take two small pieces of tape and put them over the tabs, and voila: free record-over-able tape!

So, I've been making mixtapes of irregular length. Yesterday, I made the following mix of Bruce Springsteen and Replacements songs:

1. The Promised Land
2. Sherry Darling
3. Seaside Bar Song
4. Crush On You
5. Atlantic City
6. Bobby Jean
7. Where The Bands Are
8. Darlington County
9. You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
10. Because The Night
11. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

1. Favorite Thing
2. Fuck School
3. Shiftless When Idle
4. Color Me Impressed
5. Alex Chilton
6. Androgynous
7. Bastards Of Young
8. Unsatisfied
9. White And Lazy
10. Lovelines
11. I Hate Music
12. I'll Be You
13. Left Of The Dial
14. Red Red Wine
15. Can't Hardly Wait
16. Treatment Bound

Alas, I cannot make you a copy of this tape (if you wanted one, that is). Why? Because the tape ("Dave and Jan Severn: F.E.D." I have no idea what this means, of course. You expect me to actually listen to these things before I record over them???) is an irregular length, longer (but not too much longer) than 45 minutes. Sorry.

Mike gets the mixtape. That is all.


  1. For some reason this post takes me back to the day when "splits" were all the rage. Split 7-inches, split 10-inches, split CDs. And nine times out of ten, there was one band on the split you wanted to hear and one you'd rather not hear at all. Or the bands had so little in common that the split made no sense. But a Springsteen/'Mats "split"? THAT makes sense!

  2. And you know, Josh, they don't sound alike at all, but they complement each other well.

  3. indeed. this is a good one.

    - cranburry.