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Stop Crying and Listen Track Listing

01 – This Time Tomorrow- the Kinks [denise]
02 – Thing of Beauty – Hothouse Flowers [denise]
03 – Here Comes the Sun – Richie Havens [denise]
04 – Forever Young – Bob Dylan [denise]
05 – If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out – Cat Stevens [denise]
06 – After Hours- The Velvet Underground [denise]
07 – Dog End of a Day Gone By – Love and Rockets [tim]
08 – All Things Must Pass – George Harrison [tim]
09 – Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Monty Python [tim]
10 – The Funeral – Band Of Horses [tim]
11 – Teardrop – Massive Attack [tim]
12 – How to Disappear Completely – Radiohead [tim]
13 – What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love and Understanding – Elvis Costello [drmvm]
14 – Stupefaction – Graham Parker [drmvm]
15 – Blink of an Eye – The Waco Brothers [drmvm]
16 – Shine On You Crazy Diamond – Pink Floyd [drmvm]
17 – Kiss Me Son of God – They Might Be Giants [drmvm]
18 – Diamonds And Rust – Joan Baez [drmvm]
19 – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow – David Bowie [samuraifrog]
20 – Since You’ve Been Gone – Cherie Currie & Marie Currie [samuraifrog]
21 – Box of Rain – Grateful Dead [samuraifrog]
22 – Surf’s Up – The Beach Boys [samuraifrog]
23 – Fading In and Fading Out – Ringo Starr [samuraifrog]
24 – I’ll See You in My Dreams – R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders [samuraifrog]
25 – Moving On Out Boogie – Lightnin’ Hopkins [someguy]
26 – West End Blues – Louis Armstrong [someguy]
27 – Waiting For The Great Leap Forward – Billy Bragg [someguy]
28 – Waving My Dick In The Wind – Ween [someguy]
29 – What The Soul Desires – Donovan [someguy]
30 – End Of The Line – The Traveling Wilburys [someguy]
31 – Sunrise – Pulp [matt]
32 – Desperados Under the Eaves – Warren Zevon [matt]
33 – Don’t Be Shy – Cat Stevens [matt]
34 – You’re No Rock & Roll Fun – Sleater-Kinney [matt]
35 – The Wolf is Loose – Mastodon [matt]
36 – Soggy Tongues – Vic Chesnutt [matt]
37 – ‘S Wonderful- Diana Krall [escralan]
38 – Best of All Possible Worlds – The Little Willies [escralan]
39 – Too Much Too Little – Fred Frith [escralan]
40 – Bygones – Sara Watkins [escralan]
41 – Parting Gift- Fiona Apple [escralan]
42 – This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) – Talking Heads [escralan]
43 – Ad Ogni Costo – Ennio Morricone [splotchy]
44 – Whatever Happened To Pong? – Frank Black [splotchy]
45 – I Plan To Stay A Believer – Curtis Mayfield [splotchy]
46 – Symphony No.6 aka Pastoral, 1st Movement – Beethoven [splotchy]
47 – The Argument – Splotchy [splotchy]
48 – Slipping Into Something – The Feelies [splotchy]

New Green Monkey Mix!

Hi kids.

Wow, I took a look at the last time I did an installment of the Green Monkey Music Project. It was well over a year ago! Holy disregarded blog, Batman!

I was talking with my Twitter buddy Denise. She found out about the mixes and she dug them, and really wanted to participate in one. She actually suggested a theme that for some reason I never got around to. It was a good enough idea that I decided to get the green monkey out of his bunker and ask him to start up the Mixtape Machine.

Volume 21 of the Green Monkey Music Project will be Stop Crying And Listen.

This mix consists of songs you want to have played at your funeral (Morbidity Alert!). This might sound like a depressing topic for a mix, but I totally disagree. I have always felt that mixtapes are some form of creativity and communication. One can use them to affect the emotional state of the listener, and to transmit some sort of spiritual essence by the sheer choice and ordering of a few songs. I believe this!

So, having a few songs played at your funeral is like a final way of saying goodbye, fuck you, I love you, whatever you want to say. It’s your last chance of pushing your imagination and thoughts on the world — it’s your last hurrah.

I’m opening the mix to 8 participants. Denise and I are participating, so that leaves 6 open slots. Please comment on this blog post if you are interested in participating.

All that’s required for your participation is simply selecting songs for your mix, and letting me know what they are. For now, all you have to do is say you would like to join in. We’ll get to the song selection soon enough.

Thanks, and happy mixing.

PARTICIPANTS:
Denise
Tim
Dr MVM
SamuraiFrog
Some Guy
Matt
escralan
Splotchy

Splotchy’s Contribution To The Food & Drink Mix

Here’s a discussion of my selections for Food & Drink, Volume 20 of the Green Monkey Music Project.

Bucket of Grease – Les McCann
Okay, so I start out with a song that is stretching the mix’s theme, I know (unless you routinely sit down and ingest a large container of grease). In my defense, look at the album cover. They are standing in front of a fast food joint. So, “Bucket of Grease” CLEARLY refers to food, yes? I think the album cover pic might be of a place on Maxwell Street in Chicago. I think I might have eaten there, actually. This song has a great start — a 1-2-3-4 count-off that leads into a killer piano riff. It’s a great way to start a mix.

Lady Marmalade – Labelle
You might be more familiar with this song as “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)”. A great, funky song. It holds up after repeated listenings.

Hold All The Butter – The Bats
A nice, cheery song from the New Zealand band The Bats. Maybe a little too cheery. DEAL WITH IT.

Have A Cuppa Tea – Kinks
A nice little slice of homespun British pop. From the record Muswell Hillbillies.

You Left The Water Running – Wilson Pickett
Wilson Pickett is awesome. He has one of the best voices ever.

Hooch – The Melvins
Not sure if this works in the mix. It might be too jarring a transition from Wilson Pickett. I had thought about replacing the previous song with “Tropical Hot Dog Night” by Captain Beefheart, but… I didn’t. I have no idea what this song is supposed to be about. I don’t think I am supposed to know.

Champagne and Misery – The Clean
Some more New Zealand pop, this time from one of