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tuesday night mix #2

the rubettes love you and so do i!

Gosh, I sure miss everyone. It’s making me a little bit sad, a little bit wistful even. So I made you a mix to tell you how I really feel. I sure hope you like it. I sure hope I see all of you on the 31st at Savoy again too. I’ll be the guy crying into his Coke.

Tuesday Night Heart Breaks and Back to Fall Mix
The Dovers – “What Am I Going to Do” (BEST SONG EVER!!!)
Mark Eric – “Place For the Summer”
Lake – “Blue Ocean Blue”
Jeremy Jay – “Will You Dance with Me?”
The Orchids – “That Boy Is Messin’ Up My Mind”
The Carrots – “Doing Our Part”
Tender Trap – “Dansette Dansette”
Redd Kross – “Girls Can Tell”
Jay & the Techniques – “Baby, Make Your Own Sweet Music”
Rubettes – “Sugar Baby Love”


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Well, it was a long night but we made it. Played a small set of Prince-soundalikes, which was cool. Pulled off a bunch of insane transitions, which was also cool. Had some people dancing, which made it all worthwhile! In case you didn’t make it out (or if you were there and wondered what the hell was going on), here’s what we played. Come out on the 31st to hear more ridiculous pop jams…

t rex-ride a white swan
skeeter davis-i can’t stay mad at you
the smiths-girlfriend in a coma
the greenhornes/holly golightly-gonna get me someone
the tremeloes- here comes my baby
the marvelettes-i need someone
JJ jackson-but it’s alright
the cornelius brothers and sister rose-treat her like a lady
ray parker jr-the other woman
sister sledge-he’s the greatest dancer
justin timberlake -my love (diplo remix)
antoine dodson-bed intruder song
vivian girls-where do you run
the dovers-what am i gonna do
the hollies-you must believe me
destroyer-looters follies
lee oskar-back to ypsilanti
ready for the world-oh sheila
andré cymone-kelly’s eyes
ariel pink-beverly kills
private-my secret lover
alice cooper-clones (we’re all)
dee lite-groove is in the heart
soho-hippie chick
orange juice-rip it up
vanity 6-nasty girl
another bad creation-iesha
laid back-white horse
frankie knuckles-your love
glass candy-running down the hills
curtis mayfield-gimme your love
warren zevon-werewolves of london
the rolling stones-can you hear the music
the kinks-picture book
cindy cole-he’s sure the boy i love
the dovers-about me
the kittens-i love you so
the orchids-that boy is messin’ up my mind
the shangri las-give him a great big kiss
holly & the italians-tell that girl to shut up
josie cotton-jimmy loves maryanne
the long blondes-weekend without makeup
the apples in stereo-dance floor
neon indian-deadbeat summer
len-steal my sunshine

As a bonus for reading all the way to the bottom, here’s a stone cold P/NP jam from Prince sidekick André Cymone called “Kelly’s Eyes”. Once he left Prince’s band, sometime after Dirty Mind since that’s the inner sleeve (?) up there, he made three really good albums and married Jody Watley. Nice one! He also burned himself deep into my young brain by wearing see-thru plastic pants when Prince played on American Bandstand about 100 years ago. I think Prince was wearing thigh high boots and leopard-print briefs under a raincoat. How did that ever make it on the air anyway? And why wasn’t “Kelly’s Eyes” a huge hit?

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Hey! It’s Tuesday and I need to mix something for you. These are songs I would have played tonight if we were on the decks. Sadly I’m just home watching Freaks & Geeks and rocking out to some sweet jams. Fascinating, I know…

Grum – “Can’t Shake This Feeling”
My Tiger My Timing – “I Am The Sound”
Hot Chocolate – “Heaven Is In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac”
Sally Shapiro – “Hold Me So Tight” [The Cansecos Remix]
Jens Lekman – “Sipping On The Sweet Nectar”
The Mo-Dettes – “Satisfy”
Lesley Gore – “Look Of Love”
Marina & Soko – “Mum”

beginners mixx 2

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Man, we played all kinds of weird, wild and wonderful stuff last time. I didn’t realize how all over the place we were until I saw them all listed. The Seeds and Abba? Pavement and David Essex? “Vapour Trail” and “Little Red Riding Hood”? Wacky!

Fred’s Spins:
the greenhornes – end of the night
the jellybeans – i wanna love him so bad
cindy williams – they talk about us
jane birkin & serge gainsbourg – j taime moi non plus
ko and the knockouts – hiding
the raindrops – another boy like mine
liz phair – never said
vivian girls – wild eyes
morrissey – last of the famous international playboys
stone roses – elephant stone (not remix!!)
pavement – gold sounds
ride – vapour trail
echo and the bunnymen – bring on the dancing horses
nite jewel-artificial intelligence
myron & with the soul investigators- cold game
yum yums-gonna be a big thing
janelle monae – tightrope
sexual harrassment – if i gave you a party
zapp – more bounce to the ounce
julian casablancas – 11th dimension
phoenix – liztsomania (request)
smiths – this charming man
joy division – disorder
tom tom club – genius of love
madonna – like a prayer
neutral milk hotel – holland 1945
the beatles – sexy sadie
the flirtations – nothin’ but a heartache
the cardigans – lovefool
the equals – viva bobby joe
edward sharpe & the magnetic zeroes – home (request)
the free design – kites are fun
stevie wonder – signed, sealed, delivered
the seeds – can’t seem to make you mine
the butterflys – good night baby
hall and oates – rich girl
the shirelles – mama said
the shangri las – remember walkin’ in the sand

Tim’s Spins:
lulu/david boxie – man who sold the world
prefab sprout – faron young
timmy thomas – why can’t we live together
david essex – rock on
fleetwood mac – tusk
the delgados – mr. blue sky
the millennium – it’s you
the loves – i my she loves you
the three o’clock – i go wild
camera obscura – french navy
cut copy – hearts on fire
my bloody valentine – glider (andrew weatherall mix)
jens lekman – black cab
beat happening – dreamy
the cramps – new kind of kick
len barry – 1,2,3
abba – gimme a man after midnight (request)
stardust – music goes better with you
css – let’s make love and listen to death from above
oval – photograph
delta 5 – mind your own business
gang of four – to hell with poverty
bricolage – footsteps
abc – poison arrow
the concretes – you can’t hurry love
ace frehley – new york groove
olivia newton john – magic
blue swede – hooked on a feeling
sam the sham & the pharoahs – little red riding hood
cher – dream baby
the archies – bicycles, rollerskates and you
starbuck – moonlight feels right
the beach boys – you’re so good to me

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