Monday, October 01, 2007

Moosical Questions?????

What is the first song you can remember or what is the first song hook you can remember?

Embarassed to say that my first memory of a song I sang over and over again was none other than Glen Cambell's "Rhinestone Cowboy." "Like a rhinestone cowboy..." I think I was about 2 or 3 years old.

Wikipedia info:

In general, a rhinestone cowboy is any man who wears the elaborate, stylized western wear made by rodeo tailors, especially as contrasted to a working cowboy or ranch hand.

Released in May 1975, "Rhinestone Cowboy" immediately caught on with both country and pop audiences. The song spent that summer climbing both the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles and Billboard Hot 100 charts before peaking at No. 1 by season's end - three non-consecutive weeks on the country chart, two weeks on the Hot 100.
During the week of September 13 — that was the week the song returned to No. 1 on the Billboard country chart, after having been nudged out for a week by "Feelins'" by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn — "Rhinestone Cowboy" topped both the country and Hot 100 charts simultaneously. This was the first time a song had accomplished the feat since November 1961, when "
Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean turned the trick.
"Rhinestone Cowboy" was one of six songs released in 1975 that topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Hot Country Singles charts. The other songs were "
Before the Next Teardrop Falls" by Freddy Fender; "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" by B.J. Thomas, "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" and "I'm Sorry"/"Calypso," both by John Denver; and "Convoy" by C.W. McCall.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Where Have I Been???

Where have I been? I am ready to mail out August 07 MIXMOO and I thought I would look around the Internet for MIXMOO stuff.... I found this blog with all this conversation that I am just now reading..... I'm sorry for my technological ignorance. You should get the August 07 edition of MIXMOO by the end of the first week of Sept.

A couple of things about the August MIXMOO.
Cover photo is outside of the Orrville Public Library (Orrville, Ohio) The towers are milk vats for a local dairy company (Smith Dairy). The cd photo was taken in August 06 near Times Square NYC. I loved the art because it is album covers that went on for about 2 blocks. The double decker bus we were on was flying by so it does not represent the entire work of art. Back of cd is a clip art photo. Inside the envelop is an area tourism guide available throught the region I live in. I just thought I'd share a little piece of my world with you all.

My wife and I will be in So Cal in mid Sept. visiting her relative in Pasadena. Can anyone recommend good places to see live music or California must sees??? We will be at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 15....Pink Martini. I have never been "out west," Hell, I've never been more west than Indianapolis.

I hope you enjoy the August Mixmoo.

Monday, February 26, 2007

February! a little love, a little rain, a little music!

I would generally call myself a lyrics person when it comes to music. Poetry set to music, words that I relate to, or a story that seems meaningful to the artist singing it tend to be what I gravitate towards most often. I don't listen to a lot of mainstream music as I find it lacking more often than not in that department though I know I've missed out on some great rhythms and sounds because of it. For my February mix I wanted to break out of my normal box a bit and get back to a basic appreciation of music - sound without as much focus on the words (or just their meaning). I listened to a large variety of music from around the world while working on putting together this mix- some great, some weird, some a bit too traditional for me outside of their own settings (I've decided tribal chanting plays much better with a campfire and an actual tribe than on an mp3 player in an urban setting). The tracks chosen are sounds that I appreciated and that stayed with me after hearing them. Hopefully everyone will find a few sounds in this mix that they enjoy as well.


1. "Mogulcha Navo" - Sevara Nazarkhan
2. "Soon" - Souad Massi
3. "Orere Emafa" - Carlinhos Brown
4. "Oyum" - Kal dos Santos
5. "Saudacao A Oxossi" - Carlinhos Brown
6. "Dil Laga Ya Tha" - Najma
7. "Acha" - Gigi
8. "Chansons" - Kazumi & Maia
9. "Mona Ki Ngi Xica" - Bonga
10. "Ouli" - Jose Fernandez
11. "Somaiko Somainao" - Jaojoby
12. "Vana Vangu" - Thomas Mapfumo
13. "The Way You Dream" - Asha Bhosle & Michael Stipe
14. "Bel El Madhi" - Souad Massi
15. "Celestine" - Banco de Gaia

Monday, January 01, 2007

It's late and I'm punchy...

Hey everyone! Happy New Year! Hope you all had somewhat relaxing and rewarding holidays. I've been catching up on my mix listening lately. I was so behind- what with the whirlwind of Kindergarten and my newish baby. Baby's now 9 months has 5 teeth and is crawling, Kindergartner was off for a very relaxing few weeks. Grind about to start again, but hope to have more time to do things I like to do, like visit this blog.

I am working on my mix for January. Trying not to repeat myself! I have some in the works, just need some fine tuning. I hope to have it in the mail in the next week or so or so. I'll get it to you by the end of the month at least! I have had such a good time listening to the latest mixes. Well-done everyone! I can't tell you how it brightens my day and keeps me connected with the world to get those CD's in the mail each month. So glad to be a part of this fun experiment.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Coming to a Theater Near You

  1. Death From Above 1979 - Little Girl
  2. The Real McKenzies - Pour Decisions
  3. The Mahones - Drunken Lazy Bastard
  4. Ashley MacIssac - Sleepy Maggie
  5. Melissa McClelland - Passenger 24
  6. The Basement Sweets - Minus Minus
  7. Tegan and Sara - I Won't Be Left
  8. WinterSleep - Jaws of Life
  9. Gandharvas - The First Day of Spring
  10. Midways - Don't You Know
  11. A.C. Newman - Miracle Drug
  12. Great Lake Swimmers - See You On The Moon
  13. Hot Hot Heat - Middle of Nowhere
  14. Joel Plaskett - Nowhere with you
  15. Ron Sexsmith - Happiness
  16. The World Provider (feat. Feist) - Valentine
  17. Spirit of the West - Our Station
  18. Lost Dakotas - Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly
  19. The Headstones - Three Angels
  20. I Mother Earth - So Gently We Go
  21. Radio Free Vestibule - Bulbous Bouffant

New Question of the Month

HI! I got a fun email from a friend and thought I'd use it for our question. I filled mine out and it took no time at all. And it was funny to see what came up - lots of MIXMOO influences!!!

1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that's playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool... a lot of the songs fit with the setting

Opening Credits: Tumbling Down – Allison Moorer

Waking Up: She’s My Heroin – Agent 51

First Day at School: Bela Lugosi’s Dead - Bauhaus

Falling in Love: It Was Supposed To Be So Easy – The Streets

Fight Song: Ride It On – Mazzy Star

Breaking Up: Night Time Is The Right Time – The Sonics

Prom: Sweet Inspiration – The Farm

Life: Murder For Breakfast - Nekromantix

Mental Breakdown: Stay Positive – The Streets

Driving: El Paso City – Marty Robbins

Flashback: Fastlove – George Michael

Getting Back Together: Madonna vs M.I.A. / UR Hung Up – DJ Monster Mo

Wedding: A Ricky Gervais Podcast came up, so I hit next and got Gospel According to John – Soledad Brothers

Birth Of Child: Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell

Final battle: Summertime Blues – Marc Bolan & T Rex

Death Scene: Coconuts – Junior Senior

Funeral: Slow Hands - Interpol

Ending Credits: We Are All On Drugs – Weezer (video) and I wasn’t sure so I hit next again and I got Cats Are Not Lucky Creatures – World Inferno Friendship Society

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Bring your mp3 players to the polls!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

1st Question

What bands have you gotten into/ bought cds of because of Mixmoo?

I've generally liked all the music this year. Because of your mixes I have picked up albums by the deadly snakes and blackstar (mos def and talib kwali) as well as purchased the joy division box set.

post your answers in the comment section.......

Monday, October 30, 2006

October Mix (little bit late...)

1 - Weirdo The Charlatans UK
2 - A Million Ways OK Go
3 - New Drink for the Old Drunk Crooked Fingers
4 - Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) Otis Redding
5 - Poor Fractured Atlas Elvis Costello
6 - Galaxies Laura Veirs
7 - Extraordinary Machine Fiona Apple
8 - Debaser Pixies
9 - Holidays R' Hell Tuscadero
10 - I Really Hate You Ko and the Knockouts
I1 - Can't Explain The Who
12 - Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah The Pogues
13 - Never Tear Us Apart INXS
14 - Under The Milky Way Rick Springfield
15 - Stormy Weather Echo & The Bunnymen

16 - Trick Or Treat Nekromantix

1 - I Don't Feel Like Dancin' Scissor Sisters
2 - Little Bird Annie Lennox
3 - I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor Arctic Monkeys
4 - You're so Damn Hot OK Go
5 - Hush Boy Basement Jaxx
6 - Madonna vs. M.I.A. - UR Hung Up DJMonsterMo
7 - Outside George Michael
8 - Dare Gorillaz
9 - The Power Is On The Go!
10 - Shake Your Coconuts Junior Senior
11 - Shaddap You Face Buddy vs. DJ The Wave
12 - Realizer The Crystal Method
13 - Seventeen Ladytron
14 - Here Comes the Hotstepper Ini Kamoze
15 - Never Give Up On The Good Times Spice Girls

16 - Everybody In The Discotheque (I Hate) Stereo Total

Monday, October 02, 2006

Lilly Allen

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

When Amish Attack!

In case anyone missed Dave's image accompaniment to the August Mix ...

"It's No Fun"~Hostile Omish~ was hilarious. Pissed off X-Amish guys...I love it.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

September Track List

I think a couple of the CD's had a different order than what was listed on the CD. Here's the correct listing, as well as some info on each band/song.

1. Dirty Pretty Things- Deadwood- Dirty Pretty things features Carl Barat, Gary Powell, and the guy who stood in for Pete Doherty when he quit the Libertines to play shows in his apartment for drug money. They're basically the Libertines without Pete there to mess 'em up, and they're a million times better than Babyshambles. Available On: Waterloo To Any Where

2. Belle and Sebastian- Sukie In The Graveyard- When did Belle and Sebastian go from being Nick Drake wannabes to the Scottish Archies? Whatever, cartoon bublegum bands rock!
Available On: The Life Pursuit

3. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings- Natural Born Lover- Sharon Jones is the best soul revivalist out there. Check her out. Available On: Naturally

4. The Rentals- Waiting- Matt Sharp formed The Rentals during a break from Weezer in the mid nineties. They haven't put anything out for almost a decade, but there are rumors floating around about a new album. Available On: Return of The Rentals

5. American Four- Luci Baines- I wanted to put on a Love song in honor of Arthur Lee's recent passing, but couldn't find one that fit the feel of the mix. Instead I decided to put on this song by one of Lee's first bands. Little Richard meets Twist and Shout on top of Arthur's demented vocals about LBJ's daughter. I miss this guy. Available On: Arthur Lee and John Echols Before Love

6. Arctic Monkeys- No Buses- Forget the hype, these guys are the real deal. Available On: Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys

7. Har Mar Superstar- DUI- Har Mar is a fat, balding, white guy who makes music so stupid and catchy you can't help but grove to. Available On: The Handler

8. World Inferno Friendship Society- Cats Are Not Lucky Creatures- I downloaded this song from an audioblog a few months back, and haven't been able to get it out of my head since. Available On: Me V. The Angry Mob

9. David Bisbal- Ave Maria- David Bisbal was the winner of Spain's version of American Idol, and is completely ridiculous. Available On: Corazon Latino

10. New York Dolls- Dance Like A Monkey- I could have put on Personality Crisis, or Trash, or one of the other songs everyone knows, but I wanted people to hear that these guys are still making great music. Available On: One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This

11. The Jackson 5- I Want You Back- This song is so good it almost makes you forget all the crazy shit Michael Jackson has done. Almost. Available On: The Best of the Jackson 5

12. Camera Obscura- Let's Get Out Of This Country- Like Belle and Sebastian, this band is also from Scotland. Scotland rules. Available On: Let's Get Out of This Country

13. The Clash- The most underrated song by the only band that matters. Available On: Sandinista!

14. Art Brut- Moving To LA- Art Brut are the best new band of the year. Don't worry, they're in on the joke. Available On: Bang Bang Rock'n'Roll

15. Murs- Dark Skinned White Girls- This is a song about black Goth girls. Murs is definitely better than your favorite rapper. Available On: Murray's Revenge

16. Old Crow Medicine Show- Wagon Wheel- I saw these guys at an instore a few years ago, but it may have well been ona porch in Kentucky. Available On: O.C.M.S.

17. Esquivel- Mucha Muchacha- I think this song was in The Big Lebowski. I love the voice over by Troy McClure in the middle. Available On: Space Age Bachelor Pad Music

18. William Shatner- Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds- This is the most unnecessary piece of music ever created, and also the funniest. Available On: Spaced Out: The Best of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy

19. James Hunter- People Gonna Talk- A voice like Sam Cooke with a rocksteady back beat. Available On: People Gonna Talk

20. T. Rex- Mambo Sun- In step with the recent glam resurgence, here's my favorite T. Rex song. available On: Electric Warrior

21. Hank Williams- Lost Highway- Best song about ramblin' ever! Available On: Alone and Forsaken

22. Rilo Kiley- I Love LA- A great song by a great band about a great place. Available On: Unreleased

August 06 (Dave's) Mix Discussion

WOW!! There's double the fun!
Dave, nice work. Was it that you couldn't fit it all in? Because you REALLY covered a ton of stuff. You might have the most varied songs of any of our mixes. What does everyone else think?

Where do you get your music inspiration?

I have to say, my favorite is the Sesame's Treet. There was a time when I was a rave-fanatic, that was the sh**! Thanks for putting that in there!!! I actually called up an old friend and just played that into the phone. Hee hee.

Looking forward to chatting with everyone!!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Weekend America

Like a few others, I heard the weekend america segment that revisted these CD clubs that gideon setup and talked to a few members from the penguins. Pretty interesting, and I'm oh-so jealous that MixMoo was not selected...

Friday, September 22, 2006

Where is everyone?

Hello, just got another CD in the mail yesterday! So exciting. Just wondering where everyone is?

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Hello again...hello

Never miss an opportunity to quote Neil Diamond. I finally got back on this boat! Thank you Dustin, I did go to my junk email, and there was the invitation. I LOVE this blog. Much easier for me to navigate and a lot prettier than the Yahoo group. Got the August CD's yesterday, thanks Dave. Haven't had a chance to digest the music yet, very exciting to get two! Sounds like some good stuff so far! Also wanted to thank all of the past months contributors, thoroughly enjoyed each one. I have been introduced to a lot of great stuff and many have become favorites.

I've been gone for a while due to new baby (6 months and healthy!) and the start of Kindergarten-- see my blog for more if you like. I probably missed a lot of discussions and such. We are going to keep doing this- right? I'm all ready to make another mix! I think it would be fun to do themes or something this time- like chose a word or idea or event and pick music to interpret it. Some might not like to do that, and of course any mix CD is always enjoyable. Just an idea! Also, do we have new members? That's cool if so. I really enjoy this, it's one of my few dwindling links to the adult is so portable, it's just about the only thing that keeps me connected!

Cheers, everyone!
Corrie (Bossamama)

Monday, September 04, 2006

September Sneak Peak!

A few of us over at the Joe Strummer message boards have decided to start a similar CD trade sort of thing. However, due to confussion over adresses and dates (and the fact that a good portion of the board members live over seas) we've decided to host our mixes via rapid share. Some of the songs on the mix I made will be on my September addition of Mix-Moo, but I thought I'd share anyway.

Track Listing:

1. Hounds of Love- The Future Heads
2. Emily Kane- Art Brut
3. 46664- Mick Jones
4. Positievely 4th Street- Bob Dylan
5. Rome Wasn't Built In A Day- Sam Cooke
6. The Blues Ars Still Ble- Belle and Sebastian
7. Just a Friend- Biz Markie
8. Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts- Arctic Monkeys
9. Miracle Man- Elvis Costello
10. It's A Hit- Rilo Kiley
11. Sugar Sugar- The Archies
12. Something Else- Eddie Cochran
13. Dark Skinned White Girls- Murs
14. To Love Somebody- Nina Simone
15. People Gonna Talk- James Hunter
16. I'll Be Satisfied- Jackie Wilson
17. Oye El Boo!- David Bisbal
18. Trash- New York Dolls
19. I Can't Explain- The Who
20. Another Girl, Another Planet- The Only Ones
21. Groove Me- King Floyd
22. Rise Up With Fists- Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins
23. Tumbling Dice- The Rolling Stones


Sunday, August 06, 2006

Ok Go

I got to admit, I've not heard of this band since this video... what a cool video. Since I don't listen to mainstream media, are these guys well known?

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Getting my blog feet wet...

Awesome work Dustin!

I love all the different crazy tastes everyone has... every month thus far has definitely been unique. The mix playlist posting was time consuming I'm sure but well worth it.

Hope this format works out better for us as a group and keeps the conversation flowing.