Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Mix # 5: Too Cold To Fly

I started today's mix with two goals- 1) to include some "funnier" songs and 2) to not include any punk rock. I thought the latter might encourage a different kind of arc/dynamic and I think that more or less heldtrue. I sometimes think of my musical predilection for a certain kind of rock as sort of a joke in and of itself- i.e. I make art, I am a punk*, so what do I listen to? ART-PUNK!
this mix ends with 2 of the 3 jazz songs I know that imitate the circling of flocks of birds. prizes for anyone who can name any others.
thanks to Katt for turning me on to this amazing Max Roach Trio featuring the Legendary Hassan record, & Reid for the Cackle Sisters.
1. Ray Charles- Baby It's Cold Outside
2. Charlie Feathers- Defrost Your Heart
3. Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys- Sittin' On Top of the World
4. Michael Hurley, Unholy Modal Rounder, Jeffrey Frederick & The Clamtones- Slurf Song
5. Joe Falcon, Cleoma Breaux- La Vieux Soullard et sa Femme
6. The DeZurik (Cackle) Sisters- Oh Mona
7. Meredith Monk- The Tale
8. Conlon Nancarrow- Study for Player Piano No. 3c
9. Max Roach Trio featuring the Legendary Hassan- Almost Like Me
10. Clusone Trio- Wigwam
11. Tom Cora- Saint Dog
12. Dave Holland Quartet- Conference of the Birds
13. Mal Waldron Quintet with Steve Lacy- The Seagulls Of Kristiansund

*OK so at this point in my life my "punkness" is something I'm not particularly attached to, but you can't deny yr roots, y'know?


  1. "The Conference of the Birds" is an old Persian folktale. Gustavo Boada did a puppet show based on it at an Uprising a few years back.

  2. Man, the trombone sounds great in the Texas swing!