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Request-A-Mix #1: The Book Lovers
November 22, 2010, 4:46 pm
Filed under: Mixes, Request-A-Mix

After making Ted his Robot Mix, I was tickled by the idea of Request-A-Mix – an occasional mix generated by suggestions from friends on Facetwitter or wherever. I had some great suggestions for the first one, some of which might get made, but it was the suggestion of “books” from demon librarian Glenda Read that fired my imagination the most, so that’s what you’re getting.

It’d be far too easy just to run a few key words (books, writers etc) through a search of my mp3 folders, so while I did do that, I also tried to be a little smarter about it – songs about authors, stories, about the joy of reading, about libraries and, of course, librarians. So  here goes…

Request-A-Mix #1: The Book Lovers
(192kbps, 78 mins, 107mb)

1. Tom Waits – Childrens Story

2. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Burn It Down

3. The Divine Comedy – The Book Lovers

4. Bo Diddley – You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

5. The Go Betweens – Karen

6. The Pandoras – I Could Write A Book About My Baby

7. Slick Rick – A Children’s Story

8. The Heptones – Book Of Rules

9. Tom Russell – Extract from Harry Partch, Jack Kerouac, Lenny Bruce

10. Love – My Little Red Book

11. Tuung – Stories

12. The Kinks – Picture Book

13. Modest Mouse – Bukowski

14. Joanna Newsom – The Book Of Right On

15. The Moontones – Book Of Love

16. Terry Hall Reads The Lion & Albert

17.  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – We Call Upon The Author To Explain

18. Husker Du – Books About UFOs

19. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood – Storybook Children

20. Harry Crews

21. Hank Williams – When The Book Of Life is Read

22. Broadcast – The Book Lovers

23. The Auteurs – Government Bookstore (session version)

24. Elvis Costello – Everyday I Write The Book

25. The Sundays – Here’s Where The Story Ends


5 Comments so far
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Fantastic mix! Thank you Lee. I would only add Nick Lowe’s When I Write the Book. But I love it! x

Comment by Gleada Read

Wonderful! Deepest thanks from the demon librarian.Sssh!

Comment by Glenda Read

nice to see Karen on it.
I would like a mix about, err, raisins
or dried fruit generally

Comment by comrade ouchmonkey

How about a mix about therapy?

Comment by Orgone

cover of the year! very nice……

Comment by the eggman




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