2001-07-23 - 3:31 p.m.

I just made a mix. Here's the track listing, with bonus liner notes, cause I'm bored:

1.) Tool- Lateralus This song has incredible lyrics. Katie told me to get it, so I did. Despite the fact that it took my three tries to get the right song. Here's a lyrics sample, cause I couldn't help myself:

I embrace my desire to
feel the rhythm, to feel connected
enough to step aside and weep like a widow
to feel inspired, to fathom the power,
to witness the beauty, to bathe in the fountain,
to swing on the spiral
of our divinity and still be a human.
2.) Nelly Fertado- I'm Like a Bird Best served immediately after Tool. ^_^ It actually has a string intro that flows pretty well. I've snippets of it around on the radio, and they played it during Strike, where I really liked it. Good lyrics, esp. for a pop song.
3.) Ben Folds Five- The Best Imitation of Myself Another recommendation by Katie. She was right- a strong song. I love the piano in it- so bass-heavy.
4.) Counting Crows- Mr. Jones For some reason, I'm always happy to hear this on the radio. Supposedly, Mr. Jones is his penis. Which makes it all the more amusing.
5.) Björk- Hyperballad Yet again, Katie recommended. I actually ganked it off her page. I love Björk.
6.) Ayumi Hamasaki- Wishing I love the piano part. Japanese music will always remind me of anime, no matter how hard I try not to associate it. Oh well. Still a really pretty song.
7.) Over the Rhine- All I Need I love the vocalist. Also, like the last song and the song before it....stolen from Katie.
8.) Tori Amos- Bliss Yep, Katie. I love Tori. More great piano, which I usually don't even really dig.
9.) Utada Hikaru- Wait & See Also Japanese, but more dancey. Also, also from Katie.
10.) Boa- And Then She Kissed Her Finally, one not from Katie. Boa did the theme from Lain, "Duvet." Which is really pretty, but I didn't want to put it on here.
11.) Cibo Matto- Sci-Fi Wasabi Great, great lyrics. Very funky.
12.) Saint Etienne- We're in the City From the "But I'm a Cheerleader" soundtrack. Also dancey.
13.) Trip Shakespeare- Bachlorette Part of this band is Semisonic now. My favorite song by Trip Shakespeare- most of the rest of their stuff is too folk/country for me.
14.) Hum- Stars A radio favorite. I remember always reading about this cd in BMG when I was younger and had an account. Though I never associated the band with this song when I heard it on the radio. I might actually remember this one from Channel Z, back before it was shitty 97.3. And of course I occasionally hear it now on 97X.
15.) Cibo Matto- About a Girl A cover of the Nirvana classic. It blows my mind. How can they take a song that was so raggedly beautiful and make it swing so that I still love it? I can't figure it out.
16.) Mazzy Star- Fade into You Same tale as "Stars." Cept for the BMG part.
17.) Go Sailor- Ray of Sunshine Another cut from the "But I'm a Cheerleader" soundtrack. Very upbeat, happy. Makes me bouncy.
18.) Erasure- A Little Respect Another song I remember from when Channel Z was sweet and not all crap commercial metal. Sooo happy, this song is. For some reason, the name Erasure makes me think of the cover of The Bends, that Radiohead cd. Probably more of BMG's fault. I never knew this was by Erasure until about a week ago.

Now I'm off to shower. Oooh, I can listen to my mix while I shower. Hey, any good ideas for a name for the mix? I'm thinking of calling it the Katie mix, since the first bunch of songs are her suggestions.


Brood by Craig Maher