My apologies for Pipeline’s lackluster performance the last two weeks. It’s been busy couple of weeks around here, and I’m sure the same is true wherever you might be as well. Summers get crazy when there’s such a premium on getting outside in warmth, and so much summer daylight to do it in.
The Pipeline Summer07 Mix is complete. It is as follows:
- Combat Baby, by Metric
- Born to a Family, by The Go-Betweens
- Mystery and Misery, by Rainer Maria
- Fidelity, by Regina Spektor
- Typical, by Mute Math
- Young Folk, by Peter, Bjorn and John
- Impossible Germany, by Wilco
- Blackheart Man, by Bunny Wailer
- Is She Really Going Out with Him?, by Joe Jackson
- Think I’m In Love, by Beck
- Outfit, by Drive-By Truckers
- Australia, by The Shins
- Henrietta, by The Fratellis
- First of May, by Jonathan Coulton
- My Girl, by Hoodoo Gurus
- Satellite, by Guster
- Wake Up, by Arcade Fire
- Sweet Emotion, by Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon
- Work It Out, by The Glands
- Magic Trick, by M. Ward
I’m having trouble publishing the mix to iTunes at this particular moment, but I expect it to be there in the next 24 hours under the name “Pipeline Summer07 Mix”. Hope you enjoy it.
Personally, I think it’s quite good. There’s not a bad song on the list, but my current favorites are the songs by Wilco and Drive-By Truckers. And I have to admit that Peter, Bjorn and John song makes me wish I were a better whistler. Me, and everyone standing around me.
I ended up adding three songs to complete the list. I felt bad about that whole deal, for a number of reasons. First, it made me feel silly for suggesting 20 songs and not getting there, which made me think maybe next time I’d just do an EP. Second, I opted to fill the spots myself instead of taking perfectly good suggestions from Pipeline People and my children. I did this for reasons that seemed legitimate on a small scale, but taken together in hindsight don’t appear now to hold much water at all. But, what’s done is done. I’ve been pushing Metric and the Glands on every person I can, a practice I will now officially put to rest. And the Joe Jackson song is one of my all-time favorites; it belongs here specifically because it reminds me of summer, 1979.
Hope everyone is having a good summer so far. Mine has been great, invigorated by time with family, friends, new music and new ways to listen to it.