I was recently asked by the fine folks at my favourite Toronto menswear shop NOMAD to participate in their ongoing mix series. What I love most about Nomad are the timeless styles and lasting quality of their brands. I wanted to create a mix that not only showcased my tastes, but represented that timelessness in the songs. I put together 80 minutes of some of my favourite classic punk, rock and motown tunes.
Check it out on the Nomad blog here.
DION & THE BELMONTS: runaround sue.
THE KINKS: where have all the good times gone.
ELVIS COSTELLO: less than zero.
THE TEMPTATIONS: i can’t get next to you.
THE UNDERTONES: teenage kicks.
BAD BRAINS: pay to cum.
THE CLASH: the guns of brixton.
THE SMITHS: handsome devil.
RAY CHARLES: i’ve got a woman.
THE ANIMALS: don’t let me be misunderstood.
OTIS REDDING: love man.
THE SHANGRI-LAS: remember (walking in the sand).
THE REPLACEMENTS: we’re coming out.
THE ROLLING STONES: street fighting man.
THE BUZZCOCKS: ever fallen in love.
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS: even the losers.
THE EXPLODING HEARTS: throwaway style.
VAN MORRISON: domino.
SAM COOKE: bring it home to me.
THE SAINTS: (i’m) stranded.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: no surrender.
FUGAZI: waiting room.
THE STROKES: hard to explain.
THIN LIZZY: the boys are back in town.
STEVIE WONDER: living for the city.
BOB DYLAN: it’s alright ma (i’m only bleeding).
BEST RECORDS OF 2012
- LONG -
THE JEALOUS SOUND - A Gentle Reminder
BAHAMAS - Barchords
BEACH HOUSE - Bloom
MOUNT EERIE - Clear Moon / Ocean Roar
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM - Handwritten
TITLE FIGHT - Floral Green
JENS LEKMAN - I Know What Love Isn’t
JOHN K SAMSON - Provincial
THE CHARIOT - One Wing
THE WOODEN SKY - Every Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Sun
LADYHAWK - No Can Do
PROPAGANDHI - Failed States
FORGETTERS - LP
HOT WATER MUSIC - Exister
THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH - There’s No Leaving Now
- SHORT -
SINGLE MOTHERS - 7”
TEENAGE KICKS - Be On My Side
JOYCE MANOR - Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired
BELIEFS - Catch My Breath
THE DIRTY NIL - Little Metal Baby Fist
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I realize I have fallen a little behind on the mix series once again. This time I feel like I have a semi-legitimate excuse. I recently moved apartments and went several weeks without the internet. I also had an issue with my sound editing software, which was quickly resolved by downloading an update. Alas, I am back and all settled into the new place!
Back in August I made a trip down to what some believe to be the best city in the world: New York City. I would tend to mostly agree with those people. Upon setting foot in lower Manhattan, my head was immediately full of many of the songs on this mix. I realized that I love so many songs about that fine city, share the same sentiments as many of the artists and are drawn to those words and melodies when placed in the geographical backdrop for which the songs were written.
I realize that, while picking a few obvious staples, strayed away from some (cheesy) classics like AC/DC’s “I Feel Safe In New York City” and basically anything by Frank Sinatra.
If you love this city as much as I do, hopefully we share the same feelings about these songs.
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