Saturday, July 30, 2005

Last weekend I finally made another mix CD.

Music Such as Charmeth Sleep
  1. They Might Be Giants - Bed Bed Bed from No!
  2. Black Lab - Keep Myself Awake from Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Album
  3. Richard Thompson - I Can't Wake Up to Save My Life from Mirror Blue
  4. Michelle Shocked - Sleep Keeps Me Awake from Captain Swing
  5. Brenda Kahn - Sleepwalking from Epiphany in Brooklyn
  6. The Beatles - I'm So Tired from The Beatles (a.k.a. The White Album
  7. Suzanne Vega - Tired of Sleeping from Days of Open Hand
  8. The Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping from Revolver
  9. Shonen Knife - Dolly from Happy Hour
  10. Suzanne Vega - Book of Dreams from Days of Open Hand
  11. Richard Thompson - You Dream Too Much from Rumor & Sigh
  12. Richard Thompson - I Still Dream from Amnesia
  13. The Beatles - Golden Slumbers from Abbey Road
  14. Talking Heads - Dream Operator from True Stories
  15. Talking Heads - City of Dreams from True Stories
  16. Roy Orbison - In Dreams from The Very Best of Roy Orbison
  17. The Cox Family - I Am Weary (Let Me Rest) from the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack
  18. Cowboy Junkies - Dreaming My Dreams With You from The Trinity Session
  19. Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, & Gillian Welch - Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby from the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack
  20. Phranc - Lullaby from Milkman
  21. Suzanne Vega, Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz, Syd Straw - Medley Two: Stay Awake/Little Wooden Head/Blue Shadows on the Trail from Stay Awake

This is the latest in my series of mixes that use tarot cards as the cover (not that I've created a cover for this one yet). The card for this mix is The Moon. I'd put up a picture, but I don't have any place to host the image. (I'll steal an image from somebody who has put it up on the web, but I won't steal bandwidth from them.)

I like the irony of the first song ostensibly being about getting ready for bed, but it has such a driving beat that you could not fall asleep to it. Meanwhile the final song contains a lullaby with lyrics all about not going to sleep.

The title is from A Midsummer Night's Dream. The most famous Shakespeare quote featuring the words "sleep" and "dream" is, of course, about something else entirely.


gl. said...

philip, blogspot now has an "upload picture" icon right next to the spellcheck. they'll host unlimited pix and even do the resizing & layout for you.

Philip said...

That's what I get for not paying attention to Blogger. Now I'll go look for a scan of The Moon