Do you know, so far there have been about 60 Spotisfaction submissions. About 2/3rds of those have been generated by your good selves. Thank you very much for all of the fantastic submissions.
I guess the biggest news is that there are going to be a few changes to this blog going forward. Firstly, we”™re cutting down the frequency we”™re running playlists. From 5 times a week to 3 times a week. We”™ll be updating Monday, Wednesday and Friday as from today.
We”™re also toying with the idea of going full-blog with Spotisfaction (as opposed to just running playlists). We”™re still working out the details, so more on this nearer the end of the week.
So, on with today”™s guest mix. This guy bears some responsibility for my love of music so I”™m pretty honored to have a submission by him. Enjoy todays mix by Mr Craig Lee.
[Editors note: This playlist was originally intended to run on a Friday, however as pointed out it”™s more of a Sunday playlist. So we”™re running it on Monday. It”™s Tuesday tomorrow, by the way].
I”™m not really sure of the format as this is my first post so apologies if this is wrong somehow. It”™s not a Friday playlist really, more of a Sunday playlist but I”™m guessing you wanted todays date in the title? Well, I”™ll post my playlist anyway, I”™m sure you”™ll tell me if I got something wrong.
64 Spotisfaction Monday (24 May) – CLee
- Serpentine – Ani Difranco
- Uptown Top Ranking – Scout Niblett
- Woman – Alessi”™s Ark
- The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is out to get us – Sufjan Stevens
- In Our Talons – Bowerbirds
- Animals Can”™t Laugh – Moriarty
- Can You Blame The Sky – Alela Diane
- Flume – Bon Iver
- Instead – Ola Podrida
- Where The Humans Eat – Willy Mason
- Bellingham – Bishop Allen
- Now You Are Pregnant – The Wave Pictures
- Please Do Not Go – Violent Femmes
- No LSD Tonight – Jeffrey Lewis
- Steak For Chicken (Acoustic Version) – The Moldy Peaches
- True Love Will Find You In The End – Daniel Johnston
- Burkowski – Modest Mouse
- No Children – The Mountain Goats
- 2 Atoms In A Molecule – Noah And The Whale
- Leftovers – Johnny Flynn
- Angelika – Devendra Banhart
- Bristol – Herman Dune
- Two-Headed Boy – Neutral Milk Hotel
- The Way The Wind Blows – A Hawk And A Hacksaw
- Elephant Gun – Beirut
- Oh So Insistent – Andrew Bird
- Poor Edward – Tom Waits
- It”™s Nobody”™s Fault But Mine – Blind Willie Johnson
- Psychotic Girl – The Black Keys
“Carolina Drama” – The Raconteurs
This was supposed to be a themed playlist, the theme being “lofi“. I then realised I wanted to include too many songs that didn”™t really fit that particular bracket. I therefore decided to change the theme to “acoustic” before realising that having a theme probably wasn”™t the best idea I ever had! Unfortunately that realisation came too late for this playlist as I was already too far in and determined to finish it. Trying to stick slavishly to the format was frustratingly restrictive and ultimately proved futile. Perhaps my focus was simply too narrow, perhaps themes still have some role to play in my future but, for now at least, I abhor the concept of the “theme“. Having said that, I (mostly) managed to stick with the acoustic idea and ended up with a coherent play list. Ok, so it”™s not consistently coherent but it still sounds pretty good! The following tracks are my stand out picks;
“Serpentine” – Ani Difranco.
Lyrically unsurpassed as far as I am concerned and some pretty nifty guitar work too! Her finest work.
“Uptown Top Ranking” – Scout Niblett. The most interesting cover version I”™ve heard for some time, she has some great songs of her own too but this one seemed to fit best.
“Woman” – Alessi”™s Ark. Saw this performed live on the late review I think and it was totally unexpected, it was a sparse and beautiful performance. She has a voice that reminds me of Joanna Newsom (who is criminally absent from Spotify!) at times, probably not for everyone this track.
At this point I”™ve reminded myself I don”™t need to explain every choice. Luckily it”™s Sufjan next, what needs to be said about Sufjan?!?!
“True Love Will Find You In The End” – Daniel Johnston.
This guy is a lofi genius.
“The Way The Wind Blows” – A Hawk And A Hacksaw.
The best live band I”™ve seen in the last couple of years. Everyone I”™ve ever played their stuff to hates them but I”™ll keep trying.