Sarah's Sufferin' Succotash
A Tasty Mix for the 2010 NEDoD CD Swap
Sarah probably won't get around to writing up notes, but she said I (Dave) could do a few for her. I've got three anecdotes to share.
The very first mix CD she ever made for me, A Taste of Sarah, included "Melting" on it. When we were making our mixes for the swap I figured it was obvious that she would include Tristan, but initially her reaction was much like a motorcyclist who has found a great but obscure road — she wanted to keep it a secret just for herself. It made me feel twice as special that she had put it on the first CD for me, and I'm glad she finally decided to share Tristan with the rest of you.
When we sat down to watch the movie Once, we hadn't even made it to the end of the first scene before she was ready to eject the DVD and pass on the whole film because she expected it was going to be yet another Irish movie with a bunch of blokes speaking in unintelligble brogues the whole way through. Fortunately she gave it enough of a chance to watch a little more and ended up loving it. We bought the soundtrack immediately after finishing the movie.
As I mentioned in the notes for Tale's Spin, you can fill a CD with tracks titled "Jump". Making that gimmick CD was how I first found James McKenna, and now Sarah is introducing him to you. He's a New Englander who served on the USS Enterprise before attending UMass Boston for his music degree.
Sarah's goal with her mix was to provide a little more estrogen
balance to a swap that was over 85% male. She also likes heavy
rock/metal and hip-hop quite a bit but figured most of the guys
already knew most of those bands, although she did include Seether and
Wyclef Jean "because they're just great songs". She hopes that if you
don't particularly dig her mix then maybe your wives and girlfriends
|1||Feel This||Bethany Joy Galeotti feat. Enation||Single||Rock||3:51|
|2||Fast Car||Wyclef Jean feat. Paul Simon||Carnival, Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant||Hip-Hop/Rap||4:04|
|3||Wasted||Low vs Diamond||Low vs Diamond||Alternative||3:52|
|4||I'm Not Okay (I Promise)||My Chemical Romance||Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge||Alternative||3:11|
|5||Fake It||Seether||Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces||Alternative||3:14|
|6||Letters from the Sky||Civil Twilight||Civil Twilight||Alternative||4:35|
|7||Trees||Marty Casey & Lovehammers||Marty Casey & Lovehammers||Rock||3:35|
|8||Plastic Flowers||The Cheese||CMJ (Vol 40)||Rock||3:58|
|9||Jump||James McKenna||Seven Cigarettes||Pop||3:08|
|10||Sweet About Me||Gabriella Cilmi||Lessons to be Learned||Pop||3:22|
|11||Steer||Missy Higgins||On a Clear Night||Pop||3:50|
|12||How Lucky We Are||Meiko||Meiko||Singer/Songwriter||2:57|
|14||Melting||Tristan Prettyman||t w e n t y t h r e e||Singer/Songwriter||3:40|
|15||Falling Slowly||Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova||Once||Soundtrack||4:04|
|17||One and Only||Teitur||Poetry & Aeroplanes||Rock||2:52|
|18||Everything||Material Issue||Destination Universe||Pop||3:52|
|19||Comes and Goes (In Waves)||Greg Laswell||Three Flights from Alto Nido||Rock||4:14|
|20||Existentialism On Prom Night||Straylight Run||Straylight Run||Alternative||4:04|
|21||Busy Bee||Ugly Kid Joe||America's Least Wanted||Rock||4:11|