I wasn't actually done writing about mix tapes. I have 5 90-min cassettes' wortha stuff here from early 1998 -- 4 mosta which I have NO IDEA who the artists represented R or were. I don't even know when mosta that stuff was originally released.
I also have 1 partly-finished tape of music from April 2004 (my last go-round w/ trying 2 keep current) when I felt a little more in-touch: On mosta that 1 I at least know who's singing. These days when I turn on the radio, if it's fairly current stuff I mainly just feel lost.
But NEbody out there who feels brave could help me out here, fill-in some of the shocking lapses in my musical knowledge & mayB educate me some by telling me WHO some of the artists R on the songs listed below, if (what I think R) the titles ring a bell w/ U.
Or, if there's some website Out There where I can punch-in a song title & get an artist's name as a possible ID I'd B willing 2 try that.
Whichever way it works out, U might B able 2 bring my musical knowledge a little bit closer 2 the Present Day....
A little background: During R last few months in Wyoming, the X & I had installed in R home a "cable-radio" receiver in an attempt 2 get some fairly current music in2 the house. There were -- get this -- only 6 radio stations that could B heard within the huge, isolated bowl that is North-Central Wyoming's Big Horn Basin. Mosta those stations were Country, which I could stand on a limited basis. There was 1 Oldies station, but it was satellite-programmed from a LONG way off & played the same oldies over&over&over....
The cable radio sounded great & it cer10ly Xpanded my current-music knowledge at the time. But when it Bcame more & more obvious that we'd B moving away (my boss at the newspaper where I worked then got Xactly 3 DAYS NOTICE B4 I left), we agreed 2 have the cable radio disconnected -- & B4 that happened I started taping everything that sounded even remotely good.
Enuf background. Listed below R what I thot were the highlights. How many of them do U know? & how stupid am I gonna look by admitting I don't know this stuff?
(Artists' names R included when I think I know them; titles R sometimes a very rough guess, & sometimes I don't have either 1.... Items marked w/ a * R especially good & especially bother me cos I don't know who the hell they R....)
* "I Know" (what you're doin', yeah yeah....)
Paula Cole: "I Don't Want to Wait," "Me"
* "Kiss the Rain"
Chumbawumba: "Amnesia," "Tubthumper"
The Cure: "Friday I'm in Love"
Loreena McKennitt: "The Mummer's Dance"
New Order: "Regret"
Wallflowers: "6th Avenue Heartache," "One Headlight"
* Dog's Eye View (?): "Everything Falls Apart"
Natalie Imbruglia: "Torn"
Alanis Morrisette: "You Learn," "Hand in My Pocket"
Cranberries (?): "Dreams," "Linger"
* "You're Not Alone"
* "If You Could Only See" (?) (...the way she loves me, maybe you would understand....)
Matchbox 20: "Push"
Lisa Loeb: "I Do"
Shawn Colvin: "Sunny Came Home"
Sheryl Crow: "Every Day is a Winding Road," "If it Makes You Happy"
Green Day: "Time of Your Life (Good Riddance)" (?)
* "What Would Happen?"
Mighty Mighty Bosstones: "The Impression That I Get"
Proclaimers: "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"
Annie Lennox: "Walking on Broken Glass," "No More 'I Love You's'"
Hootie & the Blowfish: "Hold My Hand"
* "Found Out About You"
* "What Do You Want From Me?"
Toad the Wet Sprocket: "Come Down"
Primitive Radio Gods (?): "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth...."
Jars of Clay: "Flood"
* "I'll Be"
* "I Love You Always Forever"
Third Eye Blind: "Semi-Charmed Life"
Dave Matthews Band: "What Would You Say?"
* "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (I'm sure I'm the only guy in the world who doesn't know who this is....)
Sadie B. Hawkins (?): "Right Beside You"
* "Oooh Ah Just a Little Bit"
Amy Grant (?): "Good for Me"
INXS: "Elegantly Wasted"
That 2004 tape includes:
Sixpence None the Richer: "There She Goes Again"
Michelle Branch: "Everywhere"
Five for Fighting: "100 Years"
Evanessence: "My Immortal"
John Mayer: "Bigger Than My Body"
Liz Phair: "Extraordinary"
Avril Lavigne: "I'm With You"
Sarah McLachlan: "Stupid"
U2: "Beautiful Day"
Matchbox 20: "Bright Lights"
Anna Nalick: "Breathe" (did she ever hava follow-up?)
...I feel on pretty firm ground w/ the ID's on all these.
But who did "She's So High"...? Probly another 1 I'm showing my massive ignorance about....
Now, if even a grumpy old fuddyduddy like me can get sucked in by stuff like this playing on the radio, there must still B something current out there worth hearing.
Think U can ID NE of the above titles/artists 4 me? I guess whoever ID's the most wins a free membership in OGRENET. (Which leaves Rastro & Crabby out in the cold -- I guess U guys could get a free copy of Group 87's A CAREER IN DADA PROCESSING. Or how bout the Television Personalities' MY DARK PLACES? Or Animal Collective's MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILLION? Coldplay's VIVA LA VIDA? Or....)