Playlist

August Playlist

Fair warning, The Mockingbird office has been swallowed up in a (mesquite flavored) cloud of country-funk as of late:

  1. California Women – Hoyt Axtonbessie
  2. Guide for the Married Man – The Turtles
  3. Rest in Peace – Curt Boettcher
  4. Tulsa Turnaround – Three Dog Night
  5. Pay Day Give Away – Bill Wilson
  6. Hello LA Bye Bye Birmignham – John Randolph Marr
  7. No Man’s Woman – Sinead O’Connor
  8. Panopticon – Smashing Pumpkins
  9. Sweet Caress – Izzy Stradlin
  10. Burning – The War on Drugs
  11. Breathin Easy – The Reivers
  12. The Land of Make Believe – Buck Fizz
  13. In The Bad Bad Old Days (Before You Loved Me) – The Foundations
  14. Naked As We Came – Iron and Wine
  15. Look Into the Night – Mark Olson
  16. Bottomless Cup – The Jayhawks
  17. Failed Christian – Nick Lowe
  18. You Gotta Sin to Get Saved – Maria McKee


Christmas in July: In Celebration of the Copycats and Original Cover of All Things

Christmas in July: In Celebration of the Copycats and Original Cover of All Things

When you watch a movie that’s a re-make of an older movie (which was also probably adapted from a musical adaptation of a novel) – do you ever mope and wonder if anything out there is original anymore? Is there really nothing new under the sun? I like to be cynical and sleep bitterly in this camp from time to time, sure that our collective imaginations are being mercilessly wiped away by some Never Ending Story-esque of a Nothing. “This is all that’s left of Fantasia!?” But then I consider the very concept of originality and I start to chuckle…

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July Playlist

  1. mjgooniesBang-A-Boomerang – ABBA
  2. Take Me To Church – Sinead O’Connor
  3. Sister Shadow – Roddy Frame
  4. Lovers on the Run – Echo & The Bunnymen
  5. Who Gets Your Love – Dusty Springfield
  6. The Night – Frankie Valli
  7. Synthetic World – Jimmy Cliff
  8. Sitting – Cat Stevens
  9. Unbreak My Heart – Weezer
  10. Our Song – Matchbox Twenty
  11. Forgiveness – Bob Mould
  12. Tellin Stories – The Charlatans
  13. The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead – XTC
  14. Letting Go – Squeeze
  15. Lula Lula – The Zombies
  16. Wot’s Uh the Deal? – Pink Floyd
  17. Happy – John Fullbright
  18. The Battle – Whiskeytown


June Playlist

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  1. The Girl I Can’t Forget – Fountains of Wayne
  2. California Man – Cheap Trick
  3. Kicks – Paul Revere & The Raiders
  4. The House That Jack Built – Aretha Franklin
  5. Shame Shame – Magic Lanterns
  6. Play On – The Raspberries
  7. Jejune Stars – Bright Eyes
  8. Talking Backwards – Real Estate
  9. Heavy Metal Clouds – Crocodiles
  10. Disco 2000 – Pulp
  11. Painted by Numbers – The Sounds
  12. Six Feet Under – Jon Auer
  13. Wall of Death – Richard and Linda Thompson
  14. Champaign Illinois – The Old 97s
  15. Brothers Under the Bridge (’83) – Bruce Springsteen
  16. Cheater – Michael Jackson
  17. Play in the Sunshine – Prince
  18. Stand Tall – Burton Cummings


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May Playlist

  1. 113850822Yellow River – R.E.M.
  2. Iron Horse – Christie
  3. Good Grief Christina – Chicory Tip
  4. Answer Song – Saint Etienne
  5. Steal Your Heart Away – Fleetwood Mac
  6. Heart in a Cage – Chris Thile
  7. Why Not Your Baby – Dillard & Clark Expedition
  8. Natural Sinner – Fair Weather
  9. Dressed in Black – The Shangri-Las
  10. (If Paradise Is) Half as Nice – Amen Corner
  11. Love Will Find a Way – Jackie DeShannon
  12. Summer Teeth – Wilco
  13. Alone in My Room – Dwight Twilley
  14. Faith Hope Love – Starsailor
  15. The Best of Jill Hives – Guided By Voices
  16. Marathon Man – Ian Brown
  17. The Greatest Song I Ever Heard – OK Go
  18. He’s Alive – Dolly Parton


April Playlist

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  1. Tin Solider (live) – The Small Faces
  2. One Tin Soldier – The Original Castle
  3. Morning Girl – Neon Philharmonic
  4. Made in Dagenham – Sandie Shaw
  5. Going Down – The Stone Roses
  6. New York Morning – Elbow
  7. The Story of Me – The Everly Brothers
  8. Eyes to the Wind – The War on Drugs
  9. Mockingbird – Rob Thomas
  10. How a Resurrection Really Feels – The Hold Steady
  11. Carl Perkins’ Cadillac – Drive-by Truckers
  12. Mirage – Mack Starks
  13. Invisible – Burton Cummings
  14. Big Jet Plane – Primal Scream
  15. Stranger in Moscow – Tame Impala
  16. Control – Broken Bells
  17. Be Good – Emily Kinney
  18. Just One Victory – Todd Rundgren

 


March Playlist (One City At a Time)

  1. kings-landing-travel-printLondon’s a Lonely Town – Dave Edmunds
  2. San Miguel – The Beach Boys
  3. I Can’t Go Back to Denver – Tommy James
  4. Look Out Cleveland (live) – The Band
  5. Fall in Philadelphia – Hall & Oates
  6. Memphis Tennessee – Elvis Presley
  7. Thanks for Chicago, Mr JamesScott Walker
  8. Paris 1919 – John Cale
  9. The City of New Orleans – Arlo Guthrie
  10. Life in San Fransisco – Girls
  11. Time Spent in Los Angeles – Dawes
  12. Another Lonely Night in New York – Robin Gibb
  13. Shanghai Surprise – George Harrison
  14. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight – The Postal Service
  15. Stranger in Moscow – Michael Jackson
  16. Vienna – Ultravox
  17. Going Down to Liverpool – The Bangles
  18. London Town – Paul McCartney


First Issue of The Mockingbird Now Available!!

The first issue of The Mockingbird, our brand new quarterly magazine, is in the mail! If you signed up for our mailing list, you should have one coming to you, free of charge. If haven’t, sign up before March 1st and we’ll happily send you one. If you want to subscribe, look no further than magazine.mbird.com. (Remember, Mockingbird’s monthly donors receive a free subscription!)

In the meantime, here’s the line-up for our maiden voyage.

photo1Paging Doctor Presley: Thoughts on the Healing Hands of King Mockingbird by David Zahl

The Real Real Orange County: Looking Back on MTV’s Laguna Beach by Dan Varley

There Is Nothing the Matter with My Heart: Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim and My Myth of Me by Zach Williams

For the Record: Mockingbird’s Netflix Queue, Must-Hear TED Talks, A Kurosawa Primer, Top 5 Church Debates, and an Elvis Gospel Playlist

Transformational: The Hidden Spirituality of America’s Great Movement by Ethan Richardson

“Friends Don’t Get Serious”: John Cassavetes, James Baldwin and Tall Tales of Angry Men by Charlotte Hornsby

When a Measure Becomes a Target: Inside the Economics of Repentance by Will McDavid

A New Way to Tell It: An Interview with Francis Spufford (click here for a preview)

A Vision for the Storms by Blake Ian Collier

Coming to Terms with the American Hero Fix by Sarah Condon

Dying to Live: What Are the Side Effects of the Modern Hospital? by R-J Heijmen

Go to magazine.mbird.com to subscribe!

February Playlist (and Announcements)

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  1. Wolfman Jack – Todd Rundgren
  2. Heaven Sent – INXS
  3. Anticipatin’ – The Explorers Club
  4. Faith In Something Bigger – The Who
  5. Junk – Brainpool
  6. Milk TrainThe Everly Brothers
  7. Eight Days a Week – Kristine Sparkle
  8. Dance Apocalyptic – Janelle Monae
  9. I’m Scared – Burton Cummings
  10. Keep Me Turning – Pete Townshend
  11. Get Behind Me – Scott Walker
  12. Breathless – Nick Cave
  13. Mirage – Mack Starks
  14. Good Graces – Johnathan Rice
  15. Pensacola – Jolene
  16. Tough – Martin Vogel/Bruce Springsteen
  17. No. 1 Party Anthem – Arctic Monkeys
  18. Come to Jesus – Mindy Smith


Also, two quick announcements:

January Playlist

  1. LuluPoster_Clap1971Square OneSam Bush and Kathyrn Caine
  2. Shakin Sugar – Wilco
  3. Everybody’s Got to Clap – Lulu
  4. Change of Habit – Elvis Presley
  5. Valentine’s Day – David Bowie
  6. Lady Willpower – Gary Puckett and The Union Gap
  7. Susan – The Buckinghams
  8. Hand in Hand – Pete Ham
  9. New Stars – The Pearlfishers
  10. Talk of the Town – The Pretenders
  11. If You’re Gone – Matchbox Twenty
  12. Got It Wrong – The Wild Feathers
  13. Lookin’ 4 Luv – Julian Lennon
  14. Without Her – Slaid Cleaves
  15. Christmas in LA – The Killers and Dawes
  16. Between Trains – Robbie Robertson w/Richard Manual and Garth Hudson
  17. High Water (For Charley Patton) – Bob Dylan
  18. From Deepest Woe (M. Luther)Sam Bush and Kathryn Caine


December Playlist: Happy Birthday Baby Jesus 2013

December Playlist: Happy Birthday Baby Jesus 2013

Mockingbird is graciously hosting my Christmas mix again this year. 2013 reveals sort of a punker/”classic” indie lean, with plenty of originals alongside chestnuts roasted with new recipes.  Other genre excursions too, natch. Hope you find some new favorites to brighten your Advent and Christmas seasons. Love to hear what you’re diggin on.

November Playlist

  1. wings-venus-mars-1809050Name of the Game – Badfinger
  2. Apple Cider Re-Constitution – Al Stewart
  3. Waltz #2 – Elliott Smith
  4. Son of Your Father – Elton John
  5. Magneto and Titanium Man – Wings
  6. Photograph – Ringo Starr
  7. Juliet – Robin Gibb
  8. 24 Hours – Sky Ferreira
  9. Getting Away With It – Electronic
  10. Sonsick – San Fermin
  11. Power to the Meek – Eurythmics
  12. For the Movies – Buckcherry
  13. iGhostbusters! – Los Straightjackets
  14. Sirens – Pearl Jam
  15. Because of the Wind – Joe Ely
  16. Damaged Son – Jay Farrar
  17. You Are Forgiven – Anais Mitchell
  18. Jesus – The Velvet Underground


October Playlist

Now with pop-out capability! This one goes out to JMG:

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  1. The Picture – Son Volt
  2. Special to Me – Phoenix in TPOTP
  3. Next Plane to London – The Rose Garden
  4. Don’t Save Me – Haim
  5. Joan of Arc – OMD
  6. Alive – The Bee Gees
  7. Idiots – Electric Soft Parade
  8. Goodbye, Eddie, Goodbye – The Juicy Fruits
  9. Jealous Girl – Ben Kweller
  10. Skin & Bones – Jars of Clay
  11. Recover – Chvrches
  12. Bad Dancer – Sons of Bill
  13. Moving – Travis
  14. Sworn and Broken – Screaming Trees
  15. Sappy – Nirvana
  16. Soldier of Love – Pearl Jam
  17. Fish and Whistle – John Prine
  18. I Guess We’re Done – The Wrens


September Playlist

  1. l_71994_ec200fecOnly You Can Rock Me – UFO
  2. The Family of Man – Three Dog Night
  3. Out in the Country – Paul Williams
  4. Hey Jude – Wilson Pickett feat. Duane Allman
  5. The Importance of Being Idle (live) – Noel Gallagher
  6. Last to Die – Bruce Springsteen
  7. Maybe Now – Shoes
  8. Nothingness – Living Color
  9. Lost Myself – Longpigs
  10. Justify Me – Ben Kweller
  11. A Heartache, a Shadow, a Lifetime – Dave Mason
  12. If You Find Yourself Caught in Love – Belle & Sebastian
  13. Man of God – Stevie Jackson
  14. I Just Can’t Take It Anymore – The Lemonheads
  15. City Swans – Neko Case
  16. Bugler – The Byrds
  17. Daniel – Tortoise & Bonnie “Prince” Billy
  18. Everything Will Change – Derek Webb


August Playlist

  1. Breaking-Bad.-Now-with-puppies.Starry Eyes – The Records
  2. Cruisin’ Music – The Raspberries
  3. Soundtrack of My Summer – Mike Viola
  4. Down in the Churchyard – The Flying Burrito Brothers
  5. Total Destruction to Your Mind – Swamp Dogg
  6. Soul Coaxing (Ame Caline) – Raymond Lefevre
  7. Every Day As We Grow Closer – Alex Chilton
  8. She Might Look My Way – Tommy Hoehn
  9. Lazarus – The Boo Radleys
  10. Good – Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
  11. Wouldn’t It Be Good – Nik Kershaw
  12. Jonathan David – Belle & Sebastian
  13. God Help The Girl – God Help The Girl
  14. Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright – Bobbie Bare
  15. One In a Hundred – Gene Clark
  16. Something Changed – Pulp
  17. Jesus Dropped the Charges – The O’Neal Twins
  18. You’ve Been Loved – Joseph Arthur