January in song

If you’ve been wondering — and I’m sure you have been — what my monthly mix of tunes for January wound end up being, wonder no longer:

  1. “Elephants” by Rachael Yamagata
  2. “Never Going Back” by the Lovin’ Spoonful
  3. “Angry Any More” by Ani DiFranco
  4. “Tombstone Blues” by Richie Havens
  5. “The Valleys” by Electrelane
  6. “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Taken by Trees
  7. “Souljacker, Pt. 1” by Eels
  8. “Wild Is the Wind” by Nina Simone
  9. “Mattis and Maia” by Maia Hirasawa
  10. “Jack of Diamonds” by the .347’s & Waylon Jennings
  11. “Good Night, Irene” by Dr. John
  12. “Dounia” by Rokia Traore
  13. “String Bean” by Every Good Boy
  14. “People Got a Lotta Nerve” by Neko Case
  15. “Sleepy Tigers” by Her Space Holiday
  16. “Emanicpated Minor” by Ani DiFranco
  17. “Ulysses” by Franz Ferdinand
  18. “America” by the Indelicates
  19. “On My Side” by Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons
  20. “The Hope that House Built” by Future of the Left
  21. “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence and the Machine

This is what the start of 2009 sounded like for me. As always, one-on-one CD trades are welcome if you’d like to tell me what the month sounded like for you.

December sounded like this

As 2009 approaches, here’s my last monthly mix for ’08. It’s longer than most. I blame best-of-the-year lists and the week and a half I’ve had off to listen to them:

  1. “The Shining” by Badly Drawn Boy
  2. “Farrar, Straus & Giroux (Sea of Tears)” by Destroyer
  3. “Pretty Deep” by Tanya Donelly
  4. “How the West Was Won” by Katie Herzig
  5. “My Manic and I” by Laura Marling
  6. “Love Lockdown” by Kanye West
  7. “Runnin’ Out of Fools” by Neko Case
  8. “Frog” by VAST
  9. “State Trooper” by Deana Carter
  10. “Bus Bus” by Amy Ray
  11. “Midnight Radio” by Dar Williams
  12. “Reason to Believe” by Aimee Mann & Michael Penn
  13. “God Only Knows” by Joe Henry
  14. “Rachel Rosen” by John Anealio
  15. “My Delirium” by Ladyhawke
  16. “Around the Bend” by the Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  17. “Adelaide” by Grey Anne
  18. “Who Can Say?” by Kristy Hanson
  19. “So-So” by Brooke Waggoner
  20. “RoboCop” by Kanye West
  21. “Lotion” by Greenskeepers
  22. “Flowers Up” by Sam Phillips
  23. “Orphans” by Beck
  24. “Close My Eyes” by Arthur Russell
  25. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” by Renee Stahl
  26. “For You” by Kate York
  27. “Canadia” by MC Frontalot
  28. “…Long Time Ago” by Concrete Blonde
  29. “Tender Mending” by Brooke Waggoner
  30. “Pistachio” by Lisa Hannigan
  31. “Don’t Leave” by Ane Brun
  32. “The Wrestler” by Bruce Springsteen
  33. “It’s Not Over” by Kristy Hanson
  34. “The Chain” by Ingrid Michaelson

November’s sounds

My November mix, if you’re interested:

  1. “Adore Adore” by Yoav
  2. “That’s Not My Name” by the Ting Tings
  3. “Paul Simon” by the Russian Futurists
  4. “The Sweetest Tooth” by Camphor
  5. “She’s Not in Love, She’s in Pain” by Bronwen Exter
  6. “Another Day” by Paul McCartney
  7. “Precious Metals” by the Russian Futurists
  8. “Padre Fear” by Poe
  9. “Changing of the Seasons” by Ane Brun
  10. “Red” by Martha Tilston
  11. “Here Comes the Flood” by Oysterband
  12. “Palomino” by Tree Adams