Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mixtape #1: Jesus Swept

"Jesus Swept" ©Guy Mondo, collage on card c.1987

About the title/cover:
Legend has it that, before he got famous, Jesus was a carpenter in his step-dad's shop. I guess, like any employee, he had to do a lot of different things around the shop so i'm pretty sure he had to sweep up all the time. I bet Joseph probably had to give his "Son-O-God" stepson a reality check every now and then, too, along the lines of "I don't care who your daddy is, you work or you don't eat! Now, get t'sweeping before I put my sandal up your ass!"

The Tracks:
A1 Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin - I'm in a Different World
A2 Soul II Soul - Keep on Moving
A3 The Call - Jealousy
A4 David Sylvian - Let the Happiness In
A5 Cherrelle - Everything I Miss At Home
A6 Black - You Don't Alway Do What's Best for You
A7 The Sugarcubes - Planet
A8 Stan Ridgeway - Mission in Life
A9 Shreikback - Faded Flowers
A10 Peter Gabriel - Of These, Hope (Reprise)
B1 Berlin - Sex (I'm a...)
B2 The Fixx - Saved by Zero
B3 Guadalcanal Diary - Where Angels Fear to Tread
B4 Skid Row - 18 & Life
B5 Concrete Blonde - It'll Chew You Up and Spit You Out
B6 Faith No More - Falling to Pieces
B7 Klark Kent - Don't Care
B8 Warren Zevon - Sentimental Hygene
B9 Public Image Ltd. - Like That
B10 Guesch Patti - Etienne
B11 The Police - Nothing Achieving
B12 Dick Orkin - Empire Carpet ad

Monday, December 27, 2010

here we go...!

I used to make a lot of little collages as covers to mixtapes I'd made for friends and for my own personal enjoyment. Every now and then a recipient got the wrong idea as to the "meaning" of the content of the tape. Sometimes I hoped for something that wasn't what I'd hoped for. So, now, I've started this blog of my playlists and, maybe, I'll tell some related stories, too.