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    very clever with maracas Davey's Avatar
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    Should never have left the crystal lake...

    for areas where trees are fake
    and dogs are dead with broken hearts
    collapsing by the coffee carts.
    The crystal lake it only laughs
    it knows you're just a modern man
    it's shining like a chandelier
    shining somewhere far away from here

    I've gotta get out of here...
    And find my way again.
    I've lost my way again.

    Oh boyo, that's a good song! Might be my favorite Grandaddy tune. But the big dealio was that it was released as the first (only?) single from The Sophtware Slump, and included on that single was one of their other best songs, Our Dying Brains. Both totally drenched in those loveable old analog synths. What a great pair of tunes. I put "Our Dying Brains" on a sweet little comp I did last year called Naked, If I Want To, but never used "The Crystal Lake" on anything. Used two other songs from that album on a few comps, but not my favorite. So I've had this little comp on my computer for a few weeks, and one of the reasons I made it was to put both Grandaddy's "The Crystal Lake" and Yo La Tengo's "Sugarcube" on the same comp. Two of my favorite pure pop tunes of the modern era. So I made a fun little 60 minute comp with "The Crystal Lake" as the second song and "Sugarcube" as the second to last song. And I had just been enjoying it sporadically on my computer, thinking it was probably just a one-off, but then finally picked up a stack of CD-Rs yesterday (BTW, OfficeMax has a 100 pk of Memorex for $20 - instant rebate, no mail-in rebate required, although they did give me a rebate form so I don't know what's up with that) and figured I would go ahead and burn a copy and listen to it on the big rig and it is a fun comp. Really comes alive on a real stereo. So I figured I would throw my CRS nominations on the end and send a copy to JDaniel for the next CRS, and just the 1-hour version to Jar who already asked for a copy in exchange for his "Sugarcube" comp, but if anyone else would like one just let me know. Nothing groundbreaking, just some fun tunes. No idea if it's a very good comp or not, but happy to send out a few copies. Kinda spans the nineties with a good dose of brit-pop and American indie pop but makes it all the way to the present with the only CD I have from 2004, some Swedish pop via the Moonbabies with a rocking little sugar-coated tune. I think the La's CD takes it all the way back to 1990, with Luna close behind at 1992. And kind of a cool electronica type interlude in the middle to brings in the French and Germans

    Radio K-Dave

    Frank Black And The Catholics - Bullet from Dog in the Sand
    Grandaddy - The Crystal Lake from The Sophtware Slump
    Moonbabies - Sun A.M. from The Orange Billboard
    Head of Femur - Me, My Dad, My Cousin, and...Ronnie from Ringodom or Proctor
    Luna - Slash Your Tires from Lunapark
    Ash - Girl From Mars from Intergalactic Sonic 7"s
    Hector Zazou - Adventures In The Scandinavian Skin Trade from Songs from the Cold Seas
    Kreidler - Au-Pair from Appearance and the Park
    Blur - Girls & Boys from Parklife
    The La's - Timeless Melody from The La's
    Shack - I Want You from HMS Fable
    The Libertines - The Good Old Days from Up the Bracket
    The Wedding Present - Suck from Seamonsters
    Yo La Tengo - Sugarcube from I can hear the heart beating as one
    Idlewild - Live in a Hiding Place from The Remote Part

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    Radio K-Dave

    Frank Black And The Catholics - Bullet from Dog in the Sand
    Grandaddy - The Crystal Lake from The Sophtware Slump
    Moonbabies - Sun A.M. from The Orange Billboard
    Head of Femur - Me, My Dad, My Cousin, and...Ronnie from Ringodom or Proctor
    Luna - Slash Your Tires from Lunapark
    Ash - Girl From Mars from Intergalactic Sonic 7"s
    Hector Zazou - Adventures In The Scandinavian Skin Trade from Songs from the Cold Seas
    Kreidler - Au-Pair from Appearance and the Park
    Blur - Girls & Boys from Parklife
    The La's - Timeless Melody from The La's
    Shack - I Want You from HMS Fable
    The Libertines - The Good Old Days from Up the Bracket
    The Wedding Present - Suck from Seamonsters
    Yo La Tengo - Sugarcube from I can hear the heart beating as one
    Idlewild - Live in a Hiding Place from The Remote Part[/QUOTE]

    Okay, I'll take one. If only to keep you from getting all whiney like Sloshy.
    I'm intrigued by The Wedding Present. Is that the name of the band?

    Snowbuns

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    That Grandaddy toon is a keeper and I wish there was more of that kind of sound on the newer album.

    Sun A.M. is without question the crown jewel from that Moonbabies album, so much so that I used it in a little comp I made for myself so I can hear it over and over. Now I may go bust out that Yo La Tengo album!

    jc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Clark
    That Grandaddy toon is a keeper and I wish there was more of that kind of sound on the newer album.

    Sun A.M. is without question the crown jewel from that Moonbabies album, so much so that I used it in a little comp I made for myself so I can hear it over and over. Now I may go bust out that Yo La Tengo album!

    jc
    Sure is good to see some COMP talk in here for a change...........

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    That's it, Honeybear! From now on I'm gonna capture your posts in my own to keep you from deleting your responses! You're a very bad boy!

    Snowbunny - I gots the summer mange!

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    Hey Dave that looks a pretty neat comp

    Some of my faves from Blur, Grandaddy and The La's mixed in with some newer stuff I would like to hear.

    Do you fancy throwing one over the water?

    Have you heard Damien Rice 'O' it came out last year but has just been re-released very acoustic folk, Nick Drake-ish

    Cheers
    Mike

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    Me too please...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike
    Some of my faves from Blur, Grandaddy and The La's mixed in with some newer stuff I would like to hear.
    My sentiments exactly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike
    Do you fancy throwing one over the water?
    ...or over the border?

    Thanks Davey
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    Those lyrics have made me very curious to hear the song. Good marketing!

    I would like to try another Davey-comp. If you don't mind.

    Thanks!

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    very clever with maracas Davey's Avatar
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    Hey, not a bad response. Now what am I gonna whine about? Looks like 5 copies will be heading out soon in addition to the two I already mentioned in the post. That's JDaniel, Jar, Summermangebunny, Mike from York, Ex Gay Lion Tamer, Wishing it Was Still Autumn, and one other behind the scenes mystery guy. Might even have to come up with a decent name for it now

    Anyway, thanks for the interest and should have them out by sometime next week. Should never have left the crystal lake, for parties full of folks who flake


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