Tuesday, November 23, 2004

and in the eleventh hour...

...inspiration strikes. New mix CD project: Songs for English nerds

Possible selections include:
+Sloan's Underwhelmed
+The Weakerthan's Aside
+Moxy Fruvous's My Baby Loves A Bunch of Authors
+Simon and Garfunkel's I Am A Rock
+The McGarrigle Sisters' Schooldays (actually written by Loudon Wainwright III, Kate McGarrigle's ex and Rufus's dad)

Suggestions are VERY, VERY welcome - I know I'm not the only nerd out there...and of course, should you wish for a copy, just ask nicely.


Anonymous said...

Crash Test Dummies: "Afternoons & Coffeespoons"
Kate Bush: "The Sensual World" (take on Molly Bloom)

// Tink

fineskylark said...

Crudler. I can't believe I forgot Afternoons and Coffeespoons. Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights" has been kicking around my mind as well...

Anonymous said...

I've done some digging:
Romeo & Juliet - Dire Straits
Tender Is The Night - Jackson Browne
Ghost World - Aimee Mann (inspired by the graphic novel)
The Trick Is To Keep Breathing - Garbage
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
1984 - Eurythmics (and also a song by Bowie)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
Gertrude Stein - The Butchies
The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins - Leonard Nimoy
Raymond Chandler Evening - Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians
A Rose Is A Rose - Poe
William Holden Caulfield - Too Much Joy
Cemetry Gates - The Smiths
Every Day I Write the Book - Elvis Costello
Sylvia Plath - Ryan Adams


fineskylark said...

Rush's Tom Sawyer crossed my mind, but I bloody hate the song, so it's been kiboshed.

Zeppelin's The Battle of Evermore is a big LOTR thing (as, apparently, is a lot of their stuff, according to mon pere).

Anonymous said...

"Yeat's Grave" - The Cranberries... well, that's my contribution. It's scary what pop's to the forefront of the mind when you least expect it.

- R.

Phil said...

"Try to Praise This Mutilated World" by the Rheostatics. Inspired by the poem of the same name by Adam Zagajewski, and featuring a reading of the poem "The Expected".