Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Goin' to mississippi.

My 1999 SAA panel on frames.JPG

My 1999 SAA Frames panel

The guy seated on the left is the University of Kansas' David Bergeron.


SAA in Bay Area Mix Easter 1999 3/29/99

The SAA is the Shakespeare Association of America. Early in April 1999, their annual conference was held at the Grand San Francisco Hyatt just off Union Square. I delivered a discussion panel essay on framing structures in the Renaissance theatrical corpus, The Hosts’s Hale and Farewell: Inns as Dramatic Framing Devices.

This mix is really the updated CD version and bastard stepchild of S.F. Seen. It's also a good compact mix on a petite red Sony HF C-60. It was intended as a gift for friends still in the Bay Area, including the aforementioned Dane Johnson, my grad school running and occasionally drinking companion. And now TNA's very first testimonial!

By the way, I retain a stack of your mixed-tapes almost as high as the photos on the website --- and almost all of them get played at least once per year, many of them used as fields of poppies ready to be plucked for the beginning of my classes, all of which begin with music.

--Dane Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of Comparative And World Literature, San Francisco State University
Not this trip but in July 1998 on another return to the Bay journey, I took Dane on a musical pilgrimage of sorts to 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley.

Dane @ 924 Gilman, Berkeley.JPG

We also hiked in Muir Woods after visiting a pretty famous vista! Or is that famous pretty vista? ! ! ?

Dane 7:98.jpg

Fortunately the tanker above managed to avoid colliding with any of the Golden Gate's pylons. Somehow it's always the poor sister that bears the brunt. First the Loma Prieta collapse and now the Cosco Busan incident.

Side A
Scott Mackenzie-San Francisco (Wear a Flower in Your Hair)
Eric Burdon and the Animals-San Francisco Nights
Great Society-Somebody to Love
Jefferson Airplane-Plastic Fantastic Lover
Moby Grape-Omaha
Country Joe & The Fish-The Fish Cheer + Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag
Translator-Everywhere that I'm Not
Flipper-Life (Live)

Side B
Dead Kennedys-I am the Owl
The Bedlam Rovers-Star of the County Down
Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy-California Über Alles
Swell-Here it is
The Mr. T Experience-Dumb Little Band
Henry's Dress-The Way She Goes
Imperial Teen-Lipstick

Poppy/Jazzy 4/10/99
The stephchild of the Rock Mix/Jazz Mix combo for the CD era.

Poppy Side
Prince & the Revoltuion-Purple Rain
The Torres-Play Your Games/Don't You Know
[A teen band out of the Dakotas in the late 1960s signed to the I(owa)G(reat)L(akes) label—Iowa's Premier Teen Label; these cuts from the IGL Story Vol. 1 (; their biggest rival was a James Brown cover band fronted by an apparently quite limber Delta Tau Delta fratboy, one Pat O'Brien: who knew? The Torres' bass player is now the Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences at Mississippi State and a former colleague of mine]
The Cranberries-Dreams/Linger/Forever Yelow Skies/The Rebels/I Just Shot John Lennon
Shonen Knife-Flying Jelly Attack/ Tortoise Brand Pot Scrubbing Cleaner's Theme (Green Tortoise)
Fountains of Wayne-Denise/Lost in Space
Galaxie 500-Listen, The Snow is Falling
[Yoko Ono cover replete wih Giant earrings!]
Hüsker Dü-How to Skin a Cat

Jazzy Side
Medeski Martin & Wood-Bemsha Swing-Lively Up Yourself
Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy-If you Don't Know Be Now
Sex Mob-Live and Let Die
World Saxophone Quartet-For The Love of Money/Let's Get It On
Cold Sweat-It's a Man's World
Kenny Barron and Charlie Haden-The Very Thought of You
Jim Cullum Jazz Band w/Topsy Chapman-Go Down Moses
Sun Ra-Days of Wine and Roses

The Dee-N-Wendy BV Mix 2/5/01

Made for a house party in Tuscaloosa jointly given by Dee (then an English Prof at MSU) and Wendy (a noted creative writer at Bama). I have no idea what BV stood for. Something to do with birthdays and the impending Valentine's Day I suspect.

Side A
K.C. & The Sunshine Band-(Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty
Andrea True Connection-More More More (Pt 1)
Thelma Houston-Don't Leave Me This Way
Vicki Sue Robinson-Turn The Beat Around
Rick James-Super Freak
The Crusaders-Street Life
Silver Convention-Fly Robin Fly
Chic-Le Freak
Anita Ward-Ring My Bell
Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony-The Hustle
Sister Sledge-We Are Family
Village People-San Francisco/In Hollywood

Side B
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band-Shake Your Money-Maker
K.C. & The Sunshine Band-That's The Way (I Like It)
Diana Ross-Love Hangover
Chic-Good Times
The O'Jays-For The Love Of Money
James Brown-Hot (I Nedd To Be Loved, Loved, Loved)
The Three Degrees-When Will I See You Again
MFSB w/The Three Degrees-TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)
Emotions-Best of My Love
Marvin Gaye-(Sexual) Healing
Joe Tex-Ain't Gonna Bump
Sam and Dave-Hold On I'm Comin' + Wrap it Up

Jabber Rock 2001 Mix 4/24/01

Jabber Rock is an occasional Arts fundraiser for the MSU Department of English's graduate student-run Creative Writing journal, The Jabberwock Review. I often provided the background/intra-set musical selections.

Side A
Buzzcocks-Breakdown + Boredom
My Blood Valentine-Honey Power + only shallow
Primal Scream-Accelerator
J Mascis & The Fog-More Light
Chemical Brothers-Block Rockin' Beats
Mouse on Mars-actionist respoke
Men from Nantucket-Beneficial Neglect
Wire-Field Day for the Sundays + Outdoor Miner
Stephen Malkmus-Discretion Groove
Kaiser Peas-Sellouts
Spoon-Everything Hits at Once
Fatboy Slim-Going Out of My Head

Side B
3 Songs Guaranteed to Clear Any Dancefloor
Sid Vicious-My Way
The Flying Luttenbachers-Metal Machine Muzak
My Blood Valentine-You Made Me Realise (live at the Loom in Vancouver, 10/92)
[1:50 of proto-Beach Boys harmonies wrapped around 12 minutes of mindblowing feedback]

We'll close out this miniseries on Mix Tapes Friday the 16th with 5 very different, very special mixes given to me over the years by friends.

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