Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Splotchy's Contribution To Six Degrees

Here's a discussion of my selections for the Six Degrees of GMMP mix, Volume 12 of the Green Monkey Music Project, guest-hosted by the wondrous Beth.

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G III - Wendy Carlos
I was originally going to include something from the soundtrack to A Clockwork Orange but it was longer than I remembered. Even still, this piece clocks in at over five minutes. I don't know if people in general like this kinda music or not. I dig it.

Walter Carlos - Momus
So, Momus wrote a song about Wendy Carlos, the performer/arranger of the previous selection. Well, he actually wrote it about Walter Carlos, which was what Walter was before he was Wendy. Carlos actually sued Momus for releasing the song, which resulted in it being removed from subsequent pressings of The Little Red Songbook.

Movies In My Head - The 6ths
The 6ths is basically a side project of the Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt. In this side project, on each song he collaborates with a different music dynamo. Merritt worked with Momus on the first track of the 6ths album Hyacinths and Thistles. Merritt works with Georgia Hubley of Yo La Tengo on this irresistibly catchy track.

Stockholm Syndrome - Yo La Tengo
What, you want me to explain this connection to you? Georgia Hubley is in Yo La Tengo. Yo La Tengo plays this track. The bassist James McNew handles the singing duties in this pretty little song.

No Train To Stockholm - Lee Hazlewood
Connection = 2 songs with Stockholm in the title. I was thinking about including a song by Peter, Bjorn and John (they're from Stockholm) but decided against it. MizSplotchy does not like Lee Hazlewood. I have to listen to this song with the headphones on.

These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra
Okay, maybe Lee Hazlewood isn't to everyone's tastes, but he did write this wicked song. Check out that classic, descending bassline!


Comrade Kevin said...

Stockholm Syndrome is a good little song.

BeckEye said...

This blog is made for bloggin', and that's just what you do.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Any six degrees list that ends in Nancy Sinatra gains bonus cool points. Nice non-linear listing there!

Bubs said...

I'm so pleased that I recognized at least one of the artists you contributed.

heals said...

my uncle richard made me a mix tape (yes, a mix tape) of yo la tengo once. it sat in the glove compartment of my car for 8 years and then i played it. not bad.

Dale said...

I really liked your choices Splotchy, excellent, unexpected and poifect.