The idea for this week’s mix is perfectly sound. As usual I had the idea, built a giant stack of songs that fit, carved those songs down into a reasonable length, and then arranged the songs into a flow. Somewhere in that process things went pear-shaped. What’s worse is that I knew it but kept going anyway. This collection is like driving a lap race in a homemade race car. It seemed like a good idea and starts alright, the middle you flinch and try to avoid the shrapnel, and the end is alright again because you didn’t die when all the body panels came unbolted.
Below is a picture of me during the song collection phase of this mix.Embed from Getty Images
Spent the long Easter weekend up in Castle Danger, Minnesota, on a little family vacation. We went to Gooseberry Falls State Park as well as Split Rock Lighthouse. Because of the chilly weather along Lake Superior there were few people around, which is exactly how I like it.
In up coming events, I’ve signed on to do the MS Ride again this year with my friend Kate. This will be my 7th go ‘round. I’m just over half way to my fundraising goal of $400. If you are included to donate and help me out you can do so here. I would certainly appreciate it. To those of you who have already donated, thank you!
Listen to and/or download this podcast! The Funkomaticjamatron Presents… It’s A Zoo Out There (4.10.15)
NOTE: New “The Funkomaticjamatron Presents…” podcasts are generally posted on Fridays. The show archives are around ten shows deep. Beyond that, if the link isn’t active, the mix has been deleted to make way for new material.
Song – Artist – Album
Zoo Station – U2 – Achtung Baby.
Catching The Butterfly – The Verve – Urban Hymns.
The Fox – Niki & The Dove – Instinct.
Black Cat – Janet Jackson – Design Of A Decade.
Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked – Cage the Elephant – Cage the Elephant.
Brass Monkey – Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill.
Animals – Bonobo – Black Sands.
Monkey Monkey – Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).
Monkey – George Michael – Faith.
Shock The Monkey – Peter Gabriel – Security.
Lions – Dire Straits – Dire Straits.
Flamingoes Fly – Van Morrison – The Philosopher’s Stone [Disc 2].
When The Tigers Broke Free – Pink Floyd – Echoes.
Paper Tigers – Gretchen Lieberum – Siren Songs.
Animal – Def Leppard – Hysteria.
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor – Eye of the Tiger.
Like An Animal – The Donnas – Bitchin’.
Rusty Cage – Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger.
The Zoo – Scorpions – Animal Magnetism.