Life in the Slow Lane

Life in the Slow Lane

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

DJ Kranki

I spent several hours yesterday night burning CD compilations to send to Lbo’s lovely husband, Big D, who is deployed to Afghanistan right now. I had a long chat with Lbo about what I could send to the poor guy to make his life a little bit better. Fortunately they are treated really well over there and are not wanting for much. Except for home that is. They are wanting for home.

I happen to love creating CD compilations for friends and for myself but I do tend to get into a bit of a rut. I find that a lot of the same songs get put on my CDs over time. I guess we all have our favourites and getting fixes of those tunes is good. But I don’t want to repeat myself too much.

So I ask you all a favour. Please list your top 5 (or more if you want!) best songs you would like to hear on a compilation CD. Big D has VERY diverse tastes and likes to listen to all sorts of stuff. Any era and genre. So put your musical thinking caps on and comment your hearts out. I would really appreciate the help in creating some fabulous ‘tune festivals’ for this guy who is working 16-18 hour days. The good news is that he can play music on his laptop while working.


The Asshole Police said...


kalki said...

Home - Michael Buble. It would be very appropriate, but might be TOO appropriate. You know?

American Tune - Simon and Garfunkel.

Oops! - Britney (I can't help myself - I am addicted to this song.)

Maneater - Hall and Oates

Without Me - Eminem

I don't know that these are my top 5, but they are the ones that come to mind right now.

snaps79 said...

Are the asshole police blog spammers? WTF?

1. Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
2. Hurts So Good - John Mellencamp (might have had a Cougar in there somewhere when this one was hot)
3. Under Pressure - David Bowie and Queen
4. Bombs Over Baghdad - Outkast
5. Hypnotize - Notorious B.I.G.

Closet Metro said...

1. James Brown - Papa Don't Take No Mess
2. David Bowie - Heroes
3. Living Colour - Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution (live) (Yes, the Tracy Chapman song. They do it better.)
4. Chris Whitley - To Joy (Revolution of the Innocents)
5. Morphine - Buena

Big Heavy said...

1. Van Morrison - Enlightenment
2. Bob Marley - Buffalo Soldier
3. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Lenny
4. Michael Jackson - Rock with you
5. Willie Nelson - whiskey river

Candace said...

1. Harvey Danger -- Save It For Later
2. Cheap Trick -- Dream Police or Surrender
3. Del Amitri -- Roll To Me
4. Filter -- The Best Things
5. Squeeze -- Tempted

Ern said...

1. Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta

2. U2 - Running to Stand Still is my fave, but kind of a downer, so maybe

2.5. U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

3. Oasis - Wonderwall

4. Dave Matthews - Best of What's Around (Best, best Dave song)

5. Toad the Wet Sprocket - Walk on the Ocean

6. John Denver - This Old Guitar

This is a totally random list, just what came to my mind first. I also have to second HDL's #3 pick and Kalki's 2nd pick (does she mean America?)

Fun idea! I'd like to see a list of which ones you burn most often too.

Ern said...

OK, shut up, Misfit, because your comment wasn't there when I started my list! What a random Harvey Danger coinkidink!

JessicaRabbit said...

Some Reverand Horton Heat, alittle rockabilly twang sets your feet in motion every time.

Lets see, gotta go with some Motorhead for agression, alittle Tool for some deep thinking, like what the hell do these lyrics mean?

And mabye some Lords of Acid just for sex factor, and alittle My Life with the THrill Kill Kult.

yes. that should do it.

surly girl said...

Motorhead - The Ace of Spades

Rolf Harris - Two Little Boys (makes me cry every time...)

Hoobastank - The Reason

Abba - Dancing Queen

The Wildhearts - I Wanna Go Where the People Go

i love a compilation cd, me.

whfropera said...

I will put my selections in your folder on the server.
but they very likely will be -
1- Liz Larin - Surprise
2- The Bloody Lovelies - Star
3- Mozart - Soave S'il Vento from Cosi Fan Tutte, Bartoli, Cuberli, Furlanetto (that one is really soft and quiet, so make sure you mix it against something similarly soft)
4- Blue Dog - E=MC5 (the jazz genre remix)
5- Puccini - Vecchia zimarra from La Boheme , Ezio Pinza, soloist
6- TheThe - an Uncertain Smile
7- Leadbelly - Old Man Will Your Dog Catch a Rabbit
8- Chris Haskett - (who is your man's guitar player - the evah so sexy Rollins) - Shut Up and Thank Frank
9- Ridel High - I Wanna Be Sedated - yep, its a cover of the Ramones
10 - Instruction - Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me - Smiths cover

whfropera said...

btw - Closet - yes to Buena! (what a way to go - onstage - I actually play the posthumous CD ALL the time - I think its their best)

Jess - some of the best times in my life have been at Rev HH concerts.

HDL - I will try and find the Small brown Bike CD at the station tonight - they do the BEST cover of "Under Pressure" I have ever heard.

Cherie said...

Hi Kranki

I couldn't pass up commenting on favorite music choices!

Poi Dog Pondering- Complicated
Louis Prima- Jump, Jive an' Wail
Scissor Sisters- Better Luck
The Shins-Fighting In a Sack
The Kinks- All Day and All of the Night
Green Day- She's a Rebel
Black Eyed Peas-Where is the Love

ScottyGee said...

Too many to pick-

1. Clocks by Coldplay
2. Wish You Were Here - Incubus
3. My Name Is Jonas - Weezer
4. Authority Song - Jimmy Eat World
5. Up All Night - Counting Crows
6. Feel Good Inc - Gorillaz
7. Message In A Bottle - Police
8. Back In Black - AC/DC
9. Little Sister - Queens of the Stone Age
10. Orange Crush - REM
11. Bigmouth Strikes Again - The Smiths

Candace said...

I also second Scottygee's picks.

And several others from other people.

Such good taste we all have!

ScottyGee said...

I was playing my favorites playlist on the iPod and came up with these too:

What I Like About You - Romantics

Jenny 867-5309 - Tommy Tutone

Why Can't I Be You - The Cure

Blue Monday - New Order

Have to love the 80's.

L.Bo said...

Kranki, the Big D is going to be in hog heaven. Great music selection from all! You are so kind!

The only one that concerns me is the Lords of Acid selection from the inimitable Miss Jessic Rabbit. Lords of Acid for the sex factor. HMMM... he's thousands of miles away for seven months and may have to spend a couple of days in Bankok without me. I don't think I want to be encouraging any sex factor ;p Nothing at all against the Lords of Acid you understand.

Now where did I put that Salt Peter?

L.Bo said...

Do you think the Asshole Police have a mirror handy? Just wonderin'.

Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Wow, just five? I can't possibly pick faves, but like many others here, I'll say five that come to mind:

1. Humble Pie - "Hot and Nasty"
2. Concrete Blonde - "Still in Hollywood"
3. Tom Waits - "Hang On, Saint Christopher" (the live version, if possible)
4. Frank Zappa - "Peaches en Regalia" (I know it's a copout, but I can't remember the name of the instrumental I really like on "We're Only In It For The Money")
5. The Fabulous Thunderbirds - "Too Many Irons in the Fire"

You know I'll probably be back with more. I'm just that kinda biatch.
And Closet - YEAH to James Brown! You could put most of 'em on my list. "Get Up Offa That Thing" and "Sex Machine" and "Get on the Good Foot"...jump back, gonna kiss myself!

Bucky Four-Eyes said...

OH! And Morphine's "Buena" may just be one of the five coolest songs ever, ever, ever.

Closet Metro said...

B4E - Johnette Napolitano is a goddess.

east village idiot said...

This is a toughie...but within the context of where this cd is going I might put on

1. Squeeze Box - the Who

2. The Best of Henry Mancini (moon river, baby elephant walk, etc.)

3. All of Exodus - Bob Marley

4. All of Abbey Road - Beatles

5. Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn

6. The best of Burt Bachrach with various artists.

7. Some bluegrass gospel

8. with a little luck - paul mccartney

9. sugar mountain neil young or any of the songs from comes a time.

I know that it's way more than 5. I'm just trying to think of music that can take him away, make him laugh or soothe his fear and lonliness.