Hidden eyes could see what I was thinking

Eclectic Playlist Series, Vol. 3 — February 2014

Eclectic Vol 3
The Eclectic Playlist Series rolls on, with a brand-new mix of wide-ranging songs for your listening pleasure. I hope.

For those just tuning in, you can find a bit of philosophical rationale for this kind of eclectic playlist in a short essay I wrote in November for the Linn Products music blog. The basic idea is: I find music much more interesting to listen to in a context in which genres and eras are mixed mindfully together, rather than segregated into narrowly-focused lists. I am pretty sure I am not alone in feeling this way, but you wouldn’t know it based on the types of playlists which tend to be available via the popular streaming services.

If this seems like a reasonable idea, be sure to check out the previous playlists in the series, helpfully titled Volume 1 and Volume 2.

This playlist was originally created via Spotify; all have since been migrated to Mixcloud. Here’s the widget:

“Money” – Annie Gallup (Swerve, 2001)
“Yr Own World” – The Blue Aeroplanes (Beatsongs, 1991)
“Pinky” – Elton John (Caribou, 1974)
“El Rito” – Destroyer (Five Spanish Songs, 2013)
“Big Tall Man” – Liz Phair (Whitechocolatespaceegg, 1998)
“Now That You’re Here” – Altered Images (Bite, 1983)
“Can I Change My Mind?” – Tyrone Davis (single, 1968)
“Expensive Shoes” – Christina Rosenvinge (Frozen Pool, 2001)
“Any Major Dude Will Tell You” – Steely Dan (Pretzel Logic, 1974)
“Seal My Fate” – Belly (King, 1995)
“Hannah Hunt” – Vampire Weekend (Modern Vampires of the City, 2013)
“Until You Come Back to Me” – Aretha Franklin (single, 1973)
“Beauty Trip” – Television (Television, 1991)
“The Wild Truth” – T Bone Burnett (The Talking Animals, 1988)
“Don’t Ever Leave Me” – Connie Francis (single, 1964)
“I Don’t Want to Lose You Yet” – Steve Earle (Transcendental Blues, 2000)
“Love’s In Need of Love Today” – Stevie Wonder (Songs in the Key of Life, 1976)
“Pendulum” – Pure Bathing Culture (Moon Tides, 2013)
“Hang Onto Your Ego” – Beach Boys (Pet Sounds, 1967)
“Je T’Aime Tant” – Julie Delpy (Julie Delpy, 2003)

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