June 07, 2007

CD Exchange - Woods'

[I haven't finished this list yet, still working on it but wanted to get it posted]

The first CD I received in the exchange came from Bill & Hiedi in California - which may have led to the theme choice of "Oceans". I first have to say that on first listen, this playlist took me back to my teen years (ok, not all the songs could take me back, being much more recent, but many did). I had someone, who was trying to convince me that he was cool and all sailor-y and stuff, give me a mix tape* that he said was "what I am all about" - many of these songs were on it.
I knew what he was "all about", thank you very much, and I didn't need a mix tape to clue me in. So, sense memory being what it is, I had a good chuckle listening to this particular "mix tape".

This is the Ocean: The Waterboys - this one took a couple of listens, but it is growing on me.
Beyond the Sea: Bobby Darin - "So hip he never even ate a square meal" Always one of my faves.
A Pirate Looks At Forty: Jimmy Buffett - the one I remember most from that old mix tape, really captures the Parrothead feeling.
The Wild Wild Sea: Sting - I am generally a Sting fan, not sure about this one yet....
Walk on the Ocean: Toad the Wet Sprocket - this is one of those songs that I can't tell you why I like it, but I like it. Great hook? Infectious melody? Whatever it is, it works.
Sailing: Christopher Cross - A classic, couldn't have done this theme without this song. This song takes you there...and makes me think of Dudley Moore (you'll get it. I'll wait. )
Southern Cross: Crosby, Stills & Nash - Another classic song, by a classic group. They were kickin' in their day. I never cared for them separately, but they sure worked well as a group.
Octopus' Garden: The Beatles - Who doesn't love the Beatles? (OK, D, I know you don't - but who else?) Interesting choice going with this cut rather than the more familiar Yellow Submarine. Bravo.
Surfin' USA: The Beach Boys - Beach Boys. Surfin' USA. 'nuff said.
How Deep is the Ocean: Frank Sinatra - Hello....FRANK SINATRA! He could sing the phone book, I would love it.
Ease Your Feet In the Sea: Belle and Sebastian - I had heard of Belle & Sebastian, but I think this is the first time I heard them. Nice vibe.
Oceans: Pearl Jam - Not much of a Pearl Jam fan....
Unknown: Unknown - Don't know what this is, but it's pretty.
Edge of the Ocean: Ivy - I discovered Ivy just recently and have not gotten to hear much of their stuff yet. I was very happy to see this cut on the list.
Come Sail Away (Live) : Styx - I've seen a lot of great concerts in my day, but I don't think I ever caught Styx. Sounds like it would have been a great show.
Wipe Out: The Sufaris - Oh, please. The quintessential ocean clip, had to be here. :-)
Beach Baby: The First Class - the perfect song to finish up this collection

UPDATE: See Lori's review.

* yes, I said "mix tape". There was a time in ancient history when, if you wanted to give someone a customized playlist, you had to put the songs, individually, onto a casette tape. I was long, arduous work - so they knew you meant it.....till they found out you had made one master tape and just copied it over and over for every girl you wanted to 'get to know'.

~ Listen ~

Posted by Vox at June 7, 2007 02:33 PM | music

Just wanted to let ya know that I finally got my cd's out today :-) Hope everyone likes it! I really like all 3 cd's received so far, clever.

Posted by: Heather at June 12, 2007 05:27 PM

Great! I look forward to hearing your contribution, Heather

I'll let you know when I blog it :-)

Posted by: Vox at June 12, 2007 05:36 PM