It’s been far too long since I put out Percolator. This summer got away from me. Changed jobs, went on a number of road trips and general Team Thursday antics. As I was going through some of the tracks I had been playing over the summer, it occurred to me that I had the makings of another LateNightDiscoMakeout mix – a little house, a little disco, a little electro, and a lot of fun.
In a few days, I’ll be heading out to Black Rock City to spend time with my friends and family from KAOS, Chickenhed, and everyone else. What better chance to put together a quick mix dedicated to the week. If you’re there, come out to where the sound camps at 2 o’clock are (2 and G) and say hi. I’ll have a part of the Destroy Earth Sound System II set up.
Toro Y Moi – Saturday Love
Air France – It Feels Good To Be Around You
Mitzi – Morning Light (Softwar Remix)
Spector – Never Fade Away (Debukas Remix)
Munk – Mis Labios (Black Van Remix)
Sykur – Shed Those Tears (FM Belfast Remix)
Theophilus London – Flying Overseas (Soul Clap EFunk Remix)
Slice & Soda – Year Of The Dragon (Villa Remix)
Pulpalicious – Bodytalk (Elocnep Remix)
D.I.M. – Is You (Le Castle Vania Remix)
Phil RetroSpector – Psycho-Bird
Working With Fire and Steel – China Crisis
Don’t Turn The Lights On by Chromeo
This is easy. Last concert I was at was the Sasquatch Music Festival. Chromeo was the last band we watched before heading out.
The Bubblemen Are Coming by The Bubblemen
While it seems clear in hindsight, there was actually some debate whether these guys were Love and Rockets at the time. They opened for L&R at a show at UC Irvine. We were “acquainted” with the band, so we had passes to the show. Backstage, it all became clear when the Bubblemen costumes were in the L&R dressing rooms…
Nanci by Toad The Wet Sprocket
Not really a guilty pleasure, but I have been known to hit repeat a couple of times when this track comes on. It’s probably a good thing I have never seen this out at karaoke before.
Something I Can Never Have by Nine Inch Nails
Well, hate is a strong word. This song, and really the whole album, was the soundtrack for a heart-rending breakup. And yes, at times the misery transformed into hate so as to become bearable. In the years since then, the girl in question and I have made amends and have established a friendly détente, but this song still has the power to bring me right back to that point in time.
Blow Your House Down by A Guy Called Gerald
My old roommate, Gary Blitz, would play this song on repeat. Always. Typically it would be when we got back from a show and hadn’t loaded all the sound gear and records back into the living room. As soon as the coffin was in, he’d connect to the “normal” sound system and fire it up. Once “The Destroy Earth Sound System” was loaded in, the house would move into full after-party mode.
Zehn kleine Jägermeister by Die Toten Hosen
Anytime I hear this song, I am back in Düsseldorf, rooting for Fortuna 95 and drinking Gatzweiler Alt. Die Toten Hosen have a song about Bayern that pretty much sums up how I feel about the Sounders.
Freemasons of Enochian Magick by Penal Colony
Since Robert Anton Wilson and Richard Dawkins didn’t put out any tracks, I’ll go with a musical inspiration. This one is easy, and close to home. My old friend and sometimes musical cohort Dee Madden. Give him any instrument and he’ll be able to play it. Name a genre and he’s been in a band that kicked its ass. His latest Mimeograph recordings keep me plugging away at my projects. In return, I gave him an unhealthy fear of the number 23. It’s a fair trade.