Archive for October, 2009


Senses working overtime

October 30, 2009
Eyes see and watch, ears hear and listen, mouths talk (and I suppose taste), and noses smell. So, on our head trip, let’s engage our senses in Any Major Dude With Half A Heart’s second mix.
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1. David Bowie – Can You Hear Me (1975)
2. Tim Buckley – I Can’t See You (1966)
3. Herman Düne – I Wish That I Could See You Soon (2006)
4. Devics – If We Cannot See (2006)
5. Richard Hawley – Can You Hear The Rain, Love (2001)
6. Scott Walker – You’re Gonna Hear From Me (1967)
7. The Righteous Brothers – See That Girl (1965)
8. Chris Montez – The More I See You (1966)
9. Cass Elliot – I’ll Be Seeing You (1973
10. Blind Boy Fuller – What’s That Smells Like Fish (1938)
11. Smiley Lewis – I Hear You Knocking (1955)
12. The Supremes – I Hear A Symphony (1965)
13. Jim Messina – Seeing You (For The First Time) (1979)
14. Baby Huey – Listen To Me (1971)
15. The Jesus and Mary Chain – Taste Of Cindy (1985)
16. K’s Choice – A Sound That Only You Can Hear (1995)
17. Mull Historical Society – Watching Xanadu (2001)
18. Ron Sexsmith & Don Kerr – Listen (2005)
19. Rosanne Cash – I Was Watching You (2006)
20. The Magic Numbers – I See You, You See Me (2005)
21. Paul Anka – Smells Like Teen Spirit (2005)DOWNLOAD


Over my head

October 29, 2009

irisThis is the first of two mixes prepared by Any Major Dude With Half A Heart, whose music blog lives HERE, concentrating on the physiognomy of the head theme.

1. Aztec Camera – Head Is Happy (Heart’s Insane)
2. Crowded House – Pineapple Head (live)
3. Johnny Cash – Mean Eyed Cat
4. The Dillards – I’ve Just Seen A Face
5. The Holmes Brothers – Smiling Face Hiding A Weeping Heart
6. Paul Anka – Eyes Without A Face
7. The Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces Sometimes
8. Justine Washington – I Can’t Wait Until I See My Baby’s Face
9. The Flamingos – I Only Have Eyes For You
10. Mississippi Sheikhs – I’ve Got Blood in My Eyes For You
11. Robert Mitchum – Mama Looka Boo Boo (Shut Your Mouth-Go Away)
12. Emile Ford & the Checkmates – Them There Eyes
13. Lewis Taylor – Blue Eyes
14. Andrew Bird – A Nervous Tic Motion Of The Head To The Left
15. Nada Surf – The Way You Wear Your Head
16. The Sweet – The Lies In Your Eyes
17. Ben Folds – Doctor My Eyes
18. Josh Ritter – One More Mouth
19. Kaki King – Saving Days In A Frozen Head
20. The Lilac Time – The Darkness Of Her Eyes
21. Thomas Dybdahl – Pale Green Eyes
22. Ryan Adams – Halloweenhead
23. The Cardigans – Give Me Your Eyes


Justine Washington is better known as Baby Washington; this is the original version of the song covered to good effect by Dusty Springfield.

Another lot of songs on the theme of heads (and other bodyparts) is on the So Much Beauty Out There blog, including songs by Etta James, Florence Ballard, Françoise Hardy, Serge Gainsbourg, Sparklehorse, Herman Düne, Lou Reed & John Cale, Palace Brothers, and much more.


Look at this face

October 28, 2009

The head mix by matej:

1 Handsome Boy Modeling School – Look At This Face
2 Luscious Jackson – Naked Eye
3 Manu Dibango – Blowin’ Western Mind
4 The Equals – Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys
5 William Onyeabor – Better Change Your Mind
6 Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee – Trouble in Mind
7 Cisco Houston & Woody Guthrie – Brown Eyes
8 Willie Nelson – Smells Like Teen Spirit
9 Ella Fitzgerald – Angel Eyes
10 Pale Young Gentlemen – Goldenface, Morninglight
11 El Vez – Just Want to See His Face
12 The Sir Finks – Heads Up
13 Beck – Devils Haircut
14 N.E.R.D. – Everyone Nose



asb’s On me head son mix

October 28, 2009

Continuing with our theme of heads, their features and their senses, here’s asb.

Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band – Big Eyed Beans From Venus
AlbertosY Trios Los Paranoias – Heads Down, No Nonsense, Mindless Boogie
Paul Roland and The Hellfire Club – Gary Gilmores Eyes
The Cinematics – Lips Taste Like Tears
The Clean – Sad Eyed Lady
Beak – Ears Have Ears
Mount Eerie – The Mouth Of The Sky
Matt McGinn – Screwtops Are Falling On My Head
Patty Austin – Big Mouth
Prince Far I – Shine Eye Gal

Part 1
Part 2


EvilC’s ‘Head: Eyes vs. The Rest’

October 27, 2009

eyes Ladies and Gentlemen. May I present, for your delectation, my contribution Head: Eyes vs. The Rest – being a musical interpretation of the eternal war between our physiognomy’s dominant feature, the eyes, and their subjugated poorer neighbours, the rest of the head.

It isn’t really – that’s bollocks! I just ended up with lots of tracks about eyes and not many about the rest of the head, but couldn’t whittle them down into just one CDs worth. Thus, I decided to keep the two broad groups separate, put them on two CDs and come up with some excuse or theme for doing so. …And that was it!

(edit: It is weird, though, how many of the ‘eyes’ tracks were either ‘mainstream’ or were tuneful electropop, while most of the ‘rest of the head’ tracks were slightly more unusual. Thus, these two CDs have very different ‘vibes’ to them.)

Still – on with the show.

As per usual, 320kbps MP3s, bundled together into .rar files. The first one is uploaded to Megaupload and the second one is Rapidshare.
‘Head: Eyes vs. The Rest’

Download Vol.1: Eyes

01. Friday Bridge‘Eyes Without A Face’
02. Makina Girgir‘White Eyes’
03. Divider‘Cold Eyes’
04. Severed Heads‘Dead Eyes Opened’
05. Alden Tyrell‘What Your Eyes Can Do’
06. Solvent‘Googly Eyes’
07. Alpha Aesar‘Red Eyed Love’
08. AS1‘Eyes Are Closed’
09. Little Computer People‘Eyes’
10. The Clarke & Ware Experiment‘Open Our Eyes’

Download Vol.2: The Rest

01. Third Eye Foundation‘Shot in the Head’
02. C‘In 1 Ear’ (K. Moon E. & Flipper mix)
03. Momus‘The Hairstyle Of The Devil’
04. Datafreq‘Claudia Brucken’s Lips’
05. Wire‘Cheeking Tongues’
06. Charles Manier‘Out Like A Tooth’
07. Telefon Tel Aviv‘Your Mouth’
08. Seefeel‘When Face Was Face’
09. Rome‘Beware Soul Snatchers’ [Black Nosed Buddha Mix]
10. Tiga‘Good As Gold / Flexible Skulls’

Something for everyone!