@funkycow Heh heh, don’t think I’ll be playing it to my daughter either. ‘What’s an overturned piss pot daddy?’
Great to hear you enjoyed the mix too – the feedback from you and dollarsandcents has made my day. I think you’re right about the cinematic feel – my taste definitely leans in that direction and a lot of my favourite stuff tends to be americana, post rock or electronica leaning, which often has that expansive feel.
Nebraska is pretty unusual for a Springsteen album and I’m not sure any of his other studio albums are this stripped back. These lost masters are good though as he’s just playing around with ideas etc. There were a few potential candidates to suit the theme on that Rainer album, but I agree that this is his best and I think it’s a bit of a lost classic, so it had to be this one. I missed out on the Cover Versions round of the mix exchange, but Pastime Paradise also from that record would likely have been on my mix if I had. The respective albums which the new stuff you reference are taken from are all very good, so I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Some great titles on the Earth record – you know a song named ‘An Inquest Concerning Teeth’ is going to be great before you even hear it…
Calexico are my favourite band, so I’m probably not the most objective when it comes to recommending whether they are still worth listening to! That said, I think ‘Carried to Dust’ is my favourite of their post FoW albums, so that’s where I’d look first if you do decide to revisit them – great arrangements and engaging lyrics throughout.
Glad the production and various additions worked. I converted the itunes files to mp3s, loaded them up on a track in Reaper and then did some cross-fading and adding in of the various bits of dialogue and miscellaneous sound effects before chopping them back up again into individual tracks without any gap. I improved Trump’s speeches a little – gave him some reverb and improved his speech patterns. Not that the bastard deserves such treatment. I hoped all of the resampling of music files didn’t hit the overall sound quality too much, but it seems like it was ok.
It was the first time I’d done all that on a mix, but it was fun and the idea actually grew out of your post about people upping their game with mixes. Re-splitting just works better for me personally, so that’s how I did it - my main hi-fi doesn’t like CD-R’s and so I tend to listen to these on my car stereo, which doesn’t have any memory of where you left off each time you turn the ignition so starts again from the beginning. Makes one track mixes a bit harder to play. Agreed that we seem to have similar tastes – your drugs mix still lives in my car and gets plays (as do plenty of the others I’ve received on these exchanges). Really enjoying this round - thanks again for the nice feedback