Hugh McGuire

publishing, technology, media, philosophy, a bit of politics.

Category: mixed tape

friday mixed tape: ragga

Peter Tosh: Bush Doctor (live 1983) Jimmy Cliff: The Harder They Come (1972) Linton Kwesi Johnson: 5 Days of Bleeding (1978) I saw dub poet LKJ when I first moved to New York. Was a fantastic concert.

friday mixed tape: montreal in the 80s

A few Montreal classics from back when I listened to CKGM (the Cage): The Box: L’Affaire Dumoutier (Say To Me) (1985) I didn’t realize it, but Jean-Marc Pisapia, lead singer was a member of Men Without Hats (see below). Safety Dance: Men Without Hats (1982) Ah, the eighties in Quebec. Corey Hart: Sunglasses At Night […]

friday mixed tape: rush (for dan)

Dan’s the guy who keeps LibriVox servers running. He loves Rush. It’s his birthday. So: Rush – La Villa Strangiato (Live at Pinkpop 1979) Rush: Limelight Rush: Fly By Night

friday mixedtape: spying

This one goes out to Facebook, Google, and the Warentless Wiretap program. Rockwell: Somebody’s Watching Me (1984) One-hit wonder. The Romantics: Talking In Your Sleep (1984) Hall and Oates: Private Eyes (1981) I was hoping this one was a 1984 tune as well, but no dice. Incidentally, I seem to have an inordinate amount of […]

friday mixed tape: robot songs

I for one welcome our robot overlords. Kraftwerk: The Robots (1978) Daft Punk: Robot Rock (2005) Styx: Mr. Roboto (1983) Ouch. This is pretty terrible.

friday mixed tape: the other woman

Nothing says heartbreak like good country music. Here’s a few about the other woman: Patsy Cline: She’s got You Loretta Lynn: Other Woman The coal miner’s daughter. Dolly Parton: Jolene What a fantastic song. What a voice. [Also, check the White Stripes cover version]

friday mixed tape: montreal scratchers

They’re called turntablists, and Montreal’s has had some good ‘uns over the years. Kid Koala: Drunk Trumpet Dj A-Track: at the ITF Scratch Bastid: Scribble Jam 07

friday mixed tape: eccentric pianists

Glenn Gould: J.S.Bach’s Partita #2 Thelonious Monk: Round Midnight Jerry Lee Lewis – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On (1957)

friday mixed tape: alfie’s warm-up mix

When I was at university, I worked as a waiter at the student pub, Alfie’s. We had DJs, but I used to come in a little early for my shifts, and they let me “spin” a bit before things started up. I usually got around to playing jazzy funky stuff, but I’d often start out […]

friday mixed tape: old surf rock

The Astronauts: Firewater (1963) Looks like a good party. Do you think the guy on the couch is gonna score with that girl? From the movie, Surf Party. Dick Dale & The Del Tones: Surfing/Miserlou (1962) Intro is the vocal “Surfing,” followed by the instrumental “Miserlou,” which is a traditional Greek folk song, with versions […]