Ask and Ye Shall Receive: Media Mixtapes!

Media mixtapes

We asked, and you responded: well, two of you. Ladies and gents, we present, uh, two playlists for you. They’re awesome and so are the people who sent them: the mysterious “Luban Jawi,” whose DJ name means “francincense from Java” and who’s “Sorry I Lobbed A Pie At Your Noggin” mixtape showcases a broad range and a deep insight into the complex emotions of pie-flinging; and the equally mysterious “The Local,” whose “I ♥ Fishbowl New York” made us feel all gushy inside. A sample from the latter’s liner notes:

11. “World War II Radio Broadcast” – CBS: What media used to be.
12. “Idiot Wind” – Bob Dylan: From Shirer and Murrow to Rathergate. We’ve regressed a long ways, baby. And that’s just CBS.

Are your competitive flames fired? They will be after the jump. If music be the fish of love, play on, play on, play on….


“I ♥ FishbowlNY” mix
by “The Local”

1. “Sweet Smell of Success” – Elmer Bernstein: Ah, Manhattan. Ah, media. Ah, humanity.
2. “Something Against You” – The Pixies: Everyone loves a good fight. Everyone loves Black Francis. Pick a target, put this track on repeat. May the targets cower.
3. “Never Said” – Liz Phair: Should we ever find ourselves square in the Fishbowl crosshairs, we’ll put this track on repeat.
4. “All You Want to Do Is Make Me Cry” – Sisterhood of Convoluted Thinkers: Speaking of cowering targets…
5. “I Gotta Get Drunk” – Willie Nelson: Sure, the combat is a gas. But, to paraphrase Citibank, we must remember why we work.
6. “Let’s Go Get Stoned” – Ray Charles: ibid.
7. “All Tomorrow’s Parties” – Velvet Underground: Another day, another open bar. Just you try it sometime.
8. “Mad About the Boy” – Shirley Bassey: We know it’s Dexter Filkins you dream of–not us–but that’s ok.
9. “Punk Rock Girl” – Dead Milkmen: Uh, it’s a good mix tape song? It follow a song with “boy” in the title? We don’t know. Enjoy.
10. “Four Hours in Washington” – M. Ward: Lest the mix become too giddy. An accidental evocation of a freelance deadline by some Portland hippie.
11. “World War II Radio Broadcast” – CBS: What media used to be.
12. “Idiot Wind” – Bob Dylan: From Shirer and Murrow to Rathergate. We’ve regressed a long ways, baby. And that’s just CBS.
13. “Song for the Dumped” – Ben Folds: We like to imagine Jennifer 8. Lee blasting this one at top volume in that filthy dump of hers. Or Andrea Peyser, actually.
14. “Drinking Again” – Aretha Franklin: ibid.
15. “24 Hour Party People” – Happy Mondays: Might we nominate this song as FishbowlNY’s theme? (Provided you haven’t chosen one yet…)
16. “There’s No Business Like Show Business” – Ethel Merman: Right you are, madame. Except you forgot journalism.
17. “Manhattan” – Dinah Washington: Ah, Manhattan. Ah, media. Ah, humanity.

“Sorry I Lobbed A Pie At Your Noggin”
Luban Jawi

“Accidents Will Happen,” Elvis Costello
“All Apologies,” Nirvana
“And It Stoned Me,” Van Morrison
“Ann Don’t Cry,” Pavement
“Bigmouth Strikes Again,” The Smiths
“Broken Face,” The Pixies
“Cruel To Be Kind,” Nick Lowe
“Don’t Worry About The Government,” Talking Heads
“Give Peace A Chance,” John Lennon
“Hang On To Your Ego,” Beach Boys
“I’m Finding It Harder To Be A Gentleman,” White Stripes
“Let It Be,” The Beatles
“Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off,” Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
“Let The Idiot Speak,” Old 97s
“Nobody’s Fault But My Own,” Beck
“Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy,” The Ramones
“Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (Everybody Must Get Stoned),” Bob Dylan
“Stop Your Sobbing,” The Kinks
“The Boy Done Wrong Again,” Belle & Sebastian
“You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla),” The Dickies
“You Get What You Deserve,” Big Star