October 29, 2010

music: october mixtape

This month's mixtape is made in honor of my daughter, who is celebrating her birthday this month. I make a mixtape for most birthdays and holidays for our family. This one is themed in part by Halloween/Dia De Los Muertos and in part by the theme to Paige's party tomorrow: Alice in Wonderland. She dressed up as the Mad Hatter today for school, will do so for her party tomorrow and Sunday while trick-or-treating. There's lots of cross over. Danny Elfman is the king of creepy, yet fun musical endeavors. His fingerprint is all over this. But so is another artist described similarly but is certainly more of an "acquired taste:" Tom Waits. Much of this reflects some of Paige's favorite movies and music: Alice in Wonderland (both the animated and recent Depp/Elfman film), The Wizard of Oz and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Some were selected for these themes or general creepy composition regardless of lyrical content. The only exception is "Birthday" which is on every birthday mixtape 'round here. Oh, and I dare you to look up the last track. The EP that this track comes off of has got to be one of the more psychotic, creepy recordings I've yet to listen to. Lastly, I like doing things in three's (3 kids? You'll pick up on this if you ever take a class I teach too... and the Trinity?). So, since Paige is turning 9, there's 27 songs. Enjoy!

October '10: soundtrack to a nightmare in wonderland

  1. The Mad Tea Party sequence - Alice In Wonderland Soundtrack
  2. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 2 - The Flaming Lips
  3. Dead Man's Party - Oingo Boingo
  4. I Am The Walrus - The Beatles
  5. Alice - Tom Waits
  6. What's This? - The Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack
  7. Red Right Hand - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  8. Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeah's
  9. Here Comes Alice - The Jesus And Mary Chain
  10. Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett
  11. We're All Mad Here - Tom Waits
  12. I'm Late - Alice In Wonderland Soundtracks
  13. Dracula's Wedding - OutKast
  14. The Caterpillar - The Cure
  15. This Is Halloween - The Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack
  16. Cowboys - Portishead
  17. Yeah Yeah - Cyndi Lauper
  18. Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare - Matt & Kim
  19. Only A Lad - Oingo Boingo
  20. Oogie Boogie's Song - The Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack
  21. Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday
  22. The Walrus and the Carpenter - Alice In Wonderland Soundtrack           
  23. Abiyiyo - Pete Seeger
  24. Zombie Dance - The Cramps
  25. Birthday - The Beatles
  26. Cyclone (Extended Version) - The Wizard Of Oz Soundtrack           
  27. Come To Daddy - The Dillinger Escape Plan w/ Mike Patton

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