Thursday, July 2, 2009


All selling shoes and no obliterating zombies makes Matt a sad, sappy sucker.

1. The Pixies - "Trompe le Monde"
All Julia Roberts and no Natalie Portman makes Matt a deranged postal worker.

2. stellastarr* - "Move On"
All hem and no haw makes Matt an incorporated starf-----.

3. Green Day - "Poprocks & Coke"
All Jar Jar Binks and no comparatively dignified Wicket W. Warrick makes Matt grateful Wikipedia is around so he could make such an inane, dorked-out reference.

4. Jason Loewenstein - "Upstate"
All South Shore and no North Shore makes Matt a ... statist? Is that even a word?

5. Loudon Wainwright III - "Grey in L.A."
All cupcakes all the time and no walky-walky makes Matt more soap for the money.

6. Elvis Costello - "Kinder Murder"
All "The Shining" (ridiculous non-Stanley Kubrick version) and no "The Shining" (Stanley Kubrick version) makes Matt Stephen King.

7. Faux Jean - "War and Peace"
All Faux Jean and no Journey makes Matt a satisfiedbutnotcomplete rocker.

8. Tom Petty - "Depending on You"
All "The Stranger" and no "The Outsider" makes not Matt a literay slob. But the French-language version of "L'Etranger" probably does....

9. Teenage Fanclub - "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" [Creedence Clearwater Revival cover]
All CCR covers and no originals works every time 60 percent of the time.

10. Jason Steele - "Put a Banana in Your Ear" [MP3]
All interior design and no burgers makes Matt a question mark for daddy dearest. (Oh, man, I kill me!) (p.s. Best Friends Forever should cover this "Charlie the Unicorn" classic.)

11. Cibo Matto - "Sci-Fi Wasabi" [Radio Version]
All accent and no gruff makes Matt a disbeliever in Aussies or Brits trying to play Yanks.

12. Abstract Rude feat. Aceyalone - "Thynk Eye Can" [Haiku d'Etat Mix]
All scrapping and no handshakes makes Matt a toothless hick from the sticks.

13. Chin Chin - "Moments"
All archived CD reviews (like of Chin Chin's "The Flashing, The Fancing") and no new CD reviews makes Matt a burnt-out hack.

14. Manfred Mann's Earth Band - "For You" [Bruce Springsteen cover]
All incense and no dusting makes Matt an Xbox 360-less fool.

15. Brother Ali feat. Slug - "Blah Blah Blah"
All "Joke!" Joke! Joke!" and no getting real makes Matt happy, others sad. (My interview with Ali is right here.)

16. Superdrag - "Cuts and Scars"
All cuts and no scars makes Matt ... in need of a blood donor.

17. The Deathray Davies - "Is This On?"
All shiny, plastic discs and no digital files makes Matt a made man. (Ha!)

18. Pere Ubu - "Sleep Walk"
All Mountain Dew and no Diet Mountain Dew makes Matt a diabetic-in-training.

19. Anya Marina - "Move You (Slow & Steady Seduction Phase II)" [Daytrotter vers.] [MP3]
All Grand Forks and Bismarck means no dance parties, sadly.

20. Adam Judd - "Rocks on the River's Edge" [Demo]
All literary classics and no throwaway-lit makes a lot of sense in the long run.

21. Stereophonics - "Local Boy in the Photograph"
All "Guitar Hero" and no live music makes Matt a confusing choice for an A&E beat reporter.

22. fun. - "At Least I'm Not as Sad (As I Used to Be)" [MP3]
All bizarre dreams about relative strangers and no divine late-night-walk moments makes Matt an unfocused soul.

23. Adam Ant - "Place in the Country"
All wheat and no white makes Matt an unsatisfied sandwich muncher.

24. They Might Be Giants - "Cyclops Rock"
All Yooper-left-me blues and no Yooper-here-to-harass makes Matt a disheartened individual.

25. Mother Banjo feat. Art Vandalay - "Green Jacket"
All 56 and no [CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST] makes Matt stubborn as all get-out. (In other news, read my interview with Ellen Stanley/Mother Banjo and my review of Art Vandalay's splendid disc here.)

Thus concludes your fifty-sixth dose of SHAKE*YOUR*SHORES, the awesome mix tape series that could.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

LOL to #21. At least you're not Andrew Olson. You know, the Meat Puppets are playing Duluth with Retribution Gospel Choir. Will this be enough to get you out of the house?