March 15, 2007

111 and 112: Odyssey

Mixes 111 and 112 were composed at the same time. I used a photo taken of an art installation for the cover photos. We had just returned from a trip to Texas, where we visited an art museum. The cover for #111 (in orange) is the original color of the art installation; #112 (in blue) is the "negative" image of the same photo.

The Title: Odyssey is the name of an avant-garde Journey cover band we saw perform while we were visiting Texas.

The Tracks: I really dug deep into the history books for some of these songs:

  1. Claire - The Push Stars
  2. In the Meantime - Spacehog
  3. Hey Jude / Sgt. Pepper (Reprise) - From The Beatles "LOVE"
  4. Why Does This Always Happen to Me? - "Weird Al" Yankovic featuring Ben Folds on piano
  5. In Between Days - Ben Folds
  6. One-Sided Love Affair - Elvis Presley
  7. Ain't Never Gonna Give You Up - (the only) Paula Abdul (song I like)
  8. Big Bang Baby - Stone Temple Pilots
  9. Cinnamon Girl - Suzanne Hoffs & Matthew Sweet
  10. Poison - Bel Biv Devoe
  11. You Only Live Twice - Pat DiNizio (the Smithereens lead singer, on solo piano, covering the Bond theme song.)
  12. Divine Intervention (DEMO) - Matthew Sweet
  13. Where Or When - Dave Edmunds
  14. Hey Porter - Johnny Cash
  15. Memphis - Chuck Berry
  16. See the World - Gomez
  17. Speed of Sound - Coldplay
  18. Help Me, Suzanne - Rhett Miller
  19. Better Days - Bruce Springsteen, featuring Randy Jackson on bass
  20. Age Of Consent - Grant Lee Phillips

  1. Sly - The Cat Empire
  2. Driven To Tears - The Police
  3. Tell Her This - Del Amitri
  4. Nothing Lasts - Son Volt
  5. You're So Damn Hot - OK Go
  6. What'd I Say, Pts 1 & 2 - Ray Charles
  7. Life On A Chain - Pete Yorn
  8. New Frontier - Counting Crows
  9. TLC: Creep
  10. Going Through The Motions - Aimee Mann
  11. Think I'm In Love - Beck
  12. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is - Jet
  13. Sold Me Down The River - The Alarm (I put this Alarm song next to the Jet song because they both remind me of the Rolling Stones.)
  14. I Want It All - Queen (I heard this Queen song on a Coca-Cola commercial.)
  15. Jesusland - Ben Folds
  16. Somebody Told Me - The Killers
  17. Get Back - The Beatles, from the CD "Love"
  18. Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order