Hey, Marscon is coming up fast, and if I'm going to prod wormquartet into burning CDs, I better get on the ball too. mle292 and I agreed to exchange mix tapes at the con, and here is mine. The CD jewel case will have a listing of the songs and artists, but there's so much more. I'll put this behind a cut for those of you not interested. Generic note: Making the mix got a lot easier when I expanded beyond the subject matter of the songs to include local artists.
The Minnesota Connection
1 The Road – Nate Bucklin 4:54
A great version of this song, from his latest album.
2 Under The Quarter Moon – Carla Sciaky 4:23
3 The Wood-Tick Song – Rich and Roady 3:18
Roady Tate, of Riverfolk fame.
4 Turn Of The Wrench – Dana Lyons 6:50
5 Bummer – Warren King w/Nate Bucklin 3:15 [*]
Warren was a MN-STFer when this was recorded.
6 Recipe for Love – Tetes Noires 2:51 [**]
They gave lots of local concerts in the early 80s.
7 Luntennial Promo – Shockwave Radio 1:32
We had fun.
8 The Fair – Ann Reed 3:22 9 Roseville Fair – Bill Staines 3:26 10 Renaissance Faire – Blackmoor's Night 4:15
The first is about the Minnesota State Fair, the second may or may not be about the burb. The third song is the only real cheat, since it's not a MN artist or specifically about a MN event, but it certainly fits in here.
11 99 1/2 Won't Do – Sabathani Choir 2:43
12 Preposterous – Nate Bucklin 3:22
Another good version from the album.
13 The Reincarnation Song – Howard Harrison 4:07
14 Fairy Tale – Jane Frietag w/Nate Bucklin 2:30 [*]
Jane was a Milwaukee fan who lived in Mpls for a while.
15 Home – Riverfolk 3:04
16 Rue The Day – Folk Underground 3:11
A slight cheat, as the group is from Wisconsin, but the song is produced in Mpls and written by frequent visitor Jane Yolen.