Many moons ago I had the pleasure of setting up Oh No! Oh My!’s first actual concert. They played with the Robot Ate Me and Sure Juror and we had about 80 people show up. Not too bad. But since then they’ve gone on to be invited to open for the Flaming Lips, play Lollapalooza and other festivals. All I can say is that they deserve it. Success is about talent and work coming together, and they’ve got both in massive quantities.
So imagine how happy I was when both Greg and Daniel turned in mixes for Mixmas! Here we have Greg’s theme, based around the feeling which launched a thousand mixes: loneliness.
“Songs That Make You Wish You Weren’t Single” by Greg of Oh No! Oh My!
We’ve all been there. Alone in your room listening to music when a song comes on and all of the sudden you find yourself longing for the company of a certain special someone, then you spend the rest of the night all moody. This my list of songs that make you wish you weren’t single.
MP3: Nick Drake – From the Morning
Imagine waking up to this song, you rub the sleep from your eyes and look outside to see a bright and clear morning, then turn over and put your arm around your lover…sigh
MP3: Yo La Tengo – Our Way To Fall
This song has the loneliest sounding organ, and its basically about falling in love…which is an ever so painful reminder that you are single.
MP3: Jens Lekman – A Higher Power
You think to yourself, sure i’d hold her hair while she vomits. Definitely make sure she brushes her teeth. Then spend the night feeling melancholy…not alone…but together. Jens you’re a genius!
MP3: Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World
Truly, what a wonderful world, except for one thing…you’re SINGLE and LONELY.
MP3: John Lennon – Real Love
This is the song that whenever you hear it you think to yourself “I have to learn this song because no girl could resist.” You learn it, play it over and over in your room, and never have the courage when the time comes.
Mixmas 05 (MP3 links don’t work)
Day 13: Kevin Barnes of Of Montreal
Day 12: Keith Murray of We Are Scientists
Day 11: Justin Rice of Bishop Allen
Day 10: Becca from The Light Footwork
Day 9: Jay from The Light Footwork
Day 8: Christian Owens from Bishop Allen
Day 7: The Rinse
Day 6: Chris of Gorilla vs Bear
Day 5: Dodge from My Old Kentucky Blog
Day 4: Ryan Allen of Thunderbirds Are Now!
Day 3: John Vanderslice
Day 2: Tapes ‘n Tapes
Day 1: Dean from Secret Unicorns Forum