12 Days of Mixmas: Day 9
The Light Footwork

Even though it’s been over a year, it still feels like yesterday that I got an email about The Light Footwork’s debut album, One State, Two State. They’re already working on their follow-up and plan on hitting SXSW. But for those new to the band, here’s a sampler.

MP3: The Light Footwork – Pirate Karate

And if anyone remembers Jay’s mix last year, you’ll know they’ve got quite the unique sense of humor. Combine that with Mixmas and you’ve got some of the more involved themes of the whole holiday.

“Songs from albums that were released on birthdays of disgraced former corporate executives” by Jay and Becca of The Light Footwork

Being that this is the season of giving, I thought I’d shine a light on what happens to people who lose sight of the giving spirit and find themselves doing the opposite.

December 22nd – Andrew Fastow – CFO Enron
MP3: Shai – If I Ever Fall in Love (from If I Ever Fall In Love)
I feel that the original acapella version of the title track most accurately reflects the feelings that a CFO should harbor for his or her stockholders. Shame on you, Andrew.

September 8th – Sam Waksal – Founder of ImClone Systems
MP3: Belle and Sebastian – It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career (from The Boy with the Arab Strap)
Selling lies to the boys with the old Dansettes again, are we Sam?

August 27th – Bernard Ebbers – CEO Worldcom
MP3: Pearl Jam – Even Flow (from Ten)
I’m pretty sure that this guy has never slept on a pillow made of concrete.

November 16th – Dennis Kozlowski – CEO Tyco International
MP3: Rufus Wainwright – Little Sister (from Want Two)
Rufus isn’t the only total b*stard anymore.

November 25th – Jeffrey Skilling, CEO Enron
MP3: Johnny Cash – Dark As A Dungeon (from Unearthed)
I know this one is a stretch since it’s not the original release date but the box set release date. BUT! Such a great song and such a great mental image for Skilling.

Mixmas 06
Day 8: Casper and the Cookies
Day 7: Sure Juror
Day 6: Ryan Allen of Thunderbirds Are Now!
Day 5: Michael Nau of Page France
Day 4: Greg from Oh No! Oh My!
Day 3: Tony Miller of Ideal Free Distribution
Day 2: Ivana XL
Day 1: Daniel of Oh No! Oh My!

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

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