12 Days of Mixmas: Day 5
Matthew Pelham of The Features

It’s hard to explain how happy the Features’ music makes me. Their album Exhibit A is one of the few records of the past ten years that I could listen to once a day for the rest of my life without ever skipping a song. To top it off, they show no signs of ever dropping off in quality. Last year they released the “Contrast” EP and 2008 holds their second full length — be on the lookout for that one. Until then, here’s head Feature Matthew Pelham sharing some songs to get your stomach (and ears!) excited.

MP3: The Features – I Will Wander

“Five songs that have my favorite lyrics concerning food” by Matthew Pelham of the Features

MP3: Captain Beefheart – Too Much Time
“Sometimes when it’s late and I’m a little hungry… I heat up some old stale beans, open up a can of sardines, eat crackers and dream about somebody that will cook for me.” This has to be one of the best lines ever.

MP3: Brian James – Ain’t That A Shame
In the bridge of this song he shouts “I’d eat fried rice the rest of my life for you!” That has to be the sweetest thing any man could say to a woman. I love it.

MP3: Roxy Music – If There Is Something
This is my favorite Roxy Music song. It’s full of great lines and this is one of them: “I would put roses ’round our door, sit in the garden, growing potatoes by the score.”

MP3: Nina Simone – Gimme a Pigfoot
“Gimme a pigfoot and a bottle of beer, send me cause i don’t care.” I’m not sure who wrote this but Nina’s version is my favorite that I’ve heard. She’s so persuasive. I mean… if she were still alive, I’d eat one with her… and I’m a vegetarian.

Phil Collins – Beanie Weenies
To the best of my knowledge, Phil never did a song called “beanie weenies,” but I like to think that someday he will. And when that day comes that song will be at the top of my list.

Mixmas 07
Day 4: Keith Lowen of De Novo Dahl
Day 3: Fishboy
Day 2: David Crane of BOAT
Day 1: Scott Carney of Wax Fang
Day 1: Ivana XL

Mixmases from ’06 and ’07 below…

Mixmas 06 (MP3s removed)
Day 12: Keith Murray of We Are Scientists
Day 11: Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear
Day 10: Allan Vest of The Starlight Mints
Day 9: The Light Footwork
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 (MP3s removed)
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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