Mostly Sappy Songs
for the Recently Dispossessed 1-4
This was the very first “X-mas mix” I ever made. It contained 4 CDs with individual covers inside a paperboard box. A very funny set of mixes to revisit, not least because of the terrible job I did making the track listings.
I’m posting there here as a companion to the 5/30 Selection Committee Radio Show, when I played the first and part of the second mixes when Al Freeman had to be rescheduled to 7/11. I hope you enjoy the turn-of-the-century vibrations!
Wake Idée Fixe
At the end of September 2020, the US surpassed 200,000 deaths from the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg finally succombed to cancer, and my grandfather, Patrick Wendell Heiges, also died from complications of lung disease.
Feeling completely unequipped to mourn any of these things, I made this relentless mixtape of variations on the theme of “Tonight You Belong to Me,” a song written the same year my grandfather was born and made popular by the disturbing sister act Patience & Prudence in 1956.
This mixtape will not make you feel better.
A nice mix for shut-ins. Goes well with washing dishes and making bread. Cats like listening to these songs while lying in the sun. It is also good for taking walks on rainy days.
For staying safe and staying home.
Enter the Nothing: Marches, Dirges, and Drones
Happy New Year 2020
Are you pounding nails? Are you painting fences? If you’re waxing on and waxing off, this is good music for you.
Looking forward to all of the good things that 2020 will bring.
(Made in the before times.)