Monday, September 25, 2006

Raining In My Heart

I've just made a new mix-cd (or whatever it's called), and since I've made both a summer-themed one and a christmas one I thought it's about time for an autumn mix! The autumn here seems to be especially autumn-like, and most of the songs are probably about rain rather than the season itself, but it'll do. The title is from an ep by The Pretty Things and also seems to be an old standard (sung by Buddy Holly amongst others), but I don't know if it's the same song... The front cover, which you can see here, is a tinted (by me) photograph taken by someone in the Partick Camera Club during their photographic survey of Glasgow in the fifties. It's the Anniesland Cross, here in the West End, not TOO far away from where I live. If you want a copy, just leave a comment and I'll put it in the mail. The songs that are on it are:

The Cat’s Miaow – Autumn
The Pines – October Gin Again
Jesse Garon & the Desperadoes – The Rain Fell Down
Brighter – Summer Becomes Winter
The Orchids – An Ill Wind That Blows
The Clientele – The Evening In Your Eyes
The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience – Shadows
The Sea Urchins – Please Rain Fall
Hurrah! – If It Rains
The June Brides – In the Rain
The Wolfhounds – Rain Stops Play
The Desert Wolves – November
Melodie Group – Raincoat
The Go-Betweens – The Sound of Rain
Glo-Worm – One Million Rainy Days
Felt – Autumn
Postal Blue – Rainy Day
Harper Lee – Autumn
The Castaway Stones – Autumn II
Snowbirds – Rainy Day Boy
The Budgies – Summer Come Back!
Go Sailor – Windy
The Chesterf!elds – Shame About the Rain
The Submarines – Grey Skies Blue
The Close Lobsters – Going to Heaven to See If It Rains
Love Parade – Under the Weather
East Village – Black Autumn

It doesn't get much better than that! You can turn anything into something positive - even the autumn.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

very nice selection of songs! can i have a copy? my name is jess and i'm from 509 RUBY DRIVE,VACAVILLE,CA.95687

Chris said...

hi,
that was meant for my friends actually, but if you want a copy I send you one for a small sum, say $5. it costs a bit to print the covers and the postage you know...

cheers

submarine blue air said...

Howdy Chris,
i used to be the bass guitar guy in THE SUBMARINES can i get a copy of your compilation?

craig keaney
5 skye road
cumbernauld
g67 1pb

Chris said...

hi,
you may not want to waste your money on this, cause i might post the whole comp on here later. but if you can't wait, please send the money by paypal to kristerbladh@linuxmail.org

cheers

Anonymous said...

hi chris. this is jess. i'm willing to pay but i don't have a job right now. so i guess i'll just have to wait til you post the compilation. i'll be waiting.

Chris said...

check out SPLASH 2! hope it's worth the wait.

cheers