Sweet Juniper Fall Mix CD

Posted by jdg | Monday, November 13, 2006 | ,

Late last night we returned from Durham, North Carolina, where over the course of the weekend I believe I ate my own weight in pulled-pork sandwiches. And in between bites of stringy, vinegary pig, there was a wedding. Wood woke up sore-all-over Sunday morning after some serious imbibing and dancing her ass off to bluegrass music. I love watching my wife dance. She has so much fun. And dancing well to bluegrass is not easy; yet Wood did it all night with some serious aplomb.

While in Durham, we met up with some folks who read this blog, one of whom has cooked dinner for Michael Stipe and designed books for Duke University and the other who started, oh, the greatest independent record label in the world and used to play bass for some band. I was seriously out of my league in terms of cool-parent credibility as we hung out with those two and their beautiful daughters (and one very cool husband).

North Carolina is just so lovely. And it was still fall down there with warm and crunchy leaves on Saturday and wet, mournful winds on Sunday. I just put together a mix of songs we listened to in our rented PT Cruiser [yikes!] while driving through Durham and Raleigh and the soggy cotton fields and fallow tobacco plots outside of town looking for backwoods barbecue shacks and whirlygig farms. When Juniper was asleep, that is. While she was awake all three of us sat in awe of the Sirius radio stations that played kids music. I'll say this directly: if you ever hear me say a single positive thing about the Wiggles that is officially the time to kill me.

1. Great Lakes Swimmers- Moving Pictures, Silent Films
2. Bonnie Prince Billy - Strange Form of Life
3. Guillemots - Made-Up Lovesong #43
4. Yo La Tengo - Beanbag Chair
5. The Blow - Parentheses
6. Edith Frost - Playmate
7. Pajo - Who's That Knocking at my Door
8. Aberdeen - Cities and Buses
9. D+ - Our Father
10. Mirah - La Familia (remix by Guy Sigsworth)
11. Smog - The Orange Glow of a Stranger's Living Room
12. Bishop Allen - Butterfly Net
13. Pinetop Seven - Made a Whisper Out of Me
14. Okkervil River - Listening to Otis Redding at Home
15. The Shins - Phantom Limb

As always, you can listen to it streaming here.