April 24, 2008

The Ghosts of Coachella Past :: Live driving mix

I hear sometimes there’s traffic.

If you are heading down to Coachella this weekend in the center of the Indio desert, you may encounter a few other (80,000) folks doin the same. What shall you do whilst idling?

After Netflixing the movie about Coachella last weekend filled with so many great live performances from the past seven fests, I felt compelled to look for some of them to put on my iPod. Turns out that it makes quite the fine little mix to keep you company on the drive.

This and In’n'Out, and I’m all set:

Autobahn (short) (2004) – Kraftwerk
Y Control (2006) – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Some Candy Talking (2007) – The Jesus and Mary Chain
Inertia Creeps (2006) – Massive Attack
7/4 (2004) – Broken Social Scene
Don’t Let Him Waste Your Time (2007) – Jarvis Cocker
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (1999) – Morrissey
Kelly Watch The Stars (2007) – AIR
Girls and Boys (2003) – Blur
No Fun (2003) – Iggy Pop & The Stooges
Bizarre Love Triangle (2005) – New Order
Keep The Car Running (2007) – Arcade Fire
New York City Cops (2002) – The Strokes
Pressure Zone (2004) – Beck
You Know I’m No Good (2007) – Amy Winehouse
Planet Telex (2004) – Radiohead
March of the Pigs (2005) – Nine Inch Nails
Dead Ken Beats (2005) – Prodigy
Do You Wanna Touch Me (2003) – Queens of the Stone Age
Kool Thing (2003) – Sonic Youth
Bulls on Parade (2007) – Rage Against The Machine
Close To Me (2004) – The Cure
In Heaven –> Where Is My Mind? (2004) – The Pixies
She’s Electric (2002) – Oasis
I Am Trying To Break Your Heart (2005) – Wilco
Like Eating Glass (2006) – Bloc Party
Army of Me (2007) – Bj
God Put A Smile On Your Face (2005) – Coldplay
Lua (2005) – Bright Eyes
Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2004) – The Flaming Lips



  • A friend of mine introduced me to your blog last week and I find myself checking it first thing in the morning every day now. Thanks a lot for your great finds and wonderful articles.


    Scott — April 24, 2008 @ 9:13 am

  • You were a doll for posting yesterday’s song. You’re a goddess for posting these. Well, actually you were already a goddess.

    Michael — April 24, 2008 @ 9:16 am

  • Damn. The more I find out about it, the more I really really really wish I attended back in 2005. =/

    Ah well, no good in regretting about the past. I’m off to catch the Coachella Express. =D

    Jenn — April 24, 2008 @ 9:16 am

  • Having attended in the past, I don’t feel I’m missing much by not going this year. But Prince is playing…damn. Prince!

    Jeff — April 24, 2008 @ 10:43 am

  • Excellent compilation. Thanks for zipping too. Wish I could go…

    If you come by any Rilo Kiley audio… I’m just sayin’…

    The Station Agent — April 24, 2008 @ 11:01 am

  • WHY oh why haven’t I visited your blog in so long????? Somehow it became buried in my tangled mess of feeds. And I come in today and find THIS! Wow…thanks so much, you’ve made my week.

    reen — April 24, 2008 @ 1:06 pm

  • Mmmmm, In-N-Out, how I miss it.

    Stephen Kuykendall — April 24, 2008 @ 1:44 pm

  • A great compilation mix…just the thing. Coming hot on the heels of the Coachella mix, you’ve outdone yourself this week even by your own standards. Take the rest of the week off! (Um…actually…dont).Keep the great posts coming!

    Anonymous — April 24, 2008 @ 3:02 pm

  • I love your mixes so much that I am constantly referring my friends to them. Best ever!

    Anonymous — April 24, 2008 @ 3:40 pm

  • No offense, but you couldn’t pay me to go to Coachella. Hot, crowded and way too big to see your favorite bands. I just wait for them to pass through L.A. and I’m good. My friend is a camera man for the webcasts, so he gets paid to go but he can’t understand why people would pay big money (and gas) to play cattle for three days.

    Great blog though.

    Anonymous — April 24, 2008 @ 9:21 pm

  • NICE! I can always use a good driving mix, so I think I’ll grab this one. Maybe bump it on the way down to Bonnaroo in a few months. Hey, a fest is a fest, right?

    Lauren — April 25, 2008 @ 4:28 am

  • do you have any more recordings from the 2004 broken social scene set. i’ve been looking for a recording of this for years. if you can help me out send me an email: fortherabbit@gmai.com

    Nolan — October 12, 2008 @ 6:24 am

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