You’d think that The Ghost might do some sort of clever 4/20 theme on the Monday Mixteen, but you’d be wrong. I mean, if you want, I can post my favorite Tomorrowpeople song in honor of the day. Here you go…
Feeling better now? OK, now onto the real Monday Mixteen. I came up with this concept two weeks ago, and am just now posting it. It’s a chain playlist of sorts. Here’s the way it works: I select a song by a local artist, then that local artist selects an artist, and so on and so on. The chain didn’t quite make it to sixteen, so I brought in extra help from my friend Emmeline. In fact, I’ll be doing a special playlist tomorrow in honor of her birthday. But for today, let’s get started on the Monday Mixteen.
- Matthew McNeal, “I Think It’s Real”
I chose Mr. McNeal to begin this playlist because good grief, Good Grief is an amazing album!
- The Fieros, “Who’s to Say”
If I was to guess a Top 10 most likely songs for Matthew to chose, I must confess that The Fieros wouldn’t have been one I would have ever predicted. Still, a good call on his part.
- MOTORCADE, “Oblivion”
Joey McLellan continues the chain with his selection from MOTORCADE.
- Myopic, “Home”
I contacted Andrew Huffstetler of MOTORCADE, and he opted for Myopic’s home. Here’s what he said: “I’ve listened to this song 100 times, while on lock down, sitting in my backyard watching the mother and baby ducks swim in my pool. Life goes on…even in weird times.”
- Cliffs, “You Are Freaking Out”
Jeff Ryan went with Clifffs, and this song that seems to be many a local music fan’s anthem as of late.
- Sub-Sahara, “Berry”
I emailed John Dufilho after Clifffs got nominated. John doesn’t play by the rules very well, and he chose two songs. This is the first one, and he said he finds this band REALLY inspiring, that Sub-Sahara are “insanely good players/songwriters/performers with hearts as big as their songs, PLUS they understand punk rock.”
- Ottoman Turks, “Apathy”
Here’s Dufilgo’s second selection, Ottoman Turks, who he says are “amazing people with an uncanny ability to bring together something unique
out of very simple ingredients. Dallas is lucky to have them.”
- Dezorah, “Aware”
Aaron Mireles of Sub-Sahara ventured outside of Dallas for psych rock band Dezorah. I never heard back from Dezorah, breaking that chain.
- Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner, “The Comedian”
Ottoman Turks wrote some kind words on Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner, but darned if I can find that email. My bad.
- Eleven Hundred Springs, “Long Haired Tattooed Hippie Freaks”
Here was the selection by the man that put the Pedigo in Pedigo’s Magic Pilsner.
- Cryptolog, “Drink Deeply”
Jeff Ryan came back around and gave a second song selection, and my reaction was, sure, why not? Good song too.
- Emmeline, “Something More”
While the original chain that began with Matthew McNeal ended, I’m using the rest of the playlist to select another favorite artist of mine, Emmeline, along with some tracks by some of her favorite local artists. Oh, and is having Cryptolog sandwiched between Eleven Hundred Springs anbd Emmeline the strangest three songs in a row on a Monday Mixteen? It just might be.
- Cameron Matthew Ray, “Anymore”
- Christine Hand, “Simple Life”
- David Ramirez, “Fire”
- Ellen Once Again, “I Need a Sign”