the mix and match project was conceived by myself and chris schooley as a way of friends working collaboratively to educate ourselves and others about music. it started very simply: an exchange of mix cd's and coffee. then we talked more about it and decided to include more people, in an effort to make the result (hopefully) at least somewhat entertaining.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Mix and Match Volume 2 - submissions from Mikesjava

Alan Parsons – Eye in the Sky (from The Very Best Live)

This song is about being watched - by satellites, aircraft and cameras. It implies a future where we are constantly monitored and the government has taken away all our freedoms. It borrows heavily from the book 1984 and the concept of "Big Brother" created by George Orwell.

The Doors - My Eyes Have Seen You (From Strange Days)

Jim Morrison supposedly wrote the lyrics while he was living on a rooftop in Venice Beach, California. At night everything was clear, so he would look into peoples windows, study what they were doing, and watch their TV sets. And for some reason, the whole “mood” reminds me a lot of Coltrane…..Love Supreme


Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds – Typical Situation (from Live at Luther College)

A little mainstream I will admit, but, I really like his music, and more importantly, his band. However, this version is acoustic, done with his long time writing partner, Tim Reynolds. This one is about George Orwell's assertion that as a society, we will "all fall in line" to some authority (usually the prevailing government) that will reduce the masses to mindless puppets. Anyone who resists will be dealt with for being "different".

6 Comments:

Blogger Prof. Schooliosis, the Crooked MixMaster said...

Thanks for being man enough to put Parsons up there. I always thought it was about the security control room in a casino "Maker of rules, watcher of fools", but of course the casino totally represents our dystopian future.

12:42 PM

 
Blogger Captain Shitknife said...

no doubt. everyone here wanted to do it, but mike had the balls to do it, AND do it with a freaking great live version. mad props.

12:44 PM

 
Blogger mikesjava said...

You will learn shortly live will always be my first choice....but could not find a live version of that doors tune. Have a great bootleg peace frog...jams.

4:06 PM

 
Blogger mailea said...

I love your song interpretation for Eye in the Sky! I had a totally different take on it, but yours makes sense.

I'm a big George Orwell fan so I'm going to have to try these out.

9:36 PM

 
Blogger Bozo Texino said...

i cant listen to the Parsons tune, its not in the lil jukebox either. whatup?

1:12 PM

 
Blogger mikesjava said...

having problems with the parsons tune - bought it thru napster about a year ago...and its the only time I have not been able to convert a .wav or other file to .mp3, keep getting error messages...so, I am assuming they have some sort of file protection. I am going to try and find it this weekend on cd..its a greta version. If not, I'll just put the studio one up.

6:07 PM

 

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