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.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Mix and Match vol 4 - submissions from Mike

Sorry for the delay folks – but, better late than being the first one I always say. This one was a bit tougher than I originally envisioned…but it could be my mind has been other places. Anyway, here goes:

Tribe of Heaven – In God’s Country
Yes, a U2 song, but arguably one of their best. This version is from a group called Tribe of Heaven, which is made up of two bartenders, Steve Roebuck and Dave Matthews. Steve was the more accomplished musician at the time, but it was Dave who would go onto much bigger things, namely a band with his own name. The song itself really has nothing to do with traveling or a vacation at all – supposedly Bono wrote it after viewing the Statue of Liberty and thought America was losing its way (it's moral compass). Anyway, from the time I was 15 until about 30, I went camping at Devils Lake, near Baraboo, Wisconsin, every year and this song was always played on the way into the park on those trips.

Dave Alvin – New Highway
This guy has explored the roots of music, and embodies most of them – from folk, blues, country and good ole rock n roll. This album and song is a bit bluesy/countryish and contains some awesome acoustic guitar picking. Love this song as I am driving down the highway.

Joe Satriani – Summer Song
The Joe-ster, the Satch-meister, whatever you want to call him, few have matched his hard driving style. No lyrics whatsoever, this song makes me want to pack up a cooler of cold ones, put the top down on the car, and drive to the ocean. Powerful song.


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

oh shit, you didn't just go surfing with the alien.

12:19 PM

Blogger mikesjava said...

No...previous album (I think), this is were he is off being an "extremist"

1:08 PM


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