Put Your Cookies on the Cooling Rack – Mix ’11

Hey there, you, you lovely person you. Here’s my 2011 mix. I was tempted to entitle this one “Thru Being Cool” because it seems just so incredibly mainstream and predictable to me, but . . . well, I have to be true to myself, yes? And cripes, is this, what, the fifth of these I’ve made for TGW? Yikes. If it’s not clear to you where my mixical affinities lie, well, you’re not paying attention. (And fine, really, it’s not a requirement to pay attention.)

For those of you who don’t know my method, here’s the explanation from a couple years ago. Remember, just a mix of songs from the year, not a “best of”.

Click photo for tuneage. Track list below (sans notes).

1. Beirut – Santa Fe
2. The Belle Brigade – Belt of Orion
3. Fruit Bats – Tony the Tripper
4. P.G. Six – January
5. Good Luck Mountain – Softly Tonight
6. Brian Eno – Bless This Space
7. Akron/Family – So It Goes
8. Gillian Welch – Scarlet Town
9. Wye Oak – Civilian
10. Ikebe Shakedown – Tujunga
11. YACHT – Dystopia
12. Alela Diane – Heartless Highway
13. Joe Henry – Odetta
14. Thurston Moore – Benediction
15. Low – Something’s Turning Over
16. Mia Doi Todd – All My City
17. Jonathan Wilson – Can We Really Party Today?
18. The Cave Singers – Swim Club
19. Vetiver – Worse for Wear
20. Tinariwen – Imidiwan Ma Tennam

18 responses to “Put Your Cookies on the Cooling Rack – Mix ’11”

  1. F. P. Smearcase says:

    Did you ever use a band up? I listened to Vetiver’s “To Find Me Gone” incessantly in 2008 because it seemed to express* everything about my life, and then suddenly one day I had zero interest in Vetiver. (this is not to diss the playlist choices in any way. I’m hoping to dl it at some point despite my current internetless state at home. You guys always know fucktons of good music I’ve never heard of.)

    *the music, not the lyrics in a literal way. Though I was always crazy for the line “Confessing’s just an honest way of lying.”

  2. Tim says:

    FPS, sometimes I feel like I’ve used music itself up.

  3. swells says:

    Hey, you revealed my next Record Club pick! I’ve listened to “Belt of Orion” about 75,000 times in a row in the last couple of months, pretending it was Buckingham Nicks. Can’t wait to hear the rest, if that’s #2 on your list! You know I love the pop sensibilities.

  4. Tim says:

    Swells, you don’t have to pretend too hard, do you? I think B/N may have had themselves cloned. Such a fun record!

  5. J-Man says:

    I believe I played Belle Brigade at the last Record Club. Just sayin’.

  6. J-Man says:

    …although, it was so long ago, my memory might be failing me now.

  7. LP says:

    Mmmmm. Cookies.

  8. josh k-sky says:

    2 is exactly right. But I persevere! TGW mixes have been my only balm of late.

  9. FPS says:

    I just experimentally tried to download this straight to my phone because I never know what will do what, but that didn’t do that.

  10. Tim says:

    @9: I’ve never been able to download Divshare folders to my phone. You’ll have to dl to a computer. Not that I encourage this kind of behavior, but sometimes workplace servers are fast and reliable.

    @6: Ooh, snap!

  11. Jen Mandel says:

    Nix on #5. what I meant was, “Swells and Tim, you have such great taste! (I’m such a ball-bag sometimes). My own biases and obnoxious comments aside, this is a really great mix.

  12. swells says:

    I KNOW YOU DID (“Tell Me How to Look for Freedom,” right?) and that’s what first introduced me to them, mmmmkay? Full props! But this is the song that grabbed me by the hair and kept me on replay.

  13. Jen Mandel says:

    It’s all coming back to me now.

  14. swells says:

    Beeteedubs, still totes elloelling at “ball-bag.” Dag!

  15. farrell fawcett says:


    We are really enjoying this mix here tonight. And so annoyed that wiki is off-the-air today. P.G.Six? We must know more. Is this a Crazy Horse side project? (no.) God it’s hard hopping around disparate sites trying to piece together a narrative that wiki does so so efficiently. And Belle Brigade. Who are they? Such interesting songs, Tim. Oh, and quite immediately likable–while still complicated. Thanks for making a mix for your pop-suckled fans. We’re on the third play-through here. Really fun.

  16. Tim says:

    FF, many thanks! I’m very pleased that you’re enjoying the mix. By the time I finished it up it seemed so same-y throughout that I committed the sin of prefacing it in my post with self-deprecation.

    Belle Brigade are an LA band – brother and sister act. In fact, the drummer and backing vocalist, Barbara, used to play with our own JW in a couple different bands. That whole record is just as Fleetwood Macky as the song here. So, so good.

    PG Six have two records out now. I put something from the first one on a mix from a few years ago. Also, a Macky record, but with a lot more British folk rock to it. Good stuff all the way through.

  17. Tim says:

    Also, I thought that Beeteedubs, still totes elloelling at “ball-bag.” Dag! was in German when I first read it. Jen had to translate it for me. Elloell, indeed.

  18. J-Man says:

    Translation: Beelzebubba is a dead and quiet as a ball-bag, Dagmar!