Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Special Music Edition Tuesday: Lance Pants Jones, mix master extraordinair

Remember back in May when I was all MOJO'S DAD IS AWESOME? Of course you don't. Because you were drunk. Again. Having spent a bit of time in the music industry and a lifetime as a music fan, Mojo's dad -- also known as Lance Jones -- is pretty much a walking library of all things of music quality, emphasis on the quality. If it's good, Lance knows it. Dude has a collection of live concert DVDs longer than "Roots," THE BOOK. And to let everyone else in on the goods, Lance holds an annual music DVD party that has gotten so popular that he's had to move it out of his house and into a hall big enough to accommodate a few hundred former hippies, so many of whom show up that he's turned it into a bonafide big ass charity event. BUT I DIGRESS.

The last time I visited Mojo, Lance put together a borderline incredible spring mix that I pretty much listened to to death. And because Lance knows how much I love his mixes and also because Lance is awesome, he has since thrown a few other of his mixed gems in the mail for me.

And in celebration of my nuptuals to B -- ready for this cute overload? -- he mix mastered the ultimate, double-disc, "BRIDGET AND BILLY TRUE LOVE ON CAMPUS ... FROM WOW TO VOW" compilation. These CDs are seizure-inducingly good because, as we all know, Lance Jones has the best, most varied taste in music, but mostly because you can just FEEL the love that went into it. Why? Because every song on that 42-song mix has the word love in the title. HOW AWESOME IS THAT SHIT?

And in my opinion, awesome shit deserves to be shared. So as a new Yellaphant extra special music treat, you can download volume 1 and volume 2.

I listened to these CDs as I got my makeup done in my kitchen the morning of my wedding, as the photographer snapped pictures in my living room, and until the moment I walked out of the door of my parents house to board the limo that would take me to the chapel on time. And I haven't really stopped listening since. There's something for errbody in there.

FROM WOW TO VOW (volume I)

1. All You Need is Love The Beatles
2. Love and Some Verses Iron & Wine
3. The Crazy Cries of Love Joni Mitchell
4. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) James Taylor
5. I've Fallen in Love With You Joss Stone
6. Say You Love Me Fleetwood Mac
7. Your Ex-Lover is Dead Stars
8. Warm Love Van Morrison
9. I Might Be In Love Juliana Hatfield
10. The Girl Who Fell In Love With the Moon Boo Hewerdine
11. Someday You Will Be Loved Death Cab for Cutie
12. Love Streams Jesse Malin
13. Reach for Love Ollabelle
14. That's How Strong My Love Is Taj Mahal
15. Only Love Can Break Your Heart Neil Young
16. Better Love Steel Train
17. The Trouble With Love Is Kelly Clarkson
18. Lovedust Luna
19. My Love For You Is Real Ryan Adams
20. Skinny Love Bon Iver


1. Crown of Love The Arcade Fire
2. Modern Love David Bowie
3. A 100 Lovers Timbuk Three
4. Love the One You're With Stephen Stills
5. Can't Help Falling in Love Lick the Tins
6. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding Elvis Costello & The Attractions
7. Accidentally in Love Counting Crows
8. Tunnel of Love Bruce Springsteen
9. You Can't Hurry Love The Supremes
10. Love Me Two Times The Doors
11. Is This Love Bob Marley
12. That's the Way Love Is The Commitments
13. Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town The Killers
14. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Paul Simon
15. Baby I Love You Aretha Franklin
16. I've Got Love If You Want It Slim Harpo
17. One I Love Coldplay
18. (Love is Like a) Heat Wave Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
19. Friday I'm in Love The Cure
20. I Know My Love The Chieftains with the Corrs
21. I Was Made to Love Her Stevie Wonder
22. Can't Buy Me Love The Beatles


Phil said...

I want to be Lance

rory said...

Welcome back from what sounds like a perfect wedding.
Good on 'ya.

RBL said...

One for the next compilation:


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