I'm blogging from work! Probably not very professional. But when they make me work 30 hour days, I don't feel too bad.
The sad news is that for as much as I've talked about music lately, probably 50% of the rest of the month's posts will be about ChrisMix 08. Sorry, but I'm going to be crazy busy so posting links to iTunes mixes is about all you're getting for a little while.
Today you get 30ish songs that were disqualified from ChrisMix this year. The following offenses can get you disqualified:
1. Being played on the radio.
2. Having explicit lyrics.
3. Being from a band I've listened to before 2008, even if the song is new.
4. Being my 2nd favorite song by a new band (the 1st getting into the ChrisMix proper.)
So these songs all had one of these factors working against them. But they're still a great bunch of songs.
ChrisMix 08: Disqualified
Both Hands (2007 version) Ani DiFranco
All I Want Is YouBarry Louis Polisar
You Don't Know Me (feat. Regina Spektor) Ben Folds
F*****g Boyfriend The Bird and the Bee
Music Is My Hot, Hot Sex CSS
We Used to Be Friends The Dandy Warhols
Valerie Plame The Decemberists
From Dr. Dog
Mercy (feat. The Game) [Remix] Duffy
The Pristine Claw Ed Harcourt
I Wish Elias & The Wizzkids
Jungle Drum Emiliana Torrini
Inside of You Infant Sorrow
Number One John Legend
Liked You Better Before Little Jackie
Paper Planes M.I.A.
Drive On, Driver The Magnetic Fields
Time to Pretend MGMT
My Interpretation MIKA
Autoclave The Mountain Goats
Young Folks Peter Bjorn and John
Falcon Jab Ratatat
Lights Out Santogold
Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? She & Him
Drama Queen Switches
Shut Up and Let Me Go The Ting Tings
Oxford Comma Vampire Weekend
Nobody Knows Me At All The Weepies