As The Sparks Fly On The Fourth Of July

July 4, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Happy Fourth Of July everyone. Here’s four versions of the Elvis Costello classic, Indoor Fireworks, from his King Of America album, about one of the more dangerous types of pyrotechnic displays. Celebrate safely today.

Laura Cantrell – Indoor Fireworks
Live On World Cafe
Nick Lowe – Indoor Fireworks
Buy The Rose Of England
Cold War Kids – Indoor Fireworks
BenefitĀ At The District
Elvis Costello & Lucinda Williams – Indoor Fireworks
Live On CMT Crossroads

5 On A Friday : On The Stairs I Smoke A Cigarette Alone…

July 4, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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“…Mexican kids are shooting fireworks below, hey baby,it’s the Fourth of July” – Dave Alvin, Fourth Of July

Happy Fourth of July ! Whether you’re hanging by the pool at a backyard party, taking in some sun on the beach, celebrating with some fireworks, or just doing your own thing, have a great day.

1: Robert Earl Keen – Fourth Of July (D.Alvin)
Buy Picnic
2: Aimee Mann – 4th Of July
Buy Whatever
3: Sad Dracula – 4th Of July
from Let It B-Minus
4: Ben E King – 4th Of July, Asbury Park(Sandy) (B.Springsteen)
Buy One Step Up, Two Steps Back
5: U2 – 4th Of July
Buy The Unforgettable Fire

Seven Fourths On The Fourth Of The Seventh

July 4, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
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Here’s a much closer to the theme mix for you today seven fourths for 07/04.
First 3 versions of the Dave Alvin classic, plus four more Fourths for your listening pleasure including the mysterious Sad Dracula who may want you to come pick him up after the party’s done.
Enjoy !

01: Dave Alvin – Fourth Of July
02: X – Fourth Of July (Demo)
03: Robert Earl Keen – Fourth Of July
04: Aimee Mann – 4th Of July
05: Sad Dracula – 4th Of July
06: U2 – 4th Of July
07: Soundgarden – 4th Of July


Sorry folks I’m having some bandwidth issues due to the popularity of the recent posts. Bear with me while I work on alternate downloads for you all. Thanks.

Here’s todays mix all in one zipfile.

ZIP: Fourth Of July Mix (filewind link)

5 On A Friday : To Be Free

June 29, 2007 by · 2 Comments
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With the Fourth Of July, Independence Day Holiday upon us shortly, today for 5 on A Friday we put a Bag Of Songs spin on freedom and being free. Something we here in the USA often take for granted, but around the world people are still dying everyday in their struggle to achieve it.

1: Elliott Smith – A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free
Buy From A Basement On The Hill
2: Bright Eyes – Stray Dog Freedom
Buy Four Winds EP
3: Cream – I Feel Free
Buy Gold
4: Son Volt – Live Free
Buy Trace
5: Black Mountain – Stay Free
Buy Spiderman 3 Soundtrack