Sunday, January 27, 2008

Setting The Woods On Fire Hype Mix!

This week my blog was added to The Hype Machine. I knew traffic would go up, but I was surprised by how much.

So, to welcome all my new readers (and give you an idea about what's going on here), I present the Setting the Woods On Fire Hype Mix!

SIDE A - Country/Folk
Gram Parsons – Return Of The Grievous Angel (buy album)
Johnny Paycheck - Georgia In A Jug (buy mp3 album)
Townes Van Zandt - To Live Is To Fly (buy album)
The Country Gentlemen - Fox On The Run (buy album)
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - Basin Street Blues (buy album)

SIDE B - Rock/Jazz
Thelonious Monk - In Walked Bud (buy album)
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset (buy album)
Big Star - The Ballad Of El Goodo (buy album)
The Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait (Tim Version) (buy album)
Uncle Tupelo - Whiskey Bottle (buy album)

CD Only Bonus Tracks (from the patron saints of this blog)
Hank Williams – I Can't Help It (buy album)
Tom T. Hall - Don't Forget The Coffee Billy Joe (buy album)

Liner Notes: STWOF is currently in the middle of a series called "Those Jangly Eighties." (See the bottom of the sidebar for links to these posts). Once that wraps up, I'm going to start the search for the next Tom T. Hall. Also in the works is an Introduction to Jazz series, but that's a ways off.

Thanks for checking in!

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P.S. If you're looking for music, don't forget to check Elbows too. They've had STWOF on board from the start.


Ginny said...

what a great mix! replacements, big star, uncle tupelo... i didn't have the tim version of "can't hardly wait," though i knew it existed. thanks!

boyhowdy said...

Nice mix, indeed! I've been on the STWOF feed for a while, and agree this is a good summary of the range and quality here. Hoorah for bulk tuneage!

I put my blog on Hype Machine after its first month; the jump in hits was as startling as you say, though I'm more fascinated by the way the hype machine drives my hitcounter to have taller peaks whenever I post for a few hours until my post fades from the front page. If it helps, in my experience, you get the most hits if you post just after noon EST. Of course, there's no need to be as obsessive as I am about it, I just figured it's worth mentioning...

brendan said...

i was wondering about that myself boyhowdy. i experiment with it, finding around 5est a pretty good time as well. but it can be pretty random also. then again, maybe it's just because nobody on hype machine wants to click on "new colony six" or "holy modal rounders." ;)

great looking mix paul, got it loaded on my commuting headphones!

Paul said...

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Ginny, I like the Tim version a lot better. It's one of my favorite Replacements songs.

Boyhowdy, Just added a link to your great site. (Ginny & Brendan already covered).

Brendan, I think I'll shoot for 11:45 or 4:45 to beat the crowds. Happy commuting.

Autopsy IV said...

Hype doesn't give new readers so much as it drives disposable traffic your way...

Don't get me wrong...I'm on it as well but I've figured less that 1% of the traffic that hypem steers my way ever returns.

Minerva said...

Hi Paul, I enjoy your work