Though he doesn’t know how to use a computer, I’d like to take this moment just to wish my grandfather a Happy 70th Birthday. I can only hope, with my “live fast, die young, leave a beautiful corpse” lifestyle that one day I’ll be celebrating that birthday. But hey, this pre-Thanksgiving edition of Pick Your Poison is not only extended (for her pleasure), but also features quite a great number of notable notables. First up, let me offer you a full mixtape from the band Depressed Buttons, which is a new electro group that features a few members of The Faint. They’ve put together a collection of “influences” that range from Gonzales to Bob Dylan to ZZT to Underworld. The link below is to a direct download, and it comes with a full track listing. You’ll also want to keep an ear out for songs from Daniel Martin Moore, Giant Sand, Paul Simon (yes, THAT Paul Simon), Retribution Gospel Choir, and Treasure MammaL. Have a GREAT Thanksgiving my fellow Americans, and normal posting will resume…probably Friday, but maybe Monday, depending on how much I eat.
Cajun Gems – Hat Trick (ZIP)