Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Tiger of Manhatten Mix

I’m currently reading Jonathan Lethem’s rather trippy novel Chronic City (and yes the titular Chronic is what you think).  I’m a big Jonathan Lethem fan, and so far I’m enjoying the book, but I’m just about half way through – it’s very long.  Anyway, there are lots of interesting occurrences and references in the book. The novel falls into the classification of what I like to call hyper-realism, which for me means a view of the world which is skewed from what most of us perceive as reality.


We are in a daze, a haze, a maze
we are amazed
we meet an icon and are surprised
to find the truth behind
their facade
And then we are overtaken with joy
and laughter fills the air around our ears
We look around and fine ourselved


Our list today features music added into the MP3 for the month of March – it’s our last adds for March.

Here is today’s list:

Dancing Daze is  from The Avett Brothers’ 2006 album Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions  which was recorded in 10 days in early 2005.
“Mean” Joe Green comes from recent Band of the Week, Calicocat off of their 2011 set, Unnatural Oasis.
  Couldn’t find a video of the band doing this song, so here is the classic Coca-Cola commercial of Mean Joe Greene.
The Way You Laugh is by Dawes off of Nothing is Wrong.

And finally, we have our brand new Band of the Week, Northbrook Garage with their song  So What.

Affiliated Links:
Chronic City Chronic City
The acclaimed author of “Motherless Brooklyn” and “The Fortress of Solitude” returns with a roar with this gorgeous, searing portrayal of Manhattanites wrapped in their own delusions, desires, and lies. Chase Insteadman, a handsome, inoffensive fixture on Manhattan’s social scene, lives off residuals earned as a child star on a beloved sitcom called “Martyr & Pesty.” Chase owes his current social cachet to an ongoing tragedy much covered in the tabloids: His teenage sweetheart and fiancee, Janice Trumbull, is trapped by a layer of low-orbit mines on the International Space Station, from which she sends him rapturous and heartbreaking love letters. Like Janice, Chase is adrift, she in Earth’s stratosphere, he in a vague routine punctuated by Upper East Side dinner parties. Into Chase’s cloistered city enters Perkus Tooth, a wall-eyed free-range pop critic whose soaring conspiratorial riffs are fueled by high-grade marijuana, mammoth cheeseburgers, and a desperate ache for meaning. Perkus’s countercultural savvy and voracious paranoia draw Chase into another Manhattan, where questions of what is real, what is fake, and who is complicit take on a life-shattering urgency. Along with Oona Laszlo, a self-loathing ghostwriter, and Richard Abneg, a hero of the Tompkins Square Park riot now working as a fixer for the billionaire mayor, Chase and Perkus attempt to unearth the answers to several mysteries that seem to offer that rarest of artifacts on an island where everything can be bought: Truth. Like Manhattan itself, Jonathan Lethem’s masterpiece is beautiful and tawdry, tragic and forgiving, devastating and antic, a stand-in for the whole world and a place utterly unique.

Mean Joe Greene and the Steelers’ front four
This book is in Used condition

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