I didn't create this playlist with Syd Barrett in mind, but I did dedicate the show to him. Coincidentally it fit. I was feeling especially morbid when I made this one that turned out to be one of my favorite playlists so far.

If you're wondering what I'm talking about, these are the songs I played on my last weekly Sirius radio show (every Tuesday night on Left of Center @ 10 PM EST). If you're wondering why I waited a whole week after the show aired to post this - it's because I'm really good at procrastinating certain things. If you're wondering where the playlist from July 4th is - I took that week off. This is the playlist from July 11, 2006 (with some MP3s)....

1) The Big Sleep - You Can't Touch the Untouchable

The Big Sleep just played with Professor Murder at Supreme Trading in Brooklyn.

2) Professor Murder - Champion
3) MIA - Fire Fire
4) TV on the Radio - Let the Devil In
5) Janes Addiction - Mountain Song

6) The Flaming Lips - Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell
7) Radiohead - Talk Show Host
8) Neutral Milk Hotel - Naomi

Bob Dylan is on tour. Elvis Perkins too. M Ward too.

9) Bob Dylan - When the Ship Comes In
10) Elvis Perkins - Ash Wednesday
11) M Ward - Helicopter
12) Bonnie Prince Billy - Master and Everyone

13) David Bowie - Rock N Roll Suicide
14) Broken Social Scene - Major Label Debut
15) Magneta Lane - Ugly Socialite
16) The Strokes - 12:51

The This Mortal Coil box set is one of my most prized musical possessions.

17) This Mortal Coil - I want to Live
18) Bjork - Pagan Poetry
19) Cloud Cult - Car Crash
20) Antony & The Johnsons - What Can I do? (w/ Rufus)

Playing Bjork, Cloud Cult and Antony after This Mortal Coil makes me happy. Acid House Kings just passed through the U.S.

21) Acid House Kings - Do What You Wanna Do
22) Angela McCluskey - Know it All
23) Andrew Bird - Skin is, My
24) The Weakerthans - Left and Leaving

The Weakerthans were just here too, and I'm sad I missed them to see Yo La Tengo. Rodrigo Y Gabriela are playing Joe's Pub on August 7.

25) Rodrigo & Gabriela - Song of the Traveling Daughter
26) Kaki King - Soft Shoulder
27) Opeth - To Rid the Disease

28) Faith No More - Edge of the World
29) Wolf Parade - Disco Sheets
30) Life of Agony - River Runs Red

31) Talking Heads - Heaven

This Mortal Coil

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