Anthony Atlas of Nodzzz made us a mix! Gaga for Jojo is a compilation of Jonathan Richman tunes.
Last week I drunkenly asked Anthony Atlas of Nodzzz to contribute a mix for Night Fog Reader. I got an email from Atlas the next morning asking, “do you remember asking me for a mix last night?” I actually did, and was even more excited when he said he wanted to put together a collection of Jonathan Richman songs in honor of his upcoming shows at The Make-Out Room – it’s almost too perfect. I’ll let Atlas explain the rest:
"Rather than compile an array of songs from disparate artists, I thought I’d make a short selection spanning the career of one of my favorite songwriters, Jonathan Richman. His 30-plus year devotion to making this music inspires awe, and in my case, slight obsession. The mix then is arbitrarily brief, merely a sampling of songs I tend to have stuck in my head most often, or tunes I feel are his most poignant. A further attempt to describe what he does would be dubious. The most exciting thing would be to see him at the Make Out Room next week. Three nights by San Francisco’s own Jonathan Richman." - Anthony Atlas
Jonathan Richman will perform at the Make-Out Room next week on July 12, 13, & 14. Details can be found here.
1. Back In Your Life
2. The Mixer (Men & Women Together)
3. When She Kisses Me
4. Just About Seventeen
5. I Have Come Out To Play
6. I’m Young
7. At Night
8. Me and Her Got A Good Thing Going Baby
9. When Harpo Played His Harp
10. As My Mother Lay Laying
11. I Feel Alright