Schooners

What are Schooners?

Schooners can refer to a class of sailing vessels, or a type of glass. In this context, I’m referring to the latter. In 1991, my friend Chuck and I went on a road trip from New York to Florida. We stopped for a beer in Newport News, Virginia, where the waitress told us that they had a happy hour special on Schooners. We had no idea what she meant, but, as our grinning faces show, we were happy with what we received.

The cover art is an homage to my friend Chuck and that legendary road trip. The music on this mix includes Scandinavian artists, female vocalists, and songs by or about bears.

Schooners

1-Memphis-Incredibly Drunk On Whiskey
2-Prints-Blue Jay
3-Kompis & Erlend Oye-All Ears
4-Sondre Lerche-Airport Taxi Reception
5-Timo Räisänen-Sweet Marie
6-Beat Radio-what i love the most
7-Andrew Bird-Imitosis (Four Tet remix)
8-Laura Veirs-Cast a Hook in Me
9-Kathleen Edwards-Titled Untitled
10-Neko Case-Deep Red Bells
11-Yeasayer-2080
12-Kula Shaker-Dr. Kitt
13-Panda Riot-Like Flowers At Night
14-Panda Bear-Bros
15-Grizzly Bear-Little Brother
16-Minus The Bear-Throwin’ Shapes
17-The Bees-The Russian
18-Guster-Ruby Falls

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Original Liner Notes:

As usual, I have a bunch of Scandahoovian artist on the Schooners, as well as some female vocalists. I also have a bunch of bears on this. I had a little difficulty with the bear segment of the mix. I realized that the electric version of Little Brother by Grizzly Bear was a little too slow. So for as much as I liked it I had to swap it out for the original version. I had only recently gotten turned on to Minus the Bear, and wanted to have one of their tracks on the mix. There were a number of other songs either by Bear Bands or about bears that didn’t make it in, but I feel I should mention them here in case the listener chooses to get more bear into their musical diet:

  • Wax Fang – Bipolar Bear
  • Bear Colony – Hospital Rooms Aren’t For Lovers
  • Bear Hands – Bad Blood
  • The Bear Quartet – Carsick
  • Grumpy Bear – World Full of Nothing
  • Okkerville River – Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear
  • Page France – Mr. Violin and Dancing Bear
  • Kitty Hawk – Bear in the Morning
  • Duke Ellington – Jack the Bear
  • Elvis Presley – Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear
  • John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers – The Bear
  • Radiohead – Hunting Bears
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Honeybear
  • and a very bizarre mashup of The Knife and Grizzy Bear – Hearbeats vs. Knife

Schooners