I was thinking, because it's early September, about the song "September Gurls" by Big Star. Little did I know, but their frontman, Alex Chilton, lives in New Orleans and was rumored to have been washed away by Katrina. Fortunately, he's safe and well.
Anyway, thinking of "September Gurls", which is an incredible song, got me thinking about a month-name mix tape. I didn't quite finish off, and I had to stretch a little on some of these, but here's what I came up with without the benefit of access to my own library or to the internet:
January -- "Happy New Year" by Camera Obscura. I know.. A bit of a Stretch.
February -- "Valentine" by Lois (a really big stretch)
March -- (I couldn't come up with anything)
April -- "April 18" by Neutral Milk Hotel
May -- "Cinco de Mayo" by Liz Phair
June -- nothing
July -- "Fourth of July" by Galaxie 500
August -- nothing
September -- "September Gurls" by Big Star
October -- "October" by U2
November -- "November Spawned a Monster" by Morrissey
December -- nothing
Help me out here. I need one song for each month. This list isn't that good.
I was all set to come home and host an mp3 for "September Gurls", but then I realized that I don't own "Number One Record", so I can't do it. Curses!
Big Star Third/Sister Lovers