Friday, June 26, 2009

Hey Ms. SteenB.. all of us think you might be getting younger in the morning!

"I grow old, I grow old, I shall wear my trousers rolled"

(I can't quite link this properly at the moment.. but it explains why each track links to the next.. in a mammoth 'Spill chain)
Captain Badass
Woke Up This Morning (Sopranos Mix)
Chasing the Dragon
Star Anis
Shining Star
Medly - Good Times/ Rappers Delight
Until The Lion Learns To Speak
Pass The Peas
Get The Funk Out
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
Gewn Ni Gorffen
We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
Daddy's Speeding
I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire
Mix Up Matrimony
There Will Always Be
Another Man's Rain
Rhythm Of The Rain
Jerry Weintraub
To Live Is To Fly
Hillbilly Willie's Blues
In the sunshine
Call My Name Out
Man Gave Names To All The Animals
Baffling Smoke Signal
What A See (Tommy "Tikk Takk" Piper Mix)
Ciocarlia Si Suite
Unpronounceable Name

Dorothy At Forty
Over the Rainbow
The Pebble And The Man
Byrds Turn To Stone
The Littlest Birds
Oh No
I Don't Know
Editions Of You
New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
Bird Song
Light Flight
African Night Flight
Soul Flower (Remix)
Shine On You Crazy Diamond


steenbeck said...

HOly smoke!! I'm a mess, people. I'm all weepy, and I've only read the first few. I love you all. Sniff sob. Thank you.

goneforeign said...

Birthday best for one one my favorite Spillers, and where's RR again?

DarceysDad said...

I know I speak for all of us in saying all my love, Mrs.A!

cauliflower said...

Love and kisses from this corner of earth too, Steen!

TatankaYotanka said...

Hey Happy Birthday when it comes :)

40; you are just a kid with a crazy dream .... dream on sweetie

saneshane said...

Please don't make me do a post like that again!!!

This comes in a triple album real copy too.. you just have to wait a little while.. have a great birthday.. it's the getting up to them that's hard.. the day can be enjoyed (I hope)

Hugs and kisses from the sane household xxxxx

snadfrod said...

Many happy returns steen, from all the frods and proto-frods. Have a good one, x

shoey said...

Have a happy Ladysteen

tincanman said...

happy birthday Steen, and great artwork as always shane

DarceysDad said...

Yep, awesome work, Shane. We all owe you, too.

Japanther said...

Happy happy birthday Steenbeck!

steenbeck said...

Japanther, just got this message from a friend...

Hey Claire,

In Japan, it's your birthday already, and I can report that it is a beautiful day.

Thank you all so much for this. This has been weirdly hard for me, and this whole community helps more that I can say. I love this concept, and cannot cannot wait to listen. Thank you thank you thank you.

steenbeck said...

Um, starting with Thank You, that's from me, not my friend in Japan.

Special thanks to Saneshane for all this and the beautiful art. ANd I just wanted to tell tincanman and Cauliflower that kind things they've said in e-mails have resonated with me, and I think about them many a time.

Love you all. Goodnight.

FP said...

Happy Birthday Lady S. I'll post a photo of your French namesake this week end. Bisous FP.
Saneshane - Back of the net...

nilpferd said...

Alles gute! Hang in there, it's not so bad...
Great work, shane.

CaroleBristol said...

Happy Birthday from me and Nicola!

I hope it is sunny where you are because, being Glastonbury weekend, it is thundery and raining here in SW England.

AliMunday said...

Hi Steenbeck, hope you have a wonderful birthday - 40's a great age, make the most of it!

tincanman said...

@ Tatanka
''just a kid with a cray dream..'
Thatsh all right shweetheart, you'll always have Paris

treefrogdemon said...

Have a great day, steenbeck. Thinking about you!

SatanKidneyPie said...

Happy Birthday, Steen!

Abahachi said...

Many Happy Returns.

B-Mac said...

Happy Birthday Steen! You're fab!

gordonimmel said...

Happy Birthday, Steenbeck. Take it from me it's easier from now on because, after all, you are over the hill.....

DarceysDad said...

GORDON ... !! Sorry about my friend there, steenbeck.

DarceysDad said...

And is the final list of sleevenotes available anywhere? I'd love to know what everyone said about their nominations . . .

. . . or don't you ask that about someone else's present?

mnemonic said...

Happy birthday Steen. Take no notice of Gordon there. You're not over the hill until you get your bus pass.

DsD, open up the rtf link at the top in Word. You'll see all the links

ShariVari said...

Excellent stuff.

There's a really good, rockier version of Ciocarlia Si Suite by the Moldovan band Zdob Si Zdub too.

DarceysDad said...

Thanks, Mn, that worked.

Excellent work everyone. I take it though, that we couldn't find an mp3 of Dorian's selection, as he appears to have fallen off the list?

Oh, and um, Mnemonic? I can't let a pets RR topic slide past without enquiring after Zissou ... (sorry)

treefrogdemon said...

@mnemonic: oy!

mnemonic said...

Thanks for the enquiries but despite posters, leaflets, desperate searching and calling, there has been no sign of Zissou since 10 May. I keep changing the water in her bowl, cleaned the litter tray, washed her bed cover in case she returns, cried a bit, but I have less and less hope that she'll reappear.

DsD said...


I'm sad now, and doubly sorry for feeling the need to bring it up.

mnemonic said...

Don't worry Dsd, I'm happy she's remembered.

gordonimmel said...

Er, sorry Steenbeck, I wasn't being serious obviously, I just can't resist saying that one whenever anyone reaches 40.

steenbeck said...

Good morning everyone. Gordonimmel--it made me laugh. You don't know how many people told me it was hard just before turning 40 but you don't even think about it the next day.

Sorry there's no better news about zissou, Mnemonic. DId I tell you the story of our cat, Gladly? When we went to England for a year, she ran away just after we left. A few days after we got home, she jumped in through the window and bit my mother on the nose. She lived in the wild for a year!

tincanman said...

Your mum lived in the wild for a year cause a cat bit her?

Chris said...

Happy Birthday, steen! Forty? I'm fairly sure it's the new thirty, so nothing to worry about. Have a good one.

(And you can now join in the footy chat for real, as your national team is in the final of the Confederations Cup, having deservedly beaten Spain, the champions of Europe. Can they beat Brazil in Sunday's final? I hope so.)

steenbeck said...

Tincanman--yes! They made a TV movie about it.

ToffeeBoy said...

Happy Birthday, Steenbeck!!!!

I'm late to the party as always but I just wanted to add my love, hugs and all that sort of stuff, along with my gratitude for all the wonderful music you expose us all to. You are single-handedly responsible for introducing me to The Decemberists who are now officially my favourite band ever - and there's much more besides - probably even some B-sides!

TatankaYotanka said...

@ tincanman ..... "don't reach for the moon, .. we have the stars ... " .. 'Hic' ... speshlly fur U ... a present in the Dropbox

And .... expecting picture of the cake later Ms Beck .. ;)

TatankaYotanka said...

And then I went and spoiled it all by saying something stupid like .... I added 'We'll never get to Paris' ... I'd promised GF a taster of some of this stuff afte rmy Bergen jaunt last month. Might drop a few more bits and blobs in there over the weekend.

debbym said...

Coming very late to this, but I hope you've had a magnificent birthday, steenbeck, and that you'll find time to listen to YOUR birthday compilation real soon!

nilpferd said...

Sharivari- I'd be interested to hear that Zdob si Zdub track.. Fanfare Ciocarlia are playing here tomorrow night coincidentally, will probably miss it though owing to street festival and school theatre production.

BalearicBeat said...

A belated Balearic birthday best from me too! I joined the 40-club earlier this year too. It ain't so bad is it? Best wishes and keep recommending that hip-hop! x

barbryn said...

Belatedly, happy birthday Steenbeck. This wonderful playlist doesn't include the best song I know about New Jersey and getting older... although I'm sure you're nothing like the woman in the song:

Ejay said...

Ah I was hoping I wasn not going to miss this, belated Happy birthdqy Steenbeck, it's always a surreal joy to see your name, hugs from here too, you're a true star.

GarethI said...

Happy birthday, Claire. We hope the songs bring a smile.

tincanman said...

Shane: the link to the list of songs doesn't seem to work. Can you put a COPY of the actual file into the steen playlist folder in RRdropbox?

TracyK said...

Sorry to be late to the par-tay, Year 11 Prom last night, so knackered and emotional and blistery. Hope your day was equally fun and that your shoes fit better than mine, birthday lady! xxx

And obviously well done Shane, must ahve been a mammoth task!

saneshane said...

claire playlist.doc
is now in the steen dropbox music file (I hope)

Sorry to have missed out Dorians.. I don't think either tin or I got the tune...
New Jersey Deep – Black Science Orchestra
- Dorianlynskey
Because NJ is adjacent to NY and steenbeck is a Joisey Girl (albeit maybe not one with an accent). And because I think there should be something summery to dance to.

(the only track I have is Head Space Lullaby - Black Science Orchestra.. so not quite right!!!)

if anyone has the correct tune - I could add it to the physical copy - winging it's way to steen sometime before she hits 41.

DsD said...

I'm ripping the audio from youtube now, Shane, and I'll email it later.

(Cheers AGAIN, BaBe!)


Chris said...

er, shane, after all the great work you've done, I hate to point out that the last page of claire playlist is missing. But I just did.

saneshane said...

'steen chain playlist'

thanks Chris.. it should now all be under that heading..

I have to thank tin as well for all the organizing and files and stuff.. cheers mate.

and ta DsD.

hope it's all ok now.

DarceysDad said...


I've got two versions of The Black Science Orchestra tune (from Dorian to Claire) ripped from youtube, but the 7min remix is too big a file to Hotmail, and the 4min one refuses to attach. I'm copying them into the steen chainlist dropbox instead. Is that OK?

saneshane said...

I'll grab a copy for the cds..cheers

I've just done a shanes pet folder
some off topic pet songs 2 for you:
'Love Dog' Vices - Roughs (not sure the right band name for this, it's not the same track as my post love dog.. it has that 70's rock feel that that screams to me DsD... listen and tell me I'm barking up the wrong tree!)

'To The Dogs Or Whoever' Josh Ritter (I'm Guessing you do have this - but I haven't been back to RR to see.. but I love some of the lyrics in this)

DarceysDad said...

Yeah, I can see that with the Love Dog song, Shane. I can't find a reference to the right band name either, though it sounds like someone newish and English trying overly hard to make us believe they're early 90s Seattle.

saneshane said...

that's true
it seems their name is
once again easy to look up! not. they are from Reading so obviously grew up with the festival on the doorstep... and got influenced.

DarceysDad said...


I've been to bed once, but Tatanka's quote right at the top of the comments has been bugging me all weekend: finally pinned it down, and am ashamed it took me this long.

First line of this song:

BTW, Tatanka, was this your source?

TatankaYotanka said...

My source ... Jackie Leven, commenting admiringly on Leonard Cohen's words when he played in the uk at the start of this new period of touring.

"It's been 15 years since I stood up on a stage," he says, reminding his audience of how privileged they are.
"Fourteen, 15 years ago when I was 60 – a young kid with a crazy dream – then I took a lot of Prozac."