got some catching up to do. track 57 was a remix of "superpowers" from the dismemberment plan. when they broke up they made all of tracks from their master recordings available on the internet and invited people to remix them. they picked the ones they like best and put out a people's history of the dismemberment plan
. that particular remix uses the same two-chord progression as "ooh la la." (track 56)
track 58 was travis morrison of the dismemberment plan calling my home during their last show at kilby court and leaving a message on my machine chiding me for missing their concert. he doesn't know me, but he saw my wife capturing some of the concert with a cell phone and, because she's cute, he talked to her about it in between songs. when he found out that i was missing the show because i had to work, he thought he should call and talk to me. which cheered me up to no end.
track 58b was another answering machine message, this one from gordon, the most violent of the violent femmes to the rest of the band.
track 59 was duran duran's cover of the velvet underground's "femme fatale" (pronounced "fem", not "femmy"). embarassing self-disclosure: it wasn't until i was almost 21 that i found out that "femme fatale" wasn't written by duran duran. needless to say, when i traded in all of my van halen cds soon after that, the best of velvet underground was the first album i got.track 60track 61