Recovered Black Box

everybody loves somebody says one song,  and what becomes of the broken hearted asks another.
one of the latter made this music compilation as the flight went down.


song cycle

• cover art & compilation by aleXander hirka
Good Friday through April Fools Day 2005

01 For No One – The Beatles

02 Either Side Of The Same Town – Elvis Costello

03 Superhero – Ani DiFranco

04 Reason To Cry – Lucinda Williams

05 Love Hurts – Gram Parsons & Emmy Lou Harris

06 My World Is Empty Without You – Diana Ross & The Supremes

07 Are You Lonesome Tonight? – Elvis Presley

08 Standing In The Doorway – Bob Dylan

09 I Fall To Pieces – Patsy Cline

10 Since I Don’t Have You – The Skyliners

11 End Of The World – Skeeter Davis

12 I’m Through With Love – Marilyn Monroe

13 Untouchable Face – Ani DiFranco

14 Bye Bye Love – Everly Brothers

15 You’re Breaking My Heart – Harry Nilsson

16 Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts? – Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans

17 Only The Lonely – Roy Orbison

18 I Can’t Cry Hard Enough – Mervin The Mandolin Man

19 After You’re Gone – Iris DeMent

20 Yesterday – Ray Charles

21 You And Me (We Wanted It All) – Frank Sinatra

22 Love Sick – Bob Dylan

23 Somebody Stole My Gal – Mel Blanc

Outtake not included on CD.
“(They Aughta Put A ) Warning Label (On You)”

Lexas Tumblweeed and the Psychic Duststorm

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This cyber-hip-hop country-break-up song was downloaded into the Blue Heart Saloon on 21 April 2005.

vocal synthesizing by Agnes X Panther


You’ve been tested in the market for decades,
Your effects on hearts is well known.
And somehow your medicine stays legal,
Though the victims are scraped to the bone.

In the interests of those buying your medicine,
I think they oughta put a warning label on you.

Data spoke of internal combustions,
People’s insides spilled out on the floor.
Reports of heart damage irreversible,
And effects on tear-ducts by the score.

When it’s working the effects are addicting,
A state of euphoria is guaranteed.
But when withdrawal rounds the inevitable corner,
It’s like a rug pulled from under your feet.

I signed myself in for rehabilitation
‘Cause like a monkey you crawled on my back
They say there are signs of recovery
And writing songs will keep me on track


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