Tuesday August 31st 2010, 11:59 am
Mixin’ With Luke Doucet
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Canadian musician Luke Doucet has given us his “Top 10 Songs To Feed Insomnia With”, which features tunes by The Band, Willie Nelson, The Rolling Stones and more. Luke is currently gearing up for a tour in support of his upcoming release, Steel City Trawler (out September 21 via Six Shooter Records) that will take him across the US and the UK. He’ll be stopping in Los Angeles on September 7th for a gig at Hotel Cafe. Check out Luke’s complete tour dates and his mixtape after the jump.

Top 10 Songs to Feed Insomnia With:

1. Neil Young- Helpless
I wouldn’t normally associate this with insomnia but I recently watched The Last Waltz again (for the 15th time) and that chunk of Cocaine in Neil’s left nostril isn’t getting any smaller. He did NOT sleep that night. Unless there was a ton of Valium involved.

2. The Band- Tears of Rage
Richard Manuel was always underrated and underappreciated.

3. The Beatles- Here come the sun
I wish I could sound so sunny & optimistic at sun up. This was clearly after George found transcendental meditation…

4. Bob Dylan- One More Cup of Coffee
I don’t drink the stuff. Keeps me awake. “To The Valley Below” is so sinister but it may just mean “to the valley below my house in Woodstock & not “TO HELL”. Either way. As proof of his mortality, Dylan rhymes “self” with “books on a shelf”, which is the most facile & over used pseudo-intellectual lyric in the pantheon of pop music. how am I supposed to sleep now???

5. Bruce Springsteen- I’m On Fire
You can wake your lover up for love but she will likely push you away… Or just pretend to still be asleep.

6. Patsy Cline- Walkin’ After Midnight
When training for a marathon, wise folk advise early morning runs. I run late at night (9-11) but then I won’t sleep till 330.

7. Rolling Stones- Midnight Rambler
It sounds kind of pervy: “listen & you hear him moan”. One should not Ramble at midnight. It conjures images of lonely single men bar hopping in hopes of meeting “nice” bar maids.

8. Timber Timbre- Until the Night is Over
He sounds like a stalker too. With a really cool voice.

9. Tom Waits- The heart of a Saturday Night.
This is the song I’ve probably heard the most in my life. It cycles through my head most of the time.

10. Willie Nelson, Can I Sleep In Your Arms.

Tour Dates:
Sep 7 2010 Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, California
Sep 13 2010 One Trick Pony Grand Rapids, Michigan
Sep 15 2010 The Basement Nashville, Tennessee
Sep 16 2010 old smith bar and grill Atlanta, Georgia
Sep 17 2010 The Living Room New York, NY
Sep 22 2010 The Ninth Ward Buffalo, NY, NY
Sep 27 2010 Whelan’s Dublin Dublin, Leinster, IRELAND
Sep 28 2010 The Errigle Inn Belfast, Co. Antrim, IRELAND
Oct 20 2010 Luminaire London, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 21 2010 The Prince Albert Brighton, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 25 2010 St Bonaventure Bristol, UK Bristol, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 27 2010 Henry Boon’s Wakefield, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 28 2010 The Grapes Sheffield, UK Sheffield, UNITED KINGDOM

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