Perfect for a slow weekend morning, staying in.
If sleep is the cousin of death, insomnia must be life’s annoying phone solicitor. But at least it was responsible for the return of the Hearsay mix.
Like the title says. A mix for a friend. Bachelorette, Antwon, Grimes, and a bunch of songs that have already made it on to monthly mixes. Stream it on 8tracks: http://8tracks.com/topomodesto/mix-for-lena
I’m officially not doing an albums of the year list. There have been so few that I wholeheartedly enjoy, I’d have to do a top 10 that starts at 8. But that is not to say that there wasn’t some exceptional new music this year. Click HERE for my favorite tracks from 2011. I’m hoping that 2012 will pick up the pace, but if not, I’ll just further recede into the vintage music that I love so much. I hope you enjoy listening to the mixes as much as I like making them.
Finally, a music video about a smoke machine. By the way, if you don’t love this band yet, I will kick you in the gonads Beavis & Butthead-style.
I’ll readily admit that I was in a bad mood when I put this one together. It’s probably pretty obvious with the selections. The theme was basically a soundtrack to a party at Eeyore‘s. I like it a lot though, probably mostly due to me pulling out some of my favorite late 90s indie rock jams. I dare you to not like it, but then again, I won’t really give a smurf if you don’t.
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Back when I started doing these mixes every month, I saw it as a manageable way to keep recommending music without the effort that it takes to do a researched, singular writeup. It seemed to me that picking out 10 random songs wouldn’t be all that hard – I always have new things that I’m listening to, as well as my entire musical upbringing to highlight. A part of the experienced mixtaper in me was never satisfied with these as “mixes.” For one, there is only so much you can do in 10 songs… they really seemed more like mini samplers than what I knew a mix to be: there was no intro, no interludes, no story, nothing that expressed the voice of the DJ other than simple taste.
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