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Monday, July 10, 2006

Mixtapes Vol. I

At one point in our lives, most of us have made a mixtape (or CD nowadays) for someone. Now by mixtape, I don’t mean music that’s actually professionally mixed, but rather a collection of different songs on tape. What I love most about mixes is the fact that they’re a unique set of songs picked with the listener in mind, and put together specifically for that one person with their tastes in mind. It has a little more meaning than your average album or DJ Clue tape you know?

While it may sound easy enough, I think there’s a definite art to the amateur mixtape that sets a banginass mix apart from the rest, and in the end it mostly comes down to song selection. Though I’m often tempted to include music that I know the listener already likes, it’s even better when you slip in some music they haven’t heard before, but that they end up loving. This, of course, takes a lot more work, but it really makes the difference.

That said, here’s a listing of tracks I put together for a certain punkass friend of mine. By no means am I saying that it’s one of those good mixtapes, but I thought it was a decent attempt.

  1. [MP3] Cibo Matto :: Flowers
  2. Supercar :: My Girl
  3. [MP3] Mayumi Kojima :: Hatsukoi
  4. Asobi Seksu :: Walk on the Moon
  5. Badly Drawn Boy :: Magic in the Air
  6. Devics :: Come Up
  7. Supercar :: Wonder Word
  8. Yo La Tengo :: Little Eyes
  9. Neil Finn :: She Will Have Her Way
  10. Iron & Wine :: Sodom, South Georgia
  11. Caroline :: Where’s My Love
  12. Devics :: Song for a Sleeping Girl
  13. [MP3] Jose Gonzalez :: Hints
  14. Azure Ray :: Displaced
  15. Nick Drake :: Pink Moon
  16. Gorillaz :: El Manana
  17. Devics :: Distant Radio
  18. [MP3] Radiohead :: True Love Waits

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

it doesn't come down to just song selection. the sequence is just as important. i'm the mix tape master, and judging from your tracklist, seems like you have the hots for the person you made this for.

can you just please just get laid and put up some real posts about hip hop? i'm getting tired of all your lovey-dovey sentimental bunnies&flowers posts!

9:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gotta be careful of the same band too many times.

1:49 AM  

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