Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Mixtape madness

Sometimes I just get in the mood to make a mix tape. I'll usually put something together and put it on my ipod. I used to make mix tapes all the time for a couple of friends from Oklahoma. Lisa(who contributes to the very cool Prairie Hive) was the perfect person to make mixes for, she had really good taste but didn't know a ton of different bands. Andrea was also fun to make mixes for, she had good taste and kept up with new music but she was ten years younger than me and didn't know the bands I grew up with. A couple of weeks ago I took out my notebook and wrote out a playlist for Lisa.
Lisa Mix
1. Beirut - East Harlem
2. Ryan Adams - Chains of Love
3. Destroyer - Downtown
4. Kathryn Calder - Turn a Light On
5. Bright Eyes - Lejune Stars
6. The Decemberists - This is why we fight
7.Gotye - Somebody that I used to know
8. The War on Drugs - Brothers
9. Is Tropical - Lies
10. Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
11. The Dead Milkmen - Can't Relax
12. M83 - Midnight City
13. Los Adolescentes - Denver
14. Yuck - Get Away
15. Jay Z and Kanye - Niggas in Paris
16. Fucked Up - The Other Shoe

Last week my wife decided to make a playlist for a friend with questionable music taste. Not only questionable but inconsistent in that she likes one song from an artist but doesn't like anything else by that artist. It makes it more than a little challenging to put together a mix.