All posts tagged: Music

Ships In The Night

hello again. you may have noticed things look pretty different around here… a redesign is almost as good as a holiday. almost. thanks for all those link recommendations, i have been making my way through them slowly but surely. i always appreciate it when people take the time to comment – it means a lot to me! […]

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Formative Years

i have always been a music lover. i would often sit in the living room on my parents’ brown corduroy couches (yeah) listening to their old records and cds. when my older brothers weren’t around i’d sneak into their bedrooms and sample hits from the eighties (a-ha is still a favourite.) i’ve had the idea […]

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10×10

wow, check out these awesome custom covers by richard perez of his top ten albums of 2010. psh, makes all other top ten lists look pretty pathetic in comparison, eh? i’d like to see everyone make album art from now on, please. thanks for bringing this to our attention designworklife (stellar as always)

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golden years

it’s december. wow. 2010 went by so quickly, yet i can barely remember january. this was my first post of 2010 where i declared that i would ‘go out and see more stuff’. i’m not sure i lived up to my resolution. i’d like to be hopeful in thinking that 2011 is going to be different. […]

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got something for you

it’s almost a month till christmas. and if your supermarkets are anything like ours, you’ve been bombarded with christmas music since october. if only they’d play this holiday album from target, filled with tunes from rad bands like wavves, best coast and coconut records amongst others. you’ll be able to download the songs for free on 28 november.

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bowie, golden years

this has pretty much been my theme song lately. i have listened to it every single day… sometimes on repeat. man! what i would give to be in that crowd, funking it up to bowie. please take notice of the dancers on the stages, they have the best moves! bowie is beautiful too. D A […]

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you called me after midnight

hello troublemakers, here’s a little bonus october mix for you! kind of an early morning with a slight hangover and i can’t play anything too upbeat mix. or perhaps an i’d like to play some music at 1am without waking up the neighbours mix. most of these songs actually got me through plenty of all nighters at […]

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fine folk

october music mix is here! this past month i’ve been spending a lot of quality time with my ipod listening to tunes on my own – in airports, on long flights, walking around in a strange city, driving in my car… and i kept returning to the same kind of music. would i call it folk? perhaps. folk rock? indie folk? indie folk rock? indie folk rock pop? indie folk rock alt-country lo-fi pop? at the very least it’s nice music accompanied by strumming guitars. or banjos. sometimes harmonicas. maybe even accordions. and pianos. a couple even have synthesizers. and lots of harmonising. uuuuuh…

fine folk playing fine music that perhaps isn’t folk but kind of is to me. download it here. playlist:

  1. blitzen trapper – furr
  2. dale earnhardt jr. jr. – vocal chords
  3. monsters of folk – baby boomer
  4. jenny and johnny – new yorker cartoon
  5. edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros – home
  6. vetiver – everyday
  7. taken by trees – my boys
  8. coconut records – summer
  9. fleet foxes – blue ridge mountains
  10. mumford & sons – banjolin song
  11. the mountain goats – no children
  12. jens lekman – your arms around me
  13. beirut – postcards from italy
  14. ben gibbard – you remind me of home
  15. stornoway – boats and trains
  16. great lake swimmers – your rocky spine
  17. ray lamontagne – sarah
  18. cat stevens – how can i tell
  19. simon & garfunkel – bleecker street
  20. tin hat trio – fear of the south

next time you’re in a busy public space with your ipod handy – listen to track 20. quite a weird experience.

ps. two of my favourite songs of all time are in this mix: blitzen trapper / furr and the mountain goats / no children. i have played both countless times and i never ever tire of them.

{the album image is by the inimitable gordon parks. inimitable, i say.}

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hit the road

hit-the-road

september music mix is here! this is not really a ‘road trip’ mix, per se (no tracy chapman / fast car …) – but certainly tunes i love playing in my car. load up your ipod and go for a drive… sing along, too.

yes i have noticed that paul simon is basically on all my mixes so far, just can’t help it! love that little man.

download the hit the road mix here. tracklist:

  1. stornoway – i saw you blink
  2. aloe blacc – good things
  3. phoenix – if i ever feel better
  4. de la soul – eye know
  5. beck – the new pollution
  6. the shins – australia
  7. devotchka – till the end of time
  8. paul simon – kodachrome
  9. bright eyes – another travelin’ song
  10. deer tick – art isn’t real (city of sin)
  11. iron & wine – the devil never sleeps
  12. arcade fire – keep the car running
  13. the postal service – clark gable
  14. smashing pumpkins – 1979
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niel: things i like right now

things i like right now by niel of a hymn

  1. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
  2. Black Prairie – Feast of the Hunters’ Moon
  3. Jonsi – Go
  4. Titus Andronicus – The Monitor
  5. Spaghetti Bolognese (eating it and making it)
  6. Long weekends with nothing to do.
  7. Starting work at 10 every Monday
  8. Yellow = (0 Cyan) (20 Magenta) (100 Yellow) (0 black)
  9. My secret free mp3 websites that I can’t tell you about because they are secret.
  10. This presentation
  11. Anything that can stop the censorship of the press. Without freedom of speech we are nothing.

newspaper image from brandon long

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