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Twelve years, six months and two days: That’s the amount of time it’s taken to create a (supposedly) new mix CD. So much happened in the dozen or so years between music collections, including a Black president of the United States, moving from Phoenix to San Francisco, and COVID-19! That last one is important, as… Read More MP3 Mix 13 (08/26/2020) – RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE!
MP3 Mix 12 is a more enjoyable listen than volume 12 in the matter of head-bobbing grooves. There are fewer mood-killers from rock acts, the downtempo shift (“No One’s Gonna Love You” by Band of Horses) towards the end is more pronounced and set up by a stompin’ high (a Jet song, “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is”, of all things!) with less hangover, there is a nice indie selection (The Postmarks) that hints at confidence in emotion and mood selection, and there are more anthems (“Misery Business” by Paramore, “When Did Your Heart Go Missing” by Rooney) — if you’re into that!… Read More MP3 Mix 12 (2/24/08) – A Necessary End of an Era
You know the metaphor of the calm duck on a water’s surface hiding a furiously paddling set of webbed feet underneath? No?!? Well, that would describe my process for creating an MP3 Mix CD. The creation of a mix CD was a lot longer than the 1 hour and 19 minutes that the playlists portrays.… Read More MP3 Mix 11 (2006?/2007?) – Aesthetics, Amour, and Analyzing
Now THIS mix CD is definitely from 2005 — and not because of the inclusion of “Gold Digger” from Kanye West and “Shake It Off” from Mariah Carey, though those are two of the three classics on this collection. (Read further for the other; you may be surprised!) I remember distinctly listening to this CD… Read More MP3 Mix 10 (2005) – Or, A Hodgepodge Of Its Time
I recently found four of my MP3 Mix mix CDs, and I acquired a new challenge: creating Spotify playlists of each one. I thought it would be a fun lark brewed from boredom and archival interest. So hey! The first, “MP3 Mix 9 (2005?)”, contains 19 of the original 22 songs; Fischerspooner “Emerge (Dave Clarke… Read More MP3 Mix 9 — or Archiving Mixtapes in a Streaming World