Oct 25, 2007

Fear is the Mind Killer

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This mix is on its way. I couldn't pass up a theme this time, so similar to Gillz' mix, I have chosen songs that have disturbed, frightened, or outright terrified me at some point in my life.

I am a little disappointed in my effort this time around. There were a lot of tracks that I am missing, and a few bonus tracks that wouldn't burn for some odd reason. Maybe I will send these around in an email, and you can take them or leave them.

This mix will only be "effective" with patience, and a good form or transmission. I say pick a dimly lit room, put on some comfortable headphones, and strap on some fresh courage. Or, take a drive through dark trees with the windows down and the stereo up. This is a vast departure from what I wanted to include on my next mix, but I hope something resonates with at least one of you.

If I could include video on the disc (which I guess I could), a few more tracks would have been Herby Hancock's "Rockit," Grateful Dead "Touch of Grey," George Harrison "I Got My Mind Set On You," and a His Name is Alive video. These short films scared the poop out of me, and are still unnerving. I guess of all things, as a kid I found personification of non-persons the height of terror. What songs bothered/bother you, and why? I want to know.


Oct 16, 2007


Fresh out of the Stereogum oven, an Automatic for the People tribute album. Do yourself a free proud if you like REM in other people's voices.

Oct 14, 2007

Werewolves from Phoenix

Okay all, my October mix goes into the mail tomorrow huzzah huzzah. It's a mix of spooky and not-so-spooky and a lot of it is new to me, so hopefully y'all can find something new to you or at least pleasing to you. So: here eez zee leest:

1 David Bowie - Glass Spider
2 Beirut - Guyamas Sonora
3 A C Newman - Better than Most
4 Vitesse - Not Forever
5 13 & God - Perfect Speed
6 Cat Power - Werewolf
7 Björk & PJ Harvey - I Can't Get No Satisfaction
8 Air - Sexy Boy
9 José González - Killing for Love
10 Radical Face - Welcome Home
11 Murder by Death - I'm Afraid of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe
12 Tom Waits - Black Wings
13 *extra spooky track*
14 *extra ghostly track*
15 Of Montreal - Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse
16 Xiu Xiu - Save Me Save Me
17 Magnetic Field - A Chicken With His Head Cut Off
18 Electric President - Metal Fingers
19 Subtle - Nomanisanisland
20 Aphex Twin - Beetles
21 Meat Loaf - You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth

Also, did everyone get the new address list from mid-September? I've only received one mixtape since I moved to Mesa, so I'm just checking.

Much and much and much love, Gillz