Dec 13, 2008


Winter Oak by Eyvind Earle

Get it before it melts

Before I moved north and east I sold my car which forced me clean out my trunk. In doing so. I found things long thought to have gone the way of all the earth. One important find was my CD collection. As I was rifling through the cobwebs and dust lined artifact two things struck me: I have loads of sweet sweet 80's pop, guilty though it may be - and, I haven't ripped any of them into digital form so they can be numbered among the very great.

I have remedied the latter and to enjoy the former to the fullest I have made it a point to put at least one 80's guilty pleasure on every mix or playlist. So you will have to be patient if it is not your favorite brand of free music because I am finding these songs to be high quality fun smothered in tasty nostalgia gravy.

Also, I only put a few holiday themed songs on there because I don't find the majority of it palatable enough to make a whole mix of it, (though that could be fun to compile a mix of the most dry-heavingly abhorrent Christmas songs) but I felt a few were warranted.

So here it is. I had more than a little trouble with the silliness of MediaFire as my OG mix was 107MB and it can only be 100MB and it didn't know that for about 5 frantic hours, so if this doesn't work let me know so I can stress over 5 more. Sadly we lost Vince Guaraldi's Christmas Time is Here because of the size restriction. But you can't argue with the freeness of the site, so I comply willingly.


1. It's Five o'Clock -- Aphrodite's Child
2. Ahn -- Benoit Piolard
3. Landing Light -- No Pasaran
4. Holiday Machine -- Bottom of the Hudson*
5. The Shy Retirer -- Arab Strap
6. Christmas Song -- Dave Matthews & Tim Reyonlds (come on...we all knew eventually I would out him on a mix)
7. You Know More Than I Know -- John Cale
8. Dripping Whispers -- The Soul's Release
9. I Want Wind To Blow -- The Microphones
10. In The Margins -- Echo & the Bunnymen
11. M62 Song -- Doves
12. Oh L'Amour -- Erasure
13. Blue Tulip -- Bon Iver
14. The Furnace -- Merusault
15. Ruby Tuesday -- Franco Battiato
16. The Look of Love -- ABC
17. The Streets in the Rain -- The Samples
18. You Lost Sight of Me -- Micah P. Hinson
19. Fairytale of New York -- The Pogues

*Holiday Machine is one of those random songs that I don't remember how I got. I double checked this Guild and couldn't find evidence that it came from here so I am using it. However, if I have inadvertently pulled a Gillilli and pilfered a song off a previous mix, my apologies.

No one should ever have to go through what Emily did to still hurts to talk about.

Dec 4, 2008

Gone but not Forgotten

I really appreciate ej (wajok) message. It made me realize that I have been a little lost and perhaps I should return to the Mixtape work and start sending out my mixes again. I have prepared a few, but never posted... My own fault.

I have relocated since my destiny does not appear to need to continue in Rexburg, Idaho. I now reside at:
3903 Glacier Court
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525

So if there are any mixes that were sent to me, they are probably misdirected to some other location, I am sorry I never got to hear them.
Once I fix up that blasted computer of mine holding all the music I was ever given, stolen, or even on occasion purchased, I will begin setting up posts with new tracklists.

in review (mirror)

Comment by wajok:


Critiques to follow after a slow roll over the tongue.

2007-05-17 7.08.MD


I hope you still frequent this place because you ought to know:

I just braved the lone (wo)manned 12 hour drive from Virginia to my home in Toronto and do not hyperbolate in saying that seven hours of the silence in my car was molested by the tireless spinning of your May(April) '07 mix. Without tracklist I said to myself, "that voice, that whistle... could it be Andrew Bird?" Caribou betrayed themselves with their smattering of crescendos and decrescendos. Mirah. La voz.

I found that without a tracklist I was still able to identify six or seven of the artists by sound alone, but it wasn't the comfort of familiarity that kept me spinning. It's just a beautiful blend. Fluid. The tone was arresting.

At hour two into the drive I was sure I was going to turn around and never make it back to Oz, but I discovered your micks at the bottom of a pile, neglected, scratched to sh-t (track 8 and 9 are forever sullied). It gave me drive, filled my tank, fuelled my engine.

Merci bien mon ami.

ej (wajok)

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