Saturday, July 07, 2007

2007 Summer Mixes

The past two summers, I've made myself mixed CDs. In part to enjoy during frequent driving excursions in the summer months, but also to help archive my listening tastes through the years. Listening to old mixes is a great time. It reminds you of old forgotten favorites, and can humble even the snobbiest of music snobs. I just stumbled upon an old mix from freshman year of college that is, to put it lightly, terrible.

Continuing the new tradition, I've put together 3 mixes for summer 2007. Three is a bit ambitious, yes. But after preliminary selection of songs, I had over 6 hours of music. And after cutting 2 hours worth, things were getting a bit too personal. Once I thought about cutting They Might Be Giants, I knew it was time to stop.

So, I randomly sorted my master list into 3 discs and sequenced them. Here are the results.

Mix 1
Aztec Camera - Walk Out To Winter
XTC - Life Begins at the Hop
Guided By Voices - Chasing Heather Crazy
Them - Gloria
Be Your Own Pet - Adventure
Klanguage - Horse Friend
Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone
Ohm - Spoon Me
Kylie Minogue - Sweet Music
Papas Fritas - Sing About Me
Rockpile - Heart
Laura Nyro - I Met Him On A Sunday
Asha Bhosle - Ina Mina Dika
Les Yper-Sound - Psyché Rock
Herbert - The Movers and the Shakers
Regina Spektor - Edit
Arthur Russell - This is How We Walk on the Moon
Björk - Isobel
Grizzly Bear - The Knife
Camille - Jolie Bruine
Beirut - Postcards from Italy

Mix 2
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Grinderman - No Pussy Blues
Tom Waits - Lie To Me
The Hold Steady - Chips Ahoy!
Sloan - Ill Placed Trust
Café Tacuba - Eo
Of Montreal - She's a Rejector
Low - Breaker
Menomena - Air Aid
!!! - Break In Case of Anything
The Rapture - Whoo! Alright-Yeah . . . Uh Huh
Cibo Mato - Sci-Fi Wasabi
Eric B & Rakim - I Ain't No Joke
Rihanna - Umbrella
The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health
Miho Hatori - A Song for Kids
Jens Lekman - Pocket Full of Money
The Go-Betweens - Love Goes On
The Zombies - Tell Her No
Cat Power - Lived In Bars

Mix 3
Nellie McKay - Cupcake
Simian - La Breeze
Deerhoof - +81
Coin-Op - Favourite Subjects
Ghostface Killah (et. al) - Jellyfish
M.I.A. - Hit That
Beyoncé - Get Me Bodied
LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
The Arcade Fire - Intervention
Andrew Bird - Imitosis
Can - Spoon
Robyn - Bum Like You (original mix)
The Chiffons - Nobody Knows What's Goin' On
The Pipettes - Judy
Feist - 1 2 3 4
Marit Larsen - Come Closer
The Mountain Goats - This Year
They Might Be Giants - They'll Need A Crane
The English Beat - Best Friend
Spoon - The Underdog

I'm sure these will be very useful on my epic road trip to California.


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