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August 24th, 2014 > no wave, odd pop, post-punk, rock 'n' roll

this isn’t any life
it’s just a stupid lifestyle

this is a sample of the punk rock / new wave / no wave / punk funk / rock ‘n’ roll sound that was created in the Pertri dish that was New York City over a period of 8 hot summers (1976-1983).
photo : Ronny Woke
Ramones R.I.P.
Tracklist
  1. Optimo – Liquid Liquid – 99 Records / Mo Wax (1983/1997) > buy link
  2. My Love For You – ESG – 99 Records (1983) > buy link
  3. Button Up – The Bloods – 021 Records / Exit International Records / Soul Jazz (1981/2003)
  4. The Attack Of The Giant Ants – Blondie – Private Stock Records (1976) > buy link
  5. Warning Sign – Talking Heads – Sire (1978) > buy link
  6. Marquee Moon – Television – Elektra (1977) > buy link
  7. She Creatures – impLOG – Log Records / Soul Jazz (1980/2006) > buy link
  8. Rituals – Bush Tetras – Fetish Records / Stiff Recoprds / ROIR (1981/2003) > buy link
  9. Human Fly – The Cramps – Illegal Records (1979) > buy link
  10. Hey Little Girl (live from C.B.G.B.’s) – Dead Boys – Sire (1977) > buy link
  11. I Can’t Give You Anything – Ramones – Sire (1977) > buy link
  12. Slow Murder – Material – Celluloid (1980) > buy link
  13. This Song – Polyrock – RCA (1980)
  14. Throw Me Away – The Contortions – ZE Records (1979) > buy link
  15. #3 (In The Corn Belt) – Dinosaur L – Sleeping Bag Records / Traffic Entertainment Group (1981/2012)
  16. I Dreamed I Dream – Sonic Youth – Neutral Records / Goofin’ Records (1982/2006) > buy link
  17. Cheree (Original) – Suicide – Red Star Records (1977/1999) > buy link

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August 17th, 2014 > jazz, odd pop, original soundtracks

Arranged Arrangements

this mixtape is an arrangement of arrangements dedicated to the arrangers. the ones who’s job it is to take a composition and make it the best it can be.
Tracklist
  1. The Magnificent Seven – John Barry Seven – Columbia / EMI (1961/1979) > buy link
  2. Kelly’s Heroes – Lalo Schifrin – MGM Records (1970)
  3. March With Hope – Hugo Montenegro and his Orchestra – RCA Victor (1968) > buy link
  4. Hot Gold (from After The Fox) – Burt Bacharach – United Artists Records (1966) > buy link
  5. Out On The Rolling Sea When Jesus Speak To Me – Van Dyke Parks – Warner Bros. / Bananastan (1970/2011)
  6. Holy Thursday – David Axelrod – Capitol (1968) > buy link
  7. Tiger In The Night – Mandingo – Studio 2 Stereo (1973)
  8. Kriminal Theme – Les Maledictus Sound – Canusa / Dagored (1968/2000) > buy link
  9. Seven Keys For Seven Doors – Brother Jack McDuff – Blue Note (1970)
  10. Blue Jungle – Les Baxter – Capitol / So Far Out (1959/2013) > buy link
  11. Slalom (Original Single Edit) (from Slalom) – Ennio Morricone – Dagored (1965/2000) > buy link
  12. The Enchanted Sea – Martin Denny – Liberty Records (1959/1961) > buy link
  13. Bilbao Song – The Gil Evans Orchestra – Impulse! / DOXY (1961/2013) > buy link
  14. The Seventh Seal – Scott Walker – Philips (1969) > buy link
  15. Lawman – Al Caiola – Sunset Records (1961)
  16. Finale (from The Magnificent Seven) – Elmer Bernstein – Sunset Records (1966) > buy link

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June 22nd, 2014 > jazz, odd pop, rock 'n' roll

Simmer

here’s the second mixtape is a series of seasonal soundscapes for 2014. chill out to this in the simmering summer heat. now you’re prepared for the dog days.
photo : Gunther Tearny
Tracklist
  1. The Door Into Summer – The Monkees – Colgems / Rhino (1967/1986) > buy link
  2. It’s The Summertime – The Archies – RCA Victor (1969) > buy link
  3. Summertime Clothes – Animal Collective – Domino (2009) > buy link
  4. Summer – Walter Carlos – Columbia (1972)
  5. Summer Vacation – Runaways – Ultimate Dilemma (1997) > buy link
  6. Ghetto Summertime – Eddie Gale – Blue Note / 4 Men With Beards (1969) > buy link
  7. Summer 2 – Vivaldi Recomposed by Max Richter – Deutsche Grammophon (2012) > buy link
  8. Brownsville Turnaround On The Tex-Mex Border – KLF – KLF Communications / Wax Trax (1990)
  9. Pulling Out Of Ricardo And The Dusk Is Falling Fast – KLF – KLF Communications / Wax Trax (1990)
  10. Summertime – Santo & Johnny – Canadian-American Records (1959) > buy link
  11. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns – Joni Mitchell – Asylum Records (1975) > buy link
  12. Summer Breeze – The Isley Brothers – T-Neck (1973) > buy link
  13. excerpt from Summer Cornfield – Syntonic Research, Inc. (1976)
  14. Sunshower – Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – RCA (1976) > buy link
  15. Summer Mist – Sam Sanders – Strata Records / 180 Proof Records (2013) > buy link
  16. Hot As Sun / Glasses – Paul McCartney – Apple (1970) > buy link
  17. Cabinessence – The Beach Boys – Capitol / Brother Records (1969) > buy link
  18. Hot Wind – Les Baxter – Sidewalk (1969) > buy link
  19. Summer In The City – The Lovin’ Spoonful – Kama Sutra (1966) > buy link
  20. Ice Cream On My Kicks – Visioneers – Omniverse Recordings / BBE Records (2012) > buy link
  21. Sun Goddess – Yesterday’s New Quintet – Stones Throw (2001) > buy link
  22. Hot Fun In The Summertime – Sly & The Family Stone – Epic (1969) > buy link

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A Completely Normal Person

i stole this mixtape when I attended the house party in the film Sixteen Candles. the cassette was made by John Hughes as he was selecting music for his classic Gen X teen flicks. not every track made the final cut but that party was awesome; plus i got to second base with my high school crush!
Tracklist:
  1. Absolute Beginners – The Jam – Polydor (1981) > buy link
  2. I Melt With You – Modern English – 4AD / Vertigo (1982) > buy link
  3. Tenderness (from Weird Science & Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) – General Public – I.R.S. (1984) > buy link
  4. March Of The Swivel Heads (from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) – The Beat – Go Feet Records / Arista (1982) > buy link
  5. Little Bitch (from Sixteen Candles) – The Specials – Chrysalis (1980) > buy link
  6. Turning Japanese (from Sixteen Candles) – The Vapours – United Artists Records (1980) > buy link
  7. Weird Science (from Weird Science) – Oingo Boingo – MCA (1985) > buy link
  8. Lined Up (Disco Mix) – Shriekback – Y Records (1983) > (searching for buy link)
  9. No. 1 (Manhattan Mix) (from Real Genius) – Chaz Jankel – A&M (1985) > buy link
  10. Kajagoogoo (Instrumental) (from Sixteen Candles) – Kajagoogoo – EMI (1983) > buy link
  11. Fire In The Twilight (from The Breakfast Club) – Wang Chung – A&M (1985) > buy link
  12. Eighties (from Weird Science) – Killing Joke – E.G. Records / MCA (1985) > buy link
  13. Oh Yeah (Dance Mix) (from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) – Yello – Vertigo (1986) > buy link
  14. Shell-Shock (from Pretty In Pink) – New Order – Factory Records / A&M (1986) > buy link
  15. Ever Fallen In Love (from Something Wild) – Fine Young Cannibals – MCA (1986) > buy link
  16. If You Leave (from Pretty In Pink) – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Virgin / A&M (1986) > buy link
  17. If You Were Here (from Sixteen Candles) – Thompson Twins – Arista (1983) > buy link
  18. Don’t You (Forget About Me) (from The Breakfast Club) – Simple Minds – Virgin / A&M (1985) > buy link

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March 23rd, 2014 > odd pop

Sprung

here’s the start of a new mix series for 2014 dedicated to the sounds of the seasons. this collection of tunes focuses on spring and all the glories of nature’s reawakening after the long dark sleep of winter. spring has sprung. enjoy the thaw.
photo : Lof Faddis
Tracklist:
  1. You Can Never Hold Back Spring – Tom Waits – Anti- (2006/2009) > buy link
  2. Sprout And The Bean – Joanna Newsom – Drag City (2004) > buy link
  3. Spring 1 – Vivaldi Recomposed by Max Richter – Deutsche Grammophon (2012) > buy link
  4. Canada In Springtime – The Free Design – Ambrotype Records Inc. / Light In The Attic (1972/2004) > buy link
  5. Águas de Março – Elis Regina – Philips (1972) > buy link
  6. I Set My Face To The Hillside – Tortoise – Thrill Jockey (1998) > buy link
  7. Something About April – Adrian Younge ft. Venice Dawn – Wax Poetics Records (2011) > buy link
  8. Images Of April – Nobody – Ubiquity (2003) > buy link
  9. Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall – Simon & Garfunkel – Columbia (1966) > buy link
  10. excerpt from Spring – Walter Carlos – Columbia (1972) > (searching for buy link)
  11. Many Coloured Semi Precious Plastic Easter Eggs – Peter Sarstedt – United Artists Records (1969) > (searching for buy link)
  12. Come To The Sunshine – Van Dyke Parks – MGM Records / Bananastan Records (1966/2011) > buy link
  13. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah – Bob-B-Soxx and the Blue Jeans – Philles Records / Sundazed (1963/2012) > buy link
  14. Les Fleur – Minnie Riperton – GRT / Original Sound Track Recordings (1972/2001) > buy link

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March 9th, 2014 > odd pop, rock 'n' roll

Tomorrow Will Be Yesterday

a journey through the nineties with indie rock ‘n’ odd pop guiding the way. those who were there beware of giant nostalgia swells.
photo : Penny Jane
Tracklist:
  1. 6’1” – Liz Phair – Matador (1993) > buy link
  2. Gong Gong – Sportsguitar – Derivative (1994/1996) > buy link
  3. Desert Island – The Magnetic Fields – Merge Records (1994) > buy link
  4. Bird Dream Of The Olympus Mons – Pixies – 4AD (1991) > buy link
  5. Sugarcube – Yo La Tengo – Matador (1997) > buy link
  6. When You Sleep – My Bloody Valentine – Creation (1991) > buy link
  7. Daydream – Smashing Pumpkins – Hut Recordings / Virgin (1991) > buy link
  8. Ghost Ship In A Storm – Jim O’Rourke – Drag City (1999) > buy link
  9. Dirty Dream Number Two – Belle & Sebastian – Matador (1998) > buy link
  10. Ping Pong – Stereolab – Duophonic (1994) > buy link
  11. Another Planet – The Notwist – Community (1998) > buy link
  12. The Slide Song – Spiritualized – Dedicated (1995) > buy link
  13. Planet Telex – Radiohead – Parlophone / EMI (1995) > buy link
  14. All Apologies – Nirvana – Geffen (1993) > buy link
  15. Cold Brains – Beck – Bong Load Records (1998) > buy link
  16. Buddy – Lemonheads – Atlantic (1992) > buy link
  17. Tomorrow Will Be Like Today – Money Mark – Mo Wax (1998) > buy link

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Plays Well With Others

Mr. & Mrs. Eno;
Your son Brian Eno is a remarkable student with his musical abilities and the fact that he plays well with others being his most obvious strengths. Attached to this note is a snippet of the production and collaboration works he has been involved with over the years. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
St. Joseph’s College, Ipswich
image : an / eno / potthast / luv / collaboration
Tracklist:
  1. Bass Trap – U2 – Island (1985) > buy link
  2. The Belldog – Eno, Moebius, Roedelius – Sky Records (1978) > buy link
  3. Bone Jump – Brian Eno with Jon Hopkins & Leo Abrahams – Warp (2010) > buy link
  4. Moonlight In Glory – Brian Eno & David Byrne – Sire (1981) > buy link
  5. Moonlight Africa – Edikanfo – E.G. Records (1981) > (searching for buy link)
  6. I Zimbra – Talking Heads – Sire (1979) > buy link
  7. African Night Flight – David Bowie – RCA (1979) > buy link
  8. Helen Fordsdale – Mars – Antilles / Soul Jazz (1978/2003) > (searching for buy link)
  9. Not Moving – DNA – Antilles / No More Records (1978/2008) > (searching for buy link)
  10. Gut Feeling (Slap Your Mammy) – Devo – Warner Bros (1978) > buy link
  11. I Want To Be A Machine – Ultravox – Island (1977) > buy link
  12. Seedpods – Brian Eno And The Worlds Of Rick Holland ft. Caroline Wildi – Warp (2011) > buy link
  13. There Was A Saviour Interlude I – John Cale – Opal Records / Warner Bros. (1989) > (searching for buy link)
  14. Everything That Happens – David Byrne & Brian Eno – Todomundo (2008) > buy link

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November 17th, 2013 > odd pop, rock 'n' roll

You Can See The End From Here

a melancholy mix of odd pop that leapfrogs over decades and captures the feeling of fall.
image : Stephen Lebovits mixed & mashed with luv
Tracklist:
  1. Absolutely Cuckoo – The Magnetic Fields – Merge (1999) > buy link
  2. Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind – Vashti Bunyan – DiCristina (1965/2007) > buy link
  3. Stockholm Syndrome – Yo La Tengo – Matador (1997) > buy link
  4. Mellifera – Clare and The Reasons – Frog Stand Records (2009) > buy link
  5. Blame Mark Griffey – Ape School – Hometapes / Needless Records (2012) > (searching for buy link)
  6. Waitin’ for a Superman – The Flaming Lips – Warner Bros. (1999) > buy link
  7. Cause – Rodriguez – Sussex / Light In The Attic (1971/2012) > buy link
  8. Half A World Away – R.E.M. – Warner Bros. / BRS (1991/1992) > buy link
  9. On A Good Day – Joanna Newsom – Drag City (2010) > buy link
  10. Duchess – Scott Walker – Philips (1969) > buy link
  11. Big Bird In A Small Cage – Patrick Watson – Secret City Records (2009) > buy link
  12. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want – The Smiths – Rough Trade (1984) > buy link
  13. Caught In The Briars – Iron & Wine – Nonesuch Records (2013) > buy link
  14. Everyone – Van Morrison – Warner Bros. (1970) > buy link

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October 13th, 2013 > odd pop, rock 'n' roll

A Selection Of Pop Confection

this mix of bubblegum pop and Saturday morning groovy tunes will give your eardrums cavities. so sugary sweet that you won’t be able to stop listening; turning your life into a never ending Scooby-Doo chase montage. goody goody gumdrops!
image : luv hearts
Tracklist:
  1. The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana) – The Banana Splits – Decca (1968) > buy link
  2. Down At Lulu’s – The Kasenetz-Katz Super Circus – Buddah Records (1969) > (searching for buy link)
  3. Sugar, Sugar – The Archies – RCA Victor (1969) > buy link
  4. That’s That – The Hardy Boys – RCA Victor (1969) > buy link
  5. Mary, Mary – The Monkees – Colgems / RCA Victor (1966) > buy link
  6. Michigan Mints – Marshmallow Way – United Artists Records (1969) > (searching for buy link)
  7. I Can Feel Your Heartbeat – The Partridge Family – Bell Records (1970) > buy link
  8. One Bad Apple – The Osmonds – Polydor (1970) > buy link
  9. Sugar Daddy – The Jackson 5 – Motown (1971) > buy link
  10. We’re All Together (Playing In The Band) – Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids – Kid Stuff Records (1972/1980) > (searching for buy link)
  11. Hej, Me I’m Riding – Lee Hazelwood – Viking / Smells Like Records (1972/1999) > (searching for buy link)
  12. My Hero, Zero – Bob Dorough – Capitol (1973) > (searching for buy link)
  13. Sweet Dreams (Do Come True) – Keith – Mercury Records (1967) > buy link
  14. Mellow Yellow – Donovan – Epic (1967) > buy link
  15. Rice Is Nice – Lemon Pipers – Buddah Records (1968) > buy link
  16. Geometry Alley – The Mystic Astrologic Crystal Band featuring Steve Hoffman – GNP Crescendo / Get Back (1967/1998) > (searching for buy link)
  17. I Think We’re Alone Now – Tommy James & The Shondells – Roulette Records (1967) > buy link
  18. Goody Goody Gumdrops – 1910 Fruitgum Company – Buddah Records (1968) > buy link

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Taking The Long Way Home

three years runnin’ and 165 mixtapes deep, pretty good fun so far. time to head homeward. here’s a journey from one side of the Atlantic to the other, takin’ the long way round soaking up sounds from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. i hope you’ve enjoyed the trip so far.
photo : the journey
Tracklist:
  1. As I Recall It – Donovan – Epic (1968) Scotland > buy link
  2. Le temps de l’amour – Françoise Hardy – Disques Vogue / DOXY (1962/2013) France > buy link
  3. Omicidio per Vocazione – Stefano Torossi – Lo Recordings (1967/2002) Italy > (searching for buy link)
  4. Congolaise Benin Ye – Le Super Borgou de Parakou – Albarika Store / Analog Africa (1975/2008) Benin > buy link
  5. Mabala – Yahoos – Kona Records (2001) Kenya > buy link
  6. Oriental Mood – Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band – Art Yard / Kindred Spirits (1973/2009) Egypt > buy link
  7. Osman Pehlivan – Arif Sag – Topkapi Plak / Bully Records (2008) Turkey > (searching for buy link)
  8. Dum Maro Dum (live) – Asha Bhosie w/ R.D. Burman – Guerilla Reissues (????) India > buy link
  9. untitled track 1, side b – The Thai Orchestra – Mississippi Records / Exiled (2007) Thailand > (searching for buy link)
  10. Koi No Yorokobi – Sayuri Yoshinaga with Schoolmates – Victor / Big Beat Records (1967/2013)  Japan > (searching for buy link)
  11. Kuda Lumping – unknown musicians – Mississippi Records (2011) Indonesia > (searching for buy link)
  12. Lunarcito (Song About a Birthmark) – Serapio Mejia Ayala & Vicente Apaza Uscamaita – Folkways Records (1962) Peru > buy link
  13. Imagens do Recife – Quinteto Violado – Philips (1972) Brazil > (searching for buy link)
  14. Cumbia Cienaguera – Conjunto Tipico Vallenato – Discos Fuentes / Domino Sound (2009) Columbia > buy link
  15. Tribute To Collie Smith – Laurel Aitken and the Boogie Cats – Caribou / Reggae Retro (1999) Jamaica > buy link
  16. Guantanamera Al Rey de la Melodia – Joseito Fernández – Areito (????) Cuba > (searching for buy link)
  17. Kaw Liga – Hank Williams – MGM Records / PolyGram Records (1952/1987) U.S.A. > buy link
  18. Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot – Reprise (1973) Canada > buy link

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