Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mix #29 - White Dance Parties

Creator: Editor
Occupation: Non-Blogger
Theme: White Dance Parties
Title: White Dance Parties

I am not a dancer. Not at all. I will admit that I have been on long side of a bottle a couple times and been a "dancer." It seems that most of these times happened before everyone seemed to have a video camera in their cell phone. The following is a list of songs that will make any (or all) white people dance instantaneously. Enjoy!

What will make White People Dance
Song - Artist

1) Ignition (Remix) - R. Kelly
2)Work It - Missy Elliot
3) B.O.B. - Outkast
4) Pro Nails - Kid Sister
5) Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz
6) Dirt Off Your Shoulder - Jay -Z
7) Shut down the Club - Girl Talk
8) Somehoow - KY Prophet
9) Got Your Money - Ol' Dirty Bastard
10) Shake the Laffy Taffy - D4L
11) Yeah! - Usher
12) My Milkshake - Kelis
13) Hey Ya - Outkast
14) Lip Gloss - Lil Mama

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sneak Previews

Mix Tapers,

As music fans you guys should check out the All Song Considered Sneak Preview page HERE.

It all streams... and it is out a couple of days early... and since we, here at Monday Night Mixtapes are all about streaming audio we thought we would share the love.

Bob Boilen can be a kind of lame, but I bet you can push through!


Mix #28 - The President's Mix

Hello Mix Tapers!

I have been trying to think about what the first blog would be like after the hiatus. It feels like it should be bigger/better than usual (which put the pressure on me) because I haven't been writing, but then I realized that it is not that I haven't been writing, it has been that I haven't been sharing. Which means that I really have nothing to prove. Well at least not sharing with more than a couple of people at a time - generally after a lot of drink.
The end of the year almost always begs for mix tapes as you try to decide what you have found throughout the year and more importantly what has stuck as some outstanding new music. I don't have a year end review today... as more pressing issues are at play. Namely - the swearing in of a new President.

The first playlist consists of songs about presidents or tied/inspired by presidents. The second is a mix of songs by artists Obama as said are on his iPod.

Please listen, enjoy, and watch the president get sworn in!

Raise your glasses high.

Songs about/for/inspired by Presidents
Song - Artist
NOTE: I know the Wycelf Song is kind of bullshit... but sometimes things fit too well to be rejected for your personal taste. Also, I could have just played everything by the George Bush Singers. That shit cracked me up!

1) In Tennessee - The George Bush Singers
2) Campaigner - Neil Young
3) James K. Polk - They Might Be Giants
4) Christ For President - Billy Bragg and Wilco
5) Deep Thoughts (II) - The George Bush Singers
6) The Times They Are A-Changing - Bob Dylan
7) Day John Kennedy Died - Lou Reed
8) Eisenhower Blues - J. B. Lenoir
9) President - Wyclef Jean
10) Black President - NaS
11) Paint the White House Black - George Clinton

Obama's Ipod
Song - Artist
NOTE: Sheryl Crow... really?

1) Superstition - Stevie Wonder
2) Big Pimpin - Jay - Z
3) Kuai Lu - Yo Yo Ma
4) Steve McQueen - Sheryl Crow
5) Summertime - Miles Davis
6) Bruce Springsteen - Atlantic City
7) Beyonce - Single Ladies
8) Wheelin' - John Coltrane
9) Desolation Row - Bob Dylan
10) Honky Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones

obamas Ipod

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Happy New Years

So it has been a rough end of the year over here at the Mix Tapes Home Office. It seems I have found myself a tad laid off and have been traveling around 1930's style looking for work. There have been some times and I hope to bring you the music that tells the tales.

I just thought I would drop a little note saying that music is coming... from Tennessee and beyond.

Thanks to all who have been sending in - Especially, Jesse for the kick in the ass.

Back soon in '09


Monday, October 13, 2008

Recent Purchases Vol. 2

Here is a little list of music that is newly purchased:

1) Rodriguez - Cold Fact ---- I got turned on to this record by Andrew down at The Groove in Nashville. NPR did a little story on it recently. The album was recorded in late 1969 and soon after both Rodriguez and the album disappeared. It has been recently reprinted and is totally worth it. Check it out. If you are in Nashville The Groove has vinyl.

2) Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue --- I was worried about this one. I really liked the first album quite a bit and was curious whether it could be duplicated or exceeded without The Watson Twins' help. After my first listen I am not sure what I think. There are some gems on there for sure, but I might have wanted her to not change her sounds at all. . . and well. . . she changed. I think it is worth a listen and I also think it is a grower.

3) Home Schooled: The ABCs of Kid Soul - This is a compilation released by The Numero Group. If you are not familiar with this label they find lost music (usually based on a genera) gather it up and release it as a compilation. The ABCs of Kid Soul was all recorded around the time The Jackson 5 were blowing up. Every small label tried their hand at creating a Jackson 5. All of these tracks have been rolling around in obscurity for a decades. I believe they were all recorded by kids between 12 and 17. Check this album out, and check this label out.

4) Otis Redding - Live at Whiskey A Go-Go
Otis Redding - The Soul Album
---- I picked up both of these albums after the reprint for less than they were actually worth. I suppose there isn't so much to say about it. If you don't know Otis Redding go out now and buy a record, go outside and blast it at night and drink a bottle of wine. You will be hooked from then on. These two records are excellent records to start with!

5) Eddie Bo - In the Pocket with Eddie Bo --- I have been looking for a record from this guy for a long time. I was hanging out up in Newport KY a couple of years ago catching up with old friends and Eddie Bo was the background for the evening. In the Pocket with. . . is a new release that collects a sampling of music that spans Bo's entire career. I enjoyed this record but it didn't live up to the memory of that first unfindable record I heard. Anything by Bo is recommended!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Enjoy the firey rollercoaster to the bottom!

My friends, the economy just keeps getting worse. . .