Wednesday, June 25, 2008

What's on the President's Ipod?

Two posts in one day? Believe it!

What does Obama listen to? I would have expected some more soul names dropped, but I can't fault anyone for liking Blood on the Tracks. Check it!

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Recommends #8

Things here at Mixtape Central are busy busy busy. I thought I would hit you with a single line.

1) Dancing all around the World - This just proves that some people might not make more money then you, but they have way way way better jobs. Check it out!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Mix #20 - Takin' My Leave

Creator: Melanie Meadows
Occupation: Creative Director
Theme: Leaving
Title: Takin' My Leave

Leaving a relationship (or being asked to leave) is one of the most consistent themes for a mix tape. Falling in love or out of love seems to be a subject musicians are always revisiting through their careers. This means that the songs to pull from on either of these topics are massive.

I would be interested to post a "falling in love mix" from a relationship that ended in flames if anyone still has one laying around. I wonder if there is any foreshadowing of what would eventually come on those mixes.

Speaking of mixes. I need more of them if this little project is to continue. So spread the word if you enjoy it!

There is an Amy Winehouse track on here. Read more about how crack turned 24 year old Amy Winehouse into the living equavilant of a 87 year old "Old West" prospector here.

Melanie says:
Whether it's is deciding how to do it, lamenting the decision or simply rejoicing in it, these songs are all about leaving someone behind.

There it is. Pour a little of your brew out for George Carlin and enjoy the songs.

Honesty may be the best policy, but it’s important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.
-- George Carlin

Song - Artist
1) One Less Set of Footsteps - Jim Croce
2) Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
3) 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
4) Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
5) Little Black Backpack - Stroke 9
6) Take a Letter Maria - R.B. Greaves
7) She's Leaving Home - The Beatles
8) Too Gone Too Long - Randy Travis
9) I Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford) - Elton John
10) Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles