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Friday, November 9, 2007

Jack the Bear and a fat man on a fake bull

I apologize that it's been a little longer than 2 weeks since my last post. I've been trying to remain consistent with these posts, but it's hard sometimes. I've been out of the house a lot and got fed up the first time that I tried making some art for this beast. I finally got the patience to sit down and cut out way too many joggers and just get it over with. Around this time, I was sipping some White label Dickel and ice and started having fun with the bear/jogging pictures. Anyway, enough about the image(as is my standard, click the pic for the mix):

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the music:
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I had heard the Chromatics' Plaster Hound album and really couldn't believe that this was the same band as I heard doing "Running Up That Hill"(which is a Kate Bush cover and I'm going to go out on a limb here and admit my own ignorance of who that actually is). Anywho, that's my favorite track off of the (new) Chromatics album, Night Drive. I was only recently introduced to Say Hi To Your Mom by a good friend and "Prefers Unhappy Endings" was the first track that I heard. I really enjoy it and it's sure to get lodged in your brain(as in drunk humming it at the international house of pancakes at 4 in the morning).

The Frankie Valli track is really stand out to me. I don't know it's initial release date, but I know it's old(somewhere in between 62 and 67). I love love love the drums/bass in it. love them. seriously. Good movement there. Way to go, frankie.

I had a few Apparat tracks a few mixes back. I had never come across his collab with Ms. Allien until last week and immediately I dropped the Fugazi track that I had initially put on here and put this on instead. B/c who out of my readership has never heard Fugazi? Seriously, comment if you haven't and I'll upload a whole mix of just Fugazi.

Yeasayer is cool and I thought I was cool for hearing them first until I picked up a Fader and BAM there they were, all up in my face. I included the sage-like advice track of Dan Le Sac as a means of passing it on to those who've not been graced by his preaching. The video is better, go find it on YOUTUBE. Backtracking a moment, go listen to a young ass Jay-Z on "Can I Get Open?" Dan(not Le Sac), if you read this, you'll recognize the beat on that track, I promise.

The Annie Lennox track was in American Beauty and I watched it again recently
and the track moved me. blah blah blah unwarranted sentimentality.

Ugly, Calla, and m## are all throwback tracks spanning the past few years. If unfamiliar, Ugly Casanova was a short spanning side project of Modest Mouse frontman, Isaac Brock. It's grand. The m83 track may get on your nerves.

The Hangar track is depressing and you'll probably only want to hear it once in your life(think an aural version of Requiem For a Dream, but not quite as deep/dark...more so full of regret)
. I liked it as a closer though.

Also, I tried my best to keep this mix under 100mb so I could upload it all in one go. I succeeded at 99.5mb=yeah!

take it easy and see you again soon.

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