The air tonight was very still. Clouds overhead reflected the distant yellow light and dull warmth of the city, and on the drive home I thought about bands I wish I had known about in high school. They include:
1. The Microphones
2. Neutral Milk Hotel
4. Soil and Pimp Sessions
5. The surf rock bands from the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack
6. Le Shok
7. Better People
8. Modest Mouse (earlier stuff)
9. Herman Dune
10. Oh no! Oh My!
11. Giraffes? Giraffes!
13. The Olivia Tremor Control
14. Sharks Keep Moving
15. The Conet Project
To name a few.
My Jazz teacher told me that the more engaging music is the more artful it becomes.
I have a theory that, as one experiences more complexity and diversity through art, the more mature and sublime one's emotions become. Our understanding of ourselves and our own feelings are based on the perceptions of others and the interactions with others, whether that be through direct conversations or indirectly through listening to someone else's music or looking at a painting or photograph. Certainly we are independent beings with unique and subjective viewpoints, but we are also inevitably a cumulation of our experiences. Our being is based on the interactions with the world around us; our past, present, and potential along with our relationship to everything around us constitutes our continual Being.
If you've ever sat and listened to the same song, over and over, and said to yourself "God Fucking Damn it this is the closest thing to what I'm feeling right now," then you know what I'm talking about.
Taking a class on existentialism would probably help too.
Feel free to add onto the list!
Go fuck off and kill yourself
Rattled by the Rush-Pavement
Paper thin walls-Modest Mouse
Goodbye to mother and the cove--Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
Come on feel the illinois-Sufjan Stevens
Southend on sea-Pants Yell
A sun Came-Sufjan Stevens
How it ends-Devotchka
In the Back Seat-The Arcade Fire
No Sleeves-Les Savy Fav
I'm never felt so uninspired. I'm gonna go smoke cigarettes until my eyeballs rot out.
So I recently made a zine all about the weird things that happened to my friends and I during private school. I included a track listing for a tape. (if you'd like a copy of the zine, let me know)
Private School Mixtape
Feederz- Jesus Entering from the Rear
Judas Priest- Breakin the Law
The Catholic Boys- Those People
Motorhead- We are the Road Crew
Van Halen- Hot for Teacher
Suicidal Tendencies- Pledge Your Allegiance
Alice Cooper- Alma Mater
Hole- Rock Star (mostly they suck)
Motley Crue- Smokin' in the Boy's Room
WASP- School Daze
Angry Samoans- Are you Square
Fear- Gimme Some Action
Husker Du- Celebrated Summer
Guns N Roses- Welcome to the Jungle
The Sonics- Marlene
Black Flag- No Values
Damned- Neat Neat Neat
Thin Lizzy- Pressure Will Blow
Guitar Wolf- Jet Generation
Iron Maiden- Different World
Reigning Sound- You're So Strange
Ramones-Judy is a Punk
The Saints- I'm Stranded
AC/DC- For Those About to Rock
Dead Boys- Catholic Boy
Megadeth- No More Mr. Nice Guy
Motorhead- No Class
A mix i did for my London crew from last year, now scattered to the winds.
01. Hands - Four Tet
02. If Looks Could Kill - Camera Obscura
03. Something I Must Tell You - Aberfeldy
04. 40' - Franz Ferdinand
05. Bang, Bang, Rock & Roll - Art Brut
06. What You Waiting For? - Franz Ferdinand
07. Last Broadcast - Doves
08. Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
09. Hard to Beat - Hard-Fi
10. Clark Gable - The Postal Service
11. I Saw Her at the Anti-War Demonstration - Jens Lekman
12. Mardy Bum - Artic Monkeys
13. This Modern Love - Bloc Party
14. You're All I Have - Snow Patrol
15. Walnut Tree - Keane
16. You are Fading - Editors
17. All Good Things Come to and End - Nelly Furtado ft. Chris Martin
18. Over and Over Again (Lost & Found) - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
a most dysfunctional christmas tape for you.
the greedies- a merry jingle
barenaked ladies- we three kings
cheech and chong- santa claus and his old lady
the humpers- run run rudolph
george michael- last christmas
the yobs- another christmas
jackson 5- up on the house top
wesley willis- kris kringle was a car thief
butthole surfers- good king wencelas
tvtv$- daddy drank our christmas money
ramones-merry christmas (i don't want to fight this year)
the frogs- here comes santa's pussy
ben folds- lonely christmas eve
eazy e- merry muthafuckin' christmas
rugburns- i hate christmas
flaming lips- christmas at the zoo
sloppy seconds-lonely christmas
tiny tim- santa's got the aids this year
patti smith- we three kings
the kinks- father christmas
the damned- there ain't no santy clause
captain sensible- one christmas catalogue
spinal tap- christmas with the devil
the dickies- silent night
the waitresses- christmas wrapping
pansy division- homo christmas
Anyone have any good tutorials on making actual mixtapes? like transfering the songs into the cassette?
Kind of a dorky question, but it had to be asked: Does anyone know exactly how much time there is on a tape? I usually use 60 or 90-minute tapes for making mixes, but often when I record up to the supposed given amount of time on each side, there's still a few minutes extra. Now, because I don't want to waste a bunch of tapes just trying to see how much music I can fit on each side, I was wondering if any of you might know.
the most beautiful song i've ever heard, "ohio" by coco rosie (original done by damien jurado, but coco rosie does it so much better.
it's on my myspace if you want to find it (www.myspace.com/india1975)