Monday, September 17, 2007

Mystery Mix Monday

Thanks to everyone who has been listening to these Mixes -- I have gotten a ton of positive feedback. One of the reasons I decided to do these is because I missed the sense of discovery and reliance on a DJ that I got when I listened to community radio or college radio. You didn't know what song was coming and you knew a good DJ would put thought into the flow of his or her show. Nowadays (wow I sound old...), the combination of the blogosphere culture and iTunes technolgy gives you so much control over what you hear, you often actually miss out on really good music. A lot of this has to do with the fact that you can immediately skip over a song if you don't like it within the first thirty seconds. Other times, you may have a preconceived notion of what a band sounds like, so you don't really give them a fair chance. You also may listen to a slow, ambient piece right after a bit of fast angular post-punk. Yes, angular. That sort of juxtaposition does neither you nor the music any favors (which certainly isn't to say some jarring juxtapositions don't work wonderfully sometimes). I wanted to bring back the idea of giving every song a fair shake, with out the baggage that so often comes along with bands in this era of over-hyped music where people have made up their minds before they even hear a band's music.

Anyway, those are my thoughts and thanks for listening.

Without further ado, here is Mystery Mix, Vol. 11:


Here's last week's playlist:

Vol. 10

1. The Octopus Project - I Saw The Bright Shines
2. Enon - Mirror On You
3. Earlimart - Nevermind The Phonecalls
4. The Gunshy - March 7, 1945, There's No Love in This War
5. Agent Orange - Living In Darkness
6. The Reverend Horton Heat - Baddest of the Bad
7. Kite Flying Society - If I Could Spit
8. Dirty Projectors - Police Story
9. Pavement - Embassy Row
10. Eels - It's A Motherfucker
11. Built to Spill - Carry The Zero

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Blogger Becki said...

The Gunshy rules!

4:29 PM  

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