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[ April 27th, 2006 ]

hi, i need recs of love songs, preferably indie, for a friend who's trying to make a mix tape for his girlfriend. he was very non-specific as to what kind of love songs so, any help would be greatly appreciated.


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new baby mixtape [ April 7th, 2006 ]

[ mood | hopeful ]

My cousin is expecting her first baby (a baby girl) in about a month. Her baby shower is April 23rd, and along with some other gifts, I wanted to make her a nice mix CD with good 'new baby' and/or 'mom songs'.

The only one I know for sure that I'm putting on there so far is -
"Baby Mama" by Fantasia Barrino

My cousin likes all kinds of stuff, so doesn't matter what genre...I just need lots of ideas.


x-posted like whoa, sorry!

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Ghosts: A Mix for Spectral Affinity [ April 7th, 2006 ]

[ mood | chipper ]

1 Ghost of Tom Joad- Rage Against the Machine
2 Ghost Riders in the Sky- Johnny Cash
3 Ghost- Howie Day
4 Ghost –Neutral Milk Hotel
5 Ghosts of Corporate Future- Regina Spektor
6 Ghost of Glouchesters Fleet- Woods Tea Co.
7 Glass and the Ghost Children- Smashing Pumpkins
8 Ghost World- Aimee Mann
9 I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You- Etta James
10 Little Ghost- The White Stripes
11 silent ghost (??)- Pario Marty
12 Born as Ghosts- Rage Against the Machine

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paste magazine sampler. [ March 6th, 2006 ]

if you buy the last issue of paste magazine (about six dollars american) it comes with a free 21 song cd that is actually worth owning and a free card to get mp3s from their website (worth the $$ right there.)

sample cds are normally the pitts but i've been listening to this one nonstop for the past three weeks.

1.flaming lips-the wand
2.elbow-forget myself
3.josh ritter-girl in the war
4.modern skirts- 17 dirty magazines
5.mute math-chaos
6.dangerdoom-benzi box
7.halfhanded cloud-you've been faithful...
8.duncan sheik-white limousine(i don't really like this one much.)
9.mugison-murr murr
10.neko case-star witness
11.ray davies-runawat from time
12.shawn mullins-faith (eh, it's ok)
13.robinella-break it down baby
14.jason collet-pavement puddle stars
15.rachael yamagata-jesus was a crossmaker
16.the avett brothers-talk on indolence
17.slow runner-break your momma's back
18.bobby bare-everyone's talking (only truly bad song.)
19.missy higgins-scar
20.pinetop seven-witness
21-sufjan stevens-commemorative transfiguration & communion at magruder park

look into it.
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Second Mix Tape [ February 21st, 2006 ]

I wish my scanner worked because I make all these mixes covers. Usually pencil sketches.

Anyway, I made this mix yesterday for my paramour. Not supposed to be romantic, he listens to alot of bluegrass and folk (alot of other weird rock too...strange boy) just something nice to pass the time and convince him that he needs to broaden his horizons. :) I am bored and in the mood to explain why I chose each.

1-Sufjan Stevens- Casimir Pulanski Day (This is the first song I forced him to listen to. It's a staple on the stereo now.)
2-Bob Dylan– Man in the Long Black Coat
(Dylan aged and wrinkled telling a story with a lonesome harmonica. Beautiful. Western Gothic personified)
3-Ledbelly-House of the Rising Sun (The blues master at work, sounds NOTHING like the Rolling Stones version)
4-The Smiths- Sing Me to Sleep (He didn't know who the Smiths were. HE DIDN'T KNOW WHO THE SMITHS WERE!)
5-Pario Marty- W-Day (Real quiet, up and coming Olympia, Washington USA artist)
6-Aimee Mann- You Could Make a Killing (It was the best way to link the really low key, w-day to the bizzare books track)
7-The books- vogt dig for kloppervok (He likes Godspeed You! Black Emperor, all of the ambience none of the agnst)
8-Animal Collective- mouth wooed her (I want him to listen to them and I thought after the Books they wouldn't sound so weird)
8- Wilco- Handshake Drugs (Everyone needs a little wilco)
9- Garbage- thirteen (really interesting cover of a Big Star Song, though I prefer Elliott Smiths cover)
10- Beck- Truck driving neighbor downstairs (He likes Beck, I like Beck. The song starts with "Cmon Motherfucker! Put some clothes on!" Enough said.)
11- Odetta- midnight special (If you aren't familar with Odetta and you like blues. shame on you)
12- Velvet underground- the black angels death song (in keeping with the bizzare, bob dylan vocals and sonic youth guitar)
13- The 13th floor elevators- youre gonna miss me (originators of psychedelic rock)
14- Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grapelli- Minor Swing (If I had to choose a theme song, this would be it)
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Hi there [ February 21st, 2006 ]

Hey there, My name is Christa. I'm a college student from Vermont. I'm pretty in love with Mixtapes (and mix cd's). My musical taste is not "everything" but it is pretty random. Later today I'm hoping to scan the cover art I drew and type out the list to this other mix I made yesterday (when I should have been writing a paper)

This is a mix of all songs that seemed appropriate for the title.

Dark Clouds Moving In

1-Autopilot- Queens of the Stone Age
2-Modern Romance- The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
3-Heroin- The Velvet Underground (1969 Live Version)
4-Give My Love To Rose- Johnny Cash
5-Mad World- Gary Jules
6-Hurt- Nine Inch Nails
7-Lullaby- Pedro the Lion
8-Needle in the Hay- Elliott Smith
9-The Drugs Don't Work- Ben Harper
10-Silent Ghost- Pario Marty
11-Seduction- Bright Eyes
12- Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want- The Smiths
13-Strange Fruit- Billie Holiday
14-Treasure- The Cure
15-Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child- Odetta
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i hate join this group posts but.. [ November 17th, 2005 ]

plus my friend started a really great group that might interest people in this group.

check it out...
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[ November 17th, 2005 ]

Hey I saw that you posted and said you where in need of new graphics. Well i am a graphixs maker and i would be happy to give your community a makeover, if you guys wanted. Well just comment if you want help.
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top five it. [ November 17th, 2005 ]

[ mood | drained ]

so..what's everyone listening to today... top five songs!

(me)   5. jets to brazil-chinatown. 4. arsonists-we be about. 3. all-guilty. 2. the clash-lost in a supermarket. 1. maritime-sleep around.

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challege number 3 [ October 28th, 2005 ]

ok, the last challenge no one did it but me.

mix tape challenge #3...a halloween or horror movie themed mix tape.
lists should be in by monday guys. i'm working on mine for real for a party.

ONLY ONE RULE: no "halloween" by the misfits...too easy.
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challenge #2: TEENAGE KICKS [ September 26th, 2005 ]

[ mood | your turn guys... ]

songs about being young and out of control.

Nouvelle Vague- Teenage Kicks (a cover, but whatever...)
Sonic Youth- Teenage Riot
Placebo- Slave To The Wage
Joy Division- A Means To An End
Lifetime- Young Loud and Scotty
Smashing Pumpkins- Geek USA
The Dandy Warhols- Horse Pills
The Others- William
The Promise Ring- Stop Playing Guitar
The Faint- Drop Kick The Punks
The Libertines- Up The Bracket
The Velvet Underground- Rock and Roll (Live)
Therapy?- Screamager
The Smiths- Rusholme Ruffians
Suede- New Generation
Desaparecidos Manana
Blur- Coffee & TV
The Clash- London Calling
The Who- My Generation

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[ September 9th, 2005 ]

[ mood | nostalgic ]

I love making mix tapes. I really get into it and work hard on the flow of the songs and the art work.
Here is the track list of a tape that I'm working on for a friend of mine from Pensylvania.
side A
1. Pink Floyd-Lucy Leave
2.the origin of the sound-maybe if your head gets cold, your heart will warm
3.Pink Floyd-Scream thy last scream
4.David Bowie-Cygnet Committee
5.Ween-Hey there Fancy pants
6.Pink Floyd-Vegetable man
7.the origin of the sound-the atmosphere
side B
1.the origin of the sound-the atmosphere(continued)
2.Faster Miles per Hour-Helping hands
3.Pink Floyd-Apples and Oranges
4.Pink Floyd-King Bee
5.Pink Floyd-Candy and a Current bun
6.the origin of the sound-Condor
7.Beach Boys-Little Pad
8.Cara Coleman-L.S.D.
9.Eric's Trip-Behind the garage
10.Mopey Mumble Mouse-A candy heart that tastes like chalk

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public transportation tape list [ September 1st, 2005 ]

[ mood | accomplished ]

came up with thirteen
.have sort of a bus/train downtown vibe.
tried not to use any songs the other post used because my initial list had some similarities, it was also a little longer...

1. the futureheads-the city is here
2. sorry about dresden-sick and sore
3. lou reed-perfect day
4. the ramones-53rd and 3rd
5. the specials-i go out on friday night..
6. braid-please drive faster
7. the jam-town called malice
8. maritime-i love all of my things
9. ted leo-dirty old town
10. smart went crazy-sugar in your gas tank
11. rancid-roots radicals
12. the get up kids-10 minutes
13. jets to brazil-sweet avenue

tell me what you think.

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first theme: city bus or subway! [ September 1st, 2005 ]

Well for mine I decided to do a mix of songs that I would like to listen to while on a city bus/subway and just people watching.

1. Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place
2. Now It's Overhead - Wait In a Line
3. Aphex Twin - 4
4. The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
5. The Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
6. Broken Social Scene - Cause = Time
7. Soul Coughing - Screenwriters Blues
8. TV on the Radio - Dreams
9. Neutral Milk Hotel - Holland, 1945
10. Murder By Death - Virginia Wolfe
11. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Gimme Some Salt
12. The Faint - Acting: On-Campus Television
13. Fugazi - Argument
14. The Go! Team - Friendship Argument
15. Seafood - Easy Path
16. Moby - Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?
17. Modest Mouse - It;s All Nice on Ice Alright
18. Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side
19. The Snake The Cross The Crown - On the Threshold of Eternity

Yep.... I'm first, other people better do this!
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first challenge! [ August 31st, 2005 ]

[ mood | cheerful ]

even though we only have four members (thank you)
doesn't mean we can't have fun!

the challenge:
create and post a songlist (at least 12 songs, but there can be more)
the songlist should be for a tape that would be for listening to on a
city bus/subway.

i'd post an example, but i'm still mulling it over.
some ideas: songs about or that mention traffic, buses, bus stops, the city, ect...

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hello kitty tape label [ August 30th, 2005 ]

its here there is a cd label too.
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[ August 29th, 2005 ]

i'm into just about anything and i have a great selection of vinyl and rarities to make my mixes.
anyone interested in
a tape?

email me at thatcanbeargued@hotmail.com
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