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MIXTAPE MONDAY : MAUD

I finally saw Harold and Maud for the first time this past week. My playlist didn’t start as a tribute to Maud and it isn’t intended to be one now, but I think she would enjoy this mixtape. I loved her verve for life – it’s a good reminder to live with as much gumption now and not tomorrow.

‘The Chain’ – Fleetwood Mac/ ‘Bisou Magique’ – Melody’s Echo Chamber/’If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out’ – Cat Stevens/ ‘Ventura Highway’- America / ‘Your Song’ – Elton John/ ‘God Only Knows’ – The Beach Boys / ‘Needles In The Camel’s Eye’ – Brian Eno/ ‘Forgiven/Forgotten’ – Angel Olsen

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MIXTAPE MONDAY : 5/11/2015

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I have a whole list of incomplete “themed” playlist that just feel really contrived. So instead I’m just going to post mixtapes that were made the week prior, sort of like a “hey this is what peaked my interest last week”. It might make sense, they might be all over the place. Like when you had one cassette that housed all your favorite songs from the radio. Yes, I am a part the last generation to remember recording music on a cassette from the radio. Quick hit record, be quite, pray Mom doesn’t come inside your room to ask a question.

‘Back to the Middle’ – Deerhunter / ‘Modern Art’ – Black Lips / ‘Virgina Plain’ – Roxy Music / ‘Ca Plane Pour Moi’ – Plastic Bertrand / ‘Pedestrian at Best’ – Courtney Barnett / ‘Party Police” – Alvvays / ‘Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth – Parquet Courts/ ‘She’s Not Me’ – Jenny Lewis / ‘California Nights’ – Best Coast/ ‘Dreaming’ – Seapony

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MIXTAPE MONDAY : COOL GIRL TABLE

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I missed my chance to see Marina and The Diamonds at SXSW due to long lines and bad timing. But I’ll get to see Soko again tonight, so win for me. A mixture of jealousy and repulsion, cool girls with their ambivalent attitudes and twinkling hollow eyes make everything seem to have a story. Still struggling with my desire to be invited to the cool girl table, although I know I’ll just be bored once over there. My heart has always bled profusely on my sleeve, leaving me without the cool girls mystique. #thestruggle

Teen Idle – Marina and the Diamonds // Cruel – St. Vincent // Me and Jane Doe – Charlotte Gainsbourg // Gunshot – Lykke Li // Digital Witness – St. Vincent // Who Wears the Pants?? – Soko // Greenwich Mean Time – Charlotte Gainsbourg // Cheerleader – St. Vincent // All Your Gold – Bat for Lashes // Coffee – Sylvan Esso // Rent Free – Nylo

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MIXTAPE MONDAY : ANGLOPHILE

 

It rained and poured last night, but the sun is shining bright this morning! I decided to start a Mixtape Monday series last Friday as the gloomy clouds were filling the sky. Influenced by the weather and my recent education in finding out what an Anglophile is, I created my English hit list. Personally, I’m a Francophile, but I went where the music was taking me.

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths // I Wanna Be Adored – The Stones Roses // Rip It Up – Orange Juice // Peek-A-Boo – Siouxsie and The Banshees // Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow – Felt // Let’s Make Some Plans – Close Lobster // Age of Consent – New Order // The Killing Moon – Echo And The Bunnymen

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