A Going Away Present as TSURURADIO Presents… I’ll Look At You And Say It’s The Happiest I’ve Ever Been Mixtape!!!

Cover art & photography by Tsuru
Inspiration for tea-stain photo by Sunshine Claire

Well it’s time to say good-bye
For the weekend
But darling, I promise you this

I’ll send you all my love,

Everyday in a mixtape

And seal it with a kiss…

Alright my friends… it’s time for baby and I to ship out to French-Canuckland a.k.a Montreal for a nice long weekend getaway. We’ll be renting bikes, seeing what there is to see, eating what there is to eat (poutine, anyone?), and generally escaping our normal life for a few days. But before we go, I didn’t want to leave you empty-handed, so I built up this little mixtape as a going-away present, of sorts.

There’s no theme this time really, just music I’m enjoying the hell out of by bands or albums I may or may not have posted on. I think all songs are new to tsururadio.com, but if not, it wouldn’t matter. It’s about flow and good music, right? And I think that’s what’s accomplished here.

This time, we start off a little bit anti-climatic with a rough gem from The Unicorns (did you get that play on words?). Followed by something French to get me in the Montreal mood before flowing into a steady stream of pop goodness. Also (and you may not even care, but) the ending is little different… listen and you see it’s ended by two, that’s right TWO, “epic” style songs before a quiet outro by all-around genius Colin Meloy and his cover of “Dance To Your Daddy” by Shiley Collins takes us out (as I’m prone to do on my mixtapes).

That about covers it, 20 gemtastic gems, zipped up, with a bit of artwork to boot! We’ll be back Monday night, but if I get some time (read: wake up way earlier than baby and nurse some cafe au lait) I’ll see about getting some photos up while we’re there. But that’s neither here but it is there. Let’s get the music going to keep the tears from a-flowin’ as…

TSURURADIO Presents… I’ll Look At You And Say It’s The Happiest I’ve Ever Been Mixtape!
(Full Zip)

1. The Unicorns – Ghost Mountain
2. Micky 3D – Les Gens Raisonnables
3. Noah & The Whale – 5 Years Time
4. Mason Jennings – I Love You and Buddha Too
5. Cloud Cult – Chemicals Collide
6. Joan As Police Woman – To Be Loved
7. Woodpigeon – Bad News Brown
8. Lackthereof – Choir Practice
9. Water School – Festival
10. Ra Ra Riot – St Peter’s Day Festival
11. Vetiver – To Baby
12. The Donkeys – Bye Bye Baby
13. Fleet Foxes – Anyone Who’s Anyone
14. Conor Oberst – Souled Out!!!
15. Albert Hammond Jr. – GfC
16. Wood Brothers – Make Me Down A Pallet On Your Floor
17. The M’s – Breakfast Score
18. Okkervil River – Blue Tulip
19. Sunny Day Sets Fire – Smallest Heart on Earth
20. Colin Meloy – Dance to Your Daddy

Have a great weekend! If you are up in Montreal and see this guy walking around, make sure you stop and say “Bonjour!”. AND, if you need more music to hold you over until we get back, you know where it’s at, right? Right???

HERE!!! ;)

Until next time…

Peace, love, & LPs,

P.S… Speaking of Montreal, last night we saw Handsome Furs over at Skullys. Holy shit… amazing show. Just the two of them on stage, Dan on guitar and vocals, and Alexia on synth/drum machine/noise maker/etc. Frenetic energy (and pretty fucking adorable together)! Mostly new songs, maybe about 3 or 4 song from Plague Park. Needless to say, I’m extremely excited for the new album, more than ever! It seem to be a healthy mix of aggressive guitar and electro-dance-ish-thing, but still decidely Furs. Maybe instead of Handsome Furs, it’s a bit more Balls-to-the-Wall Furs! WOOP! Ha! Anyway…. see you later!

3 comments for “A Going Away Present as TSURURADIO Presents… I’ll Look At You And Say It’s The Happiest I’ve Ever Been Mixtape!!!

  1. Agnes
    August 22, 2008 at 3:16 AM

    That’s a pretty good looking mixtape you’ve got there – thanks!

  2. Anonymous
    August 25, 2008 at 2:52 AM

    i’m sorry my freind but you’ve mislabeled the sunny day sets fire song as Sunny Day Real Esate, which is my favorite band of all time so i should know it’s not an SDRE song. I absolutley love all your mixes though!

  3. Tsuru
    August 25, 2008 at 8:23 AM

    Thanks Agnes!!

    and anon, I did?? LOL! Sorry about that. In my head, I kept doing that, and I swore I got it right on the labeling! Thanks for calling it out, I’ll fix it when I get back…



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