It’s not everyday I have a super-duper idea for the Tsuru Corporation Supernation Exclamation Celebration… but finally one was launched into the world like a the most gratifying burp after chugging a 2-liter jug o’ Root Beer! Yay! As you know, I’m quite the mixtape fan, I’ve been making them since I owned audio equipment. From recording them off the radio to building them from my record collection, to sharing them from the mass amounts of music that comes my way, they have been a wonderful part of my life, a way to set moods, share obsessions, and give people a musical snapshot into who & where I am. I’ve generally been on the giving end, mostly because I don’t have a lot of mixtape makin’ friends, but finally it dawned on me that I’ve been missing out!
We have a great group of society members that constitute our music-lovers brigade, and it was high time we built a vehicle, a wing (if you will) in our hallowed society halls, a place where they can put their mixes, share their own snapshots, moods, and mindsets. And wow! Did they bring it! Over the weekend members started putting up all kinds of mixes, a Day/Night mix from one, a 11-song power mix from another, and many others! Old songs, new songs, mainstream & indie, dance to rock to pop…
That’s great and all, but what really got me, personally, was how emotionally struck I was by the mixtapes. Listening to each was kinda like peaking into a musical diary of sorts into the creators, into what music drives them, makes them who they are, or just fits certain moods & situations they find themselves in… Sometimes surprising choices or transitions, but you can’t say one negative thing about it, because that’s what music is, an emotional connection with no right or wrong. I may not like, for example from today’s special share, Snow Patrol or whatever, but gahrace felt a connection to “How To Be Dead” in a way that required it fit perfectly in the 17th spot of her mix Obsess About It. Listening to it in that light changes the song, changes it’s place in my music world because I’m now forced to look at it through her’s… And really, how awesome is that?
What follows is just one of them, chosen because I burned it for Tsurubride (it’s got some fun dance on it) for the car and because it’s a lot of fun! But they are all great. Join up and listen, or better yet, share your own!
Until then, enjoy as the…
01 Santogold – Creator
02 Brandtson – Nobody Dances Anymore
03 Bruce Springsteen – Streets Of Philadelphia
04 Andrew Bird – Heretics (Early Version)
05 Amy Winehouse – Rehab
06 Deer Tick – Beautiful Girl (Sean Kingston Cover)
07 Damien Rice – Cannonball
08 Derek James – What’s That Sound
09 Wilco – Via Chicago
10 Kaki King – Bone Chaos In The Castle
11 Lupe Fiasco – Superstar Feat Matthew Santos
12 The Dresden Dolls – My Alcoholic Friends
13 Nada Surf – See These Bones
14 Patrick Wolf – Bluebells
15 Yael Naim – Paris
16 Rihanna – Don’t Stop The Music
17 Snow Patrol – How To Be Dead
18 The Postal Service – Sleeping In
19 Tegan And Sara – The Con
Go show all these artist ALL your love ASAP! And come show us your mixtape down in our humble music brigade..
SHOW YOUR MIX!!!
SHOW YOUR MIX!!!
(I’ll even throw in some beads?)