Illustration by Mike
Oh my, what a week we’ve had so far, eh? Honestly, I didn’t know if I’d be able to keep MIXTAPES WEEK going all week! So many hyperlinks… so little time! But alas, here we are, Friday, and we’ve got yet another amazing mixtape to share with you. Also, waiting in the wings for my Crane Buddy to receive her Crane’s Day gift is the mixtape I made for her! It’s a doozy that I plan on sharing with you ASAP, but she gets dibs on listening first, sorry — wouldn’t be all that special if I let you go before her, right?
Okay, as much as I hate to keep this short, it’s looking to be a nutty day today, it’s chilly outside, Baby’s sick, and dammit, I’m going to get a little lunchtime ride in to spin some ache out of my legs before a big (maybe 100 miler) ride tomorrow! So, let’s get to the good stuff, eh? And by good stuff, of course I’m talking about […Living, Breathing, Dying…] by nelso!
“Ahh life is all about balance, this mix has balance, in tempo, up and down, its living, its breathing, and eventually dying…” says nelso, so true, about life, about this mixtape, about damn near everything. I will also add that life is about lines, it’s just one line after another sometimes, isn’t? Line up at the stop light, line up in the lane on the interstate, line up at the exit, line up to park, line up for some coffee, line up to pay, line up to even leave! Ugh.
Sorry, I digressed there, I really hate lines.
Fortunately, this mixtape is NOT about lines. It’s at times whimsical, then fun, then slow & introspective, sometimes a interesting mix of all of the above, like “Whale In The Night” by Firs. As nelso said, it ebbs, it flows, it’s up & down, as is all things, and it’s quite brilliant. A wonderful conclusion to a rather ebb & flow kinda week if you ask me! Thank you so much nelso! So what say you? Shall we get ‘er on? Yeah, I think so too.
TSURURADIO Presents… MIXTAPES WEEK!
1. Annuals – Springtime
2. Mesita – Living/breathing
3. Shout Out Louds – Very Loud
4. Nurses – Technicolor
5. French Kicks – She Said So
6. Rosie and Me – Bonfires
7. Bedroom Eyes – Dancing Under Influence
8. Firs – Whale In The Night
9. Beach House – Lover of Mine
10. Ramona Falls – Russia
11. Mimicking Birds – Burning Stars
12. Peasant – The End
13. The Spinto Band – Jackhammer (slim version)
14. All Get Out – Wasting All My Breath
15. Local Natives – Cards and Quarters
16. Wye Oak – My Creator
17. She & Him – Riding In My Car (NRBQ)
18. Fanfarlo – Comets
19. The Farewell Circuit – The Inexorable March of Time
20. Bon Iver – Come Talk to Me
Thanks again, so so so much, nelso!!! Wonderful, wonderful mixtape, as always!!! No promises (like I said, I may be riding 100 miles tomorrow for the 38th annual Woodstock COP ride), but I’ll try to get at least one more up before we start a-new on Monday!!!
Cheers & may all your tubes full of air!