tsururadio presents… the middle of june mini-mixtape

Photo of Baby & I while picnicing yesterday.

Allo & allo everyone!  It’s the middle of june and well, as you can see from looking around the joint, something has changed.  Something is……. amiss.  Where do I begin?

A wise man once said to me on the radio, “you got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them, know when to walk away, and know when to run.” But that turned out to be a stretched out piece of turkey jerky

And I don’t know about you, but turkey jerky is meant to be eaten, not listened to… But alas, it was time to recognize that the paper crane collective had migrated just a little too far south, barely keeping formation, and if I know one thing after watching bands like Weezer, it’s better to call it a day than keep on limping on half-assed.  So, with a heavy heart (not really, because I’m so happy with our experiment and all the new friendships made around the globe) I put out the call yesterday and set all the birds free.  The paper crane collective is no longer a blog.

Shh… shh… it’s okay. It was great fun, the idea was solid gold, but life, regular blog duties, etc, etc, etc got in the way so, as another philosopher once said, “I’m going back to basics! To where it all began”, but even that one turned out to look like a blond snooki..

but yeah, back to basics…. to my first love, i.e. pretty much mixtapes and various music shares.  The post may come once a week, every day, or once a month, who the fuck knows, what tsururadio won’t be is joining the bloggerin’ rat race I see on twitter every day — really, when everyone posts the new song by band blah-blah, I can find no reason or desire to post that song unless, of course, it fits in with a new mixtape, eh?  Eh, indeed.

So…. with that, let’s do this!  To my fellow bloggers who joined me in this idea, thank you. I love you guys, you are all fantastic and I’ll be forever humbled & in awe of your passion!  Big smooooches for all of you!  Now, let’s get to a little music as…

tsururadio presents… the middle of june mini-mixtape

Beirut – East Harlem
Mister Heavenly – Pineapple Girl
Cults – You Know What I Mean
Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – Senator
Flotilla – Messy Love (Preliminary Version)
The Ladybug Transistor – Clutching Stems
Dale Earnhardt Jr – We Almost Lost Detroit
Twin Sister (no, not Twisted Sister) – Bad Street
Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros – Home
Bon Iver – Calgary

Thank you again to all the bloggers who gave it a go! I hope some of the tsururadio readers have now found a home on your wonderful sites! Oh, and over the week, the site may continue to get rearranged, still deciding on the visual format, but just a heads up.  Until next time…


3 comments for “tsururadio presents… the middle of june mini-mixtape

  1. June 13, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    This reader’s fine with a mixtape every month or two and not much else… quality over quantity baby!

    But yeah, <3 and group-hugs!

  2. June 20, 2011 at 8:28 AM

    SOOOOOO glad to hear we’re getting the old tsuru back!

  3. Patrick
    June 20, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    Just getting to this news a week late…great to have the old format back. I enjoyed the experiment too and found some great bloggers there, but this is the bread and butta.

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