Monday, December 01, 2008

My Thieving Playlist heart

Pure theft.

Most of this month's playlist must be dutifully credited to a guy in SF named Tyler, that I do not know, but appears to be a beacon ear to the type of music that I just find fantastic. Amie also pointed me to a couple of songs that just run me round. Tiff and Andrew round me out with a couple of new finds as well. Anyhow, I'm attaching my lists with only a couple of truly Ivan found gemmies. Thank you all!

Sia-Breathe me
Iron & Wine- Flightless Bird, American Mouth
Keane-Black Burning Heart
Whitey-Wrap it up
Blonde Redhead-Dr Strangeluv
BRMC- Am I only
Jenny Lewis-Carpet Baggers
Neon Neon-Dream Cars

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Eclecticpop Mix

a mix! all the way from some kid in Boston -

1. Dictionary - The Go Find
2. I Turn My Camera On - Freshro
3. Wish Coin (Go It Alone) (Diplo Remix) - Beck
4. Wrap It Up - Whitey
5. Lights & Music - Cut Copy
6. Future - Cut Copy
7. Saturdays (LP Version) - Cut Copy
8. Ice Cream - New Young Pony Club
9. Seat Yourself (Diplo Remix) - Roots Manuva
10. Big Lost - Diplo
11. Sarah - Diplo
12. Breathe Me - SiA
13. Young Folks - Peter Bjorn and John
14. Young Folks (Rhapsody Original) - Peter Bjorn and John
15. D.A.N.C.E. [Album Version] - Justice (electro)
16. Untrust Us - Crystal Castles
17. Blood On Our Hands - Justice Remix -
18. Shining Escalade - Hot Chip
19. Paper Planes - M.I.A.
20. Skanky Panky - Kid Koala
21. Restless (Featuring Josh Homme) - U.N.K.L.E.
22. What It's All About - Girl Talk
23. Play Your Part (Pt. 1) - Girl Talk
24. Gold Lion (Diplo Remix) - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
25. Together In Electric Dreams - Le Vicarious Bliss Pop Experience

Rhapsody Link

Saturday, September 27, 2008

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Friday, September 12, 2008


As you may all know, the RIAA has once again gotten their claws around another organic site dedicated to giving you and me the option of listening to music the way we want to. is now dead and maybe permanently gone. I am aware of other sites out there trying to fill the void and the current one that appears to have some momentum can be found at It appears poised to fullfill the nuances of copyright law while still following the basic idea of muxtape, which was to allow one to create and share mixes of music. We are social creatures after all. In it's effort to follow copyright law it presents some obstacles, but in the absence of anything better it is definitely a positive thing.

I am therefore giving you my first mix!

Cut Copy-Unforgettable Season
IAMX-spit it out
Delays-love made visible
Ladyhawk-the dugout
The Verve-love is noise
Camera Obscura-Super Trouper (Abba cover)
Black Tide-shout

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


Today, I recognize that I never write on this grand hope of a blog. Dadhood has challenged my ability to keep on top of any music, much less new music. Thus, I'm going to scale back my grand plans and simply drop notes about songs I may be enjoying at present. With this new found humbling of my intent for this blog, I will now briefly discuss or at least list 3 fantastic songs I've come across.

1. Reindeer Section: Cold water. You can find this at I haven't listened much to Reindeer Section but if all of their songs sound like this, I'd like a complete shower full of "cold water" songs please.

2. The Dears. I know I've missed this bandwagon, but 2 old standouts just hit my radar. Yes my friends, gorgeous songs indeed. I also noted that for an instant I caught a vague hint of morrissey's voice in this gentlemen's pipes. A delight.
- Lost in the Plot.
- You and I are a gang of losers.

3. Ladyhawk - The Dugout. Bitchin Camaro indie guitar rock song. Sort of wanks on at the end but a grand little pop indie diddy.

Note that I do not endorse any of the muxtapes I've listed beyond being a source for the songs recognized above. Also note that these muxtapes may change or vanish at some point so grab a listen while the getting's good!

Thursday, April 03, 2008


A few nights ago I was flipping through Ivan's latest find ( and came across a song by Metric. I believe I've heard something by them before but for some reason it struck me more Tuesday night than ever before.

The song was Soft Rock Star. It is a catchy tune. I've been listening to them on Rhapsody this morning and I've decided they can now officially become part of my collection.

Favorite songs thus far:

- Soft Rock Star (Jimmy vs Joe Mix)
- Combat Baby
- Hardwire
- Police and the Private

I have to laugh at myself a bit. I used to be so annoyed by female artists. I still am very picky when it comes to female vocals but I have fallen in love with some of them (Rilo, Metric, Fine Frenzy, Ingrid Michaelson, Alicia Keys, etc). Yay for great music and talented people who share!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

And we're live with muxtape! As an early adopter (I think) I was able to grab the much coveted by me link of for my url. This isn't really an up to date mix but I wanted to throw something out there.

So. the first edition is thus:
Dandy Warhols - Dandy's TV Theme song
Blur- Music is my radar
Jimmy Eat World - Here it goes
The Spinto Band - Oh Mandy
The Flaming Lips - W.A.N.D
Crooked Fingers - A little bleeding
Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I'm ready to be heartbroken
Rilo Kiley - Close Call
Radiohead - Reckoner
Jayhawks - Blue
Creeper Lagoon - Wrecking Ball
Delays - Slow burn

mmmmmmmm. goodness.

Monday, March 31, 2008


I've just become privy to a very cool new site that essentially works on the very basic premise of the mix tape online. Muxtape doesn't do much of anything but allow you to upload 12 mp3s that you legally own and then provides a url for you to stream them. It doesn't appear to archive playlists so one would have to actively remove songs to build new "mixtapes". I love the idea and may use it as my new de facto link for new playlists that I come up with. Hopefully many of you will follow suit with your faves!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Wherein I demonstrate how much of an NPR nerd I am

I was at the gym last Saturday morning and was listening to NPR as I usually do. Suddenly, they started playing "Save it for a rainy day" by The Jayhawks.

This particular song is one of those songs that I have a very visceral reaction to. The first time I heard it was sitting in a fancy San Francisco hotel with a good friend on a foggy July evening. Every time I hear any song from "Rainy Day Music" it takes me back to that night.

As it turned out, The Jayhawks had not returned, but Gary Louris (one of the founding members of The Jayhawks) has come out with a solo album. The NPR interview with him was kind of boring and beige - except for when he started singing. His songs have the same mix of alt-country/rock that The Jayhawks did and his voice is mellow and soothing.
I've only listened to the whole album (titled "Vagabonds") once all the way through but as of this moment some of my favorite songs are:

True Blue
To Die a Happy Man
Black Grass
DC Blues
I hope you'll take a listen - enjoy!!

Friday, January 04, 2008

2007 Poll

The 2007 poll was a challenge this year , namely because I failed to really be on "top" of everything that came out this year. Most of the things I found came late in the year. Example... the Travis album was a safe and beautiful candy pop gem that I didn't even discover 'til 08. Enjoy this sampler of the year.... for me.

2007 Singles:
Rilo Kiley: Under the Blacklight
Radiohead: Reckoner
BRMC: Am I Only
Delays: Slow burn
Peter bjorn and john: Young folks
Voxtrot: Start of Something
Apartment: 10000 times
Jimmy Eat World: Here it goes
Alicia keys: No one
Wilco: Either Way
Spoon: The underdog

Rilo Kiley: Silver lining
Apartment: My Brother Chris
A fine frenzy: almost lover
Daft Punk: Around the world/harder better faster stronger
Shins: Sleeping Lessons
The National: fake empire
Interpol: There's no I in threesome
Arcade fire: black mirror
Klaxons: Golden Skans

Albums of 2007

Radiohead: in rainbows
Rilo kiley: Under the blacklight
Delays: Love made visible ep
Puressence: Don't forget to remember
Jimmy eat world: Chase the light
Shins: Wincing the night away
Travis: The boy with no name
New Pornographers: Challengers
Tegan and Sarah: The Con
Voxtrot: Voxtrot
BRMC: Baby 81

Spoon: Ga ga ga ga ga
Foo Fighters: Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace
Amy Winehouse: Back to black