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Friday, April 7th, 2006
2:24 pm
new baby mixtape
My cousin is expecting her first baby (a baby girl) in about a month. Her baby shower is April 23rd, and along with some other gifts, I wanted to make her a nice mix CD with good 'new baby' and/or 'mom songs'.

The only one I know for sure that I'm putting on there so far is -
"Baby Mama" by Fantasia Barrino

My cousin likes all kinds of stuff, so doesn't matter what genre...I just need lots of ideas.


x-posted like whoa, sorry!

Current Mood: hopeful
Wednesday, April 5th, 2006
2:48 pm
Some Songs, And None Of You Know Me, So Hi!
Hey, I thought I'd start promoting myself a bit and found this community, which seems very lovely.
I shall browse it thoroughly soon . . . however, here is some informations about me that may, or may not, be interesting.
I record stuff which could best be described as Thematic Rock, or possibly Symphonic Rock, or some nauseating combination of the two. It's instrumental guitar-based music inspired by Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, Steve Vai and all the other artists that people like me quote as influences.
I use:
jackson electric guitar
tanglewood elfin bass
countryman acoustic
morley bad horsie 2 wah pedal
boss ds1
a vox valvetronix modelling amp thingy
a zoom b1 bass fx gubbins
drums on demand samples
adobe audition
and, very specially - a roland gr-20 guitar synth. you all need to buy one now if you haven't already. Using it is like ejaculating music out of your eyes.

I polished off a couple of songs recently - the first ones I've done that make full use of all my new kit. I'd love some opinions, be they musical or production orientated. I do my best with mixing, but my monitors are screwed, and don't allow me to properly interprety bass values and things. I intend to get all my stuff professionally mastered anyway, so listen with a kind heart, good folks.

I did these quite quickly for the recent 02 music contest, and had to compress the mp3s down in order to submit them. So they quality isn't what it should be . . . just bear in mind I'm still learning stuff about musical production.

The Prodigal - a blend of spanish guitars and things that aren't spanish guitars.

Buried In The Sand - I blindly wodged together four different pieces to make this. Part one was done a month ago. Parts 2 and 3 were recorded last year, and part 4 was recorded very hastily over the last couple of days. So it's a little . . . hasty.

love, kisses and creamy rock to you all
Tuesday, February 14th, 2006
11:24 pm
The Sunniest Day in February Mix
Words Cannot Describe, Mirah
I've Got A Feeling, The Beatles
Steal My Kisses, Ben Harper
It's Good To Be In Love, Frou Frou
Guilty, Billie Holiday
Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard, Paul Simon
Stickshifts and Safetybelts, Cake
Brown Derby Jump, Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Apple of My Eye, Ed Harcourt
Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love), Ella Fitzgerald
The Rainbow Connection, Kermit the Frog
Sieze the Day, Newsies
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You?, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
Why Don't We Do It in the Road?, The Beatles
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You, Lauryn Hill
Bear Necessities, Dissipated Eight
Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes, Paul Simon
All That Jazz, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Bicycle, Queen
Chelsea Morning, Joni Mitchell
Here Comes the Sun, Rockapella
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy), Simon and Garfunkel
Mona Lisa, Seal
Tuesday, November 8th, 2005
7:54 pm
Danse Macabre
Hello unknown readers...

I'm part of a mix-CD trading community called 'Love Postal'. This month we've been given the theme Songs to Hear Before Dying. And since it's not time for the 'reveal' of the mixes over there yet, I'm sharing my mix here on Mezclamusica because I've been working on it all day and need an outlet.

Introducing my take on "Songs to Hear Before Dying" - A little thing I call 'Danse Macabre':
Danse Macabre - Double CD Mix TradeCollapse )
Monday, October 24th, 2005
1:24 pm
Mix of the Living Dead
The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets - House of Clocks
Bobby Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers - Monster Mash
Rocky Horror Picture Show - Time Warp
Voltaire - Brains!
Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party
The Aquabats - Fashion Zombies
The Nightmare Before Christmas - This Is Halloween
Fastball - Vampires

needs a bit of work on the song order.
Sunday, September 11th, 2005
9:37 pm
yay for procrastination posts
I'd become accustomed to making giant playlists that always got flipped around on my iPod. Then, someone was silly enough to say "Hey, this girl can drive" and I now have reverted back to the fabled mechanism of the compact disk. Thus, I not only have to worry about content but order as well. (And yes, I have a slight obsession with Ben Folds' music.)

Car Mix #1/9.3.05

1. Army - Ben Folds Five
2. Inside Out - a capella (UIllinois Xtension Chords)
3. All I Want - Joni Mitchell
4. Commerce, TX - Ben Kweller
5. Brick - a capella (UPenn Off the Beat)
6. There's Always Someone Cooler Than You - Ben Folds
7. The Last Polka - Ben Folds
8. Happy Together - a capella (Stanford Mendicants)
9. I am a Rock - Simon and Garfunkel
10. In Between Days - Ben Folds
11. Bitches Ain't Shit - cover (Ben Folds, originally Dr. Dre?)
12. Not the Same - Ben Folds
13. Mr. Brightside - the Killers (shaddup. it's my one bad song on the mix.)
14. Jackson Cannery - Ben Folds Five
15. Still Fighting It - Ben Folds
16. Army (live) - Ben Folds
17. Wasted and Ready - Ben Kweller
18. Tonight is the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel - Barenaked Ladies

Car Mix #2/9.11.05
1. Great Escape - Guster
2. At the Stars - Better Than Ezra
3. Mrs. Potter's Lullaby - Counting Crows
4. I Woke Up in a Car - Something Corporate
5. Landed - Ben Folds
6. Annie Waits - Ben Folds
7. Rockin' the Suburbs - Ben Folds
8. Hospital Bed - Ben Kweller
9. All for You - Sister Hazel
10. Family Tree - Ben Kweller
11. Every Little Thing She Does is Magic - the Police
12. The Old Apartment - Barenaked Ladies
13. Rockstar - Ben Folds
14. Hiro's Song - Ben Folds
15. Dog - Ben Folds
16. Told You So - Barenaked Ladies
17. Tiny Dancer (cover) - Ben Folds
Saturday, September 10th, 2005
11:07 am
listen to this song and tell me if you know the artist.
i'd greatly appreciate it.
i'm kind of in love with the song right not cuz somebody posted it on indie music exchange.
but now, alas, nobody knows who made it.

Monday, September 5th, 2005
5:57 pm
[[the i haven't lost my marbles/i've just become one/hard & cold mix//05sept05]]
01. "Don't Look Back in Anger" by Oasis
02. "The Phantom of the Opera" from Phantom of the Opera
03. "Happy Ending" by Avril Lavigne
04. "Million Miles Away" by Offspring
05. "Hammering in my Head" by Garbage
06. "Comedown [Acoustic]" by Bush
07. "One Song Glory" from Rent
08. "Head Like a Hole" by NIN
09. "Caught a Lite Sneeze" by Tori Amos
10. "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
11. "Better Man" by Pearl Jam
12. "All That She Wants" by Ace of Base
13. "Swallowed [Golden/Toasted Both Sides Please Remix]" by Bush
14. "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette
15. "Hate Me" by Tantric
16. "Don't Forget Me" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
17. "Shit Town" by Live
Thursday, July 28th, 2005
12:32 am
An upbeat mix I made for a road trip with a friend
It's My Life-Bon Jovi
Why Can't I?-Liz Phair
Movin' Out-Billy Joel
This Is the Last Time-Keane (Okay, I confess I just put this on the mix because I adore Keane and not because it's all THAT upbeat, but oh well)
Wannabe-Spice Girls
That's Not Me-The Beach Boys
Respect-Aretha Franklin
Bitch-Meredith Brooks
Head Over Feet-Alanis Morissette
Just a Girl-No Doubt
Glorious Day-Weezer
I Feel Fine-The Beatles 1962-1966 (Disc 1) Rock 80 1 7/11/2005 12:39 AM
Push It-Garbage
Affirmation-Savage Garden
Wednesday, July 27th, 2005
12:39 pm
Interested in sharpening your skills as a master mixer?
Come join us at love_postal, where all manner of mix tapes and cds will be traded once a month using new and unusual themes. Expand your music collection and share your favourites with others!

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* If this isn't ok feel free to delete the post, we dont want to offend communities with spam*
10:05 am
Mp3 of the Week Club, pt. II
Hello Mezclamusica!

This is a follow-up to the post I made the other day, concerning a scheme I'd dreamed up to swap and share music, when mix tapes / CDs might take too much time.

A big thank-you to everyone who responded. I can see there's interest in the idea. But, I can also see this doesn't apply to the majority of users signed up to mezclamusica, and I wouldn't want to usurp the purpose of this group for my own. So... all you dashing boys and girls who want to take part in this thing called the 'Mp3 of the Week Club', you can now do so at a new LJ community, mp3otwclub.

If you head over to the community info page, you can read up on what's happening, join, and all the rest. There isn't much else for me to say here so - hope to see some of you around. I'll still be posting my own CD mixes (when I make them) here, of that you can have no doubt! :-)

We now return to your regular programming.
Tuesday, July 19th, 2005
10:44 am
"it will rain"
My friend Danny "DPP" Patterson just made this mix. I think it fits with most of the stuff I've seen posted here.

1. Pagina Dos (feat. The Books) - Prefuse 73
2. We Will Become Silhouettes (Matthew Dear's Not Scared Mix) - The Postal Service
3. Jezebel - Iron & Wine
4. Modern Way - Kaiser Chiefs
5. Black and White Town - Doves
6. Blue Light - Bloc Party
7. Everyday I Love You Less And Less - Kaiser Chiefs
8. Jingle Jangle - Hot Hot Heat
9. Wake Up - The Arcade Fire
10. Trading Air - Athlete
11. Don't Save us From the Flames - M83
12. Snowden - Doves
13. Don't Love You - TV On The Radio
14. Vogt Dig For Kloppervok - The Books
15. The Leaves Are Gone - Secret Machines
16. I Love - Athlete
17. Each Coming Night - Iron & Wine
18. Radio Campaign - M. Ward
19. Heartstopper - Emiliana Torrini
20. Fever Dream - Iron & Wine
21. Friday I'm In Love - The Cure


Monday, July 18th, 2005
5:40 pm
i have been making mixes like mad lately. i'm a camp counselor for the summer, but something about this place makes me want to create.

so here is the first of like seven mixes i've made since i've been here. i was briefly smitten with a woman ehere, who has since ended up dating a friend of mine. but i still have a special fondness for her, and this is the mix she inspired. i'm glad to have her in my life.

this is the first day of my life- bright eyes
steadier footing - death cab for cutie
this bouquet - ani difranco
little love - melissa ferrick
love ridden - fiona apple
the district sleeps alone tonight- the postal service
sleeping in - postal service
3rd planet - modest mouse
the first taste - fiona apple
a movie script ending - death cab for cutie
the absence of god - rilo kiley
this is the first day of my life - bright eyes
hyper-ballad - bjork
arms outstretched - rilo kiley
ready for love - india.arie
all i really want - alanis morrissette
not the doctor - alanis morrissette
go ahead - rilo kiley

first day oif my life is on the mix twice, intentionally. i always do that, put a key song in the mix twice. i like giving it different bookends, so i can convey multiple meanings.
Tuesday, July 19th, 2005
8:34 am
Mp3 of the Week Club?
Hello Mezclamusica!

Don't see too many posts around here, do we? Which is a shame, because this would be one of my favourite communities. Music + Computers really does = sexy. But, I'm posting now because I had... an idea the other day... a neat way for us to get new music to each other. If you agree with me that is... this is just a proposal. I hope it stimulates.

What I'm talking about is what I would call the Mp3 of the Week Club. Which we can have right here, with the small but compact community of music freaks we have. The process would be thus: Those who want to take part, would post a new, fresh mp3 to Mezcalmusica once a week, on an agreed day. It's a low-fi, low-effort way to share musical love when you may not have the time to make mix tapes... a way to hear something new from similar or different minds every day of the week... of the month... of the year, if there's the enthusiasm!

How does one 'post' an Mp3 here? By Yousendit.com, as a simple answer. If you fill out the form and email the mp3 you want to share to yourself, you will be sent a link which the song can be downloaded from. Post the link here, and you have shared the Mp3 with the rest of us!

If I were making the post, I'd give the info of the artist, song name, genre, and why I'm sharing it. But that's just me.

So, that was my 'anyone interested?' post. If anyone IS interested... post back. Reply. And we'll get some kind of system sorted so folk have different days to post on. If not... I understand :)

Current Mood: curious
Wednesday, July 13th, 2005
11:39 pm
So I was planning a road trip...
And realized, you know what, I finally own a computer with a CD burner, and I have Itunes. Why not make a mix CD?

My boyfriend broke up with me last month. This is the mix I put together when I was pissed at him and so glad we weren't together anymore.

Through With You--Maroon 5
Your Eyes Open--Keane
Barely Breathing--Duncan Sheik
Red Light Fever--Liz Phair
Complicated--Avril Lavigne
Here Today--The Beach Boys
Tainted Love--SoftCell
Sari--Nellie McKay
Don't Want You Back--Backstreet Boys
I'm Looking Through You--The Beatles
You Oughta Know--Alanis Morissette
I Will Survive--Gloria Gaynor
Bye Bye Bye--N Sync

I am aware that I have an odd range of taste in music, yes.

Whenever I start putting together a mix CD, I remember that scene in High Fidelity where John Cusack is talking about the process of creating the perfect mix tape. I like that movie.
Tuesday, June 28th, 2005
12:09 am
It's a big fat mix tape trade. Check it out here:
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005
2:23 am
a mix for my coworker:

turning japanese - vapors
transatlanticism - death cab for cutie
just like heaven - goldfiner
the heart is a lonely hunter - the anniversary
love and some verses - iron & wine
peaches and cream - beck
i'll be your lampshade - beulah
kaze wo atsumete - happy end
love is like jazz - the magnetic fields
don't mug yourself - the streets
flowers on the wall - the statler brothers
japanese gum - her space holiday
night driving - taikonaut
Saturday, June 11th, 2005
8:52 am
Hey! Here's an article folks in this community might be interested in:

The Art of the Mix Tape.

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005
8:52 am
[[turn up the heat]]
It's not super-long, but...well, it's just the right length. ;-)

[[turn up the heat 08 june mix]]
"Firefly" by Alanis Morissette and Tori Amos
"Eve's Mouth" by Alix Olson
"Drive" by Melissa Ferrick
"Checking My Pulse" by Alix Olson
"More Rock More Talk" by The Butchies
"Smells Like Teen Spirit (techno remix)" by Tori Amos
"La Vie Est Si Fragile" by Ashley MacIsaac and Dubmatique
"The Current" by the Blue Man Group featuring Gavin Rossdale
"The Galaxy is Gay" by The Butchies
"Comedown" a capella, orig. by Bush
"Carmen Queasy" by Maxim and Skunk Anansie
"A Sorta Fairytale" a capella, orig. by Tori Amos
"Weak (live)" by K's Choice and Skunk Anansie

YOUR MISSION FOR TODAY: go out and invite one new person to join mezclamusica. Someone who isn't on my friends list, please. ;-)

Current Mood: cheerful
Wednesday, June 1st, 2005
10:43 pm
for my mom
I'm doing a mix for my mom's water aerobics class - she's 55 and her students are all over 60 - so i'm going for oldies...

This is what i have so far - trying to start off slow and end up with some cool-down/stretch time, but keep the bulk of it up-tempo. It's a 50 minute class.

natural woman - aretha franklin
son of a preacher man - dusty springfield
chain of fools - aretha
respect - aretha
walking on sunshine - from the 80's (i think this one's gotta stay)
eight days a week - beatles
think - aretha
hooked on tchaikovsky - hooked on classics ('member those albums in every aerobics class in the 80's?)
physical - olivia newton john
styain' alive - the beegees
least complicated - indigo girls
say a little prayer - aretha
it's only love - sade

what do you think? anything else come to mind that would be perfect?
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