wanna share mixtapes?

back in the day… before bit-torrent downloads and even before kazaa, when CDs were something people held onto rather than just importing before tossing in the trash, when MTV played music instead of just reality TV…. it was a different time. a simpler time.

one of my favorite things to do back then was to make mixtapes for my friends. i would spend a few hours putting together a good, thoughtful playlist, custom built for a friend who would appreciate the new music, and then i would hand-deliver the mixtape (more aptly named: mixCD) to my friend as a nice thoughtful surprise. and every once in a while, my friend would create a masterful mixtape, and hand deliver it to me… and so the cycle continues.

but i havent made or received a mixtape in years. not because it wouldnt still be thoughtful nowadays, but because it wouldnt be the most efficient way to share music nowadays. i suppose in my growing up with new technology i’ve come to value efficiency over thoughtfulness :-/

either way, i’ve decided to start it up again. here’s my newest mixtape (sorry, the nature of this electronic post makes it hard to hand deliver hard copies). this one is about me feeling like summer goes by too fast.

Feel free to share you mixtape songs or playlists as a comment below, with or without a story.

MG’s I’m Not Ready for Summer to End Mixtape 8/26/2010

1. The Love Language – “Heart to Tell”

2. Two Door Cinema Club – “What You Know”

3. The Temper Trap – “Down River”

4. Beach House – “Zebra”

5. Lykke Li – “I’m Good, I’m Gone”

6. Little Joy – “Brand New Start”

7. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – “40 Day Dream”

8. Rouge Wave – “Lake Michigan”

9. Marina & the Diamonds – “I Am Not A Robot”

10. The Morning Benders – “Waiting For A War”

11. Grizzly Bear – “While You Wait for the Others”

12. Noisettes – “Never Forget You”

13. Coconut Records – “West Coast”

14. Dr. Dog – “Army of Ancients”

15. RJD2 – “Ghostwriter”


7 thoughts on “wanna share mixtapes?

  1. Larissa says:

    Everytime I hear RJD2’s Ghostwriter it reminds me of Wimbledon and Paul Bettany.

  2. Tracy says:

    Ahh, mix tapes – totally loved making those back in the day. Loved your song pics! Here are mine.

    1. This I Know – Sam & Ruby
    2. You Get Me – Michelle Branch
    3. Winds of Change – Fitz and The Tantrums
    4. Pretty Baby – Vanessa Carlton
    5. April’s Love – Court Yard Hounds
    6. Let It Go – Gavin DeGraw
    7. Gotten – Slash
    8. Bouncing Ball- honeyhoney
    9. Fly Me to the Moon – Joshua Radin
    10. Must Get Out – Maroon 5
    11. Life is Wonderful – Jason Mraz
    12. More Than Words – Extreme
    13. Lay Down – O.A.R.
    14. Tighten Up – The Black Keys

    Hope to see you guys back in Texas again soon!

  3. Maryse says:

    I made this mix for a friend a few weeks ago. Some of the songs are the same as yours, sorry!
    1. Perpetual Self – Sufjan Stevens
    2. No One Does It Like You – Department Of Eagles
    3. The Cave – Mumford & Sons
    4. Take Care – Beach House
    5. Rococo – Arcade Fire
    6. M62 Song – Doves
    7. Ready To Start – Arcade Fire
    8. Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
    9. Little Garcon – Born Ruffians
    10. Zebra – Beach House
    11. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) – Arcade Fire
    12. Confetti – 1,2,3
    13. Phantom Other – Department Of Eagles
    14. Unattainable – Little Joy
    15. Janglin – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
    16. Fireworks – Polock
    17. The Start of Something – Voxtrot
    18. Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
    19. The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
    20. 40 Day Dream – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

  4. Lisa says:

    All this mixtape talk is starting to add up on my iTunes tab! I’m loving it.

    Some of my current mix faves:

    Boy in a Rock and Roll Band – The Pierces
    Airport Taxi Reception – Sondre Lerche
    She Belongs to Me – Bob Dylan
    Show Me a Sign – Stereo Deluxe
    Running on Faith – Eric Clapton
    Movie Life – Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

  5. B says:

    Michael, I love this. You should post mixes more often. Bi-monthly? 🙂

  6. turtlegirl says:

    This is hot; I’m dancing =)

  7. […] Lady Danville has a blog…and they posted about how AWESOME putting together mixtapes was back in the day. So they put together an assortment of songs that would be on their mixtape if they made one for the summer. Check out their list here: Lady Danville Mixtape […]

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