IMPORTANTblogUPDATE

29 06 2011

It is my opinion that friends should share inspiring music… and I don’t know many people that still operate in original cassette tape formats… and handing CD’s to friends is becoming quite expensive… so this is my format for sharing my love of music with my friends.

PLEASE NOTE…
FROM NOW ON, ALL MIXTAPES ARE PASSWORD PROTECTED. 

This is to ensure that I am only sharing to my friends, and not distributing music.





KIDSchristmas: Vol. 1

20 12 2011

You know, Christmas held so much more “magic” when I was younger… I know that the Christmas season is not about the songs, toys, gifts, or cookies… but I still treasure those memories of flipping the vinyl records to replay my favorite “Chipmunks Christmas” album or switch it out for “Raffi Christmas” … or sometimes, play “The Judds Christmas” to make sure mom didn’t go crazy from too much of The Chipmunks…

This mixtape is in honor of some of my favorite songs from my childhood… as well as a few others that I did not grow up with, but I’m sure children of all ages will enjoy!

Merry Christmas!

001 | JINGLE BELLS :: Raffi
002 | FROSTY THE SNOWMAN :: Burl Ives
003 | RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER :: Dean Martin
004 | ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE :: Brenda Lee
005 | CHIPMUNKS CHRISTMAS :: The Chipmunks
006 | DECK THE HALLS :: Mickey Mouse and The Gang
007 | ON CHRISTMAS MORNING :: Raffi
008 | THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS :: Winnie the Pooh
009 | HAVE A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS :: Burl Ives
010 | IT FEELS LIKE CHRISTMAS :: The Muppets
011 | LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW :: Dean Martin
012 | OLD TOY TRAIN :: Raffi
013 | SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN :: The Rat Pack
014 | ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MY TWO FRONT TEETH :: The Chipmunks
015 | I WANT A HIPPOPOTAMUS FOR CHRISTMAS :: Gayla Peevey
016 | YOU’RE A MEAN ONE, MR. GRINCH :: Thurl Ravenscroft
017 | FROM ALL OF US TO ALL OF YOU :: Mickey Mouse and Jiminy Cricket
018 | UP ON THE HOUSE TOP :: Raffi
019 | SUPER MARIO’S SLEIGH RIDE :: The OneUps
020 | WINTER WONDERLAND :: Dean Martin
021 | LITTLE DRUMMER BOY :: Denver & The Mile High Orchestra
022 | THERE WAS A LITTLE BABY :: Raffi
023 | HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING :: Vince Guaraldi Trio
024 | FELIZ NAVIDAD :: VeggieTales

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emmanuel:CHRISTisBORN

15 12 2011

001 | CHRIST IS BORN :: The Carpenters
002 | O COME O COME EMMANUEL :: The Civil Wars
003 | AWAY IN A MANGER :: Nat King Cole
004 | SILENT NIGHT :: Michael Buble
005 | O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL :: Johnny Cash
006 | GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN :: Mahalia Jackson
007 | GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN :: Glad
008 | IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR :: Frank Sinatra
009 | O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM :: Leonard Bernstein
010 | THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY :: Ray Charles
011 | O HOLY NIGHT :: Nat King Cole
012 | STAR OF BETHLEHEM :: John Williams
013 | THE FIRST NOEL :: Josh Groban & Faith Hill
014 | WHAT CHILD IS THIS :: Sleeping At Last
015 | THE LORD’S PRAYER :: The Rat Pack
016 | LITTLE ALTAR BOY :: The Carpenters
017 | THE TWELFTH NIGHT :: Leonard Bernstein
018 | HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING :: Vince Guaraldi Trio
019 | ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH :: Glee Cast
020 | JOY TO THE WORLD :: Sufjan Stevens
021 | HANDEL: MESSIAH – HALLELUJAH CHORUS :: Leonard Bernstein
022 | THE CHRISTMAS GUEST :: Johnny Cash
023 | AMAZING GRACE (MERRY CHRISTMAS) :: Jeff Buckley

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pure:AMERICANA

2 07 2011

4th of July… Independence Day… fireworks… freedom… liberty… justice…
pure americana.

001 | SONG OF THE PATRIOT :: Johnny Cash with Marty Robbins
002 | THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND :: Woody Guthrie
003 | 60B :: Nancy Wilson
004 | IT’LL ALL WORK OUT :: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
005 | MY FATHER’S FATHER :: The Civil Wars
006 | K.C. MOAN :: Memphis Jug Band
007 | WAGON WHEEL :: Mumford & Sons
008 | HARLEM RIVER BLUES :: Justin Townes Earle
009 | TRAINS :: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
010 | WHERE TO BEGIN :: My Morning Jacket
011 | GEORGIA ON MY MIND :: Ray Charles
012 | STAR SPANGLED BANNER :: Duke Ellington
013 | DRY BONES :: Bascom Lamar Lunsford
014 | I’VE BEEN EVERYWHERE :: Johnny Cash
015 | SUGAR BLUE :: Jeff Finlin
016 | LONG RIDE HOME :: Patty Griffin
017 | HELLO STRANGER :: The Carter Family
018 | MR. COLUMBUS :: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
019 | THE DEVIL’S IN THE JUKEBOX :: Ray LaMontagne
020 | AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL :: Ray Charles





VOCALkicks

3 05 2011

pretty excited about this one…
perfect for the springtime sunshine.

and that about sums it up.

001 | VOCAL CHORDS :: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
002 | PUMPED UP KICKS :: Foster the People
003 | JANGLIN’ :: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
004 | PARIS (OOH LA LA) :: Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
005 | HEARTBEATS (LIVE) :: The Knife
006 | WALKING ON A DREAM :: Empire of the Sun
007 | ALL THE PRETTY GIRLS :: fun.
008 | TWO PRINCES :: Spin Doctors
009 | SPARROW & THE WOLF :: James Vincent McMorrow
010 | DIE DIE DIE :: The Avett Brothers
011 | TRUTH :: Alexander Ebert
012 | PISTOL DREAMS :: The Tallest Man On Earth
013 | BALTIMORE BLUES NO. 1 :: Deer Tick
014 | OLDER BROTHER :: Pepper Rabbit
015 | ME & LAZARUS :: Iron & Wine
016 | WIDE EYES :: Local Natives
017 | YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE :: New Radicals
018 | FADER :: The Temper Trap





danceLIGHTS

1 05 2011

Last night, I went to Prom.  (ha!)
Never would have anticipated that I would be uttering those words at the age of 25, but hey… life is full of unexpected stories just waiting to be told.  So, because of this, at the request of others, I have created a Prom-inspired dance mixtape.  Just imagine being a high school senior again, and these songs will get you wanting to tap your toes and maybe even break it down.

001 | LIGHTS :: Norwegian Recycling
002 | NOT YOUR BIRTHDAY :: Allstar Weekend
003 | UNITED STATE OF POP 2010 (DON’T STOP THE POP) :: DJ Earworm
004 | ROCK THAT BODY :: Black Eyed Peas
005 | REPORT ON THE FLOOR (THE WAY YOU ARE) :: Marc Johnce
006 | YOUNG FOREVER :: The Ready Set
007 | WE’LL BE A DREAM :: We The Kings
008 | I WANT TO GET AWAY :: Mashup-Germany
009 | THE POWER OF ROLLING ALONG (‘TIL THE WORLD ENDS) :: Marc Johnce
010 | WANNA BE MIXIN’ SOMETHIN’ :: Norwegian Recycling
011 | UNITED STATE OF POP 2009 (BLAME IT ON THE POP) :: DJ Earworm
012 | POLICY OF DANCE :: lobsterdust
013 | DUBSTEP MIKE (BOW CHICKA WOW WOW) :: Mashup-Germany
014 | LIKE OMG, BABY :: DJ Earworm
015 | I’LL BE MISSING YOU (DON’T RAISE YOUR GLASS) :: Mashup-Germany
016 | G6 KIDS :: lobsterdust
017 | ONE MORE TIME :: Daft Punk
018 |  BITTERSWEET ELECTRIC SKY TOUCH :: The Verve / MGMT / Justice / Kanye West
019 | THE TIME (DIRTY BIT) :: The Black Eyed Peas





DIGaLITTLEfamousFLOWER

25 03 2011

Welcome, Spring! A mix of sunshine and rain…
that is exactly what this mix shall offer.
It is rare that I will ever include the same artist twice within a single mixtape, but somehow it seemed necessary on this mix, and I feel it works oh-so-well.

There are a few artists on this mix that I believe you will
have to keep your eye on in the upcoming months…

Enjoy! And as always… feel free to leave comments.

001 | DIG A LITTLE DEEPER :: Peter, Bjorn and John
002 | LOST IN MY MIND :: The Head and the Heart
003 | LITTLE TALKS :: Of Monsters and Men
004 | ME, ME, ME :: Middle Brother
005 | DON’T STOP :: The Dodos
006 | TOO AFRAID TO LOVE YOU :: The Black Keys
007 | HENRY NEARLY KILLED ME [IT’S A SHAME] :: Ray LaMontagne
008 | SILVER DAGGER :: Fleet Foxes
009 | THE GREATEST SUM (ACOUSTIC) :: The Avett Brothers
010 | DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE :: The Civil Wars
011 | I’LL BE WAITING :: Adele
012 | I BELIEVE IN YOU :: Black Dub
013 | BURYING STONES :: Highlife
014 | BETWEEN TWO LUNGS :: Florence & the Machine
015 | HAHAHAOHHOHO :: Yellow Ostrich
016 | DERWENTWATER STONES :: Robin Pecknold
017 | SISTER :: Mumford & Sons
018 | BLACKBERRY STONE :: Laura Marling
019 | RISE TO ME :: The Decemberists
020 | TERRIBLE LOVE :: The National
021 | TREMBLING HANDS :: Explosions In the Sky
022 | IT GETS YOUR BODY MOVIN’ :: Suckers
023 | LITTLE BY LITTLE :: Radiohead
024 | THE ALLEY :: Devotchka
025 | DEAD HEARTS :: Stars
026 | WHEN MY TIME COMES :: Dawes
027 | FAMOUS FLOWER OF MANHATTAN :: The Avett Brothers
028 | GOLDEN SLUMBERS / CARRY THAT WEIGHT :: Mumford & Sons
029 | BILLIE JEAN :: The Civil Wars