finally: the last month of the year where i feel like the mixtape has to be upbeat. sweet.
we've heard the limp twins before, and also some other quantic-related stuff. this m. ward song is kinda old, but i still like its energy. this these united states song is pretty new - i first heard it while driving through the moonlit hills of northern california in the middle of the night, and it sounded reassuring. this yo la tengo song keeps coming on shuffle on my way to work every morning, and i like it.
thom yorke is the frontman for radiohead, and makes some good music. i first found NOMO via daytrotter, and listened to them a lot on one of my thanksgiving roadtrips, so whenever i hear their music i can't help but think of mountains and sequoias. i first heard "just dropped in" when i saw the big lebowski - this version of the song is way, way more awesome.
i first heard "superfly" when a speaker system bicycled through my co-op's lawn one friday afternoon last spring. i first saw "superfly" in a beautiful theater in vancouver, during a blaxploitation film festival week. it was a pretty ludicrious movie, but the song is good. cloud cult are great, and this is a great song by them that i keep hearing. finally, this flaming lips song has one of the most compelling, haunting, beautiful bass-riffs/themes of any song ever, and always makes me feel like i'm in outer space.
every month, i'll put up a new mixtape on the right side of this inter net site, and some words having to do with that mixtape will run down the left side. some tapes will have more or fewer songs than others, and sometimes tapes will have themes. i hope that the one thing that they will all have in common will be that they are all made of good music, and that my mom and anyone else who cares to listen to them will find new music that they like by listening to these things.
which reminds me: this site is a birthday present for my mom. because, in the words of a wise otter, my mom should always get presents because she is my mom. for the technically inclined: this site is powered by php, duct tape, sheer force of concentration, and a modified version of opentape.
my name is jrheard.