here is some stuff, sorry it's late, been a busy couple of weeks. it's getting better now, though.
you remember zero 7 from last week. the main reason i know they exist is that jose gonzalez used to play with them, which you'll notice when you get to the last song, which has jose gonzalez playing with them. i actually didn't notice until just now that i put two zero 7 songs in the same issue - oh well, they're pretty good songs. this apostle of hustle song has really grown on me - the guitar's just, like, played really cleanly. the guy is very good at playing the guitar. i first heard about mutemath through a friend; the horns on this song are straight-up awesome. the intro guitar is a little less clean, but that's okay.
karl denson has played in a good number of bands over the years. the guy is just really into funk music, and this is a good funk song. speaking of which, the meters are sort of well-known for playing good funk music; i think this particular song is like in the library of Congress or something for being such a good funk song. or maybe it was just listed in a rolling stone top-100 or something, i don't know, it's good, whatever.
the story on this song by the books is sort of interesting - apparently the french ministry of culture commissioned the band to make elevator music for them, and this song is off that CD, "music for a french elevator." capybara have a pretty good CD out, i've been sitting on it for about a year or so now; been growing attached to this particular song by them. tomas dvorak made a video game called machinarium that i liked playing, and he also made the game's soundtrack, which is really, really good electronic music. this is one of my favorite songs from that soundtrack - there's a nice subtle bass line that kicks in around 1:26 that's pretty killer.
i like slaraffendland a lot, they've been on here before; this song's a crescendo, i like those. i already mentioned this zero 7 song earlier. it's pretty good.
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.