Still trying to figure out a good way to make more regular mixes, now that my Life In Mixtape Form is on break. Have some ideas I’m bouncing around, but we’ll see. For now, I continue with some new music. Longer than I usually make these, I found a lot of good stuff this month, and fairly wide-ranging. This includes some of my all-time favorite artists, as well as a few others who will surely be my faves of this year at least.- almostaghost
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Another week gone by, a contemplative one, and some thoughtful songs. My favorite kind.- almostaghost
Onwards, 8 more days, 8 more songs. These, I must say, are some great songs. 🙂 Also, got tickets to Coachella again this year, so expect a lot of info/thoughts about artists in the line-up out of me for the next couple of months.- almostaghost
A quick break from Laura Marling (another post later tonight or tomorrow) to share my LIMF mix. This one includes 2 artists I saw live last week, as well as my favorite Beatles song. 🙂 Enjoy- almostaghost
Like last week, my week was again highlighted by a concert. This time I went to see Lykke Li (and Best Coast). I’ve seen Lykke before, in a small venue, but I found this bigger outdoor theatre performance to be much more memorable. I think it fit her unique stage presence. Part of that was having a 2nd album of songs–she just kept playing more and more songs that I liked and I kept thinking, “oh yea I forgot about this song!” It was great to hear the new stuff live; sometimes I just listen to the albums so much and sometimes I get a little nitpicky critical in thinking about them. But then to hear them live makes me step back–yes these are great songs.
(Best Coast was fine; all their songs sound the same.)- almostaghost
Is it the end of the month already? Alright!
This month has a bit of everything… from the famous (Radiohead) to the obscure (GuMMy†Be▲R!), the old (Paul Simon) to the young (Sea Oleena), the gorgeous (Anna Calvi) to the extremely gorgeous (The National). As usual for my monthly mixes, these are all new tracks, fresh from 2011. Enjoy!- almostaghost
I made it! Two days before Coachella starts, here’s a mix of the music I liked or would try to see on Sunday. Except for my two favorites of the whole festival, I thought the Sunday lineup looked pretty weak… but as I got into making this, it turns out the day is pretty strong.
Will I regret not going this year? Probably. But regardless, still led me to a lot of cool new music…- almostaghost