We are at May for the MayDay mix. A bunch of New Wave mostly early. It took me forever to find a reasonably priced CD of Hasi Fantazee. If there was an inspiration for this month I don’t remember it, I think it was mostly I came across some old CDs.
We got the Beat – The Gogos
Sudden Impact – Big Audio Dynamite
Fire in Cairo – The Cure
I Could be Happy – Altered Images
Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
Pleasure Victim – Berlin
Shiny Shiny (Good Times Mix) – Hazsi Fantayzee
In The Flat Field – Bauhaus
Tear Her To Shreds – Blondie
Don’t Stop the Dance – Roxy Music
Tristesse – The Church
The Chauffeur – Duran Duran
Seven Seas – Echo and the Bunnymen
Regrets – The Eurythmics
Red Skies – The Fixx
Don’t Change – INXS
I Melt With You – Modern English
Between Something and Nothing – Ocean Blue
Radio Free Europe – R.E.M.
April is a my favorite month as I was born in it. The inspiration for it was my birthday and music that I really love. It is a mix of old New Wave, some 90‘s dance, and more recent. You can tell I was still on an Elizaveta and Oh Land kick as they are on the first two mixtapes too. This remains one that I listen to a lot.
Happy Birthday – Altered Images
Orion – Elizaveta
Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) – Florence and the Machine
The Masquerade – Berlin
Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Bauhaus
We Turn It Up- Oh Land
Stand or Fall – The Fixx
My Lover’s Box – Garbage
Bad Luck Girl / Country Girl -His Name is Alive
The One Thing – INXS
Cloudbusting – Kate Bush
Godlike – KMFDM
Let’s Get High – Lords of Acid
Go Wild in the Country – BowWowWow
Slave Driver – Jenny and Johnny
Halo – Collide
Run – Tre Lux
Never Saw the Point – Cults
Mixtape Sunday the March edition is brought to you by St. Patricks day. I decided to do a Celtic mix for the month. Most of the CDs are in storage and not on the new laptop. The names of couple of bands and a few songs are going to be sketchy. I knew this month was gong to be challenging as some songs do not have lyrics and there are a couple of independent releases. I’ll fill them in when I find the CDs, but most of it is there. Don’t ask me why I picked the Ides of March for the title.
Ides of March
Bottle of Smoke – the Pogues
Stick to the Craythur – Green Fields of America
John Barleycorn Must Die – ??
Whiskey in the Jar – ?? They are from Canada, parents saw them in Calgary.
Billy’s Bones – The Pogues
The Sleepless Sailor – Kate Rusby
Stolen Apples – Lunasa
Willy’s Lady – Martin Carthy
Young Ned of the Hill – The Pogues
When the Kye Came Hame – The Tannahill Weavers
Puirt A Beul – Sileas
The Humours of the King of Balleyhooley – Patrick Street
Finnegan’s Wake – That dang Canadian band again.
Logan’s waters? – Off a Scottish compilation.
Botany Bay – Kate Rusby
Jolly Coachman – ?? Same guy who did Barleycorn
Merry Sisters of Fate – Lunasa
Unknown name and Barleycorn guy again
Come by the Hills -Lorena Mckennit
I am Stretched on Your Grave -Dead Can Dance
Welcome back to Mixtape Sunday! February is inspired by Bride, pronounced ‘breed’. Bride’s day is Febraury second also know as Candlemas. It celebrates the return of the light.
Snow in Venice – Elizaveta
You’ve Got the Dirtee Love – Florence and the Machine and Dizzee Rascal
Lightbringer – Covenant
Roll with the Punches – Lenka
The Festival of Clours – The Creatures
Perfection – Oh Land
Schweine – Glukoza
Made of Stone -Evanescence
Burning Down the House – Talking Heads
Graffiti – Throwing Muses
Bachelorette – Tori Amos
After Hours – Electric Six
Da da da – Trio
Fluorescent – Gwen Stefani
Dance Away – Roxy Music
Jungle Boogie – Kool and the Gang
John I’m Only Dancing – David Bowie
Golden Avatar – Kula Shaker
The Baby Screams – The Cure
Crystal Days – Echo and the Bunnymen
Mixtapes, playlists whatever you want to call them are some of my favorites things. I make them for weights, running, walking, to listen to in the shower. After I quit German class in Uni I took all my cassettes from the class and made mixtapes out of them. It is not unusual for me to send them to friends and have friends send them to me. It is a great way to discover new music.
It was the new year and while everyone else resolved to lose ten pounds or go to the gym I resolved to make a new mixtape each month. I thought I have this nailed, no problem. It turns out there are months where inspiration flees or have to make yourself not put the same three bands on over and over.
Sunday is now Mixtape day for the next 12 Sundays. Some of them were lost when the old Mac decided to die on me, so no screen capping fo a good portion of them, which is kind of a bummer. At least I have the CDs burned, so here we go.
January’s mixtape is Hogmany the name for the Scottish New Year.
Athol-Brose – Cocteau Twins
Shine Down – Ximena Sarinana
Kingdom’s Coming – Bauhaus
Dial – School of the Seven Bells
Love – The Cult
Oh My God – Cults
Dreamer – Elizaveta
Disappear – Evanescence
Finish Line – Fanfarlo
Underneath It All- No Doubt
Cheap Kicks – The Noisettes
Between Something And Nothing – The Ocean Blue
Silver – Echo and the Bunnymen
All Of This And Nothing – Psychedelic Furs
Begin The Begin – REM
That Woman’s Got Me Drinking – Shane MacGowan
Brand New Shoes – She & Him
The Dirt Eaters – His Name is Alive
Brandy Alexander – Feist
Luxurious – Gwen Stefani