Mystery Mix MondaySeptember 17, 2007
Thanks to everyone who has been listening to these Mixes — I have gotten a ton of positive feedback. One of the reasons I decided to do these is because I missed the sense of discovery and reliance on a DJ that I got when I listened to community radio or college radio. You didn’t know what song was coming and you knew a good DJ would put thought into the flow of his or her show. Nowadays (wow I sound old…), the combination of the blogosphere culture and iTunes technolgy gives you so much control over what you hear, you often actually miss out on really good music. A lot of this has to do with the fact that you can immediately skip over a song if you don’t like it within the first thirty seconds. Other times, you may have a preconceived notion of what a band sounds like, so you don’t really give them a fair chance. You also may listen to a slow, ambient piece right after a bit of fast angular post-punk. Yes, angular. That sort of juxtaposition does neither you nor the music any favors (which certainly isn’t to say some jarring juxtapositions don’t work wonderfully sometimes). I wanted to bring back the idea of giving every song a fair shake, with out the baggage that so often comes along with bands in this era of over-hyped music where people have made up their minds before they even hear a band’s music.
Anyway, those are my thoughts and thanks for listening.
Without further ado, here is Mystery Mix, Vol. 11:
Here’s last week’s playlist:
1. The Octopus Project – I Saw The Bright Shines
2. Enon – Mirror On You
3. Earlimart – Nevermind The Phonecalls
4. The Gunshy – March 7, 1945, There’s No Love in This War
5. Agent Orange – Living In Darkness
6. The Reverend Horton Heat – Baddest of the Bad
7. Kite Flying Society – If I Could Spit
8. Dirty Projectors – Police Story
9. Pavement – Embassy Row
10. Eels – It’s A Motherfucker
11. Built to Spill – Carry The Zero