Project Mixtape

UGC Week: Project Mixtape: Soundtrack

1 February 2010

C says, “Compile a 15-song soundtrack for your life so far.” What would a movie of your life be like? That’s the first question that I landed on when I started tackling this post.  Trying to imagine what kind of soundtrack requires a knowledge of the movie; is it a sweeping, strings-lush instrumental score, 80s […]


Project Mixtape: Road Trip

15 October 2009

An extended car ride is always a good excuse to make a mix cd.  Extended car trips are a crucible of human relationships; when you are trapped in a car for several hours with no exits and a limited number of people to interact with, music can either supplant or, in the best case scenario, […]


Project Mixtape Week: Friday Cover Songs

25 September 2009

(Click the Snuggie to d/l) 1. Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler cover) – Tori Amos 2. Careless Whisper (WHAM! cover) – Ben Folds and Rufus Wainwright 3. Girlfriend In A Coma (The Smiths cover) – Joshua Radin 4. Dancing In The Dark (Bruce Springsteen cover) – Teagan and Sara 5. In Between Days […]


Project Mixtape Week: Listener Supported

24 September 2009

Tomorrow is the end of Project Mixtape Week, and I’m going to close it down with an explosion of 80s covers (because it’s also Friday Cover Songs day, you dig?).  But today I’m going to slow it down and talk a bit and open it up (fingers crossed) for comment. One of the anecdotes that […]


Project Mixtape Week – Blog War

23 September 2009

(Click teh kitteh to download) PLAYLIST 1. Final Fantasy – Power Of Love (Celine Dion cover) 2. Beck – Ghettochip Malfunction (Hell Yes) 3. Black Kids – I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You 4. TMBG – Experimental Film 5. Regina Spektor – Dance Anthem of the 80s 6. Ben Folds […]


Project Mixtape Week – We Are Vain And We Are Blind

22 September 2009

Today, I thought about a mix of nothing but songs from horror movie soundtracks, but really, there’s not a lot of merit to most horror movie soundtracks.  But since I do love the horror genre, the idea of a murderous mixtape appealed to me. Click the Shatner mask to download. 1. Secret – The Pierces […]


Project Mixtape Week – Sad Songs Say So Much

21 September 2009

It has been a year since my own private D-Day, and as such, I think it’s only fitting to kick off Project Mixtape week with a mix of sad songs about failed relationships. Click on Fry’s dog to download a .zip of the mix. Listen responsibly. 1. You Kill Me – Paper Route 2. Standard […]


Friday Cover Songs – Every Elvis Has His Army

18 September 2009

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody reading this that I am an Elvis Costello fanboy.  Heck, I even had an EC themed blog once upon a time (that Matt and I have talked about reviving).  He is what I believe the kids call ‘my jam.’ Since it seems to be something I do, […]


Project Mixtape: Christmas In July

31 July 2009

In honor of crass commercialism all around the world, I have crafted a mixtape in honor of the best promotion ever – Christmas In July. Why are July and December so inextricably linked? I have no idea, and I don’t pretend to have answers. These are songs: The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping Patton Oswalt – […]


Project Mixtape: Remixed

15 June 2009

The last Project Mixtape entry was a placeholder birthday gift for someone. The ‘real’ gift is still en route, and the old mix CD, which I deemed flawed, was never given to Intended Recipient. As I inferred last time, the old playlist was given a bit of a Six Million Dollar Man treatment in order […]