Archive for the ‘Mixed Well’ Category

mixed well: summer sounds

April 26, 2011

Hey now, I think it’s about time for a new Mixed Well. The theme this go around is spring-summer tunes. Original, I know.

I don’t know about you, but I find that I listen to moodier and slower music in the winter and faster or more upbeat stuff in the summer. I suppose this is as much of a pop mix as you’re going to get.

Oh! And I got all sorts of nerdy and created the playlist on YouTube to pleasure your ears. Enjoy the super lame videos that everyone creates. My favorite parts are usually the poor fonts choices, but I digress …

1. Beachside Properties • Modest Mouse
2. Deadbeat Summer • Neon Indian (Shout out to Denton, Texas y’all!!)
3. Pool Swimmers • Real Estate
4. Knife • Grizzly Bear
5. Golden Age • TV on the Radio
6. L.E.S. Artistes • Santigold
7. Zero • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
8. Fables • The Dodos
9. Summer Song • The Decemberists
10. The Ark • Dr. Dog
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mixed well: holidaze edit

December 21, 2010

Traveling this holiday season? Yeah, me too. And not just a wimpy five hour drive, but roadtripping it 16+ hours across the country. With a cat and dog, no less. I like my holiday tunes as much as the next lady, but I wanted to make a playlist less Mariah, more Sufjan. I know you get it. Enjoy!

1. Christmas at the Zoo • Flaming Lips
2. Tiny Christmas Tree • Guster (Get it FREE here!)
3. Another Christmas Song • A Colbert Christmas
4. This Was the Worst Christmas Ever! • Sufjan Stevens
5. Fairytale Of New York • The Pogues
6. Blue Christmas • Elvis (TOTAL CLASSIC!)
7. White Christmas • Bing Crosby
8. Holiday • Vampire Weekend
9. Deck the Halls • Pomplamoose
10. Santa’s Beard • The Beach Boys

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mixed well: Adventures in Thanksgiving travels

November 16, 2009

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Admittedly this post is a tad early, but I’m ready to get these holidays started! I’m actually not traveling this Thanksgiving, but I figured you might be traveling … even if it’s just be from Big D to Funkytown. (That’s Dallas to Ft. Worth for you non-DFWers.)

And what does a good road trip or plane ride need besides great company? Good tunes, man. So in honor of the turkey that sacrificed himself (or tofu for all you weirdos), here’s some tryptophanic tunes. Bon Appetit!

1. Half Way Home • TV on the Radio
2. Two Weeks • Grizzly Bear
3. Shiny • The Decemberists
4. Hideaway • Karen O and the Kids
5. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want • She & Him
7. Turn a Square • The Shins
8. Albatross, Albatross, Albatross • Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
9. Lisztomania • Phoenix
10. Dashboard • Modest Mouse
11. Shampoo Suicide • Broken Social Scene

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mixed well: Cinco de Mayo Edition

May 5, 2009

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In honor of the fabulous Flight of the Conchords (whom I’m seeing tonight with Raquel and Alyssa) and Cinco de Mayo, I thought I’d create a new mixed well for you folks. Ya know, in case you want to shake your booty to some good tunes … perhaps with a margarita in hand …

5.5.9
1. The First Song • Band of Horses
2. Inner City Pressure • Flight of the Conchords
3. The Hex • Pavement
4. For Our Elegant Caste • Of Montreal
5. Blue Ridge Mountains • Fleet Foxes
6. Carry the Zero • Built to Spill
7. Devil’s Elbow • Colin Meloy
8. Kim and Jesse • M83
9. St. Joseph’s • The Avett Brothers
10. Pass This On • The Knife <———- My latest obsession!

PS: This is admittedly super random, but do you abbreviate margarita by saying ‘Rita’ or ‘Marg’? I’ve always went with the first options, until I was in L.A., when everyone was saying marg. Then suddenly, I feel like everywhere I go, it’s marg this, marg that. Did I miss this day in school, when we switched? So tell me, do you sit on your patio sipping a rita or a marg?

Say what you need to say

February 13, 2009

<i>Me, at 28.</i>

Me, at 28.

So, I’ve mentioned John Mayer in my last two blogs; how random. (The headline to this is from his song “Say” and he is on my Mixed Well entry.) I’m not really sure why, but I’ve been in a Mayer Mood lately.

So what do I need to say?

THANK YOU! Really, from the bottom of my heart, thanks for all of the lovely surprises, deliveries, flowers, balloons, sweets and love on my 28th birthday. I truly appreciate each of you and have found myself more touched this year than many birthdays in the past.

Despite the fact that I was at work uploading this week’s content to our web site, I had a great day: Flowers came from my wonderful parents, Robert and Gwen … lunch at Village Burger Bar with Chance, Chris and Ramon the Mexican (who thinks he’s white) … a G I A N T cookie delivered from Tara (see pictures!) … and a homemade sheet cake from Kris Martin at work. And then after pulling a 13 hour day at the office, the cherry on top was the birthday cards from Raquel, Zoe and Pilar attached to a balloon and candy bar waiting at my from door.

Additionally, I had a million phone calls with well wishes, including one at 12:01 am from Alyssa, who was so proud to be the first to tell me Happy Birthday!

Tomorrow is pedis with Tara and dinner with my besties at Uncle Julio’s. I couldn’t ask for more and really appreciate all of my great friends in my life. 8•) It truly means so much to me. Thank you, thank you all, as I near closer and closer to 30!

Now here are some fabulous pictures of my day:

Flowers delivered to my office from Mom and Dad.

Flowers delivered from Mom and Dad.

A cookie delivered to my office from (ash she put on the card) TBax/Cag

A surprise cookie from (as she put on the card) TBax/Cag.

The sheet cake Kris Martin made for me.

The sheet cake Kris Martin made for me and card from everyone in the office.

And finally:

A present at my front door!

A present at my front door!

The art of the mixed CD

February 9, 2009

I consider mixing a CD somewhat important and useful. Isn’t it just the worst when people stick a bunch of songs onto a disc and hit play? No, just me?

Well, this is my blog, so bah! The new category is coyly titled mixed well. I’ll showcase my latest disc that I’ve scrambled together and share with YOU! (Don’t you feel special? Because you should!)

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This week’s is titled: Song to Drive to with the Windows Down. No, it’s not the most clever title in the world, or as I apparently say all the time, “It’s not changing lives … or anything.” But it’s quick and to the point. And damn it: aren’t some songs just better when you’re flooring it on Central Expressway?

1. The Thrills • Don’t Still Our Sun
2. The Decemberists • When the War Came
3. John Mayer • Kid A (Radiohead Cover)
4. Silverchair • Straight Lines
5. Maroon 5 • Secret
6. The Shins • Spilt Needles
7. Snow Patrol • Run
8. Sun Kil Moon • Duk Koo Kim
9. Radiohead • All I need
10. Coldplay • A Rush of Blood to the Head
11. Death Cab for Cutie • Passenger Seat

Disclaimer: I just have a regular old CD player in the Civic. So, we’re looking at 700 MB’s tops. The average play list is probably only 10 – 12 songs, so don’t go all thinking I have a fancy MP3-playing-dealio in my car. Susie Civic is not that kinda gal.