Posts Tagged ‘Mixed Well’

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

Want more Mixed Well? Check the archives here.


mixed well: Cinco de Mayo Edition

May 5, 2009


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 …

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?

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!)


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.