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A living, breathing thing

Yes, yes, I really do.

I’ve found a new outlet for my passionate sharing of music. Every month before and after Books & Bars, I have a captive theater audience upon which to foist my latest mixtape CD. Feedback is immediate. It reminds me of performing live comedy. You get the reaction right away. No more giving someone a mix and waiting to hear back. A couple weeks I played The Bird and the Bee’s Hall and Oates covers record. Last night a waitress at Bryant Lake Bowl told me that the A/V guy has been playing it before shows all week now. I think he burned a copy of my mix. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So, if you want to hear my the monthly mixtapes with a live audience, come to Books & Bars between 6-7p and 8:30-10p. Sure the discussion is from 7-8:30p, so you could stick around for that, too.

If you’d like a copy of last night’s mix, request it in the comments section here.

March Mix
Real Life – Tanlines
Crimson and Clover – Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Pomplamoose
Mother Russia – We Became Actors
In The Street (Alternative Single Mix) – Big Star
Minneapolis – That Dog
Light Love – Free Energy
Hurricane J – The Hold Steady
Baby f. Ludacris – Justin Bieber
piano fire – sparklehorse
I Wanna Life – Goldfrapp
My Life On The Crazy Train Sucks (So What?) (Kelly Clarkson vs. Ozzy Osbourne vs. Pink vs. Daft Punk) – Dan Mei & Marc Johnce
Svaatzi Uutsi – Pomegranates
Digital Love – Daft Punk
Single Ladies – Pomplamoose Covering Beyonce
Animal Arithmetic – Jónsi
All My Friends – Franz Ferdinand
Swim – Surfer Blood
Just Stop Believin’ (Lady Gaga vs. Journey) – DJ Tripp
I Just Want To See Your Face – Serena Maneesh
Saddest Summer – The Drums
Don’t Look Back – She & Him

Hope to see you tapping your toes on April 13th.


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January Mixtape

Mustache Robots January Mixtape

2010 explodes from my speakers with Dessa, Hot Chip, Los Campesinos!, jj, and Corinne Bailey Rae to name a few highlights. These songs represent what I listened to the most in January, at least those I still like enough to share. If you download the mixtape, please leave a comment when you’ve had a chance to listen.

Please support the artists you like. For sampling purposes only. Music: it’s what’s for dinner.

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Give the Gift of Music

I remember a marketing campaign from my youth:
Give the Gift of Music

My gift to you, faithful reader:

Mustache Robots 2009 Sampler
50 faves, over 3+ hours of tunes

A lot to download to be sure, so if you want to check whether you think it’s worth your time, here’s the list from A-Z.

Enjoy! Please share yours if you make mixtapes, too.
As always, comments are greatly appreciated.

Have a very Merry and Happy whatever you want.

El Jefe

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October Mystery Mixtape

Boo. Happy Halloween.
Here it is: Mustache Robots October Mystery Mixtape. The top tunes representing what filled my ears, head and dare I say, heart, this autumnal month. I’ve included 4 spooky songs which creep me out as per my previous post. Thanks to all who submitted their scary songs on my Facebook status. Download and enjoy, but please give me feedback otherwise it’s a futile echo not bounced back from the cave wall. And if you’re prone to mix making, do share yours with me.

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Songs that Scare You? Haunted Halloween Mixtape in progress

Off the top of my head, I can think of three songs I love which scare me and one which I don’t like because it scared me as a kid. I’m wondering what music chills you to the bone in a creepy way not because you hate it or it’s bad, but it really frightens you. Tell me. I hope to get at least a haunting hour together for a mixtape to share with you all before Halloween.

Sunset Drive by Husky Rescue
Stars by Warpaint
Firesuite by Doves

Carol of the Bells by Kenny Rogers, yes, the Christmas tune, scared me as a kid because it reminded me of the theme from Phantasm, a cult classic horror film well worth your time. Come to think of it, Lady by Kenny Rogers scared me too. It sounded like it had a giant moaning deep sea turtle at the depths of the ocean waiting to bite you. I can’t place it but sometimes my parents’ vinyl was quite misunderstood by me. Little did they know I felt like piddling my pants sometimes when they played Kenny Rogers.

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Monthly Music – July ’09

What a month of new stuff. Was pretty hard to narrow it down to under 80 minutes especially with a couple undeniable older ones. Check out my friends We Became Actors on your stereo. And Phoenix will just not leave the playlists. Good thing they’re back here in September.

Best of July

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Monthly Mix – May 09

Here’s May’s most played in order of date added to myTunes. What’re you listening to right now? Want to trade mixes? Leave a comment.

May's most played

Check out local band, Gospel Gossip at the Walker’s Music and Movies in the Park series this summer.
And don’t miss Halloween, Alaska and some Cool Hand Luke action. Can you eat 50 eggs? I didn’t think so.

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