Sunday, December 27, 2009

Friday Mixtape #34 - Merry Christmas - mp3

This slightly belated podcast is a little mixtape of Holiday music that isn't super cringey and hopefully not overplayed in shops during this most craziest of seasons... Handy for a little festive get together, mix with booze & egg nog for full effect. Happy Holidays y'all.

I know it's a full two days late... but I do have an excuse other than taking a Christmas vacation (I did that too). I've spent the last few weeks in the isolated surrounds of the Navajo Reservation & in Telluride, Colorado - which is a teensy town atop a huge mountain. Needless to say, internet was not on the menu - and who was I to argue. So I sit now in Phoenix Airport, taking advantage of the free WiFi to finally bring to you my Holiday mix. I've only created an mp3 version this week (blame the laziness on over-indulging) however, you can find all tracks below.

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Friday Mixtape #34 - Merry Christmas

Included in the mix:
1. Hally - Xmas Songs Plastic Sputnik Arcade Punk Remix
2. Capitol Studio Orchestra - Cha-Cha All the Way
3. The Jane Bradfords - Too Much Christmas (feat. Katie Richardson)
4. Kay Starr - (Everybody's Waitin' For) the Man with the Bag
5. Billy May - Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo
6. Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime
7. Louis Armstrong & The Commanders - Cool Yule
8. DMA-SC - The First Blip Blop Noel
9. José Feliciano - Feliz Navidad
10. The Dandy Warhols - Every Day Should Be A Holiday

Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Mixtape #33 - We're A Happy Family - mp3

This week's mix is close to home... literally. It's all about the family - I'm home with my family and I imagine a lot of people will soon be with their family, or at least their adopted family. I'm gonna get a bit personal with this mix, dedicating it to my dad who just got great news regarding a recent health scare.

Anyways, you'll quickly figure out the little theme I've got going on, family, Daddy, Mother, Sister, Baby... you get the picture. Luckily there are some great tracks that feature these lil family themes. It's all a bit retro, a bit rockin, a bit sentimental without being too cheesy, well except for maybe Abba, to which I apologize in advance for, although we both know, they're a guilty pleasure. Hey, call home you! Your mom & dad love you!

Enjoy and happy holidaze!

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Friday Mixtape #33 - We're A Happy Family

This week's mix does include:
1. The Ramones - We're a Happy Family
2. The Cramps - The Mad Daddy
3. France Gall - Dady Da Da
4. Mel Torme - Comin' Home Baby
5. The Beatles - Your Mother Should Know
6. Deano - Baby Let Me Be Your Baby
7. The Smiths - Shakespeare's Sister
8. Abba - Does Your Mother Know
9. The Grains Of Sand - Going Away Baby
10. The Ronettes - Be My Baby

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Mixtape #32 - As The Night Rolls On - mp3

This week's mix is a little unusual in the sense that it is melancholy-tinged manic-pop; Two styles which normally don't mix. Everyone I come across lately seems in a strangely similar mood - everything around us is full of doom & gloom, yet with this weird manic streak... With the cold cold winter, the recession, the floods, the budget, and everyone being broke... but Christmas and a new decade on the horizon, it's strangely hopeful. I thought I'd try and capture that mood with a mix. Here's to spending your last dime on some Druids cider and dancing through that dark cold night til the sun peeps out of them clouds.

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Friday Mixtape #32 - As The Night Rolls On

On the mix this week:
1. The Clash - Straight To Hell
2. Blondie - Sunday Girl
3. The Flirts - Jukebox (Don't But Another Dime)
4. Flashmen - As The Night Rolls On (NightWaves Remix)
5. Le Galaxie - Victory (Radio Edit)
6. Yeasayer - Ambling Alp (Memory Tapes Remix)
7. Love - My Little Red Book
8. Trailer Trash Tracys - Candy Girl (Demo)
9. Best Coast - When I'm With You
10. The Mighty Stef - Sing To Me

By the way, please check out iTunes to make a purchase of The Mighty Stef's latest single as posted here... and you can even check out the video that I made with my own hands.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Mixtape #31 - Reunited - mp3

This week's mix is a bit strange... uplifting yet dark, a bit twinkly and warm with fuzzy guitars and swinging hips and booming synth raptures before finishing up with a walk through memories of teenage love. It makes me feel like donning a fringey shift dress and going barefoot on shag carpet doing bad renditions of long lost dances... It's all very cozy and atmospheric and a perfect winter treat for weekend shut-ins who want to sup wine and boogie with their mates.

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Friday Mixtape #31 - Reunited

What you'll hear this week:
1. Roxy Music - Angel Eyes
2. She and Him - Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
3. Herman's Hermits - Jezebel
4. Os Mutantes - Bat Macumba
5. Fan Death - Reunited
6. Kiss In Cities - U R My Girl
7. Human League - Open Your Heart
8. The Smiths - Frankly Mr. Shankly
9. Lesley Duncan - You Kissed Me Boy
10. The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walking in the Sand)

xoxo jessie

Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday Mixtape #30 - Works For Me - mp3

This week's mix is a bit of cheeky fun and frolix. A lil bit of a nod of thanks to the 80s for the music of today, with a couple of fun covers thrown in for good measure. As usual, chock full of pop & electro to keep your head nodding throughout the day - or at least for a half hour.

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Friday Mixtape #30 - Works For Me

Included in the mix this week:
1. Pulp - Do You Remember the First Time
2. Mystery Jets - Young Love (The Shoes Remix)
3. The Twelves - Works For Me
4. Pyramiddd - Rawnald Gregory Erickson the 2nd (Strategy Remix)
5. Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night
6. Vampire Weekend - Everywhere
7. The Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like
8. Modern English - I Melt With You
9. Papercuts - A Dictator's Lament
10. Lou Barlow - Bulletproof

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Mixtape #29 - Your Love - mp3

Can you believe another Friday has come and gone? Apologies for those in Greenwich Mean Time that this mix is getting to them a bit late in the day, but maybe it's for the best, as it's sort of getting ready to go out music mix. A bit stomping, a bit electro... a dollop of girly-sing-into-hairbrush stylings going on. Go on, it's Friday, make out with that hot stranger eying you up from across the room. I dare ya.

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Friday Mixtape #29 - Your Love

Included on the mix this week:
1. Friendly Fires - Your Love
2. Delorentos - S.E.C.R.E.T. (The Expert Remix)
3. Youth Blood - Jinder
4. Avalanches - Live At Dominoes
5. Björk - I Miss You (Dobie's Rub Part One, Sunshine Mix)
6. Bat For Lashes - Pearl's Dream
7. Adam Ant - The Scorpios
8. The B52's - Dance This Mess Around
9. Carole Deene - Some People
10. The Babies - Hand of Fate

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Mixtape #28 - Ring! Ring! - mp3

This week's mixtape is a few days late as life has a funny way of getting in the way of hobbies. For me, this Friday ended up being probably one of the lowest in my life for both personal and professional reasons so it's only now that I'm getting my head out of the sand.

Quite a weird mix of tunes this week any ways, Mostly new tracks from bands I'm finding myself interested in, with a few 80s songs thrown in for good measure. It's a bit of an indie dance rock party. Woop! Hope you enjoy, and do check out all the bands featured as they're really worth paying attention to.
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Friday Mixtape #28 - Ring! Ring!

Included on the mix this week:
1. Fever Ray - Seven (The Twelves Remix)
2. Roisin Murphy - Orally Fixated
3. Clor - Outlines
4. Good Books - Passchendaele
5. The Good News - Backstage Underage
6. U2 - Out of Control
7. Dinosaur Jr. - Freak Scene
8. Sleigh Bells - Ring Ring
9. The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes
10. Howling Bells - Nightingale

Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Mixtape #27 - Viva Las Vegas! - mp3

As mentioned last week, I was recently on holiday, which included a five-day jaunt to Sin City... hence this week's mix: Viva Las Vegas!

Now I'll admit, I'm not much of a fan of the Vegas of today, but I love the idea of vintage Vegas; that classy sleaze, the tuxedo-&-diamond-wearing crowd pulling up to the valet in their giant Caddies complete with tail fins. Bunny girls serving cocktails, crooners walking through the crowd with tiny gold mics...

So in that vein, this mix is in honor of the old Vegas, mostly vintage, full of cheesy horns and of course, Elvis. Think of this mix as my very own Neon Boneyard... Enjoy!

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Friday Mixtape #27 - Viva Las Vegas!

Included in the mix this week:
1. Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass - Casino Royale
2. Music to Watch Girls By - Andy Williams
3. Amy Winehouse - Rehab (Desert Eagles Remix)
4. Elvis Presley - Rubberneckin'
5. Don Armando's 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band - Deputy of Love
6. Neon Neon - I Lust You
7. Calvin Harris vs. Lykke Li - Time Flies in Vegas (TeeReev mix)
8. Rosemary Clooney - Come On a My House
9. The Champs - Tequila
10. Link Wray - Rumble
11. Deano & The Rat Pack - You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You

Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Mixtape #26 - I Love New York - mp3

Apologies for a belated mixtape... for I was on my holidaze, and that included a much needed holiday from computers and the innernet. However, I've used my vacation as inspiration.

This week's podcast needs little explanation. Who doesn't love New York? I no longer live there, but the handful of years I spent there will likely stay in my heart forever. Of course, having visited there last week, I was inspired to put it all together in a bonus double length mix.

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Friday Mixtape #26 - I Love New York

In a way, putting together a mix that fully encapsulates New York is nearly an impossible task as it has so many neighborhoods, personalities, histories... I suppose this mix is slightly more focused on those early genres which were spawned from the great dark underground depths of the giant, constantly changing machine that is New York. It's a little bit of an idealised memory of the place, before it turned into the commercial and glistening metropolis that it is now. It still amazes me how influential it is, how many new ideas are born there every day especially when it comes to music. The music which patiently reflects the feeling and the constant changes that take place - waiting until those new sounds explode worldwide.

The mix includes:
1. Native New Yorker - Odyssey
2. Cactus Cooler (Citizen Kane's White Night Riot Mix) - The Beat Broker
3. Cavern - Liquid Liquid
4. I Feel Love (Patrick Cowley Mix) - Donna Summer
5. Confusion - New Order
6. Rapture - Blondie
7. Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll - Vaughan Mason And Crew
8. Empire State of Mind - Jay Z & Alicia Keys
9. South Bronx - Boogie Down Productions
10. The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
11. Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club
12. Brass Monkey - The Beastie Boys
13. Jump On It - Sugar Hill Gang
14. Contort Yourself - James Chance and The Contortions
15. Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
16. Kool Thing - Sonic Youth
17. So Fine (Chairlift Remix) - Telepathe
18. Borderline - Madonna
19. Femme Fatale - The Velvet Underground
20. Brooklyn - Plastic Little


Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Mixtape #25 - Change of Heart - mp3

This week's mix is puh-retty much made up of brand new indie/dance/pop... only a couple of songs that don't have that new song smell, but are boppable nonetheless.

They're all pretty feel-good as well, hopefully to brighten your spirits away from the imminent damp & cold winter that's closing in. Plus, it's Friday, that means the weekend is about to begin... and who could argue with that?

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Friday Mixtape #25 - Change of Heart

On the mix this week:
1. Too Fake - Hockey
2. Thunderbird - The Golden Filter
3. Monster Hospital (Mstrkrft Mix) - Metric
4. Night By Night (The Tremulance Remix) - Chromeo
5. Wildcat - Ratatat
6. No You Don't - Islands
7. 11th Dimension - Julian Casablancas
8. Get The Message - Electronic
9. Change of Heart - El Perro Del Mar
10. Iko Iko - The Dixie Cups

Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Mixtape #24 - Kick-Back - mp3

This week we're going a bit electro-organy-fuzz. It's late noughties meets the 60s with a little nod to the 80s there at the end. Once again pointing out that old addage, the more things change, the more they stay the same. It's a collection of tracks that will get your head nodding, get you wiggling in that chair of yours. Sit down boogie music; background buzz; air-keytar magic.

Download or listen to:
Friday Mixtape #24 - Kick-Back

There is more information as well as links to download the individual tracks at the main website:

Tracks included are:
1. Sometimes (The Diogenes Club Remix) - Kimouts
2. This New Technology - Midnight Juggernauts
3. Marching Off To War - Morningbell
4. Hollow Trees House Hounds - Cate Le Bon
5. Action Woman - The Litter
6. Kick-Back - The Buena Vista
7. Fair Game - The Like
8. Leave Me Alone (ft. Bjorn Yttling) - Pretty Good Dance Moves
9. Psychic City (Classixx Remix) - Yacht
10. Sometimes - Erasure
11. Light My Fire - Shirley Bassey

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Mixtape #23 - The Res - mp3

Continuing on my theme of music which evokes feeling of a place, this week I'm dedicating my mix to my parents who upped sticks to return to live and work on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.

The mix is big and expansive like the American desert skies. It's mellow, but rolls on into the distance. Driving music for endless highways.

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Friday Mixtape #23 - The Res

There is more information on the mix & more at the main website:

Tracks included are:
1. Demon Days - Gorillaz
2. Little Fluffy Clouds - The Orb
3. Missing - Everything But The Girl
4. M62 Song - Doves
5. Make Your Mind Up - Chairlift
6. Peeping Tom - Slaughterbrains
7. Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun - M83
8. Higher Than The Sun - Primal Scream
9. Lord - Sleepy Sun
10. Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
11. Master & Servant - Nouvelle Vague
12. Don't Bogart Me - Fraternity Of Man

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Mixtape #22 - I Love LA - mp3

Today's mixtape is a bit better late than never, a loud yet dreamy ode to my homeland. Okay, I've never called LA home, but it is the nearest metropolis to where I grew up. It's loud, brash, punk, hot n dreamy. I tried to capture that freeway-beachy-kitschy-urban-dried up-glamour that it oozes. This is the soundtrack to long long car journeys, and long lazy afternoons in the dusty hills or sandy seaside. Every time I visit, I ache to just stay. Who knows, I may just call it home in the near future.

Special kisses to my brother and all my good good friends living life on the sunny side.

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Friday Mixtape #22 - I Love LA

On this week's mix you will find:
1. Dominos. - The Big Pink
2. Los Angeles - X
3. Good Taste (Live) - The Cramps
4. Los Angeles (MSTRKRFT Al-P Remix) - FACT
5. Another Likely Story (Neon Indian Remix) - Au Revoir Simone
6. Feel It All Around (Toro Y Moi Remix) - Washed out
7. Before Tigers (CFCF Rmx) - HEALTH
8. Warm In The Shadows - Music Go Music
9. Cool In The Pool - Holger Czukay
10. California Dreamin' - The Mamas and the Papas

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Mixtape #21 - I Heart Paris

This week I'm going to start something slightly different - this is the first of a series of mixes inspired by destinations.

This week: Love Action Loves Paris....

A francophile mix of music either created or inspired by the City of Lights. Light and breezy, electro dizzy, even a bit hip hop - the city is a mix of culture, the old and the new, the genius and the mad. There were so many brilliant "Paris" songs I wanted to use that I had trouble narrowing it down to just ten songs... so this week, you get fifteen!

Paris is a place that inspires the entire world, and for good reason. This mix is my little musical love letter to Paris.

Paris, je t'aime

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Friday Mixtape #21 - I Heart Paris

Tracks this week are:
1. Lisztomania (Classixx Mix) - Phoenix
2. Divine - Sebastien Tellier
3. Stop Ou Encore - Plastic Bertrand
4. Plus Tard (Call Me) - Katy David
5. La Nuit - Robots in Disguise
6. D.A.N.C.E. (Stuart Price Remix) - Justice
7. Telephone - T.T.C.
8. Paris - Friendly Fires
9. Je Ne Parle Pas Francais - Girls Aloud
10. Contact - Bridget Bardot
11. A Forest - Nouvelle Vague
12. Gris Metal - Bertrand Burgalat
13. Sexy Boy (Instrumental) - Air
14. Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles - Françoise Hardy
15. Il Suffrait de Presque Rien - Serge Reggiani

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Mixtape #20 - Good Vibrations - mp3

It's Electric Picnic Time!
In honor of Ireland's Favorite Music & Arts Festival I've thrown together a lil mixtape to get you in the mood, as well as help you with the comedown. There were just too many tracks to choose from, so I've included more than my usual 10 tracks - and there's a good ferw EP artists who didn't make it into the mix!

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1. Lips Like Sugar - Echo & The Bunnymen
2. Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
3. Sarah - Bat For Lashes
4. Basic Space (Astronomer Remix) - The xx
5. The More That I Do (Foals Remix) - The Field
6. Magick (Simian Mobile Disco Remix) - Klaxons
7. We Are Men (Thatboytim Remix) - Cap Pas Cap
8. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) (Leo Zero remix) - Florence and the Machine
9. Eple - Royksopp
10. Wishing (If I Had a Photograph) - Flock of Seagulls
11. The Youth - MGMT
12. One Eye on the Pistol - The Mighty Stef

Enjoy the mix, whether you're Laois bound or not.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Mixtape #19 - Shack Up! - mp3

This week's mixtape is another of the foot tapping toe shuffling variety - songs both new and old, that likely sound familiar to many, but also would have a bit of a culty obscure status as well. Summer is cooling off big time, the dark is closing in earlier and earlier. Let's dance with very little clothes while we still can.

No big nostalgic ramble this time, just MUSIC

Download or play Friday Mixtape #19 - Shack Up!

Included on the mix this week:
1. To Kingdom Come (Artwork Remix) - Passion Pit
2. Last Night Changed It All - Esther Williams
3. A Minha Menina - Os Mutantes
4. 96 Tears - Question Mark and the Mysterians
5. Egyptian Shumba - The Tammys
6. I'm Still In Love With You - Alton Ellis
7. Davy Crockett - South Ambulance
8. Never Get Ahead - Bobby Conn
9. Shack Up - Banbarra
10. Hot Fun In The Summertime - Sly and the Family Stone

Please visit the main site, for full information regarding this mix and all the trax included.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Mixtape #18 - Keep On Dancing - mp3

This week's mix is called "Keep On Dancing" and pretty much does what it says on the tin. Songs to force you out of your chair, say "I know this one!" and do that embarrassing walk to the only space in the room that isn't overrun with stomping pumps and winklepickers. We start with some brand new electro-fied Swedish pop, moving swiftly to the roller-disco with some freestyle jamz before finding ourselves moving across a dancehall holding hands with that young wan we've been eyeing up for ages.

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Friday Mixtape #18 - Keep On Dancing

Included on the mix this week:
1. It Don't Move Me (The Knocks Remix) - Peter, Bjorn and John
2. Keep On Dancin' - Gary's Gang
3. When I Hear Music - Debbie Deb
4. Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen
5. Funkytown - Lipps Inc.
6. Baby Boomer Backstroke - The Van Allen Belt
7. Tell Him - The Exciters
8. Love Is Strange - Mickey & Sylvia
9. Calling All Cows - Blues Rockers
10. Lust For Life - Girls


Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Mixtape #17 - Feels Like Heaven - mp3

This week, a mellow yet uplifting mix of electronic bleeps and classical strings and harps. Don't ask me why, but these songs prove that somehow blending the unlikely results in some serious heart-swelling, lung filling drama, complete with an 80s triumvirate in honor of the seriously untimely passing of John Hughes, a favorite director of many, including myself. Perfect Friday afternoon music in this little music-heads humble opinion.

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Included this week:
1. All Is Full of Love - Björk
2. Dog Days Are Over - Florence + The Machine
3. Someone Great - LCD Soundsystem
4. Bamboo Cactus - I, Cactus
5. Look At Me - Mirrors
6. The Promise - When In Rome
7. (Feels Like) Heaven - Fiction Factory
8. It's My Life - Talk Talk
9. It's a Fine Day - Opus III
10. Cosmonaute - Stereo Total

enjoy! x Jessie

Monday, August 10, 2009

State Mix - Talulah Does The Hula mp3

I've got a wedding in Bristol this week, and therefore am not going to be anywhere near a computer for nearly FIVE WHOLE DAYS. Whoa! Awesome I know. Therefore, no mixtape 17 will not be happenin' this week. But fear not, for I have a solution if you have some kind of an addiction to mixtapes of a Friday.

For those of you "in the know" you'll know that I spend a good bit of my time playing in a band, Talulah Does The Hula. This mix was one I actually put together earlier for of all the music which is a bit inspire-y of the kind of music TDTH makes. Do be sure to check out the other mixes they've got there on the site. They're pretty much all way better than the badly mixed one I did.

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MP3: State Mix #9 - Talulah Does The Hula

And apologies to State if I steal any of their bandwidth... though I doubt I've enough people following this blog to make anyone notice!

Included on the mix:
1. New Order – Ceremony
2. Friendly Fires – Ex-Lover
3. Delphine – La Fermeture Eclair
4. Dolly Mixture – My Rainbow Valley
5. Orange Juice – Falling and Laughing
6. The Fall – C.R.E.E.P.
7. Visitors – Bliss
8. Pink Grease – Ordinary Girl
9. Pulp – Babies
10. The Crystals – He’s a Rebel
11. Lee Hazelwood & Nancy Sinatra – Some Velvet Morning

Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday Mixtape #16 - Fleeting Moments - mp3

Music has a funny way of pulling at your heart, poking and prodding at the lumpy bumpy memory section in your grey matter.

All the songs this week are a bit rockin, while still strangely mellow. Mostly made up of obscure-ish and dark 80s and 90s, it's night-driving music of the highest order. Imagine glinting evening sun as you drive along the Jersey Turnpike, hand out the window catching the breeze. You're sticky, and your lips are salty. By the time you get to the Manhattan Bridge heading into Brooklyn it's dark and the city is glinting, and the Twin Towers are still there because it's 1999.

There's a long & lengthly description of exactly what I'm trying to talk about on the main site here: but you're probably here to listen to the music not read a rambling blog. So here's your mixtape:

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Friday Mixtape #16 - mp3

Included in the playlist this week is:
1. A Gentle Sound - The Railway Children
2. Fleeting Moments - Pocketbooks
3. Everyday Should Be A Holiday - The Dandy Warhols
4. Talking Words - Darker My Love
5. Peekaboo - Siouxsie & the Banshees
6. 1st Rhapsody for Knives, Forks & Spoons - The Central High School Cafeteria Band
7. Life By The Sea - The Names
8. Let's Make Some Plans - Close Lobsters
9. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - The Smiths
10. Absolutely Cuckoo - The Magnetic Fields

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Mixtape #15 - Girls! Girls! Girls! - mp3

Girls! Girls! Girls! and Boys too! It's a boogie-tastic mixtape this week, Euro-inspired chest-swelling synths and, heart-pounding beats to get you really moving. Don't expect it to calm until the gentle and easy come down at the very very end.

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Friday Mixtape #15

This week's mixtape includes:
1. Girls! Girls! Girls! - Maurice Chevalier
2. Puttin' On The Ritz - Taco
3. Polly (Chateau Marmont Remix) - Koko Von Napoo
4. I Am Not A Robot (the Aspirins for My Children Remix) - Marina & The Diamonds
5. Bonafied Lovin - Chromeo
6. One Day (James Curd Remix) - The Juan MacLean
7. Sexy Results (MSTRKRFT Edition) - Death From Above 1979
8. The Only Truth - Paul Haig
9. Satin Chic - Goldfrapp
10. Playground Love (Vibraphone Version) - Air

Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Mixtape #14 - Summertime - mp3

The name of this week's mixtape? Summertime.

The eclectic mish-mash of songs start out with gloriously and unashamedly epic dance beats before descending into a bit of nostalgia brought on by hot weather. As the mix moves on, it gets a bit darker, a bit cooler, like the long summer evenings tend to do. So start out wearing your micro-shorts and flip flops, have a lil dance, and then wrap up warm and cozy around a nice bonfire. The summer only lasts so long, take advantage while you can.

And yes... I've included a song by my own band, but I'm allowed to do that, cuz it's my mixtape. Ha!

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Friday Mixtape #14 - Summertime

But don't forget the full blog with links to further downloads is on the main blog here:

Song included are:
1. Pieces of You (Baby Monster remix) - Wolf Gang
2. True Stories - Datarock
3. Pass The Hatchet - Roger & The Gypsies
4. Shake Your Coconuts - Junior Senior
5. Summertime - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
6. A Rollerskating Jam Named Saturdays - De La Soul
7. Look Good In Leather - Cody ChestnuTT
8. I Love You - Esser
9. Bad Boyfriend - Talulah Does The Hula
10. Spooky - Dusty Springfield


Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Mixtape #13 - Temptation - mp3

It looks like I'll go ahead and join in today's hype surrounding Ireland's Oxegen festival... and the Summer festival season in general. With this in mind I've put together quite a dance-y, boppy mix which, as usual, spans several genres and decades.

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Friday Mixtape #13 - Temptation

For the Oxegen theme I've included Felix Da Housecat and Pet Shop Boys as bookends. Most of my favorite acts playing Oxegen have already made appearances on this podcast/mixtape, so I've mixed it up a bit from the usual types of tracks, with a bit more proper "dance" acts stuck in - but fear not, for you will still find 80s-tastic tunes, and dirty 60s tracks thrown in for good measure.

I suppose I'm really trying to just capture that mad festival feeling, with songs such as, ahem, bop pills, and no fit state... you see what I mean. There's WAY more info on the sister site: so be sure and check that out.

without further ado...
Tracks this week include:
1. Ready To Wear - Felix Da Housecat
2. Hide and Seek - Mirrors (this song is so awesome I can't really contain it!)
3. Temptation - New Order
4. Daylight - Matt & Kim
5. Bop Pills - Macy "Skip" Skipper
6. I Want Candy - Strangeloves
7. Cassius '99 - Cassius
8. No Fit State - Hot Chip
9. Sexual Sportswear - Sebastien Tellier
10. It's A Sin - Pet Shop Boys

Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday Mixtape #12 - Hangin Around - mp3

This week we are going on another wild ride through several decades and genres of music... yet somehow all the songs are strangely cohesive.

Of course, in honor of the day of my native country's independence I've started off with MC5's 'Back in the USA'. Going on, the mix then dips it's toe in the 90s, 70s, and then adds a generous dollop of brand new contemporary fun music to make it extra sweet. Enjoy!

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Friday Mixtape #12 - Hangin Around

Don't forget to visit the main blog, for more info on the songs and links to purchase & download them.

This week's mix is made up of:
1. Back in the USA - MC5
2. Legal Man - Belle & Sebastian
3. Hypocrite - Lush
4. Hangin' Around - The Stranglers
5. Let Go of the Fear - Maps
6. Problemes D'amour - Alexander Robotnik
7. Bournemouth - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
8. Lights Out - Santigold
9. Virginia Plain - Roxy Music
10. La Journee D'Isabelle - Isabelle De Funès

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Friday Mixtape #11 - If You Leave - mp3

This week I've put together a big diverse mix of songs that are singable and pop and fun...

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Friday Mixtape #11 - If You Leave

not an indie or electro band in sight, in fact, it's really more like a bizarre a trip to the present via the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s... in fact, the only contemporary song in the mix actually sounds like it could be 40 years old... yet somehow, despite the huge differences in all the songs, they all somehow work together - which could be down to the heavy emphasis on the British. Of course we had to end up with a little tribute to MJ, when he was lovely and young and had an innocent soprano.

Don't forget to visit the main blog, for more info on the songs and links to purchase & download them.

This week's mix includes:
1. Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles
2. Charmless Man - Blur
3. New York Groove - Ace Frehley
4. I Wish I Could Have Loved You More - Candie Payne
5. Tin Soldier - Small Faces
6. Trash - Suede
7. The Killing Moon - Echo & The Bunnymen
8. Prince Charming - Adam Ant
9. If You Leave - OMD
10. Ben - Michael Jackson.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Mixtape #10 - Take Me Home - mp3

his week's mix is made up of blissful summery tunes spanning across the decades and genres. Singalong moments meshed with shimmering guitars and beach party beats.

But please visit the main site for more information about tracks, this podcast, and of course to get links to purchase or legally download the tracks.

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Friday Mixtape #10 - Take Me Home

Included on the mix is:
1. Party Cove - The Dust Dive featuring Latitude Longitude
2. Ambivilance Avenue - Bibio
3. Ottoman - Vampire Weekend
4. Don't Come Around Here No More - Tom Petty
5. Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac
6. Take Me Home - Sweet Jane
7. Mother's Tears - Sad Day For Puppets
8. Beach Party - Air France
9. Electricity - Avalanches
10. Confusion Girl (Don Diablo Mix) - Frankmusik

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Mixtape #9 - Sweet Night - mp3

Quite a departure from last week's mix, this mix is for late nights of getting dressed up, throwing eyeliner across your face (or guyliner if you're into that sort of thing), heading into a city centre layered with rain, and dancing like a lunatic in a dark venue inevitably located under the ground. It might be summer, but this ain't no sunny party mix.

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Friday Mixtape #9 - Sweet Night

and don't forget to visit the main blog for all the linx to the music and more.

This week you are listening to:
1. 15 to 20 - The Phenominal Handclap Band
2. Sweet Night (Club Mix Def) - Krazy Baldhead
3. You Came Out (Cage & Aviary Mix) - We Have Band
4. 1901 (The Tremulance Remix) - Phoenix
5. Ana Ng - They Might Be Giants
6. Rivals (Super Extra Bonus Party Mix) - Theoretical Girl
7. Chrome's On it (Gold Panda Remix) - Telepathe
8. To Hell With Poverty - Gang Of Four
9. I'm Confused - Handsome Furs
10. Temptation - Heaven 17

Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday Mixtape #8 - Time of the Season - mp3

This week I'm doing double the dose of a Love Action Mixtape - in honor of the summer, it's time to head outside and have a BBQ, bust out the sunblock, the shades, the swimming gear, the lounge chair, and have fun. (Typically, though, now that it's Friday, the Dublin weather has completely cooled! Arrrgh)

There is MUCH more info about the podcast on the main blog, including my favorite BBQ recipe (lucky you!) but since you like your mp3s... you can download and listen below
Friday Mixtape #8 - Time of the Season

This week's tracks are:
1. Summer in the City - The Lovin' Spoonful
2. Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells
3. Cross the Track - Maceo & The Macks
4. Fatty Fatty - Clancy Eccles
5. Picture on the Wall - Phyllis Dillon
6. Time of the Season - The Zombies
7. The Snake - Al Wilson
8. Right Back Where We Started From - Maxine Nightingale
9. Fire Corner - King Stitt
10. The Night - Frankie Valli
11. Needle in a Haystack - The Velvelettes
12. Cachita - Esquivel
13. Come On-A My House - Rosemary Clooney
14. So Nice Summer Samba - Astrud Gilberto
15. Whatever Lola Wants - Les Baxter
16. Rum and Coca-Cola - The Andrews Sisters
17. Perfidia - Perez Prado
18. Lover's Rock - Delroy Wilson
19. Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
20. Friday Night, Saturday Morning - The Specials

Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Mixtape #7 - No Rain - mp3

This week we've got a mix of the old and the new, guilty pleasures and pop gems. Don't be put off by the 90s-tastic intro, (I couldn't help myself - after singing Shannon Hoon's hits with the ladies last night) there are other hidden pleasures within, including a Gallic Favorite and both vintage and modern electro disco. Sweaty.

You can download and listen to the mp3 below
Friday Mixtape #7 - No Rain

Or go to the main site to get the enhanced .m4a & more info as well as links for purchasing the tunes:

This week's lineup:
1. No Rain - Blind Melon
2. Divine Hammer - The Breeders
3. Teenie Weenie Boppie - France Gall
4. On My Own Again - Kleerup
5. Rich Girls (Twelves Remix) - The Virgins
6. Get Myself Into It - The Rapture
7. Candy Girl - New Edition
8. Walking on Thin Ice (1981 Re-Edit) - Yoko Ono
9. One Night At The Raw Deal - Twisted Wires
10. Obsessions (Pink Stallion Mix) - Marina & The Diamonds

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Mixtape #6 - Steppin Out - mp3

This week I am in my homeland of California visiting my family who, like many Californians, worship at the alter of excercise - In that vein, this mix is much more upbeat, perfect for a little jog or a big aul dance off. The choice is yours. GO TEAM GO.

You can download and listen to the mp3 below
Friday Mixtape #6 - Steppin Out

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This weeks tracks are:
1. Gina X Performance - No GDM
2. Paris (Aeroplane Mix) - Friendly Fires
3. Leave Them All Behind - Whitey
4. A Cause Des Garcons - Yelle
5. Vous N'avez Rien Compris - Virginie
6. Steppin Out - Joe Jackson
7. Chips on my Shoulder - Soft Cell
8. I Get Around (Van She Mix) - Dragonette
9. We Are Your Friends - Justice Vs Simian
10. Little Bit - Lykke Li

Friday Mixtape #5 - Better Things - mp3

This week I'd like to use the mixtape send a message to the sun: GET BACK OUT HERE! It's halfway through May! This playlist should be enjoyed whilst sitting on grass, leaning back, sun drenching your face, wind breezing through your hair, a cold beverage in one hand, daisy chain in the other.

You can download and listen to the mp3 below
Friday Mixtape #5 - Better Things

As usual, a mix of the brand new and the vintage, but with one similar theme...bring out the sun!!!
(editor's note: I just realized actually... the theme should actually be "proper nouns" as it appears that six of ten songs are named after people or places. Whaddya know?)

This week you shall hear:
1. Kim and Jessie - M83
2. Better Things - Passion Pit
3. Paris - Patrick Wolf
4. Blackberry Way - The Move
5. For Your Love - The Yardbirds
6. Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck
7. Angela - Jarvis Cocker
8. Felicity - Orange Juice
9. C.R.E.E.P. - The Fall
10. Daniel - Bat For Lashes

Visit the main website: to find links to purchase individual tracks as well as find out more information about the songs, the mix or the blog.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Friday Mixtape #4 - Fade Into You - mp3

This week's selection of tracks are a little bit more mellow and melancholy than usual. My hometown is burning out of control and it's giving me those weird nervous sadness pangs, so my mixtape is a little bit more... sad... this week. I like to think of this mix as a little love letter to Santa Barbara - Starting with my old neighbor Mike Love's band, The Beach Boys, it's also got some of my 90s guilty pleasures stuck in there, and then ends with a track that Lydia reminded me of, which you'd have to be a robot not to get a little heart-flutter listening to...

Don't fret however, let's not get too depressed. It is, after all, the start of summer, so take it easy, sit and chill and drink some icy cider and close your eyes and relax and let it all slip away. It's Friday.

You can download and listen to the mixtape below
Friday Mixtape #4 - Fade Into You

And don't forget to check the main blog: for more info & links to purchase featured trax

Tracks included this week are:
1. California Girls - The Beach Boys
2. Dirty Back Road - The B-52's
3. Heartbeat - Annie
4. Scorpio - Dennis Coffey
5. A Lover's Concerto - The Toys
6. I Didn't Love Him Anyway - Peanut
7. I Can Never Go Home Anymore - The Shangri-Las
8. Fade Into You - Mazzy Star
9. Shadowboxer - Fiona Apple
10. How It Ends - DeVotchka

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Friday Mixtape #3 - Cool For Cats - mp3

This is the third Love Action Friday Mixtape, originally posted on the 1st of May...

You can download and listen to the mixtape below
Friday Mixtape #3 - Cool For Cats

Please visit the main blog for full info about all the tracks as well as links to purchase them.

Here's the full track listing:
01 Nocturnal - D.T.Dubbs
02 Mathematics - Little Boots
03 Right With You - Pink Grease
04 Cool For Cats - Squeeze
05 Inaugural Trams - Super Furry Animals
06 The 15th - Michael Garofalo
07 I Can't Stand It - The Velvet Underground
08 Good Times Roll - The Cars
09 Ce Soir Je M'en Vais - Jacqueline Taïeb
10 A Wedding - Oxford Collapse

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Friday Mixtape #2 - This Is Now - mp3

Here's the 2nd edition of the Love Action Mixtape... originally posted on Friday the 24th of April - but in this here blog it's in mp3 format. Yay.

You can download and listen to the mixtape below
Friday Mixtape #2 - This Is Now

Visit the main Love Action Friday mix blog more more info and links to purchase individual tracks:

This week started out all nice and sunny and put me in a mellow spingtime mood. Cue shimmery mellowy lovely chilled out tunes. Thursday didn't follow suit and was a bit pissy, so I suppose that's where Jarvis' rain cloud at the very end comes in. See? Indeed some thought goes into this righ??

Tracks included are:
01 Plainsong - The Cure
02 Take Ecstasy With Me - The Magnetic Fields
03 This is Now - The Knife
04 Things That Dreams Are Made of - League Unlimited Orchestra
05 Half Mast - Empire of the Sun
06 Ella Megalast Burls Forever - Cocteau Twins
07 Planet Health - Chairlift
08 Cindy Tells Me - Brian Eno
09 Cafe Creme - Christine Pilzer
10 Black Magic - Jarvis

Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday Mixtape #1 - Chop Suey Rock! - mp3

Here is the very first Love Action Friday Mixtape - originally released on Friday, the 17th of April 2009.

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Friday Mixtape #1 - Chop Suey Rock!

For full details about the mix including links to purchase individual tracks please visit the main Love Action Friday Mix blog:

The mix week starts out with a bit of a dirty psychobilly kick before moving onto a bit of electroindiepoppy.

Tracks included are:
01 New Kind of Kick - The Cramps
02 Do You Believe Her - The Raveonettes
03 Chop Suey Rock - Instrumentals
04 Tu Veux Ou Tu Veux Pas - Bridget Bardot
05 Softly In The Night - The Three Bells
06 Alarm Clock - The Rumble Strips
07 Paris Is Burning - Ladyhawke
08 Lovesick - Friendly Fires
09 Not So Pretty - Rogues
10 Save A Prayer - Duran Duran