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.

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Friday Mixtape #7 - No Rain

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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.

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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

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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

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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!

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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