Sunday, October 19, 2008

fall songs

oh hi, guys.

guess what? we suck.

anyhow, here is an october mix full of the saddest songs (mostly), let's zipcar up to an appleland next weekend and listen to this, new yorkers. and then on the way home we can only listen to slayer.

love you dudes.

oh, i'm sorry. wait. did you want something uplifting?

it says "share the video with yours friends"also i got a midget pregnant last night. what you know about that, babby?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Where is everybody? I got this new job and I need some new jams. Time to step it up people.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Give It To Me Baby!

Greetings From Athens, GA!

I don't know how lazy I have been about this Melissa. I have been actively crafting this fine podcast for a couple weeks now. I think what is really lazy is Seth posting a podcast theme suggestion, but not actually posting a podcast. That is some lazy shit right there.

Anyways, here is my August get down mix. I wanted it to be longer, because I rarely break that half hour barrier on my podcasts, but I'm giving the kids what they want right this second.

Have a great fucking day.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

you are all lazies

i'm sorry i didn't make a handclapping mix, seth.

you are all disappointing me with your laissez faire attitude toward mixmaking.

here's an august mix:

you all owe one

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Mix Suggestion

How 'bout, mixes that have a 'songs with hand-claps' theme, like, say anything by Jens Lekman :P

Friday, June 27, 2008

It's time to get RETARDED!!! (2)

(I had to repost this because the levels on the last one were terrible)

It's summer.
I still have no job and I'm almost broke.
It's time to get RETARDED!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Keeping The Blog Alive

It has been a while since any of us have posted, so I present to you a nice, short mix of songs that have been keeping me entertained at work. I mostly just dig through music blogs when I have a free moment, and see what sort of things people are listening to. There's some new stuff, some old stuff, and some just plain exciting stuff.

Here it is: Keeping The Blog Alive

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

school's (almost) out for summer

I made this spring mix for R, who has unfailingly supported me during my times of finals and putting off papers until the last minute; but, because I'm mean, I'm putting it here first.

so here it is.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Happy Mayday

Not a mix, just a track in the spirit of the day.

(I should have a new mix coming soon.)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

When the Pope Comes to Town

Roughly a week ago, we were challenged to make a mix to accompany the Pope on his trip to (and around) New York.

Here's to you, Ratzinger

note: though the mix was posted after it was promised, sometimes technical difficulties get in the way of even the most professional podcaster.

Monday, April 21, 2008

leaving new york

in a popemobile?

i am not very pleased with this one for the pope. YOU LISTEN TO IT ANYWAYS.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

It's old, not within my comfort zone, and heavily influenced

This mix is something I dredged the lowly, cavernous, mp3 directories on a backup drive where some tracks were found via Slsk, and a few were suggested to me by the glorious Monia. Classy met her at one ATP. Without further ado, and using the mantra 'Don't do it right, just do it now', I give you the mix by the same name.

As I am currently learning how to make the podcast, and find the means to host the EXTENDED version of the mix - complete with a mix by Mo herself, and a haunting *hidden track* - be patient until that link is posted here for those who realize that the website that is currently hosting my mix isn't the best option around.

mixtape battle for all: papal staples

everyone knows that benedict xvi has hit american soil today.
your mission: create a mixtape for the popemobile.
your due date: 4/23, 1 am eastern.
rules: just one - you can't incorporate "catholic block."

Podcast Battle, Actionchrist Style.

3 computers in the same room + two podcast bloggers + restlessness = PODCAST BATTLE.

Well, something like that at least. Owl E. and I decided to do battle of the mix variety, with an impartial party (Alvion) providing with a theme. The rules: 45 minutes, starting at 11:04 PM to compile a 12 song mix relating to the provided theme.

end credits for a robot's coming of age story

hardcore mixtape battle

actionchrist and i had a battle tonight. the rules were: 12 songs, and 45 minutes to pick them. the theme was chosen by an uninvolved third party - alvion. and it is "end credits for a robot's coming of age story." hey! i don't know what that means! i also don't know if our battle will have a winner.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

It's Disco Rough!

Feeling insomniac tonight. Not sleeping has given me the chance to finish up Disco Rough.

Feel free to dance, but, be aware, you might get slapped.

Riff-raff disco, uh-oh!

Monday, April 14, 2008


All of your favorite hits, performed by other people. That's right, a podcast of all covers.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

youtube mix

i am pretty sure it would take me more than the entire song (7:24) to process exactly what is happening with the album cover art. enjoy. (i actually kind of love the song at 3:24 when they get into the "burn it up (mr. dj)" chorus. but it takes so long (3:24) to get there.

And here's a present that you only get to have if you watch all of "burn it up (mr. dj):"

Which clearly leads to:

And ha ha:

My stereo's broken, I was wondering if I could play this tape:

Finally Disneyland (world?) has a cover band who plays at Tomorrowland. Serious as a heart attack:

Monday, April 7, 2008

A loose autobiography of my weekend.

This mix represents a loose autobiography of my weekend. From the highs to the lows. Just remember kids, sometimes bitches be whack.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Folk mix for early spring

This is a mix of some new (to me) stuff and some old favorites. It's folk, or at least it acts like folk ought to. Not much of it is in English. Tracklist in the comments.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

april is a month

i was going to make a mix cd of all the classical music i like, except for the part where i don't have any of it anymore. i'm not saying that sometimes i download music, but i am saying that if you were to hypothetically try to download debussy and smetana, you might not find a lot of people sharing.

so i made a fake classical mix instead that is a real stretch.
and it starts with the most depressing song i've ever heard.

ps: meximelt b. apparently has us covered on an upcoming classical mix.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Things having to do, and not having to do with work

I've been thinking a lot lately about how and when (or when and how) I listen to music. Listening at work provides a different backdrop, because I am not moving around, but my mind is generally on things non-musical, so what I respond to is a lot different than when I am listening at home. I suppose that is probably also why music that I enjoy live isn't entirely the same as what I like listening to when I am just listening.

Well, I have made a mix of things that I have been enjoying at work lately, some of which is on my computer because it is around at a work or someone here is talking about it. Some of it just randomly ends up on my computer.

Work while you whistle

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Remembering Omaha

It may be a little bit too self-referential to talk about music blogs on a music-ish blog. When I was leaving Omaha, I knew I needed to throw a going away party, but smarty-pants Actionchrist decided to pack and send away all of his music. The afternoon of the party to end all parties was spent digging through music blogs trying to come up with a few hours of fun party music.

While I'm not sure if the music was fun, killing the liquor cabinet made the party a beautiful success (albeit a bit violent). Here is a highlight of what it was like to party with me at the end of my Midwest tenure. Do a couple random shots, and have a listen.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

No Words for You

I am still working out the kinks in creating a podcastworthy file and getting it hosted right and the mime-types right, but that's nerd talk, so here is a mix I made that doesn't have any words in it. It's only about 40 minutes long, but I got lazy (or maybe just anxious to post), so here you go.

p. lion in mittens

this p. lion video reminds me of this time when my dad discovered the superimpose button on the video camera and then filmed an entire wedding with my brother's face in, like, hot pink or something.

here is a mitten themed mix that i made as a purim present for actionchrist.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Music from before you were born.

I've been listening to lots of music that was made before I was born lately.

Here are a few of those songs.

What white people enjoy, or something.

Everyone loves talking about white people these days, and some "clever" folks have just gotten a book deal out of it. They gonna be rich, all for making poorly written commentary about rich people in Park Slope.

Here's a little reminder that this topic has already been covered, and in a much better way in my opinion.

Here is a song that says it better than fad blogs do

for spring and crushes

here is a first attempt at a podcast, which as far as i can tell is just a big long mp3. i have to be honest -- i'm new to some things in this world: the em-dash, podcasts, brussels sprouts, semicolons. but i am especially new to garage band, which i call guitar band sometimes, because some kids taught me about that newfangled game guitar hero once and i don't know what that is either. the point is that this seems to be very quiet, so deal with it or whatever.

a mix for you