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After reading a great article over at NPR concerning the magic of the mix tape (Read the article here, written by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth fame), I got to thinking.
<-- Read the article for this to make any sense at all.
What are the people that stop by KGB v2.0 listening to? The three of us post almost daily about the music consuming us. How about all of you out there?
So, I thought it might be cool to try and make a mix CD of KGB readers, visitors, nomads, whatever. If you've got a good song, post about it in the comments. Doesn't matter what it is and no explanation is needed, just let us know about it. In the end, once (and if) we get enough for an 80 minute disc, I'll compile the tunes, make copies, and distribute to anyone interested via mail or yousendit, whatever. It'll be interesting to see what we come up with as a group.
Unfortunately, this is not 'Nam, there are rules here. First, look at previous posts and DO NOT post a song by a band that's already been posted. It's bad form to include more than one song by a band on a mix.
Well, there isn't a literal connection [with me being in this blog entry], Dude.
Second, there are no more rules. If you want, try to make the music flow as best you think it can. Remember the guiding words of Rob Gordon (not to be confused with GordonR, or is it?) from High Fidelity:
"The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don't wanna blow your wad, so then you got to cool it off a notch. There are a lot of rules."
For this initial version, we'll go without a theme. Consider this a personal mix of your favorite songs from your fellow music fans from around the world. Since I am perpetuating the idea, I'll get us started with a little power pop that I think fits the bill well as a killer that grabs some attention. Let's see what we can come up with. Anyone brave enough to post a song that'll "take it up a notch"?
Guided By Voices -- Your Name Is Wild from Under The Bushes Under The Stars
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