Thursday, June 21, 2007

Let's make a mix

Dear readers,

We appreciate all of you fine people stopping by and getting a good laugh everyday as we rattle on about our favorite musics at the current time. It's been an enjoyable first few months blogging away and we've grown a little over that time and that's cool. Thanks for stopping by and we hope you've found some good music.

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

[Buy GBV here]



gerdon said...

man, that boombox in the article sounds pretty sweet. Mixed tapes are awesome.

Bryan said...

Yeah it is...

Now come on, why don't you man up and contribute something?

ryan said...

Alright boys, I'm in.

It was the second song on its album and I think it'll fit in good here.

So, kicking it up a notch, I'm going with....

Nirvana - Scentless Apprentice

I'm interested to see how this thing turns out. Come on, KGBers.

gerdon said...

Alright, ass (that's you Bryan), I don't see you posting anything. Seeing as I don't know what Scentless Apprentice sounds like I have no idea if this song fits, so just stick it in there where ever you like to stick it Ryan.

Derek Trucks Band - Leaving Trunk (live at Georgia Theatre)

I'd say this song sums up my musical tastes pretty well. Written by Taj Mahal, played bad-assedly by Derek Trucks. With....intensity!

Brandon said...

I'm not sure about the flow of this developing mix but I thought it was appropriate to put a Flaming Lips song in this spot. The Sound of Failure seems like a perfect fit. It does clock in at over 7 minutes but they really mix it up a lot in this one. While most of it is that "coolin' it off a notch" type song, they really step it up on the chorus. Then they totally cool it off with a slow jam at the end. Nice contrast in this song.

So go tell Britney. And go tell Gwen...

ryan said...

Gerdon, do we really need to talk about "Where Ryan likes to stick it in?" HEY-O!!

Besides, this is Kendall's show, and I think he started with GBV if I'm not mistaken.

Bryan said... far the order goes:

1. Guided By Voices -- Your Name Is Wild
2. Nirvana -- Scentless Apprentice
3. Derek Trucks Band -- Leaving Trunk
4. Flaming Lips -- The Sound of Failure

If you don't know what a song sounds like, sample it at Itunes or something similar.

gerdon said...

I just want to know where you stick things Ryan. Strange that, without reading the authorship, I assumed this was a Rutledge post, not a Kendall post. What does that mean?

islamabadass said...

"Who are you?" Great picture, Kendallb. I strongly recommend a 12 pack and a wasted afternoon watching Conan the Barbarian to those not fortunate enough to experience The Governator on the big screen. You won't regret it.

I guess this puts me in the "cool it off a notch" position. In honor of Noog cooling off in fantasy baseball, I submit OB1 by Thingy.

[end transmission]

Bryan said...

Oh well, looks like this turned into an EP instead of a CD. Perhaps we'll try again later on in the future when we have all of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Bloc reconstituted.

ryan said...

Hmm, I'm confused Gerdon? What are you saying?

gerdon said...

I don't know...I'm not sure what it mean. An oversight on my part is all, I guess.