Skip to main content

britt's midsummer mix

Well, Al and AWM have given it goes, adding some nice diversity to the lot. I don't know what charities they are supposedly representing or if they want to hoard the fortune to themselves. as for me, I'll decide if I win. Rebecca still has to go- Matthew, C-raw? feel free to do as well. and Adam!

...

here's a transit of my year in terms of famous female writers, do you follow?
- winter 2010: Sylvia Plath (basically want to die)
- spring 2010: Anne Sexton (still want to die, but more insane. I did not sleep with my daughter, though....)
- summer 2010: Anais Nin (darker periods, with more light, a return to former self. although my former self is basically dead so I am kind of a zombie version of Brittany, but a good zombie).

thus, my midsummer mixes have traditionally held a melancholy air of them, the same kind of air that reminds you autumn is just one premature frost or changing leaf away. that school supplies are all the rage at Target and Staples, etc.

BUT I NO LONGER FEEL THAT BAD. I welcome the fall. even though summer's weather has been lovely (if not oppressive this year) and I hope this well thought out mix (cough cough cough) expresses that mood:

-

"Scissor Runner"- Jenny and Johnny

this couple is in love; you can hear it in their voices, the playful back and forth. it's adorable. not excruciating or angering- just adorable. it's like rediscovering your first love, if that was a good thing.



"Wicked Blood"- Sea Wolf



"Memories"- David Guetta feat. Kid Cudi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gLkOfzIYcU

"Easy"- Joanna Newsom

there is something about that album that makes me feel like a farmer's wife in 1898. and he's coming back for the night and it's around twilight- but he doesn't have a face and we don't have sex. it's a mood thing.




"Front Row"- Metric



"Short and Entertaining"- Jamaica



see previous post on this subject.

"Sweet"- Annie




"Swimming"- Florence + the Machine



"Dandelion"- Charlotte Gainsbourg




"French Navy"- Camera Obscura



"Sovay"- Andrew Bird


"Sleep All Summer"- St. Vincent + the National


I can't verbalize how much I love this song. I sing it in the shower (both parts). that's how much I love it. imagine that, please. it kind of sounds weird.

"Shiny and Warm"- Goldfrapp

snapping the nice mood created by that last one...

"40 Day Dream"- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes




"So Happy I Could Die"- Lady Gaga



"this is the Lady Gaga song I don't like! the lyrics are so bad!"- my mom

"Swisha"- Ratatat



"Airport Taxi Reception"- Sondre Lerche



"Autumn Sweater"- Yo La Tengo




"Radio #1"- Air



"Set Yourself On Fire"- Charlotte Gainsbourg




SHE DESERVES TWO MENTIONS SHE IS THAT GOOD.

"Past In Present"- Feist


"Let's Go Surfing"- The Drums



"Totem on the Timeline"- Klaxons



"The Party"- Justice f. Uffie



I know a lot of people hate this song but whatever, Uffie is such a pleasure for me. she's what I wish I could be- this callous stupid party bitch. so. I would like to party with her but I'm pretty sure I'd wake up with a Frenchman peeing on me, not that that hasn't already happened.

"A Pretty Girl Is Like..."- The Magnetic Fields



a toaster? a microwave? a handstand? many things.

"Too Young"- Phoenix


phoenix too young
Uploaded by YoungFool. - See the latest featured music videos.

I hope this finds you well. VOTE FOR MEEEEEE


"Scissor Runner"- Jenny and Johnny

Comments

  1. What is all of this mix stuff??? No one tells me anything!

    ReplyDelete
  2. you need to read the comments then!

    ReplyDelete
  3. yes matt read the comments

    and i thought i posted this comment,

    but i guess i forgot:

    Yo La Tengo needs more spanish flavor!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

3 New Lana Songs Come Out From Upcoming Album "Blue Banisters"

Not even that far off from "Chemtrails Over The Country Club" being released this past March, Lana Del Rey dropped three new singles off her upcoming project, "Blue Banisters." They include the title track, "Text Book," and "Wildflower Wildfire." All three songs seem to merge the worlds of "COCC" with "Norman Fucking Rockwell," specifically Lana's mouthful of a track "Hope is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me To Have But I Have It." They also seem uncharacteristically more confessional than most of Lana's catalog to date, specifically "Wildflower Wildfire," which alludes to a conflict with her mother. She even starts the track with "Here's the deal," readying to show more of her backstory than she ever has in her decade-plus-long career. The three songs are gorgeous - especially "Text Book," which has a haunting quality to it (she mentions "Black Lives Matter" i

Tusse releases French Language Version of "Voices"

In case you missed Eurovision this past weekend - and if you're an American, you likely did - there were some truly talented acts among those competing for this year's prestigious title. There were some pretty boring acts, and there were only a few of truly strange contestants this time around (bummer).  Sweden's act Tusse was pretty talented; his joyful and uplifting track "Voices" was actually one of the few that seemed rather memorable to me. Turns out he's releasing it in French - which makes sense, as Tusse is Kongo-Kinshasa born. Tusse is enormously popular in Sweden from what I can tell, having won both Melodifestivalen (Sweden's precursor to Eurovision) and Swedish Idol. He's a talented guy, and I'm sure we're just seeing the start of what is bound to be a long and prolific career.   (you might not be able to watch this outside of Sweden so, see below) The French version of "Voices" is available for streaming here .  Also, whi

"Round the Bend" - Zoon (Beck cover)

My favorite album of Beck's has long been "Sea Change," for approximately the 20 or so years it's been out. I would probably regard it as one of my personal favorite records, for its wistfulness and its beauty. When I heard about Zoon (aka Zoongide’ewin) - the musical project of Daniel Monkman - covering the "Sea Change" track "Round the Bend," I was somewhat skeptical simply because the album holds such a place in my heart. Now, prior to hearing about this cover, I wasn't so familiar with the work of Zoon. And now, I've got to say, in my best Owen Wilson - Wow.  Apparently we both hold the 2003 Beck album in high esteem. Said Daniel about "Sea Change," "After my first listen I was so moved and at the time I was going through a pretty bad break up and this album helped me process my depression. Throughout my time away from music I’d always have a copy beside me; it kept inspiring me that I could try any kind of music style. I