Friday, October 30, 2015
The Weekend Mix: 10/30/15
I can't recall if it was a phone call or an e-mail, but a friend of mine said something like, "I almost never listen to your Weekend Mix. I'm selfish. I don't want to listen to what other people put together. I want to listen to what I put together."
I've been thinking about that a lot, as I am often sent CDs (still) or asked to check something out and delay actually listening until backed into a corner, if I listen at all. To paraphrase many readers of this blog, I have so much music to listen to, I just can't find the time to listen to something other than what I really want to listen to.
That being said, The Weekend Mix takes the most time and has the least the activity. I understand. This is not a complaint. Why grab a download of something that may include 5 artists you don't like or 15 songs you already own? I would suggest "Because the mix is put together to listen to as a whole," but that brings me right back to my friend's comment. I get it.
Today will be the last mix on a Friday, at least temporarily. If I find something, like a rare recording of Bob Dylan "Wiggle Wiggle" outtakes, I will most certainly share it. But, I am stopping the regular process of curating from inspiration. Fridays will still be fun. Maybe I will steal a few ideas from our pal Steve Simels over at PowerPop.
To the few who have been grabbing each and every one of the Weekend Mixes, I love this last one. It came from two places. About half was inspired by a friend and half from the usual surprise of shuffle. I had planned on two separate mixes, but said "Fok dat!" Instead I sequenced it all to what has become a personal favorite playlist. The McCartney track through headphones, by the way, absolutely knocked me out As an addition, today's Song Of The Day from John Dunbar has my favorite lyrics of the week, and seems appropriate.
Kickin' My Heart Around- The Black Crowes
Killer Queen- Queen
Is This All There Is?- Los Lobos
Crying In The Night- Buckingham/Nicks
About You- Paul McCartney
Mindless Child Of Motherhood- The Kinks
Out In The Country- Three Dog Night
Respect- The Rationals
Crying For Attention- Graham Parker
She Smiled Sweetly- Rolling Stones
Meteor Shower- Rhett Miller
Rock & Roll Tonight- Cheap Trick
Somewhere- Tom Waits
Born To Run- Bruce Springsteen