Here's a track listing for my latest mix called The Future. You can download it here. Don't complain that you can't skip tracks. Should you be really interested, you can buy the tracks or the album. The file is windows media (.wma) and I don't really care if you can't figure out how to download it or if your media player isn't being cooperative. I'm also not going to convert it to an mp3 file for you. I tried, but failed. I also tried to make an actual CD out of it, but it seems that that digital rights management software was working at full force, so although I was able to make an actual CD, most of it was just blank. Oh well, so much for that.
First something about the format of this post, because it's a tracklist made of links. (Mmmm, links.)
- The name of the track will take you to the mp3 blog post that turned me on to the track.
- The name of the band will take you to the bands website with the exception of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, whose website first gave me a heart attack and then gave me some seizures. I just checked it again and it seems to have stopped doing what it was doing.
- The name of the album will take you either to Amazon or to the record label's website where you can buy the CD.
- Then I name the mp3 blog that turned me on to the track, clicking on that link will take you to the blog's current homepage. If the songs they suggested in the past rocked, you can be pretty sure that whatever they are posting now also rocks. These folks are the real dedicated music people. They have reaffirmed my faith in music, humanity, the internet and the intersection of all three. Some of the songs were suggested by an Elf.
- And finally, you will see some tracks marked with the word "download." These songs can be legally downloaded for free.
And here's something about the music itself: it's the music of the future today. That's right. We are living in the future with our cellphones and the interweb and all those silicon chips and whatnot. So I think it's about time to retire the classic rock you've been listening to since your childhood, forget about the mass marketed top 40 crap, put away your AK-47 inspired gangsta rap and open your ears to something new.
- 1. Nightclothes and Headphones [ft. Laura Cantrell]-Jason Forrest-3:58- Shamelessly Exciting - The Camera As Pen - download
- 2. Lunch for Breakfast- Cassettes Won't Listen-4:59-Mobody's Moving - Scissorkick - download
- 3. Where'd They Get To- Flevans-3:48- Flevans - download - Somebody must have mentioned this somewhere, because I'm not that original. Or maybe I was doing a random search of Professor Frink expressions on google.
- 4. Great Gleiven In a Gladbag!-Professor Frink-0:01- The Simpsons - recorded off of the cable box
- 5. Junior Kickstart-The Go! Team-3:34-Thunder Lightning Strike - I was turned onto this band by an Elf.
- 6. Let's Talk About Spaceships - Say Hi To Your Mom -3:03- Numbers & Mumbles - Think Tank - download
- 7. In Your Mind- Built To Spill -3:46- Ancient Melodies of the Future - shake your fist
- 8. People - Silver Jews - 4:43 - American Water - Not sure where the hell I heard of these guys. Maybe it's cause I'm Jewish? I donno. - download
- 9. The Sun Fell on You - The Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers - 3:15- Psalterie - Sixeyes - download
- 10. Be Gentle With Me - The Boy Least Likely To - 3:50 - Best Party Ever - I was also turned onto this band by an Elf.
- 11. Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 3:39 - Fever To Tell- Indie MP3
- 12. Merge (Dntel Remix) - Grizzly Bear - 3:38 - Horn of Plenty (The Remixes) - The Camera As Pen
- 13. Salvatore Amato - Bell Orchestre - 6:39 - Recording a Tape the Colour of the Light- Alright, so I got the track off The Camera As Pen so I must give respect over here. But the fact of the matter is, I heard them first on Soundcheck, a radio program on WNYC.
- 14. Hey Saturday Sun - Boards Of Canada - 4:56 - The Campfire Headphase - Borrowed Tunes
- 15. Reality Check - Schneider TM - 4:22 - 6 Peace - You know, at this point I'm not really sure where I got this from. I know it was somewhere. Just don't know where. Besides, it's been taking me, like forever to get this post together. I'm assuming that other people who do things like this have some automated system that does it for them.
- 16. Blooms Eventually - Pulseprogramming - 5:25 - Tulsa For One Second Remix Project- Not sure about this one either. Whoa. I must be...oh, wait a minute, I think I got it. These dudes and Schneider are somehow affiliated with B. Fleischmann (see below).
- 17. When It Happens It Moves All By Itself - Telefon Tel Aviv - 3:28 - Map Of What Is Effortless - I already said that I liked them in a previous post. That being said, I was turned onto this track by an Elf.
- 18. I'm Feelin It - Steve Martin - 0:22 - A Wild And Crazy Guy - "I've never felt this way before..." - I just thought it would be a funny and appropriate sample for this spot in the mix.
- 19. Broken Monitors - B. Fleischmann - 7:08 - The Humbucking Coil