Friday, November 14, 2008

incarcerated by hope

i stumbled upon this website, Tiny Mix Tapes which I found very interesting. In the website, there is something called Automatic Mix Tapes Generator. You can write down anything, a phrase, quotation, question, etc under Mix Tape Request and the Generator will create a tracklisting of a mix tape out of it.

There is one of the mix tapes created that really captured me:

Songs that say "fuck you, I’ll be a starving artist even if it means living in my friend’s basement for the rest of my life."
Requested by: lynne
Compiled by: Mindy

I know how you feel, Lynne. Here are some songs for feeling pissed off, just plain awesome, and never giving up!

01. The Thermals - "No Culture Icons" (More Parts Per Million)
02. Guided by Voices - "Watch Me Jumpstart" (Human Amusement at Hourly Rates)
03. Belle & Sebastian - "Lazy Line Painter Jane" (Push Barman to Open Old Wounds Disc 1)
04. Dressy Bessy - "Extra-Ordinary" (Pink Hearts Yellow Moons)
05. The Magnetic Fields - "Famous" (Get Lost)
06. of Montreal - "Art Snob Solutions" (Sunlandic Twins Bonus EP)
07. YACHT - "Drawing in The Dark" (I Believe in You. Your Magic is Real.)
08. Jesus & Mary Chain - "Never Understand" (Psychocandy)
09. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - "Haunted Graffiti" (The Doldrums)
10. Yoko Ono - "I Felt Like Smashing My Face in a Clear Glass WIndow" (Approximately Infinite Universe)
11. Architecture in Helsinki - "Tiny Paintings" (In Case We Die)
12. Broadcast - "Colour Me In" (Haha Sound)
13. Matthew Friedberger - "Theme From Never Going Home Again" (Winter Women)
14. Destroyer - "Painter in Your Pocket" (Destroyer’s Rubies)
15. Adrian Orange & Her Band - "The Real Wild World" (Bitches is Lord)
16. Nina Simone - "Ain’t Got No... I’ve Got Life" (Live at Harlem Festival NYC 1969)
17. Final Fantasy - "That’s When the Audience Died" (Has a Good Home!)
18. Casiotone For the Painfully Alone - "Bobby Malone Moves Home" (Etiquette)
19. Antony & the Johnsons - "Just One Star" (Hope There’s Someone EP)

how awesome.

Long time ago, making a mixtape was hard work. You must have those big tape deck with 2 cassette players, rewind/fast forward to find the song you want, and record the songs one by one. To give your girlfriend a mixtape back then was something. With computers, now it's just drag-and-drop. The art is lost by means of technological advancement. However, the feeling is still around. Every single mixtape is special because you cannot find that in stores and unlike everything else in the world, it is not mass produced in China. A mixtape is personal, and your mixtape is you.

Currently I'm too busy to make a mixtape for myself, but once this is all over and I have the time, the mixtape will be titled "Songs you listen to when you lie down on your bed, only with a pile of good books and all the time in the world"

song of the day: Nina Simone - Ain't Got No... I've Got Life

now i'm being killed will be redundant
the martyrdom of Saint Me

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