Hasn’t been a whole lot of moving and shaking on the blog this past week. Add that to the fact that last weekend, the whole sucker was down because of some billing issues with my web hosting service, and things have hit a bit of a hiccup around here. So I figured the ol’ bloggity blog needed a kick start in a better direction as we start a new month next week. And what better way to appease the masses than to give them something free. So here you go.
Now for a little bit of back story – I’ve been making mixtapes since I was 4th grade taping songs off of the radio. Now granted they weren’t very good back then (mostly country songs and some sort of original rap song about the 1992 Atlanta Braves play-off run. For serious.) But as technology improved, so did my ability to make some solid compilations and mix CDs for college friends, co-workers, girlfriends, ex-girlfriends, and now pretty much just my wife. And if you know me even a little, you know that I don’t just like music, I have an unhealthy relationship with music. I want music on all the time. I want a soundtrack for my life. And I want other people to hear the music that I’m passionate about.
All that to say, I’m going to try something new on the blog – rather than just tell you what I’m listening to, I’m going to give you what I’m listening to. Awhile back, I made a few mixes for a friend and I called them ‘Good Medicine.’ I still like that name, so I’m gonna keep it and use it here. Hopefully you’ll like it and support the bands and musicians on it by buying their music, going to their shows, etc.
And here it is… Volume 1. Some jams for the Summer. Roll the windows down. Turn the stereo up. Enjoy these days.
1. Right Hand on My Heart – The Whigs
2. Everlasting Light – The Black Keys
3. Blue Sunshine – Blue Giant
4. All The Pretty Girls – fun.
5. Mondegreen – Yeasayer
6. My Time – Minus The Bear
7. Giving Up The Gun – Vampire Weekend
8. Swim – Surfer Blood
9. Legs and Scars – Owen Beverly
10. The Loneliness and the Scream – Frightened Rabbit
11. Sink / Let It Sway – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
12. Songs In the Night - Samantha Crain & The Midnight Shivers
13. Eden Was A Garden – Roman Candle
14. Rainbow – Mark Mathis
15. Eyes – Rogue Wave
Click here to download. And since this is my first time trying this, let me know if you have any problems with the files. Enjoy!
* Photo via greg.turner
*And if any of the bands on here don’t want their music on the mix, just let me know and I’ll remove it promptly. Thanks.