David Bowie: Covered
This mix is by quarterwhipped and is about David Bowie. JOKE. It’s about people who like David Bowie.
Why It’s Pretentious: My dear friend Sarah pointed this mix out to me the other day and I promised I would post it today… and then I forgot until right now. This is extremely shameful, on account of, DAVID BOWIE. You guys. David Bowie is my idol. You know who else is my idol? Morrissey, obviously— and he’s featured here doing a cover of “Drive-In Saturday.” Vivian Girls, Mates of State, M. Ward, and Au Revoir Simone also make the cut. Unfortunately, Big Surr did not, even though they have one of the best Bowie melodies ever. For shame!
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Pretentious Milkshakes (Side One: Moovers)
This mix is about milkshakes on wheels.
Why It’s Pretentious: So I own this milkshake truck.
I could probably end this right there, huh?
One of the lovely Allisons in my life requested a mixtape about milkshakes, perhaps because it’s super sunny and warm outside. This is the worst excuse for a winter of all time— and therefore, the best winter of all time. Moovers and Shakers may have gone into hibernation for the winter, but honestly, we could be hitting the pavement every afternoon. Who woulda thought, you know?
Anyway, this mix isn’t about milkshakes per se, but it is the mixtape that we gave our Kickstarter backers. It starts off with the spoken word poem that my business partner/rapper Hayden Coleman wrote and performed at our business plan competition presentation. And then the rest was basically an excuse to construct this dream world wherein my favorite Nashville bands open for my favorite 50s/60s pop stars. A handful of them — Evan P. Donohue, Big Surr, Bertrand, Natalie Royal, and Natalie Hart & The Valentines — also performed at our Grand Opening last May, which the awe-inspiring Morgan Swank put together in about a month. (We didn’t even have a truck yet and this crazy freshman wrangles eight bands, two food trucks, and a photobooth together, all for free. Outshining us, for sure.) If it feels like this is quickly dissolving into a list of names, that’s just because I’m so grateful for all their help. Without my friends and, well, making this mix to distract from the stress of starting a business and studying for finals at the same time, I would’ve imploded a long time ago. I owe them all a lot.
Now anyone know how many days til summer?
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Tracklisting and bonus video after the jump.
Summer Mix Exchange Club! Open To All. NO GIRLS ALLOWED!!!! Week #1: FAV BABES/guiltypleasureZ.
Bonus Material: A Treatise on the Fav Babe
CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, BABESHIP (BABEDOM) HAS LITTLE TO DO WITH LOOKS ALTHOUGH BABES MAY ALSO BE HOT OR CUTE OR WHATHAVEYOU THE TRUE FAV BABE IS A BABE ON THE INSIDE A BABE OF THE SPIRIT A BABE OF THE SOUL
THE QUALITIES OF A FAV BABE MAY CHANGE DEPENDING ON THE VALUES OF EACH INDIVIDUAL BUT CERTAIN ONES REMAIN THE SAME AND THEY ARE
1. SINCERITY, OR BY ANOTHER NAME: AUTHENTICITY
THE FAV BABE IS AN HONEST INDIVIDUAL TRUE TO THEMSELVES AND HAPPY WHEN THEY ARE HAPPY AND SAD WHEN THEY ARE SAD AND YOU TAKE THEM OR LEAVE THEM FOR WHO THEY ARE AND THEY DON’T GIVE A FUCK (EVEN IF THEY GIVE A FUCk THEY DO NOT GIVE A FUCK!!!)
2. THE ABILITY TO SHRED
BONUS POINTS FOR AN UNEXPECTED ABILITY TO SHREAD LIKE WHEN YOU PLAY REALLY BOUNCEY POP MUSIC WITH GLOCKENSPIELS BUT WHEN YOU GET ON STAGE YOU SHRED LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER AND JUMP OFF EVERYTHING IN SIGHT THIS MEANS YOU OBERHOFER
FUCK IT, IF YOU’RE CUTE, YOU’RE PROBABLY A FAV BABE. IF YOU PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE CONSTANTLY EVEN WHEN YOU ARE TEARING UP MY HEART VIA NSYNC, YOU ARE DEFINITELY A FAV BABE.
4. THE ABILITY TO PUT INTO WORDS WHAT OTHERS CANNOT
PARTICULARLY IF THOSE FEELINGS ARE UNIVERSAL IF YOU CAN CAPTURE THE PURITY OF BEING IN LOVE IN A SONG THEN YOU ARE A FAV BABE
I DON’T BELIEVE IN GUILTY PLEASURES BECAUSE YOU LOVE WHAT YOU LOVE AND THAT’S BEAUTIFUL ALWAYS
THE SMITHS: BABES.
JENNY OWEN YOUNGS: BABE.
JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD: BROTHER BABES.
SELENA GOMEZ: BABE.
DAVID BOWIE: BABE.
THE DRUMS: BABES.
EVAN P DONOHUE: BABE.
THE EXPLODING HEARTS: BABES.
BIG SURR: BABES.
BACKSTREET BOYS: BACKSTREET BABES.
BEST COAST: BABE.
YOU ARE ALL MY FAV BABES
YOU ARE ALL MY FAV BABES
SHRED HARD AND LOVE FOREVER
NO ONE TOLD ME THAT MY FAVORITE BAND EVER BIG SURR IS ON SPOTIFY NOW WHAT GIVES PEOPLE?
SENIOR YEAR SHRED EDITION