Just Like… A Little
This mix is by Mac of Bows and Arrows and is about how just cause it’s February 15th don’t mean Valentine’s Day is over, lovers and ladies.*
Why It’s Pretentious: High school me would have been all over this mix! Aforementioned Magnetic Fields, Syd Barrett, Pains of Being Pure at Heart… music crushes galore. Plus, “C is the Heavenly Option” always spoke to my magazine-quiz-taking-girlsoul. Present day me is also all over this mix. (Hunx and His Punks and The Ronettes! SWOON.) Download this immediately, use it to see if your guy or gal is worth sticking with, and then go see Bows and Arrows tonight at The End. It’s the pretentious way.
Download via MediaFire.
* Just kidding, he made this yesterday.
The Five Easy Pieces Mixtape
This mix is by Waffles Hidalgo and is about the movie Five Easy Pieces.
Why It’s Pretentious: Waffles and I met when he ordered something from Infinity Cat and I realized we had to be friends based on his name alone. So now we are— on Facebook. (It’s almost real!) Then I checked out his mixes and look guys, they’re pretty much amazing. It hits all my weaknesses, like using sound clips from old movies and Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.” This mix makes me feel like I’m in a film, and I love it.
Stream/Download via SoundCloud.
Don’t Call It A Comeback: Easter 2012
Is it uncouth to start an Easter mix with “Mama Said Knock You Out”?
Oh okay. Well, I’ll make it the 4th song then.