Hot Pink Delorean
This mix is about literally nothing.
Why It’s Pretentious: Basically, I just liked the DJ trio Hot Pink Delorean and wanted to make a mix inspired by their name… Okay, mostly I wanted to steal their name for something and make a mix I could groove to. In true pretentious fashion, I thought about the songs’ colors and none of them are hot pink. (In order, they are lime green/purple/black, orange, red-orange, green, lime green/blue, orange/lime green, light blue/white.) Oh, the irony that you don’t understand.
Tracklisting and downloads after the jump.
This mix is by Ben of The Digital Sundials and is about meth, the dark side, and the dad from Malcolm in the Middle.
Why It’s Pretentious: Besides starting and ending with Stephen Malkmus (the Bob Dylan of pretentious indie rock), I, the literary genius you could only hope to be, sat down and analyzed Bryan Cranston’s character Walter White from AMC’s Breaking Bad. Walt is a mild mannered chemistry teacher-turned-meth kinpin who initially wants to acquire a modest $2.5 million nest egg for his family after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, but later decides that his family are a bunch of hacks (I’m summarizing here) and keeps cooking meth for the hell of it. Breaking Bad is different from other shows on basic cable (Hell, HBO) because over the course of it’s run, the protagonist gradually morphs into an antagonist . At first he is weary about sneaking into his own house after midnight; eventually you’ll see him shoot some liquored up Cholo without blinking an eye. He could crash a bus full of orphans into a no-kill puppy shelter (Spoiler: he doesn’t) and you’d still root for that deplorable bastard. Did I mention that Bryan Cranston played Hal in Malcom in the Middle? BONUS NOSTALGIA.
Side note: Ben made this. Ben is in high school. In fact, he is in my old high school. Pretentious Mixtapes Ben Made In The Same High School I Made My Pretentious Mixtapes. New blog name. Spread it around.
Tracklisting and complete download after the jump.