“On a Sunday” Series: The Ten Commandments
This mix is about the Ten Commandments.
Why It’s Pretentious: This is part three of a five-part trilogy about Christianity that I made for my friend for Christmas the year she came out of the atheist closet. There was a lot of pretension in that sentence, so I understand if you need to take a breather. But wait, there’s more: its actual title is something along the lines of “The On A Sunday She Thought It Through Series: Part Two - The Ten Commandments (They are Commandments! And there are Ten of them! COUNT THEM AND REPENT, YOU HELLBOUND SINNER!!!)”. YOU GUYS. WHY?
Commandments, tracklisting, and downloads after the jump.
St-st-stutter Something Profound
This mix is about unusually attractive speech disorders.
Why It’s Pretentious: This mix is named after the album version of “Nails for Breakfast, Tacks for Snacks,” even though the demo version was clearly better. (Yeah, I just made Panic! At The Disco pretentious. You’re welcome.) I think stuttering is adorable and — along with handclaps, toy pianos, and crinkly lo-fi tape hiss — it’s one of my biggest weaknesses in songs. This mix contains some of my favorite stuttering songs that aren’t Ludacris’ “What’s Your Fantasy?” but are the Fresh Prince’s “Boom! Shake the Room.” Party tracks, y’all.
Tracklisting, downloads, and bonus song after the jump.
New York, New York
This mix is about New York, sans Elton John, plus various shades of punk.
Why It’s Pretentious: I am obviously very good at mixtapes, so I frequently get mix requests. I’m talking, beautifully unraveling scroll of parchment that details requests in small, shining black quill pen ink. You catch my drift? Well, last week, one of my favorite people in the entire world, Morgan Swank, asked me to make one about New York. Here is the request verbitim:
Anything and everything New York. I’m not a fan of cliche NY songs unless they’re remixed. Unless of course it’s Elton John’s “Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters” because I cry every time I hear it.
This mix does not include Elton John because I was not in the mood to cry. I was in the mood to ROCK. So I have for you a lot of songs with “New York” in the title and/or by New York bands. It’s fairly heavy on CBGB’s-era punk and the 2000s post-punk/garage rock revival, with a little side of dance-punk. (At a quick glance, the most recent song may be a 30-second in-your-face jam by Heavy Cream.) In true high school fashion, the mix ends with a remix coming out of left field— but I dare you not to like it. Nay, double dog dare you.
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Tracklisting after the jump.
This is a real playlist that does not solely consist of Oberhofer.
It is called “Sometimes I Have To Listen To Things That Aren’t Oberhofer.”
WARNING: Chris Brown is in it.
I have listened to “Strip” so much that Chris Brown is now the second most played artist on my Spotify, behind Oberhofer.
AM I ASHAMED OR DO MY MORALS AND MUSICAL TASTES SIMPLY RESIDE IN SEPARATE SPHERES?
In other news, if you go to Belmont University or reside in the Nashville area, I will be speaking about mixtapes, playlists, and Tumblr at 5:30 in the Bunch Multimedia Room. It counts as MBU Seminar credit if you’re in need of that sort of thing.
COME ASK ME ALL YOUR QUESTIONS/GOAD ME INTO SAYING “FUCK YEAH TUMBLR” AT A CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY.