not to be confused with the possibly upcoming Christmas Mix. possibly.
this is a mix i put together for jess yesterday (jesse, you can't read this until you listen to it). not necessarily brand new stuff, but for the most part. and i think it's a fairly sweet one considering i did it in a few hours (betwixt work and whatnot). and while it's great to (possibly) introduce all of this music to my legions and legions of fans with the following track list, i thought i would take it a step further and actually make it possible for you to download this exact CD as though i had created it for you (which i didn't). so, by all means, partake of this miscellaneous musical compilation.
Ratatat - Gettysburg
The Dresden Dolls - Sex Changes
...And They Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Intro a Song of Fire and Wine
...And They Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Stand In Silence
Spoon - The Way We Get By
The Long Winters - Pushover
Sufjan Stevens - Adlai Stevenson
Herbert - The Movers and Shakers
Lady Sovereign - Love or Hate Me
Yo La Tengo - The Room Got Heavy
Jack Johnson - Upside Down
Sufjan Stevens - No Man's Land
Ray Lamontagne - Empty
Sufjan Stevens - He Woke Me Up Again
Damien Rice - 9 Crimes
Margot and the Nuclear So & So's - Quiet as a Mouse
Mates of State - Open Book
The Stills - The Mountain
Okkervil River - No Key, No Plan
The National - Abel
Peaches - Stick It To the Pimp
let me know if you think this is a good idea or not. i thought it was. and let me know how the downloading goes (if it's easy enough or not). (yes, i do find the Jack Johnson choice odd. i should've put an Arcade Fire or Polyphonic Spree track in it's place. all i can say is that it struck me as a good choice at the time. PS does a cover of Nirvana's Lithium that's pretty sweet.
speaking of good ideas... i decided it would be nice (and fun) to print out a large (24"x30") copy of this picture of the gang (framed) and give it to our bosses. i figured if everyone threw in $5 it'd at least get us there. well, i sent out an email explaining the plan, but only got a few responses back (all positive). yesterday i decided i better double check with everyone before we decided on the frame price. much to my dismay (and surprise, if i do say so), several people wanted no part in it. i was actually quite caught off gaurd by this revelation. so, $5... too much? is it the principle? i thought it was such a fabulous idea and now i wont even be able to say "this is from all of us." now it'll be "this is from some of us." brian suggested we get a small plaque for the back listing those who contributed. of course, i dont really think that's necessary, but doesn't that seem weird? maybe not. it does to me. one lady, after thinking about it for 30sec (she seemed to be stressing herself out a bit) was like, "is everyone in on it?" and i was like, "well, no, not anymore." so she said, "well, no then." okay. what does it matter WHO's in on it. it's the idea. you're either FOR the idea or AGAINST the idea. i told her we were getting it either way. i hope it turns out great and they feel bad for not getting in on the greatest gift ever. anyway, as you can see, this bothered me just a little.
jordan called me this morning at 7:30 central time and said he'd been out since midnight and is now the proud owner of a Wii and the new Zelda.