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Old 06-14-2012, 10:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Music I Found Through MusicBanter Mixtape


I thought it would be nifty to upload a mixtape featuring the bands Iíve talked about so far Ė I donít know if anyoneís really interested or if this is a dumb idea but here it is in case it's not and you are. Iíve included the tracks I posted videos for as well as others that I enjoy from the various albums of each artist, in hopes that if someone hasnít heard one of the bands/artists before theyíll obtain a little more insight as to what each of them sound like.

Also if anyone needs a link to any of the albums just send a pm and Iíll sort it out.

Tracklist

Elliott Smith

1. Angeles
2. Kingís Crossing
3. Rose Parade
4. Waltz #2
5. I Didnít Understand

The Olivia Tremor Control

6. Jumping Fences
7. I Have Been Floated
8. Paranormal Echoes
9. California Demise, Pt. 3
10. Dusk at Cubist Castle

Yo La Tengo

11. Pass the Hatchet, I Think Iím Goodkind
12. Damage
13. I Feel Like Going Home
14. The Story of Yo La Tengo
15. You Can Have It All

Arab Strap

16. I Wouldíve Like Me a Lot Last Night
17. Packs of Three
18. New Birds
19. Here We Go
20. Pyjamas

The Mountain Goats

21. The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton
22. Blues in Dallas
23. California Song
24. No Children
25. Tallahassee

Other Mentions

26. Mind Contorted Ė Daniel Johnston
27. As We Go Up, We Go Down Ė Guided By Voices
28. Two Dogs Dead - cLOUDDEAD
29. Dans Le Port d'Amsterdam - Jacques Brel
30. Untitled Ė Interpol

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Old 06-15-2012, 08:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I love me some mixtapes. Downloading!
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Too much sad music. Do you listen to anything upbeat that came out since 1990?
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:34 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hello Wolf, I vaguely recall a few drunken promises (although I know I've made many in the course of my life) and one of them was that I'd respond to your journal. Please note that I only make promises for my own benefit so I'm not doing this for you. And that $13 that I owe you had better to go to the Daniel Johnston DVD, not crochet supplies.

Also note that the promise to respond to your journal was mostly to myself so don't feel special, there are a lot of journals that I like but never respond to because I'm lazy. Anyway, I really love this here journal because it speaks to my own musical inclinations. Besides Hanson and Interpol, I pretty much love all of the music that you've mentioned.

So where to begin? You've already said more than I have to say about the music. I guess I'll just regale you with a tale so gather 'round.

Sometime in the early-1990s I saw The Mountain Goats play in the basement of a sushi bar. This is not a joke. I saw them and they were really there. John Darnielle sat on a stool with an acoustic guitar and rocked that basement like a crazy man. Seriously. I was pretty young and I really assumed that he was either suffering from undiagnosed ADHD or had neglected to take his ritalin that day. He strummed so hard I wouldn't have been surprised to see him break the entire guitar - I'm sure he broke some strings at least. He was headbanging too. Like as much as Metallica did when I saw them play. Probably more. He was a clean cut, non-descript, casually dressed guy (this was before the weird black hair dye) sitting on a stool, wailing on an acoustic guitar and thrashing his head around in between the verses he sang into his mic. It's a night I'll never forget.

The end.

One last thing: here's my favorite-ever Mountain Goats song. I had 'Sweden' on a cassette tape copy for years until it broke. The tape stretched and broke. Probably because I kept abruptly stopping the tape and rewinding it to this song. Oh hey! You should do a cover of this song and post it here in your already great journal. That would be the best thing I've seen on MB.

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Old 06-16-2012, 09:21 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Only just got a chance to hear your song now, and my god it was excellent. Your voice is beautiful, you play really well, and the bit at the beginning with your hair was just perfect; really added to the lack of pretension and the gentle humour of the video. Well, not humour, but you know what I mean.

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Old 06-21-2012, 11:02 PM   #17 (permalink)
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That album cover.......................
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:55 PM   #18 (permalink)
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So instead of downloading the mixtape I just found them all on Spotify. I named the playlist "Ego Tripping's 'heard that from'

I couldn't find the Mountain Goats so perhaps I'm missing out more but I like my new findings with The Olivia Tremor Control.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:07 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:49 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Well Wolverine, what I noticed is that you clearly like either accoustic or anything associated with Rock Music. I am not against that. I know you like your music. Actually I am impressed that you have a beautiful voice. In fact I am stunned that you have no label. In addition, you like male voices more than female voices. You yourself stated that you find female singers to be snobs. I understand. I love your voice. Also you can play guitar. I like your youtube channel. It is very interesting. I wish you all good luck.
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