Wednesday, 1 September 2010

holiday mix tape


"Now, the making of a good compilation tape is a very subtle art. Many do's and don'ts. First of all you're using someone else's poetry to express how you feel. This is a delicate thing." - Rob from High Fidelity

Indeed this is something that shouldn't be taken lightly and even in the world of play lists and ipods who even worries about such trivial things, why bother even making a list you can just bring your entire collection with you and choose at random. Well I grew up in the times of making mix tapes and having to find that last song that will finish the tape that seems like it will never end even after the 17th song on side B and running out of lines on your little insert...usually its a quick 2min Ramones gem or "sugar sugar" that does the job.

Holiday mix tapes are good for the pool and beach, the last thing you want to be doing especially with an ipod is getting it out at the beach, one thing it gets hot and secondary getting sand in that little wheel will definitely fuck things up, make a list and stuff it back in the bag with the headphone cable snaking out the zip...laverly!....

right in play list form here are the top 10 I'll be queuing up.


*I'm Walkin' - Fats Domino (you have to start with a banger, start things right)

*Tequila - The Champs (a little frat house but if tequila doesn't say holiday then i cant help you)

*Baby its you - The Beatles (can't peak to soon, got to ease back on the break a little)

*Kiss Me Baby - The Beach Boys (summer music, but a relaxing one)

*Broken Stones - Paul Weller (fender rhodes riff, wicked summer tune)

*Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips (a little out of left field but first heard this on a mojo compilation during a boys holiday to greece so its in.)

*Spectacle - Sean Lennon (just the right tempo for drifting off in the shade)

*Please Be With Me - Eric Clapton (a little lost gem from the master of the sad face and oh so "bluesy" surrey born stratocaster twanger)

*Saturday Sun - Nick Drake (from Fives Leaves Left, a great guitarist goes to the Piano instead, wonderful)

*I'm Still In Love With You - Al Green (by then i'm probably asleep on the sun lounger so this will keep me chilled as my body burns)

that's my 10...

probably should then included "My Big Mouth" by Oasis to wake me up....but why bother coming back from pepperland, its all sunny and better there...

*whistles summer holiday*

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