by gwen harlow

music

Yewknee Summer Mix Series 2010

Posted by on Aug 3, 2010 in music | 1 comment

You know I love the Yewknee Summer Mix Series, which is a clearing house of user-submitted summer-themed mixes e.g. a whole lot of free new music for you and me!

The 2010 collection is gangbusters, but here are a couple that made the cut and got downloaded at Chez Gwen [I’m still working on listening to them all].

Dreams in Audio: Express Yourself
Starsky: Crack & Weed
Jeremy Okai Davis: I Got A Story To Tell
upbeat sitdown: Run for Cover
Fuzznote: Nightfall
Bret Easton Ellis Summer Edition [1980s club night]
Strawberry Fields are planted [Beatles rarities and 1960s]
Hope is just a waking dream [chillwavey]
For Pops: Taking it old school [1970s-80s R&B]
Savannah High: Nothing Stays the Same [1980s R&B/dance]

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Sparkleneely CD swap April mixtape

Posted by on May 27, 2010 in music | 1 comment

Ernie, Antoinette AND MOTHER-IN-LAW K-DOE

Photo taken at the Mid-City Lanes Rock’n Bowl in New Orleans. Original photo by Paula Burch.

I’m in this CD swap club and April was my month. My mix is awesome. Play it here.

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oh hai monday monday!

Posted by on Mar 1, 2010 in music | 1 comment

BFI + clouds

I’m in this CD exchange club and this month’s is extra-special, a bunch of sassy jumpseat R&B ripped from 78s. I uploaded a copy because you should be enjoying it, too. Get it here!

Tracklist:
01. Bad Bad Whisky (Amos Milburn and his Aladdin Chickenshackers)
02. But Officer (Sonny Knight)
03. Drunk (Jimmy Liggins and his 3-D Music)
04. I’m So Lonely (The Regals)
05. I Got Loaded (Peppermint Harris)
06. unknown (Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats)
07. Me and My Bottle (Ernestine Smith with Band)
08. Money Honey (Clyde Mcphatter and the Drifters)
09. Mr. Thrill (Mildred Jones with Pluma Davis and His Rockets)
10. Rocket 69 (Todd Rhodes Orchestra)
11. Sit Down and Drink It Over (Julia Lee and Her Boyfriends)
12. Too Tight Mama (Mabel Smith)
13. Unitar Rock (Willie Jo and His Unitar)
14. The Wallflower (Etta James and the Peaches)
15. Whatcha’ Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You (Chuck Willis)
16. Wild Wild Young Men (Rose Maddox)
17. 55 Seconds (The Charms)

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Striving for perfection

Posted by on Jan 27, 2010 in music | 2 comments

Super highly recommended free download: Wu Tang Vs. The Beatles: Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers.

seriously. you will love this. it is jazzy and hip hoppy and poppy and exactly what mash-ups should be, seamless and unrecognizable and so familiar all at once.

wu-tang vs. the beatles

What are you listening to lately?

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I like the time I spend with yougirl

Posted by on Jan 13, 2010 in music | 1 comment

Meme kind of via loolica though not exactly the same.

2009 top 25 most played
[songs that were added in 2009, I cannot figure out how to show how many plays all songs had only in 2009. and I don’t think it counts my ipod plays, because the numbers on my last.fm profile [friend me!] are different.]

22 of the 25 here: 2009 most played mix

1 Family Reunion (feat. David Banner) — Kid Sister (19)
early summer. it’s on a summer mix I never finished.
2 Maybe So, Maybe No — Mayer Hawthorne (19)
total summer song, we listened to this on our trip to Portland
3 Now I’m A Fool — Eagles of Death Metal (18)
Glen played this one when he visited
4 Lisztomania (Classixx Version) — Phoenix (18)
now on a million commercials and shows. reminds me most of late 80s, makes me very sentimental
5 What’s On Your Mind — Eric B & Rakim (17)
Chad discovered this song this year and made me play it over and over
6 Feather — Little Dragon (16)
the one with that whirly kid-toy-noise-making-tube-you-swing-around thing
7 Make You Mine — Miami Horror (16)
baby.
8 Anotha (BBQ) — People Under The Stairs (16)
I don’t know why this doesn’t have the same number of plays as Family Reunion, they always got played together
9 1901 (Customised by DLID) — Phoenix (16)
car commercial. also makes me sad.
10 Shoes — Tiga (16)
awesome electro. I love walking like this. Click-click-click-click.
11 Far Away (Hercules and Love Affair Remix) — Cut Copy (15)
favorite band, remix by another favorite
12 The More That I Do (Foals Remix) — The Field (15)
this is one of the songs I don’t know by name or band but know backwards and forwards anyway. Excellent for gym warm-up.
13 Together (Album Version) — The Intruders (15)
The original of 8th-grade slow-dance song that I didn’t know existed.
14 Promise (siik remix) — Ciara (14)
This was on a keep it real radio mix. you. you.
15 Sunshower — Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band (14)
I think this was on that same mix, and another song I didn’t know existed [it’s the one sampled by M.I.A.]
16 Skeleton Boy (Air France Remix) — Friendly Fires (14)
I heard the original of this and didn’t recognize it at all. has one of my favorite traditional sing-along bits [ba-ba-ba-ba etc. this is planet earth]. [play it here]
17 Get Fresh — Kid Sister (14)
I bust out to this when no-one’s home. I am not 14. [play it here]
18 Ya Mama (Remix) — The Pharcyde (14)
omg. I have been singing ya mama like this since time immemorial then I heard this remix they did just like I’d made up. crazy.
19 Stand In A Line — Rubies (14)
I have almost no opinion about this song. It must be on a playlist I listened to a lot.
20 I’ll Get You feat. Jeppe (Royal Rumble Edit) — Classixx (13)
omg I love this song. LOVE. total me & Chad song.
21 Paris (ft. Au Revoir Simone) (Aeroplane Remix) — Friendly Fires (13)
also me & Chad. even though Paul found it. also liked Air France a lot for remixes this year. [play some here]
22 I Will Come Back (Classixx Acapulco Nights Version) — Holy Ghost! (13)
very 80s. sad.
23 Te vas a enterar — Klaus & Kinski (13)
great album. goes well with last year’s Allá
24 Shooting Stars — Bag Raiders (12)
this is probably on a bunch of commercials.
25 Deli — Delorean (12)
Spanish electro band we were listening to so long ago that I forgot they existed and they finally put out a new album and now they are all over the place.

Most listened songs 2003-2009
1 Signs (feat. Charlie Wilson & Justin Timberlake) — Snoop Dogg (83)
2 Baby Love — Regina (54)
3 Jimmy & Jenny — Timbaland (54)
4 Ooh Wee Ooh — Photobooth (53)
5 I Want Cris Edwards — Andrew (49)
6 Our Day Will Come — Ruby and the Romantics (49)
7 When You Come Crawling Back — The Swills (48)
8 Tomorrow — Mark Ronson (47)
9 I Get Around — 2Pac (47)
10 Everyday — Lucy Pearl (46)
11 Ice Cream and Cake — Buckwheat Boyz (45)
12 Me & Mr Jones — Amy Winehouse (44)
13 Nuff Teef — Psyche Origami (44)
14 One to Grow On — UMC’s (42)
15 Jealous Guy — Donny Hathaway (40)
16 Bubble Pop Electric featuring Johnny Vulture — Gwen Stefani (40)
17 Say Somethin’ (Feat. Snoop Dogg) — Mariah Carey (40)
18 The Mayor Of Simpleton — XTC (40)
19 Bad Babysitter (feat. High & Mighty) — Princess Superstar (39)
20 Q.T. Pie — The Wild Boyz (39)
21 Baby Workout — Jackie Wilson (38)
22 She’s Not Just Another Woman — The 8th Day (38)
23 Desperado (Canción del Mariachi) — Calexico (37)
24 Good Life (Ft. T-Pain) — Kanye West (37)
25 The Lovers’ Rights — The Rosebuds (37)

I have 6070 songs with no play count. Though I am looking and positive I have listened to them. Probably due to the play count resent debacle in 2003. iTunes is so funky sometimes. I know I listened to that Young-Holt album numerous times last year yet 0 all around.

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Annoying trends in music

Posted by on Nov 19, 2009 in music | 0 comments

Chad with obligatory Nagel

Chad’s DJing at the Churchward [Pop Inn] tonight, 9:30-2.
He is not annoying!

I don’t know if you guys have heard Major Lazer or not [it is Diplo, who did that M.I.A. mash-up album back in two thousand ought something, and a bunch of people a la that album Brand New Heavies did, with a tropical/electro/club bent. Fun stuff, though I liked the N.A.S.A. album earlier this year way more.], there is this one song called Baby that samples a baby’s cry and autotunes it and it is kind of funny for a moment but about halfway through I feel like I’m going to start lactating and I am wondering why anyone would do this because it is really upsetting.
Play it here.
[though the guy on it, Prince Zimboo, who is totally that Eddie Murphy vampire skit [incidentally, there is a karaoke regular who sings like that. all kinds of songs.] has the most awesome song about I don’t even know what, “Say Heh”, play that.]

And there is this one song that sounds like a warped old tape where the sound fades in and out.
Play this one, too.

Chad says he has also heard several songs lately that sample that loud BLAT the car radio makes when my cell phone is too near.

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