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April 2014 Playlist

I’m a mix making machine who has finally found the ultimate form of musical expression. One CD per month that defines that 30 day span of my life… a musical diary, if you will, where the songs represent my mood, direction and texture. Each month I pull from my library of classics, and mix in current cuts that have me dancing. I like each mix to span several decades and genres. I am constantly absorbing tastes and ideas from some very knowledgeable music savvy friends, and magazines like Paste and Q keep me plugged in to the scene around the world. Bottom line – I am always searching for new music, and the highlight of my day is when I find some.

David Hockney – My Parents (April 2014 Mix Cover)

My rules are simple: 1) The mix must fit in a 120 minute CD. 2) A band, musician and/or song must only be used once a year. In addition, I make a cover for each CD using Google images and Roxio’s “Disc Cover 2” program, found in its Toast software. The cover features art or photography that I feel captures the spirit of the month’s music. As you’ll see, my tempo turns slowly, most often to the beat of a love song. I spend weeks polishing the transitions between songs, so as one ends, the next begins in perfect harmony. In addition to the monthly mixes, I also burn genre-specific discs that are just as carefully constructed. I will post those as added bonuses along the way. In sharing this part of my life with you, my hope is that you will comment on songs on these playlists that move you, and maybe you’ll be inspired to make this a habit, too. If so, please use the comment box below each post to share your CD with us. Of course, feel free to make up your own rules, and certainly no boundaries on the type of music or limits on how you should mix it. Now let’s get to it… April 2014.

1. Coldplay – Magic
2. Ray LaMontagne – Supernova
3. Lydia Loveless – Wine Lips
4. Lake Street Dive – You Go Down Smooth
5. St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Call Me
6. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Hate the Taste
7. Bear Hands – Giants
8. The War on Drugs – Red Eyes
9. Aloe Blacc – The Man
10. Prince & Zooey Deschanel – FALLINLOVE2NITE
11. Chromeo – Over Your Shoulder
12. Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne – Rather Be
13. The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
14. Little Hurricane – Sheep in Wolves Clothes
15. ZEDD, Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant – Find You (Acoustic)
16. Nina Nesbitt – Statues
17. Annie Drury – River Flow
18. Bea – Brandon’s Eyes
19. Small Houses – The Last Night of Summer
20. Tony Lucca – My Love

 

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