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January 2012 Playlist

Faile - Ecstasy (January 2012 Mix Cover)

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.

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… January 2012.

1. Band of Horses – No One’s Gonna Love You
2. Coldplay – Up in Flames
3. Bob Schneider & Mitch Watkins – Losing You
4. Ray LaMontagne – This Love is Over
5. Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans
6. Ben Harper – Don’t Give Up on Me Now
7. John Mayer – Heartbreak Warfare
8. Morrissey – Suedehead
9. Beady Eye – For Anyone
10. Dawes – If I Wanted Someone
11. Amos Lee – Violin
12. A.A. Bondy – Surfer King
13. Dave Matthews Band – Baby Blue
14. Damien Rice – Cannonball
15. Neil Young – Razor Love
16. Griffin House & Alison Krauss – River City Lights
17. Stevie Nicks & Don Henley – Leather and Lace
18. Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
19. Dan Fogelberg – Same Old Lang Syne

 

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