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March 2009 Playlist

Alfred Gockel – Romance in Red II (March 2009 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… March 2009.

1. Bon Iver – Skinny Love
2. Brett Dennen – Ain’t Gonna Lose You
3. Lucinda Williams – Fruits of My Labor (Live)
4. Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds – Stay or Leave (Live)
5. Train – Hopeless
6. The Wallflowers – Closer to You
7. James Morrison & Nelly Furtado – Broken Strings
8. M. Ward & Zooey Deschanel – Never Had Nobody Like You
9. O.A.R. – Shattered (Turn the Car Around)
10. Matt Nathanson – Come on Get Higher
11. The Black Keys – You’re the One
12. Ben Harper – In the Colors
13. Sade – No Ordinary Love
14. Keith Sweat & Athena Cage – Nobody
15. Craig David – Unbelievable
16. Rolling Stones – Fool to Cry
17. Ryan Adams – My Love For You is Real
18. The Fray – Never Say Never
19. Katy Perry – Thinking of You

 

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