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September 2010 Playlist

Rachel Kice - Heartspoem (September 2010 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… September 2010.

1. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Life Without You
2. Townes Van Zandt – If I Need You
3. Eric Clapton & JJ Cale – Ride the River
4. Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris – This is Us
5. Stephen Stills – Love the One You’re With
6. Francis and the Lights – It’ll Be Better
7. Cut Copy – Feel the Love
8. JP, Chrissie & The Fairground Boys – If You Let Me
9. The Arcade Fire – Wasted Hours
10. Death Cab For Cutie – I Will Follow You Into the Dark
11. Dylan LeBlanc – If the Creek Don’t Rise
12. Deer Tick – Baltimore Blues, No. 1
13. Jackie Greene – 1961
14. Rod Stewart – Tonight’s the Night
15. Patti Smith – Because the Night
16. Pat Benatar – We Belong
17. The Pretenders – I’ll Stand By You
18. Nick Drake – From the Morning
19. Tom Waits – Ol’ 55
20. Kate Bush – This Woman’s Work
21. Loggins & Messina – Danny’s Song

 

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