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Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream

Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream will serve as a blog for me to share my thoughts and musings, with a special emphasis on music. The music that will appear in this blog is for evaluation/sampling purposes only, and is designed to promote up and coming bands. Remember, if you like the artist(s), buy the CD! If you are the owner of a sound file and would like it removed, please contact us and we will kindly take it down.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Weekend Activity

One of our favorite activities here at CSV is making mixes. It started with the more complicated tapemix and has evolved to the ever-so-simple playlist. Mixes are a great way to dig up some jams that you forgot were in your itunes, and they remain one of the best home-made gifts you can give your crush or significant other. For some general advice in crafting the perfect mix refer to one of my favorite movies, High Fidelity. There's nothing wrong with just making a mix of songs you really like, but it can be more fun to make, and listen, to a themed mix. There are even several clubs you can get involved in where members take turns making mixes and sending them out. Check craigslist if you're interested. Here are 25 mix ideas that I've come up with--feel free to use one or send us one of your ideas! Many are self-explanatory, others I thought could use a brief explanation. Also, I've added songs about making mixes--The Promise Ring song is especially great!

  1. Battle of the sexes - alternate between songs sung by a man and those sung by a woman
  2. Wake me up
  3. Big, bad love
  4. Don’t tell my friends
  5. Throwbacks
  6. Goodnight
  7. Captain Hooks - songs with great hooks and catchy lines
  8. Up and coming
  9. A family affair - songs the whole family can enjoy--even the dysfunctional ones!
  10. Young at heart - songs you grew up with and are too mature to listen to now
  11. Remember that?
  12. Party it up
  13. Where’s the beat?
  14. Atlas - songs about cities, places, etc. And no, you can't just use one of Sufjan's cds.
  15. I’m cool…really - Refer to pitchfork
  16. Bands I should like - those songs/bands you know you ought to like
  17. Dream Festival Lineup
  18. Who wrote that? - Use some of those songs you always hear, but never can remember who wrote them
  19. What is he/she saying?
  20. It’s all about the bass
  21. Pick me up (before you go) - for the times you're down
  22. Shh, no talking - Instrumentals
  23. Women who rock
  24. Family tree - for each song make sure you have another performed by a family member. ie. Bob and Jakob Dylan
  25. The art of a single - songs that have aspects that are commonly found in singles
And if you don't like any of my ideas check our previous post on music ip mixer

The Promise Ring - Make me a mix tape
Band New - Mix Tape
Stephanie D'Abruzzo, John Tartaglia (Avenue Q) - Mix Tape

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