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Love Is A Mix Tape


(Cross-posted, sorry if you've already seen it, etc etc etc. ♥)

I've been making what I call a Christmas mix -- that is, not holiday songs but a mix made at the holidays -- since 1997; first they were tapes, then for a few years cds, and finally, in the digital age, the last five years have been downloadable zip files, and this year is no exception. These are songs -- frequently but not necessarily released in 2010 -- that meant something to me this year, for various reasons, and they are for you. The whole shebang is available as a zip file [here] (110MB, .zip).

Happy holidays, happy 2010, happy music sharing -- whatever floats your boat. This is from me to you. 2010 ended up being not half bad.

  1. [the Drive-By Truckers -- "(It's Gonna Be) I Told You So"] now one day it's gonna be "i told you so"/i'm all full up from the shit i was fed

  2. [the Gaslight Anthem -- "The Diamond Street Church Choir"] and who who who does it better than we do

  3. [Two Cow Garage -- "My Great Gatsby"] this is not an alibi, baby, this is who i am

  4. [Tim Barry -- "Thing of the Past"] i've been lit up before and i've bounced right back/made mistakes and i've learned to laugh/tonight i'm getting drunk and simply living

  5. [Frank Turner -- "Photosynthesis"] i won't sit down, i won't shut up/most of all, yeah, i won't grow up

  6. [Glossary -- "No Guarantee"] i laughed and said "i won’t stop now but there's no guarantee."

  7. [Frightened Rabbit -- "Living In Colour"] i, i am weathered by the winter of mixed drinks

  8. [Superchunk -- "Learned To Surf"] i can't hold my breath anymore/i stopped swimming and learned to surf

  9. [Eels -- "Hey Man (Now You're Really Living)"] do you know what it's like to care too much/'bout someone that you're never going to get to touch?

  10. [Dr. Dog -- "Later"] but i can't sit around and wait/can't sit around and wait for you

  11. [The National -- "Bloodbuzz Ohio"] i never thought about home when i thought about love

  12. [Ha Ha Tonka -- "Close Every Valve To Your Bleeding Heart"] thick skinned, hard headed/you're better off closing every valve to your bleeding heart

  13. [Bright Eyes -- "Southern State"] so now you are giving advice as if you had the right to use a word like love

  14. [Ryan Bingham -- "The Weary Kind"] pick up your crazy heart and give it one more try

  15. [The Old Ceremony -- "Wither On The Vine"] and i don't want to wither on the vine

  16. [Vic Chestnutt -- "Flirted With You All My Life"] but i found out with time that/really, i was not ready

  17. [Good Old War -- "That's Some Dream"] i know everyone would want me to say/that i'm not afraid to be alone/i'm gonna live, i'm alright/i'm gonna die, it's alright, i'm okay

  18. [Josh Ritter -- "Lantern"] if there's a book of jubilations/we'll have to write it for ourselves

I am really bad at posting these days, but as always: if you download this, this is always a good place to say hi, even if it's the only time you do all year.
Music:: Out Of Sight / Out Of Mind -- Ginger Ninja -- Wicked Map
There are 34 comments on this entry. (Reply.)
 
posted by [identity profile] catechism.livejournal.com at 10:07pm on 21/12/2010
HI MIN. I AM DOWNLOADING THIS. (Actually, I did already.)
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:51am on 22/12/2010
 
posted by [identity profile] treehavn.livejournal.com at 10:29pm on 21/12/2010
Hello! Thanks for the tunes, as always.
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:51am on 22/12/2010
you're welcome, as always. :)
 
posted by [identity profile] greyhame.livejournal.com at 10:33pm on 21/12/2010
Christmas mix yay! I know we don't talk much anymore, but I always look forward to this post :-)
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:53am on 22/12/2010
happy holidays to you and yours! :)
 
posted by [identity profile] myounghistory.livejournal.com at 10:46pm on 21/12/2010
Downloading this for sure. ♥
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:53am on 22/12/2010
 
posted by [identity profile] joyce.livejournal.com at 10:53pm on 21/12/2010
Happy $holiday from the lurker end of the bleachers. :) Thank you for the music. (There is now one more DBT fan in the world because of you.)

2010 ended up being not half bad.

Damn skippy.
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:53am on 22/12/2010
yay hooray more DBT fans. :D :D :D
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posted by [identity profile] phineasjones.livejournal.com at 12:26am on 22/12/2010
woo! i came out of lj hiding just in time to dl your mix! i'm so impressed with myself! :)
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:53am on 22/12/2010
your timing has always been impeccable, phin. ♥
 
posted by [identity profile] teenygozer.livejournal.com at 12:47am on 22/12/2010
I was just saying to my husband that I desperately needed some NEW MUSIC PLEASE and here it is! Best prezzie ever! Thanks!
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:53am on 22/12/2010
look how prescient i am! :))
 
posted by [identity profile] jjtaylor.livejournal.com at 02:36am on 22/12/2010
Oh, one of my favorite traditions of this season. I can't wait to listen to this on my drive. <3
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:54am on 22/12/2010
i wanted to make sure i got it up before you left! ♥, lady.
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posted by [identity profile] bunnymcfoo.livejournal.com at 03:48am on 22/12/2010
OKAY. So I am commenting in both places. But I really was thinking about this earlier today and wondering when you were posting. I look forward to this mix every year.


Also, I love you lots. <3
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posted by [identity profile] lurkmuch.livejournal.com at 04:02am on 22/12/2010
Woohooo, one of my favorite Christmas traditions! I am downloading this, yes I am.

Because I probably failed at commenting on the various posts, I downloaded pretty much everything you recommended, and liked the vast majority of it. Also it all helped keep me sane during a summer of a wicked commute and an autumn of a dull data entry job, so seriously, thank you for that!
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:51pm on 26/12/2010
i hope you continue enjoying everything i post! i will endeavor to post more in 2011. :))
 
posted by [identity profile] rossetti.livejournal.com at 05:31am on 22/12/2010
YOU MADE SOME VERY HARD CHOICES, THERE, I SEE!

 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 10:52am on 22/12/2010
YOU MEAN THE HARD CHOICES WHERE I DIDN'T JUST MAKE AN 18 SONG FRANK TURNER MIX TAPE? ♥
 
posted by [identity profile] bkwyrm.livejournal.com at 01:53pm on 22/12/2010
Hi! Happy holidays, and thanks for the mix!
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:51pm on 26/12/2010
Happy holidays yourself, hope it was lovely!
 
posted by [identity profile] sheylindria.livejournal.com at 02:05pm on 22/12/2010
Thanks for the mix. And happy holidays. Make it a good one!
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:52pm on 26/12/2010
you're welcome, and happy holidays!
 
posted by [identity profile] janet-carter.livejournal.com at 03:22pm on 22/12/2010
♥♥♥
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:53pm on 26/12/2010
la la love you, lady.
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posted by [personal profile] sparklyfabulous at 05:50pm on 22/12/2010
yay yay yay - thank you! your xmas mix post is always one of the highlights of the holidays for me :)
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:53pm on 26/12/2010
you are welcome! hope you're enjoying it, happy holidays. :)
 
posted by [identity profile] riverlight.livejournal.com at 09:24pm on 22/12/2010
Grabbing. :) You know how I love your music taste!
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:53pm on 26/12/2010
 
posted by [identity profile] oh-peccadillo.livejournal.com at 07:36am on 26/12/2010
oh HAY
 
posted by [identity profile] minervacat.livejournal.com at 02:53pm on 26/12/2010
O HAI YOURSELF, MISS E.


hey, lady. hope you're hanging in there. love you.
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posted by [personal profile] aurora at 10:17pm on 14/01/2011
This is a fabulous mix! I especially love Good Old War.

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