Category: <span>Mixtape</span>

No.4 in F Minor

From where she was standing, at that particular angle in front of her bathroom mirror, she could just oversee her full living room. Her apartment was so small the bathroom door was practically an insult to all those tiny house owners using every square millimeter to maximum efficiency. Still, it provided at least a much…


The quantum mechanics of a playlist

Only stubbornness can break creative impasse. I know, but the last couple of days, as I tried to create a playlist around the most universal theme of all, love, I realised that abundance doesn’t help and that creating something for a big, anonymous audience is far more difficult than for someone you know. First problem…


Mixtape – The world’s a mess

It is a mess. End of times, apocalyptic mess. An old generation that refuses to go, a new generation ready to take over but still too young. Politicians who are so scared for the masses they fail to do anything that comes close to addressing real issues (climate…anyone?). And we…we just enjoy the fact that…


Funeral songs

It could be my last act of musical education, the one no one really wants to be confronted with. It would definitely address my annoyance with the way most funerals are being run. I don’t expect happiness and joy, but a bit more tasteful and unusual music would be nice, if nice can ever be…


Unknown pleasures – never thought that song was so great

Did you know that almost all music players and online streaming services don’t really offer a randomiser? Do you also know why? It is because people can’t deal with randomisation and start sending complaints when the randomiser ‘decides’ to play the same artist twice in a short period of time. I love my randomiser, even…


Mixtape – Faust

I was just driving. It was dark and warm outside, one of the first hot nights of spring. Suddenly my sound system decided to play a song I never heard before. It sounded cool, a bit weird and nerdy, just the way I like it. Turned out to be ‘Krautrock’ by Faust, the song that…


Mixtape – Around the world in 20 songs

A bit of fun. Playlist based on the notion of travelling around the world, using only songs with the name of a city as title. Nothing more than just that.


Mixtape – Ultimate moody mixtape for family days

If freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose, then boredom and moodiness must be other words for having nothing left to desire. Think about it, if you are always struggling for survival I don’t think you ever experience a boring day. You might be depressed, like me on days like this. Truly…


Mixtape – My own favourite 80’s list (or at least one possible version)

I’m a kid of the 80’s. I can probably compile 20 different playlists with 80’s music, all thoroughly enjoyable and all equally plausible as the ultimate 80’s playlist. This is just a version. It contains old favourites like ‘All lined up’ (Shriekback), ‘Road to Nowhere’ (Talking Heads), ‘A song from under the floorboards’ and ‘Repetition’…


Mixtape – Desolate women

My second playlist in this new-found reality of sharing musical combinations and permutations with potentially everyone. I called it ‘Desolate women’ because women are better at getting across feelings of desolation and because we hear too much music created and produced by men anyway. Side A of this mixtape ends with Neko Case. Side B…


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