Wednesday, August 11

REQUIEM FOR A BLOG

Yes, we've seen this film before. Just about a year-and-a-half ago, in fact, when I was quite convinced that my days as both blogger and breathing-creature had dwindled to the single digits.

Yet, I lingered. Stewed. Drank myself stupid (nothing new). And, yes, to wile/while away the time: listened to music. Which is to say: same old, same old. To paraphrase my favorite band: I wasn't living, just killing time.

You see, I suffer from this nasty habit of inertia -- much preferring the status quo to forward motion. So much safer, you see. "Nothing risked, nothing gained," you say? Well, yeah, okay. But, also: "Curiosity killed the cat." "Ignorance is bliss." Etc., etc., blah, blah, blah....

Yet, some six months ago -- still drinking, still lingering -- I rediscovered the itch to offer up some music in the vaccuum of cyberspace. Easy. Anonymous. Yet strangely satisfying. It came as an unsuspected-but-welcome kick in the ass. My gluteus may have been bruised, but my brain was re-engaged.

But here we are -- six months hence -- and the time has once again come to commit this little insignificant site to its grave. I suppose it's possible that I will one day rediscover the "itch" to do this, but one can only go to that well so often, lest the well run dry, lest the boy cry wolf.

So, as I have said before: I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed visiting here. I hope that you have been able to discover some new and interesting songs and artists within these pages. And I certainly wish you all the very best in your future endeavors -- be they musically-related or otherwise. "Aloha."

(And, may I add -- albeit from this faithful atheist's persistently skewered view -- "Amen.")

Left-click [HERE] to download the REQUIEM FOR A BLOG mix.

TRACKLIST >>>

01 MOZART/Requiem/Introitus
02 MOZART/Requiem/Dies Irae
03 MOZART/Requiem/Rex Tremendae
04 MOZART/Requiem/Confutatis
05 MOZART/Requiem/Lacrymosa
06 VERDI/Requiem/Dies Irae
07 VERDI/Requiem/Lacrymosa
08 BRAHMS/Requiem/Denn alles Fleish, es ist wie Gras
09 BARBER/Agnus Dei
10 FAURE/Requiem/Agnus Dei
11 DURUFLE/Requiem/Kyrie
12 BEETHOVEN/Missa Solemnis/Kyrie
13 BEETHOVEN/Missa Solemnis/Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi
14 MOZART/Mass in C Minor/Kyrie
15 RUTTER/Requiem/Pie Jesu

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Friday, August 6

BEST OF JULY 2010

Left-click [HERE] to download the BEST OF JULY 2010 mix.

TRACKLIST >>>

01 RIO/hey marseilles
02 DREAMIN’/feldberg
03 RUN/the forest & the trees
04 OUTCAST/timo raisanen
05 DO YOU BELIEVE/the sirens of venice
06 TRUST ME I’M A THIEF/the guggenheim grotto
07 KING OF ROME/goldheart assembly
08 SQUARE ONE/the like
09 COME WITH ME/ceo
10 ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE/drawn from bees
11 WELCOME HOME [touch the sky ep]/radical face
12 NIGHTMARE DAY/the moons
13 PINK SUGAR ELEPHANTS/mates of state
14 MODERN MAN/arcade fire
15 RECORD COLLECTOR/lissie
16 PRECIOUS TO ME/maria haukaas storeng [w/mans zelmerlow]
17 BROKEN HORSE/freelance whales
18 RELEASE ME/the like
19 SOUNDS LIKE HALLELUJAH/the head and the heart
20 YOU AND ME/the sirens of venice
21 SPRING AND FALL: TO A YOUNG CHILD/natalie merchant

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Thursday, August 5

THE SMITHS

Left-click [HERE] to download THE SMITHS mix.

TRACKLIST >>>

01 WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?
02 HEAVEN KNOWS I'M MISERABLE NOW
03 BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN
04 PANIC
05 CEMETRY GATES
06 SWEET AND TENDER HOOLIGAN
07 PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME GET WHAT I WANT
08 GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA
09 LAST NIGHT I DREAMT THAT SOMEBODY LOVED ME
10 THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT
11 HOW SOON IS NOW?
12 IS IT REALLY SO STRANGE?
13 ASK
14 SHOPLIFTERS OF THE WORLD UNITE
15 FRANKLY, MR. SHANKLY
16 RUBBER RING
17 A RUSH AND A PUSH AND THE LAND IS OURS
18 GIRL AFRAID
19 THE BOY WITH THE THORN IN HIS SIDE
20 I KNOW IT'S OVER
21 STOP ME IF YOU THINK YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE
22 ASLEEP

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