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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mix Tape Thursday, 7/9/09

WTMD listeners take over the airwaves with three-to-five song sets on Thursday.

7 a.m. Sarah Johnson

These are songs that I'd like to learn to play on the guitar. Listening to them has inspired me to take guitar lessons and I hope that one day I'll be able to play them all.

* "Long Ride Home," by Patty Griffin
* "Never Going Back Again," by Fleetwood Mac
* "Don't Think Twice It's Alright," by Bob Dylan

9 a.m. Tristan Horrom

These songs are from an indie-ish leaning mix I made a little while ago. I was looking for catchy songs that go well together; I believe transitions are very important for a good mix tape. I really enjoy this sequence of songs.

* "It's Only Divine Right," by New Pornographers
* "Steady As She Goes," by The Raconteurs
* "July, July!" by The Decemberists
* "I Turn My Camera On," by Spoon
* "Kissing the Lipless," by The Shins

11 a.m. Josh Fink

* "No Depression," by Uncle Tupelo
A great upbeat yet depressing song to start your day with!

* "California Stars," by Wilco
For a bit of dreamy wandering.

* "Touch Me I'm Going To Scream, Part 2," by My Morning Jacket
Puts some rhythmic sex into your brain.

* "The W.A.N.D.," by The Flaming Lips
Wayne Coyne rocks!

* "You and I," by Wilco (w/ Feist)
A pretty and mature look at a relationship that many can relate to.

1 p.m. Jeff Bucklew

All of these bands represent not only the "now" but also where popular music is, thankfully, going. While all of these bands, like their predecessors, borrow from the past, this wave of artists has, in my opinion, brought the freshest, newest sensibility to modern music since Nirvana.

They represent the next Golden Age of Music.

* "Halfway Home," by TV on the Radio
* "Weekend Wars," by MGMT
* "It Don't Move Me," by Peter, Bjorn & John
* "Dragon Queen," by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

5 p.m. Laura Abel

With all the buzz about new super-group The Dead Weather, I wanted to pay homage to Jack White. He is remarkably talented; both a creative genius, and a musical chameleon. As a tribute to White's quirky style, here is the Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and... Something Blue playlist.

* "Old Enough," by The Raconteurs
* "Hang You From the Heavens," by The Dead Weather
* "Seven Nation Army," by Nostalgia 77
* "Blue Orchid," by The White Stripes

7 p.m. Alex Horrom

It's hard to believe it's July already. Here's a mix of some fun songs for the middle of summer.

* "July, July!," by The Decemberists
* "Einstein on the Beach," by Counting Crows
* "Constructive Summer," by The Hold Steady
* "On the Radio," by Regina Spektor
* "Nikorette," by Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band

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