Mar 28 2005
Mixtapes (I've Got)
I'm all into my music 'cause that's how I make papes
Try to make hits by kickin' remix tapes
New Feature! New Feature! On Friday I figured out how to make a mix, load it onto my eMac and transform the file to an MP3 (yay technology!) so here is the first official DJ Leafblower Mixtape (download MP3) [let me know if the link doesn't work]
1) Air - Alpha Beta Gaga
2) A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We've Got)
3) Pharcyde - Runnin'
4) Gorillaz - Dirty Harry
5) Luscious Jackson - City Song
6) Beastie Boys - Shadrach
7) Sly and the Family Stone - If You Want Me To Stay
8) Ian Brown - Love Like A Fountain
9) Morrissey - The Last of the Famous International Playboys
Keep in mind this is a BIG File (a little over 33 MB's) so it's gonna take a while to download.
This will give you a taste of some of the stuff I play at bluestate. Locals can come down and hear the real thing at the next gig, and everyone else can get a vibe for what we're doing even if they aren't near the 202. I'm gonna try and do one of these a month, maybe more depending on my time.
I hope you enjoy it, let me know what you think.
So then...the weekend. I've already been over Friday. Saturday was full of basketball. That 'Zona and Illinois game was just binoculars. Still wondering why all of the Illinois three pointers seemed to be wide open. And why not feed Channing Frye more at the end? Still, a fun game to watch. And I'd be lying if I said I didn't take some pleasure in watching the "greatest shooter in college basketball" go 3-37 (or whatever it was) from the field. Suck it Salim.
Saturday night I took in The Fatales and despite the piss poor stage lighting (meaning no photos) and some technical problems, they played a really great set. Very upbeat and urgent with lots of energy. There were quite a few people grooving right along to the band. They are heading up to NYC v. soon, so my peeps up North are encouraged to check them out.
Sunday was more great basketball (Go Michigan State!) and more music. Before I get to the show, let me go on record saying MSU can totally beat UNC. They have the horses needed to get 'er done. Count me on the Spartans bandwagon (although I'd kinda like to see Illinois beat the shit out of UNC in the title game). MSU will D those Heels up.
For some reason, I thought the Queens of the Stone Age show was Tuesday, not last night. As such, I had to eat the two extra tickets I had for the show. Mental note to self, pay attention next time. This was my first time seeing QOTSA and I was impressed, although I had been led to believe their live show was so good that it would melt my face off or something. And make no mistake, it was good, but not face melting good. I hate to admit it, but the older material kicks the shit out of the newer stuff. But Josh Homme is one cool hombre and looks so at home playing his guitar on stage. He has some great guitar moves too, especially when he jerks his head around every which way. The best song of the night was easily the set closer, Regular John. That song is so much awesome. Total rock. There were these three guys standing behing Miss Glamourpuss and I and before the show one of them said "You guys are totally gonna love this show!" all drunkenly to us, as if we didn't pay money to see this band with the expectations that they would kick our asses musically. So then this douchebag and his two friends proceed to stand behind us (we were up in the balcony) and bump into us, shove us around, talk loudly and drunkenly throughout the set and generally make our night fairly miserable. Yeah buddy, loved the show. But I digress...
Will the US ever beat Mexico in an away game?
Ouch. Check out this unfortunate corporate logo from the local DC area. [via Grayson]
The drummer from Crowded House killed himself yesterday. Sad.
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Thanks for the mix! Always good to get monday off on the right groove (yo). It'll be on repeat for a while.
Low end theory...never gets old. Where'd that Ian Brown track come from? I can't find it listed on his solo albums...
Posted by: claybird at March 28, 2005 12:41 PM
Yay! A new Leafblower exclusive mix tape (volume 1!!!) Happy Easter Monday to me. Thank you very much.
Morrissey! The Movie! Tonight for vous, tomorrow por moi! My gal pal has our tix in hand! As you would say, "so best"!
Sad, very sad, about Crowded House drummer. Outta nowhere it seems. :-(
Um, I really do not know how to write or speak in French. Dunno where that came from.
Posted by: melina at March 28, 2005 6:39 PM
gorillaz link doesn't work for me
Posted by: chris at March 28, 2005 8:48 PM
Thanks for the mix. If you do this regularly you might want to look into podcasting...
Posted by: rob at March 29, 2005 2:00 AM
I'm pulling for an all Big 10 final, mostly because then the winner of my pool from last year won't win this year....he tends to gloat about things when he wins. heh. I haven't yet seen the Carolina game from Sunday (I taped Sunday's games because I was travelling and hoped Duke would be playing Sunday), but I hear that they're not winning convincingly (yeah, I also fell asleep at the beginning of the Villanova game), meaning they look vulnerable enough to be beaten. I hope this isn't my blind Duke love/Carolina hate coming through, but if they're beatable, I'd like it to be MSU that takes 'em down, and I agree, they can do it.
Posted by: Lauren at March 29, 2005 11:22 AM