This post may suck. Because for this week’s Twisted Mixtape Tuesday for my friend @jenkehl aka www.jenkehl.com this is the theme or I should call it, my most difficult challenge.
Relaxing slow jams. You wanna chill, you want your friends to chill. Any genre from rock to jazz to hip-hop, but it’s gotta be slow-jams.
Um, what? Have you met me? I don’t chill. I can’t relax. I’m the guy that teaches you about punk music and raging against the damn machine. I freaked out so much from the assignment that I did something I never do, which is go look at other mixtape posts. My buddy Linda aka@modmomelleroy from www.elleroywashere.com did an 1980s playlist so there went by sexy Great White’s Rock Me attempt to be sexy.
So, here’s what I came up with. I’m mainly a 1990s alternative guy. I found a few songs I haven’t used in other posts. I love all of these so maybe that will come through. You should learn something about me with this list.
Go see Jen and Linda and our new site www.raisedontheradio.com Last week I wrote about Duran Duran and the 50th birthday of the cassette. You can find us @raisedonthradio on the Twitter and on Facebook
Here’s my playlist with no commentary, just 9 excellent songs that I find gorgeous and somewhat soothing, All have amazing lyrics, which make me think,
Strange Currencies – R.E.M.
Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Round Here – Counting Crows
Fade Into You – Mazzy Star
Wonderwall = Oasis
The Drugs Don’t Work – The Verve
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