2008 Mix Tape

2008 Mix Tape

What better way to kick off a new year than with a new mix CD. A soundtrack for the next few months! I just sent off the following in the mail to my sister:

Crazy on You – Heart – I’m going through a big Heart phase right now.
Guise – Von Iva – Tempted to become a groupie for this San Francisco band.
Foundations – Kate Nash – So, so catchy. And with an adorable video to boot.
All We Have – Brett Dennen – The kind of song that instantly makes you feel good about life.
Die Alone – Ingrid Michaelson – Another really catchy tune, perfect iPod music.
Scar That Never Heals – Jeremy Fisher – Retro beat with an infectious chorus.
When We Were Young – Dolores O’Riordan – She’s amazing!
Brand New Love – Serena Ryder – So sweet and balanced.
Tables and Chairs – Andrew Bird – Because you can’t beat the lyric “there will be snacks.”
Devil May Dance – A.J. Roach – Mellow, nice and from Oakland.
Rise – Will Dailey – Another acoustic favorite.
Bird Never Flies – Ari Herst – Taking it down a bit.
Breathless – Dan Wilson – Permanently stuck in my head for about two weeks.
It Looks Like Love – Josh Rouse – A great song for walking around. And I like his glasses.
Better Days Will Come – Tahiti 80 – I think Replikate turned me on to this one.
Me and Julio Down By the School Yard – Paul Simon – An all time classic.
Unmistakable Love – Stephanie’s Id – From North Carolina!
Barracuda – Heart – Again, it’s a bit of a fixation.
99% – The Mooney Suzuki – It’s good to go out on a strong note.

Is there some sort of website that puts this all together for you in a concise way? There must be…

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  1. Tonia Conger at 10:32 pm

    I think you can create compilations like this in iTunes and then others can buy them as an album.
    I’ve never tried it but I think it can be done.
    Nice unexpected blend!

  2. Anonymous at 5:52 am

    What song is playing on your blog? Please share, it’s beautiful.

  3. Anonymous at 5:54 am

    Whoops, sorry. I didn’t realize I had another window open and it was playing a song. Never mind.

  4. SweetPea at 2:21 pm

    Finetune is a great site where you can compile mixes. You have to use songs they have in their database, but they do have a large library. You have to have at least 50 songs and the last caveat is that you can only use 3 songs per artist. I really do enjoy using it and you can listen to other people’s mixes, as well.

  5. Karen at 2:48 pm

    I was just watching High Fidelity the other day and was thinking, man I have to make a mixed CD. LOVE that we are on the same page. Also Emily, I’ve been on a Heart obsession for like 3 years now, they have the Ultimate Collection at Target that’s a 2 disc extravaganza of Heart and man, it’s awesome 🙂 Some of my favorites are Alone and Will You Be There in the Morning.

  6. Kelly at 3:10 pm

    I love Heart. Did you see Gretchen Wilson’s tribute on the VH1 Rock Honors this year? Amazing! Barracuda is also my #1 favorite song to play on Guitar Hero 3.

  7. love.boxes at 8:10 pm

    I’m glad you asked this. What I would love it to be able to make a mixed tape (cd) online and then have it delivered in the mail.. the actual cd because that would make a fun gift. Does anyone know how to do that. Great list by the way! 🙂