The holidays are a time of friendly gatherings, a time of joy, a time of cheer, blah blah blah…but, have you ever had one of those kinds of Christmases or holidays? There’s so much storytelling surrounding these traditional celebrations, but what if you don’t feel much like celebrating? There’s a story there too.
To close out road trip week here on Tadpole Audio, I’m psyched to present a guest mix coming to us from David Kitz, drummer in Los Angeles band Princeton. Being based in Los Angeles, a city in a state you could drive through and see some of the most varying terrain in the country – I of course jumped at the opportunity to include a mix of specifically Cali style music. In addition to giving us a stellar mix, David spilled a bit about their recent European tour and Princeton’s next album…
Some of our most loved songs from childhood came not from a popstar (although NKOTB shall not be forgotten) but from an amphibian. Today we pay homage to our slimy friends in swamps and ponds everywhere with this playlist.
This whole thing started through an obsession with several Scottish bands all at the same time (Mumford & Sons, Belle & Sebastian, Frightened Rabbit, 1990’s and We Were Promised Jetpacks since you were obviously wondering) which I felt the need to share with the world via twitter. The next day I happened to like two songs that were both swimming related and decided to find a couple more to complete the playlist. Then I figured I should probably stick to some sort of theme if I were to continue this thing and had to ask my boyfriend for “air” song recommendations. And so on and so forth.
The next steps were all pretty much various efforts to find ways NOT to annoy people with my new hobby. I created a separate twitter account so that my followers actually had a choice whether or not to receive insane amounts of music links on a daily basis. Then to stop clogging the newsfeeds of all my facebook friends I decided to consolidate each days playlists into a single daily note.
And now for those who don’t tweet or status-update, and because I didn’t feel like I was using enough forms of social media – I started a blog as a home for it all.
So forgive the barrage of posts coming up in the next 24 hours – just getting the blogosphere (is that what people say?) caught up with what’s going down.