June 28th, 2010Mixtapes
At the end of last week I got so obsessed with writing this story, I completely ran out of time to post my other gardening mix last week.
Who didn’t think the dandelion was the best flower ever when they were little? They were the best for making flower chains and headbands. You could use them as crayons. If you held one under your chin the amount that it glowed on your skin predicted how rich you would be. And it was insanely fun to blow the all the seeds away into the wind.Tags: Andy Clockwise, Anne Litt, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Bootleg Theatre, Broken Social Scene, concerts, Crystal Castles, Cymbals Eat Guitars, dandelion, Downtown LA, garden, Illinois, KCRW, Los Angeles, Luxury Wafers, Male Bonding, Silverlake, Spirit Animal, The Gossip, The Growlers, The Smell, Troubadour, weeds, Weeds (Music From The Series Vol. 3), West Hollywood
June 15th, 2010Mixtapes
by Mitch Campbell
Most of us can still remember those days when we were young tots (tadpoles!) buckling up for the seven-hour nightmare of a drive with our family and any mysterious body odors they chose to bring along with them. Sure, road trips can be miserable… if you want them to. But that was not the case in my recent criss-crossing of this country from LA to NYC. I strapped on an optimistic, eager attitude towards some good-ol’-Lewis-and-Clark-style exploration and packed up my VW Jetta (she’s my lil’ Sacagawea) with one personal challenge in mind: to conquer the southern United States by simply driving through it. Ambitious, I know, but that’s how old-school explorers operate. So without further ado, I hereby claim this Tadpole Audio guest mixtape mine in the name of music-loving travelers everywhere!Tags: 2pac, Beirut, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Bob Dylan, Born Ruffians, Bruce Springsteen, Deer Tick, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Franz Nicolay, guest mixtape, Harlem Shakes, Kermit The Fromg Fozzie Bear, Little Joy, Muppets, Portugal The Man, Rebirth Brass Band, Republic Tigers, road trip, Talking Heads, The National, Wild Light