guest mixtape

Guest Mixtape / Tympanogram / Wake From Dreaming

This morning’s guest mixtape comes from Andy, one of the co-founders of Tympanogram – a great blog that covers a broad range of new and often undiscovered tracks, show and album reviews, and more – and always shares opinions on music in an approachable way.   The guys at Tympanogram were even kind enough to add a newb like me to their blogroll first, that’s how nice they are.  And so it goes without saying that I’m thrilled to present the below mix titled: “Wake From Dreaming”

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I tried to come up with what I would have given to an object of my high school affection, and while no mix tape I made ever came out like this (because nothing comes out right in high school), it’s a pretty accurate representation of what went on tapes at one time or another. There are two sides: songs 1-7 on Side A, 8-14 on Side B to make up a 60 minute mix tape.

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Guest Mixtape + Interview / Princeton / Road Trippin: On The Road Again (A California Adventure)

Santa Monica Beach

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…

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TA Mixtape / Road Trippin: Criss-Crossing The USA

by Mitch Campbell

Cadillac Ranch outside Amarillo, TX

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!

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Guest Mixtape / Children’s Books: TSURURADIO Presents… Come On In, Sit A Spell, Let Me Tell You A Tale Mixtape!!!

For help finishing off the week of children’s books I reached out to one of my favorite bloggers (or should I say, blogging communities) TSURURADIO, and to my delight the mixtape master said yes!  Check out his unique and extremely interesting take on the theme.  If this blog is about different ways to use music in storytelling (hint: it is) then Tsuru nails it:

What is a children’s tale? During my time shooting my Born In A Bottle Rocket series I’ve learned that the sugar & glossed coated world of cute bugs and kids and monkeys having short silly adventures is just some silly modern construct. There was a time when stories were odd, weird, scary, creepy, full of death, evil, serial killers, happy & unhappy endings, many of which were non-sensical & rather pointless. So what does that mean for this mixtape? When you challenged me, I started digging, and the more songs I found, in my own collection and that of others, the mixtape begin telling it’s own tales. Tales of hobos & hobbits, of murder & robots, mountaintops, mountain towns, & transvestites, stories of science fiction & hippie adventures, you know, the stories of our lives.

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