A week ago on Monday, while most other bloggers were posting their year end lists I was lucky enough to get to share mine on a live radio show.
Every other Monday night, Hunnypot Radio hosts a live show at a local venue with two industry professional guest “DJs” and two live acts. I was invited to participate as an “industry professional” “DJ” in the last show of the year. Whenever I hear my name mentioned as a professional in the music industry, I feel like I’ve somehow pulled one over on them, hence the quotes. And thankfully, DJing in this case just means choosing ten songs and burning two CDs, hence the second use of quotes.
Still though, even without doing my own spinning, it was pretty cool to hear my song picks played at a club. And everyone seemed to enjoy.
Since I am unable to put together a collection of songs without some sort of connection, I thought it was only appropriate to assemble some of my favorites of the year.
By Sierra Drucker and Catherine McNulty
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Recently I’ve been coming across a slew of songs that I absolutely love – some for the lyrics, some for the emotion conveyed, some because a quirky sound tossed in when you least expect it – that didn’t necessarily fit into any sort of mixtape I had in mind, nor did I really want to force one. In my opinion, these songs are just so great they deserve their own shoutout. Individual track features, however, are not what Tadpole Audio is currently known for, so I tossed and turned and it finally got to a point where I threw up my hands and just said, “I gotta tell people about these!” And so, Neat Tracks has been born.