Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Mixtape #23 - The Res

Continuing on my theme of music which evokes feeling of a place, this week I'm dedicating my mix to my parents who upped sticks to return to live and work on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.

The mix is big and expansive like the American desert skies. It's mellow, but rolls on into the distance. Driving music for endless highways.

As a young couple in their 20s during the 1970s my parents lived in Many Farms near Canyon de Chelly - now, (in their 60s) they're living in Red Mesa near the four corners. It sounds like they're having quite an adventure living and re-learning about the desert and making the best out of a strange situation.

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Friday Mixtape #23 - The Res by jessieloveaction

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Tracks included are:
1. Demon Days - Gorillaz
2. Little Fluffy Clouds - The Orb
3. Missing - Everything But The Girl
4. M62 Song - Doves
5. Make Your Mind Up - Chairlift
6. Peeping Tom - Slaughterbrains
7. Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun - M83
8. Higher Than The Sun - Primal Scream
9. Lord - Sleepy Sun
10. Wild Horses - Rolling Stones
11. Master & Servant - Nouvelle Vague
12. Don't Bogart Me - Fraternity Of Man

Again, I'm still having trouble creating purchase links using iTunes, so I'll try and find an alternative soon.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Friday Mixtape #22 - I Love LA

This week's mixtape is a bit better late than never, a loud yet dreamy ode to my homeland. Okay, I've never called LA home, but it is the nearest metropolis to where I grew up; loud, brash, punk, hot n dreamy. I tried to capture that sunny-freeway-beachy-kitschy-urban-dried up-glamour that it oozes. This is the soundtrack to long long car journeys, and long lazy afternoons in the dusty hills or sandy seaside. Every time I visit, I ache to just stay. Who knows, I may just call it home in the near future.

Special kisses to my brother and all my good good friends living life on the sunny side.

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Friday Mixtape #22 - I Love LA by jessieloveaction

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On this week's mix you will find:
1. Dominos. - The Big Pink
2. Los Angeles - X
3. Good Taste (Live) - The Cramps
4. Los Angeles (MSTRKRFT Al-P Remix) - FACT
5. Another Likely Story (Neon Indian Remix) - Au Revoir Simone
6. Feel It All Around (Toro Y Moi Remix) - Washed Out
7. Before Tigers (CFCF Rmx) - HEALTH
8. Warm In The Shadows - Music Go Music
9. Cool In The Pool - Holger Czukay
10. California Dreamin' - The Mamas and the Papas

Unfortunately for this blog, iTunes changes their layout making it impossible for me to put together an iMix of this mixtape despite the fact that nearly every song is available there. Until I figure it out, if you're looking to purchase the tracks above do a good old fashioned search...

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Mixtape #21 - I Heart Paris!

This week I'm going to start something slightly different - this is the first of a series of mixes inspired by destinations.

This week: Love Action Loves Paris....

A francophile mix of music either created or inspired by the City of Lights. Light and breezy, electro dizzy, even a bit hip hop - the city is a mix of culture, the old and the new, the genius and the mad. There were so many brilliant "Paris" songs I wanted to use that I had trouble narrowing it down to just ten songs... so this week, you get fifteen!

Paris is a place that inspires the entire world, and for good reason. This mix is my little musical love letter to Paris.

Paris, je t'aime

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Friday Mixtape #21 - I Heart Paris by jessieloveaction

Don't forget, if you prefer to download or subscribe to mp3s you can do so on the sister site,

Tracks this week are:
1. Lisztomania (Classixx Mix) - Phoenix
2. Divine - Sebastien Tellier
3. Stop Ou Encore - Plastic Bertrand
4. Plus Tard (Call Me) - Katy David
5. La Nuit - Robots in Disguise
6. D.A.N.C.E. (Stuart Price Remix) - Justice
7. Telephone - TTC
8. Paris - Friendly Fires
9. Je Ne Parle Pas Francais - Girls Aloud
10. Contact - Bridget Bardot
11. A Forest - Nouvelle Vague
12. Gris Metal - Bertrand Burgalat
13. Sexy Boy (Instrumental) - Air
14. Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles - Fran├žoise Hardy
15. Il Suffrait de Presque Rien - Serge Reggiani

Shock & Awe! All FIFTEEN tracks can be bought on iTunes! Well whaddya know.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Mixtape #20 - Good Vibrations

It's Electric Picnic Time!
In honor of Ireland's Favorite Music & Arts Festival I've thrown together a lil mixtape to get you in the mood, as well as help you with the comedown. There were just too many tracks to choose from, so I've included more than my usual 10 tracks - and there's a good few EP artists who didn't make it into the mix but will in the future!

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1. Lips Like Sugar - Echo & The Bunnymen
2. Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
3. Sarah - Bat For Lashes
4. Basic Space (Astronomer Remix) - The xx
5. The More That I Do (Foals Remix) - The Field
6. Magick (Simian Mobile Disco Remix) - Klaxons
7. We Are Men (Thatboytim Remix) - Cap Pas Cap
8. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) (Leo Zero remix) - Florence and the Machine
9. Eple - Royksopp
10. Wishing (If I Had a Photograph) - Flock of Seagulls
11. The Youth - MGMT
12. One Eye on the Pistol - The Mighty Stef

Enjoy the mix, whether you're Laois bound or not.

Below are the links to download most of these mofo trax, with the exception of Cap Pas Cap which can be downloaded via and The Mighty Stef's track which is actually unreleased as far as I know...