Of course, I've been making mix tapes and CDs for as long as I can remember. Over the last couple of years, I've been trying to compile a CDs-worth of new(ish) songs I like for each season. I don't always get around to it (lots of 8-bit Sonic the Hedgehog to play) but when I do, I usually make a bunch of copies to send/give to friends.
My latest mix-tape innovation has been to make TWO (count 'em) CDRs - the seasonal one of new tracks plus one of classics from a particular genre. The first double whammy has recently arrived in the form of "Sam's Mix CD for Spring 2006" and "Audio Classics Volume 1" (essentially a collection of late-'90s glitch music). Anyone who wants a copy of one or both of these CDs should send me a request via email (including your mailing address, if I don't already have it). Here are the track listings for both CDs...
The Fall - "Pacifying Joint" (I always start with The Fall.)
Trim - "Fire Hydrant"
Wiley - "Pies"
Ween - "Gabriel"
Ariel Pink - "Jules Lost His Jewels"
Le Volume Courbe - "Sitting in Your Head"
Greg Davis - "Air"
Paavoharju - "Valo Tihkuu Kaiken Lapi"
Noriko Tujiko - "Vinyl Words"
Coil - "Tatooed Man"
Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto - "Moon"
Biosphere - "Altostratus"
The Orb - "Falkenbruk"
Mountains - "Mountains" (extract)
Scott Walker - "Hand Me Ups" (Yes, I have "The Drift".)
Can't - "New Secret"
farmersmanual - "Explorer's_We" (track 15)
Fennesz - "Caecilia"
Oval - "Do While" (extract)
Vladislav Delay - "Anima" (extract)
Basic Channel - "Mutism"
Alva Noto - "Prototypes" (track 6)
General Magic - "Temko"
Pita - "Get Out" (track 3)
Ekkehard Ehlers - "Plays Cornelius Cardew" (side A)
Stephan Mathieu - "Fur Hans"
Stephan Mathieu and Ekkehard Ehlers - "Rose"
Fennesz - "Codeine"
farmersmanual - "Explorers_We" (track 50)