Category: mixtape

Lovely song “Sally Ride” by Janielle Monáe

“Sally Ride” was inspired by Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 — July 23, 2012). Sally Kristen Ride joined NASA in 1978 and became the first American women to travel to space, at just 32 years of age. It should also be noted that she was in a same sex relationship for 27 years prior to her death and tried to keep her personal life as private as possible. (via genius.com)

Four mellow songs for your mix tape. #song4mixtape

Even though the year has just begun, these already seem like shoo ins for the Year in Review 2015 mix. In any event, sit back, relax, close your eyes, and listen to these four great songs.

1. Every Age – José González*

2. It’s Never Too Late – Ben Gibbard

3. In The Long Run – The Staves

4. Obvious Bicycle – Vampire Weekend

* Note: used this song for our Year in Review family video too!

Ng Family Year in Review Mix Tape 2014

Once more, here is our Year in Review mix tape collecting our songs of 2014. These were played often in a way that (for my family) “informed” the year. As per usual, many of the songs on this mix are somewhere on this blog somewhere, and I’ve tried to provide links accordingly. Take a peek, click, listen and hope you enjoy. Hope you have a great holidays and a Happy New Year!

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01. Recluse | Neil Finn
02. Wide Eyes | The New Pornographers*
03. I Want You Back | Lake Street Dive*
04. Lonsdale Line | Streets of Laredo*
05. Girls Chase Boys | Ingrid Michaelson*
06. This Is How I Let You Down | The Franklin Electric*
07. Get You Back | Meaghan Smith
08. All About That Bass (feat. Kate Davis) | Scott Bradlee
& Postmodern Jukebox*
09. Hot Tonight | Tokyo Police Club*
10. Just One of the Guys | Jenny Lewis*
11. I Wanna Get Better | Bleachers*
12. Moving On | James
13. Heart’s Content | Brandi Carlile*
14. Holding On for Life | Broken Bells*
15. Lotus Flower | Radiohead
16. Stay Alive | José González*

– In which Ben is now fully en francais.
– In which Hannah is now in High School land.
– In which Kate now has her new kitchen (mostly)
– In which Dave has accidently stumbled upon being an academic on games.
– In which the house happily adds 2 cats (plus several decapitated mice).

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(previous mixes: 2013 | 2012 (includes the origin story and gist of these mixes)

This music video and song are some kind of wonderful. “Moving On” by James. #song4mixtape

Just came out on iTunes in North America too…

By James.

Radiohead – Lotus Flower #song4mixtape

So yeah, the video is a little on the strange side but hey…

By Radiohead.

Meaghan Smith – Get You Back #song4mixtape

Summer is here!

By Meaghan Smith.

A longstanding earworm in my household. “Recluse” by @neilmullanefinn. #song4mixtape

This song is a favourite from his new record, and this track has been pretty much pervasive since winter (even my kids are saying they find themselves humming it at school). Enjoy.

Acoustic version here, as well as a clip of the song in concert (St. James, London)

Weezer covering Radiohead’s Paranoid Android. Good Night. #song4mixtape

YouTube. And for the purists – click here.

Pixies – Dig For Fire #classic #song4mixtape

Heading to a Pixies concert in a few weeks, and reliving some (good) memories.

By the Pixies.

Little Numbers by Boy. #song4mixtape

By Boy.

Ng Family Year in Review Mix 2013 #song4mixtape

As tradition dictates, here is our Year in Review mix for the year 2013. As mentioned last year, this mix is a collection of songs that (for my family) has “informed” the year. As per usual, most of the songs on this mix are somewhere on this blog somewhere, and I’ve tried to provide links accordingly. Take a peek, click, listen and hope you enjoy. As well, I’d love to hear recommendations for songs that could make the 2014 mix. Happy New Year!

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01. My Girl – Yukon Blonde*
02. Tomorrow Has to Wait – Peter Bjorn and John
03. Inner Ninja (feat. David Myles) – Classified
04. Dancing In the Dark – Ruth Moody
05. Simple Song – The Shins
06. Waiting Game – Hannah Georgas
07. Hallelujah (2010 Version) – k.d. lang*
08. I’m Not Your Hero – Tegan and Sara*
09. Vienna – Billy Joel*
10. Where You Stand – Travis*
11. Don’t Swallow the Cap – The National*
12. Just Give Me a Reason (feat. Nate Ruess) – P!nk*
13. Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins) – Shad
14. Stairway – Yukon Blonde*
15. Little Numbers – BOY*
16. The Girl – City and Colour*
17. Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert) – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis*
18. Throw Your Arms Around Me – Eddie Vedder & Neil Finn*
19. 4 Minute Warning – Radiohead

– In which Ben rocks the basketball court.
– In which Hannah visits Quebec.
– In which Kate recovers from a doozy of a stomach bug, and Dave holds the fort.

Good morning world. How about something upbeat? Fam Jam from Shad. #song4mixtape

“Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins)” by Shad

A little morning music to shuffle by. Ragtime by Neko Case #song4mixtape

By Neko Case, from her excellent The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You.

O.K. need a little lift now. This should do the trick: Yukon Blonde’s “My Girl.” #song4mixtape

The original video is here, but this one below composed from clips sent in by Canadians is pretty cool.

By Yukon Blonde.

And now for some “get up and go” music. The Simple Life by the Shins. #song4mixtape

Carry on…

By the Shins.

Jake Bugg – Two Fingers #song4mixtape

Continuing in the sunny music vein… (When I first heard this, I thought it was Oasis back in form).

Jake Bugg

#song4mixtape Inner Ninja by Classified and David Myles

Nice and sunny today – this should work…

Links to Classified and David Myles

Really pretty cover of the Killer’s “Read My Mind” by Leif Vollebekk #song4mixtape

Performed by Leif Vollebekk

Ruth Moody and a great cover of Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark #song4mixtape

Performed by Ruth Moody

Rachel Sermanni – “The Fog” #song4mixtape

More of Rachel Sermanni at www.rachelsermanni.net

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