Forecast for the Future

"Every individual without exception bears a potential writer within himself. The reason is that everyone has trouble accepting the fact that he will disappear unheard of and unnoticed in an indifferent universe, and everyone wants to make himself into a universe of words before it's too late. 

Once the writer in every individual comes to life (and that time is not that far off), we are in for an age of universal deafness and lack of understanding."

- Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Week 3, Day 4: ....... Bowie??

I should have realized that this week would be more difficult than I was letting myself think. I pretended that making mixes wasn't hard, forgetting they require a lot of time and concentration, AND that i'm obsessive compulsive about this and i usually end up spending weeks on each one.


I'm not done with the last two nights yet. Sorry. I WILL finish though, if not now then soon. But in the meantime, I will offer you the following nugget compiled by me recently and tightened a bit this week:

Favorite David Bowie, 1971-80
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A few thoughts--

You'll see that I don't say "Best of" for a few reasons:

1.) Bowie released so much great music in the 70s that it's incredibly difficult to encapsulate an entire career in one retrospective (even when that mix, at 143 minutes, takes up two discs). It's pretty much impossible for anyone to make a perfect selection of his work... but it's still fun to try
2.) Also, there have been many Bowie comps released over the course of his career, many of which are stellar (probably the most famous of which is Rykodisc's 1990 release Changesbowie), and so, for that reason my mix is lacking a lot of the more famous highlights that adorn those mixes. A number of the tracks i've chosen are such "classics" but there are also plenty of less familiar album cuts, and, of course, worthy b-sides.

This mix is, for me, a representative slice about what i loved about Bowie during this time period (minus his Low/Heroes instrumentals, which i've intentionally left off due to the conflicting spirit of most everything else here). Hope you enjoy.

Here's the tracklist:

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spiffae said...

I don't know what you're using to put together these playlists, but you might think about including .m3u playlist files to do the order.

Nihilist Loves Hate, Hates Everything said...

Good idea. Also--I am sometimes not thinking with my brain--this mix is 103 minutes, not 143. Erm, yeah.

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