February 9, 2010

Shmitten Kitten Mix: I Want _____ Mix By Rub Paw Press

My homie Jose from Rub Paw Press made y'all a mix as an early Valentine's Day present. He is calling this an aleatory Valentine's mix. Apparently, aleatory means to leave something up to chance (I looked it up!) For instance, he typed the word "want" into his iTunes and this mix bubbled up. Here is what he had to say about it:
Valentine's Day is an occasion designed almost exclusively for the exchange of commercial goods. Whether V Day is or is not an authentic holiday, it is in many ways the perfect occasion to unleash the sweet mix tape / CD / iTunes playlist on that special someone, allowing for the trade of material goods to occur outside of the province of market capitalism. Or maybe it's reflective of an age where the exercise of "good taste" in arranging bits if illegally downloaded data can be presented as superior to gifting something that costs money or real effort.

A Valentine's Day mix can get away with sending a direct message: It's Valentine's Day! Speak from the heart! Tell Him/Her/Ze how you feel! In this spirit, I present the I Want _____ mix to you as an exercise in judging a book by its title and arranging titles into a message sort of. And, desire is one of the central dynamics in love, right?
Click on the rekkid below to download his present to you:

Track listing:
  1. I Want You - Bob Dylan
  2. I Knew I'd Want You - The Byrds
  3. I Want the One I Can't Have - The Smiths
  4. I Want a House - Twin Sister
  5. I Want You Back Again (Alternate) - The Zombies
  6. I Don't Ever Want To Come Down - 13th Floor Elevators
  7. I Don't Want Control Of You - Teenage Fanclub
  8. I Don't Want To Die Alone - Jens Lekman
  9. Why'd You Want Me - The Jesus And Mary Chain
  10. Don't You Want Me - The Human League
There you go! As part of the deal, I made a mix for him using the word "love" to post on his site. Download it here!


    dianca_london said...

    Can't go wrong with a track by the Smiths.

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