So I decided to make a mix for my friends at the Cantab. Some people have been asking me for a while now for some of the music that I play during the pre- and post-show sessions. So when the Slam Master said she was making a mix, I thought she meant a CD, and had to jump and finally get that mix done that I’d been thinking about. I wanted to bring something to the people who’d be there on the 23rd, and I was going to do a mix.
Of course, I had to do it in my usual, hurried manner, and I decided to make the mix on Wednesday afternoon. From start to finish, the mixing process took less than two hours. But since I’d done it so late in the day, I had to do the post-mix work and burn the CDs without having time to listen to a finished CD before I burned copies for everyone. I’ve been using an add-on to Toast called CD Spin Doctor to break up the finished file into tracks, and obviously this time I fumbled something somewhere in the process. So when I was driving to the Cantab, listening to what I’d done, I realized tracks 8 and 9 were switched around. It was something in the Spin Doctor editing, because each track had the right name for where it was on the CD, but the audio there was the wrong track. As I said on the open mic (and to everyone who got a copy), 8 is actually 9 and 9 is 8. Unless you have CD-text, you won’t see those track names, though.
So, there’s a new mix for everyone. I called it “A Few of My Favorite Things” and that’s what it is. There are tracks that will be familiar to anyone who’s a regular at the Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge. There are old tracks and new (thank you to Giant Step and SPECTRE for their continuing support, still bringing me sweet tunes after all these years), and the finished project is something I enjoy listening to – I think you will, too.
Here’s the track listing, mostly because my obsessive nature is still smarting about those copies with the mixed up tracks. Luckily, the tracks in question have vocals, and for that reason, you’ll easily tell where the mixup is if you have one of those CDs. What I recommended for those who have it is to burn another copy with tracks 8 and 9 reversed, or to make a playlist in iTunes and switch them to get the correct track order.
A Few of My Favorite Things
A Holiday Mix for the Cantab Lounge Family
- Dark Days (Spoken For Mix) – DJ Shadow
- Burn Out – Cinematic Orchestra
- Passion – Nightmares on Wax
- Rabbit In Your Headlights – UNKLE
- Ultra Light (Sustenance Mix) – The Angel
- Brother Where Are You (Matthew Herbert Mix) – Oscar Brown, Jr.
- This Room (Best 7 Version) – Fat Freddy’s Drop
- All That Glitters – Death In Vegas
- Breakfast Club (feat Murs & Supernatural) – Z-Trip
- Stiff Jazz – dZihan & Kamien
- Foreign Bodies – Herbert
- Agua – DJ Food
Here’s hoping everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and I’m looking forward to seeing you at the Cantab in 2010!