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Mixed Bag 001

I’ve decided to reformat what was once the supposedly weekly but sparsely updated “Start” music mix into a longer format, bi-weekly mix of ten songs or less available as a full download. I hope to have these available every other Monday so, until next time, enjoy the first of (hopefully) many Mixed Bags.

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Restless Things Mixed Bag #1
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This mix is inspired by two things: my plane landing and yesterday’s drive through a desolate road in Las Vegas. They both offer beautiful views of two aspects of this place—the bustling strip, the barren desert—but, to me, create a sense of melancholy in their juxtaposition.

I didn’t specify it in the cover graphic but the first song by Florence and the Machine is actually the acoustic version from her session with BBC Radio 2. It is amazing and one of my favorite tracks on the mix.

Here is the tracklist:
Cosmic Love (Acoustic) by Florence + the Machine
July Flame by Laura Viers
Small Mountain by Midlake
Walk In The Park by Beach House
Dumb Lovers by Pearl and the Beard
Brostjor by Olafur Arnalds
Almost Crimes (Acoustic) by Broken Social Scene
Roslyn by Bon Iver and St. Vincent
Walk On The Moon (Acoustic) by Asobi Seksu

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2 Comments

  1. Posted December 26, 2015 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    There’s a formula you can use. First you need to pick a key. Lets say you want to write a song in C Major. C Major has no sahprs or flats, so it will be easier. A basic progression would involve the I, IV, and V chords of the C scale, which are all Major chords. Therefore, that would be C, F, and G, and then resolve back at C. If you want to add some minor chords in there, you may want to use the ii, or the vi chords. That would be dm, and am. A good progression with those chords would be C, F, dm, G, am, C. Play around with them and see what sounds good. You can use this formula in any key. For example, if you wanted to write a song in the key of D Major, you would still use the I, IV, ii, V, vi, I progression. Therefore, that would mean D, G, em, A, bm, D.

  2. Posted July 20, 2016 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Hahahaha. I’m not too bright today. Great post!

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