I have a theory: Pop Music is as potent and addicting as any drug out there. Same kinds of cravings, same emotional reactions of both highs and lows, and same visceral attachments to events, people, places, etc. Within the opening seconds of a song, it can instantly take you back to a transformative moment, a person on the periphery of your memory, or that place you’ve really been trying to get back to all these years. It can move you to victories, and in the same minutes, drop you to the carpet of your unlit bedroom floor.
It’s a habit you picked up, probably some time in early childhood, and you’re never ever going to kick it. Your mental well-being is dependent on it for the the rest of your life. And it’s damn near impossible to listen to just one. Try it. You can’t do it. Even if you “hear” just one, your mind will play back fragments of countless others like a psychedelic flashback. Enter the “mixtape.”
The mixtape is like the pack of cigarettes to a smoker, or a case of beer to the drinker. Because you know you’re not going to have just one. A well-made mixtape is like the “kind buds” you picked up –way better than that dirt weed the radio plays. It’s just right, and it’s just enough.
I know I’m not alone in this theory, but it if it’s been a while since you’ve thought of it, here I am. Like something always there to remind you. So get your fix, and get right. Welcome to the fall months. Enjoy the weather and this week’s mixtape.
Your dealer and curator,
- Lost It To Trying – Son Lux
- Celestial – VIMES
- Giving It All – Bondax
- Campo – Toro Y Moi
- Quicksand (feat. Common and Dezi Paige) – Yancey Boys
- Sons and Lovers – Black Light Dinner Party
- Glory Box (Portishead Cover) – Maxine Ashley
- Bedroom Wall – BANKS
- Lessons – SOHN
- Full Moon – Mansions on the Moon
- Orchids – Monster Rally
- Undiscovered – Laura Welsh
- Wonderful (Aeroplane Remix) – Surahn
- Playground Love (Air Cover) – Boy
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