Tape #2: Summer 2017

Tape #2: Summer 2017 – from Sean Paul to the Stones!

A second tape has been made now that summer is in full swing! A tape full of upbeat rhythms and good vibes (despite occasionally getting off track). This tape served as the official soundtrack to my 2017 trip to Hampton Beach, NH. This is an annual pilgrimage for my family and I. My lovely girlfriend made her debut appearance at this particular beach, so I wanted to make sure I included some of her favorite songs on this tape (which explains some of my choices). The water was cold and refreshing and the sea food was without end!

Okay, lets get to business! Here’s the official CTEP: Summer 2017 track listing:

1. Sunshine – Jonathan Edwards, Jonathan Edwards 1971
2. Summer Romance )Anti-gravity Love Song) – Incubus, S.C.I.E.N.C.E. 1997
3. Walkin’ on the Sun – Smash Mouth, Fush Yu Mang 1997
4. The Ocean – Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy 1973
5. Lady Demeter – Tim Armstrong, A Poet’s Life 2007
6. Hold My Hand – Sean Paul, Imperial Blaze 2009
7. Mexican Home – John Prine, Sweet Revenge 1973
8. Irene – Marcy Playground, Leaving Wonderland… in a Fit of Rage 2009
9. The Diner Song – State Radio, Us Against the Crown 2006
10. Daisy Cutter – 311, Uplifter 2009
11. Ball and Biscuit – The White Stripes, Elephant 2003
12. Big River – Johnny Cash, The Complete Sun Masters 2008 (1958)

1. Santa Monica – Everclear, Sparkle and Fade 1995
2. Starry Safari – Mad Conductor, Renegade Space Rock 2007
3. Before they Make us Run – The Rolling Stones, Some Girls 1978
4. To be Alone with You – Bob Dylan, Nashville Skyline 1969
5. Off the Record – My Morning Jacket, Z 2005
6. With My Own Two Hands – Ben Harper, Diamonds on the Inside 2003
7. Roadhouse Blues – The Doors, Morrison Hotel 1970
8. Don’t Put Your Feet on My Table – Dharma Brown, Slick Interpretations 2006
9. So Much Things to Say – Bob Marley & The Wailers, Exodus 1977
10. Paper Thin Walls – Modest Mouse, The Moon & Antarctica 2000
11. Stadium Love – Metric, Fantasies 2009
12. Summertime – Wayne Hancock, Thunderstorms and Neon Signs 1995

Dasss’it! Maybe we share some summer classics! Maybe you’re looking at this list in disgust! Either way, I’d love to see some other examples of Summer/Beach/Good Vibe mixes!

Thanks Foo’!

The ‘1st’ Tape: Driving/Exciting/Up-Tempo

20170619_160329I made my first mixtapes in the late 90’s/ early 2000’s. Recently, I started making a series of tapes called the ‘Mind Meld Mix‘ as a way to keep my long drives interesting. The goal of these tapes was to explore the range of genres in my collection. I take great pleasure in lulling someone into a relaxed state with an old folk tune only to blast them in anxiety with some screechin’ metal.
However, the lack of a theme makes the tapes a very ‘hit or miss‘ experience. Everybody liked a song or two but no one enjoyed the piece as a whole. The CTEP was born during the construction of a tape that I will call my 1st tape. The theme was Driving/Exciting/Up-Tempo, the track listing is provided below.
Side A:
1. Peace Frog – The Doors, Morrison Hotel 1970
2. Take it Back – Cream, Disraeli Gears 1967
3. Why Must You Always Dress in Black – Ben Harper, White Lies for Dark Times 2009
4. Make Some Noise – The Beastie Boys, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two 2011
5. Smoke and Wine – Hank Williams III, Straight to Hell 2006
6. Hypnotize – The White Stripes, Elephant 2003
7. Stand By Me – Atomic Rooster, Made In England 1972
8. The Mob Rules – Black Sabbath, Mob Rules 1981
9. The Rocker – Thin Lizzy, Vagabonds of the Western World 1973
10. Dare – Gorillaz, Demon Days 2005
11. Prove My Love – Violent Femmes, Violent Femmes 1983
12. Resurrection – The Misfits, American Psycho 1997
13. Halftime – Nas, Illmatic 1994

Side B:
1. Mary Had a Little Lamb – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Texas Flood 1983
2. The Prisoner – Iron Maiden, Number of the Beast 1982
3. I Love Everybody – Johnny Winter, Second Winter 1969
4. The Red & The Black – Blue Oyster Cult, Tyranny and Mutation 1973
5. Liquid Swords – GZA, Liquid Swords 1995
6. Billy Boo the Gunman – Blossom Toes, If Only for a Moment 1969
7. I Against Osbourne – The Dead Milkmen, Beelzebubba 1988
8. I Want You – KISS, Rock and Roll Over 1976
9. Sure ‘Nuff ‘N Yes I Do – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, Safe As Milk 1967
10. Yekermo Sew – Mulatu Astatke, New York-Addis-London: The Story of Ethino Jazz 1965 – 1975 2009
11. Secret Society – Title Fight, Floral Green 2012
12. Never More – Elf, Elf 1972

Well, there you have it! Use this as an example and have some fun! Throw together your own Driving/Exciting/Up-Tempo mix and send it in!