Can you believe it? It’s our half-birthday! We are officially 6 months old and every week we have more and more friends joining us. What grew out of a need to make mixtapes for all my blogging friends and share them with others, with maybe a little hope that people would want to comment along, has turned into a hop with so many awesome friends.
Michelle Liew, from Getting Literal, in her infinite awesomeness, summed up MixTape so well, that I can’t duplicate it. She created a beautiful post, and in it was a poem to me!
She also said this: “Jen, of My Skewed View, is truly a lady of music. How she comes up with creative mixtapes can be beyond one’s imagination! What I love about her is her generosity and welcoming ways-how she always enables the new ones to fit right in to her hop, Twisted Mixtape Tuesday! I have much gratitude for the chance I have to share music with her and other fantastic bloggers.”
Well that was just plain awesome. I needed a little awesome today. So without further ado-ation, today’s theme is:
Relaxing slow jams. You wanna chill, you want your friends to chill. Any genre from rock to jazz to hip-hop, but it’s gotta be slow-jams
I’m not gonna ruin your groove by talking through the music. Just sit back, relax and listen.
Boz Scaggs – Lowdown Because just listen. That’s why.
That’s The Way of The World – Earth Wind & Fire You see the way Maurice White is Moving His Hips? That’s what I’m talking ’bout people! And if you want to go straight to the slow, mellow, jam click here.
What You Won’t Do For Love – Bobby Caldwell
Happy People – R Kelly
And because I have yet to regale you with my love of Jazz. Here’s an awesome tune to chill to:
She Could Be Mine – Dave Grusin, Lee Rittenour, and Steve Gadd (all amazing musicians in their own right)
We want to hear your mixtape!
This really is the fun part, it’s not musical snobbery at all, just having a good time! Just incase you are wondering… I listen to EVERY SINGLE mix that links up! I may be picky about what I like, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love finding out what makes your musical souls tic.
The rules of Twisted MixTape are as such: Try and create a 5 song mix based on this week’s theme. This week our theme is Groove. Make a 5 song playlist of anything that makes you sit back, groove and relax!
Take it easy, make it flow, remember in your mind you are creating your mixtape for a friend, what would he want to hear?
Create your own post and link it up, or put your mix in the comments. If you are going to link-up there must be a song – relating to the theme – in your post. And really, if you’re not ready to link up with us, no worries! We love songs in the comments! So bring it!
Please visit your fellow mix-makers, and if you can, comeback every so often to see if anyone new has arrived. Share this all over the place, the more the merrier!
If you must own any of these songs, please click on the following links and they’ll take you right to iTunes:
Lowdown – Silk Degrees
That’s the Way of the World – Earth, Wind & Fire: Greatest Hits
What You Won’t Do For Love – What You Won’t Do For Love
Happy People – Playlist: The Very Best of R. Kelly
She Could Be Mine – Out of the Shadows
The List Of All Lists:
October 1 – Our own Troy from As Long As I’m Singing contributed this week’s theme: the (5) seminal songs who made you the person you are today. The shutter-openers, the wakers, the “I can see clearly now the rain is goners.” The tunes that forced you to look in the mirror and say, “Hey good-looking, you seem familiar, yet new.”
October 8 – I wouldn’t love these songs so much if they weren’t part of a Soundtrack. Your favorite songs from soundtracks, could be anywhere from pop music you love to original scores, you decide. Try and use the point of view that it was the Soundtrack that made you love the song.
October 15 – Make a mix of songs that are totally from a genre or style of music that you don’t usually listen to. You know… 5 songs that you love anyway… kinda like Clark pulling the Classical Music card for Best of
October 22 – Songs that are spiritual. In anyway. To you, about something spiritual, you decide.
October 29 – Songs that are scary. FOR ANY REASON. Halloween is a few days away. Are they scary because of the words, what the band looks like, because it’s just so darn bad??
November 5- Free for all!
November 12 – Song’s that tell a story. These can be epics or not. Just a story. You know, just not la la la I love you or I hate you or whatever…..
Wait? Are you still here? Good. Then let me tell you one more thing. Raised on the Radio is official! Your friends and mine, Linda Roy and Lance Burson have joined forces with me to make our new site something special. All you have to be is a music fan (not a music snob) to enjoy it. We hope to post everyday so if you want to throw your hat in the ring we’d love to have you!
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30 thoughts on “Twisted MixTape 26”
I think Michelle summed you up perfectly in her poetry over this past weekend and give her credit for nailing you. I admit don’t really know much of this week’s picks, but that is why I love this, because every week you do introduce me to some music I might not be familiar with, but definitely do enjoy listening to here. Thanks Jen!! 🙂
Such a lovely sentiment in the poem! I have to say – I also wasn’t familiar with your pics this week – but I think that’s what I’m going to enjoy about this hop – the chance to experience what others enjoy. After watching these, I think I’d like to hang out in the R. Kelly video for a bit if that’s okay with everyone…
Louise I’ll be right there with you!
So, all of your songs fit the “Involuntary Head Bobbing” requirement… 😉 Nice!
…and yes, totally, Maurice’s hips… ‘zactly! Smoooooth Grooooove
Nice mix! I would have thought you might select “We’re All Alone” or “Look What You’ve Done To Me” by Boz, but “Lowdown” was always a biggie for him! Michelle is a sweetie, and a great friend to have. She’s been by my side thru thick and thin. And, she has you pegged, to say the least. Great Mix!
Thanks Rich! I was going to go a little more obscure, but I like for people to know some of the songs that I play 🙂
#1: Boz Scaggs is just flat awesome.
#2: How can anyone not “get into” your E W & F tune??? Nice.
#3: And you end it with a Jazz tune. Sweet!!!
Very Nice… Absolutely enjoyed, Slu
Thanks Slu! I think that’s the best comment you’ve ever left me!
I love how differently we approached this. You went with the head boppin (and um embarrassed to say I knew NONE). I went with the piano stuff mostly or um Idunno. Great mix. Thinking of you huge.
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Earth, WInd & Fire!!… (in the days of ‘albums’) they were a group that when you put their music on, it didn’t matter where the needle dropped!
Michelle do say it well…
Always really liked Boz Scaggs – great choice!
Have to love R Kelly and happy people! A great list!
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Happy Half Birthday! Thanks for letting me join in, its been fun. Love that R. Kelly song.
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Really glad you like the little poem! Yes, Mixtape is exactly that!!! WTG, Jen!!
And very thankful to mix tunes with everyone!!!!
Happy People!! Thank you for hosting this great linky, Jen. I’m sooo glad I found your site. 🙂
You know one of the many things I love about your mix tapes? I see the name of the song and think I don’t know it, but then I start listening (like the first two songs) and it turns out I do! My pick: Smokey Robinson’s Cruisin’.
I could so write you a poem… probably not that good but I can rhyme like nobody’s business.
Happy Birthday for your half of a year!! Lovely poem for you, displayed awesome. I love ‘Lowdown’. Getting ready to go listen to the last song you listed. Thank you for the coolness and time you put into this blog hop. It’s the groovy place to be on Tuesdays!
love me some EW&F anytime of the day or night, and yes that man has some moves. uh huh. Boz never disappoints and even enjoyed the jazz. I’ll be over here chillin’ if you need me.
You always manage to bring up songs that I had forgotten existed or forgotten I liked! DJ stands for “Delightful Jen”.
Happy half birthday to my favorite link up all time. ALL TIME. Love you and all your peeps. Also Boz and jazz.
Not my kind of music (my son and his father would love it, though!) but I do like that Earth Wind and Fire song. Good stuff. 🙂
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