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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