Member Since: 2/11/2004
Total Mixes: 13
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Other Mixes By brackshaw

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filling wall st nights with music

Artist Song
Bows  No.4 
RjD2  Intro  
Manu Chau  La Vie a 2 
Of Montreal  I Was Never Young  
Tribe Called Quest  Award Tour 
Ibrahim Ferrer  Marieta 
Cibo Matto  About a Girl (Nirvana Cover) 
Bob Marley & the Wailers  Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) 
Sufjan Stevens  Night Zombies/Neighbors 
Of Montreal  Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games  
Bows  Troy Polenta's Big Break  
Air  Brakes On  
Bloc Party  Positive Tension  
Broken Social Scene  Shampoo Suicide  
Toots & the Maytals  Bam Bam  
Squirrel Nut Zippers  Bad Businessman  
Ary Barroso  Brazil 
Regina Spektor  That Time  


This starts out with the commercial-like No.4 and then the RjD2 starts out "Wait a minute! I forgot my introduction!" followed by clapping and whatnot. The Manu Chao is a great, relaxed French rap song. The Nirvana cover by Cibo Matto is really awesome, and has a sort of bossa nova/cuban feel which echoes well the Ibrahim Ferrer (of Buena Vista Social Club) the song before. That jazzy feeling is also carried over to the Bob Marley song that I recently was exposed to and really love. This goes into Sujfan Stevens, which has a chorus in a similar way to the Bob Marley, and also has a sad tone while still having a driving beat. Getting away from the bittersweet moments and going straight back to bass-heavy dancey songs, this Of Montreal has a few movement changes (a la Bohemian Rhapsody... or Beethoven), which I always think is great. The next Bows keeps the heavy bass theme, and this song I've always loved because the muffled crowd sounds and vocals, like you're hearing a concert from next door. After the jazzy air song and a little indie rock, the Toots & the Maytals brings an old beach sound which is augmented by the fact that my version of the song was ripped from a vinyl record and has the very slight warping and background fuzz. To continue the older style, this Squirrel Nut Zippers connects to the title of the mix; I live in the financial district of NYC and am always surrounded by businessmen who put me off in a big way. Another old sound with Ary Barroso doing Brazil (the version that was in the movie, if you saw it). Then (because I can never leave Regina Spektor out of my mixes), That Time which features Regina's vocals and the lowest string on an electric guitar. Also references NYC and cigarette smoking, which are very me, as well as some of the other references in the song. This version of the song was recorded live in France, and I let the clapping at the end go on for a good 30 seconds, since it's at the end of the mix, and I cut it off right after she says "merci."

It flows pretty well, but doesn't have any moments that are really stand-out in my opinion, but that may be for the better. It's well framed by clapping and french, although you may not catch it. My favorite songs on it personally the Manu Chao, the Bob Marley, and the second Of Montreal song. w00t
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Date: 3/24/2006
that's some quite nice laid back stuff. i really like the borken social scene one.
Date: 3/24/2006
The hills of Tribeca are alive, with the sound of music.

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Date: 3/24/2006
Beware of what he sells
Surely go straight to hell.
T'aint no bottom in that wishing well, Bad Businessman.
...& I'd listen t'the MiXX er, fer sure; he no's, uh, knows his html.