as longtime readers (all three? four of you?) may remember, i had long ago expressed an interest in making pop that rocks more open to outside participation and contributions. i also keep teasing the prospect of making and posting mixes.
inspired by an idea my friend john has executed with moderate success in the past amongst his friends, i thought it might be fun to combine these aspirations. hence, this announcement/invitation for the pop that rocks interactive mix project!
think of it as a game of telephone. sort of. i’ll start by posting the song here that i’d like to kick off the mix with. you would then submit a song that you think should go after it. it can be any song you like. i’ll keep constructing the mix from various submissions and close it with one more selection of my own once we’ve reach about and hour and twenty of music (typical mix CD length). sounds easy enough right?
you can submit your suggestions for songs in the comment section, via email, or through my twitter. i’ll probably update the mix every two days or so in order for people to see what’s chosen and decide what they think should go next. depending on how many submissions i get, i’m going to try and maintain a limit of one song inclusion per user.
so without further delay, let’s get this thing started! i’m beginning with a b-side from one of my favorite new acts of the year, ceo, aka eric berglund of the tough alliance. released online shortly after his delightful debut album white magic, “everything is going to be alright” more readily reflects his parent project’s balearic, beat-driven beauty.
its looping beat, wordless sighs and house samples make for what i think is a perfect start to this little game.
have a listen below and see what you think should come next. i’ll update the post in the next day or so with one of your recommendations.
have fun and thanks in advance for playing!
fyi, i’m also open to suggestions on a nifty graphic to run with the finished mix.