July 12, 2010

Psychedelic, Man

Sunday night's '60s and '70s psychedelic rock playlist from the retrospectacular to benefit NAMI.

1. rhinoceros "Apricot Brandy"
2. Jimi Hendrix "Purple Haze"
3. The Bubble Puppy "Hot Smoke & Sassafras"
4. The Electric Prunes "I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)"
5. The Rolling Stones "Paint It, Black"
6. Count Five "Psychotic Reaction"
7. Donovan "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
8. The Zodiac Cosmic Sounds "Virgo"
9. Cream "Tales of Brave Ulysses"
10. The Seeds "Pushin' Too Hard"
11. Love "She Comes In Colors"
12. The Beatles "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"
13. Clear Light "She's Ready To Be Free"
14. Santana "Black Magic Woman"
15. The Chambers Brothers "Time Has Come Today"
16. Flamin' Groovies "Slow Death"
17. Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. "Ange Mécanique De Saturne"
18. The 13th Floor Elevators "You Don't Know (How Young You Are)"
19. Incredible String Band "Swift As The Wind"
20. The Yardbirds "Shapes of Things"
21. The Amboy Dukes "Journey to the Center of the Mind"
22. Byrds "Space Odyssey"
23. Earth Opera "Mad Lydia's Waltz"
24. Pink Floyd "Astronomy Domine"
25. The Rainbow Band "Lotus"
26. Grateful Dead "The Golden Road"
27. Leviathan "Flames"
28. Eric Burdon & The Animals "Sky Pilot"
29. Lemon Pipers "Green Tambourine"
30. Can "I'm So Green"
31. Stalk Forrest Group "Arthur Comics"
32. The Doors "Riders Of The Storm"

June 20, 2010

'60s NAMI Wake 'n Bake

In the '60s they baked. In the now, we wake. A little warm-up for the NAMI fundraising event in July.

1. Donovan "Wear Your Love Like Heaven"
2. Crosby, Stills & Nash "Long Time Gone"
3. The Velvet Underground "I'll Be Your Mirror"
4. The Rolling Stones "I Am Waiting"
5. The Shangri-Las "Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)"
6. The Kinks "Waterloo Sunset"
7. Sandie Shaw "Girl Don't Come"
8. The Zombies "She's Not There"
9. Reparata & The Delrons "I'm Nobody's Baby Now"
10. Paul and Paula "Hey Paula"
11. Honey Bee "Hey Girls"
12. The Lovin' Spoonful"
13. Dusty Springfield "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"
14. The Beach Boys "Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)"
15. The Beatles "Norwgian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)"
16. Françoise Hardy "Oú Va La Chance?"
17. Marianne Faithfull "As Tears Go By"
18. Leonard Cohen "Suzanne"
19. Bob Dylan "Blowin' In The Wind"
20. The Mama & The Papas "Dedicated To The One I Love"
21. Elton John "Sweet Painted Lady"
22. Tommy James & The Shondells "(I'm) Taken"
23. Donovan "Catch the Wind"
24. Twinkle "Terry"
25. Evie Sands "I Can't Let Go"
26. Ricky Valance "Tell Laura I Love Her"
27. The Shirelles "Baby It's You"
28. The Murmaids "Popsicles and Icicles"
29. The Beatles "She's Leaving Home"
30. The Kinks "I Go To Sleep"
31. Love "Andmoreagain"
32. Buffalo Springfield "Expecting to Fly"
33. Nick Drake "The Thoughts of Mary Jane"
34. Scott Walker "If You Go Away"
35. Lee Hazelwood with Suzi Jane "Summer Wine"
36. Johnny Cash "Understand Your Man"
37. Patsy Cline "She's Got You"
38. Willie Nelson "Nightlife"
39. Lefty Frizzell "The Long Black Veil"
40. The Flying Burrito Brothers "Hot Burrito #1"
41. The Rolling Stones "Ruby Tuesday"
42. Nico "Fairest of the Seasons"

French Fries

When you can't get enough French, just bring Paris with you to Mixtape (now with 100% more Vice). Occasional non-French moments included free of charge.

1. Jacqueline Taieb "7 Heures du Matin"
2. Plastiscines "La Régle Du Jeu"
3. Kills "I Call It Art" (from Monsieur Gainsbourg: Revisted)
4. Charlotte Gainsbourg "Le Chat Du Café Des Artistes"
5. Serge Gainsbourg "L'H'ôtel Particulier"
6. The xx "Islands"
7. Kraftwerk "Tour De France"
8. Friendly Fires "Paris"
9. Ladyhawke "Paris Is Burning"
10. Nouvelle Vague "Ça Plane Pour Moi"
11. Malajube "Ursuline"
12. Stereolab "Nous Vous Demandons Pardon"
13. Kate Nash "Paris"
14. Christie Laume "Agathe ou Christie"
15. Dyland Mondegreen "Broken French"
16. April March "Cet Air-La"
17. The Whitest Boy Alive "Burning"
18. Coralie Clément "L'Impasse"
19. Lee Hazelwood with Suzi Jane "The Girls In Paris"
20. Kay Starr "C'est Magnifique"
21. Peter Bjorn & John "Paris 2004"
22. Brigitte Bardot "Oh! Qu'il Est Vilain"
23. Belinda Carlisle "Des Ronds Dans L'eau"
24. Grizzly Bear "Two Weeks (Fred Falke Extended Mix)"
25. Empire of the Sun "Standing on the Shore"
26. The Auteurs "New French Girlfriend"
27. Annie Dufresne "Mélodie Pour Cœur Brisé"
28. The Last Shadow Puppets "Paris Summer"
29. Jane Birkin f/ Feist "The Simple Story"
30. Phoenix "Run Run Run"

August 4, 2009

Just Another Night of Genius

Another awesome Monday at the Velvet!

1. Woolfy "Odyssey"
2. A.M. Architect "Next of Kin"
3. Kleerup f/ Robyn "With Every Heartbeat"
4. Love Grenades "Tigers In the Fire"
5. Holy Ghost! "I Will Come Back (Classixx Alcapulco Nights Version)" [free download]
6. The Raveonettes "Suicide" [free download]
7. Memory Cassettes "Last One Awake (CFCF Version)"
8. Felix Da Housecat "We All Wanna Be Prince" [free download]
9. Prince "I Would Die 4 U"
10. Bat for Lashes "Sleep Alone"
11. Fever Ray "Triangle Walks"
12. Miles Fisher "This Must Be the Place"
13. Islands "No You Don't" [free download]
14. Pulp "Lipgloss"
15. The Vanish "Hold On"
16. Kumisolo "I Know What Boys Like"
17. Desire "Dans Mes Reves"
18. CSS "Move (Cut Copy Remix)"
19. James Yuill "This Sweet Love"
20. Princeton "Calypso Gold" [free download]
21. Liam Finn and Eliza-Jane "Long Way to Go"
22. Cibo Matto "Clouds"
23. Emily Rodgers "Hurricane"
24. Silk Flowers "Sand"
25. Clint Mansell "We're Going Home"
26. The Antlers "Cold War"
27. Washed Out "Get Up"
28. Portland Cello Project f/ Thao "Beat (Health, Life and Fire)" [free download]
29. Deerhoof "Numina O"
30. Apse "7 Tropica"
31. Chromatics "I'm On Fire"

August 3, 2009

Astrud is a Winnah!

Awesome news: yours truly was one of the winners of the Starlust Photo contest! My photo, embedded here for your viewing pleasure, was chosen to represent the excellent shopping sim Bill. I was kind of hoping my dinosaur picture would win, just between you and I, but I'm excited to have won Bill with any photo as it was the sim with the prizes I was most, most, most excited about! Thanks to everyone for the amazing prizes they contributed, I now have enough free stuff to dress my avatar for the next six months. And you'll soon be able to see my photo as a billboard all over Bill!

If you're interested you can view my other photo entries as a set on my Flickr stream. The credits for items in the winning photo are:

skirt: ::Sugarcube frothy tiered skirt (khaki)
shirt: Chikka Design sunday top light blue
shoes: Chikka Design sunday flat light blue
hair: [Raspberry Aristocrat] Adora Hair in Brown Cocoa

July 8, 2009

Tuesdays With Astrud

Tuesdays are a great day to read to a dying person from a book and have a meaningful life experience. They're also a fantastic day to listen to some new music at the Velvet. I took the latter route on Tuesday July 8 when doing a fill-in set. Um, the black hulk was there? And some dude walked on his hands? And there was an in-depth discussion of the Rolling Stones, although no Rolling Stones were played.

1. The Jam "The Butterfly Collector"
2. Crystal Moustache "Zombie Heart" [download free]
3. The Walkmen "Postcards from Tiny Islands"
4. Golden Isles "Can't Take It"
[download free]
5. Celebration "Open Your Heart" [download free]
6. Ice Palace "Pirate by Thirty"
7. Spiral Stairs "Maltese T"
[download free]
8. Broken Social Scene "Complications"
9. warpaint "elephants"
10. Noah and the Whale "The First Days of Spring"
[download free]
11. Nico "Fairest of the Seasons"
12. Neon Indian "Terminally Chill"
[download free]
13. Decoder Ring "Beat the Twilight"
14. Brendan Benson "Feel Like Taking You Home"
[download free]
15. Apostle of Hustle "Soul Unwind"
16. Cale Parks "One at a Time"
17. Little Joy "Unattainable"
18. Yaw "Where Would You Be"
19. Neutral Milk Hotel "Holland, 1945"
20. Handsome Furs "Radio Kilingrad"
21. Julian Plenti "Fun That We Have"
[download free]
22. Spoon "Got Nuffin"
23. Dream Academy "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want"
24. Dirty Projectors "Two Doves"
25. Malcom Middleton "My Delirium"
26. Modest Mouse "Autumn Beds"
27. Fishboy "Bricks Part 1" [download free]
28. King Charles "Time of Eternity"
29. Wolf Gang "Pieces of You"
30. The Fiery Furnaces "The End Is Near"
31. Paul McCartney "Picasso's Last Words (Drink To Me)"


You know how some days you're like, "ok I'm just gonna throw some French tunes into a playlist and it'll be nice to listen to" and then the next thing you know you're on last.fm researching French artists and making it into a set? That's what happened here. Then Clarke showed up with 20 naked people, which was very French. We partied unusually hard for a Monday at the Velvet.

1. Yelle "Qui Est Cette Fille"
2. Sebastien Tellier "Sexual Sportswear (Donovan remix)"
3. Justice "DVNO"
4. Kumisolo f/ Momus "Confiance Absolue"
5. Air "Do The Joy"
6. Tahiti 80 "Changes"
7. Stereo Total "LA, CA, USA"
8. M83 "Graveyard Girl"
9. Jordy "Dur Dur D'être Bébé! (It's Tough To Be A Baby)"
10. Télépopmusik "Brighton Beach"
11. Emilie Simon "Fleur De Saison"
12. Phoenix "If I Ever Feel Better"
13. Nouvelle Vague "Shack Up"
14. Cocosuma "Charlotte's On Fire"
15. Charlotte Gainsbourg "Little Monsters"
16. The Teenagers "Homecoming"
17. Coralie Clément "Indecise"
18. Barth "Doggy Fight"
19. Couer de Pirate "Comme Des Enfants"
20. Stereolab "Nous Vous Demandons Pardon"
21. Kumisolo "I Know What Boys Like"
22. April March "Cet Air-La"
23. James Iha & Kazu Makino "The Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde"
24. Jane Birkin "Je T'aime Moi Non Plus"
25. Serge Gainsbourg "Melody"
26. Brigitte Bardot "Oh! Qu'il Est Vilain"
27. Françoise Hardy "Il Vaut Mieux Une Petite Maison Dans La Main Qu'un Grand Château Dans Les Nuage"
28. SoKo "I'll Kill Her"
29. Annie Defresne "Mélodie Pour Cœur Brisé"
30. Christie Laume "Agathe ou Christie"
31. Air "How Does It Make You Feel? (edit)"

July 7, 2009

4th of July Fireworks

It's very rare that I get to DJ back to back with SL's best DJ, Niko Lyle. However, we backed it up on Saturday the 4th of July. For America. At the Velvet. This set was named "oh, it's on." Cos I kicked his music ass. With love! <2

Click the links to find free downloads of some of the songs!

1. Richard Swift "The Atlantic Ocean"
2. La Roux "In For the Kill (Lifelike remix)"
3. Prince "Uptown"
4. Phoenix "1901 (The 'Garage Band' Teenagers remix)"
5. Kumisolo "I Know What Boys Like"
6. Pulp "Razzmatazz"
7. Cicada "Metropolis (the Twelves remix)"
8. Hot Chip & Peter Gabriel "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa"
9. Casiotone for the Painfully Alone "Lonesome New Mexico Nights"
10. Chrome "Meet You in the Subway"
11. Mew "Repeaterbeater"
12. Crystal Fighters "Xtatic Truth"
13. Psychic Powers "Frozen"
14. Joy Division "New Dawn Fades"
15. Peter Bjorn & John "It Don't Move Me (The Knocks remix)"
16. WhoMadeWho "Keep Me In My Plane (Modernaire remix)"
17. Passion Pit "Let Your Love Grow Tall"
18. Rainbow Arabia "Haunted Hall"
19. Lykke Li "Dance Dance Dance (Buraka Som Sistema remix)"
20. Jogger "Nice Tights (Nosaj Thing remix)"
21. Souvenir "De sang froid"
22. The Blow "Eat Your Heart Up"
23. Golden Isles "Jane"
24. Grand Archives "Silver Among the Gold"
25. Shout Out Louds "Time Left for Love"
26. Your Twenties "Billionaires"
27. Black Moth Super Rainbow "Twin of Myself (Go! Team remix)"
28. The XX "Teardrops"
29. Magic Wands "Teenage Love"
30. The Rifles "The Great Escape"
31. NightWaves "Never Thought I'd Have to Let You Go"
32. Little Boots "Mathematics"
33. Discorockets "Warmer"
34. Franz Ferdinand "No You Girls (Trentemoller remix)"

wake 'n bake

I have to tell you, I love playing early sets cos it gives me a chance to pull out some of my slow, pretty songs and dance around in circles to them. So I put together a wake 'n bake set for the Velvet on June 27th and it went a little something like this.

1. Air France "GBG Belongs To Us"
2. Nightmares on Wax "Les Nuits"
3. Air "All I Need"
4. School of Seven Bells "Half Asleep"
5. Bjork "All Is Full of Love"
6. Santigold "Lights Out"
7. The Golden Filter "Favourite Things"
8. TV on the Radio "Family Tree"
9. Dirty Three "Cinders"
10. Mazzy Star "Into Dust"
11. Sigur Ros "Góðan Daginn"
12. Art of Noise "Moments in Love"
13. M83 "You, Appearing"
14. Ratatat "Brulee"
15. Stars "Undertow"
16. Explosions In The Sky "So Long, Lonesome"
17. Animal Collective "My Girls"
18. Grizzly Bear "Ready, Able"
19. Sleepy Sun "Lord"
20. The National "Green Gloves"
21. AU "The Waltz"
22. Telepathe "So Fine (Chairlift remix)"
23. R.E.M. "Perfect Circle"
24. Portishead "The Rip"
25. Isobel Campbell "Are You Going To Leave Me?"
26. Kings of Convenience "Homesick"
27. Bon Iver "Flume"
28. Spoon "I Summon You"
29. The Raveonettes "Last Dance"
30. Massive Attack "Teardrop"

June 20, 2009

things to love

Wow, it's been a minute since I posted a setlist! So here's my June 18 set from the Velvet along with some links to download the tracks for free. See a few more pictures from the night on my Flickr.

Starting next week you can catch me at the Velvet on Mondays from 9-11PM SLT!

1. L'Trimm "Cars That Go Boom"
2. Yelle "Qui est cette fille" [download free]
3. Royksopp "Happy Up Here"
4. Eurythmics "Would I Lie To You?"
5. Blacklist "Flight of the Demoiselles" [download free]

6. Name the Pet "Sunshine"
7. Sally Shapiro "Save Your Love"
8. Classixx f/ Frankmusik "Wake Up"
9. Dunproofin' "Lily vs. the Robot"
10. Hercules and Love Affair "Iris"
11. Kylie Minogue "2 Hearts"
12. Annie "Two of Hearts"
13. Esser "Headlock" [download free]
14. VEGA "Kyoto Gardens"
15. Of Montreal "An Eluardian Instance (Styrofoam Remix)"
16. Telepathe "Chrome's On It (Gold Panda Remix)"
17. The Gossip "Heavy Cross"
18. Invisible "Ok"
19. MEN "Simultaneously"
20. Radiohead "I Might Be Wrong"
21. We & Lisa "Independence (Doc Ron Remix)" [download free]
22. Bat for Lashes "Pearl's Dream"
23. Memory Tapes "Bicycle" [download free]
24. Seu Jeorge "Life On Mars?"
25. Ted & Francis "Erlend"
26. The Faunts "Explain (Cassettes Won't Listen remix)" [download free remix EP]
27. The Names "Life By the Sea"
28. Magic Wands "Teenage Love" [download free]
29. Echo & the Bunnymen "Do It Clean"