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Announcing! June 2007 Mix Tape (vol. 12)

Filed under: — adrian @ 9:44 pm

Yup, it’s not even June anymore. Pathetic! This is the 12th mix tape. It’s been almost a year since I started these things. Yup, pretty long ago. You enjoying them?

This is heavily delayed, I know. It was probably in part due to all the time I put into my loop mix.

You can download the zip file with the following:
1. mp3s of the songs
2. liner notes (pdf)
3. playlist files (iTunes txt file and an m3u file)

(for the iTunes file, simply import all the songs to your library and then go to file->import and then select the song list (the txt file). you should now have the 2007june playlist in your iTunes with all the songs in the correct order).

If you want to read the liner notes before downloading the whole thing, they’re here. This one includes a lot of great indie pop/ rock, including a lot of new finds (of new and old bands) like Emily Sparks, the New Year, and My Latest Novel.

Adrian’s June 2007 mix tape (zupload link with zip file)
(I’m trying this because hosting the zip was a significant bandwidth drain. let me know your thoughts on it; maybe I’ll switch to something else next month if that doesn’t work well.)

As always this’ll be up for a limited time (~1 week), so grab it now.

If you like the artists or songs, I suggest supporting them by buying their music, going to a show, buying merchandise from them or at least telling other people about them.

I’m going to Kwik-E-Mart!

Filed under: — adrian @ 8:07 pm

7-11 has transformed eleven stores into Kwik-E-Marts as a promotion for the new Simpsons movie, even including Simpsons foods like the pink donut and squishees.

Luckily one of the 11 is near me, so I’ll stop by in the next month. I’m excited!

I’m pretty sure it’s not all right in adrianbrain

Filed under: — adrian @ 7:43 am

ESPN does a story (/video) entitled “Death Race” and I sort of want to do it. It’s about the annual tough guy race in the UK. Parts of the race include running through icy water and mud, running through hanging strips of wire, some of which are electrified and bounding over hay bales on fire into icy water.

At long last, we come to the final obstacle, the newly added Viagra Falls. To get there, we wade 30 yards in neck-deep water before climbing up the muddy hill and sliding down a slick tarp into icy water as course marshals use fire hoses to spray us. The hoses and subsequent dunking aren’t the worst part, though. No. After all we’d been through, the added wading to reach the slide just seems cruel.

Cruel and, well, unnecessary.

It’s a pretty well-written story and the video’s good too.

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