Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The "Mix It Up Party"

My good friend Caitee has had some health problems in the past. But happily, she recently got all better! To celebrate the return of her long lost health, she hosted a small party of 10 friends. But not any ol' party... It was a CD exchange party!

Here's how it worked: Caitee invited 10 people. She asked each person to make a mix CD of their favorite songs, make 10 copies and bring them to the party. Then everyone leaves with 10 new CDs! Isn't that a neat idea??

Not everything went as planned, however. Out of the 10 people she invited, 2 cancelled. Out of the remaining 8, two guests didn't bring a mix. So including Caitee's mix, there were only 7 mixes. And 2 of the mixes were made by Dustin and I. Sooooo we only got 5 new CDs. But we love our 5 new CDs!

Despite the flaws, the party was a success! Great music, food and friends. Now if there had been a clown I think it would have been the party of the century. Possibly ever. So invite 10 of your closest friends over for a "Mix It Up Party," as Caitee so eloquently christened it.  Encourage them to design creative cover art and include a track list.

Not bragging about my amazing musical taste/awesome mix CD skills, but here are our tracklists:

The Dustin & Sherylyn Mix: Volume I
  1. Innocence - Nero
  2. 1901- Phoenix
  3. Nature Song- Maria Taylor
  4. Monsters- Hurricane Bells
  5. Janglin- Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  6. Cousins- Vampire Weekend
  7. Buggin'- The Flaming Lips
  8. Skinny Love- Bon Iver
  9. Midnight City- M83
  10. I Didn't Mean It- The Belle Brigade
  11. In The Lost And Found (Honky Bach)- Elliott Smith
  12. Can You Tell- Ra Ra Riot
  13. Bodysnatchers- Radiohead
  14. Turning Page- Sleeping At Last
  15. Treat Me Like Your Mother- The Dead Weather
  16. Coat Check Dream Song- Bright Eyes
  17. She's Long Gone- The Black Keys
  18. The Recluse- Cursive
  19. Lazy Eye- Silversun Pickups
  20. Where Is My Mind?- Pixies
The Dustin & Sherylyn Mix: Volume II

  1. The Suburbs- Arcade Fire
  2. Here I Dreamt I was an Architect- The Decemberists
  3. Your Retro Career Melted- The Faint
  4. The Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room)- Flight Of The Conchords
  5. Work- Jimmy Eat World
  6. Sofi Needs A Ladder - Deadmau5 Feat. Sofia Toufa
  7. Roslyn- Bon Iver And St Vincent
  8. A Diamond And A Tether- Death Cab For Cutie
  9. Be Here Now- Mason Jennings
  10. Say Please- Monsters of Folk
  11. Teen Angst- M83
  12. Sleepyhead- Passion Pit
  13. We Are Nowhere and It's Now- Bright Eyes
  14. Amsterdam- Peter Bjorn & John
  15. Houdini- Foster The People
  16. Campfire Kansas- The Get Up Kids
  17. We Will Become Silhouettes- The Postal Service
  18. Hearing Damage- Thom Yorke
  19. January Wedding- The Avett Brothers
There were a couple of repeat tracks spread throughout all of the mixes at the party. For example, our friend Sean also had 1901 by Phoenix on his mix. And Caitee had January Wedding by The Avett Brothers at the top of her track list. And the number of Decemberist songs in all the mixes added up came to a grand total of 5! But we agreed that at least the band will be well represented. 

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