Top 100 songs of 2009: 25-1

100-76 | 75-51 | 50-26 | 25-1

Throughout these past few days as I was putting together these posts I sincerely missed Imeem. Not that Lala’s not a suitable substitute for single track capture but as far as playlists go it’s pretty useless, unless you want to pay $0.10 for ever track you include.  Lame.  I miss you Imeem, I hope someone creates something useful to replace you soon.  But aside from my lists shortcomings thanks to this years loss I think it went alright.  No one has given me shit yet, maybe the naysayers are waiting for the end to rip my opinions apart.  I look forward to it as always.

I’m ready when you are.

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Top 100 songs of 2009: 50-26

100-76 | 75-51 | 50-26 | 25-1

When I was a little girl I wanted to be a model, dancer or a singer when I grew up.  I”m only 5’4″ so scratch out model, my mother had 4 jobs to support me and my 3 brothers and couldn’t afford to send me to classes so scratch out dancer… but singing my heart out loud was free so I did a lot of that.  Only thing is that unlike the rest of my siblings I didn’t get the charismatic life of the party gene.  I got up the courage to belt it out at church and school talent shows a few times growing up but once I hit that awkward stage of life I shriveled up inside and became far too self aware and terrified to even sing aloud if anyone else was in the house… let alone on a stage.  Those who can’t, teach? Nah.  I prefer to simply spread around all the wonderful talents in these songs like the plague instead.  And then wait for Terrence to leave or fall asleep to belt it out in my livingroom. Hooray for shame.

Have fun listening.

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Top 100 songs of 2009: 75-51

100-76 | 75-51 | 50-26 | 25-1

Thanks to my recent move I’ve discovered hidden musical gems.  I found my box of mixtapes (they weren’t lost, just forgotten) all of which were labeled with years or months (ie: Sophomore year mix) and all those titles sparked my interest… unfortunately I don’t own a cassette player.  How lame am I? I also unearthed all of my spools of CDR mixes, I don’t own a CD player either but at least I can still play those in my pc.  Now I simply compile these lists on my iTunes and eventually when I have to wipe out my pc (like I’ll be doing again in a few weeks to upgrade to Win7) I lose all of these playlists.  I usually try to print them out but it’s not the same.  I miss cassette tapes, I miss the process… how fantastic it used to be.  Sure it’s simpler now but all the beautiful science of it is gone.  This may be why I continue to make these lists… I need a process.

I hope you enjoy.

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Top 100 songs of 2009: 100-76

100-76 | 75-51 | 50-26 | 25-1

Me and music go way back, some may even say that I’m slightly obsessed… but being that I’m the daughter of a DJ and a dancer I might not have had a choice in the matter. I feel compelled to force my music onto everyone I meet and this is just another one of those instances.

I’ve been making these lists for the last 6 years, before that I made annual mixtapes and CDRs to showcase the years talents… I don’t know why I do it, I just have to.  Whether anyone cares or not I still have to make them.  Terrence just told me I was crazy, but he tells me that every year as these lists get longer or more involved.  I for one think they’ve become less involved and if you’ve ever read through my annual lists in the last few years you might agree.

It’s only the opinion of one girl.  Here you go…

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RIP Imeem.

Some of you may have noticed that I hadn’t posted my November playlist or top 5 yet, or maybe you didn’t, this is partly because I’m behind due to the holidays and finals and also due to the unexpected death of imeem. I relied heavily on imeem to share music and am currently trying to locate another music lending site to host my playlists, although I doubt this search will be fruitful. Imeem has been “resurrected” by Myspace and apparently soon all of my past playlists will be converted to myspace’s format, none of this excites me in any way considering my distaste for myspace and my lacking confidence in their capabilities. In the coming days I’ll most likely have to rely on Lala and Youtube to provide snippets from my playlists and most likely will cease to produce them or at least switch up the way I worked it.

For the past few years imeem has made music listening and sharing a simple and enjoyable activity… this may be the saddest day for music pirating since the death of OiNK (ok, that may be pushing it), goodbye dear friend, I’ll miss you.

Playlist: October

  1. You’re a Target by No Age
  2. Know Better Learn Faster by Thao
  3. Lovesick Teenagers by Bear In Heaven
  4. The Sweetest Curse by Baroness
  5. Scorpio by The Dutchess and the Duke
  6. Funeral Singers by Califone
  7. I Wonder Who We Are by The Clientele
  8. Madagascar by Lake
  9. 6669 (I don’t know if you know) by Neon Indian
  10. Alligator by Tegan & Sara
  11. Hindsight by Built To Spill
  12. Keep Slipping Away by A Place to Bury Strangers
  13. Doomsday by Elvis Perkins In Dearland
  14. Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace by Mountain Goats

When I started this website I was working a desk job that was only 5 minutes from home; I had tons of time on my hands even though it was a full time gig. Now I’m going to school (which isn’t too much of a time suck) and working part time all the way in midtown Manhattan and thanks to public transportation have way less time. On the plus side commuting 12 hours a week allows me to listen to lots of music, which makes these lists much simpler to assemble. Though the lack of time makes it so that I post way less than desirable. In short, I’m working on it and hopefully will be paying more attention to this place sooner. But in the meantime try to enjoy the music.

Playlist: September

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I tried to be nice and start using another website to host my playlists, one that doesn’t make you sign up in order to hear the full tracks. But most of are terrible and useless and then I decided on Lala until I got to the part where you add songs to the playlist and they wanted for me to pay for every song added. In short, if you care enough you’ll simply start an Imeem account and if not then it doesn’t really matter to you anyway.

I love making mixes and regardless of whose listening to them I’m still having fun. Yay for useless wastes of time! Now get out of here and go listen to something.

Playlist: July

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I don’t have much left to say about July and its musical weakness, I did however find a decent amount of quality tracks to toss you. So what if I cheated a little by putting Discovery on the playlist twice, first of all I couldn’t leave out the Jackson’s cover and I couldn’t just leave you the impression that they were some kind of lame ass band that was only good for cover songs… whatever, you’re just lucky I didn’t upload the entire album and leave it at that for July, trust me I was tempted.

Playlist: May

I’m sorry for slacking on this months playlist. Believe it or not I had it all ready and arranged for weeks, I’ve just been procrastinating. I’m a terrible person. The most difficult part about May’s playlist was narrowing down which songs to use by some of the artists. Trust me it would have been fun for me to use as much as three tracks from each artist but I didn’t want to bombard the playlist. So as hard as it was I managed to sucked it up and narrow it down.

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I hope you enjoy May’s selection. Happy listening.

(Trust me, I’m already working on June so if I’m late it’s just because I’m a huge douche.)

P.S. In case you’re new to this sign up and listen to all the songs in full here.