Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)
The rules of Twisted MixTape are as such: Try and create a 5 song mix based on this week’s theme. This week our theme is Groove. Make a 5 song playlist of anything that makes you sit back, groove and relax!
Take it easy, make it flow, remember in your mind you are creating your mixtape for a friend, what would he want to hear?
Relaxing slow jams. You wanna chill, you want your friends to chill. Any genre from rock to jazz to hip-hop, but it’s gotta be slow-jams
The thing I enjoy (or abhor) about TMT Tuesday is that, for me, the process of coming up with a MT results in some serious retrospective shit. I read everyone else’s Posts and I get the sense of people musically grounded, active in their exploration of new styles (of music) and an at-the-fingertips access to the incredible variety of musical genres. In my case, not so much.
Take this week’s theme. The idea of ‘slow grooves’ and ‘chillin out’ and such, forces me to look within and remember when last I felt like… ‘SLs and COs’. And therein lies the problem. I like the music listed below but, as implied by Jen and Kristi’s instructions, it is music associated with a certain…mood, pace whatever the word is for, ‘hey, I got an hour, don’t need to be anywhere but I don’t want to sleep… what can I listen to?’ Ya know?
The thing of it is, when I go rummaging through my memory for the last time I did just that, I find myself in the 1980s (or worse, the 1970s)! Damn! It surely would appear that I have not chilled out in a very, very long time.
Very enlightening. Semi-depressing. Tuesday as usual.
Today, as you will see, I am including entire albums as well as single tracks… the advantage of ‘the youtube’ is that you are able to push the slider along to sample different tracks on a given album. Where I have included a ‘full album’ you should find that each track goes to the next with a naturalness that makes it clear that the artist intended their music to he heard as a whole.
Having said that, I am starting with a ‘single’, from Electric Ladyland, the lyrics say it all.
Rainy Day, Dream Away – Jimi Hendrixhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y72vqdhhfdk
Inner Mounting Flame – Mahavishnu Orchestrahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuR3n1VmPxk
Where Have I Known You Before – Return to Foreverhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnaNEG_bnfU
Take Five – Dave Brubeck
Gregorian Chants – (does it really matter?)
for the last one awake – Barry White