Wednesday, January 1, 2025

Welcome to mixcd.org

I have always loved music and wanted a way to share it with my kids.  I decided to make them a monthly mix CD.  The only rule for the CD is that it will contain 12 songs.  Some months the CD might have a theme and sometimes they are random.  Feedback from my kids has influenced the artists included from time to time.  I started this project in February of 2018 and do my best to have the CD ready on the first day of the month.  This blog was created in September 2019.  All the previous monthly mix track lists were posted at this time.  Thanks for viewing!

Sunday, April 10, 2022

April 2022 Mix

My 14 year old has really gotten into the Grateful Dead recently so this month's mix is all Grateful Dead. I tried to include some songs that he's not familar with so some songs that would typically be included are left out. In coming months I may include more artist mixes, coming up with 12 random songs I own is becoming a little difficult.

01. Help On The Way / Slipknot! - One From The Vault (1991)
02. Fanklin's Tower - One From The Vault (1991)
03. Brown Eyed Woman - What A Long Strange Trip It's Been (1977)
04. Not Fade Away / Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad - The Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses) (1971)
05. Casey Jones - Workingman's Dead (1970)
06. Truckin' - American Beauty (1970)
07. Tennessee Jed - Europe '72 (1972)
08. Feel Like A Stranger - Go To Heaven (1980)
09. West L.A. Fadeaway - In The Dark (1987)
10. Built To Last - Built To Last (1989)
11. Standing On The Moon - Built To Last (1989)
12. Wharf Rat - The Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses) (1971)

March 2022 Mix

01. Guerilla Radio - Rage Against The Machine - The Battle For Los Angles
02. Girls, Girls, Girls - Motley Crue - Grils, Grils, Girls
03. White Wedding - Billy Idol - Billy Idol (1982)
04. Money For Nothing - Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
05. Genius Of Love - Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club
06. Red, Red Wine - UB40 - Labour Of Love (1983)
07. You Should See Me In A Crown - Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
08. Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin - Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits
09. Long Train Runnin' - Doobie Brothers - The Captain And Me (1973)
10. If You Leave - OMD - Pretty In Pink Soundtrack (1986)
11. Night Moves - Bob Segar & The Silver Bullet Band - Night Moves (1976)
12. The Dude - Quincy Jones - The Dude (1981)

Monday, March 14, 2022

February 2022 Mix

01. She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals - The Raw & The Cooked (1988)
02. Unbelievable - EMF - Schubert Dip (1991)
03. Kids In America - Kim Wilde - Kim Wilde (1981)
04. Talking In Your Sleep - The Romantics - In Heat (1983)
05. Freak-a-Zoid - Midnight Star - No Parking On THe Dance Floor (1983)
06. Always Something There To Remind Me - Naked Eyes - Burning Bridges (1983)
07. Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
08. Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House - Crowded House (1986)
09. Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
10. Never Tear Us Apart - Inxs - Kick (1987)
11. Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds - Breakfast Club Soundtrack (1985)
12. Mad World - Michael Andrews - Donnie Darko Soundtrack (2002)

January 2022 Mix

01. Rehab - Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
02. You Don't Mess Around With Jim - Jim Croce - You Don't Mess Around With Jim
03. Cherry Bomb - John Mellencamp - The Lonesome Jubilee
04. White Room - Cream - Wheels Of Fire
05. Maggie May - Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story
06. By The Way - Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way
07. Spanish Moon (Live) - Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus
08. Candy Rain - Soul For Real - Candy Rain
09. Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder) - Maxwell - Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite
10. The Sweetest Taboo - Sade - Promise
11. Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison - In Dreams
12. On & On - Erykah Badu - Baduizm

December 2021 Mix

01. Alligator Bogaloo - Lou Donaldson - Alligator Bogaloo
02. Spinning Wheel - Dr. Lonnie Smith - Drive
03. Backstage Sally - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Buhaina's Delight
04. Ease Back - Grant Green - Carryin' On
05. My Favorite Things, Pt.1 (Single Version) - John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (Deluxe Edition)
06. Road Song - Wes Montgomery - Raod Song
07. Breezin' - George Benson - Breezin'
08. Soul Sister - Dexter Gordon - Dexter Calling
09. Dolphin Dance - Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage
10. Waltz for Debby (Take 2) Live - Bill Evans Trio - Waltz For Debby
11. My Little Brown Book - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
12. Alone Together - Chet Baker - Chet

Saturday, November 27, 2021

November 2021 Mix

01. Photograph - Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
02. Freak-A-Zoid - Midnight Star - No Parking On The Dance Floor (1983)
03. P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up) - Parliament - Mothership Connection (1975)
04. Knives Out - Radiohead - Amnesiac (2001)
05. Wild Blue - John Mayer - Sob Rock (2021)
06. Big Colors - Ryan Adams - Big Colors (2021)
07. Impossible Germany - Wilco - Sky Blue Sky (2007)
09. One - Three Dog Night - Three Dog Night (1968)
10. Light My Fire - The Doors - The Doors (1967)
11. Long Black Veil - Johnny Cash - Orange Blossom Special (1965)
12. Hung Up On My Baby - Isaac Hayes - Tough Guys Soundtrack (1974)

October 2021 Mix

01. You Get What You Give - New Radicals - Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too (1998)
02. Paper Planes - M.I.A. - Kala (2007)
03. Candy Girl - New Edition - Candy Girl (1983)
04. I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz - Poolside (1986)
05. White Horse - Laid Back - Keep Smiling (1983)
06. Tainted Love - Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (1981)
07. China Girl - David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
08. True Faith - New Order - Substance (1987)
09. Stupid Girl - Garbage - Garbage (1995)
10. Head To Toe - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam - Spanish Fly (1987)
11. What Is Life - George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
12. Walk On The Wild Side Side - Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)

Monday, September 6, 2021

September 2021 Mix

01. Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World (1975)
02. The Distance - Cake - Fashion Nugget (1996)
03. People Are People - Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward (1984)
04. How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow (1984)
05. The Tide Is High - Blondie - Autoamerican (1980)
06. Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
07. Walls (No. 3) - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - She's The One Soundtrack (1996)
08. Disarm - The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
09. You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed (1969)
10. Althea - The Grateful Dead - Go To Heaven (1980)
11. Keep On Movin' - Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol. One (1989)
12. If We Were Vampires - Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound (2017)

Sunday, August 29, 2021

August 2021 Mix

I lost my wife suddenly and unexpectedly in June 2021. Since she passed it has been difficult to listen to the music we enjoyed over the years together. For the last few months I have been listening to a bunch of 90's Hip Hop that doesn't have memories associated with her. I've also found some new to me groups that I really enjoy. At the top of the list is People Under The Stairs. Once I started researching them I was devistated to find that Michael "Double K" Turner passed away earlier this year. I stayed up way too late one night watching a tribute mix that Thes One did for Double K. My older son also loves their music, so this month's mix is dedicated to the P! I know this content won't be for everyone and some of it is explict. We will return to our regularly scheduled program next month.

01. San Francisco Knights - People Under The Stairs - The Next Step (1998)
02. Mean Spirited - People Under The Stairs - Highlighter (2011)
03. Acid Raindrops - People Under The Stairs - OST (2002)
04. Selfish Destruction - People Under The Stairs - Highlighter (2011)
05. The Breakdown - People Under The Stairs - OST (2002)
06. Letter To My Son - People Under The Stairs - Sincerely, The P (2019)
07. Can' Hold Back - People Under The Stairs - Highlighter (2011)
08. The Sound Of A Memory - People Under The Stairs - Sincerely, The P (2019)
09. Montego Slay - People Under The Stairs - OST (2002)
10. Takin' Back To The Streets - People Under The Stairs - Highlighter (2011)
11. Dewrit! - People Under The Stairs - Highlighter (2011)
12. Gamin' On Ya - People Under The Stairs - Fun DMC (2008)

July 2021 Mix

01. Right Place, Wrong Time - Dr. John - In The Right Place (1973)
02. The Logical Song - Supertramp - Breakfast in American (1979)
03. Wild Wild LIfe - Talking Heads - True Stories (1986)
04. Why - Carly Simon - Soup For One Soundtrack (1982)
05. I Want A New Drug - Huey Lewis & The News - Sports (1983)
06. Rebecca - Pat McGee Band - Revel (1997)
07. The Ruling Class - Loose Fur - Born Again In The USA (2006)
08. Sweet Little Thing - Lucero - Tennessee (2002)
09. Carnival - Natalie Merchant - Tigerlily (1995)
10. It's Alright - Big Head Todd & The Monsters - Sister Sweetly (1993)
11. WIld Horses - The Sundays - Blind (1992)
12. Lean On Me - Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)

June 2021 Mix

01. Learning To Fly - Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (1987)
02. Faded - Ben Harper - The Will To Live (1997)
03. You Oughta Know - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
04. Private Eyes - Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
05. That Lady (Part 1 & 2) - The Isley Brothers - 3 + 3 (1973)
06. Sign 'O' the Times - Prince - Sign 'O' The Times (1987)
07. Something's Always Wrong - Toad The Wet Sprocket - Dulcinea (1994)
08. Mother - John Lennon - John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band (1970)
09. Walk On By - Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969)
10. Fade Into You - Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See (1993)
11. King Of Pain - The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
12. Waste - Phish - Billy Breathes (1996)