FMD 07/24/2020: Soft Open

    I literally finished putting this together around noon, but here you are: a rough cut of the 2020 Summer Mix.

    Okay, I swear I'm going to figure out how to break this into individual tracks. For now though, it's just two tracks; one for each part. I'm hoping to have the grand opening for the next FMD. In the meantime, it's dangerous to go it alone! Take these.

    Some quick notes:

  • We had a lot of submitters, and a lot of you chose longer songs. After that, there were a lot of other songs that should be on there, so the mix ran a little long.
  • As such, for several reasons it just made more sense to split it into two parts. Each has a theme of sorts.
  • I'll put up the tracklist with the full release. I think it's more fun to listen to it cold first.
  • These should be downloadable. I know at least in iTunes, if you use the "Song Info" option on each track, go to sorting, and select "Remember playback position", it makes it more manageable to skip around the longer tracks.

Have at it. 2020 is a weird year, and this is appropriately a weird mix. I like it though.

5 thoughts on “FMD 07/24/2020: Soft Open”

  1. I'm listening passively. Somewhere in Part II, Shaggy comes on and it feels the mood is lightened dramatically.

    In lieu of a current FMD, I've been listening to a lot of Nina Simone the past few weeks. I hadn't really gone more than a few tracks into her discography.
    The only album I'd ever listened to front-to-back was Baltimore, because of the title track's cover of Randy Newman was then covered by the Tamlins, and then Sly & Robbie did a dub version, which was remixed by Tom Chasteen, who was half of Tranquility Bass before it became a solo project. So when I saw Simone's Baltimore at Cheapo, I picked it up. Apparently she was not happy with the album.

    1. I was just coming here to say that I've at least fixed Part I of the soft open (I think; listening now). I've replaced the file in the folder, so please download again if you downloaded the previous one.

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