• One Year of Mixtapes (Just for YOU)

    29 Apr 2008, 04:22 by laura_mac

    So, I first would like to acknowledge pzantingh, also of the Monthly Mixtape community, from whom I brazenly stole this brilliant idea. The thing is, I make these mixtapes every month to send to one person. Occasionally, I'm proud enough of them to post them on the community board, but I still feel that they're being wasted to a certain extent. Also (to a lesser extent), I want the constructive criticism that inevitably comes from exposing your work to the much wider audience of musical sticklers that is Finally, a blog of this kind gives me the chance to make some of that cool cover art that everyone seems to like so much.

    A couple of caveats: I won't tell you which ones are which, but there are definitely some of these mixes I'm more proud of than others. Looking back, there are definitely some things I would have changed, but I've put them up in their original condition, warts and all. You will also notice that there is no mixtape for November of last year. …
  • seems like i'm slipping into a dream within a dream.... SHOWS I HAVE SEEN!

    2 Apr 2008, 00:02 by sts999

    definitely left out a shit ton of shows, but i'll keep adding as i remember...
    haven't updated this in a while, so I'm sure there are a bunch that are not here. I'll add them as I remember.

    Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra- Langerado '05
    Bassnectar- Langerado 08'
    Benevento/Russo Duo 10,000 Lakes Festival '06
    Benevento Russo Duo- Culture Room '07
    Bob Dylan- Hard Rock Casino
    Bob Weir & Ratdog Bonnaroo '07
    Bob Weir & RatdogMizner park- '06
    Buckethead - orlando '09
    Boyz Noise- Ultra Music Festival '08
    Crystal Method- Ultra Music Festival '08
    Dark Star Orchestra- All Good '07
    DJ Craze- Miami, '07
    Disco BiscuitsPompano Beach Ampitheatre 07
    Disco Biscuits- Langerado' 07
    edIT- Miami, '08
    Erol Alkan- Ultra Music Festival '08
    The Flaming Lips- Bonnaroo '07
    Galactic- House of Blues, Orlando '08
    Grace Potter & The Nocturnals- House of Blues, Orlando, '08
    Jethro Tull- Mizner Park, '08
    JJ Grey And Mofro- St Augustine, '07
    JJ Grey And Mofro- Gainesville 08
    Jonah SmithBonnaroo '07
  • Bonnaroo 2007 (a complete recap)

    19 Jun 2007, 07:17 by laura_mac

    I just got back today from my very first Bonnaroo. Incredible, incredible.

    I left early Thursday morning, picked up my friend Kathryn in Nashville, and proceeded toward Manchester. The trip is usually less than an hour, but of course the traffic was heinous. We left Nashville at around 11:00 AM and got to our campsite at almost 5 PM. We were in one of the very farthest sites, about a 20-minute walk away from Centeroo (where all of the stages and other activities are) but since that's the distance I'm used to walking to class anyway it wasn't so bad.

    It was BALLS HOT outside (as you'll see later, I'm not the only one who thought so). After we got the camp set up (which, astonishingly, went off without a hitch), we headed off to Centeroo to see some shows. We checked out Ryan Shaw first, since he was the first artist to play -- Bonnaroo's "opening pitch." We stayed for about three songs of his set and then moved on, to The Little Ones, where I got to hear Lovers Who Uncover, which was fun. …