mix tape monday

New feature, here are the rules:

1. I give a theme for the week, y’all make a mix tape/mix CD/playlist based on said theme.
2. You have to use only songs that you actually have in your music library.
3. Said mix has to actually fit on one standard CD-R.
4. You can’t repeat artists on one mix.
5. Once you use a song, you can’t use it again on another mix until January 1, 2009.
6. Have fun.

All right, so here’s this week’s theme: Colors. (Or, y’know, “colours” for our Canadian and British friends.)

1. DC Talk – Colored People
2. All Star United – Bright Red Carpet
3. Jars of Clay – Fade to Grey
4. U2 – Bullet the Blue Sky
5. The Beatles – Yellow Submarine
6. Johnny Cash – Orange Blossom Special
7. Van Morrison – Brown-Eyed Girl
8. Nickel Creek – Green and Gray
9. Goo Goo Dolls – Black Balloon
10. Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
11. Iron & Wine – White Tooth Man
12. Coldplay – Green Eyes
13. Alison Krauss – The Scarlet Tide
14. Counting Crows – Colorblind
15. Evan Rachel Wood – Blackbird
16. ELO – Mr. Blue Sky

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10 thoughts on “mix tape monday

  1. I’m only able to find 9 on my work playlist that even have colors (and one was a stretch).

    1) Blackbird–Beatles
    2) Colorful–Verve Pipe
    3) Blood Pollution–Steel Dragon
    4) Fire/Ash–Sad Accordions
    5) Strawberry Street–Lili Hadyn
    6) Blue Sky Morning–Harrod and Funck
    7) Cherry Tulips–Headlights
    8) Gold–“Once”
    9) O Valencia! [oranges]–Decemberists

    35.8 minutes.

  2. Fun stuff, Amanda.

    1. Colors – Amos Lee
    2. Blue – Joni Mitchell
    3. Black – Sarah McLachlan
    4. Red Red Red – Fiona Apple
    5. Black Or White – Michael Jackson
    6. Blue and Gold – Linda Thompson
    7. The Color Green – Rich Mullins
    8. Red-Eyed And Blue – Wilco
    9. Black Mirror – The Arcade Fire
    10. Burgundy Shoes – Patty Griffin
    11. Green Pastures – Emmylou Harris
    12. Red Harvest Moon – Chris Rosser
    13. Green Grass, Red Tree – The Innocence Mission
    14. Roses Never Red – Sean Watkins
    15. Red Hill Mining Town – U2
    16. Orange Colored Sky – Nat King Cole
    17. Till The Sun Turns Black – Ray LaMontagne
    18. Perfect Blue Buildings – Counting Crows

  3. 1. Arctic Monkeys – Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured
    2. Asobi Seksu – Pink Cloud Tracing Paper
    3. Beck – Black Tambourine
    4. Belle & Sebastian – White Collar Boy
    5. The Bled – Red Wedding (never actually listened to this song…but it’s in my itunes)
    6. Bloc Party – Blue Light
    7. Bright Eyes – Blue Christmas
    8. Cary Brothers – Blue Eyes
    9. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
    10. Coheed & Cambria – Blood Red Summer
    11. Coldplay – Yellow
    12. Damien Rice – Grey Room

    So yes, I did just go down in alphabetical order by artist and look for song titles with colors in them…but in my defense I just drank a half bottle of port…so back off.

  4. 1. Roses Never Red – Sean Watkins
    2. The Scarlet Tide – Alison Krauss
    3. Yellow Submarine – The Beatles
    4. Black Tambourine – Beck
    5. Blue Eyes – Carey Brothers
    6. Colorblind – Counting Crows
    7. Marigold – Foo Fighters
    8. Fade to Grey – Jars of Clay
    9. Orange Sky – Alexi Murdoch
    10. Sky Blue Sky – Wilco

    hey, mine are almost in alphabetical order, and i didn’t drink half a bottle of port. so there!

  5. 1. A Lack of Color-Death Cab for Cutie
    2. Red Eye- Ben Kweller
    3. Red Right Ankle-The Decemeberists
    4. Red Morning Light-Kings of Leon
    5. Red-Eyed and Blue-Wilco
    6. Landlocked Blues-Bright Eyes
    7. Almost Blue-Elvis Costello
    8. Dark Blue-Jack’s Mannequin
    9. Lady in a Blue Dress-Senses Fail
    10.Blue Orchid-The White Stripes
    11.Green Eyes-Cold Play or Damien Rice
    12.Back in Black-AC/DC
    13.Black Mirror-Arcade Fire
    14.Pink Bullets-The Shins
    15.Orange Crush-Editors

    That’s as far as I got with the colors I could think of 🙂

  6. Instead of one mixtape, I have compiled a few EP mixtapes of varying lengths:

    ~Hip-Hop~
    Outkast, “Pink and Blue”
    Ghostface Killah, “Nutmeg”
    Madvillain, “Rainbows”

    ~Just Hip~
    The Rosewood Thieves, “A Bullet Painted Red”
    Jeff Tweedy, “Red Elevator”
    Beck, “The Golden Age”
    Wilco, “Pot kettle black”
    The White Stripes, “Black Math”
    Pete Yorn, “Black”
    Calexico, “Black Heart”
    Ryan Adams, “My Blue Manhattan”
    The Dandy Warhols, “Orange”
    Iron & Wine, “White Tooth Man”

    ~Hip in History~
    The Velvet Underground, “The Black Angels Death Song”
    Tom Waits, “Chocolate Jesus”
    Van Morrison, “Brown-Eyed Girl”
    Simon & Garfunkel, “The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine”
    The Band, “The Last Waltz Suite: Out of the Blue”

    ~World Colors~
    Paolo Conte, “Alle Prese con una Verde Milonga”
    Manu Chao, “El Dorado 1997”

    ~Adult Alternative Color~
    The Cranberries, “Daffodil Lament”
    Cowboy Junkies, “Blue Moon Revisited (A Song for Elvis)”
    Counting Crows, “4 White Stallions”

    ~Near Colors~
    The Bees, “Sunshine”
    Architecture in Helsinki, “Tiny Paintings”

    An altogether disjointed listening experience. Enjoy.

  7. okay because i’m late this is going to be great!

    1. blackout – muse
    2. yellow sun – the raconteurs
    3. i wanna sex you up – color me bad
    4. blue christmas – bright eyes
    5. pink bullets – the shins
    6. colorblind – counting crows
    7. purple haze – jimmy hendrix
    8. red light – the strokes
    9. orange sky – alexi murdoch
    10. blue eyes – cary brothers
    11. red rain – the white stripes
    12. white gold – metric
    13. black tambourine – beck
    14. mr. blue – catherine feeny
    15. the taste of red – butch walker and the let’s go out tonight’s
    16. le vie en rose – édith piaf
    17. blue skies – albert hammond, jr.
    18. black hole sun – soundgarden
    19. green eyes – jon auer
    20. big brown eyes – old 97s

    1.2 hours of greatness – sort of… but in a nicole greatness way.

  8. 1. From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea – The Cure
    2. Silver – Jesu
    3. Lilac Wine – Jeff Buckley
    4. White Tornado – R.E.M.
    5. Beyond the Gray Sky – 311
    6. Mr. Brown – Bob Marley
    7. Scarlet Begonias (Rarities Dub) – Sublime
    8. Black Thumbnail – Kings Of Leon
    9. The Golden Path – The Chemical Brothers featuring The Flaming Lips
    10. Black – Pearl Jam
    11. Yellow Sun – The Raconteurs
    12. Silver Back – High On Fire
    13. The Green Manalishi (With the Two Pronged Crown) – The Melvins
    14. Black Star – Radiohead
    15. Blues For Uncle Gib – Broken Social Scene

  9. A lot of good ones have been mentioned, so I’ll make mine out of ones that haven’t appeared yet.

    1. The Rolling Stones – Paint It, Black
    2. Jars of Clay – Rose Colored Stained Glass Windows
    3. Steven Delopoulos – Me Died Blue
    4. Doves – Black and White Town
    5. James Newton Howard – The Orange Man (from the Unbreakable Soundtrack)
    6. Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
    7. Cat Stevens – Bitterblue
    8. The Secret Machines – Lightning Blue Eyes
    9. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Gold Lion
    10. Neil Diamond – Song Sung Blue
    11. The National – Green Gloves
    12. Elliott Smith – Bled White
    13. Delirious? – Paint the Town Red
    14. Coldplay – White Shadows
    15. The Cyrkle – Red Rubber Ball
    16. Nick Drake – Pink Moon
    17. Belle & Sebastian – The Blues Are Still Blue
    18. The Who – Behind Blue Eyes
    19. All Star United – Bright Red Carpet
    20. The Tremeloes – Silence is Golden
    21. Dido – White Flag

    total time – 74:45

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