Mighty Life List
Aug 20 2010

Friday Mixtape

I’ve always wished I knew more about music, and this is part of my Life List project to listen to 1,000 new songs. Right now I’m up to 467, and on Fridays I share some of my new favorites. If you’d like to share some music with me, please send your picks to maggie at mighty girl dot com, and I will listen to them.

These first three songs and/or artists are suggestions from Amber Scott. Thanks, Amber!


“Bag of Hammers” by Thao with the Get Down Stay Down


“I know how you are going to die tonight.” by Chris Bathgate
Sample Lyric: “Lately it seems as though your attitude is an insult
Well I don’t take kindly to that
cuz you’re the dullest tongue yet to slice my back”


“So Sleepy” by Fiona Apple
This song was written by the kids at 826LA, and is part of a benefit album called Chickens in Love.
All songs were written by 826LA students and covered by bands including Fiona Apple, She & Him, The Submarines, Cold War Kids, and more. Buy it.


“God Loves You Micheal Chang” by Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele
(via Josh! A.! Cagan!)
He looks like Elton John, but sounds like Morrisey on Zoloft.


“Modern Man” by Arcade Fire
(via Jacqui Thoman)
A couple weeks ago, I accidentally attended the Arcade Fire after party for their show in Madison Square Garden. I was staying at the Ace Hotel, and I wanted food, and they were having the party in the hotel’s restaurant. So when the doorman turned away for a second, I just went in. Sorry about that, Arcade Fire. Good party.

Still looking for more music? Here you go: Mixtape 1, Mixtape 2, Mixtape 3, Mixtape 4, Mixtape 5, Mixtape 6, Mixtape 7, Mixtape 8, Mixtape 9, Mixtape 10, Mixtape 11, Mixtape 12, Mixtape 13, Mixtape 14, Mixtape 15 , Mixtape 16 , Mixtape 17

7 Responses to “Friday Mixtape”

  • sunny Says:

    How long has it taken you to listen to 467 songs?
    When did you start this goal?
    Has it changed the kind of artists/music you used to like?

  • Cindy Says:

    Bag Hammers has been our favorite song for over a year now. We play it all the time and still hasn’t gotten old.

  • Elle Says:

    Here’s my suggestion for the week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLYynnjqvjc

  • Maggie Mason Says:

    Hi Sunny, I started in April. It’s going faster than I thought, actually. It hasn’t changed the kind of music I like dramatically (I’ve always had pretty eclectic tastes, but readers tend to send me lots of stuff in the same genre), but it has expanded my selection when I’m in a particular mood.

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  • Bianca Says:

    it’s great to see chris bathgate on here! michigan has a lot of great folk artists–a lot of them are part of the earthwork music collective (http://www.earthworkmusic.com/). “shine on” by may erlewine & seth bernard and “last dance” by breathe owl breathe are some of my favorites

  • bohemianbailie Says:

    In a different genre then those in the post but they are an amazing Danish band that I am seeing tonight!!