Mighty Life List
Oct 29 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 678, 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.


When the Night Comes from Dan Auerbach


Help, I’m Alive from Metric
(via 826 Valencia’s benefit CD Give, Listen, Help)


Lauren Marie from Girls


Fix Up, Look Sharp from Dizzee Rascal


Oh My God from Ida Maria

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 , Mixtape 18, Mixtape 19 , Mixtape 20

12 Responses to “Friday Mixtape”

  • Gray Says:

    I looooove that Dizzee Rascal song. It prompted me to ask: is Dizzee Rascal ALWAYS this great, or just once in a while?

    Also love: his bootleg tshirt, which is a modified image of THE A-TEAM #1 from Marvel Comics, in case you were wondering.

  • M. Says:

    You should check out Mumford and Sons!!! They are absolutely brilliant!

  • sizzle Says:

    I just emailed you a recommendation of a local Seattle band. I wrote about them on my blog today and also, coincidentally (before reading this post) recommended Ida Maria. Love her!

    Thanks for these posts- I get a lot of great new recs from them. :-)

  • nelking Says:

    Fix up, look sharp has started my Friday correctly.

  • Nicole Says:

    Dan Auerbach is in The Black Keys – their stuff is AMAZING and I loooovvveee them. they just put out another album, called Brothers. check it out.

  • Courtney Says:

    My 5 year old fell in love with “Help I’m Alive” last year… SUCH an amazing song, I don’t mind that she’s pretty much been singing it non-stop since :)

  • Alex Says:

    Even better than Dizzee Rascal is dan le sac vs Scroobius Pip riffing on it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZikWfrGG9kU

    “I got a holster – I keep biscuits in it.”

  • zan Says:

    I think this might be your best mixtape yet, Ms. Mason. I love Dan Auerbach (go Ohio!), and mmmm YES to the Dizzee Rascal. I saw him perform on the back of a flatbed truck in a warehouse in Brooklyn a few years back. You cannot help but feel a little more badass when you listen to Dizzee Rascal.

  • Carole Says:

    You should check out http://www.npr.org/music/allsongs247/
    It’s an NPR link (obviously) and they play the most amazing mix of music…all songs and artists that have been featured on NPR at some point as part of a story. I love it! You can’t beat the variety.

  • Nora Says:

    What, no Giants-themed Don’t Stop Believin’? Where’s your civic pride, Ms. Mason?

  • Nora Says:

    (Here it is, by the way, on the off chance that you haven’t seen it: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/giants/detail?entry_id=75588&tsp=1)

  • Stephanie Says:

    Thanks for so many great suggestions over the course of this exercise – also looking forward to the next bunch. My brother also thanks you because while you recommend all this music, I stop pestering him for new stuff. So thanks from both of us :)