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Alright. So my vacation in Portugal is now officially over. Which means I am back in Nottingham and will be making / posting a brand new episode of the Mix Tape Radio show in the very near future (and then talking a bit about the music that was featured on the episode in the days that follow the episode posting… and then doing all that over again a couple of weeks after).

But since I usually post episodes on Monday, and since I still haven't posted the 3rd “let's take a little look back at some of the music featured in the first 45 episodes of the show” 8tracks mix on the website yet… well, you already know where I'm going with this (I guess having the mix tape posted above the writing sort of gives it all away).

So I will stop blabbering words onto the computer screen now, and instead just recommend that you press the play button on that 8tracks mix up there (or over here) and reward your ears with the 50 ace tracks that have been plucked from episodes 31 to 45.

PS - you can listen to all the episodes of the Mix Tape Radio show over here, and/or you can download them all over on iTunes.

 

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The other day I mentioned that I was currently away on vacation. This is still true (but no need to be too jealous, the weather in Portugal hasn't been that great so far). I also mentioned that I would not be posting a new episode of the Mix Tape Radio show until I got back to England. But since I've taken a couple 'blog vacations' in the not too distant past, I decided to prepare some 8tracks mixes that could be easily posted whenever I found a moment to hop online.

Well, as we wait for breakfast to digest before heading out on our bikes, I guess I'm having one of those moments now. So here is part 2 of the three part 8tacks mix collection that takes a look back at some of the music featured in the first 45 episodes of the Mix Tape Radio show (this mix looks back at episodes 16 to 30).

So, press play and enjoy.

PS - you can listen to all the episodes of the Mix Tape Radio show over here, and/or you can download them all over on iTunes.

 

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I'm away on a little vacation (I know, again), so instead of putting together Episode 46 of the 'Mix Tape Radio' show and then failing to create posts for the music on that episode... I decided to make some 8tracks mix tapes that provide a little look back on the past 45 episodes.

So, this first 8tracks mix is made up of 50 tracks that were played on the first 15 episodes. Of course, this is just a small sampling of all the music that was played in the first 15 episodes, but it still will give you a pretty good idea of the good tunes you may have foolishly missed out on (I mean, you can listen to all the episodes over here, or even download them all over on iTunes).

I would write some more, but the wifi in our hotel room is spotty at best. So press play and enjoy the above mix (even if you've listened to all the episodes before, it's still a pretty enjoyable 50 track mix to have in the ol' headphones for a couple hours).

 

Episode 45 - Joe Fletcher / Roger Miller / Hozier

Episode 45 of the Mix Tape Radio show went online last week (listen to it here if you haven't already and/or get all the episodes on iTunes), and today I conclude my 'a few tracks at a time' ramblings about the 18 tracks that were featured on episode 45 with these three…


|| (00:29:10) Joe Fletcher - Florence, Alabama ||

This is one of those albums that I could tell I was going to like based strictly on the cover art. I'm a sucker for a rough around the edges 'proper-country' album, so when this album appeared in my Bandcamp music feed, my spidey senses started to tingle. 10 seconds into the first track and I was sold. Which quickly moved this album from my Music Feed to my Collection.


|| (00:17:05) Roger Miller - It Happened Just That Way ||

I couldn't find an online version of the version of 'It Happened Just That Way' that was featured on Episode 45 (I could only find this version, and it's not the same and not as good) so I figured I would upload the track I had on my computer, along with the cover art. Just in case no one was wondering.


|| (00:50:01) Hozier - Work Song ||

I remember when Hozier first appeared on the scene, and his 3 track EP was available on Bandcamp for 'whatever price you fancy'. After one listen, especially to 'Take Me To Church', I could tell that this guy was going to get pretty big. Well, he got pretty big, pretty quick (with an SNL appearance last month) and now his music isn't available on Bandcamp anymore. I hate when that shit happens. I mean, I'm glad his music is doing well (because he makes good music), and he seems like a good guy and he's undeniably talented, I just wish bands wouldn't start off on Bandcamp and then disappear from there as soon as their careers reach that next level. Bandcamp doesn't have to be just for indie bands you know? Hozier… y u no Bandcamp?


If you haven't already, you should totally give these 3 albums your ears at some point this week. Maybe even a bit of your wallet. And while we're listing things you should do if you haven't already, you should also go listen to the episode that these tracks feature on as well. Ok? Ok.

 

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Episode 45 - ARMS / Teen Mom / Jack Hayter

Episode 45 of the Mix Tape Radio show went online last week (listen to it here if you haven't already and/or get all the episodes on iTunes), and today I continue rambling about the 18 tracks featured on the episode, 3 tracks at a time


|| (00:40:11) ARMS - Ballad of Big Nothing (Elliott Smith cover) ||

There really isn't too much that needs to be said about Backwards Record, besides the following facts: it's 8 cover songs from the always great ARMS and it is a completely FREE download. Me writing anything else about it would just be waste of both of our times… so just go listen / get it now.


|| (00:33:47) Teen Mom - Kitchen ||

I thought I had already featured 'Kitchen' —my favourite track off Teen Mom's great EP Gilly— on an episode of Mix Tape Radio, but I guess I was just thinking about one of the 'Favourites Of 2013' mixes I made on 8tracks awhile back. I suppose when you make a lot of mix tapes and listen to a lot of music, you sometimes lose track of the tracks you have and haven't featured. Luckily, good music sounds good even a year after you first heard it, so there isn't really a time limit on when you can add it to a mix tape.


|| (00:18:40) Jack Hayter - Just as the Tide was Flowing ||

I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. A secret I only discovered when I went to get the embed code for this track on Audio Antihero's recent 5 year birthday compilation. This Jack Hayter track is a 'secret song'. Don't believe me? Just go look at the track listing. It's not on there. But it is on there. You just have to download the compilation to get it. Wanna know another secret? There are more secret songs stuck in that birthday ZIP. Happy birthday indeed.


If you haven't already, you should totally give these 3 albums your ears at some point this week. Maybe even a bit of your wallet. And while we're listing things you should do if you haven't already, you should also go listen to the episode that these tracks feature on as well. Yeah? Yeah.

 

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