Yepper, so I took 6 days last month to head down to a free place to stay in Lake Tahoe NV/CA, and spent 4 of the 6 days driving through parts of northern CA into the Sierras, and out into central-western Nevada. Driving out west, or pretty much anyplace new, for me, removes most of the worries and responsibilities from my head for a short time. Out west, I tend to get a weightless feeling, which, after a few days, makes me want to buy an old 4×4 and some camping equipment and drive up into the hills for about a month, grow a beard, eat wild game and berries, and shoot at things with a rifle. Maybe next year.
Anyway there’s not too much that’s Earth-shattering on this mix. There’s some new stuff, but I tend to get down to tried-and-true songs on the road, because I don’t want my time wasted with a bunch of songs I’ve never heard of in the hopes that maybe I’ll hear something new and good. Time on the road is limited; this is not the time to try something new. It always takes me a while to warm up to new songs and bands anyway. I reserve that for when I’m sitting in front of a computer 8 hours a day. But I will do extensive radio scans in the hopes of hitting some offbeat talk show, an animated preacher/religious drama, or some old songs that I haven’t heard in a long while, and some of that is reflected in this mix via radio scans and some older tunes. Listening to this mix is just like you were sitting in my car for 40 hours straight, only condensed into a little over an hour without you actually getting into my vehicle. I like this mix. But don’t take my word for it, just listen to these powerful testimonials:
“Incredible. Just incredible. I mean, I hate every song on here and I can’t stop listening to this mix.” Quen Britmore, Time Magazine Music Review Team
“There are times in each of our lives where we have to ask ourselves if we really are who we think we are. This mix forces you to do that. It grabs you by the nape of the neck and says, ‘Who are you?” Josh Starbrew, Nuclear Engineer, Brunswick, NC
“I’ve always had a thing about birds. I just don’t like them. But this mix, well, that’s a different story.” Sarah-Ann Zicker, Web Application Designer, Knoxville, TN
“I’ve never even been to Nevada. But it’s as if Kevin has captured the very essence of driving through a western state, except there’s no country music on it. I’m a little sweaty just thinking about it. I mean, that’s how good it is.” Tex Muffin, Utah State Patrol
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- One Be Lo – Smash
- Yes – Hold On
- Judas Priest – All the Way
- Peter Murphy – All Night Long
- The Psychedelic Furs – There’s a World Outside
- The Sisters of Mercy w/Terri Nunn – Under the Gun
- Bad Religion – Lost Pilgrim
- Soulfly – The Beautiful People
- Pro-pain – All for King George
- The Bee Gees – Jive Talkin’
- The Who – Join Together
- Ministry – The Last Sucker
- Covenant – Leviathon
- The Smiths – Rusholme Ruffians
- ZZ Top – Jesus just left Chicago
- Sammy Hagar – I’ll Fall in Love Again
2 thoughts on “The Weightless Mix”
Bonus points for “Hold On” — 90125 is one of my all-time faves. Also a super-duper bonus point for getting that quote out of a Utah State Patrolman. I thought all they did was harangue polygamists.
It wasn’t easy.
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