The Weightless Mix

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


  1. One Be Lo – Smash
  2. Yes – Hold On
  3. Judas Priest – All the Way
  4. Peter Murphy – All Night Long
  5. The Psychedelic Furs – There’s a World Outside
  6. The Sisters of Mercy w/Terri Nunn – Under the Gun
  7. Bad Religion – Lost Pilgrim
  8. Soulfly – The Beautiful People
  9. Pro-pain – All for King George
  10. The Bee Gees – Jive Talkin’
  11. The Who – Join Together
  12. Ministry – The Last Sucker
  13. Covenant – Leviathon
  14. The Smiths – Rusholme Ruffians
  15. ZZ Top – Jesus just left Chicago
  16. Sammy Hagar – I’ll Fall in Love Again

The Second Gilded Age


(Kevin) – Last month or so I saw a terrific Bill Moyers episode on PBS called the Second Gilded Age, and that show inspired this heavy, hardcore mix, which I’ve cleverly named, The Second Gilded Age. The 3 videos that make up the show are available here, if interested . I listen to mixes over and over, and I like to put in samples of things that I either think are funny, disturbing, or that make me think about something, and these samples are designed to keep what’s happening today in the USA fresh in my mind when I listen to this mix. I like to drill key concepts into my own brain.  EAT THE RICH! Or at least the bad ones, anyway.

  1. Hear this Prayer for Her – Kingdom of Sorrow
  2. Confrontation – Otep
  3. Watch Yourself – Ministry
  4. The Death and Resurrection Show – Killing Joke
  5. Are We Alive? – Terror
  6. Gasping for Air – Jungle Rot
  7. Stand As One – Strife
  8. Surrender to Your TV – Shelter
  9. Seeing Red – Minor Threat
  10. Kill Your Idols – Static X
  11. As the Coil Unwinds – The Destro
  12. Deliverance – Earth Crisis
  13. Striving Higher for a Better Life – Warzone
  14. Coma America – Amen
  15. Build a Nation – Bad Brains
  16. F*** It All – Death Before Dishonor
  17. Mindlock / Iced – Malevolent Creation
  18. Modern Age Slavery – Beneath the Massacre
  19. God, I Hope the Data is Lying – Zombie Apocalypse
  20. Repeat Process – 100 Demons

Also, for anyone who likes the heavy stuff, I’ve re-issued the now-classic Vociferous Convulsant heavy mix. I liked the flow of songs on the mix, but after one listen was tired of hearing myself talk so much, so I went back and cut most of the audio out to a bare minimum, which also had the added benefit of getting the mix down to an hour. So, if you like these mixes, check this one out again.

#0020 – Vociferous Convulsant


Kevin brings you a heavy, hardcore mix with a good dose of some new music from Icepick, Ministry, Pro-Pain, Bad Religion, Downset, Obituary, At The Gates, Blood For Blood, Snapcase, Buried Alive, Cro-Mags, Lard, Nailbomb, Sick Of It All, Madball, Slayer, Napalm Death, Brothers in Arms, Hatebreed, and Soulfly. Play it loud!

#0015 – The Anointed Mix


Guest DJ Kevin Reed hooks you up with an extra long mix for, about, or just mentioning Jesus Christ including music from Front 242, The Sisters of Mercy, Kilgore Smudge, Simon & Garfunkel, the Shiki Theatre company of Japan, Wesley Willis, Circus Lupus, Alice in Chains, Motorhead, Jimmy Buffet, Sting, the Psychedelic Furs, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Exit 57, and the Mighty Mahalia Jackson.If you like this mix, make sure to comment and encourage Kevin to drop in more often 🙂