Thursday, September 23, 2021

Radar Heart - a blend of pop and rock tracks to listen to over the weekend

Things have been a little busy in my world of late, hence the reason I haven't been posting much.  Hopefully that'll change soon and I'll get a chance to spend some more time at my computer and work on some new compilations.  Radar Heart is a mix I did a few months ago, which is a nice blend of pop and rock music that's an easy listen.  Hope you like it.....


Tracklist:

01 - War / Rain - Johnossi
02 - Breakfast At Sweethearts - Cold Chisel
03 - Waste A Moment - Kings Of Leon
04 - Switchblade Heart - Goodbye June
05 - Long Line Of Cars - Cake
06 - What Else Is There? - Royksopp
07 - Hearsay - Phyllotaxis
08 - Face Full Of Lines - The Radar Station
09 - So Pretty - Noises Of The Wicked
10 - Read About It - Midnight Oil
11 - Over My Shoulder - I Am Kloot
12 - No One's Home - Switchblade Glory


Friday, August 27, 2021

Quiet In Lockdown - a mix of Alt Rock to wake up the neighborhood

I'm currently in full lockdown and things have gotten just a little bit quiet in my neighborhood so I felt it was time to create a bit of noise. This compilation is a mix of Alt Rock tracks that will appreciate a bit of volume to maximise the effect......if you know what I mean :-)


Tracklist:

01 - Remember When - Bad Wolves
02 - Any Moment Now - Finger Eleven
03 - Voices - Alesti (feat. Loveless)
04 - Kill The Lights - The Colour
05 - Hurricane - Needtobreathe
06 - The Rallying Cry - Black Nazereth
07 - Morning After - Dead By Sunrise
08 - Somewhere Beautiful - Ra
09 - Help (Remastered) - Papa Roach
10 - Sons Of Mary - Comehere
11 - Dragonfly (Extended Unplugged Version) - Shaman's Harvest
12 - We Breathe The Same - Neptune Rain

Friday, August 13, 2021

Storm Chaser - a blend of pop & rock with a little Kiwi & Oz thrown in for good measure

My Storm Chaser compilation starts off a little tongue-in-cheek with 80's track Precious Little Diamond from Fox The Fox followed by the immediately recognizable voice of Marc Bolan from T-Rex with Ballrooms Of Mars. The mix includes songs from a couple of Kiwi artists - Evermore and Pluto as well as tracks from a couple of favourite Oz neighbors Jimmy Barnes and James Reyne. I also threw in a mash-up called Holes In My Disposition with Mercury Rev & The Temper Trap, which I feel puts in place a reflective interlude after Trouble Andrew's song New Kid before heading into the last 4 tracks.  Enjoy.


Tracklist:

01 - Precious Little Diamond (12" Mix) - Fox The Fox
02 - Ballrooms Of Mars - T-Rex
03 - Hey Boys & Girls - Evermore
04 - You From Me - Jimmy Barnes
05 - Everytime We Fall - Anna Ternheim
06 - Reckless - James Reyne
07 - New Kid - Trouble Andrew
08 - Holes In My Disposition - Mercury Rev vs The Temper Trap
09 - Virgin Of The World - Cory Becker
10 - Jane Says - Janes Addiction
11 - The Balance - Torul
12 - Long White Cross - Pluto





    

Friday, July 30, 2021

I'm Back.....here's a new compilation for your listening pleasure

Well I'm back.  Finally got ourselves a new home and have finally moved in......well mostly.  I'm slowly getting things back to normal so thought I'd go through my archives and see if I could find a mix to share.  This one's titled "Keep It Real", which is kinda appropriate for me given the state of transition we are in by moving cities. It's got a nice prog-rock feel to it and has a some of my favourite artists on it like RPWL, Starset and Geoff Tate.  Hope you enjoy it.


Tracklist:

01 - I Walk Beside You - Dream Theater
02 - In Your Dreams - RPWL
03 - The Mystic Technocracy - Dockers Guild
04 - Versions Of The Truth - The Pineapple Thief
05 - Uprising - Muse
06 - The Space On The Wall - Dead Letter Circus
07 - Put Down The Gun - This Oceanic Feeling
08 - Faith Healer - Fish
09 - Hurricane - 30 Seconds To Mars
10 - Bullits Dominae - Pure Reason Revolution
11 - Let It Die - Starset
12 - Change - Geoff Tate

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Taking a short break - but I'll be back

I'm going to be taking a short break from this blog while we move house to another city.  As you can imagine, there's a lot to be done and so I've got to spend a bit more time doing things like packing and organizing our move.

Back in a few weeks......

Friday, April 16, 2021

Mind The Gap - a mix of rock, pop, alt-rock, synth pop and melodic rock

Here's a blended mix from multiple genres for your listening pleasure.   There's a reasonable spread of different music from tracks 1 through 12 and so there are definitely multiple ways this mix could be sequenced but in the immortal words of Frank Sinatra - "I did it my way". Have a great weekend.


Tracklist:

01 - Just Let Go - From The Ash
02 - Dawn - Echo Black
03 - Fall Down - Toad The Wet Sprocket
04 - When You Run Away - Guild Of Ages
05 - Holding On To You - Garrett Kato
06 - Mind The Gap - The Soundtrack Of Our Lives
07 - Napalm Girls - Creeper
08 - All Of You - Cold Chisel
09 - Ghosts - Big Wreck
10 - New Sensations - Sunsleep
11 - Dodged A Bullet - Greg Laswell
12 - Nights Of Future Past - Julien-K

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Ghost Town - mix of rock, blues-rock, country rock with a little bit of New Zealand rock thrown in for good measure

It's Good Friday afternoon on a dreary autumn day and I'm having a few beers and listening to my music.  I've just finished playing my Ghost Town mix and thought I'd take a few minutes between beers to share it with ya.....

This is what I call a bitza mix - bits of everything.  Well, not really everything but I've taken tracks from genres such as country rock, blues-rock, rock and probably some borderline pop.  Every now and then I also like to showcase some music from my homeland - New Zealand.  In this mix I've included some tracks from Graham Brazier (RIP), who was the front man for Kiwi favourites Hello Sailor, the legend Mark Williams who now fronts Dragon, a dark number from the great music-man himself Greg Johnson and an acoustic version of their song 'Bullet For Your Gun' from 2000's rock band Black River Drive.


Tracklist:

01 - Turning Away - Dougie MacLean
02 - Ghost Town - Bo Bruce
03 - Closing Time - Semisonic
04 - Gravity - Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
05 - Back To Zero - Third Eye Blind
06 - Autumn - Graham Brazier
07 - Around The Sun - 8mm Overload
08 - Feel For The Night - Mark Williams
09 - Other Side Of You - American Bang
10 - Winter Song - Greg Johnson
11 - Bullet For You Gun - Black River Drive
12 - Everything Is Going Great - Tiny Stills


Friday, March 26, 2021

Change The Past - a mix of progressive rock / rock music for your weekend

Change The Past is a new mix I put together a couple of weeks ago.  It's predominately progressive rock tracks from artists of that genre but I've also included a couple of other tracks that have a prog rock feel to them but from artists whose normal sound would not normally be associated with that genre such as Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons (hard rock) and Johnossi (indie rock).  You'll hear what I mean when you listen to their tracks as part of the overall mix and where I've sequenced them in the compilation. 


Tracklist:

01 - Change The Past - Russian Wives
02 - Fool - RPWL
03 - Thin Air - Anathema
04 - So Long And Thanks For The Fish - A Perfect Circle
05 - Colostrom (Acoustic) - Phyllotaxis
06 - For The Music - Blackfield
07 - Bullitts Domin - Pure Reason Revolution
08 - Wait For Better Days - Ray Wilson
09 - Waves - Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
10 - Here Come The Men (Violin Mix) - Antimatter
11 - Worried Ground - Johnossi
12 - Delusional Rain - Mystery

Friday, March 19, 2021

Crimson Clouds - a pop mix with a bit of electronica thrown in

This mix is mostly pop music but I've included some electronica and a few that are broadly pop that I just can't put my finger on - but I feel that they compliment each other. An interesting one for me was the track 'Tehran 1979' by Brian Reitzell featuring Debbie Harry that had a bit of a Miami Vice 80's feel to it, which I put in as the opening track and then kept the tempo going with the 2nd track from Russian indie band Biting Elbows with 'Control' before putting rest of the tracks together in a sequence that kept it interesting.  See what you think....


Tracklist:

01 - Tehran 1979 - Brian Reitzell (feat. Debbie Harry)
02 - Control - Biting Elbows
03 - Drown - Melanie C
04 - Trouble - Robots Don't Sleep
05 - Crimson Clouds - Volkor X
06 - Walls Fall Down - Bedouin Soundclash
07 - Spotlight Smile - Open Sound
08 - Milestone - Diana Drive
09 - Milan - Thomas Giles
10 - My Beautiful Friend - The Charlatans
11 - Staying Out For Summer - Dodgy
12 - Bloodlust Tonight - Giant Eagles

Saturday, March 13, 2021

After The Rain - A music mix including some Kiwi & Aussie artists

After The Rain is a mix I put together some time back that brings together music from pop, folk rock & alt country genres with the inclusion of some Kiwi and Aussie artists.  The mix opens with well known New Zealand artist Anika Moa and is followed by the big sound of British artist Rag 'n Bone Man with his song 'Skin'. Aussie artists Ed Kuepper, Paul Kelly, The Black Sorrows and Missy Higgins compliment the rest of the lineup in this mix.


Tracklist:

01 - My Old Man - Anika Moa
02 - Skin - Ragnbone Man
03 - Stamina - Anastasia
04 - I Used To Cry - Imany
05 - Far From Any Road - The Handsome Family
06 - If I Had A Ticket - Ed Kuepper
07 - Darken Your Eyes - Jack Marks
08 - The Stable Song - Gregory Alan Isakov
09 - This Old Dark Machine - James Vincent McMorrow
10 - Randwick Bells - Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls
11 - Roaring Town - The Black Sorrows
12 - 49 Candles - Missy Higgins

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Deep Waters - a mix of rock, blues-rock, folk-rock & southern rock music

Deep Waters is a music mix drawing songs from rock, folk-rock, blues-rock and southern rock genres.  I've also added a couple of Aussie selections such as Jimmy Barnes and The Black Sorrows to include some southern hemisphere representation with the fine company of the northern hemisphere artists


Tracklist:

01 - The River - Larry Howard
02 - Sometimes - John Illsey
03 - Town Called Heartbreak - Patti Sciaffa
04 - Deep Waters - Jack Savoretti
05 - Radio Was  King - The Black Sorrows
06 - Sundown - Bruce Springsteen
07 - Wild And Lonely - Melissa Etheridge
08 - Stargazer - Jimmy Barnes
09 - Long Black Veil - Harry Manx
10 - Save Your Water - Mudcrutch
11 - Too Far From Texas - Stevie Nicks
12 - You Stopped The Rain - King King