The 13th episode of ‘Mix Tape Radio On Folk Radio UK’ is going to have a bit of a ‘valentines’ theme. This is not because I am a fan of this time of year, but more because, it just happens to be this time of year. And let’s not beat around the bush… HI54LOFI RECORDS has a Valentines Day compilation available, so doing a Valentines Special seemed like a pretty nice way to sneak in a few tracks from that compilation and casually point out to people that said compilation would make a great V-Day gift (because, let’s be honest, as much as Valentines Day is a marketing scheme cooked up in a high-rise boardroom to push unnecessary purchases on the overworked masses, it is still kind of nice to get someone you fancy something nice).
Personally, I don’t really care for Valentines Day. I’m pretty sure there is nothing romantic about trying to do something romantic because it is the day that everyone is supposed to do something romantic. It’s actually a bit sad when you think about it. But at the same time, the emotions and feelings that are stirred up around this time of the year are quite interesting. And there are a lot of great songs that were written while those exact same emotions and feelings were once being stirred. So, musically, it makes for a fine theme.
EPISODE 013 – TRACK LISTING
Crush – Cory Branan | Playing With My Heart – Scott Rudd | Pinch – Lizard Kisses | January Wedding – The Avett Brothers | Had Me A Girl – Tom Waits | Too Much Mystery – Otis Clay | You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will. – Bright Eyes | Baby I – Amy Millan | U U U – Patrick Porter | Those Freckles Compliment Each Other – Lint Vaccine | Stewed Bark Of An Old Tree – Devendra Banhart | The Book Of Love – The Magnetic Fields | Milk – Benjamin Shaw | One of These Days – Matthew E. White | Son Of A Gun – Brendan Losch | Starlet – Shedding Feathers | Sea Of Love – Cat Power | Collecting Rocks (ft. Carolin Nerger) – Lisa Will Insult You, Darling
- Sunday 10/2/2013 @ 9:00 pm UK TIME (see what time that is where you are)
- Monday 11/2/2013 @ 1:00 pm UK TIME (see what time that is where you are)
- Thursday 14/2/2013 @ 5:00 pm UK TIME (see what time that is where you are)
- Saturday 16/2/2013 @ 2:00 am UK TIME (see what time that is where you are)