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The Various, September 2010

7 September5 comments
Author: Schiano

Here we are, it’s September already — how in the hell did that happen?  Well, whatever; lets get into the goods I’m following lately.

Rihanna is bouncing back quickly.  She’s getting set to release a new album, titled Loud, on November 2nd

MTV has a list of the best musician aplogies.  The latest?  Kanye apologizing to Taylor Swift via twitter

Mark David Chapman, the guy convicted of killing John Lennon, is up for parole for the sixth time.  We’re just months short of the 30th anniversary of the death of Lennon. 

Google versus Apple is slowly building.  Have we ever seen this before?  Two major companies slowing building their companies for direct competition?  These guys are practically mirroring each other.  The latest is Google launching a music service — should iTunes be worried?

SongMeanings released SMixtapes; a feature for users to build mixtapes and playlists to share throughout the site.  It’s pretty awesome (cheap plug, I know).

Other than chocolates, plush teddy bears, and red roses, what says Valentine’s Day more than music?

Of course, there’s generally three kinds of people who want specific music on this holiday.  1) The person happily in love with someone wants music that reflects that. 2) The person who may or may not be pining for a love lost, but who is feeling the loneliness that this day can bring to those unattached souls. 3) The person who probably just got out of a bad relationship and needs some angry music to help vent.

So with that in mind, I concocted three Valentine’s Day mixtapes for your enjoyment.

First up is what I’m calling the “Madly in Love” mixtape.  The other two appear after the jump.

1. “Book of Love” – The Monotones

2. “Us” – Regina Spektor

3. “Eyes Wider Than Before” – Scott Matthews

4. “Never Had Nobody Like You” – M. Ward

5. “Paperweight” – Joshua Radin

6. “This Magic Moment” – Ben E. King and The Drifters

7. “Here In My Room” – Incubus

8. “Passenger Seat” – Death Cab for Cutie

9. “At My Most Beautiful” – R.E.M.

10. “You Picked Me” – A Fine Frenzy

11. “Sea of Love” – Cat Power

12. “Blue Eyes” – Cary Brothers

13. “Such Great Heights” – Iron & Wine

14. “All My Days” – Alexi Murdoch

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