First ever ThickWit contest.
Posted on January 31, 2010
So, for the last 3 years I’ve been following a holiday tradition begun by my good friend Adriel Luis of Ill-Literacy (@drizzletron). Basically all of the brilliants in my circle of friends put together a compilation of the songs we fell in love with in that particular year. Doesn’t mean the song has to have been released in 2009, for example, but rather that 2009 was the year you finally gave a sincere listen to the White Album, thus Happiness is a Warm Gun is now your main isht. Or perhaps there’s that one song that kept coming up on random shuffle while you were driving the distance between Santa Cruz and San Francisco with Lauren Whitehead (@ladywhitehead) in the passenger seat. Or a song that best describes your moods over the last 12 months. So you take all the memorable songs from 2009, and you make a CD length playlist. And then you share that mixtape with your close friends over edibles and egg nog. Those are the rules. Now you know. We try to exchange before the close of the year, and usually in Oakland. But this year, we’re swapping in NY and today’s the day. How splendid.
Some of the folks are still back West, though, and we want their input too. So I created my playlist as a widget on grooveshark.com, and i’m posting it here. I’m hoping that you’ll be inspired to create a mix of your own, and then send me a link here or post a widget of your own in the comments section. I’ll listen to them all, and the best mix will receive either 2 free tickets to see Mirrors in Every Corner, next month in San Francisco or my very last copy of For Girls With Hips.
Hopefully you enjoy the songs that I discovered, wept to, laughed along with, and shouted about last year.
*note: there will be 3 more songs added as soon as grooveshark allows me to access my newly uploaded jams.*