December 20th, 2008
As I am slowly unwinding, sitting at the airport to go visit my family in Europe and to strategize the next year for Geyrhalter Design, I am sharing something I do every December since 9 years with you: My re:visited compilation series. My passion for music is something you have noticed if you have been following the blog regularely. Throughout the year I find myself painstackingly collecting the best music that is released each month in playlists. Come Thanksgiving I cut this playlist down to 80 minutes to fit onto a CD. This years’ ‘best of’ folder started with 78 contenders, only 18 made it. My first re:visited compilation was created in 2000, so this marks my ninth year of compiling a thoughtful flow of the best music the past year had to offer. I am taking this post as an opportunity to share this years’ compilation with you via a playlist and a link to iTunes (US) to download, or preview the gems.
We all have different inspirations that trigger creativity, this is one of mine and I am happy to share it with you ~ maybe you will download 2008 re:visited and it mighty become your soundtrack to 2009. Enjoy:
01 bubbles ~ james // 02 lights & music (single version) ~ cut copy // 03 time to pretend ~ mgmt // 04 a hundred kisses ~ she wants revenge // 05 lost! ~ coldplay // 06 farewell ~ greg laswell // 07 the golden floor ~ snow patrol // 08 water song ~ zach gill // 09 librarian ~ my morning jacket // 10 let it be me ~ ray lamontagne // 11 stepping stone ~ duffy // 12 you got it all ~ stereo mc’s
13 get my nails did ~ tobacco // 14 you’ll find a way (switch and sinden remix) ~ santogold // 15 the kids don’t stand a chance (chromeo remix) ~ vampire weekend // 16 blind (radio edit) ~ hercules and love affair // 17 disco lies (the dusty kid’s fears remix) ~ moby // 18 council estate (drums of death remix) ~ tricky