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THE MONDAY LIST#7: With The Lights Out It’s Less Dangerous

With winter well and truly on its way we’re now experiencing dark mornings and dark (early) evenings. Well maybe not everybody gets to see the dark mornings, some may not have the displeasure of having to arise at 6am but i do and by the time i get home from work it’s either half 5 or 6. Sometimes later. Basically at this time of year i feel like a vampire, i hardly see any daylight, between the hours of 8am and 5pm i’m stuck in a garage all day and because it’s cold this time of year the huge shutter door is left firmly closed, opening only to let vehicles enter and leave. So i get the odd glimpse of daylight but not much, apart from when break time comes and it’s outside to bask in the cold, frosty air while i can!

night_vision

But even though it may seem like i’m complaining about the dark, it’s the exact opposite. Now before you get the wrong idea, i’m not some strange guy who likes to sit in the dark all the time on my own and plot the worlds downfall but there is something very appealing and calming about being in the dark. If you’re alone, it can be relaxing, especially with music and if you’re with someone then it heightens and alleviates everything that goes on, your voice is clearer, your senses get stronger, right through from smell to touch, pretty much everything. I’m sure everybody has sat late into the night with friends and talked in the dark at some point. Especially in the days when you’d have friends staying over. I used to sit up obscenely late into the dark hours of the morning with a really good friend of mine and just talk for hours about everything and anything.

And in the dark there are no illusions, there’s nothing to see, nothing to hide, its just, well, dark i suppose.

So, here’s the most apt tracks i could come up with…

MP3’s
With The Lights Out, It’s Less Dangerous
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1. M83 – Dark Moves of Love
2. The Music – Turn Out The Light
3. Death Cab For Cutie – I Will Follow You into the Dark
4. Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark
5. Placebo – InfraRed
6. Yo La Tengo – When It’s Dark
7. I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness – Lights
8. Free Energy – Dark Trance
9. D.C LaRue – Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark
10. Lamb – Darkness

late night in glasgow

VIDEOS

DJ Shadow – Midnight In A Perfect World

IAMX – Nightlife

Depending on which way you look at it this video is slightly contradicting the whole post but it’s that good that i couldn’t leave it out….and it’s The Smiths so it’s allowed.

The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

“Take Me Out Tonight. Where’s There’s Music And There’s People And They’re Young And Alive.”

S.I.T Wolf X

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Standing On The Edge Of Pop

Hot on the trails of the $elling Out mixtape comes “Standing On The Edge Of Pop”. The concept stays the same on this mix. Although this time its not quite so blatant. $elling Out was designed as a mix that (hopefully) everybody would recognise the songs from. Tracks and artists that pretty much everyone has or should have heard of at some point in their musical life. Standing On The Edge however is a more varied mix that features artists and songs who are well known and some artists who (i believe) should have pop recognition but are still unknown to a certain extent, well unknown to most ears anyway. All of the bands involved in the mix have a certain degree of pop sensibility regarding melody thus their tunes are catchy. Any one of the songs wouldn’t sound out of place on your work radio. Depending on which station you listen to that is. Unfortunately for me, everyone in the garage i work in has a taste in Clyde 102.5 or Real Radio….both are pish. Bring back XFM Scotland! ….. Back to the mix, i tried to make it as variable as i could to cater for many different types of listeners. Every song is a pop gem, some you’ll recognise, some you won’t but i hope you enjoy nonetheless.

Standing On The Edge Of Pop Tracklist
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1. Apparat – Hailin’ From The Edge
2. Julian Plenti – Only If You Run
3. The Radio Dept – Where Damage Isn’t Already Done
4. TV On The Radio – Wolf Like Me
5. Jape – Floating
6. Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
7. Moby – Natural Blues
8. Faker – This Heart Attack
9. Two Door Cinema Club – Hands Off My Cash, Monty!
10. Johnny Neon – Laserkill
11. Yes Giantess – Tuff N Stuff
12. Familjen – Det Snurrar I Min Skalle
13. Yazoo vs Snap! – Don’t Go Rhythm Dancer
14. TNT Jackson (feat Chris Corner) – You And My Pearldiver
15. Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs – Stay
16. MPHO – Box ‘N’ Locks
17. Jordin Sparks – Battlefield
18. Free Energy – Dream City
19. Miike Snow – Animal
20. Arctic Monkeys – Dance Little Liar
21. Wild Beasts – Hooting And Howling
22. K-Os – Sunday Morning
SECRET TRACK : Bob -I’ve Seen Things………

MP3: Someones In The Wolf – Standing On The Edge Of Pop Mixtape

(alternative download)
http://www.mediafire.com/file/zmyk5xxjtmt/ – Standing On The Edge Of Pop Mixtape

standing on the edge of pop
S.I.T Wolf  X

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