Sunday, September 25, 2011

New Green Monkey Mix!

Hi kids.

Wow, I took a look at the last time I did an installment of the Green Monkey Music Project. It was well over a year ago! Holy disregarded blog, Batman!

I was talking with my Twitter buddy Denise. She found out about the mixes and she dug them, and really wanted to participate in one. She actually suggested a theme that for some reason I never got around to. It was a good enough idea that I decided to get the green monkey out of his bunker and ask him to start up the Mixtape Machine.

Volume 21 of the Green Monkey Music Project will be Stop Crying And Listen.

This mix consists of songs you want to have played at your funeral (Morbidity Alert!). This might sound like a depressing topic for a mix, but I totally disagree. I have always felt that mixtapes are some form of creativity and communication. One can use them to affect the emotional state of the listener, and to transmit some sort of spiritual essence by the sheer choice and ordering of a few songs. I believe this!

So, having a few songs played at your funeral is like a final way of saying goodbye, fuck you, I love you, whatever you want to say. It's your last chance of pushing your imagination and thoughts on the world -- it's your last hurrah.

I'm opening the mix to 8 participants. Denise and I are participating, so that leaves 6 open slots. Please comment on this blog post if you are interested in participating.

All that's required for your participation is simply selecting songs for your mix, and letting me know what they are. For now, all you have to do is say you would like to join in. We'll get to the song selection soon enough.

Thanks, and happy mixing.

Some Guy


Timothy Donavan Russell said...

I'm in, man! How many songs? Also, how soon do you need them? I can think of a few now, but others might take a little time to exhume from my consciousness.

Splotchy said...

Welcome aboard, Tim! It's probably going to be 6 songs, but don't tell anyone! You have time to exhume.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I'm in.

SamuraiFrog said...

Yes, please!

Splotchy said...

Welcome, Dr MVM and SF! It will be nice to have you along for this fancy hearse ride.

Dr. Monkey said...

My six songs are:
1) What's so funny 'bout peace love and understanding?-Elvis Costello
2) Stupefaction-Graham Parker
3) Blink of an Eye-The Waco Brothers (You can find this song by going to Free Music Archive and putting 'Waco Brothers' in the search box.)
4) Shine on you crazy diamond-Pink Floyd
5) Kiss me son of God-They Might Be Giants
6) Diamonds and rust-Joan Baez.

Some Guy said...

I want to play, too!

Splotchy said...

You are in, Some Guy aka Chris aka GMMP Master!

Splotchy said...

Dr MVM, agh! Have the song selections already started?! I better post mine soon, lest another dead person take a song of mine!

DLMiz said...

1. This Time Tomorrow- the Kinks

2. Thing of Beauty- Hothouse Flowers

3. Here Comes the Sun- Richie Havens

4. Forever Young- Bob Dylan

5. If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out- Cat Stevens

6. After Hours- The Velvet Underground

Timothy Donavan Russell said...

K, got 'em:
1) Love and Rockets - Dog End of a Day Gone By
2) George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
3) Monty Python - Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
4) Band Of Horses - The Funeral
5) Massive Attack - Teardrop
6) Radiohead - How to Disappear Completely

escralan said...

Is there still an opening?

Splotchy said...

escralan, there was one open slot left, but you just took it. Congratulations!

Splotchy said...

My mix choices:

01 - Ad Ogni Costo - Ennio Morricone
02 - Whatever Happened To Pong? - Frank Black
03 - I Plan To Stay A Believer - Curtis Mayfield
04 - Pastoral Symphony 6th - Beethoven
05 - The Argument - Splotchy
06 - Slipping Into Something - The Feelies

SamuraiFrog said...

Okay, I admit I agonized over this, but here you go.

1. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow – David Bowie
2. Since You’ve Been Gone – Cherie Currie & Marie Currie
3. Box of Rain – Grateful Dead
4. Surf’s Up – The Beach Boys
5. Fading In and Fading Out – Ringo Starr
6. I’ll See You in My Dreams – R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders

volksvan said...

May I sign up for your fine project ? May my pix include The Beach Boys, "LITTLE SHACK IN HAWAII" ? Hey Splotchy, 'da best, G.S. "CRASH" Hull.

Splotchy said...

Hey volksvan, sure, give me the rest of your selections and I'll add you on.