I was surveying old posts last week and realized I have been writing on this blog/site for 4 years. Kinda crazy. 4 years is like 8 in blog years. My first post was even douchey enough to refer to it as a “space”, but at least the music was good (Maximo Park and the Fratelli’s). When I started this site, I had no idea anyone would look at it besides me. With friends moving across the country, it seemed easier than mailing burned cd’s every few weeks so thats as far as I thought about it.
So Thank You to…
Laura – for being patient with all the hours I put into this after work and on the weekends.
The Readers – When I started the blog (originally Bout That) 4 people read it and the numbers continue to grow. Everyone has done a great job of passing the site on to others and I hope you’ll continue. Last year saw the highest number of comments in my short history. This really supposed to be a collaborative project, so keep the suggestions and comments coming.
Donations – Everyone who donated, I hope you are getting your money’s worth. Any amount you have given over the years has been amazing.
Hype Machine – duh.
All the blogs for supplying the music I pass on – PMA, Mixtape Maestro, All Things Go, P4K, Consequence of Sound, Largehearted Boy, 2dopeboyz, Nahright
Artists who have sent over music and spread the word to their fans – Kyle Lucas/Vonnegutt, yOya, TGCHU, Lettercamp, mochibeats
Mixtapes are the typically the most popular posts, but I didn’t start publishing those until October 5th, 2008. To commemorate 4 years, I put together two mixtapes of the best of the early years before I sent you all .rar files. You can definitely hear the heavy influence of the days when I listened to BBC Radio 1. Enjoy.
JayeL Audio – The Early Years
Disc One – DOWNLOAD (.rar)
1. Arctic Monkeys – Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
2. The Black Keys – Just Got To Be
3. Mates of State – Punchlines
4. Bon Iver – Skinny Love
5. Tilly & the Wall – Bad Education
6. Arcade Fire – Keep The Car Running
7. The Bees – Who Cares What The Question Is?
8. The Kooks – Eddie’s Gun
9. The Mystery Jets – Diamonds In The Dark
10. The Knife – Heartbeats
11. The Rapture – Don Gon Do It
12. Kings of Convenience – I’d Rather Dance With You
13. Rogue Wave – Lake Michigan
14. Editors – Lights
15. Just Jack – Starz In Their Eyes
16. The Fratellis – Creeping Up The Backstairs
17. Peter Bjorn John – Young Folks
18. Bloc Party – Banquet
19. Spoon – You Got Yr Cherry Bomb
20. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
Disc Two – DOWNLOAD (.rar)
1. Grand National – Talk Amongst Yourselves
2. Tokyo Police Club – Nature of the Experiment
3. Iron and Wine – Boy With A Coin
4. Maximo Park – Apply Some Pressure
5. The Walkmen – Louisiana
6. Yeasayer – Sunrise
7. Bloc Party – This Modern Love
8. Cut Copy – Feel The Love
9. Sam Sparro – Black & Gold
10. Rilo Kiley – Close Call
11. The National – Apartment Story
12. LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
13. Scott Matthews – Elusive
14. Razorlight – Los Angeles Waltz
15. Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby
16. The Sadies – Never Again
17. Interpol – The Heinrich Maneuver
18. K-OS – Born To Run
19. The Decemberists – The Engine Driver
20. Neko Case – That Teenage Feeling