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Get rhythm when you get the blues
Come on, get rhythm when you get the blues
Get a rock ‘n’ roll feelin’ in your bones
Put taps on your toes and get gone
Get rhythm when you get the blues
— Johnny Cash, Get Rhythm

10may2009

It is sad to see the jwz mixtapes going out of production; they where a source of continuous musical inspiration to me—lasting over a year.

To provide proper tribute, I took a trip with my time machine and listened through the whole collection of exactly 1600 songs again (totalling 4.6 days), selecting the ones I liked best. Here’s the list:

  • #001: Shriekback—Amaryllis in the Sprawl (2007)
  • #001: The Bastard Fairies—We’re All Going To Hell (2007)
  • #001: Pretty Balanced—Simon’s Sleeping (2005)
  • #003: Ladytron—amTV (2005)
  • #003: Rasputina—Watch T.V. (1998)
  • #004: Barry Andrews—Licking Honey from a Razor (2003)
  • #004: Rasputina—All Tomorrow’s Parties (2003)
  • #007: SSQ—Walkman On (1983)
  • #008: Firewater—I Still Love You, Judas (1998)
  • #009: The Epoxies—We’re So Small (2002)
  • #010: Rasputina—Wish You Were Here (2003)
  • #010: Fuzzbox—Bohemian Rhapsody (1987)
  • #011: Atomica—Recent (2005)
  • #011: Morcheeba—Fear and Love (1998)
  • #012: Concrete Blonde—Tomorrow, Wendy (1990)
  • #013: The Elastic Purejoy—Stiff (1994)
  • #013: The Ettes—Ghosts (2006)
  • #013: Giant Drag—High Friends In Places (2006)
  • #015: David J—Song From The Kitty Kat Keller (2005)
  • #015: The Dresden Dolls—Half Jack (2003)
  • #015: Pretty Balanced—Simon’s Sleeping (2005)
  • #015: Miranda Sex Garden—Havana Lied (1994)
  • #015: Pretty Balanced—Euros and Pounds (2007)
  • #016: Rubicks—Midas (2007)
  • #018: Skeletal Family—She Cries Alone (1985)
  • #021: Red Aunts—Sleeping in the Wet Spot (1993)
  • #024: Switchkicker—New Machine (2003)
  • #024: Laura Barrett—Smells Like Nirvana (2006)
  • #026: Storm Inc.—Girls (2001)
  • #026: The Dollyrots—New College (2004)
  • #030: Jem—Just a Ride (2004)
  • #030: The Epoxies—Synthesized (2002)
  • #030: Let’s Go Sailing—Sideways (2007)
  • #030: The Last Town Chorus—Modern Love (2007)
  • #031: Siouxsie and the Banshees—Mother + Oh Mein Pa Pa (1979)
  • #032: The Dollyrots—Nobody Else (2004)
  • #032: Die! Die! Die!—Blinding (2007)
  • #034: Plastiscines—Under Control (2007)
  • #035: The Normal—T.V.O.D. (1977)
  • #036: The Ting Tings—Shut Up and Let Me Go (2008)
  • #037: Usherhouse—Caesar’s Falling (1993)
  • #037: The Sisters of Mercy—Burn (1992)
  • #038: Fortran 5—Heart on the Line (1991)
  • #038: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark—Apollo (1984)
  • #040: Ultraviolet—Gimme My Electro ()
  • #040: Mighty Six Ninety—Leave This World ()
  • #040: Rocket—Future Ex-Boyfriend ()
  • #042: Stars—The Night Starts Here (2007)
  • #042: The Duke Spirit—The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Demo) (2004)
  • #043: Jon St. James—Playback (1984)
  • #043: The Dresden Dolls—Pretty in Pink (2008)
  • #044: The Dresden Dolls—The Gardener (2008)
  • #044: The Blacks—Back to Black (2008)
  • #044: Alina Simone—Pacifica (2007)
  • #048: Black Box Recorder—Child Psychology (1999)
  • #051: Shirley Manson—Samson & Delilah (2008)
  • #051: Brazilian Girls—Sexy Asshole (2006)
  • #052: David J—The Party’s Over (1985)
  • #054: Something About Vampires and Sluts—Dancing In Graveyards (2006)
  • #054: Die Monster Die—Vagina Dentada (1994)
  • #055: Stimmen der Stille—Warten (1995)
  • #055: Mephisto Walz—Alle In Asche (1994)
  • #055: Sunshine Blind—Burned at the Stake (1995)
  • #055: The Brides—Centroplex (2004)
  • #055: Siouxsie and the Banshees—Tenant (1980)
  • #056: Crystal Castles—Courtship Dating (2008)
  • #056: The Knife—F as in Knife (2006)
  • #056: Bang Band SiXXX—Loneliness Is Fine (2008)
  • #057: Laurie Anderson—Example #22 (1982)
  • #057: M83—Car Chase Terror! (2005)
  • #058: Brazilian Girls—Internacional (2008)
  • #059: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark—The Misunderstanding (1980)
  • #060: Ladyhawke—Magic (2008)
  • #060: Brazilian Girls—Tourist Trap (2006)
  • #060: Stricken City—Tak o Tak (2008)
  • #060: Tearwave—Trial By Fire (2007)
  • #061: The Dollyrots—Brand New Key (2007)
  • #061: Altered Images—Insects (1981)
  • #061: Love Is All—Movie Romance (2008)
  • #061: Silversun Pickups—Well Thought Out Twinkles (2006)
  • #062: Emilie Simon—I Wanna Be Your Dog (2006)
  • #061: Franka Potente—Believe (1999)
  • #062: Say Hi To Your Mom—Yeah, I’m in Love with an Android (2005)
  • #063: Ladyhawke—Paris Is Burning (2008)
  • #063: Plastic Operator—The Pleasure is Mine (2007)
  • #062: Fujiya & Miyagi—Knickerbocker (2008)
  • #063: The Airborne Toxic Event—Wishing Well (2007)
  • #063: Foxtail Somersault—Escalator (2007)
  • #063: Emilie Simon—Song of the Storm (2006)
  • #064: Brazilian Girls—Losing Myself (2008)
  • #064: Minipop—Generator (2007)
  • #064: Say Hi To Your Mom—Spiders (2008)
  • #064: Kerli—Walking On Air (2008)
  • #064: Love Is All—Movie Romance (2008)
  • #066: Pzycho Bitch—Maschinerie (2006)
  • #066: Emilie Simon—Dame de Lotus (2006)
  • #066: Eurythmics—Somebody Told Me (1983)
  • #066: Portishead—Nylon Smile (2008)
  • #067: Jill Tracy—Treasure (2008)
  • #067: Metric—Patriarch on a Vespa (2005)
  • #067: Emilie Simon—Rose Hybride de The (2006)
  • #069: The Trucks—Why the? (2006)
  • #069: Engorged With Blood—Summer Shower (1993)
  • #069: Snake River Conspiracy—Vulcan (Johnny Vicious Remix) (2000)
  • #069: Queen Adreena—Suck (2005)
  • #069: Red Aunts—Sleeping in the Wet Spot (1993)
  • #070: William Shatner featuring Joe Jackson—Common People (2006)
  • #070: Frou Frou—Close Up (2002)
  • #071: Garbage—Only Happy When It Rains (1995)
  • #072: Wall of Voodoo—Ring of Fire (1980)
  • #072: Silversun Pickups—Common Reactor (2006)
  • #073: My Dear Disco—White Lies (2009)
  • #073: Songs For Eleonor—Girl in Life (2009)
  • #073: Damero—Mope (2009)
  • #074: Ten Out of Tenn—Hologram (2009)
  • #074: Rosie and The Goldbug—Lover (2009)
  • #074: Killola—Cracks in the Armor (2009)
  • #074: Crocodile—August Is Over (2009)
  • #074: Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer—Death or Radio (2009)
  • #075: Digital Leather—Modulated|Simulated (2009)
  • #075: The Lemurs—Blackspot (2009)
  • #075: Little Black Dress—Robin (2009)
  • #075: Abe Vigoda—Don’t Lie (2009)
  • #075: De los Muertos—This Changes Everything (2009)

Unfortunately I see no way to provide the actual music in a legal way, a Muxtape-like thing of it would be really nice to have.

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