triforce-of-brixton asked: hey ^^ would you kindly make me a songlist of motivational songs? I'm about to face a really tough boss battle in a video game and I need motivation to not die like I did in the other bosses... WHY HAS THIS GAME TO BE SO HAAAARD?! Thank you :D
Life’s tough and video games are tough and I know things have been difficult for you lately. I made you a short mixtape, but it isn’t as much of a “mix” as mine usually are. Instead, I chose some bands and musicians I know you like (The Clash, The Jam, Carbon/Silicon) and put together a few of their most inspirational songs, or at least, the songs that I reckon make you feel a little better about its being “you against the world.” At least, they make me feel better.
Here's your mixtape. And remember, as much as it might feel like it, you're never alone. You've always got mates who'll look out for you if you're feeling down.
Video game bosses you might have to handle by yourself, though…
I want to talk about punk and post-punk and the culture of the newcomer.
ambrosigonalley asked: Thank you for the recommendations! Can I request a mixtape?
You can always request a mixtape! I love making them, though it sometimes takes me a while to get them exactly the way they ought to be, and I love getting requests for them.
Anyway, I know you like the Arctic Monkeys and Fall Out Boy, and I know you like energetic or upbeat music, and I also happen to have personally verified that you are extremely awesome – so your mixtape is mostly pop, pop punk, alt rock, and music I would have called “mod” had it come out thirty years ago. Some of the songs I chose because I thought you’d like them; some I chose because I thought they suited you.
You can find it here, and I hope you like it! Tracklist, as usual, is under the cut.
About a month from now, FAC 51 The Haçienda are doing their traditional Good Friday party (and it’s going to be amazing - if you’re lucky enough to be able to go, stop reading this post and get tickets to that instead!).
But if, like us, you’re too far away or too poor to be there, you might want to come down to the Festival of the Twenty-Eighth Summer and check out our party! We’ll be running a Haçienda-themed all-nighter – about sixteen straight hours of punk, post-punk, house, dance, Madchester and electronic music for your eardrums.
So yeah! April 18th into 19th, that’s where we’ll be, and we’ll be doing the thing properly; we’re already putting together playlists and sourcing tracks and making plans and we’ve got over a month until we’re on the air. So if you feel like tuning in at any point, or making requests, or just dropping by to hang out, we’d love to see you there!
(Side note: as usual, if you want to be sure you’re tagged in all-nighter updates, just click “like” on this post or drop me an ask anytime and I’ll make sure you get the latest.)