Hugh McGuire

publishing, technology, media, philosophy, a bit of politics.

Category: mixed tape

friday mixed tape: my first tapes

When I was a kid I spent summers at my uncle’s farm in Ontario. All my cousins are older than me – and the youngest was Moira, so she spent the most time with me I guess. In 1980 I was 6 years old, and Moira was probably in her late teens, and I remember […]

friday mixed tape: for BELL CANADA

In honour of how unhappy I am with Bell Canada for cutting off my phone for a week, telling me twice it would be reconnected without reconnecting, charging me for a long distance plan I did not order, disabling my call answer, and requiring calls to 5 different departments (customer service, credit, technical and repairs, […]

friday mixed tape: ska

Get your porkpie hats, your stovepipe pants, skinny ties and a nice pair of heavy-frame glasses, and start skanking. Two-tone rules. The Specials: Gangsters Madness: One Step Beyond The Beat: Mirror in the Bathroom

mixed tape: cheezball slow songs of the 80s

Bit late for the Friday Youtube Mixed Tape, but here it is anyway. Tacky tearjerkers from mid-eighties, that are still fun to listen to (for a while anyway): Foreigner: I Wanna Know What Love Is Corey Hart: Never Surrender And, of course: Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse of the Heart

youtube mixed tape: genderbending

This weeks theme: genderbending. Rough Trade: High School Confidential Lou Reed: Walk on the Wild Side (Live, Brussels, 1974) The Kinks: Lola (Check out how excited the drummer is to be playing. It’s all he can do not to yawn!)

youtube mixed tape: late80s/early90s rap

LL Cool J: Mamma Said Knock You Out (east coast) Ice T: I’m Your Pusher (west coast) Maestro Fresh Wes: Let Your Backbone Slide (north coast)

friday youtube mixed tape: brit new wave

This week: British 80s new wave/synthpop Ultravox: Dancing with Tears in My Eyes [link] Flock of Seagulls: I Ran [link] …(watch for the lead singer’s mad keyboard skillz) Gary Numan: Cars [link]

friday noontime youtube mixed tape

This week’s theme: 70s Proto-Grrrl Rock. Pretenders: Brass in Pocket Patti Smith: Gloria (live) The Runaways: Cherry Bomb

friday eve youtube mixtape

Canadian 80s new wave: Canadian 80s garage rock: Canadian 80s arena rock:

Thursday Aft Youtube/Mixtape (embedding disabled!)