kaleidoscope // 1300-1415 06.04.11
Last month saw Subcity Radio turn 16, as part of their celebrations I was asked to make a mix as well as play at the 'Sweet Sixteen' party in the Arches.
To be honest, I had mixed feelings about being 16 but it certainly was a formative year for my music.
I started to pick up on artists that had come from years past, mainly because the music in 2004/2005 was dreadful (Crazy Frog, Eamon, James Blunt...BOKE) I raided my older brothers cd collection and came across 'Kid A' - the first play of 'Everything in its Right Place' dumbfounded me and I was hooked. The release of Sofia Copella's 'Lost in Translation' not only provided my teenage self an insight to a similarly gloomy love life but a flawless soundtrack, the closing scenes saw 'Just Like Honey' blaring out as a sultry Bill Murray left Tokoyo's concrete playground.
The first generation of the mini ipod had hit the streets but I was rockin' (yep, not cool) the sony discman stuffed in my blazer pocket look, crumpling English notes in its wake. I wore doc martens shoes (not the boots because of the grief that would ensue from my strict school uniform) but thats as a "rebellious" as I got, and at that the only recognition they gained was from a ned by the neighbouring shit school who exclaimed "ho! Geeky shoooews!" in his nazely pre-ball dropping voice.
Six years on, having left lime and orange bacardi breezers behind (my jaw just clenched with sugary disgust at the very thought) I still have my docs and continue to experience 'Teenage Kicks'.
Being 16 was definitely the platform to a better life, the start of parties, the importance of music, the stereotypical heartache and having fun with friends and not having to worry about much else...until the exam results came in the post. For me joining the dots from then until now in terms of my likes and dislikes in music draws out a massive map of journeys, memories and experiences some which I am fond of, others I hope to forget in years to come
Enjoy the mix and the live set from the Arches!
love the girl with kaleidoscope eyes x
Posted at 21:23, 5th April 2011
|My sixteen year old soundtrack via a cd player stuffed in my school blazer pocket|
|Arcade Fire||Rough Trade|
|Kings Of Leon||Hand Me Down|
|My sixteen year old discoveries|
|How Soon Is Now|
|The Smiths||Rough Trade|
|Everything In Its Right Place|
|Just Like Honey|
|The Jesus And Mary Chain||Blanco Y Negro|
|My sixteen year old state of mind|
|Best Coast||Mexican Summer|
|The Undertones||Good Vibrations|
|Kaleidoscope Live in the Arches, Subcity Sweet Sixteen - 5th March 2011|