I’d like to pretend I’m cooler than I am and my musical tastes are more obscure than they are, but this mixtape is me. I like folk music and alt country, mainly, and the more melancholic and beautiful the better. I tried to put together a playlist that represented the type of music I actually listen to on a daily basis. Neutral Milk Hotel, the Decemberists, Bon Iver, Sam Amidon and Bonnie “Prince” Billy is the music I fell in love with in the last decade — some within the last few months. And I grew up on bands like The Allman Brothers, The Kinks and The Band (thanks mom and dad).
I’ve been in San Diego for almost six years now, and local bands like Transfer, The Album Leaf and, more recently, Calico Horse and Joel P. West, have made me proud to be a part of the San Diego cultural scene. I included Bostich + Fussible (of the Nortec Collective) because I’ve lived in Tijuana for the last two and a half years, and the songs they make are such a perfect representation of the chaos, fun and excitement of my beloved TJ. Hedwig and The Angry Inch is on my list, too, simply because the song is freakin’ awesome. Plus, musicals make this world more enjoyable, don’t you think?
Kinsee MorlanSan Diego CityBeat + Adapta Project http://tijuanatales.wordpress.com/
1. Two – Headed Boy Neutral Milk Hotel 2. Pale Green Things The Mountain Goats 3. Skinny Love Bon Iver 4. For Every Field There’s a Mole Bonnie “Prince” Billy 5. The Breeze Dr. Dog 6. Random Rules Silver Jews 7. Saro Sam Amidon 8. The Crane Wife 3 The Decemberists 9. Hoppípolla Sigur Rós 10. The MP The Album Leaf 11. Melissa The Allman Brothers Band 12. The Weight The Band 13. Well Respected Man The Kinks 14. 28th & NE Davis Joel P West 15. Gold Calico Horse 16. Everybody In Transfer 17. Papa Was A Rodeo The Magnetic Fields 18. Origin Of Love Hedwig & The Angry Inch 19. Tijuana Sound Machine Nortec Collective presents Bostich + Fussible