Friday, July 18, 2014

Today the Strangest Thing Happened...

...I was looking over my blog and thinking, damn, this has been around a few years... I wonder if an anniversary is coming soon?... So I boot scoot boogied back to find the date of origin and, no shit, it turns out today, July 18, 2011 was the date of the very first post I made on this blog! And I had never thought of this question before... And whilst I was searching for the date of inception, I was thinking to myself, 'Wouldn't it be awesome if today were the anniversary...' I'm not making this up.

So today, being the three year anniversary of the immaculate conception of this blog, I'd like to announce that I have an idea...

...I know what many of you are thinking. The above announcement is cause for celebration in itself, but seriously, I do have an actual idea!

I'm going to make 100 Eros Plus Melody mixes! I'm GOING to do it. Surely you Americans have heard the story of a young Sufjan Stevens proclaiming he'd make 50 albums dedicated to each of the 50 US states. Well, I think he made just two... but I'm really doing it! I'm going to make 100 of these fuckers! It may take years and years, but I'm doing it.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Eros Plus Melody Vol. 37

Many wonder why I put the single track mixes up first and then proceed to torture the listener by forcing them to beg unceremoniously for the individual tracks.

I assure you there is a method to this madness: that is to allow the listener to hear the mixes the way I hear them, the way I conceive of them. Once I compile an Eros album, I ALWAYS listen to the single track home, in my car...strutting down the street. Making mixes is in no way an art-form, but there is a certain skill in culling, selecting, timing, and presenting songs in a storybook way. It is a joyful feeling to know other people out there are sharing the same groove.

I also want to give a shout out to a handful of rippers and sharers on several dear websites and a certain library forum to remain nameless, where a wealth of amazing stuff is shared daily and in generous proportions. The cult of Library and cinegrooveophiles is a collection of some really amazing people, several who cross over to this website. Thanks for all the great music.

This mix is one of my favorites. I think y'all going to dig this one.