The Love I Had Before is a mixtape made for a friend who was not at all into Valentine’s Day. This mix will not pump you up. It’s best listened to when laying alone in the dark.
The Love I Had Before 01| Keep Yourself Warm by Frightened Rabbit
02| 50 Ways by Telekinesis
03| Bring It On by The Gaslight Anthem
04| Madder Red by Yeasayer
05| My My Mind by Apex Manor
06| Signs by Bloc Party
07| Go Home by Bad Veins
08| Heart Skipped a Beat by the xx
09| When I’m Small by Phantogram
10| Kettering by The Antlers
11| Blood Bank by Bon Iver
12| Metal Heart by Cat Power
13| I Would Be Sad by The Avett Brothers
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WHO IS MIRANDA TSANG? A darn-fine lady, that’s who. When not making offerings to the tumblr. gods via salt-tooth and bizarro “anytime” newsletter Swak! Bitches., Miranda is thinking of the children – specifically those who benefit from one of my favorite organizations in the world, 826 Valencia. I had the pleasure of working with Miranda while interning at 826, and quickly discovered her sense of humor was twisted at the same angle as mine and that she knew what was up when it came to music. I asked her to make M|H a mixtape, and she bestowed upon us the 19-track Wake Up & Say Good Morning.
Now that Miranda’s got the mix out of the way, she can focus on becoming a cheater – but she needs you to help. 826 Valencia is hosting a Spelling Bee for Cheaters. In exchange for funds raised, contestants can get help spelling their words. Miranda’s team, Black Swan (comprising Miranda, Miel Alegre, Emilie Coulson, Christel Chan, and John Vanderslice), is halfway to their goal. Help them meet it! Proceeds benefit kids in the SF Bay area via 826 Valencia, a non-profit writing and tutoring center. Miranda & Black Swan are up against some stiff competition, including Thao Nguyen (Thao & The Get Down Stay Down), Adam Savage (Mythbusters), Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), and Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay).
Though contributors will feel much better for helping the children (the sweet, adorable, literate children!), even non-contributors will love the mix. Enjoy!
WAKE UP & SAY GOOD MORNING
01| Crave You (Bxentric Remix) by Flight Facilities
02| Party & Bullshit in the USA (Hathbanger Mashup Remix) by Notorius B.I.G. & Miley Cyrus
03| Since You’ve Been Gone by Aretha Franklin
04| Be Brave by The Strange Boys
05| Seven Fingers by Frank Black
06| Four Floors (Diplo Remix) by Sunday Girl
07| New Pony by The Dead Weather
08| Fish Paste by Die Antwoord
09| Dance Wiv Me (Shazam Remix) by Dizee Rascal
10| Vy Fraan Ett Luftslott (Punksjumpup Remix) by Kent
11| Phantom Mountain by Ghost Eyes
12| When I’m Small by Phantogram
13| When Will Happiness Find Me Again? by Frank Black
14| Random Girls by So Cow
15| Paradise Circus by Massive Attack
16| Keep the Streets Empty For Me (Majikers BPM Remix) by Fever Ray
17| I’m Not Alone by Calvin Harris
18| Indestructible (A-Trak Edit) by Robyn
19| Pap Smear by Crystal Castles
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