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Joined this site to learn a little more about modern day music. I love hearing new music but am too lazy to branch out on my own and do the footwork to find music I like.

Favorite Songs

Love the oldies. Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long" still gets me.

Favorite Artists

Wierd mix of soul and punk with some David Bowie and Neil Young thrown in, although I've recently come to appreciate Richard Buckner and Feist and am slowly falling in love with Neko Case.

Favorite Albums

Bang Master's-a remix of Van Morrison's Astral Weeks. Harvest, Love Starved Heart, Any Otis Redding Album I've heard ever-the man was a panty dropper-, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah's debut album, In The City, Mermaid Avenue, The Slider, And my Misfits box set, the entire set.

Recent Concerts

Regina Spektor, Neko Case, Richard Buckner


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Just some local bands, some of them (ok most of em') are pretty well known. Pay special attention to the Black Bear.

sexy sexism

Sexism is sexy. Especially older generation sexism. Cuz they didn't know about women's lib and bra burning. Mmm...crispy bra's.


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Son of Ravyn

I believe you sent me a double-disc of "autobiographical" tunes back around March or so. It would have been packed in a case for the Van Morisson Bang Masters disc. Was this you? If so, what month was that, and do you have a tracklist you could send my way?


This is your September 2007 mix maker. I'm running a little behind and just put the mix in the mail. It will go out tomorrow. I'm sorry not to get it out earlier and hope it reaches you within the week. Matt


In response to ***I can't seem to find that particular mix. I found some stuff from people from 2006 but your cd doesn't appear to be there. I remember the mix tho and I'll keep looking for it. Didn't it have a Phoenix song on it? ***Yep, that sounds about right. ¡Gracias!


Easy,'s my email - Contact me and we can trade snail mail addresses. In terms of what we trade, I'm open.

Son of Ravyn

Hi there. In addition to being IMP member, I am a freelance music writer. I have been working on a feature article on the IMP for my local alt-weekly, The Houston Press. I was wondering if you might allow me to ask you a few questions: How long have you been an IMP participant? Do you know Ryan outside of the IMP? Were you a mixtaper prior to participation in the project? Why do you make mixtapes? Do you get more out of making mixtapes or out of receiving them? Have you found IMP to be a good source for discovering new music (even if that would be old music thatâ??s new to you)? What is your occupation? How much time do you spend, on average, per Mixtape? Do you feel that artwork is an important part of a Mixtape? Would you recommend IMP to others? In addition to these few questions, anything youâ??d like to add would be more than welcome. Feel free to be as loquacious or succinct as you like.


I didn't start posting my mixes until Jan 2007, and now I feel that it's necessary to post the two preceding mixes. Would you happen to have the tracklist for the mix I sent you in Nov 2006? It would have come from Jason Smith in Bozeman, MT (although now I live in Austin, TX). You can email it (just the song titles will do) to jelsols at gmail dot com. Thank you!


You've got a Misfits box set? I'm impressed. Let's trade something???? Okay???

Son of Ravyn

Got the mix, thanks. More on that later. One question: what's with the monkey?


What no mention of The Pointer Sisters, George Michael or Michael Jackson. Where is the love?

Carly A

You should check out Immaculate Machine. They're out of Vancouver and the lead girl is a neice of one of the guys in The New Pornographers, who Neko Case was also with. A weird way of connecting an artist you like to a band you might like.


As far as new music is concerned I'm lazy too, but I'm also one of those old doods that thinks good music stopped after I got outta college. The '90s were very good to my ears. Ahhh grunge. Oh the sweet sweet sounds of the big band re-re-revival. (doomed after Rolling Stone put that 'fire starter' guy on the cover and announced the "NEW" music the chemical brothers and 'smack my b*tch up')