Did you ever make mixed tapes?
I remember when I was in middle school, I would tape songs off the radio that I liked as they aired, and then I would rock out to it in my bedroom, playing my ever-so-awesome air guitar. I would sneak my walkman to school in my bag, and pull it out at lunch-time and play my little soundtrack to my friends.
Today we call that a Play List - but I loved the idea of hearing a song on the radio for the first time and taping it because I loved it so much, and sharing it with my friends who had never heard it before.
If I made a mixed tape for you right now, it would definitely include music by The Colour Elect. Have you ever heard of them? They're an up-and-coming band based in Los Angeles that have a really unique sound. Their music has a rock sound to it, but then you're totally caught off guard when the lead singer (Josef Gordon) sings, because his voice sounds more like something you'd expect to hear in an R & B song. It's such a standout sound, with influences from as broad as Mariah Carey to Metallica (don't you just love a group of guys who admit to being inspired by Mariah Carey?).
The band comprises of five lads, and started with two friends - Josef Gordon and Kellen Mills (Lead Guitar) - wanting to do what they love most, making music. Later on, the three other lads (Robb Hutzal, Chris Wrate and Leo Budirahardjo) joined the team and since then, they've been creating quite a buzz.
If you wanna check them out to see what all the hoopla is about, they are on Facebook and Myspace, and for you SoCal folk, they are playing at The Mint on Sunday November 15, and also The Roxy on Saturday November 28. So yep, this band would take up a huge chunk of my mixed tape.
What about you? Who would you put on a mixed tape and rock out to with your air guitar?
Have a Fun Weekend.
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