FreeDarko Playoff Soundtrack Contest: MUXTAPE MADNESS!!!!!!!

Don't jump, Gregg.


The dream has died and so we push forward. Help us drown are sorrows and bring new life to these decaying, browning playoffs. You, our faithful readers, must assist by creating muxtapes for the Conference Finals series. That is, we would like you to create the ideal soundtrack, via muxtape, for the Boston/Detroit series and/or the Los Angeles/San Antonio series. Very simple: Just put on a muxtape the 12 songs that best encapsulate these respective series and would be the best to jam out to in lieu of the sweet tenor of Reggie Miller.

As you know, we here at FD are no strangers to soundtracking the playoffs, but it's time we pass on the task to you. Submit your muxtape links in the comments below, and include a very short (SHORT AS FUCK) paragraph justifying your selections. The best muxtapes will get posted on here, maybe we'll give the authors' a guest post, hopefully we'll hook up the winners with some sort of physical tangible prize...perhaps book-related.

At any rate, descend upon us NOW with muxtapes. Help make this next round awesome.

And peep my first muxtape here.

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At 5/20/2008 4:10 AM, Blogger Reggie said...


At 5/20/2008 7:59 AM, Blogger Reggie said...

1. Cicada - Same Old Scene (Cicada remix) --- Bird steals the ball is the soundtrack of my nightmares, and here we are again.
2. C.J. - I Want You --- OH LAWWWWWD (if both teams were performing the song Temptations style, that's the moment when McDyess goes solo and takes it over)
3. The Fashion - Like Knives --- You're so, outta control/You gotta, be more, in control. key to the series
4. Kanye West - Flashing Lights (Mano Uptempo remix) -- WTF are the Celtics doing here anyway? Paul Pierce, Ricky Davis, Raef LaFrentz and Brian Scalabrine will never win.
5. The Black Ghosts - Let's Get Physical (Olivia Newton John cover) --- needs no explanation
6. Tabi Bonney - On It --- Tabi Bonney's not a very impressive rapper, and Flip Saunders isn't an impressive coach, but here we are
7. Old Money - Steve Harvey (Morsy Mix) -- Doc Rivers is a disciple of having one's line tight as a measure of mental stability
8. Glenn Lewis - Back for More f/ Kardinal Offishall (Dilla remix) -- 6th ECF in a row and still hungry
9. Kanye West/Nas/KRS-One - Better Than I've Ever Been (Legit H Remix) -- Rondo/Cassell/P.J. Brown on the track
10. INXS - Need You Tonight (Jon Gill's One of My Kind remix) --- Ray Allen, it's KG and Paul Pierce on the phone...something about "do you plan on showing up this series?"
11. Big Boi - Royal Flush f. Rakewon & Andre 3000 --- Dre needs to keep rapping and Sheed needs to keep his ass in the post shooting turnarounds
12. Kanye West/Notorious B.I.G. - Stronger/Goin Back to Cali -- Pistons in 6, and then it's Kobe again.

At 5/20/2008 9:21 AM, Blogger Kaifa said...

I'm not sure I know my music well enough to create a fitting mix, but I do need to get one thing off my chest as far as NOOCH-SAS goes before I'll give it a try.

I don't know if this is more on Paul or on Byron Scott, but how can you play the most important 4th quarter of the season and rely almost completely on jumpers? I see that the Hornets don't have a great lost-post threat, but when you have Duncan with four fouls early in the 4th, don't you just have to go at him? Pargo drew his fifth almost by accident with 4:30 to go, and they never even tried to attack him afterwards.

Not that it was Duncan who sealed the Spurs' win, but don't you have to at least try to get their offensive and defensive anchor off the court if you have the chance especially with the shots not falling? Would have loved to see LA-NO...

At 5/20/2008 9:49 AM, Blogger Dr. Lawyer IndianChief said...

Good shit, Reggie.

At 5/20/2008 11:43 AM, Blogger MisusedConfusedStrungOutAndWorse said...

One song, one song only.

It's from the Stones' last album, so it's not exactly Brilliant or anything, but the name of the song sez it all:

"Oh No, Not You Again".


At 5/20/2008 12:18 PM, Blogger Ken said...

I want to enjoy this series so here goes the set list for what is likely the most "Euro-Latin" series in NBA history. So sit back and I guess try not to puke on my optimism.

1. Simao Morto - Chega de Saudade - Meaning roughly "over the sadness" I'm done with being mad at the Spurs and I'm ready love the Lakers again.
2. Osvaldo Pugliese - Emancipacion - For Manu, should the Spurs win the series it'll be his ascendency.
3. Brazz Jazz - My Favorite Things - I said it already, but I'm gonna enjoy this series by stripping away the "NBA-ness" of it and letting the Euros, Kobe included, take over.
4. Chimpanze Clube Trio - Introducao ao Chimpanze - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF6HO60p-_Q an interlude for the roughly 3 weeks this series will probably take to complete.
5. Shakira - Ojos Asi - The Mamba always leaves me just staring as does this fine lady.
6. Los Rabanas - La Vida - When things get chippy turn to the punk to get you through
7. Mana - Donde Jugaron Los Ninos - Our hoops world is growing and while this song is mournful we can see the future
8. Magma - Kobaïa - a journey worth taking can lead you far away
9. Tricky feat. Ed Kowalczyk and Hawkman - Evolution Revolution Love - The Lakers have got it right and Mamba understands
10. Cheb Khaled - Aicha - Rai started in France and I like to think this is how TP managed to snag Eva.
11. Bob Marley - Buffalo Soldier - Despite the positives we may end up wailing like this as this series nears end.
12. Joao Gilberto - Desafinado - I'll end it with my hat tip to Odom. Out of tune, but still beautiful. If he doesn't disappear in this series the Lakers win

At 5/20/2008 12:20 PM, Blogger joaquin said...

I'll let the music speak for itself.....

SAS v LAL Mix Tape

1) Je Veux te voi- Yelle

2) Art of Self Defense- The Jesus Lizard

3) Hangar 18 (Live in Buenos Aires)- Megadeth

4) You're So Vain- David Axelrod

5) Planetary Beat- Global Noise & Jason Miles

6) Quality Control- Jurassic 5

7) Grand Canyon- Tracey Thorn

8) After the Rain- John Coltrane

9) Feels So Good (Live @ The Hollywood Bowl)- Chuck Mangione

10) No Vaseline- Ice Cube

11) Willing- Linda Ronstadt

12) Move Me On Down the Line- ZZ Top

At 5/20/2008 12:34 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...


At 5/20/2008 12:39 PM, Blogger Ken said...

I'm at work. I'll have to upload my muxtape when I get home. Never heard of the site. Looks excellent.

At 5/20/2008 12:46 PM, Blogger futuremrsrickankiel said...

Ack! I have a Muxtape, but it's not playoffs relevant. I just wanted to come over and oh-so fawningly note that I started reading this site after the following line from Bethlehem S. on Deadspin:

[re: Kevin Garnett]He's gone from a regional god, the identity of a franchise whose very font seemed ripped from their star's consciousness, to a professional athlete capable of moving on.

and that today's Celts/Pistons preview was equally phenomenal. Even though I gather you are not Celtics fans: thanks!

At 5/20/2008 1:06 PM, Blogger Kirk Krack said...

no muxtape, but who was the FD fan I spotted yesterday on the northwestern campus!?

At 5/20/2008 1:10 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

The aforementioned Celtics/Pistons Deadspin post.

Keep posting these! They are a grass roots effort to save these playoffs.

I would do one, but I have next to shit on my iTunes. Hard drive has died so many times I just gave up.

At 5/20/2008 1:14 PM, Blogger Dr. Lawyer IndianChief said...

re:mrs. rick ankiel

if you--or anyone--already have a muxtape, just explain how it COULD be playoff relevant. and post it here.

At 5/20/2008 1:35 PM, Blogger MC Welk said...


At 5/20/2008 3:18 PM, Blogger big m said...


(SAS v LAL): the songs should speak for themselves. tales of intrigue, longing, and piss-taking

At 5/20/2008 3:20 PM, Blogger fixthebricks said...


1. Major Label Debut - Broken Social Scene. For KG & Ray.

2. Knowing how the world works - Les Savy Fav. For the Pistons.

3. Move away and Shine - the Polyphonic Spree. For KG, from Minnesota fans.

4. Aaron and Maria - American Analog Set. For Minnesota Fans.

5. Plus Jamais Ca - Supreme NTM. In case Tony Parker doesn't understand how people outside the Texas-France axis feel about another Spurs championship.

6. Put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket!!! - Marnie Stern. For the Lakers.

7. Hostile, MA - The Hold Steady. For Celtics fans.

8. Ankle injuries - Fujiya & Miyagi. For Ray Allen.

At 5/20/2008 3:30 PM, Blogger Teddy said...

Wrestling to get the link up, but here's the tracklist at least. Starting with grumpiness, moving through acceptance, on to consideration of a Boston/LA final:

1. Yo La Tengo -- Sugarcube ("Whatever you do for me/is want I wanna do for you/Try to squeeze a drop of blood/from a sugarcube")

2. Robert Johnson -- Love In Vain ("It's hard to tell/when all your love's in vain")

3. Superdrag -- Do the Vampire

4. Blur -- Look Inside America

5. Curtis Blow -- The Breaks

6. The DB's -- Black and White ("Love/Love is the answer/to the question/So thanks for/the suggestion")

7. Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins -- You Are What You Love ("'Cause you are what you love/and not what loves you back/I guess that's why you keep/calling me back")

8/9. Fugazi -- Waiting Room/Bulldog Front ("Ahistorical/You think this s--t just dropped right out of the sky/My analysis/you need to harvest the crust from your eyes")

10. Big D and the Kids Table -- LAX (F--- your f-ing LA bars/bunch of wannabe superstars/Z-A-C does not spell 'Zack'/What the f--- is up with that?") [Note--feel free to skip if you want to keep the tone of the list a little purer]

At 5/20/2008 3:33 PM, Blogger big m said...

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At 5/20/2008 3:36 PM, Blogger big m said...

(ok, me learn muxtape)

1. Supergrass - Tales Of Endurance (Parts 4,5 & 6)
2. Edie Gorme Y Los Panchos - Nosotros
3. Astra Heights - The March
4. Archie Bell And The Drells - Tighten Up
5. Dwight Yoakum - It Only Hurts When I Cry
6. The Turtles - So Happy Together
7. The Dix - Here Come The Dix
8. Arctic Monkeys - Settle For A Draw
9. Sam Roberts - Hard Road
10. Gladys Knight And The Pips - Neither One of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)
11. Nicolay - What It Used To Be (Feat. Wiz Khalifa)
12. Chris Montez - The More I See You

At 5/20/2008 3:51 PM, Blogger busterjonez said...


1) The Pharcyde - Oh Shit (Not these guys again)
2) Dave Brubeck - Take Five (Seems correct for basketball)
3) Bad Religion - You Are (Anti-authoritarian rock seems appropo)
4) Led Zeppelin - Gallows Pole (Cause watching the Spurs is like begging for my life)
5) Tribe Called Quest - Oh My God (love those kung fu sounds, just like Bruce "Lee" Bowen)
6) Dr Dre - Forgot About Dre (How do people keep sleeping on these guys?)
7) Kanye West - All Falls Down (For the rest of the NBA fans that don't have a dog left in the fight)
8) Cunninlynguists - Nasty Filthy (In my estimation, approximately 5 games will be decided by dirty tricks)
9) Gang Starr - Work (What it takes to win at this point)
10) Kenny and the Beach Boys - Big Payback (Horry will be involved, giving or receiving)
11) Aceyalone & RJD2 - Solomon Jones (Modern tale of John Henry)
12) Leak Bros - See Thru (Just cause we can, Pop)

At 5/20/2008 3:54 PM, Blogger oliver said...


Je-sus. I forgot how long it takes to upload stuff to Muxtape. Reminds me of the old days of the internet, when you were better off going and taking a long walk outside in-between doing stuff.

ANY-way, my Emo-mix is meant to represent my sadness as a Sixers fan living in New Orleans... which means there is no no one left for me to root for... except the Lakers, I guess. The fucking LAKERS?! How did it come to this? Anyway, the song titles are meant to represent the different stages of grief, or mourning or whatever, followed by acceptance, and happiness at the end. ...Except I think I lost track while I was doing it. And for the happiness thing to work at the end, you have to take "Mr. Brightside" as being a non-ironic title, which is a bit of a stretch. Plus I threw in some shitty 80s songs for no reason.

It's taken me years to get over my irrational fear of putting the same band twice on a mix-tape. But I did it twice here. Fuck it.

Your heart is an empty room - Death Cab for Cutie

Regret - New Order

Smile like you mean it - The Killers

Live and learn - The Cardigans

The sound of settling - Death Cab again

Surrender - Cheap Trick

Galvanise - Chemical Brothers + Q-Tip

The night starts here - Stars

The heat of the moment - Asia

Mr. Brightside - The Killers again

Touch the sky - Kanye West + Lupe Fiasco

Reach for the sun - The Polyphonic Spree

...Whooo! And I'm so totally looking forward to wining my FD-guest-bloggership. I plan to spend it talking about Chris Mihm and "NBA Live 2002." So that should be great.

At 5/20/2008 4:13 PM, Blogger oliver said...

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At 5/20/2008 4:32 PM, Blogger FunWithLogic said...

Brilliant brilliant idea. I just finished my first year of fucking law school at 10am this morning and Philly's in a downpour: what's a better way to spend the day than making a mix?

(Buster: good call on the Dre. I was going to use that song, too.)

This mix is on the instrumental side. I think that it would be best heard when watching a game. While there could be cooler teams playing, let's not lose sight of the fact that there are no real impostors in the lot and that these games are going to be war.


1. Diplo - Money Power Respect: this is where it gets real; it's not about art, anymore, at this level, it's about determination and will; there could also be a socio-cultural critique in here as well...

2. Hella - Biblical Violence: Bowen's violence and "Christian" justification; picture the drums as a dribbling ball; sports as basic and carnal male-ness.

3. Aphex Twin - 4: that's how many wins it takes!; great, upbeat song.

4. Operation Ivy - Bankshot: self-explanatory; Duncan's trademark; Gasol and Kobe will certainly contribute as well; again, upbeat.

5. Naughty by Nature - Guard Your Grill: NbN always makes me think of the city of Detroit for some reason; Billups and Rip, old school and making it happen, just like this song; obvious general connotation to guards and defense; relating to the remaining teams: "I put two and two together and I came up with four."

6. The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys: athlete-stars whom most of us will never meet, but who still inspire; fear, actualization; there seems to be three top-guys on each team Billups/Rip/Sheed (sorry, Prince); Duncan/Manu/Parker; Kobe/Gasol/Odom; Garnett/Pierce/Allen.

7. Burial - Archangel: Kobe, the Spurs, or ambition, depending on how you look at it.

8. DJ /Rupture - Flop We: The Spurs obviously are all about this, but no one is really too innocent at this point... (btw, check this guy out... great artist.)

9. Dabrye - Game Over: title is self-explanatory; Detroit hip-hop; Something about Garnett's cheap screen and Pierce's scream after recovering the jump ball reminds me of Bibby's screaming and Webber's general intensity in 2002... very bad omen (and, being originally from Sacto, gives me bad flashbacks).

10. Modeselektor - the Rapanthem: "It's my belief that history is a wheel. 'Inconstancy is my very essence,' says the wheel. Rise up on my spokes if you like but don't complain when you're cast back down into the depths. Good times pass away, but then so do the bad. Mutability is our tragedy, but it's also our hope. The worst of times, like the best, are always passing away." (Boethius' Wheel)

11. Ravel - Bolero: This is my favorite of the bunch; this song encapsulates a game, a series, and the playoffs, generally; I think that it also fits the Pistons and the Spurs... you don't know what they are until they hit you at the end.

12. Kid 606 - For When Yr Just Happy to be Alive: I think this fits CP3 more than anyone, but just picture this song playing while the offenses are flowing, while the magic is happening... this represents the most beautiful parts of the game.

At 5/20/2008 4:41 PM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

These muxtapes are fucking weird. Shakira and Magma on the same joint??? I don't know if that's brilliant or fucking retarded.

The FD fan spotted on Northwestern's campus was probably DLIC the Younger.

I have still to see a stranger wearing an FD shirt, except at that one meet n' greet, and those people are like family. Very distant relations, but fam nonetheless.

At 5/20/2008 4:46 PM, Blogger rebar said...


1. shook ones pt. 2 - mobb deep (cuz all we got left are scarred street gangs, no youth or potential)

2. wouldn't get far - the game feat. Kanye West (cuz the celtics really are like video sluts, but less attractive)

3. monkey gone to heaven - the pixies (cuz that's what it feels like when you win, and cuz the devil is six)

4. archangel - burial (cuz KOBE!)

5. 88 - the cool kids (cuz 1988 was pistons/lakers in the finals)

6. change - john waite (cuz KG and Ray Ray became hateable)

7. sportscenter - lil' wayne (cuz it feels right)

8. fancy clown - madvillain feat. viktor vaughn (cuz is robert horry really anything but a cheating girlfriend?)

9. how to operate with a blown mind - lo-fidelity all stars (cuz you'll need to know in a bad way)

10. what you know - T.I. (cuz there's still some magic left in that old hat)

11. fatalist palmistry - why? (cuz rodney stuckey is gon' get his)

12. cash still rules (scary hour) - wu-tang clan (cuz at the end of the day, it's just true)

At 5/20/2008 4:48 PM, Blogger rebar said...

i can't believe i got preempted on kobe-archangel. what a bizarre connection.

wv pprzl: purple ziller, the preferred FD cocktail

At 5/20/2008 4:55 PM, Blogger oliver said...

Does anyone else get all happy when their mix-tape is a perfect number of minutes and/or seconds long? Like, mine was 45:30 when I was done, and I was like... YESSS!!! Made it feel like it was destiny or god's hand controlling my random selection of songs, since the final time came out so evenly.

Or am I just... insane?

At 5/20/2008 5:07 PM, Blogger breene said...

Not one to post, but mixtaping reminds me all too much of being 14 again.

1. Fake Empire - The National ("And I'm half awake in a fake empire") What I feel watching the Pistons (minus Sheed)

2. Fuck Forever - Babyshambles Kobe's mindset.

3. Love Rhymes with Hideous Carwreck- The Blood Brothers -this is just for the Celts/Pistons series. Like a lot of these players (i.e. aforementioned Sheed, pre-Boston KG, The Truth, Big Baby, Maxiell) but in this situation it's going to be a bunch of 78-75 blood baths

4. The Old Black Hen- Magnolia Electric Company ("Old Black Hen/is that you again?/Singing the bad luck lullaby) The goddam resilliency of the spurs. When will they die?

5. Hang Me Up to Dry- Cold War Kids
One more Pistons/Spurs series will be one too many.

6. Parting of the Sensory- Modest Mouse.

7. Cicatriz ESP - The Mars Volta. Just screaming "I'm defective" reminds me of Ray Allen.

8. Dance Monkey - Sage Francis. Just how predictable (as much as the NBA can be at least) this whole playoffs have been.

9. Rain King - Counting Crows. Sasha Vujacic.

10. We Suck Young Blood (Your Time Is Up) - Radiohead. All these old teams, minus the lakers, fucking up the yunguns. Detroit over Orlando, Celts over Hawks, Spurs over Hornets, Lakers (not old but still) over Jazz.

11. One Step Inside Doesn't Mean You Understand - The Notwist. Doc Rivers is not a good coach and the EC Finals is not proof otherwise.

12. I've Got Dreams to Remember - Otis Redding. In honor of a great regular season of basketball sideswiped by the remaining playoffs.

Tried to upload this to Muxtape, but apparently a lot of my itunes stuff is not in MP3 form.

At 5/20/2008 5:26 PM, Blogger busterjonez said...

You can utilize itunes to convert .mp4 files to .mp3 for uploading.


Just an FYI.

At 5/20/2008 5:30 PM, Blogger Matt said...


new blood -> new swagger -> hot shit -> SPURS -> anger -> self-doubt -> get over it -> over it -> FUCK IT, STILL ANGRY

At 5/20/2008 5:32 PM, Blogger Bret Nicely said...


My mood itinerary for the rest of the playoffs:
1. The Replacements - Unsatisfied (Kick it off with teenage angst-rock, how I feel after the semis)

2. K-Swift - Yeah (trying to work something up, get moving, then repetition and simple-mindedness take over, like big-threeism)

3. Flaming Lips - Slow Nerve Action Action (How I feel about San Antonio, powerful stuff but it drones on. It's all a waste of time again.)

4. The Fall - L.A. (The perfect song for who the champs are gonna be, every "L" a Kobe jumper, every "A" an icy drive through traffic))

5. Tricky - Makes Me Wanna Die (how it'll be when the finals matchup is set, try to feel sexy about it, but everything is smoke)

6. Lady Saw - Bed Noise (ignoring the playoffs)

7. Love - Bummer In The Summer (what? It ain't over yet?)

8. Marcel Broodthaers - Interview with a Cat (checking boxscores in the morning)

9. The Red Krayola - (Never Had A Name) (Distant memories of Joe Smith, setting Suns, and how a midseason trade won it all. Last year didn’t happen.)

At 5/20/2008 5:45 PM, Blogger Brian said...


1. James Brown- King Heroin
2. Nick Lowe - I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass
3. Dicks - Wheelchair Epidemic
4. Randy Newman - Short People
5. Funkadelic - America Eats Its Young
6. Bun B - Trill Recognize Trill
7. Roky Erickson - The Beast
8. The Crystals - He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)

At 5/20/2008 5:58 PM, Blogger The Other Van Gundy said...

A mixtape for the BOS/DET tilt: http://theothervangundy.muxtape.com/

You Don't Make it Easy Babe - Josh Ritter. Aimed at these playoffs: "I'm trying hard to love you / you don't make it easy babe"

Dropkick Murphys - Green Fields of France. They play Dropkick Murphys in the Garden sometimes - this is my favorite song of theirs, and of course they didn't write it.

Joe Pug - Hymn #101. "I've come here to get high, to do more than just get by / I've come to test the timber of my heart": the scarred Pistons need to start WINNING, and doing so convincingly, if they want to face down the Western's best.

Ray Lamontagne - The Narrow Escape. Boston's pulled 2.

Townes Van Zandt - Flyin' Shoes. "I get tired of these same old blues, same old song." Feels like we've seen these Pistons since forever.

Noel Brazil - Time to be Free. A ballad for Ray Allen, who is right now doing a great imitation of a has-been, perhaps foundering under those expectations. "Those were the days when the promises would roll sweet from the tongue / now come the days when the promises are best unsaid, left undone"

Talib Kweli - Get By. All either team wants.

Tim O'Brien - I've Endured. You know how KG gets that famously terrifying game face? He listens to this song all throughout shootarounds.

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Redemption Song. What the Celtics are looking for.

Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil. You're going to have to root for one of these teams when the Spurs advance to the Finals.

Jill Sobule - Don't Let us Get Sick (Don't Let us Get Old). Cover of a great Zevon song, perfect for two veteran squads aware of their mortality.

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere over the Rainbow. You gotta end on a hopeful note, right? Also, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole is about Big Baby Glen Davis's size.

At 5/20/2008 6:08 PM, Blogger breene said...

Thanks busterjonez, with exception of Otis, everything transferred.


I'm having the opposite feeling of Oliver, everything just runs into road blocks. Probably just a continuing failure of mixtapes, stemming from my adolescence. But if I did win, I could tell about the time I played golf with Happy Hairston when I was twelve.

At 5/20/2008 6:10 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

I'm just going to listen to "I Wish I was in New Orleans" on repeat. Either the Tom Waits or Scarlett Johannson version, I don't care.

At 5/20/2008 6:19 PM, Blogger oliver said...

Yeah, but as Luke said to the Emperor, my over-confidence is my weakness. Plus some of my songs seem way out of place now. ...But if for some magical reason I DO win, I also wanna talk about how I invented the concept of "retro" at age ten by becoming obsessed with books about the ABA. ...It's complicated. I never got any royalties for inventing "retro," though. That's just the way the world works, I guess...

At 5/20/2008 7:20 PM, Blogger Kaifa said...

Mixtape for the Lakers-Spurs series, trying to capture the aura of the teams/players through mood and/or lyrics of the tracks:


The Coup - We are the ones; The Spurs coming to work

Deltron – 3030; Tim Duncan, basketball cyborg

Archie Shepp - Blues For Brother George Jackson (Mondo Grosso Next Wave Mix); Manu Ginobili

Fatboy Slim - Ya Mama; Tony Parker pushes the tempo

Cassius – Crazy Legs; Bruce Bowen: the title says it, supported by the slighty psychotic mood

Spank Rock – Put That Pussy On Me (Diplo Tonite Remix); Kobe challenging Pop to put Bowen back in

KRS One - Step Into a World; Kobe’s theme music, "step into a world where there's noone else but the very best"

King Khan & The Shrines - Destroyer; Gasol is “good, bad, ugly, DESTROYER!”

MF Doom - Dead bent; Odom: “chasing all your pain away, when you come around, you bring brighter days”

Da Bush Babees – Pon De Attack; Vujacic the pest

Panacea - Trip of the century; the Lakers’ tumultous journey in 07-08

Plus Kobe’s hidden bonus track
LL Cool J – Mamba said knock you out: “Don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years…”

At 5/20/2008 8:37 PM, OpenID pizzawhale said...

I'm excited about this series because you couldn't pick two teams with more enthusiastic latino fans.

Whitney- Step By Step (Junior Vasquez Mix)
Although Junior Vasquez is a rican from pennsylvania, this remix of Whitney's otherwise forgettable hit captures the cheesiness of Tejanos and their beloved spurs. Can't you see Eva and Tony blasting this at home?

Fleetwood Mac - Stand Back
Like the previous song, I like to imagine an nba dance routine to this.

The Andrews Sisters - Rum And Coca Cola
This is for tim duncan and his fellow afro-carribean/latin players on the league, so misunderstood by us all.

Althea & Donna - Up Town Ranking

Pointed Sticks - Out of luck
Brat - The Wolf
I put these on here so that I wouldn't look too much like an old lady. And Brat, as Angelenos, would know that no one in this series is "the lamb".

The Monkees - (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
This song is about impotence.

kate bush - Running Up That Hill
I don't know why latinos aren't more into Kate Bush. She is a million times hammier and emotional than Moz and has that inimitable proto-goth style.

Cortijo Y Su Bonche - Sorongo
I think "sorongo" means some form of goofing around.

Pointer Sisters - Sleeping Alone
Obviously, the best thing about the NBA playoffs is that they end and that you can "reconnect".

At 5/20/2008 8:47 PM, Blogger The Hypnotoad said...

Here is my playlist, it encompasses pretty much the whole playoffs and not just this third round. Lyrics being the main reason I chose each song.


1. 151 - Water : An instrumental that sums up the excitement & mood changes of the postseason.
2. Digitalism - Pogo : The playoffs start and all teams are pumped ("Something in the air")
3. Bloc Party - Version 2.0 : The lesser teams get chewed up by the machine ("Give us a chance")
4. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great : Steve Nash's theme song for the playoffs
5. Outkast - Reset : The failed big men's theme song. Amare, K-mart, Bosh...this is for them.
6. DJ Shadow - Seein Thangs : A paranoid conspiracy theorists look on the Spurs - Hornets series.
7. U2 - When I Look at the World : Detroit's song, they just don't see what we do when we look at them.
8. The RZA - Just a Little Dude : Rajon Rando's theme song. I'm adopting him as my favorite for the remainder of the playoffs.
9. Mobb Deep - Dirty New Yorker : David Stern's theme song calling out the haters and Donaghy. Wish this was played when he walks in any room.
10. Queens of the Stone Age - Misfit Love : Kobe's theme song ("want to see my past in flames / born to win, not born to lose")
11. Fiona Apple - Sally's Song : KG's theme. Picture him singing this to Tim Duncan when TD gets his 5th ring.
12. Souls of Mischief - 93' Till Infinity : The end of the season, no matter what we say or how we view what happens, the NBA will live on.

At 5/20/2008 9:03 PM, OpenID tredecimal said...


Usual caveats- most of my music's on another computer or in an incompatible format or larger than 10mb, etc. etc.

Woman On The Screen- Boris= is for Sasha Vujacic, who is the only player in the series who might could pass in drag. Frankly Boris rocks way too hard to have anything to do with the Lakers or the Spurs, but...this damned computer, and that damned 10mb limitation. (also, just while we're on music, I will never cosign on basketball not being jazz. If basketball isn't On the Corner or Big Fun, the sport isn't living up to the music, not the other way around.

It's My Thing- EPMD. If you want water, Manu's going to the cup anyways. But nobody but Mark Jackson calls it that!

Te Noch RP- Brothomstates- this track has made me think of well executed fast breaks before, but since this is the Lakers/Spurs series, let's instead look at it as a reflection of Los Spurs' mechanical constructions

Thirtysomething- Juggaknots= this is for aging heads Odom and Stoudamire

Energy Harvester- Bigg Jus- For Bruce Bowen, who swallows the sun to let you freeze. Staples,(center) this is easy.

Dont Trip-Declaime & Quasimoto- this goes for Bowen, Horry, all the floppers, including Vujacic on the other side.

Crush The Liberation- The Juan MacLean- But who is the revolution? The Lakers? It doesn't quite work. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE SUNS, pt.#4081

A Sunny Place For Shady People- Belong- way too beautiful for Robert Horry, but apt at least in title and semi-homecoming. Plus it makes you think of his halcyon days to come in assisted living.

Gravity- Moonshake- Kobe moments for later slow motion youtubing

John Thomas On The Inside Is Nothing But Foam- Telefon Tel Aviv- but Pau Gasol is a creamy center indeed.

Starfuck- Schneider TM- what all these guys get if they're discrete or have wives as understanding as Masha Kirilenko.

Happy Holiday- Jim O'Rourke= for the losers-
'i'm going to a place
where the women
have nothing on,
but the radio
turned up to 10,
too loud for me to think,
i'm hoping if i blink
i dont wake up here'

At 5/20/2008 9:03 PM, Blogger Bret Nicely said...

Re: wearing FD gear... was sporting my FD Arenas tee last week playing wednesday night YMCA league ball.

BLEW OUT MY KNEE–predestined?

At 5/20/2008 9:34 PM, Blogger rebar said...

this is such a beautiful thing. thank you for making the playoffs bearable FD.

At 5/20/2008 9:35 PM, Blogger salt_bagel said...


This goes nice with some of the themes of missing pieces, expectations, and yearning that go along with this year's Celts. Some of the song titles directly spell it out, and some are more oblique references that you'd have to listen for. It starts out slow and listless, then kicks in before it gets too glum (which is something I'd like to see from this team). A couple of the songs are in there just to keep the flow right. I don't know if it encapsulates the current series, but it's the best I could do.

Okay, I'll admit, I just scanned my playlists for something that fit well. It's kinda twee and/or emo, but Boston fans wallow in their own remorse plenty.

Arab Strap--Who Named the Days?
Janet Bean and The Concertina Wire--One Shot
Big Star--Try Again
The Jayhawks--What Led Me to This Town
Stephen Malkmus--Jenny & The Ess Dog
The Unicorns--Les Os
Belle & Sebastian--If She Wants Me
The Mountain Goats--Alpha Rats Nest

At 5/20/2008 10:18 PM, Blogger Dan Filowitz said...


For Detroit-Boston:

1) El-P – Fantastic Damage A song for the style of the series, as both the title and the sound – noisy, somewhat disorienting – seems apt.

2) Bo Diddley – Bring It To Jerome A song for the playoffs, since “bring it on home” is the theme, apparently.

3) MC5 – Kick Out The Jams A song for Detroit, defiantly profane.

4) Mission of Burma – Fake Blood A song for Boston, with the question for their triumvirate. “How can you tell” indeed.

5) Mogwai – R U Still In 2 It A song for the fans. I think Mogwai’s music fits the whole series, which will having long parts that will be called “boring” and other parts that will rock heavily and righteously

6) Faith No More – A Small Victory A song for the losing fans, who will no doubt disparage winning the East as minor, and will certainly be sore losers.

7) Gang Of Four – Not Great Men A song for the stars of each team, which is their great fear.

8) Howlin’ Wolf – Back Door Man A song for the other starters, who hope to do their midnight creep while other men sleep. Also for Jason Maxiell, who eats more chicken (read: babies) any man ever seen.

9) Blonde Redhead – Futurism vs. Passeism A song for the bloggers and podcasters and everyone who thinks about more than just the box score when they watch a series like this.

10) Antony & The Johnsons – Hope There’s Someone A song for the team that loses the series, and the stars of that team whose legacies may ultimately be impacted.

At 5/20/2008 11:00 PM, Blogger Josh said...

Re: Kirk Krack

Indeed It was I who brought the white and blue FD to the Northwestern campus. Good Lookin.

Oh, and turn your speakers up Chicago...BEASLEY TIME!!!


At 5/20/2008 11:21 PM, Blogger Kirk Krack said...

word--i was the one who told you nice shirt. or i dunno, maybe you got that all day. i was the guy who said it while i was on the phone

At 5/20/2008 11:54 PM, Blogger Snax said...


Lakers vs. Spurs
"Nowhere" signifies the odd, unreal nature of both cities. They are not so much lived in as they are envisioned by the majority of fans. This song holds the refrain for the playoffs: "I think I'd like to go home and take it easy." "Misunderstood" touches on the tenuous, conflicted relationship both the Spurs and Kobe have with the media and the fans. The next three songs speak to individual players. Ginobli is the Butcher (and perhaps Duncan is the preacher), Gasol is the wolf after being traded for the man selected two spots ahead of
him, and Kobe is the dogged lyricist. The following triptych
addresses my fear that this series will border on the grotesque.
"Kitten" predicts Mamba makes another "leopard in the trees"
non-sequitur. It's all very hard to digest, necessitating a
conquering hero who will save us from rote determinism. However, a
Laker victory, lest we forget, is more determinist than that of the
Spurs. Hence the hollow resonance of "success."

At 5/21/2008 12:41 AM, Blogger goathair said...


This muxtape's titles relate to each rotation player for the San Antonio Spurs basketball club. See below.

Tony Parker - Frenchy, I'm Faking (Architecture in Helsinki)
Tim Duncan - Business Time (Flight Of The Conchords)
Manu Ginobili - Of Angels and Angles (the Decemberists)
Michael Finley - Long Slow Goodbye (Queens Of The Stone Age)
Ime Udoka - The Underdog (Spoon)
Bruce Bowen - Kick, Push (Lupe Fiasco)
Kurt Thomas - I'm Glad I Hitched My Apple Wagon to Your Star (The Boy Least Likely To)
Fabricio Oberto - The Dirty Dirty (Tapes 'n Tapes)
Brent Barry - Rich Kid Blues (the Raconteurs)
Robert Horry - Say Hello (To The Bad Guy) (Jay Z)

At 5/21/2008 1:10 AM, Blogger Emmett Zeifman said...


Energy Warning/Boards of Canada/ Duncan bides his time…
My Life’s Alright Without You/No Age/Shaq-who? There’s a new noise in L.A.
100 Miles and Running/NWA/The return of Robert Horry (and he’s brought Bowen, Barry and Finley)
True to the Game/Ice Cube/D-Fish sets them straight
Santa Maria de Feira/Devendra Banhart/Bill Walton gets high and tries to give Gasol some low post pointers
I Left My Wallet in El Segundo/Tribe Called Quest/Ariza’s stuck in sweats, Farmar decides to join him
Dirty Money/Clipse/TP treats Eva to a spree at Century City after a 34 and 11
Here/Pavement/VladRad and Vujacic go 3 for 21, bum some hash of Ime Udoka and then get lost in the Valley looking for that Adriatic grill
Billy 4/Bob Dylan/The Mamba goes it alone in Texas
Starvin Artist/Baby Blak/Bynum watches the Lakers’ offence roll forlornly. Does He remember?
Thank You For Sending Me An Angel/The Constantines/Kobe drops it off to Gasol in the lane for a layup and the series
Can’t Stop/M83/Manu and Kobe exchange pleasantries in Italian

At 5/21/2008 2:39 AM, Blogger Sean C. said...

All of these are awesome, but Goathair's is fucking great.

At 5/21/2008 2:41 AM, Blogger Z said...


Mostly the results of my being disappointed once again. A mix of lyrics and titles, titles when I got lazy. Feel free to judge me.

The Beautiful Girls:...And We'll Dance in the Ashes of What's Left - “It's getting harder to see now that the lights have all gone out.” Seems to sum it up, for me at least.

Edan: I'll Come Running Back 2 You - “I'm so passionate, it's accurate, to say that I'm a addict for the [league] cuz I keep running back to it.” I'll be back next year.

Toots & The Maytals: Revolution - Mainly it's just one of my all time favorite songs, but it's true. “Why you treat me in such funny ways?”

Aaron Neville: Everybody Plays the Fool - Except Spurs fans, apparently.

Alison Krauss: Down in the River to Pray - “Come on brothers, let's go down. Down in the river to pray.” What is there left to pray for?

Alias: Divine Dissapointment - A good follow up to the last.

Lyrics Born: Stop Complaining (Morcheeba/Capricorn II Remix) - I need to do this. Bonus points for album title, “Same Shit Different Day”

Bob Marley: Blackman Redemption - Kobe, Odom, Garnett...the possibilities are endless really. No need to get jumpy.
“Cool runnings - can you stop it? Cool runnings - Spread out, spread out” Lakers are the most FD team left, right? Spread it out, run, can you stop it San Antonio?
“Coming from the root of King David (Stern), through to the line of Solomon (Jones – 2 pts, 6 reb, 2 blk)”

Genelec & Memphis Reigns: Move - For Garnett, Allen & Gasol I suppose. In a season whose story-lines were so dominated by trades, it had to be touched. I also need some change in the playoffs, but I'm not going to get it.
“I gotta re-arrange/find myself tangled and same/similar mundane/what once was strange/now drips with familiarity/gotta be tearing the border/cuz it's scaring me”

Ben Harper: Blessed to be a Witness - One day Lebron/STAT. One day.

Soldiers of Jah Army: Devils - Oh San Antonio, why do I hate you so?
“Those devils pass against me, what can I say?”

At 5/21/2008 6:28 AM, Blogger adam8000plus said...


Vale Atlanta, Vale.

First Round - Orange Ball Of Love by The Mountain Goats

A Movie Script Ending by Death Cab For Cutie – “As if saved from the gallows/There's a bellow of buzzers and the people stop working/And they're all so excited”
Prospect Hummer by Animal Collective & Vashti Bunyan – “But my heaven is all around me/And there's Zulu in my body”
I Am Still What I Meant To Be by Will Oldham – “I am still what I meant to be/And I'm losing my mind/But our burdens must lessen/Though our enemies thrive”

Sunday, May 4th - Orange Ball Of Hate by The Mountain Goats

Twilight In Boston by Jonathan Richman – “When it's twilight in Boston/That's something I know about”
Town With No Cheer by Tom Waits – “And the high noon sun beats a hundred and four/There's a hummingbird trapped in a closed down shoe store”
No More Songs by Phil Ochs – “A ghost without a name/Stands ragged in the rain/And it seems that there are no more songs”

Monday, May 5th - Orange Ball Of Pain by The Mountain Goats

Cause = Time by Broken Social Scene – “Little pistols and companion halls/Desperation tentacles/I've been alone since '89”
Don’t It Look Like Rain by Jason Molina – “The wolf outside my door don't need/Anymore of my blood”
The Ghost Of Tom Joad by Bruce Springsteen – “Wherever somebody's strugglin' to be free/Look in their eyes Mom you'll see me”

Epilogue - Orange Ball Of Peace by The Mountain Goats


So: Muxtape “couldn’t handle” a bunch of my mp3’s; three negatives in a row (making a total of five at that point) the impasse that precluded that task's abandonment. Sorry. If FD needs the link I'll get back to it.

Also: I know that this mix-tape threnody isn't exactly making the next round awesome, but somebody gotta do Atlanta like it felt, right?

At 5/21/2008 6:39 AM, Blogger O said...


My first season as a true Laker fan and i was rooting for Cedric Ceballos, Nick the Quick and Eddie Jones. Here's some tunes ive been bumping since then.

At 5/21/2008 9:32 AM, Blogger Samir said...

LA v. SA
(muxtape wasn’t working, so I just linked to the songs on youtube)

• Time of the Season: The Zombies [http://youtube.com/watch?v=s5Rqk2rG9s4] – Because “it’s the time of the season for loving.” And by loving, I mean trusting.
• California Love: 2pac and Dr. Dre [http://youtube.com/watch?v=FWOsbGP5Ox4] – “Now let me welcome everybody to the wild, wild west/A state that's untouchable like Elliot Ness”
• Texas Flood: Stevie Ray Vaughn [http://youtube.com/watch?v=YDBIbJKjAZQ] – A helluva lot more interesting than San Ant’s play…
• Hotel California: Gipsy Kings (flamenco cover) [http://youtube.com/watch?v=ufc7Z76ko1Q] – This goes out to the Spaniards of L.A.
• The Modern Age: The Strokes [http://youtube.com/watch?v=gQ-ud84ecZI] – “Up on a hill, here's where we begin/This little story, long time ago/Stop to pretend, stop pretending/It seems this game is simply never ending”
• Welcome to the Machine: Pink Floyd [http://youtube.com/watch?v=NCfVFxRsKQc] – Theme song for the Spurs.
• A Matter of Trust: Billy Joel [http://youtube.com/watch?v=Xx53c_6h-W4] – I see Phil Jackson serenading his squad with this little diddy.
• Ghettomusick: OutKast feat. Patti LaBalle [http://youtube.com/watch?v=PhQM_Kl7-mA] – “Find a way to get out, without a hit out! You dig in! You dig out! You get out!”
• How the West Was Won and Where It Got Us: R.E.M. [http://youtube.com/watch?v=QQg5G8tXe8U] – A bit to put the series in perspective… HAH!

At 5/21/2008 11:06 AM, Blogger avery said...

...I was kind of at a loss for what music accurately matched these two series. So I took the assignment a bit more literally and thought of actual movie soundtracks.

Detroit vs. Boston
You gotta go soul with this one, and the Dolemite Soundtrack by Rudy Ray Moore and The Soul Rebellion says it all. Just get a load of the song titles:
1. Dolemite
2. The Queen--(Ray Allen's Lament)
3. Do You Listen--(Billups to Rajon)
4. The Rumble--(SHEED vs. KG)
5. Mayor©ˆs Get-Away (KG's legacy)
6. Power of Your Love (Celtic fans' dedication)
7. Willie Green
8. When We Start-- (BAD BOYS vs. CHEAP SHOTS)
9. The Hitman--(Gotta be Rip and McDyess...they already have the gear)
10. Ghetto Expressions
11. Time is on our Side (Revelation Funk)--(just keep telling yourself that...)
12. Creeper (Paul Pierce vs. Tayshaun Prince)
13. The Jive Jungle (the nickname for the series)
14. Flatland
15. Dolemite
16. Flatland
17. Human Tornado--(The Big Three consumes)

For the Lakers vs. Spurs, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The conniving, scheming, the mass carnage. But someone will be left for no good reason at all.

1. Hundred Mile High City - Ocean Colour Scene --(The City of L.A.)
2. Hortif**Kinculturist - Steven Mackintosh --(Bruce Bowen to Luke Walton)
3. Police And Thieves - Junior Murvin --(Derek Fisher vs. Robert Horry)
4. Spooky - Dusty Springfield --(How is Cheap Shot Bob the luckiest man on the planet?)
5. Muppets - P.H. Moriarty/Lenny
Mclean/Victor McGuire --(JELLYBEAN to all his teammates)
6. The Boss - James Brown --(DUNCAN at the Alamo)
7. Walk This Land - E-Z Rollers --(MANU and his international posse)
8. Blaspheming Barry - Lenny Mclean --(BRENT: I thought I was more important that I actually am)
9. I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges --(Michael Finley to the Big Three)
10. It's Kosher - Jason Flemyng/Stephen Marcus
11. Why Did You Do It - Stretch (JELLYBEAN to LAMAR at some point in the series)
12. I've Been Shot - Steve Sweeny/Frank Harper--(...the wake of Big Shot/Cheap Shot)
13. Oh Girl - Evil Superstars (TONY to EVA)
14. Guns 4 Show Knives 4 A Pro - Nick Moran/Dexter Fletcher-- (DUNCAN at GASOL down low)
15. Zorba The Greek - John Murphy/David Hughes (uh...got nothing)
16. The Payback - James Brown --(JELLYBEAN at the media, Post-Shaq)
17. It's Been Emotional - Vinnie Jones --(the endgame of the Spurs)
18. 18 With A Bullet - Pete Wingfield (...JELLYBEAN blowing out the smoking gun)

At 5/21/2008 7:18 PM, Blogger Fadeaway_J said...

For the Lake Show vs The Spurs from an admittedly Biased Lakers fan:

Where the Streets Have No Name /U2 -- The Intro (player introductions) - has to be big… this is Hollywood, can’t go any other way. Can’t do Sirius (Alan Parson’s Project) because as much as Kobe’s career will always be partially defined by being in the shadow of MJ, he’s not that much in his shadow, or his image.

Star - The Tipping Point /The Roots – Because “Everybody is a Sar”... for the Spurs it’s how it’s always been, and Kobe and Co are finally starting to follow suit. Somewhere in game 1 will be the tipping point, and one small seemingly insignificant instant will decide the winner of this 7 game clash.

Son’s Gonna Rise /Citizens Cope – After the game 1 beat-down, here they come… not dead yet… not even close, these are the defending champs

Munich /The Editors – Business as Usual for the Champs – They’ve got the momentum and downhill, they keep on a-rollin’. Kobe can’t find his rhythm, his beautiful game gets ugly.

Blinded by the Lights /The Streets – Here come the critics; Kobe didn’t deserve the MVP, this teams not yet ready for Primetime, where’s the ball movement, Why doesn’t 24 trust, and just how dirty are these Spurs?

Shenmue (Theme) /Yuzo Koshiro – Here’s where Kobe’s game returns… The ugly get’s beautiful again. It’s starts with a perfectly thread pass through smallest window, and it keeps going with split defenders left in No 24’s wake, then it’s the Where the F@#$ did that come from pass from Kobe to Lamar, and you realize just how privileged you are to witness this poetry in motion.

Banquet /Bloc Party – Now this is Showtime again, Back to L.A. and riding high. It’s a best of 3 and the Lake Show just have to hold serve… home crowd is rockin’.

Superstar /Lupe Fiasco -- Everybody might be a star, but their’s only 1 Superstar on this court tonight. No 24 is feelin it, and we are loving it.

Man I Used to Be /Kos – Just like we thought, these Spurs aren‘t dead till we see the body lying cold on the ground. The Spurs aren’t always pretty. But their game can be a beautiful thing to watch sometimes. Especially when you're watching them thoroughly dismantle their opponent like this. It starts and ends with T.D. getting down to business, and doing what he does best… Winning.

I’ll Take You There /Staples Singers – We knew game 7 was coming, and we hoped for it too. I don’t know who it’s gonna be, but Mavis is singing to you, and “if you’re Ready… I’ll take you there”

Move On Up /Curtis Mayfield – No Explanation needed.

At 5/22/2008 5:20 PM, Blogger Carter Blanchard said...

I finally get my shit together and put a playlist together, and muxtape up and dies on me. G'damn.

At 5/22/2008 8:25 PM, Blogger Carter Blanchard said...

So Muxtape is back up and running, but sadly it appears that many of your beautiful creations were lost in the purging.

I know I'm way late to the game, but figured better late than never, so here's my contribution:


Side A - Boston/Detroit
1) Ten Grand - Fuck You Guyses Teams
2) Des Ark - Jesus Loves You (But Yr Still Coming Home with Me)
3) The Anniversary - The D in Detroit
4) Red Sparowes - A Brief Moment of Clarity Broke through the Deafening Hum, but it Was Too Late
5) William Jennings - Don't Rest Your Weary Head on the Tracks
6) The Dismemberment Plan - The Ice of Boston

Side B - LA/San Antonio
1) Polar State - Let's Play Chess All Night
2) ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Prince with a Thousand Enemies
3) Challenger - Input the Output
4) My Morning Jacket - Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Part 2
5) Townes Van Zandt - Pancho & Lefty
6) Russian Circles - Death Rides a Horse

At 5/23/2008 2:17 AM, Blogger RHYbread said...

Had it made, and then it all got erased.


Dedicated to what Manu Ginobli and Tony Parker were, before Poppo beat and buttfuck them into submission, and what Lamar Odom could have been. (Just an excuse to make the most annoying/weird/poppy mux I could manage)

Gunther - Ding Dong Song
Sexual Earthquakes in Kobe - Dance Music (Toxic Avenger Mix)
Suburban feat. Shing02 - 栞
Minmi - Shiki no Uta
Daft Punk - Around the World/Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Utada Hikaru - Passion ~opening version~
Lil Kim vs. MGMT - Can You Hear My Kids Now (ABX)
Metric - Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT remix)
HALCALI - Tips Taps Tip
The-Dream vs. Cut Copy - Light Falsetto Music (ABX)
Crystal Castles - Untrust Us
NUJABES feat Cise Starr&Akin from CYNE)

At 5/23/2008 2:29 AM, Blogger FadeawayJ said...

Alright, let's try this again now that muxtape is back up. Also had to correct a couple of mistakes in the titles of the songs, and forgot to add sonmg 12...


For the Lake Show vs The Spurs from an admittedly Biased Lakers fan:

Where the Streets Have No Name /U2 -- The Intro (player introductions) - has to be big… this is Hollywood, can’t go any other way. Can’t do Sirius (Alan Parson’s Project) because as much as Kobe’s career will always be partially defined by being in the shadow of MJ, he’s not that much in his shadow, or his image.

Star - The Tipping Point /The Roots – Because “Everybody is a Sar”... for the Spurs it’s how it’s always been, and Kobe and Co are finally starting to follow suit. Somewhere in game 1 will be the tipping point, and one small seemingly insignificant instant will decide the winner of this 7 game clash.

Feeling Good /Nina Simone -- Revelling in the moment. This things gonna wrap up real quick...

Son’s Gonna Rise /Citizens Cope – After the game 1 collapse, here they come… not dead yet… not even close, these are the defending champs

Munich /The Editors – Business as Usual for the Champs – They’ve got the momentum and downhill, they keep on a-rollin’. Kobe can’t find his rhythm, his beautiful game gets ugly.

Blinded by the Lights /The Streets – Here come the critics; Kobe didn’t deserve the MVP, this teams not yet ready for Primetime, where’s the ball movement, Why doesn’t 24 trust, and just how dirty are these Spurs?

Shenmue (Theme) /Yuzo Koshiro – Here’s where Kobe’s game returns… The ugly get’s beautiful again. It’s starts with a perfectly thread pass through smallest window, and it keeps going with split defenders left in No 24’s wake, then it’s the Where the F@#$ did that come from pass from Kobe to Lamar, and you realize just how privileged you are to witness this poetry in motion.

Banquet /Bloc Party – Now this is Showtime again, Back to L.A. and riding high. It’s a best of 3 and the Lake Show just have to hold serve… Staples is rockin’.

Superstar /Lupe Fiasco -- Everybody might be a star, but their’s only 1 Superstar on this court tonight. No 24 is feelin it, and we are loving it.

Man I Used to Be /Kos – Just like we thought, these Spurs aren‘t dead till we see the body lying cold on the ground. The Spurs aren’t always pretty, but their game can be a beautiful thing to watch sometimes. Especially when you're watching them thoroughly dismantle their opponent like this. It starts and ends with TD's quiet energy. Manu, Bowen, and Parker feed off it. When they get going like this it's just a snowball rolling down hill.

If You're Ready /Staples Singers – We knew game 7 was coming, and we hoped for it too. I don’t know who it’s gonna be, but Mavis is singing to you, and “if you’re ready (come go with me)”

Move On Up /Curtis Mayfield – No Explanation needed.

At 5/24/2008 12:14 AM, Blogger The Hypnotoad said...

Re-upped my Muxtape


At 5/29/2008 12:02 AM, Blogger floppy socks said...

A little late to the game but I'm subbing myself in


Conference Finals in Aggregate...

1) LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (KB24, Tim, KG)
2) Cut Copy - Lights and Music (City of Angeles)
3) Daft Punk - Around the World/Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, (Older) (Lakers-Spurs/Celtics-Pistons)
4) Zero 7 - In the Waiting Line (Ray remains)
5) Red Carpet - Untitled (KG remains)
6) The Beta Band - Dry the Rain (Jesus' Jumper)
7) A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation (Phil and Lamar Nonverbal Communication)
8) The Flaming Lips - Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell (Preseason Kobe)
9) Thievery Corporation - Lebanese Blonde (Pau?)
10) RJD2 - 2 More Dead (Spurs, Pistons)
11) Matisyahu - Fire of Heaven (Dub) (And on the 11th Year Kobe Became Michael)
12) Ween - Let Me Lick Your Pussy (MARVelous!)

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