This week I recorded a short mixtape to participate in a local music project called 8|8 wherein 8 people create mixes of 8 songs each.
This one is titled Grand Imperial Mystic and the subtitle is Supreme conviction, ambiguity, and the smell of gunpowder.
I don’t want to say too much about the meaning behind the mix. It will be more fun for you to listen to the mix and draw your own conclusions.
- Flying Lotus – Siren Song (Stan Forbee remix)
- Brother Ali – Uncle Sam Goddamn
- Alan Parker – Border Incident
- The Black Angels – Young Dead Men
- Clipse – Kinda Like a Big Deal
- Blu Mar Ten – All or Nothing (Conrank remix)
- Dumbfoundead & DJ Zo – Crushing Limbs
- DJ Shadow – Midnight in a Perfect World
Sampled on this Mix
- Robert Kennedy – Ripple of Hope speech (1966)
- Jerry Fallwell Jr on gun control (December 2015)
- Fox News on Josh Wheeler death (October 2015)
- Jocko Willink on perseverance
- Pastor Jamal Bryant on “My Enemy’s Worst Nightmare”
- South Park: Randy Marsh’s Bro Down
- Kennedy on Aeschylus
Notes & Links
- The Robert Kennedy speech responding to Dr King’s death is widely regarded to be one of the best of all time. Listen to the whole thing here.
- Jocko Willink is a Navy Seal Commander with a recently-published book titled Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win. He was recently featured on both the Tim Ferriss podcast and the Joe Rogan Experience.
- Jerry Falwell Jr’s comments on gun control and concealed carry were in response to the recent San Bernardino shooting
- Jamal Bryant is a pastor and founder of the Empowerment Temple church in Baltimore, Maryland. The sample is from this sermon.
- The Randy Marsh sample is from South Park, season 15 episode 11 titled Broadway Bro Down.
- The Greek poetry cited by Kennedy is Aeschylus, a 6th century B.C. playwright