Sunday, April 15, 2012

Amo's Hot Shots 3.0

every year and a half, or so, I come out with a music compilation CD.  They started because i friend of mine, Zach Mauss, used to give them as gifts to all his friends when we were in college.  I just LOVED getting the CD's, and I knew that any time I got a CD mix from a friend (including the music complilation Queen, Megan Orsini, who once sent me 6 CDs at once), I tend to them.

Since tonight I had a dinner at a cute little Mile End Pizzeria, where I ate WAY too much, with some of my closest "montreal people," I figured that it was a good time to put together another mix.  Amo's Hot Shots 3.0 has hit the shelves!!!  You can see playlists for Hot Shots 1 & 2 here.  Hot Shots 2.5 had a very limited distribution in December 2009, but, a fantastic play list as well.  And, since I didn't list them ever on my blog, here are the play lists for Amo's Hot Shots 2.5 and 3.0.

3.0 has a complilation of mostly Canadian music from 2011 and early 2012.  The being said, there are a few Artists that bring me back to Africa; namely K'Naan and Freshly Ground, of which I have included some of their older tracks.  There are also a few repeats of artists, which I generally don't like to do too much.  But really... who can get enough of bands like The Decemberists and Dan Mangan and Rural Alberta Advantage? Finally, the playlist does not "Flow" as well as I would like it too.  Generally, I like to be able to edit them up a bit, in order to have a good song order.  But, frankly, time and energy are limited these days, with trying to figure up my work here in Montreal.  At the end of the day, how much does that really matter. because, who are we kidding? no one listens to CDs anymore.  we just throw on the Mp3s and hit shuffle.

So, enjoy the playlist:

Song, Artist, and Album.

Wavin' Flag                    Knaan                                       Troubadour
Barnes' Yard                   Rural Alberta Advantage         Departing
Pool Hoppin'                  Octoberman                             Waiting for the Well
This Is Why We Fight    The Decemberists                     The King Is Dead
This Is War                     Ingrid Michaelson                     Human Again
Northern Air                   Elliott BROOD                         Days Into Years
Poor In Love                   Destroyer                                  Kaputt
The Heron and the Fox   Little Scream                            The Golden Record
Stars With Them, Ends With Us            Dan Mangan       Oh Fortune
The Light (Her Hands Were Leaves)   Alexi Murdoch     Towards the Sun Alternative
West End Sky                 Elliott BROOD                          Days Into Years
Broken Heart                  Eddie Vedder                            Ukulele Songs
Better                              K'naan                                       More Beautiful Than Silence 
Bittersweet Melodies      Feist                                            Metals
January Hymn                The Decemberists                      The King Is Dead
Half Moon                      Iron & Wine                               Kiss Each Other Clean
Leaves, Trees, Forest      Dan Mangan                               Oh Fortune
I'll Get Along                 Michael Kiwanuka                       Home Again (Deluxe Version)
Baby Tonight                 FreshlyGround                             Ma'cheri
Good Night                  The Rural Alberta Advantage        Departing

and, just for good measure: The playlist from Amo's HotShots 2.5

  1. The Sound of Sunshine - Michael Franti and Spearhead
  2. Up & Down- The Mountains and the Trees
  3. All to All- Broken Social Scene
  4. Is There a Ghost- Band of Horses
  5. He Doesn't Know Why- Fleet Foxes
  6. Ain’t no Reason- Brett Dennen
  7. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)- The Arcade Fire
  8. Love and Some Verses- Iron & Wine
  9. Run- Basia Bulat
  10. To be Alone with You- Sufjan Stevens
  11. Amazing Grace- Joshua James
  12. Absentminded Melody- Joel Plaskett
  13. Commes Des Enfants- Coeur de Pirate
  14. Something to Hold Onto- The Wailin’Jenny’s
  15. You and I- Ingrid Michaelson
  16. God Said No- Craig Cardiff
  17. Through & Through & Through- Joel Plaskett
  18. Smallest Wingless- Craig Cardiff
  19. Une Histoire de Mitaines- Tricot Machine
  20. Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel


Alexa said...

I own Hotshots 2.5! I feel honored given its limited distribution!

SCC GLC said...

Good choices for 3.0!