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Friday, January 07, 2005

3.The Garden State Soundtrack: Various Soundtrack

In a just world, people would be issued one friend with a knack for making mixes that felt improbably custom-made for them. In my case, such a friend would resemble Zach Braff. After all, the soundtrack to his trippy suburban romp Garden State could have very well been hand-picked by a close compadre -- one with designs to launch me out of a hectic reality and into a revelatory state. And while the eclectic nature of the mix -- folk icon Nick Drake alongside chill-soul outfit Zero 7 -- could easily lead to accusations of self-indulgence (indie auteur = prime suspect), Braff feels genuinely concerned with conveying a mood rather than establishing hipster cred. Oh, and, Zach, please send Mix Tape Winter '05. Thanks.

1 Comments:

  • At January 9, 2005 at 4:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    lolo - smokingwithmarley.com: i couldnt agree more about 'in a just world people would be issued one friend with a knack for making mixes'. only, in that world, i wouldnt be that friend. g-d damn me and my incredible music knowledge and abilities. if only i wasnt so incredible..

     

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