2013 Summer Mixtape Blog Ring: Andres Rio’s Playlist

Well, this is a bit of a left turn. I am participating in a blog exchange! It’s very exciting. A music-themed one, too, which is perfect for this blog as I don’t think I have much in the way of recipes, outfits or video posts to offer to the larger “blog-ring” community.

The theme is simple: a collection of songs that have marked your summer. Now, being a resident of the southern hemisphere means “my summer” wasn’t much of a summer at all, and June through September were actually fairly chilly. Still, I put together a collection of songs that dominated my attention for the last few months. My post is hosted at Martin‘s blog, a most respectable web-periodical titled In Pursuit of Expression. You can read that post (and listen to the accompanying playlist) by clicking here. In turn, I am hosting Andres Rio‘s playlist, an intriguing collection of upbeat party romps & youth anthems that smells of liquor, cologne and licentiousness. In his own words:

Hi all, this is Rio here chilling on Jorge’s blog at the moment. I come on a journey, a musical quest you might say, to share my summer songs with you, Jorge Farah readers. This is a mixtape that combines the party essence of a summer concert, the funky sounds of the casual house party, and the sensual flavor of a summer fling. Boo-ya. I had fun putting these songs together, dancing and singing along for hours narrowing down the top contenders.  They all have that “hope this lasts forever” feeling that the season often brings to mind. Hope you listen, enjoy, and bust a move or two to the beat. I’ll be right alongside you.

Rio’s playlist can be streamed here. I tried to embed it in this post, but WordPress wasn’t having any of it. Click it, listen, and enjoy what will probably be the only time that a T-Pain song is ever featured on this site. Also check out Rio’s collected ruminations on music, mathematics and miscellanea by visiting his blog right here. Now back to our regularly scheduled shoegazing over arpeggiated minor chords…

4 thoughts on “2013 Summer Mixtape Blog Ring: Andres Rio’s Playlist

  1. Haha interesting. Something tells me even if you had made an actual summer playlist during the argentinean summer it wouldnt be anything like this. still very good. all music has its place….

    1. he does seem quite “reluctant”… “enjoy what will probably be the only time that a T-Pain song is ever featured on this site” ouch dude 🙂

      1. Not at all. I agree that a lot of what’s in Andres’s playlist is outside of my scope of knowledge or interest (some of it sparked my curiosity, some of it I’d be okay with never listening to again) but hey, like Chris said, music is vast and it all has its place. The playlist is almost like a story in how it’s assembled– I feel like i got a pretty good look at Rio’s summer, regardless of not being anywhere near him. And I’ll tell you this: it sounds a hell of a lot more fun than my winter.

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