I was in band for nine years (4th – 12th grade). I played alto saxophone. I first started listening to the radio, against my parents wishes, in 6th grade. I basically only listened to Radio Disney at the time and they liked to play Lonely all the time. I’ve been around music for a while but whenever someone asks, “What do you listen to?” I always respond with, “Stuff”.

I did listen to the radio but I feel like I didn’t really listen to music. I didn’t go out and find what I liked. I only really knew what came on the radio and even then I didn’t know the names of songs or artists or anything. I had to do a small project in like 7th grade where I would choose a song that described me or whatever. I chose Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet. It was on the Madden 2004 soundtrack and I played that game a shit ton. I didn’t really particularly like the song I just didn’t know what else to pick.

I started listening to music when I first got a smartphone back in the end of 2010 (Zune Pass but I never owned a Zune). I think it mainly consisted of video game music and Stronger by Kanye West. I randomly discovered Anamanaguchi after listening to the Bit.Trip Runner soundtrack. I really liked one of the songs (Mermaid) and I decided to check out what else they released. I now own all their songs.

I’ve started to branch out a bit now. I’ve picked up a couple songs from watching Twitch streams and from friends. Hear a random song, try to find out what it’s called, remember to look it up when I’m at a computer. I also really enjoy mixes. My favorite is Black Sunrise by Tycho but I’ve also been listening to a mix Giraffage just put out. So clearly following the natural order of things I should make a mix.

So I made a mix. I first picked out what song I wanted first, I then picked out a bunch of other songs. Then I put them together…in some kind of order. Then I picked what I wanted last. It's called I Tried To Make A Mix. Yeah.

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(00:00:03 - 00:00:05) Startup Sound on Nintendo Gamecube

(00:00:06 - 00:00:08) Main Theme on Crash Bandicoot

(00:00:13 - 00:05:00) Soft on Within And Without by Washed Out

(00:05:00 - 00:06:33) Nangs on Currents by Tame Impala

(00:06:33 - 00:08:35) Come Thru on Nothing Was The Same (Deluxe) by Drake

(00:08:35 - 00:08:36) sol. by Mausi (dance! dance! dance!)

(00:08:36 - 00:12:24) Can't You See on Prom King by Skylar Spence

(00:12:20 - 00:16:11) Reflection on .WAV Theory by Towkio

(00:16:02 - 00:18:08) Fugaz (feat. mothica) on A Million Miles Away by マクロスMACROSS 82-99

(00:17:54 - 00:23:02) Destroyer on Always EP by Panama

(00:22:56 - 00:26:57) Fiona Coyne by Skylar Spence

(00:26:50 - 00:31:54) Goodbye on Youth Attraction by Wet Baes

(00:31:46 - 00:35:27) Hold On, We're Going Home on Nothing Was The Same (Deluxe) by Drake

(00:35:17 - 00:36:08) Dial up on Because The Internet by Childish Gambino

(00:36:09 - 00:39:48) The Worst Guys on Because The Internet by Childish Gambino

(00:39:38 - 00:45:16) 2SEATER on Cherry Bomb by Tyler, The Creator

(00:44:54 - 00:48:24) Rafting Starlit Everglades on Cerulean by Baths

(00:48:06 - 00:52:17) Planet on Endless Fantasy by Anamanaguchi

(00:52:06 - 00:56:31) The Moment on Currents by Tame Impala

(00:56:18 - 00:59:59) Tell Me on No Reason by Giraffage

(00:59:48 - 01:05:49) Sea of Voices (RAC Mix) by Porter Robinson

(01:05:44 - 01:08:52) post success depression on one by C418

(01:08:49 - 01:12:44) Go With Me 跟我走 on You Couldn't Be More Distant by Shinamo Moki

(01:12:42 - 01:17:00) Apogee on Awake by Tycho

(01:16:56 - 01:21:59) How Do You Do? (Todd Terje remix) by Hot Chip

(01:21:52 - 01:26:16) Lionhearted on Worlds by Porter Robinson

(01:26:14 - 01:30:13) All That Matters on Needs by Giraffage

(01:30:13 - 01:34:02) Home on Needs by Giraffage

(01:33:50 - 01:38:22) Before on Within And Without by Washed Out

(01:38:14 - 01:41:53) Promise on Promise by Spazzkid

(01:41:51 - 01:45:28) Estrella on Every Direction Is North by El Ten Eleven

(01:45:28 - 01:49:50) Stand Still (.feat Mickey Green) on Down To Earth by Flight Facilities

(01:49:48 - 01:53:20) Starring on Weathervanes by Freelance Whales

(01:53:21 - 01:56:44) Sweden on Minecraft - Volume Alpha by C418

(01:56:42 - 01:58:36) Whispy Woods by マクロスMACROSS 82-99 X Strider-Kun